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  • Date:23 Nov 2013
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:St Mirren Park
  • Attendance:4,451
Goal!

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93mins

The referee signals the end of the game.

93mins

John McGinn takes a fantastic shot and went wide left of the net.

90mins

Free kick crossed by Kenny McLean.

89mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by Tom Taiwo.

86mins

Marc McAusland takes the free kick.

86mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Robertson on Conor Newton.

85mins

Ross Caldwell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Handling.

85mins

Header by Scott Robertson goes harmlessly over the bar.

84mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam Craig.

79mins

Jake Caprice replaces David van Zanten.

77mins

Paul Hanlon takes the free kick.

77mins

Steven Thompson is ruled offside.

75mins

Corner taken by Tom Taiwo.

74mins

Liam Craig has a headed effort at goal. Marian Kello safely holds on.

73mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam Craig.

72mins

Unfair challenge on Marian Kello by James Collins results in a free kick.

71mins

Marc McAusland makes a clearance.

71mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam Craig.

71mins

Corner taken by Liam Craig from the right by-line.

69mins

Paul Hanlon takes the free kick.

69mins

David van Zanten challenges Scott Robertson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

68mins

Corner taken by Tom Taiwo from the left by-line.

67mins

Shot by Steven Thompson. Ben Williams safely holds on.

65mins

Tom Taiwo replaces Paul Cairney.

64mins

Sean Kelly takes the free kick.

64mins

Foul by Paul Cairney on John McGinn, free kick awarded.

62mins

Shot by Jason Naismith went wide of the left-hand post.

59mins

Marc McAusland restarts play with the free kick.

59mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Collins on Darren McGregor.

57mins

Header by Steven Thompson misses to the right of the target.

57mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Kenny McLean.

56mins

Paul Cairney restarts play with the free kick.

55mins

Unfair challenge on James Collins by David van Zanten results in a free kick.

54mins

Corner taken by Kenny McLean.

40mins

The second half kicks off.

40mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Paul Cairney.

39mins

The half-time whistle blows.

39mins

Sean Kelly crosses the ball in from the free kick.

39mins

Foul by Paul Cairney on Sean Kelly, free kick awarded.

35mins

Corner taken by Kenny McLean.

33mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Kenny McLean.

25mins

Steven Thompson is caught offside.

23mins

James Collins has a headed effort at goal. Marian Kello catches the ball.

18mins

Corner taken by Liam Craig.

17mins

The offside flag is raised against Paul McGowan.

15mins

The referee shows Jordon Forster a yellow card.

15mins

Jordon Forster concedes a free kick for a foul on John McGinn.

14mins

Marc McAusland restarts play with the free kick.

14mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Robertson on Kenny McLean.

11mins

Free kick taken by Paul Cairney.

10mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Kelly on James Collins.

9mins

Ryan McGivern challenges Jason Naismith unfairly and gives away a free kick.

8mins

Paul McGowan has an effort at goal.

6mins

Marian Kello restarts play with the free kick.

6mins

Paul Cairney challenges John McGinn unfairly and gives away a free kick.

6mins

Paul Heffernan leaves the field to be replaced by James Collins.

2mins

Kenny McLean takes the free kick.

2mins

Foul by Paul Cairney on John McGinn, free kick awarded.

The referee gets the game started.

