01/10/2016 Sportscene


01/10/2016

Dundee v Celtic, Rangers v Partick Thistle, Kilmarnock v Aberdeen, Hamilton v Inverness and Ross County v St Johnstone. Plus Motherwell v Hearts. Introduced by David Currie.


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Yes, good afternoon and welcome the great Scottish results show. No

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chance of this being poached by Chalifour! OK, a couple of weeks

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late with the intro but it just came to me! We have a generous topping of

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schools, reports, results, action and a sprinkling of expert analysis

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from a trio of quality guests. Let's meet them. They are the BBC's

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Richard Wilson, Scotland international captain Gemma Fay and

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the Motherwell captain Keith Lasley. Welcome one and all. More from the

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guys shortly but the games are afoot so let's find out what is happening

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and we will start at Ibrox where Rangers are at home to Partick

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Thistle this afternoon and the score is Rangers 2-0 Partick. As you can

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see, goals for Kranjcar and Andy Halliday. Yellow cards for Senderos

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of Rangers and for Chris Erskine of Partick Thistle. Let's bounce around

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the grounds. We start at Rugby Park were killed Marnoch are playing

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Aberdeen and our man is Jonathan. Good afternoon, it is not like the

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referee could not be at the centre of controversy but he is once again,

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you awarded a penalty to Aberdeen and video replays suggested it

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should perhaps have been a foul to commander but nevertheless, Rooney

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stepped up and have given Aberdeen the lead in this match at Rugby Park

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in glorious sunshine. It is currently 1-0 to Aberdeen. Next,

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Ross County and St Johnstone from Scott Davie.

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Jay McEveley was supposed to be on the Ross County bench this afternoon

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but Andrew Davies got injured in the Warnock -- warm up and he got into

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the starting line-up and with three minutes to the interval,

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inextricably pushed over Chris Kane inside the penalty area, Polanc

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Danny Swanson to score his six of the season and fifth of the season

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from the spot which is why St Johnstone league Ross County 1-0.

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Alistair Lambert is watching Hamilton against Inverness.

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Inverness have won here at each of the last six visits but they are

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trailing this afternoon, just at the beginning of the second half.

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Gillespie Crossing in the 19th minute, and Crawford got the

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slightest glance on it, saved by the feet of owing for Williams at the

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rebound was pounced on by Alexandre D'Acol, for his first goal for

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Hamilton which is the difference between the side at the moment.

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Let's go to the Championship encounter between Dumbarton and

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Queen of the South. Good afternoon from an insanely

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sallied -- Son Dumbarton. Both sets of defenders doing the job so far

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but another thing they have in common is a serious lack of

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creativity and really, just a handful of chances to speak of. No

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goals so far and a serious lack of thrills into the bargain. We are in

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the second half and it is goalless. Plenty of thrills in the studio,

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guide, watching the matches coming in and most of them, apart from

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Rangers, so Rangers are 2-0 up but Partick Thistle have not won at

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Ibrox since 1983. Perhaps not a big surprise scoreline. No, it was

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always going to be a big ask for Partick Thistle, I have seen them

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two or three times recently and they have been playing very well, back to

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middle the front, they are doing fine but not finishing the chances.

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I saw them against Motherwell last weekend, lots of the ball and they

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created two or three chances in the second half and did not take them

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and dropped points. Rangers have been doing something similar so it

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is a battle between two teams playing the same weight and I

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suspect Mark Warburton will be relieved that they are 2-0 up

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already. Mark Warburton will be relieved and he will be fairly happy

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with your car, St Johnstone, beating Ross County away. It's been an

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interesting game, if I was County fan or the manager I would be livid

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with a penalty they have given away. Kane has got through and is going

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nowhere and it is a foul. But it is good for us. We had a blip against

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Aberdeen in the League Cup. A draw last week against Hamilton so to get

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back to winning ways would be good for us. Hamilton going well against

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Inverness. Going for a win on the predictor, I did, I think I'm the

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only one. It certainly seems to be going your way in that regard. It is

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always a difficult place to go. Obviously, they have the artificial

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surface and they tend to do well at home. Especially getting in front,

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they will be looking to finish the job. At the moment of controversy

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has come as Jonathan said at Rugby Park, killed Marnoch against

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Aberdeen. I think you were unanimous in the studio that it was not a

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penalty. It should not have been a penalty. I don't think so, we all

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three thought the decision should have gone the other way. To us, it

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looked like a foul on the goalkeeper first. It is hard to tell from the

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angle but whether Jamie McDonald has gone to second airily grabbed the

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Aberdeen player, I'm not sure but that first impressions are it is a

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very harsh award. Onto the early match today because a few days after

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the epic Champions League match with megarich Manchester City, Celtic had

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a date at Dens Park this lunchtime gone from Pep Guardiola's megastars

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to Paul Hartley's dandy and now we can find out how it went. This was a

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routine victory for the champions, who did not really need to get out

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of third gear against an out of form Dundee. In fairness, a pretty good

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excuse for not getting out of third gear after the energy sapping

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Champions League draw with the multimillionaires of Manchester City

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in midweek. Scott Sinclair was denied by Scott Bain a couple of

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times in the first half and his late substitution ensured his goal per

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game run in the Premiership would come to an end. It was a frustrating

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game up to that point for Celtic but Captain Scott Brown stepped up to

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smash home the winner just after the break and turn their dominance into

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something a lot more tangible. Brown was the best player today. A first

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clean sheet in the league for Brendan Rodgers and another three

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points. Dundee didn't really threaten and still haven't won since

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the opening day of the campaign and will need to get going after the

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international break. It was only 1-0 but the scoreline flattered the

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hosts. Celtic were the winners again today. We will return to that much

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later to talk more about it but right now, back to Rugby Park

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weather has been a goal between Kilmarnock and Aberdeen. Aberdeen

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have won their last ten matches against Kilmarnock and they looked

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like making it 11 this afternoon at Rugby Park. Controversy over the

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first goal but nothing wrong with the second at all. Fantastic strike

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in fact from Andrew Considine after O'Connor, Considine with a left foot

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swinger, firing the ball into the top corner to give Aberdeen 2-0 lead

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at Rugby Park. It is looking grim for Kilmarnock. As promised, back to

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the action at Dens Park and after that match which Celtic won 1-0 this

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afternoon, we spoke to managers. We were in the game all the time. I

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felt the players were terrific today, we changed the shape and

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worked really hard all week and try to stop Celtic but we were brave

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today. We went really high against them, a lot of teams have been

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sitting off, dropping off, letting them have a lot of possession. They

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had a lot of possession but they never really got us open. These

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other types of games you need to see through and I thought naturally

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there was a bit of sharpness missing from the game today with so much,

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you know, over the last few weeks, and particularly the game in the

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week. It is a great game to win, that, as a professional, when you

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have good possession of the ball, we had to rest when we had the football

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today. We still created chances. But we only needed one goal and I

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thought after that, we defended very well. A great victory for us. The

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bottom line is you need points but we know we were up against a quality

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team to gain -- today. I'm pleased with the reaction from last week. If

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we keep on performing like that of the season, we will be OK but they

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have to keep working hard. Keith, bizarre as it may sound, a 1-0

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defeat at home to Celtic is not a bizarre as it may sound, a 1-0

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bad result. Not the way Celtic have been going of late but I watched the

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game and thought Celtic were comfortable throughout, to be

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game and thought Celtic were honest. I thought they deserved the

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victory. It looked as though they had a bit of edge taken off them

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from the efforts during the week against Manchester City. Brendan

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Rodgers will be delighted to get another win under his belt and move

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into the break where they have got a chance to recharge. Paul Hartley

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said they pressed and played an aggressive, pressing game. Is that

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the only way to play against the Celtic team? It was a tough one for

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Dundee because even though Celtic played in midweek, they did not

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change their team, I found that strange, I thought Brendan Rodgers

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would have started Leigh Griffiths but he didn't. As Keith said, Celtic

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were comfortable. I worry a bit for Dundee because yes, you can be

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compact defensively but if we look at Dundee's two top scorers, they

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are not at the club any more and I did think they have won since

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Hemmings and Stuart left. It might be all very well being good

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defensively but attacking wise, they need to start scoring goals. Dundee

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only won one match on the opening day of the

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season, 3-1 at Ross County and they have got won at home and as Genesis,

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where are the goals coming from? That is the big problem for Dundee,

