Scottish Cup as it happened

Aberdeen send holders Celtic out of the Scottish Cup while Raith Rovers stun Hibs and Stranraer hold Inverness CT.

8 February 2014 Last updated at 12:05 GMT

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As it happened

  1. 1205: 

    The Scottish Cup bandwagon continues to rumble on this afternoon with six fifth-round ties to whet our football appetite.

    First up, it's holders Celtic at home to a resurgent Aberdeen at 12:45 GMT.

    Hibs v Raith Rovers 14:00 GMT

    Albion v Stenhousemuir 15:00 GMT

    Alloa v Dumbarton 15:00 GMT

    Forfar v St Johnstone 15:00 GMT

    Stranraer v Inverness CT 15:00 GMT

  2. 1206: 

    Celtic have secured two league wins against the Dons this season. The last time Aberdeen savoured victory at Celtic Park?

    Back in March 2008 when Darren Mackie scored the only goal of the game to send holders Celtic out of the Scottish Cup.

  3. 1207: 

    Celtic: Forster, Matthews, Ambrose, Van Dijk, Izaguirre, Forrest, Brown, Johansen, Samaras, Commons, Stokes. Subs: Zaluska, Griffiths, Fisher, Balde, Boerrigter, Biton, Pukki.

    Aberdeen: Langfield, Logan, Anderson, Reynolds, Considine, Flood, Robson, Hayes, McGinn, Rooney, Pawlett. Subs: Weaver, Tate, Shaughnessy, Vernon, Zola, Smith, Low.

  4. 1208: 

    Celtic's new signing Leigh Griffiths is on the bench for this afternoon's cup tie. Georgios Samaras and Adam Matthews come in for Charlie Mulgrew and Darnell Fisher.

  5. 1210: 
    Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes

    "We were pleased with last week's result and we've got attacking players who can cause Celtic problems. We've set up to try to get a result today and to give us a chance of winning the game.

    "If we have the same resolve and tenacity in one-on-one situations then we've got the players to hurt Celtic. It's a big ask but we believe we've got a team good enough to get into the next round."

  6. 1212: 

    Aberdeen, who look more menacing with the pace and attacking zeal of Adam Rooney, are unchanged following their League Cup semi-final win over St Johnstone.

  7. 1216: 

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon says Charlie Mulgrew picked up an injury this week and has been replaced by Georgios Samaras. The Greece international, who is out of contract in the summer, has yet to sign a new deal. However, Lennon says he's "looking forward" to seeing Samaras against the Dons

  8. 1219: 
    Celtic manager Neil Lennon
    Celtic manager Neil Lennon

    "Form goes out the window for the cup but we've prepared well this week and I'm looking forward to it..."


    Andy Rhodes: "RedTV international for Aberdeen v Celtic. Food, drink, bet, beanbag. Comfier than Parkhead."

    Make sure you don't fall asleep on that beanbag if Adam Rooney's one on one with Fraser Forster...


    Have you been gripped by Scottish Cup fever? Are you heading to one of today's six ties? Where you at Ibrox last night to see Rangers book their place in the quarter finals?

    Let rip on 80295 or tweet @bbcthomasmcg using #bbcsportscot

  11. 1225: 

    Could Aberdeen breach Celtic's rearguard this afternoon? Fraser Forster has protected his goal like an angry bear; with his side on a run of 12 consecutive clean sheets in domestic matches. What price a Dons goal?


    Gavin, Perth: "The way Stevie May played against Aberdeen last weekend. He should change his tattoo to a dumpling wearing a pair of fitbaw boots."

  13. 1233: 
    Bring On The Wall
    Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster in action against Aberdeen

    Fraser Forster has been in best Thou Shall Not Pass mode in recent times. Can the Dons find a way past him this afternoon?

  14. 1234: 

    Interesting to see Georgios Samaras back in the Celtic line-up considering he has yet to commit to a new deal. With Joe Ledley moving to Crystal Palace, speculation abounded that Samaras was also set to call time on his six-year stay at the club.

  15. 1236: 
    Celtic manager Neil Lennon

    "Derek's recruited well this year. He's got a bit of experience in there and players who know their way around the game, particularly up here.

    "They played very last week. They looked like a strong team, very good on the counter-attack.

    "All the pressure, as always, is on us. We're the team everybody wants to beat.

    "I'm expecting it to be tight."

  16. 1237: 
    Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes

    "We'll go down there in good confidence after last week.

    "We should take confidence not only from the fact that we've reached a cup final but we've been consistently showing a level of performance in the league this season.

    "Obviously Celtic are firm favourites to go through. We understand that. But we also understand that if we play to our abilities that we'll give ourselves a chance.

    "And we do want to progress. Just because we've got the final of one cup, the players shouldn't be satisfied with that.

    "We feel that we can beat any team domestically on the day and we always put pressure on ourselves to perform."


    Andrew Priestley: "If Aberdeen can navigate their way past Celtic they will have to be considered as favourites for the Scottish Cup..."

    Our very own Chick 'Chico' Young told Sportsound listeners last night that, with the exception of drawing Celtic or Aberdeen away, Rangers could hold their own against any other side in the Cup...

  18. 1240: 

    Lots of crazy hats, flags and scarves on show at Celtic Park ahead of this Scottish Cup tie. The Dons have brought down a sizeable, noisy crowd to Glasgow.

  19. 1242: 

    The teams trot out onto the pitch as the respective fans roar on their approval with gusto, not long until kick off...

  20. 1245: 

    We're under way at Celtic Park...

  21. 1247: 

    The Dons fans are in fine voice as both sides seek to get their foot on the ball and give us a wee bit of Scottish Cup magic.


    David Rosie: "Heading to the Hibs vs Raith game. Nerves are jangling but hopefully Hibs avoid a potential banana skin..."

    Enjoy! Deep breaths all the way...

  23. 1249: 

    Aberdeen deal rather unconvincingly with an accurate Kris Commons free-kick into the box. Virgil van Dijk can only get a touch leaning back and the Dons clear the danger.

  24. 1251: 

    Kris Commons, who has been in superb form, tries to engineer a Celtic opener but Mark Reynolds is alive to the danger and nips the ball away from Anthony Stokes.

    "He doesn't lose the ball that often," opines and admiring BBC Sportsound pundit Willie Miller.

  25. 1253: 
    GOAL- Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen (Stokes)

    Celtic break the deadlock with a cracking goal. Georgios Samaras finds Anthony Stokes with a beautifully flighted through ball and the Irishman controls the ball superbly before slotting home through the legs of Jamie Langfield.

  26. 1255: 

    Celtic, with their tails up, chase a second goal and Virgil van Dijk's free kick is deflected wide for a corner. The hosts, though, can't profit from the subsequent set piece.

  27. 1257: 

    BBC Sportsound pundit Willie Miller reviews his assessment of Dons defender Mark Reynolds, conceding that, that early clearance apart, he's had a shaky opening 10 minutes.

  28. 1300: 

    Aberdeen, wounded but determined not to fall further behind, continue to look dangerous on the break. This is a cracking cup tie in the making; 15 minutes gone and Celtic lead courtesy of that early Anthony Stokes strike.

  29. 1301: 
    BBC Scotland commentator Roc Maclean

    "Celtic are the dominant force at the moment and they have that all important goal."

  30. 1302: 

    Adam Rooney receives possession with his back to goal on the edge of the penalty area but Efe Ambrose does a great pick-pocket move to dispossess the former Inverness CT hitman and Celtic snuff out the danger.

  31. 1304: 

    Anthony Stokes is flagged offside as a Virgil van Dijk run and threaded pass comes to nothing for Celtic. "They've got to get it sorted out at the back," laments BBC Sportsound pundit Willie Miller on Aberdeen's defending.

  32. 1306: 
    Bunnet Watch
    Former Manchester United and Celtic midfielder Roy Keane

    Who's that famous face under the black bunnet at Celtic Park today? He won't be munching a prawn sandwich at half time...


    Board67: "Seems Davie Provan doesn't agree with ur definition of "cracking goal" as it was all luck and bad defending according to him #bbcsportscot"

    I'll beg to differ with the man in the sheepskin coat!

  34. 1311: 

    Aberdeen finally show some real menace in the final third as Peter Pawlett, in space down the left, whips in a cracking cross but there's no takers in red. However, the ball jumps up and did it strike Emilio Izaguirre's arm? Replays suggest not, but much better from the Dons.

  35. 1313: 

    The Dons are definitely beginning to motor. Another attack down the left and Jonny Hayes is brought crashing down to earth with a late sliding challenge by Scott Brown. The Celtic skipper earns a yellow card for his troubles.

  36. 1315: 

    How on earth did that stay out? An Aberdeen corner creates panic in Celtic ranks and Andrew Considine's header is flicked on by Adam Rooney. The ball clips the bar on its way over. Fraser Forster's pained expression said it all as the towering keeper could see his clean sheet run about to go up in smoke. It remains 1-0 to Celtic, courtesy of Anthony Stokes's impressive strike.

  37. 1318: 
    Celtic celebrate Anthony Stokes's opener against Aberdeen

    Celtic took the lead through Anthony Stokes but Aberdeen have grown in confidence as the first half progresses...

  38. 1322: 
    GOAL- Celtic 1-1 Aberdeen (Anderson)

    It's been coming. It's been coming. Aberdeen equalise and shatter Celtic's 12-match clean sheet run as Russell Anderson hooks home Barry Robson's corner. The visiting fans are going bananas, and rightly so!

  39. 1325: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Willie Miller

    "I'm watching the body language of Neil Lennon and he's not a happy man just now."

  40. 1328: 

    With three minutes plus added time remaining in the first half, the complexion of this Scottish Cup tie has changed. Celtic's early swagger has been replaced by some nervous passing and twitchy defending.

    The Dons, meanwhile, have recovered from the blow of losing that early goal and are stretching Celtic.

  41. 1330: 

    Hibernian: Williams, Forster, Nelson, Hanlon, Stevenson, Watmore, Taiwo, Craig, Harris, Stanton, Collins. Subs: Haynes, Boateng, Robertson, Maybury, Heffernan, Zoubir, Grant.

    Raith: Laidlaw, Thomson, Hill, Donaldson, Booth, Anderson, Callachan, Moon, Fox, Cardle, Spence. Subs: Mullen, Smith, Ellis, Vaughan, Matthews, Bates, Roberts.

    Referee: Steven McLean

  42. 1332: 
    HALF-TIME- Celtic 1-1 Aberdeen

    That early Anthony Stokes strike seems like a long time ago. Aberdeen have come roaring back to equalise courtesy of Russell Anderson's hooked volley. It's 1-1 at the break and what a second half we have in prospect...

    Boy Don Well
    Willo Flood congratulates Russell Anderson on his equaliser

    Russell Anderson, with a swivel in the box and a cracking drive brought Aberdeen level in an absorbing Scottish Cup tie.


    Andrew Priestley: "Eric Djemba-Djemba, so bad they named him twice. From Manchester United to St Mirren, you couldn't make it up."

  45. 1347: 
    BBC Scotland commentator Rob Maclean

    "Fraser Forster had forgotten what it felt like to pick the ball out of the net..."

  46. 1349: 

    We're back under way at Celtic Park.

  47. 1350: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Willie Miller

    "Neil Lennon will have delivered a few home truths at half-time because Celtic can play better than this."

  48. 1352: 

    Jonny Hayes earns a booking for a foul on Stefan Johansen but Celtic fail to profit from the free kick as Kris Commons's effort is blocked.

  49. 1353: 
    GOAL- Celtic 1-2 Aberdeen (Pawlett)

    Unbelievable! Barry Robson tees up Peter Pawlett who sends an angled drive across the despairing Fraser Forster. Aberdeen have come from behind to lead this thrilling Scottish Cup tie.

  50. 1354: 

    Celtic should be level. James Forrest spears through the Aberdeen defence and his cross is headed over by Virgil van Dijk.

    Play rages up the other end and Celtic survive a goalmouth scramble with Peter Pawlett the tormentor-in-chief once again.

  51. 1357: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Willie Miller

    "It's been electric in this second half..."


    Robbie Devenney: "And now the joys of watching Hibs in the Scottish cup, hoping for the best expecting the worst #bbcsportscot"

  53. 1400: 

    Hibs v Raith Rovers


    Board67: "No luck or bad defending for Aberdeen's goals though, terrific in the words of Provan :)"

  55. 1401: 

    Kris Commons whips in a free kick for the unmarked Efe Ambrose but the defender sends his header over the bar. The home fans have been stunned by that Aberdeen salvo; the visiting supporters are bouncing. Can Neil Lennon's troops find an equaliser?

  56. 1403: 

    Terry Butcher looks relaxed in the Hibs dugout, showing no signs of the weight of expectation that he may be the man to finally end the Easter Road side's Scottish Cup hoodoo. Positive start from the hosts against Raith with Hames Collins denied at close range by Ross Laidlaw.

  57. 1404: 
    Peter Pawlett

    Aberdeen have come from behind to lead at Celtic Park. Peter Pawlett is the man of the moment for the Dons.

  58. 1405: 
    GOAL- Hibs 0-1 Raith Rovers (Moon)

    Kevin Moon lashes the ball into the Hibs net after Joe Cardle's cross is deflected into his path.

  59. 1406: 

    Leigh Griffiths trots on to make his Celtic debut, replacing the ineffective Georgios Samaras. Can Griffiths get Celtic back into this Cup tie?


    Ardisss: "What on earth does Lennon see in Samaras? He buys players then never plays them!"

  61. 1408: 

    The introduction of Leigh Griffiths has sparked Celtic back into life but they're making heavy weather of finding a way through Aberdeen's determined rearguard.

  62. 1412: 
    GOAL- Hibs 1-1 Raith Rovers (Stanton)

    Sam Stanton fires Hibs level with a superb 20-yard left-foot drive that finds the net via the post.


    Stewart Kearsley: "Hibs causing their fans tension and nerves already, as usual #bbcsportscot"

  64. 1415: 

    Celtic defender Adam Matthews receives a booking for cleaning out Niall McGinn as Aberdeen launched a counter attack.

  65. 1417: 
    BBC Scotland commentator Rob Maclean

    "With Celtic pressing for an equaliser, they run the risk of being picked off on the counter..."

  66. 1418: 

    Anthony Stokes fires a shot on target but Dons keeper Jamie Langfield is equal to it. It's the last act for Stokes, who is replaced by Amido Balde as Celtic continue their search for an equaliser as we enter the final 15 minutes.

  67. 1419: 

    Those two early goals have made for an open game at Easter Road. Raith certainly not sitting in since being pegged back by Hibs.


    Tom Watson: "If Hibs can somehow grind out a victory 2day, I can honestly see them going all the way 2 the next round, #DareToDream"

  69. 1424: 

    Ten minutes remaining for Scottish Cup holders Celtic to find an equaliser and remain in the competition...

  70. 1425: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Willie Miller

    "You can never discount Celtic but they're going to have to show more attacking thrust here."

  71. 1426: 

    Celtic debutant Leigh Griffiths must've been dreaming about the headlines there; given possession on the edge of the area he fizzes a shot inches wide.

  72. 1428: 

    Derk Boerrigter replaces Kris Commons as Celtic look to find a late, late equaliser.

  73. 1430: 

    Grant Murray issues instructions to his Raith Rovers players. How the former Hearts player would love to claim a famous cup win at Easter Road.


    Col from Stirling: "I want Neil Lennon to admit that Aberdeen were the better team, for once, give the opposition the credit they deserve!"

  75. 1432: 

    Amido Balde chips a cross into the box and Celtic debutant Leigh Griffiths is penalised for a high boot inside the box. The Dons are closing in on a famous Cup victory...

  76. 1434: 

    Ross Callachan comes so close to putting Raith ahead. The midfielder sizes up a shot from 20 yards which is touched on to the post by Ben Williams.

  77. 1436: 

    Adam Rooney balloons a late chance over the bar to make it three for the Dons!

  78. 1438: 
    FULL-TIME- Celtic 1-2 Aberdeen

    Jubilation for Aberdeen as the Dons come from behind to claim a famous Scottish Cup victory, their first win at Celtic Park since March 2008.

  79. 1439: 

    The Aberdeen players acclaim the travelling support at Celtic Park as the Dons knock the holders out of the Scottish Cup and claim their place in the quarter finals.

    "Bring On The Rangers," sing the Aberdeen fans.


