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Monday 25th March 2019

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Weekend in numbers

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

3 – Ross County won the IRN-BRU Cup after coming from behind to beat Connah’s Quay Nomads 3-1 at the Caledonian Stadium. The Staggies won the trophy for the third time, having previously won it in 2006/07 and 2010/11 – they joined Falkirk and Airdrieonians in winning the trophy on more than two occasions. Josh Mullin came off the bench to score a double, becoming the first player to score twice in the final since Livingston’s Jordan White in 2014/15 – White also came on as a sub in that match.

5 – Dundee United left it late to beat Alloa Athletic 2-1 at Tannadice to close the gap at the top of the Ladbrokes Championship to five points. Nicky Clark grabbed an 83rd-minute winner for the Terrors, taking his tally to six goals in eight matches. Robbie Neilson’s side have won each of their last five league matches at Tannadice, all of them by a one-goal margin. Since Neilson took over in October, Dundee United have picked up 26 points from a possible 33 at Tannadice – their only defeat in that period was a 5-0 humbling by Ayr United in November.

25 – Raith Rovers moved back up to second in Ladbrokes League 1 thanks to a 4-1 victory over Dumbarton at Stark’s Park. Rovers have scored a whopping 15 goals in their four league matches against the Sons this season, and Kevin Nisbet has found the net in all four matches. Nisbet scored twice in Saturday’s win, to take his tally to 25 league goals for the season – he is the first Rovers player to reach that tally since Gordon Dalziel in 1992/93. Nisbet is now two goals behind Edinburgh City’s Blair Henderson in the race for the inaugural Tartan Boot, which will be awarded to the top league goalscorer across the four divisions of the SPFL.

10 – Clyde moved to within six points of the top of Ladbrokes League 2 thanks to a dramatic, late 2-1 victory over Annan Athletic at Broadwood. The Bully Wee are unbeaten in their last 10 matches against the Galabankies in all competitions – their last defeat was in February 2017, and since then they have picked up five wins and five draws. Danny Lennon’s side have won seven of their last eight home matches - the other match was originally won 1-0 but was later awarded to Albion Rovers after the Bully Wee fielded an ineligible player.

2 – Albion Rovers beat Elgin City 2-0 at Borough Briggs to close the gap at the foot of Ladbrokes League 2 to just two points. Rovers had only picked up seven points in their first 23 matches, but they have taken 10 from their last six games to move to within touching distance of Berwick Rangers. Kevin Harper’s side have picked up back-to-back league wins – the last time Rovers did so was way back in September 2017.