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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 30 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • St Mirren Park
St MirrenSt MirrenvInvernessInverness
2
  • Goncalves, 26
  • Thompson, 82
1
  • McKay, pen 45

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Match ends, St Mirren 2, Inverness CT 1.

90 mins:Second Half ends, St Mirren 2, Inverness CT 1.

90 mins:Substitution, Inverness CT. Jordon Gibbons replaces Aaron Doran.

90 mins:Substitution, Inverness CT. Philip Roberts replaces Richie Foran.

88 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

87 mins:Substitution, Inverness CT. Nick Ross replaces Ross Draper.

86 mins:Andrew Shinnie (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

86 mins:Foul by Andrew Shinnie (Inverness CT).

86 mins:Graham Carey (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

85 mins:Foul by James Goodwin (St Mirren).

85 mins:Andrew Shinnie (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

84 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

84 mins:Attempt saved. Conor Newton (St Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

83 mins:Foul by Gary Warren (Inverness CT).

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

82 mins:Goal! St Mirren 2, Inverness CT 1. Steve Thompson (St Mirren) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Conor Newton with a cross.

81 mins:Attempt missed. Graham Carey (St Mirren) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

80 mins:Foul by Gary Warren (Inverness CT).

80 mins:Steve Thompson (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

79 mins:Offside, Inverness CT. Andrew Shinnie tries a through ball, but Andrew Shinnie is caught offside.

79 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

77 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

75 mins:Foul by Gary Warren (Inverness CT).

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

74 mins:Attempt saved. Richie Foran (Inverness CT) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

73 mins:Foul by Steve Thompson (St Mirren).

73 mins:Josh Meekings (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

72 mins:Foul by Graeme Shinnie (Inverness CT).

72 mins:David van Zanten (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

72 mins:Attempt blocked. Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

70 mins:Substitution, St Mirren. John McGinn replaces Kenny McLean.

68 mins:Attempt missed. Paul McGowan (St Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

67 mins:Substitution, St Mirren. Lewis Guy replaces Esmael Goncalves.

67 mins:Attempt missed. Graeme Shinnie (Inverness CT) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

66 mins:Foul by James Goodwin (St Mirren).

66 mins:Richie Foran (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Foul by Conor Newton (St Mirren).

63 mins:Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

62 mins:Foul by Josh Meekings (Inverness CT).

62 mins:Esmael Goncalves (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

56 mins:Offside, Inverness CT. Andrew Shinnie tries a through ball, but Andrew Shinnie is caught offside.

55 mins:Hand ball by Graham Carey (St Mirren).

54 mins:Attempt saved. Josh Meekings (Inverness CT) header from the centre of the box is saved.

54 mins:Hand ball by Aaron Doran (Inverness CT).

53 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

52 mins:Attempt blocked. Andrew Shinnie (Inverness CT) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

49 mins:Offside, St Mirren. Esmael Goncalves tries a through ball, but Esmael Goncalves is caught offside.

48 mins:Foul by Ross Draper (Inverness CT).

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

46 mins:Offside, Inverness CT. Andrew Shinnie tries a through ball, but Andrew Shinnie is caught offside.

46 mins:Substitution, St Mirren. Lee Mair replaces Marc McAusland because of an injury.

Second Half begins St Mirren 1, Inverness CT 1.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, St Mirren 1, Inverness CT 1.

45 mins:Goal! St Mirren 1, Inverness CT 1. Billy McKay (Inverness CT) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

44 mins:Penalty conceded by Conor Newton (St Mirren) after a foul in the penalty area.

44 mins:Penalty Inverness CT. Richie Foran draws a foul in the penalty area.

41 mins:Attempt saved. Steve Thompson (St Mirren) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

40 mins:Foul by Ross Draper (Inverness CT).

40 mins:Marc McAusland (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

40 mins:Foul by David van Zanten (St Mirren).

40 mins:Andrew Shinnie (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

36 mins:Foul by Ross Draper (Inverness CT).

36 mins:Graham Carey (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

33 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

26 mins:Goal! St Mirren 1, Inverness CT 0. Esmael Goncalves (St Mirren) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul McGowan.

25 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

24 mins:Foul by Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT).

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

24 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

22 mins:Attempt saved. Billy McKay (Inverness CT) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Aaron Doran with a cross.

22 mins:Foul by Graham Carey (St Mirren).

22 mins:Billy McKay (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

20 mins:Attempt missed. Marc McAusland (St Mirren) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Graham Carey.

20 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

19 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

17 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

16 mins:Attempt saved. Kenny McLean (St Mirren) left footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Graham Carey with a cross.

15 mins:Offside, St Mirren. Esmael Goncalves tries a through ball, but Esmael Goncalves is caught offside.

10 mins:Attempt saved. Conor Newton (St Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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

8 mins:Attempt saved. Billy McKay (Inverness CT) header from the centre of the box is saved.

7 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

7 mins:Attempt saved. Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

6 mins:Foul by Marc McAusland (St Mirren).

6 mins:Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

4 mins:Hand ball by Ross Draper (Inverness CT).

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

1 mins:Foul by Ross Draper (Inverness CT).

1 mins:Conor Newton (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

1 mins:Foul by Esmael Goncalves (St Mirren).

1 mins:Josh Meekings (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 30 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • St Mirren Park
St MirrenSt MirrenvInvernessInverness
2
  • Goncalves, 26
  • Thompson, 82
1
  • McKay, pen 45

match report

St Mirren continued an excellent week with a 2-1 home victory over Inverness in the Scottish Premier League on Wednesday night.

Danny Lennon's side reached the final of the Scottish Communities League Cup with a 3-2 victory over Celtic on Sunday and Steven Thompson's late header earned the Buddies their second win in four days.

Esmael Goncalves latched on to Paul McGowan's through-ball to net on his home debut and open the scoring midway through the first half.

That was then cancelled out on the stroke of half-time when Billy McKay netted his 20th league goal from the penalty spot after Conor Newton felled Richie Foran inside the box.

Inverness enjoyed the majority of the possession in the second half, however they were punished with nine minutes remaining when Thompson beat Antonio Reguero after connecting with Gary Teale's pinpoint cross.

McGowan cleverly chipped the ball through to Goncalves and he composed himself before slotting the ball beyond Reguero for Saints' opener on 26 minutes.

The confidence was flowing through the home side and Reguero was relieved to see Daniel Devine clear after he had failed to deal with Teale's low cross.

The home supporters roared for a penalty when Graeme Shinnie appeared to fell Goncalves inside the area, however referee Alan Muir quickly waved play-on.

Inverness had a penalty shout of their own with two minutes remaining in the first half as Foran toppled under the attention of Newton and this time Muir pointed at the spot.

McKay stepped up to take the kick and sent Samson the wrong way to level the scores.

The first chance of the second half fell to the visitors and Andrew Shinnie's shot clipped the top of Goodwin's head before looping over the bar.

It was Caley who continued to look the more likely to grab the next goal and Foran passed up a good opportunity when he shot straight at Samson following McKay's cut-back.

Carey floated a shot just wide of the target as St Mirren created a rare second-half opportunity and they were to go one better just a minute later. Teale swung over an inch-perfect cross and Thompson's header sneaked into the net after hitting the inside of the post.

team line-up

1Craig Samson
2David van Zanten
14Marc McAusland46
24Conor Newton
6James Goodwin
10Paul McGowan
17Kenny McLean70
21Gary Teale
77Esmael Goncalves67
11Graham Carey
9Steve Thompson

substitutes

16Grant Adam
7Dougie Imrie
5Lee Mair46
23David Barron
19Sam Parkin
29John McGinn70
27Lewis Guy67

referee

Alan Muir

team line-up

12Antonio Reguero
27Daniel Devine
3Graeme Shinnie
14Josh Meekings
5Gary Warren
4Owain Tudur-Jones
10Andrew Shinnie
9Richie Foran90
8Ross Draper87
17Aaron Doran90
7Billy McKay

substitutes

23Philip Roberts90
28Charlie Taylor
11Nick Ross87
1Ryan Esson
18Shane Sutherland
21Liam Polworth
26Jordon Gibbons90

referee

Alan Muir

match stats

possession %4950
shots on target76
shots off target31
corners67
tackles won00
offsides33