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  • Date:10 May 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Pittodrie Stadium
  • Attendance:5,955
  • Wardlaw (64)
Goal!

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94mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Magennis on Jure Travner. Direct free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

90mins

David van Zanten comes on in place of David Barron.

88mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Barron by Nick Blackman. Nick Blackman is shown a yellow card. Free kick taken by John Potter.

87mins

The referee blows for offside against Craig Dargo. Jack Grimmer leaves the field to be replaced by Nick Blackman. Jamie Langfield takes the indirect free kick.

86mins

A cross is delivered by Sone Aluko.

86mins

The ball is delivered by Craig Dargo, Nikola Vujadinovic makes a clearance.

84mins

Unfair challenge on Jure Travner by Josh Magennis results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Mair.

83mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clark Robertson by Michael Higdon. Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.

82mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nikola Vujadinovic by Michael Higdon. Derek Young takes the direct free kick.

80mins

A cross is delivered by Chris Maguire, clearance made by Paul McGowan.

79mins

Chris Maguire sends in a cross, Lee Mair manages to make a clearance.

78mins

Shot from just outside the box by Fraser Fyvie misses to the right of the target.

78mins

The ball is sent over by Steven Smith, save made by Paul Gallacher.

77mins

David Barron challenges Chris Maguire unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sone Aluko takes the direct free kick.

76mins

Craig Dargo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Grimmer. Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

75mins

Jure Travner takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Josh Magennis.

74mins

Shot from outside the penalty box by Robert Milsom goes wide right of the goal.

73mins

David Barron concedes a free kick for a foul on Fraser Fyvie. Chris Maguire takes the direct free kick.

72mins

Volleyed right-footed shot by Jim Goodwin. Derek Young gets a block in.

71mins

Steven Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Thomson. Steven Smith shown a yellow card. Paul McGowan delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Josh Magennis manages to make a clearance.

70mins

Fraser Fyvie on for Ryan Jack.

68mins

Gareth Wardlaw goes off and Craig Dargo comes on.

65mins

Goal scored by Gareth Wardlaw from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Aberdeen 0-1 St Mirren.Darren McGregor provided the assist for the goal.

64mins

(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Josh Magennis coming on for Michael Paton. Corner taken by Paul McGowan from the left by-line.

61mins

Paul McGowan is adjudged to have handled the ball. Derek Young takes the direct free kick.

59mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Smith by David Barron. Free kick taken by Robert Milsom.

58mins

Sone Aluko concedes a free kick for a foul on David Barron. John Potter takes the free kick.

56mins

David Barron concedes a free kick for a foul on Sone Aluko. Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.

56mins

Centre by Paul McGowan, clearance by Nikola Vujadinovic.

56mins

Michael Paton is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Potter.

54mins

Chris Maguire produces a cross.

53mins

Unfair challenge on Steven Thomson by Chris Maguire results in a free kick. Steven Thomson crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Jamie Langfield.

53mins

The ball is sent over by David Barron.

52mins

Corner taken by Jure Travner, clearance by Derek Young.

51mins

Unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by Jack Grimmer results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jure Travner from left wing, clearance by Nikola Vujadinovic.

48mins

Nikola Vujadinovic fouled by Gareth Wardlaw, the ref awards a free kick. Gareth Wardlaw goes into the referee's book. Jamie Langfield takes the direct free kick.

46mins

Corner taken by Paul McGowan played to the near post, clearance by Jack Grimmer.

45mins

David Barron delivers the ball, Michael Higdon produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

44mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Thomson by Derek Young. Free kick crossed by Michael Higdon, Derek Young makes a clearance.

41mins

Ryan Jack takes a shot. Steven Thomson gets a block in.

37mins

Michael Paton takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

35mins

Chris Maguire concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul McGowan. Direct free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

34mins

Steven Smith fouled by Michael Higdon, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

32mins

Steven Thomson takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Clark Robertson.

31mins

Chris Maguire concedes a free kick for a foul on Jim Goodwin. Free kick crossed by Jure Travner, Nikola Vujadinovic manages to make a clearance.

30mins

Derek Young gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Wardlaw. Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

30mins

Outswinging corner taken by Robert Milsom from the left by-line, clearance made by Darren McGregor.

30mins

The ball is sent over by Steven Smith, Lee Mair gets a block in.

29mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ryan Jack. Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.

24mins

Jim Goodwin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Maguire. Jamie Langfield takes the direct free kick.

23mins

Jack Grimmer delivers the ball, David Barron manages to make a clearance.

