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Summary

  1. St Mirren 2-1 Motherwell (Naismith, Mallan; Sutton), FT Ross Co 2-1 Hamilton (Gardyne, Boyce; Lucas), FT Partick Th 1-4 Kilmarnock (Balatoni; Hamill, Obadeyi 2, Magennis)
  2. FT Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen (Tankulic; Rooney), FT Inverness CT 3-0 Dundee Utd (Meekings, Ross, Warren)
  3. FT Stenhousemuir 1-1 Queen's Park (agg 2-1) - Stenny win League One play-off final and avoid relegation
  4. FT Montrose 3-1 Brora Rangers (agg 3-2) - Montrose win League Two play-off final and avoid relegation

Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

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Thanks for your company today on a dramatic afternoon that ended with smiles in Kilmarnock, Dingwall, Stenhousemuir and Montrose as they all preserved their league places.

Motherwell, Queen's Park and Brora Rangers experienced misery, but at least the former have a second chance in the forthcoming Premiership play-off final.

Join us again tomorrow, when Rangers host Queen of the South and attempt to protect their 1-0 lead in the Premiership play-off quarter-final, while Forfar Athletic look to build on their 3-1 lead over Alloa Athletic in the Championship play-off final second leg.

BBC Radio Scotland pundit Derek Ferguson

"Motherwell gave themselves a mountain to climb and they just couldn't do it. They are good middle to front, but I worry for them at the back. I always say that the team coming up from the league below have the momentum."

Partick Thistle 1-4 Kilmarnock

Josh Magennis (left) celebrates his goal for Kilmarnock
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Josh Magennis (left) scored to help steer Kilmarnock clear of relegation trouble

Kilmarnock manager Gary Locke on BBC Radio Scotland

"We got a bit of stick for some of our performances.

"But the boys showed when they get their game going they are a good team.

"But it is nothing to celebrate. We should have never been in this position.

"I'm just relieved to keep our place and I'm pleased for our players and the fans."

Montrose defender Marvin Andrews on BBC Radio Scotland

"Since I've been here since January, I have never realised Montrose Football Club had this number of fans.

"The pressure was on us and then they got a man sent off and I am happy to score then Woodie made sure with a marvellous goal.

"This is an amazing feeling. It is a small club, but I've seen today what a great club is today.

"I cannot thank God enough for helping me be part of making history like this."

Well woes

Motherwell's awful season could go from bad to worse if Scott McDonald's red card is regarded as violent conduct and leads to a three-match ban.

That would rule the striker out for the final game of the season - and both legs of the play-off final.

We are hearing that Motherwell will launch an appeal, but they might also have to defend captain Stephen McManus should there be retrospective action following the challenge that has led to St Mirren forward Alan Gow being taken to hospital with a cheekbone injury.

After all the drama, the first-ever Pyramid Play-off final ends with the status quo as Montrose extend their 92-year stay in the professional leagues. Brora Rangers, who defeated Lowland League champions Edinburgh City in the semi-final, remain in the Highland League.

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Montrose 3-1 Brora Rangers (agg 3-2)

Despite some nervous moments late on, Stenhousemuir will be staying in League One after edging out Queen's Park, who have now lost out on the promotion via the play-offs in five of the last six seasons.

Kilmarnock ended their seven-game losing streak to ensure they stay in the Premiership next season along with Ross County.

After amazing turnaround at the bottom of the Premiership. At one stage it looked like Ross County were going to be sucked into a final-day nail-biter with Motherwell to avoid finishing second bottom. However, County's fightback to defeat Hamilton and Motherwell's collapse away to relegated St Mirren means it is Ian Baraclough's side who await the winners of the play-offs involving Championship sides Hibernian, Queen of the South and Rangers.

Phew! What a dramatic afternoon. Let me draw breath!

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Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen

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St Mirren 2-1 Motherwell

GOAL

St Mirren 2-1 Motherwell (Stevie Mallan)

Stevie Mallan sends Motherwell into the play-off as the St Mirren midfielder reminds us of that goal of the season with a long-range strike that looks to have ensured the visitors' defeat.

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Stenhousemuir 1-1 Queen's Park (agg 2-1)

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Partick Thistle 1-4 Kilmarnock

GOAL

Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen (Adam Rooney)

Aberdeen throw everyone forward, including goalkeeper Scott Brown, but of course there's only one man they need to score as Adam Rooney makes it 28 for the season - with a bundled effort from close range.

