Our pre-season preparations wrapped up tonight with a comfortable victory against a youthful St Mirren XI at the excellent new Oriam outdoor stadium 4G pitch. Both teams had the ball down playing good football but City always looked the more dangerous and took the lead early on through Graham Taylor. Midway through the first half Allan Smith doubled the advantage with a powerful drive from the edge of the box.
As is the way with pre-season games the second half saw a raft of changes, however City remained in the ascendency, man-of-the-match Graham Taylor was a constant threat with his pace and direct running. City struck the post twice, denying them what would have been two great goals, but ultimately the excercise was a success both in terms of fitness and the team continuing to come together as a unit.
The real work starts on Saturday as we travel to meet much-fancied Clyde at Broadwood in the BetFred Cup.
Tonight’s Man-of-the-Match: Graham Taylor