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they have good players, solid at the back with a good midfield, but they

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don't have the cutting edge at the moment. I think Paul approached it

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in the right way today because the only other way to play against

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Celtic is to pull everyone back, leave one up front and back to the

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defence budget were not giving yourself a chance of getting

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anything in those circumstances. I think Paul Hartley needs a win,

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needs Dundee to get over the line with a victory and maybe turn the

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momentum round a wee bit because at the moment they are stagnating a

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bit. How to play against Celtic is the key question for you Keith

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because that is your next match at Celtic Park. Not made a good job of

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it recently, especially at Celtic Park. I think Dundee went with three

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at the back today and teams are trying to come up with different

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ways of stopping them. We have got a couple of weeks now to come up with

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a plan of action. We will look to carry that out when we get to

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Parkhead. OK, we are going to have another bounce around the grounds to

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find out what is happening in matches that are ongoing, starting

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at Ibrox, where Rangers are at home to Partick Thistle. Let's look at

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the developments and as we can see, Rangers are still leading Partick

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2-0. The goals for the home side coming from Kranjcar and Andy

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Halliday, Kranjcar in the 33rd minute and Halliday seven minutes

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later. A couple of yellow cards in that one, one for Senderos of

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Rangers and one or Chris Erskine of that one, one for Senderos of

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Partick Thistle. Gemma, you were worried for Dundee but are you

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worried for Partick Thistle? Tough place for them to go, as you have

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said, they have not won there in 34 place for them to go, as you have

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years but they are playing good football and creating chances but

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they need to take them. Rangers a bit short on goals as well, Richard,

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and as you can see, a couple of midfielders on target again. It was

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interesting, when they went to Pittodrie last week, it was

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essentially last season's team and Clint Hill at centre-back and Joe

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Garner upfront so just two additions. I don't think the

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recruitment strategy has worked particularly well for Rangers and it

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has halted their progress this season of it. They needed to win to

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date just to get a bit of confidence back into the team. They have not

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won get! Know but they have got big games coming up, away to Hearts and

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at the beginning of the defender, Hearts and Aberdeen come to Ibrox

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and another Old Firm game coming up. I think Mark Warburton just had to

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find a way to win today. They are on track for that at the moment and I

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don't think he will be too bothered who is scoring as long as somebody

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is. On track for a win after this afternoon, away to Kilmarnock,

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Aberdeen leading 2-0. More details from Jonathan. The controversy

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before the match started centred on the pitch at Rugby Park. Kilmarnock

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had decided not to water it, a ploy undoubtedly to try to slow the game,

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Lee Clark told me before the match started that there was a water

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shortage in command but I'm pretty sure he did not believe what he was

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saying. But Aberdeen raised out of the blocks, Niall McGinn with a

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couple of efforts stinging the palms of Jamie McDonald but the real

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controversy would come in the shape of a penalty and around a decision

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from the referee, Willie column. The ball into the box looks like James

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Madison perhaps fouled Jamie McDonald comedy, Nicky Butt, who

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spilled the ball and it looks like James Madison kicked the goalkeeper.

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Nevertheless, the referee decided to award a penalty to Adam -- Aberdeen

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and Adam Rooney stepped up and as is often the case, he put the ball away

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and as is often the case in the Scottish permission matches, the

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first goal is vital. The referee went off at half-time with the rest

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of the players to cries of, "You don't know what you're doing", from

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the home fans. In the second half, Aberdeen kept up the dominance,

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Considine firing into the top corner five minutes after the restart to

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make it 2-0. It looks like at the moment, Aberdeen are on course to go

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back into second place in the Premiership. I don't really know

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what I'm doing on this show either! Let's pilau way through it and go to

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Ross County get St Johnstone and get an update from Scott. Jonathan

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Sutherland and his guests tomorrow in the programme won't see too much

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of the first type when they come to edit this together. It was a pretty

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disappointing first 45 between Ross County and St Johnstone. Plenty of

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drive, plenty of determination from the players, plenty of driving

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challenges and tackles but very little in the way of composure in

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and around the penalty area. St Johnstone certainly the more

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dangerous side. When they got into the final third, bodies were thrown

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in the way, blocking a few efforts from the likes of Chris Kane and

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Danny Swanson. But the breakthrough coming courtesy of Jay McEveley, a

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surprise to him to be starting today because he was supposed to be on the

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bench. Andrew Davies adding to the long injury list that Ross County

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manager Jim McIntyre is having to deal with at the moment. James

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McEveley, and experienced players only will have to expect the manager

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what he pushed over Chris Kane very near the byline when he was going

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nowhere. Swanson stepped up and swept in a penalty. Is this penalty

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conversion of the season so far and is eighth goal in total for St

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Johnstone side who still better bet to see this came out in the second

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half, which has at least been a bit more even and exciting in the

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penalty areas. At the moment, it is Ross County 0- one St Johnstone. I

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wonder if Alistair Lambert is enjoying a fair being served out at

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out at Hamilton at home to Inverness this afternoon? Decent fair, it has

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to be said. Hamilton are three games without a win and Caley Thistle four

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unbeaten so somewhat surprising perhaps that it is the home side who

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lead this match 1-0. The goals scored, his first-ever league goal

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for Hamilton, by D'Acol, after 90 minutes, pouncing on the rebound

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after Crawford had got a nick on a header midway through the first.

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Hamilton pretty much good value for the lead, had another chance, really

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good move, what alt and are essentially all about, a five-man

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move which ended with Crawford chipping the ball and a good save by

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Owen from Williams. Caley Thistle started brightly and had a Brad

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McKay header off the line by Louis Longridge early on and another

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couple of decent efforts, Gary Warren with both of them, one an

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overhead kick which was also cleared away. Inverness Caley Thistle by no

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means out of this match but not looking as impressive as they have

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means out of this match but not been of late. Accies, as I say, good

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value for their lead. Championship leaders Queen of the

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South away to Dumbarton this afternoon, being watched for as by

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Connie McLaughlin. Yes, and I think this scoreline is just about right,

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with not a host of chances. Queen of the South know that if they win

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today, they can go four points clear at the top of the table, head of

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Hibernian. Midway through the first half, there was an effort from just

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outside the penalty area, but the shot was off target. Then, just

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after the half-hour mark, Robert Thompson, head, should have done

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better, went past the post on the left-hand side. Still goalless in

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this one, not a lot to write home about so far in the second half,

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either. We are hoping for more in the sunshine at Dumbarton. I wonder

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what weather is like at Somerset park, Ayr United at home to

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Dunfermline in another Championship encounter. Kenny Crawford is soaking

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up the sunshine. I sure am. My first time at Somerset park, and I am

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pleased to be here. Not much separating the sides in the

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Championship, and not much separating them in the score here,,

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as you can tell. Brian Gilmore, Alan forest and Jamie Adams all had good

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chances for the hosts, but none of them hit the back of the net. Plenty

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of people inside the ground, with the reduced ?5 entry price. I am

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glad to be here, as are a couple of thousand fans. I think he got in for

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free as well! Arena de Sao Paulo going well, the only team unbeaten

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in the division - 0-0 a way to Dumbarton, but Dumbarton have proven

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tough opposition in that league? Yes, I think so. There is no gimmes

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in that league, that's for sure. Dundee United fans will be watching

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that game closely as well. They play tomorrow. It's two team is looking

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for points for very different reasons. The Queen of the South, I'm

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sure they will be delighted with their start regardless of the

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outcome. It's sixth versus seventh at Somerset park. Ayr United have

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won two out of their last three? Absolutely. It is turning into an

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interesting league, as we said. I ink if I am the manager of Dundee

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United, I need to start picking up some points, because if him speak

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them tomorrow, that will be them eight points behind Hibs in the

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league with Queen of the South in there as well. It is really tough to

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pick up the moment. There's still a couple of Championship matches to be

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played this weekend. As Jim mentioned, Hibs play Dundee United

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tomorrow. Tonight, it's the Buddies against the bounce. Our reporter

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Charlie Mann is there already. Good evening, good afternoon - St Mirren,

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still without a manager, but do you have any news of any developments on

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that front for us today? Well, it's going to be an game here this

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evening. I have been speaking to senior people here at this stadium.

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The word is that St Mirren will be in a position, or they hope, at

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least, to appoint a manager for the club by the middle of the week.

