03/01/2016 Sportscene


03/01/2016

Highlights of the weekend's matches. St Johnstone v Aberdeen, Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Ross County, Celtic v Partick Thistle, Kilmarnock v Hearts and Hamilton v Motherwell.


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Good evening, welcome and a Happy New Year to all of you.

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It is unbelievable! A spectacular opening goal in the

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Derby! The shot is at beauty! He has done

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it! Is this a bit of history?

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It is! And he has done it!

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What a finish! That is it, I would imagine.

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Good evening, welcome and a Happy New Year to all of you.

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The first Premiership matches of 2016 coming up,

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plus the Championship promotion race as well.

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And with us to usher in the first of the 2016 highlights,

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we've gone for a Big Pat, Little Pat combination.

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Celtic had a midweek break after their match with Dundee

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Commentary comes from John Barnes. Partick Thistle, who'd drawn 0-0

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Celtic bringing back Ambrose. Stuart are strong is sidelined so Chris

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Commons starts Leigh Griffiths on the bench after three weeks out.

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Partick make one change to the side which drew with Aberdeen. Shaun

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Welsh in midfield replacing Edwards. Celtic looking for a change at home

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in form, four games without a win at Celtic Park. Stefan Johansen.

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McGregor, trying his luck will stop that just went wide. -- and that

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just went wide. Loses the shot. The challenge. Shaun Welsh.

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Ciftci grounded. Shaun Welsh innocent. Wallace. Doolan in the

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middle. And the striker just got the nearest connection on that. Kris

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Doolan has had four nearest connection on that. Kris

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last five matches. Celtic pressing again. It is driven in by Roderick.

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Celtic players appealing for a penalty. The plot was by Liam

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Lindsey as it was fired on penalty. The plot was by Liam

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Did it come off a hand? Ciftci. The will not count. Good finish.

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Brannigan. That is hauled back and that will be a yellow card for the

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Celtic midfielder. Gordon. Miller seems to be taken

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out. And it is a second yellow card for the Celtic player, Biton, and he

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sees red. He jumped into Miller. After he had headed the ball away.

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Forest. Almost taken of his toe by Kris Commons. Good shot by James

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Forrest. Saved well by Tomas Cerni. Celtic desperate for the

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breakthrough. Doolan is sliding in and Craig Gordon had to turn that

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around the post. He got the better of Ambrose. Stefan Johansen. Fist of

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the less. It is Leigh Griffiths. Another good save by Tomas Cerni. To

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deny the Celtic substitute. Celtic desperate for this victory. Only two

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wins in their last seven matches and this is Griffiths. Back to McGregor.

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You expect Callum McGregor to finish that of. After the initial save by

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Tomas Cerni. He has put it wide. Partick Thistle five away games

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unbeaten and can they make it six? Seaborne with the effort. Celtic get

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it away. Still, it will not go for Partick Thistle. That was a good

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effort from Danny Seabourn cleared off the line by Tomas Cerni. Kris

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Commons. Leigh Griffiths of. Kris Commons again, Griffiths. That is an

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excellent finish and that wins it for Celtic in the last minute.

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Lovely, delicate touch for his 20th goal of the season from the

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Griffiths. Very relieved but very happy as well. Such an important

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result. I think it shows very good team spirit that we stayed in the

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game with ten men and we created chances as well in that period. Very

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happy and pleased we turned this around. But -- eh Watt into the game

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and we defended well. Last-minute goals. To be fair to Celtic, they

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are champions for a reason, they have that pace and quality and they

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had a great block. Celtic scraping a 1-0 victory in the

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last minute thanks to that man, Lee Richards. Ronnie Deila before the

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match said he wanted to see a lot of forward passing and pressing from

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his knee -- his midfield is committed to get it? Not for three

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quarters of the game. I was very disappointed. Credits to Partick

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Thistle for pricing. I think like this, you have to get forward and

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get movement up front. A lot of times it went back to Craig Gordon.

