Livingston Vs St Mirren – Alex Grieve was St Mirren’s hero as ten men battled to beat Livingston and move up to third.
Livingston Vs St Mirren
The final 30 minutes after an hour of play is a drama that will stay in memory for a short while.
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Keanu Backus nodded to the hosts in the 69th minute but Yona Ayunga’s red card for an intentional handball in the penalty area did nothing to help them as they had to play the final 14 minutes against the short-handed man.
Ex-Paisley goalkeeper Shaun Kelly fired home from 12 yards to let the hosts breathe a sigh of relief.
The ten men were unable to hold out, though Livy’s second-in-command Bruce Anderson scored from close range with four minutes remaining.
Trevor Carson 7, Alex Gogic 5, Declan Gallagher 7, Charles Dunne 6, Marcus Fraser 7, Keanu Backus 7, Ethan Earhon 6, Mark O’Hara 6, Scott Tanser 6, Jonah Ayunga 5, Greg Kilty 4.
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Substitutes: Alex Griff (Kilty ’59) 6, Ryan Strain (Gojic ’59) 1, Ryan Flynn (Stray 66) 3, Joe Schaughne. SC (Bacchus 74) 3
Jamal George 6, Nicky Devlin 6, Ayo Obili 7, Sean Kelly 6, Dylan Bahambula 6, Stephen Omonga 6, Jason Ho. Lut 6, Scott Pittman 6, James Penris 6, Joel Noble 6, Curtis Guthrie 6
It will not last long in the memory of those who see it. There are many great players, but Saints’ goalscoring hero, Keanu Backus, has to be rewarded for standing alongside them. The Australian midfielder may not have commanded as well this season. But he popped up when the team needed him the most. Livingston’s defender Ayo Obile performed well in the midfield of the back three, while team-mate Dylan Bahamboula put on a fine scoring streak.
Craig Napier unhappy with fans Host early Levi then gets angry at Alex. Kokic was not shown a yellow card against Joel Noble, his whistle was sometimes the busiest thing in the park. Because he kept playing, which didn’t lead to a really enjoyable viewing. Yellow cards for Saints Declan Gallagher, Keanu Backus and Ryan Flynn and Livy’s Dylan Bahambula but Jonah Ayungka’s red card and penalty.
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ST MIREN boss Stephen Robinson will be delighted with the character his team has shown once again here. But they did win again here. A key man for his boss, Livingston boss Davy Martindale will be furious that his side were unable to pick up at least a point after being drawn with ten men late on.
But Saints super sub Grieve grabbed the late winner to give five of six of Stephen Robinson’s men.
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This maintains Livingston’s record for the bogey team. The Lions are now winless in their last eight Premiership encounters with the Buddys.
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Their winless run at Paisley stretched over four years. Their last success came in August 2018 in the first game of former boss Gary Holt.
Livy almost got off to a perfect start when Joel Noble found a courtyard in that area.
He fights with Marcus. Fraser and released a shot that nearly caught Trevor. Carson, who had to tip over the crossbar in despair.
Livy No. 1 Shamal George punches straight at Gogic from 12 yards after Saints quarterback Scott Tanser gets hit by the wind.
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You imagine Cyprus going into the net. But he lost his focus and flew over the beam.
At the other end, Dylan Bahambula danced around Tanzer, but the defender came back just in time to deflect the winger’s effort for a corner.
Fraser appears as the 100th Saint and has his heart in his mouth as he drives past his own pole with Carson stranded.
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It came to Scott Pittman and the door seemed to be at his mercy. He poked his shot. Northern Irishman saves with his feet
It’s not classic The wind hit both sides for the first 30 minutes, why some players kept trying to play long balls forward is anyone’s guess.
Livy looked more likely and Ayo Obile could have done better with a close-range header.
The game needed goals and it arrived in the 68th minute courtesy of Backus. new golden boy
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Declan Gallagher appeared to be a long throw but passed Ryan Flynn.
His cross connected the ghost of the Aussie midfielder to his head, which went into the bottom corner, giving George no chance.
The Saints were unable to clear their lines. And Anderson’s shot hit the net. and Ayung raised his hand to intercept
But former defender Buddy Kelly flicked his line from 12 yards as he fired the ball miles over the goal. creates a lot of satisfaction for the home fans
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Their determination didn’t last until Anderson’s substitute headed the ball home from close range on Noble’s cross.
Tanser’s curved free-kick from 25 yards almost gave the home team the lead again. But George brushed off for a corner.
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It was a bounty for the New Zealand national team to spin it and bury it over George for the win as the Saints moved forward.
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The New Zealand forward only trained with friends on Friday. But the injury-time win led the Saints to five wins in six games.
Livingston’s Bruce Anderson canceled Keanu Backus’ opener before Jonah Ayunga was shown a red card for handball, but Sean Kelly missed a penalty in an action-packed afternoon in Paisley.
“It’s 1-0 and they missed a penalty. I’m sure we won’t lose the goal. Because we practiced hard without going on alone.”
“It’s disappointing to concede a goal. But we showed the real ones to come back and win.
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“You don’t play well every week. But you can knock your socks off. and that’s what gave me
“Credit to Alex. I gave him a little stick when he came back. But I don’t think it’s a return trip from Belfast. but from Auckland.”
“New Zealand is probably a smaller organization than boys in Australia. They return on Tuesday for training on Wednesday. Alex didn’t return until Friday.
“That is definitely my way of answering the question. and he rewarded us with a door And he was a very humble boy.
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“He was very committed to St Mirren and made all the arrangements on the plane by watching the video we sent him. Free highlights and reports on St. Mirren beat Livingston 2-1; The hosts took the lead with a Keanu Backus header; Jonah Ayunga featured straight red for handball. Livingston’s Shaun Kelly missed a penalty but the visitors equalized past Bruce Anderson; Alex Grieve scored a late winner.
Ten-man St Mirren moved up to third in the Premiership table after Alex Griff’s 90th-minute winner beat Livingston 2-1.
The home side went ahead past Keanu Backus before Jonah Ayunga was shown a direct red card for handball.
Livingston’s Sean Kelly missed the resulting penalty. But the visitors leveled with Bruce Anderson’s goal and Grieve snatched the winner late on.
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St Mirren made two changes from the squad that beat Celtic before the international break. Ryan Strain and Curtis Main retired, replaced by Alex Gogic and Greg Kilty.
Livingston made just one change after winning Kilmarnock, Cristian Montano was dropped in place of James Penris.
The visitors took advantage of the wind just two minutes later, Joel Nouble’s cross caught in the wind and Trevor Carson had to step back to push it over the crossbar.
It was a similar story at the end, Scott Tanser’s corner had Shamal George clear, but only Gogic volleyed it over the crossbar.
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Livingston is ahead of the danger. and Dylan’s efforts Bahambula opens the corner.
Marcus Fraser made his 100th appearance for St Mirren, then headed a free-kick from Jason. Holt only went through his own goal.
Charles Dunn slips out of his grip, then Carson saves Scott’s shot.
Livingston got off to a ferocious start in the second half, Bahamboula leading Tanser ahead only to see Carson block cleverly with his feet. Ayo Obile is unchecked.