Scottish Cup as it happened

Live text commentary as Rangers beat 10-man Falkirk in the first of 13 Scottish Cup fourth-round ties.

30 November 2013 Last updated at 11:43 GMT

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  1. 1145: 

    Good morning and welcome to our live text coverage of today's Scottish Cup action.

    We've got 13 fourth round ties this afternoon, beginning with Falkirk v Rangers at 12:15 GMT.

  2. 1146: 

    A minute's silence will be held before the ties as a mark of respect following the fatal helicopter crash at the Clutha pub in Glasgow.

    Our thoughts are with all those affected.

  3. 1147: 
    Road To Hampden
    The Scottish Cup

    Clubs in this afternoon's 13 ties will be dreaming of making it all the way to Hampden in May...

  4. 1148: 
    Rangers boss Ally McCoist

    "I would include ourselves with teams in the top-flight who are hopeful of having a cup run.

    "Celtic would be the vast majority of people's favourites to win the Cup.

    "I would include ourselves in the category below that. That's the hopes we have, similar to perhaps Motherwell and Dundee United.

    "We have high hopes of going on a cup run but I would hope we would be judged more on the league campaign, which is of paramount importance, because we have to get out of the division.

    "That said, this is a cup competition we want to do well in. It would be great to give our fans a run in this competition."

  5. 1149: 

    Falkirk sent Rangers out of the League Cup in 2011, before coming out on top against the Bairns in both the League Cup and the Ramsdens Cup last season.

    Falkirk boss Gary Holt will be gunning for victory against McCoist's men this afternoon...

  6. 1151: 

    What's your favourite Scottish Cup memory? Was it an incredible goal or a stunning victory en route to the final? Or is your treasured reverie lifting the Cup itself?

    Text 80295 or tweet me @bbcthomasmcg using the hashtag #bbcsportscot

    Rangers official Twitter feed

    "A minute's silence will be observed prior to kick off today as a mark of respect for those affected by last night's helicopter crash."

  8. 1154: 

    Falkirk: McGovern, Duffie, McCracken, Vaulks, Kingsley, Millar, McGrandles, Sibbald, Jay Fulton, Roberts, Loy. Subs: Durojaiye, Flynn, Alston, Bowman, Bingham, Leahy, Shepherd.

    Rangers: Bell, Faure, McCulloch, Mohsni, Wallace, Peralta, Black, Law, Macleod, Clark, Daly. Subs: Simonsen, Crawford, Emilson Cribari, McKay, Templeton, Aird, Steven Smith.

    Referee: Brian Colvin

  9. 1156: 

    Rangers make one change from the side that defeated Arbroath in their League One clash on Monday. Arnold Peralta returns to the side, ahead of Fraser Aird, who is named on the bench.


    Bringthemonjopn: "Forget watching a repeat of the last episode of The Waltons... Cup tie day in Scotland. Doesn't get more exciting than this."

  11. 1200: 

    Last night, Dundee United - in full 1970s Brazil mode - thumped Kilmarnock 5-2 in a pulsating Cup tie at Tannadice to book their place in the last 16.

    Jackie McNamara has the young bucks playing some superb football this season: could they be a decent bet to go all the way to Hampden in May?


    James Grieve: "Definitely the 5-1 defeat of Hibs on the 19th of May 2012. Doesn't get much better."

    That's a sore one for Hibees, James...

    Bringthemonjpn: "Has to be the Joe Harper penalty in 1970 cup final. Took him longer to run up the ball than it does to check out of Tescos.."

  13. 1209: 
    Falkirk boss Gary Holt

    "We're just hoping for cool heads on the pitch and to enjoy the occasion. I had a good catch up there (with Ally McCoist) and you want to test yourself against the best.

    "As long as we put in a performance and hard work, then hopefully we'll get a good result. They're favourites coming to our place but let's give them a good game."

  14. 1210: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson

    "The extra experience makes Rangers the favourites for me this afternoon."

  15. 1211: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Tom English

    "I think Falkirk will give Rangers a real examination today; it's a home match and the stadium will be rocking. Rangers' record in Cup games under Ally McCoist isn't great."


    Andrew Priestley: "Rangers may have won 14 from 14 in League One, but they aren't ready to be back in the top division yet. We'll see that today. #bbcsportscot"

  17. 1213: 

    Someone has correctly pointed out that it's the Road to Celtic Park for this season's Scottish Cup final rather than Hampden on account of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games!


    Pat, Glasgow: "My favourite Scottish cup memory of many is the 88 semi-final v hearts when Celtic 1-0 down with 3 minutes left scored 2 late goals to go to the final which was won to complete a double in the club's centenary year. My friend left with 5 minutes to go and never lived it down."

    There's a lesson there!

  19. 1214: 

    The teams are out on the pitch at the Falkirk Stadium ahead of a minute's silence as a mark of respect following the fatal helicopter crash at the Clutha pub in Glasgow.

  20. 1215: 

    Hardly a breath of wind above the Falkirk Stadium as the players go through their final paces...

