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Ramsdens Cup midweek review – Friday 26th August 2013

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My match of the round saw it end Dunfermline Athletic 0 Raith Rovers 2 as the Kirkcaldy side heaped misery on Jim Jeffries’s team thanks to one from Dougie Hill and a Liam Fox penalty.

The shock of the night was Formartine United 5 Elgin City 1. Cammy Keith got a hat trick following Sean Creighton’s opener for the visitors. Mike Ewan had already equalised and the c=scoring was completed with Craig McKeown getting the final goal in the rout against 10 man Elgin; Sean Creighton had walked for the offence that gave the home side a penalty and Keith’s first goal.

There was at least a shock to the system at Dens Park when Stuart Malcolm put the Loons ahead in the second half but it ended Dundee 3 Forfar Athletic 1. Kevin McBride forced the tie into extra time to allow Peter MacDonald to get the other two goals to ensure progression for the Championship side.

It wasn’t quite so easy either at Somerset where Falkirk needed extra time but went through Ayr United 1 Falkirk 2. The home side went ahead through Craig Malcolm before Rory Loy equalised. Scott Shepherd got them into the next round.

It was a five goal thriller in Annan as the beat Stranraer with Annan Athletic 3 Stranraer 2.  Kenny McKay had Annan 2 up by half time with a double before Chris Aitken got one back from the spot. Martin Grehan managed to level it for the away side before David Hopkirk put them out.

Queen of the South 2 Airdrieonians 0 saw the holders progress thanks to a double from Derek Lyle.

Finally Stenhousemuir, with 10 men, managed to get through in Peterhead 1 Stenhousemuir 3. David Cox got the goal for the Blue Toon whilst John Gemmell, Darren Smith and Ross McNeil got the goals for the Warriors.

The rewards for the victors are quarter finals which look like this: –

Raith Rovers v Falkirk

Queen of the South v Rangers or Berwick Rangers (They will play next Tuesday in a televised tie)

Dundee v Stenhousemuir

Annan Athletic v Formartine United

Quarter finals are due to be played on Saturday 7th September.

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A lifelong supporter, since seeing Alex Ferguson play for them, of Ayr United he now contributes here, at KickTalk and Ringside Reports for things sporty. He is also a theatrical type and an educationalist. As an Ayr fan he clearly can explain the inexplicable, place fanatical faith in the most fantastic of dreams and deal with dark periods of depression and disappointment. Perfect as a teacher..

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