Dundee live to fight another day

  • Last Updated: April 20 2013, 17:36 BST

A review of Saturday's action in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League.

Jim McAlister celebrates Dundee's opening goal
Jim McAlister celebrates Dundee's opening goal

Carl Finnigan's late winner against St Mirren was enough to preserve Dundee's Clydesdale Bank Premier League survival aspirations for another week.

  • Scottish Premier
Team Score Team
St Mirren 1 - 2 Dundee
Kilmarnock 0 - 1 Hearts

John Brown's side arrived in Paisley 13 points behind their opponents with five games to play but got a 2-1 win that keeps them up for now.

Jim McAlister had smashed the visitors ahead only for Saints' top scorer Steven Thompson to level just after the interval.

  • Scottish Premier
Position Player Score
7 Kilmarnock 42
8 Aberdeen 41
9 Hibernian 40
10 Hearts 40
11 St Mirren 36
12 Dundee 26

But with time running out, substitute Finnigan squeezed a header down off the underside of the bar and just over the line to ensure their battle against relegation continued to next week's home fixture with Hearts.

John Sutton's early goal proved enough to put Hearts firmly in the running for seventh place, although they made life difficult for themselves at Kilmarnock.

Sutton scored the game's only goal from close range in the fifth minute and Hearts were rarely troubled before Cammy Bell denied them a second when he saved Ryan Stevenson's 62nd-minute penalty.

But they had to survive some late pressure with Kris Boyd passing up two good chances for the hosts.

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