A serious-looking injury to one of his newest recruits and his team's worst performance since he arrived at Easter Road left Alan Stubbs a worried man after Alloa Athletic came from behind to claim a deserved win at Recreation Park.
ALEX Neil, the Accies player-manager, watched his side survive a dose of the jitters before reclaiming top spot in the Championship thanks to this win and Dougie Imrie's goal that saw Morton topple Dundee.
RAITH ROVERS may have come from behind to claim a second consecutive draw but the Stark's Park side will see this as a missed opportunity to rekindle their play-off hopes, given a win would have put them two points off fourth place in the Championship.
THE glass was left half empty at Recreation Park on Saturday. It was the result of Paul Hartley having his fill as manager of Alloa Athletic and taking the decision to tender his resignation, following a match which had already left his erstwhile side feeling a bit sore.
Paul Hartley, the Alloa Athletic manager, has spoken openly about missing out on the Inverness Caledonian Thistle job for the first time, insisting the experience will help him land a top-flight post in the future.
It took a dramatic sudden-death penalty save from Jamie Langfield to send Aberdeen into the third round of the Scottish League Cup after 120 nerve-jangling minutes for Derek McInnes and almost 5000 frequently dissatisfied home fans.