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He kicks it up the pitch. And you have got to give credit to Partick

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Thistle, no pressing from Celtic in the middle at times, this is too

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easy. They should have been shut down a lot easier. Players running

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away, midfielders. It was a chance for Booth who could have hit the

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target. That was too easy in that period. It took a change. Forest to

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come on and left the pace and the tempo, Leigh Griffiths in the second

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half and got chances and he scored his goal will stop they needed that

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because they were struggling. You were there yesterday, is Ronnie

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Deila is their struggling to get his message across? I am not sure. This

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time of the year is difficult because conditions do not always

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allow you to do the training and you have a lot of games and he needed to

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talk to them and the players have to take in that information and to do

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it on the pitch. Something is missing without Scott Brown, he gets

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them going. But other players have two step up and take on the

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leadership and that is missing from the team. And when they press well,

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they become a good team. That was missing yesterday.

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Almost a good result for Partick Thistle who have been on a decent

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run, where do you see them ending up? It is still a decent run, that

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was a good performance and they should be pleased. It is a

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goal-scorer, that is it. Celtic had a goal-scorer at the last minute,

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Leigh Griffiths came on. Straight into the net. When Doolan is

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scoring, they look like a good team full of it on the table, they should

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be happy. Aberdeen's match at St Johnstone

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was due to take place this lunchtime, but it was postponed due

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to a waterlogged pitch. Third placed Hearts had the chance

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to make up ground away at struggling Kilmarnock, who hadn't

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won at Rugby Park since Commentary comes

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from Alasdair Lamont. Kilmarnock looking to improve after

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one win in nine matches. Hearts despite a win over at Dundee United

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make four changes. A humdrum start to the year and this match at Rugby

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Park. Kilmarnock try to do something about that. Tope Obadeyi finds room.

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Josh Magennis has space and Neil Alexander blocks with his legs. The

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first real opening in the match. Alexander blocks with his legs. The

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the shot. A free kick is given and quickly taken Juanma. That is a good

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challenge. Just by a combination Ashcroft and macabre the stop Juanma

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in his tracks pads to pull the trigger. Greg Levine. Looking on. As

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the side tries to make the break through. Kilmarnock coming forward.

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Juanma back to defending. Stephen Smith with a hefty challenge. Josh

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Magennis. It is over the line by Conrad Balatoni of all people. The

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defender for just his second goal of the season. He has the home side in

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front before half-time. The rug Park crowd has suddenly something to

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cheer -- Rugby Park. Controversy on the challenge from Smith, it was

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years. Hearts unhappy. Josh Magennis did not waste time and a good finish

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by Conrad Balatoni, knocking it over. It was knocked over by Stevie

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Smith. Kilmarnock ahead. Clipped forward by the captain Augustyn.

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Smith. Kilmarnock ahead. Clipped Nicholson. He has done well. He is

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forced to turn back. Holding onto possession and he gets the cross in.

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Good shot, well saved by Jamie MacDonald. Hearts level on the

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stroke of half-time. It was good President is by Nicholson and this

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from Billy King -- and sisters. He had no luck. Reilly ready to pounce

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and two goals in two games from the Hearts forward. And they level going

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into the break. Juwon Oshaniwa. Hearts forward. And they level going

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Picked up I Nicholson. It falls for Prince Buaben, a good save I

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McDonald. A good shot which deflects past McDonald. Hearts ahead! Great

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McDonald. A good shot which deflects skill and strike either full-back,

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helps by the deflection. Once again, Jamie MacDonald gets no luck. A good

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block by the keeper and he can get do nothing as Paterson's volley goes

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past him, coming off Kevin McHattie, and Hearts coming from behind to

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lead at Rugby Park! More misery perhaps for Kilmarnock in the

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relegation play-off. perhaps for Kilmarnock in the

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of Dundee United but they will not be happy with the way is going and

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they almost fall further behind. The header from Ross. Hearts pressing.

