Aberdeen vs Hibernian
3:00pm Saturday 5th October
Sam Cosgrove assisted nine-man Aberdeen earn a late 1-1 draw against Hibernian in Pittodrie.
The Dons fell behind from the 48th minute when Ryan Porteous stabbed home after Curtis Main was sent off moments, and matters got worse for the hosts .
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 additional time.
Sky Sports Luke Shanley…
Both supervisors will be frustrated after this one for different factors. Paul Heckingbottoms Hibernian have been in a dominant position, a guy up and a target up but bad finishing has cost them two things.
Christian Doidge is your guilty party overlooking four one-on-ones with Aberdeen goalkeeper and captain Joe Lewis, who did his occupation on every occasion.
Doidge joined with big expectations given Hibernian paid a fair transfer fee for his services by their standards, however, the former Welsh basketball global failed to deliver yet again.
He also missed three good chances in the opening league match of the year against St Mirren. This result will not have helped his confidence and also the fans patience since Hibernian year wait for a triumph in the Granite community goes on.
Derek McInnes delegated media duties to his helper Tony Docherty, who stated the teams character and belief were right down to the manager. Aberdeen appeared to play better with 10 guys and they had to show their qualities after a weeks 5-0 thumping.
McInnes and Docherty felt Curtis Main nor Lewis Ferguson merited reddish cards due to their challenges on Stevie Mallan however sense of pleasure worked for the group as they pulled together to salvage some point.
Another Aberdeen boost was the earlier than anticipated return of defender Scott McKenna out of harm. His presence will no doubt aid as Aberdeen seem to regroup and recuperate over the global 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 stage behind Rangers, in third place, were forced to wait before the minute.
With the Scotland U21 grading a sublime curling shot, james Scott was the man to grab the target.
Chris Long subsequently added gloss to the scoreline at the 86th minute to leave St Mirren without a win in six league matches.
After being held to a 2-2 draw at Ross County st Johnstone remain bottom and without a win.
Joe Chalmers opened the scoring for County in the 10th minute after reversing Ross Stewarts cross.
St Johnstone equalised after 34 minutes when Stevie May, who slotted home outside Ross Laidlaw was found by a ball behind.
When Matty Kennedy fired in a long-range strike the Saints took the lead six minutes.
Ross County rallied, however, and brought level through Blair Spittal in the 68th minute to remain fifth.
Elsewhere, the sole goal was scored by Chris Burke as Kilmarnock picked up a win against Hearts.
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