The second round of fixtures in this season’s Betfred League Cup group stages were played this weekend.

The winners of each group and four best runner-up will qualify for the last 16 along with Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen and Motherwell.

Photo: SPFL

A full round up is as follows.

Group A

Hearts defeated Cowdenbeath 1-0 in a game played at Bayview while Raith Rovers beat East Fife 2-1 at Stark’s Park.

Group B

Hibernian hit back to beat Cove Rangers 2-1 at the Balmoral Stadium while Dundee triumphed 2-0 at Highland League Brora Rangers.

Group C

Stevie May grabbed a hat-trick as St Johnstone thrashed Brechin City 7-0 at McDiarmid Park and Peterhead shocked Dundee United at Tannadice – Jim McInally’s men won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Steven Boyd.

Group D

Arbroath saw off local rivals Montrose 3-1 at Gayfield and Elgin City defeated Stirling Albion 2-0 at Borough Briggs.

Group E

Clyde beat Dumbarton 3-2 at Broadwood, with Dunfermline having claimed a 2-0 victory over Falkirk at East End Park on Friday night.

Group F

Hamilton Accies were 2-1 winners over Ayr United at the Foys Stadium while Annan Athletic and Stranraer drew 1-1 at Galabank, with the visitors picking up the bonus point in the shoot-out.

Group G

St Mirren recovered from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Queen of the South at Palmerston. Saints then won the penalties 4-2. Partick Thistle beat Queen’s Park 2-0 at Firhill in the other fixture.

Group H

Livingston came from behind to beat Alloa Athletic 2-1 at the Tony Macaroni Arena while Edinburgh City and Stenhousemuir drew 2-2 at Ainslie Park, with the visitors winning the shoot-out.

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