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It is unbelievable. It is a spectacular opening goal in the
Derby. The shop is an absolute beauty. Is this a bit of history? It
is. What a finish! That is it. It has been one of the most
significant weekends An action-packed edition
of Sportscene tonight as we arrive Championship and Petrofac
final highlights as well. Plus Stuart McCall at the big screen
and Michael Stewart is here as well. We start with a Friday night
match at Tynecastle. Second versus third,
Aberdeen aiming to narrow the gap on Celtic to two points with
the champions playing on Saturday. Hearts still aiming to pip Aberdeen
for second place. Despite the much publicised bout
that swept through the squad, there is just one change from last
weekend. Aberdeen will feel they must win to keep their title
challenge on track. Willo Flood drops to the bench and is replaced
by 20-year-old Craig Stone. It is an anticipated match with third hosting
second. Sam Nicholson within a whisker of giving Hearts and early
lead. Aberdeen's defence did not deal particularly well with the
danger, but survived. Four minutes in and it is a dream
start for the Dons, Simon Church with his sixth goal of the season.
What a precious one it could turn out to be in the context of the
season. Nice football from Aberdeen. Church is onside. No problem with
the finish either. The Dons go ahead at Tynecastle. A really good spell
from Aberdeen. A great chance for Niall McGinn. He knows it should be
2-0. It was a great delivery, not a great finish. Two things for Robbie
Neilson to change. Augustyn's header just could not
quite squeeze over the line. Well dealt with by Aberdeen. Scott Brown
was underneath it. Really good pressure from Hearts.
And Juanma equalises! Hearts are level after 33 minutes. Aberdeen
will not be happy with the space allowed. Juanma was onside. It was
not great goalkeeping. That is one apiece.
Aberdeen are struggling to get the ball out of their own area at the
moment. Everyone has switched off, but the
ball is still in play. Another great chance for Niall
McGinn goes begging. He could have had a couple. That header should be
finding the back of the net. Taylor getting into a bit of trouble
there. He might require a bit of treatment.
A great cross and a great header and a great goal for Hearts as they come
from behind to take a 2-1 lead. It is an ecstatic Tynecastle. Aberdeen
will be furious with themselves. Poor defending, but nothing wrong
with their header from Juanma. It was a brilliant cross from Jamie
Walker. Again Niall McGinn was there.
another night he could have had a hat-trick.
Hearts should be able to see this out in the dying seconds. There goes
the final whistle. Derek McInnis is deflated and defeated. His title bid
is damaged now by a 2-1 defeat at Tynecastle. It is a huge result. If
we did not win, we would be looking to try and consolidate third place
and now we can try and catch up Aberdeen who are having a great
season. They will be trying to stop Celtic, so they will still be going
hard. Where does this leave things in terms of the title? It is gone
for us now I would imagine. We have got to make sure we get back to
basics and C of the threat from Hearts first and foremost. But in
terms of five games to go, at this stage of the season Celtic can only
throw it away. I would not expect them to know.
Where did it go so wrong for Aberdeen after a great start? It was
a great chance and there were a glut of chances for Aberdeen and they
ended up paying the price for missing them. Hearts came back into
the game and scored the two goals. Aberdeen will be disappointed
because they were the architects of their own downfall. It was a great
result for Hearts, but Aberdeen the architects of their own downfall. Is
that a fair comment? The team will be frustrated in the manner that
they came. We will look at the two goals conceded. The first one was a
build-up from Hearts. Aberdeen are in good positions and their back
four are nice and compact. The midfield four are in good positions
and Kenny Maclean, playing Number Ten, came back to give a hand. But
credit has to go to Hearts. Augustyn takes responsibility and comes into
the middle of the park. They need a goal. But when a centre-half comes
in it is normally the job of the Number Ten to be the one who
confronts him and goes over and stopped him in is forward roll
coming forward. That does not happen. We know what he can do from
there. From that you are thinking, happen. We know what he can do from
the keeper should be OK. Last season he fired a cracker in. But look at
Juanma and the two defenders. He gets his just rewards. It is a
goalkeeping error as well. A couple of mistakes, but take nothing away
from Hearts. At this point Tynecastle is rocking. It certainly
was. Hearts got the impetus after that goal and they carried it
was. Hearts got the impetus after through into the second half. In
terms of the second goal, how disappointed should Aberdeen be?
