Scottish football as it happened

Partick Thistle secure their first home league win this season, County beat St Mirren, Inverness win at St Johnstone and Killie draw with Hibs after Celtic's win at Hearts.

22 February 2014 Last updated at 12:18

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  1. 12:18: 

    Good afternoon and welcome to our coverage of today's Scottish football action. The first match is Celtic's visit to Tynecastle to take on Hearts - top of the Scottish Premiership against the bottom team.

  2. 12:21: 

    First things first - the teams for the 12:45 kick-off at Tynecastle...

  3. 12:23: 

    Hearts: MacDonald, McGowan, McKay, Wilson, McHattie, Paterson, Stevenson, Nicholson, Hamill, Robinson, McCallum. Subs: Ridgers, Holt, Carrick, King, Oliver, McGhee, Beith.

    Celtic: Forster, Matthews, Ambrose, van Dijk, Mulgrew, Bitton, Brown, Johansen, Commons, Stokes, Griffiths. Subs: Samaras, Boerrigter, Balde, Pukki, Zaluska, Herron, Fisher.

  4. 12:24: 

    The referee down Gorgie way is Kevin Clancy.

  5. 12:27: 

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon on the prospect of his goalkeeper Fraser Forster setting a new Scottish record for league clean sheets: "It's at the forefront of everyone's mind. If we can see it out to 30-odd minutes it would be a fantastic achievement."

  6. 12:27: 

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon: "We've got to respect Hearts. They'll be wanting to have a say in the game. We played well against a good St Johnstone team last week and I'm looking for more of the same today. The players are in good spirits. It should be a cracking atmosphere here today and I'm looking for a big performance."

  7. 12:29: 

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon on managing Celtic in England: "It's just a nice thought. The ideal scenario for me would be to manage Celtic in the Premier League but whether that will ever happen or not I don't know. We all harbour ambitions to better ourselves and I'm no different from anyone else but I've got a big job on my hands at the minute."

  8. 12:33: 

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon on managing Celtic in England: "European football and winning championships is the driving force behind us. Can we get to play in what would be perceived to be a better environment for the club? Maybe one day it will happen but at the minute we are content to keep going as we are. There are always moves behind the scenes but there are always buffers in the way."

  9. 12:34: 

    Ah, you may recognise that story from any year in the past 15 or so. Scotland's biggest clubs playing in England? It seems no nearer as far as I can see.

  10. 12:36: 

    Now for some pre-match quotes from Hearts manager Gary Locke...

  11. 12:38: 

    Gary Locke: "Both Callum (Paterson) and Kevin (McHattie) were suspended last week but they have done particularly well this season and we are up against top-class opposition so I feel it is important that Kevin goes in at left-back and we are hoping Callum's pace and height can cause Celtic one or two problems."

  12. 12:41: 

    Gary Locke continued: "Being the home team we have to be well organised but we have to have a go as well because Celtic have the players to open you up. If we can get forward hopefully we've got the players that can cause Celtic a few problems. We are a young side. One of the problems we have is a lack of experience but in terms of enthusiasm that has been there for everyone to see. We'll go 4-3-3. We'll be looking for Ryan Stevenson to get forward from midfield. We'll have a go and see what happens."

  13. 12:44: 
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  14. 12:46: 

    Celtic kick off the match at a sunny Tynecastle.

  15. 12:48: 

    Celtic boss Neil Lennon and Hearts assistant manager Billy Brown engaged in a bit of pre-match chat on the touchline. Brown is clearly in a good mood, having had his contract extended until March, but there are no guarantees over the coaching team's long-term future.

    Brown was originally told his deal at Tynecastle would end mid-January, but it has now been extended twice.

    Businesswoman Ann Budge, who is working to take the club out of administration with the Foundation of Hearts, will review coaching staff in due course.

  16. 12:48: 

    Celtic defender Efe Ambrose and Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson clash heads as they jump for the ball but they are OK to continue after treatment.

  17. 12:49: 

    There's a good tempo to the game, as is always the case when these teams meet at Tynecastle, and the playing surface looks first rate.

  18. 12:51: 

    Celtic's Fraser Forster needs to keep a clean sheet for another 25 minutes to beat Bobby Clark's league record.

  19. 12:53: 
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    Robin Bate in Edinburgh: "When was last time Rangers or Celtic toured Glasgow in an open top bus to celebrate winning a trophy - which Kenny Dalglish said was the main reason he moved to Liverpool. To play for a club in a city where you could celebrate winning a trophy in an open top bus drive around your city."

  20. 12:55: 

    Adam Matthews swings in an inviting cross from the right into the Hearts box and Dylan McGowan concedes a corner, which fails to trouble Hearts keeper Jamie MacDonald.

  21. 12:57: 

    Former Hibee Leigh Griffiths takes verbal pelters from the home fans as the ball gets caught under his feet but the Celtic striker persists and shows skill and determination to retain possession for another few moments.

  22. 12:58: 

    Celtic press Hearts back through Anthony Stokes but his cross into the box hits the first defender and the attack fades.

  23. 12:59: 

    Have I lost my mind or is there...a slight whiff of springtime in the air? Maybe it's just the absence of sheets of rain coming down like stair-rods.

  24. 13:00: 

    Hearts' Brad McKay does well to clear the ball under pressure from Leigh Griffiths in the six-yard box. From Kris Commons' corner, defender Virgil van Dijk rises to head it home but it glances off his bonce and Hearts keep it level.

  25. 13:04: 

    Celtic have enjoyed 70% of possession in the first quarter of an hour.

  26. 13:05: 

    Dylan McGowan looks to be lucky to have avoided a booking for a rash challenge on Anthony Stokes as he raced down the left wing.

  27. 13:06: 

    Stuart from Aberdeen (on the way to Partick Thistle): "As a die hard Aberdeen fan, I was really disappointed that Mark Reynolds didn't get a look-in for the Scottish squad. He has been one of if not the best player for us this season and has proven he can perform at a high level week in week out. In my opinion he is the best Scottish defender in the the spfl and only second to Van Dijk. Hopefully Strachan can start looking at consistent home players rather than lower league Scottish players in England."

  28. 13:09: 

    Jamie Hamill takes the feet away from a spinning Kris Commons and a trio of Celtic players line up for the free-kick from 25 yards in a central position...

  29. 13:10: 

    The Hearts defensive wall splits like an over-ripe banana and classy Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk curls a free-kick through the gaping hole...but wide of Jamie MacDonald's right-hand post.

  30. 13:11: 

    Hearts centre-back Danny Wilson makes a brave and vital block to prevent Leigh Griffiths's vicious left-foot shot getting through to his goal.

  31. 13:12: 

    Jamie MacDonald palms Griffiths's cross-come-shot out of the six-yard area but the green and white hoops are camped outside the Hearts defence.

  32. 13:13: 

    Callum Paterson is running at full pace from his own half down the inside-right channel when the ball is released to him. He crosses into the box but his team-mate concedes a foul. Charlie Mulgrew makes a mess of a clearance allowing Ryan Stevenson to win a corner. Two minutes for Fraser Forster to claim the record...

  33. 13:15: 

    Hearts have another corner, to be delivered by Jamie Hamill. He slides it to Sam Nicholson who slaps a... um... ach, some sort of cross or shot right out the park. Unreal.

  34. 13:18: 

    And there we have it. Congratulations to Celtic's Fraser Forster on keeping a clean sheet in league football for 1,156 minutes and counting, a new Scottish record. That's quite something.

  35. 13:21: 

    Celtic are exchanging short passes in midfield, working it from side to side, trying to find a gap in the wall of maroon.

  36. 13:22: 

    BBC Scotland football pundit Michael Stewart: "Celtic's passing has to be quicker. They are making it easy for Hearts to defend."

  37. 13:25: 
    YELLOW CARD

    Oh, no wonder Jamie Hamill is shaking his head. He rushed in to challenge Celtic captain Scott Brown, who skipped out of the way and fell to the turf. Hamill gets a booking.

