Development League: Aberdeen 1-2 St Mirren


St Mirren continued their 100% win record on Tuesday evening as they won 2-1 against Aberdeen in a SPFL Development League fixture at Brechin City’s Glebe Park.
Saints took an early lead when Conor O’Keefe put the Paisley side ahead on 12 minutes. Greig McNaughton’s free-kick found its way to O’Keefe who fired the ball past Dons keeper David Craddock.
Within a minute Saints had doubled their lead when O’Keefe’s shot was saved by Craddock but the ball spun off the post then defender Sam Roscoe before nestling in the back of the net.
Saints were comfortably in control of the game as they saw the first half out but Aberdeen came out with more purpose in the second half.
The Paisley side looked to be coping with what Aberdeen were throwing at the them but the home side did get back into the game with 20 minutes remaining. A challenge on Scott Wright saw referee Chris Fordyce award a penalty-kick which was coolly slipped past Reece Willison by Bruce Anderson.
Aberdeen pushed for an equaliser but Saints hung in to claim the three points and keep their place at the top of the Development League.
St Mirren: Willison, McNaughton, Stewart (Barclay 55), Magennis, Gordon, McDonald, Flanagan, Whyte, Orsi, McLear, O’Keefe.
Unused Substitutes: MacPherson, Fawkes, Johnston, McKendry, Scally, Henry (GK).