St Mirren salvaged a point against Kilmarnock in a match which featured a penalty for each side.

Liam Kelly converted for Killie on five minutes following Jon Robertson's challenge on Paul Heffernan.

Steven Thompson had his share of first-half chances and Paul Dummett came close for St Mirren with a second-half shot that Cammy Bell saved.

Paul McGowan levelled from the spot on 68 minutes, after Dougie Imrie had been felled by Mark O'Hara.

A blustering wind welcomed the players to Paisley, with conditions threatening to spoil the spectacle for the 6,347 supporters who piled into St Mirren Park.

However, the first piece of goalmouth action came in the fourth minute when James Dayton pierced through the home side's midfield and drove into the box. As he crossed the 18-yard line Robertson was deemed to have halted his run and referee Brian Colvin awarded a penalty.

Kelly stepped up and smacked the ball beyond Samson's reach for his sixth goal of the season.

Dayton caused further panic in the Saints defence ten minutes later. Surging to the goal-line, he sent a teasing ball across the six yard box, but the centre failed to meet a Killie shirt.

The remainder of the first period was dominated by the home side who created a wealth of opportunities.

Thompson, who came into the game enjoying a purple patch in front of goal, first curled a tremendous left-footed effort towards the top corner, but Bell somehow clawed the ball behind for a corner.

He then watched Lewis Guy's flicked header fall into his path, but with Bell committed, the striker rushed his finish and it rolled wide.

Eight minutes from the break Danny Lennon's men had another opportunity to level and it was Thompson again, this time with his head. The front man got on the end of David Barron's pass but could only nod into Bell's hands from seven yards.

Few could believe the Ayrshire side had the upper hand as the players made their way up the tunnel at half-time, given the chances St Mirren had to equalise.

It was more of the same when they returned after the interval.

Dummett had a wonderful opportunity from close range, but his header from Gary Teale's cross was tipped over by Bell.

Killie's goalkeeper had to be alert again on the hour mark, denying Barron's long range effort.

But for all their endeavour going forward, St Mirren were eventually rewarded after 65 minutes.

Imrie, a half time substitute, took up possession just inside the box. O'Hara dived in to clear the ball, but referee Colvin - after a lengthy delay - pointed to the spot. The award appeared soft, with several Killie players remonstrating with the officials.

When calm had been restored Paul McGowan, recently back in the side from an extended period of injury, rolled past Bell from 12 yards.

The visitors then came back into the game and, urged on by a vocal Kenny Shiels on the touchline, tried to secure more possession in the Saints' half.

While at the other end, Ryan O'Leary and Michael Nelson, who were a tower of strength all afternoon at the heart of Killie's defence, denied the Saints time and again.

Barron had another shot from distance that crept just wide, but that was to be the final act in an entertaining 90 minutes of football in Paisley.

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Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Scottish Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
St Mirren 1-1 Kilmarnock FT
(HT 0-1)
  • McGowan (pen) 68
  • Kelly (pen) 5

St Mirren

  • 01 Samson
  • 03 Dummett
  • 14 McAusland
  • 23 Barron
  • 06 Goodwin
  • 08 Robertson
  • 10 McGowan
  • 21 Teale
  • 09 Thompson
  • 27 Guy (Parkin 69)
  • 29 J McGinn (Imrie 46 yellow card)

Substitutes

  • 12 Smith,
  • 02 van Zanten,
  • 05 Mair,
  • 11 Carey,
  • 24 Newton,
  • 07 Imrie,
  • 19 Parkin

Kilmarnock

  • 01 Bell
  • 04 Fowler
  • 05 O'Leary
  • 06 Nelson
  • 23 McKeown
  • 08 Kelly
  • 10 Dayton
  • 29 Pascali (O'Hara 46 yellow card)
  • 12 Sheridan
  • 14 Heffernan yellow card
  • 15 Perez (McKenzie 73)

Substitutes

  • 17 Letheren,
  • 02 Tesselaar,
  • 03 Hay,
  • 38 O'Hara,
  • 07 Racchi,
  • 18 Johnson,
  • 24 McKenzie
Ref: ColvinAtt: 6,347
ST MIRREN
KILMARNOCK

