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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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92mins

The match has reached full-time.

92mins

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

92mins

David Smith delivers the ball.

92mins

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

91mins

Corner taken by Jamie Hamill.

88mins

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

87mins

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

86mins

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

84mins

Danny Grainger restarts play with the free kick.

84mins

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

83mins

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

83mins

Clearance by Dylan McGowan.

83mins

The ball is crossed by John McGinn.

81mins

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

81mins

Ryan Stevenson takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.

79mins

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

78mins

Corner taken by Jamie Hamill.

78mins

A cross is delivered by Dylan McGowan.

77mins

Jason Naismith crosses the ball.

76mins

Free kick crossed by Conor Newton.

75mins

Ryan Stevenson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

74mins

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

72mins

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

71mins

John McGinn produces a cross.

69mins

Jamie Walker crosses the ball.

65mins

Free kick taken by Marian Kello.

65mins

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

64mins

Shot by Jim Goodwin. Jamie MacDonald catches the ball.

64mins

Dylan McGowan is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

61mins

Dylan McGowan sends in a cross.

59mins

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

59mins

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

58mins

Free kick crossed by Dylan McGowan.

58mins

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

56mins

Free kick crossed by Kevin McHattie.

55mins

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

55mins

Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

55mins

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

54mins

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

54mins

Danny Grainger restarts play with the free kick.

53mins

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

52mins

Shot by Steven Thompson went wide right of the net.

51mins

Corner taken by Danny Grainger.

51mins

Darren McGregor takes the free kick.

50mins

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

49mins

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

48mins

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

47mins

The ball is sent over by Callum Tapping.

46mins

The second half kicks off.

46mins

The players leave the pitch at half time.

46mins

Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.

46mins

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

46mins

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

45mins

Corner taken by Scott Robinson.

43mins

A cross is delivered by Steven Thompson.

42mins

Steven Thompson delivers the ball.

40mins

Corner taken by Danny Grainger.

37mins

Shot by Jamie Hamill cleared the crossbar.

37mins

Scott Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

36mins

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

35mins

Darren McGregor restarts play with the free kick.

34mins

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

32mins

Free kick taken by John McGinn.

32mins

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

30mins

Dylan McGowan restarts play with the free kick.

30mins

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

28mins

Jamie Hamill is ruled offside.

26mins

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

26mins

The ball is delivered by Conor Newton.

25mins

Brad McKay makes a clearance.

25mins

Sean Kelly restarts play with the free kick.

25mins

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

24mins

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

23mins

Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.

22mins

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

21mins

Marc McAusland takes the free kick.

21mins

Ryan Stevenson is adjudged to have handled the ball.

19mins

Free kick crossed by Danny Grainger.

19mins

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

15mins

Marian Kello takes the free kick.

14mins

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

14mins

Shot by Danny Grainger. Blocked by Danny Wilson.

13mins

The ball is delivered by Ryan Stevenson.

12mins

Free kick crossed by Jamie Hamill.

12mins

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

10mins

Centre by Sean Kelly.

9mins

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

8mins

The ball is delivered by Paul McGowan.

7mins

Darren McGregor restarts play with the free kick.

7mins

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

5mins

Marian Kello takes the free kick.

4mins

The referee blows for offside.

3mins

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

1mins

Marian Kello restarts play with the free kick.

1mins

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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