posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 06:04 PM
A dramatic injury time strike from substitute John Stewart gave Aberdeen a second successive win at Celtic. The hosts were in shock after poor
defending had helped Darren Mackie and Fernando Pasquinelli put the Dons two goals up inside the first six minutes.
But a John Hartson double brought the Bank of Scotland Premier League champions back into the game. However, Stewart, who came on for Kevin McNaughton
in the 79th minute, took advantage of slack Celtic defending in the third minute of injury time to secure a 3-2 win.
Rangers closed the gap on their Glasgow rivals to four points as second-half goals from Jean-Alain Boumsong and Nacho Novo gave them a vital 2-1 win
at Dunfermline. The home side had been deservedly leading at the break through Craig Brewster's superb opener. But Boumsong headed Rangers level
seconds after the restart and Novo made no mistake from the spot after Andrius Skerla had brought Fernando Ricksen down.
Goals from Graham Bayne and Juanjo lifted Inverness off the foot of the table after a 2-1 win over Dundee at Pittodrie. Former Dens Park man Bayne
struck five minutes before the break to give John Robertson's men the lead after Glen Larsen had passed up a wonderful chance to give the visitors an
early lead. Juanjo added a second in the 58th minute, but the Jags had to endure a tense final chapter as Steve Lovell gave the Dark Blues some hope
with a fine angled strike 18 minutes from time.
A Mark Wilson strike in the 62nd minute gave battling Dundee United a share of the points in a 1-1 draw with Hearts at Tannadice. The game was barely
five minutes old when Jambos utility player Kevin McKenna took an Alan Maybury throw-in and volleyed an unstoppable shot from 16 yards past United
goalkeeper Paul Jarvie. However Wilson was to have the final say and rescue a point for his side.
Kilmarnock striker Colin Nish showed he was more than capable of stepping into the boots of Kris Boyd by grabbing the only goal of the game against
Motherwell. Boyd - who netted five goals in one game earlier in the season - missed the trip to Fir Park after picking up a knee injury in training
which left him needing surgery. But, despite Motherwell's numerous chances at goal, Nish handed everyone a lesson in finishing when he netted the goal
which secured the three points for Killie.
Hibernian bounced back from the Edinburgh derby defeat with a 2-1 win over Livingston at Easter Road. French midfielder Guillaume Beuzelin opened the
scoring for Hibs in the ninth minute before substitute Steven Fletcher added a second halfway through the first period. But Derek Lilley ensured a
tense closing 25 minutes for the home side when he converted a penalty after Steven Whittaker had felled Marc Libbra.