@splstats looks at some of the numbers behind the weekend games, with the focus on Inverness CT, Celtic, Dumbarton, Dunfermline and Clyde.
8 Inverness CT moved back up to seventh in the Ladbrokes Premiership table by defeating Kilmarnock 2-1 at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium. The victory extended the Caley Jags’ unbeaten home run against Killie to eight matches, a sequence which consists of four wins and four draws. Killie’s last win in Inverness was almost five years ago, a 3-1 success in December 2010. That was their only win at the Caley Stadium in the last nine years – the last 14 matches between the clubs in the Highlands have resulted in nine wins for Inverness and four draws.
10 Celtic defeated St Johnstone 3-0 at McDiarmid Park to maintain their four-point lead at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership table. Ronny Deila’s men are now unbeaten in their last 10 league matches, winning eight and drawing two. The Bhoys have scored 27 times in those matches, conceding just four and keeping six clean sheets. The victory extended Celtic’s perfect record in post-European matches this season – they have won each of their 10 league matches which have followed a midweek European game.
100 Dumbarton defeated St Mirren 1-0 at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium to move six points clear of the relegation play-off spot in the Ladbrokes Championship. The Sons have now recorded back-to-back wins against the Buddies, having beaten them 2-1 in Paisley back in August. Dumbarton hadn’t previously beaten the Saints in back-to-back home and away fixtures in the same season for exactly 100 years. Back in that 1915/16 campaign, the Sons won 2-1 in Paisley and 2-0 at home on their way to a ninth-placed finish in the top flight. They did also do this on two separate occasions during WWII, but these are not typically counted.
11 Dunfermline Athletic moved to the top of Ladbrokes League 1 after defeating previous leaders Ayr United 2-1 at Somerset Park on Saturday. The Pars are now unbeaten in their last eight visits to Ayr, winning six and drawing two, with the most recent win having come just a fortnight ago in the Scottish Cup. Allan Johnston’s side are now unbeaten in 11 league matches; their last defeat came in mid-September, when Ayr beat them 2-0 at East End Park, but since then the Pars have won seven and drawn four.
4 Clyde defeated East Fife 2-0 at Broadwood to keep up the pressure on Annan at the top of Ladbrokes League 2. The Bully Wee have now recorded four consecutive victories, the first time they have done so in the league for eight years. Their last four-game winning streak came in the First Division back in February and March 2007, when Joe Miller’s side defeated Dundee, Gretna, Partick Thistle and Hamilton Accies - three of whom are now in the top flight.