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Summary

  1. FT: Scotland Women 5-0 Albania Women
  2. FT: Hibernian 1-0 Hearts
  3. FT: Hamilton Academical 0-0 Partick Thistle
  4. FT: St Johnstone 0-0 Ross County

Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

We'll be back!

So that's us half way through the midweek Premiership fixtures.

Let's hope for a few more goals tomorrow night when there are three more.

The big one is at Pittodrie as second-top Aberdeen host reigning champions and leaders Celtic.

A battered and bruised Rangers entertain Kilmarnock, while Dundee host the side that are on a high after knocking the Ibrox side out of the League Cup - Motherwell.

Join us tomorrow for more live coverage.

Aberdeen's Graeme Shinnie and Celtic's Patrick Roberts
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Murray seals derby win

FT: Hibernian 1-0 Hearts

You can read Tom English's view of Hibs' win over Hearts in the Edinburgh derby.

Hibernian forward Simon Murray (right) celebrates Hibernian's first goal

Hibernian 1-0 Heart of Midlothian

Hibernian win the first Edinburgh derby of the season after a stunning Simon Murray effort leaves Hearts floored at Easter Road.

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Thistle off bottom

FT: Hamilton Academical 0-0 Partick Thistle

Alasdair Lamont was our man at New Douglas Park and here's his report of another goalless stalemate.

Match report

Another Saints blank with County

FT: St Johnstone 0-0 Ross County

Here's Brian McLaughlin's impression of the draw at McDiarmid Park.

Steven Anderson and Thomas Mikkelsen

St Johnstone 0-0 Ross County

St Johnstone and Ross County draw a blank in the Scottish Premiership, though both sides are denied by fine goalkeeping.

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Scots off to a flyer

FT: Scotland 5-0 Albania

Andrew Southwick saw Scotland record a second successive World Cup qualifying win and here's his view of the game in Paisley.

Match report

Penalty frustration for Canning

FT: Hamilton Academical 0-0 Partick Thistle

Hamilton Academical manager Martin Canning also felt his side should have had been awarded a penalty, citing challenges on Greg Docherty and Antonio Rojano.

"I thought both of them were penalties," he said. "I haven't seen them back yet, but I thought the pull on Greg Docherty, he just pulled him straight to the ground.

"And the second one with Rojano, he gives a free-kick on the edge. It looked like it was in the box to me.

"I haven't seen [Partick Thistle's penalty claim] back yet either, whether it was or whether it wasn't.

"That's football. Sometimes you get them, sometimes you don't and tonight neither of us have got anything."

Martin Canning
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Canning's side ended a six-match losing streak

Fox could miss six to eight weeks

FT: St Johnstone 0-0 Ross County

Ross County manager Owen Coyle was pleased with the point against St Johnstone.

"I thought we played a lot of good football and created a lot of good chances," he told BBC Scotland.

"At times, we had to stand up to some balls into our box and we had to stand up to that.

"A draw was probably fair.

"It is seven points from four games and that's a good return and we're going in the right direction."

The downside for Coyle was a thigh injury that forced off goalkeeper Scott Fox.

"It is a tear in his quad and the worst case scenario is six to eight weeks," he said.

Ross County manager Owen Coyle
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'It's a start' - Kerr

Scotland 5-0 Albania

Scotland Women head coach Shelley Kerr says it is still early days for her side as her side made it two wins from two in their World Cup qualifying group.

She told BBC Scotland: "It's a start. We're not getting carried away.

"In the first half, I don't think we played particularly well, but that's the demands we put on them.

"We scored some really good goals and we certainly used the wide areas well.

"We've not had a lot of time with the players, so to implement our strategy and the way we want to play is going to take time."

Scotland striker Jane Ross celebrates
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Jane Ross scored one of Scotland's five goals

'Lack of quality' - Levein

FT: Hibernian 1-0 Hearts

Hearts head coach Craig Levein admitted that his patchwork side were well beaten.

"It was very bitty and we did not get going at all," he told BBC Scotland.

"We did not do ourselves justice - as we were not willing to bring the ball down and make passes.

"I will be grateful to get a few players back from injury and that will help us.

"We had a couple of players out of position, but that is no excuse.

"We had plenty of effort, but I would have liked us to do more in possession and that was the biggest disappointment."

