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Hibernian   1 - 2   St Johnstone

Liam Craig
Liam Craig (left) ended a goal-drought that stretched back to March

St Johnstone came from behind against Hibs and ended their goal drought to snatch a late win at Easter Road.

Akpo Sodje opened the scoring for Hibs in the 23rd minute, striking on the volley after good work by Paul Hanlon.

Alan Maybury sent an effort over the bar shortly after the hour mark before Liam Craig headed in a Danny Grainger corner after 73 minutes to level.

Craig turned provider in stoppage time when he dragged back for Kevin Moon to fire in a late winner.

Craig's header ended St Johnstone's lengthy barren spell that had stretched back to early March, while Moon's winner put the Perth side level on points with eight-placed Hibs.

Goalkeeper Jakub Divis made his Hibernian debut alongside David Stephens, Lewis Stevenson and Ricardo Vaz Te in a much-changed line-up, with Mark Brown, Liam Miller, Derek Riordan and David Wotherspoon all dropping to the bench.

St Johnstone also made four changes, with Peter Enckelman, Jamie Adams, Kevin Moon and Peter MacDonald promoted to the starting XI at Easter Road.

Early in the match, St Johnstone's MacDonald tested Divis but the Czech keeper held it comfortably.

Vaz Te then cut in from the right and saw a left-foot effort palmed over by Saints keeper Enckelman.

A full 23 minutes elapsed before Hibs took the lead when Hanlon played the ball over from the left and Sodje struck on the volley, sending it into the back of the St Johnstone net.

Vaz Te broke free free shortly after the half hour mark with Calum Booth waiting to pounce, but the Portuguese striker let the ball drift too far ahead and Enckelman smothered the danger.

Shortly after the restart, Hanlon fired a low ball towards the St Johnstone goal, but Enckelman had it covered, then Sodje delivered a cross to Stevenson who could only take a fresh-air swipe at the ball and Alan Maybury made the clearance.

Vaz Te hit the inside of the St Johnstone post in the 64th minute then, moments later, Maybury sent the ball over the bar at the other end.

The equaliser arrived with 16 minutes remaining when Craig leapt to head home from a Grainger corner, ending almost 800 minutes of play St Johnstone had gone without scoring a league goal.

With five minutes remaining MacDonald aimed a close-range shot at the Hibernian goal after good work by Maybury, but Francis Dickoh made the block.

In the dying stages of the match, Craig pulled the ball back from close range and Moon sent it over the line to ensure victory for the visitors.

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Saturday, 30 April 2011

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hibernian 1-2 St Johnstone FT
(HT 1-0)
  • A Sodje 23
  • Craig 74
  • Moon 90+2

Hibernian

  • 41 Divis
  • 14 Dickoh
  • 20 Hanlon
  • 25 Stephens
  • 28 Booth (Riordan 88)
  • 34 Towell
  • 16 Stevenson
  • 44 Martin Scott yellow card (Galbraith 78)
  • 91 Palsson
  • 08 Vaz Te yellow card
  • 18 A Sodje (Wotherspoon 69)

Substitutes

  • 31 Brown,
  • 02 Hart,
  • 22 Galbraith,
  • 24 Wotherspoon,
  • 30 Taggart,
  • 33 Miller,
  • 10 Riordan

St Johnstone

  • 01 Enckelman
  • 02 MacKay
  • 03 Grainger
  • 19 Maybury
  • 07 Millar
  • 14 Moon
  • 20 Davidson (Gartland 69 yellow card)
  • 22 Invincibile (Craig 62)
  • 24 Adams
  • 16 MacDonald (Robertson 88)
  • 23 Jackson

Substitutes

  • 15 Smith,
  • 17 Gartland,
  • 31 Durnan,
  • 10 Craig,
  • 32 May,
  • 26 Reynolds,
  • 28 Robertson
Ref: AllanAtt: 7,492
HIBERNIAN
ST JOHNSTONE

