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Monday 2nd November 2015

Weekend in numbers

@splstats looks at some of the numbers behind the weekend games:

@splstats looks at some of the numbers behind the weekend games:

5 St Johnstone moved up to fourth in the Ladbrokes Premiership with an impressive 4-2 win over Hamilton Accies at New Douglas Park. Tommy Wright’s side have now recorded five consecutive away wins in all competitions, after having lost each of their first five. “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls was UK No 1 the last time Saints recorded five away wins in a row - that was back in August and September 1996, when they beat Dundee, Partick Thistle, Morton, Airdrie and Stirling Albion in the First Division. The Perth club have now scored 22 goals in their 10 away fixtures this season – they only managed 18 goals on the road in the whole of 2014/15.

21 Celtic extended their lead at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership to six points following Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Aberdeen at Parkhead. The Bhoys have now recorded 21 consecutive league victories against the Dons in Glasgow, with an aggregate scoreline of 59-14. Aberdeen’s last league win at Celtic Park came in October 2004, when Darren Mackie, Fernando Pasquinelli and John Stewart scored in a 3-2 victory. Leigh Griffiths was again Celtic’s hero on Saturday, with two more goals to take his tally for the season to 16. The Dons game was Griffiths’ 50th league appearance for the Hoops, and he has found the net 32 times.

11 Hibernian defeated Rangers 2-1 at Easter Road on Sunday to move to within five points of the Ibrox side at the top of the Ladbrokes Championship.  Alan Stubbs’ side have won 10 of their last 11 matches in all competitions, with the only blemish being a 1-1 draw at home to St Mirren in September. The Hibees have now recorded five consecutive league victories, equalling their best run since the turn of the Millennium. They also managed five league wins in a row on two separate occasions last season, but lost game six on both occasions. They will get the chance to put that right against St Mirren in Paisley on Saturday.

4 Stenhousemuir moved up to sixth in Ladbrokes League 1 after an astonishing comeback against Peterhead at Ochilview. The Warriors trailed 3-0 after 38 minutes thanks to Rory McAllister’s second hat-trick of the season, but goals from Colin McMenamin, Jason Scotland (2) and Kieran Miller handed Brown Ferguson’s side a stunning 4-3 victory. Stenny were on the receiving end the last time a side came from three goals behind to win in the SPFL – they led Dunfermline 3-0 at Ochilview in August 2013, but contrived to lose 5-4, courtesy of three goals in the last 10 minutes.

4 Annan Athletic extended their lead at the top of Ladbrokes League 2 to five points courtesy of a 1-0 victory over East Fife at Bayview. The Galabankies have now recorded four consecutive victories in all competitions, and are unbeaten in their last six. Saturday’s success in Methil was their fourth away win of the season in the league, which means they have already surpassed their tally of three from the whole of last season.