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Nicholson's cross. Riley with the header over the bar. Kilmarnock

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living dangerously. Igor Rossi rising and McDonald beaten. The

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crossbar saving Omani. Stevie Smith to deliver. Headed over by Conrad

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Balatoni, looking for his second goal of the game. Kilmarnock will

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take a goal from anywhere at the moment. Robbie Neilson, only one win

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in 64 Hearts but on course for another. Stevie Smith. This is Josh

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Magennis. Kilmarnock snatch an equaliser with ten minutes left

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stuck Mac --. Love for the delivery from Smith with his back to goal,

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directs the goal somehow. It was a good Kilmarnock informants. The

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first half, we were a better side in the game and we played really well

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and showed character to combat. It is a good way to start the year,

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against a good side but we have to show that commitment and passion

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every week. We can more than match the teams at

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the top but we have to do that against the teams roundabout stop

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Mac disappointed to get three points.

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We played really well with quality -- but the quality not good enough

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at times. We went back in with a hole defensive display through a

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corner. 2-0 and a point shed but Robbie

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Neilson not happy, he thought it was a vow in the lead-up to the first

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command goal. -- a foul. You have to keep your concentration

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also. Expect the unexpected. Will Kilmarnock fans like to see a bit of

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them from the team because they have seen the terrible performances,

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let's be frank. I watched them in Celtic Park, the filling with their

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lives, and then they played Partick Thistle and got absolutely hammered.

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They lost five goals. Why is that? When you have your team setup to be

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defensive and they are all working that way, fine, perfect, and you are

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away from home, that will be the tactics. When you come home, the

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fans expect you to open up, and then maybe the defenders aren't good

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enough. So yesterday they got a bit of defending right and a bit of

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attacking right and it is getting that combination of the two

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together, it is not easy and you try to work both those things. I would

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say that but not ignore what hearts have done on this one as well. You

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can see from the two managers at the end who is happy and who is not

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happy. Hearts are delighted with that point, a great point for them.

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Kilmarnock are delighted, Hearts are devastated. I understand that

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completely. In the end Hearts will go on, they will get better, they

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are a team improving and getting struggle the time, and I suspect

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they will continue further on from the end of the season. It was a big

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step up when they came into this league. The question would be with

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the players perform, would they play the same way, they have changed and

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adapted and they are now ahead of themselves. You expect them to stay

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in that place? Identify the shooting. Against Celtic last week

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they did well. The tale of Dundee United's 2015

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peaked on the first of January Since then it has pretty much been

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a non-stop tale of woe So to cheer up long suffering United

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fans ahead of this weekend's derby clash, we've been back

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through the archives to a time when life was just that little bit

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kinder for those of COMMENTATOR: Plenty left, cut it

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back, Mills has a chance and he puts it away! He checks nicely. Beaten by

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Ferguson's header! He is on come he has support from Gough. Milne. And a

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great goal by Paul Starrett expect it is in! Starrett again!

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Dundee manager brings back Paul McGowan to take the place of Gary

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Irving, while Cammy Kerr makes his first to the club with Greg Stuart

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suspended. New signing AJ Kalashian mixes Dundee United debut. --

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Kawashima. Gavin Gunning. Harkins! Kawashima to Dundee

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United's rescue and that of Gavin Gunning. It is those sorts of errors

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that have been costly for United in recent weeks. The coach has been

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complaining about that. Fraser with a corner. Spotted Rankin. Solid

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challenge from James Magut eight and the players and the referee are

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calling for assistance for the Dundee United captain. Solid in

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there, and he has picked up what looks like a serious injuries, has

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James Mcrae. -- McPeak. Blair Spittal, Dundee United have the

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breakthrough. On the quarter of an hour mark. Blair Spittal with his

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fourth goal of the season, a terrific effort to beat Scott Bain.

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Fraser with a corner. It is off the line by Bain. Dundee United players

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are claiming that it crossed the goal line. It actually came off the

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back of Paul McGinn, and it was Bain who made the stop and have actually

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helped with the clearance -- eventually helped. Bain gets it out,

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only as far as Rankin! A good stop by the Dundee United goalkeeper.

