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Keir Murray

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  1. Post update

    Well, our live text commentary draws to a close now. We'll get cracking on our post-match coverage with all the reaction from the top-tier managers. If you can make it tomorrow, we'll be back at lunchtime on Sunday with live coverage of Inverness CT against Ross County and Celtic v Hamilton. Thanks very much for joining us.

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    Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson:

    "The second goal was huge. I thought Prince (Buaben) and Morgaro (Gomis) were great for us. Once you get two goals it's a different game - you can sit in. We move on and we prepare for Alloa. For the players to run out and have 3,500 Hearts fans is great. It shows the spirit of the club. It's magnificent. We hope to keep this run going as long as we can."

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    St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright:

    "We didn't start the game particularly well. We probably had the best chances in the first half. We weren't happy at half-time because we didn't pass it well enough but in the second half we controlled the game. The manner we gave the goal away when you're 1-1 with five minutes to go was criminal. We'll get a bit of rest and we'll be ready for Kilmarnock."

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    St Mirren manager Tommy Craig:

    "Today I thought we performed very well in the first half. I thought St Johnstone came into it in the second half. They were in control when we broke away and scored. When I look at what we need at back, middle and front I look at what we've got inside the club, the youth team. We've played a lot better and lost this season. That's seven very valuable points away from home."

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    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes:

    "We got off to a great start. It was important to try to impose ourselves in the game. With the shape Dundee were playing the game was more open than I like. I think the penalty was very soft. A bit of quality won us the match. It was a top-drawer finish (by David Goodwillie), the header into the top corner. Previously (before he moved to Blackburn) he was a bit untidy with the ball into feet. He is now a more complete player. He has that knack to score goals and that cockiness in the final third. Our boys love him, the support love him and the staff love him."

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    Former Hearts midfielder Michael Stewart:

    "The standard that they have set is very, very good. Robbie Neilson has put in a lot of hard work with his coaching team and all the players have really bought into it. There are a lot of places in the Championship that are not easy to go to but Hearts are picking up points at speed and long may that continue."

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    Dundee manager Paul Hartley:

    "I'm disappointed in the result but I'm not disappointed at how we tried to play. Aberdeen have good quality in the final third. I'm happy with the chances we created but I'm not happy with the goals we lost. Overall I'm pleased with how we played. The players put great effort in today. We'll get back to working hard over the next couple of weeks."

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    Andy in Armagh: "Hamilton will be very happy with how the results have gone so far this weekend. The Accies can go top of the SPL again with a win tomorrow. It's unlikely, but it could happen!"


    Scottish Cup second round continued

    Elgin 0-0 Forres Mechanics

    Gretna 2008 0-1 Queen's Park

    Inverurie Loco Works 0-3 Hurlford

    Linlithgow Rose 5-1 Dalbeattie Star

    Nairn County 2-1 Huntly

    Spartans FC 3-3 East Kilbride

    Turriff United 0-3 Clyde

    Whitehill Welfare 0-1 East Stirlingshire


    Scottish Cup second round

    Arbroath 2-2 Montrose

    Berwick 2-0 Formartine United

    Bo'ness United 7-1 Culter

    Brora Rangers 5-0 Banks O'Dee

    Cove Rangers 1-2 Annan Athletic

    East Fife 7-0 Threave Rovers

    Edinburgh City 2-1 Auchinleck Talbot


    League One

    Airdrieonians 1-2 Forfar

    Brechin City 3-1 Morton

    Peterhead 2-0 Ayr United

    Stenhousemuir 2-2 Stranraer

    Stirling Albion 0-2 Dunfermline



    Dumbarton 0-0 Cowdenbeath

    Falkirk 2-1 Alloa

    Hibernian 1-1 Raith Rovers

    Livingston 0-1 Rangers

    Queen of the South 0-3 Hearts

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    Hearts pair Jordan McGhee and Billy King

    Jordan McGhee and Billy King embrace after the former put Hearts 3-0 up at Palmerston, where almost 3,000 Hearts fans turned out, two-thirds of whom were packed into the roofless terracing behind the goal at the Terregles Street end.


    Hibernian 1-1 Raith Rovers


    Queen of the South 0-3 Hearts


    Livingston 0-1 Rangers


    Partick Thistle 3-1 Motherwell

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    We're deep into injury time at Firhill.

  19. Join the debate at #bbcscotfootball

    thommo: ‏"@BBCSportScot there is a distinct lack of quality in the top division across all teams and that is the positive spin."


    St Johnstone 1-2 St Mirren


    Dundee 2-3 Aberdeen

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    Stuart Bannigan

    Stuart Bannigan sent Partick Thistle on their way against Motherwell with the opener at Firhill.

  23. GOAL

    Partick Thistle 3-1 Motherwell (O'Donnell)

    Partick Thistle break from their own half and Stephen O'Donnell runs through on goal, showing great composure to roll the ball under Dan Twardzik to restore the home side's two-goal cushion.

  24. GOAL

    St Johnstone 1-2 St Mirren (Drury)

    Adam Drury puts St Mirren into the lead at McDiarmid Park on the counter-attack. Alan Mannus came out to meet him as he powered down on goal after good work by John McGinn and he slotted past the St Johnstone keeper with about five minutes remaining on the clock.

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    Jamie Langfield preserves Aberdeen's lead over Dundee when he turns over a header from his own full-back, Ash Taylor.

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    BBC Scotland football pundit Willie Miller at Dens Park:

    "It's amazing weather. Sun is bursting through yet the rain is lashing down, which must make it difficult for the players."

  27. Join the debate at #bbcscotfootball

    Tom Watson: "‏Word of the day so far goes to an on-form @RichardGordon48 ) with a superb solo "dubiety", 30 mins into the 2nd half #bbcscotfootball"

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    Motherwell striker John Sutton

    Motherwell striker John Sutton has clearly asked the team doctor for the "Terry Butcher head gear".


    St Johnstone's Brian Graham has the ball in the back of the St Mirren net, but the referee Don Robertson rules it offside. The score remains 1-1.

  30. GOAL

    Partick Thistle 2-1 Motherwell (Ainsworth)

    Lionel Ainsworth hauls 'Well back into this match with a 30-yard screamer that flies into the top corner, leaving goalkeeper Scott Fox with no chance.

  31. Join the debate at #bbcscotfootball

    Andrew Priestley: "Aberdeen are great in attack but woeful in defence, they're fast becoming every neutral's favourite team to follow. #bbcscotfootball"

  32. GOAL

    Falkirk 2-1 Alloa (Leahy)

  33. GOAL

    Hibernian 1-1 Raith Rovers (Nade)

  34. GOAL

    Queen of the South 0-3 Hearts (McGhee)

    Jordan McGhee surely puts the result beyond doubt for Hearts at Palmerston in the Championship.

  35. GOAL

    St Johnstone 1-1 St Mirren (Anderson)

    St Johnstone's Steven Anderson heads in a corner from no more than a yard out after St Mirren keeper Marian Kello fails to leap for the whipped-in cross from Lee Croft.

  36. Join the debate at #bbcscotfootball

    Jonathan Sutherland: "I know Ainsworth hasn't been great this season, but he's on for Vigurs. Can he provide the spark Motherwell require? #bbcscotfootball"

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    BBC Scotland football pundit Allan Preston at McDiarmid Park:

    "St Mirren are hanging on, but St Johnstone have had more of the ball, although Marian Kello simply hasn't been tested. St Johnstone's James McFadden hasn't had much of the ball in the second half and he looks a lot thinner than the James McFadden I remember."

  38. GOAL

    Partick Thistle 2-0 Motherwell (Doolan)

    Stephen O'Donnell drives to the byline and his cut-back is smashed high into the net by Kris Doolan to give the Jags a healthy lead.

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    St Mirren's Jason Naismith scores

    Jason Naismith fires in the opener for St Mirren against St Johnstone in Perth.

  40. GOAL

    Dundee 2-3 Aberdeen (Goodwillie)

    Shay Logan's cross is headed powerfully into the Dundee net by Dons striker David Goodwillie as the visitors reinstate their lead.

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    BBC Scotland football pundit Michael Stewart:

    "Dundee are in the ascendency and Aberdeen have been caught cold."

  42. Post update

    Some 8,784 fans have paid to see Dundee take on the Dons.

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    At Dens Park, a cross just evades Jim McAlister and David Clarkson as Dundee threaten to lead for the first time against Aberdeen.

  44. GOAL

    Dundee 2-2 Aberdeen (Clarkson pen)

    David Clarkson knocks in the penalty to level against the Dons. BBC Scotland football pundit Willie Miller argues: "I don't think the penalty was given for the hand ball. I think he's given it for the second infringement by Ash Taylor when he was all over Jim McAlister."


    Dundee win a penalty for hand ball by Aberdeen defender Ash Taylor.


    Scottish Cup second round

    Elgin 0-0 Forres Mechanics

    Gretna 2008 0-0 Queen's Park

    Inverurie Loco Works 0-0 Hurlford

    Linlithgow Rose 3-1 Dalbeattie Star

    Nairn County 2-0 Huntly

    Spartans FC 1-2 East Kilbride

    Turriff United 0-1 Clyde

    Whitehill Welfare 0-0 East Stirlingshire

  47. KICK-OFF

    We're off and running around the country.


    Scottish Cup second round

    Arbroath 2-1 Montrose

    Berwick 2-0 Formartine United

    Bo'ness United 5-1 Culter

    Brora Rangers 4-0 Banks O'Dee

    Cove Rangers 1-2 Annan Athletic

    East Fife 4-0 Threave Rovers

    Edinburgh City 2-1 Auchinleck Talbot

    More to follow...

  49. Post update

    Now for the Scottish Cup second round scores....


    League One

    Airdrieonians 1-0 Forfar

    Brechin 2-0 Morton

    Peterhead 0-0 Ayr

    Stenhousemuir 0-1 Stranraer

    Stirling Albion 0-0 Dunfermline



    Dumbarton 0-0 Cowdenbeath

    Falkirk 1-1 Alloa

    Hibernian 1-0 Raith Rovers

    Livingston 0-1 Rangers

    Queen of the South 0-2 Hearts

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    Dundee scorer Gary Harkins

    Jim McAlister congratulates Gary Harkins after his team-mate blasted an equaliser seconds after Aberdeen had taken the lead at Dens Park.


    Partick Thistle 1-0 Motherwell

    Partick Thistle have bossed the opening 45 minutes but clear-cut chances have been in short supply. Henrik Ojamaa nodded an effort off the bar for 'Well before Stuart Bannigan bagged the goal after a great pass from Steven Lawless.

  54. Post update

    Two minutes of added time to be played at Firhill where Motherwell lead 1-0.


    St Johnstone 0-1 St Mirren

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    Michael O'Halloran fails to pick out one of his own players in the penalty area after beating St Mirren's Jim Goodwin. It looks like it's going to end 1-0 to the Buddies at half-time.


    Dundee 1-2 Aberdeen

  58. GOAL

    Hibernian 1-0 Raith Rovers (Robertson)

  59. Post update

    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has moved Andrew Considine into the centre and Mark Reynolds to left-back in the hope that the former can cope better with high balls aimed at Dundee striker David Clarkson.

  60. GOAL

    Queen of the South 0-2 Hearts (Buaben)

    Prince Buaben bursts through on goal and prods a shot home to extend Hearts' lead in Dumfries.

  61. GOAL

    Falkirk 1-1 Alloa (Buchanan pen)

    Liam Buchanan levels the score with a coolly taken spot-kick at Falkirk.

  62. GOAL

    Queen of the South 0-1 Hearts (Sow)

    Osman Sow scores his seventh goal of the season with a shot that crashes off the crossbar and comes down behind the Queens goal-line.

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    Andrew Considine heads wide when it looks easier to score what should have been his second goal of the game after a poor attempt from Aberdeen team-mate Ash Taylor falls kindly into his path.

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    Andrew Considine scores for Aberdeen

    Andy Considine heads home Aberdeen's first goal at Dens Park, where they currently lead the Dark Blues 2-1.


    A superb run and pass by Gary Harkins gives Dundee another chance to level against Aberdeen, but David Clarkson's effort strikes the post.

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    St Mirren's Gregg Wylde goes down in the box under a challenge from St Johnstone's David Wotherspoon, but despite not actually claiming for a penalty - the visiting support are baying at the referee for a spot-kick. Nothing given.

  67. Text us on 80295

    Mark in Carluke: "When will Stuart McCall's media buddies realise this is the first year he has a team that is of his own building? His tactics and player buying abilities are atrocious. The Motherwell fans are sick of dire performances. When will this be mentioned by the media?"

  68. CLOSE!

    Dundee go close again when Jim McAlister's cross just evades David Clarkson as the striker loses marker Shay Logan.

