RHU Amateurs bounced back from two heavy league defeats to record a crushing 6-1 win away to Viewfield Rovers last midweek – before fighting back from two goals down to secure a Scottish Amateur Cup replay on Saturday.

Bolstered by new signing Connolly and the return of some key players, Rhu completely dominated against Viewfield, with goals from Ali Maule and Adam Sharkey opening up a 2-0 advantage at the break.

In the second half Rhu added four more to their tally, with two goals apiece for strike partners Kyle Sharkey and J. Burns, and despite a late consolation from the Lochwinnoch side Rhu could be well pleased with their evening’s work.

Team: Brown, Fagan, Connolly, McVey, Maule, Quinn, Scullion, Burke, A. Sharkey, K. Sharkey, Burns. Subs: McCaughey, Teague, Kennedy, McElroy.

That win set Rhu up perfectly for their Scottish Amateur Cup first round tie away to GSC Jordanhill on Saturday.

On a cracking surface at Norwood, Rhu started well, and should have taken the lead when Kyle Sharkey was put through, but his chip rebounded off the post and was eventually cleared.

Rhu continued to have the better chances early on, and it was the visitors who took the lead when Connolly powered home a header from a corner kick.

But the hosts started to come into the game, and they were gifted an equaliser when a poor clearance kick from keeper Brown left Jordanhill’s Callum Patrick with an easy finish to level the scores.

And Jordanhill soon seized the upper hand, taking the lead when a cross from the left wasn’t dealt with by Brown, giving Jamie Parker a tap-in from three yards to earn the hosts a 2-1 advantage at half-time.

Rhu knew they needed to up their game in the second half if they were to stay in the cup, but It looked like curtains for the visitors when Blair Mulgrew was played through on goal and gave Brown no chance to make it 3-1.

But Rhu changed to a 4-4-2 set-up, bringing on Stillwell and McElroy and adopting a more direct approach – and the tactical change paid dividends when Connolly powered home a header from a corner on the right to reduce the leeway to 3-2.

And Rhu’s pressing yielded an equaliser as the game entered the final minutes, Laird turning the ball into the net to make it 3-3.

Rhu finished the stronger side, but were unable to conjure up a winner, and the two sides will face off again in a replay this Saturday.

Coach Maule said: “It was a tough game made harder by ourselves with sloppy goals, but they never gave up and to their credit got the draw.

“The boys gave everything and can look forward to the replay.”

Team: Brown, Fagan, Connolly, Quinn, Maule, Laird, Scullion, Burke, A. Sharkey, K. Sharkey, Burns. Subs: McCaughey, Stillwell, McElroy.