GOAL

Montrose 3-1 Brora Rangers (Gary Wood)

Gary Wood, Montrose's top scorer, puts the Angus side ahead on aggregate with a long-range effort. What a turnaround at Links Park.

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Ross County 2-1 Hamilton Academical

GOAL

Montrose 2-1 Brora Rangers (Marvin Andrews)

Veteran former Rangers defender Marvin Andrews, whose own goal gave Brora a first-leg lead, levels the scores and aggregate on the day.

RED CARD

St Mirren 1-1 Motherwell

The day has turned sour for Motherwell as former Celtic striker Scott McDonald is shown a straight red card for elbowing Thomas Reilly.

GOAL

Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3-0 Dundee United (Gary Warren)

Caley Thistle are finishing with a Highland fling as Gary Warren flies in to head home from a corner.

GOAL

Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2-0 Dundee United (Nick Ross)

RED CARD

Ross County 1-1 Hamilton Academical

County are down to 10 men with midfielder Filip Kiss being shown the red card. Seems it was either for something off the ball or something said. Bit of a mystery.

GOAL

St Mirren 0-1 Motherwell (John Sutton, penalty)

John Sutton fires Motherwell into a lead against the run of play from the penalty spot after Lee Erwin collapsed theatrically under pressure from Thomas Reilly. A very soft one.

GOAL

Partick Thistle 1-4 Kilmarnock (Josh Magennis)

Kilmarnock are on their way to safety as Josh Magennis races clear to score and put them three goals clear.

St Mirren 0-0 Motherwell

Someone is looking down on Motherwell. St Mirren have about four or five shots from close range, but somehow between goalkeeper George Long and the defence they keep the scores level.

St Mirren 0-0 Motherwell

St Mirren forward Alan Gow is being stretchered off after a bad tackle by Stephen McManus.

Partick Thistle 1-3 Kilmarnock (Conrad Balatoni)

Thistle defender Conrad Balatoni pulls one back for the home side, heading home following a free-kick.

Dundee 1-0 Aberdeen

It was almost as if the entire 22 players were in Dundee's box in a schoolboy football rammy. Eventually, the ball is squeezed out to Barry Robson, whose low shot is pushed away by Kyle Letheren.

RED CARD

Montrose 1-1 Brora Rangers (agg 1-2)

Brora are down to 10 men as striker Steven Mackay is sent off after picking up a second yellow card for a foul on James Webster.

GOAL

Partick Thistle 0-3 Kilmarnock (Tope Obidaye)

Tope Obidaye rises to head his second goal of the day and Kilmarnock's third at Firhill. Gary Locke's side look to have secured their Premiership safety.

GOAL

Montrose 1-1 Brora Rangers (Colin McLean)

Montrose's 92-year stay in the professional leagues is under threat as Brora equalise and go ahead on aggregate after Dale Gillespie's cross is headed in by Colin McLean.

GOAL

Stenhousemuir 1-1 Queen's Park (Shaun Fraser)

Game on at Ochilview as Queen's Park draw level on the day and reduce the aggregate deficit to 2-1. It comes from a hopeful ball into the box and, as Greg Fleming rose to catch it, he was challenged (and perhaps fouled) by Shaun Frazer, but the referee Don Robertson sees nothing amiss and awards the goal.

GOAL

Ross County 1-1 Hamilton Academical (Michael Gardyne)

Michael Gardyne fires County level to put all the pressure on Motherwell at the foot of the table.

GOAL

Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1-0 Dundee United (Josh Meekings)

Josh Meekings heads Inverness into the lead. United's Chris Erskine looked to clear off the line with his hand, but the referee ruled it had already crossed the line.

GREAT SAVE!

St Mirren 0-0 Motherwell

Motherwell are struggling at St Mirren Park and James Dayton forces a fine save from George Long.

Dundee 1-0 Aberdeen

Luka Tankulic fires Dundee ahead against Aberdeen
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Luka Tankulic fired Dundee ahead against Aberdeen shortly before half-time

GREAT SAVE!

Inverness Caledonian Thistle 0-0 Dundee United

Nadir Ciftci shows some great skill as he brings to life a dull game and forces a fine save from Caley Thistle goalkeeper Ryan Esson.