Scottish Cup fourth round as it happened

Celtic are held at home by Arbroath in the Scottish Cup, as Morton draw at Highland League Turriff United.

1 December 2012 Last updated at 17:28

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  1. 1144: 

    Welcome to the live text commentary on a busy day of Scottish Cup fourth-round action.

  2. 1146: 

    Ross County's match against Inverness Caledonian Thistle should be a cracker. It's live on BBC One Scotland, with a 12:15 GMT kick-off.

  3. 1150: 

    Ross County: Brown, Kovacevic, Tokely, Boyd, Fitzpatrick, Brittain, Kettlewell, Vigurs, Quinn, Morrow, Glen. Subs: Fraser, Munro, Cooper, Ross, Fotheringham.

  4. 1151: 

    Inverness CT: Reguero, Raven, Warren, Meekings, Graeme Shinnie, Andrew Shinnie, Draper, Tudur Jones, Doran, McKay, Foran. Subs: Esson, Sutherland, Pepper, Roberts, Cooper.

  5. 1157: 

    We've had two postponements so far today. Cowdenbeath v St Johnstone in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup is off and will be played this Tuesday, kick-off 19:45 GMT. And the Third Division match between Stirling Albion and East Stirlingshire has also been called off because of a frozen pitch. On Friday, Dumbarton's Scottish Cup tie against Hamilton was postponed because of the freezing conditions. That, too, will be played on Tuesday, with a 19:30 GMT kick-off.

  6. 1159: 

    I'm looking at some pictures from Dingwall coming into our office here at Pacific Quay in Glasgow. The goalies will surely need a cap on today to help shade the low wintry sun.

  7. 1203: 

    Spare a thought for big County defender Ross Tokely, who is feeling rather unloved. After 589 appearances in 16 years for Inverness, he was surplus to manager Terry Butcher's requirements and was offered a contract at the Staggies in the summer. It seems some Caley Thistle fans cannot accept that he could play for their Highland rivals and booed him when the teams met in the Scottish Premier League. Added to that, some of the County fans still associate him with Inverness and give him a hard time.

  8. 1206: 

    Here's what Inverness boss Terry Butcher has been saying prior to kick-off: "When the draw was made, if it had been a lower-league club then there was a grave danger of the players not approaching the game in the right frame of mind.

    "But because it's Ross County away from home, the first ever Highland derby in the Scottish Cup, the players know it's a very, very big game and on the same level as the ones we have played before, if not higher.

    "They have managed to put the Celtic and Aberdeen game to the back of their minds because they are history now and have no bearing on this game. It stands alone and it should be a cracker. The players are right up for it."

  9. 1209: 

    And here are some of Ross County manager Derek Adams' words of wisdom: "We want to get back to another final like we did in 2010.

    "It was a difficult progression through the rounds and we had to beat the likes of Hibernian and Celtic on the way.

    "We've got a tough one to start with against Inverness.

    "It's a tough hurdle but we're in positive mood and we go into the game ready for them."

  10. 1211: 

    Inverness boss Terry Butcher tells BBC reporter John Barnes: "It's a cup tie and every cup tie is a one-off. It should be a cracker. We have had three games in a week. The boys love it."

  11. 1211: 

    The teams make their way out of the tunnel at the Global Energy Stadium, or Victoria Park to you and me.

  12. 1213: 

    Despite the sunshine, there are lots of hats, scarves and gloves in evidence at the tight little ground. There are only two little strips of the pitch that are hidden from the sun.

  13. 1215: 

    Gav from Blairgowrie by text to 80295 on his way to see Stranraer v Dundee United: "I'm currently on the west coast en route to Stranraer, stunning views to Ailsa Craig, up for the Cup, magic."

  14. 1216: 

    And the match is under way, once a trusty old bucket of sawdust is used to dampen a red flare that was thrown on to the pitch. Ah, the drama of the Scottish Cup...

  15. 1217: 

    If you fancy following Gav's example, I'd be delighted to hear from you. More importantly, so would the thousands who log on to our service each week. So let's be hearing from you by text to 80295 or on Twitter using the hashtag #bbcsportsound. Thanks!

  16. 1218: 

    Floodlights on for a 12:15 GMT kick-off at the Global Energy Stadium? Hmm, County must be getting free leccie.

  17. 1220: 

    It's fast and furious down the Inverness right wing as they try to get a ball into the box to test County goalkeeper Mark Brown.

  18. 1221: 

    Selbers in Glasgow: "I thought the upset of the round might be QoS against my own club Killie. However, hoping for the best with a star performance by a clean shaven Gary Harkins."

  19. 1222: 

    Kris Gamble on Twitter: "Brave 3D has had the volume turned down in our cinema room. Time for #elkessocko. #bbcsportsound Come on County!#staggies"

  20. 1224: 

    County defender Scott Boyd knocks the ball out for a corner as his attempted "knee" back to keeper Mark Brown goes out of play.

  21. 1225: 

    Everyone needs to settle down. It's all a bit frantic so far in Dingwall.

  22. 1227: 

    Well, we didn't have to wait long for County defender Ross Tokely to be booed by the Inverness fans who used to idolise him. It has begun.

  23. 1229: 

    There's a pitch inspection at 13:00 GMT for the Clyde v Queen's Park match in the Third Division.

  24. 1230: 

    Text from Moray & Andrew: "On route to Kirkcaldy from Banff to watch the mighty Deveronvale throw Gordon Brown's Raith Rovers out of the Cup. Big shout out to Highland League & local rivals Turriff United who face Morton today! C'mon the Valley!"

  25. 1232: 

    County's Stuart Kettlewell attempts a shot at Antonio Reguero's goal but hoofs his shot so high it sails right over the stand at the Jail End. The lad ought to be incarcerated for that effort!

  26. 1233: 

    Wee signs that County are getting a grip on the game. Within a minute of Kettlewell's up and under, striker Sam Morrow finds a yard of space in a crowded penalty box but snatches a shot six feet wide.

  27. 1238: 

    So, with two of today's Scottish Cup ties being postponed because of frozen pitches, we are down to 12 ties, which is almost as many as my TV colleague David Currie keeps on his desk. He is thinking of using them to decorate the office Christmas tree.

  28. 1240: 

    Despite the scrappy football on offer, it's certainly worth sticking with this match - a cup tie between two rivals HAS to throw up some interesting moments.

  29. 1242: 

    Rocco Quinn fells Inverness CT forward Andrew Shinnie with a lazy, clumsy challenge. That's what you'd expect in the 120th minute, not in the first half!

  30. 1244: 

    County captain Richard Brittain smacks the roof of the Jail End stand with a shot as wayward as some of the miscreants who used to inhabit the old penal institution.

  31. 1245: 

    Aaron Doran tries his luck with a fierce shot that Mark Brown does well to save.

  32. 1245: 

    Ross County 0-1 Inverness CT (McKay) Billy McKay puts the visitors in front with a beautiful left-footed volley from 12 yards. He scored in the two previous matches, against Celtic and Aberdeen - and they turned out to be winners. Nice header back across goal from Richie Foran to set up his team-mate.

  33. 1250: 

    You can see the confidence coursing through the Inverness team now. County will need to regroup to avoid losing a second here.

  34. 1252: 

    Spare a thought for Inverness's Spanish goalkeeper Antonio Reguero, who is in the shade and has only been called upon to take the odd goal-kick. He must be frozen stiff, like an ice lolly.

  35. 1255: 

    Ah-ha! In a burst of sympathy - like those old TV adverts for hypothermia where a kind soul shares his body heat and sleeping bag to aid a frozen friend - County swing a high ball into the box that allows Reguero to come out and gather. I swear I heard a crack of ice. Meanwhile, up the other end Aaron Doran's shot lands at the feet of fellow Irishman Richie Foran but his first touch is leaden and the chance is wasted.

  36. 1259: 

    County manager Derek Adams looks perturbed in the technical area. A few long-range strikes has been the sum total of his team's first-half efforts.

  37. 1259: 

    From Beattock by text: "Good Luck to the Queen of the South boys at Killie. One to watch!supporttheboysinblueandwhite #QoS #topoftheleague "

  38. 1302: 

    David Raven sends Marc Fitzpatrick sprawling out on the left wing. Richard Brittain's free-kick comes back off Antonio Reguero's post then Richie Foran clears Iain Vigurs' follow-up shot off the line. Moments later Inverness go close to adding a second when Foran heads a corner a fraction wide of Mark Brown's goal. Great drama to end the half!

  39. 1303: 

    Ross County 0-1 Inverness CT

  40. 1307: 

    How's this for an Inverness banner? "Billy McKay - he scores when he wants." Such economy of thought. Marvellous.

  41. 1308: 

    STAT ALERT: If I loosen the rusted buckle on my anorak's belt, I can lean forward and type the following... Billy McKay's goal means it's the first time Ross County have conceded a goal in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup since 2009, when a Chris Swailes goal gave Hamilton Accies a 1-0 win.

  42. 1310: 

    Former Inverness player and manager Charlie Christie: "If County get the next goal, they become favourites."

  43. 1313: 

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon is considering taking his players abroad for warm-weather training during the winter break in January.

    "We will certainly give them the first week off and then have a week's training," he said.

    "Whether we go away or not, we are still working on that.

    "I hope to go somewhere warm, that would be beneficial, a change of environment and a change of climate, but we are still having a think about it."

  44. 1318: 

    For a feast of Scottish Cup highlights, tune in to Sportscene at 22:30 GMT on BBC Scotland this evening. If you fear 90 minutes of Saturday night football could be the end of your relationship with your partner, here's a top tip - I find massaging my wife's feet while the football is on has certain somnolent qualities; she's snoozin' like a well-fed lion by the third match.

  45. 1319: 

    OK, we're under way again in Dingwall.

  46. 1320: 

    STAT ALERT (AGAIN): Quilted anorak zipped fully, here's another little factoid for your consumption, with thanks to Mr Kenny Crawford: in the last 10 years, ICT have only once failed to score in a Scottish Cup fourth round tie - that was in the 3-0 defeat to Hibs in 2008.

  47. 1321: 

    Ross County 1-1 Inverness CT (Quinn) Mihael Kovacevic makes a run down the right and rolls the ball to the edge of the D where Rocco Quinn swings his right boot at it and curls it into the top corner of the net. A sublime strike.

  48. 1323: 

    I don't think we can blame Inverness goalie Antonio Reguero for that one. Rocco Quinn could scarcely have placed it further away from the Spanish goalie.

  49. 1326: 

    Ross County's Stuart Kettlewell has a shot charged down at the edge of the box, then seconds later he gets on the end of a long diagonal ball and heads a few feet wide of the target. The home midfielder looks pumped up now as the tide turns.

  50. 1327: 

    Erik Zoha on Twitter: "#bbcsportsound What a great goal by Ross County, 1-1, come on the Staggies; (& ICT's goal wasn't too bad either)."

  51. 1328: 

    County have (choose one of the following) the bit between their teeth/the wind in their sails/their opponent on the ropes after that equaliser by the Mighty Quinn.

  52. 1329: 

    STAT ALERT: All but four of Ross County's 29-man squad are Scots...only 11 of Inverness's are Scottish.

  53. 1332: 

    County's Richard Brittain charges down the danger and concedes a corner as he shows the fighting spirit that his team will need to suppress Inverness, who are bound to come back into this game.

  54. 1334: 

    County midfielder Stuart Kettlewell fails to get much purchase on his header at the back post and the ball loops into the now-thawed arms of Inverness goalie Antonio Reguero, who is torn between enjoying the warmth of the sunshine and cursing its blinding properties.

  55. 1336: 

    STAT ALERT: Impress your friends with your astonishingly detailed knowledge of County scorer Rocco Quinn's career - before today, his last Scottish Cup goal came in a 5-1 quarter-final defeat to Rangers at Ibrox in March 2009, when he played for Hamilton Accies.

  56. 1340: 

    If you are heading to Broadwood for Clyde v Queen's Park, please turn back or go to another game. The Third Division match has been postponed because of...a frozen pitch.

  57. 1340: 

    Tom Watson on Twitter: "#bbcsportsound Do I really have to shave my moustache off today? Its only been in the past week that anyone noticed i was trying to grow one."

  58. 1343: 

    If that wee line about the Inverness squad was of interest, you may like to know this: ICT have eight Englishmen, four from Ireland, one Northern Irish, one Welsh, one Spaniard and one Portuguese.

  59. 1344: 

    Inverness forward Andrew Shinnie spins and hammers a left-footed shot at goal but Mark Brown does well to get down to his left to make the save. Uh-oh, his team-mate Richie Foran was in an offside position in any case.

  60. 1344: 

    Ross County 1-2 Inverness CT (Foran) Oooooooh! Controversial! Billy McKay attempts a right-footed curler into the far corner but the ball slams off Richie Foran's face and changes direction on its way into the net. However, even with Ross Tokely dragging Foran back by the goalscorer's arm, the Inverness player was offside when the ball hit him.

  61. 1348: 

    Erik Zoha on Twitter: "OFFSIDE! Come on referee and linesmen #bbcsportsound."

  62. 1351: 

    Up until the mid-18th century, decisions like that in the Highlands would have led to battles between clans. Thankfully, we live in more restrained times but referee Craig Thomson's decision will have ignited passionate debate in the hostelries in the hills and glens.

  63. 1351: 

    There are 10 minutes left at Victoria Park.

  64. 1355: 

    Richie Foran's "chinned" finish has got us thinking, what is the most bizarre part of the body with which a player has ever scored a goal? Any suggestions?

  65. 1357: 

    The home fans need to rally round County to get them going for a late equaliser.

  66. 1357: 

    Ross County 2-2 Inverness CT (Vigurs) With five minutes left, Iain Vigurs ambles towards the Inverness goal and pings a left-foot shot that deflects off David Raven and loops over Antonio Reguero to level the tie. Incredible.

  67. 1359: 

    Well, will we see a winner? What a sickener for either team to lose now.

  68. 1401: 

    And County have a corner with 70 seconds remaining.

  69. 1401: 

    Gary Warren heads clear for Inverness, as the travelling fans roar their relief. Three minutes of injury time.

  70. 1402: 

    Celtic team to face Arbroath: Zaluska, Matthews, Rogne, Ambrose, Chalmers, McGeouch, Brown, Wanyama, Ibrahim, Watt, Miku. Subs: Forster, Izaguirre, Lassad, Kayal, Hooper.

  71. 1403: 

    Pane Fair on Twitter: "What a beautiful strike by Ross County! Keeper should be wearing a cap. Been a fantastic cup tie!#bbcsportsound."

  72. 1404: 

    Aberdeen team to face Motherwell: Langfield, Anderson, Rae, Considine, Vernon, McGinn, Hayes, Fallon, Magennis, Reynolds & Shaughnessy Subs: Brown, Megginson, Masson, McManus & Smith

  73. 1404: 

    County have a late free-kick into the box...

  74. 1404: 

    Ross County 3-2 Inverness CT (Boyd) Just incredible! Three minutes into injury time, Richard Brittain's free-kick is shouldered into the net by big Scott Boyd.

  75. 1406: 

    Ross County 3-3 Inverness CT (Foran) Just even more incredible! Wa-a-a-a-ay into stoppage time, Josh Meekings' downward header lands at the feet of Richie Foran and captain courageous levels with the last kick of the ball. Astonishing!

  76. 1409: 

    Ross County 3-3 Inverness CT

  77. 1410: 

    The replay is on Tuesday 11 December.

  78. 1411: 

    That was a truly remarkable finish to the game. How pleasing it was live on BBC One Scotland. Could you pick a winner in the replay?

