St Mirren 2 – 0 St Johnstone

It has been a long time since I’ve seen St Mirren dominate a game as much as they did in this match.

St Mirren had several attempts before they took the lead in the 36th minute when a shot from Mandron hit the St Johnstone post only to rebound off the St Johnstone keeper Dimitar Mitov’s back and finish in the net.

St Mirren continued to dominate and had other chances before the end of the 1st half, however it finished 1 – 0 to St Mirren at half time.

The second half started very much like the first half and it was the man Mandron again who scored St Mirren’s 2nd goal in the 64 minute.

As the game continued  Kwon Hyeok-kyu thought he had scored his first goal for St Mirren but VAR stepped in again and adjudged him to have fouled a St Johnstone player before he had scored.

It was late in the game when St Johnstone finally troubled Zach Hemming forcing him into a fine save.

The game finished 2 -0 to the Paisley Saints.

There were worrying scenes at the end of the game when St Johnstone’s Adama Sidibeh collapsed. St Johnstone released a statement later that evening confirming Sidibeh was taken to the Royal Alexander Hospital in Paisley and was in a stable condition.

A St Johnstone spokesperson said: “The club can confirm that Adama Sidibeh is in a stable condition.

“The striker has been taken to a local hospital in Paisley for further medical checks and the club will update on his condition in due course.

“St Johnstone Football Club would like to thank the staff of St Mirren for their help and support at the end of today’s Scottish Premiership fixture.”

Goals: Mitov (36th minute og), Mandron (64th minute )


Full-Time: St Mirren 2-0 St Johnstone

Attendance: 5,991

St Mirren: Hemming, Bolton, Gogic, Fraser (c), Bwomono, Kwon (Baccus 75), Boyd-Munce, Tanser, Jamieson (Olusanya 75), Mandron (Ayunga 83), Kiltie
Subs Not Used: Urminsky, Dunne, Taylor, Brown, Flynn, Scott

St Johnstone: Mitov, K.Smith (Kucheryavyi 75), Gordon, Considine, Gallacher, M.Smith, Phillips, Carey (Jaiyesimi 63), Robinson, Sidibeh
Subs Not Used: Richards, Olufunwa, Keltjens, C.Smith, Sprangler, May, Kimpioka

Referee: Grant Irvine
Assistant Referee: Calum Spence
Assistant Referee: Drew Kirkland
Fourth Official: Colin Whyte
VAR: Andrew Dallas


Stephen Robinson Post-St Johnstone reaction:



Photo: Saint’s Mandron’s shot ends up in the net
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Photo: Mandron and Kiltie celebrate hos goal
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Photo: Mandron runs in on goal before scoring the 2nd goal of the game
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Photo: Mandron run to the crowd to celebrate
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Photo: Saint’s Kwon Hyeok-kyu celebrates having thought he had scored only for VAR to intervene
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Photo: Saint’s Ayunga rides a tackle as he sets up another attack
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Photo: Saints Baccus evades two players on midfield
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Photo: Saint’s Boyd-Munce keeping an eye on the ball
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Photo: Saints Jamieson has a shot at goal
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Photo: Saints Olusanya has a shot at goal
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Photographs by Hugh McMillan / Renfrewshire News 
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