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  • Date:25 Mar 2014
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:St Mirren Park
  • Attendance:2,817
  • MacLean (38)
Goal!

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88:30

The offside flag is raised against Stevie May.

The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

85:17

(St Johnstone) makes a substitution, with Stevie May coming on for Steven MacLean.

83:39

Free kick taken by Kenny McLean.

83:28

Unfair challenge on Steven Thompson by Steven Anderson results in a free kick.

82:38

Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael O'Halloran.

82:16

Chris Millar takes a shot.

80:28

Steven Thompson concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Anderson.

79:55

(St Johnstone) makes a substitution, with Patrick Cregg coming on for David Wotherspoon.

79:19

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon.

77:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren McGregor by James Dunne.

76:33

Free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

76:19

The referee shows Steven Thompson a yellow card for persistent infringement.

76:03

Steven Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Anderson.

74:45

John McGinn restarts play with the free kick.

74:31

Steven Anderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Thompson.

72:41

The official flags David Wotherspoon offside.

71:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Miller by Steven Thompson.

69:32

Short corner worked by David Wotherspoon.

67:35

Paul McGowan leaves the field to be replaced by Gary Teale.

66:46

Foul by Gregg Wylde on Lee Croft, free kick awarded.

63:33

Gary Miller takes the free kick.

63:15

Michael O'Halloran fouled by Steven Thompson, the ref awards a free kick.

60:37

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

58:31

Corner taken by Kenny McLean.

58:06

Corner taken by Gregg Wylde from the right by-line.

56:39

Free kick taken by Kenny McLean.

56:04

Chris Millar is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.

50:27

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

48:19

Header by Josh Magennis misses to the right of the target.

47:14

Paul McGowan takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Alan Mannus parries the ball but the danger is not over.

46:19

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Wotherspoon.

45:56

Shot by David Wotherspoon went over the crossbar.

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01

Gregg Wylde is brought on as a substitute for Conor Newton.

45:01

Frazer Wright on for Tim Clancy.

45:01

Marian Kello leaves the field to be replaced by Christopher Dilo.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

43:44

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

42:11

Tim Clancy takes the free kick.

41:56

Foul by Darren McGregor on David Wotherspoon, free kick awarded.

41:00

John McGinn is booked.

40:29

Alan Mannus takes the free kick.

40:23

Steven Thompson challenges Tim Clancy unfairly and gives away a free kick.

38:37

Steven MacLean scores with their right foot. St Mirren 0-1 St Johnstone.David Wotherspoon provided the assist for the goal.

37:14

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon.

35:51

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

33:40

Tim Clancy restarts play with the free kick.

33:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Croft by Sean Kelly.

32:01

Kenny McLean restarts play with the free kick.

31:54

Foul by Tim Clancy on Steven Thompson, free kick awarded.

29:20

The referee blows for offside against Steven MacLean.

26:08

Michael O'Halloran takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

23:24

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

22:19

Michael O'Halloran takes a shot and cleared the bar.

21:04

Corner taken by Kenny McLean.

19:55

Kenny McLean restarts play with the free kick.

19:45

Foul by James Dunne on Paul McGowan, free kick awarded.

18:51

Free kick taken by Gary Miller.

18:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Dunne by John McGinn.

17:29

James Dunne takes the free kick.

17:21

Darren McGregor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven MacLean.

15:04

Corner taken by Lee Croft.

11:23

The official flags Steven MacLean offside.

10:16

Marian Kello takes the free kick.

9:55

Clearance made by Darren McGregor.

9:27

Conor Newton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Wotherspoon.

9:05

Steven MacLean takes a shot. Marian Kello blocks the ball.

7:48

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

6:52

The referee blows for offside against Steven Thompson.

5:07

James Dunne takes the free kick.

5:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc McAusland on David Wotherspoon.

3:49

Alan Mannus takes the free kick.

3:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Conor Newton on David Wotherspoon.

The match has kicked off.

