Scottish Championship
St MirrenSt Mirren3FalkirkFalkirk1
Gavin Reilly
Gavin Reilly scored St Mirren's third goal, securing a winning start to their Scottish Championship campaign

St Mirren recovered from Nathan Austin's early opener to defeat 10-man Falkirk in Paisley.

Austin turned home the rebound after Craig Samson saved Rory Loy's strike with just two minutes gone.

Stelios Demetriou levelled before the break with a low drive, and the Buddies took the lead when Cammy Smith pounced a minute into the second half.

Aaron Muirhead was sent off for an elbow on Demetriou before Gavin Reilly made the points safe for St Mirren.

Line-ups

St Mirren

  • 1Samson
  • 3IrvineBooked at 38mins
  • 15Baird
  • 6MacKenzie
  • 2Demetriou
  • 11SmithSubstituted forO'Keefeat 90+2'minutes
  • 4McGinn
  • 16McShaneBooked at 22mins
  • 10Morgan
  • 9SuttonSubstituted forKirkpatrickat 89'minutes
  • 20ReillySubstituted forStewartat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Buchanan
  • 17Kirkpatrick
  • 19Stewart
  • 21Stewart
  • 22Whyte
  • 31O'Keefe
  • 44Eckersley

Falkirk

  • 1Thomson
  • 4MuirheadBooked at 77mins
  • 5Grant
  • 44Watson
  • 23Gallacher
  • 17HarrisSubstituted forShepherdat 65'minutes
  • 8KerrBooked at 39mins
  • 6McKee
  • 11Hippolyte
  • 9AustinSubstituted forGasparottoat 78'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 33LoySubstituted forMillerat 50'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Taiwo
  • 12Mitchell
  • 15Gasparotto
  • 18Miller
  • 19Shepherd
  • 20O'Hara
  • 28Craigen
Referee:
Don Robertson
Attendance:
4,639

Match Stats

Home TeamSt MirrenAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, St. Mirren 3, Falkirk 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, St. Mirren 3, Falkirk 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Miller (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Stephen McGinn (St. Mirren).

  5. Post update

    Myles Hippolyte (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Luca Gasparotto.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, St. Mirren. Conor O'Keefe replaces Cameron Smith.

  8. Post update

    Stephen McGinn (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Mark Kerr (Falkirk).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Kirkpatrick (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, St. Mirren. Jordan Kirkpatrick replaces John Sutton.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis Morgan (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Gary Irvine.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lewis Morgan (St. Mirren) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ross Stewart (St. Mirren) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Baird (St. Mirren) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, St. Mirren. Ross Stewart replaces Gavin Reilly.

  18. Post update

    Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Tony Gallacher.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Stephen McGinn (St. Mirren).

  20. Post update

    Myles Hippolyte (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.