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  1. FT: Dundee 2-3 Aberdeen (Harkins, Clarkson pen) (Considine, Logan, Goodwillie)
  2. FT: Partick Thistle 3-1 Motherwell (Bannigan, Doolan, O'Donnell) (Ainsworth)
  3. FT: St Johnstone 1-2 St Mirren (Anderson) (Naismith, Drury)
  4. Championship wins for Hearts and Rangers

Live Reporting

By Keir Murray

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Well, our live text commentary draws to a close now. We'll get cracking on our post-match coverage with all the reaction from the top-tier managers. If you can make it tomorrow, we'll be back at lunchtime on Sunday with live coverage of Inverness CT against Ross County and Celtic v Hamilton. Thanks very much for joining us.

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson:

"The second goal was huge. I thought Prince (Buaben) and Morgaro (Gomis) were great for us. Once you get two goals it's a different game - you can sit in. We move on and we prepare for Alloa. For the players to run out and have 3,500 Hearts fans is great. It shows the spirit of the club. It's magnificent. We hope to keep this run going as long as we can."

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright:

"We didn't start the game particularly well. We probably had the best chances in the first half. We weren't happy at half-time because we didn't pass it well enough but in the second half we controlled the game. The manner we gave the goal away when you're 1-1 with five minutes to go was criminal. We'll get a bit of rest and we'll be ready for Kilmarnock."

St Mirren manager Tommy Craig:

"Today I thought we performed very well in the first half. I thought St Johnstone came into it in the second half. They were in control when we broke away and scored. When I look at what we need at back, middle and front I look at what we've got inside the club, the youth team. We've played a lot better and lost this season. That's seven very valuable points away from home."

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes:

"We got off to a great start. It was important to try to impose ourselves in the game. With the shape Dundee were playing the game was more open than I like. I think the penalty was very soft. A bit of quality won us the match. It was a top-drawer finish (by David Goodwillie), the header into the top corner. Previously (before he moved to Blackburn) he was a bit untidy with the ball into feet. He is now a more complete player. He has that knack to score goals and that cockiness in the final third. Our boys love him, the support love him and the staff love him."

Former Hearts midfielder Michael Stewart:

"The standard that they have set is very, very good. Robbie Neilson has put in a lot of hard work with his coaching team and all the players have really bought into it. There are a lot of places in the Championship that are not easy to go to but Hearts are picking up points at speed and long may that continue."

Dundee manager Paul Hartley:

"I'm disappointed in the result but I'm not disappointed at how we tried to play. Aberdeen have good quality in the final third. I'm happy with the chances we created but I'm not happy with the goals we lost. Overall I'm pleased with how we played. The players put great effort in today. We'll get back to working hard over the next couple of weeks."

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Andy in Armagh: "Hamilton will be very happy with how the results have gone so far this weekend. The Accies can go top of the SPL again with a win tomorrow. It's unlikely, but it could happen!"


Scottish Cup second round continued

Elgin 0-0 Forres Mechanics

Gretna 2008 0-1 Queen's Park

Inverurie Loco Works 0-3 Hurlford

Linlithgow Rose 5-1 Dalbeattie Star

Nairn County 2-1 Huntly

Spartans FC 3-3 East Kilbride

Turriff United 0-3 Clyde

Whitehill Welfare 0-1 East Stirlingshire


Scottish Cup second round

Arbroath 2-2 Montrose

Berwick 2-0 Formartine United

Bo'ness United 7-1 Culter

Brora Rangers 5-0 Banks O'Dee

Cove Rangers 1-2 Annan Athletic

East Fife 7-0 Threave Rovers

Edinburgh City 2-1 Auchinleck Talbot


League One

Airdrieonians 1-2 Forfar

Brechin City 3-1 Morton

Peterhead 2-0 Ayr United

Stenhousemuir 2-2 Stranraer

Stirling Albion 0-2 Dunfermline



Dumbarton 0-0 Cowdenbeath

Falkirk 2-1 Alloa

Hibernian 1-1 Raith Rovers

Livingston 0-1 Rangers

Queen of the South 0-3 Hearts

Hearts pair Jordan McGhee and Billy King

Jordan McGhee and Billy King embrace after the former put Hearts 3-0 up at Palmerston, where almost 3,000 Hearts fans turned out, two-thirds of whom were packed into the roofless terracing behind the goal at the Terregles Street end.