  21. 1218: 

    Here we go in the first of 13, yes 13 Scottish Cup fourth round ties.


    Neil, NeilsTon: "Greatest Scottish Cup memory... Hard to choose between '95 and Durie's hat-trick with Laudrup running the show (Rangers 5 - 1 Hearts) Or... '98 and Rangers beating Celtic 1-0 thanks to Rod Wallace and securing the treble. Infamous rangers huddle that day too..."


    Jamie Westwood: "I was at the Scottish Cup final between Rangers and Falkirk with wee Nacho scoring a screamer after just coming on. Won it too!"

  24. 1222: 

    The ball's spending a fair bit of time in the air as both sides take time to settle at the Falkirk Stadium. Like two heavyweight boxers attempting to figure each other out, neither keeper has been called into action.

  25. 1223: 

    Rangers left back Lee Wallace, scampering down the flank, sends in a cracking low cross intended for Nicky Clark but Falkirk keeper Michael McGovern is alive to the danger.

  26. 1225: 

    Falkirk launch their first serious foray into Rangers territory, Rory Loy's centre is stabbed away by Rangers skipper Lee McCulloch.

    The game's starting to open up nicely...


    Bringthemonjpn: "Alloa v Stirling should be a good one. Paul Hartley's last game as manager before he moves's to ICT, it is rumoured."

    Andy Dickson: "Greatest Scottish Cup moment has to be the 5-1 2012 Scottish Cup final v Hibs"

  28. 1228: 

    Lee Wallace's cross causes consternation in the Falkirk penalty area, but Bairns keeper Michael McGovern manages to gather at the third or fourth attempt with the Rangers attacking waiting to pounce.

  29. 1230: 

    Falkirk take a quick throw and launch a quick counter-attack, forward Philip Roberts elects to fire a shot at Cammy Bell's goal but lashes it well wide of the target.


    DMaquinon: "Best Scottish Cup memory/performance - Collin Samuel's demolition hat-trick v Hearts at Brockville. Come on ye Bairns!"

  31. 1234: 

    Coming up to the 15-minute mark at the Falkirk Stadium and it remains goalless in this cagey Scottish Cup tie. Rangers are getting a lot of joy down the left, with Lee Wallace a threat.

    Falkirk have probed through Loy and Roberts, good stuff so far.


    Barry Booth: "My 1st Cup final in 1977 when an Andy Lynch penalty won Celtic the cup, Still got the grainy wee photos I took that day!!"

    I bet there were some formidable side-burns and flares on show that day Barry!

  33. 1236: 

    Rangers, again down the left, test Falkirk with some slick passing as MacLeod, Clark and then Law combine but the hosts repel the danger for a corner. Rangers can't profit from the set piece, though, as captain Lee McCulloch sees his header sail over the bar.

  34. 1239: 

    "Probably about 8,000 fans inside the Falkirk Stadium for this Scottish Cup tie," opines forensic BBC Sportsound commentator John Barnes in Poirot style..."

  35. 1241: 

    How is the game going so far I hear you cry? "Even Stevens," according to BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson.

    Every time I hear that expression it conjures memories of Shakin' Stevens singing about This Ol' House and Green Door...

  36. 1243: 

    Rangers striker Jon Daly gets his first decent chance on goal but his looping header is clutched comfortably by Michael McGovern. Both sides need to sharpen up in the final third if we're to see the net billow in the first half.

    This Ole House
    Shakin Stevens

    Shakin Stevens: definitely not featuring at The Falkirk Stadium this afternoon...

  38. 1247: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson

    "The link up play from Falkirk is good and they don't allow themselves to become isolated."

  39. 1249: 

    Half an hour gone at the Falkirk Stadium and efforts on goal have been at a premium. It remains goalless but the pace of the game has picked up in the last five minutes. Give us a goal boys!

    "It's just the final ball that's missing," says BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson.

  40. 1251: 

    The best chance of the game so far falls to the galloping Rangers full back Lee Wallace. He's in on goal wide on the left and his effort is brilliantly saved by the on-rushing Michael McGovern. Should Wallace have tried a cheeky pitching wedge style dink there?


    Fee the excited Arab: "Not a Scottish Cup final but beating Rangers last season when they boycotted the game was amazing!"

    Brian: "My best Scottish Cup memory was my first in 1985: that David Proven free kick and that last gasp winner from Frank McGarvey against Dundee Utd..."

  42. 1258: 

    Another Rangers chance spurned. This time it's skipper Lee McCulloch, in space, hooking a cross high and wide on the volley.

    Manager Ally McCoist, arms folded on the touchline, looks on but gives nothing away with the poker face.

    That was a great chance for the visitors to break the deadlock.


    Scott Bremner: "Pitch looks really sticky, both sets of players struggling to pass and move freely!"

    Some of the footwork has been a bit Dancing On Ice...

  44. 1300: 

    Falkirk striker Phil Roberts earns the first yellow card of the Cup tie for a tangle with Arnold Peralta.

    Second later Mark Millar is booked for a sliding challenge on Ian Black that leaves the former Hearts and Inverness CT midfielder writhing on the turf.

