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Scottish Premiership

Easter Road Stadium (ATT 9,264) 27th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Crawford

Hibernian Hibernian vs St Mirren St Mirren

Hibernian 3

L Griffiths (31, 86)
R Caldwell (67)

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St Mirren 3

E Goncalves (60)
M McAusland (78, 82)

St Mirren's SPL future still not assured after 3-3 draw at Hibernian

Last Updated: 27/04/13 5:35pm

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Leigh Griffiths: The Hibs striker continues his rich vein of form

Leigh Griffiths: The Hibs striker continues his rich vein of form

St Mirren are still not guaranteed SPL football next season after a pulsating 3-3 draw at Hibernian.

Saints started the day 10 points clear of the bottom but despite battling back brilliantly to share the spoils, their fate remains uncertain after basement club Dundee defeated Hearts 1-0.

But after twice trailing, with Leigh Griffiths again starring for Hibernian, the visitors should be applauded for their spirited recovery.

Griffiths opened the scoring by firing in his 26th goal of the season with a stunner from 30 yards.

Back came Saints as Esmael Goncalves levelled on the hour by squeezing the ball past keeper Ben Williams.

It was time for an inexperienced teenager to take to the stage as 19-year-old Ross Caldwell came off the bench to get the hosts back in front again a minute after coming on the pitch.

Scoring his first-ever goal in senior football was a mighty effort, only for Marc McAusland to steal the show.

His header made it 2-2 after a messy scramble and he then nodded in again to give his team the advantage for the first time from Gary Teale's cross.

Hibs though were not to be denied as Griffiths secured his double to leave this enthralling contest on level terms.

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Scottish Premiership

Scottish Premiership
Pos Team P Pts
1 Celtic 12 26
2 Inverness CT 13 26
3 Dundee United 13 25
4 Hamilton Academical 13 24
5 Aberdeen 13 22
6 Dundee 13 20
7 Kilmarnock 13 20
8 Partick Thistle 12 15
9 St Johnstone 13 14
10 Motherwell 13 10
11 St Mirren 13 8
12 Ross County 13 8