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Monday 9th November 2015

Weekend in numbers

@splstats looks at some of the numbers behind the weekend games across the four divisions of the SPFL:

@splstats looks at some of the numbers behind the weekend games across the four divisions of the SPFL:

7 Jason Cummings scored in Hibernian’s 4-1 victory over St Mirren in Paisley to help Alan Stubbs’ side stay within five points of Ladbrokes Championship leaders Rangers. Cummings has now scored in seven consecutive matches in all competitions, making him the first Hibs player to do so for 37 years.  The last Hibee to achieve the feat was Ally MacLeod, back in March and April 1978. Cummings needs to score in three more games to equal Joe Baker’s club record of 10 in a row, set back in 1959/60.

4 Celtic defeated Ross County 4-1 at the Global Energy Stadium to maintain their six-point advantage at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership. Sunday’s match was the second time the Bhoys have scored four or more goals away from home in a league game under Ronny Deila – the other one was also in Dingwall in October last year. Leigh Griffiths marked his 80th appearance for the Hoops with a double, which took his goals tally for the club to 45. Griffiths managed 20 goals last season, and already has 18 this campaign.

13 Heart of Midlothian remain in second place in the Ladbrokes Premiership following their 2-0 victory over Hamilton Accies at Tynecastle. The Jam Tarts have now won each of their last 13 home matches against Accies in all competitions, and have kept clean sheets in nine of them. The last time Hamilton picked up any sort of result in Gorgie was a 0-0 draw on the same day that “Another Brick in the Wall” by Pink Floyd went to UK No 1, back in December 1979.  You have to go two years further back to find their last win, a 2-0 success in October 1977.

12 Ayr United remain top of Ladbrokes League 1 following a 1-1 draw with Brechin City at Glebe Park on Saturday. The Honest Men have not lost in the league since going down 3-0 to Albion Rovers on the opening day of the season - their unbeaten run is now 12 matches. The last time the Ayrshire side strung together 12 or more league matches without defeat was back in the spring of 2002, when they went 13 without loss on their way to a second-placed finish in the First Division. Ian McCall’s men are now two-thirds of the way towards the club record 18 league matches unbeaten, which was set in 1987.

8 Elgin City closed the gap at the top of Ladbrokes League 2 to three points after defeating leaders Annan Athletic 3-2 at Borough Briggs. The Black and Whites remain unbeaten at home in all competitions in 2015/16, picking up seven wins and a draw from eight matches.  Jim Weir’s side have already matched their tally of home wins from each of the last two seasons – they only won seven times at Borough Briggs last season, and the same number in the previous season.