ON-LOAN Hamilton Academical youngster Jordan Kirkpatrick put the angst of his side's demise from the SPL well behind him as he helped keep alive Brechin City's chances of making the First Division play-off final.
BRECHIN City wilted at Glebe Park as East Fife continued to flirt with advancing into a play-off place by winning 3-1.
Alloa Athletic 1, Airdrie United 0
Brechin City manager Jim Weir is continuing to demand wins from his second-placed side starting against Alloa tonight despite conceding that the title is bound for Livingston.
Airdrie United 3, Forfar Athletic 1
Collin Samuel booked St Johnstone's place in the Scottish Cup semi-final with a first half winner against Brechin City at McDiarmid Park.
St Johnstone 1
Brechin City 0
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ST JOHNSTONE manager Derek McInnes has urged Murray Davidson to help his side book their place in the Scottish Cup semi-final before turning his thoughts to a possible Scotland debut this weekend.
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Brechin City players and their Glebe Park pitch are both in a tired state ahead of the visit of East Fife following their Scottish Cup tie in the mud against St Johnstone at the weekend that ended 2-2.
Celtic could face a repeat of their Co-operative Insurance Cup semi-final against Aberdeen following the draw for the last four of the Scottish Cup.
BRECHIN City goalscorer Rory McAllister believes his side can still make it through to a maiden Scottish Cup semi-final.
They have the wildest dreams in Brechin and they'll still be having them this week if they're not having sleepless nights at the shining prospect of what may yet be their finest hour.
Brechin CITY hero Rory McAllister believes his side can still make it through to a maiden Scottish Cup semi-final.