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Sunday 9th September 2018

Irn Bru Cup

IRN-BRU Cup round-up

A round-up of Saturday’s IRN-BRU Cup second-round ties, with the draw for round three taking place on Tuesday at 1.00pm.

Brian Graham grabbed four first-half goals as Ross County thumped Raith Rovers 5-0 at the Global Energy Arena to reach the last 16 of the IRN-BRU Cup.

Stephen Dobbie continued his remarkable run of form by scoring twice to take his tally for the season to 20 goals as Queen of the South stormed into a 4-0 interval lead against Crusaders before eventually going through 4-3 as the Belfast side hit back.

Dunfermline Athletic won on penalties after a 0-0 draw away to Boreham Wood, whose National League rivals Sutton United won 1-0 against Airdrieonians at the Penny Cars Stadium.

Alloa Athletic beat Dundee United on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Tannadice while East Fife came from behind to knock out Partick Thistle, winning 2-1 at the Locality Hub Bayview Stadium against their Championship opponents.

League 1 leaders Arbroath saw off Annan Athletic 3-0 at Gayfield and there was a 1-0 victory for Montrose away to last season’s runners-up Dumbarton. Allan Smith scored a late double as League 2 pacesetters Edinburgh City beat Lowland League title hopefuls East Kilbride 3-2 at K-Park.

Falkirk lost 1-0 at home to Welsh side Connah’s Quay and it was the same score at Balmoor, where Dublin-based Bohemians beat Peterhead. St Mirren Colts edged out Hamilton Accies Colts 3-2 in Paisley, with Motherwell’s youngsters having beaten Dundee on Thursday night.

In the evening games, there was a dramatic victory for Queen’s Park, who beat The New Saints on penalties after a 2-2 draw at Park Hall Stadium. The Spiders scored twice in the closing minutes to go 2-1 up then conceded an equaliser deep into stoppage time before winning the shoot-out.

Coleraine - whose manager Oran Kearney has been named as the new St Mirren boss - beat Highland League Formartine United on penalties after a 1-1 draw while Irish side Sligo Rovers came from behind to see off Livingston Colts 4-1 at The Showgrounds.