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SPL Round 6 Results: Motherwell top the table as Celtic slip to fifth

SPL Round 6 Results: Motherwell top the table as Celtic slip to fifth

A lively series of results saw the league champions fall foul to a strong St Johnstone side, while Hibernian overcame Kilmarnock with a late winner at Easter Road


Round 6 Results

Two Michael Higdon goals helped Motherwell overturn a Dundee lead to prolong their stay at the top of the league.

Colin Nish put Dundee in front with a well-hit header after 20 minutes. But, the visitors found themselves level with just 15 minutes left to run thanks to a Higdon strike from close range.

Higdon struck again just minutes before the game's conclusion, firing home to grant Motherwell a well-deserved victory over the strong Dundee side. The win preserves the away side's unbeaten run this season.

Match Report

A Leigh Griffiths double sealed all three points for Hibernian, who welcomed Kilmarnock to Easter Road.

The home side took the lead after 14 minutes courtesy of Griffiths’ delivery from a corner rebounding off Kilmarnock goalkeeper Kyle Letheren.

A Danny Racchi strike on the half-hour mark levelled it for the visitors, only to see Hibs regain their lead when Griffiths converted a penalty just before the break.

The home side's 2-1 lead proved to be enough after the second half remained goalless, ensuring Hibernian their second home win of the season and prolonging their unbeaten run to five games.


A late header from Aberdeen substitute Cammy Smith in the dying seconds of the game denied Inverness their first win of the season in a 1-1 draw which saw both sides finish with 10 men.

Inverness broke the deadlock mid-way through the second half with a cooly taken Richie Foran penalty kick.

And, the home side found themselves a man down in the 53rd minute when Owain Tudur Jones picked up a red card following a reckless challenge. In a bust afternoon for the referee, Russell Anderson was then also given his marching orders, this time for Aberdeen.

Smith levelled matters for the visitors with just minutes left to run of the clash, the 17-year-old's powerful strike being his first goal in senior football.


Two goals either side of half-time gave St Mirren their first home win of the season in the Scottish Premier League with a 2-0 win at St Mirren Park.

Lewis Guy doubled the scoreline on 48 minutes following a lay-off from Steven Thompson left Guy to slot home from close range with the goal at his mercy after Callum Paterson had been denied twice in the space of six seconds early on in the game, yet it was the opening goal that really got the St Mirren Park faithful on their feet.

The Buddies captain Jim Goodwin shot from 40 yards nestled in the bottom right hand corner of the travelling side's goal on 38 minutes as the Hearts defence was split open by the wonder strike that saw the home side move up to third in the table and three points behind the league leaders Motherwell.