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  • Date:03 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St Mirren Park
  • Attendance:6,118
  • Kelly (63) Bryson (78)
Goal!

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93:12 +3.12

Jamie Hamill is caught offside. Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

93:01 +3.01

The ball is crossed by Liam Kelly.

92:25 +2.25

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Alexei Eremenko from the right by-line.

92:05 +2.05

Lee Mair concedes a free kick for a foul on Marinho Rui Miguel. Alexei Eremenko restarts play with the free kick.

90:28 +0.28

Foul by James Fowler on Jure Travner, free kick awarded. Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.

89:43

(Kilmarnock) makes a substitution, with Garry Hay coming on for Mehdi Taouil. David Silva joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ben Gordon. Marinho Rui Miguel on for Conor Sammon.

87:31

Mehdi Taouil has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

87:01

Kenneth McLean sends in a cross, clearance by James Fowler.

86:34

The ball is swung over by Craig Bryson, Paul Gallacher makes a comfortable save.

85:43

The referee cautions Jamie Hamill for unsporting behaviour.

84:56

The ball is sent over by Kenneth McLean.

82:40

Effort on goal by Liam Kelly from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

82:10

Sean Lynch takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar.

81:02

Foul by Gareth Wardlaw on Mohamadou Sissoko, free kick awarded. Jamie Hamill takes the free kick.

80:11

The ball is delivered by Kenneth McLean.

78:19

Craig Bryson gets on the score sheet with a goal from long distance to the bottom right corner of the goal. St Mirren 0-2 Kilmarnock.Assist by Mehdi Taouil.

78:02

David van Zanten sends in a cross, comfortable save by Cameron Bell.

77:10

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie Hamill. Paul Gallacher takes the indirect free kick.

73:38

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Alexei Eremenko from the right by-line.

73:32

Centre by Conor Sammon, blocked by Darren McGregor.

72:10

Foul by Darren McGregor on Conor Sammon, free kick awarded. Jamie Hamill restarts play with the free kick.

72:01

Centre by Jure Travner, clearance made by Liam Kelly.

71:40

The ball is swung over by Craig Bryson, clearance by Kenneth McLean.

70:55

Shot from outside the box by Craig Bryson misses to the left of the target.

70:36

Mehdi Taouil decides to take a short corner.

70:28

The ball is swung over by Ben Gordon.

69:45

Patrick Cregg has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

69:38

The ball is swung over by Kenneth McLean.

69:04

Unfair challenge on Craig Bryson by Paul McGowan results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alexei Eremenko.

68:07

Inswinging corner taken by Jure Travner from the right by-line played to the near post, Close range header by Michael Higdon misses to the right of the target.

67:47

Corner from right by-line taken by Paul McGowan.

67:40

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

66:15

Patrick Cregg takes a corner.

66:08

The ball is swung over by Patrick Cregg, Liam Kelly gets a block in.

66:00

The ball is swung over by David van Zanten, Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.

63:42

Liam Kelly fires in a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. St Mirren 0-1 Kilmarnock.Assist by Jamie Hamill.

63:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jure Travner on Mehdi Taouil. Alexei Eremenko restarts play with the free kick.

62:07

The ball is delivered by Jure Travner.

60:30

David van Zanten challenges Craig Bryson unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Alexei Eremenko from left wing, clearance by Lee Mair.

59:09

Kenneth McLean on for Marc McAusland. Gareth Wardlaw joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Dargo.

58:31

Shot from 35+ yards from Alexei Eremenko. Comfortable save by Paul Gallacher.

58:03

Paul McGowan has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

57:15

Short corner taken by Alexei Eremenko.

57:03

Liam Kelly takes a shot. Blocked by Paul McGowan.

55:02

The offside flag is raised against Conor Sammon. Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

54:20

Paul McGowan has an effort at goal. Blocked by Craig Dargo.

53:39

Sean Lynch fouled by Liam Kelly, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Patrick Cregg.

