Inverness CT   2 - 1   St Mirren

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Highlights - Inverness CT 2-1 St Mirren

Highlights - Inverness CT 2-1 St Mirren

Inverness Caledonian Thistle came from behind to beat St Mirren in the Scottish Premier League.

Richie Foran missed an open goal for the home side before Marc McAusland's header put St Mirren in front.

Foran atoned for his earlier miss by setting up Andrew Shinnie to level before the interval.

Gregory Tade was also guilty of missing some gilt-edged chances but made amends by claiming Inverness's winner from close range on 78 minutes.

The victory is the Highlanders' second of the season, but they remain bottom of the table, a point behind Dunfermline, who have played a game less.

St Mirren, who were out of sorts for long spells, remain sixth.

The hosts could have been in front inside the first minute but Foran shot wide after Shinnie had dispossessed Lee Mair and crossed into the six-yard box.

David Davis tested Craig Samson's handling in the slippy conditions but the St Mirren goalkeeper was equal to the midfielder's effort.

Jeroen Tesselaar deflected a Foran header wide as Terry Butcher's side continued to press.

Against the run of play, the Buddies claimed the lead as Gary Teale's corner was headed home by the unmarked McAusland.

Tade surged past Mair to latch on to Foran's pass but the striker's shot hit the side-netting.

But Inverness did level when Davis's cross was headed back across goal by Foran to Shinnie, who powered home a shot from 12 yards.

Paul McGowan's shot was blocked by Inverness keeper Ryan Esson near the end of the first half.

Shinnie threatened again with an effort from 22 yards that deflected off a St Mirren defender and onto the post just after the break.

Tade had squandered two more one-on-one chances when put through on Samson's goal but the forward's luck turned 12 minutes from the end.

Shinnie's shot came back off the post and bounced back off the well-placed Tade and into the net.

St Mirren netted again in stoppage time but McGowan's effort was ruled offside as the hosts held on for a fully deserved three points.

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Saturday, 1 October 2011

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Inverness CT 2-1 St Mirren FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Shinnie 31
  • Tade 78
  • McAusland 23

Inverness CT

  • 01 Esson
  • 03 Tokely
  • 14 Proctor
  • 19 Shinnie
  • 02 Piermayr
  • 08 Tansey
  • 10 Shinnie
  • 11 Ross yellow card
  • 25 Davis
  • 09 Foran (Sutherland 90+3)
  • 15 Tade (Chippendale 87)

Substitutes

  • 12 Tuffey,
  • 16 Golobart,
  • 22 Gillet,
  • 17 Morrison,
  • 20 Chippendale,
  • 18 Sutherland,
  • 21 McKay

St Mirren

  • 01 Samson
  • 02 van Zanten
  • 05 Mair
  • 14 McAusland
  • 22 Tesselaar
  • 06 Goodwin
  • 08 Thomson (Barron 59)
  • 21 Teale (Mclean 58)
  • 09 Thompson (Carey 72 yellow card)
  • 10 McGowan
  • 11 Hasselbaink

Substitutes

  • 12 Smith,
  • 03 Barron,
  • 24 Haddad,
  • 13 Mckee,
  • 17 Mclean,
  • 23 Carey,
  • 19 McShane
Ref: George SalmondAtt: 3,249
INVERNESS CT
ST MIRREN

