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Monday 23rd November 2015

Weekend in numbers

@splstats looks at some of the numbers behind the weekend games, with the focus on St Johnstone, Ross County, Hibernian, Peterhead and Clyde.

@splstats looks at some of the numbers behind the weekend games, with the focus on St Johnstone, Ross County, Hibernian, Peterhead and Clyde.

6 St Johnstone equalled their club record for consecutive away wins after coming from behind to defeat Dundee United 2-1 at Tannadice. Tommy Wright’s side have won each of their last six away matches in all competitions, matching the record set by Paul Sturrock’s team at the start of the 1996/97 season. Sturrock’s men came unstuck with a 2-1 defeat to Clydebank in their seventh match, so this season’s vintage can take the record outright if they defeat Ross County in Dingwall in a fortnight.

33 Ross County moved clear in fifth place in the Ladbrokes Premiership following Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Motherwell at the Global Energy Arena. The Staggies have not drawn a game in Dingwall since a 1-1 result against Aberdeen on March 25, 2014. Since then, they have played 33 home matches, winning 16 matches and losing 17. Saturday’s win was County’s biggest home league victory since they defeated Dundee United by the same score in January 2014.

9 Hibernian moved level with Rangers at the top of the Ladbrokes Championship after defeating Alloa Athletic 1-0 at the Indodrill Stadium on Saturday. Alan Stubbs’ side have now recorded nine consecutive victories in all competitions, a run that stretches back to the start of October. The last time the Hibees managed nine wins in a row was back in 1998/99, a season which finished with them winning the First Division title. In all, Hibs have now picked up a hugely impressive 14 wins and a draw in their last 15 matches, with the only slip-up being a 1-1 draw at home to St Mirren.

7 Peterhead moved to within two points of the Ladbrokes League 1 play-off places after thrashing Cowdenbeath 7-0 at Balmoor. Leighton McIntosh netted a hat-trick to help the Blue Toon record their biggest win since they defeated Berwick Rangers 9-2 in January 2008. Saturday’s victory was just the third time Peterhead have scored seven goals in a league game since joining the SFL in 2000 – the other was an 8-0 win at home to Forfar in September 2006. It was the third time this year that Cowdenbeath have conceded seven goals or more in a match – they lost 10-0 to Hearts in February and 7-1 to Dunfermline in August.

4 Clyde moved to within three points of the top of Ladbrokes League 2 after thumping Berwick Rangers 5-0 at Shielfield. David Gormley was the hero, scoring four of his side’s five goals, trebling his tally for the season in the process. Gormley wasn’t even born the last time a Clyde player scored four goals in a competitive match – that was way back in April 1982, when Danny Masterton netted four in a 5-0 victory over Arbroath, with a teenage Pat Nevin scoring the other.