Scottish football as it happened

Wins for Motherwell, Aberdeen, St Mirren and Kilmarnock after Celtic draw with Hibs in the Scottish Premiership.

19 October 2013 Last updated at 16:40 GMT

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  1. 1736: 

    Time for me to sign off. Thank you for your company today and your contributions. Please join us again tomorrow for Inverness v Partick Thistle.

    Stuart McCall, Motherwell manager

    "Over the piece we deserved to win but it was tight."

  3. 1732: 

    There will be live commentary on Sportsound on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW, on digital radio and online.

  4. 1731: 

    There is more Scottish football tomorrow with Inverness hosting Partick Thistle in the final Premiership fixture of the weekend.

    Allan Johnston, Kilmarnock manager

    "We know one win's not enough. Hopefully that'll kick-start our season."

    Derek McInnes, Aberdeen manager

    "We got a real grip of the game and it culminated in that goal. It was a good bit of quality. We're just delighted we've shown enough quality to win it."

    Danny Lennon, St Mirren manager

    "I'm absolutely delighted. It was thoroughly entertaining. I must give the players a great deal of credit. The unity and the team spirit that they have is terrific."

  8. 1713: 
    Scottish Cup update

    Annan Athletic have claimed the final spot in the third round of the Scottish Cup, beating Buckie Thistle 4-0 in a replay at Galabank. Annan will visit Stenhousemuir in round three.

  9. 1709: 
    Scottish League Two round-up

    Leaders East Stirlingshire drew 1-1 with bottom side Queen's Park while second-place Elgin City also drew against Albion Rovers with no goals in the latter encounter.

    Clyde moved into the top four with a 1-0 win at Berwick Rangers and third-place Stirling Albion beat Montrose 3-1.

  10. 1706: 
    Scottish League One round-up

    Rangers maintain their 100% record in the league but they had to come back from 3-1 down to beat Brechin City 4-3.

    Second-place Stenhousemuir lost 1-0 at Stranraer while Ayr United moved up to third with a 2-0 win against Arbroath.

    Forfar Athletic beat hosts Airdrieonians 2-0 and East Fife came from a goal down to beat Dunfermline 2-1.

  11. 1704: 
    Scottish Championship round-up

    Hamilton's advantage at the top is cut to one point after their draw with Raith Rovers. Dundee, who beat Queen of the South, have closed in on the leaders.

    Dumbarton's 2-1 win at Falkirk takes them to within two points of the fourth-placed Bairns while Cowdenbeath have moved out of the relegation zone with a 5-1 victory against bottom club Morton.

    Livingston were 3-2 winners against Alloa.

  12. 1703: 

    Motherwell's win moves them level on points with second-place Inverness while Aberdeen are fourth, two points ahead of Hibernian and six in front of Dundee United.

    Hearts are further isolated at the bottom of the table with nearest rivals Kilmarnock and St Mirren both winning. Killie have a 13-point cushion over the Edinburgh side while St Mirren are two points further ahead.

    St Johnstone remain seventh and Ross County are still ninth.

  13. 1658: 

    Quite an afternoon with lots of goals and late drama.

  14. 1654: 
    FULL-TIME- Brechin City 3-4 Rangers

    Rangers claim victory at Glebe Park in a dramatic match against Brechin City.

  15. 1653: 
    FULL-TIME- Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee Utd

    And it's also all over at Pittodrie with Aberdeen claiming all three points against Dundee United.

  16. 1652: 
    FULL-TIME- Motherwell 2-1 Hearts

    Shaun Hutchinson's header proves to be the winner for Motherwell against Hearts.

  17. 1651: 
    FULL-TIME- Kilmarnock 2-0 Ross County

    It's a first win of the season for Killie with Kris Boyd and Jackson Irvine on target against County.

  18. 1651: 
    FULL-TIME- St Mirren 4-3 St Johnstone

    An incredible match at St Mirren Park ends in victory for the hosts. A seven-goal thriller in Paisley.

  19. 1646: 
    GOAL- Brechin City 3-4 Rangers (Clark)

    Nicky Clark heads home to put Rangers in front for the first time, having trailed 3-1 at the break.

  20. 1645: 

    There will be five minutes of injury time at St Mirren Park but will there be further goals to add to the seven so far?

  21. 1643: 
    GOAL- St Mirren 4-3 St Johnstone (Thompson)

    Steven Thompson arrives at the back post to put St Mirren ahead for the fourth time. Can the Buddies hold on this time?

    BBC Scotland's Kenny Crawford at St Mirren Park

    "Former Aberdeen striker Rory Fallon pops up at the back post to tap in Stevie May's cross as St Johnstone equalise for the third time!"

