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Monday 22nd February 2021

Ross County Scottish Premiership

Weekend in numbers

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

2 – Ross County climbed off the bottom of the Premiership table thanks to a 1-0 victory over Celtic at the Global Energy Stadium. Jordan White scored the only goal of the game, his second in three appearances for the Staggies since joining from Motherwell in January, to move John Hughes’ side up to 10th place. Sunday’s victory was just the second time County have defeated Celtic in a league match – their only previous success was in March 2013 when they came from 2-0 down to win 3-2, with Steffen Wohlfarth scoring the winner.

11 – Aberdeen defeated Kilmarnock 1-0 at Pittodrie to keep themselves within touching distance of Hibernian in the race for third place in the Premiership. Callum Hendry scored the only goal just a minute after coming on as a substitute – it was his first goal for the Dons, and his first in the Premiership since March last year. Aberdeen are now unbeaten in their last 11 matches against Killie in all competitions and have suffered just one defeat in their last 32 games against the Ayrshire side.

3 – St Johnstone will head into next weekend’s Betfred Cup final on a high thanks to a 3-0 victory over Motherwell at Fir Park. A double from Guy Melamed either side of a goal from Jason Kerr ensured that Callum Davidson’s side moved to within two points of St Mirren in the race for the final top-six spot. Saints have been in good away form of late, winning three of their last four on the road with their only defeat being a narrow 1-0 loss at Ibrox. Fir Park has been a particularly happy hunting ground for the Perth side – they have won on seven of their last 11 visits to Motherwell.

7 – Arbroath recorded a 1-0 victory over Raith Rovers at Gayfield to climb to sixth in the Championship, just three points off the final promotion play-off spot. Kris Doolan scored the only goal to ensure the Red Lichties remain unbeaten in 2021. Dick Campbell’s side have picked up three wins and four draws in their last seven matches – this is their longest unbeaten run in the second tier since 2002. The victory ended a run of eight league matches without a win over Raith at Gayfield – their last home league win against Rovers was back in December 1986 when goals from Mark McWalter and Drew Brannigan handed them a 2-1 victory.

6 – Inverness Caledonian Thistle climbed out of the Championship relegation places thanks to a 2-0 victory over Ayr United at Somerset Park. Goals from Daniel MacKay and Shane Sutherland handed John Robertson’s men their first win of 2021 – albeit it was only their fourth game this year. The Caley Jags have an incredible record at Somerset Park – Saturday’s win was their sixth victory in the last seven league visits, with their only defeat coming in January last year.