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  • Date:29 Jan 2014
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Tynecastle Stadium
  • Attendance:12,422
  • Paterson (4)
    Hamill - pen (51)
  • Thompson (0)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

91:26 +1.26

Shot by Scott Robinson. Marian Kello parries the ball away.

91:00 +1.00

Free kick taken by Gary Oliver.

90:52 +0.52

Conor Newton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy King.

89:23

Paul McGowan goes off and David van Zanten comes on.

88:45

The ball is sent over by Jason Naismith.

86:03

Marian Kello takes the free kick.

85:57

Gary Oliver concedes a free kick for a foul on Jim Goodwin.

84:28

Gregg Wylde produces a cross.

83:00

Jordan McGhee on for Dylan McGowan.

82:13

Corner taken by Gregg Wylde from the right by-line.

81:10

Dale Carrick goes off and Gary Oliver comes on.

79:59

Jim Goodwin restarts play with the free kick.

79:54

Dale Carrick challenges Jim Goodwin unfairly and gives away a free kick.

78:52

Darren McGregor takes the free kick.

78:37

Paul McGowan challenges Dale Carrick unfairly and gives away a free kick.

76:25

Corner taken by Gregg Wylde from the right by-line.

75:16

Billy King is brought on as a substitute for Sam Nicholson.

74:22

Corner taken by David Smith from the left by-line.

73:08

Free kick taken by Marian Kello.

72:59

Dale Carrick challenges Jim Goodwin unfairly and gives away a free kick.

71:54

The ball is swung over by Gregg Wylde.

69:11

Foul by Gregg Wylde on Scott Robinson, free kick awarded.

68:13

Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.

68:06

Unfair challenge on Danny Wilson by Steven Thompson results in a free kick.

67:42

The ball is crossed by Jason Naismith.

67:15

Corner from the right by-line taken by Gregg Wylde.

65:53

Scott Robinson challenges Paul McGowan unfairly and gives away a free kick.

64:49

Gregg Wylde on for Adam Campbell.

63:44

Sam Nicholson produces a cross.

62:46

Header at goal by Adam Campbell goes over the frame of the goal.

62:17

The ball is crossed by Jason Naismith.

61:35

Corner taken by Kevin McHattie from the right by-line.

58:27

Free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.

58:07

Brad McKay concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Thompson.

55:34

Clearance by Dylan McGowan.

55:26

Corner taken by Conor Newton from the right by-line.

52:52

Dylan McGowan takes the free kick.

52:41

Foul by John McGinn on Scott Robinson, free kick awarded.

51:39

Jamie Hamill scores a penalty. Hearts 2-1 St Mirren.

50:33

The referee shows Marc McAusland a red card.

50:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dale Carrick by Marc McAusland.

49:42

Brad McKay makes a clearance.

49:24

Brad McKay challenges Steven Thompson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

49:08

Dale Carrick takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

48:07

Header by Danny Wilson against the bar.

47:27

Free kick taken by David Smith.

47:04

Jim Goodwin is given a yellow card.

46:34

Jim Goodwin challenges Dale Carrick unfairly and gives away a free kick.

The referee gets the second half underway.

It is the end of the first-half.

45:40 +0.40

Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.

45:23 +0.23

Foul by Steven Thompson on Dylan McGowan, free kick awarded.

45:13 +0.13

Callum Paterson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jim Goodwin.

45:10

Handball by Jim Goodwin.

43:41

Header by Sam Nicholson goes to the left of the goal.

42:33

Header at goal by Conor Newton to the left of the net.

40:51

Dylan McGowan takes the free kick.

40:45

Jim Goodwin challenges Scott Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

39:25

Marc McAusland restarts play with the free kick.

39:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jim Goodwin by Callum Paterson.

38:51

The ball is sent over by Sean Kelly.

38:02

Jim Goodwin restarts play with the free kick.

37:44

Scott Robinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Campbell.

37:14

Marc McAusland crosses the ball in from the free kick.

37:06

Paul McGowan fouled by Dylan McGowan, the ref awards a free kick.

35:08

Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.

34:58

Foul by Paul McGowan on Jamie Hamill, free kick awarded.

34:24

Corner taken by John McGinn.

33:23

David Smith takes the free kick.

32:48

Sam Nicholson fouled by Adam Campbell, the ref awards a free kick.

31:34

The ball is delivered by Dylan McGowan.

30:45

The ball is sent over by Dylan McGowan.

28:30

Corner from the right by-line taken by John McGinn.

27:33

Clearance made by Callum Paterson.

27:20

Corner taken by John McGinn.

25:49

Kevin McHattie restarts play with the free kick.

25:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jim Goodwin on Sam Nicholson.

25:14

Jim Goodwin restarts play with the free kick.

25:09

Dale Carrick concedes a free kick for a foul on Jim Goodwin.

24:34

Free kick taken by Dylan McGowan.

24:24

Foul by Steven Thompson on Dylan McGowan, free kick awarded.

23:07

David Smith takes a shot.

22:15

Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.

21:57

Paul McGowan goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

21:52

Unfair challenge on David Smith by Paul McGowan results in a free kick.

18:03

Corner from the left by-line taken by David Smith.

16:10

Adam Campbell sends in a cross.

14:36

Corner from the left by-line taken by Conor Newton.

13:09

Corner taken by Kevin McHattie from the right by-line.

12:32

The ball is sent over by Sam Nicholson.

10:49

Kevin McHattie has an effort direct from the free kick.

10:04

Jim Goodwin challenges Callum Paterson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

9:03

Corner taken by John McGinn from the right by-line.

8:43

A cross is delivered by Jason Naismith.

5:28

Corner taken by John McGinn from the right by-line.

4:04

Callum Paterson heads the ball into the goal. Hearts 1-1 St Mirren.The assist for the goal came from David Smith.

1:28

Jim Goodwin fouled by Callum Paterson, the ref awards a free kick.

0:37

Steven Thompson heads the ball into the goal. Hearts 0-1 St Mirren.Assist by Conor Newton.