  79. 1412: 

    John McCook on Twitter: "The Highland Derby...a great advert for Scottish football. #goals#bbcsportsound"

  80. 1413: 

    Ross County manager Derek Adams: "From my point of view, it is hard to take. We dominated the second half. We passed the ball well and got in among them and we deserve to be in the next round of the Scottish Cup. We have let Inverness back in. I am disappointed not to have won."

  81. 1416: 

    Inverness manager Terry Butcher: "It wasn't a pretty cup tie but it was cracking. We don't do easy 1-0s. I thought we had lost it. We are pleased to be able to take them on again at our place."

  82. 1418: 

    Derek Adams is rightly unhappy at Inverness's second goal, the one where Richie Foran was offside.

  83. 1419: 

    Scott Ponton in Edinburgh by text: "As a Caley fan I'm emotionally drained after that. What a match!!

  84. 1423: 

    Well, well. My eagle-eyed colleagues in Sportscene say the ultra-dramatic Inverness late leveller was scored by Philip Roberts, not Richie Foran. It seems the young English striker got the slightest of touches on Foran's shot before it crossed the line.

  85. 1424: 

    BBC Scotland reporter Clive Lindsay pays homage to Wordsworth: "The roads around Rugby Park are icy, the grass verges a winter wonderland white, but the pitch looks in perfect nick. Indeed, it is one of those days when you wrap up expecting to have your toes frozen off and arrive drenched in sweat after a wander in the early December sunshine that is bathing two of the Chadwick and East stands opposite."

  86. 1426: 

    BBC Scotland reporter Paul Barnes: "Great conditions for football at Station Park as Forfar & Ayr Utd warm up. Blue skies, no wind but a wee bit nippy!"

  87. 1431: 

    With half an hour to go, BBC reporter Kheredine Idessane reckons there are more Arbroath fans inside Celtic Park than Celtic fans. Are those in green and white just playing it cool and hanging about outside the stadium or are they saving their cash for the game against Spartak Moscow?

  88. 1433: 

    St Mirren team to play Brechin City: Samson, Van Zanten, Mair, McAusland, Dummett, Teale, Robertson, Mclean, McGinn, Parkin, Guy. Subs: C. Smith, Barron, Reilly, Imrie, Carey

  89. 1434: 

    Brechin City: Nelson, McLean, Hay, Moyes, Brown, Carcary, McLauchlan, Fusco, Molloy, Jackson, Byrne

  90. 1436: 

    Kilmarnock team to play Queen of the South: Bell, Tesselaar, Fowler, O'leary, Nelson, Racchi, Johnson, Perez, Harkins, Sheridan, Heffernan. Subs: Letheren, Dayton, McKenzie, Davidson, Sissoko

  91. 1437: 

    Dunfermline team to play Partick Thistle: Gallacher, McMillan, Dowie, Morris, Jordan, Falkingham, Geggan, Husband, Thomson, Dargo, Barrowman. Subs: Hrivnak, Kirk, Cardle, Wallace, Byrne

  92. 1441: 

    Queen of the South team to play Kilmarnock: Robinson, Mitchell, McGuffie, Durnan, Higgins, Young, Carmichael, McKenna, Lyle, Clark, Burns.

  93. 1442: 

    Raith Rovers team v Deveronvale: Laidlaw, Thomson, Mensing, Hill, Malone, Grant Anderson, Stuart Anderson, Hamill, Smith, Graham, Clarke.

  94. 1443: 

    Arbroath team to play Celtic: Morrison, Baxter, Hamilton, Kerr, Malcolm, Keddie, Currie, Robertson, Doris, Holmes, Sheerin

  95. 1443: 

    Dundee team to play Livingston: Douglas, Irvine, Lockwood, Benedictus, Gallagher, McBride, Davidson, McAllister, Baird, Milne, Conroy. Subs: Baird, McGregor, Toshney, Boyle, Webster

  96. 1445: 

    BBC reporter Clive Lindsay at Rugby Park: "Kilmarnock fans can take heart from the fact that it is 23 years since they have lost to Queen of the South. That was in their last Scottish Cup meeting, when the Dumfries side won 1-0 at Rugby Park after a 2-2 draw. The Doonhamers' last visit to Rugby Park ended in a thumping 5-0 defeat last September in the League Cup. However, they had to play for most of the match with 10 men after a red card shown to Kevin Smith. The striker won't get the chance to repeat that feat as he is suspended for today's game."

  97. 1446: 

    BBC reporter Clive Lindsay at Rugby Park: "Queen of the South are looking to complete a quickfire double over Ayrshire opponents. They defeated Ayr United 2-0 in the Second Division last weekend to establish a nine point lead at the top. Kilmarnock are looking to avoid a second cup defeat by Second Division opposition this season having lost 2-1 at home to Stenhousemuir in the League Cup.

  98. 1447: 

    Turriff United team to play Morton: Coutts, Gary Davidson, Anderson, Simpson, Bowden, Young, Lewis Davidson, Herd, Gauld, Robbie Henderson, Harris

  99. 1448: 

    Morton team: Gaston, Taggart, Reid, Rutkiewicz, Dyer, Bachirou, Hardie, Tidser, Graham, Weatherson, O'Brien.

  100. 1449: 

    Stranraer team to play Dundee United: Mitchell, Staunton, McKeown, Dunlop, MacGregor, Winter, Phinn, Gallagher, Love, Moore, Malcolm.