  45. 1304: 
    HALF-TIME- Falkirk 0-0 Rangers

    Ally McCoist's men have have the better of the chances of a fiercely fought first half at the Falkirk Stadium but have found goalkeeper Michael McGovern in top form. It remains goalless as the sides head in for a cuppa and a Star Bar.

    War Of Attrition
    Falkirk's Stephen Kingsley shields the ball from Arnold Peralta

    Neither side could break the deadlock in a close, tight first half at the Falkirk Stadium.


    Bringthemonjpn: "Rangers missing that killer touch in front of goal. Needs a Derek Johnstone or Derek Parlane in there."


    The British Olympic silver medalist swimmer Michael Jamieson says doctors had to restart his heart on Wednesday morning. The 25-year-old Scot revealed the news on Twitter but he says he is now at home and has been cleared to resume training.

    Michael Jamieson

    "Long week! My heart was restarted on Wednesday AM, pushing bit too hard at training on Tuesday haha. Docs & nursing staff at RUH/EIS...

    "Not really sure the reasons behind it happening but I went into an irregular beat after reaching 203 heart rate in a session (max is 193)"

  49. 1321: 

    We're back under way at the Falkirk Stadium...


    Darren Strutt: "Chris Templeman's demolition of Killie in 3rd round for Morton in 2007, scoring with an exquisite scissor kick at Cappielow "

    John Ward: "Toss up between my first final, 1969 - Celtic 4 Rangers 0 - and 1972 Celtic 6 Hibs 1 (Deans hat-trick)"

  51. 1324: 

    Every time I hear Falkirk's Conor McGrandles's name being mentioned it triggers that famous Two Ronnies Fork Handles sketch...

  52. 1325: 

    Lee Wallace continues to be a thorn in Falkirk's side but Rangers have been unable to breach the Bairns' rearguard. It remains goalless...

  53. 1330: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson

    "Falkirk still don't look comfortable defending set pieces and are struggling to clear at the first time of asking..."

  54. 1331: 

    David McCracken chops down Jon Daly on the edge of the area and Rangers have a free-kick 20 yards from goal...

    But Nicky Law's effort hammers into the Falkirk wall and the hosts survive.

  55. 1332: 

    Falkirk defender David McCraken is sent off for hauling down Nicky Clark.

    Rangers have a penalty!

  56. 1333: 

    Falkirk keeper Michael McGovern saves Lee McCulloch's penalty, Nicky Law follows up and his shot is steered towards goal by McCulloch and it flies into the net but the veteran warhorse was in an offside position and is chalked off!

  57. 1335: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson

    "That save has kept Falkirk in this Scottish Cup tie..."

  58. 1336: 

    Can make their numerical advantage pay against 10-man Falkirk after David McCracken was given his marching orders for that tangle with Nicky Clark?

  59. 1337: 

    Jonathan Flynn replaces Philip Roberts as Falkirk boss Gary Holt shuffles his pack following McCracken's dismissal.


    Bringthemonjpn: "My Dad (watching the game together) is from Falkirk, but an East Stirling fan...even he said it was it was a soft penalty."

  61. 1343: 

    Fraser Aird sees his shot cannon back off the bar and hit the back of Kieran Duffie before rolling agonisingly wide!


    Andy McLean: "The John Greig save and the Tom Forsyth screamer in 1973..."

  63. 1346: 

    Rangers goalkeeper Cammy Bell could be devouring a couple of chapters of his favourite book on the Kindle, such has been his inactivity in the second half. It's one-way traffic as 10-man Falkirk aim to keep Rangers at bay.

  64. 1348: 

    Falkirk press inside Rangers territory but can't get a shot on goal; Rangers break up the park but a fast counter fails to pay dividends as David Templeton fails to profit from good work by Jon Daly.


    Tom Watson: "Favourite cup memories? I've given it some thought, and I really wish I hadn't. #ggtth"


    Rangers thwarted
    Rangers captain Lee McCulloch

    Lee McCulloch saw his penalty saved by Michael McGovern and the Rangers skipper's follow up was ruled out for offside.


    Andrew Priestley: "Normally you would back the team playing with 11 men vs the side with 10 men. But this is Cup football, anything can happen!"


    Maestro: "The 89 Scottish Cup Final, a day after my 8th Birthday. Joe Miller. I got a Paul McStay action figure the day before..."

  69. 1400: 
    BBC Sportsound commentator John Barnes

    "Are we heading towards a replay at Ibrox a week on Tuesday?"

  70. 1401: 

    Rangers slice open the Falkirk defence with David Templeton going to ground but the referee Brian Colvin waves away faint penalty appeals from the visitors.

  71. 1404: 

    Fraser Aird shows a great piece of skill to step away from the Falkirk defence and he dinks the ball across to David Templeton but he blazes high over the bar. More respite for 10-man Falkirk, they're hanging in there for a replay...

  72. 1405: 
    GOAL- Falkirk 0-1 Rangers (Law)

    Rangers break the deadlock as Ian Black's free kick is knocked down by Bilel Mohsni and Nicky Law angles a low shot through a ruck of players into the far corner.

    Ally McCoist is jubilant; his opposite number Gary Holt has his head in his hands...

  73. 1407: 

    Mark Millar has a late chance to grab an equaliser for 10-man Falkirk but he blazes his shot high over Cammy Bell's goal.

  74. 1408: 
    GOAL- Falkirk 0-2 Rangrs (Templeton)

    And that's that. Lewis MacLeod threads a great ball through to David Templeton and he buries a low shot beyond Michael McGovern.

  75. 1410: 
    FULL-TIME- Falkirk 0-2 Rangers

    Rangers leave it late but goals from Nicky Law and David Templeton ensure they see off 10-man Falkirk to book their place in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup.


    Isaac Callan: "Painful for Falkirk, they were close and the scoreline doesn't reflect it..."

    Bringthemonjpn: "Gary Holt and Charles Green both with head in hands as the Law Man strikes..."

  77. 1418: 
    Falkirk boss Gary Holt

    "This cup competition has a habit of kicking you in the teeth. To a man, I thought we were excellent. The boys weren't too happy with their first goal, there may have been a push in the box."

  78. 1420: 

    Ayr: Hutton, Hunter, McLaughlin, Lithgow, Pope, Marenghi, Gilmour, Robert Crawford, Donald, Moffat, Kyle. Subs: Malcolm, Forrest, McCracken, McGowan, William Muir.

    Dunfermline: Scully, Millen, Young, Morris, Whittle, Geggan, Byrne, Falkingham, Wallace, Smith, Ryan Thomson. Subs: Martin, Williamson, Moore, Ferguson, Goodfellow, Kane, Dargo.

    Referee: Stephen Finnie


    Andrew Priestley: "With Rangers so far in front in League One, they need something else to keep them entertained. A Cup-run would be perfect."

  80. 1428: 
    Hibs boss Terry Butcher

    "It'll be a rip-roaring Cup tie and this a great ground to play in. In the last two years, Hibs have won eight of 10 Cup ties.

    "The training levels have been intense and the players have worked very hard. It's been a delight to train with them: they're funny, humorous but hard-working as well."

  81. 1430: 

    St Johnstone: Mannus, Mackay, Jahic, Scobbie, Brian Easton, Millar, Murray Davidson, McDonald, Wotherspoon, May, Hasselbaink. Subs: Cregg, Wright, Edwards, Banks, Caddis, Miller, Fallon.

    Livingston: Walker, Fordyce, Mensing, Donaldson, Talbot, Jacobs, Scott, O'Brien, Scougall, Barrowman, McNulty. Subs: Twardzik, Jamieson, Denholn, Docherty, Beaumont, Wilkie, Burchill.

    Referee: Andrew Dallas

  82. 1431: 

    Ross County: Brown, Kettlewell, Boyd, Micic, Brittain, Quinn, De Leeuw, Glen, Luckassen, McLean, Carey. Subs: Fraser, Kovacevic, Mustafi, Maatsen, Ross, Klok, Saunders.

    Hibernian: Williams, Maybury, Forster, Hanlon, McGivern, Cairney, Robertson, Craig, Stevenson, Handling, Collins. Subs: Murdoch, Nelson, Vine, Jones, Taiwo, Zoubir, Caldwell.

  83. 1433: 
    St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright

    "It's an important competition and one we want to progress in. We're prepared for a tough game against Livingston... but the quality of our side should see us through."


    Aidan Pidgeon: "My Scottish Cup memory would be 95 final v Airdrie, Van Hooijdonk's winner, very tense final, the emotion at the end from Grant."

    Peter Hutchison: "Favourite Scottish Cup memory? 16 May 1998. Amoruso letting it run for Adam to thump past Goram."

  85. 1434: 

    Albion: Parry, Reid, Donnelly, Russell, Ross Dunlop, Cusack, Chaplain, Michael Dunlop, Phillips, McGuigan, Dallas. Subs: Maguire, Innes, Flood, McGinley, Tiffney, Walker, Mercer.

    Motherwell: Nielsen, Kerr, Hutchinson, McManus, Hammell, McFadden, Lawson, Carswell, Francis-Angol, McHugh, Anier. Subs: Sutton, Lasley, Cummins, Stewart, Leitch. Referee: Euan Anderson

    Tiffney on the bench for Albion this afternoon, wonder where Debbie Gibson is??

  86. 1436: 

    Elgin: Jellema, Niven, Duff, Crighton, McMullan, Mckenzie, Nicolson, Sutherland, McKinnon, Gunn, Wyness. Subs: MacLeod, Urqhart, Vastano, Khutsishvili, McHardy, McLean, Black.

    Queen's Park: Birinstinfil, Gallacher, Gold, Fisher, Burns, McVey, Anderson, Gibson, Spittal, Keenan, Quinn. Subs: Lamie, Vitoria, Rooney, Gormley, Lochhead, Coll, Davison.

    Referee: David Somers

  87. 1437: 
    Rangers boss Ally McCoist

    "We created an awful lot of opportunities, I was really pleased with the way we continued to play.

    "We didn't panic and I did say that one of the most important things was that we keep our shape at the back and we did.

    "Sometimes I wondered if it was going to be our day."

  88. 1439: 

    Inverness CT: Brill, Shinnie, Meekings, Warren, Tremarco, Ross Draper, Polworth, Watkins, Ross, Doran, McKay. Subs: Esson, Raven, Devine, Greenhalgh, Williams, Pepper, Agdestein.

    Morton: Caraux, Taggart, O'Ware, Reid, Fitzpatrick, Stirling, Nicholson, Bachirou, Imrie, Russell, Novo. Subs: Gaston, Page, McKee, Campbell, O'Brien, McNeil, O'Neil.

    Referee: Don Robertson

  89. 1440: 
    BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont at Somerset Park

    "These two famous old clubs haven't been real forces in Scotland since before I was born, but there's still a sense of this game having a certain lustre. And being here at Somerset Park, with the old main stand and three sides of terraces, adds a sense of old-school romance to this Scottish Cup tie."


    Chris Gillespie: "Favourite cup final memory? Larsson scoring two in his last Celtic game against the Pars. Tears were flowing..."

  91. 1447: 

    Alloa boss Paul Hartley swatted away question after question by our intrepid reporter Brian McLauchlin about his future. Hartley has been linked with the Inverness managerial vacancy but he was having none of it when probed by the bold Scoop.

  92. 1449: 

    Queen of South: Clark, Mitchell, Durnan, Higgins, Holt, McKenna, McShane, Burns, Paton, Russell, Reilly. Subs: Kevin Dzierzawski, Slattery, McGuffie, Dowie, Lyle, Atkinson, Carmichael.

    St Mirren: Kello, Naismith, McGregor, McAusland, Kelly, Newton, Goodwin, McLean, McGinn, McGowan, Thompson. Subs: van Zanten, Mair, Harkins, Caprice, Reilly, Grainger, Dilo.

    Referee: Kevin Clancy

  93. 1451: 

    Dundee: Letheren, Irvine, Gallacher, Iain Davidson, Lockwood, Riley, Rae, McAlister, Conroy, MacDonald, Wighton. Subs: McBride, Monti, Doris, Thomson, Boyle, Twardzik, Beattie.

    Raith: Laidlaw, Thomson, Ellis, Hill, Booth, Anderson, Moon, Callachan, Cardle, Smith, Elliot. Subs: Stewart, McCann, Spence, Vaughan, Matthews, Bates.

    Referee: Steven McLean

  94. 1452: 

    Clyde: Rajovic, Brown, Marsh, McQueen, MacDonald, Ferguson, Gray, Sweeney, McColm, Scullion, McCluskey. Subs: Capuano, Frances, Daly, Christopher Shaw, McGhee, Watt, MacBeth.

    Stranraer: Mitchell, MacGregor, McKeown, Robertson, Docherty, Winter, Aitken, Gallagher, Stirling, Longworth, Grehan. Subs: Fahey, Borris, Bell, Lloyd Kinnaird, McKenna.

    Referee: Alan Muir

  95. 1453: 

    Brechin: Smith, McLean, Hay, Moyes, Brown, Molloy, Petrie, Steven Jackson, Trouten, Andrew Jackson, Carcary. Subs: Nelson, Donnelly, Robb, Walker, Cameron, McLauchlan.

    Forfar: Douglas, Baxter, Malcolm, Dods, Iain Campbell, McCluskey, Fusco, Faero, Hilson, Templeman, Swankie. Subs: McCabe, Andrews, Kader, Ross Campbell, Hill, Malin, Fotheringham.

    Referee: John McKendrick

  96. 1455: 

    Alloa: Bain, Michael Doyle, Gordon, Marr, Meggatt, Tiffoney, Simmons, Holmes, McCord, Cawley, Kirk. Subs: Ferns, Robertson, Young, Salmon, Creaney, McDowall.

    Stirling: Crawford, McClune, Bishop, McAnespie, Ashe, Johnston, Forsyth, Fulton, Weatherston, White, Alex Cunningham. Subs: Munn, Reidford, Weir, Day, McGeachie, Clark, Coyne.

    Referee: Stevie O'Reilly

  97. 1456: 

    Berwick: Bald, Jacobs, Dunlop, Stephen Tulloch, Hoskins, Notman, Janczyk, Lee Currie, Gray, Lavery, Gielty. Subs: Fairburn, O'Connor, Miller, Dalziel, Carse, O'Brien, Morris.

    Dumbarton: Ewings, McGinn, Graham, Barry, Linton, Gilhaney, Kirkpatrick, Turner, Megginson, Prunty, Kevin Smith. Subs: Phinn, Nish, Grindlay, Scott Smith, McDougall, McKerracher, Hugh Murray.

    Referee: Des Roache

  98. 1459: 

    A minute's silence is held before the ties as a mark of respect following the fatal helicopter crash at the Clutha pub in Glasgow.

    Our thoughts are with all those affected.

