11 Apr 2010

Ross County shock Celtic to reach Scottish Cup final

9:00 am on 11 April 2010

In one of the biggest upsets in Scottish Cup football history, second division Ross County have beaten giants Celtic 2-0 in their semi-final to end their opponents' last chance of silverware in a miserable season.

The 34-times Cup winners, who trail rivals Rangers by 13 points in the Scottish Premier League, went down to two well taken second-half goals from Steven Craig and Martin Scott to slump to one of their most humiliating defeats.

An organised Ross County, fourth in the Scottish First Division, revelled in the occasion in their first Cup semi at a sun-drenched Hampden Park, outplaying their more illustrious opponents to record a deserved victory.

The defeat is likely to damage temporary manager Neil Lennon's hopes of a permanent appointment at the Glasgow club.

Ross County's final opponents will be either Dundee United or Raith Rovers, who play on Monday.