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  • Date:06 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:St Mirren Park
  • Attendance:3,489
  • Higdon (5) Dargo (56) Thomson (67)
  • Hugh Murray - og (46)
    Milsom (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:39 +2.39

The official flags Gareth Wardlaw offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.

90:09 +0.09

Robert Milsom grabs a goal from long distance to the bottom right corner of the goal. St Mirren 3-2 Aberdeen.

88:45

Gareth Wardlaw is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Andrew Considine restarts play with the free kick.

87:54

Paul McGowan challenges Chris Maguire unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Steven Smith.

86:57

Centre by Steven Smith, John Potter makes a clearance.

85:11

Michael Higdon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nikola Vujadinovic. Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

84:55

Michael Paton concedes a free kick for a foul on Kenny McLean. Jure Travner restarts play with the free kick.

84:05

Craig Dargo goes off and Gareth Wardlaw comes on.

82:53

Derek Young takes a shot.

81:34

Peter Pawlett takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Hugh Murray.

80:57

The ball is sent over by Ryan Jack, clearance by Darren McGregor.

80:07

The ball is swung over by Steven Smith, John Potter manages to make a clearance.

80:02

The ball is crossed by Steven Smith, clearance by John Potter.

77:51

Corner taken by Robert Milsom from the right by-line, Nikola Vujadinovic has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

77:45

Derek Young sends in a cross, blocked by Kenny McLean.

76:20

Paul McGowan fouled by Chris Maguire, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.

76:09

Michael Paton sends in a cross, clearance made by Hugh Murray.

75:11

Hugh Murray fouled by Derek Young, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.

74:26

Aaron Mooy leaves the field to be replaced by Kenny McLean. Michael Higdon is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Andrew Considine.

72:19

Michael Higdon concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Smith. Direct free kick taken by Steven Smith.

71:40

(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Scott Vernon coming on for Josh Magennis.

71:18

Michael Higdon is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.

67:51

Nikola Vujadinovic joins the action as a substitute, replacing Zander Diamond.

67:07

Steven Thomson finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. St Mirren 3-1 Aberdeen.Craig Dargo provided the assist for the goal.

65:39

Foul by David van Zanten on Peter Pawlett, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Peter Pawlett.

64:48

Craig Dargo challenges Robert Milsom unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Milsom takes the direct free kick.

63:39

Steven Thomson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Maguire. Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.

63:00

Outswinging corner taken by Aaron Mooy.

62:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Pawlett on Steven Thomson. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Aaron Mooy, clearance made by Andrew Considine.

61:51

Booking for Andrew Considine. Andrew Considine challenges Paul McGowan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aaron Mooy fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

61:12

Shot from 20 yards from Steven Thomson. Jamie Langfield makes a save.

60:43

Chris Maguire challenges Hugh Murray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Potter.

59:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Maguire by Hugh Murray. Free kick taken by Michael Paton.

58:10

Inswinging corner taken by Aaron Mooy from the left by-line, Headed effort on goal by John Potter from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

56:16

Craig Dargo grabs a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. St Mirren 2-1 Aberdeen.David van Zanten provided the assist for the goal.

55:21

Steven Thomson is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Zander Diamond.

55:06

Michael Paton crosses the ball, save made by Paul Gallacher.

54:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Paton on Jure Travner. Paul Gallacher takes the free kick.

52:46

Michael Higdon concedes a free kick for a foul on Zander Diamond. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Langfield. Josh Magennis produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

51:49

Ryan Jack on for Rory McArdle. Unfair challenge on Andrew Considine by Michael Higdon results in a free kick. Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.

46:31

Hugh Murray concedes an own goal. St Mirren 1-1 Aberdeen.Chris Maguire crosses the ball, Unfair challenge on Craig Dargo by Andrew Considine results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Mooy. The assist for the goal came from Chris Maguire.

45:45

Short corner worked by Peter Pawlett.

45:29

Steven Smith takes a shot. Save by Paul Gallacher.

44:05

Zander Diamond gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Gallacher. Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.

43:34

Booking for Hugh Murray for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Chris Maguire by Hugh Murray results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Robert Milsom, save by Paul Gallacher.

41:21

Rory McArdle produces a cross, clearance by John Potter.

40:06

Steven Smith delivers the ball.

38:55

The ball is delivered by Michael Paton, clearance by Michael Higdon.

38:51

Robert Milsom produces a cross.

38:30

Short corner taken by Robert Milsom from the right by-line.

38:19

Centre by Michael Paton, Jure Travner gets a block in.

37:21

The official flags Steven Smith offside. Paul Gallacher takes the indirect free kick.

36:34

Josh Magennis crosses the ball.

34:12

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Peter Pawlett from the left by-line, Josh Magennis has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

34:05

Centre by Steven Smith, Aaron Mooy gets a block in.

32:17

Corner taken by Robert Milsom, free kick awarded for a foul by Zander Diamond on John Potter. Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

32:08

Chris Maguire produces a cross, Darren McGregor gets a block in.

31:59

A cross is delivered by Rory McArdle, blocked by Darren McGregor.

