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Summary

  1. FT: Celtic 3-1 Kilmarnock (Armstrong, Sinclair, Forrest; Jones)
  2. FT: Partick Thistle 1-0 Motherwell (Doolan) - Jags clinch top-six place
  3. FT: Hamilton 1-1 Ross Co (Donati; Curran) - Skondras sent off for Hamilton
  4. FT: Hearts 1-0 Dundee (Goncalves), Inverness CT 0-3 St Johnstone (MacLean, Craig, pen, Cummins) - Cole sent off for ICT
  5. FT: Morton 1-1 Hibernian (Shankland, pen; Cummings)
  6. FT: Livingston 2-1 Alloa (Pitman, Longridge; Mackin) - Livi win Scottish League One

Live Reporting

By Keir Murray

All times stated are UK

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Until tomorrow...

Well, there we have it. Partick Thistle have made the top six for the first time, Inverness drop further into the relegation plop, Championship leaders Hibs drop more points as they stagger to the title - their 1-1 result with Morton was their 13th draw of the season - and in League One Livingston are the champions. Well done to the Lions. I hope you can join us tomorrow for our coverage of Aberdeen's match against Rangers. The second-place Dons lead the Light Blues in third place by 12 points with seven matches to go. 

Have a great Saturday evening, why don't you. Thanks for your (virtual) company.

Red card all Greek to Canning

FT Hamilton 1-1 Ross County

Kenny Crawford

BBC Sport Scotland

Hamilton Accies manager Martin Canning says the club will appeal against the red card issued to Giannis Skondras.

The Greek left-back was dismissed just before half-time for a foul on County's Ryan Dow.

"I've just seen it back and it isn't a red card," Canning told BBC Scotland.

"Ioannis has gone for the ball along the ground and I think it looks worse than it is because of the speed they are both going at."

Canning felt there was "absolutely no intent" to from his player to hurt Dow.

"It's just unfortunate for Skondras that Ryan is quick and he's just got a wee toe on it before Ioannis can get there.

"Referees have got a hard job with things happening at that speed, but it seems to be for us just that we seem to be on the wrong end of a few decisions that go against us.

"I spoke to the referee and he was quite convinced it was [a sending off]. I hate being critical of them because it is a difficult job, but what i can't keep on doing is standing here after we've had decisions go against us that costs us, and keep on defending them [referees] because we need to start getting them right for us.

"Ultimately, there's a lot at stake here. It's potentially cost us two points and it could have cost us more."


          Giannis Skondras looks puzzled at being sent off against Ross County
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Giannis Skondras looks puzzled at being sent off against Ross County

'An important result'

FT Inverness CT 0-3 St Johnstone

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright: "We went in 1-0 at half-time without playing particularly well but looked a threat. We looked comfortable enough and then the sending-off, we were ruthless. We scored two and maybe could have scored two or three more.

"The attitude to go and kick on and make sure we got that second goal, to make sure we weren't having any problems in the last few minutes, was excellent.

"It's been a week that didn't start so well that's ended absolutely magnificently for us. We enjoy defending. We don't panic when we're under pressure. We're a good side that can do both sides of the game.

"There's a better chance tonight (of finishing third) but we're not going to get carried away. We'll just keep working away. It keeps us five ahead of Hearts. It was an important result."

Tommy Wright
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Kingsley and Lindsay celebrate

FT Partick Thistle 1-0 Motherwell

Thistle defender Liam Lindsay and mascot Kingsley
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Thistle defender Liam Lindsay and mascot Kingsley can look forward to post-split fixtures against Celtic, Aberdeen, Rangers, St Johnstone and Hearts

Time running out for Inverness

FT: Inverness CT 0-3 St Johnstone

BBC Scotland football pundit Allan Preston: "I think Inverness need to win three out of the six games left. You can't see any light at the end of the tunnel. I watched them at Tynecastle earlier in the season and I was worried about them. They could be the ones slipping out automatically. I think if you were say to Richie Foran to take the play-off spot he would take it."

Richie Foran
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'I am obviously not doing my job right' - Foran

FT: Inverness CT 0-3 St Johnstone

Caley Thistle manager Richie Foran didn't spare his players - or himself - in assessing his side's 3-0 home defeat by St Johnstone, which leaves them four points adrift at the bottom.

"It is a tough time of the season to be sitting bottom, and I need real men to stand up to that, but not enough of them did that today," he tells BBC Scotland.

"It is pure luck we are still in it and it is only four points. I sound like a broken record but one win changes it - that is the truth.  But I need braver players with more passion and desire. We controlled aspects of the game without having that ruthless edge to it. I don't think we believed today.

"The main person who is not good enough is me.  I am obviously not doing my job right and big apologies to the supporters. I believe we let them down today.

