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Summary

  1. Toral and Miller on target for Rangers
  2. M'well move seven points clear of Caley Thistle at the bottom
  3. Devlin doubles Accies' lead at Dundee
  4. Christie & Scobbie own goal for Aberdeen, Swanson pen for Saints
  5. Hibs win 3-0 to win Championship as Falkirk draw

Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

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Ross County v Celtic

Attention turns to newly crowned Scottish champions Celtic's visit to Dingwall tomorrow.

There is a 12:30 kick-off in the Highlands, where the result will be more important to home side Ross County now that the Glasgow side have already secured a sixth straight title.

County go into the game in eighth place, but they are now equal on points with Hamilton and Motherwell and only two above second-bottom as the battle to avoid a relegation play-off place looks likely to go to the wire as we enter the last five games.

Join us for live coverage tomorrow.

Celtic's Moussa Dembele and Ross County's Jay McEveley
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Hartley admits 'body blow'

FT: Dundee 0-2 Hamilton Academical

A sombre sounding Dundee manager Paul Hartley admitted to BBC Radio Scotland that his side are deep in trouble near the foot of the Premiership after their home defeat by Hamilton.

"I am disappointed in certain aspects of our play and the result is a body blow for us," he said. 

"We were not clinical enough and that sums up our performances. 

"We have not been playing well and have to dig in. 

 "After seven defeats, its not nice and is a challenge and we have to fight our way out of it."

Paul Hartley looks disappointed in the Dundee dugout
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Dons secure European football

Aberdeen made sure of a Europa League place and stay nine points clear in second place in the Premiership after edging out St Johnstone.

Here's Chris McLaughlin's impressions of the game at McDiarmid Park.

Ryan Christie shot Aberdeen ahead in Perth

St Johnstone 1-2 Aberdeen

Aberdeen survive a second-half revival from St Johnstone to keep their grip on second place in the Scottish Premiership.

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Dundee drop down after Dens loss

John Barnes reports from Dens Park as Hamilton threaten another escape from relegation as Dundee drop into second bottom place.

Hamilton celebrate Michael Devlin's late second goal

Dundee 0-2 Hamilton Academical

Goals from Alex D'Acol and Michael Devlin lift Hamilton up to ninth place as Dundee slip to a seventh straight defeat.

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Glasgow derby joy for Rangers

You can also read how Rangers secured a win to go into their Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic on a high.

Rangers celebrate

Rangers 2-0 Partick Thistle

Kenny Miller and Jon Toral score as Rangers beat Partick Thistle in the Scottish Premiership.

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Well, Well, controversy at Well

Here's Martin Dowden's impressions on a controversial win for Motherwell over Inverness Caledonian Thistle - a result that put the visitors deeper into relegation trouble.

Motherwell players celebrate Allan Campbell's goal

Motherwell 4-2 Inverness CT

Motherwell move out of the relegation play-off spot with a win that leaves Inverness CT five points adrift at the bottom.

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Hibs secure Championship title

You can now read Brian McLauchlin's account of the victory that clinched the Championship title for Hibs.

Hibs skipper David Gray celebrates making it 3-0 to Hibernian

Hibernian 3-0 Queen of the South

Hibernian seal their return to the Premiership, brushing aside Queen of the South to wrap up the Championship title.

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Nerves play part in League Two

Nobody seems to want to win League Two!

Leaders Forfar and Arbroath both slipped up again, with the Loons beaten 1-0 away to Montrose and the Red Lichties, a point behind, beaten by the same scoreline at home to Edinburgh City.

Annan Athletic moved into third thanks to a 2-1 win over Berwick Rangers.

That was after Elgin, who were third, squandered a two-goal lead over relegation-threatened Clyde only for former Scotland striker David Goodwillie to strike a hat-trick in 12 second-half minutes.

Just as well for the Bully Wee as bottom side Cowdenbeath were winning 3-0 away to Stirling Albion and would have drawn level with the Cumbernauld side had they lost at Broadwood.

It means that four points separate the bottom four, with Edinburgh ahead of Clyde and Berwick, who have dropped to second bottom three points ahead of the Blue Brazil.

Player tackles referee

Ayr United 0-0 Dundee United

The game at Somerset Park has been bizarrely held up after Ayr midfielder Crawford Allan tackles referee Crawford Allan, who is off the field for treatment!

Alloa secure play-off place

Congratulations too to Alloa, who came from behind to thrash Brechin 6-1 in League One and secure a place in the promotion play-offs.

Amateurs Queen's Park jump into third place on goal difference from Airdrieonians after a 2-0 win over Albion Rovers.

The Diamonds lost 2-1 away to Stranraer but remain a point ahead of Brechin, who drop out of the play-off spots.

Stranraer's win keeps them three points ahead of Peterhead, who themselves had a fine 2-1 win away to East Fife to move five points ahead of bottom-placed Stenhousemuir - losers 1-0 at home to champions Livingston.

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Michael Monkhouse: Congratulations to Neil Lennon and Hibernian Football Club on winning the Championship title.   

Graham Watt:  Welcome back Hibs, Aberdeen fan.

Ben Sutherland: Good to see Bibs back up. Quite a lot of decent teams I would like to see in the top league. I would love our league to be extended. 

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Ayr United 0-0 Dundee United

Remember that the last Championship fixture of the day, between Ayr United and Dundee United, has just started live on TV - on BBC Alba.

A victory for the home side would draw them level on points with Dumbarton and St Mirren at the foot of the table.

United are seeking a win that would take them above Falkirk and into second place.

FT: Motherwell 4-2 Inverness Caledonian Thistle

It is not crossed the line in my opinion. It is a huge decision and that could put Caley Thistle down

Derek FergusonBBC Radio Scotland pundit
Inverness Caledonian Thistle players and staff show their disappointment
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'Huge decision killed us' - Foran

FT: Motherwell 4-2 Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager Richie Foran on BBC Radio Scotland thinks Scott McDonald's goal, which put Motherwell 3-2 ahead, should not have stood.

"My players are adamant it was not over the line and one of their players," he said after his side slipped five points adrift at the foot of the Premiership table.

"Devastated and it is a huge decision for the linesman to make.

"He's got to be 100% sure and it has killed us.

"We panicked a bit at 2-2 each and there was some schoolboy defending, but credit to the most of them - they had an outstanding game.

"At this stage, you would settle for a play-off place, but today an official has killed us and has got it wrong from the sound of it.

"I love the club, I am giving 100% and I can't take the blame for most of that today."

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager Richie Foran
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Scores round-up

Scottish Premiership 

Dundee 0-2 Hamilton Academical 

Motherwell 4-2 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 

Rangers 2-0 Partick Thistle 

St Johnstone 1-2 Aberdeen 

Scottish Championship

Dumbarton 0-2 Dunfermline Athletic 

Falkirk 2-2 St Mirren 

Hibernian 3-0 Queen of the South 

Raith Rovers 2-0 Greenock Morton 

Scottish League One 

Alloa Athletic 6-1 Brechin City 

East Fife 1-2 Peterhead 

Queen's Park 2-0 Albion Rovers 

Stenhousemuir 0-1 Livingston 

Stranraer 2-1 Airdrieonians 

Scottish League Two

 Annan Athletic 2-1 Berwick Rangers 

Arbroath 0-1 Edinburgh City 

Clyde 3-2 Elgin City 

Montrose 1-0 Forfar Athletic 

Stirling Albion 0-3 Cowdenbeath

'We stood up to it and were very strong'

FT: St Johnstone 1-2 Aberdeen

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes on BBC Radio Scotland: "I thought we controlled the opening half hour of the game and deservedly went a couple of goals ahead.

"We were very polished with our work and expected St Johnstone to come out and we are annoyed at the way we started the second half.

"I thought we stood up to it well after their penalty and limited their chances to a minimum and deserved the three points.

"I thought we were very strong.

"Having the Scottish Cup to focus on has been good for us and we hope we can get ourselves to another final."

'We gave Aberdeen too much respect'

FT: St Johnstone 1-2 Aberdeen

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright on BBC Radio Scotland: "We didn't start at all and showed Aberdeen too much respect and we found ourselves two down to one of the best defences in the country.

"Danny Swanson gives us that bit of spark and can be happy with what he did when he came on.

"Obviously Aberdeen will finish higher than us this season, but we are happy with our league position.

"Our tails are up as that's the highest points total we've had going into the split and we have that four-point gap between ourselves and Hearts."

Dempster delight for Hibees

FT: Hibernian 3-0 Queen of the South

Hibs chief executive Leeann Dempster is now looking forward to leading her club back to Scotland's top flight.

"It's great to be promoted," she said. "We have worked hard towards it.

"We could not have done it without the support.

"We all know how big this club is and we are looking forward to our return to the Premiership.

"We have a great squad of players, a great management team and a brilliantly solid base."

'It's been a long three years'

Hibernian 3-0 Queen of the South

It's been a long three years and I am just glad we are finally over the line. There have been times when I thought we would never get back and I am just glad we did it in style.

Lewis StevensonHibs midfielder on BBC Radio Scotland

'We are back' - Hibs' Lennon

Hibernian 3-0 Queen of the South

Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon expressed delight to BBC Sportsound after his side secured the Championship title and promotion.

"They were fantastic today and that is what they are capable of," he said.

"They have had to wait a few years for this and we are back.

"Hopefully we won't be back down for quite a while.

"We were favourites going into the league and they have lived up to that billing and we have a Scottish Cup semi-final to look forward to.

"I've got a promotion on my CV and I've never had that before."

Hibernian manager Neil Lennon
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FULL-TIME St Johnstone 1-2 Aberdeen

Saints improved after the break and put Aberdeen under pressure after Danny Swanson's penalty, but the visitors hold out to stay nine points clear of Rangers in second place in the Premiership.

