McGowan seals St Mirren win

St Mirren finally secured their first Scottish Premiership win of the season with a 2-0 victory over rock-bottom Hearts at Tynecastle.

Last Updated: 05/10/13 at 18:51 Post Comment

John McGinn: Opened the scoring for St Mirren

John McGinn: Opened the scoring for St Mirren

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

John McGinn headed the visitors in front shortly before the break and Paul McGowan's second-half strike sent his side up to 10th place in the table.

The hosts quickly showed their attacking threat when Danny Wilson's header was tipped over by Christopher Dillo, but St Mirren also made a lively start and Kenny McLean fired wide from outside the box.

Steven Thompson sent two shots wide of the target as the Buddies continued to threaten and their attacking efforts were rewarded when McGinn (42) headed in from close range after he was picked out by Conor Newton.

Hearts tried to find a leveller after the break as Jamie Walker tested Dilo, but they slipped further behind in the 57th minute when McGowan stabbed in the loose ball after Jamie MacDonald fumbled.

Wilson should have hauled Hearts back into the game but he headed wide of the target, while Thompson nearly added a late third with a shot that flew past the post.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Saturday, 24 January 2015
15:00
Dundee U 3-1 Motherwell Report
Hamilton 0-2 Inverness Report
Kilmarnock 2-2 Partick Report
St Mirren 1-2 Dundee Report
12:45
Ross Co 0-1 Celtic Report
Friday, 23 January 2015
19:45
St J'stone 1-1 Aberdeen Report
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Celtic 4-0 Motherwell Report
Dundee 1-0 Kilmarnock Report
Partick 5-0 Hamilton Report
St Mirren 1-1 Dundee U Report

Footer 365

Premier League: Nigel Pearson insists his players must forget about their win against Manchester United

Nigel Pearson has been trying to make Leicester forget about their Manchester United win ever since they beat them 5-3.

Transfer news: Andre Schurrle nears Chelsea exit after agreeing personal terms with Wolfsburg

Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle is closing on a move back to Germany after agreeing to personal terms with Wolfsburg.

Premier League: Roberto Mancini could make a return to English football

Roberto Mancini has not ruled out a return to Manchester City in the future.

Mail Box

It's A Massive, Big, Brilliant Mailbox

And we left lots of Suarez/Costa mails unopened. What we do have is a video of some rotten Suarez tackles and views on the future of football, Spurs, Liverpool and...

But Biting Doesn't Hurt Like Stamping...

There are Liverpool fans arguing that Luis Suarez is nowhere near Diego Costa's sh*t-house league but we have plenty of love for the agitator too. Oh and Spurs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company