• Derek Bell

Midweek Fred Part Two

A further five matches tonight in the second phase of fixtures of the group stage. Less drama than last night with the headlines going to Arbroath and Dunfermline who both put six past League Two opposition and C*v* who held Dundee to a goalless draw.

Arbroath romped to a 6 -1 victory at Forthbank against Stirling Albion. Wasting no time they opened the scoring through Gold in the first minute, McKenna adding a second after 28 minutes. The Binos pulled a goal back early in the second half before Gold got his second in the 57th. Arbroath capped the victory with three goals in the final 8 minutes from with one from Hamilton and two from Spence, the last one coming in the 90th as they ended the game how they started.

Meanwhile Dunfermline strolled to a 6 - 0 victory over Albion Rovers, with a hat-trick for highly rated twenty two year old striker Kevin Nisbet (34 goals on 46 appearances for Raith Rovers last season). The Pars were 5 - 0 up at half-time, which sounds rather familiar.

Stevie Crawford struggles to contain his joy at Nisbet's arrival

C*v* hosted Dundee in front of 1,410 and held the team just relegated from the SPL to a goalless draw. However, there was to be no fairytale in the penalty shoot out with Dundee winning 3 - 2, both teams missing their second and third penalties as they failed to live up to last night's accuracy from the spot.

The other games of the night saw Hamilton recover from Saturday's embarrassment to win 3 - 1 at Clyde while St Mirren took until the 87th minute to break Edinburgh City's resistance in a 1 - 0 victory at Paisley. Goalscorer for St Mirren was Oan Djorkaeff, son of Youri.

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