Reports and results from the fifth round of the Scottish Cup. Today's games include Annan Athletic v Greenock Morton, Rangers v Kilmarnock and Motherwell v Inverness.
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Yes, good afternoon. Welcome to the Results Show. Thanks for tuning in
ahead of the rugby. Astronaut Tim Peake is watching in spates,
apparently. Has no-one told him he is missing out on Scottish results
and much more. Including the wisdom and wit of the guest, Pat knave
yawned Craig Pattinson. Let's have a look the scores.
Two matches tomorrow. East Kilbride against Celtic and
Hearts against Hibs. One match in the Scottish Premiership.
St Johnstone trailing Aberdeen 3-1 now.
Aberdeen go level on points at the top with Celtic should they prevail.
One match in the Scottish championships. St Mirren one up on
Queen of the South. It is all happening across the country. We
start with our rounds in the grounds.
Jo Watched for us by John Barnes. An Dean up 3-1 against St Johnstone.
Opening up the scoring was Adam Rooney with Peter Pawlett. Then
Niall McGinn tapping home after a disastrous bit of defending by St
Johnstone. Did I say Ross County were cruising
their way into the last eight? I think that I did. The first mistake.
Now to Linlithgow Rose. Let's hear what is happening.
It is Ross County, three, Linlithgow Rose, two.
An incredible run here. Here they are not giving up without a fight.
Rory McLennon who has been so important in the competition, at the
end of a wonderful slick passing move, it is now 3-2 for Ross County
with the chances of a shock still on the cards. Although having said
that, Brian Graham made it 4-2. Brian Graham, surely with the final
sale on a Ross County victory. What an effort it has been from the
junior side. Let's head to Fir Park. It is an
all-Premiership cup tie. Motherwell against Inverness. Good afternoon to
Connie McLoughlin. Yes it is all square into the
bargain. 1-1 Motherwell against Inverness. A McMannan own goal,
cancelled out in the second. McDonald, and then Storey scoring
one a piece. It is 1-1. And to now to Chris.
It is something of a wash-out, the game. Dundee United versus Partick
Thistle. United beginning to turn the screw. It is 0-0.
And now to Morton for the championships, it sounds like a job
for Charlie Mann. Annan well beaten by Morton. Morton
professional. Two goals in each half. One by Joe McKee. Then a
little bit of hope for Annan with a goal by Flynn. But then Morton are
now in the finals already. Dumbarton are at home to Dundee.
Nick Ross hit the post. But generally, the Suns have done well.
But still 0-0. Let's head to the paisley 2021
Stadium. That is where St Mirren play at home to Queen of the South.
And they have a 1-0 lead, St Mirren. Mallan's kick in the first half. A
the Queen of the South push to try to get a goal to get a point to push
them into the top four. Never mind Tim Peake, this is like
Twin Peaks! So, let's start off with the one match. Aberdeen, 3-1 up away
to St Johnstone in stark contrast to the last encounter? A 5-5 home
defeat, when he lost against Celtic. But they have come back and how they
have come back. A win today could take them level.
A lot of people expected an away victory. But St Johnstone have
struggled. The league form has gone. They are out of both cups. O'
Halloran has been sold, Dave McKay has been injured. It will be heart
to get St Johnstone back on track. Now, there is no real surprise,
although, Linlithgow Rose putting up a credible showing against Ross
County? They have played very well. Playing the ball well. The goals
have been super as well. Maybe a surprise, maybe the problem for
Kilmarnock, at the moment, though, Dumbarton and Dundee. It is one if
Dundee can get the draw, that could get them back up.
They would go home happy. At Perth there has been a goal.
Adam Rooney claiming his second of the afternoon in the 77th minute.
Shrugging aside two defenders closing them down. A left foot shot
from nine yards on an angle. It dereceived the goalkeeper Alan
Mannus and rolled into the back of the net. St Johnstone, one,
Aberdeen, four. Maybe Aberdeen are repaying them for the 5-1 win
against the Dons this season. The Aberdeen players restoring
parity. Making it 5-1, to give them a taste of their medicine. If only
it worked that way. You have one or two other things on your mind, ie
winning the game. Don't do anything stupid. But a good win, four, maybe
five, the confidence surges through. Everyone will continue to ask
questions of Aberdeen. Even if they win this game today, it will be the
next one, the next one and the next one. But they have done a great run.
