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  • Date:12 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St Mirren Park
  • Attendance:3,203
  • Higdon - pen (27)
    Thomson (28) McGregor (73)
  • Rooney (5) Doran (32)
    Rooney (60)
Goal!

Live Commentary

90mins

Craig Dargo goes into the book. Unfair challenge on Aaron Doran by Craig Dargo results in a free kick. David Proctor restarts play with the free kick.

90mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jure Travner by Aaron Doran. Jure Travner restarts play with the free kick.

88mins

Darren McGregor challenges Richie Foran unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Aaron Doran from right channel, Marc McAusland makes a clearance.

87mins

Unfair challenge on Sean Lynch by Adam Rooney results in a free kick. John Potter takes the free kick.

86mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jure Travner from the left by-line, Darren McGregor takes a shot. Ryan Esson makes a save.

86mins

Jure Travner sends in a cross, David Proctor gets a block in.

85mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against David Proctor. Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

83mins

Hugh Murray leaves the field to be replaced by Sean Lynch.

82mins

A cross is delivered by Jure Travner, Russell Duncan manages to make a clearance.

82mins

The ball is delivered by Steven Thomson.

79mins

Jure Travner concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Doran. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

78mins

Foul by Richie Foran on Hugh Murray, free kick awarded. John Potter restarts play with the free kick.

76mins

Darren McGregor challenges Adam Rooney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aaron Doran crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Paul Gallacher makes a save.

76mins

The ball is swung over by Aaron Doran, John Potter manages to make a clearance.

74mins

Darren McGregor finds the net with a headed goal from close in. St Mirren 3-3 Inverness CT.Corner taken by Jure Travner, assist on the goal came from Jure Travner.

72mins

Centre by David Proctor, clearance by John Potter.

70mins

Lee Cox gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan. Free kick crossed by Jure Travner, clearance by Richie Foran.

69mins

A cross is delivered by Jure Travner, Chris Hogg makes a clearance.

69mins

Shot from a long way out by Michael Higdon goes wide of the left-hand post.

67mins

Marc McAusland sends in a cross, save made by Ryan Esson.

66mins

David van Zanten sends in a cross, Chris Innes manages to make a clearance.

64mins

Michael Higdon is caught offside. Ryan Esson restarts play with the free kick.

61mins

Adam Rooney finds the net with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. St Mirren 2-3 Inverness CT.Richie Foran provided the assist for the goal.

61mins

Shot by Paul McGowan from 20 yards. Save by Ryan Esson.

61mins

A cross is delivered by Jure Travner, David Proctor manages to make a clearance.

59mins

Aaron Doran is cautioned. Aaron Doran challenges David van Zanten unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jure Travner crosses the ball in from the free kick, Chris Hogg makes a clearance.

57mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hugh Murray by Lee Cox. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Jure Travner.

57mins

The ball is crossed by Jure Travner, Chris Hogg makes a clearance.

55mins

The ball is crossed by Eric Odhiambo, save made by Paul Gallacher.

55mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Cox by David van Zanten. Free kick taken by Stuart Duff.

54mins

Corner taken by Paul McGowan from the left by-line, Darren McGregor has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

54mins

Jure Travner produces a cross, clearance made by Chris Hogg.

53mins

Jure Travner takes the inswinging corner, Ryan Esson makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul McGowan played to the near post, clearance by Chris Innes.

52mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jure Travner, Darren McGregor takes a shot. Richie Foran manages to make a clearance.

52mins

Darren McGregor sends in a cross, blocked by Adam Rooney.

51mins

Paul McGowan fouled by Eric Odhiambo, the ref awards a free kick. Hugh Murray takes the free kick.

50mins

Foul by Lee Cox on Paul McGowan, free kick awarded. John Potter restarts play with the free kick.

48mins

Corner taken by Aaron Doran from the right by-line.

47mins

Lee Cox produces a cross, Effort on goal by Richie Foran from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

46mins

David van Zanten concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Doran. A cross is delivered by Aaron Doran, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Chris Innes misses to the right of the target.

46mins

(St Mirren) makes a substitution, with Jure Travner coming on for Lee Mair.

44mins

Paul McGowan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Proctor. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.

43mins

Paul McGowan goes into the book.

42mins

John Potter challenges Adam Rooney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Russell Duncan takes the indirect free kick.

39mins

Adam Rooney produces a cross, Darren McGregor makes a clearance.

38mins

Corner taken by Paul McGowan from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by David Proctor.

37mins

Craig Dargo takes a shot. Blocked by David Proctor.

