The Scottish Premiership weekend in numbers

Hearts lead the way in the Ladbrokes Premiership with three wins out of three but there was disappointment for Rangers as for the second time this season they threw away victory in stoppage-time as Motherwell struck late to claim a 3-3 draw.

Here are some of the other numbers behind the third weekend of the SPFL season:

1 – Goal scored by both Albion Rovers and Berwick in their nine games this season. The pair both lost at the weekend and meet each other next Saturday in what already looks like a League Two relegation battle.
0 – Shots on target by St Mirren during their limp 2-0 defeat by Livingston in Paisley. The Buddies had only lost two of their previous 24 home games in the league but were well beaten by their fellow Premiership newcomers.

6 – The number of hat-tricks in-form Queen of the South striker Stephen Dobbie has notched over the past year. The Doonhamers poacher extended his tally to 14 goals in just nine appearances this term with Saturday’s treble against Falkirk.
9 – Weeks without rain in Elgin which led to the postponement of City’s home game against Cowdenbeath, according to chairman Graham Tatters. A hard, dry patch in the corner of the pitch was deemed unplayable an hour before kick-off.

99 – Goals scored by Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths since moving to Parkhead in 2014. The Scotland frontman is still looking for his 100th Hoops strike after being substituted in the 1-0 win over Hamilton. His next chance comes against Suduva on Thursday night.

2,333 – Days between Kyle Lafferty’s final goal for Rangers from his first Ibrox spell against St Mirren in April 2012 and his opening strike for the Light Blues after returning to Govan earlier this week. And just like buses, no sooner had the Northern Irishman re-opened his account against Mortherwell than he had netted again. However, Peter Hartley’s 94th-minute equaliser cost Steven Gerrard’s men the points.

Football Paradise Staff Reporter

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