Easy For Saints At Cliftonhill

Written by on January 30, 2018

Albion Rovers 0 St Johnstone 4

A Chris Kane Hat Trick made sure there was to be no giant killing act in Coatbridge as top division Saints easily swept aside their League 1 opponents.

The Perth club now go to Tynecastle in the next round of the cup for an all Premiership tie with Hearts.

After Match Comments

Albion Rovers manager Brian Kerr: “It’s a poor start, you don’t want that in any game never mind a Scottish Cup tie against a Premier League side.

“We rally very well, see out the first half and start having a decent wee bit of pressure on them, without creating any real clear cut chances.

“We lose another bad goal, probably should deal with it better. Disappointing that one.

“The boys that were in there gave us a great shift, great work ethic. Poor defending’s cost us.”

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright: “We had to come here with the right attitude and be professional and the start of the game was exactly what we wanted.

“It was a difficult pitch and I thought we played the conditions well. Second half, we did try and play a little bit more.

“Really pleased with the result and the scoreline and the performance overall. Pleased for some of the younger players that came in.

“[Chris Kane showed] great technique for the first one and he’s in the right position for the header.”

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