Aberdeen vs Hibernian
3:00pm Saturday 5th October
Sam Cosgrove assisted nine-man Aberdeen earn a late 1-1 draw against Hibernian at Pittodrie.
The Dons fell behind at the 48th minute when Ryan Porteous stabbed home from close range and things got worse for the hosts after Curtis Main was sent off moments later.
Aberdeen kept battling and Cosgrove led home to earn a share of the spoils with four minutes left before Lewis Ferguson was likewise shown a red card in time.
Sky Sports Luke Shanley…
Both supervisors will be frustrated after this one for different reasons. Paul Heckingbottoms Hibernian were in a dominant position, a guy up and a target up but poor finishing has cost them two points.
Christian Doidge is the guilty party missing four one-on-ones with Aberdeen goalkeeper and captain Joe Lewis, who did his occupation on each event.
Doidge joined with large expectations given Hibernian paid a reasonable transfer fee for his services by their standards, however, the former Welsh basketball global failed to provide yet again.
He missed three good chances in the opening league match of the season against St Mirren. This outcome will not have helped his confidence or the fans patience because Hibernian year wait to get a win in the Granite community continues.
Derek McInnes delegated media responsibilities to his helper Tony Docherty, who said the teams personality and belief were down to the supervisor. Aberdeen appeared to play with 10 guys and they had to clearly show their battling qualities at Ibrox following a weeks 5-0 thumping.
McInnes and Docherty felt neither Curtis Main nor Lewis Ferguson merited reddish cards due to their struggles on Stevie Mallan however sense of pleasure worked for the team as they pulled together to salvage a point.
Another Aberdeen increase was that the earlier than expected return of defender Scott McKenna out of injury. His existence will no doubt aid as Aberdeen seem to regroup and recover over the global break.
Motherwell moved to within 3 points of Ladbrokes Premiership leaders Celtic using a 2-0 win over St Mirren in Fir Park.
The Well, that are in third place, a stage behind Rangers, were forced to wait till the minute.
With all the Scotland U21 scoring a curling shot into the top corner from the edge of the area, james Scott was the man to grab the goal.
Chris Long added gloss 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 with no win.
Joe Chalmers opened the scoring for County in the 10th minute after converting Ross Stewarts cross.
St Johnstone equalised after 34 minutes when a lovely ball behind found Stevie May, who slotted home outside Ross Laidlaw.
The Saints took the lead six minutes if Matty Kennedy fired in a long-range strike.
Ross County rallied, however, and drew level through Blair Spittal from the 68th minute to remain fifth.
Elsewhere, the sole goal was scored by Chris Burke as Kilmarnock picked up a 1-0 win against Hearts at Tynecastle.
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