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  • Date:30 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Easter Road Stadium
  • Attendance:7,492
  • Sodje (22)
  • Craig (73)
Goal!

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90:01 +0.01

Shot from outside the box by Alan Maybury misses to the left of the target.

89:02

Unfair challenge on Andrew Jackson by David Stephens results in a free kick. Liam Craig restarts play with the free kick.

88:40

Foul by Jordan Robertson on Richie Towell, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Jakub Divis.

87:07

(St Johnstone) makes a substitution, with Jordan Robertson coming on for Peter MacDonald. Callum Booth goes off and Derek Riordan comes on.

86:22

Alan Maybury crosses the ball, Peter MacDonald takes a shot. Blocked by Francis Dickoh.

85:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Galbraith on Daniel Grainger. Indirect free kick taken by Peter Enckelman.

84:34

Inswinging corner taken by Callum Booth, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graham Gartland by Ricardo Vaz Te. Peter Enckelman takes the free kick.

83:50

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Callum Booth, save by Peter Enckelman.

82:42

Kevin Moon produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

82:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter MacDonald by David Wotherspoon. David MacKay takes the indirect free kick.

80:11

Richie Towell takes a shot.

79:29

Andrew Jackson fouled by Francis Dickoh, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Craig takes the free kick.

77:03

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Grainger, Graham Gartland produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar. Daniel Galbraith is brought on as a substitute for Martin Scott.

76:57

The ball is swung over by Alan Maybury, clearance made by Victor Palsson.

75:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Graham Gartland on Ricardo Vaz Te. The referee shows Graham Gartland a yellow card. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Callum Booth from left channel, clearance by Jamie Adams.

72:34

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Daniel Grainger, Liam Craig finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Hibernian 1-1 St Johnstone.Assist on the goal came from Daniel Grainger.

70:47

Shot from 35 yards by Victor Palsson. Comfortable save by Peter Enckelman.

69:58

David MacKay concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricardo Vaz Te. Callum Booth crosses the ball in from the free kick, David MacKay manages to make a clearance.

68:04

Murray Davidson leaves the field to be replaced by Graham Gartland. David Wotherspoon replaces Akpo Sodje.

66:20

The referee blows for offside against Andrew Jackson. Free kick taken by Jakub Divis.

65:19

Shot from 35 yards by Lewis Stevenson went wide right of the post.

64:52

Outswinging corner taken by Callum Booth from the left by-line, clearance made by Murray Davidson.

63:41

Strike from close range by Alan Maybury clears the bar.

63:26

A cross is delivered by Daniel Grainger, clearance by Victor Palsson.

61:51

Liam Craig replaces Daniele Invincibile.

59:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Victor Palsson on Kevin Moon. Indirect free kick taken by Daniel Grainger.

59:24

Callum Booth sends in a cross, Peter Enckelman makes a comfortable save.

58:18

The ball is sent over by Lewis Stevenson, clearance made by Daniel Grainger.

55:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Millar by Lewis Stevenson. Daniel Grainger crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

55:25

The ball is delivered by Chris Millar.

54:34

Ricardo Vaz Te concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Grainger. Ricardo Vaz Te booked for unsporting behaviour. Peter Enckelman takes the free kick.

53:09

Akpo Sodje crosses the ball, Alan Maybury manages to make a clearance.

52:06

Murray Davidson has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

51:28

Effort from inside the area by Martin Scott misses to the left of the target.

50:43

Daniele Invincibile gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Towell. Indirect free kick taken by Jakub Divis.

50:22

Daniel Grainger crosses the ball, clearance by Francis Dickoh.

47:45

Chris Millar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Stevenson. Free kick taken by Lewis Stevenson.

47:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Stevenson on Chris Millar. Indirect free kick taken by David MacKay.

45:51

David MacKay fouled by Akpo Sodje, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Enckelman takes the indirect free kick.

44:30

The referee penalises Peter MacDonald for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Jakub Divis.

43:34

Martin Scott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Grainger. Daniel Grainger takes the free kick. Martin Scott goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

43:07

The ball is delivered by Daniele Invincibile.

42:02

The ball is sent over by Callum Booth, Kevin Moon manages to make a clearance.

41:23

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Callum Booth played to the near post, Daniele Invincibile makes a clearance.

