Jonathan Sutherland introduces highlights from the fifth round of the Scottish Cup. Fixtures include Hibs v Hearts and Rangers v Greenock Morton.
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Four clubs but their quarterfinal place yesterday.
The favourites are through. But what of the holders? Ladies and
gentlemen, you are witness to a moment of Scottish sporting history.
Last season at this stage, an Edinburgh epic.
Into the net. This year, Hearts versus Hibs again, who will win?
Action from Tynecastle and the views of Stephen Thompson and Michael
Stewart later. We start at Ibrox. After a troubled
two days for Rangers with the departure of Mark Wolverton, they're
welcome Greenock Morton. Commentary from Paul Mitchell.
Now it is the term of Graham to step up after the departure of Mark
Wolverton. Two changes to the side that played Ross County. Waghorn and
Halliday return. On the bench, Gardner and Toral.
Income Nesbitt, Murdoch and Forbes. Murphy's last game in charge was an
under 20s game against Porto. He wasn't expecting this.
Fastly experienced as a player with 500 games.
Nice touch, controlled it well. It was sent long. Nesbitt was running
along. First time, what a goal for Tilse, an absolute screamer. Rangers
are behind. Nesbitt was the architect. A tough
season for Tidse. Appearing in just five of 23. But he is in top form on
the half volley. Foderingham was beaten. Halliday lost out. Taken
right into the corner. Tidse scored in round three. He has gone up a
level here. There is space to run to. Opening it
up, too straight. And the equaliser! Morton ahead for
just five minutes. The shot wasn't great but it found its way back to
Kenny Miller who scores in four Gazette live Scottish Cup matches
for Rangers. McKay played it on, Kilday tried to close him down.
Bounced off, straight down the middle, taking a deflection.
Rangers after faffing about, went direct and made Morton pay. Kenny
Miller, always alert, looking for a chance. The deflection aiding it
into the corner. A curling ball in.
A better head at that time. -- Header. That was onside. Kenny
Miller again. That was off the crossbar. A
brilliant little touch and turn Gaston flying across his goal.
Dragged away. The referee said there was a little touch there.
Tim Duffy has a little more manageable x-rays than the man he is
facing. -- Management experience. Stretching to get the header away.
That was a good ball wide. Jason Holt got away from the
defender, Kilday. A lovely pass out wide.
Trying to go back inside. Holt got away from his man. Gaston scrambling
across. And wide. McKay sending it across. Just not a
touch from Jason Holt who came sliding in. He scored in the
Scottish Cup last season against Dundee. Forbes didn't spot McKay,
didn't go with him. Tried to knock it across.
These sides met in the League last season, Rangers taking ten of 12
points. Kenny Miller, he scored four against
Morton last time. Hill wasn't holding back. Sliding
across. An easy one for Lamie to take.
Sending it long. Injury time now. And the half-time whistle goes. What
a start it was for Morton and Tidse, scoring after just seven minutes.
Kenny Miller with the aid of a deflection, just five minutes later,
coming off O'Ware. Fascinating first half in the battle between Graeme
Murphy and Jim Duffy. The managerial rookie against the man with great
experience. A great run from Jason Holt. The
ball into the arms of Gaston. Trying to get the cross over.
He may have been outside his box when he got rid of that.
A bad header. It could be set up here. What a ball. A chance he
wanted. It is the chance he had been waiting for. And it is the chance he
fails to take. Gifted through, good first touch, and the elevation was
simply too much. Sendeross again with the error. Perhaps should have
been 2-1, Morton. So very pretty, so very cold.
A good first touch, second touch was pretty decent as well.
No goals in his last seven, Waghorn. A great one to get away from Lamie,
in behind O'Ware. Setting up the second touch. Morton will have to be
on their mettle. Give credit to Rangers are keeping
the ball and not trying to play the impossible pass.
Beautifully onto Holt. Waghorn will score. Rangers, patient, and then
Assistant, it pays off and Martin Dwyer cord snaps another. Rangers's
top goal-scorer moves on 11. Morton are undone by patients. They
wonderful flick from McKay. Gaston couldn't gather. Morton will feel
they should have defended this better. Waghorn, with the simplest
of tasks. Tavernier, never scored in the
Scottish Cup. A fair old go there. Gaston was well placed. Morton need
to find a way to come from behind. They were behind when Kate Hamilton.