18mins

The official flags Ryan Jack offside. Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

17mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Wardlaw by Nikola Vujadinovic. Free kick crossed by Jure Travner, Nikola Vujadinovic manages to make a clearance.

14mins

Foul by Jim Goodwin on Chris Maguire, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Nikola Vujadinovic.

14mins

Jim Goodwin fouled by Chris Maguire, the ref awards a free kick. Jure Travner restarts play with the free kick.

12mins

Paul McGowan delivers the ball, Jamie Langfield makes a save.

11mins

Unfair challenge on Michael Higdon by Derek Young results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Steven Thomson.

10mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jim Goodwin by Michael Paton. Free kick crossed by Jure Travner, Nikola Vujadinovic manages to make a clearance.

8mins

The ball is swung over by Jim Goodwin, clearance made by Nikola Vujadinovic.

8mins

Lee Mair fouled by Michael Paton, the ref awards a free kick. David Barron crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save by Jamie Langfield.

7mins

A cross is delivered by David Barron, Derek Young manages to make a clearance.

4mins

Lee Mair concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Maguire. Derek Young takes the free kick.

2mins

Derek Young fouled by Michael Higdon, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robert Milsom.

1mins

Nikola Vujadinovic fouled by Michael Higdon, the ref awards a free kick. Nikola Vujadinovic takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

Diamond a doubt for Dons Zander Diamond is doubtful for Aberdeen's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with St Mirren at Pittodrie. The Dons defender came off during the 2-0 defeat by St Johnstone with a hip injury and is struggling. Aberdeen boss Craig Brown will consider giving a start to Fraser Fyvie who came off the bench against Saints after recovering from after a cruciate ligament injury. Assistant boss Archie Knox admits the imminent exodus of players from Pittodrie contributed to Saturday's home defeat to St Johnstone. Derek Young, David McNamee and Mark Howard will leave the club at the end of the season as loanees Steven Smith, Nikola Vujadinovic and Nick Blackman return to their parent clubs. Zander Diamond's contract is up at the end of the season and is expected to go to Hearts. Aberdeen manager Craig Brown is also expecting Sone Aluko to return to English football in the summer while Chris Maguire and Jamie Langfield have to make decisions on the contracts that have been offered. Dons were disappointing in their 2-0 defeat by Saints and asked by RedTV if the uncertainty affected the players, Knox replied: "I think it must do. You are always going on to players that every time they take to the football field they have to perform. "Knowing full well that a few of them might be out next season, it is difficult for them to motivate themselves. "That's no excuse on their part but invariably that's what happens, especially in the position we are in. "We can note the injuries and certainly we have an injury list which is crippling but you are always looking for the right application and St Johnstone were better at that than us." Jim Goodwin is "very doubtful" for the clash, according to St Mirren manager Danny Lennon. Goodwin limped off with a calf strain 40 minutes into the Paisley side's 1-0 defeat by Inverness on Saturday. Hugh Murray (knee) is out for the season but Jure Travner is available following suspension. Lennon hopes that facing their fears in a group discussion will allow his players to brush off the tension and secure their Clydesdale Bank Premier League status. Saints looked safe when they followed up victory over relegations rivals Hamilton last month with a convincing win over Aberdeen to move 12 points away from the bottom. But Hamilton's revival has seen them reduce the deficit to three points with two matches remaining. Lennon felt his team were hindered by fear when they lost 1-0 at Inverness on Saturday. So he encouraged them to talk through their anxiety in a bid to ease the pressure ahead of their trip to face Aberdeen tomorrow night. Only three first-team players are contracted to the club for next season, with Lennon awaiting confirmation of their league status before shaping his squad. But he has told them he will take responsibility for their final two games against the Dons and St Johnstone. "We had a very good meeting yesterday with the players," Lennon told Press Association Sport. "We are all disappointed with the last two results: the coaches, the players, the directors and fans, none more so than myself. "We were on the back of a good run of performances but now we are at the business end of the season, so many players are out of contract soon and worried about their futures. Saints will secure their SPL safety at Pittodrie if they better Hamilton's result against St Johnstone, and victory in one of their remaining two games would almost certainly seal their survival given their eight-goal advantage over Accies.