  38. 13:30: 

    Callum Paterson is furious that referee Kevin Clancy doesn't award his team a penalty but replays show the player is havering. He was brought down by his own team-mate.

  39. 13:31: 

    The argy-bargy continues as Anthony Stokes barges into opposing striker Callum Paterson. There are lots of screwed-up miffed-looking faces as we approach half-time.

  40. 13:32: 

    I'm sure it's his left-footedness, but Hearts defender Danny Wilson looks good on the ball. He's a cool character.

  41. 13:32: 
    HALF-TIME

    Hearts 0-0 Celtic

  42. 13:35: 

    BBC Scotland commentator Liam McLeod informs Sportsound listeners that Fraser Forster's record now stands at 1,169 minutes. His next target is the British record set by Edwin van der Sar with Manchester United, an amazing 1,311 minutes.

  43. 13:40: 

    We have four other games in the Premiership this afternoon. Killie are at home to Hibs, Partick Thistle welcome Aberdeen, Ross County take on St Mirren and St Johnstone have Inverness as the visitors to McDiarmid Park. I'm going for a Dons win and three draws elsewhere.

  44. 13:44: 
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    Andrew in Richhill: "Congratulations to Fraser Forster in setting a new Scottish league record for minutes without conceding a goal. A truly tremendous goalkeeper. Sadly though, if he wants to be widely considered as a top-class goalkeeper and to be included internationally, he's going to have to move away from Scottish football to a more competitive, more prestigious league."

  45. 13:46: 
    HALF-TIME

    Hearts begin the second half at Tynecastle.

  46. 13:48: 

    Ryan Stevenson thuds a shot from 22 yards that is saved comfortably by Fraser Forster.

  47. 13:49: 

    Celtic win a free-kick and Kris Commons takes charge. All fine and well until he fails to connect with the ball sweetly and it rolls harmlessly into Jamie MacDonald's arms in the Hearts goal.

  48. 13:51: 

    While I'm battering away at my keyboard to describe the action this afternoon, I couldn't help thinking of my limitations when chatting to former BBC commentator Alastair Alexander last night at the Inverclyde Sports Personality of the Year awards. Mr Alexander is in fine fettle, enjoying his retirement after 40 years behind the microphone with the Beeb. He's a real gent. What a voice.

  49. 13:53: 

    The Celtic fans are in full voice to try to rouse their team to break the deadlock. Meanwhile, there's a break in play because Paul McCallum has a heel blister, we hear. He is replaced by Dale Carrick. Is the lad McCallum playing in high heels?! A blister?!

  50. 13:55: 

    Hearts full-back Jamie Hamill concedes a free-kick wide on the Celtic right wing and it's delivered to the back post by Kris Commons. Anthony Stokes heads it at goal from three yards and Jamie MacDonald makes a great save to parry it to safety. Commons is kicking the ball cleanly again, by the way.

  51. 13:58: 
    GOAL

    Hearts 0-1 Celtic (Griffiths) Anthony Stokes launches a ball forward for Leigh Griffiths who is left one on one with Danny Wilson. The Celtic striker jinks one way and the other, as unpredictable as a cat playing with a ball of wool, before fizzing a shot past Jamie MacDonald to open his scoring account for his new team. Boy, did he enjoy that! He races over to Neil Lennon and the pair celebrate.

  52. 14:02: 

    Hearts have plenty of time to search for an equaliser. There are 30 minutes to go.

  53. 14:04: 

    Kris Commons is back to howking up the Tynecastle pitch. The man has a superb shot on him but that's twice today he has completely messed up an attempt on goal.

  54. 14:06: 

    A lovely wee flick from Anthony Stokes races just beyond the ever-eager Leigh Griffiths. Confidence is coursing through the Celtic team now.

  55. 14:09: 

    Virgil van Dijk has the knack of being in the right place at the right time as he clears a Hearts free-kick then blocks a shot at goal. Scorer Leigh Griffiths, having been booked for a foul earlier, is replaced by Teemu Pukki.

