Scottish football as it happened

Motherwell beat St Johnstone at Fir Park in the Scottish Premier League, after Francisco Sandaza's strike gave Rangers a 1-0 win at Peterhead.

20 January 2013 Last updated at 16:25 GMT

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  1. 1144: 

    Welcome to our live text coverage of Peterhead v Rangers in the Third Division and Motherwell's Scottish Premier League match against St Johnstone.

  2. 1151: 

    Peterhead: Graeme Smith, Scott Ross, Strachan, Ross Smith, Redman, McCann, Cowie, McLaughlin, Noble, McAllister, Cox. Subs: Jarvie, Bavidge, Winters, Maguire, Sharp.

    Rangers: Alexander, Hegarty, Perry, Emilson Cribari, Wallace, Macleod, Hutton, Black, Templeton, Sandaza, Little. Subs: Gallagher, Crawford, Shiels, McKay, Faure.

  3. 1154: 

    The referee at Balmoor Stadium is Mike Tumilty.

  4. 1158: 

    Balmoor, of course, was the venue for Rangers' first match in the Scottish Third Division. The score that day - 11 August - was 2-2, with Andy Little snatching a point for the Glasgow side in the final minute.

  5. 1201: 

    BBC reporter Scott Davie at Balmoor: Jim McInally brings back top scorer Rory McAllister but benches experienced pair Robbie Winters and Martin Bavidge.

  6. 1201: 

    The teams are out on the pitch. Now, let's see - any crazy fools in short sleeves...?

  7. 1202: 

    I'd love to hear your thoughts on the match. Text 80295 or use the hashtag #bbcsportsound on Twitter and I'll post some of them here. Thank you.

  8. 1203: 

    Peterhead take kick-off.

  9. 1207: 

    Peterhead, in blue and white, knock the ball about, while Rangers, in their all-white strip, settle into the match. No incidents of note yet.

  10. 1209: 

    Peterhead defender Scott Ross gets on the end of a free-kick into the box and flicks a header at the Rangers goal. Neil Alexander gets down sharply to make a fine save. Promising signs for the home side.

  11. 1212: 

    Northern Irishman Andy Little is one of the few players not wearing a duffle coat out there on the pitch. Is he one of those guys who just doesn't feel the cold or is it a macho thing designed to put fear into the Peterhead centre-halfs?

  12. 1213: 

    Scott McLaughlin strikes a left-footed free-kick from 25 yards straight into the arms of Neil Alexander in the visitors' goal.

  13. 1216: 

    Rangers make their first attack on goal, working the ball down the right. The cross into the box is diverted out for a corner by Scott Ross, with Francisco Sandaza lurking.

  14. 1216: 

    Peterhead's Ryan McCann is booked for a challenge on David Templeton.

  15. 1221: 

    This is one of those games where you can hear individual fans yelling their "comments" from the terracing. I remember watching a local football match on TV in Canada and the mics were picking up a filthy torrent of words by a Scot in the modest crowd. Presumably, I was one of the few viewers who could understand what was being said - if not, I'd have thought the director might have preferred to have killed the sound.

  16. 1224: 

    David Templeton slides a lovely pass down the inside-left channel to Andy Little. Peterhead defender Ross Smith shows a decent turn of pace to clear the danger but clatters home goalkeeper Graeme Smith. The tough-as-teak keeper is soon back on his feet, thankfully, and plays on.

  17. 1226: 

    Peterhead's Ross Smith is back in the thick of the action again, this time appearing to catch Andy Little's ankles as he made his way into the box. Mr Tumilty waves play on.

  18. 1227: 

    Rangers forward David Templeton drifts to the left to demands the ball, which comes his way, allowing him to dance past a few blue shirts before skelping a left-foot shot high and wide from an acute angle.

  19. 1228: 

    And, possibly in an effort to stay warm, Templeton quickly gets on the ball again but hooks a shot horribly wide of Graeme Smith's far post. Still 0-0.

  20. 1230: 

    BBC reporter Scott Davie at Balmoor: "Rory McAllister is battering into Emilson Cribari at every opportunity. It's not quite what the Brazilian was used to at Lazio!"

  21. 1230: 

    Keeper Graeme Smith is in line for a bravery award! This time he thwarts Lewis Macleod as he races into the box to meet a David Templeton through ball from the left. He takes a bang on the mouth, dusts himself down and gets on with the game. Superb.

