BBC Sport football

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 14:03 GMT, Saturday, 13 March 2010

Scottish Football as it happened

GOALFLASHES AND MAJOR INCIDENTS (all times GMT)

MY SPORT: DEBATE

To get involved use My Sport or text us your views & comments on 80295. (Not all contributions can be used)

By Thomas McGuigan

1708: There's highlights of today's Scottish Cup ties on Sportscene at 2215 GMT on BBC One Scotland. And you can see all of today's SPL action on our website from 1800 GMT tomorrow. We'll have live text commentary of Scottish Cup holders' Rangers in action against Dundee United tomorrow. Hope you can join us then. Thanks for your company today, enjoy your Saturday night!

1705: Hamilton's late winner at home to St Mirren puts daylight between them and basement side Falkirk, who lost a late goal at home to St Johnstone in the Scottish Premier League. And what about Motherwell? They've gone 12 games undefeated in Scotland's top flight and are level on points with third-placed Dundee United.

1658: Well, then. Celtic and Raith Rovers book their places in the last four of the Scottish Cup with wins over Kilmarnock and Dundee, respectively. And Ross County hit back to force a replay with Hibs following a thrilling encounter at Easter Road.

1656: FULL-TIME FALKIRK 1-2 ST JOHNSTONE

Full time
1655: FULL-TIME DUNDEE 1-2 RAITH ROVERS

1653: We're deep into injury time at Dens Park. Nervous moments ahead for Raith.

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
Flavio Paixao heads home a dramatic late winner for Accies after he found himself in acres of space to convert Brian Easton's cross.

Full time
FULL-TIME HAMILTON 1-0 ST MIRREN

Full time
1649: FULL-TIME MOTHERWELL 3-1 HEARTS

1647: GOAL! HAMILTON 1-0 ST MIRREN (FLAVIO PAIXAO)

1645: "Lukas Jutkiewicz gets a standing ovation as he is substituted. He has led the line brilliantly for Motherwell," BBC Radio Scotland summariser Steve Cowan

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
Kenny Deuchar pounces on a mistake by Thomas Scobbie to hand Saints the lead. Will that clinch the points and floor the Bairns?

1644: GOAL! FALKIRK 1-2 ST JOHNSTONE (KENNNY DEUCHAR)

1642: "It's been a while since Falkirk carved out any sort of opportunity in front of goal," BBC Scotland's Rob McLean

1640: Raith Rovers are on course to secure a place in the last four of the Scottish Cup at the expense of their First Division opponents.

1637:
My Sport
From scotbot on My Sport "How long will it be until Jim Jefferies is shown the door Tynecastle? Getting beaten 3-0 is bad enough, but to be on the wrong end of a thrashing from the guru of defensive formations is highly embarrassing."

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
Craig Forsyth arrives late in the box to head Gary Harkins' cross down into the ground and into the net. Dens Park is ablaze with emotion as the hosts look for an equaliser in this pulsating Scottish Cup tie.

1632: GOAL! DUNDEE 1-2 RAITH ROVERS (CRAIG FORSYTH)

1631: John Sutton blasts a volley over the bar when he had time to take a touch and make it 4-1 to a rampant Motherwell.

1630: Frantic defending keeps Raith's lead intact as Stephen Simmons makes a crucial tackle.

1629:
My Sport
From Scamilton on My Sport "Right, I'm away out to watch the rugger. I hope to come back later on to some good news." Bring back some positive news from Murrayfield, eh?

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
A harmless ball crossed into the box from Suso Santana and David Templeton swivelled and fired home a consolation for the far from jaunty Jambos. Well in third place for all of 20 seconds.

1626: GOAL! MOTHERWELL 3-1 HEARTS (DAVID TEMPLETON)

Jamie Murphy crossed to Jim O'Brien and the Motherwell man drilled home his third goal of the season.

1623: Vitor Lima passes up another chance for Falkirk after being played in at the back post from a wonderful Showumni pass.

1624: GOAL! MOTHERWELL 3-0 HEARTS (JIM O'BRIEN)

1622: Jamie Murphy's shot is well saved by Janos Balogh but Lukas Jutkiewicz is on hand to slam home the rebound and put Motherwell 3-0 ahead ... only to be flagged offside.

