posted on Sep, 11 2004 @ 12:32 PM
Celtic 3 Dundee 0
Henri Camara bagged his first competitive goals for Celtic in a comfortable 3-0 victory over Dundee which saw them increase their lead over Rangers in
the Bank of Scotland Premier League to eight points.
The on-loan striker scored twice for his new club either side of a John Hartson goal which maintained their 100% winning start to the new campaign.
With Barcelona and Henrik Larsson due in town for the glamour Champions League Group F opener this week, Camara's double came at the perfect time for
the champions and piles the pressure on arch rivals Rangers who take on Hearts on Sunday.
Dundee United 1 Aberdeen 1
Celtic lead by six points at the top from Aberdeen after the Dons were held to a 1-1 draw by Dundee United. An 82nd minute penalty by Mark Wilson gave
never-say-die United a share of the spoils at Tannadice. An amazing travelling support of almost 6000 in a crowd of 10,995 saw a sixth minute goal by
Darren Mackie gave the visitors a 1-0 half-time lead. The home side fought back valiantly from their early set back but it looked like they would not
get past a resolute Dons defence until substitute Collin Samuel, on for James Grady, lured Alexander Diamond into conceding a penalty which Wilson
Livingston 0 Kilmarnock 2
Second-half goals from David Lilley and Danny Invincibile gave Kilmarnock a 2-0 win at Livingston. The home side had dominated the first half but
despite having a fierce wind in their favour were unable to make a breakthrough. However they made amends in the second period and the three points
moved them up to third in the table.
Dunfermline 1 Motherwell 1
Scott McDonald ensured a point for Motherwell with a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Dunfermline. The Fife club thought they had finally secured their
first three points of the season when Craig Brewster found the back of the net in the ninth minute. The Pars had chances to extend their lead but it
was Motherwell who found the back of the net when McDonald produced a superb volley late in the game to snatch a point in the 87th minute.
Inverness 1 Hibs 2
In the day's final game, a double from Derek Riordan gave Hibs their second win of the season and their first ever victory over Inverness Caledonian
Thistle. The young striker hit a goal in either half to earn Tony Mowbray's side a 2-1 success after Barry Wilson scored from the penalty spot to give
the Highlanders hope of a precious point. The defeat means John Robertson's poor start to the season continues. His team have now lost their last
three league fixtures and look relegation candidates even this early in the campaign.
[Edited on 11/9/04 by TRD]