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St Mirren edge through to semis

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St Mirren Under 19's
Stenhousemuir Under 19s
Competition: Scottish Youth Cup 
Venue: St Mirren Park
Date: 12/02/2012
Author: Martin Milligan
Paisley side St Mirren saw themselves move closer to Cup glory in this closely fought crunch tie.
From as early as the third minute, the Buddies stamped their authority on the game when Thomas Reilly won the ball in midfield. He then played a sublime pass straight through the middle of the Stenhousemuir rearguard, only to find the boot of Jon Scullion, who then put a fine shot past 'Stenny' keeper Scott Dimmond and opened the home side's account.
St Mirren then began to dominate the first half, and that saw a great attacking partnership form between Jon Scullion and Thomas Reilly, who were both unlucky not to go further ahead with a second goal.
On the thirty sixth minute, and against the run of play, the visitors earned themselves a free kick. Jordyn Burns stood up to take the set piece and from twenty yards out, he put a curler past Saints stopper Michael McKinven to level the score.
Half Time:  St Mirren Under 19's 1-1 Stenhousemuir Under 19's
After the interval, Stenhousemuir came out with their tails up, and with fifty minutes gone, the away side's Ross Brady forced a save from Saints Stopper McKinven, when he shot from twenty five yards out, but the keeper was on hand to comfortably deal with it.
As the second period went on, St Mirren played some good one-touch football all over the park, and continued to trouble the away goal, but their efforts came to nothing.
On seventy three minutes Stenhousemuirs Robbie Duncan gave away a free kick, which saw him in the Ref's book. Saints Jon Scullion went up to take the set piece and from twenty five yards out, the 'silky' little striker fired a shot past the unlucky Dimmond to double his days goal tally and make it two-one to the home side.
As full time was looming, Stenhousemuir started to look a little more promising and threaten the 'Buddies' goalmouth, but their chances did not come to fruition.
Referee David Munro, controlled a physical game well and handed out four bookings.
After the game, St Mirren head coach David Longwall said, " I am so delighted to further our progress in the Cup." 
"I thought it was a hard fought game, and i have to give credit to Stenhousemuir as they stuck to their task and made it hard for us."
Full Time: St Mirren Under 19's 2-1 Stenhousemuir Under 19's
St. Mirren Under 19's
Stenhousemuir Under 19's
1.Michael McKinven
2.Ross Meechan
3.Hashim Cole
4.Frankie Owens
5.Sean Kelly
6.Jason Naismith (C)
7.David Mcalinden
8.Alan Cairns
9.Thomas Reilly
10.Jack Smith
11.Jon Scullion
12.Mark Williams
13.Michael Fulton
14.Kieran Doran
15.Garry Whyte
1.Scott Dimmond
2.Robbie Duncan
3.Alan Lawson
4.Charles Docherty
5.Thomas Nelson
6.Stephen Welsh
7.Jamie O'Grady
8.Ross Brady
9.Stuart Love
10.Jordyn Burns
11.Jordan McGuire
12.Jack Taylor
13.Drew McLean
14.Brian McKinlay
15.Scott Wilson
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