Scottish football as it happened

Scottish Cup victories for Hamilton, Falkirk, Kilmarnock and St Mirren after Dundee United beat nine-man Rangers.

2 February 2013 Last updated at 18:41 GMT

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  1. 1215: 

    The sun has got his hat on as the Scottish Cup rolls into town across the country...

  2. 1216: 

    Dundee United host Rangers in the lunchtime kick off at Tannadice.

    The pre-match chat has centred on the Ibrox club's decision not to take up their ticket allocation.

    However, it is believed about 350 Rangers fans will ignore the boycott and head to Tannadice.

    Are you heading to the game or any of this afternoon's other Scottish Cup ties?

    Get in touch today via text to 80295 with Cup in your message. Or you can tweet the live commentary using the hashtag #bbcsportscot and message me @bbcthomasmcg

  3. 1217: 

    Dundee Utd: Cierzniak, Watson, Dillon, Gunning, Douglas, Armstrong, Flood, Rankin, Mackay-Steven, Russell, Daly. Subs: Banks, McLean, Ryan, Millar, Gardyne.

    Rangers: Alexander, Faure, Perry, Emilson Cribari, Wallace, Little, Hutton, Black, Templeton, Sandaza, Shiels. Subs: Gallagher, Hegarty, McKay, Naismith, Crawford.

    Referee: Euan Norris

  4. 1218: 

    Today's other Scottish Cup ties:

    Dunfermline v Hamilton

    Falkirk v Forfar

    Kilmarnock v Inverness CT

    St Mirren v St Johnstone

  5. 1220: 

    And Ross County host Hearts in this afternoon's sole SPL encounter...

  6. 1221: 

    Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson hopes Rangers can "come on board" along with all other clubs in order to progress the Scottish game.

    That measure was taken after United's opposition to Rangers being in the Scottish Premier League this season.

    "Personally for the sake of Scottish football, I think we should move on," Thompson told BBC Scotland.

    McCoist echoed Thompson's comments that it as time to "move one"

    "It's a game of football after all. That's what I'm looking forward to.

    "We are in the middle of reconstruction talks and the game is moving forward.

    "We have got all SPL clubs together to move forward for the future and I think we all need to get together, every single club in Scotland, and it would be good for them [Rangers] to come on board as well."

  7. 1223: 

    United were not alone in voting against Ibrox chief executive Charles Green's application to take over the SPL share Rangers lost following financial problems but the Glasgow club's fans regarded Thompson as one of the most outspoken figures on the issue.

    Of the Rangers supporters who have tickets for the Cupt tie, Thompson said there would be "very strict security measures being put in place inside the stadium and outside".

  8. 1224: 

    On a cheerier note, American singer Marie Osmond performed her 1970s hit single Paper Roses for a specially-invited group of 500 Kilmarnock football fans.

    The singer, who is to play a concert in Glasgow with her brother Donny and Susan Boyle, was approached to make the Rugby Park appearance by fan Robert Morton.

    The song has been adopted by the Kille fans as the club's anthem and reached number two in the UK charts in 1973.

  9. 1226: 

    So, my question is: what's the best song adopted by football fans? Does your club stand head and shoulders above the rest with a scorching ditty?

    Or has your adopted song hit a flat note?

    Text to 80295 with Cup in your message. Or you can tweet the live commentary using the hashtag #bbcsportscot and message me @bbcthomasmcg

  10. 1228: 
    Scottish Football Association

    "Dunfermline Athletic v Hamilton Academical is ON. Passed 12pm pitch inspection. #RoadtoHampden"

  11. 1230: 
    Rangers manager Ally McCoist

    "I'm not attempting to play mind games. Dundee United will be favourites, they must be favourites.

    "The best way to put it is, at the start of the season - outside Celtic - Dundee United would have been many people's favourites to win the cup.

    "Jackie is a great lad. I wished him all the best in his job and we'll shake hands before the game.

    "All it is, is a cup tie that both teams want to win.

    "It's a cup game that's important to both clubs and both clubs want to win. It's no more than that."

  12. 1232: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Levein

    "Whoever scores first today will be favourites for the tie. I'm intrigued as to whether the absence of Rangers fans will have a bearing on the match."

  13. 1234: 

    What a baptism of fire for United boss Jackie McNamara. Fresh from succeeding Peter Houston and leaving his post at Partick Thistle, he's relishing the prospect of facing Rangers...

    "We just have to get to work quickly. These were the type of games I relished as a player and it will be the same (against Rangers).

    "I could stand here for an hour and tell you all the things I didn't expect to have to deal with as a manager.

    "But I think the biggest lesson I have learned is the players are so important. You have to look after the players."

  14. 1240: 

    Are you inside Tannadice? The atmosphere is crackling and bubbling away five minutes before kick off.

    Tweet or text if you're at the game to give us a flavour of the Cup fever...

  15. 1241: 

    Jackie McNamara names an unchanged side from Peter Houston's last match against Ross County, Rangers made two changes from the side which drew with Montrose.