Into the middle, first touch by O'Halloran. A catalogue of errors.
O'Halloran will wonder how he didn't score. At least put it on target.
Hasn't scored in any of his 20 appearances this season.
Sendeross was up. Hasn't scored since March 2014. Scored for
Valencia away. Waghorn was onside. That was the
3-1. Morton remain in the tie. A simple ball, over the top.
An opportunity for Murdoch. Donnelly, with good feet. Turned
away by Forbes into the middle. This is where Morton could be cut
apart. Just not landing the killer blow
yet. An easy take full Gaston.
-- take for Gaston. Wide to Nesbitt looking to deliver,
goes past Tavernier. A low ball across. A choice of three, deflected
Onside is Forbes. Into the middle. communication.
Onside is Forbes. Into the middle. Going for the top corner. Three
goals this season, scored in both Scottish Cup matches. Jamie Lindsay
was tantalisingly close. Did what he wanted to do, just couldn't execute
the top corner where he was aiming. Toral made a good one. A little
backheel to Russell. Forbes did enough to keep it away
from Hill. Four minutes to play. He is onside.
Trying to find a way past Hill. That was an easy one.
Forbes rather tamely to the keeper. A great little ball. Gaston out very
quickly indeed. Wasn't wasting any time. Finding the gaps more and
more. Morton try again.
Morton wanted a free kick, it hasn't come.
A prolific offender, couldn't put it on target, Duffy wasn't happy with
it. Two inside for Rangers, McKay.
Brilliantly done at the edge of the box, and the finishing touch by
Waghorn. It would have been offside. It wouldn't have counted. And Morton
quickly tried to get the ball forward.
Scottish Cup tie coming to an end. Rangers leading 2-1. Halliday
dispossessed fairly. No way through for Forbes, or is
there? He should play it back inside. The goal is unguarded. He
has lifted it over the top. What a moment for Donnelly. A moment dreams
are made of. Instead, it will be a nightmare for him. Hodson and
Tavernier not even on the same page, and he lifted it is too high.
Rounding off a miserable week for Rangers. Couldn't do it.
The final chance is spurned. And after a tempestuous week off the
field, it proved to be far from plain sailing on the picture
Rangers. Jim Duffy and Graeme Murty exchange handshakes. The Rangers
caretaker manager has delivered a victory. Kenny Miller and Mark
Waghorn tormented Morton last term and have done so again in the
Scottish Cup, and for the second consecutive game Rangers come from
behind. Tidse with the opening goal, then Waghorn, one in each half,
seeing Rangers through to the quarterfinals.
2-1. A dramatic weekend and afternoon at
Ibrox, in the end, Rangers, worthy winners?
They were not that convincing but they got the job done. Morton were
really competitive, created a number of chances. In the end all that
matters is Rangers are through. How much credit to Rangers deserve?
In the same vein as the semifinal, the League Cup, against Aberdeen.
Very competitive against a top side. They are going well in the
Championship. Jim Duffy has a good, organised unit. They created a few
chances. Plenty of changes at Rangers but
some things stay the same, the quality of defending giving Morton a
chance to shop them. Hill should have played this but he
headed a bat into a dangerous area and Morton reacted. A brilliant
finish. A sucker punch the Rangers. Halliday
had to react more quickly to get into that dangerous area. At this
point. Foderingham had to shuffle his feet, he was too far to the
left. That was an unbelievable finish prompted Zhan.
It is Nick nicking defensively but there is little mistakes gave Morton
that opportunity. It wasn't a clear-cut opportunity.
Defensive mistakes do add up. We saw it at the other end, Morton not
covering themselves in glory. The fullback heads the ball instead
of the centre half. It ends up where you have Kilday jockeying McKay.
Kilday is marking Miller, he is the centre half. The other fullback had
to drop back. If that happens, Doyle would be marking McKay. You stop the
move at source. Kilday had to stop McKay. Can't allow him to run into
the box. So much has changed at Rangers, Mark
Warburton out of the picture. Criticised for being so regulated in
style. Today, Rangers played two upfront.
Miller and Waghorn. It gave them a different approach, they linked
together well and gave Rangers a different look, less predictable.
You can see in this one, Miller, brilliant linkup play. The ball came
to Kenny he did well to play it and spin. He tried hitting with his
right. It means you are occupying your
centre halves more. Waghorn was in there, if he isn't there, this goal
doesn't get scored. Your centre forward is Miller.
It is harder to defence. Waghorn doesn't scored that goal if
he doesn't pair up with him. Donnelly is on loan from Celtic.
Morton kept plugging away. A mix-up in defence and Forbes nicks the ball
away. He has two in the box. Lindsay falling to the ground, Nesbitt as
well. If you just lifts his head and Ralls it to the side, there would be
an opportunity. Rather than himself being under
pressure. Rangers are through, agony for Jim
Duffy and Martin -- Morton who are out of the Scottish Cup.
An incredible weekend. Alex McLeish is doing the draw for the Scottish
Cup as well today. Will he be the next manager of
Rangers? It wouldn't be a surprise. He knows
the job inside out. He has great experience, he isn't currently with
a club. Is it important they get it sorted
sooner? They have a match away to Dundee next weekend.
You have to balance what is your objective, your priority. You look
at the League and finish, finish in the top three with a chance for
Europe. Do you balance that against long-term objectives. That is
something the board will have to weigh up and make a decision.
Alex McLeish is someone who knows the club. He will be in with a
shout, no doubt. He could potentially be the right guy for the
long-term. Fascinating week. Now to the
Edinburgh derby, Hearts against Hibs. Watching at Tynecastle was
Liam McLeod. The holders take their defence of
the Scottish Cup back to the home of their most bitter rivals, Hibernian
have seldom had more celebrated days than the one they enjoyed on the
21st of May last year, and the seeds of success that triumph was sewed in
this round as they came back from the dead this very opposition on
this very stage. Nama -- fortnight ago, this time would have been
approached with trepidation but now it can't come quickly enough after
convincing victories in the League. This could be quite a show.
Nicholson has a first Tynecastle start since September. He wouldn't
bet against Walker being the hero today, his 15th Edinburgh derby.
The most notable thing about that Hibs team is the return of Marciano
who has only played 20 minutes since December. Those 20 minutes were
right here in the last round. Stevenson plays in his 31st derby,
just one behind the great Pat Santon.
A wonderful atmosphere. Inside this old stadium.
Both managers getting their first taste of this fixture.
You have to go back to 1971 to find a Hibs victory in a Scottish Cup tie
at Tynecastle, albeit they have only played once since then, exactly 12
months ago when they came back from 2-0 with ten to play. The rest is
history. As the holders take their defence to
Tynecastle. It will be Hibs in the Green and
white in the first half attacking. Going behind the first corner in the
first 20 seconds. Waiting for the opening corner of
the game. Off the line. Martin went down. William Collum is the referee.
Taking it in his stride. He puts it straight at Marciano. What a start
that would have been. He must have thought he was getting back on the
scoresheet here in the biggest fixture of all in the capital.
Keatings giving chase, not giving up. A tenacious player.
Stevenson is wide left. Plenty of time here to pick out a cross.
Stevenson looking for Keatings come he has got it in early for Holt.
There was no flag against Holt. A big opportunity for Hibs, ten
minutes in. He has managed three goals this
season. Cummings takes it down. Jason Cummings. A chip to the keeper
there. Hamilton not outfoxed. He only has Cummings ahead of him. This
is called. Cummings, very promising for Hibs. Hamilton's not decisive
but he makes the save and the second time of asking. Hearts are
architects of their own downfall there. Hibs may live to regret not
making more of this opportunity. Jack Hamilton heaves a of relief.
Not a good save. Straight back into the danger area where Hope was. And
this is John McGinn. Time to pick someone out. Hearts a little bit
static at the back. I might concern the manager. Spreading the play.
