11/02/2017 Sportscene


11/02/2017

David Currie introduces reports and results from the fifth round of the Scottish Cup. Fixtures include Celtic v Inverness CT, Ross County v Aberdeen and Dunfermline v Hamilton.


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Yes, good afternoon and welcome to the results show, another

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celebration of what one now for Mark manager of a Scottish team might

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call the randomness of football. Three things are a certainty, it is

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the fifth round week ending the Scottish Cup, Mark Warburton is no

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longer boss at Rangers, more on that later, and our guests this afternoon

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are Michael Stewart and John Hughes. Welcome and congratulations, John,

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on being appointed new manager of Raith Rovers. Before we bounce

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around the grounds, we will tell you the latest scores and one full-time

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result. In the William Hill Scottish Cup

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fifth round, it is 1-1 between a united and Clyde. Celtic giving

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Inverness a thrashing today, 6-0 in the lunchtime match. I'm firmly in

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athletic are 1-0 up against Hamilton. East Fife and St Mirren

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locked at 1-1. All square between Ross County and Aberdeen. Partick

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Thistle 1-0 up against St Johnstone. Two big ties this weekend. Hearts

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and Hibernian tomorrow, and Rangers at up against Morton.

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Let's hence to East End Park -- let's head.

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1-0, could it be a cup upset on our hands? Paul McMullen grabbed the

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goal after 31 minutes. The Hamilton defence switched off. McMullen

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slotted in for the opening goal of the match. That was his fourth

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Scottish Cup goal this season. It was all Dunfermline earlier the

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second half, but Hamilton are trying to get back into the match. But for

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a fine save from the goalkeeper, it would have been 1-1.

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Let's head to Somerset Park. Ayr United are at home to League 2

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Clyde. 1-1 and the hosts have had to come

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back to avoid a shot at Somerset Park. Gormley put Clyde in front

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with a low swept finish from ten yards on 55 minutes. Sean Higgins

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almost put the visitors 2-0 up, but his shot hammered back of the post.

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A United equalised when Clyde failed to clear.

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No man on a mobile feature this week. That is the bad news, the good

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news is it is a woman on a mobile feature.

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Atrocious conditions for football here.

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The second half has been a different

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story, East Fife equalised through a penalty after Ross Brown was taken

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down. St Mirren have just gone back and front. Morgan, the substitute,

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calmly slotting in. Can they hold on? It sounds exciting. I wonder

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what is happening between Ross County and Aberdeen. And all

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Premiership encounter, watched by Martin downed.

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0-0, but a cracking cup tie. Aberdeen dominating this but they

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can't find a goal. County have been on the ropes for spells, but they

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are hanging in there. Very little for County going forward.

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Pretty much all Aberdeen. A worry for them is a late sucker punch.

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A sucker punch coming up perhaps in a cup tie, at East End Park, a goal

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from the visiting Accies. At the minute, it is not happening,

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Dunfermline 1-1 Accies. Scooped in an absolutely lovely equaliser.

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Plenty of time and room as well. On the edge of the box, a swivel, he

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put his head up and picked out his spot. A great equalising goal.

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Scott Davie is waiting to bring us details of the all Premiership

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encounter between St Johnstone and Partick Thistle. St Johnstone 0-1

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Partick Thistle. Partick have from about in the tie, scoring after

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seven minutes. A wonderful goal, two, Sean Welsh down the left,

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delivered into the penalty box, and Adam Barton arrived to side foot and

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accomplished finish into the back of the net for his second goal. He

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joined the club from Portsmouth earlier this season. No more than

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they have deserved. No problem creating chances for Partick, a

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brilliant save from Zander Clark to deny David Amoo a second. Welsh free

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kick header by Liam Lindsay, brilliant save again by Clark, and

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the follow up from David Amoo was blocked. Steven MacLean had an

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effort volleyed over the bar as the three-man defence stifled the

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chances for the home side so far. Just under 15 minutes to go, St

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Johnstone 0-1 Partick Thistle. One match in the Premiership this

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afternoon between Dundee and Kilmarnock.

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Thoroughly entertaining football match here at dens Park. Kilmarnock

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looking sharp and focused. Scott Bain into the bargain, opening the

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scoring. Paul Hartley called for ruthlessness, and that is what he

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got with his equaliser. Conor Sammon tried his luck for the visitors on a

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bitterly cold day, but it is finely poised at the moment, 1-1.

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Wellcome, gentlemen. You are doing sterling work watching four matches.

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It is not easy! All the Scottish Cup ties are very tight after the

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lunchtime thrashing, Celtic dispensed Inverness, they are all

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tied. We mentioned an upset on the card at East End Park. I am not sure

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that would be a big upset. Accies are struggling.

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When you look at the size of the two clubs, Dunfermline are historically

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a big, big club. From that aspect, no. With him playing in the

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Championship and Hamilton being in the Premiership, you would suggest

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it could be. But they have been pegged back with the equaliser for

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Hamilton. It was a nice finish, cutting inside, inside the box,

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across the edge, getting his left foot into the far corner. Just

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before that, John and I were looking at it and we thought it could be a

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penalty for Hamilton. Imrie was brought down in the box. I didn't

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see it clearly. It looked like he was brought down. You have do see it

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from a different angle but it could have been a penalty. Looks like

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really horrendous conditions at Dunfermline. I think it adds to the

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excitement. What about the incident, Ross County

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and Aberdeen? I know! People will see the highlights this evening.