    Sebastien Faure and Ian Black replace Chris Hegarty and Lewis Macleod, while Francisco Sandaza is fit to start despite concerns over a hamstring injury.

  16. 1243: 

    Rangers chief executive Charles Green has taken his seat Tannadice, as the players trot out onto the Tannadice turf...

  17. 1246: 

    Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara gives the home fans a wave as he makes his way to the dugout.

    We're under way!

  18. 1247: 

    What a start for Jackie McNamara's side: Rangers fail to clear their lines from a Jon Daly header and Johnny Russell smacks the ball under the body of Neil Alexander.

  19. 1248: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson

    "What a game we've got on our hands here."

  20. 1249: 

    Rangers respond immediately, Andy Little screws a shot just wide of the United goal. What a pulsating start to this Scottish Cup tie.

  21. 1250: 

    Mr Fred Oakes: "Tannadice is buzzing because the fans who hate the Rangers songs are back!"

  22. 1251: 

    Rangers captain Lee Wallace earns a booking for chopping down Gavin Gunning as the early break-neck pace shows little sign of relenting.

  23. 1253: 

    Willo Flood whips in a superb cross and Johnny Russell looks odds on to his score his and United's second, but he sends a free header wide.

    The Rangers defence is all at sea...

  24. 1254: 
    BBC Sportsound commentator Rob Maclean

    "Rangers know they can't afford to lose a second goal this early in the game."

  25. 1254: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson

    "With Lee Wallace booked, I just wonder if United will put Gary Mackay-Steven up against him?"

  26. 1255: 

    Ryan M using 80295: "Surely Mr Green should be leading by example and also refusing his free corporate seat?"

  27. 1257: 

    United, leading by that Johnny Russell goal to nil, have their tails up and are probing the creaking Rangers defence in search of a second goal.

  28. 1259: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson

    "No great flow to the game at the moment: free kick 'get it in the box'; free kick 'get it in the box': but it's good to watch..."

  29. 1300: 

    Dundee United's Gary Mackay-Steven displays a great piece of skill to dance away from two Rangers challenges but his wicked cross is brilliantly cleared by Cribari.

  30. 1302: 

    Dundee United are peppering the Rangers defence: Jon Daly knocks on a long ball and Johnny Russell's flick over Neil Alexander comes back off the bar and bounces to safety.

  31. 1304: 

    Rangers spurn the chance to pressurise the Dundee United defence; a long ball into the box fails to find a blue jersey and the hosts clear.

  32. 1305: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson

    "Dundee United's flair players are looking so composed in possession. For Rangers, Ian Black and Dean Shiels need to find a way to influence this game."

  33. 1307: 
    Former Celtic winger Bobby Petta

    "Knock knock. Who's there? Peter. Peter who? Peter Odemwingie."

    And singing Road To Nowhere by Talking Heads, no doubt...

  34. 1308: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson

    "Jon Daly is murdering the Rangers defence: every ball that comes in, he's flicking on."

  35. 1310: 

    Trying to force their way back into this Scottish Cup tie, Rangers winger David Templeton fires in an inviting corner but United are alive to the danger and mop up another attack.

  36. 1313: 

    Dundee United celebrity fan Lorraine Kelly is in the stand at Tannadice. She's sporting a big smile and a snazzy pair of yellow shades on her head. Has she borrowed them from Timmy Mallett? Remember his game on Wide Awake called Sheet, Pillow, Duvet?

  37. 1315: 

    Lee Wallace whips a great ball into the Dundee United penalty area but Fran Sandaza sends his header wide of goal. That was a great chance for Rangers to restore parity.

    United still lead by that Johnny Russell goal in the opening seconds of a pulsating cup tie.

  38. 1317: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Levein

    "Dundee Utd need to be careful because you can't allow Lee Wallace to put that type of ball into the box."

  39. 1319: 

    Jason Byrne: "Timmy Mallett did not present Sheet, Pillow Duvet: it was Trev and Simon on BBC..."

    Thanks Jason, old memory is fading...

  40. 1320: 
    Dundee Utd striker Johnny Russell breaches the defence to open the scoring

    Johnny Russell opened the scoring just seconds into the Scottish Cup tie.

  41. 1322: 

    United double their lead with the Rangers defence posted missing. Willo Flood's deep free kick finds skipper Jon Daly in acres of space inside the box and his header evades Neil Alexander to find the net.

  42. 1324: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Levein

    "Defensively it was terrible from Rangers. If there's one person you don't want to give a free header to, it's Jon Daly. Credit to Willo Flood as well for the excellent delivery."

  43. 1326: 

    Stuart Burns: "Ross Perry?? I think Matthew Perry would play better than he has been today."

  44. 1328: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson

    "Having dominated for so long, United will be relieved to have scored that second goal. However, Rangers remain in the tie as long as they don't concede again."

  45. 1329: 

    Rangers make their first change of the afternoon as Chris Hegarty comes on for the injured Ross Perry.

  46. 1330: 
    BBC Scotland's Phil GoodladGET INVOLVED

    "Twickenham empty but full of expectation"

    There's a huge St George's Cross to welcome the Scots for their opening match of the Six Nations against England..

  47. 1332: 

    Dundee Utd's waspish midfielder Willo Flood, like a Dickensian pick-pocket, robs Ian Black in midfield before charging towards goal. However, his progress is abruptly stopped by Emilson Cribari, who is booked for his troubles.

  48. 1333: 

    Jackie McNamara's first match in charge of United is going well as his side punish Rangers for their defensive frailty. Russell and Daly on target in an opening 45 minutes of home domination. Can Rangers boss Ally McCoist rally his shell-shocked troops?

  49. 1336: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson

    "I'm looking all over the park for a Rangers player who's better than his Dundee Utd counterpart in this match, and I can't see any."

  50. 1337: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Chick Young

    "Despite their big lead in the Third Division, Rangers aren't a good team. I think it's a case of how many for Dundee Utd. The gap between the SPL and Rangers is huge. The one consolation for Rangers fans, is that if they do go out today, they won't face Celtic."

  51. 1339: 

    Peanut to 80295: "This is why Lee Wallace shouldn't have been called up. We know him, Shiels and Black are good but playing against low calibre players every week and then trying to up it for a better quality, full-time team is hard for them. When it gets to qualifiers that matter, will Wallace be able to up his game enough?"

  52. 1342: 
    GET INVOLVED "The Rangers have a squad of SPL grade players but will no doubt be wheeling out the excuses should they lose."

  53. 1344: 

    Edinburgh Tom: "Just watched that footage of Marie Osmond singing to Killie fans. She's definitely miming. #scandal"

    Even more controversially, the US warbler wasn't asked about league reconstruction. An opportunity missed!

  54. 1349: 

    Kal Naismith is on for Fran Sandaza as the second half gets under way at Tannadice.

  55. 1350: 

    bringthemonjpn: "Rangers need to get the crowd behind them for the second half...or Chick Young off their shoulder..."

    Josh: "Rangers might have SPL players but lack of practice against good teams is why their players should not play for Scotland #bbcsportscot"

  56. 1351: 

    Graham Speirs has tweeted: "Vibrant, tousy game here at Tannadice in front of a pretty decent crowd - I'm guessing circa 10,000. DU carrying more menace."

    You can hear more from Graham on Sportsound Extra this evening at 5.30pm on BBC Radio Scotland, with Kenny McIntyre, SFA chief Stewart Regan and Stuart Cosgrove.

  57. 1354: 
    BBC Sportsound commentator Rob Maclean

    "Another goal for Dundee United and it really would be game over..."

  58. 1357: 

    United break down the right and Stuart Armstrong feeds Johnny Russell. But the livewire forward is unable to breach the Rangers defence for a second time.

  59. 1358: 

    The pace of the first half has been replaced by a more sedate attack and counter attack in the Tannadice sunshine. A Rangers goal would certainly give this cup tie a different complexion.

  60. 1400: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Levein

    "David Templeton has had absolutely no change out of Dundee United's Keith Watson today...

  61. 1402: 

    The Blue Boys: "Rangers just have to calm down and play good football and get back into the game #bbcsportscot#rtid"

  62. 1403: 
    BBC Scotland's Paul Mitchell at St Mirren Park:

    "No Kenny McLean for Saints; John McGinn starts."

  63. 1404: 

    Rangers captain Lee Wallace slaloms past a couple of Dundee United players but loses his footing in the box and a rare attack by the visitors fizzles out.

  64. 1405: 
    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin at East End Park
  65. 1407: 

    Much more like it from Rangers: the ball breaks to combative midfielder Ian Black at the edge of the area and his shot whistles just wide of Cierzniak's goal.

  66. 1409: 

    bringthemonjpn: "Ally's tracksuit is almost in the goal area...Rangers pushing for a goal now..This is going to be huff and puff"

  67. 1411: 
    BBC Scotland's Jane Lewis

    "Covering @falkirkbairns against #Forfar in the #ScottishCup. Reporting for #Sportscene results show on BBC 2 today from 4.30. #lovethecup"

  68. 1412: 

    Ryan and Gardyne are on for United to replace Mackay-Steven and Armstrong. The hosts remain two goals to the good with about 20 minutes remaining and are on course for a place in the quarter finals.

  69. 1413: 

    Board67: "I think 'combative' is one of the more imaginative words I've seen used to describe Ian Black #bbcsportscot"

  70. 1415: 

    Dean Shiels has his name taken for a sliding challenge on John Rankin; frustration building for the visitors as they search frantically for a way back into this cup tie.

  71. 1417: 

    The Blue Boys: "Bring on McKay! We need some pace skill and confidence #bbcsportscot."

    Ally McCoist must've heard you: Barrie McKay replaces Dean Shiels.

  72. 1418: 

    Ian Black and Richie Ryan lock horns near the touchline and referee Euan Norris shows yellow cards for Black and Gavin Gunning, who was unhappy with the Rangers midfielder.

  73. 1420: 
    BBC Sportsound commentator Rob Maclean

    "With Rangers it's been all misplaced passes and miscommunication. With United it's been all polished and professional."

  74. 1422: 

    Greg Hawkins: "Are the Rangers players boycotting the game today as well as the fans? #bbcsportscot #sportscene"

  75. 1423: 
    BBC Scotland's Jane Lewis

    "Haha just as well you guys are on the ball - just testing ahem... Here is my view at #FalkirkStadium."

  76. 1424: 

    The visitors have found Johnny Russell and Jon Daly too hot to handle today. The latter finds the former with another flick and the in-form hitman slides the ball past the advancing Neil Alexander.

  77. 1426: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Levein

    "Rangers needed to start well and it didn't happen. They've had one chance and haven't really got going. Dundee United have been excellent today."

  78. 1427: 

    KeithyBhoy: "Poor display by Rangers. Ex SPL players playing for a 3rd Division team and they can't rise to the challenge. #bbcsportscot"

    Tommy: "A performance to be proud of from the plucky wee 3rd Division side, making their illustrious opponents fight all the way. #bbcsportscot"

  79. 1430: 

    Rangers substitute Kal Naismith loses his head and is given his marching orders for a scything challenge on Willo Flood. The visitors are down to 10 men...

  80. 1431: 

    Rangers are down to nine men: Ian Black is off after a late, late challenge on John Rankin. A second yellow for the former Hearts midfielder.

  81. 1432: 

    Three minutes plus added time at Tannadice and Rangers have unravelled. Three goals down and heading out of the Scottish Cup.

  82. 1434: 
    BBC Sportsound commentator Rob Maclean

    "Good performance from United from start to finish..."

  83. 1435: 

    Jackie McNamara and Ally McCoist exchange handshakes as United book their place in the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup with a comprehensive victory. Tempers in the visiting ranks frayed near the end as they ended the match with nine men.

  84. 1437: 

    Chris_Reid: "Nothing can be said other than well played Dundee United. The better team won, hands down. #bbcsportscot"

    Andrewtheplane: "As a Rangers fan, totally embarrassed by my teams lack of discipline. I really feel for McCoist."

    Edinburgh Tom: "Great advert for Scots football: physical, committed, high scoring. Oh hang on, I'm watching the rugby."

  85. 1440: 

    Ross County: Brown, Kovacevic, Boyd, Munro, Ikonomou, Quinn, Lawson, Brittain, Cooper, Vigurs, Morrow. Subs: Fraser, Kettlewell, Hainault, Wohlfarth, Glen, MacPhee, Dingwall.

    Hearts: MacDonald, Mullen, Webster, Zaliukas, Wilson, Walker, Tapping, Holt, Stevenson, Billy King, Ngoo. Subs: Ridgers, Barr, Sutton, Taouil, Driver, Novikovas, McGowan.

    Referee: Stephen Finnie

  86. 1441: 

    Dunfermline: Gallacher, Millen, Dowie, Morris, McMillan, Husband, Byrne, Falkingham, Cardle, Wallace, Kirk. Subs: Hrivnak, Dargo, Thomson, Potter, Whittle.

    Hamilton: Cuthbert, Gordon, Canning, Page, Hendrie, Neil, Crawford, Routledge, Mackinnon, Longridge, May. Subs: Christie, Fisher, Gillespie, Ryan, Devlin.

    Referee: John Beaton

  87. 1443: 

    Falkirk: McGovern, Duffie, Dods, Flynn, Kingsley, Jay Fulton, Alston, Murdoch, Higgins, McGrandles, Taylor. Subs: Bowman, McGeever, Dale Fulton, Grant, Weatherston.

    Forfar: Hill, McCulloch, Bolochoweckyj, Tulloch, Iain Campbell, Ross Campbell, Hilson, Faeroe, Malin, Templeman, Swankie. Subs: Hamilton, Fotheringham, Denholm, Brown, King.

    Referee: Kevin Clancy

  88. 1444: 

    Falkirk: McGovern, Duffie, Dods, Flynn, Kingsley, Jay Fulton, Alston, Murdoch, Higgins, McGrandles, Taylor. Subs: Bowman, McGeever, Dale Fulton, Grant, Weatherston.

    Forfar: Hill, McCulloch, Bolochoweckyj, Tulloch, Iain Campbell, Ross Campbell, Hilson, Faeroe, Malin, Templeman, Swankie. Subs: Hamilton, Fotheringham, Denholm, Brown, King.

    Referee: Kevin Clancy

  89. 1446: 
    Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara

    "I'm delighted for our defence that they kept a clean sheet. I like 4-3-3 and it allows my players to express themselves. I hope we start like that in every game..."

  90. 1447: 

    St Mirren: Samson, van Zanten, McAusland, Goodwin, Carey, Teale, McGinn, Newton, Goncalves, Thompson, McGowan. Subs: Adam, Mair, Dummett, Guy, Imrie.

    St Johnstone: Mannus, MacKay, McCracken, Wright, Scobbie, Vine, Cregg, Doughty, Craig, Tade, MacLean. Subs: Tuffey, Callum Davidson, Edwards, Abeid, Hasselbaink.

    Referee: Craig Thomson

  91. 1448: 

    Alan in Penicuik: "A gulf in class then, but what's the difference in wage bills? The future does not look bright for a new club spending a fortune to produce that level of performance. Unsustainable springs to mind... now where have we heard that before?"

    Lewis: "I said weeks ago Utd would thrash Gers. It's not Coisty's fault but he's not the solution. Gers need a manager with ambition, tactical knowledge and long term vision. Coisty is a motivator who loves his club."

  92. 1450: 

    Chris_Reid: "We are where we are; the 3rd division. Let's get on with it. Stop encouraging farcical boycotts Charles Green #bbcsportscot"

    Scott Mcruvie: "What a joke. Charles Green said stay away yet he is the one sat cozy in a box at Tannadice #joke #bbcsportscot"

  93. 1500: 

    Here we go across the country!

  94. 1501: 

    Scott in Aberdeen: "Rangers must surely be looking at terry butcher and the job he is doing and thinking if Ally McCoist is performing at the same sort of level. Possible replacement?"

    Baz in Edinburgh: "Hi chaps, gutted with display but some perspective required. United have destroyed Rangers relatively recently; at Ibrox and with Rangers fielding a much stronger team than available today. That said, we need a huge influx of quality."

  95. 1502: 
    BBC Scotland's Charles Bannerman in Dingwall

    "Ross County hope to follow up their midweek win over Hibs and complete the Edinburgh double with victory over League Cup finalists Hearts in this SPL game rearranged from December."

  96. 1503: 

    Kilmarnock have started brightly at Rugby Park and it takes a sliding defender to block a shot from Ross Barbour at the edge of the penalty area.

  97. 1504: 

    Graham Gillespie: "keithbhoy, concentrate on your own team #obsessed #treblegone"

  98. 1508: 

    We're still waiting for our first goal in the 3pm Scottish Cup kick offs. In true Delia Smith style: "come on, let's be having you!"

  99. 1510: 

    jimmy67hoops: "Was that Rangers 'giving them hell' then? Well done Utd! Put them in their place..."

  100. 1511: 

    Inverness skipper Richie Foran finds room in a congested Kilmarnock penalty box but cannot quite connect with an excellent, whipped free-kick from Aaron Doran. It remains goalless at Rugby Park.

  101. 1513: 

    Mazy run from St Mirren's Esmael Goncalves gets the home crowd excited although doesn't lead to anything. What an impact the Portguese striker has made in his first few games.

    These two sides last met in the Scottish Cup in the 2007/08 season. Back then, the first tie was drawn at McDiarmid Park and St Johnstone won the replay 3-1 back at Love Street.

  102. 1514: 
    BBC Scotland's Charles Bannerman in Dingwall

    "A good move for Hearts initiated by Danny Wilson via Billy King to Jason Hold, who failed to find the net from the left post. Another near thing for Hearts when Ryan Stevenson runs through but his shot goes wide."

  103. 1517: 

    Inverness make an early change at Rugby Park, with Philip Roberts replacing the injured Richie Foran.

  104. 1518: 

    Andrew Mills: "Good start for Jackie McNamara. Might need to be better against SPL sides though."

  105. 1519: 

    We have a goal, ya beauty! Falkirk's predatory hitman Lyle Taylor rifles the ball home from eight yards for his 21st goal of the season to put the Bairns one up against Forfar.

  106. 1520: 

    The Second Division side are level, Ian Campbell firing home from the spot to restore parity. Game on!

  107. 1522: 

    Derek Adams's side take the lead as Rocco Quinn collects an Iain Vigurs pass before seeing his deflected shot find the net.

  108. 1523: 

    Kilmarnock forward Cillian Sheridan steams his way into the penalty area from the left but his shot lacks any power and Ryan Esson makes a comfortable save.

  109. 1524: 
    BBC Scotland's Charles Bannerman in Dingwall

    "Hearts have had all the chances but County on ahead when Iain Vigurs finds Rocco Quinn, whose deflected 18-yard shot beats MacDonald."

  110. 1525: 

    Calm defending by St Mirren's Marc McAusland as he passes across his own six-yard box under pressure from St Johnstone forward Gregory Tade!

    Esmael Goncalves then escapes the attentions of Frazer Wright down the right-hand-side and puts in a tempting cross for Steven Thompson, but the Paisley front-man could only turn it wide of the near post under pressure.

  111. 1527: 

    Goncalves looks really up for this game today, aiming to make it three goals in three games! He's just pulled off another mazy right through the middle only to be crowded out by Tam Scobbie and Frazer Wright as he looked to get a shot away. I wonder if this guy has a Scottish grandparent???

    Has he had his weetabix?

  112. 1528: 

    Hamilton's Jon Routledge misses a glorious and I mean glorious chance to fire Accies ahead at East End Park.

  113. 1529: 
    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin at East End Park

    "The miss from Hamilton midfielder Jon Routledge was remarkable. Open goal but fluffed his effort and Pars defence clear#bbcsportscot"

  114. 1530: 

    Kilmarnock defender Jeroen Tesselaar is left all alone at a free-kick but fails to get any meaningful contact on his attempted header and a great chance is spurned for the home side.

  115. 1531: 

    Inverness are forced into a second change in the opening half hour, with Andrew Shinnie hobbling off and Charles Taylor coming off the bench.

  116. 1532: 

    The Jambos are level and it's that man again: Michael Ngoo fires the ball past Michael Fraser. It's all square in Dingwall.

  117. 1533: 

    Paddy Cregg just put in a two-footed challenge on Steven Thompson. Referee Craig Thomson whips out the yellow card. The challenge didn't seem malicious but was extremely careless from Cregg.

  118. 1534: 

    Philip Roberts cuts the ball back for Nick Ross near the penalty spot but the Inverness midfielder lacks conviction with his shot and it cannons off a Killie defender.

  119. 1535: 
    BBC Scotland's Charles Bannerman in Dingwall

    "Hearts' cup here Ngoo strikes again! He eludes Grant Munro and Scott Boyd to run through to equalise."

  120. 1536: 

    Josh Meekings attacks an excellent corner from Aaron Doran but Cillian Sheridan is on the post to deny the Inverness defender with an instinctive clearance.

  121. 1538: 

    TheArabScot: "The atmosphere was electric inside Tannadice today! What boycott?! #bbcsportscot"

  122. 1539: 

    The St Mirren dominance almost went down the pan there! Home keeper Craig Samson shows great reflexes to turn a Steven MacLean effort round the post after the striker gets on the end of Rowan Vine's cross-come-shot.

  123. 1540: 

    Killie manager Kenny Shiels is serving a touchline ban yet there he is, bold as brass, chatting away from the front row of the stand to his assistant Jimmy Nicholl in the dugout. Technically, he's not on the touchline but it's a bit cheeky...

  124. 1541: 

    A fantastic save by Jamie MacDonald from Iain Vigurs keeps Hearts level.

  125. 1543: 

    Only by the strength of Craig Samson are St Mirren still level in this game….the keeper rescues his side a second time - a superb one-handed save to prevent Rowan Vine's header hitting the top corner.

    Take a bow son!

  126. 1545: 

    Kilmarnock pour forward at pace to open up the Inverness defence but Cillian Sheridan's shot from 16 yards is woefully weak and Ryan Esson gathers with ease.

  127. 1546: 

    Bad miss from Steven MacLean at St Mirren Park. This time Craig Samson's heroics were not required as MacLean, unmarked, slashes Gregory Tade's pass over from just inside the box. For all St Mirren's early dominance, Saints should be at least one in front!

  128. 1547: 

    Cillian Sheridan has pulled a hamstring, or maybe he's just embarrassed after that terrible shot. Either way, he's off down the tunnel and Paul Heffernan is on for Kilmarnock.

  129. 1548: 






  130. 1600: 

    Second half, here we come...

  131. 1601: 

    St Mirren boss Danny Lennon's son Cruz is the mascot at the game v St Johnstone. There can't be many Cruz Lennons…

  132. 1603: 

    Killie's Cammy Bell makes a smart save to prevent what would have been an own goal from James Fowler as the ball skidded off the defender's head from a corner.

  133. 1604: 

    Scotland are getting their Six Nations campaign under way against England at Twickenham.

    Can the Scots win in London for the first time since 1983?

  134. 1606: 

    Accies break the deadlock at East End Park with Stevie May on target with his ninth goal of the season.

  135. 1607: 

    Esmael Goncalves DOES get his third goal in three games! He heads Gary Teale's cross from the right into the corner of Alan Mannus's net - excellent header! We're tracking his family tree as we speak…

  136. 1609: 
    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin at East End Park

    "Stevie May with a thunderbolt from 25 yards"

  137. 1611: 

    Esmael Goncalves gets another! Tidy finish from the penalty spot under pressure from McCracken & Wright. It all came from a well-won header from Steven Thompson. This guy's something else...

  138. 1613: 

    Paul Heffernan drills Kilmarnock in front as Inverness are caught short at the back. The ball broke his way as it ricocheted off two defenders but there was nothing lucky about the striker's emphatic finish.

  139. 1616: 

    Jon Routledge atones for his howler in the first half as he doubles Accies' lead at East End Park.

  140. 1617: 

    The Jambos are ahead as Jamie Walker lashes the ball home from close range.

  141. 1620: 

    Edinburgh Tom: "As things stand, St Mirren r the only remaining team still on 4 the domestic treble! Scottish football never better."

  142. 1621: 

    The Bairns are in front in a pulsating cup tie, Stewart Murdoch is the man with the "goalden" touch...

  143. 1624: 

    Marie Osmond: "GO TEAM!!! @OfficialKillie"@Catrina0986: @marieosmondKillie have just scored, winning our match! All due to your good luck wishes. xxx"

  144. 1628: 

    That could be that at the Falkirk Stadium. David Weatherston scores a third goal for the Bairns to put them 3-1 up and all but book their place in the quarter finals...

  145. 1632: 

    Ryan Esson pushes away an awkward, bobbling shot from William Gross and recovers to make a great close-range block from Borja Perez to keep Inverness in the game at Rugby Park.

  146. 1635: 

    Giant Welshman Owain Tudor-Jones gets his head to a corner but Cammy Bell holds on to make a good save and keep Kilmarnock in front.

  147. 1637: 

    St Johnstone have brought on Nigel Hasselbaink as well as new signings Gwion Edwards and Abeid to try to turn this cup tie round, but with 10 minutes left there's not been any major chances for the Perth side.

  148. 1638: 

    The prolific Lyle Taylor bags another goal in what is proving an impressive season - Falkirk are on fire!

  149. 1640: 

    It's a double for Paul Heffernan as the Killie striker gets a cute back-heel to a raking shot from team-mate Ross Barbour.

  150. 1641: 

    Gary Teale can fairly hit a ball... his 25-yard rising free-kick flashes past Alan Mannus'S post.

  151. 1643: 

    Right this is getting too predictable now. Yes, you guessed right… another Esmael Goncalves chance as the striker almost grabs his hat-trick. He steers his side-foot shot just wide under pressure from the on-rushing Alan Mannus.

    St Johnstone's Liam Craig then makes sure Craig Samson is paying attention with a header which the keeper again saves well.

  152. 1645: 

    County have scored an equaliser right at the death as Iain Vigurs finds the net to send the home fans bananas.

  153. 1648: 






  154. 1650: 

    Hamilton Accies, Falkirk, Kilmarnock and St Mirren join Dundee United in the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup.


    What an afternoon in the Scottish Cup. Plenty of goals, incidents and red cards to discuss.

    And we've got SFA chief executive Stewart Regan coming up on Sportsound Extra...


    Ewan: "Could you replay the noise Derek made when Dumbarton scored their second goal? Just got up off the floor from laughing."

    Gordon in Gosport: "Goncalves: 3 goals 3 games 3 different competitions..."

    Rangers manager Ally McCoist on cup exit

    "It was certainly poor. Probably our bigger SPL players should have done better today.

    "I don't think it would be any good for me to be critical of individuals at this moment in time but I do take the point.

    "It was a disappointing day for one or two of the boys who, with SPL experience, would hopefully have done better.

    "When criticism is due and warranted, believe me, they get it. Some of the players got it today after the game.

    "The flip side of the coin is that United knocked us out twice in the last three years when we had Allan McGregor, Nikica Jelavic, Steven Naismith, Steven Whittaker, Steven Davis.

    "I'm not going to underestimate the disappointment but I'm not going to go crazy about the disappointment either."

    Inverness CT boss Terry Butcher

    "We didn't really create much today and just have to get on with it. We've done a lot of travelling.

    "People will look at results and conclude that our bubble's burst but we've actually played some decent football."


    Jack in Dundee: "To Stewart Regan. Why oh why is Scottish football obsessed with splits? It has always been ludicrous and the new set-up takes it to a new level. Get a grip."


    Alex, a worried lower league fan: "Can you ask Stewart Regan what will be the relegation and promotion places between the proposed new div 2 and the new div 3 and then to the pyramid system? If this is not yet known, how can the SFL vote on it?"

    Anonymous: "Can you ask Stewart Regan what happened to the "social unrest" and "Armageddon" that he said was on the cards if Newco didn't get into Division 1? Was this purely scaremongering to get his way?"

    St Mirren's Esmael Goncalves (right) is in great form

    St Mirren's Esmael Goncalves is taking Scottish football by storm...


    Edinburgh Tom: "Stewart Regan: WHY would splits work in the leagues, when they've delivered so little applied 2 football's governing bodies?"


    Bryan from Forres: "It was ok for SPL clubs to boycott their OWN clubs if rangers got back into SPL, but Rangers boycott one game and its an outrage, total hypocrisy."

  164. 1735: 

    SFA chief executive Stewart Regan, speaking on BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound Extra, has denied being a "Rangers-hater".

  165. 1736: 
    SFA chief executive Stewart Regan

    "We're still in a very difficult situation; we hear about clubs being unable to pay players. Let's hope that we can begin to look forward and rebuild Scottish football."

  166. 1738: 

    BBC Sportsound pundit Graham Spiers says it is "ludicrous" to suggest Stewart Regan hates any club in Scotland.

    Spiers said no one within the Scottish football authorities had "a firm grip" on the unravelling situation at Rangers and the game in Scotland.

  167. 1740: 
    BBC Scotland's Jane LewisGET INVOLVED

    "#Falkirk manager Steven Pressley says no contact from #Huddersfield. He believes he's in their sights re-manager's job but not high on list."

  168. 1742: 
    SFA chief executive Stewart Regan

    "Last summer was a hugely complex time. A plan had to be presented to the clubs to decide what was best for the game. It's okay having sporting merit but if you don't have money to run clubs then you can go down the tubes..."

  169. 1744: 

    Bruce Hosie: "Stewart Regan needs to go..."


    Eric the Hibby: "May be Stewart Regan and the football authorities should look at their core customers. I am sick of buying a season ticket. Getting my fixture list. Arranging my shifts so I can go to games. Then at the last minute the time of the game is changed to suit TV. Why should I pay for something I can not use? Remember the football fan who attends matches puts more money into the game than the TV watcher who never goes to a game."

  171. 1747: 

    BBC Sportsound pundit Graham Spiers asks Stewart Regan how he thinks he managed the turbulent events of last summer?

  172. 1750: 
    SFA chief executive Stewart Regan

    "With the benefit of hindsight, the game tried to take on too much. It would've been better... To try bite-sized chunks."

  173. 1751: 

    Stewart Regan says he never used the term "Armageddon" when referring to the state, or future state of Scottish football...

  174. 1752: 
    SFA chief executive Stewart Regan

    "Football is about opinions and also personal agendas. Sometimes tactics are applied that are a little more underhand than you would like...

  175. 1753: 

    Stewart Regan tells BBC Scotland's Sportsound Extra that he won't be drawn on the issue of potential title-stripping because of the current commission investigation chaired by Lord Nimmo Smith...

  176. 1755: 

    Anonymous: "Where is sporting integrity in making promotion meaningless part way through a season?"

    Andy, Nitshill: "We keep hearing that Rangers should move on but every week people like Graham and Stuart want to dredge up last summer. When are Stuart and Graham going to move on?"

  177. 1757: 

    Stewart Regan says his aim is to "promote, foster and develop Scottish football at all levels..."

    "We're a governing body and here to do a job, not win a popularity contest," he adds.

  178. 1759: 
    SFA chief executive Stewart Regan

    "People see what they want to see. If it affects their club then clearly they may be negative."

  179. 1802: 

    Graham Speirs has asked Stewart Regan to describe his relationship with Rangers chief executive Charles Green...

  180. 1803: 
    SFA chief executive Stewart Regan

    "Charles has mobilised 40,000 fans to get behind the club and is doing it in a way that appeals to the club. Charles and I get on fine: we meet, have disagreements and fall out."

  181. 1805: 

    Joe, briggs: "Fair play to Stewart Regan: he turns up n gets slated by a couple of so called journalists, yet a lot of the stuff he says is good!"

  182. 1807: 
    SFA chief executive Stewart Regan

    On former Scotland manager Craig Levein: "we didn't show Craig too much loyalty; we wanted to give him another crack at a campaign..."

  183. 1809: 

    Craig Levein will "come good" again on the managerial circuit, according to BBC Sportsound pundit Graham Spiers...

  184. 1812: 

    TheUltimateBlue: "How often does Mr Regan meet other clubs officials in comparison to meeting 'Charles'?"

  185. 1814: 

    Fulham's match at home to Man Utd has been suspended because of a floodlight failure but we're pressing on with Stewart Regan on Sportsound Extra...


    David in East Kilbride: "Stewart Regan says he has met and chats to Charles Green on a regular basis. Can you ask Stewart how many times he has met other Third Division chairmen?"


    Micky Ross: "There are around 250 senior and junior clubs in Scotland. So far you've talked about one."

    SFA chief executive Stewart Regan

    "The issue of a bigger league is that it does create meaningless games if you're team is landlocked: can't win the league or be relegated. The other issue is how many games you play per season..."


    Aberdeen fan: "I want 12-12-18..."


    Caller to Sportsound Extra has asked the SFA chief executive if Scotland has too many senior football clubs?


    Stewart Regan: "The clubs are the league and the clubs want to retain a national focus. Therefore, we have to respect their wishes..."


    Stewart Regan asked about Old Firm clubs potentially leaving Scottish football...


    Stewart Regan: "It's a hypothetical question because it's not going to happen."

  194. 1830: 

    The SFA chief executive asked about his own future, replies: "I don't do walking away..."

  195. 1831: 

    What a day. The Scottish Cup action got under way at Tannadice, where Dundee United ran out 3-0 winners against nine-man Rangers.

    United boss Jackie McNamara earned victory in his first game in charge since moving from Partick Thistle; while Rangers boss Ally McCoist said he expected more from his senior players.

  196. 1832: 

    Kilmarnock, Hamilton, St Mirren and Falkirk all won to book their places in the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup alongside United.

    And Ross County scored a last-minute equaliser against Hearts to ensure a share of the spoils in the day's only SPL encounter.

    Unfortunately, Scotland got their Six Nations campaign off to a losing start at Twickenham, but grounds for optimism in their display in the Calcutta Cup against England.

    I'm going to bow out; thanks for your company during the course of the day. We're back tomorrow for three more Scottish Cup ties, starting with Raith Rovers against Celtic. Hope you can join us then. Enjoy your Saturday night!


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