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Monday 18th October 2021

Weekend in numbers

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

16 – Dundee recorded their first win of the cinch Premiership season with a 2-1 victory over Aberdeen at the Kilmac Stadium on Saturday evening. Leigh Griffiths and Luke McCowan scored for James McPake’s side as they moved three points clear of Ross County at the foot of the table. This was Dundee’s first win over the Dons since November 2014, when David Clarkson scored a stoppage-time winner in a Scottish Cup tie. The sides had met 16 times since then, with the first three finishing as draws before Aberdeen embarked on a 13-match winning run which was finally broken on Saturday.

9 – Dundee United recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory over Hibernian at Easter Road to climb to third in the cinch Premiership. Goals from Nicky Clark, Ryan Edwards and Kieran Freeman handed Thomas Courts’ side their third win in their last four league matches. The Terrors had gone nine matches without a win against the Hibees in all competitions, with their last victory coming in the Championship in December 2016. Saturday’s success equalled United’s biggest ever win over Hibs at Easter Road – they also beat them 3-0 in a Scottish Cup tie in February 1982, when John Holt, Davie Dodds and Eamonn Bannon got the goals.

6 – Partick Thistle thrashed Hamilton Academical 6-1 at New Douglas Park on Friday night to climb into the top four in the cinch Championship. Zak Rudden and Brian Graham both scored doubles, with Scott Tiffoney and Connor Murray netting the other goals as Ian McCall’s side bounced back from a run of four defeats in five matches. The last time Thistle scored six goals away from home was back in August 2009, when they beat Forfar Athletic 6-1 in a Challenge Cup match.

5 – Montrose moved back into the top four in cinch League 1 thanks to an emphatic 5-0 victory over Clyde at Broadwood. A double from Lewis Milne plus goals from Cammy Ballantyne, Craig Johnston and a Conrad Balatoni own goal handed Stewart Petrie’s side their first win in six matches. This was Montrose’s biggest ever away victory in the third tier – they had racked up four-goal winning margins on six separate occasions, most recently with a 6-2 win over Cowdenbeath in 1988.

2 – Forfar Athletic defeated Annan Athletic 2-0 at Station Park to move up to third place in cinch League 2. Andy Munro and Stefan McCluskey scored the goals as the Loons maintained their unbeaten home record in 2021/22. Gary Irvine’s side also beat the Galabankies by the same scoreline on the opening day, with McCluskey again on the scoresheet. Forfar have picked up six wins and a draw in their last eight matches against Annan, with their only defeat coming in May 2017.