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SPFL Development League Round-Up - 4/5 December

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Falkirk 0-2 St. Johnstone
 
St. Johnstone leapfrogged opponents Falkirk after an impressive 2-0 victory at the Falkirk Stadium.
 
The Saints took an early lead in the fourth minute when Ally McCann gave himself the perfect birthday present when his shot deflected past goalkeeper Brett Young and into the back of the net.
 
The Bairns were almost level immediately when Mark Finlayson's effort rattled the crossbar before Saints broke and hit a crossbar of their own through Craig Thomson.
 
The Perth side had to wait until the 67th minute to seal all three points when Shaun Struthers finished off a quick break for his side. Falkirk's misery was completed 15 minutes from time when Cieren Dunne was given his marching orders for a high challenge.
 
 
Aberdeen 6-3 Partick Thistle
 
A goalfest of a second-half saw Aberdeen emerge victorious as they saw off Partick Thistle 6-3 at Station Park.
 
Toby Wells opened the scoring with a great free-kick before the Dons were brought back by Callum Wilson.
 
Sam Roscoe scored early on in the second half to restore Aberdeen's lead. Seb Ross extended that lead with two quickfire goals close to the hour mark, with Aiden Fitzpatrick giving the Jags hope on the 74th minute but just a couple of minutes later Ross had his hat-trick.
 
Wilson grabbed his second of the game and Thistle's third four minutes from time, but almost straight from the kick off Ross added an astonishing fourth goal of the game to secure the points for Dons and keep up the pressure on Hibernian in top spot.
 
 
Dundee United 0-3 Hamilton Accies
 
Dundee United remain bottom of the SPFL Development League after a 3-0 home defeat to in-form Hamilton Accies.
 
It took till seven minutes into the second half for the scoring to open, with Taylor Wilson tapping Lewis Fergsuon's knock down into an empty net.
 
Accies had a second just after the hour mark when a mistake from United 'keeper Josh Donaldson saw his kick out fall straight to Lewis Cunningham, who rounded the 'keeper to slot home.
 
Accies finished the scoring through Cunningham effort that bounced over Donaldson and into the net.
 
 
Hibernian 2-1 Kilmarnock
 
Hibernian maintained their place at the top of the SPFL Development League table with a 2-1 win over Kilmarnock at Oriam Performance Centre.
 
The Edinburgh side took the lead a minute before half-time when Adam Watson's corner was firmly headed into the back of the net by Ryan Porteous.
 
Kilmarnock fought back however and looked to have earned a well-deserved point when Daniel Higgins fired home with just eight minutes to go.
 
But it wasn't to be and Hibernian showed why they are top of the league when Deivydas Matulevicius flicked a long ball into the path of Jamie Gullan a minute later to calmly place it past Killie 'keeper Ross Millar for the win.
 
 
Ross County 1-4 Dundee
 
Dundee kept themselves within touching distance of the league leaders with an impressive 4-1 victory away to Ross County
 
The Dee took the lead on the 25th minute when a corner fell to Mtthew Henvey 15 yards out to drill home, however County were level on the stroke of half-time thanks to a header from Ross MacIver.
 
Henvey restored Dundee's lead after 65 minutes, capitlising on a mistake in the County defence to slot into an empty net.
 
Two goals in five minutes from Max Anderson and John Smith sealed the win for the Tayside team.
 
 
St. Mirren 0-1 Motherwell
 
Motherwell were the team to leave the Paisley 2021 Stadium with all three points after a narrow victory against St. Mirren
 
Deimantas Petravicius nearly put the Well in front in the first half when he broke one-on-one but his heavy touch gave Saints 'keeper Ross Stewart just enough of a chance to sweep up the ball.
 
Saints nearly had the lead after 77 minutes when Connor O'Keefe produced a stunning save from PJ Morrison.
 
But the Steelmen secured the points when Petravicius was brought down in the box with seven minutes to go. The Lithuanian got to his feet and fired into the top corner to secure the points for the Lanarkshire side.
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