KILMARNOCK had THREE players sent off as they crashed 1-0 to Aberdeen in a sensational and stormy encounter at Rugby Park.
RED CARD No.1: Defender Kirk Broadfoot, who was sent off against Celtic earlier in the season, was immediately banished by referee Steven McLean in the 36th minute for catching Dons goalkeeper Joe Lewis in the face with his boot.
Steve Clarke’s side then fell behind in the 66th minute when Scotland defender Scott McKenna headed in a Graeme Shinnie corner.
RED CARD No.2: Centre-back Stuart Findlay was sent packing for picking up a second yellow card for a foul on the Pittodrie captain.
RED CARD No.3: Off went midfielder Rory McKenzie who was dismissed by the overworked official in added time.
Derek McInnes’ team are now in third place with four fixtures remaining and a Europa League place up for grabs.
ST JOHNSTONE’S fourth Tayside derby triumph of the term edged DUNDEE closer to relegation from the top flight as they went down 2-0 at McDairmid Park. Defender Scott Tanser and striker Callum Hendry got the goals that put more pressure on the Dens outfit.
Jim McIntyre’s men are six points adrift of second-bottom ST MIRREN who came from behind to beat 10-man LIVINGSTON 3-1 in Lothian.
OUR HERO…Scott McKenna is mobbed by delighted team-mates after claiming Dons’ winner.
Second-half goals from Danny Mullen and Simeon Jackson sealed the win that moves Oran Kearney’s side to within two points of Hamilton Accies in 10th place and six clear of Dundee.
Scott Robinson had put Livi in front just three minutes after Craig Halkett had been shown a straight red card before Paul McGinn equalised for the Paisley outfit before half-time.
Marios Ogkmpoe netted a late equaliser on his first HAMILTON appearance for almost 12 months as MOTHERWELL threw away two Lanarkshire derby points in the 1-1 stalemate.
The striker came off the bench to make his comeback from a s knee injury and earned a draw with an 84th-minute effort.
The visitors had looked to be comfortably seeing out the win following David Turnbull’s 10th first-team goal on the half-hour mark, but they ended up repelling some late pressure as Accies hunted an unlikely win.