Peter Pawlett's late strike for Aberdeen denied struggling St Mirren their first Premiership victory of the season.

Steven Thompson opened the scoring for the Buddies in the 54th minute after good work by Paul McGowan.

With just over five minutes remaining, Pawlett benefited from a poor clearance and blasted in an equaliser.

The hosts, without a win in any competition this season, pushed to the end, but had to settle for the draw.

Aberdeen had arrived at St Mirren Park having not lost or conceded a goal in five matches, but Thompson's second-half strike ended the second of those runs and threatened the first before Pawlett levelled.

The draw keeps Danny Lennon's side second-bottom of the table, while Aberdeen missed out on the opportunity to leapfrog Motherwell into third place.

In the opening minutes, Aberdeen's Cammy Smith skipped past the St Mirren defence but his low centre was just out of range for team-mate Calvin Zola.

Jamie Langfield was at full stretch in the 28th minute when John McGinn fired a 20-yard shot that the Dons keeper managed to smother.

The stalemate was broken when McGowan completed a well-worked move into the Aberdeen penalty area and flighted in a tempting ball for Thompson to bundle over the line from six yards out.

Almost immediately, Aberdeen could have equalised when Pawlett came close on the right-hand side of the St Mirren penalty area, but his effort was blocked by Darren McGregor.

The Dons continued to press for a leveller and Jonny Hayes whipped in a 25-yard free kick over the St Mirren wall, but Chris Dilo palmed it away.

With 73 minutes played, St Mirren's Jim Goodwin squared a pass across the 18-yard line for Kenny McLean to deliver a powerful left-footed drive that inched past Langfield's near-side post.

Niall McGinn looked certain to restore parity when he outran a hapless St Mirren defence and blasted a shot past Dilo, but it struck the far post and rebounded out to safety.

Moments later, the scores were level after Pawlett benefited from a poor clearance to thunder in a shot that found its way through a throng of players past the French keeper.

It left only five minutes, plus three of added time, for either side to snatch a late winner - and while St Mirren looked the hungrier of the two sides, they could not muster the effort to edge out the Dons.

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Monday, 30 September 2013

Scottish Premiership

Home Team Score Away Team Time
St Mirren 1-1 Aberdeen FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Thompson 54
  • Pawlett 85

St Mirren

  • 30 Dilo
  • 04 McGregor
  • 05 Mair
  • 06 Goodwin
  • 02 van Zanten
  • 07 McGinn yellow card (Bahoken 69)
  • 11 McLean
  • 18 Kelly
  • 24 Newton
  • 09 Thompson (Teale 89)
  • 10 McGowan

Substitutes

  • 01 Cornell,
  • 22 Naismith,
  • 08 Harkins,
  • 16 Caprice,
  • 17 Reilly,
  • 21 Teale,
  • 19 Bahoken

Aberdeen

  • 01 Langfield
  • 02 Shaughnessy
  • 05 Considine
  • 06 Reynolds
  • 27 Hector
  • 11 Hayes
  • 14 Smith (McGinn 75)
  • 16 Pawlett
  • 22 Jack
  • 07 Zola yellow card (Magennis 63)
  • 09 Vernon (Low 46)

Substitutes

  • 20 Weaver,
  • 03 Robertson,
  • 04 Anderson,
  • 10 McGinn,
  • 17 Wylde,
  • 18 Low,
  • 21 Magennis
Ref: MurrayAtt: 4,051
ST MIRREN
ABERDEEN

