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  • Date:30 Jul 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St Mirren Park
  • Attendance:5,011
  • Hasselbaink (49)
Goal!

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92:48 +2.48

Kari Arnason takes a shot. Save by Craig Samson.

92:23 +2.23

Effort on goal by Graham Carey from 25 yards. Save made by David Gonzalez.

91:40 +1.40

The offside flag is raised against Gary Teale. David Gonzalez restarts play with the free kick.

91:04 +1.04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by Mitchel Megginson. Free kick taken by Graham Carey.

90:18 +0.18

Richard Foster challenges Paul McGowan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.

89:00

Unfair challenge on Lee Mair by Kari Arnason results in a free kick. Craig Samson takes the direct free kick.

88:42

Paul McGowan takes a shot. David Gonzalez makes a save.

87:08

The ball is delivered by Graham Carey, Robert Milsom makes a clearance.

86:09

Jon McShane replaces Nigel Hasselbaink.

84:39

Michael Paton produces a right-footed shot from a long way out which goes wide right of the goal.

83:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Isaac Osbourne on Jim Goodwin. Free kick taken by Lee Mair.

82:33

Darren Mackie takes a shot. Lee Mair gets a block in.

82:04

The assistant referee signals for offside against Gary Teale. Richard Foster takes the free kick.

80:32

Kari Arnason fouled by Nigel Hasselbaink, the ref awards a free kick. Kari Arnason takes the free kick.

77:33

Graham Carey delivers the ball, save by David Gonzalez.

77:06

Graham Carey replaces Steven Thompson.

76:41

Corner taken left-footed by Jeroen Tesselaar from the right by-line, save by David Gonzalez.

76:23

The ball is swung over by Steven Thomson, Robert Milsom gets a block in.

74:37

Foul by Darren McGregor on Michael Paton, free kick awarded. Darren McGregor shown a yellow card. Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael Paton from left channel, clearance made by Darren McGregor.

73:47

Jeroen Tesselaar delivers the ball.

72:54

Mitchel Megginson takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand post. Scott Vernon leaves the field to be replaced by Nicky Low.

71:51

Inswinging corner taken by Gary Teale.

69:33

Steven Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Considine. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Considine.

67:36

Andrew Considine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Thompson. Gary Teale restarts play with the free kick.

66:04

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jeroen Tesselaar, Andrew Considine manages to make a clearance. Centre by Gary Teale, Andrew Considine makes a clearance. The ball is delivered by Mitchel Megginson, Lee Mair manages to make a clearance.

65:56

Darren McGregor sends in a cross, clearance made by Richard Foster.

64:47

Centre by Richard Foster, Jim Goodwin manages to make a clearance.

64:31

Jim Goodwin challenges Darren Mackie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robert Milsom.

62:42

Mitchel Megginson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Peter Pawlett.

62:04

David van Zanten delivers the ball, David Gonzalez makes a comfortable save.

61:21

Jeroen Tesselaar crosses the ball, clearance made by Andrew Considine.

61:09

Isaac Osbourne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan. Jim Goodwin takes the direct free kick.

59:53

Corner taken by Jeroen Tesselaar from the right by-line, Darren McGregor takes a shot. Kari Arnason manages to make a clearance.

59:40

The ball is sent over by Steven Thomson, Clark Robertson gets a block in.

57:22

The referee penalises Peter Pawlett for handball. Paul McGowan takes the direct free kick.

57:08

Jeroen Tesselaar crosses the ball.

56:20

Michael Paton comes on in place of Josh Magennis.

55:45

Darren Mackie takes a inswinging corner. Robert Milsom delivers the ball.

55:05

Unfair challenge on Josh Magennis by Lee Mair results in a free kick. Robert Milsom sends in a cross, Scott Vernon takes a shot. Save by Craig Samson.

54:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Magennis on Jim Goodwin. Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.

54:17

Darren McGregor concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Magennis. David Gonzalez restarts play with the free kick.

53:30

Josh Magennis concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul McGowan. Josh Magennis receives a yellow card. Lee Mair takes the direct free kick.

53:00

Foul by Darren Mackie on Paul McGowan, free kick awarded. The referee shows Darren Mackie a yellow card. Paul McGowan is booked. Direct free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.

51:53

Jim Goodwin takes a shot. Save made by David Gonzalez.

51:19

Darren Mackie concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul McGowan. Jeroen Tesselaar takes the free kick.

49:51

Nigel Hasselbaink grabs a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. St Mirren 1-0 Aberdeen.Assist by Paul McGowan.

48:41

Steven Thompson challenges Andrew Considine unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrew Considine takes the free kick.

46:33

Scott Vernon challenges Gary Teale unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jim Goodwin. Gary Teale produces a cross, blocked by Andrew Considine.

45:38

The ball is sent over by Nigel Hasselbaink. The ball is crossed by Paul McGowan, clearance made by Andrew Considine. Paul McGowan takes a shot. Richard Foster gets a block in.

45:01 +0.01

Gary Teale sends in a cross, Header from close range by Nigel Hasselbaink misses to the right of the goal.

43:49

The assistant referee signals for offside against Steven Thompson. David Gonzalez takes the free kick.

43:30

Centre by Clark Robertson, Craig Samson makes a save.

42:30

Centre by Jeroen Tesselaar, save made by David Gonzalez.

40:34

Centre by Paul McGowan.

39:05

Peter Pawlett takes a shot. Darren McGregor gets a block in.

38:19

A cross is delivered by Darren Mackie, Darren McGregor makes a clearance.

38:02

Centre by Robert Milsom, Jeroen Tesselaar makes a clearance.

37:00

Jim Goodwin challenges Peter Pawlett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Milsom crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.

36:12

Nigel Hasselbaink produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

34:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jim Goodwin on Robert Milsom. Jim Goodwin is cautioned. Andrew Considine takes the direct free kick.

32:44

Effort on goal by Josh Magennis from 25 yards. Save by Craig Samson. The referee blows for offside against Darren Mackie. Craig Samson takes the free kick.

31:48

The ball is delivered by Clark Robertson, clearance made by Jim Goodwin. Isaac Osbourne crosses the ball, clearance made by David van Zanten.

29:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by Peter Pawlett. Gary Teale takes the direct free kick.

28:03

Jim Goodwin fouled by Scott Vernon, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Vernon is cautioned. Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.

27:05

Unfair challenge on Steven Thompson by Andrew Considine results in a free kick. Gary Teale delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

26:31

The official flags Peter Pawlett offside. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Samson.

25:48

Effort on goal by Gary Teale from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

24:32

Shot by Nigel Hasselbaink from a long way out goes over the net.

23:10

The assistant referee flags for offside against Scott Vernon. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Samson.

20:48

Jeroen Tesselaar challenges Peter Pawlett unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Robert Milsom.

19:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by Isaac Osbourne. Craig Samson takes the free kick.

17:31

Jeroen Tesselaar sends in a cross, save by David Gonzalez.

14:09

Corner taken left-footed by Jeroen Tesselaar, Steven Thompson takes a shot from close range clearing the crossbar.

14:02

The ball is sent over by Nigel Hasselbaink, clearance by Clark Robertson.

13:08

Jeroen Tesselaar produces a cross.

11:30

Steven Thomson has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

8:39

Clark Robertson challenges Steven Thompson unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee cautions Clark Robertson for unsporting behaviour. Gary Teale delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Isaac Osbourne makes a clearance.

5:40

The ball is delivered by Gary Teale, clearance by Clark Robertson.

4:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by Isaac Osbourne. Direct free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.

3:19

The ball is crossed by Nigel Hasselbaink.

2:07

Centre by Paul McGowan, save made by David Gonzalez.

1:42

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gary Teale.

1:17

Gary Teale takes a inswinging corner to the near post, save made by David Gonzalez.

