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  • Date:01 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Rugby Park
  • Attendance:4,059
  • Pascali (35)
  • Sandaza (21) Sheridan (73)

Live Commentary

93:52 +3.52

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Dean Shiels, clearance by Callum Davidson.

91:38 +1.38

Corner taken right-footed by Garry Hay.


Alex Pursehouse decides to take a short corner.


Cillian Sheridan is ruled offside. James Fowler takes the indirect free kick.


Foul by William Gros on William Gibson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Callum Davidson.


Francisco Sandaza leaves the field to be replaced by Marcus Haber.


Corner taken short by William Gibson.


Chris Millar takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.


William Gros is brought on as a substitute for Gary Fisher.


Inswinging corner taken by Liam Craig from the left by-line.


William Gibson comes on in place of David Robertson.


Corner taken by Garry Hay.


A cross is delivered by Alex Pursehouse, Chris Millar gets a block in.


James Dayton goes off and Danny Racchi comes on.


Cillian Sheridan scores a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Kilmarnock 1-2 St Johnstone.Assist by Francisco Sandaza.


Garry Hay is brought on as a substitute for Rory McKeown.


Francisco Sandaza fouled by Manuel Pascali, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Jody Morris from the free kick.


Cillian Sheridan produces a cross, Francisco Sandaza takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.


The assistant referee flags for offside against Cillian Sheridan. Cameron Bell takes the free kick.


Shot from long distance by Jody Morris misses to the right of the goal.


Foul by Steven Anderson on Paul Heffernan, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Shiels.


Chris Millar on for Kevin Moon.


Corner from the left by-line taken by Dean Shiels, clearance by David MacKay.


Paul Heffernan takes a shot. Save by Peter Enckelman.


Effort on goal by James Fowler from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.


Corner taken left-footed by James Dayton, Zdenek Kroca challenges Steven Anderson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Peter Enckelman.


Inswinging corner taken by Dean Shiels, Liam Craig makes a clearance.


The ball is swung over by Alex Pursehouse, clearance made by Alan Maybury.


Rory McKeown fouled by Alan Maybury, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Shiels crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Alan Maybury manages to make a clearance.


Unfair challenge on Rory McKeown by David Robertson results in a free kick. Zdenek Kroca restarts play with the free kick.


Long range shot by James Fowler goes wide right of the target.


James Dayton fouled by David Robertson, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from Dean Shiels from the free kick.


Rory McKeown delivers the ball, clearance made by David MacKay.


James Dayton takes a shot. Save by Peter Enckelman.


Dean Shiels takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Manuel Pascali grabs a headed goal from close range. Kilmarnock 1-1 St Johnstone.The assist for the goal came from Dean Shiels.


Paul Heffernan takes a shot. Save by Peter Enckelman.


Paul Heffernan takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Anderson. Corner from right by-line taken by James Dayton.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Robertson by Gary Fisher. Gary Fisher goes into the referee's book. Peter Enckelman restarts play with the free kick.


Rory McKeown takes a shot.


The ball is crossed by David Robertson.


Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Shiels from the left by-line, save by Peter Enckelman.


Dean Shiels takes a inswinging corner.


The referee blows for offside. Steven Anderson takes the free kick. Francisco Sandaza scores a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 0-1 St Johnstone.Cillian Sheridan provided the assist for the goal.


Steven Anderson booked for unsporting behaviour.


The ball is crossed by Alex Pursehouse, clearance by David MacKay.


Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Liam Craig, clearance by Zdenek Kroca.


Corner from the left by-line taken by Liam Craig, clearance by Zdenek Kroca.


Cillian Sheridan takes a shot. Cameron Bell makes a save.


Corner from left by-line taken by Jody Morris.


Corner taken left-footed by Liam Craig from the right by-line, Rory McKeown makes a clearance.


Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Liam Craig, Zdenek Kroca manages to make a clearance.


Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam Craig, Rory McKeown manages to make a clearance.


The ball is delivered by David MacKay, blocked by Mohamadou Sissoko.


Unfair challenge on James Dayton by Steven Anderson results in a free kick. Shot comes in from James Dayton from the free kick. Inswinging corner taken by James Dayton from the left by-line, Steven Anderson makes a clearance.


