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  • Date:21 Sep 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Easter Road Stadium
  • Attendance:9,417
  • Collins (9) Heffernan (60)

Live Commentary


Rowan Vine comes on in place of Paul Heffernan.

91:12 +1.12

(St Mirren) makes a substitution, with John McGinn coming on for Paul McGowan.

90:59 +0.59

Abdellah Zoubir fouled by Gary Teale, the ref awards a free kick.

90:19 +0.19

Conor Newton takes the free kick.

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


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


Alan Maybury shown a yellow card.


Alan Maybury gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Grainger.


Abdellah Zoubir is booked.


Abdellah Zoubir takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.


Sam Stanton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Taiwo.


(Hibernian) makes a substitution, with Abdellah Zoubir coming on for James Collins.


Foul by Marc McAusland on Paul Hanlon, free kick awarded.


Free kick crossed by Gary Teale.


Conor Newton crosses the ball.


Kenny McLean takes the free kick.


Liam Craig concedes a free kick for a foul on Kenny McLean.


Corner taken by Danny Grainger from the left by-line.


Corner taken by Liam Craig from the left by-line.


Corner taken by Gary Teale from the left by-line.


The ball is delivered by Jake Caprice.


Kenny McLean has an effort at goal.


Tom Taiwo takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Kenny McLean on Tom Taiwo.


The ball is sent over by Kenny McLean.


Paul Heffernan takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.


Free kick crossed by Liam Craig.


Foul by Jim Goodwin on Tom Taiwo, free kick awarded.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Craig by Jake Caprice.


Stephane Bahoken joins the action as a substitute, replacing David van Zanten.


Free kick awarded for a foul by James Collins on Danny Grainger.


Corner from the left by-line taken by Gary Teale.


Free kick taken by Christopher Dilo.


The official flags Paul Heffernan offside.


Jake Caprice joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary Harkins.


Paul Heffernan scores a right footed goal. Hibernian 2-0 St Mirren.Assist on the goal came from Alan Maybury.


Tom Taiwo restarts play with the free kick.


Steven Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Hanlon.


Christopher Dilo takes the free kick.


Kevin Thomson restarts play with the free kick.


Danny Grainger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Collins.


The assistant referee signals for offside against Conor Newton.


Ben Williams takes the free kick.


Unfair challenge on Tom Taiwo by Conor Newton results in a free kick.


Shot by Liam Craig went wide of the left-hand post.


Free kick taken by Marc McAusland.


Alan Maybury concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc McAusland.


Liam Craig concedes a free kick for a foul on David van Zanten.

The referee gets the second half started.

The match has reached half-time.


Corner taken by Liam Craig.


Corner from the left by-line taken by Liam Craig.


Steven Thompson is flagged offside by the assistant referee.


Corner taken by James Collins.


The ball is sent over by Liam Craig.


Free kick crossed by Gary Harkins.


Michael Nelson challenges Kenny McLean unfairly and gives away a free kick.


The ball is crossed by Kenny McLean.


Corner taken by Gary Teale from the left by-line.


Free kick taken by Kevin Thomson.


Jim Goodwin concedes a free kick for a foul on James Collins.


Danny Grainger takes the free kick.


Unfair challenge on Danny Grainger by James Collins results in a free kick.


Scott Robertson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Christopher Dilo catches the ball.


James Collins takes a shot and cleared the net.


Centre by Gary Teale.


Free kick taken by David van Zanten.


Unfair challenge on Steven Thompson by Paul Hanlon results in a free kick.


Michael Nelson takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Craig by Paul McGowan.


Free kick scored by James Collins. Hibernian 1-0 St Mirren.Assist by Michael Nelson.


Unfair challenge on Paul Heffernan by Conor Newton results in a free kick.


The ball is crossed by Scott Robertson.


The offside flag is raised against Paul McGowan.


Free kick taken by Liam Craig.


Handball decision goes against Jim Goodwin.


Kevin Thomson makes a clearance.

The match gets underway.

