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St Mirren   3 - 3   Motherwell

Lucas Jutkiewicz (left) challenges St Mirren ace Lee Mair
Lucas Jutkiewicz challenges St Mirren's Lee Mair

St Mirren and Motherwell shared the points in an evenly-matched encounter in the Scottish Premier League.

A Hugh Murray strike gave St Mirren a half-time lead, but Ross Forbes's second-half penalty restored parity.

A tap-in from Andy Dorman reinstated St Mirren's lead and Murray's 72nd minute cross-cum-shot extended it.

Two minutes later, Lucas Jutkiewicz blasted a shot through the St Mirren defence, then fired in a volley in the 81st minute to seal the draw.

Gus MacPherson's side were aiming for their third successive league win, while Jim Gannon's visitors were keen to capitalise on their recent draws against both sides of the Old Firm.

Motherwell goalkeeper John Ruddy twice saved well from Dorman early in the match, but the first half offered little in the way of comprehensive goalmouth action.

Jamie Murphy curled wide for Well from long range before Ruddy dived to save at the second attempt from Dorman when the midfielder curled a loose ball from 25 yards.

Billy Mehmet soon shot straight at the Motherwell goalkeeper after Yassin Moutaouakil had lost possession and Saints worked the ball quickly up the park.

Paul Gallacher helped a powerful 30-yard strike from Ross Forbes over the bar at the other end before Ross blazed over from inside the box after Mehmet had laid off following a throw-in.

St Mirren took the lead in the 42nd minute with a counter-attacking goal. Billy Mehmet crossed low from the left across the 18-yard box and Murray slotted the ball in off the far post.

Brighton was stretchered off in first-half injury-time after his touch allowed Steven Saunders to make a challenge on the edge of the box after Motherwell had again given away possession.

Shortly after the restart, Lee Mair gave away a penalty when he appeared to handle the ball in the penalty area and Ross Forbes stepped up to convert the spot-kick and level the scores.

Less than 10 minutes later, the Buddies re-took the lead when Dorman latched on to a failed clearance and poked in a scrappy close-range effort.

The Saints looked to have the points wrapped up when Murray's cross-cum-shot outfoxed Motherwell keeper Ruddy.

However, Jutkiewicz restored faith in the Motherwell fans with a powerful shot that rattled through the legs of the St Mirren defence and left Saints keeper Paul Gallacher standing.

The former Everton man helped himself to another in the 81st minute when he chested the ball down on the edge of the penalty area and was left unchallenged to drive a superb volley in and claim a hard-earned point for the Lanarkshire side.


St Mirren manager Gus MacPherson:

"I'm extremely frustrated and disappointed, because I think we played well and worked hard.

"Motherwell are a good team, but we worked hard when we didn't have the ball to try and stop them from playing.

"We got our rewards for that, we got ahead - but we should have been more ahead at half-time.

"I don't think the penalty was the turning point, because we reacted superbly to an injustice.

"As a team, we worked hard as a unit and we played well. It's just so disappointing, this situation."

Motherwell manager Jim Gannon:
"I'm disappointed with myself and the way the team approached the game.

"Before I look at the players I look at whether there are lessons to be learned.

"It wasn't an inquest, it's just that this is a game probably more than any other game we have got a lot to learn from.

"It was fortunate that we got the second goal when we did but the game was far from over at that point and it instilled a bit of life in our players. I think the substitutes gave us a little bit extra."

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Saturday, 24 October 2009

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
St Mirren 3-3 Motherwell FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Murray 42
  • Dorman 59
  • Murray 72
  • Forbes (pen) 49
  • Jutkiewicz 74
  • Jutkiewicz 81

St Mirren

  • 01 Gallacher
  • 05 Mair yellow card
  • 06 Potter
  • 19 Barron
  • 02 Ross
  • 04 McGinn
  • 07 Murray
  • 08 Dorman yellow card (O'Donnell 88)
  • 10 Thomson
  • 16 Brighton (Higdon 45+1)
  • 09 Mehmet

Substitutes

  • 20 Howard,
  • 21 Innes,
  • 12 O'Donnell,
  • 27 Mclean,
  • 38 Ramsey,
  • 41 Johnston,
  • 11 Higdon

Motherwell

  • 21 Ruddy
  • 02 Moutaouakil (Sutton 79)
  • 04 Reynolds
  • 05 Craigan
  • 43 Saunders (Hutchinson 51)
  • 06 Coke (Humphrey 46)
  • 24 Hateley
  • 09 Jutkiewicz
  • 15 Murphy
  • 17 O'Brien
  • 27 Forbes

Substitutes

  • 47 Kosiorowski,
  • 28 Hutchinson,
  • 07 Humphrey,
  • 08 Jennings,
  • 14 Lasley,
  • 11 Sutton,
  • 35 McHugh
Ref: O'ReillyAtt: 4,327
ST MIRREN
MOTHERWELL

Possession

  • St Mirren 53%
  • Motherwell 47%

Attempts on target

  • St Mirren 7
  • Motherwell 5

Attempts off target

  • St Mirren 6
  • Motherwell 5

Corners

  • St Mirren 3
  • Motherwell 7

Fouls

  • St Mirren 15
  • Motherwell 5
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:49 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+3:17 Foul by David Barron (St Mirren) on Jamie Murphy (Motherwell). Free kick crossed right-footed by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) from right wing, resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+2:11 Defending throw-in by Jack Ross (St Mirren).
  • 90:00+1:39 Cross by Billy Mehmet (St Mirren), shot by Steven Thomson (St Mirren) right-footed from centre of penalty area (6 yards), over the bar.
  • 90:00+1:11 Attacking throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 89:30 Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 89:03 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 88:56 Cross by Chris Humphrey (Motherwell), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 88:14 Attacking throw-in by Chris Humphrey (Motherwell).
  • 87:53 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 87:24 Substitution St Mirren substitution: Andy Dorman replaced by Stephen O'Donnell (tactical).
  • 85:46 Shot by Jim O'Brien (Motherwell) curled right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), save (tipped round post) by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Ross Forbes (Motherwell) to far post, foul by John Sutton (Motherwell) on John Potter (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 85:07 Defending throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 84:42 Defending throw-in by Chris Humphrey (Motherwell).
  • 84:02 Attacking throw-in by Jack Ross (St Mirren).
  • 83:48 Attacking throw-in by Jack Ross (St Mirren).
  • 82:56 Cross by Tom Hateley (Motherwell), save (caught) by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 82:44 Cross by Tom Hateley (Motherwell), clearance by Stephen McGinn (St Mirren).
  • 82:01 Foul by Lee Mair (St Mirren) on Lukas Jutkiewicz (Motherwell). Free kick crossed left-footed by Ross Forbes (Motherwell) from left wing, resulting in open play.
  • 81:50 Cross by Billy Mehmet (St Mirren), clearance by Shaun Hutchinson (Motherwell).
  • 80:32 Assist (cross) by Chris Humphrey (Motherwell) from right wing.
  • 80:32 GOAL - Lukas JutkiewiczSt Mirren 3 - 3 Motherwell Goal by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Motherwell) right-footed (top-right of goal) from right side of penalty area (12 yards).St Mirren 3-3 Motherwell.
  • 79:45 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Jim O'Brien (Motherwell) to near post, resulting in open play.
  • Correction - 78:51 Corner taken by Ross Forbes from the right by-line, David Barron makes a clearance.
  • Correction - 78:51 Substitution John Sutton replaces Yassin Moutaouakil.
  • 78:51 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Ross Forbes (Motherwell) to far post, clearance by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 78:51 Substitution Motherwell substitution: Yassin Moutaouakil replaced by John Sutton (tactical).
  • 78:06 Attacking throw-in by Yassin Moutaouakil (Motherwell).
  • 77:46 Attacking throw-in by Yassin Moutaouakil (Motherwell).
  • 76:34 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 76:30 Cross by Yassin Moutaouakil (Motherwell), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 75:06 Defending throw-in by Yassin Moutaouakil (Motherwell).
  • 73:29 GOAL - Lukas JutkiewiczSt Mirren 3 - 2 Motherwell Goal by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Motherwell) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from right side of penalty area (18 yards).St Mirren 3-2 Motherwell.
