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St. Johnstone 2 - 1 Aberdeen

HT Score: St. Johnstone 1 - 1 Aberdeen

St. Johnstone scorers: Kane 29, Kane 90
Aberdeen scorers: Winters 26.

02/05/2000 | KO: 19:45

Late Kane Goal Gives Saints Comeback Win

Ex-Don Paul Kane scored in the last minute of the match to win the game for St Johnstone. The defeat leaves the Dons rooted to the bottom of the SPL and likely to finish in that position barring a miracle. Aberdeen need to win their final matches and hope that none of the other SPL strugglers pick up points.

The opening goal of the game came in the 26th minute when ROBBIE WINTERS. Rowson found Derek Lilley who crossed for the striker, and he did the rest - finding the net with an outstanding header. Stavrum had an earlier chance but his shot was closer to row Z than the top corner.

A St Johnstone corner three minutes later fell to Paul Kane, he got the ball to Darren Dods, and the big defender put it past Jim Leighton to make it 1-1.

Robbie Winters found David Rowson, the Dons youngster found Stavrum who tried his luck, but his shot was off target. St Johnstone came back into with Kieran McAnespie coming particularly close with a long-range effort, but he couldn't beat Leighton.

The home side nearly made it 2-1 with only five minutes left, the corner came over, and John O'Neill headed the ball off the crossbar, with Derek Young clearing off the line moments later.

St Johnstone picked up the three points, when ex-Aberdeen midfielder Paul Kane all but ended the Dons season, with a low drive through the legs of ex-Scotland international Jim Leighton, latching on to a knockdown from ex-Wigan striker Graeme Jones.

St. Johnstone Teamsheet
Robertson, Weir, O'Neil, Kane, Bollan, O'Halloran, McBride (Millar 74), McAnespie, Dods, Parker, Jones Unused Subs: Gow, Griffin, McMahon, Thomas
Aberdeen Teamsheet
Leighton, Anderson (Perry 87), Solberg, Whyte, Lilley, Bernard, Belabed (Zerouali 46), Rowson, Young, Winters, Stavrum.

Unused Subs: Mayer, Preece, Dow.

Bookings:  Solberg.
Attendance: 4,217
Venue: McDiarmid Park, Perth
Referee: Stuart Dougal, Burnside
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