RANGERS defeated St Mirren 1-0 on Saturday to open up an 11 point lead at the top of the Championship, but what happened elsewhere in the division?
Alan Stubbs’ Hibernian were beaten for the second game in succession, going down 3-2 to Dumbarton. Following their midweek reverse to Morton, Kevin Cawley, Christian Nade and Darren Barr had the Sons 3-0 up before Hibs staged a late fightback with Liam Henderson and Farid El Alagui scoring, but it wasn’t enough to prevent them from losing further ground in the chase for the title.
Falkirk are now two points behind Hibs after defeating Andy Murdoch’s Queen of the South 3-1 at the Falkirk Stadium. Chris Higgins opened the scoring for the Doonhamers before John Baird, Blair Alston and an Andy Dowie own-goal completed a turnaround.
At Starks Park in Kirkcaldy, on-loan Ger Ryan Hardie scored a last-minute winner for Raith Rovers to defeat Morton in dramatic fashion. Rory McKeown had Raith ahead early-on before Declan McManus scored for Morton either side of an Aidan Connolly counter to leave the scores at 2-2 going into the final minute when Hardie popped up to net a dramatic winner.
Finally, Robbie Crawford’s Alloa are now seven points adrift at the bottom of the Championship following a 3-1 home defeat to Livingston. Jackson Longridge and Jordan White had the Lions 2-0 to the good before Michael Duffy scored to bring the Wasps back into the game. Sam Stanton then scored again for Livi to ensure the points returned to West Lothian.