Auchinleck Talbot manager Tommy Sloan says he was stumped by a penalty call against goalkeeper Andy Leishman during his side’s 2-1 win over Shotts Bon Accord.

The incident occurred during the first half of the Bot’s trip to Hannah Park for their Scottish Junior Cup quarter-final.

Leishman came out to grab the ball from a corner and got in a slight tussle with a Shotts player.

The 33-year-old keeper got back on his feet and looked in disbelief as the whistler pointed to the spot.

Speaking to the Chronicle, Sloan said: “I have just never seen a decision like that given before.

“The goalkeeper has caught the ball and has it in his hands for around ten seconds and then gets a foul given against him.

“No one was claiming for a penalty and the referee has awarded it.

“It is a thing that happens week in week out and the referee has decided to give a penalty against him for ungentlemanly conduct.

“I don’t see Leishman being ungentlemanly that is one thing I would say!”

The Bonny then netted the resulting spot kick to give them the lead early on in the cup tie.

Talbot did manage to put the penalty call behind them to net an equaliser before the break through Bryan Boylan.

In the second half, Auchinleck grabbed a late winner via Craig McCracken to seal their semi-final spot where they will face Kirkintilloch Rob Roy.

Before they can dream about the semi-final clash the Bot have a busy week of West of Scotland Football League Premier Division action to look forward to.

They welcome Kilwinning Rangers to Beechwood tonight before a huge derby clash against Cumnock at the weekend.

Sloan praised his sides resilience during a hectic schedule as he looks forward to a big week.

He said: “The midweek games are taking their toll but the players are fighting in really well.

“They put in a good performance against Shotts considering we played on Wednesday night.

“We have a big week coming up, you don’t get much tougher than Kilwinning and Cumnock.”