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Saturday's SPL as it happened

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By Andy Campbell

1711: Well, that's it from me. Please join us again tomorrow for more live Scottish football coverage.

1708: David Goodwillie scored for Blackburn Rovers in their 4-1 win over Kilmarnock.

1707: Full-time scores from friendly matches involving SPL sides:
Hibernian 0-0 Sunderland
Kilmarnock 1-4 Blackburn Rovers
Rangers 1-3 Chelsea

James has text 80295 to say: "That draw at Tannadice gives Motherwell the chance to put daylight at the top of the league if they beat Hearts tomorrow."

1703: Scottish Football League Third Division full-time scores:
Annan Athletic 5-2 Queen's Park
Clyde 2-0 Peterhead
East Stirling 0-0 Montrose
Elgin 4-1 Berwick Rangers
Stranraer 2-3 Alloa

1702: Scottish Football League Second Division full-time scores:
Airdrie Utd 3-0 Dumbarton
Arbroath 6-2 Albion Rovers
Brechin 2-0 Stenhousemuir
Forfar 2-2 Cowdenbeath
Stirling 1-0 East Fife

1701: Scottish Football League First Division full-time scores:
Ayr United 1-2 Hamilton
Livingston 2-2 Queen of the South
Partick Thistle 0-1 Dundee
Raith Rovers 1-0 Falkirk
Ross County 0-0 Morton

1659: St Mirren leave Tannadice with a point having taken the lead and then losing a man to a red card before United levelled after the break.

Full time
1658: FULL-TIME Dundee United 1-1 St Mirren

1657: Dundee United goalkeeper Dusan Pernis is fortunate not to concede a second goal when his clearance clatters off an opponent and flies into the side netting.

1655: We're into three minutes of stoppage time at Tannadice.

1653: There are still a few minutes to go at Tannadice. Can Dundee United or St Mirren claim a dramatic late winner?

1652: It ends all square at East End Park after a thoroughly entertaining contest. Inverness claim their first SPL point of the season while Dunfermline record a second straight league draw.

Full time
1651: FULL-TIME Dunfermline 3-3 Inverness

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
Dunfermline draw level. Martin Hardie fires a superb free-kick into the top corner.

1648: GOAL Dunfermline 3-3 Inverness (Hardie)

1644: Dundee United are pressing and pressing in search of a winner against St Mirren but the visitors, who have had a man sent off, are holding on for a point as things stand. There's still about 10 minutes of this match to go due to the first-half injury stoppage involving Scott Severin.

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
Inverness have turned it around at East End Park. Nick Ross crosses for Richie Foran to head the ball into the danger area and Greg Tansey bravely nods the ball over the line. The midfielder picked up a knock in the process but seems to have recovered now.

1641: GOAL Dunfermline 2-3 Inverness (Tansey)

1638: Caley Thistle goalkeeper Ryan Esson turns over a shot on the turn from Dunfermline's Stevie McDougall.

1636: Nick Ross goes close to giving Inverness the lead on the break but sends his drive inches wide of Dunfermline's far post.

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
Inverness get their second equaliser. Owain Tudur Jones' shot is spilled by goalkeeper Paul Gallacher and Jonny Hayes follows up to slide the ball into the net.

1635: GOAL Dunfermline 2-2 Inverness (Jonny Hayes)

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Dundee United level matters with a very similar goal to the one they lost. Scott Allan is the creative force and his cross is converted by Jon Daly.

1631: GOAL Dundee United 1-1 St Mirren (Jon Daly)

1626: Inverness have the ball in the net at East End Park but no goal is given. Gregory Tade touches the ball over the line from Richie Foran's head-flick but the offside flag is raised against the visitors.

1624: Jon Daly heads wide of the St Mirren goal after being found by Keith Watson's inviting cross.

1622: Both SPL matches have picked up the pace in the second half. St Mirren are defiantly holding on to a 1-0 lead despite being a man down against Dundee United while Inverness are trying to overturn a 2-1 deficit at Dunfermline.

1618: Dunfermline's Andrew Barrowman goes close to scoring against his former club when he meets a Joe Cardle cross but flicks his header wide of Caley Thistle's far post.


"It's all Dundee United just now." BBC Sportsound commentator Liam McLeod at Tannadice

1615: Johnny Russell goes close again for Dundee United, this time flashing a shot wide of the St Mirren goal.

"That is absolutely unforgiveable defending from Caley Thistle. It was an aimless ball from Joe Cardle and the two central defenders left Andy Kirk completely unmarked." BBC Sportsound pundit Steve Cowan

1613: Johnny Russell guides a header towards goal that forces St Mirren goalkeeper Craig Samson to make a save.

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
Andy Kirk heads Dunfermline back into the lead after Joe Cardle's cross finds the striker unmarked eight yards from goal.

1611: GOAL Dunfermline 2-1 Inverness (Andy Kirk)

1610: The match at Tannadice has resumed with 10-man St Mirren holding a 1-0 lead over Dundee United.

