Wins for Aberdeen and Inverness

  • Last Updated: December 11 2012, 22:02 GMT

A review of Tuesday night's action in the William Hill Scottish Cup, with Aberdeen and Inverness winning.

Aberdeen goalscorer Rory Fallon celebrates
Aberdeen goalscorer Rory Fallon celebrates

Rory Fallon returned to torment Motherwell in the William Hill Scottish Cup as Aberdeen claimed a 2-1 fourth-round victory at Fir Park.

New Zealand striker Fallon, scorer of both goals in the Scottish Cup quarter-final win at Fir Park last season, netted a sublime 51st-minute strike and 10 minutes later Joe Shaughnessy completed a flowing move with the second, his first for the Dons.

Michael Higdon's stoppage-time penalty was merely a consolation as Motherwell, the 2011 runners-up who had lost just once in 13 prior games against Aberdeen, tumbled out of the cup to the same opponents for a second successive season.

The Dons will play at Easter Road in February, while Motherwell have to settle for playing Hibs in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League this weekend.

Billy McKay's double was enough for Inverness to eliminate local rivals Ross County as they also won 2-1 on a sub-zero night at the Caledonian Stadium.

The 24-year-old has now scored seven goals in his last five games with his brace setting up a last-16 tie with Kilmarnock.

McKay fired home an early penalty before Iain Vigurs' sublime finish levelled things just before half-time, but a spectacular curler from the hosts' in-form striker settled things nine minutes after half-time.

The Highland neighbours met in the aptly-named Cold Firm derby after sharing a thrilling 3-3 draw in Dingwall 10 days ago.


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