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Apprehended by the goalkeeper, I think it was.

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He was lucky not to get a yellow or even a read in that one was much the

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position on the pitch, goalkeepers get away with murder. Any other

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player on the park doing that tackle, they are sent. He went for

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the ball, no doubt about it. But there was that much force on it, he

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brought him down. It was definitely a free kick. Whether it was a read,

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I am not sure. It was a play on. The referee played on.

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It is a man's game, as they say. Partick Thistle one up against St

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Johnstone. Stuart Cosgrove was pulling hair

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left, he was distraught to see St Johnstone going 1-0 down. It was

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feeling as if it would drift away from them. And it stayed that way.

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Ten minutes left to go, and they are still 1-0 down. It was an early goal

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from Partick Thistle. It is the same vein as what Richie Foran was

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talking about with Inverness. Those clubs can go into cup games with no

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pressure, but fortunately, they have got a good result if they hang onto

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the score. Ayr United at home to Clyde, 1-1,

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that is a decent score line for Clyde, the lowest ranked team in the

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competition. Ayr United haven't won since October.

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They had to come from behind, Clyde. Two ex-Rangers, Ian McCall and Barry

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Ferguson down there. They have both struggled of late.

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We go to a United soon, I am looking forward to seeing them.

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Ayr United and friends United. I was going to say adverse areas.

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East Fife and St Mirren, East Fife have been going well in the league.

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The last three matches have ended in draws. St Mirren seemed to be cup

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specialists this season. They are in the challenge cup semifinal next

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week, going well in the Scottish Cup, they seem to play without the

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cares and pressures in the cup, edition.

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It was what I was talking about with Inverness. But St Mirren have been

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struggling in the Championship, a side that have far too much quality

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for the position they are in. The team with Jack Ross as the manager,

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they seem to enjoy the cup accommodation. The Challenge Cup is

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going well for them. It is important to get into the next round. -- enjoy

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the cup competitions. They will be thankful that it is

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going OK at the moment. St Mirren tend to lose late goals.

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That is your local team, I am sure you are cheering them on. Of course!

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Nip and tuck in all the ties at the moment, but not so in the one we are

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going to talk about now. Celtic are the first team through to the last

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eight of the com petition. The runaway Premiership leaders scoring

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six to swat aside the challenge of Inverness Caledonian Thistle. We can

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look at the best, or if you follow the highlanders, the worst of the

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action now. COMMENTATOR: Through it comes to Lustig.

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Brilliant finish by Mikhail Lustig, and on 20 minutes, Celtic edge

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closer to the last eight. Dembele, that will creep in! One

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minute from half-time and this type could be done. It is Celtic's man of

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the moment. Sinclair. Fortuitous, Celtic play on

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anyway! Guests who are lips this it is 3-0.

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-- Guess who... Celtic looking for a fourth here. It is Forrest. Dembele!

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A third hat-trick of the season. McGregor.

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Tierney. How long can they withstand this, Celtic looking to number five.

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It arrives! Of course it arrives, it's Kieran Tierney. It's his first

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of the season. Sinclair. Lustig... Scott Brown!

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What a finish by the captain! It is six for Celtic.

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STUDIO: We can hear now from both the Inverness and Celtic managers.

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After the match, they spoke to Chris McCaw clan.

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The final third, we were so incisive. We got our six goals.

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Really good attacking intent in the team, but we were defensively good

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as well. We could have got 11 men behind the

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bull, but we didn't, we made a good start and that it all I can ask for

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from the lads. Celtic is one of the best Celtic teams assembled in a

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good few years. Confidence is running through their veins, they

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have pace, they have quality, they have got strength, a big squad, a

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manager doing a great job and there was no stopping them today.

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He is always in the box wanting to score goals, but he has a top-class

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temperament for a young player. He took all his goals really well

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today. The two full-backs scored, showing the aggressive intent.

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Keirin getting in as well. It shows you that mentality of the team to

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keep pushing. STUDIO: We will talk more about that

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tie shortly, but there have been a couple of goals. A goal in the match

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between East Fife and St Mirren, what's your intuition? East Fife or

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St Mirren? St Mirren. You might be right. Tell us.

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St Mirren have put themselves into the quarterfinal draw and it is

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super sub Lewis Morgan with the second of the afternoon. Added in

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some style. A beautiful curling effort from outside the box, and St

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Mirren now lead 3-1. And a goal in the match between Ross

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County and Aberdeen. Martin, fill us in.

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Ross County, 0-1 Aberdeen. The scorer looks like Logan. He fired

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one in, Scott Fox has been superb all afternoon, getting a touch on

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it. The touch wasn't good enough and it goes into the net. In the last

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few minutes, it is Aberdeen ahead. That was a cracking goal, Michael,

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wasn't it. I told you. It's difficult to watch

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putts greens -- watch four screens. You couldn't miss the Celtic goals

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today, both on duty for the live match, Richie Foran looked a wee bit

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shell-shocked after the game. And it is understandable.

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Yes, it is understandable. At times, tactically, you know what they were

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trying to do, out matched all over the pitch, and in doing that,

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Inverness wingers had to match the full-backs. The first goal, Lustig

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got in, and once Celtic went in front and got their goal just before

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half-time, it was crucial if Inverness could have gone in 1-0,

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and it was to craft that. They were ruthless. You can see they are

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playing with real confidence, and in Dembele, everything he touches goes

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into the back of the net, all types of goals, right foot 's, left foot

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's, heads, he is playing with a lot of confidence.

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D6 goals this season, and he is not playing every game.

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Not a bad return at all. As John says, he is in a great run of form.

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Everything he seems to touch ends up in the back of the net. I talk about

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a lot of improvement from players that have been at the club, Dembele

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in his short period of time, has come on leaps and bounds, too. Ebert

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Inverness to do so today. You are right, Richie Foran looked amused

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and like a rabbit caught in headlights with what happened this

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morning. He referred to the Celtic team as

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one of the best ever assembled. No, no, that was the one I played in

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a few years back... LAUGHTER Brendan has done a fantastic job.

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There is condition for places. When you have got that, coming off the

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bat, going on, they will be talking behind closed doors, let's stay

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unbeaten and get the treble. That is on the agenda.

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Inverness are the only team in Scotland to have taken anything off

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Celtic this season. That was a far cry from the draw at Inverness

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earlier in the season. It is maybe unfair to judge them on that against

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Celtic. Of course, Celtic are far ahead of

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everything else in the country. Inverness, at the point they picked

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up a point against Celtic, they had just started to turn a corner. They

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got a trouncing at Tynecastle, beaten 5-1, and they turned a corner

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a little bit with some not bad form. Now, it has been a slippery slope,

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they are bottom of the table, knocked out of the cup now by

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Celtic. What do you say as a manager after

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eight defeat like that? I took it into Parkhead when Martin

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O'Neill was there, you had to pick a side to keep moving forward. Can you

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take positives? They can now focus on the league campaign. Their SPL

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status is vital for in -- for Inverness. You are up against the

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best, you have to ask if you can get anywhere near that, but you cannot

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take anything out of the game today. In the end, a disappointing result.

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They have the fight to stay in the Premiership, Michael, and it will

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not be easy. They had a great fightback last week against Dundee

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to get a draw, but before that, they were hammered by Hamilton.

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John makes the point they are so focused on Premiership survival, and

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they have to take a lot of comfort from the fact that so many teams are

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tight at the bottom of the table. If they manage to get a run, it is not

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as if they are detached, they can get back into it. The big problem

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is, when you are on a run like that, and you get a 6-0, that takes a lot

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of confidence dented. Two teams still in the cup are a

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united and Clyde, finishing all square at Somerset.

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It finished Ayr United 1-1 Clyde. A great achievement by Clyde, managed

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by Barry Ferguson, the lowest team left in the com petition. But having

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a great season in the league, but doing well in the cup. A lot of that

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is thanks to the 18-year-old goalkeeper, Quinn. Signed during the

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week, he was released by Livingston in January, and Barry Ferguson

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signed him because his only other keeper was suspended for this tie.

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He has come in and done a brilliant job, because he saved 4-5 crucial

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shots that were goal bound. So a lot goes to him, credit goes to him.

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David Gormley got a lot of credit, too. He scored the goal that put

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Clyde 1-0 up after 55 and it is. He swept it low into the bottom corner

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after the ball broke to him ten yards out. -- after 55 minutes.

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Ayr equalised when Clyde didn't clear a corner properly. It fell to

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Paul Cairney. The replay is Tuesday night.

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A replay that Aberdeen, they have triumphed against Ross County this

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afternoon. A happy man, Derek McInnes taking the handshakes and

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plaudits. Let's get the full-time report.

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Ross County 0-1 Aberdeen. Derek McInnes enjoying this one. They got

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there in the end. The late strike earning the Teijsse Aberdeen. There

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can be no debate, they deserved it. Scott Fox, who was otherwise

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excellent, it deflected slightly and found its way in off the post. A

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combination of good goalkeeping and committed defending keeping county

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in it. An incident before half-time when Aberdeen goalie Joe Lewis came

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flying out of the area, touched the ball, but to guard line-out. --

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Gardena out. Ross County 0-1 Aberdeen.

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No wonder Derek McInnes is delighted. He has won the League Cup

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as Aberdeen manager, but they have not performed well in the Scottish

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Cup. He will be disappointed with the cup

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finals performance against Celtic. They will be determined to get to

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the Scottish Cup final. Credit to him, a very difficult venue to go

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and play. Ross County beat them last time up there. To go and get that

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scalp, good result. News of another Premiership club

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through to the next round at St Johnstone, is it a Partick Thistle?

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We will find out. It is Partick Thistle. Struggling

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for goals and wins in the Premiership this season, but are

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enjoying life in the Scottish Cup as this 1-0 win at Perth proves.

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Fortunately for them, it will be played at McDiarmid Park, this

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latest win looked on the cards as soon as Barton shot them in front

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after seven minutes. Sean Welsh and lawless combining on the left-hand

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side. Guided home. From there on, they broke quickly on the

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counterattack, creating the better chances throughout the 90 minutes.

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In fact, had it not been for a couple of excellent saves, it might

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have been a more comfortable win for Partick Thistle in the game. St

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Johnstone won the cup a couple of seasons back, of course, pushed

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forwards to find a way back and a way to get level. They had

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long-range efforts from Danny 's once, Steven MacLean effort, and in

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the second half, swerving shots from Chris Cain, but they couldn't find a

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way through, and they are out. 1- 02 Partick Bissell.

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Late drama in East Fife against St Mirren. St Mirren are in the draw.

