It was another card of Scottish Premiership drama this weekend. Returns to form, records halted and shock results no could have predicted. We take a look at some of the things we learned.
If you would have said at the start of the season, that Livingston were anything but relegation strugglers, you would have been laughed at. Now Gary Holt’s men are a side you don’t want to play, especially at the Tony Macaroni Arena.
Livingston have won as many home games as champions Celtic,and have only lost once on their own turf. They smashed their Lothian rivals Hearts in the space of 14 minutes on Friday, a new high for the newly promoted side.
Cosgrove could be the Dons’ saviour
Aberdeen may not have to wait until January to get a goalscorer, as Sam Cosgrove seems to have stepped up to the mark. He’s doubled his tally for the season this week, with strikes against Livingston and St Mirren securing crucial victories for the Dons, who seem to have found their rhythm
Whilst Cosgrove is only on four goals, you can see he is now playing with confidence. This is something he has lacked so far in his Dons career.
Robinson’s favourite deputy
Stephen Robinson lauded Mark Gillespie as a “number one” when Trevor Carson was ruled out with DVT for the rest of the season. Gillespie has been immense between the sticks since Carson’s injury, making vital saves at crucial times for the Well.
He saved another penalty against St Johnstone on Saturday, ensuring the Saints couldn’t break their long standing record, of winning nine games on the spin in Scotland’s top flight.
A bittersweet victory for Hibs?
Neil Lennon knows how to deal with the Old Firm. He proved that again on Sunday, easily disposing of Celtic 2-0 at Easter Road. It was a solid team effort, with Ryan Porteous the stand out star for the Hibees.
The result, however, may be a frustrating one for the Easter Road faithful. Where have these performances been all season?
Despite this, Hibs will savour the taste of victory over Scotland’s best side. They’ll have it all to do again midweek, as they take on Rangers, looking to complete an Old Firm double.
Killie shall not be moved
Killie beat Dundee to move back to the top of the table for a brief period on Saturday and Sunday, before Rangers’victory over Hamilton.
It was interesting to see if Steve Clarke’s side could deal with the demoralising defeat at Parkhead last week, but they’ve shown they have learned from that result.
If they can continue to easily sweep aside teams like Dundee, Kilmarnock will be at the business end of the table come May.