Hugely. It was a bit unfortunate as well. Aberdeen want to win the game.
Maclean does not see what is happening with Taylor. He sees Logan
making a run. But from then on that is when the problem starts. Hires go
over and take the situation by the hand. It was not so much the free
kick, it was well intentioned, it is the reaction after it. He drifts
into the midfield area, but he has got to be more aware that the guys
at the back are exposed. If he holds his position and waits for his
team-mates to get back into position, they would not be so
exposed. She only went over to start stretching Taylor when the ball was
in play. Leave his man and get back in position and help the guys at the
back and they were exposed and they paid the price. Taylor normally
would be there on the right hand side covering over there. Graeme
Shinni would be on the cover there and they would be happy with that.
But because of this unfortunate and they would be happy with that.
situation, it has not been the case. There is a big hole in behind with
Willo Flood. It is a good ball into the space. Reynolds has to decide
whether to try and cut it out and leave Juanma, which he does. I have
whether to try and cut it out and got to say Walker and Juanma
constructed that go together and in the second half they were a good
the second half they were a good combination.
So, to Fir Park for the Saturday lunchtime game.
Celtic with the chance to stretch their lead
over Aberdeen to a point if they could beat Motherwell.
Mark McGhee can send out the same 11 as they chase a sixth win in a row.
For Motherwell team that looked like it would be battling the drop a few
weeks back. Charlie Mulgrew is in an Kazim-Richards is replacing Gary
Mackay-Steven. Griffiths! We know he is capable
from that kind of distance. Motherwell inflicted Celtic's only
home league defeat on them in December. They have won a penalty.
After Aberdeen's defeat on Friday evening, Celtic know they can be
eight clear by the close of business today. Griffiths has put it past!
The mini goal drought continues for Leigh Griffiths.
He has got options right and left. He chooses Griffiths. And it is
Conor Ripley again. Motherwell were sliced open on the counterattack.
Conor Ripley is having a good game. That was Kazim-Richards. And it is
Conor Ripley again. A fine afternoon the on loan Middlesbrough keeper is
having. Celtic have been scintillating in this first half.
Kieran Tierney is the latest to sting the palms of Conor Ripley.
Quite how Celtic are not ahead is anyone's guess. That was Roberts.
Ripley is a busy boy. They have done everything but score
in the first half, the champions. Griffiths! The resistance finally
fades right on half-time. Leigh Griffiths scoring goal number
36 of the season just before the interval. Had not scored in three
Celtic games coming into this. McDonald puts it in, but it is
offside. Motherwell's best passing move of the game.
It is so tight. He has the better of Tierney. McDonald! The former Celtic
striker has levelled proceedings in a game Motherwell scarcely deserved
to be levelling. Just the one point would do Motherwell with regards to
top six. Griffiths! It has gone through Ripley. From hero to
villain. Corner Ripley lets that trundle squirms through them.
Griffiths is on a hat-trick. He has pickpocketed Keane and Kennedy.
Ripley redeems himself for now at least. Celtic march towards five in
a row. A few words exchanged at the end.
What happened? At the beginning of the game I felt as if when I went to
shake hands with the Celtic staff they blanked me. I have spoken to
Ronnie and it was a 100% misunderstanding on my part and I
accept totally that he did not see me. That is fine. We have shook
hands and it is fine. The most important thing is that three
points. We had to hang on. The first half we had plenty of chances and
did not take them and missed a penalty and the keeper had good
saves. At 1-0 it is always uncomfortable. We showed great
character to get the second goal back and see the game out. It was
good to see that handshake gate was eventually resolved. Is the title
race is over? I think so. You heard John Kennedy saying the most
important thing was getting that three points and he is spot on.