1622: Richie Hart shoots wide as Dundee keep up the pressure on Raith Rovers

1621: "Jim Jefferies is fuming as his defenders are backing off all the time," BBC Radio Scotland commentator John Barnes

1617: If swashbuckling Motherwell find a third goal against Hearts at Fir Park then they would leapfrog Dundee United and move into third place on goal difference.

1614: Murray Davidson comes close to a goal but his effort clips the outside of the post and goes wide. It's still 1-1 in an entertaining encounter at the Falkirk Stadium.

1613: St Mirren striker Billy Mehmet sends a howitzer towards the Accies goal but, incredibly, this game remains goalless.

1612: "Nobody wants to make tackles in this Hearts team apart from Jose Goncalves and Eggert Jonsson," BBC Radio Scotland summariser Steve Cowan

1609: "Suso Santana has come on as a substitute for Hearts. He's only been on a couple of minutes but has contributed more than many players have all game," BBC Radio Scotland commentator John Barnes

1609: St Mirren's Graeme Carey rattles the Hamilton crossbar; the Buddies so close to breaking the deadlock at New Douglas Park.

1606: Hang onto your hats, here we go across the country for the second half.

1556:
My Sport
From Scamilton on My Sport "Why are there no goals in that game at New Douglas Park? Why? If there's going to be a goal there in the second half, then it'll be the winner. Mark my words." Steady on, fellow. I've got 0-0 in the BBC Predictor and I need the points!

Full time
1553: HIBERNIAN 2-2 ROSS COUNTY

1549: Hibs are somehow still in the Scottish Cup after an incredible stramash in the penalty area. Ian Murray makes an incredible clearance in the middle of the melee. It was like an under-10s game there...

Half time
1550: HALF TIME DUNDEE 0-2 RAITH ROVERS
FALKIRK 1-1 ST JOHNSTONE

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
St Johnstone are awarded a penalty following a handball by Brian McLean. And Saints' top scorer Liam Craig equalises for St Johnstone with his ninth goal of the season.

Half time
1547: HALF-TIME HAMILTON 0-0 ST MIRREN
MOTHERWELL 2-0 HEARTS

1546: GOAL! FALKIRK 1-1 ST JOHNSTONE (LIAM CRAIG)

1545: Penalty for St Johnstone...

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
Michael Gardyne finds himself in glorious isolation as a long ball lands at his feet inside the Hibs penalty area. The forward makes no mistake, drilling a lovely first-time effort into the far corner of the net. The County fans are in dreamland!

1541: Craig Dargo hits the underside of the bar with Hamilton keeper Tomas Cerny stranded. What a chance for the Buddies to take the lead just before half-time.

1540: Graham Weir stylishly volleys into the Dundee net but the referee's assistant flags the striker offside. However video replays suggest the player was onside.

1540: GOAL! HIBERNIAN 2-2 ROSS COUNTY (MICHAEL GARDYNE)

1538: Murray Davidson makes a late run into the box to get onto Gary Irvine's cross but puts his header agonisingly wide. St Johnstone stepping up their search for an equaliser with gusto!

1537: "Motherwell's movement today has been fantastic," BBC Radio Scotland summariser Steve Cowan

1536: Chris Millar should have levelled for Saints but Falkirk keeper Robert Olejnik saves his shot from Danny Grainger's cross.

1532: Colin Nish races on to a long ball from Derek Riordan but the Hibs man is a tad too heavy with his lob and the ball brushes the roof of the net on its way over.

1531: David McGurn makes another save from Richie Hart, this time from open play.

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
Ryan Flynn is tripped by St Johnstone keeper outside of the box at the corner flag - only a yellow card for the goalie. From the resultant free-kick Falkirk take the lead through Marc Twaddle's header.

1529: Hibs manager John Hughes has steam coming out of ears on the touchline as Ross County make most of the running at a sunny Easter Road.

1528: GOAL! FALKIRK 1-0 ST JOHNSTONE (MARC TWADDLE)

Yellow card
1524: St Mirren's Jack Ross receives a booking for a poor challenge on Flavio Paixao.

1523: "Hearts defender David Kucharski is lucky not to concede a penalty as he pulls back Jamie Murphy," BBC Radio Scotland summariser Steve Cowan

1521: Richie Hart's powerful free-kick for Dundee is palmed over by goalkeeper David McGurn. Chances aplenty at Dens.

1521: Vitor Lima tries a shot with the outside of the boot after Jody Morris gave the ball away, but his poor effort barely trundles over the goal-line well off target.

