first_imgHowever, former Hearts defender McKay ensured that this tie will be decided in Dingwall after netting the equaliser for the home side.County were quick out of the blocks and Schalk’s goal set the tone for a rip-roaring first half. The Dutchman latched on to a pass from Graham inside the area and squeezed a shot past Pars goalkeeper Sean Murdoch at his near post.But, after wasting a handful of chances, Allan Johnston’s side levelled in the 15th minute with a stunning solo effort from El Bakhtaoui. The French-Moroccan raced onto Joe Cardle’s pass and sped away from Marcus Fraser and Scott Boyd before firing a shot high into the net.The home side had their tails up at this stage as they set about trying to score a second. Cardle misfit a shot wide from just inside the area in a move that involved El Bakhtaoui but Dunfermline shot themselves in the foot in the 27th minute. With the home fans already upset by what appeared to be an off-the-ball incident involving Graham and Talbot, McKay gave away a penalty when he caught Schalk inside the box. Graham slammed the spot-kick into the net from 12 yards.The second half was just as frantic and after El Bakhtaoui saw a volley strike the post, McKay rose high to head in Michael Paton’s corner in the 56th minute.The Pars had the wind in their sails but Josh Falkingham stopped County extending their lead to 3-1 by keeping out Andrew Davies’ header on the line.Paton then missed a great chance from four yards before El Bakhtaoui crashed an effort off the top of the bar as Dunfermline came within inches of winning the tie. **Dunfermline defender Brad McKay secured a Scottish Cup replay with a second half equaliser after giving away a penalty as the Pars fought out a compelling 2-2 draw with Ross County.The centre-half, who only joined on loan from St Johnstone 24 hours earlier, found the net with a header after the break to make up for conceding the spot-kick which was scored by Brian Graham in the first half.**County went ahead after three minutes through Alex Schalk but Dunfermline restored parity with a fantastic effort from Faissal El Bakhtaoui.Graham restored the Staggies’ lead in the 27th minute from 12 yards, despite being involved in an off-the-ball incident with Jason Talbot in the build-up to the penalty.last_img