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July 17, 2019 7:45 pm BetFred Cup Group 2019/20 90'

St Mirren

1Vaclav Hladky Goalkeeper
24Cameron MacPherson Midfielder
15Jack Baird Defender
6Gary MacKenzie Defender
2Paul McGinn Defender
7Kyle Magennis 25 Midfielder
4Stephen McGinn Midfielder
8Ryan Flynn Midfielder
23Oan Djorkaeff Forward 88'
10Tony Andreu 18 Forward
20Cody Cooke 38 Forward
17James Kellerman Midfielder
18Danny Mullen 10 Forward
25Ethan Erhahon 7 Midfielder
26Dean Lyness Goalkeeper
38Cameron Breadner 20 Forward
44Jamie Walker Midfielder
48Scott Glover Midfielder

Edinburgh City

1Calum Antell Goalkeeper
2Craig Thomson Defender
3Robbie McIntyre Defender
5Conrad Balatoni Defender
22Liam Henderson Midfielder
6Marc Laird Midfielder
8Josh Walker Midfielder
11Jordan Sinclair 7 Midfielder
33Alex Harris Midfielder
19Scott Shepherd 10 Forward
14Callum Crane Defender
21Ryan Adamson Goalkeeper
7Allan Smith 11 Forward
10Danny Handling 19 Midfielder
20Adam Watson Midfielder
28Matthew Shaw Defender
31Luke Kennedy Forward
39Regan Lumsden Forward
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A very well-organised performance saw us push Premiership St Mirren all the way in our first competitive match of the season

Recap

Our first competitive match of the season saw us travel to the Simple Digital Arena to take on Premiership St Mirren in the BetFred Cup group stage.

On a fantastic playing surface City shuffled the pack with manager James McDonaugh changing tactics to three at the back, with Robbie McIntyre drafted in on the right hand side of the three, with Conrad Balantoni and Liam Henderson along side him. Tactically this made City tough to break down and during the first half Saints found clear opportunites few and far between, with some dangerous cross balls about the sum total of their efforts. City were comfortable soaking up pressure and in fact fashioned arguably the best two opening of the first half when first Josh Walker was through and tried to chip the keeper and then Scott Shepherd almost got through on goal.

St Mirren stepped up their intensity in the second half however and had the lion’s share of territory and possession, but once again City’s compact shape made it tough for the Buddies to break through. They did have the ball in the net midway through the half but the forward was adjudged offside. Calum Antell was called into action to save well from a Flynn volley and then from a deflected shot inside the box, but otherwise City held firm. On a rare breakaway, substitute Allan Smith brilliantly killed a long pass from Craig Thomson stone dead but sent a good shot just wide.

Sadly the Premiership side’s pressure paid off in the 88th minute when Craig Thomson tangled with Paul McGinn inside the box and the referee awarded a penalty, which was despatched by Saints’ Oan Djorkaeff to win it at the death.

Over the piece a positive performance, with great endeavor from all involved and superb tactical reshuffle from the manager gives us lots of good things to take away from the game, heading to the Dunfermline match on Saturday at Ainslie Park.

Man of the match: Robbie McIntyre

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