Alloa Athletic and Rangers B are the last two teams waiting to discover their SPFL Trust Trophy third round fate after four games this afternoon saw X book their spots in the quarter-finals to join Hamilton, Kilmarnock and Queen of the South.
The Fife derby got the day’s action underway as three goals in four first-half minutes saw the game burst into life and hand Raith Rovers a 2-1 half-time lead over East Fife before Matej Poplatnik made it 3-1 shortly after coming off the bench to book Raith’s place and a date with Inverness Caley Thistle in the next round.
Morton also made it through, where they will face Queen of the South, beating Montrose on penalties after a 0-0 draw in normal time before Gary Oliver netted the winning spot-kick to seal a 4-2 win.
Cove left it late to win in style against Albion Rovers, winning 4-1 with all five goals coming in a frantic final 12 minute spell, Mitch Megginson, Rory McAllister (2) Jamie Masson scoring for the hosts and Max Wright grabbing a consolation.
Alloa host Rangers B in the final round three fixture on October 27 as a result of international call-ups Rangers’ participation in the UEFA Youth League with the winner playing Cove.
The final game of the day almost saw an upset as Elgin City raced into a two-goal lead over Inverness CT before the championship leaders roared back to win 4-2 and set up what looks to be the tie of the round in the quarter-finals.
Here’s how the SPFL Trust Trophy quarter-finals look:
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