• Motherwell battle back to claim draw against Kilmarnock
• Ross County v Hearts postponed 50 minutes before kick-off
Motherwell recovered from two goals down to earn a deserved 2-2 draw with Kilmarnock in an entertaining clash at Fir Park.
Borja Pérez opened the scoring after 12 minutes when he spun and shot beyond Darren Randolph. Paul Heffernan doubled Kilmarnock's lead against the run of play on 63 minutes before Motherwell came storming back and quick goals from Jamie Murphy and Henrik Ojamaa restored parity. There were further chances for the home side in the closing stages, but the Killie defence survived the late onslaught to ensure a point.
Niall McGinn scored a hat-trick as Aberdeen won 3-1 at Dundee. McGinn produced an outstanding second-half showing against the bottom team Dundee, who remain nine points adrift at the foot of the table and in increasing danger of relegation back to the First Division. The Northern Ireland playmaker McGinn broke the deadlock a minute after the restart and put the rampant Dons further ahead in the 68th minute with a free header. The Dundee substitute Mark Stewart scored a consolation with eight minutes left but McGinn put to rest any hopes of a comeback and completed his treble in the 88th minute.
Inverness failed to score for the first time this season but stretched their unbeaten run to nine games and retained second place in the SPL with a 0-0 draw at St Johnstone.
Caley Thistle had found the net in their previous 25 matches this season, with their SPL games averaging four goals a game, but they found Saints difficult to break down despite having two one-on-ones in the opening stages, neither straightforward. The Hearts manager, John McGlynn blamed a lack of communication over the problem with Ross County's pitch after their SPL game was postponed about 50 minutes before kick-off. The referee, Iain Brines, made the decision following a second inspection after heavy rain made part of the playing surface in front of the Global Energy Stadium main stand unplayable, although most of the pitch was fine. County have offered to pay for Hearts supporters to travel to the rearranged game, with Scottish Cup Saturdays on 2 February and 6 March being mooted as potential dates, but McGlynn felt for the estimated 800 visiting supporters who were en route to Dingwall when news broke. McGlynn said: "My problem is with the pitch inspection, it should have been done earlier. They gave us no indication there was a problem whatsoever until the back of 12." Dundee United host St Mirren tomorrow.
The Rangers manager, Ally McCoist, admitted he had some sympathy for 10-man Queen's Park after watching his side snatch an injury-time winner in the derby at Hampden. Fraser Aird came off the bench to score the only goal of the game in the second minute of added time to seal a 10th win in a row for the Third Division leaders.