Possession

  • St Mirren 52%
  • Aberdeen 48%

Attempts on target

  • St Mirren 2
  • Aberdeen 3

Attempts off target

  • St Mirren 3
  • Aberdeen 7

Corners

  • St Mirren 1
  • Aberdeen 5

Fouls

  • St Mirren 14
  • Aberdeen 14
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:21 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • 90:00+1:37 Jim Goodwin takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.
  • 90:00+1:31 Andrew Considine manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+1:29 The ball is delivered by David van Zanten.
  • 90:00+1:14 Jim Goodwin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+1:09 Ryan Jack concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul McGowan.
  • 89:57 Niall McGinn takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.
  • 89:07 The ball is swung over by Stephane Bahoken.
  • 88:45 Christopher Dilo takes the free kick.
  • 88:34 Substitution Steven Thompson leaves the field to be replaced by Gary Teale.
  • 88:16 The assistant referee flags for offside against Niall McGinn.
  • 87:24 Corner taken by Jonny Hayes.
  • 86:14 Niall McGinn produces a cross.
  • 84:31 GOAL - Peter PawlettSt Mirren 1 - 1 Aberdeen Peter Pawlett slots the ball left footed into the goal. St Mirren 1-1 Aberdeen.
  • 83:58 Corner taken by Jonny Hayes.
  • 83:25 Niall McGinn takes a shot and bounces off the post.
  • 82:58 Christopher Dilo takes the free kick.
  • 82:33 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Jack on Kenny McLean.
  • 80:46 Clearance made by Michael Hector.
  • 80:44 Conor Newton produces a cross.
  • 80:03 Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.
  • 79:59 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Reynolds by Stephane Bahoken.
  • 79:42 Clearance by Andrew Considine.
  • 79:38 The ball is sent over by Stephane Bahoken.
  • 78:06 Stephane Bahoken produces a cross.
  • 77:32 Christopher Dilo takes the free kick.
  • 77:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Magennis on Jim Goodwin.
  • 76:08 Ryan Jack takes the free kick.
  • 75:43 Josh Magennis fouled by Lee Mair, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 74:03 Substitution (Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Niall McGinn coming on for Cameron Smith.
  • 73:14 Header at goal by Peter Pawlett to the left of the net.
  • 72:13 Kenny McLean takes a shot and went wide right of the target.
  • 71:21 Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.
  • 71:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kenny McLean on Jonny Hayes.
  • 70:48 Clearance made by Mark Reynolds.
  • 70:45 Corner taken by Kenny McLean.
  • 70:27 Joe Shaughnessy makes a clearance.
  • 70:23 Centre by Stephane Bahoken.
  • 69:35 The ball is delivered by Nicky Low.
  • 68:58 Substitution (St Mirren) makes a substitution, with Stephane Bahoken coming on for John McGinn.
  • 68:40 Andrew Considine takes a shot and cleared the goal.
  • 68:26 Ryan Jack crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 67:57 David van Zanten concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Pawlett.
  • 67:25 Ryan Jack restarts play with the free kick.
  • 67:20 Paul McGowan challenges Cameron Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 64:54 Darren McGregor manages to make a clearance.
  • 64:51 The ball is crossed by Mark Reynolds.
  • 64:43 Lee Mair makes a clearance.
  • 64:39 The ball is delivered by Joe Shaughnessy.
  • 64:33 Clearance made by Christopher Dilo.
  • 64:29 The ball is sent over by Peter Pawlett.
  • 63:24 Conor Newton takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
  • 63:16 Christopher Dilo restarts play with the free kick.
  • 62:34 Substitution Calvin Zola goes off and Josh Magennis comes on.
  • 62:18 Calvin Zola challenges Lee Mair unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 60:23 Ryan Jack restarts play with the free kick.
  • 60:18 Jim Goodwin challenges Ryan Jack unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 59:50 Michael Hector sends in a cross.
  • 59:39 Shot comes in from Jonny Hayes from the free kick. Christopher Dilo parries the effort to safety.
  • 58:59 Paul McGowan handles the ball and concedes a free kick.
  • 58:52 Darren McGregor makes a clearance.
  • 58:49 Mark Reynolds sends in a cross.
  • 58:39 Clearance by Jim Goodwin.
  • 58:37 Mark Reynolds delivers the ball.
  • 56:19 Joe Shaughnessy produces a cross.
  • 55:41 Peter Pawlett takes a shot. Blocked by Darren McGregor.
  • 55:26 Centre by Jonny Hayes.
  • 53:30 Assist by Paul McGowan.
  • 53:30 GOAL - Steven ThompsonSt Mirren 1 - 0 Aberdeen Steven Thompson scores with their right foot. St Mirren 1-0 Aberdeen.
  • 52:25 Free kick taken by Ryan Jack.
