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Yes, good afternoon and welcome to the results show. Thanks so much for
choosing us instead of the rugby. Don't go changing now, you will not
regret it. We have scores, reports, results and even a new Rangers
manager to talk about, he is Pedro Caixinha. Less find out
what is happening where. Hearts against Hamilton. Hearts 1-0
Hamilton Accies. An outstanding performance from the Hamilton Accies
goalkeeper with seven brilliant saves in the first half. If it
hadn't been that way, it might have been a cricket score. The way he
saved the header is a must seen on Sportscene. Ian Cathro wanted to get
the first goal so much in this game. They have it and at the moment
Hearts are on course for all three points. I must apologise for the
phone quality there and the gratuities plugging of this show
tomorrow night! The last time Motherwell were here, they shipped
seven goals in that defeat two months ago but it has been nowhere
near as bad as that. Motherwell have defended well, they have been stout
and frustrating this Aberdeen side by and large. The dons have been
nowhere near their best today although Craig Samson pulled off a
couple of terrific saves towards the end of the opening 45 minutes. First
from Adam Rooney and then from Niall McGinn. It is a similar pattern in
the second half. To Tayside week go and St Johnstone are at home to
Dundee. 2-0, a deserved lead for Tony Rea's side. Is absolutely
dominating the opening 45 minutes. The first goal coming from a lovely
sweeping move, Paton with a lovely header. The second goal coming from
Blair Alston. The Dundee keeper may think he could have done better but
the ball ended up in the back of the net. Numerous other chances for the
home side. All coming close to adding to that and just if you
moment ago Paul Paton with a piledriver just inches wide of the
right-hand side of Scott Bain 'sleft-hand post. 55 minutes here,
St Johnstone 2-0. Tom Barnes is watching Partick Thistle against
Inverness Caledonian Thistle. It is 0-0, as Inverness Caley Thistle come
forward, Craig Tansy trying a shot from about 30 yards. He had an
earlier shot for Kalisto Suyal but most of the pressure coming from
Partick Thistle, who dominated and created loads of openings. They just
failed to find the final product. Just before the interval, Anya had
the ball in the back of the net. It was disallowed for offside. Though
far goalless here at Firhill between the two Thistles. The global energy
Stadium, the home of Ross County, and visitors today Kilmarnock. 0-
one, Conor Sammon just putting Kilmarnock ahead after half-time. A
really simple goal, a throwing headed on by Boyd and Conor Sammon
side footing it into the back of the net. It has been a match of few
chances. One free kick deflected over the bar and one hooked effort
just wide. County with it all to do here in Dingwall. Nice to see Martin
there and always nice to hear Jonathan Sutherland is a Hamilton
fan this afternoon and I believe it is another goal? Yes, it is 2-0 to
Hearts. A shot high into the corner. Hearts much the stronger team this
afternoon. The goals coming thick and fast, a goal at Partick Thistle.
Yes, it has come to the home side, as expected. Ryan Edwards with a low
delivery to the far post and who else but Chris Gillon was there to
slide in with an outstretched leg else but Chris Gillon was there to
and knock it past Williams. His tenth goal of the season and his
fourth in his last five games. Into the Championship and I wonder if
Kenny Crawford can continue the goals spree at said Mirren versus
Dunfermline. 50 minutes on the clock and the home side on a ten game
countdown now to avoid automatic relegation to League 1. They still
harbour ambitions of scampering into the corrosion spots. They will need
to find more than they have shown today in Paisley. Staying in the
Championship, second bottom at home to second top at Somerset Park. It's
a game that promised more than it really delivered so far. An early
lead for Falkirk, the only goal of the game came on eight minutes and
it was kind of symptomatic of the way the goal -- space game has gone
so far. Austin knocked it past Greg Fleming for the only goal of the
game. The other scoreline in the Championship, Dumbarton 3-0 up on
Raith Rovers. Folks, welcome to the show. The big story today is that
Rangers have got a new manager and I will get the pronunciation of his
surname right by the end of the programme. For now, we can call him
Pedro! What is the logic as you see it behind disappointment, Craig? A
bit left-field? I would have thought so because of his CV. We don't
really know about his time in Qatar and different countries, what has he
done, what does he bring to the party? But Rangers need someone in
for the stability and they will have from now until the end of the season
to see what he can do at Ibrox and then the real business will start in
the transfer window and people will start to judge when he has got his
own team out there on the park. He's here and he's got time to settle in
but Rangers fans are not the most patient, they want things turn
around and quickly. Rangers fans want to see a vision for the future
and they know who's going to be in charge and now it's up to him to
convince the fans that he can take the club in the right direction.
