St Mirren end training camp with win over Linfield

St Mirren end training camp with win over Linfield

St Mirren rounded off their training camp in Northern Ireland with a win over Linfield at Windsor Park. 

Alex Greive and Jonah Ayunga netted first-half goals as Stephen Robinson's men followed up Monday night's 3-0 win over Crusaders with victory over the NIFL Premiership champions. 

It took the Buddies just 90 seconds to hit the front when Greive capped off a well-worked move. The New Zealand international was on hand to knock Ayunga's ball across into the net from close-range. 

Linfield loanee Daniel Finlayson - who completed his temporary move from the Paisley Saints to Linfield last month - levelled for the home side on 19 minutes. The defender slotted home after being teed up by Stephen Fallon.

Saints re-took the lead on 37 minutes when Jonah Ayunga smashed home a stunning strike from inside the area. And the English forward could have notched his second three minutes later when he sent a free header over from close-range. 

It was Ayunga who came closest to extending Saints lead in the second-half. He showed great footwork to fashion the chance but cracked the effort off the bar with substitute Lewis Jamieson slamming the rebound wide. 

Trevor Carson made a big save in the dying minutes to deny Chris McKee and ensure Saints would go home with two wins in the bag. 

Full-Time: Linfield 1-2 St Mirren

St Mirren: Carson, Campbell (Dunne 46), Shaughnessy (c), Gallagher (Fraser 60), Strain (Tait 46), Erhahon (Taylor 70), O'Hara (Reid 70), Tanser (Flynn 60), Kiltie (Henderson 60), Greive (Jamieson 60), Ayunga (Offord 70)
Subs Not Used: Lyness, Urminsky

Linfield: Johns, Roscoe, Finlayson (Pepper 60), Hall (Devine 60), Shields (McClean 46), Trialist (Newberry 60), Mulgrew (Palmer 46), McDaid (McKee 60), Cooper (Millar 46), M. Clarke (A.Clarke 60), Fallon (Stewart 46)
Subs Not Used: Walsh, Archer

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