After Aberdeen's defeat, the title is theirs? Do you agree? Yes. I
think you can concede it. Mark McGhee called it shocking to
disallow the Scott McDonald effort. Was he offside? I do not know. It
was even plastic move by Motherwell with fantastic passing. Initially it
looked a couple of yards offside. It is not a shocking decision. No. It
is frustrating from Mark. I still do not know if he is offside or
on-site. It is definitely a difficult decision for the linesman.
It is marginal. Part of his body is in front of the ball so he is
offside. I can understand why the linesman David because by the time
the ball got to Scott McDonald's feat he is in the six yard box.
Celtic had loads of chances. Griffiths described that as an
Magpie angry performance from himself. He missed a penalty and
then came good. He did. This shows the resilience and his performance.
Frustrated he had not got on the scoresheet earlier. This one nagging
the most. Craig Gordon will be taking penalties. You see the
determination to get up. That is a sprint from inside the box almost to
the box at the other end. He works the goalkeeper on most occasions. To
be disappointed coming away from the game when he has got two goals...
This shows what he is about. That is really composed finish to guide it
into the back of the net. He has nothing to be angry about with two
goals. It shows you how things can change in the game. Ripley did
great, the keeper, and then right at the end it goes through his legs. A
painful moment for Ripley. Motherwell still with a real chance
of getting into Europe. They certainly have. A couple of months
ago they were second bottom. I believe they could be top six
because there might have goal scorers. They have given themselves
such a fantastic chance. Celtic have to win the double for fourth place
and it is between Ross County, St Johnstone and Motherwell.
So the title race looks like it is reaching its conclusion
Next weekend should be very tasty indeed.
Two mouthwatering Scottish Cup semifinal showdowns.
The first is live on Sportscene, 12:10pm Saturday lunchtime,
Live coverage on Sportsound on BBC Radio Scotland.
We'll have all the Old Firm highlights on Sunday night's
Sportscene as always, 10:30pm on BBC One.
Dundee started the day in that much coveted sixth-place spot.
They went to Hamilton needing a win to be guaranteed to keep it.
Dropping points could open the trap door to the bottom
Hamilton need to find Victor Ruiz and be better than at Aberdeen last
week. Morris is back up front. A youngster comes into their Dundee
side -- Wighton. Morris with support from Doherty.
Good saves by Scott Bain. It has been a sluggish start by Dundee.
Gifting it straight back to the hosts. Cause himself! That as they a
touch and it is another Hamilton corner. Plenty behind it. Hamilton
have not won here since mid-September, a shocking run. The
BMA's bowl beat Motherwell that day. Crawford! A massive goal for
Hamilton. They look to stave off the threat of the relegation zone.
Crawford's first goal since January, the beginning of January, and it
could be priceless. That could be a the beginning of January, and it
penalty. It is. John B ten points to the spot. Tena! 2-0. What a first
half for Martin Canning's team. A great penalty from the centre-half.
Dundee's top six hawks are hanging by a thread. A draw might not be
enough. They are a long way behind in Lanarkshire. That is Scott Bain.
The recent Scotland squad call-up. A great following down from the City
of discovery but it has been nothing but pain and anguish for the Dundee
supporters. Hamilton continuing to but pain and anguish for the Dundee
pound the defence. It has been all Hamilton. One of their best
performances of the season. He has scored from free kicks from that
kind of distance before, Tena, who got Hamilton's second today.
kind of distance before, Tena, who Harkins. No handball. Brilliant!
Great goal from the half-time substitute. Hemmings with the ball
but it was all about the clever finish from Harkins. Dundee are back
in this. Harkins brought down by McKinnon. As usual he was not happy
about it. Dundee have a good opportunity to swing this in. Plenty
up for it. Headed down by Conrad. The government is equal to it.
