Scottish Cup - Fourth Round
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St Johnstone 2-0 Stenhousemuir

Steven MacLean
Steven MacLean scored St Johnstone's opener

St Johnstone eased past League One Stenhousemuir in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.

Steven MacLean headed home Chris Millar's cross to put Saints in control.

And a deflected shot by Blair Alston doubled the Premiership side's advantage before the break.

Graham Cummins, David Wotherspoon, Alston and Chris Kane had further efforts for the hosts in the second period.

Stenny had overcome Forres Mechanics in a replay in round three but any hopes they had of causing a cup upset had all but ended within 32 minutes at McDiarmid Park.

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Scottish Cup highlights: St Johnstone 2-0 Stenhousemuir

Millar's pinpoint cross found MacLean, who had ghosted away from his marker to nod in from six yards.

Danny Swanson came close to a second before MacLean's back-heel teed up Alston to score.

Cummins should have added a third in the 70th minute when he scooped Alston's low cross wide.

Wotherspoon's 20-yard drive was deflected out and Alston's stoppage-time volley suffered the same fate.

Cummins' replacement Kane got his effort on target only to see it booted off the line.

Line-ups

St Johnstone

  • 12Clark
  • 22Watson
  • 14Shaughnessy
  • 6Anderson
  • 24Easton
  • 4Alston
  • 10Wotherspoon
  • 7Millar
  • 11SwansonSubstituted forCraigat 78'minutes
  • 9MacLean
  • 29CumminsSubstituted forKaneat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mannus
  • 3Scobbie
  • 18Paton
  • 19Foster
  • 25Kane
  • 26Craig
  • 27Thomson

Stenhousemuir

  • 1McCabe
  • 2McCormack
  • 5KerrBooked at 52mins
  • 4Meechan
  • 3SummersBooked at 82mins
  • 7FurtadoSubstituted forMazana-Martinezat 73'minutes
  • 6Berry
  • 8MillarSubstituted forMcCroaryat 89'minutes
  • 11Cook
  • 10Shaw
  • 9McMenaminBooked at 64minsSubstituted forDochertyat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Hamilton
  • 13Crawford
  • 14Docherty
  • 15McCroary
  • 16Mazana-Martinez
  • 18McMaster
  • 19Runciman
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
2,441

Match Stats

Home TeamSt JohnstoneAway TeamStenhousemuir
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home15
Away1
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home12
Away1
Fouls
Home4
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, St. Johnstone 2, Stenhousemuir 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, St. Johnstone 2, Stenhousemuir 0.

Corner, St. Johnstone. Conceded by Carlos Mazana-Martinez.

Attempt blocked. Christopher Kane (St. Johnstone) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, St. Johnstone. Conceded by Oli Shaw.

Corner, St. Johnstone. Conceded by Ross Meechan.

Corner, St. Johnstone. Conceded by Ciaran Summers.

Substitution

Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Liam McCroary replaces Kieran Millar.

Joe Shaughnessy (St. Johnstone) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alan Cook (Stenhousemuir).

Attempt saved. Liam Craig (St. Johnstone) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Alan Docherty replaces Colin McMenamin.

Substitution

Substitution, St. Johnstone. Christopher Kane replaces Graham Cummins.

Booking

Ciaran Summers (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Blair Alston (St. Johnstone) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ciaran Summers (Stenhousemuir).

Attempt saved. Blair Alston (St. Johnstone) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, St. Johnstone. Conceded by Ciaran Summers.

Substitution

Substitution, St. Johnstone. Liam Craig replaces Danny Swanson.

Substitution

Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Carlos Mazana-Martinez replaces Willis Furtado.

Corner, St. Johnstone. Conceded by Fraser Kerr.

Attempt blocked. David Wotherspoon (St. Johnstone) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Colin McMenamin (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Danny Swanson (St. Johnstone) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Colin McMenamin (Stenhousemuir).

Joe Shaughnessy (St. Johnstone) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Colin McMenamin (Stenhousemuir).

Attempt saved. Alan Cook (Stenhousemuir) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Chris Millar.

Corner, St. Johnstone. Conceded by Ross Meechan.

Booking

Fraser Kerr (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Danny Swanson (St. Johnstone) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fraser Kerr (Stenhousemuir).

Second Half

Second Half begins St. Johnstone 2, Stenhousemuir 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, St. Johnstone 2, Stenhousemuir 0.

Attempt missed. Joe Shaughnessy (St. Johnstone) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, St. Johnstone. Conceded by Ross Meechan.

Foul by Graham Cummins (St. Johnstone).

Vincent Berry (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Millar (St. Johnstone).

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