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Monday 17th August 2020

Scottish League One

Weekend in numbers

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

1 – Callum Davidson recorded his first win as St Johnstone manager as his side came from behind to beat Kilmarnock 2-1 at the BBSP Stadium, Rugby Park. Saturday’s success was Saints’ first win over Killie in Ayrshire in over three years, when Lee McCulloch was in charge of the home side. Amazingly, David Wotherspoon and Michael O’Halloran netted Saints’ goals that afternoon, just as they did at the weekend. St Johnstone’s previous away win was also in Ayrshire - that was back in February when they defeated Ayr United at Somerset Park in the Scottish Cup.

2 – Dundee United continued their solid start to the Premiership season with a 2-1 victory over Ross County at the Global Energy Stadium. Micky Mellon’s side have now won both of their away matches, having already seen off Motherwell at Fir Park. United have an impressive record in Dingwall – they have notched up six victories in 10 league visits and are undefeated in their last four league matches in Dingwall.

6 – St Mirren defeated Hamilton Academical 1-0 at the Foys Stadium to climb to fifth place in the Premiership. Jon Obika scored the only goal as Jim Goodwin’s side racked up what is becoming a familiar scoreline – of their last six Scottish Premiership victories, five of them have been by a 1-0 margin. Saints are now unbeaten in their last six matches against Accies – they have racked up three wins and three draws.

0 – Hibernian continued their unbeaten start to the Premiership season with a 0-0 draw against Motherwell at Easter Road. Saturday’s match was a second consecutive goalless draw between the sides, following on from a meeting at Fir Park in January. Astonishingly, you have to go all the way back to 1996 to find the previous 0-0 draw between the sides at Easter Road, when Jim Leighton and Scott Howie were the goalkeepers.

0 – Rangers remain top of the Premiership following a 0-0 draw with Livingston at the Tony Macaroni Arena. Steven Gerrard’s side are yet to concede a league goal this season – they have also shut out Aberdeen, St Mirren and St Johnstone. It was the first time in 10 home matches that Livi had failed to score – the last time they drew a blank in West Lothian was in a 0-0 draw with Hamilton Academical last November.

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