St. Johnstone 1-3 Celtic
Celtic returned to Development League action on Wednesday with a 3-1 win at St. Johnstone to maintain their 100% start to the league season.
The Hoops opened the scoring through Ewan Henderson who finished off a slick move to fire into the top corner from 20-yards out.
The Saints were level just three minutes into the second half when Shaun Struthers nodded home from a free-kick, but Celtic had the lead again 20 minutes later through Grant Savoury.
Two minutes after that, Celtic sealed the points with a stunning long-range strike from Liam Henderson, leaving Saints ‘keeper Ben Mackenzie no chance.
Hamilton Accies 1-0 Aberdeen
Hamilton continued their impressive run of form with a 1-0 victory over league leaders Aberdeen at the Superseal Stadium and end the Dons five-game winning streak in the league.
The Accies started brightly against a young Aberdeen side but their best opportunity came just before the interval when Shaun Want headed a Steven Boyd cross just wide of the goal.
It wasn’t until the 56th minute when Accies took the lead through a Ross Cunningham shot from 10-yards, which was deflected by Harlain Mbayo past Archie Mair into the net.
Aberdeen nearly had an equaliser in the 89th minute when Sean Linden went through on goal only to have his shot blocked by ‘keeper Darren Jamieson.
Kilmarnock 1-1 Ross County
Struggling Kilmarnock secured a well fought point at home to Ross County.
Thomas Mikkelsen opened the scoring for County after combining well with Billy McKay to slide the ball underneath ‘keeper Ross Miller.
Killie dominated the match for the remainder of the first half, with Dom Thomas coming close to an equaliser, only to see his shot come off the woodwork.
Killie did eventually have their equaliser deep into the second half when Dan Scally nodded home Calum Waters’ cross to gain a valuable point.
Motherwell 1-2 Hibernian
Hibernian reclaimed the top spot on the SPFL Development League table with a good win away to Motherwell.
Motherwell opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Alfie Agyeman was brought down by Hibs ‘keeper Maciej Dabrowski. Ross Maclean stepped up for the young Steelmen to convert.
Hibernian equalised on the stroke of half-time when Oli Shaw won the ball and sent a terrific cross in towards Jamie Gullan who tapped home.
The Edinburgh side had their winning goal five minutes from when Innes Murray surged down the left wing to cut back for Shaw who blasted his shot past PJ Morrison in the Motherwell goal.
Partick Thistle 4-1 Dundee United
Partick Thistle climbed to 6th place in the Development League table with a stunning 4-1 victory at home to Dundee United.
The Jags were ahead on the half-hour mark through Josh Donaldson who reacted quickest to turn in Neil McLaughlin’s woodwork-stricken penalty.
The Terrors fell further behind on 69 minutes when McLaughlin stroked home from 12 yards, but United had one back two minutes later through Matty Smith.
But the comeback was off when Jamie Stokes added a third, before Callum Wilson finished the scoring with a penalty five minutes from time.