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  • Date:14 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St Mirren Park
  • Lynch (72)
  • Daly (89)
Goal!

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91:20 +1.20

Paul Dixon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

90:21 +0.21

Unfair challenge on Sean Lynch by Prince Buaben results in a free kick. Paul Gallacher takes the indirect free kick.

89:00

A goal is scored by Jon Daly from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. St Mirren 1-1 Dundee Utd.

88:00

Unfair challenge on Garry Kenneth by Lee Mair results in a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Prince Buaben.

86:11

Jon Daly is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

84:54

Paul Dixon crosses the ball, Sean Dillon takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

83:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hugh Murray by Danny Cadamarteri. Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

82:00

Inswinging corner taken by Paul McGowan.

81:47

The referee shows Garry Kenneth a yellow card.

81:38

Centre by David Goodwillie, clearance made by David van Zanten.

80:21

Danny Cadamarteri comes on in place of Craig Conway.

80:03

A cross is delivered by Jennison Myrie-Williams, save by Paul Gallacher.

79:15

Steven Robb leaves the field to be replaced by Ally Love.

78:58

Paul McGowan concedes a free kick for a foul on Garry Kenneth. Direct free kick taken by Garry Kenneth.

78:07

The ball is delivered by Craig Conway.

78:00

A cross is delivered by Paul Dixon, Darren McGregor manages to make a clearance.

77:13

The ball is sent over by Craig Conway, Paul Gallacher makes a save.

76:35

Steven Thomson challenges Craig Conway unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Conway crosses the ball in from the free kick, Hugh Murray manages to make a clearance.

74:09

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Conway, John Potter makes a clearance.

73:42

(Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Jennison Myrie-Williams coming on for Scott Robertson.

72:57

Sean Lynch fires in a goal from just outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. St Mirren 1-0 Dundee Utd.

71:55

Steven Robb takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Jon Daly.

71:49

The ball is swung over by David van Zanten, clearance by Garry Kenneth.

70:38

Handball by David van Zanten. David van Zanten receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Conway, save made by Paul Gallacher.

69:53

The ball is sent over by Craig Conway, Hugh Murray manages to make a clearance.

69:37

Corner taken by Paul Dixon from the right by-line.

69:19

Curled left-footed shot by Jon Daly. Save by Paul Gallacher.

68:47

Jure Travner crosses the ball, Garry Kenneth manages to make a clearance.

67:54

Effort on goal by Sean Dillon from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

67:43

The ball is crossed by Craig Conway, clearance made by Lee Mair.

67:33

The ball is delivered by Sean Dillon, clearance by John Potter.

67:11

The ball is crossed by Craig Conway, Darren McGregor makes a clearance.

64:49

Paul Dixon takes a corner.

64:37

The ball is crossed by Morgaro Gomis, save by Paul Gallacher.

61:51

Paul Dixon delivers the ball.

61:41

Morgaro Gomis delivers the ball.

61:02

Unfair challenge on Craig Conway by Hugh Murray results in a free kick. Paul Dixon takes the free kick.

60:06

Gareth Wardlaw leaves the field to be replaced by Lee Mair.

59:45

The ball is swung over by Craig Conway.

59:32

Paul Dixon crosses the ball.

56:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Conway by Hugh Murray. Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Conway from left wing, Sean Lynch manages to make a clearance.

55:56

Corner from right by-line taken by Paul Dixon.

55:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren McGregor on David Goodwillie. Darren McGregor is cautioned. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Craig Conway, John Potter makes a clearance.

54:25

Shot by Morgaro Gomis. Blocked by Steven Robb.

54:08

Corner taken right-footed by Craig Conway, clearance made by Sean Lynch.

54:01

Craig Conway sends in a cross, Jure Travner makes a clearance.

52:57

David van Zanten sends in a cross.

51:50

The ball is crossed by Craig Conway, David Goodwillie has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

50:49

Jure Travner fouled by David Goodwillie, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

49:22

Corner taken by Craig Conway from the right by-line, Darren McGregor makes a clearance.

48:42

Gareth Wardlaw produces a cross, save made by Dusan Pernis.

46:39

Steven Robb produces a cross.

46:13 +1.13

Sean Dillon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jure Travner. Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.

45:50 +0.50

The ball is sent over by Scott Robertson, clearance by Hugh Murray.

45:28

A cross is delivered by Paul McGowan, clearance by Sean Dillon.

45:11 +0.11

Corner from the left by-line taken by Craig Conway, clearance made by Paul Gallacher.

45:01 +0.01

The ball is swung over by Craig Conway, John Potter manages to make a clearance.

44:31

Craig Conway crosses the ball, save by Paul Gallacher.

41:58

Sean Lynch challenges Prince Buaben unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Craig Conway from the free kick.