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Fraser. The pressure is still on Dundee. He has gone to ground, he is

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calling for a penalty. Bain initially. Rankin with a shot and

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then McGowan initially. Rankin with a shot and

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appeal. Did Conrad clipped him? initially. Rankin with a shot and

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Nicky low with a free kick. The goalkeeper has come for it and

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spilled it. Kane having six clothes again for Dundee. His 12th goal of

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the Japanese goalkeeper flapped at the season -- Kane

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the Japanese goalkeeper flapped at that one. He gave the home side the

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chance of an equaliser. that one. He gave the home side the

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slips. Demel, powerful play in the midfield area, tripped by Ross.

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slips. Demel, powerful play in the Demel did not like the Challenger

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and he is a little bit angry. Scott Fraser was trying to protect him,

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and Fraser was trying to protect him,

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team-mates. It is all getting a little bit silly. Demel and Roscoe

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booked for their troubles. Something has happened off the ball to Nicky

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Lowe. I think it has has happened off the ball to Nicky

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Demel. This might give us a better indication, clashing

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Demel. This might give us a better with Nicky Lowe. The free kick has

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been given with Nicky Lowe. The free kick has

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of Gary Harkins. It looked as though it was a fair challenge from Ryan

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McGowan. Harkins's free kick. Nick Ross. And

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Dundee are in front and Nick Ross is a way to celebrate his first goal

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for the club. It took a deflection en route to beat Dane. It came off

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Sean Dillon. Paul Hartley certainly enjoyed that. -- to beat Scott Bain.

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Hemmings. In Michael -- mighty battle. Here is Paul McGowan, chance

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another three, great save by the Japanese goalkeeper, Kawashima

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denying McGowan, putting Dundee further in front. Ross with the

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delivery. Testing Demel for pace. Demel involved again and he will

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receive a second yellow card from referee Kevin Clancy. Pack alone and

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not happy about that decision. He is close to the decision.

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It looked as if Paul McGinn had a hold of him. It was not a pretty

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game, it was hard fought, the pitch was difficult, it was heavy but the

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players showed tremendous desire and character and spirit today. Second

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half I thought we were comfortable, in terms of defending so I'm really

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pleased with that. It has been a few weeks now, six matches recently we

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have taken the lead and then lost it, so that can happen. Silly, silly

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goals, as well. Stupid. Is it quality, is it confidence? We simply

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must cut them out. Sporting got a new toy for Christmas, but first,

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Pat Bonner, how big a win was that the Dundee? Paul Hartley will be

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absolutely delighted for a number of reasons, one who lost as captain

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early in that game, a bad injury, he lost the last game 5-2 away to Ross

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County, and he was a goal down in that game. To come back and win it

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and beat your local rivals, always a great reason to celebrate. Pat

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Nevin, a real baptism of fire the Dundee United's new goalkeeper.

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Dundee derbies are usually really feisty at first, tough games,

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particularly if you are a new goalkeeper and heavy opposition you

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under massive pressure and that is exactly what happened to Mr

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Kawashima in this game. Welcome to Scotland. He was put on the masses

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of pressure. Every time there was a free kick for a corner kick,

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everyone got in front. Look at that mass of players. As long as the

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Dundee players don't touch the goalkeeper they are doing nothing

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wrong. All the referee can do is say calm down. Eventually that pressure

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might tell. Eventually that pressure did tell. I felt quite sorry for him

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in a way. He had a few good punches but on this occasion the ball was

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put in high, not low. When the ball in high, that is about 22 feet in

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the air, you surely it is a lower one than that but on this occasion

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it was high. It gives an opportunity for the players to attack it, and

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look at the way they are attacking it. Absolutely incredible. That is

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about six players in that short little space, and it is really hard

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for the goalkeeper to make anything of it. Does not get any height and

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distance on it and the ball comes down and they score the goal.

