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Monday 5th October 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 thrashed Ladbrokes Premiership leaders Aberdeen 5-1 to record their biggest ever win at Pittodrie. Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes was in charge of Saints the last time they scored five in a game - a 5-1 win over Hibernian at McDiarmid Park in February 2010. “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen was at UK No 1 the last time the Perth club scored five goals away from home in a top-flight match – that was a 5-1 win over St Mirren at Love Street in January 1992. The Dons remain a point clear at the top of the table, but have now lost three consecutive domestic matches for the first time since McInnes took over.

3 Partick Thistle doubled their goal tally for the season with an emphatic 3-0 victory over Dundee United at Firhill. It ended a run of six consecutive defeats and 13 matches without a win for Alan Archibald’s side, whose last triumph was also by a 3-0 scoreline against St Mirren in May. It was the Jags’ first win over United in Glasgow for 20 years – their last success came back in March 1995, when Tommy Smith and Wayne Foster netted in a 2-0 victory. The result saw Thistle leapfrog their opponents to move off the bottom of the Ladbrokes Premiership table.

7 Raith Rovers left it late to defeat Morton 2-1 and continue their perfect start to the season in Kirkcaldy. Ray McKinnon’s side have kicked off the campaign with seven wins in a row at Stark’s Park, which is Rovers’ best run of consecutive home wins since their 1992/93 Division One title-winning season. Saturday’s victory was Raith’s fourth in a row in the league, home and away – the first time they have won four on the bounce in over three years.

8 Ayr United remain at the top of Ladbrokes League 1 after a thumping 5-0 victory over Cowdenbeath at Somerset Park. Since losing to Albion Rovers on the opening day, Ayr have strung together a run of six wins and two draws to sit a point clear of Dunfermline at the summit. Their eight-game unbeaten run is their best since February-March 2010, and that sequence included as many draws as it did wins. The Honest Men had not won any of their eight previous league matches against the Blue Brazil, and Saturday marked their biggest win against the Fife club since they beat them by the same score in March 1988.

6 Annan Athletic beat Arbroath 2-0 at Gayfield to move back to the top of a topsy-turvy Ladbrokes League 2 table. We are just nine matches into the season, and the lead has now changed hands on six separate occasions. The Galabankies are into their third spell on top of the division, but so far they haven’t been able to stay there for more than a week. Saturday’s victory was their first success at Gayfield since their first visit there in August 2010.