1520: "What a physique he's got," BBC Scotland's Brian Irvine leads the Enoch Showumni fan club

1519: "Shocking defending from Hearts. Motherwell look like they're going to score every time they go forward," BBC Radio Scotland summariser Steve Cowan

1518: Vitor Lima has the first chance at the Falkirk Stadium, picking up on Michael Duberry's clearance, but he blasts his shot over the bar.

1517: Nearly 3-0 Motherwell as Jim O'Brien sends a ball across from the left which John Sutton heads across goal and Lukas Jutkiewicz nearly forces the ball home. Liquid football, as Alan Partridge would say!

1515: With play racing from end-to-end, Hibs keeper Graham Stack makes a good save to keep out a low shot from Iain Vigurs.

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
Keith Lasley sends in a wicked cross and John Sutton drills home Well's second of the game. Craig Brown's men are playing like the 1970s Brazil side!

1513: Leigh Griffiths comes very close to pulling one back for Dundee as his back-post strike hammers the post.

1513: GOAL! MOTHERWELL 2-0 HEARTS (JOHN SUTTON)

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
Laurie Ellis bullets home a header from Allan Walker's inswinging free-kick to give Raith a two-goal advantage.

1511: GOAL! DUNDEE 0-2 RAITH ROVERS (LAURIE ELLIS)

1510: Hamilton are peppering Paul Gallacher's St Mirren goal but haven't managed to get the goal they deserve.

1508: Eddie Malone's cross into the Raith box meets the head of Gary Harkins but the powerful effort is claimed by goalkeeper David McGurn.

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
In-form Motherwell break the deadlock through defender Mark Reynolds' close-range header. The Steelmen go marching on!

1507: We're back under way at Easter Road.

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
Dundee fail to deal with a lofted ball and Stephen Simmons lashes home on the volley to give Raith the lead. Description of the Motherwell goal to follow...

1505: GOAL! DUNDEE 0-1 RAITH ROVERS (STEPHEN SIMMONS)

1502: GOAL! MOTHERWELL 1-0 HEARTS (MARK REYNOLDS)

1501: Hamilton look to have broken the deadlock within the first minute but Mikael Antoine-Curier effort is chalked off.

1500: Here we go in this afternoon's remaining Scottish Cup and SPL games.

"I think this afternoon's set of results will give us a better idea of how the season is going to end. Three big games, especially the ones between the bottom five. I hope Hamilton can pull themselves away from the bottom, but I'm keeping my realistic hat on."
Half time
1450: HALF-TIME HIBERNIAN 2-1 ROSS COUNTY

1448: A Derek Riordan free kick is blocked by not one but two different arms in the Ross County defensive wall in the last action of a busy first half.

1447: Hibs midfielder John Rankin goes close against his former side, curling a 25-yard free kick narrowly wide.

1446: HAMILTON V ST MIRREN
Hamilton: Cerny, Elebert, Canning, McLaughlin, Mensing, McArthur, Neil, Flavio Paixao, Easton, Antoine-Curier, Imrie. Subs: Murdoch, McClenahan, Wesolowski, Evans, Marco Paixao, Thomas, Crawford.
St Mirren: Gallacher, Ross, Potter, Mair, Barron, Brady, Dorman, Murray, Carey, Dargo, Mehmet. Subs: Howard, Thomson, Higdon, O'Donnell, Loy, McLennan, Johnston.

1445: Ross County are making life difficult for Hibs and Iain Vigurs drags a great chance wide after the home side make a mess of clearing the danger from an Andrew Barrowman header.

1444: MOTHERWELL V HEARTS
Motherwell: Ruddy, Hateley, Craigan, Reynolds, Hammell, Murphy, Lasley, Jennings, O'Brien, Sutton, Jutkiewicz. Subs: Fraser, Coke, Humphrey, McGlinchey, Forbes, McHugh, Saunders.
Hearts: Balogh, Jason Thomson, Kucharski, Goncalves, Lee Wallace, Stevenson, Jonsson, Kingston, Mulrooney, Elliot, Obua. Subs: MacDonald, Santana, Novikovas, Templeton, Glen, Smith, McGowan.

1442: TEAMS DUNDEE V RAITH
Dundee: Douglas, Paton, MacKenzie, Lauchlan, Forsyth, Malone, Kerr, Hart, Harkins, Griffiths, Higgins. Subs: Soutar, Malcolm, Shinnie, Clarke, McMenamin.
Raith: McGurn, Gathuessi, Murray, Hill, Ellis, Williamson, Walker, Simmons, Tade, Russell, Weir. Subs: O'Connor, Ferry, Shields, Darren Smith, Sloan.

1439: TEAMS FALKIRK V ST JOHNSTONE
Falkirk: Olejnik, Barr, Twaddle, Scobbie, McLean, O'Brien, Flynn, Lima, Moutinho, Showunmi, Healy. Subs: Wagenaar, Lynch, Compton, Duffy, Davidson, Bloom, Sludden.
St Johnstone: Smith, Irvine, Grainger, Duberry, MacKay, Morris, Millar, Craig, Davidson, Milne, Deuchar. Subs: Main, Sheerin, Moon, Morais, Sheridan, Connolly, Reynolds.

1437: "It's always nice to score goals but the most important thing is getting through to the next round," Celtic's hat-trick hero Robbie Keane, who straight-batted BBC Scotland's Chris McLaughlin's question on his future beyond the summer

1436: It's not been a great day for Hibs' Ian Murray so far; first an own goal, now a black eye, courtesy of a clattering challenge from Andrew Barrowman. "Now he looks like a proper defender," says BBC Scotland pundit Craig Paterson.

1434: "Kilmarnock played well today but they have to start scoring goals. If they do that then they'll stay in the SPL this season," BBC Radio Scotland pundit Billy Dodds

1432: "If we had scored first we'd have won the game. I didn't think Celtic were causing us too many problems until the goal. That then allowed them to hit us on the counter attack," Kilmarnock manager Jimmy Calderwood after the 3-0 reverse made it four straight defeats

1430: A couple of lads are hanging a 'Dougie Donnelly is God' banner from the flats behind the demolished East Stand at Easter Road as they enjoy a free view of the game with a few beers. Some people will do anything to get on the telly! Remember you can see highlights of today's games on Sportscene at 2215 GMT on BBC One Scotland.

1425: "It would mean a great deal to the club to play in a Scottish Cup semi-final; it's a big day for us," Dundee manager Jocky Scott ahead of their tie against Raith Rovers

1424: Here's a wee stat for you to chew over with your roll & sausage: Hibs have played 337 games in the competition since they last lifted the Scottish Cup in 1902.

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
Hibs hit back immediately to re-establish their lead in a thrilling contest at Easter Road. Derek Riordan turns smartly on a John Rankin pass and fires a cracker past Michael McGovern from 15 yards.

1421: GOAL! HIBERNIAN 2-1 ROSS COUNTY (DEREK RIORDAN)

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
County forward Michael Gardyne races through the heart of the Hibs defence to hammer a shot against onrushing keeper Graham Stack and the rebound slams against the chest of defender Ian Murray before flying into his own net.

1419: "I'm delighted for the Celtic supporters who now have a Scottish Cup semi-final to look forward to," Celtic manager Tony Mowbray

1418: GOAL! HIBERNIAN 1-1 ROSS COUNTY (IAN MURRAY O.G.)

1417: County keeper Michael McGovern makes a terrific diving save to keep out a powerful half-volley from the lively Derek Riordan.

1416:
My Sport
From bringthemonjpn on My Sport "Nish's head has been getting bigger of late, so maybe no surprise he nods one in."

1413: Razor-sharp Robbie Keane fires Celtic into the last four of the Scottish Cup with a hat-trick to floor Killie.

1412: Michael McGovern gets down sharply to stop a raking drive from Hibs forward Derek Riordan at the second attempt.

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
Ross County goalkeeper Michael McGovern has a shocker as he goes chasing after a loose ball from a corner, like a kid trying to grab a balloon. The ball falls to Chris Hogg and his shot is diverted home from close range via the head of Colin Nish.

1409: GOAL! HIBERNIAN 1-0 ROSS COUNTY (COLIN NISH)

1405: Alex Keddie gets a free header from a corner but the Ross County man can only power the ball straight at Hibs keeper Graham Stack.

Full time
1405: FULL-TIME KILMARNOCK 0-3 CELTIC

1404: "Once Robbie Keane scored you could see the confidence flowing through this Celtic team," BBC Radio Scotland pundit Billy Dodds

1403: Danny Invincibile heads a great chance wide for Kilmarnock as we enter added time at Rugby Park.

1403: We're under way at Easter Road.

1400: There's a minute's applause at Easter Road for former Hibs player and manager Willie MacFarlane. He played in the first ever European Cup, which aint a bad achievement...

Keane seals his hat-trick and the tie to cap a flowing counter-attack. Fortune finds the Republic of Ireland international free inside the area and he arrows a crisp shot beyond Cammy Bell and into the far corner.

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
A goal blizzard at Rugby Park and Robbie Keane banishes the nightmare of his losing debut at Rugby Park with an impressive hat-trick. For his second goal, Georgios Samaras chased what seemed like a lost cause down the left-hand side and he nabbed the ball from the dithering Frazer Wright. He found Marc-Antoine Fortune and his cross was slotted home by the unmarked Keane at the back post.

1355: GOAL! KILMARNOCK 0-3 CELTIC (ROBBIE KEANE)

1353: GOAL! KILMARNOCK 0-2 CELTIC (ROBBIE KEANE)

1351:
My Sport
From mem on My Sport "Killie look to have had the fight knocked out of them with the goal. Calderwood needs to do something to get them inspired again." Killie have about 11 minutes to find an equaliser to stay in the cup

1349: Celtic captain Scott Brown stops Craig Bryson in his tracks to concede a foul in a dangerous area. But once again the hosts are let down by their poor delivery and Celtic preserve their slender lead.

1348: Aiden McGeady finds Georgios Samaras with a fine through ball but Cammy Bell scampers from his line to claim the ball ahead of the galloping Greek.

1347: "Celtic suddenly have good movement up front and are stretching Kilmarnock," BBC Radio Scotland commentator David Begg

1346: There is absolutely no trace of the old East Stand at Easter Road. There is just a big plot of earth waiting for construction to begin on the new structure. Ross County have brought 1,600 fans along and they are making quite a racket already.

1344: Substitute Georgios Samaras spurns a great chance to double the Celtic's lead. Robbie Keane feeds the towering Greek hitman with a clever pass, but his five-yard effort slides wide of Cammy Bell's goal.

1343: Celtic's goal seems to have knocked Kilmarnock off their stride.

1341: Kilmarnock manager Jimmy Calderwood has a council of war with assistant Jimmy Nicholl on the touchline. A change could be on the way...

1340: The Celtic supporters inside Rugby Park find their voice and, with 25 minutes remaining, they must be relieved to have drawn first blood. Can Killie find an equaliser?

1339: "Kilmarnock will have to change their tactics now, maybe bring on another striker," BBC Radio Scotland pundit Billy Dodds

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
Edson Braafheid's long pass into the box is superbly controlled by Robbie Keane and the striker dinks the ball past Cammy Bell to give Celtic the lead.

1337: GOAL! KILMARNOCK 0-1 CELTIC (ROBBIE KEANE)

1334: We've got half an hour remaining of a fascinating Scottish Cup quarter-final tie at Rugby Park. Celtic have indicated their attacking intent with their subs, but Cammy Bell's goal has yet to be breached.

1332: Hibernian v Ross County teams.
Hibs: Stack, Wotherspoon, Hogg, Hanlon, Murray, McBride, Miller, Rankin, Riordan, Nish, Stokes. Subs: Smith, Thicot, Cregg, Benjelloun, Galbraith.
Ross County: McGovern, Miller, Boyd, Keddie, Morrison, Brittain, Scott, Lawson, Vigurs, Barrowman, Gardyne. Subs: Malin, Kettlewell, Craig, Wood, Di Giacomo.

1330: Celtic manager Tony Mowbray shuffles his far-from-convincing pack: Georgios Samaras and Marc-Antoine Fortune coming on for Marc Crosas and Morten Rasmussen.

1329: Allan Russell spurns a great chance to give Kilmarnock the lead as his sclaffed effort from six yards scrapes the post and trundles out for a goal-kick.

1328: "Kilmarnock haven't allowed Celtic to settle on the ball during this game," BBC Radio Scotland pundit Billy Dodds

1326: Mehdi Taouil has a great chance to give Kilmarnock the lead with a free-kick on the edge of the area but he sends it over the bar.

1324: Fair enough, Celtic manager Tony Mowbray insists he's unfazed by the increasing pressure on his side to deliver a trophy this season. But this is a big 40 minutes for his players.

1322: Aiden McGeady must've had a quick plate of Weetabix at half-time. The tricky winger is all over the pitch at the moment and his snap-shot is well saved by the alert Cammy Bell.