Johnsen! Still alive, and that is the closest hearts have come. Bjorn
Johnsen and Marciano with the save. But McGregor blocked Walker. Over
the top that goes, Cummings is onside but he is on his own.
Expedient defending by Aaron Hughes. He knew where Jason Cummings was
going. He is capable, that's for sure.
Cummings, back but not quite where he intended. Easily away from
Bartley. Marciano able to grab, commanding his six yard box. Good
build-up by Hearts. The Hibs goalkeeper making an
appearance this season. His defence might be under the cosh here. And he
is Keatings. Cummings on his own. Support arriving now from Holt.
Difficult for him to take this. Eventually, Jason Cummings got the
support. You would do well to score from there in that situation.
Sutchuin-Djoum. And here is Jamie Walker.
He came crashing of Liam Fontaine. Gonsalves.
A bit of trouble with salvors and grey.
He is having a war of words with Fraser Fyvie.
Right through the back of David Gray. Mick Jagger. -- McGregor.
Just over 30 seconds left. Couldn't do it again, could they?
Now Sowah. Hibs might have one last opportunity here. Time almost up.
Time for one last assault? No, it is all over. As it was one year ago.
These two teams must do it again. Two different managers. The same
outcome. It will be an Easter Road replay. To determine whether hearts
or Hibs will go forth to the quarterfinals of the William Hill
Scottish Cup. It was not a thing of beauty and that is an
understatement. Hibs will feel happier because they have gotten
through another 90 minutes at Tynecastle unscathed. The holders
keep hold of their trophy for now. A week on Wednesday, these two capital
rivals will go head-to-head once again. This time, back in Leith, to
finish here in Gorgie, Heart of Midlothian 0-0 Hibernian. That was a
derby game. A lot of stoppages in play, difficulty for there being any
flu, so that made things difficult for us. Could we have be better? The
answer is yes. We could have. Some difficult moments and we have been
strung together, we have fought well and we're frustrated. But we look
forward to the replay. It lacked quality because the pitch did not
let the quality flow. We had chances, they had chances, we would
do it all again and we will in ten days' time and have the opportunity
and to have that is testament to how the players played. We will always
play the part. I don't want to focus too much on it. No matter what your
conditions are, we always manage those things and we need to do
better. After all the build-up, it was such a disappointing spectacle.
They talked about the conditions, the pitch, Michael, is that all that
was down to? I don't think so. But there is no doubt the part played a
significant part in it. Normally, Tynecastle is a really good surface
but you had Neil Lennon saying that he did not allow the teams to get
any free-flowing football played. Naturally, in the Derby you will get
a bit her skill to begin with but then they came normally settles down
that never got settled. Sometimes a game can be like that. No team was
able to implement... The game is terrible. Painful. It just lacked
quality. And there are so many creative quality players on never
side and none managed to have an impact on the match. And I think it
is mostly down to the pitch. The pitch was horrendous. It was a
bruising battle and all you had mostly was the referee's whistle. 33
fouls in this match. Some things look better in slow motion. This
makes it look better than it probably was. William Collum as the
referee can sometimes be overly officious but I will give him his
due, I'd don't think it was down to him. It was just the fact that the
game was so stop start. There were a lot of fouls like that one on Don
Cowie. The unorthodox number nine, is my all Gonsalves. A great
opportunity when he is in a deep groan he gets into the space and
traced if you get down the left-hand side to Marciano. You see him run
into areas that you would not associate with a number nine.
Especially when they play the formation that Hearts team of 4-3-
three. And deep in his own half, picking the ball up. On the whole,
absolutely wiped out and he not happy with William Collum. They
recognise that they need to get Bjorn Johnsen up and if he just
likes that up to the side, he has a strike on goal. Even in the second
half, still scrap paper you could see was better once they got the two
guys up top. Yet again, you see them out an areas that you just don't
associate with the normal number nine. He wonders and drifts into
white areas. I think he's better coming from white areas. A
traditional striker. Yes and a bit of comedy here, he falls over. And
this was a wild challenge. A red card? You live a red card, don't
you? You are watching the rugby, how would you know? We were excited when
Ian Cathro said Johnsen changed the shape but not enough? Yes, perhaps
he is not going to be an automatic starter. The game has changed a lot.