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However, the second most important thing, get a good ball in there but

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then you have to go and make sure you win the second ball. Three

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Dundee players, they want that, look at the goalkeeper's face in the

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corner, absolutely fearful written on his face. I felt quite sorry for

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him because he dealt with at most of the time quite well, but in the new

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secular order wanted to do with him. What confused me was near the end.

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There are about six of them out there. Why? Have a look at the

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goalkeeper, suddenly that has all been working, it is actually no

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pressure on the goalkeeper at all. Why are they doing this? The reason

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I think, and it is only a guess, I think there is a possibility then

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they have won the game and they put so much pressure on the referee, not

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just the goalkeeper, they will get free kicks against them. They will

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use this again and it has worked a treat against Dundee United, I think

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it will work against other teams, but what do you do to stop it?

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Personally, I don't know but I have a man who might know. It was a tough

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introduction to the goalkeeper. Didn't know the players, language

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problems, I guess he will be working in the next couple of weeks will

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stop if you go back to the free kick, you need to start further out.

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All of the defenders need to be further out, I have seen teams

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defend really high up, even outside the art. It gives space and time to

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the goalkeeper, then you expect him to come and deal with most things.

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If you start too far back, he is under pressure. I am sure they will

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be working on that next time but one thing they don't have two is the

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young lad Blair Spittal. He was fantastic in the end, very unlucky

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not to be in the winning side. I can't ignore this piece of absolute

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and utter genius. This was brilliant, free kick over the top,

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but I will stop it just there. I'm looking at the goalkeeper, thinking

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he is going to get there, he has taken a step early, got across, done

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everything right. But when you put the ball right in the corner, and

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really do you get any closer to the top corner than this? It is an

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absolutely fantastic hit and he has to be very proud of that and I would

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not blame the goalkeeper at all. They were quite unlucky, Dundee

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United, Dundee played well but Dundee United had been unlucky a lot

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this year and it doesn't get you any points unfortunately. Thank you, Pat

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Bonner, Dundee United 11 point adrift at the bottom of the table,

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do you see any way that? And the worst defensive record in the least

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goals stop that is why they are down there. They need to kick on. They

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will be desperate for something to happen and maybe try to get in one

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or two players in this particular transfer window, but they need

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something to really get going. A victory would be a great thing,

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because a victory anyway and the manager will be delighted. It will

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be tough for them. It was the 50th Highland derby

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between Inverness Caledonian Thistle Caley Thistle with the upper hand,

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they were looking for The big news for Ross County before

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the match was an injury to star striker Liam Boyson stopped a broken

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hand means he will be out for the next four weeks. To begin with, it

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would take a cross from Ross County's all-time top goal-scorer to

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set up Rocco Quinn. He could not find the required finish. County

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boss Jim McIntyre would have plenty to ponder soon after. A corner for

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Caley Thistle, only partially dealt with by the Ross County defence.

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James Benson's shot deflected into the net by Miles Storey to score his

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18th goal of the season. Caley Thistle boss John Hughes determined

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to extend his loan deal from Swindon Town until the end of the season.

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Can the lost another forward, Craig Curran, as they looked for a

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response was top Andrew Davies with a header saved by Fawn Williams.

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Right before half-time, Inverness moved into a 2-0 lead. Greg Tansey's

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free kick defending everyone, the midfielder with his fourth goal in

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three games. It almost got even better for Caley

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Thistle in the second half. A superb effort tipped onto the crossbar by

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Scott Fox. At the other end, Co almost picked

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Caley but the danger was At the other end, Co almost picked

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replacing the goal threat will be the challenge for Ross County, Liam

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Boyce has found the net 17 times. Buying Graham with just three goals

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so far this season. As for Caley, this would be their fifth game

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without defeat. They had chances to make the win and more handsome. Iain

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Vigurs firing over the bar. The centre backs almost conjured a

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third. Caley now just two points behind Ross County. Three games in a

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week, it was hard for both teams. We did more travelling than Ross

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County, Aberdeen and Hamilton. So for the boys to give me that

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performance, outstanding so really pleased. It does not matter how well

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you play in the first half, it if you go to- zero down, it you have a

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mountain to climb and Inverness saw the game out -- 2-0. We tried to

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make substitutions to threaten. We never done enough.

