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Summary

  1. FT: Aberdeen 2-2 Inverness CT (McGinn, Rooney pen; Polworth, Tansey pen)
  2. Dons miss chance to go top
  3. FT: Hamilton Academical 0-1 Kilmarnock (Obadeyi)
  4. FT: Ross County 5-2 Dundee (Boyce 3, Gardyne, Irvine; Hemmings 2)
  5. Dundee United v Motherwell & Partick v St Johnstone postponed

Live Reporting

By Thomas McGuigan

All times stated are UK

Goodbye

So, Aberdeen spurn the chance to leapfrog Celtic and move clear at the top of the table despite a pulsating comeback against Inverness CT. Liam Boyce fires a hat-trick as Ross County thump Dundee, while Kilmarnock earn a much-needed victory at Hamilton to go some way to easing concerns over their recent poor form. 

Thanks for your company this afternoon. We're back tomorrow for the small matter of Hearts v Celtic at Tynecastle.

Hope you can join us then. Cheers. 

Locke's festive cheer

Hamilton 0-1 Kilmarnock

Gary Locke's turkey leftovers will taste a little sweeter this evening after his Kilmarnock side picked up their first win in over two months with victory at Hamilton.

“It meant a lot," he told BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound. "Obviously it’s been a difficult week for us, especially after last week, but I thought the boys did great. We moved the ball well, created numerous chances and we’re delighted to get three points. 

"The boys have knuckled down, they’ve worked hard and they’ve responded today. I’m delighted for our supporters because I’m well aware that we have been very inconsistent.”

Kilmarnock manager Gary Locke
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Kilmarnock manager Gary Locke

Buddies Boxing Day nightmare

St Mirren 1-4 Livingston

St Mirren boss Alex Rae is in no doubt regarding the magnitude of the job he has taken on after his side were thumped at home by Livingston.

“Some of the goals and the manner which we gave them away were extremely poor," he said. "That was our nearest rivals today and they’ve given us a right good hiding. There seemed to be a bit of fear factor about us. We need to overcome that because nobody else is going to help us do that.”

St Mirren manager Alex Rae
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St Mirren manager Alex Rae

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes

Aberdeen 2-2 Inverness CT

"First half you need to credit Inverness. They sat in and tried to hit us on the counter attack. Our choice of passing was sometimes playing into their hands. "we lost a goal which was disappointing and we had it all to do at the start of the second half. 

"We asked for more patience and thought to our play.We lose a penalty at the start of the second half but it's not a penalty for me. I think the boy has jumped into Paul Quinn.

"At 2-0 it looks like it's going against us but my players never gave up and they deserve so much credit. Another five minutes and we win the game; we should get a penalty with the last kick of the ball. We had them on the ropes..."

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Inverness boss John Hughes

Aberdeen 2-2 Inverness CT

"I knew there was going to be a game on here and I respect Aberdeen. They're a wonderful side and resurgent at this moment in time.

"To come here and ensure they had to work very hard to get a draw, all credit to my boys. I'm disappointed to lose a two-goal lead but I have to give credit where it's due: in the second half it was all Aberdeen.

"Throughout the game I thought we had the better chances. We should've seen it out..."  

Inverness CT boss John Hughes shares a few words with referee Willie Collum
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🎤Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to win 4-1 on Boxing Day.🎤

Dons' hopes dented

Despite a ferocious comeback at Pittodrie, Aberdeen spurn the opportunity to leapfrog Celtic and move clear at the top of the table. 

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@BBCSportsound #bbcsportscot and that is why you can't take the Aberdeen title challenge seriously

FULL-TIME

SPFL2 FT: Stirling 1-3 East Fife, Queen's Park 0-1 Berwick, Elgin 2-0 Montrose, Annan Athletic 2-3 Clyde.

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SPFL1 FT: Stenhousemuir 1-5 Stranraer, Forfar 2-4 Dunfermline, Ayr 2-1 Brechin, Airdrieonians 3-4 Peterhead.

FULL-TIME Hamilton 0-1 Kimarnock

A huge three points for Kilmarnock, their first league victory since 24 October. They remain in the relegation play-off spot, but make some ground on the teams above them, and put some more daylight between themselves and Dundee United at the bottom. 

As for Accies, it's now just one win in 10 matches.  