  101. 1451: 

    Forfar team to play Ayr United: Hamilton, McCulloch, Bolochoweckyj, Iain Campbell, Tulloch, Fotheringham, Ross Campbell, Robertson, Craigen, Templeman, Swankie.

  102. 1451: 

    Ayr United: Brown, McAusland, John Robertson, McCann, Twaddle, Sinclair, Crawford, Hunter, Moffat, Roberts, Winters.

  103. 1452: 

    Brechin Team v St Mirren: Nelson, Paul McLean, Moyes, McLauchlan, Brown, Carcary, Hay, Molloy, Fusco, Jackson, Byrne.

  104. 1453: 

    Decky in Merchant City by text: "Terry Butcher saying flippin nora twice was hilarious! Oh dear, how we mellow ìn middle age!"

  105. 1454: 

    Seven minutes until kick-off. I now cannot remember which team line-ups I've posted...

  106. 1456: 

    Partick Thistle team v Dunfermline: Smith, Stephen O'Donnell, Muirhead, Balatoni, Sinclair, Murray, Forbes, Bannigan, Lawless, Doolan, Erskine.

  107. 1457: 

    Stenhousemuir team v Falkirk: Reidford, Ross, Buist, McMillan, McKinlay, Dickson, Iain Thomson, Hodge, Smith, Rodgers, Kean.

  108. 1457: 

    Falkirk: McGovern, Duffie, Dods, Flynn, Kingsley, McGrandles, Grant, Murdoch, Sibbald, Jay Fulton, Taylor.

  109. 1459: 

    Deveronvale team v Raith: McConnachie, Rae, Henry, Fraser, Adams, Rennie, Cowie, Rodger, Barclay, Duncan, Chris Blackhall.

  110. 1459: 

    Motherwell team to play Aberdeen: Hollis, Hateley, Kerr, Cummins, Hammell, Humphrey, Lasley, Law, Murphy, Ojamaa, Higdon. Subs: Stewart, McHugh, Daley, Carswell, Francis-Angol.

  111. 1500: 

    Livingston team to play Dundee: McNeil, Kyle Jacobs, Barr, Garcia Tena, Booth, Andreu, Fox, O'Brien, Keaghan Jacobs, McNulty, Scougall. Subs: Jamieson, McCann, Morton, Fordyce, Mullen.

  112. 1501: 

    Dundee Utd team to play Stranraer: Cierzniak, McLean, Watson, Gunning, Douglas, Armstrong, Rankin, Flood, Skacel, Russell, Daly. Subs: Banks, Ryan, Gardyne, Dow, Lacny.

  113. 1502: 

    Aberdeen striker Rory Fallon gets on the end of a cross from the right into the box but Lee Hollis, in for the suspended Darren Randolph, dives to his right to make a first-minute save for Motherwell.

  114. 1503: 

    Queen of the South's Stephen McKenna is sent off at Rugby Park. Derek Lyle has been sent off for a high challenge on Borja. A mirror image of last September in the League Cup, although Killie were already 1-0 ahead by the time Kevin Smith got his marching orders last year on their way to a 5-0 win.

  115. 1507: 

    BBC reporter Kheredine Idessane: "We're under way at Celtic Park....very small crowd and an appropriate banner in the North Stand - "Football without the fans is nothing". The home support's Green Brigade section of the ground is empty for the second week running.

  116. 1508: 

    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin: "Very poor crowd inside the ground for St Mirren v Brechin City. Looks to be around the ,2000 mark #bbcsportsound."

  117. 1509: 

    Livingston 0-1 Dundee (Milne) Steven Milne controls a ball into the box and finishes expertly to put the Dark Blues ahead at Livi.

  118. 1510: 

    Kilmarnock 1-0 Queen of the South (Sheridan) Cillian Sheridan heads home at the back post following a corner. The possibility of a cup shock from here appears to have disappeared already.

  119. 1512: 

    Stenhousemuir 0-1 Falkirk (Duffie)

  120. 1513: 

    Cammy Bell (not THE Cammy Bell) on Twitter: "@KilmarnockDave Going to me an easy day for me in goals.#bbcsportsound."

  121. 1514: 

    At Pittodrie, Motherwell keeper Lee Hollis endures an uncomfortable moment as he fails to judge the bounce of a Johnny Hayes drive from distance and the ball skiffs off his boot and bounces awkwardly inches past the post. Get out of jail free card played by the Well keeper.

  122. 1514: 

    Stranraer 0-1 Dundee United (Russell) Johnny Russell knocks Dundee United ahead with a cool finish from Barry Douglas's cross.

  123. 1516: 

    BBC Scotland's Murdo MacLeod: "Celtic have been quite sharp in the opening minutes, Arbroath haven't really ventured into their opponents' half so far."

  124. 1516: 

    Dundee have a penalty at Livingston.

  125. 1517: 

    Livingston 0-2 Dundee (Conroy pen) Ryan Conroy slots Dundee into a handsome lead with an expert finish from 12 yards.

  126. 1517: 

    Forfar 0-1 Ayr United (Sinclair) David Winter cuts the ball back for David Sinclair to knock Ayr United into the lead at Station Park.

  127. 1519: 

    It was a strong start by Aberdeen, but Motherwell are beginning to nullify their threat and the game is settling down. Still goalless at Pittodrie.

  128. 1520: 

    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin: "One way traffic towards the Brechin City goal but St Mirren struggling to break down a stubborn defence #bbcsportsound."

  129. 1522: 

    At Aberdeen, home keeper Jamie Langfield tips a thunderous Chris Humphrey 20-yard drive just over the bar. That was Motherwell's first chance of the game.

  130. 1524: 

    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin: "Brechin City keeper Craig Nelson makes a great save from Kenny McLean low to his left. Saints 0 Brechin 0 20 mins gone #bbcsportsound"

  131. 1525: 

    Aberdeen's Josh Magennis hits a 25-yard shot at the Motherwell goal, which Lee Hollis deals with comfortably.

  132. 1525: 

    BBC Scotland reporter Clive Lindsay at Rugby Park: "Queens at last threaten the Kilmarnock goal, but Chris Mitchell's thundering free-kick under the wall is well held by goalkeeper Cammy Bell.

  133. 1526: 

    BBC Scotland's Derek Ferguson: "It's taken 19 minutes for St Mirren to really threaten the goal, Kenny McLean had limited options open to him so smacked the ball from 25 yards but it was well saved by Brechin goalie Craig Nelson."

  134. 1528: 

    Stranraer 0-2 Dundee United (Russell) United talisman Johnny Russell takes a pass from Rudi Skacel and knocks the ball home to put the Terrors in a commanding position.

  135. 1530: 

    Partick Thistle are down to 10 men - Aaron Muirhead sent off for challenge on Dunfermline's Craig Dargo.

  136. 1531: 

    Some action at Pittodrie, Johnny Hayes picks up on a neat passing move in the inside-right channel, but his right-footed shot flies over the bar.

  137. 1532: 

    Kheredine Idessane at Celtic Park: "The Arbroath keeper Scott Morrison has only been asked to make one save of note, despite all Celtic's possession. How much longer can Arbroath hold out?"

  138. 1534: 

    That foul on Craig Dargo that necessitated Aaron Muirhead's red card followed a great chance for the Pars striker to give his team the lead at Firhill, but the well-travelled striker prodded wide after picking up a loose ball in midfield and dribbling clear of the defence.

  139. 1534: 

    St Mirren 1-0 Brechin City (McLean) Kenny McLean smacks a 25-yard free-kick past Craig Nelson for the opening goal at St Mirren Park.

  140. 1538: 

    Celtic 1-0 Arbroath (Keddie og) Arbroath's Alex Keddie tries to duck out the way for his team mate to clear but the ball bounces off him for the opener. Celtic go ahead on 35 minutes but what a shocker for the Arbroath defence. Stewart Malcolm tries to clear from the bye-line, only to whack it off Alex Keddie, which sends the ball low into the bottom left hand corner of Morrison's goal for a Keddie own goal. Then a great save by Morrison from Scott Brown's close range shot keeps it at 1-0.

  141. 1539: 

    Three-man brass band at Pittodrie - two trumpets and a tuba. That's not a comment about the match officials...

  142. 1539: 

    Greg Edwards in Blairgowrie: "If Dundee Utd can keep this momentum we will be top two in the League by end of the season."

  143. 1540: 

    Turriff United 1-0 Morton (Simpson)

  144. 1541: 

    Partick Thistle 0-1 Dunfermline (Barrowman) Josh Falkingham does well on the right, teeing up Jordan McMillan to cross and Andy Barrowman beats Conrad Balatoni in the air to head past Graeme Smith.

  145. 1543: 

    Stranraer 0-3 Dundee United (Daly) Dundee United are on Easy Street as captain Jon Daly knocks in the visitors' third goal at Stair Park.

  146. 1544: 

    BBC Scotland reporter Clive Lindsay at Rugby Park: "One is left wondering what Queens might have done with 11 men as Nicky Clark fires a few feet over the Killie crossbar after a fine piece of skill on the edge of the penalty box."

  147. 1544: 

    Ross Michie on Twitter: "Cup upset on the cards? C'mon Turriff!! #bbcsportsound."

  148. 1545: 

    St Mirren 2-0 Brechin City (Robertson) Jon Robertson volleys home from about 35 yards to give Craig Nelson no chance.

  149. 1546: 

    Turriff United 1-1 Morton (Weatherson) Relief for the men from Greenock as Peter Weatherson levels right on half-time.

  150. 1549: 

    BBC Scotland reporter Clive Lindsay at Rugby Park: "Killie go close to extending their lead as Gary Harkins sends a dipping 20-yard drive off the face of the crossbar."

  151. 1550: 

    Aberdeen 0-0 Motherwell

    Celtic 1-0 Arbroath

    Forfar 0-1 Ayr

    Kilmarnock 1-0 Queen of the South

    Livingston 0-2 Dundee

    Partick Thistle 0-1 Dunfermline

    Raith Rovers 0-0 Deveronvale

    St Mirren 2-0 Brechin

    Stenhousemuir 0-1 Falkirk

    Stranraer 0-3 Dundee United

    Turriff United 1-1 Morton

  152. 1554: 

    BBC Scotland reporter Clive Lindsay: "Queen of the South should have gone in at half time level after a mistake in the Kilmarnock penalty box allowed Paul Burns to set up Nicky Clark, but the in-form striker bundled the ball wide of the post from six yards."

  153. 1556: 

    A quick round-up at half-time from Firhill where it's Partick Thistle 0-1 Dunfermline. Thistle are down to 10 men but Chris Erskine almost nipped in to equalise just before the break after Callum Morris's poor back-pass - luckily Paul Gallacher in goal was alert to sweep up.

  154. 1605: 

    SHOCK NEWS: Aberdeen manager Craig Brown redefines septuagenarian fashion. He has ditched the chino skip cap of last week and, laudably, still refusing to wear a tweed number as worn by most gents of his age, he is today sporting a black beanie with COYR emblazoned in gold letters on the front (Come On You Reds).

  155. 1606: 

    MORE SHOCK NEWS: What completes the look for Craig Brown is the hat's label sticking out over his forehead.

  156. 1606: 

    John by text: "Morton's equaliser is embarrassing. There were no players playing the player on-side. You need 2 but there was none. Keeper was off his line."

  157. 1608: 

    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin: "Will take a major turnaround in fortunes to deny St Mirren a place in Mondays 5th round draw of the William Hill Scottish Cup #bbcsportsound". Just to remind y'all, it's 2-0 to the Buddies.

  158. 1609: 

    The attendance at St Mirren Park for the visit of Brechin is a disappointing 2,363.

  159. 1610: 

    At Livingston v Dundee there are 1,432 hardy souls.

  160. 1611: 

    And there are 3,197 at Firhill for Partick Thistle v Dunfermline.

  161. 1612: 

    A substitution for Celtic - Emilio Izaguirre comes on for Joe Chalmers.

  162. 1613: 

    Raith Rovers 1-0 Deveronvale (Graham) Brian Graham heads home Eddie Malone's cross to ease the pressure on the home team against the Highland League side.

  163. 1615: 

    Jock from Kelloholm by text: "Can you ask Murdo how many at Celtic Park, as most fan saving up for Wembley."

  164. 1615: 

    Raith Rovers' Dougie Hill have a man sent off and Deveronvale have a penalty.

  165. 1616: 

    Raith Rovers 1-1 Deveronvale (Scott Fraser, pen) With Turriff drawing at home to Morton, Scott Fraser's penalty means both Highland League sides are level against First Division sides.

  166. 1620: 

    Forfar 1-1 Ayr United (Robertson) Forfar pull level at Station Park thanks to Willie Robertson's goal after 59 minutes.

  167. 1620: 

    Stranraer 0-4 Dundee United (Daly) Dundee United skipper Jon Daly grabs his second goal of the afternoon, knocking in from close range following a corner kick. Johnny Russell thought he'd bagged a hat-trick but David Mitchell made a fantastic flying save only to be picking the ball out of his net moments later.

  168. 1622: 

    At Pittodrie Rory Fallon's near-post flick is deflected on to the post and out for a corner as Aberdeen press for an opener.

  169. 1622: 

    BBC Scotland reporter Clive Lindsay: "Kilmarnock have started the second half with more purpose and are well on top. Scorer Cillian Sheridan has sent one header flashing across the face of goal and fired a drive against the face of the bar."

  170. 1623: 

    BBC Scotland reporter Clive Lindsay: "Queen of the South go close to an equaliser despite being down to 10 men, but goalkeeper Cammy Bell is Kilmarnock's saviour with a fine block from Derek Lyle's effort from 15 yards."

  171. 1624: 

    Nick at Stark's Park: "Not surprised Hill has been sent off. A complete bombscare. Take a replay now."

  172. 1625: 

    Motherwell's Tom Hateley puts a 25-yard free-kick over the bar - his team's first chance of the second half against Aberdeen.

  173. 1625: 

    Stranraer 0-5 Dundee United (Russell) Johnny Russell secures his hat-trick as he takes Michael Gardyne's pass and slots it home.

  174. 1627: 

    This afternoon at Pittodrie, in an attacking sense, is summed up by a Russell Anderson 25-yard half-volley...which flies rapidly out for a throw-in.

  175. 1627: 

    St Mirren forward Lewis Guy clips the top of the crossbar with a looping header after meeting a cross from David van Zanten.

  176. 1627: 

    Kilmarnock 2-0 Queen of the South (Perez) Kilmarnock look to have killed off the tie. Cammy Bell saved superbly from close range from Ryan McGuffie and Killie raced up the other end and Borja slid in to score.

  177. 1628: 

    From Dave Urie on Twitter: "Killie looking nervous? Shocker! We're not going to win this# BBCsportsound"

  178. 1628: 

    Dave Urie adds - "Talk about eating my words hahaha #keepthefaith #bbcsportsound"

  179. 1631: 

    Stevie Hammell goes close for Motherwell, as Michael Higdon sets him up 20 yards from goal, and the full-back rifles in a low effort which is deflected narrowly wide.

  180. 1631: 

    Partick Thistle win a penalty after Chris Erskine is pulled down in the box.

  181. 1632: 

    Forfar 2-1 Ayr United (King) Charlie King smacks in a neat half-volley from 20 yards to give Forfar the lead.

  182. 1634: 

    At Firhill, Dunfermline's Paul Gallacher saves a Ross Forbes penalty after Chris Erskine had been brought down in the box. Gallacher touched it onto the post and it rolled painfully right along the line before being cleared for a corner!

  183. 1635: 

    Aberdeen 0-1 Motherwell (Murphy) Jamie Murphy scores a stunning 20-yard thunderbolt into the postage stamp corner of the goal to break the deadlock at Pittodrie.