  22. 1232: 

    Peterhead 0-1 Rangers (Sandaza) Rangers captain Lee Wallace works a one-two with David Templeton and the former Hearts defender advances to the Peterhead goal, fizzes a low shot that Smith parries out towards the penalty spot, where Francisco Sandaza is placed to side-foot the ball into the net.

  23. 1237: 

    Francisco Sandaza's goal celebration was unusual. At first I thought it betrayed his longing to be a pirate, but no - his one hand over his left eye was a reference to the horrible facial injury he sustained earlier in the season.

  24. 1240: 

    BBC reporter Scott Davie at Balmoor: "That's Rangers' 57th league goal this season, the most in British senior football, at least until Man United play at Spurs later today."

  25. 1241: 

    David Cox positions himself well at the edge of the box and connects nicely with Rory McAllister's cutback. Unfortunately for the home side, his shot slams a few feet wide of Neil Alexander's left-hand post.

  26. 1243: 

    The Blue Toon are in Rangers' faces at the minute. David Cox's corner from the left is met by Ross Smith whose goalbound header is cleared by David Templeton.

  27. 1245: 

    Uh-oh. Mike Tumilty has a word with Rangers manager Ally McCoist - and offers lots of gesticulations for the fans to interpret - suggesting he "hauds his wheesht" or else he'll be spending the rest of the match in the stand. McCoist laughs it off and that seems to calm the referee down.

  28. 1245: 

    Goalscorer Francisco Sandaza takes an accidental boot to the face, on the same side as that nasty injury he sustained to his eye socket last year. Looks like he'll be OK.

  29. 1248: 

    Ian Black makes a lovely crossfield pass to Andy Little, who controls the ball, squeezes it round his marker on the edge of the box and curls a left-foot shot straight into Peterhead keeper Graeme Smith's arms.

  30. 1249: 

    Peterhead 0-1 Rangers

  31. 1250: 

    BBC reporter Scott Davie at Balmoor: "Peterhead fans just feet away from the Rangers dugout love when referee Mike Tumilty comes over to give Ally McCoist a warning to calm down."

  32. 1255: 

    Not a great deal of chances in the first half. David Templeton should have hit the target but blazed wide and Andy Little could have made it 2-0 just before the interval had he got a greater curl on his shot from 18 yards. For Peterhead, they have held their own for much of the match so far. Scott Ross's early glancing header, David Cox's shot just wide and Ross Smith's close-range header from a corner were their best opportunities.

  33. 1257: 

    An anonymous texter to 80295 asks: "Do you think Rangers will get a few more goals in the second half?" Yes, I do. David Templeton looks up for it, but I wouldn't rule out Peterhead pushing Rangers close. I'll go for 2-1 to Rangers.

  34. 1303: 

    Calling tennis fans, or Andy Murray fans. Some drama developing over in sunny Melbourne! If Murray can make it all the way to the final of the Australian Open, there's a good chance he would meet world number one Novak Djokovic. However, the Serb is tied at two sets each with Stan Wawrinka.

  35. 1305: 

    Don't forget, there is SPL action coming up at 14:15 GMT when Motherwell take on St Johnstone. Tam Cowan and Stuart Cosgrove are about to go on air now to present Off the Ball. Best get that out the way before they back their respective teams.

  36. 1305: 

    Rangers kick off the second half. The TV cameras have shown a (male) fan with no top on!!! Is he trying to change his body into the blue of Rangers or Peterhead?! Maybe I'm getting soft...

  37. 1310: 

    Rangers' Kyle Hutton turns on a sixpence in midfield but is up-ended by Rory McAllister, who concedes a foul. It's a scrappy start to the second half.

  38. 1313: 

    Rangers midfielder Ian Black effects a wrestling-style forearm block across the throat of Ryan McCann, who doesn't look too happy about it, as you can imagine.

  39. 1314: 

    In what looks awfully like an act of retribution, Dean Cowie slams Ian Black into the advertising hoardings at the side of the pitch. Black is badly winded but after treatment is OK.

  40. 1316: 

    Martin Bavidge is warming up, if that is possible in a nylon strip on a day like this, on the sidelines for Peterhead.

  41. 1317: 

    BBC reporter Scott Davie at Balmoor: "Ian Black tried to showboat only to be left red-faced when David Cox pinched the ball."

  42. 1319: 

    Rory McAllister is booked for a late challenge on Rangers captain Lee Wallace. He's been putting himself about this afternoon, the big plumber.

  43. 1321: 

    Peterhead's Ryan Strachan is next to go into the book for a brutal swipe at Francisco Sandaza's legs at the corner flag.

  44. 1324: 

    A crowd of 4,855 at Balmoor, reports my colleague Scott Davie. That's almost 400 more than attended the match between these teams at Balmoor in August.

  45. 1325: 

    Northern Irishman Chris Hegarty makes a meal of an effort at goal, diving too flat and using his back to knock the ball past Graeme Smith's post.

  46. 1326: 

    Peterhead's Rory McAllister is sent for a warm bath after using his hands to control the ball in the box under pressure from Emilson Cribari. It was a really soft second booking but there is no doubting that the big fella used his hands. It was as if he was trying to protect his midriff from a kick that he thought might be coming his way. Bizarre!

  47. 1328: 

    OK, this is getting repetitive. Scott Ross is the next home player to have his details taken by Mike Tumilty.

  48. 1329: 

    Young Robbie Crawford comes on for Rangers midfielder Ian Black. Just over 20 minutes to go.

  49. 1331: 

    No team news just yet from Fir Park. I'll publish it as soon as I can.

  50. 1332: 

    David Templeton beats his man and races clear of the Peterhead defence, but rather than smash the ball on target he gives it a lazy slap wide of the target.

  51. 1335: 

    Some passing football from Rangers down the right - Andy Little keeps the ball in play at the bye-line, cuts it back for Lewis Macleod, who knocks it to Chris Hegarty, who in turn passes to midfielder Kyle Hutton...who...who...balloons it over the bar. Ah, dear.

  52. 1337: 

    Rangers' Kyle Hutton is next to be flashed a yellow card, for a cynical challenge on Dean Cowie. The second half has been marred by poor challenges. There hasn't been much good football played.

  53. 1338: 

    Ah, but what's this? David Cox shows some lovely skill in the left wing to get to the bye-line and clip a cross to the back post. Unfortunately, his intended target is probably playing with the team's rubber ducks after heading for an early bath. Can the Blue Toon snatch a point here?

  54. 1340: 

    Peterhead manager Jim McInally sends on the veteran striker Robbie Winters, with Dean Cowie making way.

  55. 1342: 

    Barrie McKay gets 10 minutes of action as he replaces Rangers scorer Francisco Sandaza.

  56. 1343: 

    Motherwell: Randolph, Hammell, Law, Hutchinson, Hateley, Humphrey, Ojamaa, Higdon, Lasley, Ramsden, McHugh. Subs: Hollis, Higginbotham, Daley, Carswell, Kerr, Francis-Angol, Hetherington

    St Johnstone: Mannus, MacKay, Davidson, Wright, Miller, Tade, Craig, MacLean, McCracken, Pawlett, Vine. Subs: Tuffey, Cregg, Hasselbaink, Miller, Moffat, Scobbie, Steeves

  57. 1346: 

    Lewis Macleod plays a delightful reverse pass to David Templeton at the edge of the box. The Rangers forward lifts up his white shirt to cover his face, not to celebrate a goal but to hide his blushes after screwing the ball wide instead of hitting the target.

  58. 1347: 

    Ross Smith is booked. I've lost count of the Peterhead yellow cards.

  59. 1349: 

    Tennis fans - it's 4-4 in the deciding set between Djokovic and Wawrinka!

  60. 1350: 

    We're into the first of three minutes of injury time. My 2-1 prediction looks doomed.

  61. 1352: 

    Chris Hegarty does well to head a Martin Bavidge cross clear with Ross Smith ready to pounce. Peterhead have Rangers pinned back.

  62. 1353: 

    The following corner fails to trouble the Rangers goal, though. Peterhead have 30 seconds to get a goal!

  63. 1353: 

    Peterhead 0-1 Rangers

  64. 1358: 

    Well, not a classic but Rangers manager Ally McCoist says "it's a tough place to come". His team are 19 points ahead in the Third Division. It was a terrific attendance at Balmoor - 4,855. At the Blue Toon's previous match there were 594 watching on.

  65. 1359: 

    OK, our attention turns now to the SPL where St Johnstone visit Motherwell. The kick-off is in 15 minutes' time.

  66. 1401: 

    Bob McHugh starts for Motherwell, replacing Jamie Murphy, who was sold to Sheffield United earlier this month, after netting four goals in a midweek under-20s game against St Johnstone.

    Motherwell have Shaun Hutchinson back in the team following injury, while Liam Craig starts for Saints days after signing a pre-contract deal with Hibernian.

  67. 1402: 

    It's now 6-6 in the final set between Djokovic and Wawrinka. I wonder if Andy Murray is watching the game.

  68. 1407: 

    St Johnstone assistant manager Tommy Wright tells BBC Scotland: "Murray Davidson picked up an ankle injury in midweek. We thought he would be OK but it has swollen up and we don't want to take any chances with him. We've had a lot of draws and we need to convert them into wins but this is a hard place to come to."

  69. 1413: 

    Don't be shy with your texts and tweets. For texts the magic number is 80295 and for those into Twitter use the hashtag #bbcsportsound.

  70. 1414: 

    Steely faces in the Fir Park tunnel, the teams about to be led out by Keith Lasley and Dave MacKay.

  71. 1415: 

    Tennis update: Djokovic 8-8 Wawrinka in the final set.

  72. 1416: 

    BBC Scotland football pundit Chick Young, pitchside, fears the attendance at Fir Park could be 3,000-4,000. Let's hope they get a few more than that through the turnstiles.

  73. 1417: 

    Saints in blue and white get the game off and running.

  74. 1421: 

    In a swift move infield from the right, Steven MacLean passes to Rowan Vine and he lays it off to the supporting midfielder Chris Millar who skews his left-foot shot over the bar. That was lovely stuff from St Johnstone.

  75. 1424: 

    Chris Humphrey picks up the ball on the halfway line and runs at the Saints defence, tying Callum Davidson in knots. Davidson bumps into Chris Millar and Humphrey's cross into the box just evades Bob McHugh. It's a bright, open start.

  76. 1424: 

    Motherwell 1-0 St Johnstone (Higdon) A brilliant finish by big Michael Higdon, firing his 14th goal of the season confidently into the net after releasing the ball to the rampaging Chris Humphrey down the right and getting into the box to meet his cross. Magic.

  77. 1428: 

    A win for Motherwell today would put them level on points with second place Inverness.

  78. 1430: 

    Henrik Ojamaa cuts in from the left and pings a shot at goal that Alan Mannus saves easily.

  79. 1431: 

    At the other end Gregory Tade curls a shot at goal but Darren Randolph is untroubled, making a comfortable catch.

  80. 1432: 

    Motherwell captain Keith Lasley heads off the line to prevent a Shaun Hutchinson own-goal as the big centre-half diverted Liam Craig's in-swinging corner towards Darren Randolph's net.

  81. 1434: 

    Steven MacLean cannot get out the way of, or divert, Liam Craig's side-footed effort from 18 yards into the net. Instead, MacLean knocks it out for a corner.

  82. 1435: 

    Tennis update: 11-10 to Djokovic against Wawrinka. It's nearly 2am in Melbourne! I hope Andy Murray is tucked up in bed getting plenty of rest.

  83. 1436: 

    Motherwell 2-0 St Johnstone (Higdon) The Well striker is on fire! He turns one way and another, tries a shot from 16 yards and gets a lucky break of the ball as it falls to him again and he expertly despatches it past Alan Mannus.

  84. 1440: 

    Saints must be asking themselves how they can be two goals down. They haven't played badly at all. It's just that Higdon is so confident in front of goal these days. He isn't hesitating when he has the chance to shoot.

  85. 1442: 

    Steph: "Going to try and get some ridiculous tweets onto the #bbcsportsound hashtag. I've never used it before." Well, you've just had your first ridiculous tweet published...

  86. 1444: 

    Tennis update: Novak Djokovic through to next round, winning final set 12-10. Will Andy Murray meet him in the final? There's a long way to go before that.

  87. 1445: 

    Gregory Tade's header from two yards hits the post and he does well to avoid bashing his head against the post. However, it will not go down as a stinker of a miss because the linesman judges - I think incorrectly - that the cross had gone out of play before drifting back in.

  88. 1451: 

    Liam Craig slaps a shot a good 12 yards wide of goal. It's just not happening in front of goal for the Perth Saints but it's not for lack of effort.