36mins

Michael Higdon has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

35mins

The ball is delivered by Chris Innes, clearance by Darren McGregor.

34mins

Paul McGowan produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 30 yards. Ryan Esson makes a save.

33mins

Aaron Doran finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. St Mirren 2-2 Inverness CT.

32mins

A cross is delivered by Paul McGowan, Stuart Duff makes a clearance.

31mins

Craig Dargo takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Hogg.

29mins

A goal is scored by Steven Thomson from just outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. St Mirren 2-1 Inverness CT.Craig Dargo provided the assist for the goal.

29mins

The ball is delivered by Marc McAusland, Chris Hogg manages to make a clearance.

28mins

Penalty scored by Michael Higdon. St Mirren 1-1 Inverness CT.Penalty awarded for a foul by David Proctor on Craig Dargo.

25mins

Eric Odhiambo is brought on as a substitute for Jonathan Hayes.

23mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Higdon by Chris Innes. Marc McAusland takes the indirect free kick.

21mins

Aaron Doran fouled by David van Zanten, the ref awards a free kick. David Proctor restarts play with the free kick.

19mins

David van Zanten takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.

16mins

Hugh Murray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Foran. Jonathan Hayes restarts play with the free kick.

15mins

Marc McAusland takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

15mins

Paul McGowan produces a cross.

14mins

Jonathan Hayes crosses the ball, Darren McGregor manages to make a clearance.

12mins

The ball is crossed by Jonathan Hayes, Darren McGregor makes a clearance.

11mins

The ball is sent over by David van Zanten, Foul by Michael Higdon on Ryan Esson, free kick awarded. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.

8mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Thomson by Adam Rooney. Free kick taken by John Potter.

6mins

Adam Rooney gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. St Mirren 0-1 Inverness CT.Ryan Esson provided the assist for the goal.

5mins

Foul by David van Zanten on Aaron Doran, free kick awarded. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.

5mins

The ball is crossed by David van Zanten, David Proctor gets a block in.

2mins

Aaron Doran delivers the ball, Shot from 18 yards by Richie Foran. Save by Paul Gallacher.

2mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Hogg by Michael Higdon. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.

1mins

Effort from 18 yards by Jonathan Hayes. Paul Gallacher makes a save.

Match Preview

Goodwin banned for Buddies St Mirren midfielder Jim Goodwin is suspended for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash against Inverness. Paul McGowan (groin) and Paul McQuade (hamstring) are doubts but Paddy Cregg is hopeful of returning from a hamstring injury. Gareth Wardlaw (ankle) and David Barron (calf) are still out and Nick Hegarty is looking for match-fitness after recovering from a broken ankle. Inverness defender David Proctor has pinpointed Craig Dargo and Michael Higdon as the Buddies' dangermen when the Highlanders visit St Mirren Park. Dargo, who enjoyed a prolific spell with Inverness before his injury-hit period in Paisley, netted both goals for St Mirren in their Scottish Cup win at Ayr last weekend - his first since suffering a knee injury early in the season. Higdon has netted seven times this term despite also missing several games through injury. Ahead of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash, Proctor said: "We know they have players who can hurt us - the likes of Craig Dargo, who was up here. "Big Higdon is a different player. He will be more physical and try to win the aerial battles. "If we can manage to stop that threat, I think we can go a long way to maybe getting a result down there." Inverness pair Grant Munro and Ross Tokely are suspended. Jonny Hayes is doubtful as he battles an ongoing ankle problem. Dani Sanchez has joined Roy McBain, Gavin Morrison and Kenny Gillet on the sidelines after suffering a broken hand in the Scottish Cup win over Morton but Nick Ross has returned to training following a foot problem.

Formation:442Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

Formation: 433Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

  • Paul Gallacher
  • Marc McAusland
  • Lee Mair
  • John Potter
  • David van Zanten
  • Steven Thomson
  • Hugh Murray
  • Darren McGregor
  • Paul McGowan
  • Craig Dargo
  • Michael Higdon
  • SUBS
  • Craig Samson
  • Jure Travner
  • Sean Lynch
  • Jamie McCluskey
  • Aaron Mooy
  • Mark Lamont
  • Kenneth McLean