  • 52:21 Unfair challenge on Calvin Zola by Darren McGregor results in a free kick.
  • 52:05 Christopher Dilo takes the free kick.
  • 51:38 The offside flag is raised against Nicky Low.
  • 50:53 Jonny Hayes delivers the ball.
  • 50:18 Clearance by Lee Mair.
  • 50:15 Jonny Hayes crosses the ball.
  • 50:09 Clearance made by Steven Thompson.
  • 49:58 Corner taken by Jonny Hayes.
  • 49:34 Ryan Jack takes a shot.
  • 48:57 Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.
  • 48:47 Unfair challenge on Jonny Hayes by Sean Kelly results in a free kick.
  • 47:56 Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.
  • 47:40 Foul by Steven Thompson on Michael Hector, free kick awarded.
  • 45:50 Kenny McLean crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 45:28 Unfair challenge on Steven Thompson by Andrew Considine results in a free kick.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • 45:01 Substitution Nicky Low joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Vernon.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:09 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 45:00+0:04 Free kick taken by Kenny McLean.
  • 44:48 Andrew Considine concedes a free kick for a foul on Conor Newton.
  • 44:08 Free kick taken by Andrew Considine.
  • 43:58 Jim Goodwin concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Vernon.
  • 40:43 The ball is crossed by Darren McGregor.
  • 40:35 Free kick taken by Lee Mair.
  • 40:28 Calvin Zola goes into the referee's book.
  • 40:28 Booking
  • 40:22 Calvin Zola gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Mair.
  • 34:41 Darren McGregor makes a clearance.
  • 34:36 Mark Reynolds sends in a cross.
  • 34:11 Ryan Jack takes the free kick.
  • 34:02 Jim Goodwin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Vernon.
  • 32:58 Christopher Dilo restarts play with the free kick.
  • 32:54 Michael Hector is caught offside.
  • 32:35 Darren McGregor makes a clearance.
  • 32:30 Corner from the left by-line taken by Jonny Hayes.
  • 31:20 The ball is sent over by John McGinn.
  • 30:56 Free kick taken by Christopher Dilo.
  • 30:36 Calvin Zola concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Mair.
  • 30:02 Free kick taken by Michael Hector.
  • 29:51 John McGinn receives a caution.
  • 29:51 Booking
  • 29:41 Unfair challenge on Joe Shaughnessy by John McGinn results in a free kick.
  • 29:32 Christopher Dilo restarts play with the free kick.
  • 29:26 Unfair challenge on Darren McGregor by Calvin Zola results in a free kick.
  • 28:52 Jonny Hayes crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 28:18 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Considine by Steven Thompson.
  • 27:43 Shot by Michael Hector. Kenny McLean gets a block in.
  • 26:45 John McGinn takes a shot.
  • 25:41 Christopher Dilo takes the free kick.
  • 25:39 Calvin Zola is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
  • 25:11 Christopher Dilo restarts play with the free kick.
  • 24:56 The referee blows for offside against Calvin Zola.
  • 20:29 Clearance by Calvin Zola.
  • 20:19 Jim Goodwin crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 20:12 Unfair challenge on Steven Thompson by Andrew Considine results in a free kick.
  • 19:50 Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.
  • 19:18 Steven Thompson challenges Andrew Considine unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 19:10 Christopher Dilo takes the free kick.
  • 18:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Vernon on Darren McGregor.
  • 17:35 Darren McGregor restarts play with the free kick.
  • 17:12 Calvin Zola concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren McGregor.
  • 15:06 Header at goal by Scott Vernon.
  • 14:37 Centre by Ryan Jack.
  • 12:58 The ball is delivered by David van Zanten.
  • 10:29 Lee Mair manages to make a clearance.
  • 10:25 The ball is swung over by Cameron Smith.
  • 8:54 Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.
  • 8:40 The assistant referee flags for offside against Paul McGowan.
  • 7:33 Sean Kelly restarts play with the free kick.
  • 7:28 Free kick awarded for a foul by Cameron Smith on Sean Kelly.
  • 6:21 Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.
  • 6:05 Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Shaughnessy on Paul McGowan.
  • 4:26 Cameron Smith crosses the ball.
  • 2:25 A cross is delivered by Mark Reynolds.
  • 1:22 Free kick taken by Christopher Dilo.
  • 1:00 The official flags Scott Vernon offside.
  • 0:42 Corner taken by Jonny Hayes from the right by-line.
  • 0:22 Lee Mair manages to make a clearance.
  • 0:19 Jonny Hayes produces a cross.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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