Match Preview

Lennon urges Buddies on St Mirren manager Danny Lennon has steeled his side to be ready for the challenge of a Terry Butcher-inspired Hibernian as the Paisley side chase a rare hat-trick of victories. After moving up to eighth place in the Scottish Premiership with wins over Partick Thistle and Ross County, Saints are looking to record three consecutive top-flight victories for the first time since December 2008, when Gus MacPherson led them to victories over Falkirk, Inverness, Kilmarnock and Hamilton. Lennon's latest attempt to complete a treble ended in a 4-0 defeat by Dundee United last month, but the four victories from five games have given him encouragement that his side can shake off their inability to maintain winning runs. Lennon said: "I certainly believe the consistency we have shown is the way we want to be. I have gone on in recent weeks about the inconsistencies that have dogged this football club for over 30 years now. "I believe the players have the mentality to overcome that. That's about working hard for each other, taking care of the little things and showing the determination to turn the poor start to the season we had around, and to try to take us to where we want to be." Lennon knows Hibs will be fired up after Butcher took over from Pat Fenlon during the international break. Lennon said: "Hibs are going through a transition period. Pat assembled a very good squad and Terry will come in with his own ideas, his own training methods and his own style of football. "How long that transition will take, we don't know, but knowing Terry, and with any new manager coming in, there is always a knee-jerk reaction with players going out there and giving him their all. "The slate is wiped clean and everyone will be going out to impress. "We must, and we will be, ready for that challenge." St Mirren's impressive run of form has been partly founded on their youth policy with five academy players regularly starting in recent weeks. One of them, 19-year-old defender Jason Naismith, was rewarded with a new contract on Thursday that ties him to the club until summer 2017. Lennon said: "He has come in and shown the true strengths he has. He worked very, very hard in the close season and he has become a real colossus of a young man. "I know his father, George, well and he is a die-hard Buddies supporter so he will be a very proud man." James Collins is hoping the Hibernian fans will start to see the best of him as a new era begins under Terry Butcher at St Mirren on Saturday. Butcher took over last week from Pat Fenlon who signed the 22-year-old striker for B#200,000 from Swindon on a three-year deal in the summer. The former Republic of Ireland under-21 player has only scored twice this season, against St Mirren and St Johnstone in successive weeks in September, and he "definitely" believes the best is yet to come after months of living off scraps. Asked to sum up his start to his Hibees career so far, Collins was refreshingly honest. "Not great" he said. "Obviously as a striker you want to score many more goals but on the flip side of it, there hasn't been many chances created for the strikers. "Not just for me, for Paul Heffernan, Rowan Vine and Ross Caldwell, so if that can change and if balls go in the box and we are still not scoring then we have to look at ourselves. "Goals is a massive thing and we need to score more. "If I get the nod against St Mirren, hopefully I can repeat my performance (from the first game). "I want to score a lot more goals and for the team to finish in the top four, let alone the top six. "If we can get a European place then it would be brilliant. "We have got a good set of players here and if we get at teams from the off instead of going behind and then playing well, not many teams in the league can live with us." Collins insists the Hibernian players "are raring to go" against the rejuvenated Buddies who can leapfrog the seventh-placed visitors with a win. He said: "The boys are looking forward to it. Saturday can't come quick enough and I can't wait. "A new manager comes in with different ideas and you have to adapt to that as quickly as possible otherwise you won't find yourself in the team. "So it is down to you to concentrate and work hard and hopefully the rest of it will take care of itself. "The gaffer said it was a fresh start for everyone and everyone has been looking sharp and wanting to show him what we can do."

Formation:4411Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

Formation: 442Manager: Terry Butcher

Hibernian

  • Marian Kello
  • Jason Naismith
  • Darren McGregor
  • Marc McAusland
  • Sean Kelly
  • Conor Newton
  • David van Zanten
  • Kenny McLean
  • John McGinn
  • Paul McGowan
  • Steven Thompson
  • SUBS
  • David Cornell
  • Lee Mair
  • Gary Harkins
  • Jake Caprice
  • Thomas Reilly
  • Danny Grainger
  • Jordan Stewart

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Form Guide

    DWWLWW
  • St Mirren
  • VS
  • Hibernian
  • LWDLLL

Last Meetings

  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 21/09/2013
  • Hibernian
  • 3 - 3
  • St Mirren
  • 27/04/2013
  • St Mirren
  • 0 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 16/02/2013
  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 03/11/2012
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 2
  • Hibernian
  • 18/08/2012
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 0
  • Hibernian
  • 29/04/2012

Top Scorers

St Mirren

  • S Thompson 5
  • P McGowan 2
  • C Newton 2
  • K McLean 2
  • G Harkins 1
  • J McGinn 1

Hibernian

  • P Heffernan 3
  • L Craig 3
  • J Collins 2
  • S Robertson 1

Goals

St Mirren

    • Total goals 35
    • Goals per game 14
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hibernian

    • Total goals 30
    • Goals per game 9
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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