30:23

Unfair challenge on Zander Diamond by Michael Higdon results in a free kick. Andrew Considine restarts play with the free kick.

29:50

Effort from outside the penalty box by Josh Magennis goes wide left of the target.

29:33

Chris Maguire crosses the ball, David van Zanten manages to make a clearance.

28:49

Foul by Hugh Murray on Chris Maguire, free kick awarded. Rory McArdle takes the free kick.

28:37

The ball is crossed by Aaron Mooy, save by Jamie Langfield.

27:44

Paul McGowan takes a shot. Rory McArdle gets a block in.

25:21

Shot by Michael Paton. Save by Paul Gallacher.

25:13

Centre by Michael Paton, clearance by David van Zanten.

24:25

Michael Higdon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Paton. Free kick taken by Rory McArdle.

23:50

Peter Pawlett has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

23:11

The ball is delivered by Robert Milsom, Andrew Considine produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

22:48

Corner taken right-footed by Peter Pawlett to the near post, Hugh Murray manages to make a clearance.

22:15

John Potter receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Chris Maguire by John Potter results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Zander Diamond.

21:19

Rory McArdle concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Higdon. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jure Travner, Andrew Considine manages to make a clearance.

20:46

Chris Maguire takes a shot from 35 yards and missed to the right of the target.

20:06

Aaron Mooy crosses the ball.

17:50

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Milsom from the right by-line, save by Paul Gallacher.

16:58

Centre by Michael Paton, clearance made by Michael Higdon.

16:35

Jure Travner concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Maguire. Robert Milsom takes the direct free kick.

15:43

Chris Maguire sends in a cross.

13:59

The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Maguire. Paul Gallacher takes the indirect free kick.

13:13

The official flags Chris Maguire offside. Paul Gallacher takes the indirect free kick.

11:53

David van Zanten delivers the ball, Andrew Considine makes a clearance.

10:06

The ball is delivered by Jure Travner.

9:37

Chris Maguire produces a cross.

7:34

Corner taken right-footed by Aaron Mooy from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Robert Milsom.

5:39

A goal is scored by Michael Higdon from the edge of the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. St Mirren 1-0 Aberdeen.Craig Dargo provided the assist for the goal.

4:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Pawlett on David van Zanten. Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

3:52

The ball is swung over by David van Zanten, Craig Dargo concedes a free kick for a foul on Rory McArdle. Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.

1:18

Hugh Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Maguire. Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

1:12

Jure Travner crosses the ball.

0:44

Peter Pawlett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David van Zanten. John Potter takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

Lennon calls for consistency St Mirren manager Danny Lennon has challenged his players to prove they can add consistency to their game following their crucial win over Hamilton. Saints moved nine points above the Clydesdale Bank Premier League bottom club after coming from behind to win 3-1 on Saturday and are looking to make full use of their game in hand against Aberdeen on Wednesday night. The Paisley side have not recorded consecutive wins all season but they will close the gap on the Dons to three points if they break that duck. "Right after the Hamilton game we laid it on the line to the players," Lennon told Real Radio. "It was a massive lift but we have to remain focused on getting as many points as possible in the last eight games of the season and that starts on Wednesday night. "We need players who are consistent. Saturday's second-half performance cannot be allowed to be flash in the pan." Lennon added: "There was a bounce in the step and you would expect that after that second half performance. "The most important thing was the result on the day and we are delighted to pick the three points up. "It is important that we go in to Wednesday night's game and make Saturday's game count and we will do so only if we do something." Saints are looking to avenge their recent Scottish Cup quarter-final defeat at Pittodrie, which came after Aberdeen defender Rory McArdle equalised deep into injury-time at St Mirren Park after Lennon's men had squandered several chances. "We have had some good games that have been very close and could have gone either way," Lennon said. "They took something from us and we have a lot to get back on Wednesday. "With them having one eye on the cup it certainly is a massive one for us and also the aspect that they are the ones directly above us now and that gives us the main, added incentive to try to catch them. "We have to finish as high as we can and build a bit of momentum." Aberdeen manager Craig Brown has reminded his players they have much to play for despite seeing their top-six hopes all but end against Motherwell on Saturday. A 2-1 defeat at Fir Park left Aberdeen nine points behind sixth-placed Motherwell with three matches to play before the split. Motherwell can move out of sight when they host Dundee United while the Dons play at St Mirren Park. But Brown wants his men to build for next season and warned them places are at stake for their Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic on April 17. "We have to look forward to the semi-final of the cup," Brown said. "The lads know they are playing for their place in the semi-final and that's a huge incentive. "They are determined to do their best in the cup and to finish the championship strongly. "I'm well aware there are season tickets to be sold and people want to see encouragement for next season and that will be done through results and hopefully through the recruitment of one or two players. "The players are playing for their futures, both in terms of contracts and the level of contracts. The better they play, the better offer we are disposed to give them. "It's a huge incentive for the players. Some guys will know they are here but they want the best possible deal. "Every place is worth money to the club and if we can't finish sixth, we want to be seventh." But 11th-placed St Mirren will move just three points off Aberdeen if they win and they are determined to avenge their Scottish Cup quarter-final defeat, which came at Pittodrie after Aberdeen defender Rory McArdle levelled in injury time in Paisley. "They will want to get back-to-back wins," Brown said. "They haven't got them yet and I read they are anxious to do so against us. "But we think we will play far better in Paisley than we did the last time. We played well in the replay so I think we are good enough to get a win at Paisley."

