2 - 3
2 - 3
League (Premier Division)
Iain Ferguson (7)
Mixu Paatelainen (45)
Ian Ferguson (24)
Keith Walker (53)
Ian Ferguson (61)
Paul Kinnaird for Hamish French (45)
Dave Bowman for Paul Hegarty (51)
Ian Cameron for Campbell Money (45)
Paul Lambert for Billy Davies (64)
Dougie Yeats (Perth) (Referee)
The St. Mirren bogey struck again, but for a long time, the luck appeared to be heading our way after 'keeper Campbell Money had to be replaced. He was one of two Saints carried off but the Buddies came from behind to grab a victory. Things looked good when we took an early lead. John Clark played a long searching ball up the left. It struck Finnish striker Mixu on the back, but he retained control and sent in a cross from the left which Iain Ferguson headed past Money from six yards - time 7 minutes. In 24 minutes Saints Ian Ferguson was put through by Davies and he drew Billy Thomson before sliding the ball in from a narrowing angle. Shortly afterwards Campbell Money was injured in cutting out a cross from Hamish French. He carried on but had to go off eventually, Kenny McDowell taking over in goal. It was a mistake by the deputy goalie which brought us our second goal. John Clark fed Jim McInally on the left and his cross was dropped by McDowell at the feet of our new Finnish striker Mixu Paatelainen shot home in the 48th minute of the first half.
The second half was a distinct disappointment. Keith Walker strode through the defence to ram home the equaliser after 53 minutes and eight minutes later, Ian Ferguson went past Dave Narey before stroking the ball into the far post from the edge of the box. We failed to exploit the substitute goalkeeper who only had a header from Eamonn Bannon to seriously test him though Eamonn was unlucky to see an earlier shot from a Jim McInally cross sneak past the post. Later it was revealed that Dave Narey played with a back injury, and that and the end result completed an unhappy afternoon.
|Billy Thomson (GK)||29||22||-||136||-|
|Paul Kinnaird (sub)||20||9||-||20||-|
|Dave Bowman (sub)||23||17||-||55||-|
No league table has been added for this season.