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Craig McCracken celebrates after his goal gives Talbot the lead and a place in the fifth round of the Cup. Picture: SNS

Scottish Cup shock is awesome for Auchinleck Talbot

The tears of emotion stained on the face of Henry Dumigan painted a perfect picture of a cup upset that will be recalled for years to come: the day Auchinleck Talbot, for long the kingpins of Junior football, flexed their muscles on the seniors and claimed their biggest scalp.

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Ayr United goalkeeper Ross Doohan looks on as Zak Rudden's effort nestles in the corner of his net. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Ayr 0-1 Falkirk: Zak Rudden’s winner silences Somerset

Ayr United failed to take advantage of Ross County’s defeat away to Morton on Friday evening by returning to pole position in the Championship with a victory, instead suffering their first home defeat of the campaign. The result also lifted Falkirk off the foot of the table, above Partick Thistle.

Ayr manager Ian McCall. Pic: Michael Gillen

Dunfermline Athletic 0 - 0 Ayr United: Visitors surrender top spot

Like the festive season itself, this has turned into a time of great expectations for Ayr United. This game was a gentle reminder, however, that not everything that is wished for might turn up – Ian McCall’s well drilled, free scoring side certainly didn’t show up here yesterday and after a poor 90-minute stalemate they meekly surrendered pole position in the Championship promotion race.

Ross County's Stelios Demetriou competes with Andy Geggan. Pic: SNS/Rob Casey

Ayr 3 - 3 Ross County: County peg back leaders in thriller

This was just about football heaven and hell. A glorious game played for long spells in utterly atrocious conditions. If it had been a goalless stalemate everyone might well have left Somerset Park with early stage hypothermia – instead we got total unpredictability, twists and turns, and a feast of goals to warm the senses.

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