  • 72:46 Foul by Hugh Murray (St Mirren) on Jim O'Brien (Motherwell). Free kick crossed left-footed by Ross Forbes (Motherwell) from left wing, clearance by Billy Mehmet (St Mirren).
  • 71:39 GOAL - Hugh MurraySt Mirren 3 - 1 Motherwell Goal by Hugh Murray (St Mirren) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from right wing (30 yards).St Mirren 3-1 Motherwell.
  • 70:55 Attacking throw-in by Jack Ross (St Mirren).
  • 70:28 Shot by Stephen McGinn (St Mirren) mishit right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right.
  • 69:54 Foul by Yassin Moutaouakil (Motherwell) on Andy Dorman (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Lee Mair (St Mirren) from left channel, passed.
  • 69:50 Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 69:36 Shot by Hugh Murray (St Mirren) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
  • 69:23 Cross by Andy Dorman (St Mirren), save (parried) by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 68:09 Defending throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 67:27 Cross by Billy Mehmet (St Mirren), save (caught) by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 67:17 Attacking throw-in by Jack Ross (St Mirren).
  • 67:05 Cross by Hugh Murray (St Mirren), resulting in open play.
  • 66:19 Jim O'Brien (Motherwell) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 66:10 Cross by Yassin Moutaouakil (Motherwell), resulting in open play.
  • 66:04 Attacking throw-in by Yassin Moutaouakil (Motherwell).
  • Correction - 65:37 Corner taken by Jim O'Brien from the left by-line, clearance by John Potter.
  • 65:37 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Jim O'Brien (Motherwell) to far post, clearance by John Potter (St Mirren).
  • 65:16 Shot by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Motherwell) drilled left-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), save (tipped round post) by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 64:31 Defending throw-in by Yassin Moutaouakil (Motherwell).
  • 64:04 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 63:16 Foul by Jack Ross (St Mirren) on Jim O'Brien (Motherwell). Free kick crossed left-footed by Ross Forbes (Motherwell) from left wing, resulting in open play.
  • 62:44 Defending throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 62:18 Foul by Stephen McGinn (St Mirren) on Tom Hateley (Motherwell). Free kick taken right-footed by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 60:38 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 60:08 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Ross Forbes (Motherwell) to out of play, resulting in ball out of play.
  • 59:26 Attacking throw-in by Yassin Moutaouakil (Motherwell).
  • 58:10 GOAL - Andy DormanSt Mirren 2 - 1 Motherwell Goal by Andy Dorman (St Mirren) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).St Mirren 2-1 Motherwell.
  • 57:46 Shot by Andy Dorman (St Mirren) drilled left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Stephen Craigan (Motherwell).
  • 56:35 Attacking throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 54:43 Attacking throw-in by Jack Ross (St Mirren).
  • 53:53 Attacking throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 52:45 Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 51:31 Defending throw-in by Yassin Moutaouakil (Motherwell).
  • 50:11 Substitution Motherwell substitution: Steven Saunders replaced by Shaun Hutchinson (injury).
  • 48:40 Booking Andy Dorman (St Mirren) booked for dissent.
  • Correction - 48:24 GOAL - Ross ForbesSt Mirren 1 - 1 Motherwell Placed penalty scored by Ross Forbes. St Mirren 1-1 Motherwell.
  • 48:24 GOAL - Ross ForbesSt Mirren 1 - 1 Motherwell Placed penalty taken left-footed by Ross Forbes (Motherwell) (bottom-left of goal), scored.St Mirren 1-1 Motherwell.
  • Correction - 47:56 Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Jim O'Brien by Hugh Murray.
  • 47:56 Foul by Hugh Murray (St Mirren) on Jim O'Brien (Motherwell).
  • 47:27 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Ross Forbes (Motherwell) to far post, clearance by Billy Mehmet (St Mirren).
  • 46:32 Free kick taken right-footed by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) from right wing, resulting in open play.
  • 46:32 Booking Lee Mair (St Mirren) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 46:22 Foul by Lee Mair (St Mirren) on Chris Humphrey (Motherwell).
  • 45:56 Attacking throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 45:53 Attacking throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 45:21 Defending throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • 45:01 Substitution Motherwell substitution: Giles Coke replaced by Chris Humphrey (tactical).
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:02 The ref blows to end the first period.
  • 45:00+2:36 Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 45:00+2:17 Defending throw-in by Yassin Moutaouakil (Motherwell).
  • 45:00+1:49 Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 45:00+0:59 Substitution St Mirren substitution: Tom Brighton replaced by Michael Higdon (injury).
  • 44:00 Weak shot by Billy Mehmet (St Mirren) lobbed right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed left.
  • 43:14 Defending throw-in by Mark Reynolds (Motherwell).
  • 41:29 Assist (pass) by Tom Brighton (St Mirren) from left side of penalty area.
  • 41:29 GOAL - Hugh MurraySt Mirren 1 - 0 Motherwell Goal by Hugh Murray (St Mirren) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).St Mirren 1-0 Motherwell.
  • 40:59 Attacking throw-in by Yassin Moutaouakil (Motherwell).
  • 40:42 Attacking throw-in by Yassin Moutaouakil (Motherwell).
  • 40:18 Defending throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 39:21 Defending throw-in by Yassin Moutaouakil (Motherwell).
  • 39:16 Attacking throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 38:11 Attacking throw-in by Yassin Moutaouakil (Motherwell).
  • 37:59 Cross by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Motherwell), clearance by John Potter (St Mirren).
  • 37:43 Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 37:24 Shot by Jack Ross (St Mirren) left-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
  • 37:16 Attacking throw-in by Jack Ross (St Mirren).
  • 37:13 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 36:23 Cross by Yassin Moutaouakil (Motherwell), header by Steven Saunders (Motherwell) from left side of penalty area (6 yards), missed left.
  • 35:54 Foul by David Barron (St Mirren) on Yassin Moutaouakil (Motherwell). Free kick taken right-footed by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) from right wing, passed.
  • 35:37 Foul by Stephen McGinn (St Mirren) on Jim O'Brien (Motherwell). Free kick taken left-footed by Stephen Craigan (Motherwell) from own half, passed.
  • 34:10 Defending throw-in by Yassin Moutaouakil (Motherwell).
  • 33:41 Attacking throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 33:11 Defending throw-in by Yassin Moutaouakil (Motherwell).
  • 31:57 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Ross Forbes (Motherwell) to far post, header by Mark Reynolds (Motherwell) from left side of penalty area (6 yards), missed left.
  • Correction - 31:49 Shot from 25 yards by Ross Forbes. Save made by Paul Gallacher.
  • 31:49 Shot by Ross Forbes (Motherwell) drilled left-footed from right channel (25 yards), save (tipped over) by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 31:08 Shot by Tom Brighton (St Mirren) drilled left-footed from left channel (25 yards), save (caught) by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 30:36 Attacking throw-in by Mark Reynolds (Motherwell).
  • 30:13 Foul by Tom Brighton (St Mirren) on Ross Forbes (Motherwell). Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen Craigan (Motherwell) from own half, passed.
  • 29:41 Shot by Andy Dorman (St Mirren) drilled right-footed from left channel (20 yards), save (parried) by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 29:23 Attacking throw-in by Hugh Murray (St Mirren).
  • 29:17 Cross by Jack Ross (St Mirren), clearance by Stephen Craigan (Motherwell).
  • 29:09 Attacking throw-in by Jack Ross (St Mirren).
  • 29:02 Cross by Jack Ross (St Mirren), blocked by Ross Forbes (Motherwell).
  • 28:26 Attacking throw-in by Stephen McGinn (St Mirren).
  • 27:40 Cross by Andy Dorman (St Mirren), save (caught) by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 26:47 Goal kick taken short by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 25:49 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 25:31 Cross by Mark Reynolds (Motherwell), blocked by Jack Ross (St Mirren).
  • 24:25 Defending throw-in by Mark Reynolds (Motherwell).
  • 23:58 Foul by Yassin Moutaouakil (Motherwell) on Andy Dorman (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by David Barron (St Mirren) from own half, passed.
  • 23:13 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 22:58 Shot by Jamie Murphy (Motherwell) curled right-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed right.
  • 22:33 Defending throw-in by Jack Ross (St Mirren).
  • 21:38 Lukas Jutkiewicz (Motherwell) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, passed.
  • 17:57 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Andy Dorman (St Mirren) to near post, clearance by Steven Saunders (Motherwell).
  • 17:40 Shot by Andy Dorman (St Mirren) right-footed from left side of penalty area (6 yards), save (tipped round post) by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 17:04 Attacking throw-in by Mark Reynolds (Motherwell).
  • 16:19 Defending throw-in by Mark Reynolds (Motherwell).
  • 15:25 Attacking throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 14:30 Attacking throw-in by Mark Reynolds (Motherwell).
  • 14:11 Attacking throw-in by Mark Reynolds (Motherwell).
  • 13:36 Foul by Billy Mehmet (St Mirren) on Yassin Moutaouakil (Motherwell). Free kick crossed right-footed by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) from right wing, clearance by Jack Ross (St Mirren).
  • 13:22 Defending throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 12:48 Attacking throw-in by Jamie Murphy (Motherwell).
  • 12:24 Foul by Tom Brighton (St Mirren) on Stephen Craigan (Motherwell). Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen Craigan (Motherwell) from own half, passed.
  • 10:16 Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 9:55 Weak shot by Andy Dorman (St Mirren) mishit left-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed right.
  • 9:28 Defending throw-in by Mark Reynolds (Motherwell).
  • 9:02 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Andy Dorman (St Mirren) to near post, clearance by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Motherwell).
  • 8:32 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Andy Dorman (St Mirren) to near post, clearance by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Motherwell).
  • 8:04 Foul by Ross Forbes (Motherwell) on Stephen McGinn (St Mirren). Free kick crossed right-footed by Jack Ross (St Mirren) from right channel, clearance by Giles Coke (Motherwell).
  • 7:27 Attacking throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 5:49 Cross by Billy Mehmet (St Mirren), save (caught) by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 4:36 Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Motherwell) on Lee Mair (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 4:13 Foul by Steven Thomson (St Mirren) on Ross Forbes (Motherwell). Free kick taken right-footed by John Ruddy (Motherwell) from own half, passed.
  • 4:09 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 3:09 Foul by Steven Thomson (St Mirren) on Ross Forbes (Motherwell). Free kick drilled right-footed by Yassin Moutaouakil (Motherwell) from left channel (30 yards), missed right.
  • 2:15 Defending throw-in by Mark Reynolds (Motherwell).
  • 1:41 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 1:19 Shot by Jim O'Brien (Motherwell) mishit right-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed right.
  • 1:02 Attacking throw-in by Mark Reynolds (Motherwell).
  • 0:35 Foul by Hugh Murray (St Mirren) on Mark Reynolds (Motherwell). Free kick taken right-footed by John Ruddy (Motherwell) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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Scottish Premier results

24 Oct 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Aberdeen 0-2 Dundee Utd R
Hearts 0-0 Falkirk R
Kilmarnock 2-1 St Johnstone R
Rangers 1-1 Hibernian R
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Scottish Premier table snapshot

As it stood on 24 Oct 2009 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Rangers 9 9 19
2 Celtic 8 8 17
3 Hibernian 9 6 17
4 Dundee Utd 9 5 16
5 Motherwell 9 2 14
6 St Mirren 9 0 12
7 Aberdeen 9 0 11
8 Kilmarnock 9 -1 9
9 Hearts 9 -3 9
10 St Johnstone 9 -7 6
11 Hamilton 8 -10 5
12 Falkirk 9 -9 4

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