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Five matches undefeated for Caley Thistle. Is this the Caley Thistle

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of last season? I thought the over performed last season and they are

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good enough, they are never going to be relegation, they are not that

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team. It is a battle between them and Ross County and who ends up on

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top. I do not see either of them getting second or third this season

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but good teams. I felt sorry for Ross County. If you lose a

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goal-scorer like Liam Boyce. Inverness, Greg Tansey scoring free

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kicks for fun at the moment and Miles Storey is the story at the

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moment. Caley Thistle face a battle to hold on, on loan from Swindon.

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moment. Caley Thistle face a battle has eight goals this season. It is a

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good bit of business and keeping him is major business. Anti-cancer goal

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goals from all over the place -- and he can score. We have been

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impressed. Antigua is also looking to add to Storey because he has said

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he needs another striker and if something happens to Storey, he is

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in trouble. Look at that shot, and a good saved by the weight. Fantastic

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ability and John needs that. He has momentum going, John Hughes. He had

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a sticky start, he lost some in the summer and he has to get more but he

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has got them going and it is good to see Ross County and Inverness in the

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top six. Almost winning points from each other. It is going to be tight.

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With three wins in a row, Motherwell have been enjoying life

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Yesterday they faced Hamilton Accies whose form -

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Four defeats in a row and just one win from their last 11 matches.

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Motherwell begin 2016 with the team which ended 2015 with a win. A third

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straight win. In from Josh Law and headed clear

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why Lucas. Back for Keith Lasley. Motherwell looking to prolong the

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run of form at the moment. Law cut again and Scott MacDonald with the

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opening goal with only nine minutes gone. It is a dream start in the

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Derby for the home team and it is that man, MacDonald, with the

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faintest of touchers from close range. After a great delivery from

:35:55.:36:04.

Law, it was that finishing touch. Marvin Johnson gets the better of

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Crawford and Gillespie and that is a great folly and good goalkeeping

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from Michael McGovern. Very brave from the Hamilton keeper. Louis

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Moult was bearing down on him. Ali Crawford with the free kick. Good

:36:30.:36:33.

effort and a good save from Connor Ripley. And awkward bounce in front

:36:34.:36:42.

of the Motherwell keeper. Crawford over the set piece. But is Lucas. It

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is an equaliser after 25 minutes and Fir Park. Lucas scores, 1-1.

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Hamilton back in this. Gillespie with the throw, Crawford. Darian

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MacKinnon, what a goal! A couple in a couple of minutes and he might

:37:13.:37:16.

celebrate, it is his first of the season. A great finish from Darian

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MacKinnon, over Connor Ripley and Hamilton have turned this game

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around. Cleared by Hamill. Stretching for the header, Gordon.

:37:30.:37:38.

MacDonald, back in fall MacDonald. On the second attempt, he scrambles

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it in. It is the second goal of the game for Scotland on. And within a

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matter of seconds, the home team back on level terms -- MacDonald.

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Their fourth goal already in this Lanarkshire derby. Law's free kick.

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Their fourth goal already in this What a chance for Louis Moult who is

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looking at the net and he knows it should be nestling in it.

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Grimshaw. The online Manchester United youngster. Louis Moult

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scores. He was not going to mess that time. Motherwell's leading

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Marchman strikes again with a near post header and that makes it 3-2!

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A trip. Keith Lasley. That is going to be a yellow card for the

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Motherwell captain. That is missed by Gillespie. And room to run into

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four Marvin Johnson. He takes on the shot and it was good. Beaten away by

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Michael McGovern. That is a neat turn by Darian MacKinnon. Gillespie,

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took a deflection. A shot is saved. Crawford with the follow-up and that

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was handball, it is a penalty and it is a red card. Keith Lasley is sent

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off for a second yellow. And it is Ali Crawford inside stoppage time to

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salvage a point for Hamilton Accies. What an end to this Lanarkshire

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derby, three goals each. It is fast and slippy and has the

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ingredients for a local derby. And think we are very disappointed not

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to win, I think we deserved to win. You have to see it out and we will

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take the points, they get rewarded with the penalties.

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And for Ali Crawford, it takes bottle to step up in a derby match

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getting beaten 3-2 is a really pleased for him.

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You have been impressed by Mark McGhee. The first couple of games

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coming up to know his players and he made the decisions and left out

:40:28.:40:32.

experienced players and set out what he would do and he has them playing

:40:33.:40:37.

and is getting results. He is a very experienced manager, he has been

:40:38.:40:44.

around and he is walking with Gordon Strachan -- working. Is analysing

:40:45.:40:47.

the game and he is getting players to respond. The Motherwell captain

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Keith Lasley is an angry man at the end. It was a stonewall penalties.

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Furious, more than angry. And will give him a bit, it is not

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deliberate. But it is a handball. It is in an unnatural position. Every

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day of the weeks back I think the yellow card is harsh. I do not

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day of the weeks back I think the it is deliberate. And think his hand

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day of the weeks back I think the is in an unnatural place. Hard to

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swallow for Motherwell but interesting to hear Mark McGhee. I

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think he knows he has a team. You have MacDonald scoring goals,

:41:30.:41:32.

Pearson from the back. That looks like a team. Accies on a downward

:41:33.:41:38.

spiral. But fighting spirit as Martin Canning said. He will be

:41:39.:41:43.

delighted to get a result yesterday, scoring a penalty. It is a funny

:41:44.:41:50.

thing from Hamilton, we know how to play lovely football, Ali Crawford

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is the star player at times but they lose goals also. You have to put

:41:53.:41:59.

that right and get the combination, the defending along with the

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attacking and you have a chance. A look at the table now.

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So Celtic move three points clear of Aberdeen with a game in hand.

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Inverness move into the top six after their derby win -

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just seven points separate them from 11th placed Kilmarnock though.

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Dundee United 11 points adrift at the bottom.

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To the Championship now and leaders Rangers travelled to Dumbarton

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looking to follow-up on Monday's big win over Hibs at Ibrox.

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It is a great finish, 1-1. A double from the midfielder.

:42:34.:42:45.

Great touch from Nicky Clarke. Martyn Waghorn. Four for Rangers.

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Before the match, in one minute silence to commemorate the 40th

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anniversary of the Ibrox disaster. Commentary from Rob Maclean. Since

:42:56.:43:17.

going down 4-0 at Ibrox, Dumbarton have lost one of five games. Rangers

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ended 2015 with a big win against Hibs at Ibrox and Mark Warburton

:43:27.:43:31.

says same again to the players who opened a 3-point lead at the top of

:43:32.:43:40.

the Championship. James Tavernier. Andy Halliday, Kenny Miller. Anti

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bundles in the opening goal. It has been a rate first half for Rangers.

:43:51.:43:54.

Bay have dominated and it has taken them to close on half-time to make

:43:55.:44:01.

the breakthrough. It was about Miller's persistence, getting the

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better of keeper Mark Brown. 1-0, Rangers. Rob McCallum. 19 years old.

:44:07.:44:12.

Mocked Doherty. Rangers. Rob McCallum. 19 years old.

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chance early in the second-half to get Dumbarton back on level terms.

:44:20.:44:30.

Waghorn against Doherty. James Tavernier. So close. Kenny Miller on

:44:31.:44:36.

the second attempt. But it was the full-back James Tavernier rattling

:44:37.:44:41.

the crossbar and Rangers a fraction away from a second goal. No great

:44:42.:44:50.

pressure, Tavernier's Ross, Kenny Miller's header. That is a double.

:44:51.:44:55.

2-0 Rangers. And now surely no Miller's header. That is a double.

:44:56.:45:01.

back for Dumbarton. The header is not challenged. Kenny Miller missed

:45:02.:45:06.

a couple of chances against Hibs at he was not missing that. Barrie

:45:07.:45:18.

McKay. Tavernier. Miller wants it, he gets it. Happy New Year for Kenny

:45:19.:45:27.

Miller! A hat-trick two day into 2016! And that makes it 3-0 Rangers.

:45:28.:45:43.

Nicky Law's pass. The ever willing Tavernier. Martyn Waghorn. It is

:45:44.:45:53.

number four. And for Waghorn, it is number 22 of the season. Rangers

:45:54.:46:03.

running riot. Tavernier. He leaves it for Andy Halliday, deflected. It

:46:04.:46:07.

is in. The day gets worse for Dumbarton. Goalkeeper Mark Brown had

:46:08.:46:14.

little chance here. As it flicked off the head of Lindsey. It always

:46:15.:46:21.

looked as if it was dropping in the corner, 5-0.

:46:22.:46:29.

Tavernier wins it. Helped out by Waghorn. Rangers on the move

:46:30.:46:44.

againstNEXT Tavernier! And it is six of the best for Rangers, the 11th of

:46:45.:46:51.

the season, Tavernier. Is back to kill a conclusion. -- a good

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conclusion. The pressure was good and to come to

:46:56.:47:03.

a place as tough as this and get that result is pleasing.

:47:04.:47:07.

You look at the quality in the team, a top side. They play with

:47:08.:47:14.

intensity. They made it difficult but the players gave it everything

:47:15.:47:17.

and I cannot disheartened. Just move on to the next games.

:47:18.:47:23.

A big scoreline and a big success that has put a spring in the step of

:47:24.:47:34.

Mark Warburton. I was very impressed against Hibs. In parts of every

:47:35.:47:42.

game, you have to ask questions and the reaction is great. That looks

:47:43.:47:49.

like a strong team with great police.

:47:50.:51:09.

In the second half, the regular to Rangers?

:51:10.:51:17.

You have to give credit to Peter Houston when he sustained them. They

:51:18.:52:33.

had it good run and in the Cup. He has young players like Blair Spittal

:52:34.:52:40.

and grant at the back. Anti-lost Rory Loy. I think they are in the

:52:41.:52:46.

mix and it will be interesting between the three of them and the

:52:47.:52:51.

Games they have to play. You are at least a year -- Easter Road

:52:52.:52:55.

yesterday as they got that when, where do you see that coming? I

:52:56.:53:01.

think it is a fantastic midfield. They need to make sure they keep

:53:02.:53:07.

them. Might not be easy because a lot of people have been interested.

:53:08.:53:11.

They are good enough to stick with Rangers but you make sure you do not

:53:12.:53:18.

ignore Falkirk. They are the team, not Hibs, not Rangers, with no

:53:19.:53:19.

pressure. Pat and Pat, thank you. Congratulations to Gary Anderson for

:53:20.:53:31.

becoming champion for the second time in a year.

:53:32.:53:32.

That's it for the first installment of 2016,

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and there's a break from league action next weekend

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Which means we'll have Sportscene highlights for you on Saturday night

:53:37.:53:44.

Until then, from all of us on the team, bye for now.

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Introduced by Jonathan Sutherland.

Sportscene returns with the first highlights programme of 2016. St Johnstone host Aberdeen in the Sunday lunchtime kick-off, while there is also action from the five Saturday matches, including the Dundee derby at Dens Park. There's also a derby in the Highlands as Inverness CT welcome neighbours Ross County. Elsewhere, Celtic stay in Glasgow to face Partick Thistle, who haven't beaten the champions in over 20 years. Kilmarnock host Hearts and Hamilton are away to Motherwell. Also, selected Championship action.


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