  99. 1500: 

    Here we go!

  100. 1503: 

    Ross County search for an early breakthrough against Terry Butcher's Hibs but Paul Hanlon heads clear.

  101. 1505: 

    In-form striker Stevie May spurns a great chance to give St Johnstone the lead, blazing over with the Livingston defence napping.

  102. 1506: 
    GOAL- Elgin 0 Queen's Park 1 (Blair Spittal)
  103. 1508: 
    GOAL- QoS 0-1 St Mirren (Newton)

    Great technique by St Mirren's Conor Newton to half-volley them in front from the corner of the box. The ball took a slight nick off Gavin Reilly on its way into the far corner of Zander Clark's net.

  104. 1509: 
    GOAL- Berwick 1-0 Dumbarton (Lee Currie)
  105. 1510: 
    BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont at Somerset Park

    "Dunfermline have started the brighter of the two sides but the first effort on target comes from Ayr United. Kevin Kyle takes advantage of a slip by Alex Whittle, but his shot from 20 yards is pushed away - slightly unconvincingly - by Ryan Scully."

  106. 1511: 

    Forfar's Stuart Malcolm is given his marching orders!

  107. 1512: 
    GOAL- Alloa 0-1 Stirling Albion (White)

    Jordan White rises like a salmon to head the visitors in front against Paul Hartley's men...

  108. 1512: 
    GOAL- Dundee 0-1 Raith (Gary Irvine O.G)

    Disaster for John Bomber Brown's side as Gary Irvine scores at the wrong end to gift Raith the lead at Dens Park.

  109. 1513: 
    GOAL- Ayr 0-1 Dunfermline (Andrew Geggan)

    Football is a cruel game sometimes. Ayr almost score a contender for goal of the round as Michael Moffat and then Anthony Marenghi have shots blocked at the end of a move that started deep in their own half. Moments later, Dunfermline sweep down the right and a cross by Ross Millen is clipped first-time past David Hutton by Andy Geggan. A really fine finish!

  110. 1514: 

    Entertaining start in Dingwall, game being played at a lightning pace, but neither goalkeeper has yet had a save to make in the first 15 minutes...

  111. 1515: 
    GOAL- Clyde 1-0 Stranraer (Kieran MacDonald)

    Kieran MacDonald bullets the Bully Wee in front by burying a beauty of a header!

  112. 1517: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Jim Spence

    "Hibs are tighter at the back under Terry Butcher and it remains 0-0 here in Dingwall..."

  113. 1520: 
    Ross County and Hibs players hold a minute's silence

    A minute's silence was held before the Scotiish Cup ties as a mark of respect following the fatal helicopter crash at the Clutha pub in Glasgow.

  114. 1521: 

    St Mirren forward Paul McGowan departs the match early at Palmerston because of injury and he's replaced by 19-year-old Thomas Reilly.

  115. 1522: 
    GOAL- St Johnstone 1-0 Livingston (May)

    Tommy Wright's men draw first blood in Perth, Murray Davidson plays in white-hot striker Stevie May who rifles the ball home.

  116. 1523: 
    BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont at Somerset Park

    "Almost an equaliser for the home side. Michael Moffat flicks it into the path of Kevin Kyle who hits it powerfully from the edge of the box. The shot squirms under Ryan Scully but trickles just wide. Alan Lithgow heads wide from the corner."

  117. 1524: 

    Hibs starting to ask questions. Paul Cairney fires a volley straight at the goalkeeper, a minute after firing wide. It remains goalless in Dingwall, but we're getting closer to a goal...

  118. 1526: 

    Queen of the South defender Kevin Holt unleashes a stinging shot from distance right into the arms of St Mirren goalkeeper Marian Kello.

  119. 1528: 

    A flying save from Marian Kello denies Doonhamer's forward Michael Paton as the hosts begin to look more threatening.

    Reminds me of the Doors classic: "Kello, I love you won't you tell me your name..."

  120. 1530: 

    Iain Russell is next to test Marian Kello with a low drive which the St Mirren goalkeeper again holds on to.

    The man's on fire! "Kello, is it me you're looking for?"

  121. 1532: 
    GOAL- Ross County 0-1 Hibs (Handling)

    Hibs take the lead as Liam Craig, tenacious in the tackle, picks up possession on the edge of the area and feeds Danny Handling who finishes with aplomb for his first goal of the season.

    Manager Terry Butcher looks on from the dugout, wearing the contented look of a man surveying his formidable wine cellar...

  122. 1534: 
    GOAL- QOS 1-1 St Mirren (Russell)

    After making a string of three good saves, St Mirren goalkeeper Marian Kello is villain as he fails to collect a free-kick and the ball falls to Iain Russell to fire in via a Darren McGregor deflection.

  123. 1536: 
    GOAL- Elgin 0-2 Queen's Park 2 (Anthony Quinn Pen)

    Bringthemonjpn: "No one spotted Handling in the box...two coats and a soft hat from Foyle's War for me."

