SPFL Round Up

by Sam Marsh

Inverness 1-0 Celtic

Celtic put their second string out for this match and it showed being unable to break down this very good inverness side. Inverness took the lead through an own goal by Celtic youth player Eoghan O’Connell 20 minutes into the second half. This it seems was no fluke, and as the second half grew old Inverness almost doubled their lead on a few occasions, but they didn’t.

Dundee United 2-1 Ross County

The Staggies poor run of form continues with this loss to a late Chris Erskine goal leaving them at the foot of the table. Nadir Ciftci put the host ahead after 19 minutes but a glimpse of light for Ross County when they scored through Jake Jervis early into the second half. But when County looked to be heading for their first point of the campaign, but Erskines’ powerful shot helping cement his place in the United side after an iffy first season. Dereck Adams will wonder where it all went wrong this week, and if he doesn’t solve County’s problems, he is going to be in really hot water, fast.

Kilmarnock 2-0 Motherwell

Motherwell’s poor start continues with an embarrassing loss to Killie. it was appropriately a spineless perfromance from a team that has lost the spine of the team probably to a spinal injury. With 2 more players added to the injury list the well are done to the bare bones but with first team players back after the international break something a change, but take nothing away from Killie, they played better and thanks to Robbie Muirhead and Sammy Clingan got the win they deserved, to make matters worse for Motherwell Fraser Kerr got sent off so will miss the next match. Just what the gaffer Stuart McCall needs.

Partick Thistle 1-2 Hamilton Academicals

In a game of two sections, not halves, sections. The first stanza being the first 80 minutes of the match and the second being the last 10 minutes. All three of the goals in this match came from last 10. Thistle took the lead with 5 minutes to go thanks to Kallum Higgonbotham, but soon Accies equalised through substitute Tony Andreu, and then another sub, playoff hero Jason Scotland added the winner to give Hamilton 3 wins in 4 matches. Not bad for one of the favourites to go down, but Thistle are still needing to improve.

St Johnston 1-0 Aberdeen

Aberdeen travelled to Perth after a week off. It took to the 80th minute for the scoring to be opened, and indeed closed with Steven MacLean after being set up by Michael O’Halloran. Aberdeen struggling, it will be interesting to see how Aberdeen pick themselves up and prepare for a long season after a poor start which has given them 3 points from 3 games.

St Mirren 0-1 Dundee

St Mirren still looking for their first points, let along their first win in the post Danny Lennon era, and Dundee continue to be unbeaten, a Peter McDonald goal in the 80th minute gave them a late lead and with the Buddies being poor at the moment, it was only going to end that way.

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