Another goal at Tynecastle Jonathan to tell us about. An outstanding
strike from Jamie Ward. A free kick from 30 yards curled into the top
corner. 3-0 to Hearts against Hamilton Accies, who have not won
here at Tynecastle since 1977 and it's not about to start happening
here today. Michael, we don't know much about the new Rangers manager,
maybe you can enlighten us a bit? I know he is something of able fighter
and colourful character and speaks a few languages but other than that
I've done my research and I can't find a great deal. No, the
bull-fighting thing and all that sort of stuff, it is good fun and it
fleshes out the guide as a character and a personality but none of it is
relevant, of course, to the abilities that he has as a manager,
which is all that is going to matter to Rangers. I think it's a huge leap
in the dark by Rangers because his track record is pretty ordinary, to
be honest. I think his highest win rate was 42%, at one of the teams he
managed. To be fair, he was at two clubs in Portugal who are quite
managed. To be fair, he was at two small, so your win rate is
managed. To be fair, he was at two traditionally going to be quite
small there. He was at a club in Mexico and they have a combo gated
league structure there but he won one of the kind of half season
championships that way have a tracker they have and he won a kind
of cup competition they have. He has moved around not been in any the
really mainstream leagues and he has not done anything in Qatar that
would have us holding a bit like saying we must come and get him. He
must have taken the bull by the horns in the interview process? I
just set that up for you and you ignored it! Listen, I think if you
were the Scottish manager, you would think the days of Rangers and Celtic
ever are pointing a manager... There are domestic candidates on the face
of it who would have better credentials than Pedro Caixinha. But
of it who would have better we will see, he has got the job on a
three-year contract. We are heading to being ball where there has been a
goal. He did what he does best, drilling
it into the corner. Earlier you were saying it has been a while since the
boys scored for Ross County. Your saying it has been a while since the
timing is perfect! A vital goal. Vital goal, it has been some time
since he scored. Kilmarnock on a downward spiral, they have won two
of their last 11 games. -- if they can get a result against Kilmarnock,
that could kick-start something for them. But Kilmarnock have done well,
even though it has been something of a weird season. It looks like
bringing Conor Salmon Inn was something of a stroke of genius.
Back at his old happy hunting ground at Jelly and he has scored a couple.
Big Fish a small pond, that kind of thing. What have I started here? He
has always scored goals and he didn't hit the ground running at
Tynecastle. He was struggling to be didn't hit the ground running at
a member of the team and he has gone back to Kilmarnock where I think he
had the best time of his career. When you lose Koulibali, you think
you have to get someone in there to help out Kris Boyd, and Conor Salmon
could be the man. They started really well and we've kind of needed
this, we've lost the last three games and I guess it is good for us
because I don't think Andy Hamilton much against us at McDiarmid Park.
But they have them really well, dominated. Poor result against
Kilmarnock, showed a bit of metal against Rangers and were unfortunate
not to get a point out of that one. We have come here and Tommy Wright
said before the game we're in a good place and if we the game we are
catching up with Dundee and not too far behind Hearts, although Hearts
seem to be turning on the style today. They are indeed and some
would say not before time, Craig. 3-0 up. Jonathan Stead relief when
the first goal went in. You have a bigger crowd at Tynecastle, you want
them to get behind you. The last few games, the draw against Cali
Thistle, the defeat Ross County and you're up against a Hamilton Accies
side, the only team in the league who have not won away from home all
season. If they picked up their first win today at Hearts it would
only add to the problems for the manager. It gives them breathing
space but their next two games are Aberdeen and Celtic, doesn't get any
easier. On the subject of Aberdeen, perhaps the surprise score line of
the day, no wonder you look so grumpy! Is 0-0, after it was 7-2
last time in that fixture. You often get that, don't you? A team that has
taken a beating like that, they will shore things up. Motherwell have
been a long more solid and resilient this time. Aberdeen's home record
has been terrific this season. Celtic beat them but otherwise they
have harvested an awful lot points at home. What they seem to be
struggling to find a way through today. Partick Thistle on course for
their fourth league win on the spin and they are getting that momentum
now that people spoke about earlier in the season. Playing well and
scoring and getting the victories. And not conceding. I think they
haven't conceded in six out of their last eight games and their last
three games they have won, they haven't conceded a goal. It's really
hard to score against them. I just think it's fantastic that a club
like Partick Thistle, you put your trust in the manager and he says, we
will get the results, we just need to sort a few things and we have
started to do that. They are one of the teams to watch going into that
top six. A brief foray into the world of English football now
because it is FA Cup quarterfinals weekend and the first tie is at
lunchtime today between Middlesbrough and Manchester City.
