St Johnstone and St Mirren performed out a goalless stalemate of few probabilities at McDiarmid Park.
The guests have been on prime for a lot of the competition however created little to bother Zander Clark within the house objective, whereas the Perth aspect’s greatest likelihood got here within the opening minute by way of Glenn Middleton who noticed his shot saved.
St Johnstone completed the sport with 10 males after Chris Kane was despatched off for a second reserving.
Callum Davidson made one change from the workforce that defeated Dundee United final weekend. Cammy MacPherson dropped out in opposition to his dad or mum membership, with Murray Davidson stepping in.
St Mirren made two adjustments after dropping to Dundee. In got here Jamie McGrath and Richard Tait, with Eamonn Brophy and Kyle McAllister dropping to the bench.
It was the house aspect who had the primary likelihood after 10 seconds, Middleton capitalising on a St Mirren slip-up to fireside in an effort that Jak Alnwick saved.
The guests responded with a Curtis Most important header that was saved by Clark earlier than the striker noticed his shot on the flip fly narrowly previous the far submit.
That early burst of motion, nonetheless, quickly gave technique to a turgid midfield battle that noticed either side battle to create something in the way in which of significant probabilities.
It took till the thirty fifth minute for one more alternative to come up however Craig Bryson slashed it effectively extensive.
McGrath was trying the participant most certainly to create one thing for the guests. And from his good go, Clark made a good save to push Most important’s low drive for a nook that Conor McCarthy headed extensive.
McGrath then had a shot blocked by Jamie McCart as St Mirren appeared for the breakthrough earlier than the interval.
St Johnstone made two adjustments at half-time to attempt to freshen issues up, with Stevie Could and Shaun Rooney on for Middleton and Michael O’Halloran.
Nevertheless it was the guests who began once more on the entrance foot with McGrath’s speculative volley going effectively extensive.
There was a second of controversy simply wanting the hour-mark when Liam Gordon introduced down Most important as he ran in on objective. Referee Greg Aitken confirmed the defender the yellow card nevertheless it may simply have been a pink. Scott Tanser curled the ensuing free-kick over the crossbar.
St Mirren have been effectively on prime and Joe Shaughnessy’s header from a Tanser cross was cleared for a nook that got here to nothing.
The house aspect performed the final 5 minutes with 10 males after Kane was proven a second yellow card for dissent.
St Johnstone’s subsequent sport comes within the League Cup, travelling to Celtic after the worldwide break on Saturday November 20; kick-off at 5.15pm.
St Mirren host Livingston within the Scottish Premiership on the identical afternoon; kick-off at 3pm.