The home side started this match hoping to get back on track after last week’s heavy away defeat to league leaders Hamilton Academicals at new Douglas Park, the Dandy Dons on the other hand ensured that they sat at the top of the table, level with the Accies after a thorough 3-1 victory over the Paisley side.
Aberdeen’s first chance came on the seventh minute when from a corner, Jamie Masson saw his shot cleared from the near post, the rebound fell kindly back at Masson’s feet, but his curling shot went inches wide of the far post. Aberdeen had by far the better of the play over the next thirty minutes, despite this they were unable to make the most of their chances.
The Buddies had a chance when Mo Yacoub played a nice ball down the wing for Lewis Morgan who then cut inside and ran towards the Aberdeen goal, his shot from the edge of the penalty area was well blocked by Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna.
Aberdeen then went on to have an array of shots on the St. Mirren goal but all well saved by goal keeper Dan Wilks, which was until the forty fourth minute when the Dons struck the first of their three goals of the afternoon. Clark Robertson played a beautifully timed pass through the three man St. Mirren back line for Lawrence Shankland to hit past the keeper from six yards.