40:21

Foul by Paul Hanlon on Murray Davidson, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Maybury.

39:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Stevenson by Murray Davidson. The ball is delivered by Callum Booth, Francis Dickoh has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

36:36

Akpo Sodje gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David MacKay. Peter Enckelman restarts play with the free kick.

35:32

Kevin Moon challenges Ricardo Vaz Te unfairly and gives away a free kick. Victor Palsson takes the indirect free kick.

34:41

Martin Scott fouled by Alan Maybury, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jakub Divis.

30:22

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Peter Enckelman.

29:16

Daniel Grainger fouled by Ricardo Vaz Te, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Grainger takes the indirect free kick.

27:17

Martin Scott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Moon. Peter Enckelman takes the indirect free kick.

26:36

Unfair challenge on Akpo Sodje by Jamie Adams results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Victor Palsson.

23:51

Unfair challenge on Ricardo Vaz Te by Daniel Grainger results in a free kick. Ricardo Vaz Te takes the free kick.

21:28

Corner taken left-footed by Callum Booth, Unfair challenge on David MacKay by David Stephens results in a free kick. Peter Enckelman takes the indirect free kick. A goal is scored by Akpo Sodje from outside the box low into the middle of the goal. Hibernian 1-0 St Johnstone.Assist on the goal came from Paul Hanlon.

21:08

Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Save by Peter Enckelman.

20:23

Corner taken left-footed by Lewis Stevenson, Daniel Grainger makes a clearance.

20:13

The ball is crossed by Ricardo Vaz Te, clearance by Alan Maybury.

19:17

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jakub Divis.

18:26

The ball is crossed by Kevin Moon.

17:51

Corner crossed in by Kevin Moon, clearance by Paul Hanlon.

16:04

Jamie Adams concedes a free kick for a foul on Akpo Sodje. Ricardo Vaz Te crosses the ball in from the free kick.

13:31

Foul by Victor Palsson on Kevin Moon, free kick awarded. Daniel Grainger takes the free kick.

12:43

The official flags Peter MacDonald offside. Free kick taken by Jakub Divis.

10:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Scott by Kevin Moon. Martin Scott takes the indirect free kick.

8:37

The official flags Andrew Jackson offside. Free kick taken by Jakub Divis.

7:34

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jakub Divis.

3:45

A cross is delivered by Chris Millar, Peter MacDonald takes a shot. Save made by Jakub Divis.

2:04

The ball is sent over by Paul Hanlon.

Match Preview

Galbraith back for Hibs Danny Galbraith is available again as Hibernian take on St Johnstone in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. Galbraith has recovered from an ankle problem and is likely to start on the bench, while Jakub Divis is poised to be handed his debut in goal. Graham Stack (shoulder) and Matt Thornhill (knee) are out for the rest of the season. Divis is ready to make his bow after being made to wait for his chance. The 24-year-old former Czech Republic Under-21 international joined on loan from Slovakian side Tatran Presov in January and his solitary appearance came in the friendly with Bohemians in March. However, Hibs manager Colin Calderwood said Divis would start and he is keen to repay his manager's faith. He said: "When I get my chance I will be very happy. It will be a big day in my career, in my life. "I will do everything to win." St Johnstone are boosted by the return of Peter Enckelman. The goalkeeper has recovered from a virus and should be back for the visit to Easter Road. Steven Anderson and Michael Duberry both complete their respective two-match suspensions. Saints defender Alan Maybury knows the importance of scoring the first goal, given their woeful scoring record of late. Derek McInnes` men have not scored for the last seven SPL games and Maybury has urged his team-mates not to worry about it. "The bigger we make the issue of the lack of goals the harder it will become to end the run," he told the club`s official website. "We have to head to Easter Road determined to get the first goal which would give us a great lift in confidence or if we don't get that then we make sure we get the second one and we have to do that over the entire 90 minutes." "We are all determined to turn things around and finish the season well. "In my experience, if you do that then you also start the following season well. We have four matches left and still plenty of opportunity to make a positive impression."

Formation:442Manager: Colin Calderwood

Hibernian

Formation: 442Manager: Derek McInnes

St Johnstone

  • Jakub Divis
  • Richie Towell
  • Francis Dickoh
  • David Stephens
  • Paul Hanlon
  • Martin Scott
  • Callum Booth
  • Lewis Stevenson
  • Victor Palsson
  • Ricardo Vaz Te
  • Akpo Sodje
  • SUBS
  • Mark Brown
  • Liam Miller
  • Derek Riordan
  • David Wotherspoon
  • Scott Taggart
  • Daniel Galbraith
  • Michael Hart

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Match Report

Moon shines for Saints Kevin Moon netted a stoppage-time winner as St Johnstone came from behind to beat Hibernian 2-1 at Easter Road. Akpo Sodje put Hibs in front after 23 minutes with his fourth goal in four games and Ricardo Vaz Te struck the post in the second half. Substitute Liam Craig headed in Danny Grainger's 74th-minute corner as a Saints player found the net in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League for the first time since February 1 before Moon prodded in a 92nd-minute winner. It was Saints' first win in almost three months, since the 2-0 defeat of Hamilton in which Stevie May struck twice, and ended a run of more than 11 games and 18 hours without an SPL goal. The win gives the Perth side hope of equalling their eighth-placed finish of last term. Prior to today's match, St Johnstone's most recent SPL goal came in the March 5 1-1 draw with Hibs, but that was a Richie Towell own goal. Hibs, too, have been poor of late and lost to bottom club Hamilton before drawing with 11th-placed St Mirren last week. Hibs captain Paul Hanlon was shifted from his usual central position to left-back in a reshuffle showing four changes, with Jakub Divis making his debut in goal. None of the 10 players Hibs boss Colin Calderwood yesterday announced were surplus to requirements were included in the matchday squad, with the futures of top-scorer Derek Riordan and Liam Miller, both out of contract at the end of the season and named on the bench today, remaining uncertain. The visitors started the better and Divis held Peter MacDonald's weak header from Chris Millar's cross after four minutes. Vaz Te then cut in from the right and saw a left-foot effort palmed over by Peter Enckelman, who was beaten moments later. Hanlon played the ball through for Sodje to loft it over the advancing goalkeeper and continue his hot streak in front of goal. The ball ran away from Vaz Te as he went on a mazy run into the visitors' penalty area and Francis Dickoh headed a Callum Booth free-kick over as Hibs threatened again. Martin Scott and Towell each shot wide either side of a Murray Davidson effort off target. Hibs almost claimed a second after Dickoh found Scott down the right. The midfielder played the ball inside for Vaz Te, whose right-foot effort beat Enckelman but came back off the upright and he could not control the rebound. Saints replaced Danny Invincibile with Liam Craig and Davidson with Graham Gartland, while Hibs brought on David Wotherspoon for Sodje, with Vaz Te moving up front. A long-range Victor Palsson effort failed to trouble Enckelman before Saints equalised after 74 minutes. Grainger's inswinging corner was met by Craig, who headed in unmarked to become the first Saints player to score in the SPL for almost three months. Danny Galbraith returned from an ankle problem as he replaced Scott but Hibs struggled to get behind the visitors' defence. Andy Jackson headed a Chris Millar cross back into the six-yard box, but MacDonald could not get the vital touch and Hibs scrambled the ball clear. It was a warning of what was to come as in the second minute of stoppage time Jackson's cross came off the crossbar, Craig headed it down and Moon prodded in beyond Divis.

Form Guide

    DDLWLD
  • Hibernian
  • VS
  • St Johnstone
  • DDLLLL

Last Meetings

  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 05/03/2011
  • Hibernian
  • 0 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 27/11/2010
  • St Johnstone
  • 2 - 0
  • Hibernian
  • 02/10/2010
  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 27/02/2010
  • St Johnstone
  • 5 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 17/02/2010
  • Hibernian
  • 3 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 19/09/2009

Top Scorers

Hibernian

  • D Riordan 10
  • A Sodje 5
  • L Miller 2
  • F Dickoh 2
  • D Wotherspoon 2
  • P Hanlon 2
  • CJ Nish 1
  • J Rankin 1
  • R Vaz Te 1
  • L Stevenson 1
  • C Booth 1

St Johnstone

  • S Parkin 4
  • D Grainger 2
  • C Samuel 2
  • L Craig 2
  • S May 2
  • C Taylor 1
  • A Jackson 1

Goals

Hibernian

    • Total goals 90
    • Goals per game 37
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 71
    • Goals per game 18
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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