Ian Brown was saw there and he saw things at the Riverside. Once we saw
the team selection it was obvious Manchester City were in no mood for
messing. More or less. For this game and a goal up after just two minutes
six seconds, the fastest goal of the season for them. Awful defending
from rebels broke when Zabaleta crossed and David Silva touched the
ball in off Brad Guzan. Middlesbrough dominated the whole
game but were -- Man City dominated the whole game but were wasteful in
front of goal. Aguero hit the post before finally clinching the game
with a close run finish. Middlesbrough's only hope games --
only hopes came from set pieces and scrambles and bravo twice had to
clear off his line to ensure a clean sheet. It looks like if Manchester
City want to win a trophy this year it has got to be the FA Cup. I think
that is why the manager has gone for all his big guns. He says himself,
if they don't win anything then it has been a failure of a season.
Middlesbrough struggling in the league and the fact they were at
home you thought gave them a chance but when you saw the Manchester City
team, Fat too much firepower. Speaking of firepower, The Gunners,
Arsenal, against Lincoln city denied. I was listening to the radio
and an Arsenal fan came on and I've never heard someone so nervous in
all my life. Surely not! It's the FA Cup and anything can happen. Lincoln
have absolutely nothing to lose, they are flying in the league, they
are flying in the FA shield as well. And Arsenal have no confidence
whatsoever. They are turning on each other, if reports are to be
believed. And they are turning on the manager. Money doesn't win you
things, players were new things and teams we knew things. Something
could happen, not saying that it will but there is always that slight
chance. Something has happened at Somerset Park, a goal in the match
between a united and Falkirk. Let's hear about it from Charlie. -- Ayr
United. It was a corner that was not cleared by the Ayr United defence
and there was Austin to knock it past the goalkeeper for his second
of the game and forth of the season and now it looks like they will win
that one. Leaders Hibernian travelled to face Dundee United at
Tannadice, a big game in the Championship. Hibs won it 1-0,
Cummings with the goal. Cummings was also red carded for two yellow cards
in the second half and not to be left out, the Hibs boss was sent to
the stands right at the end. Find out what Neil Lennon and Ray
McKinnon had to say when they spoke to Martin after the match. We were
outstanding. The only disappointment was the sending-off, which put us on
the back foot for ten minutes. The rest of the game we played really
strongly and looked a very good side tonight and thoroughly deserved the
win. We put down a marker for the rest of the season and hopefully we
have done it tonight, it was a difficult place to come and win. The
performance, I thought we were head and shoulders above Dundee United. I
played it down this week but I didn't underline the importance of
the game enough to the players. It's probably the most important game we
have had come a legal wise, in the last two or three seasons. The lads
gave everything tonight and sometimes in these games quality
does play second fiddle but it was extremely difficult for others when
we went down to ten men. I thought we started off excellent, the first
15 minutes. The game plan slightly over that but the sending-off had a
huge impact on the game. I know Dundee United have a game in hand
but they have to win it and there is no guarantee in this league. Falkirk
have put together a strong run but we have only lost one game since the
first week of the year in all competitions. Despite having a below
par run in the league, the consistency has been there and I
think sometimes we get criticised and from my point of view there is a
lack of respect for the team and the club at times. We have silenced the
critics denied. We will fight for every point for the rest of the
season. The game has come alive after the second part because it was
1-0 at half-time and that was Nathan Austin's goal. Austin made it two on
63 minutes to look as if he has put them on easy Street. Alan Moore was
through and a good shot and a good save from Rogers. He knocked it past
the goalkeeper for his fifth of the season. A little bit more dramatic
but Falkirk holding on. Thanks, Charlie. Let's talk firstly about
the win for Hibs against Dundee United last night. Craig, you were
at Tannadice. Neil Lennon absolutely delighted with that win. Do you
think he has the air of a man who thinks now, that is it, we're going
to win the championship? I think he just thinks his team are back on
track. Two defeats and a draw going into the game. They had booked a
place in the semifinal of the cup and you knew they needed to get back
to business and focus 100% on getting out of the Championship.