"It is not good enough. I pick the team, I pick the shape, I will take 90% of the blame for that but the players need to stand up as well." 

Enjoyable viewing for Rodgers

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers : "I thought it was an outstanding team performance, some of the quality, movement and speed. Lee (McCulloch) set his team up very well. They were very tight and difficult to break down. A big applause to the crowd. They are now seeing what we are trying to do. They didn't get frustrated.

"Our only mistake was for the goal, which was a counter-attack. We didn't protect the game well enough from behind when we lost the ball, but we showed a lovely charisma today. I enjoyed watching my team today.

"I'm sure Lee will do very well in his management career."

Post-split fixtures

With places now confirmed in the top and bottom six of the Premiership, the post-split fixtures will be announced early next week.

The SPFL says dates for games, subject to TV arrangements, are the weekends of 29 April, 6 May and 13 May, the midweek of 17 May, and the weekend of 20 May. 

On the final weekend, bottom-six fixtures will be played on Saturday 20 May and top-six matches on the following day.

Hearts are united - Cathro

Hearts 1-0 Dundee

Hearts head coach Ian Cathro : "It's a small step and we want to move on very quickly from this game. I'd like us to be a little bit quicker and finish our attacks and make more chances. We'll look to be a bit more clinical in games. We're suffering from a lack of positive results; there are no other issues. We are strong together. We want everyone to come with us."

Hearts head coach Ian Cathro
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Top six for Partick Thistle

Partick Thistle 1-0 Motherwell


          The Jags fans enjoy clinching top six in the sunshine at Firhill
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The Jags fans enjoy clinching top six in the sunshine at Firhill

Never-say-die Ton

Morton 1-1 Hibernian

BBC Scotland football pundit Derek Ferguson: "There wasn't a lot of quality at times for the 4,229 fans. The opening goal came from the lively Jason Cummings with a fine strike from 15 yards on the angle. Never-say-die Morton equalised from the spot in the 66th minute through Lawrence Shankland. That seemed to energise Morton and it was Shankland who tried his luck near the end of the game with a sizzler that went just over the bar."

FULL-TIME

CHAMPIONSHIP 

Ayr United 0-2 Queen of the South 

Dundee United 1-1 Falkirk 

Dunfermline 1-0 Raith Rovers 

Morton 1-1 Hibernian 

St Mirren 1-1 Dumbarton 

LEAGUE ONE

Airdrieonians 3-1 Brechin City 

Albion Rovers 3-0 Stranraer 

Livingston 2-1 Alloa Athletic 

Queen's Park 2-0 Peterhead 

Stenhousemuir 3-1 East Fife 

LEAGUE TWO 

Berwick Rangers 0-1 Stirling Albion 

Clyde 2-1 Annan Athletic 

Edinburgh City 1-1 Cowdenbeath 

Elgin City 1-1 Montrose 

Forfar Athletic 1-1 Arbroath

CHAMPAGNE MOMENT

Livingston 2-1 Alloa Athletic

Congratulations to Livingston, who have clinched the League One title with victory over Alloa.

Livi celebrate
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FULL-TIME

Celtic 3-1 Kilmarnock

Celtic were given a fright by Killie when Jordan Jones levelled for the visitors but goals by Scott Sinclair and James Forrest added to Stuart Armstrong's opener to make it yet another win for the champions.

FULL-TIME Hamilton 1-1 Ross County

Ten-man Accies earn a point which nudges them out of the relegation play-off place and into 10th, leapfrogging local rivals Motherwell courtesy of goal difference.

The second half was one-way traffic, with County making their extra man felt, but Alex Gogic wasted a very good chance to make it maximum points for the hosts in stoppage time.


          Craig Curran's goal earned a point for the Staggies at Hamilton
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Craig Curran's goal earned a point for the Staggies at Hamilton

CLOSE!

Hamilton 1-1 Ross County

A big chance for 10-man Hamilton to sneak it... Dougie Imrie scurries up the right flank and centres for Alex Gogic, who cuts inside his man in the penalty area only to skew a shot wide.

FULL-TIME

Hearts 1-0 Dundee

It was probably more nervy than it should have been given Hearts' dominance, but Ian Cathro's side nevertheless end a run of three straight defeats with only their second win in 10 games.  For Dundee, it is a sixth consecutive loss.

FULL-TIME

Inverness CT 0-3 St Johnstone

GOAL Inverness CT 0-3 St Johnstone

Graham Cummins

St Johnstone lather the icing on the cake in some style. Chris Millar jinks in from the left corner flag, plays a one-two with David Wotherspoon, and tees-up Graham Cummins to slam home from five yards out. That was sumptuous.

FULL-TIME

Partick Thistle 1-0 Motherwell

They've done it!