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Obviously, that would be ahead of the game against Hibernian in the

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Challenge Cup. So hopefully the club will get that sorted. Certainly it

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will not be Billy Davies or John Hughes. And I think there is an

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element of disappointment about that, because both of them, big

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managers, big personality, that's the kind of manager that they would

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like here at the club to get them away from the bottom. At the moment

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they have three points - that's not good enough for St Mirren, not good

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enough for the fans, and they really need to sort it. 50 people applied

:19:30.:19:35.

for the job, and the latest I've heard is that Jean Tigana, the

:19:36.:19:39.

French international, former Fulham manager, was seen in the area. That

:19:40.:19:43.

happens a lot, when you haven't got a manager, lots of speculation! Gus

:19:44.:19:48.

McPherson, the manager of Queen's Park, is high on the list as well. .

:19:49.:19:53.

Ross, obviously, Ferguson, Kenny Shiels, all names which have been

:19:54.:19:57.

mentioned. Lots of names mentioned, no decisions made yet. But certainly

:19:58.:20:01.

they were hope to get it sorted out by the middle of next week. Jonty

:20:02.:20:06.

going to in McIlroy, what do you make of that?! I did not see him

:20:07.:20:11.

appearing in any of the betting lists? I would be very, very

:20:12.:20:17.

surprised if it was somebody like Jean Tigana. Much more likely I

:20:18.:20:23.

think would be. Ross witch McPherson. I think they should take

:20:24.:20:30.

their time to make sure it is right because where they are in the

:20:31.:20:32.

league, I don't think they can afford to get it wrong. You've been

:20:33.:20:37.

speaking to senior people at St Mirren today, but have you been

:20:38.:20:41.

speaking to the supporters as well only yes, I think the fans are a bit

:20:42.:20:48.

frustrated by it all. They know that the team that they have here should

:20:49.:20:52.

be ensuring that they are in a much higher position than they are. They

:20:53.:20:56.

really should be playing and challenging in the play-off places

:20:57.:20:59.

at the top of the table. I don't think if there will be any people --

:21:00.:21:04.

many people here this evening. That's the problem, when you're in a

:21:05.:21:08.

situation like this one, and Falkirk are a good side to watch, there

:21:09.:21:13.

could be goals in the game, it's a Saturday night, a lovely night here

:21:14.:21:17.

in McIlroy, but I think there's a lot of frustration and I'm not sure

:21:18.:21:21.

that the fans are happy at all at the moment and I'm not sure if they

:21:22.:21:24.

will turn out in their numbers at all. Aberdeen supporters will be

:21:25.:21:27.

happy with their side this afternoon happy with their side this afternoon

:21:28.:21:30.

- they have scored another goal. Now, 3-0 up a way to Kilmarnock.

:21:31.:21:36.

Details from Jonathan. All three points will be heading up to the

:21:37.:21:39.

granite city this afternoon. Again, it was from a corner. This time, Ash

:21:40.:21:45.

Taylor bulleting his header into the net. The Kilmarnock goalkeeper, sat

:21:46.:21:51.

in his goalmouth, he knows it will not be Kilmarnock's day today. It

:21:52.:21:55.

all started with that controversial penalty in the first half, and since

:21:56.:21:59.

then, the momentum has all been with Aberdeen. There will be second in

:22:00.:22:03.

the table by the close of play this afternoon. Now, Friday night was

:22:04.:22:08.

football night at Fir Park. Keith was playing for Motherwell against

:22:09.:22:12.

Hearts. Both teams had the opportunity to go second in the

:22:13.:22:17.

Premiership. Alas, for Keith and company, Hearts were the winners?

:22:18.:22:22.

Yes, unfortunately! And we have the evidence here. You played a part in

:22:23.:22:30.

the first goal? Yes, I think somebody should have cleared their

:22:31.:22:35.

lines, unfortunately. It was an unfortunate deflection. We felt as

:22:36.:22:38.

if we had acquitted ourselves well for long periods. We were unlucky to

:22:39.:22:41.

if we had acquitted ourselves well go in 1-0 down at the break. This

:22:42.:22:48.

one, you know, it's pick it out time. On his left foot, his weaker

:22:49.:22:53.

side, and he's put it in the top corner! There's not much you can do.

:22:54.:22:58.

As a goalkeeper, Craig Samson had no chance with that one? Absolutely no

:22:59.:23:04.

chance whatsoever. Or indeed this one? That was an absolute cracker as

:23:05.:23:12.

well. No chance for the goalkeeper, Keith? No. Again, shots coming from

:23:13.:23:18.

long range? Yes, it's disappointing. The biggest frustration for us was,

:23:19.:23:24.

in the game overall, we felt as if 3-1 was a bit harsh on us. We felt

:23:25.:23:27.

we performed fairly well throughout. If anything, there are still some

:23:28.:23:33.

positives for us. One of them being James McFadden, he can still do it?!

:23:34.:23:39.

He's still got the quality, no doubt, and I think he will have a

:23:40.:23:44.

part to play for us on the park. We can hear what both managers had to

:23:45.:23:49.

say after the match last night. I think it was a ridiculously bad

:23:50.:23:54.

goal. The first goal, the half-time whistle is about to go, we've got to

:23:55.:23:57.

clear our lines. That's disappointing. For 20 minutes in the

:23:58.:24:00.

clear our lines. That's second half, we were bombarding

:24:01.:24:03.

them. They defended very, very well, we couldn't break them down. But I

:24:04.:24:07.

think we put enough into the game to deserve something out of it. I think

:24:08.:24:11.

the scoreline does not reflect the balance of the game. Those two teams

:24:12.:24:15.

tonight, it shows the level of the league. They have had a great start

:24:16.:24:19.

to the season, with lots of experience. Credit to them. We have

:24:20.:24:24.

two work hard. The first goal was a stroke of luck, really. We have. To

:24:25.:24:29.

thank for keeping us in the game at 0-0 with a fantastic save. After

:24:30.:24:33.

that I felt we felt a bit more relaxed and played better. Gemma,

:24:34.:24:39.

Robbie Neilson admitting that is an excellent three points for Hearts,

:24:40.:24:42.

and may be on the balance, Motherwell should have got something

:24:43.:24:46.

from it? Yes, he mentioned the saved by. Hamilton, and that was an

:24:47.:24:51.

outstanding save. And it was a really important point in the match,

:24:52.:24:56.

because Motherwell had chances. If you look at the chances, I don't

:24:57.:25:00.

think you could understand how it finished 3-1. But that's what

:25:01.:25:03.

happens when you're fighting for second in the Premiership. I'm

:25:04.:25:08.

sorry, Keith! Is a goalkeeper, you would have been shouting at poor

:25:09.:25:13.

Keith? The first one... But what happens after that, the double

:25:14.:25:16.

deflection, there's nothing you can do about that. If you score two

:25:17.:25:21.

goals of that quality, even with McFadden's freak it, there not a lot

:25:22.:25:26.

you can do with it. A really, really good three points for Hearts. The

:25:27.:25:30.

goals from Hearts so far this season have not been coming in abundance

:25:31.:25:35.

from their strikers, either? No, but that is one of the strong things

:25:36.:25:39.

about Hearts, they're capable of doing that to anybody. They can step

:25:40.:25:43.

it up at any moment to find a way to win the match. It could be a

:25:44.:25:49.

forward, a wide player, they've got that ability around the team, and

:25:50.:25:54.

that's why they've got the possibility to finish in the top

:25:55.:25:59.

three. They're a strong side physically and mentally. Robbie made

:26:00.:26:02.

a big decision with. Hamilton in the summer. They were looking at

:26:03.:26:07.

experienced goalkeepers. So I think he's getting the reward for sticking

:26:08.:26:14.

to his principles. And there's a lot of young Scottish players in the

:26:15.:26:18.

line-up as well? Absolutely and when they got relegated, they came in and

:26:19.:26:21.

they have a philosophy that they were going to develop the team - and

:26:22.:26:25.

they've stuck with that. They came out last year having had a fantastic

:26:26.:26:29.

season and they're acting it up. It's not always about bringing in

:26:30.:26:35.

players from outside. There were some excellent long-range shots in

:26:36.:26:40.

the match at Fir Park last night. You had one yourself at one point, I

:26:41.:26:44.

don't know if you remember this! Unfortunately you did not trouble.

:26:45.:26:49.