They went there last night and dominated the game and yes there was
a sending off... When you look back at the 90 minutes, Cammy Bell had a
great save. The Hibs goalkeeper never had a shot to save, not one
shot on target. Jason Cummings scored a wonderful goal but Efe
shot on target. Jason Cummings Ambrose was an absolute standout
last night and never put a foot wrong. They're not out of the
running but it's going to be very difficult. I think also the fact
that they have Ayr United and St Mirren to play in a game in hand
next week I think, and that is not going to be an easy game. They have
some tough games coming up and as you said, others behind them are
pushing forward. For them, I would focus on getting the team back,
getting them playing well and securing acrobatic space getting
results and securing at least that second spot. Jason Cummings, 20
goals for the season. I think he's done it several seasons in a row.
He's a real enigma. You get the occasional nonsense he gets up to
and that side with him to hand ball incidents, but he is a talent. I saw
Neil Lennon describing him as a big-game player and he is. He's a
guy that reacts in the Derby is and when Rangers were with us in the
Championship, he scored a lot of goals against Rangers as well. He's
a guy that can finish really calmly in a pressure situation. Folks, we
told you earlier Pedro Caixinha, I've had to type that into the
autocue phonetically so I can pronounce it as accurately as I can
come and he is the new Rangers manager. The 43-year-old Portuguese
signing a three-year contract today just in time to catch tomorrow's old
firm game. You can catch it tomorrow as well on Sportsound. Rangers have
a new manager just in time for the old firm match but we understand
Graeme Murty will be taking the team. That seems to be discretion
taking the better part of valour for me. As a manager you have your own
ideas and Graeme Murty has produced a couple of decent results and they
won't want to mess with that. The players will want to impress but it
will be Graeme Murty's team that take to the field tomorrow. It was
Mark Warburton's that took to the field in the last old firm derby and
it was closer than maybe a lot of people had anticipated but Celtic
still ran out victorious. Yes. Obviously Rangers getting the first
goal there and it was slightly closer but I still don't think
Celtic were in any sort of danger. As they've shown throughout the
season, they have absolutely blown everyone away. I think tomorrow
might have something a bit more about it because the players will
want to impress. But I can't see past Celtic getting that result
tomorrow. You've got Dembele scoring, Sinclair on the scoresheet.
For Rangers, it was Kenny Miller. scoring, Sinclair on the scoresheet.
Celtic have so many all threats than Rangers possess. Absolutely. But
Kenny Miller is still capable of delivering an old firm game to you.
That was a well worked goal. But Celtic have dominated all three of
the old firm derbies so far. Only one emphatic scoreline but the other
two games were very comfortable for Celtic. I think Graeme Murty is
pragmatic tomorrow. He will have to be pragmatic, shore things up and
try to be more compact than Rangers have been in the game so far,
because they have been torn apart by Dembele and Sinclair. In your last
outing, they tore Hamilton apart 6-0 in the Scottish cup. Hamilton's
defending not quite up to what one might expect. A lot of set piece
goals going in here. A couple of decisions certainly went Rangers's
wake on the afternoon. But the manager admitted they were second
best. Martyn Waghorn is a finisher and Garner is a finisher. If Rangers
get the opportunities they going to be have to be clinical because
Celtic have the firepower and on the bench as well. Rangers need to
defend through the first 15 or 20 minutes, get their teeth into the
game. If they can score a goal and give themselves something to
defend... They have got players who can upset Celtic but they go into
the game as real underdogs and Celtic will be the hot favourites.
Nine goals for Rangers in the last two. Sorry to remind you of that.
One was against Saint Johnstone. They are finding the target. But I
think it is at the other end where they have got the problems. When
you're up against a team like Celtic that have the firepower on and off
the park, yes you can score goals fantastic like in the last two but
can you keep them out at the other end? Even if you get the early goal
it will be constant pressure with Celtic. Celtic want to go this
season unbeaten and they want to be the invincible is. They're not going
to give that up against Rangers. Brendan Rodgers hailed Morton as the
best team they have faced domestic league. But in the end Celtic ran
out easy winners. -- Saint Mirren as the best team. I think everyone's
attention pricked up when some Mirren took the lead. But again
Celtic finished very strongly. They end up blitzing them as they have
done to simile teams all season. That must be very difficult to play
against because even if you are 0-0, you think we're still in this game
and we know how many goals they score, they are a very fit side and
they can go to the 90th minute. I was at the airport today, coming
back just by pure coincidence and the new Rangers manager had arrived.
