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2010-11

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2010-11

Season 2010-11 was one of great change for Saints. Gus MacPherson and Andy Millen were sacked and replaced by Cowdenbeath manager Danny Lennon and assistant Iain Jenkins.

On the player front Mehmet, Brighton, Innes, Ross, O'Donnell, Dorman, Johnstone, Carey, Loy, Smith and Howard all left.

It took until mid October before the squad was replenished, many players coming from the lower leagues including four from the manager’s former club, Paul McQuade, Darren McGregor, Peter Bradley and Gareth Wardlaw. They were joined by Craig Samson, Paul McGowan, Jure Travner, Sean Lynch, Nick Hegarty, Jamie McCluskey and Patrick Cregg. There was also a return for two former Saints with David van Zanten and Marc McAusland returning to the club.

The story of the season was conceding late goals, which wrecked any chance of a high league finish or a successful cup run.

Again it came down to the post split games with Saints still stuck in a relegation battle.

It took until the second last game of the season to secure their SPL place with a first win in Aberdeen for 24 years courtesy of a Gareth Wardlaw goal.
Manager Danny Lennon began the preparation for next season, announcing that fourteen player would be leaving. Amongst them club captain John Potter, Craig Dargo, Garry Brady and Gareth Wardlaw.

Competitive Results
Premier League

14-08-2010Dundee UtdGreenhill Road1-1Lynch
22-08-2010CelticParkhead 0-4 
29-08-2010HibernianGreenhill Road1-0Dargo
11-09-2010KilmarnockRugby Park1-2Thomson 
18-09-2010St JohnstoneMcDiarmid Park1-2Lynch 
25-09-2010Inverness CTGreenhill Road1-2McGowan
02-10-2010MotherwellFir Park1-3Wardlaw
16-10-2010Hamilton AcademicalGreenhill Road2-2Higdon2 
23-10-2010HeartsTynecastle0-3 
30-10-2010AberdeenGreenhill Road2-1McAusland Travner 
07-11-2010RangersGreenhill Road1-3Higdon 
10-11-2010Dundee UtdTannadice2-1Higdon2
14-11-2010CelticGreenhill Road0-1 
20-11-2010MotherwellGreenhill Road1-1Wardlaw 
27-11-2010Hamilton AcademicalNew Douglas Park0-0 
11-12-2010St JohnstoneGreenhill Road1-2Higdon 
26-12-2010Inverness CTCaledonian Stadium2-1Thomson2 
29-12-2010HeartsGreenhill Road0-2 
03-01-2011KilmarnockGreenhill Road0-2 
15-01-2011AberdeenPittodrie0-2 
22-01-2011St JohnstoneMcDiarmid Park0-0 
26-01-2011Dundee UtdGreenhill Road1-1McGregor
02-02-2011HIbernianEaster Road0-2.
12-02-2011Inverness CTGreenhill Road3-3Higdon, Thomson, McGregor
19-02-2011HibernianGreenhill Road0-1.
23-02-2011MotherwellFir Park1-0Higdon
26-02-2011KilmarnockRugby Park0-2.
06-03-2011RangersGreenhill Road0-1.
19-03-2011HeartsTynecastle2-3Higdon2
02-04-2011Hamilton AcademicalGreenhill Road3-1Higdon3
06-04-2011AberdeenGreenhill Road3-2Higdon, Dargo, Thomson
09-04-2011CelticParkhead0-1
16-04-2011RangersIbrox1-2  McGregor
24-04-2011HibernianEaster Road1-1Dargo
02-05-2011Hamilton AcademicalGreenhill Road0-1
07-05-2011Inverness CTCaledonian Stadium0-1
10-05-2011AberdeenPittodrie1-0Wardlaw
14-05-2011St JohnstoneGreenhill Road0-0

Scottish Cup

08-01-20114th RndPeterheadGreenhill Road0-0 
18-01-2011ReplayPeterheadBalmoor Stadium6-1McGowan3, McQuade2, Mooy
06-02-20115th RndAyr UnitedSomerset Park2-1Dargo2
12-03-2011¼ FinalAberdeenGreenhill Road1-1McGowan
16-03-2011ReplayAberdeenPittodrie1-2og

League Cup

25-08-20102nd RndRoss CountyVictoria Stadium3-3 McGregor, Higdon, McGowan
Lost 3-4 on penalties

 

Top scorers

 

League

Scottish

Cup

League

Cup

Total

Higdon

13

-

1

14

McGowan

1

4

1

6

Thomson

5

-

-

5

Dargo

3

2

-

5

McGregor

3

-

1

4

Wardlaw

3

-

-

3

Lynch

2

-

-

2

McQuade

-

2

-

2

McAusland

1

-

-

1

Travner

1

-

-

1

Mooy

-

1

-

1