Hearts manager Craig Levein
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Archibald unhappy with referee McLean

FT: Hamilton Academical 0-0 Partick Thistle

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald was left mystified why a shot from Ryan Edwards that was bloked by Dougie Imrie did not result in a penalty.

"He blocked it with his hands like a goalkeeper," he told BBC Scotland.

Archibald also questioned the decision to hand the game to referee Steven McLean so soon after a controversial League Cup semi-final between Motherwell and Rangers.

The Thistle boss though McLean was scared to make a decision.

"But I am delighted with the clean sheet as it's the first one in the league," he added.

"I think Hamilton only had the one chance and I'm delighted with the boys at the back."

'We were exceptional' - Lennon

FT: Hibernian 1-0 Hearts

Hibs head coach Neil Lennon described it as an excellent night for his side.

"I think happy is an understatement," he told BBC Scotland after the 1-0 win over Hearts.

I thought we were exceptional and that's as good a performance as I've had here.

"They've got what they deserved and that level of performance was excellent.

"I would have liked the scoreline to be a bit more comfortable."

'Satisfactory start' - Wright

FT: St Johnstone 0-0 Ross County

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright was pleased just to have ended a run of three straight defeats.

"We're not having many breaks in front of goal and that was evident tonight," he told BBC Scotland after the 0-0 draw with Ross County.

"I have to be pleased with the clean sheets.

"15 points from 11 games is a satisfactory start.

"With a bit more composure, we should have won the game."

Wright explained that Joe Shaughnessy was handed the captaincy despite Steven Anderson's return from injury because he wanted to take some of the pressure off the veteran defender.

"By his admission, he hasn't been at his best this season and I thought that was one of his best performances of the season," he added.

Poor recruitment by Hearts

FT: Hibernian 1-0 Hearts

Allan Preston

BBC Scotland summariser

Craig Levein has a job on his hands to get a team out of that. If you are someone who is involved in picking players for Hearts, you deserve your jotters. They have no width in their team

Not many Hibs chances

FT: Hibernian 1-0 Hearts

Tom English

Chief sports writer, BBC Scotland

Hibs were totally on top, but they didn't have many chances and that's an area they need to improve on. How many Hearts players would you be picking in a combined side? Not too many

Hibs clearly better side

FT: Hibernian 1-0 Hearts

Steven Thompson

Former Scotland striker on BBC Sportsound

Hearts were so predictable. Long ball after long ball. To say they were ordinary side would be a complement. Hibernian were the better side by some way

FULL-TIME St Johnstone 0-0 Ross County

Saints ended the game the stronger, but it is now over six hours - and four successive blanks - for Saints in the Premiership.

The point does move Tommy Wright's side above Hearts, but they remain in sixth place because Hibs leapfrog them both after that Edinburgh derby win.

FULL-TIME Hibernian 1-0 Hearts

Simon Murray's early goal gives Hibs victory in the first Edinburgh derby of the season.

But it was much more convincing than the scoreline suggests.

FULL-TIME Hamilton Academical 0-0 Partick Thistle

It was a dull affair in Hamilton, but at least both sides can take some positives out of the game.

For Accies, the draw not only keeps them above their visitors in the Premiership table but ends a run of six straight defeats.

Thistle's point lifts them off the bottom of the table, a point above Kilmarnock, although the Ayrshire outfit have two games in hand.

Hibernian 1-0 Hearts

Oli Shaw comes on for Martin Boyle as Hibs waste time with a substitution and we are into two minutes of stoppage time.

YELLOW CARD

Hibernian 1-0 Hearts

At 16, Harry Cochrane hasn't been a professional long, but that's a professional foul as he cynically takes out John McGinn and is rightly booked.

FULL-TIME Scotland 5-0 Albania

Shelley Kerr's Scotland get their World Cup qualifying campaign off to a fine start with their second win in a week.

They top their group on goal difference from Switzerland after a comfortable win over Albania.

A mix-up between visiting goalkeeper Marigona Zani and Lavdie Begoli got them underway. The impressive pair of Fiona Brown and Claire Emslie both scored, with Jane Ross and Lisa Evans also getting in on the act.

St Johnstone 0-0 Ross County

Ross County goalkeeper Scott Fox is helped off
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Ross County goalkeeper Scott Fox had to be helped off in Perth

Hibernian 1-0 Hearts

Hibs scorer Simon Murray is replaced with Deivydas Matulevicius.

I hope the Lithuania striker doesn't do too much so I don't have to type his name too often!

GREAT SAVE!

Hibernian 1-0 Hearts

Hibs on the break and John McGinn's low drive is superbly turned wide by the hand of goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin.

Hibernian 1-0 Hearts

Hearts are suddenly piling on the pressure and Cole Stockton should do better than misfire his shot at the far post.

But it rebounds into the path of Isma and he too is unable to find a good purchase on the ball to threaten goal.

Keeper change in Perth

St Johnstone 0-0 Ross County

It's been quite a bruising contest at McDiarmid Park for Ross County.

Thomas Mikkelsen played on with a head bandage after taking a sore one and was eventually substituted.

Now County goalkeeper Scott Fox limps off to be replaced by Aaron McCarey.

St Johnstone 0-0 Ross County

County go close to taking the lead as Craig Curran's header is blocked on the line by Steven Anderson.

Saints goalkeeper Zander Clark then beats away an effort from Davis Keillor-Dunn.

Hibernian 1-0 Hearts

Just as I said Hearts weren't creating anything, Isma's chip into the box following a corner finds Christophe Berra, but the big Scotland centre-half can't get enough power on the header and goalkeeper Ofir Marciano holds comfortably.

Stockton for Henderson

Hibernian 1-0 Hearts

Euan Henderson's first Hearts start comes to an end as the 17-year-old winger is replaced with Cole Stockton.

That's three up front now for the visitors, but they still can't create any pressure never mind chances.

Hibernian 1-0 Hearts

Simon Murray flashes a cross-come-shot across the face of the Hearts penalty box.

The home side continue to dominate.

Hibernian 1-0 Hearts

Hearts are preparing to bring on striker Cole Stockton as Craig Levein plays his final hand.

YELLOW CARD

Hibernian 1-0 Hearts

Another booking at Easter Road as Hearts striker Isma has to back track and pulls down Dylan McGeouch.

GREAT SAVE!

St Johnstone 0-0 Ross County

After a largely quiet night so far, St Johnstone goalkeeper Zander Clark is called upon to keep out Davis Keillor-Dunn's fierce effort.

GOAL Scotland 5-0 Albania

Lisa Evans

Just 60 seconds after missing a glorious chance, Lisa Evans gets her head to Claire Emslie's cross to give Scotland a five-goal lead.

Hamilton Academical 0-0 Partick Thistle

Miles Storey is sent in on goal for Thistle following Paul McGinn's pass, but the forward lifts his shot well over.

YELLOW CARD

Hibernian 1-0 Hearts

Hibs' Marvin Bartley goes into the referee's book for a late lunge on Ross Callachan.

As the ref blows the whistle, Bartley's team-mate, Efe Ambrose, is flattened by a stray elbow from Kyle Lafferty.

Heating up at Easter Road!

Poor fare in basement battle

Hamilton Academical 0-0 Partick Thistle

Alasdair Lamont

BBC Sport Scotland in Hamilton

No improvement in the quality of this match I'm sorry to report. It really has been dire stuff, with neither keeper having to work particularly hard. Miles Storey has just hit the bar, but it was with a wayward cross.

CLOSE!

St Johnstone 0-0 Ross County

Getting closer to a goal at McDiarmid Park as Murray Davidson heads David Wotherspoon's free-kick wide.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Hamilton Academical 0-0 Partick Thistle

Almost an opener in Hamilton, but it would've been a fluke.

Miles Storey gets away on Thistle's right and his cross drops on to the crossbar before Hamilton get the ball to safety.

GREAT SAVE!

St Johnstone 0-0 Ross County

Brian McLauchlin

BBC Sport Scotland at McDiarmid Park

St Johnstone looking a lot livelier in the second period with two glorious opportunities in the space of a minute. Paul Paton’s header is brilliantly save by Fox then Aaron Comrie fires wide when he had clear sight of goal just eight yards out.

County have brought on Craig Curran for the ineffective Thomas Mikkelsen up front.

Ross County striker Thomas Mikkelsen
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Thomas Mikkelsen has been taken off by County manager Owen Coyle