Formation:442Manager: Craig Brown

Aberdeen

Formation: 352Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

  • Jamie Langfield
  • Clark Robertson
  • Derek Young
  • Nikola Vujadinovic
  • Steven Smith
  • Michael Paton
  • Ryan Jack
  • Robert Milsom
  • Sone Aluko
  • Chris Maguire
  • Jack Grimmer
  • SUBS
  • Mark Howard
  • Fraser Fyvie
  • Josh Magennis
  • Nick Blackman
  • Myles Anderson
  • Nicky Low
  • Joe Shaughnessy

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Match Report

Saints secure survival St Mirren guaranteed their Clydesdale Bank Premier League survival with a 1-0 win over Aberdeen at Pittodrie. Gareth Wardlaw's strike after 65 minutes coupled with Hamilton's 1-0 defeat to St Johnstone means the Buddies will still be playing top-flight football next term. St Mirren had gone five games without a win prior to this victory but held on for a precious three points against a youthful Aberdeen. The Dons were without Zander Diamond after he suffered a hip injury in the 2-0 defeat to St Johnstone. The defender was replaced by Clark Robertson, while Michael Paton and Jack Grimmer were both handed starts at the expense of Josh Magennis and Nick Blackman. The Buddies made three changes from the team that lost 1-0 to Inverness Caledonian Thistle, with Marc McAusland, Kenny McLean and Craig Dargo all dropping out. Slovenian defender Jure Travner returned from suspension, with skipper John Potter and forward Wardlaw both recalled. Both teams made a tentative start to the match, with goalmouth action at a premium in the opening stages. The visitors opted for the direct approach, with right-back David Barron sending two searching balls into the Aberdeen penalty with the first well collected by Jamie Langfield and the second powerfully headed clear by Nikola Vujadinovic. Lee Mair, playing against his former club, was next to threaten for St Mirren but he was unable to generate any power in his header from a Travner free kick. It took Aberdeen 28 minutes to create their first real chance when Steven Smith won a corner from Potter but Rob Milsom's out-swinging delivery was headed clear by Darren McGregor, much to the frustration of the home support. The Buddies continued to look the more likely to force a breakthrough and Paul McGowan was unlucky to see his well-struck volley headed to safety by Ryan Jack. Paton managed to create a yard of space for himself after 36 minutes but his long-range effort drifted harmlessly wide of the target. Jack almost fashioned a chance on the stroke of half time when he weaved past two defenders but his shot was blocked by the sliding Steven Thomson. Wardlaw was shown the first booking of the match within three minutes of the restart for a foul on Vujadinovic, which resulted in the defender requiring treatment for a facial injury. Chris Maguire, who had been enjoying a quiet game, sent a tantalising ball across goal after 55 minutes but Jack and Paton were unable to apply the finishing touch. The Buddies finally broke the deadlock after 65 minutes when McGowan's corner was headed into the path of Wardlaw by McGregor and although the striker failed to properly connect with his volleyed shot, the ball squirmed under Langfield and into the back of the net. The introduction of Fraser Fyvie and Josh Magennis for Jack and Paton gave the Dons some fresh impetus and they almost restored parity in spectacular fashion when Maguire's volley flashed past the target. Fyvie, who returned from a cruciate ligament injury at the weekend, could have levelled after Paul Gallacher had flapped at a cross into the area but the midfielder was unable to find the target with his snap-shot. Aberdeen continued to probe for an equaliser until the final whistle but they were unable to prevent their last home match of the season ending in defeat.

Form Guide

    LLLDWL
  • Aberdeen
  • VS
  • St Mirren
  • WLLDLL

Last Meetings

  • St Mirren
  • 3 - 2
  • Aberdeen
  • 06/04/2011
  • Aberdeen
  • 2 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 15/01/2011
  • St Mirren
  • 2 - 1
  • Aberdeen
  • 30/10/2010
  • St Mirren
  • 0 - 1
  • Aberdeen
  • 08/05/2010
  • Aberdeen
  • 2 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 27/03/2010
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 0
  • Aberdeen
  • 12/01/2010

Top Scorers

Aberdeen

  • S Vernon 9
  • C Maguire 3
  • R McArdle 2
  • S Aluko 2
  • N Blackman 2
  • J Magennis 2
  • D Mackie 1
  • Z Diamond 1
  • Y Folly 1
  • R Milsom 1
  • N Vujadinovic 1
  • R Jack 1
  • P Pawlett 1

St Mirren

  • M Higdon 11
  • S Thomson 5
  • D McGregor 3
  • C Dargo 2
  • G Wardlaw 2
  • S Lynch 2
  • J Travner 1
  • M McAusland 1
  • P McGowan 1

Goals

Aberdeen

    • Total goals 93
    • Goals per game 36
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

St Mirren

    • Total goals 89
    • Goals per game 32
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 16 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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