FULL-TIME Rangers 2-0 Partick Thistle

Rangers ease to a victory in their other Glasgow derby.

Now they can go into their Old Firm Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic on a high.

FULL-TIME Hibernian 3-0 Queen of the South

Hibs win Championship title

Hibs are heading back to the top flight after a gap of three years after a 3-0 win over Queen of the South.

With Falkirk drawing 2-2 at home to St Mirren, it means the Bairns cannot catch the Championship leaders, meaning the title is going to Easter Road.

Hibs captain David Gray celebrates scoring the third goal against Queen of the South
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Hibs captain David Gray scored the third goal against Queen of the South

FULL-TIME Dundee 0-2 Hamilton Academical

Dundee fall to a seventh straight defeat and fall deeper into relegation trouble.

Accies, perennial escape artists, ease their worries with what could be a vital victory at Dens Park.

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Motherwell 4-2 Inverness Caledonian Thistle

The picture that will be the centre of argument as the final whistle goes at Fir Park.

The officials ruled that goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams failed to prevent Scott McDonald's header putting Motherwell 3-2 ahead.

However, it was mighty close if it did.

Goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams tries to save Scott McDonald's header
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Goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams tried to save Scott McDonald's header

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Dundee 0-2 Hamilton Academical

I feared for them a few weeks ago, but Accies just like proving people wrong

Derek FergusonBBC Radio Scotland pundit

GOAL Dumbarton 0-2 Dunfermline Athletic

David Hopkirk

It looks like Dumbarton are going to finish the day second bottom of the Championship as David Hopkirk puts the Pars two goals in front.

GOAL Dundee 0-2 Hamilton Accies

Michael Devlin

Daniel Redmond swings over a corner from the right and skipper Michael Devlin heads over from close range.  

That should secure Accies' first away Premiership win of the season, and condemn Dundee to a seventh straight defeat.

GOAL Dumbarton 0-1 Dunfermline Athletic

Rhys McCabe

Rhys McCabe puts the Pars ahead at Dumbarton to further ease the visitors' relegation worries and potentially plunge the Sons intro trouble.

Dumbarton would drop to second bottom because St Mirren are drawing and Raith Rovers winning.

GOAL Falkirk 2-2 St Mirren

Bob McHugh

Bob McHugh's equaliser gives Falkirk a fighting chance of denying Hibs that title party.

St Johnstone 1-2 Aberdeen

Saints are pressing for an equaliser, with Steven MacLean proving a real handful for Aberdeen central defenders Ash Taylor and Anthony O'Connor.

Substitutions for Dundee

Dundee 0-1 Hamilton Academical

Dundee boss Paul Hartley makes two changes in quick succession, sending on Mark O'Hara for James Vincent in midfield and striker Henrik Ojamaa for defender Cammy Kerr. 

That's four strikers on the field now for the hosts, but they're still awaiting a goal.

Accies send on midfielder Daniel Redmond for striker Rakish Bingham. Looking to protect the lead?

GREAT SAVE!

Rangers 2-0 Partick Thistle

Kenny Miller fancies another goal at Ibrox after being found by Emerson Hyndman, but Thistle goalkeeper Tomas Cerny is equal to the shot.

Goodwillie hat-trick for Clyde

Clyde 3-2 Elgin City

David Goodwillie, a controversial signing for Clyde after a recent court case, has repaid the Cumbernauld club with a hat-trick within 12 minutes against Elgin City.

The former Scotland striker, whose career has taken a tumble since his big-money move from Dundee United to Blackburn Rovers, has brought the Bully Wee back from 2-0 down at home against promotion-chasing Elgin City to lead.

Until then, Cowdenbeath, sitting bottom of League Two but 3-0 up away to Stirling Albion, were on track to draw level on points in the battle to avoid a relegation play-off.

GOAL Motherwell 4-2 Inverness CT

Allan Campbell

Nothing controversial about this one as youngster Allan Campbell nods home from close range after great set-up work from Scott McDonald. 

Controversy at Fir Park

Motherwell 3-2 Inverness Caledonian Thistle

I've seen the replay and I don't think that was over the line. Close though

Stephen ThompsonFormer Scotland striker on BBC Radio Scotland

GREAT SAVE!

Rangers 2-0 Partick Thistle

Martyn Waghorn's shot is turned out by Tomas Cerny, who is having a busy afternoon at Ibrox.

GOAL Motherwell 3-2 Inverness CT

Scott McDonald

What a controversial moment in this crucial relegation battle. 

Scott McDonald nods the ball against the post and keeper Owain Fon Williams pushes it out. The officials decide the ball had crossed the line but it looks very close and Fon Williams certainly felt he had kept it out.

Scott McDonald's effort was judged to have crossed the line despite keeper Owain Fon Williams' protests
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Scott McDonald's effort was judged to have crossed the line despite keeper Owain Fon Williams' protests