Higdon was restored to the team and Daley started on the bench. The visitors kicked off hoping to attack the Cooper end but they were out of the game by the time they threatened Randolph's goal.
It was the travelling support in the South Stand who had the best view of the action though they would not have enjoyed it. Hateley opened our account with a goal direct from his corner after ten minutes and we added another couple when he delivered another couple, this time from the other wing.
Randolph tries to keep warm!
Higdon's header as parried high by Stewart and Murphy had an easy conversion. Number three followed when Hutchison's powerful header found the net. It was clear that the tie was safe and Ojamaa sealed it when he rifled home from the right side of the box in 36 minutes. Our new boy might have got on the score sheet earlier but his low drove across the 'keeper struck the far post.
Law collected a nice pass from Ojamaa just before the break and with the freedom of the box he placed the ball beyond Stewart. The crowd gave the team a deserved ovation as the referee called half time.
There will not be many occasions when Stuart McCall has to deliver a half time team talk with a five goal advantage and it was understandable that the team eased up a bit in the second period. Page, then Carswell and Humphrey were given a run as Clancy, Lasley and Law were allowed to put their feet up. Morton could only improve and to their credit Randolph had to make a few saves to preserve the clean sheet.
Goal number six can following good work from Humphrey and his cut back found its way to Murphy for his second of the game.
We can look forward to Monday's quarter final draw but this week's focus has to be on the trip to Paisley next weekend.