London 2012 Olympics: Hampden Park Olympic security test at Scottish Cup game

Olympic security test conducted on football fans at Scottish Cup game

The London 2012 organising committee carried out an Olympic security test at the Scottish Communities League Cup semi-final between Ayr and Kilmarnock in Glasgow on Saturday.

Some spectators arriving for the event at Hampden Park were searched in a practice run for Olympic Games football matches.

The rehearsal involved all fans entering the North Stand at gate numbers 19-40 – spectators entering the stadium through these gates were informed beforehand.

Battle: Kilmarnock won the game in extra-time

Battle: Kilmarnock won the game in extra-time

The test was carried out by the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) with security partner G4S and supported by Hampden Park and Strathclyde Police.

Ian Thomas, head of security integration and delivery at LOCOG, said: 'Testing of security operations is vital ahead of the Games.

'We are working closely with our partners to ensure the smooth running of these tests and are grateful to spectators in co-operating in this invaluable rehearsal.'

The Ayrshire derby match was won by Kilmarnock in extra-time.

During the Games this summer, spectators at all Olympic venues will go through security tests, including all Olympic Football venues.

Hampden Park will host eight Olympic football matches between July 25 and August 3, with action in both the men's and women's competitions.

LOCOG recently tested security screening at football matches in Cardiff, Newcastle, Coventry and Manchester, which it said were very successful and caused no disruption.