    Craig M Evans: "Might be a bit soon but another ICT vs Aberdeen final on the cards? #bbcsportscot"


    Board67: "A bit of investment by Celtic was all it needed to distract from their disgraceful treatment of their fans this season. Alas. #bbcsportscot"

  82. 1440: 

    Injury concern for Raith as Reece Donaldson receives treatment after a clash of heads. And Donaldson will not be able to continue. He took a bad one as he and Jordon Forster both went for an aerial ball.

    Completely accidental and Donaldson is stretchered off to be replaced by former Hibee Fraser Mullen.

  83. 1442: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Willie Miller

    "Take nothing away from Aberdeen, they started to dominate in midfield and always looked like they'd take something from the game after that opening 20 minutes."

  84. 1443: 
    GOAL- Hibernian 1-2 Raith Rovers

    Raith are back in front as Dougie Hill volleys home following Grant Anderson's headed flick-on.

  85. 1445: 
    GOAL- Hibs 2-2 Raith Rovers (Nelson)

    Michael Nelson heads Hibs level again. What a match this is turning out to be as the defender nets the fourth goal of the first half with a commanding header.


    Stewart Kearsley: "That takes the advantage Celtic would have had if they got to the final with the final being played at Parkhead #bbcsportscot"

  87. 1451: 
    HALF-TIME- Hibs 2-2 Raith Rovers

    Jim in Troon: "It's only the Sportsound team that keep saying that Celtic are a great side but the cracks have been appearing and Neil Lennon is lucky he has no competition in the league or he would be sacked."

    Davy from Dumfries: "Why do all you pundits say that Celtic played under par for Aberdeen to win? It's a lot of rubbish. You all have been guilty of overhyping an average Celtic team as the records show this season."

  89. 1457: 

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

    Stenhousemuir: Chris Smith, Devlin, McMillan, Malone, McKinlay, Lynch, Faulds, Rowson, Darren Smith, Higgins, Dickson. Subs: Nimmo, McNeil, Douglas, Ferguson, Shaw.

    Referee: Brian Colvin

  90. 1500: 

    We'll soon be back under way at Easter Road while the other Scottish Cup ties have begun...

  91. 1501: 
    Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes

    "We've been here before and missed a couple of opportunities. We've learned from that and, with the game at 1-1, it was Aberdeen that got the next goal. That pleases me immensely."

  92. 15:09: 

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon: "We never really got a spell of pressure. Van Dijk missed a really good chance with the header. We knew set pieces would be Aberdeen's strength. There was a lack of composure, particularly in midfield and at full-back. You have to give them credit. They played well on the day. Going a goal down they showed a lot of character but that is as poor as we have played for a long, long time. There was a flatness about our play today and I don't know where that has come from. It's in our DNA as a club - we want to defend the Cup. There was no excuse for today, that was a poor performance and we have to accept the criticism that will come our way."

  93. 15:10: 

    At Station Park, St Johnstone are wearing a fetching red and black strip today while Forfar are in two shades of blue.

  94. 15:12: 

    A stiff breeze has the Forfar flag a-fluttering. It's definitely a day to get the ball down on the deck.


    SpiritOfTheForrest: "If Hibs win today I will run half marathon to release all the stress I'm getting from their play! #bbcsportscot"

    Barry Booth: "One defeat for Celtic and everybody's an expert!"

  96. 1516: 

    Raith go on the goal hunt again at Easter Road with Kevin Moon testing Ben Williams with a fierce drive.


    Chris McIvor, Blantyre: "Celtic must be the only team around who can go from record breakers to losers in a week. The attitude for big games is poor under Lennon. Celtic should be winning the treble but won't under Lennon."

  98. 1525: 
    GOAL- Hibs 2-3 Raith Rovers (Anderson)

    Grant Anderson puts Raith ahead for the third time. The midfielder's backwards header completely takes Ben Williams by surprise and the Fife side are 3-2 up.

  99. 1526: 
    GOAL- Forfar 0-1 St Johnstone (May)

    From a St Johnstone corner, the ball falls fortuitously to Stevie May in the Forfar box and he spins and hooks a shot beyond Rab Douglas, who is making his 499th appearance in senior football. That's May's 21st goal of the season!

  100. 1526: 
    GOAL- Albion Rovers 1-0 Stenhousemuir (McMillan O.G.)

    Albion take the lead courtesy of the luckless Ross McMillan who heads past his own keeper. Ouch!


    Alasdair MacNeill: "Looking good for another Old Firm free final. Great news for the health of Scottish football."

  102. 1530: 
    Another Scottish Cup upset?
    Raith lead at Easter Road

    Raith lead Hibs at Easter Road after giving Terry Butcher's defence some capital punishment. They lead 3-2, can they hang on?

  103. 1531: 

    Michael Nelson's header loops over the Raith Rovers crossbar as Hibs go in search of a third leveller. Then Sam Stanton canters towards the Raith Rovers before dragging his shot wide. More frustration for Hibs...

  104. 1537: 

    Joe Cardle has been an absolute nuisance to the Hibs defence today, the Raith winger skinning his man to fire into the side netting in the visitors' latest attack.

  105. 1539: 
    GOAL- Stranraer 0-1 Inverness CT (Doran)

    John "Yogi" Hughes's side take the lead against the run of play, Aaron Doran poking the ball home from close range.

  106. 1540: 
    GOAL- Forfar 0-2 St Johnstone (Wright)

    St Johnstone increase their lead at Station Park as craggy defender Frazer Wright reacts quickly to nod the ball beyond veteran gloveman Rab Douglas from four yards.

  107. 1541: 

    Superb save from Ross Laidlaw denies Liam Craig, who had battered in a free-kick for the hosts. Hibs continue to pound the Raith defence in search of an equaliser...

  108. 1542: 

    Michael Nelson heads against the crossbar as Hibs go close to levelling again. More misery for Terry Butcher's troops...

  109. 1543: 

    Penalty for Stranraer!

  110. 1544: 

    Hibs goalkeeper Ben Williams races from his line as David Smith chases a long ball. The Raith player carries the ball past the keeper but Paul Hanlon clears before it reaches the line.

  111. 1545: 
    GOAL- Stranraer 1-1 Inverness CT (Grehan)

    Martin Grehan fires home from the spot after Graeme Shinnie was penalised and booked for handball in the box. Game on!

  112. 1547: 
    HALF-TIME- Scottish Cup half-time scores

    Albion 1-0 Stenhousemuir

    Alloa 0-1 Dumbarton

    Forfar 0-2 St Johnstone

    Stranraer 1-1 Inverness CT


    John Leitch: "Alasdair MacNeill - Last time I checked, Rangers were still in the cup"

  114. 1553: 

    Three minutes of injury time at Easter Road, can Hibs find a late, late leveller?


    Craig M Evans: "Was getting worried we would have yet another suspension to deal with for a second there, thankfully just a yellow"

  116. 1555: 
    FULL-TIME- Hibs 2-3 Raith Rovers

    Incredible, absolutely incredible. Grant Murray's Championship side hold on to knock Hibs out of the Scottish Cup. Any more drama today? Will they be "dancing in the streets of Raith?"

  117. 1600: 

    Here we go again...


    Greg Edwards: "The cup has been blown wide open! Aberdeen and United definitely favourites now. #bbcsportscot"

    David Gillies: "Treble still on for the Dons :-))"

    Tom Watson: "Hibs now able to focus all their attention on the league and the battle for 7th place."

    BBC Scotland's Kheredine Idessane

    "Blimey. Hibs Scottish Cup hoodoo continues, beaten 3-2 at home by Raith Rovers. Well done to the Fifers..."

  120. 1610: 

    At Station Park David Wotherspoon sashays towards the Forfar box and unleashes a left-foot strike narrowly over the crossbar. The Saints are in control.

  121. 1615: 
    GOAL- Forfar 0-3 St Johnstone (O'Halloran)

    Michael O'Halloran thumps home St Johnstone's third goal from eight yards after 41-year-old goalkeeper Rab Douglas can only divert Lee Croft's angled shot into the new signing's path.


    Paul Lynch: "Dancing in the streets of Raith?? You mean Kirkcaldy surely? Could the BBC be any less interested in sport north of the border #bbcsportscot"

    Now now Paul. I put that in quote marks as it was a line uttered by commentator Sam Leitch...


