Ayr Utd 4-0 Motherwell | Livingston 3-2 Kilmarnock | Arbroath 1-5 Aberdeen
MOTHERWELL will discover their opponents in the third qualifying round of the Champions League when the draw is made on Friday but Dinamo Kiev and FC Copenhagen are unlikely to lose any sleep if the Steelmen perform as poorly as they did in yesterday’s 4-0 defeat by Second Division Ayr United.
They started brightly enough but Jamie Murphy squandered three excellent openings inside 15 minutes and Tom Hateley was wasteful with another chance before Ross Robertson opened the scoring with a header from Michael’s Moffat’s cross.
Chris Humphrey laid the second on a plate for Moffat seven minutes later with a dreadful passback and Martyn Campbell headed home the third from Anthony Marenghi’s corner five minutes after the restart.
David Sinclair emphasised the part-timers’ superiority when he curled a 20-yarder behind Lee Hollis and into the postage stamp corner.
Ewing Grahame at Somerset Park
Livingston 3, Kilmarnock 2
Livingston roared back from two goals down to secure a morale-boosting victory, writes Iain Collin at Almondvale.
Trailing to first-half strikes from Gary Harkins and Rory McKenzie, second-half goals from new signing Anthony Andreu, Bobby Barr and Marc McNulty gave the SPL side food for thought ahead of their 4 August opener against the still-to-be decided “Club 12”.
Arbroath 1, Aberdeen 5
Aberdeen turned in a five-star display against Second Division title hopefuls Arbroath, writes Sean Hamilton at Gayfield Park.
The Dons scored four in 25 minutes to see off their lower-league opponents before adding a fifth from the spot late on.
New signings Niall McGinn and Johnny Hayes both made appearances from the bench in the second half for Craig Brown’s side, with the latter spurning a golden chance to crown his debut with a goal.
Kiwi striker Rory Fallon opened the scoring for Aberdeen after half-an-hour with a well-placed left-footed effort from the edge of the box, Josh Magennis made it two with a header four minutes after the restart.
Six minutes later Mitch Megginson beat Arbroath keeper Darren Hill to make it three.
Michael Paton added a fourth just before the hour.
Both sides traded penalties at the death, with Lee Sibanda’s effort for the home side cncelled out by Scott Vernon at the other end.
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