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Match Report

Saints and Caley share six-goal thriller St Mirren defender Darren McGregor headed a deserved equaliser as the Paisley side enjoyed an entertaining 3-3 draw against Inverness. McGregor struck in the 74th minute after Adam Rooney netted his second goal of the game to put Inverness back in front following a counter-attack. Rooney had struck first early on but St Mirren turned the game around inside 77 seconds when Michael Higdon netted a penalty and Steven Thomson struck from long range. Aaron Doran quickly levelled in the 33rd minute though before Saints edged the second half without getting their rewards. Both teams remain without a Clydesdale Bank Premier League victory in 2011 but the draw consolidated Caley Thistle's place in the top six and moved St Mirren five points clear of bottom club Hamilton. Inverness named five substitutes out of the seven allowed amid a host of injuries to the likes of Graeme Shinnie and suspensions to Grant Munro and Ross Tokely, but they created two chances within the first two minutes with Jonny Hayes hooking a shot straight at Paul Gallacher after 13 seconds. Doran's low cross then found Richie Foran in a yard of space on the penalty spot, but the forward scuffed a left-footed shot straight at the goalkeeper. However, Foran helped set up a sixth-minute opener when he flicked on Ryan Esson's long free-kick. Rooney turned McGregor and hooked the ball past the onrushing Gallacher from 10 yards. It took Saints 24 minutes to stretch their opponents when right-sided midfielder David van Zanten released the breaking Thomson but Esson got down well to palm away the midfielder's angled shot. The visitors had a let-off when the rebound bounced just too high for Higdon and Hugh Murray, making his first start for three months in place of the suspended Jim Goodwin, stabbed the ball against the outside of the post from eight yards. Caley Thistle's luck soon ran out as Hayes, who has been struggling with an ankle problem, went off for Eric Odhiambo moments before they conceded a penalty. The ball broke kindly for Craig Dargo after a challenge from David Proctor and the former Inverness striker went down over the left-back's outstretched leg with referee Bobby Madden pointing to the spot. Higdon sent Esson the wrong way and St Mirren were ahead 77 seconds later. Dargo held the ball up and laid it off for Thomson to fire a first-time strike into the top corner from 20 yards to give Saints a 29th-minute lead. But Inverness soon levelled when the St Mirren defence missed a cross from Proctor, now playing at right-back, and Doran ran across Marc McAusland to prod the ball past Gallacher from close range. Saints immediately tried to hit back and Paul McGowan and Higdon both came close from long range while Dargo looked dangerous whenever he was allowed to turn and run at the away defence. McGowan was then booked for diving after a penalty-box challenge from Odhiambo. The goalmouth action continued immediately after the break when Foran volleyed a deep cross from Lee Cox not far wide and Inverness soon had a double escape. Jure Travner, on for Lee Mair at half-time, swung a corner to the back post for McGregor to head against the crossbar and Foran dived to head against the outside of the post as he cleared the rebound. Left-back Travner was breaking forward to good effect as Saints dominated possession and Chris Hogg did well to head clear his inswinging free-kick after Doran had been booked for a foul on Van Zanten. But the hosts were hit by a sucker-punch in the 61st minute. Another dangerous Travner cross was cleared and the visitors quickly got the ball up to Foran, who turned McGregor inside the centre circle and threaded the ball through for Rooney. The striker outpaced John Potter and fired a left-footed shot across Gallacher and into the bottom corner from 16 yards. The hosts continued to probe with the skilful and persistent McGowan at the heart of their approach play and they were rewarded in the 74th minute when McGregor rose to head Travner's outswinging corner into the roof of the net from 10 yards. The defender almost repeated the feat from the same source with four minutes left but Esson parried the ball over from point-blank range.

Form Guide

    LLLDDL
  • St Mirren
  • VS
  • Inverness CT
  • LLDLDL

Last Meetings

  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 2
  • St Mirren
  • 26/12/2010
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 2
  • Inverness CT
  • 25/09/2010
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 2
  • Inverness CT
  • 02/05/2009
  • Inverness CT
  • 2 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 04/04/2009
  • St Mirren
  • 2 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 13/12/2008
  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 2
  • St Mirren
  • 13/09/2008

Top Scorers

St Mirren

  • M Higdon 5
  • S Thomson 3
  • G Wardlaw 2
  • S Lynch 2
  • C Dargo 1
  • D McGregor 1
  • J Travner 1
  • M McAusland 1
  • P McGowan 1

Inverness CT

  • A Rooney 6
  • J Hayes 5
  • E Odhiambo 4
  • G Munro 3
  • R Foran 3
  • R Duncan 1
  • S Duff 1
  • L Cox 1
  • D Sanchez 1

Goals

St Mirren

    • Total goals 56
    • Goals per game 18
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Inverness CT

    • Total goals 69
    • Goals per game 31
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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