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  1. Sportscene on BBC Two Scotland
  2. FT: St Mirren 4-1 TNS (McGinn, Mallan, Sutton, Loy; Brobbel)
  3. Buddies will play Dundee United in Challenge Cup final
  4. FT: Dundee 2-1 Rangers (O'Hara, Holt; Garner)
  5. Win lifts Dundee into Premiership's top six
  6. FT: Kilmarnock 1-2 Aberdeen (McKenzie; Pawlett, Stockley)
  7. Aberdeen take six-point lead over third-placed Rangers

Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

  1. Phew and goodbye!

    So, at the end of a long and topsy turvy day, we have Aberdeen six points clear of Rangers in second place in the Scottish Premiership after they came from behind to defeat Kilmarnock with two late goals.

    The Ibrox side failed to keep pace thanks to their 2-1 defeat away to Dundee, who overtake Killie and Partick Thistle and move into sixth place.

    Meanwhile, St Mirren beat TNS to advance to the final of the Irn Bru Cup.

    There's more football on BBC Two at the moment, with Sportscene's Premiership highlights programme.

    Join us for more live coverage on the website on Wednesday, when Hibernian host Hearts in what should be a thrilling Edinburgh derby in the Scottish Cup's fifth round.

    Jayden Stockley celebrates for Aberdeen against Kilmarnock
    Image caption: Aberdeen defeated Kilmarnock 2-1 at Rugby Park
  2. March final for Buddies and United

    FT: St Mirren 4-1 The New Saints

    St Mirren will face Dundee United in the final on the weekend of 25/26 March, with the specific date and venue to be confirmed this week.

    United manager Ray McKinnon says he expects the Buddies to take confidence and improve ahead of the final as they look to escape relegation in the Championship.

    With TNS failing to become the first non-Scottish team into the Challenge Cup final, it will be between two Championship rivals and McKinnon expects a large crowd and a tough game for his side.

  3. Buddies 'have momentum' - Ross

    FT: St Mirren 4-1 The New Saints

    St Mirren manager Jack Ross on BBC Alba: "First-half, horrendous, second half, very good.

    "I was very angry with them at half-time and the reaction was terrific in the second half and, prior to the sending off they were good and thoroughly deserved it in the end.

    "I thought we had the momentum and were the better team before the sending off.

    "I feel the sending off comes because of the way were playing and forcing them to make rash tackles.

    "We are starting to build momentum and have to go and make it a third win in a row next week at Ayr."

    St Mirren celebrate the goal by Stephen McGinn (centre)
    Image caption: A goal from Stephen McGinn (centre) helped St Mirren to victory
  4. 'St Mirren deserved win' - McKinnon

    FT: St Mirren 4-1 The New Saints

    Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon on BBC Alba: "I think St Mirren have been excellent in the second half and have kept TNS very quiet.

    "They have even had the luxury of missing a penalty.

    "It was very even in the first half, but I think the change Jack made bringing on Lewis Morgan and pressing high up the park, basically going 4-2-4 and keeping TNS back was fantgastic and they definitely deserved it in the second half."

  5. 'A Premier League final' - McGinn

    FT: St Mirren 4-1 The New Saints

    St Mirren midfielder Stephen McGinn on BBC Alba: "I was here as a young player when we last won the Challenge Cup and it was a brilliant day, a great game and we took a good crowd there.

    "Us versus Dundee United is a Premier League final. they'll take a big crowd, we'll take a big crowd and it will be a great occasion to be a part of."

  6. Scorer Mallan happy for fans

    FT: St Mirren 4-1 The New Saints

    St Mirren midfielder Stevie Mallan on BBC Alba: "We are very delighted. 

    "It was a tough team we played against on a good run of form and they've come across and beat a few teams in the cup already.

    "The boys are just delighted to get a win on the board and give the fans something to sing about.

    "In the first half, we were a bit sluggish and I think we just pressed them more."

  7. FULL-TIME St Mirren 4-1 The New Saints

    TNS suffer only their second defeat in 32 games as St Mirren take advantage of Stephen Saunders' second-half yellow card to run out convincing winners in the semi-final of the Irn Bru Cup.

    The Welsh Premier League leaders were worthy of their lead, but the Saints made them pay for the former Motherwell defender's inadvisable lunge.

    The Buddies go forward to face Championship rivals Dundee United in the final.

  8. GOAL St Mirren 4-1 The New Saints

    Rory Loy

    It is all over now as Rory Loy turns in a low cross from 10 yards.

  9. Mallan the magnificent

    St Mirren 2-1 The New Saints

    Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon has named St Mirren midfielder Stevie Mallan, the scorer of his side's second goal, as his man of the match on BBC Alba.

  10. Post update

    St Mirren 2-1 The New Saints

    TNS have four minutes, plus a bit of stoppage time, to stage an unlikely comeback with 10 men if they are to keep their Irn Bru Cup fairytale alive.

    It looks an impossible task.

  11. GOAL St Mirren 3-1 The New Saints

    John Sutton

    John Sutton makes up for that penalty miss as Kyle Magennis weaves his way into the penalty box and his cut-back is fired high into the TNS net by the striker from eight yards.


    St Mirren 2-1 The New Saints

    The Buddies squander a great chance to virtually kill the game as John Sutton has his penalty saved by TNS captain Paul Harrison.

    It was awarded after the ball struck the arm of midfielder Aeron Edwards.

  13. Post update

    St Mirren 2-1 The New Saints

    Stephen McGinn fires St Mirren's equaliser
    Image caption: Stephen McGinn fired St Mirren's equaliser
  14. Post update

    St Mirren 2-1 The New Saints

    St Mirren are eight points behind Ayr United at the foot of the Scottish Championship, but they are turning into cup specialists.

    They have only won twice in their last nine outings and those have both come in knock-out competitions.

    Manager Jack Ross would probably trade those for league points!


    St Mirren 2-1 The New Saints

    Suddenly, St Mirren are looking like a different team and they look unfortunate not to win a penalty when Philip Baker comes in behind John Sutton as the striker looks likely to score from four yards out.

  16. GOAL St Mirren 2-1 The New Saints

    Stevie Mallan

    Talk about a quick change in fortunes. St Mirren have gone from looking hopeless at 1-0 down to being 2-1 ahead against 10 men within a few minutes in Paisley.

    From the free-kick that led to Stephen Saunders' dismissal, Stevie Mallan curls low into the bottom corner.

  17. RED CARD

    St Mirren 1-1 The New Saints

    Referee Keith Kennedy goes straight to his red card as Steven Saunders flies into a tackle on Buddies scorer Stephen McGinn.

    It was a strong challenge from the former Motherwell, Ross County and Dumbarton defender, but he is a tad unfortunate not to escape with a yellow.  

  18. GOAL St Mirren 1-1 The New Saints

    Stephen McGinn

    Out of the blue, just as I was saying that St Mirren weren't threatening, Stephen McGinn lets fly from 25 yards out and his drive flashes past goalkeeper Paul Harrison.

  19. Post update

    St Mirren 0-1 The New Saints

    TNS continue to lead in Paisley and there are few signs that St Mirren have the firepower to deny the Welsh champions a place in the final of the Irn Bru Cup.

    Ryan Brobbel fires TNS into the lead against St Mirren
    Image caption: Ryan Brobbel fired TNS into the lead against St Mirren