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Summary

  1. Ross County relegated after finishing bottom of Premiership
  2. Partick Thistle 11th, face Livingston in Premiership play-off final
  3. FT: St Johnstone 1-1 Ross County (Wotherspoon; Curran), Dundee 0-1 Partick Thistle (Doolan), Motherwell 3-0 Hamilton (Ciftci 2, Aldred)
  4. League One play-off final result: Peterhead 1-0 Stenhousemuir (agg 1-2) - Stenhousemuir promoted to League One
  5. League Two play-off final result: Cowdenbeath 3-2 Cove Rangers (agg 3-2) - Cowden stay in League Two, Cove remain in Highland League

Live Reporting

By Colin Moffat and Andy Campbell

All times stated are UK

Tears for County, relief for Jags

FT: St Johnstone 1-1 Ross County

Ross County co-manager Stuart Kettlewell comforts Michael Gardyne at full time
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Ross County co-manager Stuart Kettlewell comforts Michael Gardyne at full time

The curtain is down on the bottom half of the Premiership and Ross County are the team dropping into the second tier.

The Staggies needed a win, which wouldn't have been enough anyway, but they conceded a late goal just to rub salt into the wound.

They will be reacquainted with local rivals Inverness Caley Thistle, who were relegated last season, so at least there are a few derbies to look forward to. Small consolation at the moment...

Partick Thistle survive to fight again in the play-off final, thanks to Kris Doolan's second-half goal at Dens Park. That promises to be a really tough game, given Livingston's robust approach and never-say-die attitude.

We'll have those games covered too.

For now, cheers, and enjoy the rest of your Saturday.

Come and savour Mulumbu - Clarke

Kilmarnock v Hearts (Sun)

There's nothing at stake at Rugby Park but Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke has urged the club's fans to turn out in their numbers on Sunday to enjoy what might be their last chance to watch Youssouf Mulumbu in a Killie shirt.

The 31-year-old former West Brom midfielder moved to Rugby Park in November and has been a key player in Clarke's Killie revolution. The Rugby Park boss, however, says Mulumbu could leave in search of one last big contract.

"I don't know if it's Youssouf's last game or not," Clarke said. "I know he's loved his time up here in Scotland and he's been very important for us. "But if a bigger offer was to come along and Youssouf thought it was a better offer then I'd expect him to move on.

"I do know that he is hoping something with a little more money comes along and he can get a chance to finish with one last bumper contract and we respect that.

"I said when he came that the Kilmarnock fans should just enjoy him while he is here and if they come along at the weekend they can enjoy him for at least one more game."

Youssouf Mulumbu
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Mulumbu has relaunched his career at Killie after being left without a club last season

The race for second

What's at stake tomorrow?

It's all about second place, with Aberdeen and Rangers jostling for the runners-up spot.

Aberdeen are one point better off but haven't won in the league at Celtic Park since dinosaurs were roaming through the east end of Glasgow.

Rangers have lost twice to Hibs this season but won on their last visit to Easter Road. How will Neil Lennon's side react to dropping out of what was a three-way race until their midweek derby defeat? Will Lennon show up?

Join us tomorrow for all the action...

Sunday's Sportsound

That's the bottom six sorted.

Tomorrow it's the turn of the top six to finish their Scottish Premiership campaigns, and it's all live on BBC Radio's Sportsound and online.

All kick-offs at 12:30 BST.

Sunday Sportsound
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Jags win provides 'play-off momentum'

FT: Dundee 0-1 Partick Thistle

Partick Thistle match-winner Kris Doolan:

"I've scored some big goals in big games over the years but that was special, coming off the bench.

"All we were focused on was our result but we did hear snippets of what was going on with Ross County.

"I was disappointed not to start in such an important game but you can't take it personally because it's all about the team.

"Today's win will give us momentum going into the play-off."

Archibald hails Doolan's impact

FT: Dundee 0-1 Partick Thistle

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald on BBC Radio Scotland: "The attitude has been fantastic since the split, the players have gone after every game, we’ve just not scored at the right times.

"First-half, we had a lot of pressure, balls whipped across the front area, couple of half-chances and it just didn’t fall for us. Thankfully, Kris [Doolan] comes on and does what he does.

"I thought we needed that impact from the bench. I know that sounds bizarre, because I get pelters when I don’t play him, because he’s such a hero here, rightly so.

"I just thought we needed that impact and the game would open up.

"We played Livingston at the start of the season [in the League Cup] and we drew with them, and they rightly won on penalties. We know what we’re going to face. The players have all seen them first-hand.

"People say they’re aggressive, but they’ve got good footballers in their side and we’ll give them the utmost respect. We wanted to make sure we went into the game on the front foot, with a good victory."