1:11

Steven Thompson delivers the ball, Andrew Considine gets a block in.

Match Preview

Formation:433Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

Formation: 442Manager: Craig Brown

Aberdeen

  • Craig Samson
  • David van Zanten
  • Lee Mair
  • Darren McGregor
  • Jeroen Tesselaar
  • Steven Thomson
  • Jim Goodwin
  • Paul McGowan
  • Gary Teale
  • Steven Thompson
  • Nigel Hasselbaink
  • SUBS
  • Adam McHugh
  • Marc McAusland
  • Paul McQuade
  • Kenny McLean
  • Jon McShane
  • Dominic Kennedy
  • Graham Carey

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Match Report

Hasselbaink sinks Dons Livewire Nigel Hasselbaink scored on his home debut as St Mirren defeated Aberdeen 1-0 in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. After missing two shooting opportunities and a free header at the end of the first half, Hasselbaink slotted in his first Buddies goal after 50 minutes following his summer move from relegated Hamilton. Steven Thompson, who missed a penalty in the 0-0 draw at Dunfermline, had lofted a volley over and Gary Teale drilled an effort wide for the hosts, while the Dons had half chances through Josh Magennis and Scott Vernon but were distinctly second best. St Mirren, with an unchanged starting XI, were full of energy and enthusiasm from the start, with Hasselbaink, nephew of former Holland striker Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink, a useful outlet. After Clark Robertson was booked for a reckless lunge on Thompson after nine minutes, the striker went close to opening the scoring. Thompson hit a side-foot volley over from six yards after Jeroen Tesselaar's corner had been headed back across a crowded box by Teale. Hasselbaink shot over after a neat turn outside the box before Teale cut in from the right and fired a left-foot shot across goal. Vernon became the second Aberdeen player booked for a foul on Saints midfield enforcer Jim Goodwin, who was later also shown a yellow card, before the visitors finally mustered a shot on target. Magennis made space for himself 25 yards out and hit a low right-footed drive which Craig Samson gathered at the second attempt. Hasselbaink continued to trouble the Dons and created space for himself on the edge of the area before firing narrowly wide. Aberdeen were beginning to come into the game, but it was Saints who spurned the opportunity to take a half-time lead when the diminutive Hasselbaink missed a free header from Teale's cross. Hasselbaink was in a more familiar position at the start of the second half and made a strong run down the left but his cross failed to find a team-mate. The ball rebounded towards Paul McGowan, who hit a wild shot which appeared to strike Kari Arnason, but suggestions of handball were dismissed. McGowan and Hasselbaink then combined to put Saints ahead. Former Celtic youth player McGowan threaded a ball through to the onrushing Hasselbaink, who calmly tucked the ball low beyond Dons goalkeeper David Gonzalez. McGowan was then booked for tangling with Mackie, who was also shown a yellow card, before Magennis was also cautioned and substituted soon after as the visitors' frustration began to tell. Vernon had a header palmed around the post by Samson, but Saints regained composure and possession. Dons boss Craig Brown had used all of his three substitutes with 16 minutes remaining, but still the visitors appeared devoid of ideas and a fresh impetus. Saints remained in control and continued to try to build on their advantage, with Hasselbaink nipping through to dispossess Arnason, only for the defender's blushes to be saved by Gonzalez's speed off his line. Substitute Michael Paton shot wide from 20 yards at the other end as the Dons came close to a leveller with five minutes remaining. Hasselbaink was then given a rousing reception when he was replaced by Jon McShane. Saints held out for all three points, but it could have been more comfortable as Gonzalez saved from substitute Graham Carey deep in stoppage time.

Form Guide

    D
  • St Mirren
  • VS
  • Aberdeen
  • D

Last Meetings

  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 10/05/2011
  • St Mirren
  • 3 - 2
  • Aberdeen
  • 06/04/2011
  • 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

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        • Total goals 0
        • Goals per game 0

      Aberdeen

        • Total goals 0
        • Goals per game 0

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