posted on Sep, 25 2004 @ 12:57 PM
Celtic 3 Dunfermline 0
Henri Camara again illustrated why Martin O'Neill made him Britain's most expensive loan signing with a classy double as Celtic warmed up for their
crucial Champions League clash with AC Milan with a comfortable 3-0 victory over David Hay's Dunfermline.
The Wolves striker is rapidly becoming a cult figure among the Parkhead supporters, who must have feared the worst after a slow start following the
departure of hero Henrik Larsson. But the Senegalese international took his Hoops tally to five goals with a well-taken brace after Stanislav Varga
had put the Glasgow giants into the driving seat.
Aberdeen 0 Hibernian 1
Derek Riordan struck a superb 62nd-minute winner for Hibernian to end Aberdeen's unbeaten start to the season by a solitary goal. The Easter Road
youngster brilliantly controlled Gary Caldwell's long ball before thumping a shot past David Preece from an angle. It was his third goal in two games
at Pittodrie this season, having already found the net twice against Aberdeen's tenants, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, two weeks ago. The Dons had
dominated the first period and missed several good chances, but were eventually made to pay for their profligacy by the impressive Riordan.
Livingston 2 Motherwell 3
Motherwell came from behind with two goals in a rip-roaring second-half to take their first-ever league win at Almondvale over Livingson 3-2. After
wasting their first-half dominance to somehow go into the interval a goal behind, strikes from Scott McDonald and Richie Foran saw them regain the
lead they should have extended out of sight in the opening period. Three points was no less than Terry Butcher's high-flying side deserved from a
match they dominated for long spells.
Hearts 1 Inverness CT 0
Paul Hartley scored the only goal of the game for Hearts to ruin John Robertson's first return to Tynecastle as a manager. The Inverness boss saw his
team put up a resolute display but the midfielder's 15th-minute strike was enough to set them up for the UEFA Cup first round, second leg at Braga on
Kilmarnock 5 Dundee Utd 2
Kris Boyd struck all five goals as Kilmarnock romped to a 5-2 win over Dundee United at Rugby Park. Boyd had already scored twice before Alan
Archibald struck for the visitors in the 29th minute. But the Killie striker had doubled his tally before half-time. United substitute Billy Dodds
grabbed a second for the Taysiders but Boyd was on hand to hit his fifth with six minutes remaining.