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SPL wrap: Aberdeen rise up table, Heffernan fires Kilmarnock

10 November 2012 18:44

Aberdeen joined Celtic on top of the SPL table after thumping struggling St Mirren 4-1, while Kilmarnock accounted for Ross County.

Goals from Jonathan Hayes, Niall McGinn, Chris Clark and Mark Reynolds ensured victory for the visitors and a share of top spot provisionally alongside the defending champions and Hibernian.

Aberdeen broke the deadlock just 10 minutes into the match at St Mirren Park on Saturday with Hayes unleashing a half-volley past a helpless Craig Samson in goal.

Craig Brown's men doubled their advantage right before the break through McGinn, who netted his fourth goal in as many league games.

The hosts had a penalty appeal turned down in the second half when Dougie Imrie found himself on the ground after a challenge from goal scorer Clark.

Aberdeen then wrapped up the game in the closing minutes thanks to a quick-fire double-act from Clark and Reynolds before Steven Thomson netted a consolation goal as St Mirren suffered a fifth successive defeat.

At Rugby Park, Paul Heffernan was the hero as Kilmarnock recorded a routine 3-0 victory over Ross County.

Heffernan netted a brace in the final half-hour, while Gary Harkins found himself among the goals in a dominant second-half display.

In other Scottish Premier League results on Saturday, basement side Dundee held hosts Motherwell to a surprise 1-1 draw, while a 90th-minute penalty from Marius Zaliukas cancelled out Owain Tudur-Jones' earlier effort as Hearts salvaged a dramatic point at fourth-placed Inverness CT.

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Competition
Premiership
Date
10 November 2012
Game week
13
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
0 - 2
Full-time
1 - 4

Goals

0 - 1
0 - 2
45'+1 N. McGinn
0 - 3
0 - 4
1 - 4

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
4
6
22 87'
3
7 15' 86'
11 10'
16
10 45+1'
20
21 44'
Coach: C. Brown

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
20
27
11
12
23
29
34
# Player Bookings
9
23
34
14
24
30
38

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Premiership table

# Team MP D P
1 16 +23 38
2 16 +7 32
3 16 +9 31
4 16 +8 31
5 16 +11 30
6 16 -3 23
7 16 -4 21
8 16 +0 20
9 16 +3 19
10 16 -16 11
11 16 -19 9
12 16 -19 8

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