Premiership action returned over the weekend with plenty of goals on the scoresheets across the SPFL.
17 goals were scored on a weekend of big results. Motherwell secured their first win and Hamilton got three massive points on the road, Hibs and Rangers putting St Mirren and Dundee United respectively to the sword. There were fan returns too but contrasting emotions for those in attendance at Aberdeen and Ross County.
But who were the standouts on matchday 7? Here is NTOF’S TOTW.
GK – Danny Rogers
Whilst on the losing side during Kilmarnock’s 1-0 defeat to Aberdeen, goalkeeper Rogers was the reason it stayed 1-0. He made multiple saves to keep Alex Dyer’s team in the game, but unfortunately they couldn’t take advantage of their keeper’s good work.
RB- Paul McGinn
Jack Ross’ backline has been impressive this term and McGinn contributed at both ends on Saturday. He provided an assist and denied St Mirren any attacking joy on their left-hand side.
CB – Tommie Hoban
Slowly returning to full fitness, Derek McInnes will be pleased with his Dons centre-back. The Irishman helped his team keep another clean sheet with an assured display, even when he’s not at the peak of his powers.
CB – Bevis Mugabi
Motherwell secured a big first win at the weekend and one their more underrated players this season shone. Mugabi dealt well with the physical presence St Johnstone threw at Stephen Robinson’s backline.
LB- Kyle Munro
A dream couple of weeks for the Hamilton left-back was capped off away to Livingston. Last season he was on loan at Clydebank, making his Accies debut against Rangers last time out. The teenager scored a header late into the game to hand Brian Rice a 2-1 win over Livi.
CM – Joe Newell
Playing in his natural position, Newell has been a revelation for Hibs this season. He dictated the play away to St Mirren, getting a rare goal for his troubles too.
CM – Ross McCrorie
A potential candidate for signing of the season so far, there’s no stopping Ross McCrorie following his switch from Rangers to Aberdeen. He scored the winner in Aberdeen’s 1-0 win over Killie.
CM – Allan Campbell
Motherwell’s star man, Campbell has flown under the radar for most of his career. But after two stunning strikes, one a winner against St Johnstone this weekend, adding goals to his game may help the terrific Well battler move to the next level.
RW – Martin Boyle
Boyle has been electric for Ross since the former Sunderland boss’ arrival last year and again the Australian international turned on the style for his team. He was deadly on the counter and scored a header during Hibs’ weekend success.
ST – Kevin Nisbet
Returning from a small injury, Nisbet showed his predatory instincts to start the scoring for Hibs at the weekend. Premiership life looks to be coming easy for him.
LW – David Templeton
The Accies star showed why Rice is so keen to keep him fit. His goal and assist inspired the South Lanarkshire side to a vital three points on the road.