Dutch renaissance lifts Celtic; St. Mirren cause an upset at Motherwell

Celtic 2 – Aberdeen 0 (SPL, April 18, 2009) Celtic took the lead over Aberdeen just before the break when Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink scored following a Nakamura corner. Good link up play between Hesselink and Scott McDonald saw the Aussie grab the game’s second early in the second half.

Motherwell 0 – St. Mirren 2 (SPL, April 18, 2009) Motherwell suffered a body blow when poor defending allowed Steven Thomson the simple task of netting his first Saints goal after 77 minutes. The match was settled by a magnificent 30-yard lob from Andy Dorman that dropped into the net just below the crossbar.