  69. GOAL

    St Johnstone 0-1 St Mirren (Naismith)

    Jason Naismith scores for St Mirren with a right-foot shot from 25-yards, right past Alan Mannus and into the top corner to take the lead over St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.

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    BBC Scotland football pundit Allan Preston at McDiarmid Park:

    "One of the worst corners I've ever seen taken by Gregg Wylde. He ran up and tried to feign taking the corner, stopped, then fell and landed on top of the ball. This game is rotten. It's really poor - too many slack passes and nothing of any quality. Neither keeper has been called upon at all."

  71. GOAL

    Dundee 1-2 Aberdeen (McPake og)

    Aberdeen defender Shay Logan will want to claim it but it looks like Dundee's James McPake is being "credited" with scoring an own-goal to give the Dons the lead.

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    BBC Scotland football pundit Michael Stewart:

    "There were lots of pundits who said Gary Harkins and Paul McGowan could not play in the same midfield and yet both are here performing well for Dundee."

  73. Text us on 80295

    Len, Fyfe: "Here we go again losing a goal a minute after scoring one, seem to remember that happening on Tuesday, defence is a problem, hope Russell Anderson is fit soon."

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    Rangers scorer Lewis Macleod

    Lewis Macleod scores with a spectacular overhead kick to put Rangers a goal up against Livingston.

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    At Dens, David Clarkson climbs above Shay Logan to meet a Paul McGinn cross and the Dundee striker should do better than head wide.

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    BBC Scotland football pundit Michael Stewart:

    "I am looking at Aberdeen just now and they seem to be trying to accommodate players and be quite fluid have not really got a formation."

  77. GOAL

    Partick Thistle 1-0 Motherwell (Bannigan)

    Steven Lawless does the set-up work for Partick, playing a delightful ball to Stuart Bannigan who finds the back of the net with a left-foot effort despite the efforts of goalkeeper Dan Twardzik.


    At Firhill, Josh Law bursts down the left for the visitors and his delivery is met by Motherwell forward Henrik Ojamaa but his near-post header crashes back off the bar.

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    Allan Preston at McDiarmid Park for St Johnstone v St Mirren:

    "The Buddies have the better of the possession, but there's been no goalmouth action to speak of, but the visitors have certainly had the better start."

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    Mark, Kilbirnie: "Jonny Hayes will be a big miss for us today, but hope we still have enough about us to go and get the valuable 3 points. COYR."

    Andrew, Richhill: "This game is symptomatic of Aberdeen's sluggish start to the season. They can't hold onto a lead because of poor defending."

  81. GOAL

    Livingston 0-1 Rangers (Macleod)

    By the sounds of it, Lewis Macleod has scored a peach of an overhead kick for Rangers at Livi.

  82. Post update

    A Jim McAlister shot is palmed down by Aberdeen goalkeeper Jamie Langfield, who gathers at the second attempt.

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    BBC Scotland football pundit Willie Miller:

    "I think the pace of it (Harkins' shot) took Jamie Langfield by surprise."

  84. GOAL

    Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen (Harkins)

    Gary Harkins strikes a fantastic drive that beats Aberdeen goalkeeper Jamie Langfield.

  85. GOAL

    Dundee 0-1 Aberdeen (Considine)

    Striker David Goodwillie crosses for Andrew Considine who heads the Dons ahead at Dens.

  86. Text us on 80295

    Stuart in Glasgow texts about Off the Ball: "Listening to Tam and Graham earlier extolling the virtues of DUFC's youth development and the players they've brought thru recently. What about the Killie development in recent years - Craig Bryson, Connor Sammon, Liam Kelly, Chris Johnston, Ross Barbour, Rory relative terms a great cast list from a provincial team."

  87. KICK-OFF

    Here we go. We're off.

  88. Post update

    The Thistle and Motherwell players stroll out on to the Maryhill pitch in glorious autumn sunshine. No-one's wearing gloves, as far as I can see.


    Dundee: Letheren, McGinn, McPake, Konrad, Irvine, Stewart, McBride, McAlister, McGowan, Harkins, Clarkson. Subs: MacDonald, Bain, Roberts, Boyle, Kerr, Wighton, Allan.

    Aberdeen: Langfield, Logan, Taylor, Reynolds, Considine, McGinn, Flood, Robson, Pawlett, Goodwillie, Rooney. Subs: Monakana, Smith, Low, Brown, Murray, Rose, Felek.

    Referee: William Collum


    St Johnstone: Mannus, Miller, Mackay, Anderson, Brian Easton, Wotherspoon, Davidson, Brown, Lappin, Graham, O'Halloran. Subs: McFadden, Wright, McDonald, Morgan, Caddis, Croft, Hurst.

    St Mirren: Kello, Naismith, McAusland, Goodwin, Kelly, Reilly, McGinn, McLean, Wylde, Marwood, Ball. Subs: Drury, Yaqub, Brown, Caldwell, Baird, Morgan, Wilks.

    Referee: Don Robertson

  91. Join the debate at #bbcscotfootball

    Can the topsy-turvy Scottish Premiership continue with more shock results today? Share your thoughts with me on the live text commentary.

  92. Post update

    Thomas Konrad returns to the centre of the Dundee defence following his one-match suspension but skipper Kevin Thomson (calf) and full-back Willie Dyer (knee) are both still missing through injury. For Aberdeen, they make one change from the side which drew with St Mirren. Defender Andrew Considine comes in and out goes winger Johnny Hayes through injury.

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    Hibs manager Alan Stubbs:

    "I look at things day to day. When I was doing the Under 21s at Everton I had my own staff. That's why it was a smooth transition moving. Here it is all about results. I enjoy making decisions. It doesn't faze me. I know if I make a mistake I won't make it the next time. David (Gray) hasn't made it today. He wants to give it a go but it's important David is fit for the next 5, 10 or 20 games."

  94. Post update

    I'll post the line-ups from Dens Park and McDiarmid Park as soon as I have them confirmed.

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    Dundee manager Paul Hartley:

    "We are sort of down to the bare bones. We have a couple of young lads on the bench but we have a strong starting 11. We want to go into the break on the back of a good result and a good performance. We were really disappointing at Ross County. I have seen Aberdeen about five times this year. They have a good group of players there. We have had a big turnaround in players this season. We've got to keep working hard and keep being positive. Aberdeen are bringing about 4,000 fans down."

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    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

    "I think a few clubs have improved this year. I think I have a better team and a better squad than last year but it is up to us to go and prove it."

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    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

    "Johnny Hayes needs to be shut down for 10 days for treatment. There was a lot to like about us the other day. We got ourselves into good areas. Dundee have got good options. They will respect us, as we do them. They have match winners. I don't think they'll be far away from what they normally are (in their team choice). We have got plenty pace."

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    Hibernian chief executive Leeann Dempster:

    "This is a big club, it's a big ship to turn around in a short space of time. I know what the plans are here and the directions we're travelling in - it's a good one. It's not a short-term plan. Let's make sure we get a plan in place that lets us do better than we've done. You've got to be thinking about what's right for the next dozen years or so.

    (On signing Leigh Griffiths on loan) "We have to put that one to bed now. We did try but did not get any encouragement."

  99. Post update

    Tommy Wright makes four changes to his St Johnstone side for the visit of St Mirren as new signing James McFadden is named as a substitute. Simon Lappin, Brian Graham, Scott Brown and Gary Miller come in at the expense of Frazer Wright, Liam Caddis, Gary McDonald and Lee Croft who join former Motherwell forward McFadden, recruited as a free agent this week, among the substitutes.

    Buddies boss Tommy Craig keeps the same side which drew 2-2 with Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Tuesday night, with Callum Ball leading the line.


    Partick Thistle: Fox, O'Donnell, Balatoni, Seaborne, McMillan, Osman, Bannigan, Lawless, Craigen, Elliot, Doolan. Subs: Stevenson, Gallacher, Carroll, Eccleston, Wilson, Lindsay, McDaid.

    Motherwell: Twardzik, Kerr, O'Brien, McManus, Hammell, Law, Lasley, Carswell, Vigurs, Sutton, Ojamaa. Subs: Ramsden, Ainsworth, Nielsen, McHugh, Francis-Angol, Erwin, Cadden.

    Referee: Bobby Madden

  101. Post update

    Last night Kilmarnock beat Dundee United 2-0 and tomorrow it's Inverness Caledonian Thistle against Ross County in the Highland derby and Celtic are at home to Hamilton.

  102. Post update

    Dundee are at home to Aberdeen, Partick Thistle welcome Motherwell and in the battle of the Saints, St Johnstone take on St Mirren in Perth.

  103. Post update

    Good afternoon. We have a mini Scottish Premiership offering this afternoon, with just the three matches.