There were a view Rangers supporters there supporting and chancing and I
have to say, they were surprisingly bullish for tomorrow, one or two
going to Celtic Park saying they thought they could pull it off. That
is high expectations, is it not? You always hope so. If it were at Ibrox
you would give Rangers a much better chance because the last game there
they dominated for 30 minutes and then gave away a poor goal and then
Celtic took over. It's all about performance tomorrow. If they don't
get a result, they've got to put in a performance. Rangers against
Celtic at Hampden, Rangers cannot go there if they produce the kind of
performance they did at the start of the season. Dembele has been
politically season, is he the man who will make the difference
tomorrow? He is the man you have to watch, he always seems to score.
Sinclair is a good player and Griffiths came off the bench against
Saint Mirren. Stuart Armstrong has been scoring goals. There are so
many areas that Celtic can help you. Two of the goals were from not
marking at corners in the 5-1 game. You know? It's madness not to be so
alive to his danger in the penalty box. Would I be right to say there
is a degree of unanimity between you all and you're going for a Celtic
win tomorrow? Yes. Comfortable win? Comfortable win? I don't think it's
going to be an absolute rout and some Celtic fans are licking their
lips in anticipation of a real spanking but I don't think it will
be like that, I think 2-0. 3-1, Rangers might sneak a goal. 2-0.
Jonathan is at Tynecastle, watching Hearts cruise to victory over
Hamilton. And cruised to victory they are doing. My one criticism of
Ian Cathro's Hearts players is a lack of creating chances. You can't
say that's been a problem at all today. It could have been a much
bigger scoreline had it not been for the rags of the Hamilton goalkeeper.
They are proving the victory and three points this afternoon. Perth,
St Johnstone home to Dundee. Ryan McLaughlin seems on course for three
points? 2-0, both goals coming in a six minute period in the first half.
Paul Paton with the opener, a lovely flowing move ending with Cummings,
who passed the ball past the goalkeeper in it to an empty net.
Blair Alston with the second, a piledriver from about 20 yards out
but the goalkeeper will be a bit disappointed he was not able to get
his hand to it. The ball nestled in the bottom corner of the goal. You
would have to say, it has been utterly fantastic this afternoon.
Indeed, Dundee have only had one shot in the 80 minutes played so
far. It was a Vincent shot saved by the goalkeeper. Dundee have been
powderpuff all afternoon. I think we're going 1-0 now to Firhill and
Partick Thistle versus Inverness. John? Partick Thistle leading 1-0,
Chris Doolan's tenth goal of the season. A low cross from Ryan
Edwards. Since then, Inverness have had a couple of chances. They'll
most went -- Partick Thistle almost went 2-0 up from an own goal from
Lang. A succession of bowled s -- 1-2s created the chance. The
goalkeeper dived and tips is around the post. So far Partick Thistle in
the driving seat. much. Martin Dowden is waiting to
tell us about the development in the match between Ross County and
Kilmarnock. Yes, still Boyce with the equaliser.
After Sammon had put Kilmarnock ahead. Then they had to weather a
After Sammon had put Kilmarnock storm. There was a close one with a
header. And then an effort went in. A volley off the bar. Credit to
Kilmarnock they weathered the storm and have taken the sting out of
this. Jim McEn tire about to make a change as he looks to be going for
the three points. Jim aBrighton coming on to the park and Ryan Dowe.
Kilmarnock doing well to take the coming on to the park and Ryan Dowe.
sting out of this one. Currently it is 1-1.
And now it is to Aberdeen versus Motherwell.
Apologies for the cracked phone line communication.
It is still 0-0. The Dons, they have been throwing bodies in the box.
