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Wednesday 20th July 2016

Dundee United hit six in Betfred Cup

Round-up of Tuesday night's action in the Betfred Cup, which included a big win for Dundee United against Cowdenbeath at Tannadice.

Round-up of Tuesday night's action in the Betfred Cup, which included a big win for Dundee United against Cowdenbeath at Tannadice.
Group A
East Fife followed up Saturday's shoot-out victory over Dundee by beating Dumbarton 2-0 at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium thanks to first-half goals from Kevin Smith and Paul McManus. A Rory McAllister penalty and an Andy Munro own goal saw Peterhead get their campaign under way with a 2-0 win over Forfar at Balmoor.
Group B
Falkirk defeated visitors Elgin City 3-0 with goals from Will Vaulks, Lee Miller and Bob McHugh while Stirling Albion, who beat the Bairns on Saturday, lost 2-1 at Brechin City. Alan Trouten scored a late winner after Ally Love's opener was cancelled out by Blair Henderson's penalty.
Group C
Simon Murray claimed the first hat-trick of the new-look Betfred Cup as Dundee United thumped Cowdenbeath 6-1 at Tannadice. Lewis Toshney, Cammy Smith and Henri Anier were also on target, with Chris Turner netting a consolation. Dunfermline kicked off with a 3-0 victory over Arbroath at East End Park. Michael Moffat grabbed a double and Andy Geggan also scored.
Group D
Alloa Athletic enjoyed a 4-0 home win over Highland League champions Cove Rangers in their first match - Greig Spence, Andy Graham, Jordan Kirkpatrick and Isaac Layne all scored. Lewis Vaughan grabbed a late winner from the penalty spot as Raith Rovers beat Montrose 2-1 at Stark's Park, where Michael Bolochoweckyj had cancelled out a Chris Johnston goal.
Group E
Derek Lyle's first-half double earned group leaders Queen of the South a 2-0 win over Airdrieonians at Palmerston while Queen's Park beat Stenhousemuir by the same score with goals from Sean Burns and Conor McVey.
Group F
Goals from Barrie McKay and Martyn Waghorn earned Rangers a 2-0 victory against Annan Athletic at Ibrox and Stranraer also have two wins out of two after beating East Stirlingshire 3-1 at Stair Park. They left it late, though, with Frank McKeown and Kyle Turner scoring in stoppage time after Craig Malcolm had equalised Jamie Glasgow's goal.
Group G
St Mirren are top of the table after Jack Baird claimed an injury-time winner in a 1-0 home victory over Ayr United. Edinburgh City entertain Livingston this evening.
Group H
Thomas O'Ware scored the only goal as Morton moved to the top of the section with a 1-0 win against Clyde at Cappielow while Albion Rovers earned a bonus point in the shoot-out following a 0-0 draw away to Berwick Rangers.