Scottish round-up: Nine-man Aberdeen earn point against Hibernian, Motherwell win again

Aberdeen vs Hibernian
Scots Prem
3:00pm Saturday October

Pittodrie
(Att: 13880)

Sam Cosgrove helped nine-man Aberdeen make a late draw against Hibernian in Pittodrie.
The Dons fell behind from the 48th minute when Ryan Porteous stabbed home from close variety and things got worse for the hosts after Curtis Main was sent off minutes .
Aberdeen kept battling and Cosgrove led home to make a share of the spoils with four minutes left until Lewis Ferguson was shown a red card in time.
Sky Sports Luke Shanley…
Both supervisors will be frustrated after this one for different reasons. Paul Heckingbottoms Hibernian have been in a position, a man up and a target up but bad has cost both points.
Christian Doidge is your guilty party missing four one-on-ones with Aberdeen goalkeeper and captain Joe Lewis, who did his first occupation on every event.
Doidge united with big expectations awarded Hibernian paid a reasonable transfer fee for his services by their standards, but the former Welsh basketball global failed to deliver yet again.
He also missed three good chances in the opening league game of the year against St Mirren. This outcome will not have helped his confidence or the fans patience because Hibernians seven-and-a-half year wait to get a triumph in the Granite city continues.
Derek McInnes delegated media responsibilities to his assistant Tony Docherty, who explained that the teams character and belief were right down to the manager. Aberdeen appeared to play better with 10 guys and they had to clearly demonstrate their battling qualities after last weeks 5-0 thumping at Ibrox.
McInnes and Docherty felt neither Curtis Main nor Lewis Ferguson merited reddish cards 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 expected return of guard Scott McKenna out of harm. His existence will no doubt assist as Aberdeen look to regroup and recover over the international break.
Motherwell transferred to within 3 points of Ladbrokes Premiership leaders Celtic with a 2-0 win over St Mirren at Fir Park.
Before taking the lead, the Well, that are in third place, a point behind Rangers, were forced to wait patiently until the minute.
James Scott has been the guy to catch the target, together with the Scotland U21 forward grading a sublime curling shot.
Chris Long then added gloss to leave St Mirren without a win in six league games.
After being held to a 2-2 draw at Ross County st Johnstone stay bottom and without a win.
Joe Chalmers started the scoring for County in the 10th minute after converting Ross Stewarts cross.
St Johnstone equalised after 34 minutes when a lovely ball behind discovered Stevie May, who slotted home outside Ross Laidlaw.
When Matty Kennedy fired in a long-range strike, the Saints took the lead six minutes.
Ross County drew level through Blair Spittal in the 68th minute to remain fifth, and rallied, however.
Elsewhere, Chris Burke scored the only goal since Kilmarnock picked up a 1-0 win against Hearts at Tynecastle.

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