St Mirren 0 1 Motherwell
van Veen (42′ minutes (pen)

St Mirren started the season with a 0 – 1 defeat to Motherwell but Saints should have taken something from this game. They dominated long periods of the 1st half before conceding a penalty and Motherwell went in at half time 1 goal to the good.

In the second half Motherwell captain goalkeeper Liam Kelly made a number of great saves and even though Motherwell went down to 10 men in the 82nd min when Lamie was shown a straight red for a bad tackle on Keanu Baccus. The steelmean held out for the win.

St Mirren however played well and in this form should go on to have a good season.

St Mirren: Carson, Gallagher, Shaughnessy (c), Dunne, Strain, Baccus, Erhahon, O’Hara, Tanser, Greive, Ayunga
Subs: Urminsky, Tait, Fraser, Reid, Flynn, Henderson, Offord, Brophy, Main

Motherwell: Kelly, McGinn, Solholm, Lamie, Carroll, Maguire, Goss, Spittal, Morris, Shields, Van Veen
Subs: Fox, O’Donnell, Mugabi, Efford, Cornelius, Tierney, Mahon, Speirs, Ferrie

Photo: St Mirren’s Ryan Strain
Photo: St Mirren could find no way past Motherwell’s goalkeeper Liam Kelly
Photo: Keanu Baccus
Headline image: Motherwell’s Stephen O’Donnell and Alex Greive of St Mirren
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By Hugh McMillan

Hugh reports and photographs football and cricket for Renfrewshire News.