Dumbarton Accies progressed to the last 16 of the Alona West of Scotland Cup after seeing off Ardeer West 5-3 after extra time.

Accies battled back well in the second-half to lead 3-2 after finding themselves 2-0 down at the break. A late Ardeer goal sent it to extra time before Accies ran away with it to book their spot in next round.

Accies created a couple of early chances in the opening half hour with Allan MacPherson and Andrew MacDonald going close before Callum Shipcott was denied from close-range.

The visitors would come to rue their missed chances in 35 minutes when Ardeer broke quickly to open the scoring after Colin McPhee’s attempted clearance took a wicked deflection into his own net from 25-yards out.

Things went from bad to worse for Accies as Ardeer doubled their advantage before the break with Douglas Ellis rising highest to head home.

Accies were clearly rocked by conceding the two goals and failed to create any notable opportunities during the opening 20 minutes of the second-half with Ardeer controlling proceedings quite comfortably.

Just as they appeared to be running out of ideas, Accies boss Michael Dickie sent on substitute Andrew Burton who turned the game on its head.

Dumbarton clawed their way back into it with 20 minutes left after a scramble in the box led to an Ardeer defender turning it into his own net.

Jack Buchanan found himself with acres of space after a clever Burton pass and the captain made no mistake as he hauled his side level before Accies went on to take the lead just two minutes later after another scramble in the box and another Ardeer own goal.

Accies looked to be heading for a memorable win until Ardeer sub Iain Fraser popped up in the box to level at the death and send it to extra time.

Accies never looked in any doubt in extra time, however, with Alan Nicholson and Andrew MacDonald ensuring their safe passage in the last 16.