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  • Date:29 Dec 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St Mirren Park
  • Attendance:4,568
  • Thompson (2) Thompson (2)
  • Hamill (47)
Goal!

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The match has reached full-time.

91:58 +1.58

Shot by Callum Paterson. Marian Kello parries the effort to safety.

91:50 +1.50

David Smith delivers the ball.

91:02 +1.02

Ryan Stevenson takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

90:10 +0.10

Corner taken by Jamie Hamill.

87:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Naismith on Jamie Walker.

86:59

Jamie Hamill challenges John McGinn unfairly and gives away a free kick.

85:30

Corner taken by Danny Grainger from the left by-line.

83:47

Danny Grainger restarts play with the free kick.

83:36

Ryan Stevenson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jim Goodwin.

82:42

Corner from the left by-line taken by Danny Grainger.

82:20

Clearance by Dylan McGowan.

82:16

The ball is crossed by John McGinn.

80:34

Gary Harkins is brought on as a substitute for Paul McGowan.

80:18

Ryan Stevenson takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.

78:14

David Smith is brought on as a substitute for Scott Robinson.

77:40

Corner taken by Jamie Hamill.

77:11

A cross is delivered by Dylan McGowan.

76:42

Jason Naismith crosses the ball.

75:30

Free kick crossed by Conor Newton.

74:28

Ryan Stevenson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

73:53

Unfair challenge on Darren McGregor by Ryan Stevenson results in a free kick.

71:18

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jamie Hamill.

70:11

John McGinn produces a cross.

68:38

Jamie Walker crosses the ball.

64:50

Free kick taken by Marian Kello.

64:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Callum Paterson on Danny Grainger.

64:00

Shot by Jim Goodwin. Jamie MacDonald catches the ball.

63:19

Dylan McGowan is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

60:31

Dylan McGowan sends in a cross.

59:00

Brad McKay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Thompson.

58:36

Scott Robinson takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

57:18

Free kick crossed by Dylan McGowan.

57:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jim Goodwin on Callum Tapping.

55:10

Free kick crossed by Kevin McHattie.

54:49

Jim Goodwin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Callum Tapping.

54:18

Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

54:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Wilson by John McGinn.

53:36

Ryan Stevenson takes a shot. Marian Kello catches the ball.

53:03

Danny Grainger restarts play with the free kick.

52:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Robinson on Steven Thompson.

51:38

Shot by Steven Thompson went wide right of the net.

50:48

Corner taken by Danny Grainger.

50:06

Darren McGregor takes the free kick.

49:46

Conor Newton fouled by Kevin McHattie, the ref awards a free kick.

48:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dylan McGowan on John McGinn.

47:01

Jamie Hamill slots the ball right footed into the goal. St Mirren 1-1 Hearts.

46:16

The ball is sent over by Callum Tapping.

The second half kicks off.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:44 +0.44

Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.

45:24 +0.24

Unfair challenge on Kevin McHattie by Conor Newton results in a free kick.

45:01

Marc McAusland leaves the field to be replaced by David van Zanten.

44:18

Corner taken by Scott Robinson.

42:13

A cross is delivered by Steven Thompson.

41:04

Steven Thompson delivers the ball.

39:43

Corner taken by Danny Grainger.

36:54

Shot by Jamie Hamill cleared the crossbar.

36:26

Scott Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

35:31

Unfair challenge on Jamie Walker by Danny Grainger results in a free kick.

34:06

Darren McGregor restarts play with the free kick.

33:38

Callum Tapping concedes a free kick for a foul on John McGinn.

31:34

Free kick taken by John McGinn.

31:09

Brad McKay concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Thompson.

29:24

Dylan McGowan restarts play with the free kick.

29:04

Foul by Sean Kelly on Ryan Stevenson, free kick awarded.

27:45

Jamie Hamill is ruled offside.

25:59

Corner taken by Danny Grainger from the right by-line.

25:34

The ball is delivered by Conor Newton.

24:51

Brad McKay makes a clearance.

24:23

Sean Kelly restarts play with the free kick.

24:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jim Goodwin by Ryan Stevenson.

23:37

Corner taken by Danny Grainger from the right by-line.

22:35

Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.

21:47

Unfair challenge on Jamie Walker by Darren McGregor results in a free kick.

20:42

Marc McAusland takes the free kick.

20:34

Ryan Stevenson is adjudged to have handled the ball.

18:57

Free kick crossed by Danny Grainger.

18:49

Scott Robinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Grainger.

14:43

Marian Kello takes the free kick.

13:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Callum Tapping on Marc McAusland.

13:28

Shot by Danny Grainger. Blocked by Danny Wilson.

12:43

The ball is delivered by Ryan Stevenson.

11:27

Free kick crossed by Jamie Hamill.

11:12

Unfair challenge on Jamie Hamill by Conor Newton results in a free kick.

9:34

Centre by Sean Kelly.

8:05

Jamie Hamill challenges John McGinn unfairly and gives away a free kick.

7:47

The ball is delivered by Paul McGowan.

6:31

Darren McGregor restarts play with the free kick.

6:08

Callum Tapping concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Kelly.

4:10

Marian Kello takes the free kick.

