On a day notable for the revival of Rudi Skacel’s career in Scottish football, it was instead Greig Spence’s return to Stark’s Park that stole the show as Alloa Athletic completed a perfect Betfred Cup group phase.
Thistle duly completed the group stages with a perfect record of four straight wins to leave manager Alan Archibald satisfied rather than ecstatic.
It wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t convincing, but Hamilton Accies made it through to the next round of the BetFred Cup after squeezing past a team from a division two levels below theirs.
This Betfred Cup dead rubber marked the end of the phoney war for Falkirk as they prepared for the resumption of hostilities with Hibernian with a victory.
Motherwell secured the runners-up position behind Rangers in Group F courtesy of a 3-0 win over Stranraer at Stair Park.
League One side Peterhead and Alloa Athletic progress from the group stage of the League Cup as three Premiership teams exit.
Kilmarnock and Albion Rovers both exit the League Cup as the League One side win the shoot-out after a draw at Rugby Park.
Partick Thistle, Peterhead, St Johnstone and Motherwell are among the sides safely through to the second round of the Betfred Cup after a very busy day of action in Scotland.