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  • Date:16 Feb 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St Mirren Park
  • Attendance:4,524
  • Griffiths - pen (71)

Live Commentary


Scott Robertson challenges David van Zanten unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.


Corner taken short by David Wotherspoon.


Ross Caldwell on for Leigh Griffiths.


David Wotherspoon concedes a free kick for a foul on John McGinn. Jim Goodwin restarts play with the free kick.


Ryan McGivern concedes a free kick for a foul on Esmael Goncalves. Jim Goodwin restarts play with the free kick.


Unfair challenge on Steven Thompson by Paul Hanlon results in a free kick. Craig Samson takes the direct free kick. Jorge Claros receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Paul Cairney leaves the field to be replaced by Eoin Doyle.


Inswinging corner taken by John McGinn. Dougie Imrie comes on in place of Conor Newton.


Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. Save by Craig Samson.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Leigh Griffiths on Paul Dummett. Direct free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.


David Wotherspoon is brought on as a substitute for Matt Done.


Penalty awarded for a foul by Jim Goodwin on Matt Done. Penalty taken left-footed by Leigh Griffiths and scored. St Mirren 0-1 Hibernian.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc McAusland on Tom Taiwo. Marc McAusland receives a caution. Leigh Griffiths has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Craig Samson.


Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by John McGinn.


Lewis Guy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Graham Carey.


John McGinn on for Kenny McLean.


Tom Taiwo fouled by Conor Newton, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan McGivern takes the direct free kick.


Handball by Matt Done. Craig Samson takes the free kick.


Lewis Stevenson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graham Carey. Graham Carey takes the free kick.


Drilled right-footed shot by Esmael Goncalves. Save by Ben Williams.


Paul Cairney concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul McGowan. David van Zanten restarts play with the free kick.


Handball by Paul McGowan. Paul Hanlon takes the free kick.


Leigh Griffiths is ruled offside. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Esmael Goncalves by James McPake. Free kick crossed left-footed by Graham Carey from right wing, clearance made by Ryan McGivern.


Steven Thompson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Williams.


Close range headed effort by Paul Dummett misses to the right of the target.


Corner taken by Graham Carey, Ryan McGivern makes a clearance.


Unfair challenge on Lewis Stevenson by Graham Carey results in a free kick. Ben Williams takes the direct free kick.


Effort from outside the penalty box by Jorge Claros goes wide left of the target.


Steven Thompson is ruled offside. Ben Williams takes the indirect free kick.


Unfair challenge on Graham Carey by Tom Taiwo results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Marc McAusland.


Shot from just outside the penalty box by Leigh Griffiths hits the post.


Handball by Matt Done. Craig Samson takes the direct free kick.


Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Matt Done, Header on goal by James McPake from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.


Inswinging corner taken by Graham Carey, Ben Williams makes a save.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Stevenson on Paul Dummett. Booking for Lewis Stevenson for unsporting behaviour. Graham Carey crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, James McPake makes a clearance.


Scott Robertson concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Thompson. Graham Carey takes the free kick.


Leigh Griffiths has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.


Esmael Goncalves is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.


Ryan McGivern concedes a free kick for a foul on Conor Newton. Free kick taken by Craig Samson.


Foul by Jim Goodwin on Leigh Griffiths, free kick awarded. Leigh Griffiths takes the free kick.