Possession

  • Inverness CT 62%
  • St Mirren 38%

Attempts on target

  • Inverness CT 5
  • St Mirren 3

Attempts off target

  • Inverness CT 4
  • St Mirren 1

Corners

  • Inverness CT 8
  • St Mirren 7

Fouls

  • Inverness CT 16
  • St Mirren 12
  • Final Result
  • 93:37 The referee signals the end of the game.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:10 Substitution Shane Sutherland replaces Richie Foran.
  • 90:00+2:10 Paul McGowan is caught offside. Ryan Esson takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+0:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nigel Hasselbaink on David Proctor. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
  • 89:43 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Graham Carey.
  • 86:52 Substitution Aidan Chippendale comes on in place of Gregory Tade.
  • 85:35 Andrew Shinnie challenges David van Zanten unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Graham Carey from right wing, clearance by David Proctor.
  • 84:52 Booking Graham Carey booked for dissent.
  • 84:43 The offside flag is raised against Andrew Shinnie. Craig Samson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 83:56 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Barron by Richie Foran. Jeroen Tesselaar takes the free kick.
  • 83:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David van Zanten by Richie Foran. Free kick taken by Craig Samson.
  • 82:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Proctor by Paul McGowan. Ryan Esson takes the direct free kick.
  • 80:37 David Davis concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Mair. Jim Goodwin takes the direct free kick.
  • 78:56 Richie Foran fouled by Jim Goodwin, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Greg Tansey from the free kick, Craig Samson makes a save.
  • 77:25 The assist for the goal came from Andrew Shinnie.
  • 77:25 GOAL - Gregory TadeInverness CT 2 - 1 St Mirren Gregory Tade scores a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Inverness CT 2-1 St Mirren.
  • 76:31 Close range effort by Gregory Tade misses to the right of the goal.
  • 72:39 Foul by Ross Tokely on Jim Goodwin, free kick awarded. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 71:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Shinnie by David Barron. Ryan Esson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 71:01 Substitution Steven Thompson leaves the field to be replaced by Graham Carey.
  • 67:49 Corner from the left by-line taken by Paul McGowan, clearance made by Thomas Piermayr.
  • 67:08 Inswinging corner taken by Andrew Shinnie.
  • 66:50 Foul by Jim Goodwin on Andrew Shinnie, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ross Tokely.
  • 65:14 Richie Foran fouled by Marc McAusland, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richie Foran.
  • 64:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jeroen Tesselaar by Gregory Tade. Direct free kick taken by Craig Samson.
  • 62:29 Gregory Tade is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lee Mair takes the free kick.
  • 61:59 Gregory Tade takes a shot. Craig Samson gets a block in.
  • 58:59 Corner taken by Paul McGowan from the left by-line, clearance made by Richie Foran.
  • 57:45 Substitution Steven Thomson leaves the field to be replaced by David Barron.
  • 57:45 Substitution (St Mirren) makes a substitution, with Kenny McLean coming on for Gary Teale.
  • 57:23 Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Gary Teale goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 56:50 Free kick taken by Gary Teale.
  • 56:50 Booking Caution for Nick Ross.
  • 56:08 Inswinging corner taken by Graeme Shinnie, free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Ross on Nigel Hasselbaink.
  • 55:41 Inswinging corner taken by Graeme Shinnie, Craig Samson manages to make a clearance.
  • 51:48 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Graeme Shinnie from the right by-line, Foul by Ross Tokely on Jim Goodwin, free kick awarded. Craig Samson takes the free kick.
  • 51:08 Corner from right by-line taken by Graeme Shinnie.
  • 50:11 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Ross by Jeroen Tesselaar. Thomas Piermayr takes the direct free kick.
  • 49:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Teale on Andrew Shinnie. Ryan Esson takes the direct free kick.
  • 48:51 Corner taken right-footed by Gary Teale from the right by-line, Ross Tokely makes a clearance.
  • 48:28 Gary Teale decides to take the corner short.
  • 47:35 Graeme Shinnie concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Teale. Gary Teale delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Richie Foran manages to make a clearance.
  • 47:00 The official flags Andrew Shinnie offside. Craig Samson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 46:03 Andrew Shinnie takes a shot.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:50 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+0:29 Corner taken right-footed by Gary Teale, Ross Tokely makes a clearance.
  • 45:00+0:12 Steven Thompson takes a shot. Blocked by Ross Tokely.
  • 42:18 Corner taken by Graeme Shinnie.
  • 41:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nigel Hasselbaink on Thomas Piermayr. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Shinnie.
  • 35:38 David Proctor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Thompson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gary Teale from right channel, clearance by Richie Foran.
  • 31:39 Paul McGowan takes a shot. Ryan Esson makes a save.
  • 30:19 Assist on the goal came from Richie Foran.
  • 30:19 GOAL - Andrew ShinnieInverness CT 1 - 1 St Mirren Goal scored by Andrew Shinnie from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Inverness CT 1-1 St Mirren.
  • 29:51 Unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by David Davis results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.
  • 28:36 Close range shot by Gregory Tade goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 25:38 Greg Tansey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Thomson. Jim Goodwin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 24:30 Foul by Steven Thomson on Graeme Shinnie, free kick awarded. Ryan Esson takes the direct free kick.
  • 23:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Davis on Paul McGowan. Craig Samson takes the direct free kick.
  • 23:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Tokely by Steven Thompson. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.
  • 22:01 Assist by Gary Teale. The referee blows for offside against Nick Ross. Craig Samson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 22:01 GOAL - Marc McAuslandInverness CT 0 - 1 St Mirren Marc McAusland gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Inverness CT 0-1 St Mirren.
  • 21:08 Corner taken by Gary Teale,
  • 18:29 Corner from the left by-line taken by Andrew Shinnie, clearance by Jim Goodwin.
  • 15:36 Inswinging corner taken by Andrew Shinnie, clearance made by Jim Goodwin.
  • 14:42 Steven Thompson concedes a free kick for a foul on David Proctor. Ryan Esson takes the direct free kick.
  • 14:06 Gregory Tade concedes a free kick for a foul on David van Zanten. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 11:21 David Davis takes a shot. Save by Craig Samson.
  • 5:50 The assistant referee signals for offside against Andrew Shinnie. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Samson.
  • 5:12 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by David Davis. Craig Samson takes the free kick.
  • 3:48 Unfair challenge on Nigel Hasselbaink by Thomas Piermayr results in a free kick. Jim Goodwin takes the direct free kick.
  • 0:39 Close range effort by Richie Foran misses to the left of the target.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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Scottish Premier table snapshot

As it stood on 1 Oct 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Rangers 10 19 28
2 Motherwell 10 0 19
3 Celtic 8 12 18
4 St Johnstone 10 3 15
5 Hearts 9 3 12
6 St Mirren 10 -1 12
7 Kilmarnock 10 -3 10
8 Dundee Utd 10 -5 10
9 Aberdeen 10 -3 9
10 Hibernian 10 -7 9
11 Dunfermline 9 -9 9
12 Inverness CT 10 -9 8

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