  89. 1453: 

    Liam Craig shows great composure to win the ball in defence and he then slides the ball to Gregory Tade, but the striker's touch is poor and he concedes a foul as he tries to recover possession from Stevie Hammell.

  90. 1455: 

    St Johnstone need to be quicker when they get the ball in the final third. Gregory Tade took an age to make a pass in the box after being picked out by Steven MacLean with a piercing 30-yard pass..

  91. 1456: 

    Sawker: "Do white socks really make your team seem like they're running faster? #bbcsportsound" Ah, I like this one. I think the answer is yes. And imagine the illusion if you add go-faster stripes!

  92. 1501: 

    Credit to both teams for trying to keep the ball on the ground - there has been some nice passing, with Well and Saints trying to work the ball up the pitch.

  93. 1501: 

    BBC Scotland football pundit Sandy Clark on St Johnstone: "They've got to work the goalkeeper more. It's the only thing that is lacking in their game."

  94. 1502: 

    BBC Scotland football pundit Craig Paterson: "I don't think St Johnstone have a natural goal poacher. They have to be more intricate."

  95. 1503: 

    Motherwell 2-0 St Johnstone

  96. 1511: 

    We'll have highlights of yesterday's SPL matches online at 18:00 GMT. Look out, too, later this evening for the highlights of Peterhead's defeat by Rangers earlier today.

  97. 1515: 

    Not long until the second half begins at Fir Park. It's a long way back for St Johnstone - and I don't mean to Perth. However, we've all seen it so often before. When a team is 2-0 down and they get a goal back the team in the lead often panics.

  98. 1522: 

    Rowan Vine hits the crossbar, his cross coming off Motherwell's Tom Hateley and clipping the goal frame.

  99. 1524: 

    Hi, I'm kevin bacon: "Why are the Motherwell fans booing Tade? #bbcsportsound."

  100. 1526: 

    It borders on criminal activity! Motherwell are presented with a chance to add a third with a free-kick on the left flank just outside the box. But Tom Hateley's chipped delivery is far too low and is headed clear. Utterly frustrating, that.

  101. 1527: 

    Up at the other end, Liam Craig's free-kick from 25 yards at least looks to have a bit of purpose...though it drifts wide of Darren Randolph's goal.

  102. 1529: 

    Re 1526. Now amended. Motherwell going for a third, of course.

  103. 1530: 

    Steven MacLean should have got a powerful shot away inside the box to give Saints some hope in this game. Instead the striker delayed, cut inside and hit a soft shot on his left straight into the arms of Darren Randolph.

  104. 1533: 

    "Housewives' favourite", or so we are told, Keith Lasley is the guest on Sportscene tonight on BBC One Scotland at 22:35 GMT. Also available in HD, Lasley and the football highlights - take your pick.

  105. 1534: 

    Is that Peter Pawlett's last game for St Johnstone or will his loan spell from Aberdeen be extended? He is replaced by Nigel Hasselbaink as Saints look to get back into the game.

  106. 1540: 

    Motherwell defender Shaun Hutchinson sticks with Saints' Gregory Tade as he races in on goal but with the ball bobbling about the striker's head like a seal at a water park. The Well defender's reward is the chance to make an excellent saving tackle, which he does, expertly.

  107. 1540: 

    Motherwell 3-0 St Johnstone (Higdon) Make way for the match ball in the Higdon household! Tom Hateley's corner from the right is headed towards goal by the impressive Shaun Hutchinson, the ball is deflected by a Well team-mate and Higdon pounces to side-foot the ball firmly into the corner of the net. Game, set and match.

  108. 1544: 

    Dave MacKay is booked for hauling down young Motherwell sub Zaine Francis-Angol.

  109. 1546: 

    Oh, no! Rowan Vine gets into a great position on the right and a goal for the Perth side looks on. However, Vine's cross is too meaty for Steven MacLean to reach and the ball arrows across the six-yard box and to safety.

  110. 1548: 

    Motherwell goalkeeper Darren Randolph is replaced by Lee Hollis. It looks like Randolph has tweaked a hamstring.

  111. 1549: 

    Motherwell 3-1 St Johnstone (Hasselbaink) Nigel Hasselbaink ups the pace, working two one-twos with Rowan Vine and Steven MacLean before thumping a shot past sub Hollis from 18 yards. It's a peach of a goal!

  112. 1550: 

    Motherwell 3-2 St Johnstone (Craig) Substitute goalkeeper Lee Hollis has not even made a save yet but, incredibly, finds himself picking the ball out the net twice in just a few minutes as Liam Craig is fastest to react in the box and smacks a left-foot shot home. Did I say game, set and match at 3-0?!

  113. 1555: 

    Seven minutes to go at Fir Park.

  114. 1558: 

    Nigel Hasselbaink is left frustrated as he cannot get round the Motherwell defence to attack a looping ball in the box. Nervy times for those wearing claret and amber scarves.

  115. 1558: 

    The saints fan: "2 goals in 2 minutes! There's still time!!! #COYS #bbcsportsound

  116. 1559: 

    Saints have a corner with three minutes to go...

  117. 1600: 

    Liam Craig swings it in from the right and Motherwell sub keeper Lee Hollis makes a terrific catch to pluck it out the air.

  118. 1600: 

    The Motherwell defenders clamber back, with panic rising in their chests, as Nigel Hasselbaink gets free in the box. The wee sub blasts a shot at goal and Lee Hollis makes an excellent save!

  119. 1602: 

    We're into injury time, three minutes of it.

  120. 1604: 

    It's all about Angols and angles. St Johnstone captain Dave MacKay nicks the ball off Zaine Francis-Angol in midfield, makes a dash for goal and hits a cross-come-shot that is met by Rowan Vine at the back post on the volley. However, the angle is too tight and the ball drifts wide. Unbelievable!

  121. 1605: 

    Motherwell have the ball deep in the Saints half with 30 seconds to go.

  122. 1605: 

    Motherwell 3-2 St Johnstone

  123. 1608: 

    Motherwell manager Stuart McCall: "A win's a win. We made hard work of it. [Lee] Hollis had to make a great save at the end. It's three points and three goals again at home, which is good. They had a lot of shots from distance. This season we have played a lot better and got nothing so we are pleased about today. It was two great strikes by them. Fair play to St Johnstone for making a game of it. The pitch is very, very bumpy, with the underfloor heating being on."

  124. 1610: 

    More fans deserved to see that ending to the match than the 3,649 at Fir Park. That has to be a worrying turn-out for a team going joint-second in the SPL.

  125. 1613: 

    Motherwell's hat-trick hero Michael Higdon: "The last 20 minutes was a nervy ending but we saw it out and we won the game. Lee Hollis pulled off a cracking save when he came on and made a good catch. He took a sore one in the ribs. (On finishing second) We are getting the results. Inverness are flying at the moment but if we keep everyone fit here we'll have a chance. Over the piece I think we just edged it."

  126. 1617: 

    St Johnstone assistant manager Tommy Wright tells BBC Radio Scotland: "We didn't make enough of the opportunities we had in the first half. In the end we looked the team that was going to get the next goal and I think that would have been deserved. We have shown that we can come here and compete against a very good side. We put them under pressure in the last five minutes. Even in defeat we can take something out of this game. If you come here and get turned over, you'd be a bit more concerned. People will see we put a lot into the game and we weren't far away today."

  127. 1618: 

    Jamie Hall: "Before you criticise supporters, remember that the game was on TV and that it's absolutely freezing! #bbcsportsound." Yep, fair shout. Mind you, I'm all for summer football. I think that would help the attendance figures.

  128. 1620: 

    If you fancy seeing the best bits of this match, the Peterhead-Rangers Third Division game and the five from yesterday in the SPL, tune in to Sportscene at 22:25 GMT on BBC One Scotland. Yesterday's matches will be on the BBC Sport website in precisely 100 minutes' time.

  129. 1621: 

    OK, I'm going to sign off now. Well done to the fans at Peterhead and Motherwell who braved the icy weather. Thanks for your company and contributions. All the best.

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Celtic 22 28 46
2 Inverness CT 22 12 37
3 Motherwell 23 8 37
4 Hibernian 23 2 33
5 Aberdeen 23 -1 31
6 St Johnstone 23 -3 30
7 Dundee Utd 22 0 29
8 Kilmarnock 22 4 28
9 Hearts 22 -5 26
10 St Mirren 23 -11 25
11 Ross County 21 -6 24
12 Dundee 22 -28 13