Kilmarnock's Tope Obadeyi (right) celebrates after giving his side the lead
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FULL-TIME Aberdeen 2-2 Inverness CT

FULL-TIME Ross County 5-2 Dundee

GOAL Aberdeen 2-2 Inverness CT (Rooney)

The Dons have done it! Adam Rooney keeps his head to fire home a late, late, late equaliser for Aberdeen.

Six minutes of stoppage time at Pittodrie: Aberdeen couldn't do it, could they?

BBC Sportsound pundit Willie Miller sounds hoarse and a ringer for Bonnie Tyler! The north east is in meltdown...

PENALTY for Aberdeen

GOAL Ross County 5-2 Dundee (Boyce hat-trick)

It's a five-star show from a rampant Ross County as the razor-sharp Liam Boyce completes his hat-trick with County's fifth goal; the hosts are on fire as Dundee's defence melts in the face of constant pressure...  .

HITS THE WOODWORK

Aberdeen are pounding the Inverness CT goal without mercy. Kenny McLean thunders in a howitzer of a shot from distances that comes back off the bar! 

Inverness still lead but for how long?

You little Rascal...

BBC Sportsound pundit Allan Preston roared over the wireless there and sounded like Dizzee Rascal on his Fix Up, Look Sharp hit.

It's all happening this afternoon...

Dizzee Rascal
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CLOSE!

Aberdeen 1-2 Inverness CT

Niall McGinn curls a drive just wide as Aberdeen press for an equaliser against Inverness.

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If Willie Collum is our best referee, I would hate to see who our worst is! Dreadful! #bbcsportscot

GOAL Aberdeen 1-2 Inverness CT (McGinn)

Niall McGinn fires home after a fatal moment of hesitancy in the Caley Thistle defence. 

Hope for the Dons. Can they pull off the mother of all festive comebacks?  

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You can always depend on The Dons to make sure Celtic aren't pushed #BBCsportscot

GOAL Ross County 4-2 Dundee (Boyce)

Will that be that?! Liam Boyce hammers in a spectacular overhead effort to give County a two-goal lead. Pick that one out! 

Dundee have it all to do now...

GOAL Hamilton 0-1 Kilmarnock (Obadeyi)

Tope Obadeyi was awaiting the cross to the backpost and he volleyed his effort into the ground and it bounced up and over Michael McGovern and into the net.

Killie Me Softly at New Douglas Park and hope springs eternal for Gary Locke...

Aberdeen 0-2 Inverness cT

Inverness CT goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams is lying prone on the ground and it looks like he has suffered a head knock. Ryan Esson is warming up as replacement.

GOAL Ross County 3-2 Dundee (Irvine)

This game has exploded into life!  Jackson Irvine  slides in and diverts a corner home to give County the lead for the first time and the home fans are going bananas!! 

Hamilton 0-0 Kilmarnock

Jonathan Sutherland

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"Big delay at New Douglas Park as Lucas Tagliapietra is stretchered from the field. It looks like a really bad one, the medical team have taken about five minutes to patch him up as best they can. 

"Applause rings out for the big defender as he is eventually carried from the field."

GOAL Ross County 2-2 Dundee (Gardyne)

County hit straight back -Michael Gardyne,with the angle doing him no favours, lashes his strike high into the net beyond Dundee 'keeper, Scott Bain. It's all-square again in the Highlands!

A blizzard of goals for the wild-eyed ecstatic supporters of both sides...

GOAL Ross County 1-2 Dundee (Hemmings)

Another incisive, sweeping counterattack move from Dundee, and - surprise, surprise - it culminates in yet another goal for white-hot striker,Kane Hemmings. 

That's his fifth in two games.

GOAL Aberdeen 0-2 Inverness CT (Tansey)

Paul Quinn pushes Ross Draper in the box and referee Willie Collum points to the spot.Greg Tanseysends Danny Ward the wrong way to double Inverness' lead.

Eagle-eyed BBC Sportsound pundit Willie Miller says the decision to award the penalty will cause some controversy. You'll be able to feast your eyes on the action on Sportscene tomorrow night...

PENALTY for Inverness CT!

KICK-OFF

We're back under way! 

HALF-TIME League Two

Stirling 1-2 East Fife

Queen's Park 0-0 Berwick

Elgin 0-0 Montrose

Annan Athletic 1-2 Clyde  

HALF-TIME League One

Stenhousemuir 1-3 Stranraer

Forfar 1-1 Dunfermline

Ayr 2-0 Brechin

Airdrieonians 2-1 Peterhead  

HALF-TIME Championship

St Mirren 1-2 Livingston

Falkirk 1-0 Dumbarton.