52:31

The offside flag is raised against David van Zanten. Cameron Bell restarts play with the free kick.

52:15

The ball is crossed by Marc McAusland, clearance by Frazer Wright.

51:56

Jure Travner crosses the ball, Mohamadou Sissoko makes a clearance.

51:03

The ball is crossed by Paul McGowan, Shot from deep inside the area by Michael Higdon clears the crossbar.

50:57

The ball is sent over by Jure Travner, clearance by Mohamadou Sissoko.

49:07

Jamie Hamill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan. Patrick Cregg delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left by-line, Conor Sammon manages to make a clearance.

48:50

Sean Lynch sends in a cross, Jamie Hamill makes a clearance.

48:44

The ball is swung over by Jure Travner, Jamie Hamill manages to make a clearance.

48:34

The ball is crossed by Michael Higdon, clearance made by Mohamadou Sissoko.

48:25

A cross is delivered by David van Zanten.

47:50

Liam Kelly sends in a cross, Marc McAusland makes a clearance.

47:26

Conor Sammon sends in a cross.

45:23

Sean Lynch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Kelly. Alexei Eremenko takes the free kick.

45:06 +0.06

The ball is delivered by Jure Travner, Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.

43:28

The referee blows for offside. Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.

42:41

Ben Gordon sends in a cross, Shot by Conor Sammon. Paul Gallacher makes a save.

42:02

A cross is delivered by Marc McAusland, Shot from deep inside the area by Craig Dargo clears the bar.

39:39

The ball is crossed by Marc McAusland, blocked by Ben Gordon.

38:35

Long range shot by Mehdi Taouil goes wide right of the target.

36:31

The official flags Conor Sammon offside. Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

36:02

A cross is delivered by Michael Higdon, comfortable save by Cameron Bell.

35:03

Paul McGowan takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Craig Bryson.

34:42

Darren McGregor takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell.

34:03

Paul McGowan takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Craig Bryson manages to make a clearance.

31:47

Unfair challenge on Patrick Cregg by Mehdi Taouil results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Patrick Cregg from right wing, Mohamadou Sissoko manages to make a clearance.

31:24

Jure Travner delivers the ball, save made by Cameron Bell.

29:18

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Alexei Eremenko from the right by-line, Foul by Conor Sammon on Sean Lynch, free kick awarded. Paul Gallacher takes the free kick.

28:59

Craig Bryson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Brilliant save by Paul Gallacher.

28:03

Marc McAusland is given a yellow card. Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc McAusland on Mehdi Taouil. Alexei Eremenko shoots direct from the free kick, save by Paul Gallacher.

26:02

Jamie Hamill challenges Paul McGowan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick Cregg restarts play with the free kick.

24:46

A cross is delivered by Jure Travner.

23:22

Jure Travner fouled by Jamie Hamill, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Gallacher takes the direct free kick.

22:00

Conor Sammon fouled by Lee Mair, the ref awards a free kick. Alexei Eremenko produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Paul Gallacher.

21:49

The ball is swung over by Jamie Hamill, Marc McAusland manages to make a clearance.

15:42

Effort from a long way out by Mehdi Taouil goes wide right of the target.

15:42

Effort from long range by Michael Higdon goes wide right of the target.

15:26

The ball is delivered by Alexei Eremenko, clearance by Darren McGregor.

14:45

Corner taken by Alexei Eremenko from the right by-line played to the near post, Darren McGregor manages to make a clearance.

14:28

The official flags David van Zanten offside. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Bell.

10:52

Corner taken right-footed by Paul McGowan.

10:28

Inswinging corner taken by Paul McGowan from the left by-line, Conor Sammon makes a clearance.

9:49

Patrick Cregg is cautioned. Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick Cregg on Craig Bryson. Frazer Wright takes the direct free kick.

9:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Lynch by Mehdi Taouil. Patrick Cregg takes the free kick.

7:40

David van Zanten fouled by Ben Gordon, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Patrick Cregg.

7:05

The ball is sent over by Ben Gordon.

6:00

Long range effort by Michael Higdon goes over the bar.

5:25

Marc McAusland crosses the ball, Header from deep inside the area by Michael Higdon goes over the bar.

4:30

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Alexei Eremenko, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc McAusland by Frazer Wright. Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

4:16

Jamie Hamill takes a shot. Sean Lynch gets a block in.

3:13

Patrick Cregg concedes a free kick for a foul on Mehdi Taouil. Shot on goal comes in from Alexei Eremenko from the free kick.

2:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick Cregg on Alexei Eremenko. Alexei Eremenko takes the free kick.

1:57

Marc McAusland crosses the ball.

0:31

The ball is sent over by Mehdi Taouil.

The match gets underway.

The match has reached half-time.

The game restarts for the second half.

The referee ends the match.

Match Preview

Lennon wants more from Saints squad St Mirren manager Danny Lennon is looking for his players to show better concentration levels and greater courage on the ball as they begin 2011 with the visit of Kilmarnock. Saints have shown gradual improvement in recent weeks and Lennon's options could be boosted further for the game by the return of Lee Mair and Hugh Murray from injury. But Lennon is always seeking more as he looks back on the first half of his debut campaign in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. The former Cowdenbeath manager, who brought four players from Central Park with him to Paisley amid a significant summer turnover in the squad, is looking for his side to ensure sloppy goals do not cost them this year. "The job has been everything I thought and more," he said. "Initially when you come in it's very, very exciting and you look forward to each game, and that's still the case. "But you quickly get back down to how challenging it is. It's a very, very difficult job. It's one that I relish. I'm still bright as a button in the morning coming into the place. My enthusiasm is a big driving point for us here. "There is a lot of good quality within the SPL and when you compare it to where I've come from, Cowdenbeath, mistakes you make, giving free-kicks away, there is that bit of quality that hurts you at this level. "Concentration levels have got to be to the highest standard for clubs like ourselves. "If you look back at the stats on the amount of games we have lost by the odd goal and the manner we have lost them, the concentration factor has basically been our Achilles heel. "But that's something we will strive to work on." Meanwhile, Kilmarnock can consolidate a top-six place in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League with victory, but midfielder James Fowler revealed the fear of relegation remains one of their main motivating tools. Kilmarnock have taken 20 points from a possible 27 to boost their prospects of sealing their first top-six finish since 2007. However, memories of last season's tense relegation decider remain fresh at Rugby Park. Killie only survived on the final day when a goalless draw with Falkirk kept them two points ahead of the Bairns. Kilmarnock's style and confidence have been transformed after manager Mixu Paatelainen arrived in the summer but much of their determination comes from the players' eagerness to avoid a similar battle. Fowler said: "The last couple of seasons we have had at Kilmarnock, the main thing we want to be is be in this league. "Until we are mathematically safe, then that's what our aim is. After that we can maybe look towards the top six. "But we don't want a repeat of the relegation fight that we had last year. We want to keep up the good form and be in the SPL next year. "I think the drive has also been the gaffer coming in and the players he has added to the squad as well. "It's been a combination of things but there are a lot of boys still here from last year who have improved under the manager. "They have still got that in their memory and they don't want to go through that again."

Formation:352Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

Formation: 451Manager: Mixu Paatelainen

Kilmarnock

  • Paul Gallacher
  • Marc McAusland
  • Lee Mair
  • Darren McGregor
  • David van Zanten
  • Sean Lynch
  • Patrick Cregg
  • Paul McGowan
  • Jure Travner
  • Craig Dargo
  • Michael Higdon
  • SUBS
  • Craig Samson
  • Hugh Murray
  • Gareth Wardlaw
  • Steven Thomson
  • Aaron Mooy
  • Kenneth McLean
  • Peter Bradley