Possession

  • St Mirren 54%
  • Kilmarnock 46%

Attempts on target

  • St Mirren 8
  • Kilmarnock 2

Attempts off target

  • St Mirren 6
  • Kilmarnock 2

Corners

  • St Mirren 8
  • Kilmarnock 4

Fouls

  • St Mirren 9
  • Kilmarnock 12
  • Final Result
  • 90:00+3:49 The referee signals the end of the game.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:18 Shot by David Barron (St Mirren) drilled right-footed from right channel (30 yards), missed left.
  • 90:00+2:51 Attacking throw-in by Paul Dummett (St Mirren).
  • 90:00+2:05 Free kick taken right-footed by David Barron (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+2:05 Booking Paul Heffernan (Kilmarnock) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+2:02 Foul by Paul Heffernan (Kilmarnock) on David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 90:00+1:09 Attacking throw-in by Rory McKeown (Kilmarnock).
  • 90:00+0:34 Foul by Jim Goodwin (St Mirren) on Cillian Sheridan (Kilmarnock). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark O'Hara (Kilmarnock) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 89:48 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by James Dayton (Kilmarnock) to centre, clearance by Steven Thompson (St Mirren).
  • 88:43 Goal kick taken long by Craig Samson (St Mirren).
  • 87:51 Foul by Paul McGowan (St Mirren) on James Fowler (Kilmarnock). Free kick taken right-footed by Liam Kelly (Kilmarnock) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 87:19 Attacking throw-in by Paul Dummett (St Mirren).
  • 87:01 Goal kick taken long by Craig Samson (St Mirren).
  • 86:27 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by James Dayton (Kilmarnock) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 85:56 Attacking throw-in by Mark O'Hara (Kilmarnock).
  • 85:30 Defending throw-in by Marc McAusland (St Mirren).
  • 83:58 Defending throw-in by James Dayton (Kilmarnock).
  • 82:53 Foul by Mark O'Hara (Kilmarnock) on Dougie Imrie (St Mirren). Free kick taken left-footed by Paul Dummett (St Mirren) from left wing, passed. Attacking throw-in by Paul Dummett (St Mirren).
  • 82:22 Goal kick taken long by Craig Samson (St Mirren).
  • 80:55 Free kick taken right-footed by Gary Teale (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play. Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Gary Teale (St Mirren) to near post, resulting in open play.
  • 80:55 Booking Mark O'Hara (Kilmarnock) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 80:42 Foul by Mark O'Hara (Kilmarnock) on Dougie Imrie (St Mirren).
  • 79:41 Attacking throw-in by Mark O'Hara (Kilmarnock).
  • 79:19 Attacking throw-in by Mark O'Hara (Kilmarnock).
  • 78:53 Goal kick taken long by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 78:29 Defending throw-in by Mark O'Hara (Kilmarnock).
  • 77:25 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Dougie Imrie (St Mirren) to centre, clearance by Liam Kelly (Kilmarnock).
  • 76:30 Foul by James Fowler (Kilmarnock) on Jon Robertson (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Jim Goodwin (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 76:19 Defending throw-in by Paul Dummett (St Mirren).
  • Correction - 74:51 Free kick taken by Liam Kelly.
  • 74:51 Free kick taken right-footed by Liam Kelly (Kilmarnock) from right wing, resulting in open play.
  • 74:51 Booking Dougie Imrie (St Mirren) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • Correction - 74:40 Dougie Imrie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Fowler.
  • 74:40 Foul by Dougie Imrie (St Mirren) on James Fowler (Kilmarnock).
  • 73:28 Goal kick taken long by Craig Samson (St Mirren).
  • 72:58 Attacking throw-in by Mark O'Hara (Kilmarnock).
  • 72:52 Attacking throw-in by Mark O'Hara (Kilmarnock).
  • 72:28 Substitution Kilmarnock substitution: Borja Perez replaced by Rory McKenzie (tactical).
  • 70:17 Foul by Liam Kelly (Kilmarnock) on Paul McGowan (St Mirren). Free kick drilled right-footed by Gary Teale (St Mirren) from right channel (25 yards), save (tipped round post) by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Dougie Imrie (St Mirren) to centre, save (punched) by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 68:19 Substitution St Mirren substitution: Lewis Guy replaced by Sam Parkin (tactical).
  • 67:56 Assist by Dougie Imrie (St Mirren) from left side of penalty area.
  • 67:56 GOAL - Paul McGowanSt Mirren 1 - 1 Kilmarnock Placed penalty taken right-footed by Paul McGowan (St Mirren) (bottom-right of goal), scored.St Mirren 1-1 Kilmarnock.
  • 67:06 Booking Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock) booked for dissent.
  • 67:03 Foul by Mark O'Hara (Kilmarnock) on Dougie Imrie (St Mirren).
