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Jim's blood boils after Kilby shame; GROUP HSaints boss will replace duds after penalty blow.

Byline: | Paul Thomson

KIL JOY Brownlie to earn East Kilbride .......0 St Mirren ..........0 East Kilbride win 6-5 on pens Jim Goodwin wants new blood after his Buddies lost a bonus point to Lowland League East Kilbride.

The Irishman's difficult start as gaffer continued as the top-tier side failed to break down a dogged Kilby defence.

And after a goalless draw, Cody Cooke saw his re-taken spot-kick saved by man-of-thematch Alan Martin when ref Colin Steven forgot to blow his whistle for the initial effort.

David Brownlie then stepped up to earn the bonus point for the Lowland League champions - and their greatest ever result.

Goodwin is now certain he must recruit quickly before their league opener with Hibs on August 3. He said: "It is concerning. The last two games you'd expect us to be in control of the game.

"But the fact is we are lacking creativity and urgency at the top of the pitch. We should be able to break down teams like East Kilbride.

"I knew we had a job on our hands to get people in and we are doing all we can to make that happen because we don't have enough in the squad."

Oan Djorkaeff - son of 1998 World Cup winner Youri - had an early chance when he ran in on goal but Ryan Sinnamon put a foot in.

Saints should have then been ahead in 43 minutes but Martin made a terrific double save to deny Danny Mullen. First he blocked his thumping 15-yard drive from Stephen McGinn's ball over the top then he stopped Mullen on the rebound.

In the shootout, Martin capped his display by denying Cooke at the retake before Brownlie finished the job.

Kilby boss Stuart Malcolm said: "You can see Alan's qualities with the saves he's made and that was the reason we brought him in.

"We are absolutely delighted."


OAN GOAL . Saints Djorkaeff is hurting

KIL JOY Brownlie slots away penalty to earn East Kilbride the bonus point

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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jul 21, 2019
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