40:46

Gareth Wardlaw fouled by Sean Dillon, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Thomson crosses the ball in from the free kick, Dusan Pernis makes a save.

38:58

Inswinging corner taken by Craig Conway from the left by-line, Darren Dods has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

38:41

Craig Conway takes the inswinging corner, John Potter manages to make a clearance.

38:18

Jon Daly takes a shot. Blocked by David van Zanten.

36:57

Paul McGowan fouled by Prince Buaben, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

36:45

Centre by Morgaro Gomis.

36:13

Corner taken right-footed by Craig Conway from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Hugh Murray.

33:25

The ball is sent over by Steven Thomson, clearance by Sean Dillon.

32:52

Prince Buaben has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.

32:22

The ball is sent over by Paul McGowan.

31:49

David Goodwillie challenges Darren McGregor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Gallacher takes the free kick.

30:54

Morgaro Gomis takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar.

29:27

Morgaro Gomis concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul McGowan. Indirect free kick taken by John Potter.

29:22

The ball is crossed by Sean Dillon.

28:52

The ball is delivered by John Potter, clearance made by Morgaro Gomis.

28:52

Craig Conway produces a cross, clearance made by Jure Travner.

27:36

Centre by Craig Conway.

27:06

A cross is delivered by David Goodwillie, blocked by David van Zanten.

21:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Daly on John Potter. Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick. Jon Daly goes into the book.

21:18

Garry Kenneth takes a shot. Save by Paul Gallacher.

20:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Robertson by Steven Thomson. Craig Conway takes the free kick.

20:27

Craig Conway fouled by Sean Lynch, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Dixon.

19:38

Gareth Wardlaw concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Dixon. Free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.

18:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by Prince Buaben. Prince Buaben goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Steven Robb has an effort direct from the free kick.

16:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Thomson on Craig Conway. The ball is sent over by Craig Conway, Close range headed effort by Darren Dods misses to the right of the target.

15:34

The ball is delivered by Jure Travner, save by Dusan Pernis.

13:44

Gareth Wardlaw takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

11:38

Paul McGowan fouled by Prince Buaben, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Steven Thomson, Sean Dillon manages to make a clearance.

11:38

Paul McGowan fouled by Prince Buaben, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Thomson.

9:57

Paul McGowan fouled by Prince Buaben, the ref awards a free kick. John Potter restarts play with the free kick.

7:57

Craig Conway takes the outswinging corner, Sean Lynch manages to make a clearance.

7:46

Craig Conway produces a cross, clearance by Jure Travner.

7:07

Steven Thomson is adjudged to have handled the ball. Dusan Pernis takes the free kick.

6:28

Steven Robb takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Sean Dillon.

4:42

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.

4:11

The ball is sent over by Steven Robb, Darren Dods manages to make a clearance.

3:33

Gareth Wardlaw fouled by David Goodwillie, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Steven Thomson.

2:52

Inswinging corner taken by Paul McGowan from the left by-line.

2:18

Paul McGowan fouled by Craig Conway, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Robb crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

1:09

The ball is delivered by Paul McGowan.

The match has kicked off.

The referee starts the match.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The game restarts for the second half.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Van Zanten buoyed by bonding St Mirren defender David van Zanten insists all of Danny Lennon's new signings have integrated fully into the Buddies' squad in time for the opening Clydesdale Bank Premier League game at home to Dundee United. Lennon made van Zanten his first signing after taking over from Gus MacPherson at the end of last season and has subsequently brought in another nine players. The 28-year-old returns to Paisley for a second spell, having previously spent five years with the club before joining Hibernian in 2008. He had a short spell at Hamilton last season but the Irishman insists he has fitted straight back in the fold, along with all the other new boys. "We went away to Ireland for four nights and were in each other's company non-stop so everyone got to know each other and bonded," he said. "It's different in January if you're changing team, it's more difficult to get to know each other. "But we've done it in pre-season and it brings to a freshness to the squad. "They have settled in great in training and pre-season games and I'm sure they will do well. "I think everyone at the club is prepared to muck in and help each other out. "There are a lot of experienced boys in there. We just all want to do what's best for the team and help each other out." Saints are hoping to have Craig Dargo fit as the striker battles a minor strain. Michael Higdon is suspended and David Barron will miss out with knee ligament damage. Meanwhile, Dundee United manager Peter Houston has told his players to enjoy the pressure of trying to emulate last season's success. The Tannadice side finished third and also lifted the Scottish Cup, so go into the new campaign with a weight of expectation upon them. They have been tipped in some quarters to challenge the Old Firm for the SPL title and the players themselves have set a target of splitting the Glasgow giants at the head of the table. Houston, who replaced Craig Levein last December, believes his men can handle the pressure and reckons they can get their season off to a positive start against St Mirren this weekend. He said: "Expectations will go up because of last season, but what we've got to remember is these players think they can do it. "They have had a taste of success and they want more and I certainly believe they can get it. It was a fantastic year for us, so we are looking forward to starting again. "We've got a very tough game, but it will be the first of many and we are up for it. "The performance levels have been improving, I believe, and the boys are ready for what's ahead. "There is a bit of the unknown about St Mirren tomorrow because they have brought in quite a number of players over the summer. "They also had a closed-door game last weekend, I don't know why, but it meant we couldn't watch them. "We don't know a lot about them but we know enough to prepare properly and what I do know is they have brought in one good manager in Danny Lennon to replace another good manager (Gus MacPherson). "Danny has brought Cowdenbeath up from the Third Division to the First in back-to-back seasons and that's something you have to respect. "He will want to prove himself at SPL level and I'm sure he will. "But we've got to focus on ourselves and go about the job the way we did the majority of last season. "We've a good set of players and we've kept most, almost all, of them over the summer so it's up to them to continue their good work. "If they do that it will be up to St Mirren to worry about us rather than the other way round." Striker Francisco Sandaza is fit again following a hamstring injury but Danny Swanson is suspended.

Formation:4411Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

Formation: 4411Manager: Peter Houston

Dundee Utd

  • Paul Gallacher
  • David van Zanten
  • Darren McGregor
  • John Potter
  • Jure Travner
  • Steven Thomson
  • Hugh Murray
  • Sean Lynch
  • Steven Robb
  • Paul McGowan
  • Gareth Wardlaw
  • SUBS
  • Craig Samson
  • Marc McAusland
  • Garry Brady
  • Ally Love
  • Mark McLennan
  • Kenneth McLean
  • Lee Mair

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Match Report

Daly the hero as United snatch a draw Jon Daly salvaged a point for Dundee United with an 89th-minute strike in their Clydesdale Bank Premier League opener at St Mirren. The United striker was alert to net a loose ball from close range at the end of a match in which his side had enjoyed the majority of chances. They had fallen behind on 73 minutes when new St Mirren signing Sean Lynch marked his debut by scoring the opener following a corner. New St Mirren manager Danny Lennon handed debuts to six new players as his side kicked off their SPL campaign. Returning defender David van Zanten, back for a second spell at the Paisley club, started alongside Lynch, Darren McGregor, Gareth Wardlaw, Paul McGowan and Jure Travner. St Mirren dominated the early stages and had the first effort on goal on three minutes when Steven Robb's free-kick from the right touchline reached the far post and was headed goalwards by John Potter, but it was cleared for a corner. Wardlaw then won a long ball forward despite the attentions of Kenneth and tried a turn and shot from a wide position, but his effort never troubled visiting goalkeeper Dusan Pernis. Centre-half Darren Dods headed onto the roof of the net from a Craig Conway free-kick after the midfielder himself had been brought down just outside the left edge of the box. Conway then sent in another searching free-kick on 20 minutes which was met at pace by Garry Kenneth at the right-hand post, but home goalkeeper Paul Gallacher kept out his header. United consistently pressed around the St Mirren goal for the remainder of the half, coming ever closer to a goal. Morgaro Gomis tried his luck with a speculative shot from distance, but it went over the bar, and Prince Buaben then tried a strike which went past the left-hand post. In between, St Mirren had a penalty appeal turned down as they felt Paul Dixon had handled in the box. Kenneth again found his way into the box to try his luck following a Conway corner as the visitors continued to unleash a series of set-pieces around Gallacher's goal as the interval approached, including a free-kick from the midfielder which went narrowly past the post. David Goodwillie had the first half-chance after the restart, but Gallacher rushed out to smother at the striker's feet. At the other end, Steven Robb fired in a cross from the left touchline which Pernis appeared to have under control, but it ended up hitting the corner of the woodwork before being claimed by the goalkeeper. United had their nearest miss yet on 51 minutes when Conway escaped Van Zanten to cross for Goodwillie, but the striker's header sneaked just wide. Gomis then had a half-volley following a corner booted away from the right-hand post by Robb as United continued to dominate. Daly ended up on the deck in a busy box as he and Van Zanten jostled for position for Gomis' cross from the right; and the United striker had a glancing header touched narrowly out for a corner moments later. Gallacher was again called into action on 69 minutes as Gomis threaded a pass to Daly who cut inside two defenders before curling a shot which the goalkeeper stretched to touch over. Despite United's pressure, however, it was St Mirren who finally broke the deadlock four minutes later - a corner from the right arrived at the feet of Lynch and he unleashed a volley which soared past Pernis and into the top right corner of the goal. United looked to respond and Conway sent in a promising cross but Daly was unable to connect with his diving header. However, the striker netted a deserved equaliser by following up a shot which had been blocked by Potter to slam home from six yards.

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