01/12/2012 Sportscene


01/12/2012

Rob Maclean and Pat Nevin present highlights from the fourth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup as the SPL teams join the competition.


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Good afternoon. These are the headlines. The 4th round of the

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The first round of the Scottish Cup. It is the quarter-final of the

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Scottish Cup and a time is running out. A place in the final awaits

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the victors. Hearts beat their city rivals by Ivan one to win the 2012

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5-1. Can they bounce back from their final defeat.? Can Celtic

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achieved one of their best results? Can they send Rangers to the top of

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the division table? The 4th round of the Scottish Cup is upon us once

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2012 started and its finishing with the 4th round of the Scottish Cup.

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At December, rather than January, this time, because of the upcoming

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winter break. All 12 tries coming up. We will start with Celtic v

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Arbroath. The SPLA leaders looking for the first home win since

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be fairly straightforward for a team of Celtic's stature,

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especially when they go out of their way to lend a helping hand.

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Arbroath are kept their composure for 35 minutes until Stewart and

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Malcolm are suddenly lost his. Needless to say, he knew little

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about the attempted clearance, Kenny. A goal to the good. Celtic

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set about putting the tie beyond Arbroath and they nearly did it

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with some good set-up play to set up the Celtic captain. No wonder he

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was annoyed. Scott Morrison in go had to be sharp to keep the deficit

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at just one. There will be more from him later. The other

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goalkeeper hardly add a touch of the ball in the first 45, but you

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never know when you're services right spot. After the break, the

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procession towards the Arbroath goal continued. Surely Celtic would

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capitalise on the many chances they was set up by Ibrahim, but the

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woodwork denied the Venezuelan forward a goal which would have

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brought some comfort. With three minutes to go, Doris made sure his

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free kick was deflected in. Arbroath's dreams came true. And

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boy, did they celebrate! Sometimes you need a bit of luck and a big

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deflection to ensure a big pay-day for the team. Celtic and a chance

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to avoid it a trip. It fell to the substitute. Nothing wrong with his

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shot all the save of from Morrison. The goalkeeper will be a busy man

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Sued for the players, club and fans today. We want to give a fans are

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People have come up short today. I need to draw on some of the

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experienced players. I was lucky enough to be here a couple of weeks

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ago against Barcelona. That result was beyond our wildest dreams. We

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will convene a emergency board Some day for Arbroath. It was

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extraordinary. It's the biggest result I have ever had forced it to

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go to Celtic Park, OK, there may be excuses, a small crowd, not their

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first-choice team. It doesn't really matter. They are still paid

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a lot. Are they should be able to beat Arbroath quite easily. It

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doesn't matter who you are up against, you have got to be up for

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it. What a day. Can you understand why Celtic beat Barcelona and then

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can't beat Arbroath? It's hard to explain, right enough. Barcelona,

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they had to defend in that game, hit about on the break. It seems,

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this year, when they go to attack teams, when the emphasis is on them,

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they struggled. That's what the Scottish Cup is all about, you know.

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It's fantastic both can do that. You can see his disappointment

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there, he felt he had a good enough team out there to win comfortably.

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It's one of those things. Of growth will probably pay for it in the

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replayed. It's a great occasion for them. I think he was blameless here,

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this home goal. The captain hammered the ball off him here.

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has been blamed for a few in the past, but whether he just miscued

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it there. You could not blame Alex in any way, shape or form for that.

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There was a healthy deflection on the strike from Doris, which had

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Arbroath rubbing their hands. a decent enough strike. It needed a

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deflection. And there were few late goals, spoiler a lead. -- a letter.

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It was a fantastic moment. -- alerted. We expect them to go too

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easy, Celtic, in the next game. They will be dreaming tonight,

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dreaming of getting back to that place. They're hoping everything

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will go wrong so Celtic don't fancy it. Obviously, they have to perform

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in a different manner against Spartak Moscow this coming week.

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Yes, it would be helped by the fact I don't think Moscow have got a lot

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to play for. I don't think they can make Europe. They might relax or be

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difficult opponents also bears no easy games in the Champions League.

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They will want to get some points on the board, as well. I think

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Celtic have done extremely well in that competition. Good luck to them

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for that I hope they make it to the knockout stages. Now to a Derby Day

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in Dingwall. The first time Ross County and Inverness when together

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in the Cup. It was compulsive Scottish Cup weekend. Earlier this

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season, normally in January, but the start of December this time

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around because the winter break is their own in their Premier League

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with their new neighbours doing The front four have all been

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brilliant this season for Inverness. The referee will have his eyes on a

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flag for the Highlands. Ross County holding their own. Derek Adams,

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fall for County. Goal kick, only. That of a half chance there. It

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just wouldn't sit down for him but he manages. A brilliant header from

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Quinn. When this drops, it's a half wondered if he was offside there.

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It looks like he came from an offside position. A wonderful

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little touch. A good strike but a very, very good save from Mark

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Brown. The Inverness front for can move around the park quite

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comfortably. They have such a greater understanding, don't they?

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That's great. It gives you freedom to go and play. The manager has but

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the centre half of this season. The wider lads have drifted in. To me,

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it proves the dimension. I think he prefers to play more central. This

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is the way Terry Butcher's team finished and they were tremendous

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against Aberdeen. Nice cross. Magnificent goal! Absolutely superb

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of from Billy Mackay! The Inverness Caledonian Thistle juggernaut

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continues down its track. An excellent season gets better.

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talked about them scoring. He was on the wider left area. He gets

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right in close. Oh my goodness. But is the finish of a player in a form.

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He does not smash it. He glides it there with his foot. There is the

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advantage of having Richie in the wider area there. Mark Brown has no

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chance with that. Mackie, no goes to ground. This could be the

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last chance of the first half. Pure defending. -- poor defending. He

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must put it in an area where he can attack it. Ross County have some

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big lads. They need to get this in on target. One a minute stoppage

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potentially. That is astonishing! Defending right on the line there.

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All of a sudden, Inverness are making Ross County sat at the other

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end. He is in! What a 30 seconds we had just seen here. Astonishing. It

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could have been 1-1. A great ball in. He gets it on target. Inverness

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do what they are good at. chance of the half. It was almost

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2-0 again, but it's not. That is the kind of ball you put in it. Put

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it in an area where they can attack it up. A great header. A yard or

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two wide. What a finish. Inverness, a well deserved it one-goal lead,

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who was scored by Billy Mackay, his 12 this season. It has something to

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behold. Ritchie has been awesome. Inverness, teeing it up, and that

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was a magnificent finish from a barely Mackay. He opened up his top

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drawer to provide that one. A real moment of quality from Billy Mackay.

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He has done a good few of those this season so far. Inverness's

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impressive season is continuing in the Highland derby in the first

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Scottish Cup fourth-round tie at between these two 3-1 in August

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1994. The last one went in their favour as well. But they have not

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won one here, though. The thistles, twice semi-finalists in the Cup.

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Dundee and then Dom firm in the later. -- Dunfermline. In fact, in

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the first season, they won by 24 points. Andrew Shinnie, he gets

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away... Oh! What a goal! As good as we saw in the first half! And

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County are level. The quality of the goals in this fixtures so far

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this season has been unbelievable. This is even better! Wonderful play

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it! Right in the top corner. That wide! What a chance again! A bit

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like Richie Foran in the first half. A great ball in and he has done

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everything right. That can only and this is incredible! He had to

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watch that coming through. Yes, a good strike. A bit like this... It

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bounces a viciously. The Spanish goalkeeper was equal to it, though.

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Draper through to McKay. And he will hit it with the left. Not do

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with yet, though. Yes, it is because the flag was up. This is a

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goal. Richie Foran is offside. But good goalkeeping. And again, talk

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about the keeper's technique, the first save really good. But then

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Mark Brown is up again just in case is a deflection that has put him

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the best back in front in this Cup tie! Richie Foran celebrates and

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Terry Butcher smiles because his side are through to the 5th round.

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For a huge deflection. We talked about brilliance! Brilliance or a

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bit of luck! It is off his arm and he is offside as well! What a

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moment of controversy this is! McKay's effort has bounced off his

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arms. But it is completely and utterly deceiving for Mark Brown.

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It is a lucky there. Richie Foran was offside so the goal shouldn't

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have counted. What a week it has been for Inverness! They can't have

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had many better weeks as a club. I said that earlier on. It has been

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back-to-back, to back! You know, if it had gone the other way, they

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could have been sitting on the wall but now this set the season.

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now it is 2-2! Well, it has been levelled up by a deflection at the

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other end! Controversy at the other render! And oral a son, one boot

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from Iain Vigurs. But his game on again. And all of a sudden. They

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were unlucky to go behind. Look at the replay. No chance on that again.

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Two wonder strikes and we have had two, three balls of a deflection.

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Now who has the appetite to go and win this game? What a start!

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Thumped forward by Brown. And off the head of Warren. It gets around

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eventually. We are now into the final 50 seconds or so. The last

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chance. Last-chance saloon! This is going to be on target. And this

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could be the difference... Everyone inside the stadium is on the edge

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of their seats just now. It will have to be a win and it will have

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to come from here. Ross County have the chance to win this cup tied to

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go through to the cup-tied. And it has gone in! It is sensational! Cup

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Richard Brittain has just put Ross County into the 5th round! From the

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jaws of defeat, they are going through! What did I say?! Let your

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team-mates attack it! Their tactic SMAC they missed it! -- they attack

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it it! Here it is. A little reflection... The ball is in the

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back of the net. -- deflection. It is all about the deflections. I

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think he has a legitimate claim to have scored the winner. Not sure

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how much he knew about that! Barely time to get the game restarted!

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They only get one chance. Ooh! Mark Brown! It moves all over the place

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in there and again, Mark Brown, 40 yards, gets something behind it,

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and he got just about enough of. What if finish to this game! For it

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is not finished yet. Can Inverness rescue this? Unbelievably, they

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have done! This is just absolutely incredible! Richie Foran has lifted

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this off the cameras! When they seemed dead and buried at! --

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lifted Caledonian Thistle off the canvas! We talk about a minimum

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three minutes. He gets the touch, Ross, not sit in and there you go.

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3-3! -- knocks it in. When into the 84th minute now. There's nothing

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unfortunate about the second touch. Well! Where do you start with

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that?! What a game! What a climax to this match! That came from

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absolutely no where. In the final few seconds of the game, they went

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in front and were all but through and then from somewhere, Inverness

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have saved the game with the very Two dramatic goals. That's an --

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that must be some of the best belt you have had! Things are going well

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for us at the moment, for the last couple of months, so you get there

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is little breaks. Extremely disappointed because we were by far

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the second team in the set -- the best team in the second of, so we

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are disappointed with the second goal from Inverness being offside.

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We do not do easy 0-0s or 1-1s. I thought we had it, then I thought

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we lost it. And in the end, we took them back.

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You were getting ready for your game when that happened at

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lunchtime. What did you make of that finish? I could not believe it

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because I had listened to it on the radio, and they were saying, what

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do you think the score will be? I thought it would be a draw. And

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when I had heard about the scores coming and going and then the late

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goals. They think they have won, think they have lost. Then still in

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the Cup. It is the Scottish Cup, isn't it! It is just one of those

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games. I think you could tell before it was going to be a

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cracking match because of the form of both sides in a Highland derby

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and I thought they lived up to that reputation today. But after the

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first half-hour, it was... needed a moment of magic and this

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this. But absolutely brilliant. And look at all the things about this

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great goal. He has actually taken a bit off. As he swung his rut

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through? He clips onto which am brings his foot back because he is

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trying to bring it under control. That is off the scale, as good as a

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At that point, I thought this is only going in one direction.

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this player, you had Iraq Kilmarnock? Yes. Literally almost

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Chick shot across the corner. They think the other goal shaded it, a

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difficult angle off volley. But a great strike. The goalkeeper had no

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chance. Cut Richie Foran's goal, had it been the winner, what a fury

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there would have been tonight? Trust me, there is enough fury as

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it is! There's another attempt to tackle, and another. But if he

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admitted player on, nobody seems to be complaining too much about it.

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But you can see the tackles, you get is the ball... And that is a

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touch on the ball as well. Maybe the slightest touch there. The

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referee is in a grid positions so, right-on with play. And because he

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has allowed the play and not been too pernickety you're not getting a

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goal out of it but I do not think the referee and assistant referee

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will want to see it. Things like that. He knows there has been some

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sort of affection but does not know where bog it is from. I can imagine

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the reaction had you been there Ross County manager! Definitely

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down the touchline! I can see why Derek was aggrieved at that. It is

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clearly in front of the look -- the defender and I cannot believe the

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linesman missed that. But the brakes have a habit of balancing

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themselves out. For example, this He's had a pop at goal. As a

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defender, you think, "I will go and hit it." He's not done anything

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wrong here, has he? He just came too early two absolute crackers

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here. I thought the game was finished before. It showed great

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spirit, both sides did well in the game. You think, it's never going

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to happen now. There was a little They score a lot from dead-ball

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situations. It touched at the back. Maybe on his arm, there. I think

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Derek is fairly happy. I don't think he was trying to score there.

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I think he was hoping to put it were there was a lot of bodies, a

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defender or a striker and that exactly what happened. Derrick's

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reaction was a little bit different in the next minute of stoppage time.

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This shot looked like it came off Roberts on the way in. Much the

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same as the goal we have just seen. He's hit his own man and it went in

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the net again. I think he was Not happy, is he? You think, with a

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minute ago, you have won it. The team is playing really, really well.

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Right now, I'm just looking forward to the next game for so it will be

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a cracker. Today was a dream to A century ago, this was at the

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centre of a tax row between the government and local farmers. Today

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if their local football team, Turriff United, who hope to make

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national history when they beat We had serious flooding here three

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years ago. The local business community rallied around and help

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us out. Now you can see what we have here today. Earlier this year,

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we increased our members and this is the first season in the Scottish

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club and the whole community is loving it. Less than two hours to

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go to kick-off, and the biggest game in the history of the club.

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Turriff United have already beaten hard teams, but now the biggest

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game, their chance to get into Scottish Cup history books. We are

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massive underdogs but we will give it our best shot and hope for the

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best, really. The what kind of game are you expecting? They are not in

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the First Division for nothing for the birds to be can keep it tight

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and take it from there. I think we benefit more from the team are

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being with us. Hopefully they won't play the football they are capable

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of. Obviously, then being full-time players, technically, they have got

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to be better than us. However, I hope we can raise our game. They

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are a very hard-working young side. A lot of excitement in the area.

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When you get an SFL team coming up here, it's big news. We are just

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used to the Highland League. The Scottish Cup, this is big here.

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What are you hoping for today? A win today, boys? Yes.

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It's a be occasion for such a little place. Anybody is very

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excited about it and hoping Turriff United will win. It's been great

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for the time. I'm here every week anyway. Their hopes of a positive

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result grew in a scrappy start to the game before Morton came close

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to open the scoring when they the magic of the Cup came alive

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when Turriff United at came alive. A scramble in the box before

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Hitting the bar. Then David O'Brien was denied by a smart save up by

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Stephen coots. But, on the stroke of half-time, they scored four

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on where they left off, and this effort crashed off the post. Then

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Turriff United it rode their luck when Harvey missed with a goal

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begging. And there were more heroics by the goalkeeper and his

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defenders as they denied that the opposition. With the clock ticking

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down, frustrations boiled over causing a double sending off for

:34:44.:34:50.

both teams. There was time for one more chance but Harvey could only

:34:50.:34:55.

drive straight at the keeper and Turriff United held on for the best

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The boys are absolutely delighted. I mean, we have come into games

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like that, they are full-time side, but they came here, and sometimes

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this season the boys had told me they will not let me down through

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hard work. They will never let you down for that. Each and every one

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of them did well. We hit the bar four times. You are always wary on

:35:45.:35:54.

an away tie against a minnow. trying to rid myself of that image!

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A special day for Turriff United. Absolutely fantastic. We look

:35:59.:36:07.

forward every year to the one which looks like the Scottish Cup winner.

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They had to ride their luck, no doubt about that. But they worked

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and they worked and they worked. They took their chances. I don't

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know if it is exactly smashed as challenge on the goalkeeper there.

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They kept the ball down so well done there. These are tough days.

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You can relate to Morton. They will You go to these places and the one

:36:45.:36:52.

thing you don't want to do is to lose the first goal because you

:36:52.:36:57.

give them something to hang on to. It doesn't matter how much position

:36:57.:37:01.

and balls get thrown into the box, if they think they can just sit

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there and defend and keep what they have got, and it was difficult at

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times. But Morton had enough pressure and thankfully they got

:37:13.:37:22.

the equaliser. He will be delighted to get them back with a result.

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replay to come. Partick Thistle v Dunfermline played today, as they

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:37:39.:37:44.

battled it out for a place in the to get a goal here, let alone a

:37:44.:37:50.

chance of victory against McNamara's free-scoring side. They

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came back from a 5-1 morning a few weeks ago to record back-to-back

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wins. For Partick Thistle, an making his second appearance at Fir

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year-old captain, played 32 times for his country. Cutting his

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managerial teeth very successfully, save from Graham Smith. He went

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:39:37.:39:51.

down well. The shot may have been prodded it wide. He got himself

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into a great position. Well, it was played into the middle. He ran

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straight at Alan your head. A lovely shimmy, decided to go to the

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right, not the left. Stephen Jordan pushed down and there is going to

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be trouble here. He could be office that was deemed a goalscoring

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opportunity. It could change the whole complexion of the cup tie.

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His armour moved across. The referee had the angle. -- his arm

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moved across. And Partick Thistle, looking to win 10 in a row at home

:40:56.:41:06.
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this season are going to have to do Stephen Fry who took that, to be

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them are particularly easy. One he Creator himself. Plenty of zing in

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from Sinclair. Barrowman! Dunfermline have the lead. It has

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come from Andy Barrowman after 35 minutes. And the away fans are

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delighted. Morrison, a great run for that. A lot to do here against

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Sinclair. The lofted ball in and Barrowman doing just enough to rise.

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Dunfermline have the opening goal. Partick Thistle are behind at home

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could be the best route for Partick Thistle. And that came from

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Balatoni. Who scored against unfair and men in the 5-1. -- against

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they find themselves playing against ten men. Rovers went down

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to nine men a few weeks ago. And Dom for her and then have won the

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last few matches with less than ten wide. Joe Cardle inside the box

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with three Partick Thistle players chance for the match to be

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finished! Joe Cardle with a stunning stop for the second. They

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had the chances first of all from Husband and then from Joe Cardle.

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But Stephen Husband caused a problem and let Rover defender.

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Cardle goes away and then a great save and a good second, too. Rarely

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have the power by Joe Cardle. -- really had the power. And now he

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plays the ball through... And it is a penalty! It will be taken by Andy

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Geggan. They are creating their own chances but they are comfortable at

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the back. Having been chipped away and it yields results. Stick on

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penalty, came right across the man with an easy goal. The moment of

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the goalkeeper. It is a way! Auto save for Gallacher! -- what a save!

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He got a handle net and, yes, you got a fortune on it, go and fortune

:46:05.:46:13.

favours the brave. And that was wide. Steven Craig. Wasn't picked

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up well here. You could argue he was bottling it for the push. Paul

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Gallacher guesses correctly. Off the post, agonisingly for Partick

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Two great saves in the second half! A great set-up and took a wee

:46:55.:47:02.

deflection from the goalkeeper. And now out wide on to Ryan Wallace.

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That is now five in the box. And another good save. This time from

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Hopefully with a smile on his face. And good play from Joe Cardle. He

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drove in. And the feet of the in the box, under pressure. And now

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three as McMillan comes outside. And a vicious lick from Gallacher,

:48:10.:48:20.
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Andy Barrowman. Giving forwards a bad name. The cards are starting to

:48:30.:48:37.

flow. Looking for an equaliser. A good fist away from the goalkeeper

:48:38.:48:44.

and getting back into the danger area and now cleared by Don Fermin.

:48:45.:48:54.
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through. He could have taken that for a walk in the corner. -- not a

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good decision. They were keeping the ball well earlier. Looking a

:49:05.:49:14.

bit more lax now. Anne Sinclair reacts and the referee runs across.

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Sinclair being pushed away. For others getting involved and

:49:18.:49:28.
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is incensed. The captain should get himself out of this. The referee is

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being aided by his assistant, Ralph Gordon. This could get Andrew

:49:44.:49:48.

Barrowman into trouble. He was going for the ball but he caught

:49:48.:49:58.
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Sinclair. And he was late and the their time. Always again, Cardle in

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support, moving away. The full-time whistle has gone. It doesn't matter.

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And the fine record against Partick Thistle in this Cup continues. The

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red card came in the first half. And then a foul on Craig Dargo. And

:50:36.:50:46.
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what a penalty save from Paul We came today trying to prove that

:50:49.:50:53.

point, obviously. And a lot happened. Trying to turn the game.

:50:53.:50:58.

