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Monday 13th September 2021

Weekend in numbers

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

14 – Rangers moved to the top of the cinch Premiership thanks to a 2-1 victory over St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park. Goals from Kemar Roofe and James Tavernier helped Steven Gerrard’s side come from behind and secure the three points. It’s the first time Rangers have come from behind to win away from home in the league since they beat St. Johnstone 2-1 in December 2018. The Light Blues are now unbeaten in their last 14 visits to Perth, picking up 11 wins and three draws since their last defeat back in March 2010.

2 – Motherwell defeated Aberdeen 2-0 at Fir Park to climb to fourth in the cinch Premiership table. Kevin van Veen and Juhani Ojala scored the goals to help the Steelmen pick up a third consecutive league win. Including last season, Graham Alexander’s side have picked up six wins in their last 10 league matches and suffered just two defeats. Motherwell have lost just one of their last five matches against the Dons since the start of 2020 – Saturday’s win was their third victory in that period.

4 – Arbroath thumped Hamilton Academical 4-0 at Gayfield to climb to third in the cinch Championship. Mikey McKenna scored his sixth goal in five Championship matches, with Scott Stewart, Joel Nouble and Nicky Low adding the other goals. Dick Campbell’s side have won three consecutive league matches for the first time since January-February 2020. The Red Lichties had previously failed to win any of their last 13 matches against Accies – their last victory came in November 1978, when Jim Fletcher (2) and Tommy Yule scored in a 3-0 victory.

5 – Dumbarton moved up to third in the cinch League 1 table after thumping East Fife 5-0 at the C&G Systems Stadium. Stevie Farrell’s side picked up their first home win of the season thanks to goals from Gregor Buchanan (2), Ross MacLean, Ryan McGeever and Eoghan Stokes. The Sons scored five goals in a match for the first time since December 2015 when they defeated Alloa Athletic by the same scoreline in a Scottish Cup match.

10 – Albion Rovers beat Cowdenbeath 2-1 at the Reigart Stadium to climb to sixth in the cinch League 2 table. Max Wright and Kyle Doherty scored the goals as Brian Reid’s side continued their impressive home form – they have lost once in their last nine home matches. The Wee Rovers are unbeaten in their last 10 matches against the Blue Brazil in Coatbridge – they have picked up five wins and five draws since their last defeat back in February 2006. Amazingly, prior to this run they had only picked up one win in 14 in this fixture.