  184. 1635: 

    Kilmarnock 2-1 Queen of the South (Clark) Nicky Clark gives Queens a lifeline at Rugby Park with 13 minutes remaining, heading home Ryan McGuffie's cross. That's Clark's 17th goal of the season.

  185. 1639: 

    A crowd of 6,061 at Pittodrie where Motherwell lead by that Jamie Murphy howitzer.

  186. 1642: 

    BBC Scotland football pundit Chick Young at Rugby Park: "Queen of the South are giving it plenty. I think they deserve a replay just for the courage they have shown in the second half."

  187. 1642: 

    Aberdeen's Joe Shaughnessy wastes a free header in the box, putting it straight at Motherwell keeper Lee Hollis.

  188. 1643: 

    Celtic 1-1 Arbroath (Doris) Steven Doris has scored his ninth goal of the season to stun the hosts.

  189. 1645: 

    Aberdeen 1-1 Motherwell (McGinn) Niall McGinn flicks a header to the back post from an Andrew Considine cross to grab a dramatic late leveller for Aberdeen.

  190. 1646: 

    Morton are down to 10 men against Turriff United, where the score is 1-1. Craig Reid is the man to take the long walk.

  191. 1646: 

    Raith Rovers 2-1 Deveronvale (Graham) Brian Graham bends a stunning free-kick into the top corner to spare the blushes of Raith Rovers. Or can Highland League Deveronvale find a late equaliser?

  192. 1648: 

    Aberdeen 1-1 Motherwell

    Stranraer 0-5 Dundee United

  193. 1650: 

    Cammy Bowden is sent off for Turriff United against Morton.

  194. 1650: 

    Celtic 1-1 Arbroath

  195. 1651: 

    Andy Barrowman is red carded in the final minute at Firhill after picking up a second yellow card for tangling with Aaron Sinclair.

  196. 1653: 

    Forfar 2-1 Ayr United

    Kilmarnock 2-1 Queen of the South

    Livingston 0-2 Dundee

    Partick Thistle 0-1 Dunfermline

    Raith Rovers 2-1 Deveronvale

    Stenhousemuir 0-1 Falkirk

    St Mirren 2-0 Brechin

    Turriff United 1-1 Morton

  197. 1701: 

    cowdenbeerboy: "@CowdenbeathFC Saturdays are boring without the Blue Brazil! A big thank you to everyone who tried to make today happen."

  198. 1704: 

    Your Call, on BBC Radio Scotland at 17:30 GMT, should be a good listen, given the mixed emotions around the country, most notably the surprise score at Celtic Park. Host Jim Traynor is joined by Stuart Cosgrove.

  199. 1706: 

    jordee73: "@SPLstats Scottish football can't win, it's either "0-0 it's the most boring league ever" or "3-3 the defending is a joke" #iWasEntertained"

  200. 1707: 

    The Arbroath v Celtic replay will take place on Wednesday 12 December.

  201. 1711: 

    Arbroath chairman John Christison: "I'm still shell shocked, to be honest. It's probably the best day on our history. I was lucky enough to be here when they beat Barcelona. It's up to you lads at Sky or BBC to come along to Gayfield. Our capacity is about 6,000. "

  202. 1713: 

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon: "People want to play and some have come up short so I will maybe have to draw upon the more experienced players from now on. We thought we had a good team out today. To draw at home is disappointing, to say the least. We were wayward in front of goal, which has been the case for the last three or four games. Wednesday night [against Spartak] will be a different game."

  203. 1714: 

    James in Edinburgh: "As a Celtic fan fair play to Arbroath! That's what the Cup is all about."

  204. 1714: 

    Chris, Celtic fan: "When is Celtic going to realise that there is still domestic football to play? It's not just Europe, get a grip Celtic."

  205. 1716: 

    Motherwell manager Stuart McCall: "Aberdeen came out the traps in the first five minutes and could have been ahead. In the second half I thought we were terrific. It is the second time we have come up here and lost a goal with almost the last kick. Aberdeen still put out a very experienced team. We grew into the game and we were quite comfortable in the second half. It was a really good team effort today. It's good to be still be in the hat but it's disappointing to lose a late goal."

  206. 1717: 

    Aberdeen manager Craig Brown: "To get an equaliser at the end was pleasing but I don't think it was any more than we deserved. Throughout the match Jamie Langfield had to tip one over the bar - that's all. But it was a superb goal by Jamie Murphy - he struck it brilliantly. I do feel that in the overall play we were in the ascendency throughout. There is nothing to worry us about playing away from home. I hope the Aberdeen support is disposed to travelling away on a Tuesday night."

  207. 1721: 

    So, there we have it. An afternoon that began with a crazy 3-3 draw between Ross County and Inverness has ended with Aberdeen and Motherwell drawing and with the one that will grab the headlines - Arbroath taking Celtic to a replay at Gayfield.

  208. 1722: 

    The highlights of today's games will be on Sportscene on BBC One Scotland at 22:30 GMT.

  209. 1723: 

    We'll be posting audio and text stories on the BBC Sport site covering the reaction to today's matches. Join us again on Sunday for more Scottish Cup action when Rangers play Elgin followed by Hibs v Hearts.

  210. 1724: 

    Many thanks indeed for your contributions and company this afternoon. Have a great evening.

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