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  • Date:20 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St Mirren Park
  • Wardlaw (36)
  • Blackman (73)
Goal!

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93:01 +3.01

Mark Reynolds challenges Gareth Wardlaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steven Thomson.

92:12 +2.12

Kenneth McLean fouled by Ross Forbes, the ref awards a free kick. John Potter takes the direct free kick.

91:19 +1.19

The referee gives a free kick against Steven Thomson for handball. Stevie Hammell takes the free kick.

89:40

Shot from long range by Ross Forbes misses to the right of the goal.

89:11

Tom Hateley sends in a cross, John Potter makes a clearance.

87:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Hateley on Kenneth McLean. Jure Travner restarts play with the free kick.

86:56

(St Mirren) makes a substitution, with Steven Thomson coming on for David van Zanten.

86:33

Stevie Hammell delivers the ball, Header by John Sutton from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

86:20

Stevie Hammell sends in a cross, Marc McAusland manages to make a clearance.

85:50

Gareth Wardlaw is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Stephen Craigan takes the direct free kick.

84:49

Corner taken left-footed by Ross Forbes, Mark Reynolds has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

84:37

Ross Forbes sends in a cross, clearance by John Potter.

83:59

Red card for Michael Higdon. Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Higdon on Stephen Craigan. Stephen Craigan restarts play with the free kick.

82:57

Caution for John Sutton. Foul by John Sutton on David van Zanten, free kick awarded. John Potter takes the free kick.

82:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Wardlaw on Stephen Craigan. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.

81:13

The ball is swung over by Jure Travner, clearance made by Mark Reynolds.

80:06

Unfair challenge on Marc McAusland by John Sutton results in a free kick. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.

79:48

The ball is swung over by David van Zanten.

79:21

Unfair challenge on Darren McGregor by Nick Blackman results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Samson.

78:22

Effort from the edge of the area by Alan Gow goes wide of the left-hand post.

77:43

Michael Higdon is ruled offside. Stephen Craigan takes the direct free kick.

75:06

Booking for Nick Blackman for unsporting behaviour.

73:46

Nick Blackman gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. St Mirren 1-1 Motherwell.Assist on the goal came from Stevie Hammell.

73:10

A cross is delivered by Ross Forbes, John Potter manages to make a clearance.

72:50

The ball is crossed by Stevie Hammell.

72:24

The ball is crossed by Tom Hateley.

71:08

Steven Saunders goes off and Ross Forbes comes on. The official flags Gareth Wardlaw offside. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

70:37

The ball is sent over by John Sutton, Darren McGregor gets a block in.

68:20

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley from the right by-line, Effort from deep inside the area by Steven Saunders clears the bar.

67:51

Centre by Alan Gow, blocked by Patrick Cregg.

67:37

David van Zanten produces a cross, Mark Reynolds makes a clearance.

66:37

John Sutton concedes a free kick for a foul on Kenneth McLean. Marc McAusland takes the free kick.

65:44

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

65:37

A cross is delivered by Jure Travner, clearance made by Mark Reynolds.

64:44

The ball is swung over by Chris Humphrey, Steve Jennings has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

64:01

The referee books Gareth Wardlaw for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Hateley by Gareth Wardlaw. Stephen Craigan restarts play with the free kick.

62:18

Marc McAusland fouled by Steven Saunders, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from Michael Higdon from the free kick, save by Darren Randolph.

61:57

Unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by John Sutton results in a free kick. Marc McAusland takes the direct free kick.

60:28

John Sutton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jamie Murphy.

60:14

The ball is delivered by Kenneth McLean, Stevie Hammell manages to make a clearance.

59:44

Gareth Wardlaw delivers the ball, clearance made by Mark Reynolds.

59:35

David van Zanten delivers the ball, Stephen Craigan makes a clearance.

58:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick Cregg on Nick Blackman. Strike comes in from Alan Gow from the free kick, save by Craig Samson.

58:02

Tom Hateley fouled by Darren McGregor, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

57:26

Steven Saunders delivers the ball, John Potter manages to make a clearance.

55:15

Foul by Nick Blackman on Marc McAusland, free kick awarded. Craig Samson takes the direct free kick.

54:52

Gareth Wardlaw has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

54:26

Kenneth McLean crosses the ball, Chris Humphrey gets a block in.

54:14

The ball is crossed by David van Zanten, Stephen Craigan makes a clearance.

52:23

Steve Jennings is shown a yellow card. David van Zanten fouled by Steve Jennings, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kenneth McLean.

51:45

The ball is swung over by Steven Saunders, Marc McAusland manages to make a clearance.

51:15

David van Zanten challenges Chris Humphrey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Jennings restarts play with the free kick.

51:04

A cross is delivered by Stevie Hammell, clearance made by Marc McAusland.

49:51

Foul by Alan Gow on Patrick Cregg, free kick awarded. Craig Samson takes the free kick.

49:31

Steven Saunders sends in a cross, David van Zanten gets a block in.

49:02

Steven Saunders sends in a cross.

47:30 +2.30

Michael Higdon produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

44:21

Effort from the edge of the area by Michael Higdon goes wide of the right-hand post.

43:50

Outswinging corner taken by Paul McGowan from the right by-line played to the near post, Tom Hateley manages to make a clearance.

42:11

Corner taken by Chris Humphrey from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Michael Higdon.

41:55

Darren McGregor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Humphrey. Tom Hateley takes the free kick.

40:23

The referee shows Mark Reynolds a yellow card. Michael Higdon fouled by Mark Reynolds, the ref awards a .

40:23

Mark Reynolds goes into the book. Mark Reynolds concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Higdon. Patrick Cregg produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

39:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Wardlaw on Stephen Craigan. Stephen Craigan takes the direct free kick.

38:58

Darren McGregor sends in a cross.

36:52

Gareth Wardlaw scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. St Mirren 1-0 Motherwell.Assist by Paul McGowan.

36:24

Corner taken right-footed by Paul McGowan from the right by-line to the near post, Tom Hateley makes a clearance.

36:11

The ball is delivered by David van Zanten, Mark Reynolds gets a block in.

35:09

Foul by Michael Higdon on Jamie Murphy, free kick awarded. Tom Hateley takes the free kick.

34:24

Jamie Murphy takes the chance to get an effort at goal. John Potter gets a block in.

33:32

Patrick Cregg goes into the referee's book. Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick Cregg on Tom Hateley. Stephen Craigan takes the direct free kick.

30:22

Michael Higdon is caught offside. Stephen Craigan takes the free kick.

26:34

Foul by Patrick Cregg on Alan Gow, free kick awarded. Tom Hateley takes the direct free kick.

23:47

Corner from the left by-line taken by Paul McGowan, Steven Saunders manages to make a clearance.

22:37

Centre by Darren McGregor, Effort on goal by David van Zanten from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

22:19

Steve Jennings challenges Paul McGowan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Potter.

21:47

Nick Blackman takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.

20:25

Stephen Craigan fouled by Jure Travner, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Craigan takes the direct free kick.

19:58

Kenneth McLean sends in a cross, clearance made by Stevie Hammell.

19:46

A cross is delivered by Kenneth McLean, clearance by Stephen Craigan.

18:24

Caution for Michael Higdon. Michael Higdon concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Randolph. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

17:52

The ball is swung over by Paul McGowan, Darren Randolph makes a save.

15:16

Michael Higdon concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Saunders. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

15:06

Handball by Jamie Murphy. Free kick taken by Craig Samson.

14:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Saunders on Paul McGowan. Craig Samson takes the direct free kick.

12:39

Alan Gow fouled by John Potter, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Tom Hateley from the free kick.

12:05

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Humphrey from the right by-line.

11:02

John Potter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Murphy. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Alan Gow, Craig Samson makes a save.

10:12

David van Zanten concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Blackman. Stevie Hammell restarts play with the free kick.