  56. 14:11: 

    Charlie Mulgrew goes into Kevin Clancy's book for a cynical challenge on Callum Paterson, who had nutmegged him and left him in trouble.

  57. 14:17: 
    Leigh Griffiths Leigh Griffiths celebrates scoring his first goal for Celtic as he breaks the deadlock at Tynecastle
  58. 14:18: 

    Dale Carrick poses the Celtic defence some danger as he just misses a cross into the box then blazes wide of the target.

  59. 14:19: 
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    Andrew Priestley: "It just had to be Leigh Griffiths! The ex-Hibs man was always going to score today, wasn't he! #bbcsportscot"

  60. 14:21: 

    Teemu Pukki has bags of space in the Hearts box but, much to his frustration, he has to wait an age for the ball to drop at his feet. By that time, the Hearts defenders have closed him down and his shot is blocked.

  61. 14:22: 

    Hearts have 10 minutes to find an equaliser in front of the crowd of 15,000.

  62. 14:24: 

    Ryan Stevenson and Scott Robinson are subbed and on come Hearts duo Jason Holt and Billy King.

  63. 14:25: 
    GREAT SAVE!

    Stefan Johansen limps off, boot in hand. I'm guessing it's an injury proper and not a nippy blister. His Celtic team-mate Derk Boerrigter takes his place. Almost immediately he meets a low cross from Adam Matthews and his shot is tipped over the bar by the arch-backed Jamie MacDonald. Brilliant!

  64. 14:29: 

    Callum Paterson goes up to head the ball like a rugby player trying out the round-ball game for the first time. Hopelessly off balance, his flailing arm catches Charlie Mulgrew around the neck and Celtic have a free-kick that allows them to get the ball into the Hearts half.

  65. 14:32: 

    Callum Paterson's long-range throw-in has Celtic centre-half Efe Ambrose back-tracking almost into his own net to head the ball clear. We're into the first minute of injury time.

  66. 14:34: 
    GOAL

    Hearts 0-2 Celtic (Pukki) Teemu Pukki scores on the ground where he made his scoring debut, very calmly sliding the ball past Jamie MacDonald to seal the points.

  67. 14:36: 
    FULL-TIME

    Hearts 0-2 Celtic

  68. 14:37: 

    That win for Celtic means they are an eye-watering 66 points ahead of Hearts in the league. Of course, the basement side had 15 points deducted for going into administration.

  69. 14:40: 
    LINE-UPS AT RUGBY PARK

    Kilmarnock: Samson, O'Hara, Ashcroft, Pascali, Tesselaar, Slater, Clingan, McKenzie, Eremenko, Muirhead, Boyd. Subs: Maksimenko, Irvine, Nicholson, Johnston, Reguero, Gardyne, Kiltie.

    Hibernian: Williams, Forster, Nelson, Hanlon, McGivern, Harris, Taiwo, Stanton, Stevenson, Handling, Haynes. Subs: Boateng, Craig, Cairney, Collins, Maybury, Murdoch, Heffernan.

  70. 14:42: 
    LINE-UPS AT McDIARMID PARK

    St Johnstone: Mannus, Mackay, Anderson, Wright, Brian Easton, Wotherspoon, Millar, Hasselbaink, Cregg, McDonald, May. Subs: Dunne, Iwelumo, Scobbie, Banks, Miller, Croft, O'Halloran.

    Inverness CT: Brill, Raven, Warren, Meekings, Shinnie, Doran, Ross Draper, Tansey, Watkins, Foran, McKay. Subs: Esson, Vincent, Ross, Devine, Tremarco, Polworth, Pepper.

  71. 14:45: 

    BBC reporter Charles Bannerman in Dingwall: "Ross County v St Mirren is in some ways an early six-pointer between two teams keen to get clear of the bottom two before the post-split dog eat dog. The Buddies' team bus arrived late after traffic chaos on the Kessock Bridge."

  72. 14:48: 
    LINE-UPS AT FIRHILL

    Partick: Paul Gallacher, McMillan, Mair, Balatoni, Sinclair, Fraser, Buaben, Higginbotham, Erskine, Bannigan, Taylor. Subs: Moncur, Fox, Stephen O'Donnell, Doolan, Lawless, Piccolo, Elliot.

    Aberdeen: Langfield, Shaughnessy, Anderson, Reynolds, Considine, Flood, Robson, McGinn, Pawlett, Hayes, Rooney. Subs: Zola, Vernon, Smith, Low, Weaver, McManus, Tate.

  73. 14:51: 

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon: "I thought we had good control of the game. It was a brilliant finish (by Griffiths). There's a big expectation when players come here and I hope it's the first of many for him. Our focus is on maintaining the unbeaten run now we have the clean sheet record."

  74. 14:54: 
    LINE-UPS AT VICTORIA PARK

    Ross County: Brown, Cikos, Songo'o, McLean, Ikonomou, Brittain, Tidser, Kiss, Carey, Arquin, Slew. Subs: Gordon, Boyd, Quinn, De Leeuw, Glen, Cooper, McCarthy.

    St Mirren: Kello, Newton, Goodwin, McGregor, Kelly, McGinn, Djemba-Djemba, McLean, Wylde, Magennis, Thompson. Subs: Morgan, McGowan, Campbell, McAusland, Reilly, Naismith, Dilo.

  75. 15:01: 

    It's kick-off time around Scotland. Here we go...

  76. 15:04: 

    Some excellent news from Italy, and I'm not talking about a Glasgow-bound export of ice cream, meatballs, fine suits and superb bike frames. Rather, it's Scotland leading Italy 18-13 with 10 minutes to go in the Six Nations match.

  77. 15:05: 
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    Davy from Dumfries: "No doubt all you pundits will be salivating about this Celtic performance against an SPFL youth team. Congratulations to Foster for the record, but my 89-year-old father could play in goal against the SPFL teams and create some kind of record."

  78. 15:07: 
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    Barney in Neilston: "How can u compare Fraser Foster's 'record' to Bobby Clark's? At least in Bobby's time there was SOME opposition in Scottish Football - now it's a joke!"

  79. 15:08: 

    Inverness hot-shot Billy McKay goes close to opening the scoring at St Johnstone.

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  81. 15:12: 

    Gregg Wylde goes close for St Mirren against Ross County. A sharp break down the left hand side and the former Aberdeen man tests the goalkeeper from inside the area.

  82. 15:13: 

    Three minutes to go in Rome and Italy are leading Scotland 20-18 in the Six Nations. No-o-o-o-o-o!

  83. 15:14: 

    Following that chance for Wylde in Dingwall, Brian McLean gets to Richard Brittain's free-kick but heads straight at Marian Kello. "Plenty for the fair ladies of Dingwall to get excited about," says John Robertson.

  84. 15:15: 

    No goals after 15 minutes in the four Scottish Premiership games.

  85. 15:16: 
    GOAL

    Rangers 0-1 Stenhousemuir (Dickson)

  86. 15:17: 
    PENALTY

    Aberdeen win a penalty at Firhill as Paul Gallacher takes down Adam Rooney.

  87. 15:17: 
    MISSED PENALTY

    Paul Gallacher makes a double save to deny Barry Robson from the penalty spot, with the keeper also blocking the Adam Rooney follow-up.

  88. 15:18: 

    At McDiarmid Park, Dean Brill makes a fine save to deny Nigel Hasselbaink, who had done well to get in a shot on the turn.

  89. 15:20: 

    Still goalless in Dingwall as St Mirren's Kenny McLean fires a long dipping shot from 40 yards that Mark Brown has to tip over the bar.

  90. 15:24: 
    GOAL

    Kilmarnock 1-0 Hibs (McKenzie) Rory McKenzie edges Killie in front against Hibs, a right-foot shot following a pass from Kris Boyd.

  91. 15:26: 
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  92. 15:27: 

    Charles Bannerman at Victoria Park: "With two decent chances for each side in the first quarter hour of this pulsating game, there must surely be goals coming."

  93. 15:29: 

    Morton are trailing by a single goal at home to Alloa and their Championship relegation rivals Cowdenbeath are goalless against Dundee.

  94. 15:30: 

    It really should be at least 1-0 to Ross County with two great chances in a minute. First Yoann Arquinn heads the ball into the ground with the goal gaping at the back post. Then Jordan Slew races down the right hand side and his shot is saved, with the ball looping on to the roof of the net.

  95. 15:33: 

    Final score in the Six Nations: Italy 20-21 Scotland, a late drop goal by new national hero Duncan Weir clinching the win.

  96. 15:36: 

    St Mirren's Jim Goodwin is VERY lucky not to have been booked for a "robust" challenge on Ross County's Filip Kiss. It looked to me like he thumped him with his forearm as he went for a high ball.

  97. 15:37: 

    In the Championship, it's an important goal for Cowdenbeath, you imagine, as Rory McKeown puts them 1-0 up on Dundee.

  98. 15:38: 

    Rangers are level at home to Stenhousemuir as Nicky Law scores nine minutes from half-time.

  99. 15:39: 

    At Firhill, there are two near things for Partick Thistle in quick succession as Gary Fraser's right footed shot from outside the box goes close, just before Prince Buaben is denied by Jamie Langfield.

  100. 15:39: 

    At Victoria Park, St Mirren keeper Marian Kello tries a bit of keepy-up and is almost caught out by Yoann Arquin who races in to nick the ball off him, but his touch is too heavy to take advantage and the Buddies survive.

  101. 15:41: 
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    Lee Hutchison, Edinburgh: "Shame to see some negative comments about Fraser Forster breaking the record. Yes it's all relative but it's classic of Scottish football to put down any sort of achievement in our game and be positive."

  102. 15:44: 
    GOAL

    St Johnstone 0-1 Inverness CT (Warren) Gary Warren nods home from four yards from a Richie Foran high ball into the box.

  103. 15:44: 
    GOAL

    Ross County 1-0 St Mirren (Arquin) Good short passing play from County is rewarded as Michael Tidser eventually picks out Yoann Arquin in the box and he heads beyond Marian Kello.

  104. 15:47: 

    How is it not 2-0 to Ross County? Yann Songo'o picks out Yoann Arquin again in the middle who is unmarked yards from goal, but his first touch is horrible and his shot is blocked.

  105. 15:48: 
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    Gareth in Edinburgh: "Some bitter comments coming out about Fraser Forster already, give the guy a break you can only beat what's put out in front of you! Credit where credits due and I'm a hibby!"

  106. 15:49: 
    HALF-TIME

    Kilmarnock 1-0 Hibs

    Partick Thistle 0-0 Aberdeen

    Ross County 1-0 St Mirren

    St Johnstone 0-1 Inverness CT

  107. 15:53: 

    Derek Adams will be puzzled as to how his team can be leading St Mirren by just one goal. Ross County were battering St Mirren before the break and Yoann Arquin could have been on a hat-trick.

  108. 15:56: 
    Alan Archibald remains impassive in the Partick Thistle technical area as the Aberdeen coaching team react to Adam Rooney being brought down in the box Alan Archibald remains impassive in the Partick Thistle technical area as the Aberdeen coaching team react to Adam Rooney being brought down in the box
  109. 16:03: 
    HALF-TIME

    Scottish Championship

    Cowdenbeath 1-0 Dundee

    Dumbarton 2-1 Raith Rovers

    Falkirk 0-0 Queen of South

    Morton 0-1 Alloa

  110. 16:04: 
    HALF-TIME

    Scottish League One

    Arbroath 0-1 Forfar

    Brechin 0-3 Stranraer

    Dunfermline 2-0 Ayr

    East Fife 0-0 Airdrieonians

    Rangers 1-1 Stenhousemuir

  111. 16:06: 
    HALF-TIME

    Scottish League Two

    Albion 0-0 Peterhead

    Clyde 1-0 Montrose

    East Stirling 0-1 Berwick Rangers

    Elgin 2-0 Stirling Albion

    Queen's Park 0-1 Annan Athletic

  112. 16:09: 
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  113. 16:12: 

    At Victoria Park, Yoann Arquin may have a goal to his name, but it's not his day. Slew's shot is saved and spins into the path of the Frenchman, but with just a tap-in needed he somehow fires straight at Marian Kello.

