Saturday was one of those days when your players descend from various corners of the globe to resume domestic duty with an away fixture – and win – while our nearest three rivals all lose at home after resting for two weeks.
Motherwell have now ‘done’ Aberdeen twice this season; more about them later in the week. Hibs may still finish second in the table, but pushing the champions all the way counts for nothing if you can be mugged at home by a St Johnstone team who had not scored in six games, picking up only a single point in the process. Hibs are better than this, but Neil Lennon needs to find the consistency sauce. Second place is there for whoever gets their act together.
And what about Newco? Murty came so close. It’s been a year since they won three consecutive games and all regular interim manager Graeme Murty needed to do was beat Hamilton Accies at home and he would have broken through the glass ceiling. Unfortunately, the men from the SuperSeal Stadium are made of sterner stuff and gubbed their hosts 0-2.
Only one team has the wherewithal to win the title, but it doesn’t look like anyone else has the stomach for the battle for second place.
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