Terrors stun Buddies; Partick joy

  • Last Updated: March 15 2014, 19:39 GMT

A review of Saturday's action in the Scottish Premiership, including wins for Dundee United and Partick.

  • Nadir Ciftci netted the winning goal for Dundee United
  • Partick celebrate against Hibernian 

Nadir Ciftci capped a memorable comeback for Dundee United as they overturned a two-goal deficit to beat St Mirren 3-2 in a dramatic Scottish Premiership encounter at Tannadice.

The Turkish striker struck with the last kick of the ball to consign to defeat Danny Lennon's men, who were leading after first-half goals from Paul McGowan and Steven Thompson.

But Jackie McNamara's United side struck three times in the final 11 minutes with goals from substitute pair Brian Graham and Stuart Armstrong, setting Ciftci up to round things off in style.

Partick Thistle boosted their survival hopes on Saturday by clinching only their second home win of the season - 3-1 against Hibernian.

A first-half goal from Chris Erskine and a header from Lee Mair put Thistle in the driving seat.

Duncan Watmore hit back for Hibs to give them hope of salvaging something from the game, but man of the match Kallum Higginbotham sealed matters in stoppage time.

Ross County moved out of the relegation play-off spot with a narrow 1-0 win over St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.

Staggies striker Melvin de Leeuw scored the winner in the 29th minute to take leapfrog the Dingwall club over St Mirren into 10th place, two points clear of the Buddies who had surrendered a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to Dundee United at Tannadice earlier in the day.

The Scottish Cup semi-finalists were looking for the win that would cement their top-six place and thought they had drawn level deep into added time when defender Steven Anderson had the ball in the net only to see it ruled out by referee Bobby Madden at the behest of his linesman Graham Chambers.


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