St Mirren 2 – 1 Dundee

Having won their opening game of the season against Hibernian last week it was St Mirren’s first home game of the new season and St Mirren knew that a win would see them go top of the league. The Saints started the game at a fast pace and it was no surprise that they went in front, courtesy of an own goal from ex Saint Joe Shaughnessy in the 7th minute.

They then went on to hit the crossbar before conceding a penalty which Saints new keeper Hemming saved. Then in the 49th minute Mikael Mandron headed home Saints second goal to put them 2 – 0 in front at half time.

The second half saw an improved Dundee team put Saints under pressure and in the 63rd minute Mulligan got a goal back for Dundee and take the score to 2 -1, Dundee were the dominant  team but couldn’t score that second goal, while Saints continued to look dangerous on the break.

Photographs by Hugh McMillan

Attendance: 6,581

TEAMS: St Mirren: Hemming, Fraser (c), Gogic, R.Taylor, Strain, Baccus, Boyd-Munce (Bolton 68), Tanser, Kiltie (Olusanya 71), McMenamin (Flynn 87), Mandron (Greive 71)
Subs Not Used: Urminsky, Dunne, Kenny, Jamieson, Nahmani

Dundee: Carson, McGhee (Kerr 84), Shaughnessy (c), Ashcroft, McCowan, Mulligan, Cameron (Tiffoney 57), Boateng, Beck, Bakayoko, Robinson (Rudden 76)
Subs Not Used: Legzdins, McCracken, Pineda, Robertson, Anderson, Graham

Referee: Colin Steven
Assistant Referee: Calum Spence
Assistant Referee: David Dunne
Fourth Official: Grant Irvine
VAR: Nick Walsh

 

Saints Hemming celebrates the save with team mates
Saints Hemming saves Dundee’s penalty
Saints Boyd-Munce and Dundee’s Mulligan in a tackle
Saints Kiltie and Baccus start another attack
Saints Mandron has a celebratory dance
Saints Mandron watches his header hit the net. 1 – 0
Saints Greg Kiltie has a shot at goal
Saints players celebrate going 1 – 0 in front

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