Hamilton in the Hearts goal with it. I think I troubled somebody in the

:26:50.:26:58.

stand! You did! What about that technique?! You have to admire the

:26:59.:27:04.

ingenuity! There's two spectators they're not lifting a finger to help

:27:05.:27:10.

him! Anyway, while you are musing over one of the highlights from Fir

:27:11.:27:14.

Park last night, we can go back to Rugby Park, where there's been

:27:15.:27:16.

another goal between Kilmarnock and Aberdeen. Jonathan can tell us about

:27:17.:27:23.

it. Aberdeen are rampant now in the Ayrshire sunshine. It was Jonny

:27:24.:27:26.

Hayes who cropped up in the final third causing trouble for the

:27:27.:27:28.

Kilmarnock defence, put it through to Adam Rooney, who have lots of

:27:29.:27:34.

time and space. His effort look like it might have been saved but the

:27:35.:27:40.

ball trickled over the line. The Aberdeen fans, who have travelled in

:27:41.:27:45.

their numbers from the Granite City, will be travelling home happy this

:27:46.:27:50.

evening. Now we can dwell on one of the matches in the English Premier

:27:51.:27:53.

League this afternoon. Swansea against Liverpool. What our producer

:27:54.:27:57.

likes to call the Brendan Rodgers derby. Not mine! Let's find out what

:27:58.:28:02.

happened in that one, from Simon Brotherton. Liverpool turn this game

:28:03.:28:09.

around in the second half but needed a late penalty from James Milner to

:28:10.:28:13.

secure all three points after Angel Rangel was penalised for a push on

:28:14.:28:17.

Roberto Firmino. It was for me know who headed Liverpool level nine

:28:18.:28:21.

minutes after half-time in a much improved second-half showing. Until

:28:22.:28:24.

then, Swansea had had the better of it. They went ahead from the first

:28:25.:28:30.

corner of the game, Leroy Fer have the final touch. The Spanish striker

:28:31.:28:33.

making his first start in the Premier League have two

:28:34.:28:36.

opportunities in the first half but headed over and wide. They created

:28:37.:28:40.

nothing in the second period until deep into added time, when they

:28:41.:28:43.

spurned the chance that the far post. The pressure mounts on

:28:44.:28:47.

Francesco Guidolin but it is five wins from seven games for Liverpool.

:28:48.:28:52.

Quite impressive that, for Jurgen Klopp, whether in your mind at the

:28:53.:28:55.

beginning, are they starting to look like title contenders? Yes, I think

:28:56.:29:01.

they are. Having no European football as well, that will give

:29:02.:29:06.

them an edge. And they seem to have that energy and togetherness about

:29:07.:29:11.

the team, which comes from the manager. I think they will go close.

:29:12.:29:16.

Swansea now six games without a win? It's looking bad for Guidolin. It

:29:17.:29:21.

can't help with all the talk about Ryan Giggs coming etc. But they

:29:22.:29:25.

played well in the first half, I saw this game. But Liverpool have got

:29:26.:29:29.

that something extra, whereas last season they might have capitulated

:29:30.:29:33.

or lost, they're finding a way to come back. 84th minute penalty,

:29:34.:29:37.

getting the win. You fancy them for the title? No. I think they are a

:29:38.:29:43.

bit short of the quality which Manchester City have got. Which

:29:44.:29:48.

department, all departments? All departments. But also I think

:29:49.:29:51.

Chelsea and Arsenal have got more strength in depth than Liverpool do.

:29:52.:29:57.

But I think they have got a good chance to finish top four, which

:29:58.:30:02.

they will see as progress. But Jurgen Klopp is an interesting

:30:03.:30:05.

manager, he has got an interesting way of doing things, and it seems to

:30:06.:30:09.

be working, because he's getting more than the sum of the parts from

:30:10.:30:10.

bad Liverpool team. Time to look at the matches in the

:30:11.:30:18.

Scottish Premier League, starting with Rangers against Partick

:30:19.:30:23.

Thistle. The latest score is Rangers 2-0 Partick Thistle, no change from

:30:24.:30:24.

Thistle. The latest score is Rangers the last time we looked, Kranjcar

:30:25.:30:29.

and Andy Halliday for Rangers, and Senderos for Rangers with the yellow

:30:30.:30:32.

card and Chris Erskine and another one for Partick Thistle now, Gordon

:30:33.:30:37.

with a yellow card as well. Off we go to Rugby Park, last time we

:30:38.:30:40.

with a yellow card as well. Off we heard, Aberdeen were cruising to

:30:41.:30:47.

victory, 4-0 up and still 4-0 now? Indeed, David, and as we approach 75

:30:48.:30:51.

minutes, this match is only about damage limitation for Kilmarnock

:30:52.:30:54.

now. There is no way back for them in this match at all. They decided

:30:55.:30:59.

against watering the pitch in an attempt to try to slow Aberdeen down

:31:00.:31:03.

but in the end, that didn't happen. The first goal in these matches is

:31:04.:31:07.

usually so important and a huge dose of controversy over this goal, we

:31:08.:31:11.

will pore over it on Sportscene tomorrow night undoubtedly, did

:31:12.:31:12.

referee Willie column get it right? tomorrow night undoubtedly, did

:31:13.:31:19.

Video replays suggest he didn't and it perhaps should have been about

:31:20.:31:21.

the Kilmarnock when James Madison went in Jamie McDonald but a penalty

:31:22.:31:24.

was awarded to Aberdeen which Adam Rooney stucco wait to make it 1-0.

:31:25.:31:28.

Since then, Aberdeen have been tampered with Andrew Considine

:31:29.:31:31.

making it 2-0 and after that, just a case of how many Aberdeen would get,

:31:32.:31:36.

Taylor made it three, and Rooney has made it four now and also hit the

:31:37.:31:40.

bar in this match. Aberdeen playing some nice stuff, full of confidence,

:31:41.:31:44.

have turned their season around after a slow start, a win last

:31:45.:31:48.

weekend against Rangers giving them real momentum which they have

:31:49.:31:50.

carried through to today and Kilmarnock looked like a sorry sight

:31:51.:31:54.

at the moment. It is Kilmarnock 0- four Aberdeen. Another goal between

:31:55.:31:58.

Ross County and St Johnstone so without any further ado, let's go to

:31:59.:32:03.

Scott. St Johnstone have scored to add to the penalty scored by Danny

:32:04.:32:07.

Swanson in the first half, on 72 minutes, Kane with a lovely

:32:08.:32:10.

counterattacking move, sweeping from one into the other and it was Kane

:32:11.:32:15.

who got away from the rather flat-footed Ross County backline to

:32:16.:32:19.

knock the ball into the net. St Johnstone have been second best at

:32:20.:32:24.

times in this half but they have always looked dangerous on the

:32:25.:32:28.

counterattack. Definitely been a lack of cutting edge about Ross

:32:29.:32:32.

County's play. They started with 18-year-old Greg Morrison upfront

:32:33.:32:35.

today, his first start for the club because of the injury problems that

:32:36.:32:41.

Ross County have at the moment, their most prolific goal-scorer out

:32:42.:32:44.

and Craig Curran as well absence and you can tell there is a lack of

:32:45.:32:48.

cutting edge about a lot of their play. It was James McEveley who gave

:32:49.:32:51.

away the penalty with a needless push on Kane after 42 minutes,

:32:52.:32:55.

Swanson sweeping home is eighth of the season. They looked a bit more

:32:56.:32:58.

enthusiastic and threatening in the second period, Ross County. But you

:32:59.:33:02.

would imagine it is too much for them to redeem with just about 17

:33:03.:33:08.

minutes to go and in Dingle, it remains Ross County 0- two St

:33:09.:33:11.

Johnstone. Not going too well for one of the Highland clubs, but let's

:33:12.:33:15.

find out what is happening to the other one, Inverness away to

:33:16.:33:19.

Hamilton this afternoon. Not brilliant for them either, they have

:33:20.:33:21.

not threatened the Hamilton Accies goal as they need to do, trailing as

:33:22.:33:26.

they do 1-0. Very little to report at either end in the second half. It

:33:27.:33:32.

has been pretty much a midfield battle. Nothing in terms of

:33:33.:33:38.

goalmouth incident since the 46th minute, the first minute of the

:33:39.:33:41.

second half, Gary Warren with a header touched over by Rennie

:33:42.:33:43.

Matthews, who is currently on the ground receiving treatment after a

:33:44.:33:47.

collision inside his own penalty area. But Accies will be pleased.

:33:48.:33:51.

They have only kept a clean sheet once this season and they are on

:33:52.:33:54.

course for another and if they can do that, they will get a precious

:33:55.:33:57.

three points which would take them above Caley Thistle. Now enter the

:33:58.:34:02.

Championship, Dumbarton at home to Queen of the South, the leaders this

:34:03.:34:07.

afternoon, time to hear from Connie again. More urgency from Queen of

:34:08.:34:10.

the South and a great effort from Steven Rigg, how he missed, I have

:34:11.:34:15.

no idea but decent pressure from the goalkeeper. They know a win this

:34:16.:34:17.

afternoon would put daylight between them and Hibs at the top of the

:34:18.:34:21.

table. They are trying to put the pressure on, seeming to be pushing

:34:22.:34:24.

up more but with that, they are becoming more vulnerable at the

:34:25.:34:33.

back. We saw the result of that, decent chance for Dumbarton, Robert

:34:34.:34:36.

Thomson, able from the left, strong header but a great save from Robin

:34:37.:34:39.

Singh in goal. Goalless at the moment, between Dumbarton and Queen

:34:40.:34:44.

of the South. The only goal in the Championship so far today is Morton,

:34:45.:34:48.

1-0 up on Raith Rovers, one of the's old playing pals, Ross Forbes with

:34:49.:34:53.

the goal. Now to Somerset part, the other match this afternoon in the

:34:54.:34:56.

Championship between Ayr and Dunfermline and it is being watched

:34:57.:35:01.

by Kenny. Lots of goals in East Ayrshire between Kilmarnock and

:35:02.:35:04.

Aberdeen but none in South Ayrshire at Somerset bar, where it is

:35:05.:35:07.

goalless between Ayr and Dunfermline. Play stopped for a

:35:08.:35:12.

moment for a head knock being treated. Earlier, that was in

:35:13.:35:15.

acrobatics is a kick well saved by Greg Fleming in the Ayr goal.

:35:16.:35:21.

Dunfermline have got the better of Ayr in the last four meetings, Ayr

:35:22.:35:26.

has struggled against other men of late and it will be interesting to

:35:27.:35:29.

see if they can get the better of them this time. One thing that was

:35:30.:35:32.

fascinating was trying to work out what one Ayr player's nickname was,

:35:33.:35:36.

lots of fans were calling someone the Disruptor and I was trying to

:35:37.:35:40.

work it out and it is Jamie Adams, and when I asked why, they said he

:35:41.:35:44.

goes about the whole pitch breaking things bridge is why they call him

:35:45.:35:48.

the Disruptor. For one disruptor to another, back to you, David. I don't

:35:49.:35:53.

know what to make of that! No goals there but plenty as we were

:35:54.:35:58.

mentioning earlier, in the match between Kilmarnock and Aberdeen,

:35:59.:36:01.

Aberdeen cruising to victory. It seems a wee bit of what Lee Clark

:36:02.:36:05.

was doing, a bit desperate, no water on the pitch to slow things down. It

:36:06.:36:11.

has not worked anyway! They have not gained anything. It looks as though

:36:12.:36:15.

Aberdeen are comfortable, from earlier in the match, Kilmarnock

:36:16.:36:19.

started pretty well but that penalty decision has obviously given

:36:20.:36:22.

Aberdeen the momentum in the game. In the end, they have taken the bull

:36:23.:36:26.

by the horns and gone on to cement their place. They will go back into

:36:27.:36:34.

second place with another good start to the season. Looks like another

:36:35.:36:38.

heavy defeat for Kilmarnock, two on the spin against two of the heavy

:36:39.:36:43.

hitters in the Premiership. Yes, but if Kilmarnock lose this game, and it

:36:44.:36:46.

looks like they will, that will be 27 games and they have won four at

:36:47.:36:52.

home. Four wins out of 27 at home is not just against the big hitters,

:36:53.:36:55.

that is against the majority of the league and it is not good enough.

:36:56.:36:59.

He's brought in a lot of players. It looks like the board have given him

:37:00.:37:03.

time to gel it together. Yes, he's getting a couple of draws here and

:37:04.:37:06.

there but performances like this, not just on the pitch, he's brought

:37:07.:37:08.

it in and shortened it, they have not just on the pitch, he's brought

:37:09.:37:11.

tried every thing but it could have been six. Rooney had two fantastic

:37:12.:37:15.

opportunities to get his hat-trick. They have to do something. It is not

:37:16.:37:21.

going too well for Kilmarnock but Aberdeen seem to be getting into

:37:22.:37:25.

their stride. They are, they had a sticky start to the season which was

:37:26.:37:29.

almost in stark contrast to the way they started the last campaign, when

:37:30.:37:32.

they were very strong. It might have been the European football that

:37:33.:37:35.

caused that. But they had a last-minute winner gets St Johnstone

:37:36.:37:39.

in the cup and against Rangers last week, another last-minute win. And

:37:40.:37:42.

they have taken care of this game. It looks as though

:37:43.:37:56.

they are beginning to fire on all cylinders but going back to

:37:57.:38:00.

Kilmarnock for a minute, we saw a shot, the fourth goal, the fans

:38:01.:38:02.

leaving their seats relatively early in the game. We know there were

:38:03.:38:05.

planning a protest against Michael Johnson in this game. This club is

:38:06.:38:07.

not only having difficulties on the pitch, there's an awful lot going on

:38:08.:38:10.

off it as well and that is a situation everyone has to manage

:38:11.:38:13.

before it affects what is already a difficult position for Lee Clark on

:38:14.:38:16.

the field. There's a lot going on at Kilmarnock at the moment and you

:38:17.:38:18.

would suggest that because of that, they are going to find is a very

:38:19.:38:21.

difficult campaign all the way through. Gemma said he brought in a

:38:22.:38:24.

number of players, 17 signings in the summer and in the transfer

:38:25.:38:26.

window, Keith. I was beginning to think they had gelled fairly well,

:38:27.:38:28.

as Gemma mentioned, a run of draws and a good win. But now it looks as

:38:29.:38:32.

though God to use the phrase, the wheels are coming off a bit. A bit,

:38:33.:38:33.

it is always difficult when you wheels are coming off a bit. A bit,

:38:34.:38:36.

bring that many players in to find a formula, to get a team spirit

:38:37.:38:41.

together. You know, this result today will not do them any favours,

:38:42.:38:46.

going into the international break. It gives them a couple of weeks to

:38:47.:38:50.

regroup and get back together and try to get a bit of momentum going

:38:51.:38:55.

into the next part of the season. Let's go back to Rugby Park and hear

:38:56.:38:59.

more from Jonathan Sutherland about Kilmarnock against Aberdeen.

:39:00.:39:03.

Jonathan, anything to tell us? I would agree with everything that has

:39:04.:39:07.

been said in the studio, although Kilmarnock had a chance in terms of

:39:08.:39:11.

Miles Addison with a header over the bar. That would have been a crumb of

:39:12.:39:15.

comfort for the home support. In terms of the protests about Michael

:39:16.:39:23.

Johnston, they were meant to be held on the 18th and 69th minute but such

:39:24.:39:26.

is the acrimony towards the former Kilmarnock chairman, there was a

:39:27.:39:28.

protest as early as the sixth minute. As for the other times, it

:39:29.:39:30.

did not really transpire as Kilmarnock fans suddenly had more to

:39:31.:39:33.

worry about on the pitch as Aberdeen took control well and truly of this

:39:34.:39:36.

match, with a bit of help from the referee. To be fair to Willie

:39:37.:39:39.

column, it happened that pace and he only gets one look at it and so

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often he is the man that gets labelled with controversy but it was

:39:43.:39:45.

a tricky one and it will be one to look at in the video replays again

:39:46.:39:46.

and again but it has given Aberdeen the impetus in this

:39:47.:40:02.

match. I should say as well that Adam Rooney, Jonny Hayes and Niall

:40:03.:40:05.

McGinn are all off, Derek McInnes is resting them because their job is

:40:06.:40:07.

done and Aberdeen's job is almost done with five minutes to go. 0-

:40:08.:40:09.

four. Scott's labours, watching Ross County gets St Johnstone, continue.

:40:10.:40:12.

St Johnstone still leading 2-0 but Ross County manager Jim McIntyre

:40:13.:40:14.

might want to go out and buy some Lucky Whitehead because he's already

:40:15.:40:17.

without a number of injured players and at the moment, Liam Boyce, his

:40:18.:40:21.

main striker, his main fit striker is down in the six yard box getting

:40:22.:40:25.

some treatment. He looks to have twisted his knee after a collision

:40:26.:40:27.

with the goalkeeper. They will be hoping that is not too serious and

:40:28.:40:32.

Liam Boyce will be hoping that as well because he is due to go away

:40:33.:40:36.

with Northern Ireland to play against San Marino and in Germany

:40:37.:40:38.

against the defending world champions. Let's just hope it is not

:40:39.:40:43.

too serious for him at the moment. They are already without great Karen

:40:44.:40:47.

and Alex Sharp, the strikers, and had to give a first start to

:40:48.:40:51.

18-year-old Greg Morrison. On the plus side for Ross County, they have

:40:52.:40:58.

managed to give a view minutes on the park to Chris Burke, the former

:40:59.:41:01.

Rangers and Scotland international, who signed earlier this week and

:41:02.:41:04.

Ryan Dow, who they signed in September under freedom of contract,

:41:05.:41:08.

who used to play the Dundee United. He's just coming back from injury.

:41:09.:41:12.

They have common appealed and Chris Burke with a shot that has been

:41:13.:41:13.

punched away by Zander Clark, the Burke with a shot that has been

:41:14.:41:16.

only serious effort on goal from Ross County so far this afternoon

:41:17.:41:20.

but it is looking bad for Liam Boyce as he is being helped off at the

:41:21.:41:25.

moment. It remains Ross County 0- two St Johnstone. Not heard a lot

:41:26.:41:28.

from Alistair this afternoon, so let's put it right, he's watching

:41:29.:41:33.

Hamilton against Inverness, still 1-0 to the home side? Yes but last

:41:34.:41:37.

time you spoke to me, Remi Matthews, the Hamilton goalkeeper was on the

:41:38.:41:40.

ground and he has since had to be replaced by Robbie Thomson, who was

:41:41.:41:44.

no sooner up on the part that he pulled off a magnificent save from

:41:45.:41:47.

Ross Draper header. A really good reflex save, one I am sure Gemma

:41:48.:41:51.

will appreciate, you might have seen it in the studio, terrific from the

:41:52.:41:58.

young man to keep his side in front. Caley Thistle beginning to pile on

:41:59.:42:00.

some pressure in the closing view minutes. They have got a free kick

:42:01.:42:02.

just outside the box, Accies hoping to hold on for the three points.

:42:03.:42:07.

Let's have a look at the scoreline from Ibrox where Rangers are at home

:42:08.:42:12.

to Partick Thistle this afternoon. No change there, Rangers still

:42:13.:42:17.

leading the jags 2-0, Kranjcar and Andy Halliday, Kranjcar in the 33rd

:42:18.:42:20.

minute and Andy Halliday in the 40th. But some disturbing news

:42:21.:42:25.

involving Rangers supporters, 18 of them have been hospitalised taken to

:42:26.:42:28.

hospital after fan's coach crashed. hospital after fan's coach crashed.

:42:29.:42:34.

-- fans' coach. I'll give you the details, 18 people taken to hospital

:42:35.:42:38.

after a coach carrying Rangers supporters over dead in East

:42:39.:42:41.

after a coach carrying Rangers Ayrshire and Police Scotland said

:42:42.:42:44.

three of the injured seriously hurt. Our thoughts are with everyone

:42:45.:42:46.

involved that of course and their families. Right, then -- after a

:42:47.:42:56.

coach overturned. But we are pressing on with the rest of the

:42:57.:43:03.

action. Aberdeen cruising, 4-0? All looking good for them. Yes, Derek

:43:04.:43:07.

McInnes would have felt they needed a performance like this, having

:43:08.:43:09.

scraped victory in the last couple of games, this is a strong

:43:10.:43:13.

performance, a strong scoreline and really it is beginning to look a bit

:43:14.:43:17.

hapless for the Kilmarnock defence, shipping so many goals against

:43:18.:43:21.

Celtic, same again this week. I know they are laying the best team in the

:43:22.:43:24.

league and Celtic and one of the better teams in the league in

:43:25.:43:26.

Aberdeen and they have to be more compact and competitive. They have

:43:27.:43:29.

to be able to put up a better challenge, particularly at home and

:43:30.:43:34.

again, I reiterate, against this backdrop of a club in turmoil, banz

:43:35.:43:37.

not happy with the board, it looks as though Kilmarnock are heading for

:43:38.:43:40.

a really difficult season. They could get sucked into a relegation

:43:41.:43:44.

battle very easily. Gemma Collies scoffed at me when I told you I had

:43:45.:43:48.

put Hamilton down to win in the predictor this afternoon but it

:43:49.:43:51.

looks like my knowledge, or rather my guesswork or bear fruit. That

:43:52.:43:55.

would be a really important win for them. It would be and I scoffed

:43:56.:43:59.

because Hamilton have not taken anything from Inverness, have not

:44:00.:44:03.

beaten them at New Douglas Park on the last six occasions they have

:44:04.:44:06.

played them but you are right, the slave from the substitute keeper who

:44:07.:44:09.

has just come on, a free kick from the wide right came in and a

:44:10.:44:12.

point-blank reaction save, absolutely fantastic. Caley Thistle,

:44:13.:44:18.

we were watching last week's game and defensively, they were

:44:19.:44:21.

fantastic. But at times defensively, they have looked a bit shaky here.

:44:22.:44:25.

Hamilton have had opportunities on the counterattack. This would be a

:44:26.:44:30.

huge three points for them. St Johnstone 2-0 away to Ross County

:44:31.:44:34.

and nice to see Chris Kane, a young player on the scoresheet for St

:44:35.:44:37.

Johnstone, one of a number of young players who have come through there.

:44:38.:44:51.

Yes, and they keep rolling on, St Johnstone, from week to week. I've

:44:52.:44:56.

ain't that keeps them well up there in the top four once again, and it's

:44:57.:45:01.

a fantastic job done by Tommy Wright and his staff. We move on to the

:45:02.:45:05.

Championship, to find out what is happening in our featured matches

:45:06.:45:07.

Championship, to find out what is there this afternoon. First up,

:45:08.:45:12.

Kenny Crawford is at Ayr United-Dunfermline, any goals yet?

:45:13.:45:16.

Not yet. This game is a bit behind the rest, the kick-off was delayed

:45:17.:45:19.

by five minutes because so many people were trying to take advantage

:45:20.:45:25.

of the ?5 entry fee. The attendance is 2883, so that is pretty

:45:26.:45:29.

impressive. The game has really opened up, with big gaps, and I

:45:30.:45:32.

would not be surprised if there was a late winner. ?5 to get in in the

:45:33.:45:41.

Ayrshire sunshine - who would not want to go to watch that? You cannot

:45:42.:45:47.

argue with that. This was a League One game of course last season. But

:45:48.:45:51.

I think both teams have shown that they are able to cope with the step

:45:52.:45:59.

up. Alan Johnson went to Dunfermline and might have felt that he had a

:46:00.:46:02.

point to prove. I think both of those managers are showing their

:46:03.:46:06.

experience, because that is a very competitive league that they have

:46:07.:46:09.

gone up into, and they're showing they can hold their own in it. It's

:46:10.:46:13.

great to see so many people turning up for that game as well. Rookie

:46:14.:46:19.

manager Gavin Skelton's queen of the South, away to Dumbarton this

:46:20.:46:23.

afternoon - let's see if Connie can bring us a goal? It is still

:46:24.:46:29.

goalless, I thought they were trying to silence me here, because the

:46:30.:46:33.

power went down! We just had a free kick saved from about 25 yards out.

:46:34.:46:40.

Dumbarton, however, coming back into this one. I have been really

:46:41.:46:46.

impressed by Ryan Stevenson, whose linkup play with Smith has been

:46:47.:46:51.

decent. It has been an interesting afternoon, with some decent

:46:52.:46:55.

football, but still no goals. The only goal in the Championship so far

:46:56.:47:06.

is fors. -- is for Morton. They would move up to sixth, if they run

:47:07.:47:12.

that one? Yes, that would be fantastic. Coming off the back of a

:47:13.:47:16.

fantastic performance in the League Cup as well. Just trying to bring

:47:17.:47:20.

some consistency in the league alongside that I'm sure will be the

:47:21.:47:29.

aim of Jim Duffy. And Ross Forbes, an old team-mate of mine, it's no

:47:30.:47:35.

surprise it is him that has managed to get himself on the scoresheet.

