Development League: St Mirren 5-2 Inverness CT

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The Under-20 side surged to the the top of the SPFL Development League on Tuesday evening with a convincing 5-2 victory against Inverness Caledonian Thistle at the Paisley 2021 Stadium.
The young Buddies came out the traps quickly and were a goal in front after 7 minutes when Lewis McLear forced the ball past Caley Thistle keeper Daniel Hoban. Four minutes later the lead was doubled when a great move ended with Kyle McAllister putting Saints two-up.
Saints went three-up on 22 minutes as Kalvin Orsi got on the scoresheet but ten minutes later the visitors hit two goals in the space of two minutes as Ali Sutherland netted first for Caley Thistle then Lonsana Doumbouya pulled another back from the penalty-spot ninety seconds later.
Four minutes before the half-time break Saints gave themselves a bit of breathing space again as Conor O’Keefe fired his shot past Hoban from ten yards out.
It took until 85 minutes for St Mirren to restore their three goal advantage when Lewis McLear netted for the second time in the match.
St Mirren: Langfield, McNaughton, Stewart, Magennis, Gordon, MacKenzie (Fawkes 78), McAllister (McDonald 46), Whyte, Orsi (Flanagan 67), McLear, O’Keefe.
Unused Substitutes: Barclay, McKendry, Johnston, Willison (GK).
Match report pictures © John Millar.

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