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  • Date:20 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Easter Road Stadium
  • Attendance:8,886
  • O'Connor (24)
  • Thompson (41)
    Thomson (45)
Goal!

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92:01 +2.01

Paul McQuade on for Steven Thompson.

91:41 +1.41

The ball is delivered by Daniel Galbraith, Lee Mair makes a clearance.

90:21 +0.21

Marc McAusland challenges Garry O'Connor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marc McAusland booked. David Wotherspoon takes the free kick.

89:36

Shot from inside the area by Martin Scott clears the bar.

88:42

Paul Hanlon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Thompson. Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.

87:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jim Goodwin on Ian Murray. Paul McGowan goes off and Illias Haddad comes on. Free kick taken by David Wotherspoon.

86:36

Unfair challenge on Jeroen Tesselaar by Ian Murray results in a free kick. Craig Samson takes the free kick.

85:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Callum Booth by David van Zanten. David Wotherspoon takes the indirect free kick.

83:39

Ivan Sproule sends in a cross, save made by Craig Samson.

81:58

Unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by Ivan Sproule results in a free kick. Gary Teale goes off and Jon McShane comes on. Lee Mair takes the free kick.

81:33

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon from the right by-line, clearance made by Kenny McLean.

77:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Garry O'Connor by Jim Goodwin. Graham Stack takes the free kick.

74:24

The official flags Daniel Galbraith offside. Free kick taken by Craig Samson.

72:45

Isaiah Osbourne concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul McGowan. Isaiah Osbourne leaves the field to be replaced by Martin Scott. Indirect free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.

69:54

The official flags Gary Teale offside. Graham Stack takes the indirect free kick.

68:45

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Wotherspoon, clearance by Lee Mair.

67:28

Steven Thompson fouled by Paul Hanlon, the ref awards a free kick. Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.

65:45

Unfair challenge on Craig Samson by Garry O'Connor results in a free kick. Akpo Sodje replaces Matt Thornhill. Free kick taken by Craig Samson. The official flags Steven Thomson offside. Free kick taken by Graham Stack.

64:46

Garry O'Connor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David van Zanten. Garry O'Connor shown a yellow card. Free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.

62:08

Effort on goal by David Wotherspoon from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

61:31

Ivan Sproule produces a cross, clearance made by Marc McAusland.

60:53

Callum Booth fouled by Jim Goodwin, the ref awards a free kick. Callum Booth takes the indirect free kick.

60:01

David Wotherspoon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kenny McLean. Indirect free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.

59:35

Callum Booth produces a cross, clearance by Lee Mair.

56:41

Foul by Steven Thompson on Paul Hanlon, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Graham Stack.

55:45

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kenny McLean, Paul Hanlon manages to make a clearance.

52:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Garry O'Connor on Jim Goodwin. Craig Samson takes the indirect free kick.

52:01

Jim Goodwin takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

50:51

Ivan Sproule delivers the ball, Garry O'Connor has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

48:53

Steven Thomson fouled by David Wotherspoon, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jeroen Tesselaar.

48:04

A cross is delivered by Daniel Galbraith, clearance made by David van Zanten. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Wotherspoon.

45:29

The official flags Gary Teale offside. Free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.

45:05 +0.05

Goal scored by Steven Thomson from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hibernian 1-2 St Mirren.Assist on the goal came from Jeroen Tesselaar.

45:01

Victor Palsson goes off and Daniel Galbraith comes on.

43:09

Steven Thompson fouled by David Stephens, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.

41:40

Steven Thompson finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Hibernian 1-1 St Mirren.Assist on the goal came from Jeroen Tesselaar.

40:49

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon from the right by-line to the near post, Gary Teale manages to make a clearance.

40:19

Inswinging corner taken by Callum Booth from the left by-line.

39:15

Centre by Lee Mair, Paul Hanlon manages to make a clearance.

38:55

Foul by Garry O'Connor on Jim Goodwin, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Gary Teale.

36:45

Ian Murray challenges Paul McGowan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.

36:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Garry O'Connor on David van Zanten. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.

34:34

Steven Thomson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.

33:41

The ball is delivered by Jeroen Tesselaar, Close range header by Callum Booth misses to the right of the target.

32:51

Isaiah Osbourne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kenny McLean. Kenny McLean takes the free kick.

