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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 21 December 2012, 7:45pm
  • St Mirren Park
St MirrenSt MirrenvMotherwellMotherwell
2
  • Thompson, 39
  • Thompson, 42
1
  • McHugh, 77

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Match ends, St Mirren 2, Motherwell 1.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, St Mirren 2, Motherwell 1.

90+4 mins:Hand ball by John McGinn (St Mirren).

90+4 mins:Offside, St Mirren. Lewis Guy tries a through ball, but Lewis Guy is caught offside.

90+3 mins:Foul by Marc McAusland (St Mirren).

90+3 mins:Robert McHugh (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Attempt missed. Robert McHugh (Motherwell) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

90 mins:Attempt blocked. Omar Daley (Motherwell) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

89 mins:Substitution, St Mirren. Graham Carey replaces David Barron.

88 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

88 mins:Attempt blocked. Henrik Ojamaa (Motherwell) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

87 mins:Attempt missed. Marc McAusland (St Mirren) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by John McGinn.

86 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

86 mins:Attempt blocked. David van Zanten (St Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

86 mins:Foul by Nicky Law (Motherwell).

86 mins:Lewis Guy (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

85 mins:Foul by Lewis Guy (St Mirren).

85 mins:Simon Ramsden (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

85 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

85 mins:Marc McAusland (St Mirren) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

84 mins:Attempt saved. Henrik Ojamaa (Motherwell) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

83 mins:Substitution, St Mirren. David van Zanten replaces Paul Dummett.

81 mins:Hand ball by Keith Lasley (Motherwell).

81 mins:Attempt blocked. Henrik Ojamaa (Motherwell) right footed shot is blocked.

80 mins:Substitution, Motherwell. Omar Daley replaces Tom Hateley.

77 mins:Goal! St Mirren 2, Motherwell 1. Robert McHugh (Motherwell) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Henrik Ojamaa with a cross.

76 mins:Attempt saved. Simon Ramsden (Motherwell) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Tom Hateley.

76 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

74 mins:Attempt missed. Robert McHugh (Motherwell) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

72 mins:Substitution, St Mirren. Lee Mair replaces Gary Teale.

72 mins:Substitution, Motherwell. Zaine Francis-Angol replaces Steven Hammell.

72 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

71 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

71 mins:Attempt blocked. Henrik Ojamaa (Motherwell) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Humphrey with a cross.

70 mins:Attempt missed. Kenny McLean (St Mirren) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

69 mins:Substitution, Motherwell. Robert McHugh replaces Michael Higdon.

68 mins:Attempt missed. Henrik Ojamaa (Motherwell) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

66 mins:Attempt saved. John Robertson (St Mirren) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Gary Teale with a cross.

63 mins:Offside, St Mirren. Steve Thompson tries a through ball, but Steve Thompson is caught offside.

62 mins:Foul by Lewis Guy (St Mirren).

62 mins:Simon Ramsden (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

59 mins:Attempt missed. Kenny McLean (St Mirren) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

59 mins:Foul by Steven Hammell (Motherwell).

59 mins:Lewis Guy (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

55 mins:Offside, St Mirren. Lewis Guy tries a through ball, but Lewis Guy is caught offside.

53 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

49 mins:Foul by Chris Humphrey (Motherwell).

49 mins:Kenny McLean (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

49 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

48 mins:Attempt saved. John McGinn (St Mirren) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Lewis Guy with a cross.

48 mins:Attempt missed. Lewis Guy (St Mirren) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by John Robertson with a cross.

46 mins:Attempt missed. Kenny McLean (St Mirren) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Second Half begins St Mirren 2, Motherwell 0.

45+1 mins:First Half ends, St Mirren 2, Motherwell 0.

45 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

44 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

42 mins:Goal! St Mirren 2, Motherwell 0. Steve Thompson (St Mirren) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Gary Teale with a cross.

41 mins:Attempt blocked. Keith Lasley (Motherwell) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

39 mins:Goal! St Mirren 1, Motherwell 0. Steve Thompson (St Mirren) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by John Robertson.

38 mins:Attempt blocked. Gary Teale (St Mirren) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

37 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

37 mins:Attempt blocked. Steve Thompson (St Mirren) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

36 mins:Attempt blocked. Henrik Ojamaa (Motherwell) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

34 mins:Attempt missed. Henrik Ojamaa (Motherwell) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

32 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

31 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

29 mins:Foul by Chris Humphrey (Motherwell).

29 mins:James Goodwin (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Attempt missed. Chris Humphrey (Motherwell) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

27 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

26 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

26 mins:Attempt blocked. Kenny McLean (St Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

26 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

26 mins:Attempt blocked. David Barron (St Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

25 mins:Hand ball by Henrik Ojamaa (Motherwell).

24 mins:Attempt saved. Michael Higdon (Motherwell) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Nicky Law with a cross.

24 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

23 mins:Attempt blocked. Henrik Ojamaa (Motherwell) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

22 mins:Attempt saved. Lewis Guy (St Mirren) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by John McGinn with a cross.

20 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

19 mins:Attempt saved. James Goodwin (St Mirren) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by John McGinn.

19 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

17 mins:Attempt missed. Henrik Ojamaa (Motherwell) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

13 mins:Hand ball by James Goodwin (St Mirren).

12 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

11 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

11 mins:Attempt blocked. Nicky Law (Motherwell) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Steven Hammell.

10 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

4 mins:Attempt missed. John Robertson (St Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

3 mins:Offside, St Mirren. Lewis Guy tries a through ball, but Lewis Guy is caught offside.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 21 December 2012, 7:45pm
  • St Mirren Park
St MirrenSt MirrenvMotherwellMotherwell
2
  • Thompson, 39
  • Thompson, 42
1
  • McHugh, 77

match report

Steven Thompson struck twice in three minutes just before half-time to earn St Mirren a 2-1 victory over Motherwell in the SPL on Friday night.

The former Scotland striker guided home the opener in the 39th minute and soon took advantage of some slack defending to head in from a tight angle.

Motherwell came from two goals down to win against Hibernian last weekend and Bob McHugh, who netted the winner at Easter Road, again came off the bench and scored to give them hope in the final 13 minutes.

But St Mirren held on to make it seven points from three home games and end Motherwell's four-match winning streak on the road in the SPL.

The visitors began zipping the ball around but they almost conceded from John McGinn's 19th-minute corner, when Jim Goodwin managed to steer the ball on target from beyond the far post but Tom Hateley cleared off the line.

Well soon went close when Nicky Law hung a cross to the back post following a short corner and Shaun Hutchinson headed towards the top corner but Craig Samson produced a wonderful reaction save to claw the ball out.

Thompson scored his first with a clever finish from six yards. Saints kept possession after an attack was forced back and worked the ball to Marc McAusland in the right-back position. He played a one-two with Jon Robertson that sent the midfielder away down the right, and Robertson whipped in a cross that Thompson guided into the far corner.

Motherwell were then undone by a counter-attack. Some tidy play from McGinn gave Gary Teale the chance to skip past Chris Humphrey and send over a deep cross from the right. Hateley failed to get off the ground and Thompson rose to head the ball over Randolph and in off the far post from a tight angle.

The game was almost over three minutes after the break when Lewis Guy got the better of Hutchinson and cut the ball back for McGinn, who tried to steer the ball inside the far corner. However, Randolph threw himself to his left to push the ball wide.

Motherwell were having plenty of possession but were finding St Mirren a compact unit to break down and had three penalty appeals turned down by Iain Brines after the ball appeared to strike the hand of David Barron, twice, and then Goodwin.

McHugh came on in the 69th minute and soon got a chance when he met Humphrey's cutback, but Goodwin threw himself in the way of the shot to prevent a goal.

McHugh soon got Motherwell back in the game when he fired a left-footed shot in off the bar from 15 yards after good work from Ojamaa on the left but St Mirren ran out winners.

team line-up

1Craig Samson
14Marc McAusland
3Paul Dummett83
23David Barron89
17Kenny McLean
8John Robertson
21Gary Teale72
6James Goodwin
27Lewis Guy
29John McGinn
9Steve Thompson

substitutes

19Sam Parkin
12Chris Smith
7Dougie Imrie
11Graham Carey89
10Paul McGowan
2David van Zanten83
5Lee Mair72

referee

Iain Brines

team line-up

1Darren Randolph
3Steven Hammell72
5Shaun Hutchinson
15Simon Ramsden
7Chris Humphrey
14Keith Lasley
4Nicky Law
6Tom Hateley80
8Henrik Ojamaa
9Michael Higdon69
11Jamie Murphy

substitutes

17Omar Daley80
12Lee Hollis
16Robert McHugh69
26Zaine Francis-Angol72
19Fraser Kerr
27Steven Hetherington
33Adam Asghar

referee

Iain Brines

match stats

possession %5050
shots on target64
shots off target66
corners814
tackles won00
offsides40