The Gow put Cromdale side to sword in Scottish Junior Cup
Spey Valley 0-5 Lesmahagow
SPEY Valley bowed out this season's Scottish Junior Cup at the first hurdle after being overpowered by West Region side Lesmahagow.
The former cup runners-up made the long trek north from Lanarkshire brimming with confidence.
And they were not to return down the A9 disappointed as United's patchwork side buckled under the pressure.
Jason Thomson set 'The Gow' off on their way with a goal after 10 minutes.
Then 10 minutes from the interval Valley's uphill task became even harder when Robert Stewart was red carded for denying a clear goal scoring opportunity.
Jordan Whitefield made it 2-0 from the restart.
Ten-man United held on for the rest of the first half, but eight minutes into the second period Kris Jarvie made it 3-0 for the visitors to effectively kill the game off as a contest.
To United's credit, they held out for a further 20 minutes before conceding an inevitable fourth goal through Gary Nicholson. The hosts were a spent force now as the extra man advantage took its toll.
And The Gow's Thomson ended the tie as he started it with a goal to complete the rout.
Valley have the opportunity to return to winning ways this Saturday when they host Forres Thistle in the league. Kick off at Cromdale Park is at 2pm.