1320: Kilmarnock defender Frazer Wright heads Aiden McGeady's goalbound effort clear from under the bar after a great cross from Robbie Keane.

1318: Right, no changes for either side at Rugby Park as the second half gets under way. All we are saying, is give us a goal...

1316: Remember to get your predictions in for today's three Scottish Premier League games. I've done mine, but my predicting powers have been weak in recent weeks... BBC Predictor

1311: "I expect Hibernian to win by two or three then get the winners of Raith Rovers v Dundee," former Jambo Allan Preston, at Easter Road for BBC Radio Scotland, is predicting cup glory for the Hibees - through gritted teeth.

1308: Here's hoping for much better fare in the second half. The crowd inside Rugby Park, to paraphrase Blackadder, have been quieter than a church mouse on a sponsored-silence.

1306: Television replays have shown Celtic striker Morten Rasmussen appearing to lash out at Frazer Wright in the box. On one or two occasions the game has threatened to boil over...

1304: "If Hibs are not at their best, we could have a shock at Easter Road because Ross County are a big, strong team and they will work their socks off," BBC Radio Scotland pundit Billy Dodds

1303: Hibs take on Ross County in their Scottish Cup quarter-final in just under an hour's time. The Easter Road outfit are looking to win the cup for the first time since 1902.

Half time
1302: HALF-TIME KILMARNOCK 0-0 CELTIC

Yellow card
1259: Kilmarnock's Tim Clancy goes into the book for a late, late challenge on Celtic skipper Scott Brown.

1256: The impressive Craig Bryson sends a cracking low ball across Celtic's six-yard box but Mark Burchill can't get a boot onto it. What a chance!

1255:
My Sport
From Glaucon on My Sport "I don't think the Celts have much to worry about, there's no-one in that Killie team who can threaten, even if a chance does present itself. Without big Kyle, they are very toothless."

1254: A superb mazy run from Aiden McGeady ends with a wicked cross into the Kilmarnock six-yard box but the hosts scramble clear.

1253: Frazer Wright clatters into the back of Morten Rasmussen, but no card for the Killie defender.

1251: The game is crying out for a bit of magic to light up this first half, we've got nine minutes remaining until the break.

1247: Scott Brown is being deployed wide right for Celtic but the former Hibs midfielder has yet to stamp his authority on this game.

1245: Kilmarnock engineer a good opening on the right but Celtic snuff out the attack before their own counter fizzles out - possession being surrendered cheaply by both sides in a scrappy period.

1243: Craig Bryson's shot is cleared for a Kilmarnock corner. The hosts fail to profit but the Celtic backline is creaking again...

1241: Celtic striker Morten Rasmussen holds his knee after a heavy challenge by Tim Clancy. Ouch! An eye-watering moment for the former Brondby forward and the Kilmarnock player looks as though he's escaped a card there.

1240: A long ball sets the cat among the pigeons in the Celtic defence, as Allan Russell nips the ball away from Josh Thompson, but his chip clears the bar.

1238: Kilmarnock midfielder Scott Severin does just enough to put off Robbie Keane as the Celtic striker bore down on Cammy Bell's goal and his blocked effort trundles through to the keeper.

1237:
My Sport
From ahcannymind on My Sport "7:26 am, morning all. It's dark and windy here in Toronto. Looking for wins from Killie and Hibs today."

1236: Celtic enjoy their best spell of the opening 20 minutes as Robbie Keane, Aiden McGeady and Scott Brown probe the Kilmarnock defence. McGeady finds Keane with a clever ball but the on-loan Spurs striker fluffs his lines.

1234:
My Sport
From Marbella Arabs Society on My Sport "Killie 1-2 Celtic. While out of the cup, Killie do make exceptionally good pies!"

1232: "You can't run with the ball on this pitch," BBC Radio Scotland pundit Billy Dodds's assessment of the Rugby Park surface

1231: Celtic have the chance to test Cammy Bell but Edson Braafheid's 25-yard effort is comfortably saved by the Killie keeper.

1228: Kilmarnock come within inches of taking the lead as Allan Russell's shot clips the crossbar on the way over Zaluska's goal. Celtic's defence was all-at-sea.

1227: Frazer Wright takes his place in the Kilmarnock defence once more and the game is starting to open up. "A big girl's blouse," quips BBC Radio Scotland's Billy Dodds

1226: Celtic are struggling to combat Kilmarnock's aerial threat and this seems to be long-standing problem for Mowbray's side this season.

