After a hectic and eventful set of midweek fixtures it was a case of keep calm and carry on for Hearts, Aberdeen, Celtic and Dundee who all continued their fine start to the season. Sidess are now beginning to show their worth as the season begins to pick up pace and a total of 25 goals were scored on Saturday as every single team took to the field . For some it has been a very positive first few matches but for fans of sides like Kilmarnock, Dundee United and St.Johnstone there has been little to shout about. The biggest surprise of the weekend came at New Douglas Park as a previously goalless Hamilton side destroyed Dundee United 4-0. With some behind-the-scenes issues at Tannadice in the headlines the pressure is really beginning to build on Jackie McNamara. His odds of being the first sacked manager of the new season fell significantly at the weekend…
Full results –
Celtic 4 – 2 Inverness
Dundee 2 – 1 St.Johnstone
Hamilton 4 – 0 Dundee United
Motherwell 1 – 2 Aberdeen
Partick Thistle 2 – 2 Kilmarnock
Ross County 1 – 2 Hearts
Player – This week it is praise for one of those unsung heroes. Dundee’s Nicky Low produced a fine midfield display against St.Johnstone, one that included two assists. The summer signing will feel as though he never really established himself at Aberdeen so he will see this season as an opportunity to finally make his mark.
Performance/Result – Definitely has to be Hamilton’s wonderful performance against Dundee United. Having not scored a single goal so far this season they played some lovely football and completely outclassed a lacklustre United. Will this be a result to kickstart their campaign?
Goal – After securing a dramatic point midweek you would have assumed that James McPake had finished scoring for the season but on Saturday he managed to pull off a wonderful acrobatic volley straight from a corner that just about gives him the tag ‘goal machine’.
Controversy – A fairly quiet week in terms of decisions however Ross County might feel slightly hard done by after Heart’s defender Igor Rossi was allowed to stay on the park after conceding a penalty up in Dingwall. Had he been sent off it could have changed the game but it was a tough call by the referee who only produced a yellow. Elsewhere, although it wasn’t a refereeing decision the signing of Scott Allan by Celtic has certainly caused some lively debate on Twitter!