Two great runs this season. Although the manager, Derek is saying maybe
we can't win... Do you think he is saying that to the player, Pat? No.
It is interesting. I draw a parallel to Leicester. He is trying to keep
them calm. Relax bad it. Don't worry about it. Don't go psychedelic about
it. Just enjoy yourself and play. You know a what, that is often when
you play best. That is what he is trying to do. To almost, in a
strange way, to keep their minds off it. Easier said than done.
And on Barnes, could this be a fifth for Aberdeen or a second for St
Johnstone. It is a second for St Johnstone. A
corner kick from the right-hand side. Slung in by Liam Craig. Then
Stevie Anderson outjumping everyone to hit it in the net. Thank you very
much. Thank you for not going psychedelic on us! Against, the
Scottish Cup, the fifth round started at lunch time. Rangers, the
leaders, are at home to Rangers. As I mentioned, it finished,
Rangers, nil, Kilmarnock, nil. On the face of it, a better result for
Kilmarnock than Rangers? Yes. The way that the game went, I thought
that Kilmarnock started well. Rangers ground into the game.
Passing the ball, dominating territory. Possession. Rangers
hitting the woodwork. James Tavern, Danny Wilson and a shot with a
header. Craig Slater was unlucky, his shot hit the head of the Rangers
goalkeeper and then went wide. But Rangers dominated the game. Probably
the better chances. But the Kilmarnock side battled. They were
really good. They get another chance at Rugby Park.
Does it swing the balance in favour of Kilmarnock? Maybe not? I would
say that Rangers were the favourite for this one. But Lee McCulloch,
what a lovely period for him. He steadies it with a clean sheet. .
Although Rangers missed a few chances they worked hard. They were
organised. I think that Lee McCulloch, that was the game plan
from the start. They have to have been lucky to get through but they
are not out of it. That is the argument. They will have more of the
game when they go down to Kilmarnock.
What about Linlithgow Rose? Let's find out. We are back to Dingwall.
Ross County against Linlithgow Rose. Let's hear from Scott Davy.
Into the last five minutes. The Linlithgow Rose supporters who
travelled up can be proud of not only the effort that the players put
in but some of the play that was produced. The first junior club to
reach this stage of the competition, the last 16 of the Scottish Cup.
They have shown real spirit and skill as well and caused problems
for the team who remember just last weekend defeated Celtic at Hampden
to reach the League Cup final. The manager saying before the game that
they really needed to be focussed, concentrated and do a professional
job. Paul Quinn his second goal in two games. Heading them into the
early lead. Ross County's full-time training looked decisive in terms of
the quality from the set pieces. By halve it was level and deservedly
so. On the balance of play, Ross County finding it difficult to get a
fluency into the play. But a bizarre own goal from Jamie Reckord. The
ball hit Jamie Reckord and swung into the goal. Within seven or eight
minutes into the start of the second half, Ross County had upped their
game, imagine that there would have been stiff words. Brian Graham
taking advantage of the set piece, waysing one home and then Schalk,
making it 3-1. It looked over there. But then a wonderful goal with
MacLennan getting a fourth goal for his competition for Linlithgow Rose
but then Brian Graham spoiling that with his second to make it four with
a fine shot from the edge of the box to make it 4-2.
Well, Chris music Loughlin was desperate for a goal.
Chris, tell us about it. The home fans on their feet. A
stunning goal from the substitute, Scot Fraser. The ball finding Fraser
on the edge of the box. Turned his body, shot with the left foot and
curled it past the keeper into the back of the net. 1-0 with five
minutes remaining. Let's hear from Connie, she is
watching Motherwell against Inverness.
Really, on the balance of play, you would have to say that Motherwell
should be in the lead. It is now 1-1.
It was in the first half. A goal hit the post it should have been a goal
by the Australian striker but kept out.
It looked like Miles stow Storey had taken the lead but then Steven
McManus got a final touch. He then atoned for that mistake to
assist Scot McDonald to bring them level after 60 minutes. The fans
frustrated as they could see that the match could be won. They tried
to push forward. Great efforts. But 87 minutes on the clock. The fans
excited. They can see that there is potential for this to be won and a
place in the quarter-finals for the prize at the end of the match.
The fans getting excited there. I wonder if there is anything to get
excited about in Dumbarton, Kenny? I am keeping NI on this pitch, which
is cutting up badly. It was quite soggy before kick-off. The game went
ahead but as the game has worn on it is producing divots everywhere. The
best chance of the match came to Dundee after five minutes, Nick Ross
hitting the post. Dumbarton's secret weapon is Doherty, who has scored 20
goals from corners so far this season. The only problem is, he
hasn't had a chance to hit one here today. Still goalless with a few
minutes left. Sandra Brown is an championship duty this afternoon,
watching St Mirren against Queen of the South. Into the final five
minutes here. Queen of the South had a few half chances earlier on, but
St Mirren took the lead in the first half when a soft free kick was
awarded 19 yards out. Mallan curled a beautiful right footed shot past
Thompson into the net. Almost made it 2-0 after Queens's keeper was
lucky to stay on the pitch. He handled the ball out side the box.
Given a yellow card. Russell almost levelled a few minutes before the
break but his shot say. Langford again with another two terrific
saves to deny Picard on both occasions. After that Conroy, the
substitute came on, he hit a free kick and that came off the top of
the crossbar. Queen is pushing to get something from this game, trying
to get themselves into the top Legion d'Honneur place. At the
moment St Mirren are hanging on. -- into the top four places. Lots
happening. Dundee United 's leading Partick Thistle 1-0. Pat, you are
saying it is Rob Austin counter? That would be kind. Probably about
seven or eight challenges where you turned away from. They have been
handling each other. At times more like an ice hockey game. The
referee, to give him his credit, has let the game go on a bit. He has had
to produce a yellow card a couple of times but it is a classic cup tie.
They are going for it. Someone is going for it at Fir Park Stadium. It
had been coming but it looks like it was going to come for the home side,
but this his goal from the visitors. The visitors. At excellent goal from
25 yards out from Roberts, a right footed strike into the bottom of the
net. The home fans stunned, they are on their way to the exit. 1-2. That
is a sore one, back-up exit. 25 years since he lifted the cup? There
are all sorts of things going on around it, which is fabulous, but
you would love the team still to be on the condition and hope to do it
again. Looks like they are out. Two away wins so far this season,
looking like it might go that way again. If you look at the form,
Motherwell have been struggling in recent weeks. Cali Thistle have been
on a good run, so not a big surprise. Stories brewing all over
the country. St Johnstone against Aberdeen, John Barnes, a thrilling
finish? Yes. It is now St Johnstone three, Aberdeen four. A little bit
of stoppage time to be added here. I wonder if the Aberdeen nerves
jangling. I bet they are! What you make of that? Even John couldn't
believe it. You know what the game means, three points, level with
Celtic, you had a great week and managed to beat the leaders to close
the gap. You have a chance to level. Everything in the garden looks rosy
and then a couple of goals, only 4-3. If St Johnstone can get one set
piece, a ball in the box, there will be panic stations. Did you say
everything in the garden is rosy? That would take us to Victoria Park.
Ross County running out winners over Linlithgow. The last junior side in
the condition, the first junior side to get do the last 16. It is all
over, back-up dream is over. Scott Davie will give us a blow by blow
account of how it ended. Hopefully he will... No, he's not going to
talk. The excitement is far too much for him. We will do it. Ross County
4-2 Linlithgow. Flying the flag for the juniors. They got to the last 16
and they have done remarkably well. Yes, played really well. Got the
ball on the deck. Their second goal was a great goal, really worth
watching tonight. I was too busy talking to see it. Don't worry, you
will see it. We said this right at the start of the game, they had one
weakness which was really obvious in the game. They were able to defend
corners and free kicks, particularly anything from wide into the box was
a massive problem for them. We can hear from Scott Davie. Whatever
gremlin was in the system has been eradicated. I think I was speechless
as Jim McIntyre was at half-time when his side were level with
Linlithgow. Paul Quinn scoring his second goal in two games since
returning from Aberdeen. The captain of the club today. The junior side
had difficulties dealing with set pieces in the box all day. It was
exploited that. By half-time they were level. A bizarre own goal from
Jamie Reckford, was booked in the first half. An attempted parents
came back and spun off Jamie Reckford into the net. Ross County
certainly didn't do what Jim McIntyre was suggesting they should
do, which was focused from the get go against their junior opponents.
