St Mirren comfortable winners in closed-door friendly

St Mirren defeated Annan Athletic 4-0 at the SMiSA Stadium in a closed-door friendly ahead of our Premier Sports Cup clash with Stenhousemuir on Tuesday. 

Saints raced into a 3-0 lead in the first nine minutes with Kristian Dennis scoring two tidy finishes within four minutes of each other before Cammy MacPherson leathered home a third. 

The game settled after a frantic beginning, but Saints threatened to further their lead before half-time with MacPherson having a shot blocked on the line and Kyle McAllister flashing just wide after a nice passage of play. 

Jim Goodwin made 10 changes in the second-half. Dylan Reid came on at the break, while Peter Urminsky, Marcus Fraser, Joe Shaughnessy, Scott Tanser, Alan Power, Greg Kiltie, Jay Henderson, Lewis Jamieson and Eamonn Brophy were all introduced at the hour mark. 

Brophy added a fourth - and his third goal of pre-season - with 20 minutes remaining to round-off the scoring.

St Mirren: Lyness (Urminsky 60), Finlayson, McCarthy (Fraser 60), Dunne (Reid 46), Tait (Shaughnessy 60), Flynn (Tanser 60), Erhahon (Power 60), MacPherson (Kiltie 60), McAllister (Henderson 60), Erwin (Jamieson 60), Dennis (Brophy 60)