ACK AT HOW SAINTS TOOK THE TITLE
the top corner from Liam Smith.
Harry Davis then added his own from the penalty spot to move Saints 14 points clear of Dundee United.
But a 4-1 defeat to Livingston came a fortnight later, putting some nerves into a support that now had their eyes on strolling to the title.
A nervy 1-0 win over Brechin was next on the cards thanks to Kyle Magennis’ free- kick – although some sections of the support were not happy with the manner of the display – despite still being comfortably ahead at the top of the table heading into March. The snow put the buffers on Saints returning to action after their clash at Tannadice was postponed.
But St Mirren moved 11 points clear at the top of the Championship after goals from defenders Harry Davis and Liam Smith overcame Dunfermline in their next outing at the Paisley 2021 Stadium.
A 3- 1 win at Palmerston then had Saints well on their way as Danny Mullen struck his first St Mirren goal, before Magennis and Morgan added on the others.
The title was now in sight as St Mirren returned to the Highlands.
Harry Davis’ penalty handed them the early lead, but he missed another. Lewis Morgan’s stunner then made it 2-0 but a late rally from the hosts saw Saints clawed back to 2-2. The party buses rolled on to Brechin with Saints safe in the knowledge that a draw or defeat for Livingston, combined with a win, would seal the title there and then.
Saints did their job thanks to Magennis. But Livingston also got the win.
The party moved on to Tannadice with destiny now in Saints’ hands. But a 1-0 defeat thanks to Billy King’s goal put a halt to celebrations.
So it was time for Paisley to host the party as a 0-0 draw with Livingston sealed the deal. It was a game of little note, but no- one cared as the Buddies confirmed their return to the top flight.