3:34

The referee blows for offside.

2:17

Steven Thompson scores with their right foot. St Mirren 1-0 Hearts.

0:42

Marian Kello restarts play with the free kick.

0:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Callum Paterson on David van Zanten.

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

Match Preview

Lennon eyes top six St Mirren manager Danny Lennon believes his side are closer than ever to realising their top-six ambitions. Lennon led the club to League Cup glory last term, but he has made climbing the table his primary goal as Buddies boss. He has twice seen the Paisley side scrape home in 11th, but did hand the club their best top-flight finish in 20 years when he took them to eighth the season before last. But a home win against Scottish Premiership basment boys Hearts on Sunday combined with defeats for Hibernian and St Johnstone will put Saints on the verge of a place in the top half of the table for the first time this season. Now the former Cowdenbeath boss says his side's chances of finally claiming place in the top six come the end-of-season split have never been better. Lennon told Press Association Sport: "With the group of players we have this year, there is no doubt that is the case. Over the last 14 games, you can see we are getting there. "If we could get into the top six, it would be another level of progression for this club. It's hung over St Mirren for a generation, but we have always ended up flirting at the wrong end of the table. "There is a long way to go, but if we can keep picking up points it will fuel those ambitions." Saints suffered a demoralising 3-0 defeat to Motherwell at the weekend, but responded in style as they stunned Dundee United with a 4-1 win. And Lennon claims that Boxing Day success is the proof his side can compete with the Premiership's top performers. "Everyone in my team knows their roles and responsibilities and it is a team effort that will take us there, not individuals," he said as he looked ahead to the Jambos clash. "Our success is not based on Steven Thompson's goals or Mario Kello's fantastic saves. They are important but they are just a small part of our overall effort. "Like the other sides around us, we want to get into that top six, but you will only do that if you continually turn out the kind of performance that we showed against United." St Mirren have already confirmed their first piece of business of the January transfer window, with the news Newcastle youngster Adam Campbell will join on loan. And Lennon is now turning his attentions to extending keeper Kello's short-term deal until the end of the season. He said: "We're actually speaking with Marion's representatives today. I'd love to keep him here and will do everything I can to make that happen." Hearts defender Kevin McHattie admits he is hoping 2014 will be a successful year on and off the pitch for the troubled club. The Tynecastle outfit face St Mirren in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday in their last game of what has been a fraught calendar year. Hearts plunged into administration in June with debts of nearly B#29million. The young team have also struggled in the Premiership this season after the club were hit with a 15-point penalty and were handed two separate transfer embargoes. Hearts are 14 points adrift at the basement but McHattie is desperate to help spark a turn around in their fortunes. He said: "Am I glad to see the back of 2013? In some ways yes, but with everything the club has been through, and all the fans sticking by us, it's been a great year in that way." McHattie has been heartened by the way the fans have stuck behind the players in the face of adversity. "Hearts is a massive family club. The supporters have always been there for us, so we'll try our best to pay them back for that. "On the pitch it's obviously been disappointing for us, but we'll try to change that in 2014." McHattie is hopeful the club can see improved fortunes both on and off the filed in 2014. "Hopefully we come out of administration and have a brighter future, starting on Sunday. "We've just got to do what we can. Just work hard - that's all we can do, really." Hearts manager Gary Locke's squad is still stretched to the limit ahead of the clash at St Mirren Park. Locke could only name six substitutes for the Boxing Day defeat by Kilmarnock with Gary Oliver (ankle), Ryan Stevenson (hamstring), Mark Ridgers (knee) and Jason Holt (foot) all out. Danny Wilson has been playing despite a shin splints problem and will need to play through the pain barrier again.

Formation:4411Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

Formation: 41212Manager: Gary Locke

Hearts

  • Marian Kello
  • Jason Naismith
  • Marc McAusland
  • Darren McGregor
  • Danny Grainger
  • Conor Newton
  • Jim Goodwin
  • John McGinn
  • Sean Kelly
  • Paul McGowan
  • Steven Thompson
  • SUBS
  • David van Zanten
  • Lee Mair
  • Gary Harkins
  • Thomas Reilly
  • Anton Brady
  • Christopher Dilo
  • Barry Cuddihy

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Form Guide

    WDDLLW
  • St Mirren
  • VS
  • Hearts
  • WDLLLL

Last Meetings

  • Hearts
  • 0 - 2
  • St Mirren
  • 05/10/2013
  • Hearts
  • 3 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 04/05/2013
  • St Mirren
  • 2 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 27/02/2013
  • Hearts
  • 1 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 17/11/2012
  • St Mirren
  • 2 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 15/09/2012
  • Hearts
  • 5 - 2
  • St Mirren
  • 14/01/2012

Top Scorers

St Mirren

  • S Thompson 7
  • P McGowan 2
  • C Newton 2
  • K McLean 2
  • J McGinn 2
  • G Harkins 1
  • J Naismith 1

Hearts

  • C Paterson 4
  • J Walker 3
  • R Stevenson 2
  • D Wilson 1
  • J Holt 1
  • J McGhee 1

Goals

St Mirren

    • Total goals 45
    • Goals per game 18
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hearts

    • Total goals 40
    • Goals per game 13
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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