Match Preview

Lennon: All big games now Danny Lennon insists it is time for big hearts at St Mirren as his side try to get away from the Scottish Premiership relegation play-off spot. The Buddies' 3-0 defeat by champions-elect Celtic at Parkhead on Saturday was comprehensive but the collateral damage could have been worse. With all their bottom-half rivals losing, the Paisley side remain in 11th spot but only three points behind eighth-placed Kilmarnock who have played a game more. Ahead of the visit of St Johnstone on Tuesday night, Lennon looked for a big effort from his players in the remaining fixtures. "They are all big games," he said. "The margin for error is slim so you have to be at your best. "Now is the time for big hearts and big performances. "We can't afford to let opportunities pass us by, we have to give everything for the cause and we can't have any regrets when we come off the pitch." The St Mirren boss, however, concedes that there is no great secret to escaping trouble. He said: "It is about winning. Scoring goals and keeping the back door shut. It is as simple as that. "The key message is to get that extra one or two per cent in application "We took positives from the Celtic game, especially with our first-half performance where I thought we were unlucky to come in a goal down at the interval, although Celtic deserved to win. "We have to continue that hard work in the games ahead." St Johnstone clinched the final top-six place with a 2-0 win over Hibernian on Saturday in the absence of manager Tommy Wright who remains in hospital after undergoing surgery. Lennon said: "I would like to pass on my congratulations to Tommy Wright and his staff at St Johnstone for securing a top-six spot. It is a great achievement. "And I would like to wish Tommy all the best following his surgery. "They have had mixed fortunes of late but they have a good balance to their team." St Johnstone assistant manager Callum Davidson is sure his players have the commitment and motivation to maintain their intensity after qualifying for the Scottish Premiership top six. Saints clinched the final top-half place with a 2-0 win over Hibernian on Saturday but they are seven points off fifth-placed Inverness and a further two behind Dundee United. However, Saints now play three teams below them in the league ahead of the split. The Perth side pipped Inverness to a Europa League place last season after taking 10 points from their final five matches and fourth place could be enough for a European spot this term. And they have the added incentive of staying on form ahead of their William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen on April 13. Davidson, who will again deputise for manager Wright in Paisley, said: "With the semi-final coming up, you need to win the games going into it. You don't want to go into it on a couple of poor performances. "It's key that you stay at that level of intensity right to the end of the season. Two years ago we didn't win a game in the top six and last year we won three games. So I think we have learned from experience and understand these games are just as important." The former Scotland left-back added: "We have three games now against teams below us but these guys are fighting for their lives. I have watched St Mirren and they play some really good football and they have been pretty unlucky not to get the results their performances have shown. "So it's going to be a really tough game. But we are going there wanting to win the game because we want to put pressure on Inverness. If we can get as close to them before the split, then it gives us a great chance." Davidson was in charge on Saturday as Wright recovered from surgery in hospital, although the Northern Irishman is regularly in contact. "It was certainly different," Davidson said. "Normally my work is done when it comes to Saturday morning and Tommy does all the work on Saturday. "It was slightly different but it made it easier that we won. "Tommy is always in contact. We have the same discussions as if he was in, about team selection and who is training well. "He will pick the team for Tuesday night after we discuss how training went."

Formation:4411Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

Formation: 442Manager: Tommy Wright

St Johnstone

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

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Form Guide

    LLLWLL
  • St Mirren
  • VS
  • St Johnstone
  • LWLWLW

Last Meetings

  • St Johnstone
  • 2 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 11/01/2014
  • St Mirren
  • 4 - 3
  • St Johnstone
  • 19/10/2013
  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 23/02/2013
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 08/12/2012
  • St Johnstone
  • 2 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 06/10/2012
  • St Mirren
  • 0 - 3
  • St Johnstone
  • 17/03/2012

Top Scorers

St Mirren

  • S Thompson 11
  • P McGowan 3
  • C Newton 3
  • J McGinn 3
  • K McLean 2
  • A Campbell 2
  • G Wylde 1
  • J Naismith 1

St Johnstone

  • S May 13
  • S MacLean 7
  • N Hasselbaink 5
  • D Mackay 2
  • G Miller 1
  • D Wotherspoon 1
  • M Davidson 1

Goals

St Mirren

    • Total goals 79
    • Goals per game 29
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 87
    • Goals per game 37
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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