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Summary

  1. FT: Aberdeen 3-1 Ross County (Rooney, Hayes, McGinn; Curran), FT: Dundee United 1-2 Hamilton (McKay; Lucas, Gordon)
  2. FT: Kilmarnock 2-5 Partick (Magennis, Connolly; Doolan 2, Fraser, Muirhead 2), FT: Motherwell 2-2 Hearts (Moult, Johnson; Juanma, Sow)
  3. Rangers beat St Mirren 4-0 to meet Peterhead in Challenge Cup final
  4. Thirteen Scottish Cup ties go ahead after three are called off

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By Thomas McGuigan

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

So, Aberdeen come from behind to beat Ross County and in the process leapfrog Hearts to move into second place. 

Robbie Neilson's men play out a pulsating 2-2 draw at Motherwell, while Partick Thistle hammer Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

Dundee United's poor start to the season continues as they go down at home to Hamilton Accies.

Highlights of all today's games will be on our website from 18:00 GMT on Sunday.

We're back tomorrow for Inverness CT against Celtic - subject to a pitch inspection. Hope you can join us then.

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday. Cheers.

My 11-year-old son and I are travelling back from Stranraer to Lauder. We don't support either Stranraer or Buckie but are doing the Road to Hampden. We will be following Stranraer in the next round. 300 mile round trip, freezing - but magic. (My son got in for free too - well done Stranraer).

Andy and Sam

Dundee United boss Mixu Paatelainen

'Astonished' at defeat

"I'm astonished how we lost that game. We scored a wonderful goal and the game is under control. Then we create chance after chance after going 1-0 up but we didn't put them in the net. 

"But I must also question their mentality. The league table doesn't help mentality wise; there are one or two people, if we miss one or two opportunities when 1-0 up, they start getting a bit shaky and asking for trouble. 

"The match was under control and we lost it - I'm astonished."

Dundee United boss Mixu Paatelainen
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Motherwell boss Mark McGhee

Motherwell 2-2 Hearts

"It was a great game. The performance is probably more important than the result for me at this stage. I thought our performance was terrific and we probably should've won the game. We had enough chances and we made more chances.

"I was pleased with it and I really enjoyed the game."   

Motherwell's Louis Moult (left) celebrates his goal with team-mate Scott McDonald
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Just want to thank Dundee United for being great from a supporters perspective today. My son was singing Christmas Carols at school at 2.30 and we couldn't leave the central belt until 2.50. When we got there at 4, they had a steward on the gate waiting for us who let us in for free. I've been going to Tannadice waiting for an Accies win since 1989 (we won there about 6 years ago with McCarthy, the one game I missed in that run) Very happy tonight with the win. Well worth coming up for the second 45 minutes. And then a very kind United fan gave my wee boy a programme after the game, so all good. Hope they catch Motherwell.

Tatty from Hamilton

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnnes

'I'm delighted'

"We recognise that nobody's going to give us anything and you've got to deal with difficult times. Half time [being 1-0 down] was a difficult situation and we had another 45 minutes to do something about it.  

"It was more nervy and anxious than it had to be. The players deserve all the credit (for the win) and I'm delighted for them."

Aberdeen boss Derek McInees
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@BBCthomasmcg ICT & Celtic will struggle to match the 3.6 goals per game so far in the SPFL this w/e. 0.6 of a goal is not easy to score

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How does Mark Durnan manage to pass himself off as a footballer? I'd rather have Boris Johnson in our defence. There isn't enough profanity in the entire universe to truly describe my frustrations with united just now. Pathetic attitudes throughout our squad. They need much more than a boot up the backside.

Mr Young, Glenrothes

FULL-TIME

Scottish Cup third round

Airdrieonians 3-1 Brechin City

Albion Rovers 0-2 Greenock Morton

Ayr United 0-1 Dunfermline

Cowdenbeath 1-1 Arbroath

Elgin City 1-2 Raith Rovers

Falkirk 4-1 Fraserburgh

Formartine United 1-1 Cove Rangers

Huntly 1-1 Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale

Inverurie Loco Works 4-4 Annan Athletic

Peterhead 1-3 Livingston

Queen's Park 1-1 Forfar Athletic

Stenhousemuir 2-2 East Kilbride

Stranraer 3-1 Buckie Thistle

Stenhousemuir v East Kilbride
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Stenhousemuir and East Kilbride drew at Ochilview

Feeling low

Hearts spurned the chance to narrow the gap on Celtic, being held to a 2-2 draw with Motherwell at Fir Park. 

Dundee United are seven points adrift at the foot of the table following the home defeat by Hamilton.

Movin On Up

Coming from behind to beat Ross County sees Derek McInnes's Aberdeen leapfrog Hearts and move into second place - four points behind league leaders Celtic

FULL-TIME

Aberdeen 3-1 Ross County 

Kilmarnock 2-5 Partick 

Motherwell 2-2 Hearts 

Dundee Utd 1-2 Hamilton

Aberdeen 3-1 Ross County

Aberdeen bring on 19-year-old Craig Storie for the final few minutes, and he saves his side conceding another goal by clearing Jackson Irvine's shot off the line. County will feel hard done by losing this game, they have put a lot into it.

Kilmarnock 2-5 Partick

Jonathan Sutherland

BBC Sport Scotland at Rugby Park

"Kilmarnock might be able to grind out a 0-0 draw with Celtic, but in the space of a week something had gone terribly wrong. 5-2 down to Partick Thistle, the Glasgow side have been absolutely scintillating!"

CLOSE! Motherwell 2-2 Hearts

Phenomenal chance for Hearts goes a-begging. Osman Sow has an effort from inside the box saved by Connor Ripley, and Sam Nicholson skies the rebound. Still all-square at Fir Park, but Hearts looking more likely to snatch a winner.

GOAL Dundee United 1-2 Hamilton (Gordon)

Incredible stuff from Accies! They've come from behind to lead at Tannadice, Ziggy Gordon is the man with ice cold veins to fire home after Ali Crawford's effort is blocked. 

A penny for Mixu's thoughts?

Stephen Pearson and Arnaud Djoum
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Will there be a winner at Fir Park?

GOAL Aberdeen 3-1 Ross County (McGinn)

It is a deserved third for Aberdeen after both Kenny McLean and Jonny Hayes had gone close. 

The Dons keep piling forward and Hayes plays a through ball through to Niall McGinn that looked like it had been hit too far ahead of him, but the Northern Irishman slides in to get a toe to it and put it beyond goalkeeper Gary Woods.

Aberdeen 2-1 Ross County

Two great saves at both ends.Jonny Hayes shapes to shoot but turns and feeds Adam Rooney on the inside channel, who has the ball taken off his toes by the lively Niall McGinn. The Northern Irishman fires a low shot which Gary Woods manages to deflect clear.Then a bullet header from Liam Boyce right in front of goal from Jonathan Franks' cross is brilliantly blocked by Danny Ward. It's end to end stuff at Pittodrie.

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@BBCthomasmcg Better question, how far have you travelled then called off less than1hr to K.O when home team knew game would be off 24hrs b4

GOAL Kilmarnock 2-5 Partick Thistle (Muirhead)

Robbie Muirhead applies a simple finish following enterprising work by Steven Lawless. A second for Muirhead and yet another example of poor defending from the hosts.

GOAL Dundee United 1-1 Hamilton (Lucas)

Accies are level! Lucas bullets a header home from Ali Crawford's cross. Game on at Tannadice! 

Dundee United 1-0 Hamilton Academical

Billy Mckay passes up a chance to score his second of the day and extend United's lead, but goalkeeper Michael McGovern blocks the striker's shot with his foot.

GOAL Kilmarnock 2-4 Partick (Connolly)

Mark Connolly heads a goal back for Partick Thistle. Consolation or the start of a comeback?

GOAL - Motherwell 2-2 Hearts (Sow)

The goals keep a-coming at Fir Park, and it's an absolute screamer from Osman Sow! Motherwell stood off the striker, and he unleashed a dipping drive over Connor Riple from some 35 yards.

It's raining goals...

Osman Sow scores for Hearts against Motherwell
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GOAL - Motherwell 2-1 Hearts (Johnson)

Motherwell players celebrating
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Kilmarnock 1-4 Partick

Jonathan Sutherland

BBC Sport Scotland at Rugby Park

"Partick Thistle look like they have the measure of Kilmarnock here. Good composure from Gary Fraser to fire home from close range. The Kilmarnock defending poor.

"And then WHAT A STRIKE from Robbie Muirhead against his old club. A 30-yard thunderbolt into the top corner to make it 4-1 - definitely one for the Sportscene highlights tomorrow night!"

GOAL - Kilmarnock 1-4 Partick (Muirhead)

Robbie Muirhead puts a bit of gloss on the scoreline for Partick Thistle against his former club.

An impressive strike from Muirhead - his first of the season and first for Partick Thistle since joining on loan from Dundee United.

Motherwell 1-1 Hearts

Scott McDonald is looking lively early in the second half for Motherwell. He tests Neil Alexander in the Hearts goal from the right side of the area. The teams are still locked at one-apiece.

Just 1,576 at Somerset Park. Another result for the weather. Summer football anyone? This is soccer but not as we know it.

BBC Sportsound's Chick Young

GOAL Kilmarnock 1-3 Partick Thistle (Fraser)

Gary Fraser restores Partick Thistle's two-goal advantage after getting the break of the ball at the back post and firing home.

GOAL Aberdeen 2-1 Ross County (Hayes)

Aberdeen players celebrating
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GOAL Aberdeen 1-1 Ross County (Rooney)

Aberdeen players celebrating
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PENALTY APPEAL - Aberdeen 0-1 Ross County

The Aberdeen players are screaming for a penalty after Niall McGinn turns his marker and sees a goalbound shot blocked, but referee John Beaton is having none of it!

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I'm at Hampden and the rain looks like a Hollywood-type deluge. Mental.

Jim in Netherlee

KICK-OFF

Here we go in the second half. Goals please, plenty of them! 

It sounds fairly horrendous out and about given the torrential rain and high winds. Devotion indeed from Scottish football fans...

EK in front

Bernard Coll scores for East Kilbride against Stenhousemuir
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There could be a real shock on the cards here at Ochilview as Lowland League East Kilbride lead League One Stenhousemuir 1-0. The goal was stunning - a left-footed pearler from full-back Bernard Coll which arrowed into the top corner from 25 yards.

Kenny CrawfordBBC Scotland at Ochilview

HALF-TIME

Scottish Cup third round

Airdrieonians 2-1 Brechin City

Albion Rovers 0-0 Greenock Morton

Ayr United 0-1 Dunfermline

Cowdenbeath 0-0 Arbroath

Elgin City 0-1 Raith Rovers

Falkirk 1-0 Fraserburgh

Formartine United 1-0 Cove Rangers

Huntly 1-0 Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale

Inverurie Loco Works 1-1 Annan Athletic

Peterhead 0-2 Livingston

Queen's Park 1-0 Forfar

Stenhousemuir 0-1 East Kilbride

Stranraer 1-0 Buckie Thistle

Stenhousemuir v East Kilbride
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East Kilbride lead Stenhousemuir in the Scottish Cup