Following the three goals scored by Stevie May for St Johnstone today in the 3 – 0 win over Dundee United at McDiarmid Park, I have been going through my records to find other hat trick heroes in recent times.
Stevie May and Peter MacDonald are the only two Saints players to have scored a hat trick of goals in the various formats of the Scottish Premiership ( SPL etc ) dating back to reconstruction in 1975.
Peaso hit three in a 3 – 1 win over Motherwell at Fir Park on Boxing Day 2009.
Prior to that Jason Scotland scored three against Partick Thistle in a 5 – 1 win at Firhill on 9 September 2006.
Jason Scotland was also the last Saints player to score a hat trick at McDiarmid Park. This in a 3 – 2 win over Stranraer in a Division 1 match on 1 April 2006.