Congrats to Hearts on winning the title today in the most fitting way possible, with any challengers tripping themselves up and eliminating themselves.
Twas the day of the draw today, and a very frustrating day (I would assume) for all involved in the play-off hunt.
A no doubt aggrivating point for Dunfermline fans, whose winless streak now extends to 6 games in all competitions. Despite taking the lead early, Ayr responded swiftly enough and neither team could find a winner. While they're fortunate enough to not be further behind in the hunt despite the poor result, another away game without a win has to be frustrating for Stevie Crawford's men. The Pars have 3 consecutive home games now, and really need to take advantage and find that form if they're to ensure their place in the top 4.
A thoroughly turgid affair, Dundee can thank their lucky stars that they walked away with even a point. Despite being in control of the majority of possession and shots, it all largely counted for nothing as Morton set up to claim a point and nullified the Dees pretty effectively. A late goal for the Ton looked to have been just punishment for Dundee's lacklustre performance, but an even later equaliser saved their blushes to an extent and somehow keeps them joint in 2nd on points. James McPake cannot afford his team to start slowing up in quality as we approach the end of the season, as their last 4 games are all extremely tough ones, and the Dark Blues will need to be at their best if they're to leap over Raith and take that 2nd spot.
A pretty even affair between two of the biggest wild cards in this hunt, QoS manage to end Inverness' impressive winning streak, but just didn't have enough to claim all 3 points and catch up with their opponents. Despite being the better of the two sides earlier in the game (I'm assuming so based off the stats & BBC report), it was Caley who went behind in the 2nd half. However, on-form Nikolay Todorov once again provided the goods for ICT and salvaged a point quickly after. Like all teams today, AJ and NM will be disappointed that they couldn't take further advantage of the other results, and despite their impressive form of late, Caley now have just 3 games to cement that play-off spot, whilst Queens are getting to the point where wins NEED to happen if they're to jump over a couple of other teams.
70 minutes into the game, Raith were 2-0 up and looking to be coasting clear away from Dundee in 2nd spot. Even after Arbroath got a goal back, the news of Dundee going behind against Morton would've been very welcome, as at that time the Rovers stood 3 points clear in 2nd. However, a late Ricky Little equaliser gave both Arbroath a valuable point in their battle to escape 9th, and demoralised Raith fans as they suddenly found themselves back level with their play-off rivals. That sort of capitulation won't be particularly encouraging for the Kirkcaldy faithful, and the team need to get back to winning ways if they're to secure 2nd place.