Three and easy for Saints

  • Last Updated: December 10 2013, 22:51 GMT

A review of Tuesday night's action in the William Hill Scottish Cup.

St Mirren celebrate victory over Queen of the South.
St Mirren celebrate victory over Queen of the South.

Gary Harkins sent St Mirren on their way to the fifth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup after replacing the injured Paul McGowan before their 3-0 replay win over Queen of the South.

With McGowan in the stand wearing a protective boot on an injured foot, Harkins took less than 18 minutes to stroke home the opener from Steven Thompson's knockdown as Saints dominated the first half.

Derek Lyle volleyed against the bar before the visitors came back strongly at the start of the second period, but Thompson netted from close range in the 74th minute to set up a trip to Dundee United in February for Saints.

Left-back Sean Kelly rounded off the scoring with four minutes left when he netted a spectacular first goal for the club.

Forfar beat Brechin 4-3 on penalties to book a clash at home to St Johnstone.

The match finished 3-3 at the end of extra-time after an action-packed contest.

Chris Templeman (2) and Gavin Malin were the men to net for Forfar with Andrew Jackson, Alan Trouton and Allan Walker on target for Brechin.

In the night's other match, Stranraer were 4-1 winners at home to Clyde.

Martin Grehan, Andrew Stirling, Frank McKeown and Jamie Longworth netted for the victors with Kevin Watt on target for Clyde.

Stranraer now host Inverness.

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