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  • Date:15 Sep 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St Mirren Park
  • Attendance:4,307
  • Goodwin (37) Guy (47)
Goal!

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92:32 +2.32

Callum Paterson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dougie Imrie. Free kick taken by Paul Dummett.

89:06

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Daniel Grainger, clearance made by Lee Mair.

88:11

Daniel Grainger crosses the ball.

85:10

Corner taken by Arvydas Novikovas from the left by-line. Ryan McGowan challenges Lee Mair unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Samson takes the direct free kick.

84:27

Lee Mair challenges John Sutton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Grainger.

82:51

Mehdi Taouil challenges Sam Parkin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Samson takes the free kick.

81:33

Shot from deep inside the area by Arvydas Novikovas clears the bar.

80:34

Sam Parkin comes on in place of Steven Thompson.

75:22

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gary Teale, Andy Webster manages to make a clearance.

73:43

Dale Carrick joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andrew Driver. Dougie Imrie on for Kenny McLean.

72:09

Callum Paterson delivers the ball, save made by Craig Samson.

69:46

Jim Goodwin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mehdi Taouil. Daniel Grainger takes the free kick.

66:26

Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Grainger from the right by-line.

65:37

The ball is delivered by Daniel Grainger, Craig Samson manages to make a clearance.

63:17

John Sutton replaces Darren Barr.

62:34

Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Grainger.

60:39

Ryan Stevenson takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

59:42

Andrew Driver produces a cross, David van Zanten makes a clearance.

59:23

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kenny McLean. Free kick taken by Andy Webster.

58:58

Andy Webster challenges Steven Thompson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Dummett takes the free kick.

57:19

Outswinging corner taken by Daniel Grainger from the left by-line, Lee Mair makes a clearance.

56:38

Arvydas Novikovas delivers the ball, Lee Mair makes a clearance.

54:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Arvydas Novikovas on Kenny McLean. Direct free kick taken by Gary Teale.

54:21

Gary Teale joins the action as a substitute, replacing Graham Carey.

53:40

The ball is crossed by Steven Thompson.

52:50

The ball is crossed by Daniel Grainger, Craig Samson manages to make a clearance.

52:12

Paul McGowan is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Webster.

47:13

Lewis Guy scores a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. St Mirren 2-0 Hearts.The assist for the goal came from Steven Thompson.

46:10 +1.10

Effort on goal by Arvydas Novikovas from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

46:09

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ryan McGowan, Graham Carey manages to make a clearance.

42:15

Ryan McGowan sends in a cross. Unfair challenge on Callum Paterson by Graham Carey results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Daniel Grainger from the free kick.

37:49

Jim Goodwin fires in a goal from long range to the bottom left corner of the goal. St Mirren 1-0 Hearts.Assist on the goal came from Steven Thompson.

35:38

The referee blows for offside against Lewis Guy. Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.

34:01

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Grainger from the left by-line, Marc McAusland manages to make a clearance.

32:12

Corner taken by Graham Carey, clearance by Arvydas Novikovas.

30:26

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lewis Guy. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Webster.

29:28

Corner taken right-footed by Daniel Grainger, clearance made by Kenny McLean.

27:36

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lewis Guy. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Daniel Grainger, Jim Goodwin gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Daniel Grainger.

26:00

Andrew Driver challenges Graham Carey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Graham Carey takes the free kick.

25:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jim Goodwin on Ryan Stevenson. Arvydas Novikovas takes the direct free kick.

24:09

Daniel Grainger concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul McGowan. Direct free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.

22:23

Graham Carey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Grainger. Andrew Driver takes the free kick. Daniel Grainger takes the outswinging corner, Graham Carey makes a clearance.

19:53

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Grainger from the left by-line, Kenny McLean manages to make a clearance.

19:13

Corner from right by-line taken by Daniel Grainger.

18:23

Corner from left by-line taken by Daniel Grainger.

14:09

Centre by Paul Dummett, blocked by Mehdi Taouil.

11:50

The referee gives a free kick against Arvydas Novikovas for handball. Graham Carey takes the direct free kick.

8:56

Corner from left by-line taken by Callum Paterson.

8:15

Ryan McGowan crosses the ball, blocked by Paul Dummett.

6:40

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Daniel Grainger, save by Craig Samson.

5:23

Foul by Callum Paterson on Jim Goodwin, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Marc McAusland.