I even think he has time to open his body up and use his right foot.
Great defending but an initial mistake. Yes but for me, you will
see the best when he is at the top and gone Calvin Zola is supporting
him. I just think uncovers is a natural number nine. -- Goncalves.
He could just have taken the shot but decides to palm it out. He is
lucky it doesn't go. Double-mac there wasn't too much pace. He
stretched the game well. He had to wait so long for support. He can't
quite reach at a bitter past the post. He's isolated. Jason Cummings
does well because he waits and eventually picks him out really
well. If Grant Holt was a year or two younger is making to the
Gettysburg round it. Absolutely. D ja vu all over again. Could hips
D j vu all over again. Could hips sneak through again? Another replay?
You had both managers talking about all we are thankful there will be
another game because that was a poor spectacle. But also, because the
game was so tight, you're not playing on a great Park and one
mistake could lose you the game. It goes to Easter Road and I think it
is a game that will be a lot better than I was there today. Both teams
have a great opportunity to get through to the quarters. IMAX in
question to you. Will Hibs had passed hard to win the Scottish Cup
again? You don't know. There was little between the two sides. It
will suit hearts better to good to Easter Road with the playing service
and quality players they have. Action from yesterday now. It got
under way at lunch time as favourites Celtic took on Inverness
Caley Thistle. Top of the top-flight faces the team at the bottom.
And through it comes. A brilliant finish by Mikel Lustig.
Tim Dwelly... One minute from half-time and this could be done. --
Dem Ballet. -- Dembele. It is 3-0 at! Dembele came racing up. Celtic
looking for a fourth year. It is a third hat-trick of the season. That
is slack. He should've made it five. How long can they withstand this?
Celtic looking for number five. It arrives! It is Kieran Tierney.
Sinclair. Almost... What a finish by the captain! And it is six for
Celtic. Celtic hitting Inverness for six and their form at the moment is
absolutely frightening in terms of the competitors elsewhere in
Scotland. This is it, in the last 24 matches they have won all of them.
Unbelievable, 63 goals scored. An average of 2.5 goals per game.
Conceding one every three games. Nobody stands a chance, Michael, do
they? The game yesterday could easily have petered out at 1-0 or
2-0 but Celtic just do not take their foot off the pedal, they're so
relentless. As soon as they got that first goal from Mikel Lustig, they
were going to win the game but they just don't give any of the team is
any opportunity at all. Yes, they were brilliant yesterday. Dembele
was superb with his hat-trick. The strength lay with James Forrest, an
outstanding final product. I have criticised his final product in the
past but this was breathtaking. There were two other all Premiership
ties on Saturday, the action from both of them have coming up.
Ross County had been met six times that they faced a stern test in
Aberdeen. Could Aberdeen take a step closer to a second final of the
season? COMMENTATOR: Still under pressure. A
good ball from Taylor. A fantastic save! Aberdeen have the corner.
Niall McGinn: it in. A good fist on by Fox. Shinnie for Jack. Really
good. A good ball in. Just pushes it away. Derek McInnes's side have done
everything but score this afternoon. Utterly dominant. Shinnie, always
available for a pass. He picks all Logan with a lovely ball. Coming
inside onto the left. It found its way in! She Logan with a trademark
celebration. Surely now, Aberdeen into the quarterfinal of the William
Hill Scottish Cup. Another top-flight side at McDiarmid
Park and Thistle struggled to make sure they did not go down. A
punishing finish. Usually so solid, holes were appearing in the St
Johnstone backline and Thistle came close to a second. The reflexes of
this player denied them a third goal. Saints pushed for pleasure but
despite the acrobatics from Chris Cain, they drew a blank. Thistle
into the quarters for the first time in nine years. A successful awayday
for Partick Thistle. After the game, the manager gave his reaction to the
wind at a very windy McDiarmid Park. You must be gratified, you have been
making chances and today you got off to a fine start? Certainly. Do you
want to do that again? That's one for Christmas! Brewer Alan
Archibald, these windy conditions have been very hazardous this
weekend. The fantastic Partick Thistle, a good record at Park. Yes.