More focus in the start of the second half and raced into what
looked like a comfortable lead. Brian Graham with his sixth goal of
the season from a corner played in. A powerful header. Another header on
63 minutes, Alex Schalk put the ball in the roof of the net. Linlithgow
Rose showed tenacity throughout this competition. In the 75th minute,
lovely slick passing movement. Ruari MacLennan in for a goal. A little
bit of doubt in the mind of Ross County players. The ball at the edge
of the penalty area and they put it in the back of the net. Limits go
Rose players taking a standing ovation. -- Linlithgow Rose players.
Though this cup might be over, they have a big Scottish Junior cup tie
to look forward to. As far as Ross County are concerned, in one cup
final already and just another couple of games away from another
cup season after a 4-2 win. Not speechless for long! Connie
McLaughlin has lots to talk about, Motherwell and Inverness. It
finished with a win for the cup holders.
Yes, only one place to start, a late winner for Inverness. It broke
Motherwell's Hearts. They have been playing the best of the football and
should have been ahead after 37 minutes, but it went over the bar.
Cali Thistle took advantage of the counterattack and surged up the
other end. Motherwell defender Stephen McManus bundled it across
the line. It looks like it was Miles Storey, but it looks like McManus
got the final touch for an own goal. In the second half the home side
piled on the pressure. The home fans grew frustrated. They levelled
things. Scott McDonald got on the end of McManus's header. Trying to
atone for his earlier mistake with the Mrs. Some slack passing and no
precision finishing let the home side down. 91 minutes on the clock,
Jordan Roberts stunned the home fans with a wonder strike from 25 yards
out and handed Inverness a place in the quarterfinals of the Scottish
Cup. It finished here at Fir Park Stadium 1-2. The stadium announcer
playing always look on the bright side of life to cheer up the
Motherwell fans. The fans at Tannadice Stadium don't need to ring
up, through to the final eight. Dundee United heading through thanks
to the late effort from Scott Fraser. Not much between the sides
in a dreary match. The first half started brightly. Sean Welsh had a
couple of long-range efforts, the second of which was spilled by the
keeper before being swept to safety. As the rain started, the foot. Full
passes were misplaced, shots wavered and niggling fouls persisted. Both
sides pushed for a winner as the clock ticked down. Scott Fraser had
a decent shot saved them with five minutes to go he found space on the
right-hand side of the box and curled in great strike, low past the
goalkeeper. Back to back wins the Dundee United and Scottish Cup
success. Crisis, what crisis? 1-0. Full-time at McDiarmid Park in the
match between St Johnstone and Aberdeen. A real thrill for John
Barnes to describe. 3-4. Aberdeen maintained their title challenge to
move level on points with Celtic after a hard-fought victory here at
McDiarmid Park. Adam Rooney and Peter Pawlett had given the Dons a
half-time 2-0 lead. But they pulled one back seven minutes into the
second period. Niall McGinn stretch the lead before Adam Rooney added
his second of the afternoon to make it 4-1. A late rally from St
Johnstone, Stevie Anderson with a header. That pulled the Saints back
into it to make it 4-3 to the Dons. Saints rallied but could not find an
equaliser and it finished victorious for Derek McInnis's side. Thank you.
Charlie Mann was watching the Scottish Cup match between Annan
Athletic and Morton. A comfortable win for Morton. Very much. 4-1 the
champion side have won this. Always in control. The 4-1 scoreline is no
reflection on their dominance of the game. A hat-trick from McCluskey,
one goal from Joe McKee. A little bit of a consolation from Matt
Flynn, with a header on 71 minutes. It was McCluskey on 21 minutes to
set Morton on their way. Joe McKee scored on 45. McCluskey got another
in the 66 and finished his hat-trick and got his sixth goal of the season
on 68 minutes. Total dominance for Morton. Before this game they had
only won one game in six, against Livingston in the last round of the
cup. Morton enjoy the cup, they have enjoyed thereafter known and they
are into the quarterfinal. Thank you. Kenny Crawford, if you recall
he was watching Dumbarton against Dundee in the Scottish Cup. Yes, the
Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium. It finished 0-0. I have not seen 22
players so keen to get off the pitch for a while. It was cold, wet and
windy and the pitch was cutting up and it was not a great game. The
best chance of the game fell to Nick Ross early on, five minutes in, set
up by Greg Stewart. He had a shot that hit the post. From then on
Dundee had some shooting practice for the first 10-15 minutes but then
Dumbarton gradually came into the game and competed well. Their spirit
was summed up by a brilliant goal-line clearance by Doherty. And
from there on in it was very scrappy and both teams will sort it out over
a replay. It was 0-0. Thank you. Sandra Brown was next, watching the
championship match, the only match in the championship this afternoon
between St Mirren and Queen of the South. How did it finished? It
finished 1-0. St Mirren will take the three points in the first of
these back-to-back meetings. Queens had the best of the chances early
on. Hutton all had -- had a half chance. Saints took the lead midway
through the first half. A soft free kick, but nothing soft about the
goal. Mallan curling a beautiful right footed shot past the
goalkeeper. The Queens keeper lucky to stay on the pitch after handling
the ball outside the area. Langfield polled more saves off to deny them
scoring. They couldn't find an equaliser, so they have missed the
chance to move into the top four. Saints claimed their second home win
of the season in the space of two weeks. It finished 1-0. St Mirren 24
point off third but only four off a play-off spot. That seems
remarkable. That is the joy of the play-offs. It keeps everyone
interested. They have a chance. Put a little run together... I have to
say, I hadn't realised that until I do is look to it there. Incredible,
that they could get that close. No shocks in the Scottish Cup today.