:47:36.:47:40.

And as managers, they do not come much more experienced in that

:47:41.:47:46.

division then Jim Duffy? No, he's a very experienced campaigner at every

:47:47.:47:50.

level that he's worked at. I saw them winning last week and it was

:47:51.:47:53.

richly deserve. Arab Spring king of young players. A couple on loan from

:47:54.:48:01.

Celtic and a couple of others. And a bit of experience mixed in as well.

:48:02.:48:05.

And Jim is managing to steer them, and I think they will be made table

:48:06.:48:09.

the cup semifinal to look forward to the cup semifinal to look forward to

:48:10.:48:15.

. I think it was under pressure earlier in the season, but he's

:48:16.:48:19.

shown that it was nonsense, he's the man for that job. The full-time

:48:20.:48:24.

reports are beginning to come in, the first of which will be common

:48:25.:48:28.

against Aberdeen. Here we can see the full-time scenes at Rugby Park.

:48:29.:48:34.

A good win for Aberdeen, 4-0 winners against Kilmarnock. Jonathan can

:48:35.:48:37.

give us the full-time report. The debate will surround the decision by

:48:38.:48:41.

the referee to award Aberdeen a first half penalty. Video replays

:48:42.:48:45.

suggested that perhaps it should have been a free kick awarded to

:48:46.:48:50.

Kilmarnock after James Madison went in and was either taken down or

:48:51.:48:55.

fouled, depending on your point of view. But it was a penalty to

:48:56.:49:02.

Aberdeen, which Adam Goody duly dispatched. That gave Aberdeen the

:49:03.:49:07.

momentum in this match, as they took a 1-0 lead into half-time. Very soon

:49:08.:49:14.

after that, it was 2-0, and the Costa and thumping in an effort into

:49:15.:49:20.

the top corner. Adam Rooney then got his second of the match to make it

:49:21.:49:23.

4-0. In truth, he could have had a hat-trick. For the Aberdeen fans,

:49:24.:49:36.

the job was well and truly done. They go back to second in the table.

:49:37.:49:40.

It will be fascinating to see what Kilmarnock manager Lee Clark has to

:49:41.:49:45.

say about that decision to award Aberdeen a penalty. We will find out

:49:46.:49:53.

very shortly. I should not have been crowing about my predictive prowess

:49:54.:49:56.

earlier, because there has been a goal between Hamilton and Inverness.

:49:57.:50:01.

And it has gone to Caley Thistle? And what a goal it was as well. Six

:50:02.:50:04.

minutes of injury time are being played. Anne Dudley Polworth took

:50:05.:50:14.

full advantage of that, with a low drive into the corner. It was a

:50:15.:50:19.

sickener for the Accies, looking for their first win in four games. But

:50:20.:50:23.

Caley Thistle had been pressing. It now looks like they have got their

:50:24.:50:29.

reward. I was too busy talking to see that goal, but when I look

:50:30.:50:34.

around, it was a cutaway shot of Martin Canning on the touchline

:50:35.:50:38.

shaking his head? Yes, he will be so disappointed. I think Hamilton have

:50:39.:50:42.

been the better team. To concede a goal so late is gutting for him. It

:50:43.:50:45.

would have taken them up to meet table. And now, they're just looking

:50:46.:50:49.

would have taken them up to meet at the point. However, given the

:50:50.:50:53.

scores elsewhere, it takes them away from Partick Thistle and from

:50:54.:51:02.

Kilmarnock. Yes, it's still so tight. But just getting those three

:51:03.:51:06.

points, especially when you've been the better side, it must be so

:51:07.:51:10.

frustrating for them. Richard, can you add anything to that? I'm just

:51:11.:51:16.

watching that... I thought you'd passed out! Just watching a bust up

:51:17.:51:26.

in the Ross County game. But yes, I've spoken to Martin Canning a few

:51:27.:51:27.

times this season, and he I've spoken to Martin Canning a few

:51:28.:51:32.

saying his team is playing well, but they're not getting the rewards.

:51:33.:51:36.

They're not getting any goals, either? They're not, but also,

:51:37.:51:41.

they're conceding. It's almost like they have to score two to have any

:51:42.:51:48.

chance. So I can understand why he was standing on the touchline

:51:49.:51:51.

shaking his head, because his team did everything except win today. I

:51:52.:51:57.

think they will be happy with a point today, should they get it? And

:51:58.:52:03.

I think this game is just over. There were chances within the last

:52:04.:52:15.

couple of minutes at either end. But yes, I think they will happy with a

:52:16.:52:19.

point in the end. As we mentioned, the match is indeed over at New

:52:20.:52:24.

Douglas Park. 1-1 was the full-time score. We can get the details now

:52:25.:52:28.

from Alan. Iestyn Hamilton at the players, some of them are sitting on

:52:29.:52:32.

the artificial turf here, they just cannot believe they have put so much

:52:33.:52:36.

into that match and only emerged with a point. It was a point that

:52:37.:52:42.

was snatched late on as Liam Polworth drove in from distance past

:52:43.:52:45.

substitute goalkeeper Robbie Thompson to earn Thistle a draw and

:52:46.:52:51.

extend their run to five matches unbeaten, having started the season

:52:52.:52:56.

with three straight defeats. Richie Foran is clearly doing something

:52:57.:53:00.

right, but they were second best for much of this match. They had gone

:53:01.:53:06.

behind to Alex dark holes first league goal. That was after Owain

:53:07.:53:16.

Fon Williams has kept out a glancing header. Accies were on top for much

:53:17.:53:20.

of the game, but Caley Thistle had a couple of efforts saved on the line

:53:21.:53:23.

so they were never out of it. And so they proved, as we went into six

:53:24.:53:27.

minutes of injury time, with Polworth snatching that late

:53:28.:53:28.

equaliser. And I believe it is Polworth snatching that late

:53:29.:53:34.

full-time now in Dingwall, between Ross County and St Johnstone. Scott

:53:35.:53:40.

Davies there for us - Tommy Wright, the victorious manager this

:53:41.:53:43.

afternoon? Yes. A 2-0 win for his side. It was an incident-packed

:53:44.:53:48.

game, not especially brilliant in terms of quality. But more bad luck

:53:49.:53:56.

for Ross County and injuries. We will come to that in a minute. The

:53:57.:53:59.

moment which matter for St Johnstone was a penalty on 42 minutes, and the

:54:00.:54:05.

Swanson converting his eighth Goal of the Season. Jay McEveley, called

:54:06.:54:08.

into the starting line-up because of an injury in the warm up, gave away

:54:09.:54:14.

the penalty with a needless push. He nearly equalised himself in the

:54:15.:54:17.

second half, as did Chris Burke, the former Rangers and Scotland player,

:54:18.:54:26.

who came off the bench late on. But by that time, Ross County were 2-0

:54:27.:54:34.

down. The slickest move of the afternoon, the finish applied by

:54:35.:54:37.

Chris Kane for his second of the season. But on the injury front,

:54:38.:54:42.

already without a couple of main strikers, including Alex Schalk,

:54:43.:54:47.

Liam Boyce in an accidental collision in the penalty box, after

:54:48.:54:51.

Chris Burke had forced Clarke into a safe, seemed to twist his knee and

:54:52.:54:55.

he was carried from the field. I think it's a fair bet to say he will

:54:56.:54:59.

miss Northern Ireland's double-header against San Marino and

:55:00.:55:03.

Germany in the qualifiers. Lots of headaches for Jim McIntyre to try

:55:04.:55:07.

and sort out before Ross County comeback after the international

:55:08.:55:11.

break and tried to pull themselves together after encouraging

:55:12.:55:14.

performances at Ibrox and Tynecastle. It was not really one

:55:15.:55:18.

this afternoon, however. Full-time at Ibrox. And these are the vital

:55:19.:55:32.

statistics. Rangers, 2-0 winners. Rangers's first win in the

:55:33.:55:36.

Premiership since the 20th of August. For Partick Thistle, it

:55:37.:55:39.

extends their winless run to six games. Let's go down to the

:55:40.:55:45.

Championship now, and Connie McLaughlin is watching Dumbarton

:55:46.:55:47.

against Queen of the South. Full-time? Yes, and it has finished

:55:48.:55:52.