An impressive start because it is not an easy place to go to get
results. St Johnstone are normally a difficult side to play down. He will
be delighted, even if he is getting taken out by the advertising boards!
The fact he finishes here... They started the game so strongly. An
incredible pace and that is when the game was won, St Johnstone didn't
get into the game until the second half. The first time in nine years
that they have been in the quarterfinal. East Fife v St Mirren.
It was called yesterday. Welcome to Methil. What a glorious day we
picked to be on Scotland's East Coast. Behind me is to be Scotland's
Coulport, exporting 3 million a year. That is no more than the port
is now home to football, East Fife and their stadium. The club is
inextricably linked to the Scottish Cup. In 1938, they lifted this
trophy, becoming the only lower league club to do so and it is
record that has stood until last year.
COMMENTATOR: This is adding spice to a great struggle. East Fife where
the first team to win the Scottish Cup and that cannot really be
equalled, so essentially, we are still hanging onto the record. As
you look around the club, it is like a museum to the history because we
are proud of our achievements. For the time, in Methil, I don't think
anything has ever happened since even before that has been quite as
take as East Fife winning the Scottish Cup. The cup final is good
value, we just have to take care of this game but the dream is there.
And that is what the Scottish Cup is all about. That is the beauty of it,
a one-off game, you have a chance to go through. We will just focus fully
on this game and not get too carried away. I must ask about the weather.
It is brutal. It will play a part today. Yes, that the beauty of the
Scottish Cup. All we ask the players is to give a good account of
themselves and when they come off the park, we have done our best to
get through to the next round. If it has not happened, it will be too
long... East Fife have a chance to get through to the last eight for
the first time in years. And they gave themselves the opportunity
thanks to one of the goals of the fourth round. I had a few people
shouting, bring the ball damn, what is he doing? If you had seen the
dressing room after the Livingston game, you would have thought we won
the cup. It is a great dressing room, the boys are 11 games unbeaten
and that his not a lot to do with me, that is to do with them. I am
obviously just glad to keep that run going. With UK is giving us extra
coverage, I can understand why because East Fife Brian Laws leak
and their current form is very good. Although our form has been good, we
obviously in a difficult position. We feel we're good enough to
progress to the cup. Hopefully we will prove that today. The
relentless swirling wind was always going to be a tough test,
particularly for goalkeepers and it very nearly helped the home side to
an opener. The comic is definitely getting a bit of wind assistance but
referee Don Robertson blowing for a foul. A battle of the elements was
turning into a battle on the field. But it was to be St Mirren who would
draw first blood. The wind again played its part. Ryan Goodfellow
tried in vain to keep it out. But nothing he could do about Cammie
Smith's final touch. The second half and East Fife came out firing. It
took some serious defending to deny Scott Robinson a leveller. But the
Euro was to turn to the villain. The wrong side of Ross Brown, penalty to
the home side, up stepped Chris Duggan, East Fife deservedly level.
Tying the St Mirren to bring on the cavalry, Lewis Morgan on as a sub on
the 20-year-old was to make quite an impact. Released by Stevie Mallon,
their one goal lead reinstated. And now, for arguably the moment of the
match, a little something special from Morgan, surely that was the
Saints through safely. But one little twist, difficult to see why
this was given from the vantage point. But up stepped Duggan, to
increase the tally. Just too little too late for the men from Methil. Be
completed very well against a team from a higher division. They
certainly did not out of place. It is about making sure we use that
frustration and take it into the league campaign. The game became
more stretched and open. They posed a greater threat but I think we
posed a threat as well as the game opened up. At half-time, they were
stressing because we... The Scottish Cup dream remains alive for St
Mirren. 30 years on since that famous victory. I think that was the
first match you ever went to? Adamant that well. Unfortunately, I
think this is the last game of the round or the cup for St Mirren.
Celtic away, you could not get a harder time. They did well with
Alloa but I just can't see St Mirren... Despite atrocious campaign
from St Mirren, they do well in the cups. They have been sensational in
the cups and I wish they would get points for those. We thought it
could be a catalyst to give them belief in the league but then they
took one point from six. Hopefully, this will give them the boost they
need. We will get to the drawing a little while. Dunfermline were at
home to Hamilton Accies. Mascot grateful for his fur coat,
conditions at East End Park a touch wintry to say the least.