  114. 16:15: 

    In Perth, David Wotherspoon's shot is saved by Dean Brill and Nigel Hasselbaink has the chance to score on the rebound but heads off target.

  115. 16:17: 
    Ross County's Yoann Arquin (left) wheels away to celebrate putting his side ahead Ross County's Yoann Arquin wheels away to celebrate putting his side ahead against St Mirren
  116. 16:17: 
    GOAL

    Kilmarnock 1-1 Hibs (Haynes) Danny Haynes levels for Hibs, heading into the net.

  117. 16:18: 
    GOAL

    Partick Thistle 1-0 Aberdeen (Balatoni) Conrad Balatoni puts Partick Thistle in front with a shot from the edge of the box, hooked in with his left foot past Jamie Langfield.

  118. 16:20: 

    Stenhousemuir are now 2-1 up on Scottish League One leaders Rangers at Ibrox.

  119. 16:23: 
    GOAL

    Partick Thistle 2-0 Aberdeen (Taylor) Lyle Taylor puts Thistle into a commanding lead at Firhill.

  120. 16:25: 
    GOAL

    Partick Thistle 2-1 Aberdeen (Rooney) Adam Rooney responds quickly to Lyle Taylor's goal by dragging the Dons into the match at Firhill.

  121. 16:26: 
    GOAL

    Ross County 1-1 St Mirren (McGinn) Ross County clear Gregg Wylde's corner only as far as the edge of the box, and John McGinn latches onto it, moves the ball onto his right boot, and curls a delicious ball into the top corner.

  122. 16:30: 

    Fraser Aird levels for Rangers at home to Stenhousemuir. It's now 2-2. That, in fact, was Rangers' 100th goal of the season.

  123. 16:32: 
    GOAL

    Partick Thistle 3-1 Aberdeen (Taylor) Lyle Taylor takes a touch and pulls the ball from right to left to blast home his second of the day and put Thistle into a two-goal lead at Firhill.

  124. 16:35: 

    Jon Daly's header makes it 3-2 to Rangers against Stenhousemuir. In the Championship Dumbarton and Raith Rovers are tied at 3-3 with 15 minutes remaining. Cowdenbeath lead Dundee 1-0, while Morton trail Alloa by the same score.

  125. 16:36: 
    PENALTY

    Stenhousemuir have a penalty at Ibrox.

  126. 16:37: 
    GOAL

    Rangers 3-3 Stenhousemuir (Sean Higgins pen)

  127. 16:40: 

    Cowdenbeath go 2-0 up on Dundee in the Scottish Championship.

  128. 16:41: 

    Derek Adams and Danny Lennon have to be pulled apart on the touchline, and Willie Collum has sent both men to the stand. Jim Goodwin and Melvin De Leeuw have a clash of heads, but the Ross County manager is adamant Goodwin is to blame and vents his fury while both players lie prone on the ground.

  129. 16:44: 

    Back to the football action in Dingwall and St Mirren's talented young midfielder John McGinn slips the ball between two defenders for Kenny McLean to run on to but just cannot reach it in the County box.

  130. 16:44: 
    GOAL

    Ross County 2-1 St Mirren (De Leeuw) Melvin De Leeuw picks himself up from his head-knock to sidefoot Yoann Arquin's low ball into the roof of the net.

  131. 16:48: 
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    Andrew, Richhill: "Motherwell will be extremely relieved and thankful to Partick Thistle this evening. They've done them a massive favour in beating Aberdeen and keeping the gap to second place at just 1 point."

  132. 16:49: 

    Mark Millar scores a late penalty to put Falkirk ahead against Queen of the South.

  133. 16:51: 
    FULL-TIME

    St Johnstone 0-1 Inverness CT

  134. 16:53: 
    FULL-TIME

    Partick Thistle 3-1 Aberdeen

    Kilmarnock 1-1 Hibernian

  135. 16:55: 
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    Andrew in Dundee: "Been keeping up to date with this afternoon's football. The comment at 15:36 ref Jim Goodwin and the incident at 16:41. That is EVERY week Goodwin is involved in something. How Lennon can defend him is beyond me. Goodwin is the unacceptable face of Scottish football, the man is a disgrace. Some how he gets away with it, shocking." I must say, I thought the first incident looked bad, but for the clash of heads, although he headed the back of De Leeuw's head it's not one he'd have wanted to do intentionally. I'm sure Sportscene will have a close look at the incidents on Sunday night.

  136. 16:57: 
    FULL-TIME

    Ross County 2-1 St Mirren

  137. 16:58: 
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    Rangers 3-3 Stenhousemuir

  138. 17:03: 
    Conrad Balatoni is delighted to have scored against Aberdeen Conrad Balatoni shows his delight at scoring against Aberdeen at Firhill to help the Jags to their first home league win of the season
  139. 17:09: 

    With Aberdeen losing, Celtic now hold a 24-point advantage over the Dons at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

  140. 17:11: 

    Sixth-placed St Johnstone and seventh-placed Hibs are both on 32 points, though the Perth side have played one game fewer.

  141. 17:16: 

    The top three teams in the Championship - Dundee, Hamilton and Falkirk - are separated by only three points. At the bottom Morton are in real trouble; they now trail 11th-placed Cowdenbeath by 12 points.

  142. 17:18: 

    Rangers are 21 points ahead of Dunfermline in League One and Peterhead are eight points ahead of Annan at the top of Scottish League Two.

  143. 17:21: 

    Kilmarnock manager Allan Johnston: "It was vital that we got the point but we are disappointed not to get the three points. Alexei Eremenko still has the quality. He'll be a big player from now until the end of the season. We defended well against their set pieces."

  144. 17:24: 

    Hibernian manager Terry Butcher: "In the first half we did well. We restricted them to one chance, which they scored from. I thought we dominated the second half in terms of possession. We just couldn't get that second goal. The lads feel like they've dropped two points today. Danny Haynes is getting fitter and stronger. He forces teams back. he adds another dimension to the attack."

  145. 17:27: 

    It sounds like bad news for St Johnstone defender Frazer Wright. He has ligament damage and he will be assessed in the next few days. Also, Tam Scobbie is out of the match at home to Motherwell on Tuesday.

  146. 17:31: 

    Ross County manager Derek Adams: "It was an excellent performance from us today. I thought we were brilliant, a terrific display from the players. They scored with their first shot on target. We were strong in the middle of the park, we kept possession and showed good composure. He (Jim Goodwin) has incensed our players. It's plain to see. The television pictures will tell the whole story."

  147. 17:32: 

    Well, it's time to wrap things up in our live text commentary today. We'll have all the match reaction on our website in the next few hours. Thanks very much for your company and contributions.

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As It Stood Table

Last updated 22 Feb 2014 UK

Scottish Premiership summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Celtic 26 50 72
No movement 2 Aberdeen 26 12 48
No movement 3 Motherwell 25 3 47
No movement 4 Dundee Utd 26 15 41
No movement 5 Inverness CT 24 9 41
No movement 6 St Johnstone 25 1 32
No movement 7 Hibernian 26 -5 32
No movement 8 Kilmarnock 27 -12 27
Moving up 9 Ross County 26 -14 25
Moving up 10 Partick Thistle 27 -16 25
Moving down 11 St Mirren 27 -19 24
No movement 12 Hearts 27 -24 6