St Mirren had Lewis Morgan to thank for their safe passage into the Scottish Cup quarter-final after the winger came off the bench to score two in thew Buddies 3-2 win over East Fife at Bayview.

The win sets up a daunting tie for Jack Ross' side in the last eight as they travel to Parkhead to face Celtic.

Here is how the Saints players rated at Bayview.

Billy O’Brien 7

Rarely called into action, but coped well on a windy day that had the potential to cause problems for goalkeepers.

Stelios Demetriou 7

Used the ball well, comfortable with either foot and put in some good crosses.

Harry Davis 6

Good on the whole, but made some rash decisions, notably in conceding the first East Fife penalty.

Gary MacKenzie 7

A calming presence at the back.

Adam Eckersley 6

Struggled fitness-wise last week but lasted the pace and looks a good addition.

Craig Storie 7

Another combative display from the midfielder, gets around the pitch well and gives licence for Saints’ more-creative players to attack.

Stephen McGinn 7

Another assured performance in midfield from McGinn, controlled the game at times.

Kyle Magennis 7

Moved out into a wide role, plenty of effort and lots of strong runs with the ball.

Cammy Smith 8

Playing like he has a point to prove after a disappointing loan spell at Dundee United. Deployed in a more-central role and was a constant threat.

Stevie Mallan 7

Played on the left and grew into the game. Had a great influence in the second half and set up Lewis Morgan’s first goal with a good run and through ball.

Rory Loy 5

A tough shift for Loy playing up front himself, but it was a below-par display. Still to find his feet in a Saints jersey.


John Sutton 5

Didn’t have a lot to go on after his introduction. Passed up a great chance from a corner when he headed wide.

Lewis Morgan 8

His 24-minute cameo changed the game and sealed Saints’ passage to the last eight. Well-taken first goal was topped by a terrific strike from 25-yards to complete his brace.

Pal Fjelde 5

Brought on in injury time.


Jack Ross 7

There was plenty for the St Mirren manager to mull over after his side’s most-recent cup win, ahead of Sunday’s visit of Welsh champions The New Saints in the IRN-BRU Cup semi-final.

Lewis Morgan’s two goals should see him s reinstated to the starting line-up, while new signings Cammy Smith, Stephen McGinn and Craig Storie continue to impress.

Ross has a dilemma at right back. Stelios looks a vast improvement on Gary Irvine in an attacking sense, but the Cypriot is yet to be tested defensively against better opposition. Rory Loy was seen as a big coup for Saints when he arrived last month, but the striker has is yet to justify that tag, as he appeared off the pace against East Fife.