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It was a test of character. It did become a bigger test for the

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Championship visitors went the Cammie Smith open was cancelled out.

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It turned into a good cup tie, frantic, open, chances at both ends,

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but Lewis Morgan showed the best composure. He scored twice, the

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second a beauty. A contender for goal of the run. A stunning shot

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into the bottom corner. St Mirren are in the draw and it has finished

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St Mirren 3-2 East Fife. Full-time, as we can see at East End

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Park, how did it finished? Dunfermline are still in the draw,

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and so are Hamilton Academical. It finished 1-1 here. This was a

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cracking cup tie. In the second half, it got going and it had

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absolutely everything. It looks like Dunfermline might be en route to

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causing an upset because they grabbed the opening goal after 31

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minutes, Paul McMullen, who loves a Scottish Cup tie, does he not, his

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fourth goal this season, and he put Dunfermline 1-0 up. Into the second

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half, it looked as if Dunfermline would start where they finished off

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from, because it was all them in the opening exchanges. McMullen came

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close again and should have scored early in the second half. The Accies

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defence caught napping, this time McMullen's effort went wide. Minutes

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later, they tried to make it 2-0, but Michael Moffat's shot from ten

:26:54.:26:57.

yards was well saved by Matthews in the Accies goal. Accies got back

:26:58.:27:04.

into the game as the snow started to fall at East End Park. They were

:27:05.:27:09.

duly obliged for the pressure they were causing. Daniel Redmond

:27:10.:27:15.

equalised for Accies. Lots of time and space, lovely swivel from him,

:27:16.:27:20.

and he picked out his spot. A lovely finish, well worthy of an equalising

:27:21.:27:26.

goal. Minutes after that, there could have been a winner for Accies,

:27:27.:27:34.

but a header blazed over the bar. There was potential late drama, a

:27:35.:27:39.

late corner that did not come to anything, but the ball broke to the

:27:40.:27:45.

other end of the pitch, McKinnon forcing a great save from the

:27:46.:27:49.

Dunfermline goalkeeper. He could have snatched it, but didn't. The

:27:50.:27:53.

home side had to do it again in the replay for a chance to make it

:27:54.:27:56.

through to the next stage of the Scottish Cup.

:27:57.:28:07.

It has finished all square at Pens. We can get them. We.

:28:08.:28:13.

A real battle at dens Park. Neither side winning the battle, poor

:28:14.:28:21.

defending by the home side, but with work to do, skipping past Scott

:28:22.:28:27.

Bain. Kilmarnock were focused and sharp. Paul Hartley called the

:28:28.:28:31.

clinical finishing before the match, and that is what he got on the half

:28:32.:28:35.

hour mark from Kevin Holt. He took a Crosswell from the right-hand side,

:28:36.:28:42.

putting it in to equalise. Both sides had chances in the second

:28:43.:28:48.

half, Conor Sammon and Sean Long staff for the visitors. 1-1 is how

:28:49.:28:53.

it finished. I wonder if Lee Clark and Paul Hartley will agree, though.

:28:54.:28:59.

Having a look at Kilmarnock's stats, they have only lost twice in the

:29:00.:29:04.

last eight Premiership matches. There has been a tremendous turnover

:29:05.:29:08.

of players there. Lee has his finger on the pulse what is happening down

:29:09.:29:13.

south. He has brought a couple of young ones from Newcastle, so you

:29:14.:29:16.

don't know what you are getting. It is a mixed pack, but there is real

:29:17.:29:21.

confidence. I watched the Boyd goal. He took it around the goalkeeper.

:29:22.:29:25.

The centre-half was trying to catch him, and he was lucky that it had

:29:26.:29:29.

enough on it to get over the line. I am sure he is holding off the

:29:30.:29:35.

centre-half, so it is nice to see Boyd scoring goals. Kilmarnock are

:29:36.:29:42.

on upward spiral. Let's get a full-time story from

:29:43.:29:53.

Falkirk against Dundee. Full quirk winning 3-0, a very -- Falkirk. For

:29:54.:30:04.

Kirk took the lead on five minute, John Baird's header. Allenby ahead

:30:05.:30:11.

scored a penalty in the second half after substitute was taken down in

:30:12.:30:18.

the box. On 68 minutes, James Craig compounded the misery for the away

:30:19.:30:26.

fans with a sick finish. As I say, a big moment for Falkirk. United are

:30:27.:30:32.

losing games, not picking up points, just at the worst time in the season

:30:33.:30:37.

for them. -- a slick finish. That takes us to our day's

:30:38.:30:40.

classified round-up. For a change, we start with the

:30:41.:30:50.

William Hill Scottish Cup fifth round.

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One match in the Scottish Premiership. The tables should show

:34:37.:34:49.

Kilmarnock edging into the top six. In the Championship, Falkirk three

:34:50.:34:53.

points behind Dundee United after beating them 3-0 today. United

:34:54.:35:04.

States six behind Hibernian. Livingston going great guns in

:35:05.:35:14.

League 1. Airdrie's match postponed. League 2.

:35:15.:35:25.

Cowdenbeath's came today. Let's have a look at the top of the Premier

:35:26.:35:33.

League. Chelsea and Spurs yet to play. Arsenal winners over Hull

:35:34.:35:41.

today. Sunderland got a pasting to date, they remain on 19 points.

:35:42.:35:46.

Crystal Palace and Hull City the other teams in the bottom three.

:35:47.:35:52.

Brighton Hove Albion on top of the Championship. Huddersfield Town

:35:53.:35:58.

sitting pretty in third. Bottom of the table looks like this. ) picking

:35:59.:36:04.

up a point against Blackburn Rovers, not good enough to get off bottom of

:36:05.:36:09.

the table. Nine adrift of Wigan Athletic. Bizarrely, the biggest

:36:10.:36:17.

shock of the cup weekend happened before a ball was kicked, or a

:36:18.:36:21.

whistle-blowing. Rangers parting company with the manager Mark

:36:22.:36:25.

Warburton tonight before their tie at home to Morton on Sunday. Even

:36:26.:36:35.

listen to that tomorrow. You will hear commentary on the tie of the

:36:36.:36:41.

round from three. Hearts against Hibernian. The story of the weekend,

:36:42.:36:47.

possibly of the footballing year in Scotland concerns this gentleman,

:36:48.:36:51.

Mark Warburton. Once of Rangers. Confusion surrounding the departure,

:36:52.:36:55.

the club announcing the resignation last night. An announcement he

:36:56.:37:01.

quickly disputed. One thing is certain, he has definitely gone

:37:02.:37:06.

after less than two years in charge. To complicate things further, the

:37:07.:37:11.

Rangers chairman, Dave King, issued a statement today. I will summarise

:37:12.:37:15.

it. It was lengthy. Very lengthy, in fact. The salient points, the

:37:16.:37:21.

Rangers chairman, Dave King, saying Mark Warburton's contract was

:37:22.:37:26.

terminated after his agent asked the club to waive its right to

:37:27.:37:31.

compensation for the Englishman if approached by another club. He

:37:32.:37:35.

blames the former Brentford boss to not getting where they expected at

:37:36.:37:39.

this stage of the season. Failing to stick to the plan of siding five,

:37:40.:37:45.

six players. He did not respond well to the board reviewing his

:37:46.:37:49.

recruitment activity. The South African -based businessmen said the

:37:50.:37:54.

club benefited from the ?80 million from the 30 million promised. More

:37:55.:38:00.

may be needed to get the club to where it should be. More can be

:38:01.:38:05.

accessed on the Rangers website was sure fans will want to go there to

:38:06.:38:10.

make sense of it. It is bizarre, claim and counterclaim. There is

:38:11.:38:14.

spin all over the place. Mark Warburton is no longer the Rangers

:38:15.:38:18.

manager, whether he has been pushed or walked, we still don't know. To

:38:19.:38:23.

me, I cannot understand how somebody could resign, it seems to me that

:38:24.:38:30.

they have been sacked. The statement was meant to clear things up. It has

:38:31.:38:35.

muddied the waters. Quite clearly, you will find a situation where this

:38:36.:38:38.

will end up in the courts. There will be a legal situation, we have

:38:39.:38:45.

heard the LMA are involved to some extent. Not a great way to have

:38:46.:38:54.

dealt with things. For a club the size of Rangers, it is a sorry state

:38:55.:38:59.

of affairs. Have you ever witnessed such a situation, where the club say

:39:00.:39:05.

they have accepted the manager's resignation, and the manager says,

:39:06.:39:09.

wait a minute, I have not resigned. They said it was done on Monday, but

:39:10.:39:14.

it only came out last night. The club owners saying it was done on

:39:15.:39:19.

Monday, while they were preparing paperwork, the agent said could you

:39:20.:39:23.

give for this, and he will stay on until the end of the season? They

:39:24.:39:29.

said, no. We are all looking for clarity on the situation. Rangers

:39:30.:39:34.

don't want to do their washing in public. That is usually their style

:39:35.:39:42.

over the years. It will get messy. For the best of Scottish football,

:39:43.:39:47.

and Rangers, it would be nice if it could be amicable. The two parties

:39:48.:39:51.

going their separate ways. Does not look like it will be that way. We

:39:52.:39:55.

were planning to be talking about Rangers against Morton tomorrow

:39:56.:39:59.

before this bombshell. Forgetting there is a game. What will this do

:40:00.:40:05.

for Rangers and their preparations? Neither one nor the other. It could

:40:06.:40:09.

have an adverse effect, it could galvanise them. I have a sneaky

:40:10.:40:14.

feeling that the senior players in the dressing room will say, let's

:40:15.:40:16.

get this show on the road. Take care of business. Do you agree with that?

:40:17.:40:22.

That is what should happen, in theory. I think John is probably

:40:23.:40:27.

right. The game tomorrow will take care of itself. The players will

:40:28.:40:32.

make sure of that. In terms of the next couple of weeks, it will be,

:40:33.:40:36.

again, a bit more muddying the waters. Looks as if there has been a

:40:37.:40:42.

bit of a breaking down of the relationships behind-the-scenes. Not

:40:43.:40:46.

going to be a particularly amicable separation. This clearly is not one

:40:47.:40:54.

of those situations. Another match tomorrow, you gentleman will be well

:40:55.:40:58.

aware of this one, given your affiliations. Hearts against

:40:59.:41:03.

Hibernian at Tynecastle. We don't have to travel too far back to the

:41:04.:41:12.

last meeting. It was last year, Jason Cummings with the goal. To

:41:13.:41:19.

lift the cup. Hearts were winning 2-0, with ten minutes to go.

:41:20.:41:27.

