Hibs 3-3 Saints

Last updated : 27 April 2013 By Stuart Gillespie

We were 10 minutes away from the win we needed. 10 minutes, including stoppage time. 3-2 up meant the fact Dundee were beating Hearts was irrelevant. Then Leigh Griffiths got his second of the afternoon and his seventh against us this season and suddenly the relegation issue was back on. We're now eight points ahead with three games left. It should be enough, we should get the point we need to put things to bed, but this is St Mirren. And with the way Dundee are going it does look as if we'll have to do things ourselves.

After last week's display against Dundee it was no surprise to see some changes. Graham Carey replaced the suspended Jim Goodwin in defence, John McGinn replaced Kenny McLean and Esmael Goncalves returned from his ban to join Steven Thompson up front.

The first half was relatively sane, compared to the second at least, and Hibs had the better of it. They finally went in front after half an hour, Griffiths rattling a shot past Samson. We were still struggling in the second half so Sam Parkin replaced McGinn and almost immediately we were level, Gary Teale crossing for Goncalves who sclaffed/passed to Thompson. His shot was blocked and Isma eventually forced it over the line for the equaliser.

After Ben Williams saved from Samson Hibs were back in front, sub Ross Caldwell slotting home with his first touch. But we didn't buckle and levelled thanks to a Cheesy header - who incredibly scored again with 10 minutes left.

Would it be enough? Erm, no because Griffiths scored from close range (some say it was offside) a few minutes later to ensure we couldn't officially clinch SPL safety. It should be too much for Dundee to do, but the way they're going I wouldn't put it past them to win their last three games. Can we get the point needed to send them down?

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