Scottish League Cup quarter final: Ross County & St.Johnstone progress


The first two League Cup quarter finals took place on Tuesday night and it saw Ross County and St.Johnstone secure their place in the semi final of the competition.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1-2 Ross County

Ross County secured their place in the semi finals of the Scottish League Cup after beating their Highland rivals 2-1 in Inverness.

County had the best chances of the first half, with Martin Woods hitting the cross bar before Jackson Irvine headed home a corner for the opening goal of the game.

Into the second half and Craig Curran played the ball to Michael Gardyne, who made space for himself, before curling his effort past the keeper to make it 2-0.

Caley Thistle pulled a goal back in stunning fashion through a long range striker from Greg Tansey, but they couldn’t find a second goal despite Ryan Christie going close through a neat back flick off the post.

It will be County’s first ever appearance in the semi finals of the League Cup and just one away from their second major cup final after the 2010 Scottish Cup final defeat.

Morton 1-3 St.Johnstone

Tommy Wright’s St.Johnstone side had to come from a goal down to secure their place in the semi final denying Morton their first semi final place in nearly four decades.

Despite the Perth side having the better of the first half, Morton took the lead just before the hour mark through Denny Johnstone.

But Saints were soon level from the penalty spot after Ross Forbes was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box. Striker Steven MacLean fired the resulting penalty home.

And St.Johnstone completed the comeback with Michael O’Halloran and Chris Kane rounding off the scoring.

Ross County and St.Johnstone now wait to see who they will be joined in the semi final draw on the 9th November. Hearts play host to Celtic on Wednesday night and Hibernian play Dundee United in the final quarter final tie next week.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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