  23. 1641: 
    GOAL- Motherwell 2-1 Hearts (Hutchinson)

    Shaun Hutchinson's header gives Motherwell the lead for the first time.

  24. 1640: 
    Scottish Championship update

    Queen of the South have just levelled against Dundee through Derek Lyle while Kane Hemmings has completed his hat-trick as Cowdenbeath go 5-1 up against Morton.

  25. 1638: 
    GOAL- St Mirren 3-3 St Johnstone (Fallon)

    Substitute Rory Fallon slides in to score St Johnstone's third equaliser of the day.

  26. 1636: 
    GOAL- Ayr Utd 2-0 Arbroath (Hunter)

    Adam Hunter doubles Ayr's lead.

  27. 1636: 
    GOAL- Dundee 1-0 Queen of the South (MacDonald)

    Peter MacDonald puts Dundee in front at Dens Park.

  28. 1634: 
    CLOSE!- Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee Utd

    Dundee United continue to probe at Pittodrie with Nadir Ciftci's free-kick curling just over.

  29. 1632: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee Utd

    David Goodwillie has a great chance to level for United after being set up by Gary Mackay-Steven but Jamie Langfield blocks superbly.

  30. 1631: 
    GOAL- St Mirren 3-2 St Johnstone (McLean, pen)

    Kenny McLean converts from 12 yards and St Miren lead for a third time.

  31. 1630: 
    RED CARD- Frazer Wright (St Johnstone)

    Frazer Wright fouls Paul McGowan in the box, conceding a penalty and getting sent off.

  32. 1630: 
    GOAL- Kilmarnock 2-0 Ross County (Irvine)

    Jackson Irvine fires Killie's second and takes them a step closer to their first win of the season.

  33. 1629: 
    GOAL- Brechin City 3-3 Rangers (Law)

    Nicky Law draws Rangers level against Brechin City.

  34. 1627: 
    GOAL- Motherwell 1-1 Hearts (Moore)

    Substitute Craig Moore hammers a powerful shot past Jamie MacDonald to draw the Steelmen level.

  35. 1620: 
    MISSED PENALTY- St Mirren 2-2 St Johnstone

    Jim Goodwin's effort from 12 yards is saved by Alan Mannus after Kenny McLean is fouled in the box.

  36. 1619: 
    GOAL- Motherwell 0-1 Hearts (Stevenson)

    Ryan Stevenson's deflected shot beats Gunnar Nielsen and puts the visitors ahead.

  37. 1616: 
    GOAL- Brechin City 3-2 Rangers (Mohsni)

    Rangers are back in the match at Glebe Park with Bilel Mohsni reducing the visitors' deficit.

  38. 1615: 
    GOAL- St Mirren 2-2 St Johnstone (Hasselbaink)

    Nigel Hasselbaink fires home from eight yards and the Perth side are level once again.

  39. 1615: 
    CLOSE!- Motherwell 0-0 Hearts

    More frustration for Motherwell with Keith Lasley's effort hitting the side netting.


    Steven McConnachie: "C'mon the Dons! Keeping up to date on hols in Cyprus, vino in hand - need a big performance and win #coyr"

  41. 1613: 
    GOAL- St Mirren 2-1 St Johnstone (McGowan)

    Paul McGowan keeps himself onside before coolly slotting home for the hosts.

  42. 1612: 
    GOAL- Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee Utd (Zola)

    Calvin Zola slides in to convert Niall McGinn's low cross and the Dons are in front.

  43. 1609: 
    GOAL- Stirling Albion 2-1 Montrose (White)

    Jordan White puts Stirling ahead against Montrose in Scottish League Two.

  44. 1607: 
    Allan Preston, BBC Sportsound pundit

    "It's all Motherwell at the start of this second half."

  45. 1607: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Motherwell 0-0 Hearts

    Jamie MacDonald claws away from John Sutton's header for Motherwell. A goal-line clearance denies Shaun Hutchinson moments later.

    Willie Miller, BBC Sportsound pundit

    "Dundee United's passing and movement has been impressive, and they've had more chances. However, Radoslaw Cierzniak has been the busier of the two goalkeepers. Aberdeen are hitting their chances on target, Dundee United aren't."

  47. 1604: 
    CLOSE!- Motherwell 0-0 Hearts

    John Sutton heads into the side netting as Motherwell threaten at Fir Park.

  48. 1604: 
    GOAL- Berwick Rangers 0-1 Clyde

    Ryan Frances puts Clyde ahead against Berwick Rangers in League Two.

  49. 1602: 

    The second halves are beginning around Scotland.


    Daniel Crowe: "Having breakfast at NASA Clear Lake in Houston following the Dandies-Arabs game, beats college 'football' anyway! #bbcsportscot"

  51. 1557: 
    Scottish Cup update

    Annan Athletic look on course to reach the third round, leading Buckie Thistle 3-0 at half-time.

  52. 1555: 
    Scottish League Two update

    Only two goals in the lowest tier and they are both at Forthbank Stadium where Stirling Albion and Montrose are drawing 1-1. Albion Rovers v Elgin City, Berwick Rangers v Clyde and East Stirlingshire v Queen's Park are all goalless at the break.

  53. 1553: 
    Scottish League One update

    Brechin lead leaders Rangers by three goals to one at the break while second-place Stenhousemuir trail by a goal at Stranraer. Dunfermline lead 1-0 against East Fife and Arbroath trail by a single goal at Ayr United. Forfar Athletic have a narrow advantage against hosts Airdrieonians.

  54. 1551: 
    Scottish Championship update

    Bottom club Morton have pulled a goal back against Cowdenbeath and trail 3-1 at the break. It's goalless between Dundee and Queen of the South at Dens Park while Dumarton are 2-1 up at Falkirk. Leaders Hamilton are 1-0 in front against Raith Rovers while Livingston and Alloa Athletic are tied at 1-1.

  55. 1550: 
    HALF-TIME- Kilmarnock 1-0 Ross County

    Killie lead at the break through Kris Boyd's early goal with the Ayrshire side hoping to secure their first win of the season.

  56. 1549: 
    HALF-TIME- Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee Utd

    It's also goalless at Pittodrie in what has been a tense affair between the Dons and United.

  57. 1547: 
    HALF-TIME- Motherwell 0-0 Hearts

    No goals so far at Fir Park.

  58. 1546: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Motherwell 0-0 Hearts

    Gunnar Nielsen denies Hearts midfielder Jamie Walker to keep the score goalless at Fir Park.

  59. 1545: 
    HALF-TIME- St Mirren 1-1 St Johnstone

    It's all square at the break in Paisley.

  60. 1545: 
    GOAL- Dunfermline 1-0 East Fife (Moore)

    Jordan Moore puts Dunfermline ahead in the Fife derby.

  61. 1544: 
    GOAL- Cowdenbeath 3-0 Morton (Hemmings)

    Kane Hemmings' second extends Cowdenbeath's lead.


    Dougie Kinnear: "Sat in Santa Ponsa, 10 yards from pool and 20 from the free bar, but eyes are fixed on #bbcsportscot updates for #AberdeenFC v Arabs! #COYR"

    Willie Miller, BBC Sportsound pundit

    "Dundee United have been marginally the better team. They look sharper and more progressive. Aberdeen are taking too long to make their minds up when making a pass."

    BBC Scotland's Kenny Crawford

    "Excellent high diving save by Buddies goalkeeper Chris Dilo as he turns away Nigel Hasselbaink's curling effort for a corner. Frenchman Dilo has looked assured so far in all he's done."

  65. 1539: 
    Kilmarnock 1-0 Ross County

    Like County, Killie have had to make a first-half change with David Silva coming on for Rabiu Ibrahim.

  66. 1538: 
    Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee Utd

    Keith Watson flicks the ball up and attempts an overhead kick but his effort squirms wide of the Aberdeen goal.

  67. 1537: 
    GOAL- Annan Athletic 2-0 Buckie Thistle (Flynn)

    Annan are now two up in the Scottish Cup with Matt Flynn on target.

  68. 1535: 
    GOAL- Stranraer 1-0 Stenhousemuir (Aitken, pen)

    Christopher Aitken's penalty puts Stranraer in front.

  69. 1534: 
    GOAL- Hamilton 1-0 Raith Rovers (Keatings)

    Scottish Championship leaders Hamilton go ahead through James Keatings.

  70. 1534: 
    GOAL- Brechin City 3-1 Rangers (Trouten)

    Alan Trouten extends Brechin's lead against the League One leaders.

  71. 1534: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee Utd

    Goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak denies Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes.

  72. 1532: 
    Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee Utd

    Stuart Armstrong fires wide for Dundee United as the visitors continue to press at Pittodrie.

    Callum Paterson and Zaine Francis-Angol Motherwell's Zaine Francis-Angol tries to escape Hearts' Callum Paterson
  74. 1529: 
    Motherwell 0-0 Hearts

    Iain Vigurs has a shot blocked as Motherwell search for the opener at Fir Park.

