Inverness leapfrog Motherwell

  • Last Updated: February 23 2013, 17:43 GMT

A review of Saturday's action in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League, including Inverness' win at Hearts.

Gary Warren scored two goals for Inverness
Gary Warren scored two goals for Inverness

Inverness moved up to second in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League and dented Hearts' top-six hopes with a 3-2 victory at Tynescastle.

The home side were undone by a Gary Warren double which came either side of Billy McKay's 22nd strike of the season.

Yet Hearts had twice equalised through Jason Holt and a deflected Andy Webster strike - but both times handed the initiative back to their Highland visitors within minutes.

Defeat leaves Hearts in 10th place, seven points away from the top half of the league, while Inverness regained second spot with just their second win in eight games.

  • Scottish Premier
Position Player Score
1 Celtic 59
2 Inverness 41
3 Motherwell 40
4 St J'stone 40
5 Ross Co 38
6 Kilmarnock 37
7 Hibernian 37
8 Aberdeen 37
9 Dundee Utd 36
10 Hearts 30
11 St Mirren 29
12 Dundee 14

Motherwell dropped to third after they were brushed aside 3-0 by Ross County, who stretched their unbeaten run in 2013 to eight games.

Ivan Sproule scored his fifth goal in as many starts to give County the lead, while second-half goals from Richard Brittain and Iain Vigurs completed a fine win.

Rowan Vine's scrambled goal early in the second half consolidated St Johnstone's position in the top half of the league standings as they saw of St Mirren 1-0.

Saints are now into fourth, level on 40 points with Motherwell, who drop to third, while St Mirren are eight points adrift of the top six with six games until the split.

Aberdeen were unable to make their chances count as Kilmarnock battled back to earn a 1-1 draw at Rugby Park.

Rory Fallon's brilliant volley gave the Pittodrie side the lead before Paul Heffernan got Kilmarnock back on terms five minutes before half-time.


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