Scottish Cup: Celtic romp into quarters

February 04, 2013 - 1:06:50 am

GLASGOW: Celtic scored three second half as they progressed to the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup with a 3-0 win over First Division Raith Rovers at Starks Park.

The Hoops dominated the first half but the closest they came was when Charlie Mulgrew’s inswinging corner came crashing off the post.

After having a series of earlier penalty claims turned down the Hoops were finally awarded a spot-kick in the 54th minute which Commons won and expertly dispatched.

Substitute Scott Brown missed a golden chance to add another before fellow sub James Forrest made it 2-0 with a fine finish in the 83rd minute.

Charlie Mulgrew’s curling 86th-minute effort sealed victory as they made sure there was no repeat of last weekend’s shock League Cup exit to St Mirren.

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