Dumbarton pulling off a good result at home to Dundee, 0-0. One would
say probably Dundee will go through. Dumbarton, extra money, it is a
chance, you go there and you can play with a bit of freedom and go
for it. Dundee are a team always look like scoring goals. Greg
Stewart is always a danger. I think that Homer, Dundee will be too
strong but you can never tell in the cup. Probably the player of the
round so far, McCluskey. A hat-trick.
It is a good team playing there. To get a hat-trick in the Scottish Cup
is fantastic. And this round. That is a big win. They can look forward
to the draw. Desperate for a home win. But if you have scored a
hat-trick, you must be thinking, give me the next game. Let's play
right away. And a Chas and Dave style knees up
planned if they won. I think that they deserve a party? I think when
you look at how they played, they went to Ross County to play, not to
park the bus. Interesting, speaking to a player,
he said that the manager had not told them the tactics, he thought it
would be to defend? But it is the first time a junior team have
reached the stage of the competition. Don't go out with
regrets. If there is not a lot of chance to win the game, have a bash.
If you are going down early, then defend and that is probably what
opened up the game. Thank you very much, against. Now
for today's classified results roundup. I thought a fourth official
was on strike then! The William Hill Scottish Cup.
Two matches tomorrow, East Kilbride against #1e89ic and -- Hearts
Hearts. One match in the Premiership.
Ripe with significance. Aberdeen level on points with Celtic at the
top after a 4-3 win away to St Johnstone. Celtic have a game in
hand and a superior goal difference. In the championship.
Look at that at the top of the Barclays English Premier League.
Leicester City. A good win for Aston Villa. Four
points behind Sunderland at the foot of the table.
Right to the big story in England this afternoon it was the top two in
action at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City against Leicester.
Let's find out how it finished. It is exciting.
A 15th Premier League win of the season for Leicester.
The first for Manchester City since 2003.
Leicester in charge from the first. Huth with a goal in three minutes.
And they could have added to that but Manchester City had possession
but they could not take from it. Huth added a third, yet another
impressive performance by Leicester City, who is beaten Manchester City
by 3-1. And now for this one Tottenham
against Watford. Tottenham Hotspur are second in the
league table. I will be speaking to Mauricio Pochettino shortly. He will
have to answer the question: Are you title contenders. Tottenham by far
the better contenders. Spurs treated Watford like a badly creased shirt,
they kept pressing. After the hour mark, Kieron Trippier was on hand to
divert home. Watford created little. Tottenham were deserved winners.
Pat is beaming from ear-to-ear. I am not sure if it is for the result of
this match. Stoke against Everton. They scored three in the first half.
They could have had another three in the second.
Lukaku converted a penalty for the 20th of the season. Coleman headed a
second. And then a sloppy pass that Aaron
Lennon sprint through to finish off. There were clear chances in the
second half. The final whistle met with booing by the Stoke City
supporters. Stoke have won just one league game in seven, scoring four,
conceding 12. And Liverpool were at home to
Sunderland. Well, this finished 2-2. This was
really weird. The opening 60 minutes was as bad as you would have seen.
Then Liverpool were in front. In terms of possession, they deserved
to lead. A rush of shots could have added to the lead, then Lallana
added a second goal after Oliveiria. The was half full when Johnson
scored for Sunderland and then two minutes from the end Defoe scored a
second to get a point that Sunderland did not deserve.
