Scottish Cup 5th round summary

Update: The quarter finals of the cup have been drawn and can be found here.

Hibernian fought from 2-0 down against bitter rivals Hearts to earn a replay at Easter Road in the pick of the ties from the Scottish Cup 5th Round.

Arnaud Djoum and Sam Nicholson struck Hearts into a resounding lead going into halftime with fine strikes, and with ten minutes remaining it looked like another year’s wait for Hibs was on the cards. However, a late goal from Jason Cummings was followed by Paul Hanlon’s 91st minute equaliser ensuring the Easter Road side would get another crack at the Gorgie outfit.

Celtic also booked their place into the next round with a 2-0 win over Lowland League minnows East Kilbride, with goals from Leigh Griffiths and Colin Kazim-Rchards. Billy Ogilvie’s side impressed with their desire and effort, making it a tougher game than Celtic perhaps expected, which led to some sections of the support booing them off the park as pressure mounts on Ronny Deila.

Ross County also managed to avoid a potential giant-killing at the hands of Linlithgow Rose, however it was not without a struggle as they eventually ran out 4-2 winners, including a double from Brian Graham.

Stefan McCluskey fired a hat-trick for Greenock Morton as they eased their way past Annan Athletic who could not repeat their heroics from the last round, as Jim Duffy’s side prevailed with a 4-1 victory.

Inverness and Dundee United also booked their place in the hat for the next round, with the Highlanders overcoming Motherwell with a 2-1 victory courtesy of a wonderstrike from Jordan Roberts. Mixu Paatalainen’s side saw off Partick Thistle 1-0, a Scott Fraser strike separating the two teams.

The other two replays will come courtesy of Dundee-Dumbarton and Rangers-Kilmarnock, both ties playing out 0-0 draws.

All replays are scheduled for 16th February.

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Grant Barnes

Grant Barnes

I have developed a continuing interest in football from a very young age and have attended games for as long as I remember. With the help of Young Perspective I have been able to attend football and sports press conferences and have been able to develop my writing skills, with a view looking forward to working in media relations with football along with other sports.

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