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

Match Preview

Locke eyes King replacement Hearts manager Gary Locke has an under-21 replacement lined up for the departing Adam King - but he still hopes to re-sign fans' hero Rudi Skacel. King, an 18-year old midfielder, is close to completing a B#150,000 move to Swansea after going through his medical at the Welsh club on Monday. Popular opinion seems to be that the deal would then allow Hearts to sign Skacel - who has been training with the club - for the third time at the end of January. However, Locke's understanding is that Skacel cannot be the player who replaces the youngster. Administration-hit Hearts are under a continuing Scottish Professional Football League registration embargo, but can apply to replace players with a comparable replacement on a one-out, one-in basis. A separate Scottish Football Association sanction, which prohibits them signing players aged 21 and over, ends on Saturday. Locke said: "It has to be an under-21 player and it still has to be ratified by the SFA. There's a player I've got in mind who I'd like to bring in. It would be a loan deal. "We've still got the embargo so it's not a simple case of one in-one out. We've still got to get the okay. Whether we get that or not I don't know." Skacel can still be signed if Hearts receive clearance from the league that the deactivating of goalkeeping coach Alan Combe's player registration would allow them to bring in a replacement. "We're still waiting to hear back from the SPFL regarding that," Locke said. "We're hopeful that we will hear something by the end of the day. "I've not hidden the fact that Skacel is a player I would love to have. It would be great to be able to freshen the squad. Even bringing in one new face would be great for the dressing room." Hearts take on St Mirren in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday night buoyed by the news that Billy Brown has agreed another short-term contract with the club's administrators that will keep him in the assistant manager role up until the end of February. "I'm delighted," added Locke. "I've never hidden the fact I've wanted him beside me all along. We've got some big games coming up so it's important to have Billy still here. Hopefully the by the time this deal expires we'll have sorted everything out off the field, which is the most important thing." With Hearts 19 points adrift at the bottom of the league table, the League Cup semi-final with Inverness on Sunday might be considered of greater importance than the clash with St Mirren. Unfortunately the limitations of the Hearts squad denies Locke the choice of resting players. "We'll just have to put out the same team," he said. "It's all we've got. I'd loved to have the scope to make five or six changes ahead of Sunday. "Then again, tomorrow's a big game off the back of a win and it'll be the first time I'm able to pick the same team two weeks running this year as long as no injuries are picked up in training. "It's important we keep the run and our increased confidence going." As well as King, Locke will also be without fellow midfielder Ryan Stevenson who will serve the second of his two-match ban. St Mirren boss Danny Lennon insists the Buddies will never make the kind of mistakes in the transfer market that will lead them down a path to financial ruin. The Paisley manager has made just two signings this month after borrowing striker Adam Campbell from Newcastle for six months and snapping up Gregg Wylde following the winger's release by Aberdeen. But he admits he has been frustrated after losing out on a number of other targets to big-spending rivals. However, Lennon says Saints - who were forced to sell their old Love Street home to supermarket giants Tesco nine years ago in a last-ditch bid to clear B#2million debts - will not follow the likes of Hearts and Rangers into administration by spending wildly. Lennon, whose side travel to Tynecastle to face the crisis-hit Jambos on Scottish Premiership duty on Wednesday, said: "January has been a frustrating month. It's been busy and we have identified a few players that we want to come in and help the group. "Unfortunately our club doesn't have the deep pockets that others have and we have lost out on one or two players. "But I would rather remain debt free and make sure that we live properly than go out and spend money on players. "The group of directors we have here have got this club into a solid footing and I can't see St Mirren ever going into the type of trouble it was in 10 years ago again. "You just have to look at the position some other clubs are in at this time to see what can happen but that certainly would not happen at this club." Lennon is, however, still hopeful of bringing in a couple of late signings ahead of Friday's transfer deadline if his budget will allow it. "I'm quietly confident," he said. "But nothing is guaranteed and I would never panic by buying someone just for the sake of it. I'll only bring in someone if I think they will improve us. "But even if we don't sign anyone, we have enough in the squad to keep us going for the rest of the season." Lennon has no fresh fitness worries. The already-injured trio of striker Stephane Bahoken (thigh), midfielder Kenny McLean (knee) and winger Gary Teale (groin) remain out.

Formation:442Manager: Gary Locke

Hearts

Formation: 442Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

  • Jamie MacDonald
  • Dylan McGowan
  • Brad McKay
  • Danny Wilson
  • Kevin McHattie
  • Sam Nicholson
  • Jamie Hamill
  • Scott Robinson
  • David Smith
  • Dale Carrick
  • Callum Paterson
  • SUBS
  • Mark Ridgers
  • Billy King
  • Callum Tapping
  • Gary Oliver
  • Jordan McGhee
  • Angus Beith

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DLLLDW
  • Hearts
  • VS
  • St Mirren
  • DLLLWD

Last Meetings

  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 1
  • Hearts
  • 29/12/2013
  • Hearts
  • 0 - 2
  • St Mirren
  • 05/10/2013
  • Hearts
  • 3 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 04/05/2013
  • St Mirren
  • 2 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 27/02/2013
  • Hearts
  • 1 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 17/11/2012
  • St Mirren
  • 2 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 15/09/2012

Top Scorers

Hearts

  • C Paterson 5
  • J Walker 3
  • R Stevenson 2
  • D Wilson 2
  • J Hamill 1
  • S Robinson 1
  • J Holt 1
  • D Smith 1
  • D Carrick 1
  • S Nicholson 1
  • J McGhee 1

St Mirren

  • S Thompson 9
  • P McGowan 2
  • C Newton 2
  • K McLean 2
  • A Campbell 2
  • J McGinn 2
  • J Naismith 1

Goals

Hearts

    • Total goals 63
    • Goals per game 20
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

St Mirren

    • Total goals 66
    • Goals per game 23
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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