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Match Report

Killie double blast sinks Saints Second-half goals from Liam Kelly and Craig Bryson gave Kilmarnock a 2-0 win against St Mirren in their Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at New St Mirren Park. The match did not really come to life until after the break and in the 64th minute midfielder Kelly had a tap-in from close range after being set up by Jamie Hamill. The Buddies tried to fight back but Killie skipper Bryson sealed the win in the 79th minute with a deflected shot from the edge of the box. The visitors might have increased their lead further before the end but will have been happy to cement their fourth place in the SPL. But it was another afternoon of woe for the struggling Buddies, who remain second bottom. It was the visitors who made the better start and Jamie Hamill should have given them the lead in the fifth minute, but his shot was blocked by Buddies midfielder Sean Lynch. Patrick Cregg picked up a booking in the 10th minute after a foul on Craig Bryson, after Michael Higdon had blazed over the crossbar in a rare attack from the home side. Killie had the chance to open the scoring when Marc McAusland fouled Mehdi Taouil 30 yards from goal but Paul Gallacher blocked Alexei Eremenko's free-kick. The Paisley goalkeeper was called into action again when he had to save a Bryson free-kick. At the other end, his Rugby Park counterpart Cameron Bell produced a good save from Darren McGregor's volley. Kilmarnock almost snatched the opener just before the break when striker Conor Sammon mis-hit the ball at the second attempt and Gallacher clawed it back, although the ball appeared to be over the line. Three minutes after the break, Kilmarnock should have taken the lead when Sammon raced clear down the right but his cut-back was missed altogether by Taouil. But Saints battled back and Higdon had two good chances, the second one the best in the 51st minute when he took a Paul McGowan pass 12 yards out only to hit his shot over the crossbar. The game was heating up, with both sides going all out for the opener. As the Buddies took a turn to attack again, McGowan`s deflected shot from the edge of the box was saved by Bell. St Mirren boss Danny Lennon changed things around when he brought on Kenny McLean and Gareth Wardlaw for McAusland and Craig Dargo, but in the 64th minute it was the visitors who took the lead. Jamie Hamill took a free-kick from Eremenko on the right and his cut-back across the six-yard box was swept into the net from point-blank range by Kelly, to the joy of the Ayrshire fans behind the goal. St Mirren rallied, forcing Killie back towards their own penalty area, but at the other end a Bryson drive from 25 yards went just wide. Killie boss Mixu Paatelainen was spoken to by referee Brian Winter as tensions increased further but as the game edged into its final quarter it was the visitors who were looking the more likely to get the next goal. And in the 79th minute Bryson sealed the points when his drive from the edge of the box appeared to take a deflection before settling behind Gallacher. Killie might have had a third when Sammon reached the byline before cutting the ball back for Kelly, but this time the ball was driven high over the crossbar. In the 87th minute, Killie raced forward positively but a move involving Taouil and Bryson ended with the former trying a flick that missed the target. The visitors kept the pressure on until the final whistle but could not get the third which perhaps their second-half display deserved.

Form Guide

    LDDLWL
  • St Mirren
  • VS
  • Kilmarnock
  • DLWWDW

Last Meetings

  • Kilmarnock
  • 2 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 11/09/2010
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 0
  • Kilmarnock
  • 24/04/2010
  • Kilmarnock
  • 1 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 20/02/2010
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 0
  • Kilmarnock
  • 02/01/2010
  • Kilmarnock
  • 1 - 2
  • St Mirren
  • 29/08/2009
  • Kilmarnock
  • 2 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 13/05/2009

Top Scorers

St Mirren

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

Kilmarnock

  • C Sammon 12
  • L Kelly 4
  • A Eremenko 2
  • J Hamill 2
  • F Wright 1
  • C Bryson 1
  • MR Rui Miguel 1
  • J Dayton 1
  • B Gordon 1
  • DM Silva 1

Goals

St Mirren

    • Total goals 48
    • Goals per game 17
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Kilmarnock

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

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