LiveScottish football as it happened

Summary

  1. FT: Celtic 2-0 Ross County (Griffiths, Boyata)
  2. 30th goal of the season for Leigh Griffiths
  3. FT: Hamilton Accies 0-0 Dundee Utd - Hamilton's Crawford has penalty saved
  4. FT: Motherwell 0-2 Kilmarnock (Kiltie, Slater)
  5. Hearts P-P Partick Thistle

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By Clive Lindsay

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Goodbye!

With a rare blank Sunday tomorrow, our next action is on Monday, when Inverness Caledonian Thistle entertain an Aberdeen side hoping for a win that would take them level again with Premiership leaders Celtic.

Thanks for your company today in what proved to be a bit of a second-half goalfest.

League Two lead extended

Elgin City and East Fife extended their lead at the top of League Two after wins over Clyde and Arbroath as Queen's Park and Annan Athletic both dropped points at home.

League One fightbacks

There was much drama in League One, where leaders Dunfermline Athletic came from 2-0 down against Ayr United to beat their promotion rivals. 

Second-top Peterhead also came from behind and reduced to 10 men to defeat relegation-threatened Forfar Athletic.

County alarm

Marcus Fraser has left the Ross County dressing-room in some distress and headed for hospital treatment on a dislocated shoulder following the defeat by the 21-year-old's former club, Celtic.

League Two round-up

Annan Athletic 3-3 Montrose

East Fife 2-1 Arbroath

Elgin City 1-0 Clyde

Queen's Park 0-3 East Stirlingshire

Stirling Albion 2-1 Berwick Rangers

League One round-up

Brechin City 2-2 Cowdenbeath

Dunfermline Athletic 3-2 Ayr United

Peterhead 3-2 Forfar Athletic

Stenhousemuir 3-2 Airdrieonians

Stranraer 0-0 Albion Rovers

Championship round-up

Alloa Athletic 1-1 Rangers 

Falkirk 2-2 Raith Rovers

Greenock Morton 2-0 Dumbarton

Queen of the South 1-0 St Mirren

Hibs on rise?

Can Hibs narrow the gap at the top of the Championship as the second-top side face struggling Livingston?

You can follow the action live on BBC Alba.

Alloa Athletic manager Jack Ross

on BBC Radio Scotland

"We were under no illusions that to get anything from the game, we had to work very hard.

"Rangers missed a couple of early opportunities and that gave us something to build on.

"Given the number of chances they had, they would say they had just cause to get an equaliser.

"But for all our hard work, I thought we deserved the point.

"There is a growing confidence that we can climb the table."

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre

On BBC Radio Scotland

"Any time you lose, you are disappointed.

"I have to say our boys looked a bit tired after that game on Wednesday night and Celtic deserved to win.

"The timing of the goals today did deflate us.

"With three games in a week, it has been tough, but we have seven games against the teams around us vying for the top six."

Bairns blow

Falkirk slipped up in their attempt to narrow the gap on second-top Hibs - and missed a chance to gain ground on leaders Rangers too - in the Championship after being held 2-2 at home to Raith Rovers. 

Celtic manager Ronny Deila

On BBC Radio Scotland

"The boys worked really hard and we created a lot of chances, although the passing could have been better.

"But it was good to get the three points and we will kick on from this.

"We are not thinking of Aberdeen, but we are very excited to get this win at Celtic Park."

Happy Hoops

FT: Celtic 2-0 Ross County

Celtic were efficient in their victory over Ross County, which means that the reigning champions go three points clear of Aberdeen, who face Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Monday.

It also takes some of the pressure off Celtic manager Ronny Deila.

Haunted Terrors

Dundee United manage a point away at Hamilton but drop further behind at the bottom of the Premiership thanks to Kilmarnock's 2-0 win away to Motherwell.

It means that Killie also leapfrog their hosts, who drop into second bottom spot.

RED CARD

Hamilton Academical 0-0 Dundee United

Michael Devlin is sent off after the Accies defender earns a second yellow card.

FULL-TIME

Alloa Athletic 1-1 Rangers

The Wasps have stung Rangers again, with the Championship leaders being held to a draw with the bottom side at Recreation Park.

It means that Hibs are now nine points behind but have two games in hand, the first being tonight at Livingston.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Motherwell 0-2 Kilmarnock

Louis Moult heads against the crossbar as Motherwell go close to reducing the deficit.

Hamilton Academical 0-0 Dundee United

Suddenly the play rages to the other end and Hamilton scramble it clear twice as United look to make them pay for that penalty miss.

MISSED PENALTY

Hamilton Academical 0-0 Dundee United

Eija Kawashima blocks Ali Crawford's penalty kick with his legs. The Accies midfielder had blasted it down the middle and the Japan international was on hand to save.

PENALTY

Hamilton Academical 0-0 Dundee United

Accies win a penalty against United.

GREAT SAVE!

Celtic 2-0 Ross County

Craig Gordon makes sure Celtic preserve their two-goal cushion with an excellent diving stop from Jonathan Franks' long-range effort.

GOAL

Alloa Athletic 1-1 Rangers (Michael O'Halloran)

Rangers might have avoided a shock defeat as Michael O'Halloran scores his first goal since his transfer from St Johnstone to draw the Championship leaders level at Alloa.

Hamilton Academical 0-0 Dundee United

Dundee United manager Mixu Paatelainen makes a triple change, including bringing on new signing Edward Ofere, as he tries to avoid a 12-point gap developing at the bottom with Kilmarnock leading at Motherwell.

Motherwell 0-2 Kilmarnock

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Greg Kiltie and Craig Slater have both scored for Kilmarnock at Fir Park

Championship latest

Alloa lead Rangers 1-0 thanks to a Jason Marr header, Mark Stewart has scored against his old team to draw Raith Rovers level at 2-2 with Falkirk, Queen of the South lead St Mirren 1-0 and Morton are 1-0 up at home to Dumbarton.

Celtic 2-0 Ross County

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Dedryck Boyata headed Celtic's second goal against Ross County in Glasgow

Alloa Athletic 1-0 Rangers

Jonathan Sutherland

BBC Sport Scotland

"Alloa have made Rangers pay for their wastefulness. Jason Marr's header came against the run of play, but full credit to the Wasps, who have hung there. Rangers well and truly stung. Martyn Waghorn pays the price for failing to shine up front as he is replaced by Nicky Clark."

BBC Radio Scotland's Rob MacLean

Hamilton Academical 0-0 Dundee United

"The news of Kilmarnock's 2-0 lead is filtering through to the Dundee United fans at New Douglas Park as things could get worse for their side if the Ayrshire side take the three points."

GOAL

Motherwell 0-2 Kilmarnock (Slater)

The Motherwell defence back off and Craig Slater takes the invitation to shoot and double Kilmarnock's lead. It prompts an exit by a number of disgruntled home fans.

DISALLOWED GOAL

Hamilton Academical 0-0 Dundee United

Accies have the ball in the net, but there was an infringement. Excitement over at New Douglas Park.

Hamilton Academical 0-0 Dundee United

A great chance at the back post for United, but Gavin Gunning blasts his volley high and wide with the goal gaping.

PENALTY APPEAL

Hamilton Academical 0-0 Dundee United

Coll Donaldson goes down in the penalty box, but the United defender's claims for a penalty are waved away. It looked like he might have stubbed his own toe on the artificial surface.

GOAL

Celtic 2-0 Ross County (Boyata)

The Premiership champions double their lead as defender Dedryck Boyata stretches his huge frame to power in an impressive header from Stuart Armstrong's delivery.

GOAL

Motherwell 0-1 Kilmarnock (Kiltie)

First blood to the visitors at Fir Park as Greg Kiltie slides in to force the ball home and give Killie the lead.

Hamilton Academical 0-0 Dundee United

Dundee United are beginning to apply some pressure, but Simon Murray can only blast high into the stand after the striker makes room for himself in the Hamilton penalty box.

Motherwell 0-0 Kilmarnock

Motherwell win a free-kick right on the edge of the box, but Josh Law cannot hit the target.

Celtic 1-0 Ross County

Stefan Johansen sends Gary Mackay-Steven scampering in on goal, but the Celtic winger is leaning back as he shoots and the ball flies high over the target.