Having a pop at the goal. Craig Samson with a couple of saves to
deny claims. Motherwell have been everything this
afternoon. That was great defence. They were not that a month ago. They
would take a point if this one today, given what happened here last
month in the 7-2 defeat. But it is still Aberdeen, nil, Motherwell,
nil. still Aberdeen, nil, Motherwell,
Thank you very much. Off to the 2021 Stadium where St Mirren are playing
Dunfermline in the championship. 85 machine minutes gone, lots of
action but no goals. Lots of chances for both sides. Paton of Dunfermline
cut inside. A great shot heading to the bottom left corner but deflected
by an outstretched boot of one of the defenders. Still 0-0. A great
attendance. They deserve a goal but it is still 0-06789
Craig, hold that thought, I was going to go to Somerset Park. Sorry,
Charlie. I forgot about you! Ayr United against Falkirk? Yes, and
Austin has two goals for Falkirk. He has had a penalty against him, which
the referee thought, Stephen McLean said no penalty. The folk, the guys
on the bench thought it was. But Hawkins has given Ayr a little hope
with a goal. But Houston says that Austin plays like Bambi on ice but
he is certainly making a difference today.
That is what I thought, Bambi on ice.
So, a substitution for one each. At a time when I think that managers
would be happy with a point when there are other teams losing? I
think that Ross County was.wishes to finish top six last year. So it
would be easy to think that a point is not a bad result as they sneak
away. But Jim is not that kind of manager. He wanted to build on the
win against Hearts last week. He was looking to build on the win
against Tynecastle. They normally do well against Ross County. I think he
feels that at home the onus is on him to go for it.
Michael, the statistics on the Motherwell game. Five yellow cards
for Motherwell. Liam described the performance as stout. It seems that
they have found, dare I say, backbone and steel snow? Well,
Aberdeen are pushing. They have taken off O'Connor and put on Miles
Storey. So they have been trying to attack. Derek Derek has been
successful with substitutions. They have had late goals from it. But it
does not look like it is coming. Motherwell are coping with all that
comes into the box. Motherwell begin the process for a
manager on Monday. Maybe not abad wee addition to Steven Robinson's
CV? And from what we are hearing from the camp, the players like him.
So not a bad audition. Daying, is he the man for the job?
It is his to lose. When you are in charge. You are against the odds.
Lost four games, you go down and produce a victory. If you can follow
that up. They are struggling to piece together a team. If you can go
to Pittodrie, especially Motherwell, they have the worst statistics for
away games. But produce a point there. That is a feather in his cap.
And Hamilton and Caley Thistle, if they lose today, as is looking like
light, there is day light opening up between the teams? I know that
Dundee are losing today but look at the bottom four. You wonder if they
are the ones to be involved all the way through.
Motherwell, got a win last week. A draw at Pittodrie. That was an
excellent result? It does not take much. A couple of wins you can pull
yourself into a good position. It looks like Accies and Inverness will
be at the bottom. Craig? The score line? Well, there was a horrible
record at Tynecastle, they have not won an away game, Inverness, so no
surprise that they are struggling. There is a goal for an away team? It
is a goal for Ross County. Kilmarnock now has two.
Boyd past him. Another simple goal. The County defence caught out. This
could prove vital for Kilmarnock. It could indeed.
If they secure this win it is the first since August 2016 up there.
They went for it in the last two subs that he made. That is a bad
goal to lose. A route one ball through and Kris Boyd was stronger
and wanted more. If they get a result there, that is fantastic for
them. And a good result at Tynecastle for
the homeside. Another goal? It is 3-06789
A fine free kick from the edge. A fine kick for Hearts. Now 4-0.
That does not flatter Hamilton Academical.
And reading comments from Ian Calf, he said he expected the job to be
years. He has had a torrid time? The odd win with poor results. But this
is a big win for them. You don't know what is going to happen.
Hamilton beat Aberdeen and then they are down in the following week. You
can't predict it. But Hearts have to say the message, that they can't go
to Tynecastle and pick up points. The next couple of games will be
belters against Celtic but going out of the cup with a women per, the
last three league results have been pure, the pressure is on. The
doubters are out in force, so now that is a big result. But they have
to use it as a springboard and build on it.
I think Newcastle brought in nine players in the window. You to
anticipate consistency with that level of change? You can anticipate
incons cystency but I don't think you can anticipate what happened
with Hibs in the Cup. They have not won in five games.
There has not been a 1-0 win anywhere. It is either big score
lines or not great performances. He has the nine players in. This is a
good result. But importantly it is a good performance. That is what the
fans need to see. Better quality performances week in, week out and
moving forward. That is a good point. It is a home game. They had
to perform in front of their own. They had been poor at Tynecastle.
Apart from the Rangers win. They had poor results. The fans needed to see
that, not just the score line but the performance.
And St Johnstone? We have not spoken about them? You have not been
correcting me. Is that the result to confirm them as the top six. Sorry,
Gemma, I have to interrupt. A goal at Pittodrie. The first in the match
in the game between Aberdeen and Motherwell.
Aberdeen have scored in the second minute here. Niall McGinn inside the
six yard box. The ball fired in the right-hand side. Aberdeen's Number
10 demonstrating how important a player he is for McIns yes, sir and
his team. Looks to have broken Motherwell right at the end of the
match. Motherwell have not kept a clean sheet since March. It's been
match. Motherwell have not kept a ripped from them. It looks like
Aberdeen, in the final couple of minutes of injury are to pick up a
crucial three points to move them nine clear of Rangers. It is 1-0.
Good job I was not picking my nose. Late drama at Firhill. Partick
Thistle versus Inverness. Yes, the last kick of the ball. A
heard. It came from Gary Warren. Equalling things here.
Warren at the back post. His header beat Thomas Cerny in a goal. A vital
point for Inverness Caley Thistle. They had gone behind. There was an
effort from Doolan nine minutes into the sec period after a low cross
from Edwards. 1-0 from Doolan. Scoring the 10th goal of the season.
But Warren's late leveller, playing the part of the captain for them.
This is a life line for these men. And full-time in Perth and the match
between St Johnstone and Dundee, a Tayside Derby and the home side are
running out the winners? A very comfortable afternoon for St
Johnstone. The goals coming in the first half. Peyton with a header.
And then Alston with the second. What a signing he has been for Tommy
Wright. Playing for Falkirk in the championship. Tommy Wright saw he
had the skills to play in the Premier League. He showed that this
afternoon. A wonderful drive. And the
goalkeeper may have felt he should have done better. A comfortable
afternoon for the Saints. Foster had a shot well saved. Paton had a
chance for a second goal, 25 yards of the goal. And the first shot of
the game for them came five minutes into the second half. A James
Vincent effort saved but that alone was scant reward for Dundee this
afternoon. They really didn't force St Johnstone back anywhere at all.
It was a comfortable afternoon for St Johnstone. St Johnstone, two,
Dundee, nil. And Hearts a convincing win over
hamming tonne. Outstanding performance from Hearts.
It could have been a cricket score if it were not for the performance
of Gary Woods for the Hamilton Accies.
In the second half, Gary Woods handled in the penalty area. It was
3-0, after a great kick then from Jamie Walker and then Martin putting
the icing on with another free kick to make it 4-06789 a much-needed
victory for Hearts. Hearts, four, Hamilton Accies, 06789
Now to Pittodrie. It is full-time. . .Aberdeen against Motherwell.
When Chris Karon slumped to his knees it summed up the emotions felt
by Motherwell. Niall McKin winning the game for
Aberdeen. Right at the end. Two minutes added on in stoppage time.
McGinn knocking a ball in. Probably Johnny Hayes' first cross.
It found McGinn. He slid the ball Probably Johnny Hayes' first cross.
into the bottom right-hand corner, a deserved victory. Motherwell were
resolute. Considering the seven goals here less than a month ago, it
is a feather in the cap for Steven Robinson. But they are going back
down the road collecting zero points. Sampson pulled off excellent
saves as the Dons huffed and puffed and then they puffed to the three
points to put them nine clear of Rangers.
And they have superior goal difference to the Ibrox side.
It finished here Aberdeen, one, Motherwell, nil.
And Charlie has a couple of goals to tell us about? Goals in the last
couple of minutes. It has put the game well beyond McCall's side and
cemented Falkirk staying in second place. Nathan Austin got a double to
put them 2 up. Then harkiness produced a goal to get Ayr United in
the game. But on the break away, goals for Falkirk, Craig Sibbald
with his ninth and then a goal from Fraser Aird making it 4-1. The game
has just finished now. Falkirk finding the right level of form at
just the right time in the season. Extending their season to unbeaten
at seven games. That is putting the pressure on. The
next two games are against Moreton and Hibs. So exactly the right form
at the right time for Falkirk. Full-time at Dingwall, and I hand
you back over to Martin. Full-time here, Ross County, one, Kilmarnock
two. Chris Boyd bundled the ball home. Poor defending by Ross County
and for the opener that Kilmarnock got.
There was a throw in nodded on by body. Sammon slotted the ball into
the corner. It was vital for Lee McKillop's side but count guilty got
back into the game with a strong finish into the corner by body. They
created chances, there was a crossbar struck. But credit to
Kilmarnock. Taking the sting out of it and the chances that they had in
the match that proved vital. Ross County, one, Kilmarnock, two.
