St Mirren 2 – 2 Aberdeen

It’s Sunday, it’s 3pm and St Mirren know that a win will take them two points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Having watched St Mirren for almost 60 year I cannot remember them dominate a game against Aberdeen quite so much as they did on Sunday.

St Mirren started the game with an intensity that they maintained throughout the match.

However, in the 42nd minute Hayes scored for Aberdeen from a freekick after a lapse in concentration in the St Mirren defence

The Budies went into the half time break one goal down.

The Saints equalised when Kiltie scored from the penalty spot in the 59th minute and in the 76th minute after a nice run and pass from Mandron to Greive the New Zealander put St Mirren 2 -1 in front.

During the game ,St Mirren had had 2 goals chopped off for being offside and the Aberdeen keeper, Roos was forced into making a number of saves while St Mirren missed a number of great chances to finish the game off.

St Mirren dropped 2 points in the 10th minute of added time at the end of the game when The Dons were awarded a penalty.

Miovski the penalty taker took 2 touches as he hit the ball but this was missed by the VAR team resulting in Aberdeen taking a point from the game and leaving St Mirren wondering how on earth they hadn’t won the match.

After the game, manager Stephen Robinson said: “I’m ever so proud of the players, I thought the performance was outstanding, I thought the quality of play was outstanding.

“Sometimes things don’t go your way in terms of decisions and luck. VAR played a huge part in the results today but if you look back and see what we created, the quality of players as and the performances of each individual.

“The boys who came off the bench showed how strong they are and made an Aberdeen side look average at times.”

He added: “They’re a good side, spent a lot of money and I think that just shows how far we have come when they’re celebrating like that, getting a point against us so it’s so it’s nothing but credit to the players.”

Attendance: 7,492

Teams: St Mirren: Hemming, Fraser, Gogic, R.Taylor, Strain, Baccus, Boyd-Munce (Bolton 81), Tanser, Kiltie (Greive 70), Olusanya (Mandron 70), McMenamin (Flynn 87)
Subs Not Used: Urminsky, Dunne, Small, Jamieson, Nahmani

Aberdeen: Roos, Rubezic, MacDonald, MacKenzie (Jensen 56), Devlin, Clarkson, Shinnie (c), Hayes (McGarry 52), Polvara (McGrath 56), Miovski, Duk (Morris 77)
Subs Not Used: Doohan, Barron, Sokler, Duncan, Dadia

Referee: John Beaton
Assistant Referee: Douglas Ross
Assistant Referee: Ross Nelson
Fourth Official: Stewart Luke
VAR: Euan Anderson


Photo: Saints Kiltie misses from close in
Photo Credit: Hugh McMillan / Renfrewshire News :: See more from Hugh at:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/75122977@N05


Photo: Saints Kiltie’s penalty beats Aberdeen’s Roos
Photo Credit: Hugh McMillan / Renfrewshire News


Photo: Saints celebrate with Kiltie
Photo Credit: Hugh McMillan / Renfrewshire News


Photo: Saints Strain has a shot at goal
Photo Credit: Hugh McMillan / Renfrewshire News


Photo: Goal scorer Greive (21) celebrates with Strain (23)
Photo Credit: Hugh McMillan / Renfrewshire News


Photo: Saints players and fans celebrate Greive’s goal
Photo Credit: Hugh McMillan / Renfrewshire News


Photo: Saints Mandron and Aberdeen’s Rubezic challenge for a high ball
Photo Credit: Hugh McMillan / Renfrewshire News / See more from Hugh at:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/75122977@N05

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