Leaders Celtic crush Killie; Inverness hammer Hibernian to stay 2nd; Well & Hearts net home wins; Rangers win
Kilmarnock 1 – Celtic 3 (SPL, December 8, 2012) Scott Brown and Joe Ledley scored their first SPL goals of the season as Celtic beat Kilmarnock 3-1 at Rugby Park. Brown’s strike opened the scoring and Ledley’s made it two before Georgios Samaras headed a third for Neil Lennon’s side. Ex-Celtic striker Cillian Sheridan scored a late consolation goal for Kilmarnock.
St Mirren 1 – St Johnstone 1 (SPL, December 8, 2012) Murray Davidson put St Johnstone ahead but the visitors looked to be in trouble when Steven Anderson and Chris Millar saw red before Paul Dummett drew St Mirren level, but Steve Lomas’ men survived to go home with a point.
Inverness CT 3 – Hibernian 0 (SPL, December 8, 2012) Inverness CT moved into 2nd place in the SPL and continued their brilliant run that has seen them lose just one game in their last 14 by beating Hibernian 3-0 at the Caledonian Stadium. Ross Draper put Caley ahead before late strikes from Richie Foran and Billy McKay sealed the win for Terry Butcher’s men.
Motherwell 3 – Ross County 2 (SPL, December 8, 2012) Keith Lasley’s 82nd minute goal was enough for Motherwell to edge a five-goal thriller against Ross County at Fir Park in the SPL. Rocco Quinn’s long-range strike gave County the lead but Michael Higdon and Nicky Law put Stuart McCall’s men in front. Quinn doubled his tally to pull County level but Lasley’s late winner stole the points for Motherwell.
Hearts 2 – Aberdeen 0 (SPL, December 8, 2012) Aberdeen failed to score against Hearts for the ninth consecutive match as John McGlynn’s side picked up their first SPL win in three games with a 2-0 victory at Tynecastle. Ryan Stevenson opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the first half before Callum Paterson sealed the win in the second.
Rangers 2 – Stirling Albion 0 (Division 3, December 8, 2012) David Templeton and Andy Little supplied the goals as Rangers avenged their only Irn-Bru Third Division defeat so far this season with a win over Stirling Albion.