EAST Kilbride's Scottish Cup run ended in the Highlands on Saturday.

The team who edged Gala Fairydean Rovers in the third round went down 4-0 at Inverness Caley Thistle.

A Craig Reid own-goal and first half strikes from Jordan White, Aaron Doran and Liam Polworth were the difference.

Barry Ferguson’s hopes of lifting silverware in his first season as Kelty boss are still alive after his team saw off Camelon to reach the semi-finals of the Football Nations Qualifying Cup.

Second half strikes from Murray Carstairs and Chris Dodd helped the home team to a 2-0 win at New Central Park.

A delighted Ferguson said: “That was a typical cup tie and I’m happy to be in the draw for the semis.

“The league is obviously the main aim here at Kelty Hearts but cup runs give everyone a lift.”

Kelty are joined in the semi-finals by Spartans who required a late winner from Stephen Macdonald to beat Tranent 3-2 at Ainslie Park.

Jamie Devlin had netted twice for the visitors with Jack Smith also grabbing a brace for Dougie Samuel’s team.

Both Lowland League teams comfortably progressed in the South of Scotland Challenge Cup.

Edusport Academy ended a miserable run of defeats by beating St Cuthbert’s Wanderers 3-0 at Galabank.

Max Oulahito, Matthew Flynn and Mark Kelly were all on the scoresheet.

Edusport gaffer Ricky Waddell said: “We needed a response from the players after a run of defeats in the league.

“We’re still not at our best and I’ll be looking for further improvement but I’m happy with the way we controlled the game and the way we took our goals.”

Dalbeattie Star also made easy work of their South League opponents, running out 6-1 winners against Creetown at Islecroft Stadium to reach the quarter finals.

All other matches involving Lowland League teams were postponed due to frozen pitches.