COMMENTATOR: Some traffic in the box. A strong header. The referee
has given the push. It is not going to count.
A chance for Dunfermline. Paul McMullan, 1-0, beautiful finish, and
Dunfermline pounds and Hamilton are made to pay.
In behind Lewis Martin, Imre gets the touch. Talbot hits it off his
own woodwork. Quicksand! Played away and onto Imre. Trying to find a
shooting opportunity and he scores! Danny Redmond the hero and Hamilton
Accies our level. It's Danny McKinnon on the right foot. What a
save. To keep his side in the Scottish Cup. Clyde had only signed
goalkeeper Conor Quinn on Friday. He was straight into the action against
Ayr United, saving from Craig McGaughey. And it wasn't quite over.
Ayr United's Nicky Devlin with the shot off the post. Could Clyde give
us the whiff of Scottish Cup shock? They certainly could... The ball
falling to David Gormley. Clyde, 1-0 in front. And it was almost another.
Paul Tierney would come to Ayr United's rescue. Equalising in the
70th minute. Right at the death, he would come close but 18-year-old
Conor Quinn finished as he started. A few great place to get through.
Valentines night will be busy. Clyde v Ayr United, Hamilton Accies v
Dunfermline and then a week on Wednesday, let's do it all over
again, the Edinburgh derby. Let's hope it is better than today. Hibs
versus hearts at Easter Road. The draw was made at Ibrox and Alex
McLeish was there, coincidentally. That was the final tie, and this is
how it looks, the quarterfinal draw. Celtic at home to St Mirren.
Aberdeen will take on Partick Thistle. Hearts or Hibs will face a
united or Clyde. As we just saw, Rangers are at home to either
Dunfermline or Hamilton Accies. What stands out there, Michael, is all
the favourites, they are all at home, that is not fair.
Potentially three Championship sides in the semifinal.
Very well done. The left-hand side of that page will be the semifinal.
The only thing you're looking the Edinburgh derby, who will win. The
favourites all at home. Plum ties to get drawn at home against lesser
opposition. A very good opportunity for potentially the top four teams,
Hibs at the top of the Championship, to get through.
The semifinals could be very tasty, in terms of a potential shock,
Pittodrie as the place? That stands out. Or if Hamilton win
their replay, they have upset Rangers before.
I suppose Rangers in terminal at the moment -- in turmoil.
It will be a difficult game for Hamilton. Dunfermline are in a good
run of form. Not a given they will get through. Rangers, we still
expect they have enough to see themselves through to the semifinal.
And potentially somebody in place in management for that type. There is
no doubt the top teams have deftly had the best draw. They will be
looking forward to getting through to the semi.
Let us switch to the Ladbrokes Premiership, one game played, Dundee
at home to Kilmarnock. Dundee make one change to their
defence. Ojamaa once again partnering Haber.
Kilmarnock make one change. Sammon makes his first start in his second
spell for the club. Dundee sitting in tenth spot in the
table. Longstaff sending that through, Boyd. It has gone in. Boyd
scores for Kilmarnock in the ninth minute.
Whether he was trying to flick it around the goalkeeper, he didn't
need to. Gomez trying to get back on the line, couldn't keep it out. Boyd
claims his fifth goal of the season. A chance for an equaliser. Locked
away by Woodman. O'Hara, former Kilmarnock player, determined to hit
the back of the net. -- blocked away. Falling for Holt.
Dundee have equalised. A callous delivery end, the Kilmarnock defence
didn't deal with it. Woodman in goal. Didn't get anywhere near the
goal. Holt with the easiest of chances.
Hiroshi Aoyama trying his luck. He wasn't too far away with that
effort, the Estonian striker. Haber with the header. It was locked
away by Wilson. One or two Dundee fans seem to be claiming for a
penalty. A wave from Longstaff. Not a bad
effort by Ojamaa, a curling effort to pick that top corner. Too much
elevation. Kilmarnock, unbeaten in the last three visits.