Hibernian showing character. That is the luck you if you want to go and

:41:28.:41:34.

win the cup. Tomorrow, how will it go? I have a sneaky feeling the form

:41:35.:41:40.

that Hearts are in, on the front foot, could go against them. I was

:41:41.:41:45.

wondering. They could be thinking, let's go and score goals, the last

:41:46.:41:50.

couple of results having great, I think Neil Lennon could set them up

:41:51.:41:56.

to be clever on the counterattack. Intriguing game. Not going to be a

:41:57.:42:04.

clear result, one way or another. Two sides going into it with

:42:05.:42:08.

confidence. Hearts, big transformation in the space of the

:42:09.:42:16.

week. Hibernian will be disappointed being held in the last game. Neil

:42:17.:42:20.

Lennon has brought a winning mentality, but a Tynecastle derby, I

:42:21.:42:26.

believe Hearts, on the back of what has happened in the last week, they

:42:27.:42:29.

will feel they can win this game. Very tight. Hibernian, last week,

:42:30.:42:37.

going great guns in the league, our match reporter last week saying it

:42:38.:42:42.

was chaotic at times for them. These results... Going to spin that one

:42:43.:42:49.

present going into these derby games, one thing that has to happen,

:42:50.:42:52.

you have to control your emotions, have eyes in your veins. I have a

:42:53.:42:57.

sneaky feeling that Hibernian will pick their pocket. I am not saying

:42:58.:43:07.

that... Because you are Hibernian? I am. The atmosphere is fantastic, it

:43:08.:43:11.

will be the same tomorrow. Returning to today's action, through the rest

:43:12.:43:16.

of the show, we will hear from the managers. Kirstie Hamilton boss,

:43:17.:43:22.

Martin Canning is speaking to our reporter, Paul Mitchell, after their

:43:23.:43:27.

draw with Dunfermline. Happy to still be in the cup? I think so,

:43:28.:43:33.

given we were behind second half. I thought we controlled large parts of

:43:34.:43:38.

the second half. Exactly what I expected. A tough cup tie. We have

:43:39.:43:43.

to do it all again. Different surface, the artificial, compared

:43:44.:43:48.

with East End Park, the pitch was very soggy in the goalmouth. Made it

:43:49.:43:53.

difficult? I think so, the picture is very soft. Does not suit us

:43:54.:43:59.

moving the ball quickly. Different surface on Tuesday night, we have to

:44:00.:44:03.

do it all again. Exactly what I thought it was going to become a

:44:04.:44:08.

real competitive, hard cup tie. When you go behind, getting back in the

:44:09.:44:13.

game, a couple of breaks late in the game, that would have killed it off.

:44:14.:44:16.

We have to do it all again on Tuesday. Let's hear from the

:44:17.:44:23.

opposite number, Alan Johnson of Dunfermline. Is that a cup tie you

:44:24.:44:31.

should've won? Definitely, looking at the chances we had, first half,

:44:32.:44:35.

the goal from the corner chalked off. But not think it was a foul on

:44:36.:44:41.

the goalkeeper. Second half, three, four good opportunities. One-on-one

:44:42.:44:46.

with the goalkeeper, shots from inside the box. Higginbotham,

:44:47.:44:55.

McMullen had chances. Do you fear the worst after that? Against

:44:56.:44:59.

Premiership teams you have to take your chances. We defended well for

:45:00.:45:03.

long periods, disappointed to lose a goal. Great performance, we have to

:45:04.:45:07.

make sure it is the same on Tuesday. You lost Andy Geoghegan, available

:45:08.:45:13.

for Tuesday? I doubt it. We'll be up for a couple of weeks. We saw the

:45:14.:45:18.

quality of the boys that came on, thought they did really well. You

:45:19.:45:23.

looked very solid at the back. Wallace and Ashcroft, solid pairing?

:45:24.:45:28.

It is against a quality Hamilton team, they have a lot of good

:45:29.:45:32.

players. Restricted them to very few opportunities. As I said should've

:45:33.:45:36.

won the game with the chances we had. Alan says Dunfermline should

:45:37.:45:43.

have definitely won the match? They have the better the chances.

:45:44.:45:47.

Higginbotham went through one-on-one. Put it past the post.

:45:48.:45:53.

The incident he was talking about, there was a block on the goalkeeper.

:45:54.:45:58.

The ball spinning in the air. Somebody blocked the goalkeeper to

:45:59.:46:01.

let the Dunfermline man headed in. Referee got that right. We should

:46:02.:46:06.

not be surprised by Hamilton getting another draw. Normally the other way

:46:07.:46:15.

around. They are the draw specialists, say many this season.

:46:16.:46:18.

Not a big surprise to see them come away with that. Now goes to a replay

:46:19.:46:22.

on the artificial surface at Hamilton. Different surface from

:46:23.:46:28.

today. Martin Canning was not complaining? The overhead conditions

:46:29.:46:35.

were horrendous. They get another bite at it. Taking them back to

:46:36.:46:40.

Hamilton, the Astroturf. It suits Hamilton. You would have to say you

:46:41.:46:45.

fancy Hamilton. Instead of hearing from a manager, for a change,

:46:46.:46:49.

assistant manager. Tony Doherty, number two to Derek McInnes.

:46:50.:46:54.

Aberdeen through to the quarterfinals. Winning 1-0 away to

:46:55.:47:01.

Ross County. Tony, you had to wait a long time for it, when it came the

:47:02.:47:06.

winner was a deserved one? It was, fantastic cup tie. We knew that with

:47:07.:47:14.

the draw. Difficult to come up here to Ross County. Dominant

:47:15.:47:17.

performance. We thought the breakthrough would come, started the

:47:18.:47:22.

game extremely well. We probably did not test them in the final third

:47:23.:47:26.

enough. Ltd, fantastic performance. You get to that stage of the game,

:47:27.:47:31.

so dominant, you need to make sure you convert that to win the match?

:47:32.:47:37.

Became in the shape of a shot from Logan outside the box. Taking a

:47:38.:47:42.

slight nick, but I'm sure he will be claiming it? When he cuts in on the

:47:43.:47:47.

left foot, we say don't shoot. He has done great to come inside,

:47:48.:47:53.

slight deflection. Scott Fox's performance today was outstanding.

:47:54.:47:57.

Unfortunate for him to be beaten. This made some wonderful saves.

:47:58.:48:02.

Credit to our boys, the dominance in the middle of the park. Defending at

:48:03.:48:08.

the back. We found a goalkeeper in real form. We have also spoken to

:48:09.:48:13.

the Ross County manager, Jim McIntyre. Disappointed your team

:48:14.:48:23.

were not able to produce a better performance? Yes, the wind made it

:48:24.:48:31.

difficult for staff. We could not get the passing game going. More of

:48:32.:48:36.

grind. Aberdeen settled in without really threatening the goal. Most of

:48:37.:48:40.

the opportunities came from set plays. I thought the boys battled,

:48:41.:48:48.

gave us everything they had. In terms of quality, we did not have it

:48:49.:48:55.

on the day. In the final third. We never got into those areas. When we

:48:56.:49:02.

did, we did not pick out that pass. Scott Fox produced a number of good

:49:03.:49:09.

saves, unfortunately for you, deceived by the late effort. He was.

:49:10.:49:15.

All saves I would expect him to make. Nice baseball cap at the end.

:49:16.:49:26.

I apologise for that. A gremlin seeping into the system. Can we read

:49:27.:49:36.

anything into Tony Doherty doing the media duties? Derek McInnes does not

:49:37.:49:41.

want to talk about links with Rangers? You

:49:42.:49:48.

a possibly correct. Not wanting to distract from a good victory. He is

:49:49.:49:54.

Aberdeen manager, doing a wonderful job. Nice to see Tony, I have worked

:49:55.:50:00.

with him a long way back at Falkirk. He is a good man, you can lean on

:50:01.:50:05.

and trust. The way I was looking at the game, his description of the

:50:06.:50:11.

game was correct. Other reasons why he did not do it. I'm sure there are

:50:12.:50:16.

other reasons. In the grand scheme of things, the way the dynamics have

:50:17.:50:22.

broken down at Ibrox, if he was that way inclined, that would put a

:50:23.:50:30.

hamper on going back to Ibrox. He has such a good thing going at the

:50:31.:50:35.

tawdry, good squad. Stability. In the grand scheme of things, if that

:50:36.:50:42.

was a possibility, I am not 100% sure whether he would jump ship. We

:50:43.:50:48.

can hear from a manager in Premiership action this afternoon,

:50:49.:50:51.

Lee Clark, of Kilmarnock. They drew 1-1 away to Dundee. How frustrating

:50:52.:50:57.

was that, given how well he started the match? Yes, frustrating. Similar

:50:58.:51:04.

to the game last week. I thought we were the dominant team. They had a

:51:05.:51:08.

spell for ten minutes before half-time. We are disappointed not

:51:09.:51:16.

to take three points. Our level of performance was high. Played some

:51:17.:51:20.

really good football. Players playing with a lot of confidence.

:51:21.:51:24.

What they need to do is just try and change the draws into wins. Probably

:51:25.:51:29.

could've done with another eight points from our performances. I have

:51:30.:51:33.

said it is about winning, not just about playing good football. Totally

:51:34.:51:39.

about winning, but you want to play good football as well. Unfortunately

:51:40.:51:46.

it has not happened. It gives me a lot of belief and encouragement we

:51:47.:51:48.

can kick on for the rest of the season. A tricky thing to do.

:51:49.:51:54.

Certainly is. Lee Clark clearly disappointed, what about Paul

:51:55.:51:57.

Hartley, of Dundee. Speaking to us as well. In VM, fair result? -- in

:51:58.:52:09.

the end. I think so. I thought we were sloppy in possession, giving it

:52:10.:52:13.

away. Decision-making was really poor. They started better than us.

:52:14.:52:18.

We came into the game about 20 minutes before the end of the first

:52:19.:52:22.

half. Stole some good opportunities in the box. Putting crosses in. We

:52:23.:52:29.

have to play a lot better. You said before the game, looking to have

:52:30.:52:34.

your players more clinical in front of goal? Did you see that today? We

:52:35.:52:38.

had opportunities, snatched at a couple of things. More composure and

:52:39.:52:45.

calmness in the box, just the decision-making was poor. How do you

:52:46.:52:48.

improve that? Keeping the ball better. Working on it in training.

:52:49.:52:58.

It is something we do, day in, day out, just today we did not perform.

:52:59.:53:03.

