Craig Moore's debut goal ignites Motherwell's comeback win over Hearts

• Kris Boyd and Jackson Irvine score as Killie record win
• Calvin Zola scores as Dons beat Dundee United

Kris Boyd and Jackson Irvine scored to give Kilmarnock a 2-0 victory at home to Ross County and their manager, Allan Johnston, his first win since taking over at Rugby Park in the summer.

The win over County eased the pressure on the former Queen of the South manager, but there were yet more protests against the chairman, Michael Johnston.

Boyd's angled finish past Mark Brown put the Ayrshire men in front after 17 minutes and Irvine's shot from a short free-kick hit the net with 19 minutes remaining.

An 89th-minute goal from Steven Thompson settled an exciting match at St Mirren Park as the home side picked up their first home victory of the season.

St Mirren took the lead three times through Kenny McLean, twice, and Paul McGowan, while Jim Goodwin had a penalty saved by Alan Mannus, before Thompson's late strike finally saw off St Johnstone's resolute performance and gave the hosts a 4-3 success. Steven MacLean, Nigel Hasselbaink and Rory Fallon replied for the Perthshire side, who had Frazer Wright sent off for a foul on McGowan in the penalty area after 75 minutes.

Craig Moore scored a spectacular goal on his league debut to ignite Motherwell's comeback as Hearts slipped further behind at the foot of the table after a 2-1 defeat. The 18-year-old struck the ball into the top corner from 22 yards out within 30 seconds of coming off the bench midway through the second half at Fir Park.

The strike cancelled out Ryan Stevenson's 62nd-minute breakaway opener and Shaun Hutchinson headed home with eight minutes left to secure Motherwell's fourth consecutive home victory. Hearts' defeat was compounded by victories for Kilmarnock and St Mirren, which leaves them 13 points adrift.

A close-range strike from Calvin Zola early in the second half was enough to seal a 1-0 victory for Aberdeen over Dundee United at Pittodrie. The former Burton striker met a Niall McGinn cross after 54 minutes to turn home the winner in an entertaining game.

In the First Division, Rangers fought back from 3-1 down to win 4-3 at Brechin City, with Nicky Clark scoring the decisive goal. Goals from Graham Brown, Jonny Brown and Alan Trouten had the home side in the ascendancy at Glebe Park before Jon Daly, Bilel Mohsni and Nicky Law restored parity. Clark's goal gave Rangers their ninth league win in a row.

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