Kris Doolan has scored 114 Partick Thistle goals
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Kris Doolan has scored 114 Partick Thistle goals

Bottom six

Here is how the lower half of the table looks at the end of the season, with Ross County's relegation confirmed.

Partick Thistle will face Livingston in the play-off, with the first leg on Thursday and the second leg at Firhill on Sunday.

The top dogs finish off their campaigns tomorrow.

Bottom Six
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Cove Rangers 'feel cheated'

FT: Cowdenbeath 3-2 Cove Rangers (3-2)

John Sheran, Cove Rangers manager, is not a happy man after losing the League Two play-off final and he's not holding back:

"I really don't know where we get these officials from. I don't know how they can send two of our players off when our players are being assaulted.

"It was typical of the referee, who was totally biased towards Cowdenbeath.

"The whole ground saw the foul on our goalkeeper (for the winning goal), so how did the officials not see it?

"We had officials swearing at players, swearing at me, for no reason.

"We feel cheated by the system and that is extremely frustrating."

Cove Rangers manager John Sheeran was sent off, along with home boss Gary Bollan
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Cove Rangers manager John Sheran was sent off, along with home boss Gary Bollan

'County need to bounce back'

FT: St Johnstone 1-1 Ross County

Ross County co-manager Stuart Kettlewell:

"Emotion is a bit raw at the moment. We just need to front up and we will do. We are hurting us much as the supporters.

"We've been tasked with taking the team forward and we need to think about how we bounce back as quickly as possible.

"We wanted to stay up, so the Championship has not really been in our thinking yet. I can guarantee we will come back out fighting. We'll do that with every ounce of energy and commitment we've got."

'Disastrous 12 months for the Highlands'

FT: St Johnstone 1-1 Ross County

Barry Wilson

BBC Scotland at McDiarmid Park

Ross County relegated
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It looked for a long time today like the dream was on but they have no one to blame but themselves. County need to regroup and drastically cut the wage bill for the Championship. It's been a disastrous 12 months for the Highlands after Inverness went down last year

FULL-TIME Peterhead 1-0 Stenhousemuir (1-2)

Stenny are going up to League One after losing to nine-man Peterhead at Balmoor.

There was a late red card for Jack Leitch.

Stenhousemuir promoted
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FULL-TIME St Johnstone 1-1 Ross County

County's six-season adventure in the top flight is over.

FULL-TIME Motherwell 3-0 Hamilton

Two Nadir Ciftci goals and one from Tom Aldred gives Motherwell a comfortable and deserved win over Lanarkshrie rivals Hamilton Academical.

Well go to Hampden to face Celtic in the Scottish Cup final next Saturday off the back of two straight wins.

Poor performance from Accies and they finish above the relegation zone only on goal difference.

Nadir Ciftci celebrates
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Ciftci scored in each half

FULL-TIME Dundee 0-1 Partick Thistle

Thistle finish 11th and will now take on Livingston in the play-off final.

GOAL St Johnstone 1-1 Ross County

David Wotherspoon

Curtains for County...

David Wotherspoon was denied by a great Scott Fox shot a few moments ago but this time the Saints midfielder finds the net with a shot from the edge of the penalty box.

Two to go...

Dundee 0-1 Partick Thistle

We'll get two minutes of stoppage-time at Dens Park.

GREAT SAVE!

Dundee 0-1 Partick Thistle

Dundee are pressing for a leveller, and Thistle are sitting way back defending their box, and the one-goal lead that is currently preserving their Premiership status. Randy Wolters works some space down the right flank, and a vicious low drive is well blocked by Tomas Cerny at his near post.

Feel-good Fir Park

Motherwell 3-0 Hamilton

Jonathan Sutherland

BBC Sport Scotland at Fir Park

Hamilton now dreaming of holidays as they are soundly thumped by a Motherwell side who will go into the Scottish Cup final full of confidence.

How many of these players will start against Celtic? Eight changes today, so a fair few you would wager will be disappointed. But they have given manager Stephen Robinson plenty to think about.

Two-goal Nadir Ciftci is not eligible to play in the final against parent club Celtic
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Two-goal Nadir Ciftci is not eligible to play in the final against parent club Celtic

HITS THE WOODWORK

Motherwell 3-0 Hamilton

Almost a hat-trick for Nadir Ciftci as his long-range effort comes back off the crossbar.

All eyes & ears on Dens Park

St Johnstone 0-1 Ross County

Martin Dowden

BBC Sport Scotland at McDiarmid Park

It is now back out of County’s hands. Thistle’s lead at Dundee has left away fans here deflated after a very encouraging afternoon for the most part..

The Staggies still need to secure this win as things can change again but positivity seems to be draining away with the clock ticking towards full time.

Top scorer Alex Schalk is on now but it doesn't matter if he gets a hat-trick, Dundee need to find a goal to do the Staggies a huge favour.