But the thought we did well first off. Second of, nothing to lose,

:50:58.:51:08.
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they came across 1-0 down and caused us a lot of problems. That

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header back into the area, it was offside. The lads felt it could

:51:15.:51:24.

have been offside. For the goalkeeper, you on the back line

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and the whole team, ten men, one man down, I suppose it is keeping

:51:29.:51:37.

as one. We still get doing things right with ten men and contributed

:51:37.:51:43.

to a game that could have maybe been over at half-time.

:51:43.:51:49.

And that was after having lost three weeks ago in the league.

:51:49.:51:54.

it was important today... Jihad to be a big improvement, particularly

:51:54.:52:04.
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at the start of the game. -- it had to be a big improvement. No gaps

:52:06.:52:09.

but the last time we were playing than they penetrated its well but

:52:10.:52:14.

that didn't happen here. We controlled most of the first half.

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In total control of the game. And a very good first of performance and

:52:21.:52:23.

showed off for what happened was a couple of weeks ago, we showed our

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true selves today. -- showed us after what happened. We had

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numerous chances in that second half to come off. And Paul

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Gallacher really didn't have anything to do, well, very much to

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do, until that penalty, and after that, he had two or three says to

:52:55.:53:00.

make. They kept throwing balls in there with good players, but in

:53:00.:53:05.

some great deliveries in, like Ross Forbes. But we will waste will

:53:05.:53:09.

today when we were breaking. So many chances to set up a second

:53:09.:53:17.

goal. -- we were a waste all. But after a couple of weeks ago, a

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great performance to go into the next round. How important are the

:53:21.:53:31.
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outcome was the red card? -- how important was the -- to the outcome

:53:33.:53:40.

was the red card? Well, after the game, he said he was clever. You

:53:41.:53:48.

can see and there. He has either got to let him go... Probably a bit

:53:48.:53:57.

unlucky. He had to go by the letter of the law but it was clever play

:53:57.:54:06.

from Craig Dargo but in him in that position. We set up well and played

:54:06.:54:10.

well. They were more on the back foot than us and we got a great

:54:10.:54:20.
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ball in there. A little flick... A great header. So, you know, that

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gave them than it -- the belief going on. Played really well and

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the opening spell of the game and that was important given what

:54:30.:54:33.

happened to last a few weeks ago. We looked solid enough and we

:54:34.:54:40.

controlled the games. And having Jordan back gave us the balance as

:54:40.:54:50.
:54:50.:54:51.

well. But the tight four today helped us plug the gaps. Any doubts

:54:51.:54:57.

about the penalty? I am changing my mind now seeing as you were playing

:54:57.:55:07.

with winners. The referee's Possession, perfect, and he sees it.

:55:07.:55:13.

A penalty kick. So the referee gets it just right. Every time I looked

:55:13.:55:22.

over today, Craig Dargo was picking the ball up all the time, his pace,

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his intelligence, are absolutely superb. So don't forget, in the

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midst of it all, that forward was looking the sharpest. And he did

:55:33.:55:38.

this brilliantly from the penalty? Yes, he set up the penalty but what

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a great save. He is a good goalkeeper. A couple of good saves

:55:47.:55:55.

to make after that as well. He knew it was their day when they saved

:55:55.:56:01.

that because obviously, to be honest, I felt we had chances to

:56:01.:56:05.

kill them off before the penalty but they put pressure on and we put

:56:05.:56:09.

people up the pitch and great delivery. And we defended well

:56:09.:56:19.
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today. And when Dargo was called upon, he did fantastic. A bit of a

:56:19.:56:26.

lull in the game with, I think, the boy being sent off and they lost

:56:26.:56:31.

this bark. They started putting players forward and a couple of

:56:31.:56:36.

other strikers on the bench getting good on. They got us on the back

:56:36.:56:46.
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for to wee bit -- the back foot a wee bit. You won't have Andy

:56:50.:56:54.

Barrowman in the last 16 of a cup of be his red card. Do you have any

:56:54.:57:02.

defence? No, a crazy last few minutes. I don't think it was a

:57:02.:57:07.

malicious challenge and this is where the problem is. Ryan has come

:57:07.:57:14.

across to get involved again. And then Jordan McMillan got up to see

:57:14.:57:18.

what was happening. If they had not run across the referee might have

:57:18.:57:21.

just given them a bit of a ticking off but you have caused the problem

:57:21.:57:25.

and then the referee has been put in a position where he has to sort

:57:25.:57:29.

it out. And he thinks the easiest thing to do is to send Andy

:57:29.:57:34.

Barrowman off. So, through to the last 16. Lots of action still to

:57:35.:57:38.

come and two fourth-round ties tomorrow which will wrap up the

:57:38.:57:42.

Scottish Cup on Sunday. Highlights of the Derby and Rangers against

:57:42.:57:50.

her when City at 10:25pm tomorrow. Let's get more of today's football.

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for the First Division side. Graham is something of a goal machine for

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Raith but it took him until the second half to find a way past

:58:12.:58:17.

Deveronvale. David Smith with the cross and Graham with the header.

:58:17.:58:27.
:58:27.:58:37.

hadn't travel south for absolutely nothing. When there was a penalty,

:58:37.:58:42.

he got a straight red card for his efforts. Not the strongest penalty

:58:42.:58:49.

award you will ever see but a penalty, it was. Scott Fraser are

:58:49.:58:55.

tucked away at the kick. Levels proceedings. That man, Brian Graham,

:58:55.:59:04.

was not finished. And his free kick beat the Deveronvale goalkeeper.