32:42

Steven Thompson crosses the ball, David Stephens manages to make a clearance.

28:52

Steven Thompson is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.

27:27

Jeroen Tesselaar produces a cross, save by Graham Stack.

26:28

Paul McGowan takes a shot. Graham Stack makes a save. Effort from the edge of the area by Ivan Sproule goes wide of the right-hand post.

24:39

Garry O'Connor fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hibernian 1-0 St Mirren.

19:40

The ball is sent over by Callum Booth, clearance by Jim Goodwin.

18:45

Jeroen Tesselaar produces a cross. Shot from inside the six-yard box by Steven Thomson hits the post.

17:51

David Wotherspoon fouled by David van Zanten, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Hanlon takes the indirect free kick.

17:17

Handball by Gary Teale. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Hanlon. Matt Thornhill takes a shot. Save by Craig Samson.

15:32

Outswinging corner taken by Callum Booth from the left by-line played to the near post, Matt Thornhill takes a shot.

15:21

The ball is delivered by Ivan Sproule.

14:52

The ball is crossed by Ivan Sproule, Marc McAusland makes a clearance.

14:02

Ivan Sproule fouled by Jeroen Tesselaar, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Stephens.

13:14

Ivan Sproule produces a cross, Shot from just outside the area by David Wotherspoon goes over the bar.

12:57

Gary Teale sends in a cross, clearance by David Stephens.

12:17

The ball is crossed by Isaiah Osbourne, clearance by Jeroen Tesselaar.

8:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul McGowan on David Stephens. Graham Stack takes the indirect free kick.

7:37

Ivan Sproule sends in a cross.

5:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Mair by Matt Thornhill. Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.

5:32

The ball is sent over by Gary Teale, Victor Palsson manages to make a clearance.

4:49

Shot from inside the area by Paul McGowan clears the bar.

3:15

Centre by Callum Booth, clearance by Lee Mair.

0:22

The ball is swung over by Kenny McLean, Corner taken right-footed by Gary Teale from the left by-line, save made by Graham Stack.

Match Preview

Hibs hope for double boost Akpo Sodje and Sean O'Hanlon could return for Hibernian in their Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with St Mirren. Sodje has missed the start of the campaign with a knee injury, while O'Hanlon has been absent after breaking a toe in a friendly at Blackpool three days after the opening SPL loss to Celtic. Michael Hart (groin) and Sean Welsh (cheekbone) remain out. Midfielder Ian Murray is adamant manager Colin Calderwood has the full backing of the Hibs squad despite constant speculation linking the manager with a move away from Easter Road. Calderwood was linked with vacant assistant managerial posts at Nottingham Forest and Birmingham over the summer, but has remained at Easter Road where he has been in position since last October. Murray, who has had two spells at Hibs, said: "We all want the gaffer to stay. Hopefully the fans do as well. "The board and directors certainly do - if reports are true they knocked back bids for him, it's a lot of money teams are willing to pay. "His pedigree is there for all to see and other teams want him which is a compliment to himself and to Hibs." The subject of Calderwood's potential departure was never broached among the players, according to Murray. He said: "We just got on with it. If he wasn't here, he wasn't here. If he is, he is - it was as simple as that. It's part and parcel of the game. "If the manager wanted to go down south then it's his prerogative. "Talk of him leaving in the changing room and team meetings is non-existent." Murray is emphasising the positive at Easter Road - saying it could be worse. Hibs lost 4-1 at Kilmarnock last weekend and have now won one and lost two of their Clydesdale Bank Premier League fixtures. Calderwood's side struggled for consistency last term as they finished 10th in the SPL, while many performances last season were met with derision from supporters. While it has been an inauspicious start to this season, Murray is not all doom and gloom, with Inverness, St Johnstone and Aberdeen below them in the table - and the latter two yet to score. Murray said: "We've got points on the board, that's the main thing. "There are a couple of teams in the league who haven't scored a goal yet, so things could be a lot worse. "There's always a team somewhere who's struggling; I don't think we're struggling because we've got three points on the board. "We're not in a bad position, win our game in hand on teams and we'll be up to fourth." St Mirren have confirmed the signing of former Holland Under-19 defender Illias Haddad ahead of the clash. The 22-year-old Dutch-Moroccan had been on trial this week along with former Nottingham Forest centre-back Chris Doig. The centre-back, who played with Saints left-back Jeroen Tesselaar at AZ Alkmaar and Telstar, has come in after Darren McGregor suffered cruciate ligament damage against Dundee United earlier this month. Striker Nigel Hasselbaink will complete his two-match suspension against Hibs, while Aaron Mooy (back) remains on the sidelines along with Hugh Murray (knee). Speaking ahead of the encounter, manager Danny Lennon said: "Colin Calderwood and his players will be looking for a big reaction to a heavy defeat last week, nobody likes to be on the end of them. "I'm certainly sure they will be trying to win their fans back over, they will certainly be looking for a little bit of professional pride back. "We're ready for that challenge and we're looking forward to taking our brand of football into what is a beautiful stadium." St Mirren are hoping to recover from their own disappointment following their late 1-0 defeat against SPL leaders Motherwell. Lennon's side again played some good football, although they lacked a cutting edge without Hasselbaink. "It was very disappointing for us," Lennon said. "We've got a lot to prove this week. "To lose a late goal in the last seconds of the game was a real blow for us. "If you're on the end of that you feel sick, but the way we have played in the four games this season has been very, very pleasing. "I'm really excited for the season ahead because I feel there is a lot more to come. "I was pleased with the manner we played against Motherwell but really disappointed not to take anything. "The boys have worked hard to put that right and we`ve come up with an absolutely brilliant game plan."

