Scottish roundup: Stevie Mallan caps St Mirren comeback over Motherwell

16 May 2015 06:00
• Stenhousemuir avoid relegation from League One• Montrose hold on to League Two statusA stoppage-time goal condemned Motherwell to the play-offs after St Mirren defeated Ian Baraclough’s side 2-1 to push them into second-bottom place in the Scottish Premiership. Motherwell took the lead with John Sutton converting a 75th-minute penalty. But a mix-up between the goalkeeper, George Long, and the defender Mark O’Brien allowed Jason Naismith to level with six minutes remaining before Stevie Mallan unleashed his stoppage-time winner to hand interim St Mirren manager Gary Teale his third win in the last four games. Motherwell finished the game with 10 men after striker Scott McDonald was sent off for elbowing Buddies youngster Thomas Reilly and he now faces a three-match ban which will rule him out of the play-off final later this month.Ross County guaranteed their top-flight status with a hard-fought 2-1 win against Hamilton. Lucas Tagliapietra 28th minute header gave Accies the only goal of a fiercely contested first half. Michael Gardyne levelled for the home side just before the hour with a stunning drive from outside the area and Liam Boyce hit the winner in the 86th minute with a close-range shot, despite County being down to 10 men after Filip Kiss was sent off. Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian