Holders St Mirren crash out

A review of Tuesday night's Scottish League Cup second-round action, including a defeat for holders St Mirren.

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Partick celebrate during their victory over Cowdenbeath

Partick celebrate during their victory over Cowdenbeath

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A review of Tuesday night's Scottish League Cup second-round action, including a defeat for holders St Mirren at Queen of the South.

Holders St Mirren were knocked out of the Scottish League Cup at Palmerston as Michael Paton's clever finish gave Queen of the South a 2-1 victory after extra-time.

The Scottish Premiership side were taken to extra time but despite seeing Paul McGowan miss a penalty, they kept their composure to take the lead with Steven Thompson's header on 95 minutes.

However, their second-tier opponents fought back with Stephen McKenna's fabulous leveller before Paton pinched the win five minutes from time.

Stranraer came from behind to knock out Scottish Premiership side Ross in a thrilling 3-2 victory.

The League One strugglers fought back from being behind at half-time as goals from Sean Winter, Chris Aitken and Martin Grehan gave them the scalp of the men from Dingwall, who netted through Richard Brittain and Orhan Mustafi.

Mickael Antoine-Curier was Hamilton's hero as he scored on his return to earn his side a 1-0 win at Kilmarnock.

The striker scored an emphatic header four minutes before half-time to maintain the Championship leaders' 100 per cent record for the season, while top-flight Kilmarnock were eliminated at the second-round stage for a second successive year.

Hearts made nervy progress through to the third roundafter beating Raith 5-4 on penalties in a tense Stark's Park tie that finished 1-1.

Defender Brad McKay notched the decisive spot-kick after Ross Callachan saw his effort saved by substitute goalkeeper Mark Ridgers.

Championship side Raith had taken the lead in the 50th minute when Liam Fox drove a shot into the net after a Calum Elliot run into the area caused panic.

But Jamie Hamill netted from the spot 12 minutes later and was involved in the incident that led to Raith's Dougie Hill being red-carded in the 74th minute, before the high drama of penalties settled the issue.

Partick Thistle made hard work of seeing off Scottish Championship bottom side Cowdenbeath 3-1 as substitutes Christie Elliot and Steven Lawless put them on the way to the third round.

Thistle needed a Scott Fox penalty save to send them into extra-time and their frustration grew when Kane Hemmings cancelled out Elliott's opener within 90 seconds.

But Lawless finished well and Aaron Muirhead settled the issue from the penalty spot.

Jamie Langfield was the hero for Aberdeen as they eventually defeated Championship side Alloa 6-5 on penalties following a 0-0 draw at Pittodrie.

But of more concern to the Premiership side will be the second-half injuries which threaten to affect their league campaign.

The Dons lost both Willo Flood and Jonny Hayes to injury, the latter the result of a sickening clash of heads with Alloa defender Daryll Meggatt.


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