Dundee's top six hopes look like they lie in tatters. First half we
were excellent. We should have taken more opportunities. The second half
they came back into the game. We showed spirit to make sure we hung
on which is something that has been lacking of late but we are back to
winning at home. I do not then be performed especially the first 45
minutes, compared to the standards we have said. We have to regroup and
tried to finish as high as possible. You can see the disappointment on
Paul Hartley's says. For Dundee, drawing too many games. Is that the
problem? No doubt. They have drawn I think 14 and won nine, similar to
Hamilton who are in the relegation play-off spot. They have not managed
to convert enough of those draws into wins. Inconsistency. They are
capable of challenging at the top but have not been able to get as
many wins as they needed to get in the top six. A massive win for
Hamilton. A much-needed Holm win for Hamilton. They have not done that in
a while. He has done well in the latter part of the season. He is a
physical presence, a good talent. He has been used as a substitute but he
has forced himself into the side. Through his tenacity and endeavour
he wins a penalty kick. I think it is September the last time Hamilton
won. A massive boost for them. Hamilton have a fight on their hands
but a great time for them to get a victory. Their first home win since
September, much-needed. The Dundee result meant that a win
for either Ross County or Partick Thistle would see them
into the top half. Indeed a draw would be
good enough for Thistle. Four changes for Ross County after
losing 5-2 at Dundee. Four changes to the Thistle team which beat
Dundee United in midweek. Already a special season for the Dingwall team
Corinth, with the top six finish adding to the glorious League Cup
success. Scoring inside 14 minutes. He has developed the happy habit of
scoring important goals for Ross County and this is another one.
Partick Thistle backed off and let him have the chance and he snapped
up the opportunity. Schalk chasing and getting the better of Seaborn.
Gary Miller at the back made the important blocks Partick Thistle who
did not fancy going two goals behind. Calum Best charging forward,
having signed a new deal with the soul. -- Partick Thistle. Good
effort. The Australian midfielder on target but a solid save from Scott
Fox, the former Thistle keeper. Again, Schalk the target. Very
easily picked out. That was mightily close to a second goal. He was
struggling to be fit to play today because of illness, Schalk, but he
is having a big impact in the game. A good header. Scott Fox returning
to the county team after a long injury absence and makes a good save
to deny him. That was a great chance for Callum
Booth, but outcomes Scott Fox to make the save.
Schalk was threatening again and then Scully was solidly behind the
shot this time. Schalk has put in some shift here for Ross County who
remain 1-0 in front. Chris Doolin!. The shot in the end
was pretty much straight at the goalkeeper and it was scrambled
away. That was a chance for Partick Thistle to level things up. It was
an absolute crap out there and Partick Thistle put us under a lot
of pressure, but I thought we defended stoutly. We were throwing
bodies on the line. It summed up typically by Alex Schalk who was ill
this week and I spoke to him this morning and he said he would
struggle to play, but I told him he was playing and I said, give us a
good hour and he gave us more than that. That is the biggest
disappointment. We had a chance to do it. It is hard when you put the
lads up, they have done well so far. Ross County get the League Cup and
the top six as well which is one of their main objectives. As Jim
McIntyre said, he took Schalk off his sick bed and he said he did not
have to play, he had to play and he made all the difference. He has
impressed since he came into Ross County and yesterday was another top
performance and he picked up another goal. He has scored eight goals
since the turn of the year which is a great return. It is not just his
goals, it is his all-round play, he links the goals up very well. I am
pretty sure he will be doing that in the split fixtures as well. Ross
County have got a lot to play for in the split as well. And Schalk has
made such a difference, but with Jim McIntyre he has got to have the
credentials for a Manager of the Year. He has got a trophy and a top
six finish. A strong contender. It depends who picks up the cut at the
end of the season. At the beginning of the season he recruited really
well and he has done a terrific job. And Partick Thistle and up in the
well and he has done a terrific job. bottom six. At the beginning of the
season they were at the bottom of the league. They could not score
many goals. They beat United during the week. They had a couple of
opportunities but did not take them. They had the chance to be top six,
but overall a decent season. Have they exceeded expectations? I do not
know if it is exceeding expectations, but because they have
got themselves into that position, they will be disappointed, but a lot
Kilmarnock are still without a win under new manager Lee Clark.
