Team Pd GD Pt
1 Dundee 3 2 6
2 Inverness CT 3 3 5
3 Ayr United 3 1 5
4 Queens Park 3 0 4
5 Partick Thistle 3 0 4
6 Morton 3 0 4
7 Hamilton Academical 3 0 3
8 Cove Rangers 3 -2 3
9 Raith Rovers 3 -2 3
10 Arbroath 3 -2 2
Updated: 13th Aug
Sunday February 13th 2022

Celtic 4 – 0 Raith Rovers


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Hello and Welcome to Celtic Park for this afternoon's William Hill Scottish Cup match against Premiership leaders, Celtic. #rrfclive
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John McGlynn has made one change to the side that drew 0-0 with Hamilton Accies last time out as Frankie Musonda replaces Tom Lang. New arrival Sean Mackie takes a place on the bench alongside Dario Zanatta and Ethon Varian #rrfclive
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The players have headed back into the dressing room for their final rundown ahead of kick-off. Our Scottish Cup fifth round tie kick's off in just under ten-minutes. #rrfclive
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The teams are out and kick-off is fast approaching. Come on You Rovers!
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Tom Rogic gets us underway. Rovers are shooting towards the South Stand.
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Celtic have the majority of the early possession, with Rovers conceding a free-kick out on the right. The ball finds its way to Ralston who tries to play Forrest in behind but it trickles out.
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Mikey Johnston picks up the ball on the left hand side and drives towards the box, drifting in-field, before cutting in onto his right foot around 17-yards out and his effort has Jamma scrambling as it flies just over the bar.
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Some good harrying from Jamie Gullan see's Hart skew his clearance, Rovers have a throw in a dangerous area down the right.
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Some great play down the left see's Mikey Johnston play Scales in behind with an outside of the foot pass. His cut back along the six yard line is hooked away for a corner by Benedictus.
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Rovers escape again as Hatate turns on a sixpence on half way to feed the ball in behind Musonda for Giakoumakis to run onto, control and whip across the face of goal but Dick clears before anyone can get there...
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Rovers have been camped in their own half for the majority of the opening stages, Celtic with all the possession. Need to try and see more of the ball if they can.
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Benedictus hooks Hatate's pass for Rogic away but only as far as Bitton who steps onto the ball 30-yards out and tries his luck from distance. Firing just over the bar.
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Giakoumakis wins the ball off of Tumilty around 25-yards out and feeds the ball into Hatate in the middle of the park, who gets away from Stanton and tries his luck from the edge of the box but Jamie MacDonald is more than equal to it. The Greek subsequently is down and recieving treatment on his ankle...
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Rovers have survived the opening 20 mins. Keeping their defensive shape relatively well and making it hard for the hosts to really get their passing game going to it's full affect. Just need to try and do more when they have the ball and stop suffocating themselves in their own defensive third.
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Some good pressing in Celtic's defensive third see's Connolly force Scales into giving the ball away as Williamson picks up the ball and gives it to Stanton in the middle of the park, but his pass back out to the right flank is poor and goes out for a throw.
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Goal! Liam Scales gets given the ball from the right hand side from James Forrest, taking the ball in on the edge of the 'D', bypassing Stanton and rifling the ball into the top left corner. (1-0)
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Rovers have a shout for a penalty after some good pressing on the right hand side see's Ross Matthews come away with the ball and find Connolly, who jockeys Scales which allows Williamson to deliver the ball into the box and find Tumilty who's header into the ground looks to hit Carter-Vickers' arm but Steven McLean waves play on...
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Rovers can feel hard done-by not being awarded a penalty there. Carter-Vickers' arm looked to move towards the ball but nothing given unfortunately..
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Rogic really tunring it on here, with yet another eye of the needle pass in behind the Rovers backline for Giakoumakis to run onto. But Musonda and MacDonald do enough to usher the ball out for a goal-kick.
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Ben Williamson gets a talking too from Steven McLean after a late lunge on Stephen Welsh. Celtic have a free-kick in their own half.
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Rovers camped inside their defensive third once more as Bitton and Hatate look to try and fashion an opportunity for those in front of them but once more the pass is misplaced and Rovers have a throw on the right hand side.
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Chance! Ethan Ross does well to fluster Carter Vickers who allows the ball to bounce on the edge of his own box and gives the ball to Matthews who's volley is blocked.
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Rovers corner on the right
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Connolly's outswinger is won by Benedictus at the back post but he cant direct his header goalwards as it trickles out. Some great build up play to win the corner from Gullan and Tumilty.
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Ethan Ross recieves treatment after coming off worse in a 50/50 with Carter Vickers. Don't blame him, the guy's massive.
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Half time at Celtic Park. Rovers not seeing a lot of the ball but have been defensively disciplined in order to restrict Celtic to very few clear cut chances. The longer it stays 1-0 the more anxiety will creep in for the home side and belief grow for Rovers.
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John McGlynn will be wanting more of the same from his side in a defensive capacity in the second half. Will be hoping to pack more of a punch going forward in the second 45 after not being as effective as they could've been as yet.
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Half-time sub for Rovers. Dario Zanatta replaces Ben Williamson
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We're back underway in the East End of Glasgow. Ethan Ross gets us started once more...
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Ross Matthews is the next Rovers player to get a talking too for hauling down Hatate on halfway...
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Ross Matthews is the next Rovers player to get a talking too for hauling down Hatate on halfway...
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Rovers have come out strongly in this second half and have now gotten the ball into the Celtic box twice in as many minutes. Some great pressing from Matthews wins the ball back on the egde of the box but Celtic regroup and clear.
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Giakoumakis rattles the crossbar from close range after a great pass from Bitton finds Johnston with a lovely pass down the left, for the winger to square it for his teammate, but the linesman flags for offside...
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Far far better from Rovers in this second half. Getting the ball up the park quickly and giving Celtic some thinking to do. Ross now playing more centrally looks to be working very well...
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Celtic get a sniff in the box again as some great movement from Ralston lets him find Forrest who jinks away from Dick and then Benedictus but Frankie is on hand to sweep away any danger.
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Jota replaces Mikey Johnston who looks to have picked up a knock for the hosts...
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Chance! Some good running from Ross drifting in from the left see's him play in Gullan in front of the defence, he has one thing on his mind as he opts for goal but Hart is equal to it
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Corner for Celtic on the left, but yet again the backline deal with it.
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Celtic are a bit shot shy just now, working the ball into good areas but are fearing pulling the trigger...
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Celtic break away down the left after Zanatta runs into Carter Vickers, with Scales being free'd down the left, but his cross is poor and MacDonald gathers.
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Nearly! Gullan holds the ball up exceptionally well, playing a one-two with Musonda before playing the ball out to the right for Tumilty to deliver into the box but nobody can get on the end of it. That's more like it!
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Double sub for Rovers. Ethan Varian and Matej Poplatnik replace Aidan Connolly and Jamie Gullan
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Some exceptional footwork from Jota wins Celtic a corner on the left, which is again headed away
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Jota finding his feet now as he picks up the ball on the left again and cuts in onto his right foot, trying his luck from 20-yards but MacDonald gets down to his right well enough to hold on to it.
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Goal! The hosts double up as Giakoumakis finds the back of the net from six yards. Great pass by Hatate in behind for Jota to get away from Tumilty and deliver an inch perfect ball along the six-yard line for the Greek to roll into the bottom right corner. (2-0)
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Triple sub after the goal Rogic, Giakoumakis and Forrest off for Ideguchi, Madea and Abada.
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Celtic free kick from the left hand side 20-yards out cleared for a corner.
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Goal! Maeda makes an instant impact as he gets on the end of Ralston's flick on, initally forcing a great reaction save from MacDonald but he has the simple task of following up and heading in on the line.
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Liam Dick is down recieving treatment on his shoulder.
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Cameron Carter Vickers comes off for the hosts and is replaced by Christopher Jullien, who makes a long awaited return. Nice reception from both sets of supporters there.
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Ross drives forward once more and slips the ball into the feet of Poplatnik who runs at Jullien and gives it out to Zanatta on the left, but his cross is held by Hart at his near post.
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The skipper is now down and needing treatment on his leg, looks like he's given the armband to MacDonald as his race looks run...
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Benedictus' afternoon is over as he is replaced by Sean Mackie who makes his Rovers debut...
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Really about trying to limit the damage now for Rovers and see the game out, beofore turning their attentions back to league duty next weeek.
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Tumilty see's his cross cleared by Welsh who sets away Jota down the left. The winger then feeds Maeda in behind who is tracked by Sean Mackie and he takes him right to the touchline before catching his ankle in a late tackle which see's him go into the book.
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Aaron Arnott comes on in place of Ethan Ross...
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Celtic free-kick on half way
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Celtic have a penalty after Jota's shot is ajudged to have struck the arm of Ross Matthews. That is extremely harsh...
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Goal! Bitton makes it four, just.... His inital spot kick is poor as MacDonald does well to get down to his left and keep it out but the ball comes back to the Israeli who lifts the ball over him at the second attempt. (4-0)
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Celtic go looking for a fifth as Abada lifts the ball over the defence for Ralston to run onto but his cross is poor and rolls out of play
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Two minutes added on here...
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Full time here at Celtic Park. It finishes 4-0 to Celtic as goals from Scales, Giakoumakis, Maeda and Bitton sees our Scottish Cup journey come to an end. Thank you for your incredible support today...
Raith Rovers: MacDonald Tumilty Dick Musonda Benedictus (c) Connolly Matthews Gullan Stanton Williamson Ross

Subs: Thomson Varian Mackie Arnott Mitchell Young Poplatnik

Celtic: Hart Ralston Carter Vickers Welsh Scales Bitton Hatate Rogic Forrest Johnston Giakoumakis

Subs:Barkas Bain Jullien Taylor Abada McCarthy Jota Ideguchi Maeda McGregor Doak