BLUEBELL’S fine Scottish Cup run came to a grounding halt on Saturday as they were tossed out by Camelon.
Dundonald faced the men from the central belt at the weekend in the fifth round of the tournament hoping to reach the last eight for the first time.
A large crowd headed to Moorside Park for the clash, but left disappointed as the visitors ran out 3-0 winners.
Boss Archie Wyse, though, said that his players could hold their heads high.
He said: “Overall I thought we played well and had the better of the first half.
“We hit the woodwork and then had a goal disallowed, so it could have been different.
“But they scored a really good goal and then we had to open up a bit more.
“They got two more goals but we were chasing it a bit.
“It’s been a good run for us overall, though, and will have brought some money into the club.”
The home side had the first chance when Lee Bryce found himself in on goal but his shot rebounded off the post.
Dundonald thought they had taken the lead five minutes later when Young’s shot came back off the post.
Walton was on hand to slot the ball into the net, but he was judged to be offside.
It was against the run of play when Camelon took the lead in the 35th minute when a superb strike from Batchelor found the top corner of the net.
They then went on to seal their place in the next round with two second half strikes as Dundonald were pushing on and hunting for the crucial equaliser.
This weekend Bluebell travel to face Rosyth in a league fixture.
“It’s not been a good place to go for us recently so we’ll be hoping that changes,” added Bluebell boss Wyse.