1608: Joe Cardle sets up a chance for Dunfermline to restore their lead with a cross to the back post that finds Andy Bannerman, but the striker's header loops on to the roof of the Caley Thistle net.


1607: The half-time scores from the friendly matches involving SPL teams were:
Hibernian 0-0 Sunderland
Kilmarnock 1-3 Blackburn
Rangers 1-2 Chelsea

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
Inverness are level in Fife. Greg Tansey works the space to get in a shot and his effort is deflected into the net. That is the Highlanders' first SPL goal of the season.

1605: GOAL Dunfermline 1-1 Inverness (Tansey)

1604: Dunfermline and Inverness get things back underway at East End Park.

1603: The answer to that question is no. I put the names in the wrong order first time round. Apologies, refresh your page to see the corrected version. To clarify, St Mirren are down to 10 men with Nigel Hasselbaink sent off. Dundee United have a full compliment of 11 still on the park.

Twitter
scott_goodwin on Twitter: "Is Paul Dixon off as well or just Hasselbaink?"

1602: Scottish Football League Third Division half-time scores:
Annan Athletic 2-2 Queen's Park
Clyde 1-0 Peterhead
East Stirling 0-0 Montrose
Elgin 2-0 Berwick Rangers
Stranraer 2-1 Alloa

1601: Scottish Football League Second Division half-time scores:
Airdrie Utd 2-0 Dumbarton
Arbroath 2-2 Albion Rovers
Brechin 0-0 Stenhousemuir
Forfar 0-1 Cowdenbeath
Stirling 0-0 East Fife

1600: Scottish Football League First Division half-time scores:
Ayr United 1-1 Hamilton
Livingston 0-2 Queen of the South
Partick Thistle 0-0 Dundee
Raith Rovers 1-0 Falkirk
Ross County 0-0 Morton

1554: St Mirren end a promising first half with 10 men after Nigel Hasselbaink is dismissed for serious foul play.

Half time
1552: HALF-TIME Dundee United 0-1 St Mirren

Red card
1551: St Mirren's Nigel Hasselbaink is red carded after after catching Paul Dixon with an arm.

Half time
1548: HALF-TIME Dunfermline 1-0 Inverness

1547: There will be five minutes of stoppage time at Tannadice due to Scott Severin's injury early in the first half.

1544: Scott Allan lifts a shot over the St Mirren bar as Dundee United's search for a leveller continues.

1540: St Mirren's Paul McGowan tests Dusan Pernis with a stinging drive that the Dundee United goalkeeper tips over.

1538: Caley Thistle's Kenny Gillet is stretched off at East End Park, with David Proctor replacing him, after what appeared to be a clash of heads with Dunfermline's Austin McCann.

1535: The action in both SPL games has dipped a little in the last few minutes. Clear cut chances are becoming more sparse.

1528: Dundee United miss an excellent chance to equalise. Garry Kenneth's free-kick is palmed out by Craig Samson and Keith Watson has an open goal to aim at but the defender takes a fresh air swipe at the ball and the chance is gone.

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
Dunfermline have the lead against Inverness. A long ball causes havoc in the visiting defence and Andy Barrowman heads the ball on to Andy Kirk, who volleys past Ryan Esson.

1526: GOAL Dunfermline 1-0 Inverness (Andy Kirk)

1524: A good chance at both SPL grounds. St Mirren's Nigel Hasselbaink weaves his way into Dundee United box and sends a shot narrowly wide while at East End Park, Greg Tansey's 25-yard free-kick for Inverness is brilliantly saved by Dunfermline keeper Paul Gallacher.

1522: Willo Flood fires wide from a promising position as United press for a leveller. BBC Radio Scotland pundit Craig Paterson feels Flood "should have at least worked the goalkeeper".

"Dunfermline are being patient with their passing, are creating the chances and have dominated the game." BBC Sportsound pundit Steve Cowan

"St Mirren have been terrific. They've got the goal and they've missed a great chance. At 1-0 there's still a lot of work to be done." BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson

1518: Caley Thistle's Thomas Piermayr produces a great defensive header to clear a curling Jason Thomson cross that was driven dangerously to the far post.

1516: St Mirren keep the pressure up at Tannadice. Nigel Hasselbaink bursts into the box and, instead of cutting the ball back for Steven Thompson again, the forward goes for goal and is foiled by goalkeeper Dusan Pernis.

1515: Dunfermline's Jason Thomson fires a powerful drive from 16 yards at the Inverness goal, but goalkeeper Ryan Esson juggles the ball clear.

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
St Mirren take the lead at Tannadice. Nigel Hasselbaink goes on a mazy run to the byline and his hard work is rewarded when Steven Thompson converts the cross with a simple finish. That's Thompson's first competitive goal for the Buddies on one of his old stomping grounds.

1512: GOAL Dundee United 0-1 St Mirren (Steven Thompson)

1510: Decent opening there for Inverness. Greg Tansey bursts into the Dunfermline box but his touch lets him down and goalkeeper Paul Gallacher smothers the ball.

1508: Paul Dixon's shot skims the top of the St Mirren net as United threaten at a free-kick.

1507: Injury blow for Dundee United. Scott Severin lands awkwardly and seems to have hurt his ankle. He is replaced by Scott Robertson.

"If I was in either of the two teams today, I would be looking at this game as one where we should be getting three points. And the way the two teams have been set up, with wingers on both sides, there should be plenty of chances created." BBC Sportsound pundit Steve Cowan at East End Park

1503: Great chance for Dunfermline. Martin Hardie's volley from a corner is diverted towards goal by Andy Barrowman but Inverness goalkeeper Ryan Esson makes an excellent reaction save.

"It's an opportunity for Johnny Russell to get in and make the jersey his own. He's got to go and fill the boots of David Goodwillie." BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson at Tannadice

1501: And the match at Tannadice also gets underway.

1500: And we're off at East End Park.

1458: Players are making their way onto the pitch as we near kick-off.

1455: Five minutes until kick-off.

1454: Getting closer to kick-off now and the online commentary streams are back up and running. You may need to refresh your page to hear the stream working properly.

1449: A few folk have pointed out that the online streams of today's BBC Radio Scotland coverage are not working. Apologies, we're working hard to get these fixed as soon as possible.

1446: Full teams from East End Park.
Dunfermline: Gallacher, Jason Thomson, Potter, Keddie, McCann, Burns, Mason, Hardie, Cardle, Barrowman, Kirk. Subs: Smith, McDougall, Graham, Dowie, Willis, Ryan Thomson, Young.
Inverness CT: Esson, Piermayr, Tokely, Hogg, Gillet, Hayes, Tansey, Tudur Jones, Doran, Tade, Foran. Subs: Tuffey, Andrew Shinnie, Ross, Proctor, Morrison, Shane Sutherland, Aldred.
Referee: Stephen Finnie

1441: At East Park, Chris Hogg makes his first appearance since re-signing for Inverness and comes into the side along with Aaron Doran, who is back with Caley Thistle after being on loan last season. They replace Nick Ross and Tom Aldred in the starting line-up. Veteran midfielder Martin Hardie returns to the Dunfermline starting line-up, replacing Andy Dowie, after missing out in last weekend's struggle to defeat Annan Athletic 2-1 in the Scottish Communities League Cup.

1440: Both teams at Tannadice have unchanged starting line-ups.

1439: Team news from Tannadice:
Dundee Utd: Pernis, Dillon, Dixon, Severin, Kenneth, Flood, Rankin, Watson, Allan, Daly, Russell. Subs: Banks, Robertson, Douglas, Armstrong, Mackay-Steven, Dow, Hilson.
St Mirren: Samson, van Zanten, McGregor, Mair, Tesselaar, Goodwin, Thomson, McGowan, Thompson, Hasselbaink, Teale. Subs: McHugh, McShane, McAusland, McLean, Carey, Kennedy, Lamont.
Referee: Crawford Allan

Twitter
BBC Scotland's Liam McLeod on Twitter: "Magic day at Tannadice for Dundee United v St Mirren."

1438: Today is also the first round of fixtures in the Scottish Football League with five matches in each of the First, Second and Third Divisions. I'll give you half-time and full-time scores from these matches too.

1437: Word of explanation about why there are only two SPL games today. Hibernian, Kilmarnock and Rangers, like Celtic last week, are playing in friendly matches. Hibernian host Sunderland, Kilmarnock take on Blackburn Rovers at Rugby Park and Chelsea visit Ibrox. I'll give you half-time and full-time scores from these friendly matches. There are two SPL fixtures tomorrow, Aberdeen v Celtic and Motherwell v Hearts.

1435: The Pars and Caley, however, are both still searching for their maiden SPL victory of the season. Dunfermline drew with St Mirren in their opening fixture but were not in league action last weekend. Terry Butcher's Inverness have recorded two straight defeats so far this season.

1434: United, despite selling Goodwillie to Blackburn this week, are on a high after their victory at Tynecastle last week and the Buddies also go into this game off the back of a win, having beaten Aberdeen last weekend.

1431: There are two Scottish Premier League fixtures this afternoon. Dundee United begin life without David Goodwillie (although he didn't feature in last weekend's win over Hearts) with a home match against St Mirren at Tannadice. And, at East End Park, it's Dunfermline v Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

1430: Good afternoon and welcome to Saturday's Scottish football coverage.



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6 Aug 2011 23:59 UK


Scottish Premier table snapshot

As it stood on 6 Aug 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Dundee Utd 3 1 5
2 St Mirren 3 1 5
3 Motherwell 2 3 4
4 Rangers 2 2 4
5 Celtic 1 2 3
6 Hibernian 2 -1 3
7 Dunfermline 2 0 2
8 Kilmarnock 2 0 2
9 Hearts 2 -1 1
10 Aberdeen 2 -1 1
11 St Johnstone 2 -2 1
12 Inverness CT 3 -4 1

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