Aberdeen v Queen of the South

Aberdeen Progress To Scottish Cup Quarter-Finals

Another one of our bogey teams could have come back to haunt us in this Scottish Cup 5th round encounter at Pittodrie.

Aberdeen made one change to the side that featured at Pittodrie during midweek against The Rangers, with Scott McKenna suspended, Stevie May filled the void.

Let’s just say the first half was nothing to write home about – whilst Aberdeen had the momentum in the opening half of the game, it soon settled with few and far between opportunities for both sides – we had a few corners but failed to take anything from them.

That all changed in the second-half.  Niall McGinn came on after the break replacing Stevie May and within two minutes he was on the scoresheet after he hit a curling shot beyond Martin.

The Dons lead didn’t last long though, and a wonder effort from Stephen Dobbie from a 35 yard strike hit the back of the net, Lewis had no chance two minutes later.

On the 63rd minute, Aberdeen went 2-1 ahead when a short corner from Gary Mackay-Steven was played to McGinn who crossed it into the box to Andy Considine, who headed into goal.

Then three minutes later, the tie was all but secured, after Cosgrove met a cross from McGinn to head home at the back post.

It was further advantage to the Dons after a soft penalty was awarded to us after a shot from Shay Logan hit Andrew Stirling’s hand.  Sam Cosgrove stepped up to take the shot putting us 4-1 ahead.

In the end it was a comfortable win for the Dons who progress into the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup.

The draw will take place after the Highland derby tomorrow evening at 9.15pm on BBC 2 Scotland.

Derek McInnes said: “I’m very pleased to get through. It wasn’t straightforward, and that’s credit to Queen of the South, Gary’s got them going well. They came up with loads of belief but we were looking for more intensity.

“We defended well for most of the game and kept their front two at bay for the most part – other than the brilliant strike from Stephen Dobbie.

“I felt at half-time that it was important we recognised we had work to do. We had to bring more speed and drive to the second half, and I think it was almost the perfect second-half performance.

“McGinn comes on and makes a contribution – a goal with almost his first touch, and a couple of assists.

“We had a striker here for many years in Adam Rooney who would always hit the 20-goal mark, and what Sam’s doing is testament to his hard work.

“He’s listening, improving, and he looks a proper centre-forward. I do joke with him that if he hadn’t waited until November to start scoring we might be top of the league by now.”

The scores from the rest of the Scottish Cup this weekend:

East Fife 0 v Partick Thistle 1
Hibernian 3 v Raith Rovers 1
St Mirren 1 v Dundee Utd 2
Kilmarnock 0 v The Rangers 0
Celtic 5 v St Johnstone 0
Hearts 4 v Auchinleck Talbot 0
Aberdeen 4 v Queen of the South 1


Date Time League Season Full Time Attendance
10th February 2019 3:30 pm Scottish Cup 2018-19 90' 7,857


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsPossessionOutcome
Queen of the South01142%Loss


1Joe Lewis Goalkeeper
2Shay Logan 18 Defender
3Graeme Shinnie Defender
4Andrew Considine Defender 63'
7Greg Stewart Forward
8Stephen Gleeson Midfielder
9James Wilson 11 Forward
10Niall McGinn 17 Forward 47'
11Gary Mackay-Steven 9 Midfielder
16Sam Cosgrove Forward 66', 73'
17Stevie May 10 Forward
18Michael Devlin 2 Defender
19Lewis Ferguson Midfielder
20Tomáš Černý Goalkeeper
21Dominic Ball Defender
27Connor McLennan Forward
28Tommie Hoban Defender
29Max Lowe Midfielder


Queen of the South

1Alan Martin Goalkeeper
2Scott Mercer 9 Defender
3Jordan Marshall Defender
4Callum Fordyce Defender
7Andy Stirling Midfielder
8Kyle Jacobs Midfielder
9Fraser Aird 2 Midfielder
11Stephen Dobbie Forward 50'
12Ian McGrath 14 Midfielder
14Nicky Low 12 Midfielder 39'
17Connor Murray Forward
20Jack Leighfield Goalkeeper
25Lyndon Dykes Forward
27Daniel Irving Midfielder
30Barry Maguire Defender