McKenzie fitting that went in. Conor Sammon. Off the line. Sammon didn't
seem to get a proper connection in the shot as he tried to beat the
goalkeeper. Jones did well to get away from
Clock House In. But couldn't find an end product.
Woodman did well to stop that one. He was helped out in the end by
Dicker. A run at the Dundee defence, a fine
strike that was. McKenzie has already claimed three goals for
Kilmarnock this season. Here is a chance. We are well into
stoppage time. Try the shot. It just drifted wide of that post. It looks
as though this game is going to end all square.
I felt we were sloppy in possession, kept giving it away. They started
better than us but we came into the game 20 minutes before the first
half and had some good opportunities in the box, putting crosses in.
We have to play a lot better. I thought we were the dominant team.
They had a spell of ten minutes before half-time. We are
disappointed in that we haven't taken three points once again. Our
level of performance is really high. Playing some really good football.
The players have a lot of confidence. They are young. They
just need to change these draws into wins. They could have done with
another eight points from our performances. I have said it's about
winning, not just about playing good football. Totally about winning but
you need good football as well. Unfortunately it hasn't happened. It
gives me a lot of belief and encouragement that we can kick on
for the rest of the season. The Kilmarnock manager, a bit
downbeat but that draw suited both sides in terms of places. We will
see the table in a moment. The goal by Boyd is unorthodox.
He tries to make it round. Didn't have the pace to get there, the goal
keeper. But, you know, that is two in three for the big chap. For
Kilmarnock, unbeaten in four, they are in the top six, a good period.
It would be a point in the end. Your thoughts on this goal from Holt?
Could the defending have been better?
You heard the manager saying it is not a great goal. Disappointment to
concede in such a manner. He doesn't need to come out there. A big call
from Lee Clark to drop Jamie MacDonald. He has not come to
himself in glory. The defenders are there, the goalkeeper should let the
defenders deal with it. He should have stayed on his goal line.
Kilmarnock were the better side. Since their break, they have not
come back in good form. Kilmarnock in sixth place at the
moment, not bad. Dundee with that draw moved up a few
places, in seventh position. Both sides can take something from
that draw certainly. Next weekend, this is how Sportscene
looks, back to the Premiership. This weekend has all been about the
Scottish Cup. Can any of you see Celtic not winning the trouble this
season? I think it is possible, when you
look at the teams potentially going into the semifinal, the top four
teams in the country with a good chance to get into the semis.
Anything can happen. There was a moment of madness from the referees
and officials when that team got knocked out by Inverness. How good
they are, you would say the odds are they will do it.
Not a guarantee. A much improved Celtic side. It will take a strange
sequence of events the Celtic to be stopped.
I don't think anyone can stop them. They will win the trouble.
Should everyone give up now? That's not what I am saying. I was asked
for my opinion. I don't think anyone can stop them.
That is the thing with the Scottish Cup. This is why it has not lost
its... Quite clearly the Scottish Cup is
the best chance for a lot of teams to win a trophy. We have seen it in
the last number of years, a good changing of the winners. Going into
the quarterfinals, there are a number of teams thinking to
themselves they have a great chance of winning and getting into Europe.
It has got that qualification into Europe, a big carrot the teams to
win the Cup. No doubt Celtic are the favourites going into the next
round. It will be difficult but not a guarantee.
Clyde or Hamilton Accies? I do think either of them will win
the Cup. Thank you very much indeed. That is
it for another weekend. We are back to do it all again next weekend,
Premiership style. From all of us, good night.
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Jonathan Sutherland presents highlights from the fifth round of the Scottish Cup, including the Edinburgh derby.
Hibs met Hearts at Tynecastle at this stage last season on their way to a historic Scottish Cup triumph. On that occasion they were two goals down with ten minutes left but forced a replay thanks to a dramatic injury-time equaliser by Paul Hanlon.
Rangers are also in action today, at home to Championship side Greenock Morton.
Plus, there is a full round-up of all Saturday's action in the Scottish Cup and the best moments from the Premiership fixture between Dundee and Kilmarnock.