Match Preview

Nelson looking for home front Michael Nelson is looking for Hibernian's return to form to continue with their first home win of the season against St Mirren on Saturday. The Easter Road side struggled at the start of the campaign, suffering a 9-0 aggregate defeat by Malmo in the Europa League qualifiers before Scottish Premiership losses to Motherwell and Edinburgh rivals Hearts. Pat Fenlon's side have recovered to go on a four-game unbeaten run but the two wins in that sequence have come away from home to Kilmarnock and St Johnstone. And with only one league win at Easter Road this year - against Dundee in May - Nelson believes it is time the Hibees' diehards are rewarded for their loyalty. The Hibs defender, 33, said: "We don't mind where we pick our wins up but it is massively important that we start picking wins up at home for the fans who buy season tickets and come week in, week out. "We are really focused in trying to turn Easter Road into an intimidating place for teams to come to. "We don't set up any different away from home, we don't sit off and try to get them on the counter attack. "Maybe other teams come here and do that so maybe that has something to do with it. "If we can start the game positively and get an early goal against teams who do that, then their game plan goes out the window and hopefully we can go and win comfortably. "But it's not a case of if we don't get a goal in the first 15 minutes then that's it, doom and gloom. You can win the game in 92nd or 93rd minute. "It is about patience, you don't want to go out kamikaze from the off and go one down within 20 minutes. "I'm sure the fans will stick by us and once we get that first home win, they become a little more patient and we get another win and it snowballs. "So it us down to us to get the three points which will relax everyone a bit more." Fenlon is hoping the further confidence taken from last week's win at St Johnstone, where they came from behind to win 2-1, will help get three points against the struggling Buddies. He said: "You can see the confidence coming back into the players and training has been good this week but we need to back that up. "It is important on the back of winning away. If we can add the home form to the away form it becomes really good." Ryan McGivern returns to the Hibernian side for the clash against St Mirren after a knee injury but midfielder Owain Tudur Jones hurt his groin in training and will be out for a couple of weeks. St Mirren manager Danny Lennon, who boasts a fully-fit squad, believes Hibernian counterpart Fenlon is a prime example of how quickly fortunes can change in football as he bids to guide his side to their first win of the season at the weekend. The Buddies have endured a disappointing start to the Scottish Premiership campaign and last week's 1-0 defeat to Motherwell means they have taken just one point from five games. Hibs also struggled at the outset before hauling themselves to seventh spot as they prepare to host Saints on Saturday. Lennon said: "There was a lot of attention on Pat Fenlon's credentials at the beginning of the season. "There was a lot written about how it was the worst two results in their history, the 5-1 in the cup final and the 9-0 on aggregate (against Malmo). "But Pat's been strong, he's put one or two results together for them to climb up the table and that's great management." Lennon - who clinched the club's first silverware in 25 years when St Mirren won the League Cup last season - has found himself under pressure. But he added: "I certainly believe that I'm the man to take this club forward or I wouldn't be here. "If the time comes that they decide to move Danny Lennon on, then what I would ask is, what do they expect from their new manager?"

Formation:442Manager: Pat Fenlon


Formation: 352Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

  • Ben Williams
  • Alan Maybury
  • Michael Nelson
  • Paul Hanlon
  • Lewis Stevenson
  • Scott Robertson
  • Tom Taiwo
  • Kevin Thomson
  • Liam Craig
  • Paul Heffernan
  • James Collins
  • SUBS
  • Ryan McGivern
  • James McPake
  • Rowan Vine
  • Sean Murdoch
  • Sam Stanton
  • Abdellah Zoubir
  • Ross Caldwell



Match Report

Form Guide

  • Hibernian
  • VS
  • St Mirren

Last Meetings

  • Hibernian
  • 3 - 3
  • St Mirren
  • 27/04/2013
  • St Mirren
  • 0 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 16/02/2013
  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 03/11/2012
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 2
  • Hibernian
  • 18/08/2012
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 0
  • Hibernian
  • 29/04/2012
  • Hibernian
  • 0 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 03/03/2012

Top Scorers


  • L Craig 2
  • P Heffernan 1
  • J Collins 1
  • S Robertson 1

St Mirren

  • G Harkins 1
  • K McLean 1



    • Total goals 10
    • Goals per game 5
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

St Mirren

    • Total goals 7
    • Goals per game 2
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins