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  • Date:03 May 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St Mirren Park
  • Attendance:4,414

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91:03 +1.03

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jordan Slew.

The match has reached full-time.


Steven Thompson is ruled offside.


Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.


Rocco Quinn joins the action as a substitute, replacing Melvin De Leeuw.


Conor Newton takes the free kick.


Jim Goodwin fouled by Yoann Arquin, the ref awards a free kick.


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


Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.


Steven Thompson fouled by Yann Songo'o, the ref awards a free kick.


Kenny McLean takes the chance to get an effort at goal and strikes the post.


Kenny McLean takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.


Gregg Wylde crosses the ball.


Gregg Wylde slots the ball left footed into the goal. St Mirren 1-0 Ross County.Assist on the goal came from Jim Goodwin.


Corner taken by Kenny McLean.


Gregg Wylde produces a cross.


A cross is delivered by Jim Goodwin.


Yoann Arquin concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren McGregor.


(Ross County) makes a substitution, with Yoann Arquin coming on for Richard Brittain.


Clearance by Erik Cikos.


The ball is swung over by Conor Newton.


Alex Cooper takes a shot. Christopher Dilo parries the effort to safety.


Kenny McLean concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Kettlewell.


(St Mirren) makes a substitution, with Gregg Wylde coming on for John McGinn.


Josh Magennis comes on in place of Paul McGowan.


The ball is sent over by Kenny McLean.


The ball is swung over by Jason Naismith.


Alex Cooper takes a shot.


Kenny McLean fouled by Ben Gordon, the ref awards a free kick.


The ball is swung over by Melvin De Leeuw.


Richard Brittain has a direct shot on goal from the free kick which hits the bar.


Conor Newton concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Slew.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Kettlewell by Kenny McLean.


Shot by Paul McGowan cleared the crossbar.


Foul by Melvin De Leeuw on Kenny McLean, free kick awarded.


Kenny McLean crosses the ball in from the free kick.


Foul by Richard Brittain on Sean Kelly, free kick awarded.


Yann Songo'o restarts play with the free kick.


Erik Cikos fouled by John McGinn, the ref awards a free kick.


John McGinn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Erik Cikos.


(Ross County) makes a substitution, with Alex Cooper coming on for Graham Carey.

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

The ref blows to end the first period.


Centre by Jim Goodwin.


Christopher Dilo takes the free kick.


Melvin De Leeuw is flagged offside by the assistant referee.


Corner from the left by-line taken by Richard Brittain.


Sean Kelly challenges Stuart Kettlewell unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Corner taken by Graham Carey from the left by-line.


The ball is delivered by John McGinn.


Kenny McLean crosses the ball in from the free kick.


Graham Carey challenges Jason Naismith unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Mark Brown takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yann Songo'o by Steven Thompson.


Corner taken by Graham Carey.


Darren McGregor crosses the ball in from the free kick.


Unfair challenge on Kenny McLean by Filip Kiss results in a free kick.


Shot by Paul McGowan. Mark Brown catches the ball.


The referee blows for offside against Melvin De Leeuw.


Paul McGowan has an effort at goal. Mark Brown safely holds on.


The ball is swung over by Sean Kelly.


Free kick taken by Graham Carey.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Slew by Darren McGregor.


Christopher Dilo takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Slew on Jim Goodwin.


Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.


John McGinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Kettlewell.


Free kick taken by Mark Brown.


Scott Boyd fouled by Steven Thompson, the ref awards a free kick.


Free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.


Graham Carey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan.


Filip Kiss has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.


Free kick taken by Graham Carey.


Jordan Slew fouled by Marc McAusland, the ref awards a free kick.


Clearance by Jordan Slew.


Corner taken by Kenny McLean.


Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Kenny McLean. Mark Brown parries the ball away.


Kenny McLean fouled by Ben Gordon, the ref awards a free kick.


Corner taken by Kenny McLean.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

