Craig Brown’s Aberdeen side demolished East Fife 6-0 thanks to a first half hat trick from in form striker Chris Maguire. Scott Vernon scored a double for the Pittodrie side and Josh Magennis finished off the scoring late on.
Third Division Montrose earned a replay after a battling performance saw Steven Tweeds side hold Dunfermline to a 2-2 draw at East End Park. Veteran striker Paul Tosh was the man of the moment for Montrose scoring both of their goals. Gary Mason and Andy Kirk scored for Dunfermline.
Terry Butcher’s Inverness Caley Thistle side left it late to see them progress into the next round of the competition, after seeing off Elgin City 2-0. Dani Sanchez smashed home a stunning left footed strike to break the deadlock in injury time, and Adam Rooney scored the Highlanders second to kill off the tie, after a spirited Elgin side made Caley work for their win.
Fans at St.Mirren Park were put through torturous scenes as St. Mirren drew 0-0 with Peterhead. The Highland outfit were more up for the tie than Danny Lennon’s side, who were very poor and the home fans let them know their thoughts at full-time when they booed them off the park.
Hamilton finally won at home this season, seeing off Alloa to book their place in the next round of the cup with a 2-0 victory. Goals from Nigel Hasselbaink and Flavio Paixao gave Billy Reid something to cheer about at New Douglas Park. Accies missed a penalty late on as stand-in keeper and striker David Gormle made a stunning save to deny Accies Simon Mensing.
Celtic escaped any hint of a Scottish Cup upset as they beat Berwick Rangers, despite all the pre-match build up talk of Berwick securing another famous victory over an Old Firm side like they did in 1967 against Rangers. Goals from Daniel Majstorovic and skipper Scott Brown sealed a 2-0 win at Shielfield Park for the SPL league leaders.
New Motherwell manager Stuart McCall saw his side make easy work of financially stricken First Division side Dundee at Dens Park, beating them 4-0. A double from John Sutton and goals from Jennings and Murphy saw Motherwell progress , as Dundee’s Leigh Griffiths saw red late on.
And in the Monday night tie between Rangers and Kilmarnock, it was the home side who progressed after a comfortable 3-0 win. Goals from Lee McCulloch, Kyle Lafferty and a penalty from Steven Whittaker earned the win over a Kilmarnock side that failed to live up to its billing as the SPL’s in-form side.