0-0. Queen of the South, is till unbeaten. First half was tight

:55:53.:56:00.

without a tonne of opportunities. The best chance came for Kyle Jacobs

:56:01.:56:03.

in the 23rd minute. His effort from 20 yards just went over the

:56:04.:56:05.

in the 23rd minute. His effort from crossbar, much to the delight of the

:56:06.:56:08.

home supporters. Dumbarton stood their ground. The second half was

:56:09.:56:16.

just as open, with Dumbarton finding their rhythm. Ryan Stevenson linking

:56:17.:56:22.

up well with Smith. At the other end, Queen of the South looked the

:56:23.:56:34.

more urgent. But as they pushed forward, they look too vulnerable

:56:35.:56:37.

and the back. However Dumbarton did not have enough in their locker to

:56:38.:56:40.

take full advantage. Probably a fair result in the end. Let's hop across

:56:41.:56:47.

the Clyde to Greenock, where Morton are at home to Raith Rovers. Let's

:56:48.:56:53.

say good evening to young. Good evening to you. Another vital

:56:54.:56:57.

victory for Morton. It was a stunning goal, Ross Forbes, with a

:56:58.:57:01.

fabulous free kick after just 18 minutes. It was around 25 yards out,

:57:02.:57:08.

and the opportunity was created by his team-mates. Forbes took free

:57:09.:57:17.

kick left-footed and curled it around the wall, to the left of

:57:18.:57:25.

Kevin Cuthbert. It was a great game, enjoyed it, good, physical

:57:26.:57:29.

challenges all around, although there was a reshaped for Morton

:57:30.:57:33.

after 38 minutes, with one player being stretchered off to be replaced

:57:34.:57:38.

by Andy Murdoch. And near the end, Andie McNeil GTAM Morton goalkeeper

:57:39.:57:42.

had to go off with a knock to the head as well. Morton have won three

:57:43.:57:49.

points in the glorious sunshine in Clyde this afternoon. Sounds like

:57:50.:57:55.

you had a ball! So did Quinney Crawford, who was watching Ayr

:57:56.:57:58.

United against Dunfermline. Goalless at the end? Yes, the last time Ayr

:57:59.:58:07.

United beat Dunfermline at home was in 2009. If they have done it today,

:58:08.:58:11.

that would have been them being successful in their tenth attempt.

:58:12.:58:15.

But Ayr United did have plenty of chances to get that win. Brian

:58:16.:58:20.

Gilmore's long-range volley, was one of those chances. There were several

:58:21.:58:30.

others, as the first 45 minutes was dominated by Ayr. Alternately, no

:58:31.:58:43.

goals in front of a crowd of 2883. And Kenny's thoughts take as nicely

:58:44.:58:46.

onto today's classified results round-up.

:58:47.:03:08.

Hibs can go top if they beat Dundee tomorrow.

:03:09.:03:52.

A lot of the big guns yet to play this weekend in the English Premier

:03:53.:03:55.

League. Let's here from a couple of

:03:56.:04:37.

managers, first, Tommy Wright who was speaking after today's match

:04:38.:04:40.

between Ross County and his St Johnstone. Your reflections on that

:04:41.:04:48.

2-0 win? Really satisfied with the performance. I thought the first

:04:49.:04:51.

half was as good as what we have been this year. We were excellent,

:04:52.:04:58.

fully deserve to be 1-0 up, and in the second half, probably did not

:04:59.:05:05.

start as well as we should have. Careless clearances put us under

:05:06.:05:10.

pressure. Only one clear-cut chance to Ross County the end. Even in that

:05:11.:05:14.

spell, we had chances on the to Ross County the end. Even in that

:05:15.:05:16.

counterattack and finish the game off with a great goal and took total

:05:17.:05:21.

control. It's not easy to come here. You know, it is a great start for

:05:22.:05:27.

us, away from home as well, we went to Partick and won and Motherwell

:05:28.:05:31.

and won and Hamilton and now we have peering got three points. That is a

:05:32.:05:36.

good return from the away games. -- and now we have come here. He does

:05:37.:05:42.

not sound very happy! That is Tommy, but it has obviously been a

:05:43.:05:45.

satisfying gave them. It's difficult to go there and they will be pleased

:05:46.:05:48.

to come away with that and pick things up again after losing in the

:05:49.:05:51.

League Cup. Tommy just does what he does at St Johnstone, keep them in

:05:52.:05:55.

the top half, fighting to the top four, bringing through young

:05:56.:06:00.

players, signing shrewdly and he's doing a very good job. Gemma, USA

:06:01.:06:07.

traditionally they have -- you were saying traditionally St Johnstone

:06:08.:06:10.

have a slow start but that seems not to be the case. I'm hoping the

:06:11.:06:15.

wobble was the draw against Aberdeen in the cup but he does a very good

:06:16.:06:19.

job with not a lot of resources and to have us consistently in the top

:06:20.:06:22.

half of the table and I'm hoping that continues this season, is

:06:23.:06:27.

fantastic for a club like ours. County, five games without a win?

:06:28.:06:31.

Yes, surprising really. Jim McIntyre and Billy Dodds, you know, they have

:06:32.:06:37.

been consistent themselves, to be honest, so to go that far without a

:06:38.:06:41.

win is surprising. But I think the team they have got, they will bounce

:06:42.:06:44.

back pretty soon and I expect them to be challenging for the top six

:06:45.:06:48.

again. I omitted Rangers, their first win since August 26. Ridgers

:06:49.:06:55.

just have to start finding the net, more regular basis. They will will

:06:56.:07:01.

be looking to get more people contributing with goals, from Ghana.

:07:02.:07:04.

The difference between the likes of them and even Aberdeen and Celtic is

:07:05.:07:09.

having that firepower at the top end of the pitch. I think Rangers need

:07:10.:07:13.

to find that as well. If they are to get themselves challenging at the

:07:14.:07:15.

to find that as well. If they are to top end. Looking at the table,

:07:16.:07:21.

jabber, Celtic and Aberdeen, Hearts, St Johnstone, Rangers and Motherwell

:07:22.:07:24.

as the top six and I would be surprised if that is now the top six

:07:25.:07:28.

finish. -- not be surprised if they were the top six, maybe not those

:07:29.:07:32.

places. Yes, but you have got Inverness and Ross County although

:07:33.:07:35.

it looks like Liam Boyce is out potentially for we while and Curran

:07:36.:07:39.

is already out, they have scored eight goals in the league and those

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to have scored seven so where will the goals come from now? They

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started the season ready well, Liam Boyce was Player of the Month in

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August and they need to find a form again. Looking at the bottom six,

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Richard, Partick Thistle, Kilmarnock and Dundee in the bottom three.

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Worrying signs for them. A little, but I think most of the managers

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have been relatively happy with the way their teams have been performing

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but results have not come. There's not a lot of points between the

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teams at the bottom, they are bunched up. I think it will probably

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be that way for most of the season. I don't see anyone being cut adrift.

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I think everyone is capable of taking points off each other and

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obviously, Celtic will have a gap at the top and there will be another

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couple in the top three but I think it is going to be very tight right

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to the end of the season for both clubs. I'm afraid it's time for us

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to leave you in peace, and leave you indeed with a look ahead at what is

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to come. Jonathan and company are here at tea-time with a highlights

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show at 6pm on BBC Two Scotland and if you missed it or want to watch

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again, it is repeated after Match of the Day in high definition on BBC

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One. Keith is off to join Stuart and Tam on Saturday Supplement on the

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wireless, which starts online and on digital. Tomorrow morning, I am

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working at the great Scottish run and our coverage starts at 11am on

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BBC Two Scotland. Good luck if you are taking part and if you see me,

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come and say hello but it is goodbye for now and from us, thanks to

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Gemma, Keith and Richard for their wit and wisdom and thanks to you for

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watching. See you soon.

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Introduced by David Currie.

Reports and results from around the country in the SPFL. In the Premiership, the lunchtime kick-off is at Dens Park as Dundee take on Celtic. Then at three o'clock, there's a Glasgow derby as Partick Thistle make the short journey to Ibrox to play Rangers, Kilmarnock host Aberdeen, Hamilton and Inverness meet for the first time this season, and St Johnstone are in Dingwall to face Ross County. Plus action from Friday night's match between Motherwell and Hearts.


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