Match Preview

No hurry for McLean Kenny McLean is a man on a mission, not a man in a hurry. The 21-year-old St Mirren midfielder has had to live with endless speculation about his future over the past year and it is believed within the club that he is likely to depart in the summer. McLean, though, is more excited about the possibility of a Scottish Communities League Cup winners medal when the Buddies go up against Hearts in the Hampden final next month. And the Scotland Under-21 player also harbours dreams of glory in the William Hill Scottish Cup, where the Buddies host Celtic in the quarter-finals next month. It is the prospect of silverware and success which is driving McLean on. He said: "We have the final coming up so there is a great chance for a medal and that is massive for someone at such a young age like myself. "I am enjoying my football at St Mirren, enjoying life in the SPL which is a good level, so there isn't much more you can ask for at 21. "People keep saying a move is going to happen but I need to put that to the back of my mind and concentrate on what's in front of me. "If I do go I think it has got to be right for both parties. "The club have treated me ever so well since I came here from Rangers as a young boy when things didn't work out at Ibrox. "They took me in and gave me my chance at such a young age. "I have played 70 or 80 games for the first team which is great. "So I think any move has got to be right for both parties and the club will say the same, I'm sure." McLean admits the Hampden showpiece occasion on March 17 against the Gorgie club looms large but knows final places will be up for grabs in the intervening matches. Ahead of the visit of Hibernian in the Clydesdale Bank on Saturday, he said: "The final is always going to be there at the back of your mind. "It is a massive achievement for the players, the management and the staff, for everybody. "But there are plenty games before that and I think we need to concentrate on what's ahead of us, take it game by game and get a good bit of momentum going and keep it going and hopefully come the final, we will still be playing well. "Hibs aren't playing too well but you can't look too much into that. "It's about what happens on the day, we know that, we have a good run going right now but we were on a bad run ourselves." St Mirren have no fresh injury worries. Long-term absentees Darren McGregor (knee) and Thomas Reilly (ankle) remain on the sidelines. Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon claims he did not recognise the Easter Road squad that lost to St Johnstone on Monday - then insisted the harsh words he issued to them after that defeat were nothing compared to their own feelings on the matter. The Edinburgh outfit found themselves two goals down inside the first 26 minutes at Easter Road earlier this week as they twice left themselves open to sucker punches from Perth striker Rowan Vine. Former Hibs midfielder Paddy Cregg added a third after the break before Leigh Griffiths countered with a late consolation that did little to ease the pain from a sore 3-1 scoreline. For Fenlon, though, it was the manner of the performance that hurt him most as he looked out at a side which bore little of the swagger shown earlier in the campaign. It was a defeat which means Hibs have now won only twice in their last 11 games but he claimed his criticisms would sting nowhere near as much as his players' own personal thoughts. He told Press Association Sport: "The boys are critical of themselves. They know Monday wasn't good enough. I don't mind losing but there is a way to lose and we didn't lose properly. "We lost giving up and that isn't us. To be fair to lads, they have been different class all through this season but I would have thought they would have been more critical of the performance than I was." Defender Tim Clancy remains Fenlon's only injury concern. The Leith side will have to do without suspended midfielder Gary Deegan as well as Clancy, who is struggling with a hamstring strain. Fenlon said of his injury situation: "Tim is still not ready yet and will be another week away I think. Everyone else trained today so I think he will be the only one missing."

Formation:442Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

Formation: 4411Manager: Pat Fenlon


  • Craig Samson
  • David van Zanten
  • Marc McAusland
  • Jim Goodwin
  • Paul Dummett
  • Kenny McLean
  • Paul McGowan
  • Conor Newton
  • Graham Carey
  • Esmael Goncalves
  • Steven Thompson
  • SUBS
  • Grant Adam
  • Lee Mair
  • Dougie Imrie
  • Sam Parkin
  • David Barron
  • Lewis Guy
  • John McGinn



Match Report

Form Guide

  • St Mirren
  • VS
  • Hibernian

Last Meetings

  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 03/11/2012
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 2
  • Hibernian
  • 18/08/2012
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 0
  • Hibernian
  • 29/04/2012
  • Hibernian
  • 0 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 03/03/2012
  • St Mirren
  • 2 - 3
  • Hibernian
  • 22/10/2011
  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 2
  • St Mirren
  • 20/08/2011

Top Scorers

St Mirren

  • S Thompson 12
  • L Guy 3
  • K McLean 3
  • S Parkin 2
  • D Imrie 2
  • P Dummett 2
  • J Goodwin 1
  • D van Zanten 1
  • D McGregor 1
  • M McAusland 1
  • P McGowan 1
  • T Reilly 1
  • ET Goncalves 1


  • L Griffiths 12
  • E Doyle 8
  • D Wotherspoon 3
  • P Cairney 2
  • T Clancy 1
  • J McPake 1
  • P Hanlon 1
  • D Handling 1


St Mirren

    • Total goals 76
    • Goals per game 33
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 76
    • Goals per game 33
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins