Scottish Challenge Cup: Dundee United, Crusaders, Falkirk, Inverness, Raith win

Michael Carvill scores
Michael Carvill scored Crusaders' opener against Cove Rangers

Dundee United, Crusaders, Falkirk, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Queen of the South, Raith Rovers and The New Saints won to progress to the Scottish Challenge Cup quarter-finals.

Holders United scored deep into stoppage-time to edge Linfield 1-0.

Crusaders and Inverness won 3-0 against Cove Rangers and Peterhead, while Raith Rovers sunk St Mirren 3-1 in Paisley

Falkirk beat Dunfermline Athletic 2-0, QoS needed extra time at Montrose and TNS put four past Elgin City.

The Welsh Premier League champions had a comfortable time of it.

New Zealand international striker, Greg Draper helped himself to a goal in each half whilst an Aeron Edwards header and a strike from Jamie Mullan ensured the Welsh side cruised into the last eight.

Falkirk celebrate
Falkirk's new manager Paul Hartley takes over on Monday

Dundee United, fielding a second-string side left it late at Tannadice, Logan Chalmers firing home with 20 seconds of added time remaining.

The substitute lashed in the rebound after Graham Taylor had seen a shot pushed out by Gareth Deane.

Taylor had hit a post five minutes earlier, while Aaron Burns spurned Linfield's best chance, heading wide from close range.

The match between Highland League Cove Rangers and Northern Irish side Crusaders was played at Forfar's Station Park.

Michael Carvill put the visitors ahead deep into added time in the first half, which had been subject to a stoppage, and Jamie Glackin doubled their lead before Declan Caddell scored late on.

Cove also had Scott Ross sent off for two bookings.

Conrad Balatoni and Myles Hippolyte netted either side of the break for Falkirk against the Pars, who had Dean Shiels sent off late on.

Liam Polworth got an early Inverness opener and Riccardo Calder and Daniel Mackay added second-half goals.

Riccardo Calder scores
Calder (far left) netted early in the second half for Inverness

There was no scoring at St Mirren Park until Gavin Reilly got the opener for the Buddies in the 63rd minute but Lewis Vaughan levelled a minute later.

Greig Spence scored to turn the match in Raith's favour and Bobby Barr got their third.

At Links Park, League Two Montrose took the lead against Queen of the South through Terry Masson.

However, Stephen Dobbie levelled with three minutes of regulation time to go and Lyndon Dykes and Dobbie scored in extra-time to take the Championship side through.

On Friday, Dumbarton beat Stranraer 2-1 in the first of the third-round ties.

Third-round matches

Cove Rangers 0-3 Crusaders

Dumbarton 2-1 Stranraer

Dundee United 1-0 Linfield

Falkirk 2-0 Dunfermline Athletic

Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3-0 Peterhead

Montrose 1-2 Queen of the South [aet]

The New Saints 4-0 Elgin City

St Mirren 1-3 Raith Rovers