Formation:442Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

Formation: 442Manager: Craig Brown

Aberdeen

  • Paul Gallacher
  • David van Zanten
  • John Potter
  • Darren McGregor
  • Jure Travner
  • Aaron Mooy
  • Hugh Murray
  • Steven Thomson
  • Paul McGowan
  • Craig Dargo
  • Michael Higdon
  • SUBS
  • Craig Samson
  • Kenny McLean
  • Jamie McKernon
  • Gareth Wardlaw
  • David Barron
  • Patrick Cregg
  • Marc McAusland

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Match Report

Saints continue to rise Michael Higdon, Craig Dargo and Steven Thomson were on target as St Mirren defeated Aberdeen 3-2 to extend their safety cushion at the foot of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League to 12 points. Dargo marked his return to the starting line-up by making two and scoring one as Higdon, who struck a hat-trick in last Saturday's 3-1 win over bottom club Hamilton, set the ball rolling with a half-volley after six minutes following his strike partner's flick-on. Aberdeen netted a 46th-minute equaliser when Chris Maguire's effort deflected in off Hugh Murray, but Dargo tucked in a 57th-minute second before setting up Thomson in the 68th minute. Rob Milsom netted a fierce low drive from 25 yards after 90 minutes but Saints held on to claim back-to-back victories for the first time this season. With seven matches of the season remaining, including at Celtic and Rangers in the next two games before the SPL split, Saints hold a 12-point lead over Accies, who now appear all but doomed to relegation. Ninth-placed Aberdeen are now three points clear of Saints, who overcame the loss of Lee Mair following the warm-up to make a strong start in the contest, which was their game in hand over Accies. The Dons progressed to the Scottish Cup semi-final at the expense of St Mirren last month and the hosts were out for revenge. After six minutes the Buddies went in front when a long ball forward was headed on by Dargo. Higdon was in space just inside the visitors' penalty area and struck a sweet half-volley for his 15th of the season. Maguire, who was lively throughout, tried an audacious chip which never troubled Paul Gallacher in the hosts' goal before firing narrowly wide from 30 yards. Andrew Considine headed onto the roof of Gallacher's net from 18 yards before Michael Paton hit a shot into the ground which the Buddies goalkeeper held. Aberdeen applied pressure but Saints were untroubled until the interval. However, within 60 seconds of the restart the visitors were level. After Peter Pawlett had forced Gallacher into a smart save, the winger took the resulting corner short. Maguire collected the ball on the left of the Saints area and hit a shot from an acute angle which deflected inside the far post off Murray. McArdle was replaced by Ryan Jack with an apparent arm injury before the visitors suffered another blow when Saints went in front for a second time. Aaron Mooy found Higdon, who laid the ball off for David van Zanten to cross and Dargo was unmarked at the far post to tuck in from close range. Jamie Langfield held a Thomson shot from 18 yards soon after and then Considine was booked for bringing down Paul McGowan as he surged through the middle. Saints were looking confident and Dargo was once again the provider for their third after racing inside the left of the area. The striker pulled the ball back and Thomson calmly slotted into the bottom corner for Saints' third. Aberdeen continued to press forward and Scott Vernon replaced Josh Magennis up front but Saints stood firm with men behind the ball. Milsom finally breached their defence with a fierce left-foot shot from 25 yards into the bottom corner but Saints survived a nervy stoppage time.

Form Guide

    LWLLLW
  • St Mirren
  • VS
  • Aberdeen
  • WWDDLL

Last Meetings

  • Aberdeen
  • 2 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 15/01/2011
  • St Mirren
  • 2 - 1
  • Aberdeen
  • 30/10/2010
  • St Mirren
  • 0 - 1
  • Aberdeen
  • 08/05/2010
  • Aberdeen
  • 2 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 27/03/2010
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 0
  • Aberdeen
  • 12/01/2010
  • Aberdeen
  • 1 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 19/09/2009

Top Scorers

St Mirren

  • M Higdon 10
  • S Thomson 4
  • D McGregor 2
  • G Wardlaw 2
  • S Lynch 2
  • C Dargo 1
  • J Travner 1
  • M McAusland 1
  • P McGowan 1

Aberdeen

  • S Vernon 9
  • C Maguire 3
  • R McArdle 2
  • S Aluko 2
  • J Magennis 2
  • D Mackie 1
  • Z Diamond 1
  • Y Folly 1
  • N Vujadinovic 1
  • N Blackman 1
  • R Jack 1

Goals

St Mirren

    • Total goals 76
    • Goals per game 27
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 14 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Aberdeen

    • Total goals 81
    • Goals per game 32
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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