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Monday 15th April 2019

Weekend in numbers

We look at some of the numbers from the weekend's games...

26 Celtic beat Aberdeen 3-0 at Hampden Park on Sunday to win their 26th domestic cup match in a row. The Hoops last lost a cup tie in April 2016, when they were beaten by Rangers on penalties in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup. Standing in their way of a historic treble Treble on May 25 are Heart of Midlothian, who were 3-0 winners against Inverness CT on Saturday. Celtic and Hearts have not met in a Scottish Cup final since season 1955/56, when the Jam Tarts triumphed 3-1 in front of 133,000 fans at Hampden.

4 Alloa Athletic continued their outstanding recent run of form to climb to sixth place in the Ladbrokes Championship table. Jim Goodwin's side beat Queen of the South 1-0 at the Indodrill Stadium to make it four wins on the spin, having also got the better of Ross County, Falkirk and Morton since the end of March. In an incredible five-way battle to avoid the drop, there are only four points between Alloa and bottom club Partick Thistle.

2 Arbroath are celebrating their second title success in the space of three seasons after clinching the Ladbrokes League 1 crown with a 1-1 draw against Brechin City at Glebe Park on Saturday. Dick Campbell was also in charge when the Red Lichties pipped Forfar to the League 2 title on the last day of 2016/17 and they came close to promotion last season, losing to Dumbarton in the play-off semi-finals. Arbroath have led from the front this time round and are 13 points clear of closest challengers Raith Rovers with three games remaining; Gayfield will host Championship football next season for the first time since 2002/03.

4 Annan Athletic sealed a place in the promotion play-offs on Saturday after scoring twice in the closing minutes to earn a 2-2 draw with Stirling Albion. Peter Murphy's men have now won seven and drawn two of their last nine games at Galabank and are the leading scorers in Ladbrokes League 2. Annan joined the SFL in 2008 and this will be their fourth time in the play-offs but they have yet to be promoted.