Partick Thistle will finish the season in the Scottish Premiership's top six after Kris Doolan's early goal against Motherwell.

GOAL Inverness 0-2 St Johnstone

Liam Craig

In his 300th appearance for Saints, Liam Craig coolly finds the net from the penalty spot, and consigns Caley Thistle to yet another defeat.

The impending victory will close the gap on third-placed Rangers to three points, and keep the Perth side at least five clear of Hearts, who sit fifth.

PENALTY

Inverness CT 0-1 St Johnstone

St Johnstone have a spot kick. Graham Cummins was brought down in the box.

Dig out the fizz

Livingston 2-1 Alloa Athletic

Livi are only 10 minutes away from the Scottish League one title. They lead Alloa 2-1

Hamilton 1-1 Ross County

Kenny Crawford

BBC Sport Scotland at New Douglas Park

Hamilton Accies are looking stretched and big spaces are appearing as County attack, but if the hosts can hang on for another eight minutes or so it will be a great point for them in the circumstances.

GOAL Dundee United 1-1 Falkirk

Luke Leahy

RED CARD Larnell Cole

Inverness 0-1 St Johnstone

Things go from bad to worse for Inverness, as the beleaguered Larnell Cole - who has squandered several chances today - races to confront the referee after a decision goes against him.

He picks up not one, but two yellow cards after that bizarre and thoroughly silly incident. It's looking pretty grim indeed for Richie Foran's men.

Goncalves has 'led Dundee a merry dance'

Hearts 1-0 Dundee

Willie Miller

Former Scotland defender on BBC Sportsound

"Goncalves has been brilliant today.  He has led the Dundee defence a merry dance with strength and skill, and of course his goal, which has been crucial."

Hearts' Isma Goncalves challenges Dundee's Paul McGowan
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Isma Goncalves holds off Dundee's Paul McGowan

The Tigrish Ton

Morton 1-1 Hibernian

BBC Scotland football pundit Derek Ferguson at Cappielow: "This Morton side are so tenacious. Hibs are trying to get the ball and play their football but Morton just keep at them and I wouldn't be surprised if they got the winner."

GOAL Celtic 3-1 Kilmarnock

James Forrest

Substitute Moussa Dembele plays his part in Celtic's third goal, his deflected effort coming back off the woodwork before James Forrest knocks it home to surely put the hosts out of sight.

GOAL Ayr United 0-2 Queen of the South

Stephen Dobbie

CLOSE!

Partick Thistle 1-0 Motherwell

Now Motherwell captain Keith Lasley tries to take the game by the scruff of the neck with a shot but it is off target.


          It's a frustrating afternoon for Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson.
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It has been a frustrating afternoon for Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson.

GOAL Celtic 2-1 Kilmarnock

Scott Sinclair

The champions hit the front again and it's in-form Scott Sinclair who gets it. Dedryck Boyata nods the ball back across goal and Sinclair applies the finish.

CLOSE!

Partick Thistle 1-0 Motherwell

Steven Lawless drives at the Motherwell defence and drags a shot wide.

Hamilton 1-1 Ross County

Kenny Crawford

BBC Sport Scotland at New Douglas Park

The attacking threat of Ali Crawford is the latest to be sacrificed by Hamilton boss Martin Canning as he brings on defensive midfielder Alex Gogic instead.

County, meanwhile, bring the eight-goal Alex Schalk on and it looks like the Accies rearguard will have a busy last 20 minutes.

GREAT SAVE!

Partick Thistle 1-0 Motherwell

Midweek goalscorer Ade Azeez has replaced Chris Erskine for Partick Thistle.

Within moments, Thistle goalkeeper Tomas Cerny claws away Zak Jules' header for Motherwell.

Inverness in trouble

Inverness CT 0-1 St Johnstone

Martin Dowden

BBC Sport Scotland at Caledonian Stadium

Things are looking very ominous for this Inverness side right now. They're struggling to create chances despite having much more of the ball and more territory.

Greg Tansey just produced a good save form Alan Mannus in goal but they're not testing him nearly enough.

It's as though St Johnstone have decided to sit in and ask the home side to find a way to break through. They don't seem capable at the moment.

CLOSE!

Hearts 1-0 Dundee

Craig Wighton, just on as a substitute, wastes a golden chance to equalise for Dundee after first Andraz Struna, then Krystian Nowak, give the ball away in the Hearts defence. But Wighton drags his effort wide. 

Hearts replace top scorer Jamie Walker with young striker Rory Currie.

GOAL Celtic 1-1 Kilmarnock

Jordan Jones

Killie square it against the run of play. Conor Sammon's effort is deflected into the path of Jordan Jones and his shot also takes a deflection on its way past Craig Gordon.

GOAL Morton 1-1 Hibernian

Lawrence Shankland (pen)