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Scotland round-up: Dramatic win for Aberdeen

Published: Saturday 9 March 2002, 20.15CET
Aberdeen FC secured a dramatic 3-2 win on Saturday, but there was no joy for Livingston FC.
Published: Saturday 9 March 2002, 20.15CET

Scotland round-up: Dramatic win for Aberdeen

Aberdeen FC secured a dramatic 3-2 win on Saturday, but there was no joy for Livingston FC.

Aberdeen FC secured a dramatic 3-2 win on Saturday, but there was no joy for Livingston FC.

Aberdeen fight back
Aberdeen came back from two goals behind to beat Dundee FC at Dens Park and continue their late run for a place in Europe. A Juan Sara penalty had opened the scoring for Dundee and the visitors looked high and dry after Temuri Ketsbaia drilled a long-range shot past goalkeeper Peter Kjaer to make it 2-0 after 40 minutes.

Misery for Dundee
Darren Young brought Aberdeen back into the game with a left-footed shot shortly after the break and Russell Anderson levelled the scores after 74 minutes, heading home from a corner, before Darren Mackie completed the turnaround two minutes later from another cross. To add to Dundee's misery, Alessandro Romano received a red card soon afterwards.

Livingston go down
There was misery for third-placed Livingston too as they crashed to a 3-0 defeat at Almondvale against a resurgent Hibernian FC. Bobby Williamson's side earned him his second successive win since taking charge at the club thanks to first-half goals from Garry O'Connor and captain John O'Neil and a Morten Petersen own goal late in the game.

United triumph
Hibernian's Edinburgh neighbours Heart of Midlothian FC lost 2-1 at home to Dundee United FC, who led 2-0 at half-time through a penalty from Hasney Aljofree and a Charlie Miller strike. Kevin McKenna's 80th-minute reply proved to be little more than a consolation.

Gloom in Perth
Saint Johnstone FC look doomed to relegation after a 2-0 defeat at home against Motherwell FC left them 12 points adrift at the foot of the table. A James McFadden penalty and Dirk Lehmann strike did the damage for the visitors.

Joy for Dunfermline
Dunfermline Athletic FC secured the only home win of the day in the Scottish Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Kilmarnock FC. Seyni N'Diaye grabbed the first after coming off the bench and Steven Hampshire popped up unmarked at the back post for the second.

Sunday game
The top two, Rangers FC and Celtic FC, meet in the Glasgow Old Firm derby game on Sunday at Ibrox.

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