Back to the championship and Kenny Crawford in paisley. Watching St
Mirren versus Dunfermline. It is full-time.
It is a draw. 0-0. Both sides settling for a point as they try to
complete their missions in the championship. Annoyingly for teams
is that they both feel that they could and should have taken all
three. A half volley almost put St Mirren ahead. A great save for
Dunfermline. Good chances missed. With Ayr's defeat, it means that St
Mirren is four points behind them. So hope for the Saints it pull off
the great escape. Goaless there but many goal at
Dumbarton versus Raith Rovers and all for the one team.
A comprehensive victory for Dumbarton over Raith Rovers, 4-0.
One nil up in the fifth minute by Gallagher.
Thorpe son scoring. Direct sterling's corner. After the break
it was 3-0. There was a cross tapped home by Sam Stanton. Then Fleming
got into the channels and slotted a ball past. It's Dunbarton, four,
Raith Rovers, nil. Folks, a breathless finish. But the
don't think the lines from John Barnes will be topped. The last kick
of the ball was a header but turned out a vital point for Caley Thistle,
scored by the captain. They are now one point behind Hamilton. There is
hope. Yes, and more painful for Hamilton
when they see it happen late in the game. There is a lot of football to
be played. Caley Thistle have played Rangers and Celtic. It could be that
they have a couple of games that they fancy their chances. They have
picked up. Defeat in the last four against Celtic and that is happening
to everyone. Today, you have to take something. It is a difficult place.
They have a poor record against Thistle but it does them the world
of good. Scoring that late, sends them up the road in high spirits.
Now, folks, it's the day's roundup. We start with the Ladbrokes Scottish
Premiership. Time for reaction to one of the
matches in the Scottish Premiership. We hear from the Partick Thistle
manager, who spoke to John Barnes after the draw with Caley Thistle.
Alan, a an opportunity lost? Yeah, massively. In the driving seat with
10 seconds to go. We deserved the three points for the play
considering we had to make a couple of changes to key personnel.
There was so much dominance in the first half. It was a case of finding
the break through? We were playing decent stuff but the final ball
the break through? We were playing alluded us. I thought we played well
enough. It was coming. But the two substitutions definitely interrupted
the play. Opportunity lost, Gemma for Alan
Archibald there? They didn't get the fourth consecutive win. Something
not managed since 2015? I know. And they did have the dominant play. But
they haven't just got a point today. They have hope. They have hone that
to Hamilton. They have come off two massive defeats in two games. So it
is a fantastic result for Inverness Caley Thistle, and definitely an
opportunity for Partick Thistle if they had grabbed it with both hands.
Also good for Kilmarnock two points outside of the top six? It gives
them a cushion. A nice position to be in. A feather in the cap of Lee
McCulloch. He is not sure if he wants to be the manager. But they
have picked up since he took over. To pick up a win was a good result.
McCall is not sure about taking the Kilmarnock job, do you think that
the performance and the nature of the win may convince him? It might.
But it is a difficult job. A fragile hold on the top delight status. But
he probably will not get better offers given his age. He is at the
foot hills of his career. I could see them ending up together.
I was hoping to touch on St Johnstone during the show. We have
not spoken about them. But a great result for them today. Stick ones
for top six? St Johnstone do what they do. They finish the in in the
top six but want to challenge Hearts. It was a big result. They
had lost three of the last four. Only won four. They normally build
their campaign on solid performances and results but the last five years
it has been seven, eight, nine. So and results but the last five years
they could finish up. Maybe up for the European grab. If they can
finish above Hearts. It will be an important game.
There is still time for a preview of what is to come.
Highlights of the weekend's Premiership action including the
Celtic and the Rangers match. Can join us for that. Thank you to
Gemma Faye, Craig Patterson and Michael Grant. Thank you for
watching. Take care and we'll see you soon.
Introduced by David Currie.
Reports and results from around the country in the SPFL. In the Premiership, Aberdeen host Motherwell at Pittodrie, Hamilton are in the capital to take on Hearts and there's a Tayside derby as St Johnstone welcome Dundee. Elsewhere, Kilmarnock make the trip to Dingwall to play Ross County and it is the battle of the Thistles as Partick and Inverness face each other at Firhill. Plus a preview of tomorrow's Old Firm derby at Celtic Park.