1:39

Foul by Jim Goodwin on Darren Barr, free kick awarded. Jim Goodwin goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Daniel Grainger restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

McLean insists the best is still to come Kenny McLean is confident there is plenty more to come from him this season as he aims to top his efforts from last term. The St Mirren midfielder capped an impressive campaign with a call-up to the Scotland Under-21 squad and a nomination for the Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year award. The 20-year-old knows he is capable of performing better than he has done in games so far this season but believes he can live up to the expectations. He said: "This season, I started okay but I want to do better. "Last season, there was some expectation on myself after getting into the Under-21s squad and the nomination for the young player of the year. "I think expectations are a bit higher than how I've started the season. "I feel there is more to come from myself and hopefully that will come. "I wouldn't say there is pressure on me - I'm delighted to be in the position that I'm in - but I'm confident that I can do better this season. "If there is a bit of pressure there then I'm happy to deal with it in the right way." McLean says his confidence has been boosted after making his debut for the Scotland Under-21 side against Luxembourg in Paisley last week, even though the young Scots failed to secure a play-off spot for the European Championships. He said: "It was good to get away and meet up with the boys. It was a good experience. "Obviously it was a disappointing outcome but it was good to be involved and I'm available for the next one as well. "Coming out at St Mirren Park for my debut with a Scotland jersey on was an honour. "Being involved with the international squad gives you massive confidence. "For me, coming back to my club, it's given my confidence a boost so hopefully I'll take that into games and do better." St Mirren host Hearts in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League on Saturday as they aim to add to their one victory so far. Buddies boss Danny Lennon said: "They've always been very difficult games against Hearts. "We've always had entertaining games with Hearts and I expect nothing less this time." Mehdi Taouil is certain Hearts will soon be scoring plenty of goals and the forward aims to be involved in creating chances as well as converting them. Manager John McGlynn is keen to sharpen his side's attacking ability and Taouil, who has netted just twice in over a season at Tynecastle, hopes to play a full part. The 29-year-old Morocco international said: "There are good and quality players in the offensive area, even if recently they've not been scoring. "I'm sure they will pretty soon and hopefully it's going to bring us some points. "I would like to score, to create goals, (but) it's a team job and if someone else scores and we get three points, I will be as happy as if I had scored." Hearts have six points from five games this term entering Saturday's clash and sit in mid-table in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. The Scottish Cup winners have not won since the opening day of the season, when they beat St Johnstone 2-0, having drawn with Hibernian, Inverness and Aberdeen and lost to Dundee last time out. McGlynn's men lost a two-legged Europa League tie to Liverpool by a solitary goal and Taouil insists the ability is present to have a strong season at Tynecastle, although he declined to reveal what the side's ambitions were. "We're going to do everything to show that we can do it," Taouil said. "We already showed that there is quality in that group, even if a lot of players have left. We matched Liverpool over two legs. "I think if everybody gives everything, we can really do big things this season. "It's a bit early in the season to tell what the goals are, but we want to do as best as possible. We will see at the end of the season." The Paisley trip is the first challenge and Taouil is looking forward to facing a side keen to play a passing game which he favours himself. "St Mirren is going to be a hard game, a tough game," he added. "They are a team who like to play football. We've got to go there and look for a win. "It's nice to play against teams like that. They like to play with the ball on the deck. "It's going to be a good game and hopefully we'll come back with three points." end

Formation:442Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

Formation: 451Manager: John McGlynn

Hearts

  • Craig Samson
  • David van Zanten
  • Marc McAusland
  • Lee Mair
  • Graham Carey
  • Paul McGowan
  • Jim Goodwin
  • Kenny McLean
  • Paul Dummett
  • Steven Thompson
  • Lewis Guy
  • SUBS
  • Chris Smith
  • Dougie Imrie
  • Jon Robertson
  • Sam Parkin
  • Thomas Reilly
  • Gary Teale
  • David Barron

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Form Guide

    DWLDD
  • St Mirren
  • VS
  • Hearts
  • WDDDL

Last Meetings

  • Hearts
  • 5 - 2
  • St Mirren
  • 14/01/2012
  • St Mirren
  • 0 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 05/11/2011
  • Hearts
  • 2 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 17/09/2011
  • Hearts
  • 3 - 2
  • St Mirren
  • 19/03/2011
  • St Mirren
  • 0 - 2
  • Hearts
  • 29/12/2010
  • Hearts
  • 3 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 23/10/2010

Top Scorers

St Mirren

  • S Thompson 1
  • S Parkin 1
  • L Guy 1
  • D McGregor 1
  • K McLean 1
  • T Reilly 1

Hearts

  • A Driver 1
  • A Novikovas 1

Goals

St Mirren

    • Total goals 11
    • Goals per game 6
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Hearts

    • Total goals 10
    • Goals per game 5
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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