  75. 1527: 
    Kilmarnock 1-0 Ross County

    Ross County have been forced into an early change with Darren Maatsen replacing the injured Ivan Sproule.

  76. 1527: 
    GOAL- Falkirk 0-2 Dumbarton (Megginson)

    Mitchel Megginson doubles Dumbarton's lead.

  77. 1524: 
    GOAL- Brechin City 2-1 Rangers (Daly)

    Jon Daly escapes his marker to pull one back for Rangers at Glebe Park.

  78. 1522: 
    Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee Utd

    Dundee United are probing for the opener at Pittodrie but the Dons have stood firm so far.

  79. 1521: 
    GOAL- Stirling 1-1 Montrose (Deasley)

    Bryan Deasley equalises for Montrose in Scottish League Two following Chris Smith's opener for the hosts.

    BBC Scotland's Kenny Crawford at St Mirren Park

    "Nigel Hasselbaink runs infield from the left and exchanges passes with Stevie May before the Dutchman's ball across is converted by the sliding Steven MacLean. That's his fourth goal of the season."

  81. 1518: 
    GOAL- Kilmarnock 1-0 Ross County (Boyd)

    Kris Boyd tucks the ball away for Killie to give them the lead against Ross County. Will Allan Johnston's side get their first win of the season today?

  82. 1517: 
    GOAL- Airdrieonians 0-1 Forfar Athletic

    Forfar are in front and it is a trialist who has scored for the visitors.

  83. 1516: 
    GOAL- St Mirren 1-1 St Johnstone (MacLean)

    Steven MacLean rolls the ball into the net for St Johnstone and it's all square again.

  84. 1515: 

    No goals so far at Fir Park, Pittodrie or Rugby Park. Apart from Kenny McLean's goal for St Mirren against St Johnstone, it's been a relatively quiet start to the 15:00 BST kick-offs.

  85. 1514: 
    GOAL- Annan Athletic 1-0 Buckie Thistle (Love)

    In the day's only Scottish Cup tie, Annan take the lead against Buckie Thistle through Ali Love. The winner of today's replay will face Stenhousemuir in the next round.

  86. 1513: 
    Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee Utd

    Offside flag goes up against David Goodwillie who was one on one with Jamie Langfield. The United man is unlucky though, he was just onside, major let off for the Dons.

    BBC Scotland's Kenny Crawford at St Mirren Park

    "Paul McGowan seizes a loose ball in midfield and plays a neat pass to Kenny McLean to fire into the bottom right corner past St Johnstone goalkeeper Alan Mannus. A few shouts of offside for McGowan's pass to McLean but I don't think so."

  88. 1512: 
    GOAL- Livingston 1-1 Alloa Athletic (Cawley)

    Kevin Cawley draws Alloa level at Almondvale.

  89. 1511: 
    GOAL- Falkirk 0-1 Dumbarton (Fleming)

    Garry Fleming gives Dumbarton the lead against Falkirk.

  90. 1510: 
    GOAL- Cowdenbeath 2-0 Morton (Hemmings)

    Kane Hemmings nets a second for Cowdenbeath against Morton.

  91. 1509: 
    GOAL- Brechin City 2-0 Rangers (Brown)

    Johnny Brown's free-kick puts Brechin two up against Rangers.

  92. 1507: 
    GOAL- St Mirren 1-0 St Johnstone (McLean)

    Kenny McLean steadies himself for a shot and fires St Mirren ahead against St Johnstone in Paisley.

  93. 1505: 
    Livintston 1-0 Alloa Athletic (Scougall)

    An early goal for Livi through Stefan Scougall.

  94. 1505: 
    Cowdenbeath 1-0 Morton (Morton)

    Jordan Morton puts the hosts ahead in the Scottish Championship.

  95. 1504: 
    GOAL- Brechin City 1-0 Rangers (Hay)

    Graham Hay heads Brechin in front against the Scottish League One leaders.


    Mitch, Glasgow: "Depressing Killie line up that - AJ needs to get the young lads off the bench. So one dimensional."

  97. 1500: 

    Matches throughout the country beginning to get underway.

  98. 1454: 

    Scotland's joint-record goalscorer Denis Law is one of the spectators at Aberdeen v Dundee United.

  99. 1453: 

    Neil Lennon also confirmed that Kris Commons would be a doubt for Tuesday's Champions League meeting with Ajax.

    Neil Lennon, Celtic manager

    "No I didn't need to see it [the Paul Heffernan goal] again, it was clearly offside. The reaction from the players was good I felt the longer the game went we were going to get back into the game.

    "We played very well, we should have won the game, the keeper made some magnificent saves. International players were a bit leggy which is to be expected but I was very pleased with the performance despite the result."

  101. 1446: 

    Russell Anderson and Calvin Zola return to the Aberdeen starting line-up while Barry Robson is on the bench following a recent injury.

    One change for United. Gavin Gunning replaces John Souttar while Morgaro Gomis, who has returned for a second spell at the club, is on the bench.

  102. 1442: 

    Kilmarnock: Samson, Clohessy, Bouzid, Barr, Tesselaar, Pascali, Irvine, Nicholson, Gardyne, Ibrahim, Boyd. Subs: David Silva, Fowler, Gros, Reguero, McKenzie, Jacobs, O'Hara.

    Ross County: Brown, Kovacevic, McLean, Boyd, Gordon, Sproule, Brittain, Kettlewell, Quinn, Steven Ross, De Leeuw. Subs: Micic, Maatsen, Glen, Klok, Luckassen, Fraser, Saunders.

    Referee: Stephen Finnie

    Pat Fenlon, Hibernian manager

    "It was a tough game. There were spells in it where we did quite well. Ben made some terrific saves. You play Celtic, you're happy enough to get a point. You need to play well, you need to defend and you need a bit of luck."

  104. 1440: 

    Kilmarnock are without Sammy Clingan for the visit of Ross County after the midfielder sustained a knock on international duty with Northern Ireland.

    Michael Gardyne starts along with Jeroen Tesselaar, Jackson Irvine and Rabiu Ibrahim as Rory McKenzie, David Silva and Mark O'Hara drop to the bench.

    Just one change for County with Ivan Sproule in for Graham Carey.

    Danny Lennon, St Mirren manager

    "We gathered a little bit of momentum there [before the international break] and we hope to maintain that fine form today. We've stripped everything back to the basics and asked the players to go out and take care of the little things."


    St Mirren: Dilo, van Zanten, McGregor, Mair, Kelly, Newton, Goodwin, McGinn, McLean, McGowan, Thompson. Subs: Cornell, Harkins, Caprice, Reilly, Bahoken, Naismith, Grainger.

    St Johnstone: Mannus, Mackay, Wright, Miller, Brian Easton, Wotherspoon, Millar, McDonald, Hasselbaink, May, MacLean. Subs: Scobbie, Cregg, Edwards, Banks, Caddis, Brown, Fallon.

    Referee: William Collum


    KT1876:" Lying cozy inside listening to the rain and @bbcsportsound"

    BBC Scotland's Kenny Crawford at St Mirren Park

    "The team news from St Mirren Park is that there isn't much team news, because both sides are unchanged from their previous Scottish Premiership fixtures. But who would want to change a winning line-up anyway?

    "These are two sides looking for two wins on the trot. St Mirren went to Tynecastle and won 2-0 against the odds, while St Johnstone turned over Terry Butcher's Caley Thistle 4-0 a fortnight ago."


    tom watson: "#bbcsportscot Regardless of the stats or what Neil Lennon might have to say, that was a great performance from Hibs"

  110. 1430: 

    Aberdeen: Langfield, Shaughnessy, Anderson, Considine, Reynolds, Hayes, Flood, Jack, Pawlett, McGinn, Zola. Subs: Vernon, Smith, Robson, Wylde, Low, Weaver, Hector.

    Dundee Utd: Cierzniak, Watson, Dillon, Gunning, Robertson, Rankin, Paton, Ciftci, Armstrong, Gauld, Goodwillie. Subs: Gomis, Butcher, Graham, Mackay-Steven, Wilson, Dow, McCallum.

    Referee: Bobby Madden

  111. 1429: 

    Motherwell: Nielsen, Ramsden, Hutchinson, McManus, Hammell, Vigurs, Lasley, Carswell, Francis-Angol, Sutton, Anier. Subs: Lawson, Cummins, McHugh, Kerr, Stewart, Moore, Murray.

    Hearts: MacDonald, McGowan, McKay, Wilson, McGhee, Paterson, Tapping, Hamill, Smith, Stevenson, Walker. Subs: Robinson, Ridgers, Holt, Carrick, Billy King, Nicholson, Oliver.

    Referee: Brian Colvin

  112. 1428: 

    Reaction from Easter Road to follow but let's get some team news from today's other top flight matches.

  113. 1424: 

    Celtic stretch their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to four points, with nearest rivals Inverness not playing until tomorrow.

    Hibs are one point above Aberdeen and two ahead of Dundee United, with the two latter sides facing each other at Pittodrie later this afternoon.

