On a weekend marred by controversy, sadly the football wasn’t the main talking point. Whilst the incident at Easter Road is no doubt a massive one, it clouded over some important results in Scottish football.
Here are five things we learned from this weekend’s round of games.
Aberdeen break Parkhead streak
Celtic have been ruthless at home this season, defeating everyone on the domestic front on home soil. That was until Aberdeen came to town and ruined Neil Lennon’s homecoming.
The Dons battled well and were worthy of a point in Glasgow’s east end. It’s the first time Celtic have dropped points at home this season. It’s a big result for Derek McInnes’ side who extended their lead over fourth place Kilmarnock to four points.
It keeps Aberdeen within eight points of Rangers in second, giving them an outside chance of reaching the runners-up spot in the Premiership.
Motherwell are the Pride of Lanarkshire
The Steelmen have been ruthless in recent weeks and once again they put a team to the sword. This time it was Hamilton who would feel the wrath of Motherwell’s young side, with three first half goals securing a 3-0 win for the Well.
It’s amazing given where Stephen Robinson’s side were in the first half of the season that they are now just two points off the top six. They have picked up their form, thanks in no small part to the emergence of David Turnbull and Jake Hastie.
Going off this showing, however, Hamilton are in real trouble. They looked flat and didn’t seem motivated for a relegation fight. Their goal difference took a battering against their Lanarkshire rivals, with it now the worst in the league. Factor that in with only being four point off the bottom, Accies have work to do.
Scottish football takes another dark turn
It would be wrong to speak of the weekend’s action and not mention the horrible events at Easter Road. Another mindless fan ran onto the pitch to confront Rangers captain James Tavernier before being led away by the police.
The sad thing is this type of behaviour isn’t a shock anymore, but it’s the closest a player has got to being attacked. Stadium bans only provide a temporary fix. Something serious has to be used as a deterrent for these perpetrators.
What has happened to St Johnstone
St Johnstone won eight games on the spin during the first half of the season. It’s a far cry from where they are now, with Tommy Wright’s men not winning a game in their last nine, with eight of those being defeats.
They look set for a bottom six finish as they slumped to a 3-1 defeat against Livingston. They look slow and mundane, with Wright seemingly not having a fix for their current predicament.
The Northern Irishmen has been great for the Perthshire side, but many are beginning to wonder whether his time at McDiarmid Park is over.
Ross County break away
It was a massive weekend in the Championship. Ross County beat Morton 2-0 in Dingwall whilst Dundee United and Ayr both fell to defeats.
It gives the Staggies a massive lead at the top of the table. They are eight points clear with a game in hand over their rivals. By the end of play against Dundee United in a few weeks time, County could be 14 points ahead of their competitors. It’s fair to say they have one hand on the Championship title.