posted on Dec, 11 2004 @ 03:39 PM
Big-spending Gretna are targeting a Tennent's Scottish Cup giantkilling after booking their place in the third round courtesy of a second win over
Elgin in the space of a week.
Rowan Alexander's men will host SPL side Dundee United following a comprehensive 3-0 victory at Raydale Park - their 12th win in succession. The
Bell's Third Division pacesetters took until the stroke of half-time to break the deadlock with the prolific Kenny Deuchar making it nine goals in
just four games for the Black and Whites. Paul Kaczan's own-goal on 56 minutes spelled the end for City who conceded a third goal four minutes later
with that man Deuchar on target again.
Huntly made sure there was a non-league side in the draw by holding East Fife to a goalless draw at Christie Park. The Highland League side, who
knocked out Peterhead in the last round, were unable to find a way past their third division opponents. The winners of the replay will host
Dunfermline in the next round.
Arbroath set up a home clash with Jimmy Calderwood's Aberdeen by squeezing past Albion 1-0 at Cliftonhill. The Angus side grabbed the only goal on 34
minutes with Alan Brazil ending Rovers' hopes of adding to their list of cup scalps this season.
Morton will travel to Livingston in round three following an emphatic 7-1 victory at Highland League side Cove Rangers. There was little to cheer
about for the home fans at Allan Park bar Martin Johnston's sole reply on half-time. The damage was already done though with Peter Weatherson (6) and
Jason Walker (8, 44) putting Ton in the driving seat. John Adam (52), Warren Hawke (67) and a Chris Millar brace (70, 83) piled on the agony for
East of Scotland League outfit Edinburgh City also saw their cup dreams ended with a comprehensive 3-0 defeat at Ayr United, while Highland side Keith
went down 1-0 at home to third division Montrose.
There were also wins for Stranraer, Alloa and Brechin, while Dumbarton and Berwick face a replay.