Possession

  • Hibernian 57%
  • St Johnstone 43%

Attempts on target

  • Hibernian 3
  • St Johnstone 3

Attempts off target

  • Hibernian 4
  • St Johnstone 6

Corners

  • Hibernian 6
  • St Johnstone 4

Fouls

  • Hibernian 18
  • St Johnstone 12
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:21 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+1:43 Jordan Robertson provided the assist for the goal.
  • 90:00+1:43 GOAL - Kevin MoonHibernian 1 - 2 St Johnstone Kevin Moon scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hibernian 1-2 St Johnstone.
  • 90:00+0:01 Alan Maybury has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.
  • 89:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Stephens on Andrew Jackson. Liam Craig restarts play with the free kick.
  • 88:40 Foul by Jordan Robertson on Richie Towell, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Jakub Divis.
  • 87:07 Substitution (Hibernian) makes a substitution, with Derek Riordan coming on for Callum Booth.
  • 87:07 Substitution Jordan Robertson is brought on as a substitute for Peter MacDonald.
  • 86:22 Alan Maybury sends in a cross, Peter MacDonald takes a shot. Blocked by Francis Dickoh.
  • 85:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Galbraith on Daniel Grainger. Peter Enckelman takes the indirect free kick.
  • 84:34 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Callum Booth, Ricardo Vaz Te gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graham Gartland. Peter Enckelman takes the indirect free kick.
  • 83:50 Corner from the right by-line taken by Callum Booth, Peter Enckelman makes a save.
  • 82:42 Kevin Moon produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
  • 82:08 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wotherspoon on Peter MacDonald. David MacKay restarts play with the free kick.
  • 80:11 Richie Towell takes a shot.
  • 79:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Jackson by Francis Dickoh. Liam Craig takes the free kick.
  • 77:03 Substitution Daniel Galbraith on for Martin Scott.
  • 77:03 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Grainger from the right by-line, Header from close range by Graham Gartland clears the bar.
  • 76:57 The ball is crossed by Alan Maybury, clearance by Victor Palsson.
  • 75:40 Callum Booth crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance made by Jamie Adams.
  • 75:40 Booking Booking for Graham Gartland.
  • 75:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ricardo Vaz Te by Graham Gartland.
  • 73:10 The assist for the goal came from Daniel Grainger.
  • 73:10 GOAL - Liam CraigHibernian 1 - 1 St Johnstone Liam Craig finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Hibernian 1-1 St Johnstone.
  • 72:34 Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Grainger,
  • 70:47 Victor Palsson takes a shot. Peter Enckelman makes a comfortable save.
  • 69:58 David MacKay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ricardo Vaz Te. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Callum Booth from left channel, clearance made by David MacKay.
  • 68:04 Substitution David Wotherspoon joins the action as a substitute, replacing Akpo Sodje.
  • 68:04 Substitution Graham Gartland is brought on as a substitute for Murray Davidson.
  • 66:20 The assistant referee flags for offside against Andrew Jackson. Jakub Divis takes the free kick.
  • 65:19 Lewis Stevenson has a shot and went wide right of the post.
  • 64:52 Outswinging corner taken by Callum Booth, clearance by Murray Davidson.
  • 63:41 Alan Maybury takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar.
  • 63:26 Daniel Grainger sends in a cross, clearance made by Victor Palsson.
  • 61:51 Substitution Liam Craig on for Daniele Invincibile.
  • 59:35 Victor Palsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Moon. Daniel Grainger takes the free kick.
  • 59:24 Callum Booth delivers the ball, save by Peter Enckelman.
  • 58:18 The ball is crossed by Lewis Stevenson, clearance made by Daniel Grainger.
  • 55:38 Chris Millar fouled by Lewis Stevenson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Daniel Grainger.
  • 55:25 Chris Millar delivers the ball.
  • 54:52 Peter Enckelman takes the indirect free kick.
  • 54:52 Booking Ricardo Vaz Te is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 54:34 Ricardo Vaz Te concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Grainger.
  • 53:09 The ball is crossed by Akpo Sodje, Alan Maybury manages to make a clearance.
  • 52:06 Murray Davidson produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
  • 51:28 Effort from deep inside the area by Martin Scott misses to the left of the target.
  • 50:43 Foul by Daniele Invincibile on Richie Towell, free kick awarded. Jakub Divis takes the free kick.
  • 50:22 The ball is crossed by Daniel Grainger, clearance by Francis Dickoh.
  • 47:45 Chris Millar challenges Lewis Stevenson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lewis Stevenson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 47:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Stevenson on Chris Millar. David MacKay takes the free kick.
  • 45:51 Unfair challenge on David MacKay by Akpo Sodje results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Enckelman.
  • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:06 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+0:35 Kevin Moon takes a inswinging corner.
  • 44:30 The referee penalises Peter MacDonald for handball. Free kick taken by Jakub Divis.
  • 43:43 Booking Martin Scott booked.
  • 43:34 Daniel Grainger fouled by Martin Scott, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Grainger takes the indirect free kick.
  • 43:07 The ball is crossed by Daniele Invincibile.
  • 42:08 Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Scott on Murray Davidson. Peter Enckelman restarts play with the free kick.
  • 42:02 Callum Booth delivers the ball, clearance made by Kevin Moon.
  • 41:23 Outswinging corner taken by Callum Booth from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Daniele Invincibile.
  • 40:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Hanlon on Murray Davidson. Alan Maybury takes the indirect free kick.
  • 39:03 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Stevenson by Murray Davidson. The ball is crossed by Callum Booth, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Francis Dickoh misses to the right of the target.
  • 36:36 David MacKay fouled by Akpo Sodje, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Enckelman restarts play with the free kick.
  • 35:32 Kevin Moon concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricardo Vaz Te. Victor Palsson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 34:41 Alan Maybury gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Scott. Indirect free kick taken by Jakub Divis.
  • 30:22 The assistant referee flags for offside against Martin Scott. Free kick taken by Peter Enckelman.
  • 29:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ricardo Vaz Te on Daniel Grainger. Daniel Grainger takes the indirect free kick.
  • 27:17 Martin Scott challenges Kevin Moon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Enckelman takes the free kick.
  • 26:36 Jamie Adams challenges Akpo Sodje unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Victor Palsson.
  • 23:51 Daniel Grainger challenges Ricardo Vaz Te unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ricardo Vaz Te restarts play with the free kick.
  • 22:24 Assist on the goal came from Paul Hanlon.
  • 22:24 GOAL - Akpo SodjeHibernian 1 - 0 St Johnstone Akpo Sodje grabs a goal from outside the area low into the middle of the goal. Hibernian 1-0 St Johnstone.
  • 21:28 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Callum Booth, David MacKay fouled by David Stephens, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Enckelman takes the indirect free kick.
  • 21:08 Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Save by Peter Enckelman.
  • 20:23 Corner taken by Lewis Stevenson, clearance made by Daniel Grainger.
  • 20:13 A cross is delivered by Ricardo Vaz Te, clearance by Alan Maybury.
  • 19:17 The assistant referee flags for offside against Peter MacDonald. Indirect free kick taken by Jakub Divis.
  • 18:26 Kevin Moon sends in a cross.
  • 17:51 Corner crossed in by Kevin Moon, clearance by Paul Hanlon.
  • 16:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Adams on Akpo Sodje. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ricardo Vaz Te.
  • 13:53 Andrew Jackson crosses the ball.
  • 13:31 Kevin Moon fouled by Victor Palsson, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Grainger takes the indirect free kick.
  • 12:43 The official flags Peter MacDonald offside. Free kick taken by Jakub Divis.
  • 10:59 Foul by Kevin Moon on Martin Scott, free kick awarded. Martin Scott takes the free kick.
  • 8:37 The official flags Andrew Jackson offside. Free kick taken by Jakub Divis.
  • 7:34 The referee blows for offside. Jakub Divis restarts play with the free kick.
  • 3:45 The ball is sent over by Chris Millar, Peter MacDonald takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jakub Divis.
  • 2:04 The ball is sent over by Paul Hanlon.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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Scottish Premier results

30 Apr 2011 23:59 UK


Scottish Premier table snapshot

As it stood on 30 Apr 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Rangers 35 49 84
2 Celtic 33 52 80
3 Hearts 35 16 63
4 Dundee Utd 34 5 55
5 Kilmarnock 35 4 48
6 Motherwell 35 -12 45
7 Inverness CT 34 3 41
8 Hibernian 35 -17 37
9 St Johnstone 35 -23 37
10 Aberdeen 35 -19 35
11 St Mirren 34 -23 29
12 Hamilton 34 -35 20

see also
Calderwood bemoans Hibs defending
30 Apr 11 |  Hibernian
McInnes happy to end goal-drought
30 Apr 11 |  St Johnstone


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