The replay of the League Cup tie that was abandoned due to a broken cross-bar certainly topped the entertainment charts, with the home side fully charged for the contest and looking for a double over a Dumbarton side following their fine victory over the Accies in the Scottish Amateur Cup last week.

However, their early enthusiasm was dampened in the 32nd minute when a rash tackle from O’Conner on Gardiner left the referee pointing to the spot before showing the Pollok player Red. It was then that Kevin McElroy stepped forward to convert in style from the spot.

Following the disputed award the home side came close but Steven McWilliam failed to get enough power to worry Dennison and before the could settle down the Saints added two quick goals before the break.

It would be Gardiner, stealing back possession deep in his own half he then proceeded to run the length of the park before firing home past the startled goalkeeper.

Then to add insult to injury another fine move, this time on the right left, McElroy zipped the ball accoss the front of McSharry’s goal only for Ryan Deeley to miss connection but Gardiner was on the case to batter the ball high into the roof of the net.

As expected the Glasgow men came out for the second period in a positive frame of mind with the impressive Ross Gallagher taking over the show. Taking full advantage of poor defensive work he brought his team back in contention with two goals just before the hour mark. Indeed matters could have been worse for the visitors with Ross seeing another attempt coming off Dennison’s goal post.

St Pat’s were not quiet reeling but another goal was required and it came in the 62nd minute when Gardiner found Ryan Deeley in a good position but his shot came off the cross-bar but the gasps of disappointment were soon over when Ruane collected. Showing his usual composure in a tight spot and with one touch to control the Saints were back with a two goal advantage again.

Still Pollok persisted and the busy David Murdoch produced a fine run and goal and the game was back in knife edge mode but the Saints showed great character in getting another comfort goal. It would be McElroy, beating the offside trap he broke into space before lobbing over the advancing keeper and securing a place for his team in the next round of the cup.

Next week its West Cup time v Campsie Minerva at Posties, please note kick-off 1.30pm Dennison. Allan. McIntyre. B Deeley. King. Neeson. Ruane. Currie. K McElroy. R Deeley. Gardiner. McConnachie.