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Monday 18th March 2019

Weekend in numbers

Resident statto @splstats looks at some of the numbers from the weekend...

36 – Celtic moved 10 points clear at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership thanks to a dramatic late 1-0 victory over Dundee at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park. Odsonne Edouard netted the only goal in stoppage time – it is the third consecutive away game where Celtic have scored the winner in the 90th minute or later following the victories at Kilmarnock and Hearts. The Hoops are now unbeaten in 36 matches against Dundee in all competitions – the Dark Blues’ last win came in May 2001, when Fabian Caballero scored both goals in a 2-0 victory at Celtic Park.

1 – Hamilton Academical defeated Heart of Midlothian 1-0 at the Hope CBD Stadium to move six points clear of the Ladbrokes Premiership relegation zone. Accies have picked up three wins in seven league matches since Brian Rice took over, having only won four of the previous 23 under Martin Canning. The victory ended Hamilton’s run of 10 matches without a win against Hearts – their last success was in August 2015, when a late winner from Jesus Garcia Tena handed them a 3-2 victory.

11 – Falkirk and Partick Thistle drew 1-1 at the Falkirk Stadium in the only Ladbrokes Championship fixture to survive the weekend’s bad weather. The Jags are now unbeaten in their last 11 league matches against the Bairns – their last defeat came back in August 2011, when goals from Farid El Alagui and Kallum Higginbotham handed Falkirk a 2-1 win. Scott McDonald opened the scoring for the Jags in Saturday’s match – he has scored the first goal in each of Thistle’s last three matches.

7 – Forfar Athletic moved up to second in Ladbrokes League 1 thanks to a 2-1 victory over Raith Rovers at Station Park. Jim Weir’s side have picked up seven consecutive home victories, which is their best run of home league wins since World War II. The last time the Loons won seven on the spin at home was from October-December 1938, but the club still have some way to go match the club record of 16, which was set between April 1931 and October 1932.

7 – Annan Athletic defeated Edinburgh City 3-1 at Galabank to move 11 points clear of Elgin City in the race for the final promotion play-off spot in Ladbrokes League 2. The Galabankies have picked up six wins and a draw in their last seven home matches, with their last defeat coming the last time Edinburgh City visited in December. Annan have never previously played in the third tier of Scottish football but look set to have another chance to get there when the play-offs come around in May.