Glens bid for ‘Scottish’ quarter-final place

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GLENROTHES will bid to reach the last eight of the Scottish Junior Cup on Saturday.

The Warout Stadium team are hoping a bumper crowd turns up for the fifth-round tie against Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, who defeated Hill Of Beath 2-1 at home in a replay at the weekend.

Rob Roy - who ousted Glens from the national competition three years ago - have been blowing hot and cold in the league, and Glens had them ‘watched’ on Saturday.

Archie Wyse’s team, by contrast, are firing on all cylinders in the East Premier League and kept their promotion hopes alive with a 2-0 victory at Whitburn on Saturday, thanks to a John Martin penalty and a Jon Kelly strike either side of half-time.

Thornton Hibs finally got back to action after recent postponements, but there was no change in their fortunes as they lost 4-2 at title-chasing St Andrews United.

The Memorial Park team’s goals came from Matthew Gay and Coco Mullen, but it wasn’t enough and goalkeeper Kevin Smith was also sent off to complete the misery for Craig Gilbert’s men.

Hibs are scheduled to host Whitburn in the league on Saturday.