GARY MACKAY-STEVEN was the hero and zero during Aberdeen’s 2-1 comeback triumph over Hibs at Easter Road yesterday.

The Scotland international winger scored the clincher against the managerless Edinburgh outfit – but also missed a penalty-kick in a dramatic encounter.

The Dons moved up to third in the Premiership with a win over their opponents who parted company with boss Neil Lennon during the week.

Hibs, with caretaker gaffer Eddie May in charge, started brightly and took the lead in the ninth minute when Oliver Shaw struck from 25 yards.

The Pittodrie men, however, hit back to take the lead with two goals inside 10 first-half minutes, through Andrew Considine and Mackay-Steven.

The ex-Celtic and Dundee United attacker then saw his 50th-minute penalty-kick saved by Ofir Marciano, but Derek McInnes’ outfit held on for the three points.

HAMILTON ACCIES’ new manager Brian Rice led his team to an exciting 1-1 draw at home to Dundee.

Martin Canning left the Accies on Tuesday and on-loan Aberdeen striker Scott Wright’s 66th-minute goal looked like securing victory for the Taysiders.

However, Darian MacKinnon struck in stoppage time for the homesters to keep them in 10th, a place and a point above the Dens Park side.

MOTHERWELL triumphed 3-0 over Livingston at Fir Park where Jake Hastie scored twice.

Hastie got the hosts off and running in the sixth minute before Curtis Main added a second after 12 minutes.

Stephen Robinson’s side then put the game beyond doubt midway through the first-half when Hastie struck again.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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