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The 15th goal of the season. Raith are safely through as it 2-1

:59:10.:59:20.
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winners. With only 2.5 miles splitting the Times of

:59:22.:59:26.

Stenhousemuir and Falkirk, this was to be a keenly contested match. One

:59:26.:59:31.

goal was good enough to win the game. Kieron Duffy with a neat

:59:31.:59:41.
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inside the 18 yard box. And his shot was enough to send Falkirk

:59:45.:59:55.
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scalp but did not last long. They were two down within 20 minutes.

:00:03.:00:09.

With just nine minutes on the clock, it proved too much for the home

:00:09.:00:16.

defence. Things got worse shortly after from Livingston point of view,

:00:16.:00:26.
:00:26.:00:27.

anyway. John Bird was brought down. It does look like a penalty, even

:00:27.:00:32.

if the tumble was somewhat spectacular. Nothing wrong with

:00:32.:00:38.

this finish up. They doubled their lead. A lesson in how to take a

:00:38.:00:48.
:00:48.:00:58.

penalty. And Dundee safely into the was at the visitors' who struck

:00:58.:01:08.
:01:08.:01:17.

mistake from just eight yards out. Forfar are battlers. Robertson,

:01:17.:01:25.

making his debut from Dundee United, equalised. A terrific low drive

:01:25.:01:32.

into the bottom corner of the go. The goalkeeper from a Ayr had no

:01:32.:01:42.
:01:42.:01:45.

chance. With just 16 minutes left, Forfar took the lead. With the 33-

:01:45.:01:53.

year-old finding the net from the edge of the box. Sending Forfar

:01:53.:02:02.

home with a place in the last 16 of There's not much to choose between

:02:02.:02:12.
:02:12.:02:13.

Motherwell and Aberdeen. Here's how the sides on current form. There

:02:13.:02:19.

ducal identical league record this season and a 3-3 draw in September.

:02:19.:02:24.

This had the makings of a hardboard tie. Who would bet against a replay

:02:24.:02:34.
:02:34.:02:52.

needed to separate them? Chris suspended. Sean Hutchinson is

:02:52.:03:02.
:03:02.:03:09.

game since last August. A League Cup victory over Clyde and the

:03:09.:03:19.
:03:19.:03:28.

manager says he has every faith in we are off and running. Aberdeen,

:03:28.:03:34.

early on the attack. A good-looking ball forward. A terrific start from

:03:34.:03:40.

the home side. Niall and again denied the opportunity by phrase

:03:40.:03:50.
:03:50.:03:58.

form this season. Johnny Hayes to deliver the corner kick. Any

:03:58.:04:03.

opportunities here for Aberdeen. Just could not direct it goalwards

:04:03.:04:10.

there. Vernon. Keeping the pressure on the home side of. Terrific save

:04:10.:04:20.
:04:20.:04:23.

by a policy. -- by a lead Hollis. What a way to return to your team.

:04:23.:04:26.

That will fill him with great confidence. Aberdeen, so quickly

:04:26.:04:33.

out of the traps, and they would have been ahead but for this man. A

:04:33.:04:43.
:04:43.:04:55.

glancing header. Great reactions the goalkeeper will be mightily

:04:55.:05:00.

relieved to see that squirm around the post. Terrific walk from Johnny

:05:00.:05:06.

Hayes. The shot was unleashed and it really took the goalkeeper by

:05:06.:05:12.

surprise. He just managed to keep it out. Cannot Motherwell keeper

:05:12.:05:18.

Aberdeen out? They were almost behind there. It's been a really

:05:18.:05:24.

impressive start from the home side. Aberdeen fans certainly in good

:05:24.:05:32.

voice. Could this be the a year? -- there yeah?

:05:32.:05:42.
:05:42.:05:44.

going to get a yellow card. A powerful challenge from Shaughnessy.

:05:44.:05:49.

Murphy felt the full brunt from this one. It was to put it. You can

:05:49.:05:52.

see why the referee pulled out the yellow-card for the first time in

:05:52.:06:02.
:06:02.:06:32.

corner of the afternoon. Tom Healy decent shot. It Jamie Lang field

:06:32.:06:41.

gets a cross to keep the scoreline blank. He's trying to implore his

:06:41.:06:51.

defence to clear the lines a bit the net before the goalkeeper got

:06:51.:06:57.

his fingertips to it? He was taking no chances. It was a good save.

:06:58.:07:01.

Motherwell, for the first time in the match, are putting pressure on

:07:01.:07:09.

the Aberdeen defence. Humphrey will collect once more. It's a dangerous

:07:09.:07:15.

looking ball straight into the arms of the goalkeeper, this time it.

:07:15.:07:21.

Half-an-hour gone. The coach can be reasonably content. His side is

:07:21.:07:31.
:07:31.:07:43.

Hayes! He goes close for Aberdeen. It was a good move from the home

:07:43.:07:53.
:07:53.:08:08.

couple of yards wide, in the end, Perhaps a final chance before half-

:08:08.:08:18.
:08:18.:08:39.

seen enough of the first half. It started promisingly. Hollis's done

:08:39.:08:49.
:08:49.:08:56.

well. At half-time, it is goalless. Scottish Cup last season. A 2-1

:08:56.:09:01.

winner down at Fir Park. Motherwell have not lost here until -- since

:09:01.:09:08.