He welcomed the visit of his former Newcastle team-mate Tommy Wright
whose St Johnstone side were looking to bounce back from a 1-0 defeat
December the 5th was the last time Kris Boyd had scored a goal. After
20 minutes of this game that almost change. Boyd was denied by the post.
The move gave Kilmarnock a lift. Just a couple of minutes later there
was a yellow card for Darnell Fisher. It could have been worse.
And it soon was for Saints. A huge moment for Kris Boyd as he fired
Kilmarnock into a 1-0 lead. A sense of relief at Rugby Park. Could St
Johnstone respond? Danny Swanson set up Ian McRae, Jamie McDonald with a
one-handed save. After a Kris Boyd header, Kilmarnock almost made it
2-0. But the effort was ruled out for offside. Just before half-time
Josh Magennis was denied a goal. Not the scoreline Tommy Wright was
looking for. It was about to get worse for the Perth side. Josh
Magennis would supply the cross. And there was Callum Higginbotham with
the header. Less than sound St Johnstone defending. The Saints did
have chances, Liam Craig perhaps a touch unfortunate seeing his headed
effort ruled out for pushing. The Bulgarian defender was then denied
by the ever excellent Jamie McDonald. And St Johnstone would
carve out another big chance which fell to the foot of Chris Miller.
Again McDonald to the rescue for Kilmarnock. At just the right time
Kilmarnock finally figured out that route to good this season and
McKenzie was felled in the box. It gave Kris Boyd the chance to wrap up
all three points. A vital first win for the Kilmarnock manager. I said
all along we have played well enough, we have not had the luck, we
have created opportunities. Today we scored three and we could have
scored six or seven. We have dealt with everything that has been heard
at us and we have got top six again and we will recover and hopefully go
in the split and the fourth place is and we will recover and hopefully go
very much up for grabs for the three teams in fourth, fifth and sixth.
Despite the defeat they are still in the top six once again, but it is
that enigma, Kris Boyd with only three goals and suddenly he gets two
goals and a first win for manager Lee Clark. It is a good time for
Kris Boyd to come good and Lee Clark will be delighted. These clips
highlight what he is all about. He wants to get into areas that will
hurt the opposition and drive forward and commit defenders. He
drives an in between the posts and that is where a lot of strikers get
tap ins. He has not done enough of that this season for Kilmarnock. But
to get two goals and three points for his side is a vital time as
well. You can see how delighted he is. He was wondering at 32 if he had
run his race, but he has always got that instinct. He will be
disappointed he has not played that much this season and has not scored
so many goals. He was unfortunate much this season and has not scored
not to have a hat-trick. He will be crucial because they are still in a
precarious position, but it will do his confidence good and Kilmarnock
as well. A tough couple of weeks for St Johnstone and you have to look at
fourth place and the possibility of Europe as well. Mackay has been a
big miss for them, but they have got as most chance as Motherwell and
Ross County of the fourth. It is that to aim for. It is a good
achievement for St Johnstone. They have lost O'Halloran and they are
still in the top half of the table. Continually to end up in the top six
year after year is a huge achievement for them.
Dundee United had beaten St Johnstone last weekend.
But they had then lost to Partick Thistle midweek.
They started the weekend five points adrift at the bottom.
Inverness Caley Thistle were the visitors at Tannadice.
