Monday, October 6, 2008

St Mirren defeats Rangers 1-0

It was a story-booking ending for Love Street, as in the Rangers final visit to the grounds St. Mirren ended its twenty-two year losing streak at home as they defeated Walter Smith's men 1-0. Whilst the Rangers controlled the majority of play with endless opportunities to score, St. Mirren 'keeper Mark Howard thwarted every effort. After entering the match only five minutes earlier, nineteen year-old Stephen McGinn struck a sublime curling drive from twenty meters beyond Allan McGregor to the delight of their home supporters. The day of destiny continued as with time running out Kris Boyd clanged a shot off the post only to have Kyle Lafferty final effort being cleared off the line by a proud unified group of St. Mirren. For Football fans, in particular of Scottish Football it was a brilliant moment for their club that we all can appreciate.

St. Mirren
Mark Howard,Will Haining,John Potter,Scott Cuthbert,Steven Robb,Andy Dorman (Stephen McGinn 72'),Gary Mason,Garry Brady (Hugh Murray 86'),Dennis Wyness (Craig Dargo 72'),Billy Mehmet

Allan McGregor,Kirk Broadfoot,Sasa Papac,David Weir,Madjid Bougherra,Kevin Thomson (Kyle Lafferty 58'),Pedro Mendes,Charlie Adam,Steven Davis,Jean Claude Darcheville (Kris Boyd 66'),Kenny Miller

The loss eases Rangers from the top spot with Celtic climbing to first. They will return to action after the international break against Dundee Utd on the 18th.