DANNY SMITH scored the first ever Scottish Cup goal at Beechwood Park.

Danny Smith scored the goal that sent Sauchie Juniors into the third round of the Scottish Cup.

On Saturday, Smith's two goals – both from the penalty spot – were enough to see off Dunipace and secure the Wee County club's passage into the third round of this grand old competition and now the club can look forward to an away trip against cinch League One side Dumbarton.

Speaking after Saturday's match, Smith told Advertiser Sport: "[It was] brilliant, I think we worked really hard for that.

"Maybe not the best performance we've ever gave but I thought everybody worked hard and I think that's the main thing in these games, especially cup games, you just have to dig in sometimes, make sure you're solid and build from there so, aye, brilliant."

Sauchie had more than a handful of chances and on another day could have put the game out of sight before the interval.

Smith continued: "Especially first half, I thought we created a number of chances and could have put the game to bed there but second half [we] came out, maybe a wee bit closer, they've went down to 10 and holed up a wee bit.

"We probably should have buried it so it's definitely something to work on."

Asked if the team had to regroup when Dunipace equalised, Smith said: "I think that's the only thing you can do.

"It was a wee bit unexpected and against the run of play, but I think we knew in ourselves we had more to give and we did end up kicking on and really putting the pressure on and I think the quality shined through in the end."

Smith laughed when asked if he was confident after hitting his two penalty strikes: "The first one maybe, the second one I don't know if that's a great penalty but if it goes in I think that's the most important thing.

"I'm not caring, I'm delighted I got the opportunity and I've not missed one yet so I'm still on them for the future."

The fans certainly made their voices heard and Smith said it really helped spur the players on.

"Amazing," he said. "It's brilliant to see and everyone at the club works so hard to make the ground suitable to everyone and get everyone here.

"It's good for the players but it's also great for the community and the fans to come together and celebrate."

Dumbarton await in the third round and Smith believes anything could happen in this competition.

He continued: "The world's your oyster with these competitions, if we get through the next round you're talking about maybe getting in against the biggest teams in the country.

"All we can do is keep going, keep focusing and you never know what could happen."