Before the game, a minute's applause in tribute to former Dundee United
player Ian Britton and director Derek Robertson who recently
Defeat at Partick Thistle in midweek dealt a blow to United's hopes of
survival. Guy Demel almost started the rescue mission. But defending
like this it is easy to see why United are rooted to the bottom,
Miles Storey allowed a free run on goal. A striker perhaps disbelieving
of the time and space he was afforded. Not to worry, moments
later United would allow him another go. Ross Draper profiting from the
home side's substandard offside trap and he found Miles Storey who did
the rest. And 11th goal of the season for him and perhaps his
easiest of the lot. The United defence seemed unconcerned by the
long-range threat posed by Greg Tansy who called Kawashima into
action with a decent drive. Greg Tansey is more than capable from
such range, a decent save from Kawashima. Inverness were now in the
groove and Greg Tansey slipped in Miles Storey, but the Englishman
passed the chance up for number two. The visitors would put the game to
bed after the break, Iain Vigurs with his smart control and finish. A
third goal in four matches for the midfielder and perhaps a fatal blow
to United's hopes of avoiding the drop. To their credit Mixu
Paatelainen's men refused to give in. They almost found a way back
into the match, only for Williams to deny Kyle Nile from close range. A
rare moment of action for the Caley Thistle keeper. Iain Vigurs almost
got a third at the death, but the job was done for the Highlanders.
For United relegation now looms large. Unfortunately we have had too
many and that is why we are where we are in the league table. Of course
the supporters have every right to criticise us and not be happy
because the performance today was diabolical. Apart from 20 minutes in
the second half we were worthy of the victory. We could have got more
goals, it is a difficult venue to come and play football, but a
massive three points. What a difference a week can make. Dundee
United beat St Johnstone last week and everybody talking about them
getting out of the position they are in, but now I they finished? Yes, I
think so. Last week I was talking about them putting themselves in a
great position, a great opportunity to get out of the play-off spots,
never mind relegation. The two defeats in a week has dealt that
chance huge blow. Ultimately you see a lot of these clips and they had
chances and they did not convert them. That was during the week
against Partick Thistle as well. Lots of opportunities, but they were
not able to convert. Mixu Paatelainen described it as
diabolical. The fans must be so angry. Defensively they have been
poor. They have changed from a back three to back four to stop it, but
they are just not good enough. How big will the changes have to be next
season? The club have said themselves they will be a lot of
changes and the guys they have brought in will be out of contract
in the summer. They gambled a bit and brought a lot of money in, so
look at the number of guys out of contract and there will be wholesale
changes. It was a good win for Inverness Caley Thistle. The group
went out Highlands, it has been an odd season for them. Look at the
players they have lost, Mackay, shimmy, Christie. Not only that they
have been hampered with injuries. Warren has been out for a long time.
They will be disappointed not to get into the top six, but deep down
there are reasons for that and they have done fine. They will want to
finish with a flourish, but it has been tough for them and they have
set their standards high. All that leaves the Ladbrokes
Premiership table looking like this. Celtic are eight points clear
of Aberdeen at the top Hearts are nine points behind
Aberdeen with a game in hand. It should be an interesting
fight for fourth place. Dundee and Partick Thistle
are in the bottom six. Big wins for Hamilton
and Kilmarnock. The Championship looms ever
larger for Dundee United. Rangers began their journey
in the lowest tier of Scottish football back in 2012 with a 2-2
draw away to Peterhead. Just days after their promotion
to the Premiership they face Peterhead in the final
of the Petrofac Challenge injury absence and makes a good save
to deny him. Miller Riggins position. It is
turned on. Gilchrist. A horrible moment for the Peterhead defender
who tried to intervene and gave Rangers the lead. It has been all
Rangers so far. Peterhead once again cannot clear their lines. Brilliant
