Scottish Championship
St Mirren3Falkirk1

St Mirren 3-1 Falkirk

Gavin Reilly
Gavin Reilly scored St Mirren's third goal, securing a winning start to their Scottish Championship campaign

St Mirren recovered from Nathan Austin's early opener to defeat 10-man Falkirk in Paisley.

Austin turned home the rebound after Craig Samson saved Rory Loy's strike with just two minutes gone.

Stelios Demetriou levelled before the break with a low drive, and the Buddies took the lead when Cammy Smith pounced a minute into the second half.

Aaron Muirhead was sent off for an elbow on Demetriou before Gavin Reilly made the points safe for St Mirren.

Line-ups

St Mirren

  • 1Samson
  • 3IrvineBooked at 38mins
  • 15Baird
  • 6MacKenzie
  • 2Demetriou
  • 11SmithSubstituted forO'Keefeat 90+2'minutes
  • 4McGinn
  • 16McShaneBooked at 22mins
  • 10Morgan
  • 9SuttonSubstituted forKirkpatrickat 89'minutes
  • 20ReillySubstituted forStewartat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Buchanan
  • 17Kirkpatrick
  • 19Stewart
  • 21Stewart
  • 22Whyte
  • 31O'Keefe
  • 44Eckersley

Falkirk

  • 1Thomson
  • 4MuirheadBooked at 77mins
  • 5Grant
  • 44Watson
  • 23Gallacher
  • 17HarrisSubstituted forShepherdat 65'minutes
  • 8KerrBooked at 39mins
  • 6McKee
  • 11Hippolyte
  • 9AustinSubstituted forGasparottoat 78'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 33LoySubstituted forMillerat 50'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Taiwo
  • 12Mitchell
  • 15Gasparotto
  • 18Miller
  • 19Shepherd
  • 20O'Hara
  • 28Craigen
Referee:
Don Robertson
Attendance:
4,639

Match Stats

Home TeamSt MirrenAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, St. Mirren 3, Falkirk 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, St. Mirren 3, Falkirk 1.

Attempt missed. Lee Miller (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Foul by Stephen McGinn (St. Mirren).

Myles Hippolyte (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Luca Gasparotto.

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Conor O'Keefe replaces Cameron Smith.

Stephen McGinn (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Kerr (Falkirk).

Attempt missed. Jordan Kirkpatrick (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Jordan Kirkpatrick replaces John Sutton.

Attempt missed. Lewis Morgan (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Gary Irvine.

Attempt saved. Lewis Morgan (St. Mirren) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt blocked. Ross Stewart (St. Mirren) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jack Baird (St. Mirren) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Ross Stewart replaces Gavin Reilly.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Tony Gallacher.

Foul by Stephen McGinn (St. Mirren).

Myles Hippolyte (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Cameron Smith (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Luca Gasparotto (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Cameron Smith (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luca Gasparotto (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Luca Gasparotto replaces Nathan Austin.

Dismissal

Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Stelios Demetriou (St. Mirren) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk).

Hand ball by Ian McShane (St. Mirren).

Stephen McGinn (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Falkirk).

Attempt missed. Lewis Morgan (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

John Sutton (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Falkirk).

Foul by Stelios Demetriou (St. Mirren).

Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Gary Irvine (St. Mirren) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Miller (Falkirk).

Foul by Ian McShane (St. Mirren).

Lee Miller (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Queen of Sth11004133
2St Mirren11003123
3Dundee Utd11001013
4Dunfermline10101101
5Livingston10101101
6Dumbarton10100001
7Morton10100001
8Inverness CT100101-10
9Falkirk100113-20
10Brechin100114-30
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