Scottish Premiership: Aberdeen edge St Mirren, Kilmarnock fight back
Sam Cosgrove was on target again since Aberdeen posted a 2-1 win over St Mirren at Pittodrie in the Premiership.
The striker needed just six minutes to claim his 18th goal of the season as he produced a end.
Lewis Ferguson headed a good chance wide for Aberdeen and was penalized in the 23rd minute when Jonathan Obika transformed from close range.
Aberdeen – who are just six points behind Celtic and Rangers and also have played two matches – revived their advantage in the 56th minute, Niall McGinn completing in Ryan Hedges’ cut-back.
St Mirren wasted a glorious chance to level for another time having been given a penalty six minutes from time.
But Lewis made amends by rescuing Tony Andreu’s spot-kick as well as the rebound, with St Mirren having dropped all eight away league matches this year.
As Kilmarnock fought back from 2 goals down to draw 2-2 at Easter Road since taking over as Hibernian boss jack Ross has been denied a third successive win.
Christian Doidge broke the deadlock in the 19th minute, climbing keeper Laurentiu Branescu to enroll his sixth goal.
Jason Naismith, on loan from Peterborough, climbed Hibs’ lead two minutes with a strike in the near post – his first goal for the team.
Alex Bruce decreased the deficit in the 66th minute after Hibs didn’t clear their lines and the equaliser grabbed home three minutes into stoppage time.
As Motherwell ended a streak with a 4-0 win at Fir 21, st Johnstone stay bottom of this table.
Wigan loanee Devante Cole started the scoring before the half-hour with a back-post header.
Peter Hartley had a header cleared off the line before the rest but he did get on the scoresheet in the 49th minute, nodding at a corner.
Jake Carroll made it 3-0 at the 72nd minute, reacting quickest after the header of Declan Gallagher had rebounded off a pole.
French ahead Christy Manzinga, on his introduction, set the icing on the cake with a cool end a minute.
Livingston winless in seven, drew 0-0 at home to Hamilton, who have gone eight since tasting success.