Round-Up: Dons pile on the agony for Gretna

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Gretna ended a wretched week with a 3-0 defeat at Aberdeen in the Scottish Premier League on Saturday, days after being plunged into administration. The stricken Borders club were docked 10 points and banned from signing new players after going into administration on Wednesday in their first season in the SPL.

On Saturday, Chris Maguire cracked a six-yard shot into the bottom right-hand corner for Aberdeen's 40th-minute opener. Lee Miller converted a penalty for the second in 71 minutes and Barry Nicholson scored a third two minutes later.

Hibernian moved up to third with a 2-0 win over Kilmarnock, thanks to goals from Filipe Morais and Steven Fletcher. They have 47 points from 30 games but Rangers top the standings on 68 from 27.

Celtic were denied the chance to close the gap on Rangers when their early kick-off at Motherwell was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

The game was originally scheduled for December, but was postponed because of the death of the Motherwell captain, Phil O'Donnell. On 30 January the match was called off an hour before the start because of the poor state of the field. Celtic are due to play Gretna at the same venue next Saturday.

St Mirren drew 1-1 with Hearts and Inverness Caledonian Thistle lost 1-0 at home to Falkirk.