from Tavernier. There's stadium has seen some special goals down the
years and that is as good as the rest. Driving into the penalty area
and he is brought down. Penalty kick. Stephen Noble complains about
the decision. He had a couple of no balls outside the box. The referee
the decision. He had a couple of no judged at a foul. 3-0 to Rangers,
and surely their name is on the trophy. A confident penalty. Rangers
flooding forward looking to add some gloss in the closing stages. Shields
just misses. Miller! Kenny Miller makes it 4-0. It rounds off what has
been a comfortable day for Rangers. There would have been moments when
they. They would not get their hands on the trophy but Rangers finally
lift the Challenge Cup and bring to an end a perfect week for Mark were
lift the Challenge Cup and bring to bitten's men. What were your
thoughts? An emphatic victory. Yes. The way they dispatched Peterhead
gives them a lot of Hibs and Falkirk still
jostling for second place. The Easter Road side away to Alloa,
while Falkirk hosted St Mirren. After a draw and he defeats in their
last two games Falkirk were looking to regain their positive momentum
against St Mirren and made the perfect start with Miller opening
the scoring in the ninth minute. 1-0 is how it stayed until early in the
second half when Mallon equalised. An expertly taken free kick. Falkirk
responded. Alston with the cross. Michu with the header. 2-1. With
eight minutes left St Mirren produced a great move which was
finished off by Mallon. The 20-year-old with his 13th goal of
the season. Last month Falkirk beat Rangers 3-2 with a dramatic 90th
minute winner and would do it again, this time against St Mirren, Alston
with the goal, to send the beer and sold very happy indeed. -- Bairns. A
great advert for the Championship. A great game of football. We deserved
the three points. We put a lot into the game and we were disappointed in
the manner in which we lost. Hibs aiming to get back on the straight
and narrow at Alloa. Keating is with the shot saved. Stalks' header
summed things up as far as heads are concerned. Alloa would compound the
misery. This cross the line. Delight for Alloa. Nothing going the way of
Hibs right now. Alan Stubbs' side had all of the second half to make
amends. Just off target year. From Liam Henderson's cross, David Gray
almost capitalised. Stalks was denied by the substitute goalkeeper
David Crawford. Next for Hibs was the substitute Martin Boyle. The
Alloa goal remained intact. In the end, Duffy might have had the second
Alloa goal remained intact. In the for Alloa. Hibs with one win from
their last seven Championship matches. We have played well on a
number of occasions without really getting an award so I was delighted
for the players to get something tangible. Today was not good enough,
simple as that. We have got a big game on Tuesday to look forward to.
I will be looking for a response. Hence poor run continues.
Congratulations to Raith Rovers who have sealed their place in the
play-offs. Tuesday night at Easter Road Hibs take on Falkirk. Will that
determine who finishes second? It will have a big bearing. Hibs have a
lot of big games coming up and have to quickly get a reaction. Alan
Stubbs will be looking for one. Getting a victory against Falkirk
would be a great way to lead into the Cup semifinal but they will not
be going in with a great deal of confidence. Do you see Falkirk as
favourites? Possibly. They or on a good run.
That's almost it for tonight but if you simply haven't had
enough of Michael Stewart, you're luck's in!
He's back on your screens next weekend in a boat.
A little bit of frustration. A trip that we did in the summer travelling
up the West Coast re-enacting a journey that the guys did in the
1930s and unfortunately ended up with a snapped paddle. Losing
patience. No red card. Fortunately no referees.
Michael Stewart up a creek without a paddle.
The Adventure Show next Sunday at 7pm on BBC Two.
Was this the weekend the music died in terms of the Premiership title
From all of us, until next weekend, goodnight.
Introduced by Jonathan Sutherland
Highlights from the weekend's Scottish Premiership action. The last round of games before the Premiership splits in two. Champions Celtic are away at Motherwell while nearest challengers Aberdeen play Hearts at Tynecastle. Bottom club Dundee United host Inverness and will be hoping Kilmarnock and Hamilton slip up against St Johnstone and Dundee. League Cup holders Ross County entertain Partick Thistle. Including selected Championship action.