2008. Their fans will look back fondly to 1991, the last time they

:09:08.:09:15.

were here on a Scottish Cup duty. They won 1-0 and went on to lift

:09:15.:09:24.

the trophy. So plenty to play for. Craig Brown has not seen fit to

:09:24.:09:30.

make any changes at the start of the second half. The Motherwell

:09:30.:09:40.
:09:40.:10:17.

gone right for him this afternoon. That so nearly did. Curling towards

:10:17.:10:27.
:10:27.:10:41.

of and a son but he recovered. A corner kick is the outcome. A good,

:10:41.:10:51.
:10:51.:11:24.

hassling shot. Tom Heatley, the man Motherwell feel aggrieved, they

:11:24.:11:34.
:11:34.:11:37.

should have had a penalty a moment Claims of handball now from

:11:37.:11:44.

Aberdeen but it's not given either. Now it is Aberdeen's turn to

:11:44.:11:54.
:11:54.:11:55.

protest. Here is the claim for handball. The hand goes up. It

:11:56.:12:02.

might be the other hand which touches the ball. Very difficult to

:12:02.:12:12.
:12:12.:12:30.

see, that one of. He couldn't winning goal? Jamie Murphy! He

:12:30.:12:40.
:12:40.:12:41.

loves to do that! A rocket from Jamie Murphy. It is the 6th goal of

:12:41.:12:45.

the season and it could well be the winner did take Motherwell through

:12:45.:12:55.
:12:55.:13:02.

to the next round of the Scottish Aberdeen manufacture a final chance

:13:02.:13:09.

to grab equalisation? And it is into the back of the net! No

:13:09.:13:17.

surprise, it is that man again! Once again, in the final minute,

:13:17.:13:22.

and Niall McGinn, so a hero for Aberdeen this season. And never

:13:22.:13:26.

more so than with this last for an equaliser to keep their Scottish

:13:26.:13:35.

Cup hopes alive. He goes in with the cross... And then the head

:13:35.:13:44.

there is inch-perfect from McGinn. And indeed, it is full-time. And

:13:44.:13:50.

Niall McGinn's headed goal, with only seconds remaining, denies

:13:50.:13:59.

Stuart McCall a path into the 5th round of the Scottish Cup. They

:13:59.:14:05.

finished that 1-1. Agony, I suppose. How are you

:14:05.:14:11.

feeling? I suppose Aberdeen came out in the first five minutes and

:14:11.:14:17.

they could have gone ahead and put us under pressure. We had two in

:14:17.:14:21.

experienced centre-backs playing and I thought in the second off we

:14:21.:14:27.

were terrific. It is the second time we have been up and lost the

:14:27.:14:33.

goal so it was hard. The lads were a bit disappointed but I thought we

:14:33.:14:39.

went terrific in the second half. They have been playing well of late,

:14:39.:14:43.

so, you know, we have got to be more than happy coming away with

:14:43.:14:47.

the right result this afternoon. Another time with them. Aberdeen

:14:47.:14:56.

have tremendous away support. If it comes on Tuesday night, they will

:14:56.:15:00.

get the terrific support and that will help us. It is on the pitch

:15:00.:15:04.

that the game is won and lost. We have had injured players back for

:15:04.:15:11.

that fixture and that will help us. Than good he had -- thank goodness

:15:11.:15:21.
:15:21.:15:25.

What about that draw? Yes, if you look at how it came out, with the

:15:25.:15:34.

extra time, not a lot between the two teams, as you say, and it shows.

:15:34.:15:38.

Aberdeen will be disappointed to have acquired a late equaliser

:15:38.:15:43.

because they were rarely impressively out of the blocks.

:15:43.:15:50.

right from the first minute they were closing down. But good pace,

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but in under pressure, asking questions right from the start and

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they have good skill, players who are willing to get into the box.

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And when you put a team under pressure for the first minute that

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can have an effect. It can affect the next 20 minutes of the game,

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just the psychological effect. It did help them for about 20 minutes.

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This is all in the first minute and this is a great save, a fantastic

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save. And it was the only one he made. He made quite a few in the

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first 15, 20 minutes, and he certainly kept them in the game.

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And not just how close they are in the league, but if you look at the

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two teams, both have got the same problem. It is at home that they

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have been struggling to get wins. So probably now it was switched to

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the fact that Aberdeen will now be the favourites because we know they

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will have trouble getting away and at home they have been playing

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great football as scoring goals or way from home and they have been

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the same. So we could be in Aberdeen's favour. That is what

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happens. And Aberdeen won the Scottish Cup at Motherwell last

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season as well. Jamie Murphy has to be a contender for this? Yes, he

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must be fed up with everybody saying, he is back on form, off

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form, on form. Because in the end, if you are playing wide, you're

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depending on how much of the ball you get but today he decided to go

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inside a few times. And I told you what, that is a great goal. Not

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much the goalkeeper can do. It is bending away from him. And he has

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got his ability back. They are dangerous to any side, those

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players. What a clever header it was from Niall McGinn, to square-

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rigged for Aberdeen. He just can't stop scoring at the moment as if --

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at the moment! -- he squared it. The power is on the ball. We keep

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saying in training, but the pace on the ball with the crossing, and you

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just need to guide it on-target. Great running and goalscoring as

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well this season. And suddenly your confidence rises. But anybody who

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scores... I mean, he is not a natural with headers, but anybody

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who scores from that angle can boast such good technique.

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Motherwell were looking for a penalty, for example, Mark Reynolds

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for handball. Any chance of them getting his? A bit harsh, I think.

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I don't think so. He but the hand is all the way down. I don't think

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it was a penalty. From all of these angles you can just about spot his

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hand... For the referee, it have one. I do not think too many people

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will complain about that, except the manager, obviously, and the

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team at half-time. Trying to work out a winner, so tough. I think it

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all began to extra-time and penalties. Both teams have had the

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same problem being at home, so I have got a funny feeling that maybe

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Aberdeen, if I had to choose one based on facts, that Aberdeen have

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had some good wins away from home. Maybe been more fortunate getting

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breaks. Both teams are probably suited with some really good pace

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in the team. I mean, I had Aberdeen in the League Cup and we played

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them really well but they are very dangerous on the break. And

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Motherwell are the same, which is probably why they have had good

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results away as well. Let's complete the coverage with a round-

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up of the three games we have not seen so far. And we start with

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Queen of the self at Kilmarnock. -- Queen of the South but the early

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sending-off upset them back with a late challenge and then the

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Spaniard needed treatment. The referee was left brandishing a red

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card. But soon up and able shortly afterwards. A goal in the 8th

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minute. Queen of the South almost went further behind when Fowler

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shot this off the crossbar... And the danger was not over. But

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Heffernan could only put his header wide of the post. Despite being a

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man like, there was still life in the Queen of the South. A great

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chance for Clark but the ball went just wide. In the nine meetings

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between these sides in the Scottish Cup, Queen of the South had only

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lost once and they were not giving is one up, with his cross giving

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havoc in the box. -- giving this one up. But then Kilmarnock went 2-

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1 in front. And that looked like game over. But credit to Queens.

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They did not give up. McGuffie with the cross and it was met perfectly

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by Nicholas Clark. And Queen of the South showing plenty of fight right

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potential of fiery one. No. Two came four minutes before the break,

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and what his strike it was. Breaking the goalkeeper Nelson, who

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scrambled across the line but failed to connect. No more goals

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but they did come close. St Mirren here and they were both in

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tangerine. Johnnie Russell's credentials as Scotland's hottest

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prospect were done no harm by this hat-trick. Russell's second was set

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up as the SPL side fought further red with less than half-an-hour

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played. If there were any lingering doubts, they were well and truly

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snuffed out by half-time. You will not be surprised to hear Russell

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was involved again, with his partner Jon Daly, but Dundee United

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3-0 up by the break. -- to put Dundee United. This double was

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insured after the hosts failed to deal with the corner. It was not

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pretty but it was gone up -- goal number four. Still work to be done

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after this was denied by goalkeeper David Mitchell. A fine and

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A pretty impressive performance and always happy to get a job done as

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impressively as that? Yes. You never know what you're going into.

:24:20.:24:30.
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A thoroughly professional Some good finishes there for the

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It has worked. Nothing works happier than -- works better than

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He is a terrific striker. He took a bit of a dip at the end. We were

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deliberating on goal of the day. He has ballooned. This is exactly

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where he wanted to put it. His goal was an absolute top of. I can't

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argue with it. It's the best goal of the day. You can almost feel the

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tension, can't you? I've not seen many players do that. It's all

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about the flick of the foot and back again. I have seen great

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strikers do this. They lose control of the ball. Technique Wise, it's

:26:03.:26:13.
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I would like to set -- to disagree because I thought... Just to be

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awkward! But I have to disagree on this. If you look, you know exactly

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what he is trying to do there. He is back left and he knows he will

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try to get away, the fact it goes in and away off the post. They were

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just fantastic. For me, I agree with Patrick. That was the goal.

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Let's have a look at unfinished business. Games but -- postponed

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Two sides to play tomorrow. It will have you licking your lips and

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Platt -- thinking of the Derby's you have played. Hart has thrashed

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Hibs at the end of last season but it is hips going into this one as

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the favourite? Yeah, it has been a complete turnaround with one team

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struggling coming good than any other doing well. Then the other

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not doing so well. Introducing a lot of younger players from Hearts

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and it will be a big test for them tomorrow because obviously it will

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be an experience, a first-time experience, for them. If there is

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one thing about our hearts, they have a great record and everybody

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knows that too is connected with the club and what it means. They

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will be smart for the Cup Final. They will have taken a lot of stick

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for that. Their conference is up. They have been struggling a bit to

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score goals. -- their confidence. They should get a chance to pull it

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off but we think they will want to put them under pressure but it will

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depend on what team is picked tomorrow. Because it is a Derby and

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you have to think like that. It doesn't matter if certain players

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have been doing well. You pick the team because it is a Derby and you

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feel they can handle it. And I hope he does. If you are saying that.

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need a wee bit of balance! He is Rangers will want to get somewhere.

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Highlights from the fourth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup as the SPL teams join the competition. Action and analysis from all the games including Motherwell's trip to Aberdeen and the Highland derby between Ross County and Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Dunfermline will be looking to avenge their recent 5-1 league defeat to Partick Thistle when the two sides meet again at Firhill, Celtic host Second Division Arbroath whilst Highland League side Turriff United, in their first season in the competition, are at home to Morton.

Presented by Rob MacLean with guest Pat Nevin.


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