Scottish Cup - Fourth Round
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East Fife 0-1 Brora Rangers

Brora Rangers reached the last 16 of the Scottish Cup for the first time after beating East Fife.

The Highland League side were in front by the 12th minute, Colin Williamson heading home.

The Fifers threatened through Mark Lamont, Patrick Slattery, Chris Duggan, Chris Kane and Craig Thomson.

But Brora held firm to knock a League One side out of the cup for the second round in a row, having beaten Stranraer last time.

The side sitting seventh in the Highland League have also progressed to the fifth round without conceding a goal in the competition.

Post-match reaction

East Fife manager Darren Young: "Absolutely gutted in there, but congratulations to Brora.

"We have an inability to defend set pieces and that was shown again.

"They got their goal and worked hard, defended very well.

"We had enough chances to win a couple of games, missed an open goal, free-kicks off the post. If you don't take your chances, you're out.

"It's not a good feeling. No disrespect to Brora, but we're League One side and should be beating teams from the Highland League.

"They defended well, we never; they took their chance, we never.

"We gave the boys enough information and it boiled down to one man not picking up and a free header at a corner."

Brora Rangers manager Ross Tokely: "I'm just trying to take it all in. The boys are going absolutely mental in there and I don't have much of a voice left.

"They were tremendous, although we rode our luck a bit in the second half.

"But, in Scottish Cup games, you have to sit in sometimes and we got the goal - a great corner from Gavin Morrison and Colin Williamson goes and puts it in the net.

"We hung in, but what a shift we put in and, from the starting XI to the subs. I'm just so proud of them.

"It is history, the chairman's delighted because we've got through and get some money and, for a club like us, part-time and in the Highland League, it means a lot.

"That's the second side from League One we've beat this season and they can be proud of themselves."

Line-ups

East Fife

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Goodfellow
  • 2Dunsmore
  • 4Kane
  • 5Page
  • 18Linton
  • 15MillarSubstituted forThomsonat 45'minutes
  • 8Slattery
  • 7LamontSubstituted forWilsonat 81'minutes
  • 11WilkieBooked at 85mins
  • 10Smith
  • 9Duggan

Substitutes

  • 6Watson
  • 14Wilson
  • 17Mutch
  • 19Thomson
  • 21Cordery
  • 77Willis

Brora Rangers

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Malin
  • 12PicklesBooked at 41mins
  • 5Duff
  • 4WilliamsonSubstituted forRossat 82'minutes
  • 3MacDonaldBooked at 73mins
  • 7GrahamBooked at 84mins
  • 17MacLean
  • 6Morrison
  • 18Nicolson
  • 10MackaySubstituted forPicklesat 76'minutes
  • 9SutherlandSubstituted forBrindleat 83'minutesBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 2Ross
  • 8Macleod
  • 11Lisle
  • 13Brindle
  • 15Pickles
  • 16Campbell
  • 19Hoban
Referee:
David Munro
Attendance:
685

Match Stats

Home TeamEast FifeAway TeamBrora Rangers
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home9
Away2
Shots on Target
Home0
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away20

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, East Fife 0, Brora Rangers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, East Fife 0, Brora Rangers 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Kane (East Fife) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Mark Lamont (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Martin MacLean (Brora Rangers).

  6. Booking

    Paul Brindle (Brora Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Corner, East Fife. Conceded by John Pickles.

  8. Booking

    Kyle Wilkie (East Fife) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Wilkie (East Fife).

  10. Post update

    Martin MacLean (Brora Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Booking

    Scott Graham (Brora Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Kyle Wilkie (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Scott Graham (Brora Rangers).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Brora Rangers. Paul Brindle replaces Zander Sutherland.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Brora Rangers. James Ross replaces Colin Williamson because of an injury.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Kyle Wilson replaces Mark Lamont.

  17. Post update

    Kevin Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ally MacDonald (Brora Rangers).

  19. Post update

    Kyle Wilkie (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by James Pickles (Brora Rangers).

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