No-'Well, No-'Well, No-'Well

Last updated : 26 December 2009 By Firparkcorner

In fairness, the first half was evenly matched and both sides had a few half chances before we took the lead with a fine goal. Moutaouakil played a good one-two on the right and his lovely cross was headed home by Jennings a few minutes before the break.

Yassin will rightly be pleased with his contribution for the goal but that apart he had a simply woeful 90 minutes and he was a particularly woeful player in a side filled with mediocrity.

First half pass marks

After the break we just didn't turn up. Derek McInnes deserves credit for two substitutions at half time and while St Johnstone rarely showed anything resembling football, they were certainly competent enough to take advantage of the holes in our defence.

McDonald's quick-fire double gave them the lead with Ruddy helpless while a breakaway killed the match ten minutes later.

We huffed and puffed which led to Sutton heading against the post and a number of scrambles in the box didn't quite fall for us.

However, we can have absolutely no complaints at finishing with nothing as St Johnstone defended a lot better than us and took what chances came their way.

Anyone who has recently criticised us for aimless passing may reflect that keeping the ball is at least more useful than lumping punt after punt in the direction of Sutton. The striker may be decent in the air but he is certainly not good enough to be relied upon as a target man to the extent we intended today. Next up is Hearts at Tynecastle and against a side unbeaten in three, a draw would surely be viewed as a good result.