- Created: Thursday, 19 September 2013 14:04
- Published: Thursday, 19 September 2013 14:04
Scottish Cup weekend saw a steady rise in the goals per game, with an extra 1.25 goals scored on average in each match compared with last weekend. Buckie Thistle's Lewis MacKinnon was first off the mark after just two minutes, and he joins what now becomes a group of four who have set the record for the season's earliest goal.
The scoring patterns reflected a season-long theme, with more scored in the final 15 minutes of play than any other time period. It is also notable that with the finals of both local cup competitions determined, there has yet to be an extra-time scenario this season.
Keith's 5-4 win against Forres Mechanics at Mosset Park becomes the third nine-goal thriller this season, while Scott Barbour has also joined the campaign's hat-trick heroes with no player as yet on target more than three times in a game.
Meanwhile, Brora's 1-0 victory against Vale of Leithen made it ten straight wins for the Cattachs, with the Innerleithen side's four red cards on the day a new season record.