HADDINGTON Athletic boss Joe Hamill was "delighted" to see his side come through a dramatic East Lothian derby in the Fife and Lothians Cup on Saturday.

After a goalless 90 minutes, the Hi Hi and Musselburgh Athletic were forced to settle their second round tie from the penalty spot.

Both sides had been reduced to 10 men during 90 minutes, Burgh's ex-Haddington captain Chris Gray sent for an early bath, shortly followed by Hi Hi defender Bob Wilson, formerly of Burgh.

In an epic penalty shoot-out, the home side prevailed 10-9 with Burgh's John McManus hitting the post with the decisive kick to send Haddington through.

And Hamill told Courier Sport he was thrilled to see his side book their place in the next round.

He said: "It wasn't the best of games and we didn't really create a lot – we didn't make a clear cut chance, but neither did Musselburgh, although they had the better of the opportunities.

"We put in a lot of hard work and sometimes you get a bit of luck and in the end that's what happened to us."

Hamill, who played the entire 90 minutes in the Haddington midfield, had his own spot kick saved by Burgh keeper Ally Adams.

And the 33-year-old ex-Hearts man said: "I've never been one to volunteer to take a penalty.

"When the five boys put their hands up to do it I was delighted, but then they just all kept going in.

"It came to me and I missed mine – Gavin [Brown] missed his as well but full credit to all the boys who stepped up."

He was also quick to praise Haddington's Greek goalkeeper Haris Alysandratos.

"He made a couple of really good saves, so fair play to Haris."

And looking ahead to this weekend's East Premier League clash with

joint-leaders Fauldhouse United at Millfield.

Hamill said: "I don't know too much about them but Musselburgh are up there [Burgh are top of the table on goal difference] and they are a a decent side.

"It will be tough but we're looking forward to it and if we play well there's no reason why we can't come away with all three points."