1225: Ten-man Kilmarnock force a corner but Craig Bryson's delivery fails to trouble the Celtic defence. Nevertheless, Killie are warming to the task.

1224: The hosts are down to 10 men as defender Frazer Wright trots off to get some stitches following a head knock. But the door's locked and he has to wait patiently before disappearing for some running repairs!

1222: Kilmarnock will be hoping someone can offer some firepower in the absence of leading goalscorer Kevin Kyle.

1221: Celtic captain Scott Brown fizzes a left-foot shot just wide of Cammy Bell's goal after the midfielder's spearing run deep into Kilmarnock territory.

1220: Tony Mowbray gives his Celtic players a few words of encouragement from the sideline.

1219: Neither goalkeeper has been called into action but Celtic's defence looks far from confident in the early stages.

1217: Scott Severin and Aiden McGeady are the only players on show at Rugby Park who have Scottish Cup winner's medals, according to BBC Radio Scotland commentator David Begg.

1215: We're off and running in the first of today's three cup ties.

1213: BBC Radio Scotland commentator David Begg believes the crowd inside Rugby Park for this quarter-final clash is about 5,000. Not great, if truth be told.

1210: Celtic manager Tony Mowbray has told BBC Radio Scotland that goalkeeper Artur Boruc has been omitted from the squad on compassionate grounds.

1208: "We know we can do it. We've lost three on the bounce, but we don't have any fear. When Celtic gel they'll have a very, very good team." Kilmarnock manager Jimmy Calderwood

1207: "There's no doubt Celtic are under pressure but I think they'll win this game." BBC Radio Scotland pundit Billy Dodds

1202: Kilmarnock midfielder Craig Bryson is aiming to end Celtic's Scottish Cup hopes at Rugby Park. Bryson, who featured in the Clyde side that ruined Roy Keane's debut by knocking Celtic out of the Scottish Cup in 2006. "I reckon the fact that they are already out of one cup and look unlikely to win the league will make them more dangerous - the pressure is on them," he said.

1200: Robbie Keane returns to Rugby Park, where he made a losing debut for Celtic way back at the beginning of February. Despite Celtic languishing 13 points behind SPL leaders Rangers, Celtic boss Tony Mowbray insists he is unfazed by the pressure of delivering a trophy in his debut season. "The club tries to finish every season with a trophy - it's no more important or less important this year," he said.

1156:
My Sport
From Glaucon on My Sport "Celtic will unfortunately win 2-0 today. But we can still hope. Come on Killie!"

1152: Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc is a surprise omission from the squad, and the Pole is replaced by compatriot Lukasz Zaluska. Captain Scott Brown replaces Georgios Samaras, with the big Greek named on the bench.

1151: Kilmarnock make three changes with Craig Bryson replacing the suspended Manuel Pascali, Liam Kelly in for Iain Flannigan and Mark Burchill replacing cup-tied loan striker, Chris Maguire.

1148: Teams from Rugby Park Celtic v Kilmarnock
Kilmarnock: Bell, Clancy, Wright, Severin, Kelly, Taouil, Bryson, Hamill, Fowler, Burchill, Russell. Subs: Robinson, Hay, Invincibile, Fernandez, Kiernan.
Celtic: Zaluska, Hinkel, Thompson, O'Dea, Braafheid, N'Guemo, Brown, Crosas, McGeady, Rasmussen, Keane. Subs: Cervi, Samaras, Fortune, Wilson, Ki.

1145: Good morning and welcome to our coverage of today's Scottish Cup and Scottish Premier League action.




Print Sponsor



Scottish Cup results

13 Mar 2010 23:59 UK


Scottish Premier results

13 Mar 2010 23:59 UK


Scottish Premier table snapshot

As it stood on 13 Mar 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Rangers 28 48 67
2 Celtic 28 24 54
3 Dundee Utd 28 6 48
4 Motherwell 30 6 48
5 Hibernian 28 9 47
6 Hearts 29 -6 37
7 St Johnstone 26 -5 31
8 Aberdeen 27 -9 30
9 Kilmarnock 29 -16 26
10 Hamilton 28 -18 26
11 St Mirren 29 -15 24
12 Falkirk 28 -24 20

see also
Scottish football photo gallery
13 Mar 10 |  Scottish Premier


related bbc links:

related internet links:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.