  • Correction - 66:25 Michael Nelson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Guy. Gary Teale restarts play with the free kick.
  • 66:25 Foul by Michael Nelson (Kilmarnock) on Lewis Guy (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Gary Teale (St Mirren) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 65:16 Attacking throw-in by Rory McKeown (Kilmarnock).
  • 65:06 Attacking throw-in by Rory McKeown (Kilmarnock).
  • 64:16 Goal kick taken long by Craig Samson (St Mirren).
  • 64:03 Shot by James Dayton (Kilmarnock) left-footed from right channel (18 yards), missed left.
  • 63:11 Attacking throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 62:46 Goal kick taken long by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • Correction - 61:43 Free kick awarded for a foul by James Dayton on Gary Teale. Dougie Imrie has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
  • 61:43 Foul by James Dayton (Kilmarnock) on Gary Teale (St Mirren). Weak free kick taken left-footed by Dougie Imrie (St Mirren) from right channel (20 yards), over the bar.
  • 61:22 Attacking throw-in by Gary Teale (St Mirren).
  • 59:58 Goal kick taken short by Craig Samson (St Mirren).
  • 58:59 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Gary Teale (St Mirren) to centre, save (caught) by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 58:45 Shot by David Barron (St Mirren) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), save (tipped round post) by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 57:28 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by James Dayton (Kilmarnock) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 57:07 Defending throw-in by Paul Dummett (St Mirren).
  • 56:40 Defending throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 56:34 Attacking throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 56:14 Attacking throw-in by Mark O'Hara (Kilmarnock).
  • 55:27 Defending throw-in by Rory McKeown (Kilmarnock).
  • 54:54 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Gary Teale (St Mirren) to centre, save (punched) by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 54:43 Header by Paul Dummett (St Mirren) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), brilliant save (tipped round post) by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 53:36 Defending throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 52:39 Defending throw-in by Mark O'Hara (Kilmarnock).
  • 51:48 Attacking throw-in by James Dayton (Kilmarnock).
  • 51:03 Defending throw-in by Paul Dummett (St Mirren).
  • 50:05 Foul by Mark O'Hara (Kilmarnock) on Dougie Imrie (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Gary Teale (St Mirren) from left wing, header by Jim Goodwin (St Mirren) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), save (caught) by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 48:53 Attacking throw-in by Paul Dummett (St Mirren).
  • 48:24 Foul by James Fowler (Kilmarnock) on Dougie Imrie (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul McGowan (St Mirren) from own half, passed.
  • 47:22 Defending throw-in by Mark O'Hara (Kilmarnock).
  • 45:48 Corner from right by-line taken short left-footed by Dougie Imrie (St Mirren). Goal kick taken long by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • Correction - 45:01 Substitution Manuel Pascali goes off and Mark O'Hara comes on.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • 45:01 Substitution Kilmarnock substitution: Manuel Pascali replaced by Mark O'Hara (injury).
  • 45:01 Substitution St Mirren substitution: John McGinn replaced by Dougie Imrie (tactical).
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:05 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 45:00+0:45 Defending throw-in by Rory McKeown (Kilmarnock).
  • 45:00+0:25 Defending throw-in by James Fowler (Kilmarnock).
  • 44:44 Defending throw-in by Rory McKeown (Kilmarnock).
  • 43:52 Defending throw-in by Rory McKeown (Kilmarnock).
  • 43:17 Paul Heffernan (Kilmarnock) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Jim Goodwin (St Mirren) from own half, passed.
  • 42:49 Defending throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 42:08 Goal kick taken long by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 39:33 Floated corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Gary Teale (St Mirren) to centre, clearance by Michael Nelson (Kilmarnock). Foul by Jon Robertson (St Mirren) on James Dayton (Kilmarnock). Free kick taken right-footed by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 38:29 Foul by Steven Thompson (St Mirren) on Manuel Pascali (Kilmarnock). Free kick taken right-footed by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 37:55 Goal kick taken long by Craig Samson (St Mirren).
