Aberdeen vs Hibernian
3:00pm Saturday 5th October
Sam Cosgrove assisted nine-man Aberdeen make a late draw against Hibernian.
The Dons fell behind from the 48th minute when Ryan Porteous stabbed home and matters got worse for the hosts after Curtis Main was sent off minutes .
Aberdeen kept battling and Cosgrove headed home to earn a share of the spoils with four minutes left before Lewis Ferguson was shown a red card in time.
Sky Sports Luke Shanley…
Both managers will be frustrated following this one for various reasons. Paul Heckingbottoms Hibernian have been in a prominent position, a man up and a goal up but weak has cost them two points.
Christian Doidge is the guilty party overlooking four one-on-ones using Aberdeen goalkeeper and captain Joe Lewis, who did his occupation on each event.
Doidge united with big expectations awarded Hibernian paid a reasonable transfer fee for his services because of their own criteria, however, the prior Welsh basketball international failed to deliver yet again.
He also missed three good chances in the opening league game of the season against St Mirren. This result will not have helped his confidence and also the fans patience because Hibernians seven-and-a-half year wait for a triumph in the Granite community goes on.
Derek McInnes assigned media duties to his assistant Tony Docherty, who explained that the teams personality and belief were down to the supervisor. Aberdeen appeared to play with 10 guys and they needed to clearly show their qualities at Ibrox following a weeks 5-0 thumping.
McInnes and Docherty felt Curtis Main nor Lewis Ferguson merited red cards for their challenges on Stevie Mallan but sense of injustice worked for the group as they pulled together to salvage a point.
Another Aberdeen boost was the earlier than anticipated return of guard Scott McKenna from harm. His presence will no doubt help as Aberdeen look to regroup and recuperate over the worldwide break.
Motherwell proceeded into three points of Ladbrokes Premiership leaders Celtic having a 2-0 win over St Mirren in Fir Park.
The Well, who are a point behind Rangers, in third place, were made to wait until the 39th minute prior to taking the lead.
Together with all the Scotland U21 forward scoring a curling shot, james Scott was the man to catch the goal.
Chris Long added gloss to leave St Mirren.
St Johnstone remain bottom and with no win, after being held to a 2-2 draw at Ross County.
Joe Chalmers started the scoring for County in the 10th minute after converting Ross Stewarts cross.
St Johnstone equalised after 34 minutes when a ball in behind discovered Stevie May, who slotted home beyond Ross Laidlaw.
The Saints then took the lead six minutes if Matty Kennedy fired in a strike.
Ross County brought level through Blair Spittal from the 68th minute to continue being fifth, and rallied, though.
Elsewhere, the sole goal was scored by Chris Burke since Kilmarnock picked up a win against Hearts.
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