Scottish Cup

Scottish Cup

Keep Rangers tie at Bellslea Park, Fraserburgh boss urges club chiefs

Fraserburgh boss Mark Cowie will plead with club chiefs to resist the urge to shift their historic showdown with Rangers away from their tiny Bellslea Park base.

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Darren McGregor challenges Esmael Goncalves for the ball during the last Scottish Cup meeting between Hibs and Hearts. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Scottish Cup: Hearts v Hibs | Celtic v Brechin | Fraserburgh v Rangers

Hearts have been handed a home tie against Hibs for the third consecutive year in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.

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Jamie Dishington scores for Spartans in defeat to Fraserburgh. Picture: Alistair Linford

Scottish Cup round-up: Highland League sides impress

Cove Rangers led a Highland League assault on the third round of the Scottish Cup with two goals in the final five minutes to knock Airdrieonians out of the competition in Lanarkshire.

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St Mirren's Gavin Reilly scores to make it 7-0. Picture: SNS/Bruce White

Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale 1 - 7 St Mirren: Stroll for Buddies

The romance of the cup eh? For poor old Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale this blast of harsh reality was akin to being unceremoniously dumped after a dream date. The East of Scotland League side were ruthlessly disposed of by St Mirren in an opening 45-minute salvo which saw them rack up seven goals, with four of them coming from the clinical finishing of Gavin Reilly. Mercifully the Paisley men took the foot off the gas after the break and there was the tiniest crumb of comfort for the hosts as they scored the only goal of the second half.

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Raymond Carr cried all the way home after seeing Rangers lose to Berwick Rangers in 1967. Picture: SNS.

Scottish Cup upset would ease Rangers fan Raymond Carr’s nightmare

Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale manager Raymond Carr believes victory over St Mirren today would trigger a Scottish Cup tremor akin to Berwick Rangers’ famous upset against Rangers 50 years ago.

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Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale  celebrate their win over Stirling Albion. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Another Scottish Cup farce as draw has to be redone

A William Hill Scottish Cup draw descended into farce for the second time in under two years last night when Brora Rangers were called out twice.

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Archie Knox paid Hampden ball boys to slow down Celtic

Archie Knox has revealed that he once paid the ball boys at Hampden to slow down Celtic as the Parkhead side sought an equaliser in a Scottish Cup semi-final.

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Celtic won the Scottish Cup last season. Picture: SNS/Bill Murray

Scottish Cup draw sees three all-Highland League ties

Scottish Amateur Cup holders Colville Park were handed a home tie against Cumbernauld Colts, while Scottish Junior Cup winners Glenafton Athletic will face Glasgow University or Threave Rovers in the first round of the Scottish Cup.

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Hibs defeated Rangers in the 2016 Scottish Cup final. Picture: Robert Perry

Hibs cup final defeat not a source of motivation for Rangers

Rangers’ dramatic William Hill Scottish Cup final defeat to Hibernian will not be used as motivation by Gers boss Pedro Caixinha for Saturday’s clash at Ibrox.

Scott Sinclair celebrates after Celtic's 2-1 cup final win completed the treble. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Manager has made us winners says Celtic’s Scott Sinclair

Most of us would settle for having just one bad day at the office in the course of a year. For Scott Sinclair and his Celtic team-mates, however, it was one too many in the eyes of their perfectionist manager.

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Kieran Tierney, left, reacts after being struck in the face during the Scottish Cup final. Picture: SNS

Why the referee didn’t send off Jayden Stockley against Celtic

The latest edition of Ref Review looks at the incident involving Kieran Tierney and Jayden Stockley in the Scottish Cup final. The Celtic defender was knocked from the game after being struck in the face by Stockley.

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Celtic's Kieran Tierney, left, and Patrick Roberts celebrate at full-time. Picture: SNS

Invincible treble as good as it gets for Patrick Roberts

He might be only 20 but Patrick Roberts is already certain winning a treble while remaining unbeaten will be the greatest achievement of his career.

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Tom Rogic scores Celtic's late winner against Aberdeen. Picture: John Devlin

Classic Scottish Cup final settled in a flash

This, make no mistake, will go down as a modern classic. It was different to last year’s intoxicating final in that it was not quite so helter-skelter. Yet the match was every bit as memorable, reaching a crescendo at the same end and in the same corner.

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Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie consoles Ryan Jack at full-time. Picture: SNS

Aberdeen’s Graeme Shinnie shrugs off Scott Brown antics

An already admirable 
Aberdeen performance was 
distinguished further by the players’ reasoned and sensible reaction to defeat.

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Derek McInnes comforts a tearful Niall McGinn after the game. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Aberdeen will be back next year says proud Derek McInnes

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes was a man unbowed and unambiguous about his future after his side’s mammoth effort just came up short yesterday.

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Celtic's Mikael Lustig celebrates at full time. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Graeme Shinnie forgives Mikael Lustig for Celtic celebration

Graeme Shinnie said he had forgiven Mikael Lustig after the Swede’s celebrations threatened to boil over into a Hampden set to.

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Tom Rogic cant hide his emotion after firing home Celtics winner at Hampden in stoppage time. 
Photograph: John Devlin

Tom Rogic delivers his own lightning bolt

A bolt of lightning lit up the sky above Hampden’s East Stand as the ball was played to Tom Rogic. It marked a key moment in what has been an electrifying season for Celtic.

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Dejected Aberdeen pair Ryan Jack and Graeme Shinnie at full time. Pic: SNS/Craig Foy

Graeme Shinnie hails “brilliant” Ryan Jack after final defeat

Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie hailed the performance of his predecessor Ryan Jack during the club’s Scottish Cup final defeat to Celtic at Hampden.

Aberdeens sit despondently on the pitch but gave a performance their fans could be proud of. Photograph: SNS

Aberdeen’s Northern Souls stand free

The biggest banner among the fans of the underdogs in last year’s Scottish Cup final urged: “Time for heroes.” Grumbly Aberdeen supporters might have been forgiven yesterday if they unfurled one reading: “Enough Lisbon already.”

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates with the William Hill Scottish Cup. Picture: PA

Brendan Rodgers: Our players have made history

Celtic have earned more sobriquets than silverware on a journey that yesterday ended with an incredibly dramatic Scottish Cup final triumph that allowed Brendan Rodgers’ men to become the country’s first domestically undefeated treble winners.

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