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  • Date:14 May 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St Mirren Park
  • Attendance:4,230
Goal!

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92:22 +2.22

David MacKay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Mooy. Free kick taken by Craig Samson.

91:23 +1.23

Corner taken by Aaron Mooy.

91:02 +1.02

The official flags Collin Samuel offside. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.

88:49

Centre by Jamie McKernon, Michael Higdon takes a shot. Save by Peter Enckelman.

88:06

Shot by Chris Millar from outside the box goes high over the target.

87:53

Daniel Grainger delivers the ball, Craig Samson makes a save.

87:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Mooy on Chris Millar. Free kick taken by Michael Duberry.

86:29

John Potter leaves the field to be replaced by Jim Goodwin.

86:07

A cross is delivered by Chris Millar, Header from deep inside the area by Liam Craig goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

85:47

David Barron delivers the ball, clearance made by David MacKay.

83:15

The ball is delivered by David MacKay.

83:11

A cross is delivered by Liam Craig.

82:54

Daniel Grainger takes a shot. Blocked by Marc McAusland.

82:09

The ball is sent over by Paul McGowan, save by Peter Enckelman.

81:34

The ball is swung over by Andrew Jackson, David Barron makes a clearance.

80:43

The ball is delivered by Collin Samuel, save by Craig Samson.

78:59

Unfair challenge on David Barron by Daniel Grainger results in a free kick. Jamie McKernon is brought on as a substitute for Steven Thomson. Free kick taken by Aaron Mooy.

78:24

Liam Craig takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

77:29

David Barron concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Craig. Steven Anderson restarts play with the free kick.

76:12

Foul by Steven Anderson on Michael Higdon, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Michael Higdon from the free kick.

75:54

Foul by Andrew Jackson on Lee Mair, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lee Mair.

74:15

Paul McGowan delivers the ball.

73:50

Liam Craig produces a cross.

71:56

The official flags Michael Higdon offside. Free kick taken by Peter Enckelman.

71:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Murray Davidson on Paul McGowan. Paul McGowan takes the direct free kick.

70:49

Collin Samuel is brought on as a substitute for Jamie Adams.

67:37

The ball is crossed by Michael Duberry, Marc McAusland manages to make a clearance.

65:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Anderson by David Barron. Stephen Reynolds comes on in place of Peter MacDonald. Free kick taken by Peter Enckelman.

65:01

Craig Dargo on for Kenny McLean.

64:35

Kenny McLean has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

64:18

Jure Travner produces a cross, clearance by Steven Anderson.

63:35

Aaron Mooy takes the inswinging corner, Jamie Adams makes a clearance.

63:20

Steven Thomson has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Jamie Adams gets a block in.

62:43

David Barron fouled by Daniel Grainger, the ref awards a free kick. Aaron Mooy crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Murray Davidson.

61:19

David Barron fouled by Jamie Adams, the ref awards a free kick. The referee shows Jamie Adams a yellow card. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Kenny McLean from right wing.

60:37

Kenny McLean fouled by Murray Davidson, the ref awards a free kick. Jure Travner takes the direct free kick.

59:40

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kenny McLean, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Lee Mair goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

59:07

Michael Duberry concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Higdon. Free kick crossed by Aaron Mooy, Jamie Adams makes a clearance.

58:22

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Daniel Grainger, Header from deep inside the area by Jamie Adams goes over the bar.

57:46

Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Grainger, clearance made by Lee Mair.

57:26

A cross is delivered by Andrew Jackson, blocked by Lee Mair.

56:39

Liam Craig produces a left-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.

54:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kenny McLean by Steven Anderson. Michael Higdon has an effort direct from the free kick.

53:19

David Barron gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Craig. Strike on goal comes in from David MacKay from the free kick, Craig Samson makes a comfortable save.

52:49

Foul by Peter MacDonald on Lee Mair, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by John Potter.

50:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter MacDonald on Lee Mair. Free kick taken by Craig Samson.

49:21

Jamie Adams concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul McGowan. John Potter restarts play with the free kick.

48:25

The ball is crossed by Jure Travner, Daniel Grainger gets a block in.

45:34

Shot from outside the area by Chris Millar misses to the left of the goal.

45:01

Daniel Grainger is brought on as a substitute for Steve May.

44:46

Long range shot by Murray Davidson goes wide right of the net.

43:53

Jure Travner delivers the ball, Michael Higdon takes a shot. Save made by Peter Enckelman.

41:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter MacDonald by Marc McAusland. Steve May produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

41:09

David Barron produces a cross, Kenny McLean takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

37:18

The ball is crossed by Steve May, clearance by Michael Higdon.

36:34

Chris Millar fouled by Jure Travner, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Craig delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, David Barron makes a clearance.

34:25

A cross is delivered by Aaron Mooy, save by Peter Enckelman.

33:46

Peter MacDonald challenges Jure Travner unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Potter restarts play with the free kick.

33:14

The ball is sent over by Steven Thomson, clearance made by Steven Anderson.

32:48

The ball is swung over by Paul McGowan, Steven Anderson manages to make a clearance.

31:10

Peter MacDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Potter. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.

30:40

The ball is swung over by Jure Travner, Kenny McLean has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the target.

29:37

Foul by Michael Higdon on Steven Anderson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Peter Enckelman.

27:03

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kenny McLean from the right by-line, Michael Higdon has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

25:14

Steve May sends in a cross, save made by Craig Samson.

23:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Potter on Andrew Jackson. Free kick taken by Liam Craig.

22:49

Peter MacDonald has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

20:44

The ball is delivered by Kenny McLean, Effort from 12 yards by Michael Higdon. Peter Enckelman makes a save.

19:49

The ball is delivered by David MacKay.

18:58

The ball is sent over by Liam Craig, Marc McAusland makes a clearance.

16:05

Unfair challenge on Chris Millar by Steven Thomson results in a free kick. Liam Craig delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

13:54

Jamie Adams concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Thomson. John Potter takes the direct free kick.

9:15

Michael Higdon concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Anderson. Free kick taken by Steven Anderson.

6:57

The ball is delivered by Liam Craig, clearance made by Jure Travner.

6:02

David MacKay crosses the ball, save by Craig Samson.

5:15

Michael Higdon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Peter Enckelman.

3:41

Foul by Jamie Adams on Paul McGowan, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Marc McAusland.

3:08

Steve May crosses the ball, Craig Samson makes a save.

2:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Adams by Aaron Mooy. Michael Duberry takes the free kick.

2:13

Foul by Murray Davidson on Jure Travner, free kick awarded. Craig Samson takes the free kick.

0:43

The referee blows for offside. Peter Enckelman takes the indirect free kick.

Match Preview

No change for Buddies St Mirren have an unchanged squad for their final Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash of the season. Hugh Murray is the only player out for the visit of St Johnstone. The midfielder does not need an operation on his knee injury but still faces three to four months Captain John Potter and striker Craig Dargo are among 11 players told they have no future at the club. Potter, Dargo and Garry Brady are the three longest-serving players to be leaving the club. Gareth Wardlaw is also on the list despite netting the goal that secured St Mirren's Clydesdale Bank Premier League status on Tuesday at Pittodrie. As well as Wardlaw, manager Danny Lennon has released four more of his signings - Patrick Cregg, Sean Lynch, Nick Hegarty and Jamie McCluskey. Youngsters Kyle Faulds, Mark McLennan and Ally Love have also been released but all the other players whose contracts are due to expire have been offered new deals, including Murray. St Johnstone are boosted by the return of Danny Grainger. Defender Grainger has recovered from a groin problem and will be added to the squad for the visit to Paisley. Kevin Moon remains on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

Formation:352Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

Formation: 442Manager: Derek McInnes

St Johnstone

  • Craig Samson
  • Marc McAusland
  • Lee Mair
  • John Potter
  • David Barron
  • Steven Thomson
  • Kenny McLean
  • Aaron Mooy
  • Jure Travner
  • Paul McGowan
  • Michael Higdon
  • SUBS
  • Paul Gallacher
  • David van Zanten
  • Craig Dargo
  • Jim Goodwin
  • Darren McGregor
  • Mark Lamont
  • Jamie McKernon

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Match Report

Drab ending for Saints Thankfully for fans of St Mirren and St Johnstone they had reason to celebrate in midweek as there was little to cheer in a goalless finale to the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. St Mirren manager Danny Lennon had urged his players to play with freedom and put on a show for their supporters after securing their SPL status on Tuesday with a 1-0 victory over Aberdeen. St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes handed his club a huge boost on Wednesday when he rejected a move to Brentford, and his team came into the game on the back of three consecutive wins. But the fans who came to St Mirren Park hoping for a final flourish were instead subjected to an archetypal end-of-season encounter with a dearth of meaningful goalmouth action. The best that could be said about the game was that St Mirren captain John Potter helped his defence keep a clean sheet in his 251st and final appearance for the club. Potter was the only player to start of the 11 who were told by Lennon on Friday that their contracts would not be renewed, although another, Craig Dargo, came off the bench. Another, Gareth Wardlaw, had scored the goal at Pittodrie that removed any doubt about St Mirren's survival but he was absent as goalkeeper Craig Samson, Aaron Mooy, Kenny McLean and Marc McAusland all came into the starting line-up. McInnes named a forward-thinking line-up with Stevie May coming in for Alan Maybury, but the team selection did not transmit to an attacking display. While there was no shortage of effort, both teams lacked a creative spark. The home side defended deep whenever their visitors had possession to snuff out any attacking threat in the first half. McLean headed wide and shot well over following separate breaks, and Higdon got the first effort on target with a minute of the half remaining, but his weak header bounced harmlessly into the arms of Peter Enckelman. Danny Grainger replaced May at half-time for his final game for St Johnstone, who got their first effort on target in the 55th minute when Samson held Dave Mackay's 25-yard free-kick. Jamie Adams and Lee Mair headed over following corners at either end, although neither opportunity was a serious chance. Home midfielder Steven Thomson saw a 20-yard strike deflected wide before Dargo was handed the final 25 minutes of action of his Buddies career, coming on for McLean to a warm reception. St Johnstone striker Peter MacDonald soon departed for Stevie Reynolds, having captained the team, and Collin Samuel then replaced Adams. A clumsy aerial challenge from Steven Anderson on Higdon allowed the Englishman the opportunity to shoot from 25 yards, but his free-kick summed up the afternoon - it was caught by a supporter in the back row of the home stand behind the goal. The hosts had the better of the closing quarter but could not carve out a clear chance and Liam Craig headed over on a rare St Johnstone break. Potter was given a standing ovation after being taken off in the 87th minute while the visiting fans spent the last few minutes singing the praises of defender Michael Duberry, one of several St Johnstone players whose future remains unclear. Another, MacDonald, handed his shirt to a young St Johnstone fan following the final whistle.

Form Guide

    LLDLLW
  • St Mirren
  • VS
  • St Johnstone
  • LLLWWW

Last Meetings

  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 22/01/2011
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 2
  • St Johnstone
  • 11/12/2010
  • St Johnstone
  • 2 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 18/09/2010
  • St Johnstone
  • 2 - 2
  • St Mirren
  • 17/04/2010
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 10/02/2010
  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 19/12/2009

Top Scorers

St Mirren

  • M Higdon 11
  • S Thomson 5
  • D McGregor 3
  • G Wardlaw 3
  • C Dargo 2
  • S Lynch 2
  • J Travner 1
  • M McAusland 1
  • P McGowan 1

St Johnstone

  • S Parkin 4
  • L Craig 3
  • D Grainger 2
  • C Samuel 2
  • S May 2
  • C Taylor 1
  • A Jackson 1
  • K Moon 1
  • J Adams 1

Goals

St Mirren

    • Total goals 90
    • Goals per game 33
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 16 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 80
    • Goals per game 23
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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