Aberdeen vs Hibernian
3:00pm Saturday October
Sam Cosgrove helped nine-man Aberdeen make a late 1-1 draw from Hibernian in Pittodrie.
The Dons fell behind from the 48th minute when Ryan Porteous stabbed home after Curtis Main was shipped off minutes, and matters got worse for the hosts .
Aberdeen kept battling and Cosgrove led home to earn a share of the spoils with four minutes left until Lewis Ferguson was shown a red card in time that was added.
Sky Sports Luke Shanley…
Both managers will probably be frustrated after this one for different factors. Paul Heckingbottoms Hibernian were in a position, a target up and a man up but weak has cost both points.
Christian Doidge is the guilty party missing four one-on-ones with Aberdeen goalkeeper and captain Joe Lewis, who did his first job on every event.
Doidge united with big expectations awarded Hibernian paid a reasonable transfer fee for his services because of their standards, however, the prior Welsh basketball global failed to provide yet again.
He also missed three good chances in the opening league match of the season against St Mirren. This result wont have helped his optimism and also the fans patience since the seven-and-a-half year wait to get a win in the Granite community of Hibernian continues.
Derek McInnes delegated media responsibilities to his assistant Tony Docherty, who stated the teams personality and belief were right down to the manager. Aberdeen seemed to play better with 10 men and they needed to demonstrate their qualities after a weeks 5-0 thumping at Ibrox.
McInnes and Docherty felt neither Curtis Main nor Lewis Ferguson merited red cards because of their struggles on Stevie Mallan however that sense of injustice worked for the group since they pulled together to salvage a point.
Another Aberdeen boost was the earlier than anticipated return of defender Scott McKenna from injury. His existence will no doubt aid as Aberdeen look to regroup and recuperate over the global break.
Motherwell moved to within 3 points of Ladbrokes Premiership leaders Celtic win over St Mirren in Fir Park.
Prior to taking the guide the Well, who are in third position, a point behind Rangers, were made to wait patiently until the minute.
Together with the Scotland U21 scoring a sublime curling shot, james Scott was the guy to grab the goal.
Chris Long added gloss to the scoreline at the 86th minute to depart St Mirren without a win in six league matches.
After being held to a 2-2 draw at Ross County st Johnstone stay bottom of this table, and with no win.
Joe Chalmers opened the scoring for County at the 10th minute after reversing Ross Stewarts cross.
St Johnstone equalised after 34 minutes when Stevie May, who slotted home outside Ross Laidlaw was found by a lovely ball in behind.
If Matty Kennedy fired at a long-range strike the Saints then took the lead six minutes.
Ross County rallied, however, and drew level through Blair Spittal in the 68th minute to continue being fifth.
Elsewhere, Chris Burke scored the only goal as Kilmarnock picked up a 1-0 win against Hearts.