August 19, 2019, 4:27

Scottish Premiership round-up: Wins for Aberdeen, Hibs, Hamilton, Partick

Scottish Premiership round-up: Wins for Aberdeen, Hibs, Hamilton, Partick

Second-placed Aberdeen bounced back from their midweek defeat to leaders Celtic with a 2-1 home victory over Ross County in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday.

Michael Gardyne opened the scoring for County with a low strike after eight minutes before Ryan Christie equalised with a left-footed effort from outside the box moments later.

The Dons took the lead seven minutes after the break when Kenny McLean scored from the penalty spot after Graeme Shinnie had been pulled back by Jason Naismith.

The result sees them move back within one point of Celtic, who drew 1-1 with Kilmarnock, and five clear of Rangers, who beat Hearts 3-1.

Hamilton picked up their first win in nine league matches with a 3-1 victory at Dundee.

Ioannis Skondras headed home Dougie Imrie’s cross six minutes before the break and Accies doubled their lead through David Templeton in the 64th minute.

A-Jay Leitch-Smith reduced the deficit for Dundee with a penalty after Skondras handled in the box but, despite Massimo Donati’s dismissal, Antonio Rojano wrapped up the points for Hamilton late on.

Dundee replaced Partick Thistle at the foot of the table after Miles Storey’s excellent solo goal secured a 1-0 victory at home to St Johnstone.

Elsewhere, Motherwell’s four-game winning run in all competitions was brought to an end by Hibernian who came away from Fir Park with a 1-0 victory thanks to Martin Boyle’s first-half goal.


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