Hibernian 1-1 Raith Rovers


Queen of the South 0-3 Hearts


Livingston 0-1 Rangers


Partick Thistle 3-1 Motherwell

We're deep into injury time at Firhill.

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thommo: ‏"@BBCSportScot there is a distinct lack of quality in the top division across all teams and that is the positive spin."


St Johnstone 1-2 St Mirren


Dundee 2-3 Aberdeen

Stuart Bannigan

Stuart Bannigan sent Partick Thistle on their way against Motherwell with the opener at Firhill.


Partick Thistle 3-1 Motherwell (O'Donnell)

Partick Thistle break from their own half and Stephen O'Donnell runs through on goal, showing great composure to roll the ball under Dan Twardzik to restore the home side's two-goal cushion.


St Johnstone 1-2 St Mirren (Drury)

Adam Drury puts St Mirren into the lead at McDiarmid Park on the counter-attack. Alan Mannus came out to meet him as he powered down on goal after good work by John McGinn and he slotted past the St Johnstone keeper with about five minutes remaining on the clock.

Jamie Langfield preserves Aberdeen's lead over Dundee when he turns over a header from his own full-back, Ash Taylor.

BBC Scotland football pundit Willie Miller at Dens Park:

"It's amazing weather. Sun is bursting through yet the rain is lashing down, which must make it difficult for the players."

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Tom Watson: "‏Word of the day so far goes to an on-form @RichardGordon48 ) with a superb solo "dubiety", 30 mins into the 2nd half #bbcscotfootball"

Motherwell striker John Sutton

Motherwell striker John Sutton has clearly asked the team doctor for the "Terry Butcher head gear".


St Johnstone's Brian Graham has the ball in the back of the St Mirren net, but the referee Don Robertson rules it offside. The score remains 1-1.


Partick Thistle 2-1 Motherwell (Ainsworth)

Lionel Ainsworth hauls 'Well back into this match with a 30-yard screamer that flies into the top corner, leaving goalkeeper Scott Fox with no chance.

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Andrew Priestley: "Aberdeen are great in attack but woeful in defence, they're fast becoming every neutral's favourite team to follow. #bbcscotfootball"


Falkirk 2-1 Alloa (Leahy)


Hibernian 1-1 Raith Rovers (Nade)


Queen of the South 0-3 Hearts (McGhee)

Jordan McGhee surely puts the result beyond doubt for Hearts at Palmerston in the Championship.


St Johnstone 1-1 St Mirren (Anderson)

St Johnstone's Steven Anderson heads in a corner from no more than a yard out after St Mirren keeper Marian Kello fails to leap for the whipped-in cross from Lee Croft.

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Jonathan Sutherland: "I know Ainsworth hasn't been great this season, but he's on for Vigurs. Can he provide the spark Motherwell require? #bbcscotfootball"

BBC Scotland football pundit Allan Preston at McDiarmid Park:

"St Mirren are hanging on, but St Johnstone have had more of the ball, although Marian Kello simply hasn't been tested. St Johnstone's James McFadden hasn't had much of the ball in the second half and he looks a lot thinner than the James McFadden I remember."


Partick Thistle 2-0 Motherwell (Doolan)

Stephen O'Donnell drives to the byline and his cut-back is smashed high into the net by Kris Doolan to give the Jags a healthy lead.

St Mirren's Jason Naismith scores

Jason Naismith fires in the opener for St Mirren against St Johnstone in Perth.


Dundee 2-3 Aberdeen (Goodwillie)

Shay Logan's cross is headed powerfully into the Dundee net by Dons striker David Goodwillie as the visitors reinstate their lead.