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  • Date:03 Nov 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Easter Road Stadium
  • Attendance:10,358
  • Griffiths (36)
    Griffiths (64)
  • McLean (31)
Goal!

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92:28 +2.28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Thompson by Paul Hanlon. The ball is sent over by Gary Teale, Steven Thompson has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

91:26 +1.26

Steven Thompson takes a shot. Save made by Ben Williams.

90:46 +0.46

The ball is delivered by David van Zanten, clearance made by Paul Hanlon.

89:37

Lewis Stevenson fouled by David van Zanten, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan McGivern takes the free kick.

87:40

A cross is delivered by Marc McAusland, save made by Ben Williams.

85:37

The official flags Leigh Griffiths offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Mair.

83:37

Effort from the edge of the area by Graham Carey goes wide of the right-hand post.

82:02

Unfair challenge on Steven Thompson by Tom Taiwo results in a free kick. Tom Taiwo is shown a yellow card. Graham Carey shoots direct from the free kick, save by Ben Williams.

81:27

Graham Carey on for Dougie Imrie.

80:03

Gary Teale produces a cross.

79:17

Unfair challenge on David van Zanten by Lewis Stevenson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Samson.

77:42

Eoin Doyle leaves the field to be replaced by Lewis Stevenson.

74:37

Paul Cairney takes a shot. Craig Samson makes a save.

72:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jorge Claros by Kenny McLean. Ben Williams takes the free kick.

71:19

Lee Mair challenges David Wotherspoon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Leigh Griffiths from the free kick. Eoin Doyle is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Craig Samson.

69:44

Lee Mair gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Cairney. Lee Mair booked for unsporting behaviour. David Wotherspoon restarts play with the free kick. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Mair by Eoin Doyle. Direct free kick taken by Craig Samson.

68:15

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Teale from the left by-line to the near post. Outswinging corner taken by Gary Teale from the right by-line. Inswinging corner taken by Kenny McLean.

66:10

Jim Goodwin shown a red card for second bookable offence.

64:21

Leigh Griffiths finds the net with a goal from outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hibernian 2-1 St Mirren.Assist by Paul Cairney.

62:49

Thomas Reilly goes off and Gary Teale comes on.

62:21

Centre by Leigh Griffiths, save by Craig Samson.

61:06

The ball is delivered by Dougie Imrie, save made by Ben Williams.

60:05

David Wotherspoon delivers the ball. Lewis Guy is brought on as a substitute for Sam Parkin.

59:16

Paul Dummett crosses the ball, save made by Ben Williams.

57:16

Jim Goodwin takes the inswinging corner, Dougie Imrie is booked. Tom Taiwo makes a clearance.

55:53

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Leigh Griffiths, James McPake produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

53:36

Paul Hanlon concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Thompson. Marc McAusland restarts play with the free kick.

52:36

Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. Craig Samson makes a save.

52:00

The ball is crossed by Dougie Imrie, James McPake manages to make a clearance.

51:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Parkin on David Wotherspoon. Direct free kick taken by Alan Maybury.

49:05

Effort from the edge of the box by Paul Cairney goes wide of the right-hand upright.

48:10

The ball is sent over by Thomas Reilly.

47:46

James McPake gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Parkin. Direct free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.

46:02

The offside flag is raised against Steven Thompson. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.

45:37

A cross is delivered by Dougie Imrie.

45:31 +0.31

Paul Dummett concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Cairney. Alan Maybury restarts play with the free kick.

45:11

Paul Cairney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jim Goodwin. Marc McAusland takes the free kick.

43:30

Paul Hanlon fouled by Sam Parkin, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Williams takes the free kick.

39:33

Shot by Leigh Griffiths from just outside the area goes over the net.

39:14

The ball is crossed by Kenny McLean, James McPake manages to make a clearance.

36:26

Leigh Griffiths fires in a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Hibernian 1-1 St Mirren.Assist on the goal came from Paul Cairney.

35:52

Unfair challenge on Eoin Doyle by Paul Dummett results in a free kick. Alan Maybury takes the free kick.

31:13

Kenny McLean finds the net with a goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hibernian 0-1 St Mirren.Assist by Thomas Reilly.

30:30

Dougie Imrie takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Paul Hanlon.

29:52

The ball is sent over by Dougie Imrie, James McPake manages to make a clearance. Jim Goodwin takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Ryan McGivern.

27:44

Sam Parkin challenges James McPake unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jorge Claros takes the direct free kick.

25:50

Kenny McLean takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.

22:20

Jim Goodwin concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan McGivern. Jim Goodwin goes into the referee's book. Centre by Leigh Griffiths, Eoin Doyle has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

21:22

Leigh Griffiths produces a left-footed shot from close in and strikes the post.

19:07

The official flags Steven Thompson offside. Ben Williams takes the indirect free kick.

18:46

Dougie Imrie sends in a cross, clearance by Alan Maybury.

17:28

Leigh Griffiths challenges Dougie Imrie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Mair takes the direct free kick.

16:59

The ball is crossed by Dougie Imrie, clearance by Tom Taiwo.

14:44

Dougie Imrie produces a cross, save by Ben Williams.

13:39

Steven Thompson takes a shot. Save made by Ben Williams.

11:34

Unfair challenge on Steven Thompson by Tom Taiwo results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Mair.

10:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Wotherspoon by Jim Goodwin. Leigh Griffiths crosses the ball in from the free kick, David van Zanten makes a clearance.

7:03

Jorge Claros challenges Steven Thompson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Dummett. The ball is crossed by Dougie Imrie, Jorge Claros gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Jim Goodwin from the left by-line, save made by Ben Williams.

5:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jim Goodwin on Paul Cairney. Ryan McGivern restarts play with the free kick.

3:32

Unfair challenge on Dougie Imrie by Jorge Claros results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Dummett.

3:15

Marc McAusland concedes a free kick for a foul on Eoin Doyle. Direct free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.

1:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leigh Griffiths on Jim Goodwin. Marc McAusland takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Wotherspoon focussed on excelling for Hibs David Wotherspoon is focused on continuing to produce the goods for Hibernian. Wotherspoon perhaps epitomises Hibs' recovery from a lengthy period of underachievement to their current position, which could see the capital club climb to the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League with victory over St Mirren. The 22-year-old has been a key performer for Scotland Under-21s in recent seasons, but perhaps a victim of his own versatility at Easter Road, where he has often been the subject of supporters' frustrations in two-and-a-half years of struggle. Now, handed a roving right-wing role by manager Pat Fenlon, Wotherspoon appears to be thriving. Asked to explain his form, which has included three goals and numerous assists this term, Wotherspoon said: "There are little bits and pieces. Playing in a consistent position has been one of them. "I've also had a bit of confidence in myself, just believing I can do things and do well for the club. That's been the main boost that I've had." Wotherspoon also cited a settled side, which the rest of the squad are eager to break into. "The consistency throughout the team has been great," he added. "The boys on the bench and in the stands have been terrific throughout the week. "They train really hard throughout the week and it keep us on our toes all the time." This is a key season for Wotherspoon, who is out of contract in the summer. Rather than knock on Fenlon's door during his rich vein of form, Wotherspoon has been concentrating on proving his worth on the field and is prepared to weigh up the offers when they come. They are certain to flow should his current performances continue. "I've just been focusing on performing as much as I can and hopefully that will get me somewhere," he said. "At the moment I've just got to focus on myself and my performances, work hard for the team and get as many points as we can. "If I don't perform well I could be nowhere. I just have to focus on myself, enjoy my football and see what happens." Defender Tim Clancy is a doubt for Hibs. The right-back has taken a limited part in training since last Friday's win at Motherwell when he returned from a groin injury and Alan Maybury is on standby. St Mirren defender Marc McAusland admits they will have to pay special attention to Leigh Griffiths on Saturday. Griffiths has been one of the key factors in Hibs' turnaround in fortunes this season. The on-loan Wolves striker took his tally for the campaign to nine when he netted two penalties in the 4-0 win at Motherwell. And McAusland knows all about Griffiths' goalscoring prowess - the 22-year-old has hit doubles at St Mirren Park in each of the last two seasons. McAusland said: "He is a really good player, he takes his chances and works his socks off, so he is obviously somebody we need to keep an eye on. "He has done it here a couple of times and has been banging them in for Hibs week in, week out, so he is someone we need to take very seriously. "I saw their goals from Friday night and it looked as if they played really well. They took their chances well and 4-0 is a great result at Fir Park. "It's something to think about but if we play well then hopefully we can come away with a result." St Mirren go to Easter Road in confident mood following their Scottish Communities League Cup quarter-final win over Aberdeen. McAusland was one of the heroes of their penalty shoot-out triumph as he stroked home his spot-kick. "I was always confident, I would always fancy myself," the centre-back said. "It was good to hit one, that's my first one in a penalty shoot-out. "I volunteered. I had said to the boys earlier on in the week that I would hit one no bother. Not many people volunteered." St Mirren manager Danny Lennon has no fresh injury concerns after his players came through 120 minutes of action in their cup win at Aberdeen on Tuesday unscathed. Long-term absentees Paul McGowan, Darren McGregor and Grant Adam remain on the sidelines.

Formation:442Manager: Pat Fenlon

Hibernian

Formation: 442Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

  • Ben Williams
  • Alan Maybury
  • James McPake
  • Paul Hanlon
  • Ryan McGivern
  • David Wotherspoon
  • Jorge Claros
  • Tom Taiwo
  • Paul Cairney
  • Leigh Griffiths
  • Eoin Doyle
  • SUBS
  • Sean Murdoch
  • Ivan Sproule
  • Danny Handling
  • Sam Stanton
  • Lewis Stevenson
  • Shefki Kuqi
  • Bradley Donaldson

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Form Guide

    WDLWLW
  • Hibernian
  • VS
  • St Mirren
  • WLWLLL

Last Meetings

  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 2
  • Hibernian
  • 18/08/2012
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 0
  • Hibernian
  • 29/04/2012
  • Hibernian
  • 0 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 03/03/2012
  • St Mirren
  • 2 - 3
  • Hibernian
  • 22/10/2011
  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 2
  • St Mirren
  • 20/08/2011
  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 24/04/2011

Top Scorers

Hibernian

  • L Griffiths 5
  • E Doyle 4
  • D Wotherspoon 3
  • T Clancy 1
  • J McPake 1
  • P Cairney 1
  • P Hanlon 1
  • D Handling 1

St Mirren

  • S Thompson 3
  • L Guy 3
  • S Parkin 2
  • K McLean 2
  • J Goodwin 1
  • D McGregor 1
  • P McGowan 1
  • T Reilly 1

Goals

Hibernian

    • Total goals 36
    • Goals per game 21
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

St Mirren

    • Total goals 30
    • Goals per game 15
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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