9:26

A cross is delivered by Chris Humphrey, clearance made by David van Zanten.

8:57

Outswinging corner taken by Chris Humphrey from the right by-line, save made by Craig Samson.

8:39

The ball is swung over by Chris Humphrey, Paul McGowan gets a block in.

7:24

Unfair challenge on Steven Saunders by Darren McGregor results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

6:53

Inswinging corner taken by Paul McGowan, clearance by Steven Saunders.

6:44

Jure Travner sends in a cross, blocked by Steven Saunders.

4:50

Foul by Jamie Murphy on Marc McAusland, free kick awarded. Craig Samson takes the direct free kick.

3:23

Nick Blackman produces a left-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

0:59

Kenneth McLean produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

0:21

Chris Humphrey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jure Travner. John Potter takes the free kick.

The referee gets the game started.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Buddies duo back St Mirren manager Danny Lennon moved closer to having a full squad available again with the news that Paul Gallacher and Stevie Robb are back in contention for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Motherwell at New St Mirren Park. Keeper Gallacher has recovered from a knee problem and Robb has overcome a thigh injury. Loan striker Paul McGowan, who was ineligible against his parent club Celtic last week, is back in the squad. Lennon is anticipating another difficult game against the Steelmen who won 3-1 when the teams met at Fir Park in early October. The former Raith Rovers midfielder, however, is confident that he will be able to take a good guess at Craig Brown's line-up. "I have been very impressed with Motherwell," he said. "I've seen them a few occasions this season. "They have very good individuals who play collectively as a team. "But if you look back at their team line-ups, Craig has had that little bit of luck that we all need in that he has probably had the same team most weeks maybe barring one or two. "So we will respect them but we are at home and we look to keep on improving." Motherwell will assess Keith Lasley's reaction to their Friday training session before deciding whether he can play. The midfielder has missed five games with a hamstring injury but is eager to return at Paisley. Manager Craig Brown will have a full squad to choose from if the midfielder proves his fitness. Brown has told his players to aim for a convincing victory to make sure they do not fall foul of dubious decisions again. Steven Saunders had a goal wrongly disallowed for offside late in Motherwell's 2-1 Clydesdale Bank Premier League defeat against Hibernian last weekend. Their previous reverse came after Hamilton defender Martin Canning was bafflingly spared further punishment after conceding a penalty by pushing over Nick Blackman as the Motherwell striker prepared to knock the ball into an empty net. Well followed the setback against Accies as they did their previous loss against Rangers - by winning two matches on the trot - and Brown has urged his players to react in the same way again. "The last time we lost was to Hamilton and I think it was an unfortunate defeat similar to the one against Hibs," the former Scotland manager said. "It was in a controversial manner and we bounced back against Inverness and St Johnstone. "Our play wasn't bad. In the second half I felt we were well on top, the statistics gave 58% possession to Motherwell, which is very good for an away side at Easter Road. "If we do that at Paisley I will be quite happy and I think we can manage to go there and get something."

Formation:3412Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

Formation: 442Manager: Craig Brown

Motherwell

  • Craig Samson
  • Marc McAusland
  • John Potter
  • Darren McGregor
  • David van Zanten
  • Patrick Cregg
  • Kenneth McLean
  • Jure Travner
  • Paul McGowan
  • Michael Higdon
  • Gareth Wardlaw
  • SUBS
  • Paul Gallacher
  • David Barron
  • Steven Thomson
  • Steven Robb
  • Sean Lynch
  • Aaron Mooy
  • Mark Lamont

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Match Report

Blackman magic rescues point for Well Nick Blackman's brilliant turn and shot earned Motherwell a 1-1 draw in their Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at St Mirren. Gareth Wardlaw headed St Mirren in front when he glanced home Paul McGowan's cross in the 37th minute and the Paisley side looked set to frustrate their visitors. However, Blackman claimed his 10th goal of the season and possibly his best when he lashed a strike high into the net with 15 minutes left. Michael Higdon was then sent off but the home side held on to continue their recent upturn in results. A tight contest was on the cards from the start, with the first efforts coming from two Motherwell free-kicks. Alan Gow took the first, a dipping 25-yard strike that was pushed over by Craig Samson, before Tom Hateley's deflected effort from closer in took a major deflection and bounced off the post. Higdon was booked for an off-the-ball clash with Motherwell goalkeeper Darren Randolph as St Mirren tried to force their way forward. The visitors were looking slightly sharper in possession but St Mirren were closing them down quickly and Motherwell continued to be restricted to long-range efforts, although Blackman was not far over from 25 yards. David van Zanten volleyed narrowly wide at the other end. Higdon took the risk of tripping Jamie Murphy on the halfway line after being shown up by the Motherwell youngster's skill but referee Alan Muir, who had harshly booked Saints midfielder Patrick Cregg moments earlier, kept his cards in his pocket. St Mirren took the lead after a simple cross from the right from Paul McGowan, who was back in the team after missing the 1-0 defeat by Celtic under the terms of his loan agreement. McGowan had won a corner from nothing and, after his delivery came back to him, centred for Wardlaw to glance a header just inside the far post from six yards. Higdon was proving a handful and Motherwell centre-back Mark Reynolds, who received his first yellow card in 18 months last weekend, was booked for hauling him down before the former Falkirk striker twice came close from 20 yards in the final stages of the half. Motherwell had more urgency to their passing after the break but they were struggling to get in behind St Mirren, who got 10 men behind the ball whenever their opponents had possession. Steve Jennings was booked even though his reckless tackle did not connect with Higdon, who soon flicked on for Wardlaw following a long throw but the goalscorer sliced wide. Higdon almost made it two when his driven free-kick took a deflection but the grounded Randolph managed to block with his outstretched leg. Gow finally forced the St Mirren defence to turn when he threaded the ball inside Jure Travner for Chris Humphrey to run on to, but the winger's cutback was placed wide by Jennings from 16 yards. Saints hit back immediately and Reynolds almost turned Travner's low cross into his own net before Wardlaw was booked for a dangerous two-footed challenge on Tom Hateley. New Scotland cap Steven Saunders volleyed well over after a Motherwell corner as the visitors struggled for ideas. But Blackman once more proved his worth to Craig Brown's team when he netted a goal out of nowhere. The on-loan Blackburn striker collected Stevie Hammell's pass on the edge of the box, turned his man and blasted the ball into the roof of the net. The forward earned himself a booking for throwing himself into the jubilant Motherwell fans and they were almost celebrating again after Gow played a one-two with substitute John Sutton but the striker curled just wide from 15 yards. Higdon was sent off in the 80th minute after fouling Stephen Craigan but Motherwell could not exploit their advantage with the closest they came when sub Ross Forbes fired just wide from 25 yards.

Form Guide

    DLWLWL
  • St Mirren
  • VS
  • Motherwell
  • LWLWWL

Last Meetings

  • Motherwell
  • 3 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 02/10/2010
  • St Mirren
  • 0 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 09/03/2010
  • Motherwell
  • 2 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 23/01/2010
  • St Mirren
  • 3 - 3
  • Motherwell
  • 24/10/2009
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 3
  • Motherwell
  • 09/05/2009
  • Motherwell
  • 0 - 2
  • St Mirren
  • 18/04/2009

Top Scorers

St Mirren

  • M Higdon 4
  • S Lynch 2
  • C Dargo 1
  • S Thomson 1
  • G Wardlaw 1
  • J Travner 1
  • M McAusland 1
  • P McGowan 1

Motherwell

  • N Blackman 8
  • J Sutton 3
  • J Murphy 2
  • A Gow 1
  • C Humphrey 1

Goals

St Mirren

    • Total goals 38
    • Goals per game 13
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Motherwell

    • Total goals 46
    • Goals per game 21
  • 4 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 81-90 mins

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