Now let's find out what happened at Aston Villa against Norwich City.
Aston Villa, two. Lescott with a header before the half-time whistle.
Agbonlahor with his first goal since March. Then Villa in double figures
for goals scored at home. Chances cleared off the line for Norwich.
But worrying times for them. A fifth straight Premier League defeat. It
begs the question, could this be a championship fixture next season.
Against, what is happening down south.
Pat, where do you want to start? The bottom or the top? The bottom is
interesting. But to be fair the story is Leicester. It is
extraordinary. They keep on going and going. You can't now say that
they won't do it. Every week, Pat, on this show, I ask
the experts who is going to win the title down there, everyone goes for
Manchester City. I wonder if things with you, gentlemen, may have
changed after that result? I'm going for Spurs now! Honestly, you have to
be foolish to guess the Premier League. It is madness. The teams are
great. Everton winning 3-0. I don't have a problem with that.
They easily have a good enough score to anybody the top four. Leicester,
no-one read this at all. Even six months ago. But they keep doing it.
The thing about Leicester, we keep on about this, there is the depth in
the squad. They can afford a few. They have up front good enough
players to come in. No-one else is putting them under pressure. They
definitely can win this. Craig, I was reading Manchester
City, ?230 million, the team cost. Leicester City, one of free
transfers, 5,000-1 you were getting for them to win at the start of the
season. I wish I had put a few bob on that. Ran air Ranieri came in. I
liked him but I did not think he would be championship material. But
they have kept going. Vardy, Mahrez. They are wonderful. Ego for
Manchester. I this that the money talks. If you have enough good
players you will be on top. But I would love to see spirit and the
things that Leicester City have going for them to prove me wrong,
that money does not make a difference. But I still think that
City may catch them. I hope not. Money talks? Well, a goal to nil
here at this game. Partick Thistle.
A good fight. All credit to our defence. We defended soldiedly.
Looking dangerous. Happy with the 1-0 victory.
It was not pretty, it swung end to end? It was a fighting performance.
Both teams. Surprised, really. But hoping that one or two players would
have been a little calmer. With their foot on the ball, been a
little more patient instead of that very quick football, as we often
say. But no, it was a fighting performance. Lots of running, effort
from the boys and attitude. The same as in the Kilmarnock game a couple
of weeks ago. The attitude is important. That is spot on.
Scot Fraser made a huge difference when he came on? Scott is a great
player. He is a goalscorer. He got the opportunity. He took it.
Slighted, imagine, and you are beginning to build momentum? I would
not say that yet. A couple of victories but yes, if we keep these
lines we can put pressure on the teams above us. But delighted with
the next round of the cup. Looking forward to Monday.
Two wins on the spin. He smiled at the beginning but not getting
carried away? No, the job is to get from the foot of that table. They
had to give themselves a fighting chance. Now follow that up with a
Cup win. You are looking forward to the draw. The next two league games
are Motherwell and Hamilton. Two of the teams in the bottom six. If he
can make it a four match winning run, then they will close on the
teams above. Then the pressure grows. But the Cup is good. That is
a break from the league. But a must for United to pick up win after win.
If they close the gap, you never know. Leicester did it down south.
Ross County did it here. Anything can happen. They have stopped
shipping goals? We talk about it being a robust performance by both
sides. His first answers, he spoke about fight both times. He meant in
the fighting spirit. You need that in the bottom league. He will be
pleased with that. He loved the fact he is through to the next round. But
you cannot get out of the position without that fight and fighting
spirit. They are through. As are Ross
County. We can hear from their manager, Jim McIntyre.
We spoke before the game entered you had to be switched on from the start
and it would be a tough game, and it out that way? Yes, scoring an early
goal... I felt we were really sloppy in possession of the ball. We didn't
move it quick enough. We invited pressure, but great credit goes to
Linlithgow. I think they were fantastic. It was a really poor
first goal for us to concede. We have to do far better there.
Sometimes when you make five and six changes and things go OK... But it
didn't today, and it disrupted us. But I don't want to take anything
away from them, because they brought a level of performance here today,
and were well set up. They scored a good second goal as well for the
credit to them. A bit of relief to everybody concerned when Brian
Graham got the goal so quickly. No nervy last ten minutes or so?
Definitely. Goals change games. When they go 3-2 you think, here we go.
But luckily for us it was a good quality goal from us and Brian put
it away. That just relieved the little bit of pressure and we were
able to see the game out quite comfortably from there. I would say
he is relieved rather than happy? Yes, I would say so. I think maybe
slightly surprised at the quality they played against today, because
it is a team that came to play good football. They were open. He talked
about the opposition's good play and the second goal. It was a nice
second goal but he would have been fuming if they even had a draw in
that game and it was possibly on the cards when you go back to 3-2. But
the quality and the set pieces eventually saw them through. Two cup
ties still to be played this weekend, the first of which is an
Edinburgh derby. The only one this season. You will be able to listen
to live coverage of Hearts against Hibernian tomorrow. You can see
highlights on television tomorrow night. Let's have a look at Hearts
got through the fourth round. Do you remember this from last month? A 1-0
win against Aberdeen. No easy feat. Karen Patterson with a corner. They
are much more than just physical, but they use the physical prowess
for many two. That led to the goal. They will take great confidence from
that win. But Hibs will take great confidence from the last appearance
at Tynecastle which was not against Hearts but St Johnstone, lastly, 2-1
winners in the semi. Chips down in the semifinal, winner takes all.
This Hibs side proves they have the mettle for the situation. They
knocked out qualities and Johnstone side, St Johnstone came back into it
with a really good header. I thought, now Hibs can prove to
everybody, if they can come through this. John MacKinnon scores are
wonderful winner. Cup final to look forward to, but they won't be
looking by this game tomorrow. It is Edinburgh's biggest fixture and the
one that hurts when you lose. I am hoping you can both be as
professional as I know you are. Leaving personal leanings aside, I
know you both lean towards Hibs. Pat , what is your feeling? The
favourites are Hearts, because it is a home game for them. But there is
so little in it. The styles are different in the two sides. Makes
intriguing. Yes, and both teams and really good form. I think it will be
a classic Edinburgh derby. If we say Hibs are slight underdogs, is only
slight. I don't think it's like a team at the top of the SPF fell
against a championship team. Robin Elsom thinks Hearts have the edge
because they are playing Premiership opposition week in and week out?
That is possibly true, but Hibs in great form, one defeat in 19. If
they can oppose impose their passing style, then they can get something.
They do have that firepower. If you have it, you'd use it. Anthony
Stokes has come in and scored on his first couple of matches. His fitness
might not be quite fair, but he is a real threat. Jason Cummings provide
the same. Strong in midfield. Hibs have two defend set pieces well. If
Hibs can deal with it, they will be halfway there. Before I move on and
I bother you both with the prediction? I think Hibs. Do you beg
to differ? I do think it is probably the odd goal for Hearts stop I don't
want that to happen... An interesting balance, thank you. To
the other tie taking place tomorrow, never mind David against Goliath
this is like David against the little brother against the liars and
the whole gang. East Kilbride against Celtic. You can watch it
live on BBC One from 2:45pm. Our Celtic fans thinking the
unthinkable? I don't think so. But they have lost their last two
matches, first against Ross County in the League Cup semifinal on
Sunday. To be honest they started the game so well. They got this
goal, Leigh Griffiths laser on a plate for Gary Mackay-Steven. They
had another couple of chances and it looks like it was then be Celtic all
day long. Then this happened and completely change the game. Efe
Ambrose runs into the player, a penalty kick and a red card. Ross
County equalised. A terrific spot kick. After that they use the extra
man and went on to win the game. Well done Ross County, but Celtic
will think it was a case of what might have been. That corner kick,
two blocks and Craig Gordon was held as well. Using good blocks again to
score from corner kicks today. That is something they work very hard on
and is very impressive. It is not negative. Some people, when I talk
about scoring from set pieces, that is a positive, that is how a lot of
goals are scored. The start of a bad week for Celtic and it went from bad
to worse. At Pittodrie they lost 2-1 to Aberdeen. Looking to bounce back
and open a gap at the top of the league again and take some pressure
off the manager, but what a wonderful goal from Jonny Hayes.
Certainly nothing wrong with his left leg, and magnificent effort.
Then Simon Church, just brought in, helped himself to a goal. Celtic did
come back and get one late on but that was a must win for Aberdeen and
a massive boost to their confidence, the fact they came through that test
with flying colours. A strange week for Celtic. League Cup, Premiership,
and now the Scottish Cup against East Kilbride. They have only been
going for about six years. Is this the kind of Mac Ronny Deila would
want? There is another knock as well, with the fact Aberdeen won
today, so they have gone level on points at the top. That is another
thing that will play in the back of their minds. It won't affect them in
this game against East Kilbride. It should be how many they win by. That
isn't in no way offensive to East Kilbride, it isn't, but Celtic... It
is a minimum of three or four they should win by. That is partially
dependent on a couple of things, what sort of team Ronny Deila you
will put out. What sort of team will he put out? If it was me, the
strongest team you can put out there. If you put out a weak team
there isn't any hiding place. You better go out there and win this
game. Go and win the game first and then if you want to make a couple of
changes in the second half, that is absolutely fine. Do not take any
chances. Mad things can happen. We just watched Linlithgow play really
well. Do you think Ronnie Delia will not be resting too many first-team
players tomorrow? I don't think so. If you have won the last couple of
games you can do what you like, no pressure. But it is a must win game.
He has enough players in reserve and should be able to beat East Kilbride
but I don't think you will take any chances. If they are right on the
game, East Kilbride can make it difficult. I'm not saying they can
win, I think Celtic will win at a canter. Celtic under pressure but
East Kilbride had all the pressure in the last round when they played
Lothian Thistle. I was at the game and enjoyed it thoroughly fostered a
great goal here from Jack Smith early on in the match. This was
their big game, wasn't it? Yes, just to get to this round. It was a
fantastic achievement. The money they make from this game against
Celtic will be fabulous. A great day out for the East Kilbride fans.
Fabulous that the players to play against some of their heroes, but
they have to go into that game tomorrow, forget your heroes, you
have go and try and knock Celtic of their game. You have to take
advantage. You have the advantage of the surface, artificial surface.
East Kilbride will have levels of adrenaline they have never known
before. They have to get their faces in the Celtic players, put them in
their -- on the back foot. They will make it hard for Celtic. We can hear
from the East Kilbride chairman. We will hear what he thinks about my's
game. It is great. I think there is a whole excitement about the whole
town. That is all the topic is at the moment, Celtic and East
Kilbride. It will be a great day for everyone at the club. They feel like
superstars at the moment, living the dream. Is the chairman living the
dream? Very much so, fantastic. They are very much living the dream. The
epitome of the very tale -- fairy tale cup. Yes, they have done really
well to get this far. Can you imagine if you are an East Kilbride
player tonight, trying to get some sleep and forehand Chris Wright you
will be tossing and turning in your bed and trying to do all the right
things, eating everything right, trying to get yourself... If you
walk on that park tomorrow you can be 2-0 after a few minutes and it
can turn into a bit of a nightmare. I hope they really try hard to give
the best they are capable of. That is all they can do.
I think folks it's almost time for us to slip
Before we do we can all ruminate over these results:
The cup holders are safely through. A late goal for them in the match
against Motherwell. Rangers, Nick will have to do it all again in a
replay on Tuesday. Ross County through by virtue of a 4-2 win at
home. In the Premiership, just one game
today. The big one for Aberdeen, now level on points at the top.
Congratulations to them. One match in the championship, St Mirren
winning 1-0. Now here's something
to look forward to - and you don't have
to wait that long. Highlights of all today's Cup ties
at 10.30pm on BBC One He's back tomorrow night with more
Scottish Cuppery and SPFL action too The Results show is back
in our Six Nations enforced bolt hole
on BBC two next week at 4.30pm. And in a couple of minutes
on BBC Radio Scotland - it's Stuart and Tam's unmissable Off
the Ball Saturday Supplement. You can give them a call
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Reports and results from around the country from the fifth round of the Scottish Cup. As the competition reaches the last 16, there will be dreams of running out of the Hampden tunnel in May for the season's showpiece final.
Annan Athletic from League Two, who provided the shock of the last round when they knocked Hamilton out, take on Greenock Morton at Galabank. In the lunch-time kick-off, Rangers take on Kilmarnock at Ibrox.
Elsewhere, there are all-Premiership ties at Fir Park and Tannadice - Motherwell play holders Inverness, and Dundee Utd face Partick Thistle, hoping the cup will give them some respite from their poor league form. Plus a preview of Sunday's two big matches as Hearts prepare to play Edinburgh rivals Hibs and East Kilbride gear up for the visit of Glasgow giants Celtic.