Formation:442Manager: Colin Calderwood

Hibernian

Formation: 442Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

  • Graham Stack
  • Victor Palsson
  • David Stephens
  • Paul Hanlon
  • Callum Booth
  • Ivan Sproule
  • Isaiah Osbourne
  • Ian Murray
  • David Wotherspoon
  • Garry O'Connor
  • Matt Thornhill
  • SUBS
  • Mark Brown
  • Sean O'Hanlon
  • Daniel Galbraith
  • Martin Scott
  • Lewis Stevenson
  • Akpo Sodje
  • David Crawford

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Match Report

Saints march on Two goals in the final three minutes of the first half helped St Mirren to a 2-1 away victory over Hibernian in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. Strikes from former Cardiff striker Steven Thompson and a clinical strike from his midfield namesake Steven Thomson on the stroke of half-time consigned Hibernian to their second successive league defeat. The Easter Road side are also left still searching for their first home win of the season. In an evenly-matched opening both teams had their share of the chances. The first of the match fell to Paul McGowan who shot high over the bar after meeting David van Zanten's cross. For the hosts David Wotherspoon failed to hit the target from just outside the penalty area and Matt Thornhill's effort was easily gathered by Craig Samson in the St Mirren goal. Hibernian's Garry O'Connor put the home side ahead after 25 minutes. The striker fired home from just inside the area into the bottom left hand corner, leaving Samson in the St Mirren goal with no chance. An unfortunate slip from Callum Booth after 41 minutes lead to St Mirren grabbing an unexpected equaliser. Jeroen Tesselaar charged through on goal before unselfishly rolling the ball to former Cardiff striker Thompson who slotted into the empty net. There were jeers from the home fans minutes later as Tesselaar robbed Victor Palsson before threading the ball through to Thomson who finished clinically. Tesselaar was at the heart of all of the St Mirren attacking threat and his influence had helped Saints charge into an unexpected half-time advantage. The second half was a much tighter affair with chances at both limited for both sides. Colin Calderwood replaced Palsson with Danny Galbraith, but the midfielder struggled to make an impact on the game. The Easter Road crowd vented their fury on several occasions - clearly disgruntled with their sides lack of attacking spark. The introduction of Nigerian striker Akpo Sodje raised hopes of grabbing an equaliser but the best chance fell to fellow substitute Martin Scott who was unable to keep his shot down.

Form Guide

    LWL
  • Hibernian
  • VS
  • St Mirren
  • DWDL

Last Meetings

  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 24/04/2011
  • St Mirren
  • 0 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 20/02/2011
  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 02/02/2011
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 0
  • Hibernian
  • 29/08/2010
  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 30/01/2010
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 21/11/2009

Top Scorers

Hibernian

  • G O'Connor 2

St Mirren

  • S Thompson 1
  • N Hasselbaink 1

Goals

Hibernian

    • Total goals 8
    • Goals per game 2
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 81-90 mins

St Mirren

    • Total goals 8
    • Goals per game 2
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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