James Dayton takes a shot. Peter Enckelman makes a save.


Corner taken by Liam Craig, save by Cameron Bell.

Match Preview

Problems for Killie Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels will be without several players for their Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against St Johnstone. Leon Panikvar is out with an ankle injury, while David Silva has suffered a recurrence of his knee problem. Danny Buijs is still out with a hamstring strain and Ryan O`Leary remains on the sidelines with cruciate ligament damage. St Johnstone will be without Sean Higgins. The striker suffered a ligament strain in training and has been ruled out of action for a month. Frazer Wright, Sam Parkin, Callum Davidson, Graham Gartland and Murray Davidson are likely to remain on the sidelines.

Formation:433Manager: Kenny Shiels


Formation: 442Manager: Derek McInnes

St Johnstone

  • Cameron Bell
  • Alex Pursehouse
  • Mohamadou Sissoko
  • Zdenek Kroca
  • Rory McKeown
  • James Fowler
  • Manuel Pascali
  • Gary Fisher
  • James Dayton
  • Paul Heffernan
  • Dean Shiels
  • SUBS
  • Anssi Jaakkola
  • Garry Hay
  • Gary Harkins
  • Jorge Galan
  • Ben Hutchinson
  • William Gros
  • Danny Racchi



Match Report

Saints edge past Killie The increasingly potent partnership of Francisco Sandaza and Cillian Sheridan proved too hot to handle for Kilmarnock as St Johnstone ran out 2-1 winners in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League at Rugby Park. Sandaza gave the visitors the lead in the first half, breaking a ragged Kilmarnock defensive line to slot past Cammy Bell for his seventh goal of the season. After finding Peter Enckelman in great form and seeing a Rory McKeown effort crash an effort off the crossbar, Killie finally found the net in somewhat fortunate circumstances just before half-time, as Steven Anderson's header found the corner of his own net following a deep Dean Shiels delivery. But in the second half Sheridan grabbed his third goal in two games to give St Johnstone the lead, rounding Bell and finishing with aplomb following some slack defending. The returning James Dayton was first to test Enckelman, driving a low effort which was coolly fielded by the former Aston Villa keeper. That effort was immediately followed by a drive from Killie's other floating attacker, Shiels, whose powerful right-footed effort from 20 yards flew past the Enckelman's right-hand post. Despite early Kilmarnock pressure, Sheridan almost gave the visitors the lead just after the quarter-hour mark, as Scotland international Bell denied the Irishman. Sheridan showed great pace to burst past Mohamadou Sissoko into the box before lashing a low drive which Bell did superbly to parry. The Saints had the lead with their next foray forward. Two former Dundee United players combined superbly, with Robertson slipping the ball through to Sandaza who calmly slotted past Bell. Kenny Shiels' men tested the strength of the woodwork as they chased an equaliser. McKeown surged forward from the left flank and launched a thunderous 30-yard effort which crashed off Enckleman's crossbar. Paul Heffernan, already with five SPL strikes this season, went close to levelling the scores with 10 minutes to play until the break, firing just wide. And the same man was denied minutes later, as Enckelman managed to parry his low effort wide of the post. But it proved a temporary reprieve. From the resulting Shiels corner Anderson's wayward header looped over the Saints keeper and into the corner of the net to give the home side a deserved, if fortuitous, equaliser. Kilmarnock were back on the front foot immediately in the second half, through the unlikely attacking protagonist of James Fowler. The versatile veteran lashed an effort just over the bar after the ball broke to him on the edge of the area, before forcing another super save from Enckelman as a second shot in five minutes was deflected towards the top corner. Bell had to be at his best on the hour as Sandaza threatened to grab a brace. The burgeoning partnership between Sheridan and the Spaniard was evident again, as the Irish striker's cross found the head of his partner, but Bell stooped to parry away. The provider turned beneficiary with 15 minutes to play. The livewire Sandaza capitalised on a woeful Mohamadou Sissoko pass to slip a pass to Sheridan, who rounded Bell and fired into an empty net despite a prohibitive angle. Instead of carving open St Johnstone in search of an equaliser, things actually threatened to get worse for the hosts as a powerful, deflected drive from substitute Chris Millar flew just past the post and the visitors held on.