Two managers clearly disappointed, down in the dumps. I'm looking at

:53:04.:53:08.

the table, Kilmarnock in the top six? So tight, from sixth plays down

:53:09.:53:14.

to the bottom, very tight. Seven points. Seven points is not a great

:53:15.:53:20.

deal. They have played an extra game today when a lot of the other teams

:53:21.:53:24.

have been involved in the Scottish Cup. Or idle. Sixth plays is better

:53:25.:53:32.

than 12, or 11. That bottom seven clubs, I really think it will go

:53:33.:53:38.

right at the end of the season. They will all be involved in a bit of a

:53:39.:53:42.

dogfight. The only way to get out of it is get that sixth place spot.

:53:43.:53:48.

That will be the safety valve. DC both sides being involved in a scrap

:53:49.:53:52.

at the bottom? The way results are going, it is nip and tuck. Right

:53:53.:53:57.

until the end of the season. Looking at the two managers, they looked

:53:58.:54:01.

disappointed. Lee Clark felt they had done enough to win it. Paul

:54:02.:54:05.

Clark felt his team did not play well enough. Take the positives.

:54:06.:54:11.

Last week 2-0 down, during the game. This week a goal down, coming back

:54:12.:54:15.

to get a point. Plenty of positives to take. We have time to delve into

:54:16.:54:21.

the world of the English Premier League. A couple of match reports

:54:22.:54:25.

from down south. We will start with Will Perry, watching Man United

:54:26.:54:32.

against Watford at Old Trafford. United's longest unbeaten run in the

:54:33.:54:36.

Premier League since Sir Alex retired, 16 games. Above Liverpool

:54:37.:54:42.

into fifth. Watford had their chances, but Mourinho's team were

:54:43.:54:46.

relentless. Mata and Martial with the girls. Mata side footing past

:54:47.:54:54.

Gomez-macro. Martial going past Cathcart in the box. United do not

:54:55.:55:00.

play again in the league until March because of cup duties. Very much in

:55:01.:55:05.

the mix with games against all four teams above them. Let's find out

:55:06.:55:09.

what happened to the team at the bottom of the table. At home to

:55:10.:55:13.

Southampton this afternoon. Watched by Mark Scott. The week after

:55:14.:55:19.

pummelling Palace 4-0, they smashed by Southampton by the same

:55:20.:55:22.

scoreline. The opening half an was fairly even. Gabbiadini's close

:55:23.:55:30.

range finish after Ryan Bertrand come across. The Italian producing

:55:31.:55:35.

another sublime touch to double the lead. Many chances came for the

:55:36.:55:38.

visitors after the break. Converting two. Own goal for trying to clear a

:55:39.:55:48.

Bertrand cross. Substitute Shane Long sweeping home for the fall.

:55:49.:55:51.

Let's get the details of another team struggling at the bottom.

:55:52.:55:57.

Crystal Palace away to Stoke City, watched by Ivan Gaskell. Crystal

:55:58.:56:00.

Palace paid for their supporters trip to stoke-macro. Might not stop

:56:01.:56:05.

further pain in the potteries. A well taken winner struck in the

:56:06.:56:09.

second half by Joe Allen. Deserved icing on the cake for Stoke. Palace

:56:10.:56:18.

worked hard, but failed to land a significant blow. Now four points

:56:19.:56:22.

from a possible 24 for Sam Allardyce. Wish me luck in the post

:56:23.:56:28.

match interview. Not looking forward to speaking to Big Sam. No wonder

:56:29.:56:34.

Palace are struggling. You think of Sam going there, getting reaction

:56:35.:56:38.

instantly. Not the case. Right in the fight for relegation.

:56:39.:56:43.

Sunderland, great result last week, against Palace. This week at home

:56:44.:56:48.

against a Southampton side not doing particularly well, real drubbing.

:56:49.:56:53.

Not in a great place, Sunderland. I was down at the FA Cup game against

:56:54.:56:59.

Burnley at the start of the year. A real dire game, Sunderland are a

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poor outfit. They look like a side devoid of any real idea or

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confidence. To be honest the side was not far-off their best team.

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When you get battered at home 4-0, not great. Not lost any ground by

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other results. When you are at the bottom, not of confidence, difficult

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to see them turning it around. I'm afraid that is about that 40 day.

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Time to look at some of the results. Air United and Clyde will have to go

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to a replay. No need for a replay for Celtic. Dunfermline and Hamilton

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will go to the replay. Aberdeen from the Premiership edging

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out Ross County. Partick Thistle also three. Just one match in the

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Premiership. Kilmarnock moving into the top six. Big win in the

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Championship for Falkirk, 3-0 to second placed Dundee United. Now,

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there is a highlight show during Jonathan and friends at 10:30 p.m..

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Another one tomorrow, 4:45 p.m.. More cup highlights and a permission

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match. Not to be missed. The results show returns next week. We will see

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you then. That is all for now. Thank you to

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John Hughes at Michael Stewart. Most of all, thanks to you for watching.

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Take care.

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Introduced by David Currie.

Reports and results from around the country from the fifth round of the Scottish Cup. Action and reaction from the lunchtime match as Celtic host Inverness Caley Thistle in a repeat of the 2015 semi-final when the Highlanders produced a shock by beating the Glasgow side en route to lifting the trophy for the first time.

Amongst the three o'clock kick-off's later in the afternoon, Aberdeen are in Dingwall to face Ross County and Championship side Dunfermline take on Hamilton of the Premiership. Plus, a preview of Sunday's big matches; Hearts versus Hibs and Rangers against Morton.