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Monday 26th February 2024

Weekend in numbers

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

10 – Rangers thumped Heart of Midlothian 5-0 at Ibrox to remain top of the cinch Premiership table. A Cyriel Dessers double and goals from Mohamed Diomande, Oscar Cortes and Fabio Silva ensured that Philippe Clement’s side maintained their 100% record in 2024. Rangers have won all 10 of their matches this year in all competitions – this is their best winning run since they won their opening 11 games of the 2015/16 campaign under Mark Warburton. Rangers are now unbeaten in their last 13 matches against Hearts in all competitions – their last defeat came in February 2020.

17 – Hibernian moved to within two points of the cinch Premiership top six thanks to a 2-1 victory over Dundee at Easter Road. Goals from Dylan Vente and Myziane Maolida were enough to end a run of eight league matches without a victory for Nick Montgomery’s side. Hibs are unbeaten in their last 17 matches against Dundee at Easter Road – they have picked up 11 wins and six draws since their last defeat way back in October 2001.

15 – Greenock Morton defeated Airdrieonians 2-1 at Cappielow to move further clear in fourth place in the cinch Championship. Early goals from George Oakley and Michael Garrity handed Dougie Imrie’s side the win which leaves them seven points clear in the final promotion play-off spot. Morton are now unbeaten in 15 matches in all competitions – they have picked up 11 wins and four draws since being knocked out of the Challenge Cup by Airdrie on penalties back in November.

5 – Alloa Athletic remain in third place in cinch League 1 thanks to a 2-1 victory over Hamilton Academical at New Douglas Park. Kurtis Roberts’ opener was quickly cancelled out, but Jon Robertson scored a late winner to hand Andy Graham’s side a win which keeps them two points ahead of Montrose and four clear of Cove Rangers in the race for the play-off spots. The Wasps have recorded five consecutive league wins for the first time since 2011/12, when Paul Hartley’s side racked up two separate seven-game winning streaks on their way to the SFL Division 3 title.

6 – The shock result of the weekend if not the season so far came at Ochilview, where cinch League 2 bottom club Clyde picked up a stunning 6-1 victory over runaway leaders Stenhousemuir. Jordan Allan and Martin Rennie both netted doubles, with Liam Scullion and Cammy Ballantyne adding the other goals to hand Ian McCall’s side a crucial victory in their bid to stay in the SPFL. The last time the Bully Wee scored six goals away from home was back in 2002, when Leigh Hinds and Brian Carrigan both scored hat-tricks in a 6-1 win over Falkirk at Brockville. This was the first time in the history of the Scottish League that a side at the bottom of the league has beaten the league leaders by a margin of five goals – the previous biggest wins were all by three goals.