  • 37:34 Shot by Manuel Pascali (Kilmarnock) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), over the bar.
  • 36:54 Header by Steven Thompson (St Mirren) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), save (caught) by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 35:37 Goal kick taken long by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 35:24 Shot by John McGinn (St Mirren) left-footed from right channel (25 yards), over the bar.
  • 34:05 Foul by Manuel Pascali (Kilmarnock) on Paul McGowan (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Marc McAusland (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 33:26 Goal kick taken long by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 33:09 Defending throw-in by Paul Dummett (St Mirren).
  • 31:43 Attacking throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 31:22 Foul by Lewis Guy (St Mirren) on Ryan O'Leary (Kilmarnock). Free kick taken left-footed by Rory McKeown (Kilmarnock) from own half, passed.
  • 30:13 Shot by Jon Robertson (St Mirren) drilled right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 28:40 Foul by Marc McAusland (St Mirren) on Cillian Sheridan (Kilmarnock). Free kick taken right-footed by Rory McKeown (Kilmarnock) from left wing, passed.
  • Correction - 27:53 Effort from deep inside the area by Steven Thompson misses to the right of the target.
  • 27:53 Shot by Steven Thompson (St Mirren) volleyed left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 25:32 Liam Kelly (Kilmarnock) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Craig Samson (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 25:15 Attacking throw-in by James Fowler (Kilmarnock).
  • 25:05 Attacking throw-in by James Fowler (Kilmarnock).
  • 24:56 Defending throw-in by James Fowler (Kilmarnock).
  • 23:32 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Gary Teale (St Mirren) to centre, header by Marc McAusland (St Mirren) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 23:14 Shot by Steven Thompson (St Mirren) curled left-footed from right channel (20 yards), fantastic save (tipped round post) by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 23:00 Attacking throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 21:33 Attacking throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 20:01 Defending throw-in by Rory McKeown (Kilmarnock).
  • 19:20 Shot by Jon Robertson (St Mirren) right-footed from left channel (30 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 18:37 Header by Paul Heffernan (Kilmarnock) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Craig Samson (St Mirren).
  • 18:08 Attacking throw-in by James Fowler (Kilmarnock).
  • 17:51 Attacking throw-in by James Fowler (Kilmarnock).
  • 17:33 Defending throw-in by James Fowler (Kilmarnock).
  • 17:09 Shot by Paul McGowan (St Mirren) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), save (caught) by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 16:35 Attacking throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 15:29 Attacking throw-in by Steven Thompson (St Mirren).
  • 14:01 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Borja Perez (Kilmarnock) to centre, save (punched) by Craig Samson (St Mirren). Attacking throw-in by Rory McKeown (Kilmarnock).
  • 13:40 Shot by Manuel Pascali (Kilmarnock) drilled right-footed from left channel (30 yards), over the bar.
  • 12:44 Goal kick taken long by Craig Samson (St Mirren).
  • 12:04 Foul by Marc McAusland (St Mirren) on Cillian Sheridan (Kilmarnock). Free kick taken right-footed by Borja Perez (Kilmarnock) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 11:12 Attacking throw-in by Rory McKeown (Kilmarnock).
  • 10:30 Attacking throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 8:59 Defending throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 8:33 Defending throw-in by Rory McKeown (Kilmarnock).
  • 7:28 Defending throw-in by Rory McKeown (Kilmarnock).
  • 6:31 Goal kick taken long by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 6:00 Attacking throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 5:16 Foul by Cillian Sheridan (Kilmarnock) on Paul McGowan (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Jim Goodwin (St Mirren) from right channel, passed.
  • 4:15 Assist by Paul Heffernan (Kilmarnock) from left side of penalty area.
  • 4:15 GOAL - Liam KellySt Mirren 0 - 1 Kilmarnock Power penalty taken right-footed by Liam Kelly (Kilmarnock) (bottom-right of goal), scored.St Mirren 0-1 Kilmarnock.
  • 3:13 Foul by Jim Goodwin (St Mirren) on Paul Heffernan (Kilmarnock).
  • 3:00 Attacking throw-in by Rory McKeown (Kilmarnock).
  • 0:34 Defending throw-in by Paul Dummett (St Mirren).
  • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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