  125. 1540: 
    BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont at Somerset Park

    "Ayr United are still creating more chances, despite being behind. This time it's a free kick from Anthony Marenghi that's well saved and held by the keeper. Meanwhile Kevin Kyle's just talked his way into the referee's book after several warnings to be quiet."

  126. 1541: 

    Big let off for Hibs as Ben Williams comes out to punch away a cross, and misses the ball. Fortunately for him his defence are able to bail him out, but Ross County have responded well since conceding.

    Terry Butcher remains an oasis of calm.

  127. 1542: 
    GOAL- Clyde 1-1 Stranraer (Longworth)

    Tom Watson: "We're gonna win the Cup, i just know it! #GGTTH"

  129. 1544: 
    GOAL- Berwick 1-2 Dumbarton (Mitchel Megginson)
  130. 1545: 

    Ross County are forced into a change. Swiss defender Branislav Micic is carried off on a stretcher after going over his ankle, while Steven Saunders - who has just returned from suspension - replaces him.

  131. 1547: 
    BBC Scotland's Alasdair LamontHALF-TIME- Ayr 0-1 Dunfermline

    "Not quite sure how the home side are behind in this match. Dunfermline scored with their first and only shot on target - a very good one it was by Andy Geggan. But Ayr have had countless chances and even in the last couple of minutes of the half, Michael Moffat, Michael Donald and Anthony Marenghi all went close to a leveller. But Dunfermline have stood firm."

  132. 1548: 
    GOAL- Inverness CT 1-0 Morton (Ross)

    Nick Ross fires Inverness into the lead from the spot after Craig Reid fouled Ross Draper.

    HALF-TIME- Scottish Cup fourth round

    Albion 0-0 Motherwell

    Alloa 0-1 Stirling

    Ayr 0-1 Dunfermline

    Berwick 1-2 Dumbarton

    Brechin 0-0 Forfar

    Clyde 1-1 Stranraer

    Dundee 0-1 Raith

    Inverness CT 1-0 Morton

    QoS 1-1 St Mirren

    Ross County 0-1 Hibs

    St Johnstone 1-0 Livingston

    Hibs take the lead in Dingwall
    Danny Handling scored for Hibs
  135. 1602: 

    Here we go in the second half...

  136. 1603: 
    BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont at Somerset Park

    "Ryan Thomson goes mightily close to adding a second goal for Dunfermline at the outset of the second half, but his shot is drilled just the wrong side of the post."

  137. 1605: 

    Great chance for St Mirren to go in front at the start of the second half! From a corner, Marc McAusland shoulders the ball goalward but Zander Clark makes a terrific save before Jason Naismith sclaffs the rebound wide.

  138. 1607: 
    GOAL- QoS 1-2 St Mirren (Thompson)

    The Buddies take the lead early in the second half, Sean Kelly's low centre is guided home at the far post by the moustachioed Stephen Thompson. The striker is sporting a formidable Movember tache; reminiscent of Daniel Day Lewis's face furniture in the film There Will Be Blood...

  139. 1610: 

    Apologies for the reduction in live text updates. Sportsound has gone off air for the moment to make way for a News Special on the fatal helicopter crash at the Clutha pub in Glasgow.

    We'll keep you up to date on the Scottish Cup games as best we can.

  140. 1612: 

    What a chance for Kevin Holt to level for Queen of the South, but he takes a complete fresh-air swipe at the low crossed ball!

  141. 1614: 

    Half-hearted penalty appeal by James Collins as he goes down in the area. They've been given before, but this time referee Craig Thomson says goal kick.

  142. 1615: 
    BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont at Somerset ParkGOAL- Ayr 1-1 Dunfermline (Donald)

    "You can't say Ayr United don't deserve that equaliser. Kevin Kyle wins a header, nods into the path of Michael Donald who hits a low shot from the edge of the box past Ryan Scully."


    Jim, Milngavie: "If Hibs win at Dingwall will Terry make a fish supper stop at Auchterarder?"


    Alastair Cole: "Andy Walker chipping in a penalty to seal Ayr's 3-0 win over Killie."

  145. 1621: 

    Two big chances within seconds in Dingwall. A mistake by Richard Brittain gifts Scott Robertson the opportunity to fire at goal but his shot lacks power. Then County race to the other end and Rocco Quinn almost squeezes the ball in.

    Jim Spence, BBC Sport

    "Stuart Kettlewell shot deflected just wide for corner as County press for equaliser. Still Ross Co 0 Hibs 1"


    Andrew Priestley: "If Hibs can hold on and win away at Ross County today it could really act as a catalyst to a revival under Terry Butcher. #bbcsportscot"

  148. 1624: 

    Ross County hit the post! Graham Carey fires in a dangerous cross from the left, and Kevin Luckassen's header rattles the woodwork.

  149. 1625: 
    GOAL- Elgin 2-2 Queen's Park (Ross McKinnon pen)
  150. 1627: 
    GOAL- St Johnstone 2-0 Livingston (Sanel Jahic)

    Tommy Wright's troops double their lead through Sanel Jahic. Is there any way back for Livi?

  151. 1628: 
    GOAL- QoS 2-2 St Mirren (Paton)

    Michael Paton brings Queen of the South level for a second time! It was a lovely chipped cross from Derek Lyle and a perfect headed knock-down by Paul Burns, leaving a composed Paton to side-foot it high into the net.

  152. 1631: 

    Hibs are reduced to 10 men, Paul Cairney receives a second yellow for taking a tumble in the box, referee Craig Thomson deems it to be a dive.

    Terry Butcher is now anything but an oasis of calm.

  153. 1632: 
    Buddies for life
    Conor Newton (left) celebrates after opening the scoring for St Mirren

    Conor Newton fired St Mirren in front but QoS pegged them back and it's 2-2 at Palmerston.

  154. 1636: 

    Hibs almost wrap the game up. Steven Saunders pulls up with an injury, allowing Hibs to storm forward, and Lewis Stevenson's shot is deflected just over the bar.


    Rory Barraclough: "Good to see Butcher instil faith in the younger, hungrier players - confidence booster for Handling, good strike partnership."

    Bringthemonjpn: "Celtic used to make a fish supper stop at Bridge of Allan. Terry Buthcher lives there, could have steaks now."

    Jim Spence, BBC Sport

    "County down to 10 men with Steven Saunders off injured and all three subs used so it's 10 v 10 and 1-0 Hibs with 8 mins left."

  157. 1645: 
    GOAL- Stenhousemuir 2-0 Fraserburgh (Ross McNeil)
  158. 1647: 
    GOAL- Albion 1-0 Motherwell (Gary Phillips)

    *Rubs eyes in disbelief* Albion take the lead in injury time through Gary Phillips...

  159. 1648: 
    FULL-TIME- QoS 2-2 St Mirren
  160. 1649: 
    FULL-TIME- St Johnstone 2-0 Livingston
  161. 1650: 
    GOAL- Alloa 3-1 Stirling (Jason Marr)
  162. 1651: 
    FULL-TIME- Ayr 1-1 Dunfermline
  163. 1652: 
    FULL-TIME- Ross County 0-1 Hibs
    FULL-TIME- Albion Rovers 1-0 Motherwell
    Hibernian official Twitter page

    "Terry Butcher celebrates with the 1,000+ #Hibs supporters in the away end at Victoria Park. The #hibees dug in deep and deserved it..."

  166. 1702: 
    GOAL- Inverness 2-0 Morton (McKay)

    Billy McKay doubles Inverness's lead with a well-placed header. The second half was delayed but Inverness are heading into the last 16 of the Scottish Cup unless the Ton can pull something out of the hat.


    Andrew Priestley: "Albion Rovers 1-0 Motherwell (FT). 3rd from bottom in Scotland's lowest league beats 3rd from top in the Scottish Premiership!"

  168. 1705: 

    Terry Butcher revealed he told his Hibs players: "I want you to be wasps, and I want you to irritate Ross County."

  169. 1710: 

    Rangers say they are "extremely disappointed" after a lit flare was thrown onto the pitch during the Scottish Cup match against Falkirk.

    The device was set off from the North Stand at the Falkirk Stadium.

    The fourth-round tie was won 2-0 by Rangers with Nicky Law and David Templeton scoring.

    "These devices are inherently dangerous and represent a real risk to fans, players and match officials," said Rangers in a statement.

  170. 1712: 
    Ross County boss Derek Adams on defeat

    "You would have hoped in the last 20 minutes with a one man advantage there would have been an onslaught. But we didn't get the ball in the box often enough."

  171. 1720: 
    GOAL- Inverness CT 3-0 Morton (McKay)

    Goal machine Billy McKay grabs a third for Inverness in injury time...

  172. 1724: 
    FULL-TIME- Inverness CT 4-0 Morton

    A late, late Aaron Doran penalty sees Inverness nab a fourth goal to put the icing on the cake.

  173. 1725: 

    Scottish Cup fourth round wins for...

    Albion Rovers


    Inverness CT




    Raith Rovers

    St Johnstone

  174. 1726: 
    Scottish Cup replays

    Dunfermline v Ayr

    Forfar v Brechin

    Stranraer v Clyde

    St Mirren v Queen of South

    Albion Rovers' goal hero Gary Phillips
    Albion Rovers goal hero Gary Phillips

    "I'm just delighted really. We knew it was getting on in the game and entering the last couple of minutes.

    "In the Scottish Cup you might just need one chance. Luckily enough we got it and luckily enough I hit the back of the net.

    "We knew we had to be disciplined and know we'll always be underdogs in a game like that. But again, it's the beauty of the Cup."


    Rangers left it late to win the lunchtime Scottish Cup clash at the Falkirk Stadium, the first of 13 fourth round ties on Saturday.

    Albion Rovers claimed a famous scalp in Motherwell as Gary Phillips fired the only goal of the game in injury time.

    Victories for St Johnstone, Hibs, Raith and Alloa to name but a few!

    Thanks for your company today, we're back tomorrow for Partick Thistle v Aberdeen and Hearts v Celtic.

    Hope you can join us then! Cheers.

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