  114. 1423: 
    FULL-TIME- Hibernian 1-1 Celtic

    Hibs manage to deal with Charlie Mulgrew's delivery and the full-time whistle soon sounds. It's a point apiece at Easter Road.

  115. 1423: 

    The match goes beyond three minutes of injury time due to that clash of heads and Hibs substitute Rowan Vine concedes a free-kick in a dangerous area. Can Celtic profit?

  116. 1421: 

    A clash of heads in the Hibs box results in a stoppage as defender Michael Nelson receives treatment.

  117. 1420: 
    ADDED TIME- Hibernian 1-1 Celtic

    Three minutes of injury time being played at Easter Road.

  118. 1419: 

    And now Abdellah Zoubir makes way for Hibs with Tom Taiwo coming on.

  119. 1418: 

    Rowan Vine replaces Liam Craig for Hibs.

  120. 1416: 

    James Forrest threatens again for Celtic with a controlled back-post volley but Ben Williams gets a strong hand behind the shot and the Hibs defence manage to clear.

  121. 1414: 

    Teemu Pukki is replaced by Amido Balde as Celtic freshen things up in attack.

  122. 1414: 
    Hibernian 1-1 Celtic

    Scott Brown lines up a shot around 30 yards out but it is too high and well wide of goal.

  123. 1412: 

    Celtic captain Scott Brown gets in behind the Hibs defence but his low centre is snuffed out. It's set up for an exciting last few minutes and the visitors have the momentum at the moment.

    James Forrest scores for Celtic against Hibernian Forrest used the outside of his right foot to net Celtic's leveller
  125. 1408: 

    Anthony Stokes volleys wide of the Hibs goal after being picked out by James Forrest's cross.

  126. 1408: 

    Hibs make a change in the wake of that goal with James McPake coming on for Ryan McGivern. McGivern was off getting treatment when James Forrest drew Celtic level.

  127. 1404: 
    GOAL- Hibernian 1-1 Celtic (Forrest)

    Celtic are level and it's a superb effort by James Forrest, who weaved his way in from the right and curled a low shot past Ben Williams from the edge of the box.

  128. 1402: 

    Under 17 minutes to go and Ben Williams comes off his line to clutch Anthony Stokes' cross and take the pressure off the Hibs defence.

  129. 1400: 

    Hibs defender Ryan McGivern clatters in to Darnell Fisher and picks up a booking.

  130. 1358: 

    Ben Williams stands tall to make the block after Celtic striker Teemu Pukki fires in from distance. Hibs go straight to the other end and Liam Craig draws a save from Fraser Forster.

  131. 1357: 

    Beram Kayal comes off for Celtic and Joe Ledley is on from the substitutes' bench.

  132. 1356: 

    The Hibs fans applaud after Abdellah Zoubir nutmegs Scott Brown then beats Beram Kayal with a skilful drag-back.

  133. 1354: 

    But wait, a chance for Owain Tudur Jones on the D after being teed up by Abdellah Zoubir, the midfielder firing the ball straight at Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

  134. 1353: 

    Hibernian look much more assured in possession in this second half and they are frustrating Celtic by keeping the ball without seriously threatening a second goal.


    Robbie Devenney: "#bbcsportscot Big Ben is going to need to replicate his performance against Partick and probably improve it if we're going to win this"

  136. 1347: 
    Hibernian 1-0 Celtic

    Decent spell of possession from Hibs almost puts Paul Heffernan through on goal but Fraser Forster is quick off his line to collect the ball.

    Craig Paterson, BBC Sportsound pundit

    "If Hibs are going to see this out, they're going to need a real squad effort."

    Craig Paterson anticipates second-half changes for Hibs.

  138. 1342: 

    More pressure from Celtic as Virgil van Dijk heads down for Anthony Stokes to shoot. Ben Williams makes another save, unaware that Stokes is offside.

  139. 1341: 

    The first booking of the day goes to Liam Craig after he takes down Celtic winger James Forrest.

  140. 1340: 

    And Ben Williams frustrates Celtic again, this time blocking Anthony Stokes' drive from the left-hand side of the box.

  141. 1337: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Hibernian 1-0 Celtic

    First real effort of the second half comes from Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal, whose low strike is superbly saved by Ben Williams and Michael Nelson clears before Georgios Samaras can pounce on the rebound.


    Ciaran Fowler: "@bbcsportsound Of course there will be a big crowd, first home game since the 5-0 cup win, mon the dons!!! - Someone predicting a big attendance at Pittodrie today"

  143. 1334: 
    KICK-OFF- Hibernian 1-0 Celtic

    Hibs get the match re-started.

    Celtic forward Kris Commons Celtic's Kris Commons missed a good chance to equalise and then went off with a hamstring injury, placing a doubt over his participation against Ajax in midweek
  145. 1318: 
    HALF-TIME- Hibernian 1-0 Celtic

    Hibs maintain their lead until the break with Paul Heffernan's strike giving the hosts the lead. Celtic have dominated possession and will feel aggrieved about the goal as Heffernan did appear to be offside.

  146. 1317: 

    Into one minute of injury time and Teemu Pukki's foul on Abdellah Zoubir takes the pressure off the Hibs defence.

  147. 1314: 

    Hibs goalkeeper Ben Williams rushes out to close down James Forrest, who rounds the goalkeeper and squares for Teemu Pukki. The striker gets away a shot but Ryan McGivern's saving tackle keeps Hibs ahead.

    Hibernian 1-0 Celtic
    Paul Heffernan scores for Hibernian against Celtic Heffernan (far left) fired the opener in the 18th minute
  149. 1308: 

    It has turned in to quite a physical game in Leith with plenty of heavy challenges from both sides.

  150. 1304: 

    Hibs fans are unhappy as the referee brings play back for a throw-in after Celtic defender Efe Ambrose had been robbed by Kevin Thomson, who was setting up an attack. The officials say Ambrose had carried the ball out of play.

  151. 1303: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Hibernian 1-0 Celtic

    Georgios Samaras is teed up for a shot on the edge of the Hibs penalty area and his low, side-footed effort is blocked by goalkeeper Ben Williams.

  152. 1301: 

    Now it is the Hibs fans' turn to be upset about a refereeing call as Liam Craig goes down whilst chasing a through ball with Darnell Fisher and referee Calum Murray allows play to continue.

    Scott Brown and Kevin Thomson contest possession Scott Brown and Kevin Thomson contest possession in midfield
  154. 1259: 

    And that substitution takes place with Kris Commons making way and James Forrest coming on for Celtic.

    Jonathan Sutherland, BBC Scotland pitchside reporter

    "Neil Lennon not at all happy with the way things are going."

  156. 1257: 

    BBC Scotland's Jonathan Sutherland reports from the touchline James Forrest is ready to come on as a substitute for Celtic.


    Scots Wehey!: "#bbcsportscot We have an answer to the question of who is going to win the Kevin Thompson versus Scott Brown battle..."

    MBEHAN: "Definitely offside for goal but shambolic defending from Celtic #bbcsportscot"

  158. 1255: 

    A great chance for Celtic as Kris Commons beats the offside trap to go through on Ben Williams. The forward takes a nice touch and attempts to chip the keeper but the effort clears the bar.

  159. 1254: 

    Midway through the first half and Kris Commons is penalised for catching Hibs defender Ryan McGivern in a challenge.

  160. 1252: 

    Hibs have been galvanised by that goal and look a bit more confident on the ball, even on the rain-soaked turf.

  161. 1251: 

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon is unhappy about the award of that goal, believing Paul Heffernan was offside.

  162. 1249: 
    GOAL- Hibernian 1-0 Celtic (Heffernan)

    Hibs get a goal out of nothing! A loose pass out of defence by Virgil van Dijk is seized upon by Kevin Thomson, who wins a tackle with Scott Brown and sets Paul Heffernan through to beat Fraser Forster.

    Craig Paterson, BBC Sportsound pundit

    "Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster's been a virtual spectator."

  164. 1247: 

    Maybe not really close but a decent shot from Kris Commons with the ball swerving away from Ben Williams' goal.

  165. 1246: 

    Hibs forward Paul Heffernan catches Darnell Fisher late but referee Calum Murray continues to show leniency. One suspects the next late or heavy challenge will result in a booking.

  166. 1245: 

    Hibs are struggling to get out of their own half and form any attacks but Celtic, despite their possession, have yet to really open up their hosts.

  167. 1241: 

    Virgil van Dijk is in pain following a challenge by Hibs defender Ryan McGivern but no foul, says referee Calum Murray.

  168. 1238: 
    Hibernian 0-0 Celtic

    A lot of players getting caught in possession in the slippery conditions at Easter Road.

  169. 1237: 
    Hibernian 0-0 Celtic

    Kris Commons fires wide from inside the six-yard box on the right-hand side but the Celtic forward had already been flagged offside.

  170. 1235: 
    Hibernian 0-0 Celtic

    Celtic enjoying most of the possession so far, Hibs yet to really get a grip on things in midfield.

  171. 1232: 
    Hibernian 0-0 Celtic

    Hibs have some defending to do straight away as Scott Robertson concedes an early corner but Anthony Stokes' delivery is dealt with by the home side.

  172. 1232: 

    Celtic get the match underway.

  173. 1230: 

    Mac, Innerleithen: "Fenlon is on the same points in the league as Aberdeen's manager of the month"

  174. 1229: 

    Both sets of players make their way onto the pitch at Easter Road.

  175. 1228: 

    Eight points separate Hibs and Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic, who have only dropped two points in the division so far this term.


    Tom Watson: "#bbcsportscot #HibsStat Hibs haven't been beaten by Celtic since last time."

  177. 1223: 

    There's no place in the Hibs starting line-up for James Collins, who is on the bench. Abdellah Zoubir and Owain Tudur Jones earn starts for Pat Fenlon's side.

    Darnell Fisher, 19, makes his competitive Celtic debut while fellow full-back Emilio Izaguirre misses out through illness. Georgios Samaras and Beram Kayal return to Neil Lennon's starting line-up.

    Pat Fenlon, Hibernian manager

    "You need a little bit of luck against Celtic. We need to make sure our work rate and concentration are high, too. We want to go at them too but be clever enough not to get cut open. We're thinking of playing one up [with Paul Heffernan] with two wide of him."

  179. 1220: 

    Hibernian: Williams, Stevenson, Nelson, Hanlon, McGivern, Zoubir, Tudur Jones, Craig, Thomson, Robertson, Heffernan. Subs: McPake, Vine, Collins, Handling, Taiwo, Murdoch, Mullen.

    Celtic: Forster, Fisher, Ambrose, van Dijk, Mulgrew, Pukki, Commons, Brown, Kayal, Stokes, Samaras. Subs: Biton, Ledley, Balde, Rogic, Zaluska, Forrest, Henderson.

    Referee: Calum Murray

  180. 1218: 

    Alan Maybury, Tim Clancy, Alex Harris, Jordon Forster and Sam Stanton are unavailable for Hibs but Danny Handling is available again for the hosts and is on the bench.

  181. 1217: 

    UK users can listen to live Sportsound commentary of Hibernian v Celtic on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW, on digital radio and online.

  182. 1216: 

    The most recent meeting of these two sides was last season's Scottish Cup final, in which Celtic were 3-0 winners. Let me know your thoughts on today's encounter.


    On text, the number to use is 80295.


    To get involved in today's coverage on Twitter, the hashtag to use is #bbcsportscot.


    BBC Scotland's Jonathan Sutherland: "At Easter Road for Celtic vs Hibernian live @bbcsportsound - Zoubir starts for the home side. Darnell Fisher starts for Celtic."

    Neil Lennon, Celtic manager

    "We're on a very good run at the moment and I want to maintain that. Darnell gets his opportunity, which I'm very comfortable with because he's been doing very well. It's his debut and he'll get plenty of support from the senior guys."

  187. 1211: 

    Top flight leaders Celtic are still unbeaten in the league so far this season while Hibs have won three of their last four Premiership matches.

  188. 1210: 

    Let's turn attention to the first game of the day at Easter Road.

  189. 1208: 

    There's also action in the Scottish Championship, League One and League Two divisions as well as the Scottish Cup second round replay between Annan Athletic and Buckie Thistle.

  190. 1207: 

    Later, Aberdeen host Dundee United, Ross County visit Kilmarnock, Motherwell are at home to Hearts and St Johnstone take on St Mirren in Paisley.

  191. 1205: 
    Celtic full-back Darnell Fisher Darnell Fisher is expected to feature for Celtic at Easter Road with regular right-backs Adam Matthews and Mikael Lustig injured
  192. 1202: 

    The domestic season resumes with five Scottish Premiership matches today, starting off with Hibernian v Celtic at 12:30 BST.

  193. 1201: 

    Good afternoon and welcome to today's Scottish football coverage.

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As It Stood Table

Last updated 19 Oct 2013 UK

Scottish Premiership summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Celtic 9 12 23
No movement 2 Inverness CT 9 7 19
No movement 3 Motherwell 10 1 19
No movement 4 Aberdeen 10 4 17
No movement 5 Hibernian 10 0 15
No movement 6 Dundee Utd 10 4 13
No movement 7 St Johnstone 10 2 12
No movement 8 Partick Thistle 9 -2 10
No movement 9 Ross County 10 -8 10
No movement 10 St Mirren 9 -7 8
No movement 11 Kilmarnock 10 -6 6
No movement 12 Hearts 10 -7 -7