    Scotbot: "To be fair, Pat Fenlon did get Hibs to two #ScottishCup finals. What has Butcher achieved? Heehaw!"

  124. 1625: 
    Raith Rovers boss Grant Murray

    "I'm ecstatic and happy for the players. We've had some iffy results recently but to come here and score three goals to put Hibs out of the Scottish Cup; it's a great feeling."

  125. 1627: 
    GOAL- Stranraer 2-1 Inverness CT (Longworth)

    It's the Scottish Cup day of drama that keeps on giving. Jamie Longworth fires Stranraer in front against Inverness.

  126. 1629: 
    GOAL- Stranraer 2-2 Inverness CT (McKay)

    Hold that thought. Inverness are level as goal machine Billy McKay nets from close range. What a game!

  127. 1631: 
    GOAL- Forfar 0-4 St Johnstone (Dunne)

    James Dunne slams in St Johnstone's fourth goal as they show they have recovered from their hammering by Aberdeen in the League Cup semi-final. Again, Rab Douglas could only parry a shot by Lee Croft and Dunne pounced like a Perth cat on a mouse!


    John Hunt: "To John Leitch - hopefully not for much longer. He said it was 'looking good', as far as I recall, that's not a crime."

  129. 1638: 
    Martin Grehan was on target for Stranraer

    Martin Grehan is on target for Stranraer as they fight it out with Inverness CT with the sides tied at 2-2...


    Dan Green: "Great compliment to Rangers that fans of other teams are paying them so much attention #onlyshowintown"

  131. 1644: 
    FULL-TIME- Forfar 0-4 St Johnstone

    Tommy Wright's men book their place in the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup with a professional display at Forfar.

  132. 1648: 
    FULL-TIME- Stranraer 2-2 Inverness CT

    William Forbes: "To Dan Green, people are only talking about Rangers because the mighty Dons beat Celtic, not because of them #bbcsportscot"

  134. 1650: 
    FULL-TIME- Albion 2-0 Stenhousemuir
  135. 1651: 
    FULL-TIME- Alloa 0-1 Dumbarton

    Andy the Airdrie fan from Cumbernauld: "Best thing about the cup shocks today - we have a real possibility that the three senior trophies will be won by three different teams for the second time in three seasons. A great reflection on the Scottish game."

  137. 1700: 
    Lennon puzzled by Celtic loss
    Celtic manager Neil Lennon

    Neil Lennon was left puzzled by Celtic's lacklustre performance as the Scottish Cup holders were sent out by Aberdeen.

    "There was a flatness about our play and I don't know where that has come from," lamented the Celtic boss.

    "We gave the players all the preparations needed.

    "I can hardly single out any player, maybe James [Forrest] and Stokesy, to come out with any credit from the game at all.

    "There was a lack of composure, particularly in midfield and at full-back. Our two centre-halves were poor today as well.

    "We never really got a spell of pressure. [Virgil] Van Dijk missed a really good chance with the header. If that goes in it is game on again.


    Neil Byrne: "Oh, Paul Lynch. 20 years ago this year we were 'dancing in the streets of Raith'. Let's hope we do again this year!"

  139. 1715: 
    St Johnstone striker Stevie May

    "It was a good win and we knew it was going to be a tough tie, as all lower league opposition are.

    "We came here and knew what we had to do. The boys were gutted last week (following the League Cup semi-final defeat by Aberdeen) but got our heads up in training at the start of the week.

    "I'll look to score 30 goals for the season and, with the number of games left, I'd be disappointed."

  140. 1717: 
    Forfar boss Dick Campbell

    "I'm disappointed. You're up against a good side but I didn't realise St Johnstone were as good as that.

    "All credit to them. We kept trying and playing attacking football."

  141. 1730: 

    What an afternoon of Scottish Cup football. Aberdeen march on by knocking out holders Celtic and Raith Rovers claim a famous scalp by accounting for Hibs at Easter Road.

    The Dons, Raith, St Johnstone, Albion Rovers, and Dumbarton join Rangers in the quarter finals. Stranraer and Inverness CT will fight out again in the Highlands.

    Tomorrow, Dundee United and St Mirren will be vying to move into the last eight.

    Thanks for your company this afternoon, enjoy the rest of your Saturday. Cheers!

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