This was the weekend when there would be little point in watching the TV for exciting Scottish football – was there? Well once the depression lifted for Sunday the SFL had four games that had us on the edge of our seats – didn’t they? Let’s find out!
Hamilton Academical 2 Greenock Morton 1
The tie was eventually settled by a Simon Mensing header as the two top sides in the SFL played out their Quarter Final at New Douglas Park. It was Hamilton’s second of the game and added to the equaliser Greig Spence bagged after Paul Di Giacomo put Morton ahead in the 10th minute. Billy Reid will fancy this could be a handy Cup Final come March or could it be a hindrance in the title push?
Ayr United 0 Annan Athletic 1
It was the shock of the round as Third Division Annan Athletic humbled Ayr at Somerset Park. The only goal of the game was a scrambled affair which Sean O’Connor initially claimed but David Cox managed to bundle over the line for the visitors. Annan were always the most likely to win and seemed the most eager whilst Ayr will now concentrate on the league and a big game against Hearts in the next round of the other Cup to come.
Berwick Rangers 1 Livingston 2
Livingston left it late to progress with Iain Russell sending them through from 12 yards in the 85th minute. Livingston had gone ahead through Steven Scougall in the 12th minute before Kevin McDonald levelled for the hosts. Russell’s winner was what Livingston deserved as they pressed for a winner towards the end of the game.
East Fife 1 Falkirk 3
East Fife’s Ryan Wallace put East Fife ahead before Mark Millar started the Falkirk goal machine. It was followed up with two from Kallum Higginbotham in between which Craig Sibbald got one. The scoreline was emphatic and Stephen Pressley will hope it heralds some decent form in the league campaign.