Match Preview

Buddies all believe - McLean Everyone at St Mirren is confident they can take advantage of being in pole position in the battle to avoid the Scottish Premiership play-off spot, according to midfielder Kenny McLean. With three games remaining and ahead of the visit of Ross County on Saturday, the Buddies are in seventh place following last week's 1-1 draw against Partick Thistle at Firhill. Danny Lennon's side are unbeaten in four games but are still only point ahead of Hibernian, Ross County and Partick and two ahead of Kilmarnock, who occupy the relegation play-off spot. However, McLean said: "With the run we are on going into the last three games, we are more than capable of winning. "Everybody knows that. We will take it game by game and hopefully we can pick up maximum points. "We are sitting in seventh place now and we need to stay there. "We are trying not to worry too much about what is happening behind us. "We are in pole position and if we stay there then it will be a very good season for us. "There have been two wins and two draws and it could have been better that that. "In the first game of that run against Inverness they were down to 10 men and I had a chance very late on so it could have been better. "So we have been playing well and we are happy with the way things are going and if it stays like that then we will be fine. "Ross County are tough to play against but with home advantage we should be good." Like several of the Buddies players, McLean's contract ends in the summer. The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to Rangers - a club he was at as a youngster - but he is putting all talk about his future on hold until Saints are secure. "I think we will be safe but now the focus is on getting there," the Scotland Under-21 midfielder said. "I don't want to think about St Mirren in the Championship. I don't think that will be a factor. "I think we will definitely be in the Premiership and I have to help the club do that "We have three massive games, we are on a good run and I just want to keep on doing what I am doing and everyone feels the same. "A lot of boys are out of contract at the end of the season and they don't know where their future lies. "It is hard at times. You don't know where your future lies but it is a massive end to the season and we are not safe yet." Lennon will have skipper Jim Goodwin available after he avoided a season-ending ban by successfully appealing his dismissal against Hibernian. A Scottish Football Association disciplinary tribunal downgraded his punishment for a challenge on Kevin Thomson to a yellow card for recklessly dangerous play, rather than a red for serious foul play. Lennon has no injury worries for the visit of the Saints' relegation play-off rivals, who are one point behind the seventh-placed Buddies. Melvin de Leeuw believes the Ross County players must retain Scottish Premiership status for loyal Staggies fans who will be at Global Energy stadium long after the current squad has gone. County's battling 2-1 home win over Kilmarnock last week took Derek Adams' side out of the relegation play-off spot and into ninth place. However, they are only one point better off than 11th-placed Killie and one behind seventh-placed St Mirren, whom they visit on Saturday. De Leeuw said: "You play for the club, the fans and for yourself but at the end, the players leave the club and the fans stay so we must do our best to stay in this league. "This game is going to be bigger than last week. "Last week is away now and Saturday can be a six-point game, if you win you can look forward. "That is what we are going for. I don't talk about losing. We must go at them. It is a relegation battle. "Everybody in the team knows what they have to do. "We got a lot of chances last Saturday but if we play smarter and are not nervous, then I think we will get more goals. "That's what we need to do on Saturday, if we get a chance we must take it." The Dutchman's season has been blighted with injury but he is still County's top scorer with eight goals and he intends to stay at the top of the charts, although not to the detriment of the team. The 26-year-old said: "Everybody wants to be at the top of the list and we make jokes about it. "I am still there but I want to get more goals for Ross County. "It is good that all the players want to score but you must do it as a team and not for yourself." Derek Adams will assess some injury problems ahead of the Scottish Premiership clash. Adams was giving little away though and would not reveal the identity of the affected players. Midfielder Michael Tidser went off injured in the first half of last weekend's win over Kilmarnock and defender Evangelos Oikonomou was absent.

Formation:4231Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

Formation: 4411Manager: Derek Adams

Ross County

  • Christopher Dilo
  • Jason Naismith
  • Darren McGregor
  • Marc McAusland
  • Sean Kelly
  • Jim Goodwin
  • Conor Newton
  • Kenny McLean
  • Paul McGowan
  • John McGinn
  • Steven Thompson
  • SUBS
  • David van Zanten
  • Adam Campbell
  • Josh Magennis
  • Gary Teale
  • Marian Kello
  • Gregg Wylde
  • Eric Djemba-Djemba



Match Report

Form Guide

  • St Mirren
  • VS
  • Ross County

Last Meetings

  • Ross County
  • 2 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 22/02/2014
  • St Mirren
  • 2 - 1
  • Ross County
  • 17/11/2013
  • Ross County
  • 3 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 24/08/2013
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 4
  • Ross County
  • 19/01/2013
  • Ross County
  • 0 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 27/11/2012
  • St Mirren
  • 5 - 4
  • Ross County
  • 29/09/2012

Top Scorers

St Mirren

  • S Thompson 13
  • P McGowan 4
  • C Newton 3
  • K McLean 3
  • J McGinn 3
  • A Campbell 2
  • J Naismith 2
  • G Wylde 1
  • S Kelly 1

Ross County

  • M De Leeuw 8
  • F Kiss 6
  • R Brittain 5
  • G Carey 3
  • Y Arquin 3
  • Y Songo'o 3
  • S Kettlewell 2
  • R Quinn 2
  • S Boyd 1
  • B Gordon 1
  • S Saunders 1
  • A Cooper 1
  • D Maatsen 1


St Mirren

    • Total goals 93
    • Goals per game 37
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Ross County

    • Total goals 96
    • Goals per game 40
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins