Paul Dummett

By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter

Paul Dummett's St. Mirren finally returned to winning ways as they gained a first victory in seven outings against Dundee.

The Saints were second bottom of the Scottish Premier League and hosted the league's bottom side on Saturday knowing they would slip beneath them if they lost.

Left-back Dummett came close to giving his side on 17 minutes when he struck narrowly wide before having another key role to play.

He was fouled by Colin Nish to earn the ex-Hartlepool striker a red card on 26 minutes and four minutes later, Steven Thompson gave the visitors the lead.

Dundee levelled from the spot but Thompson restored the Buddies' lead and Dougie Imrie wrapped it up late on, with the on-loan Newcastle man playing the whole game and picking up a yellow card.

Meanwhile, Bradden Inman was an unused substitute for Crewe Alexandra in their 2-0 home win over Crawley having completed his loan move on Thursday.

And Curtis Good was not involved in Bradford's 3-3 draw at Bristol Rovers - he didn't travel to the South West due to a tight hamstring.

Meanwhile, last week also saw youngster Marcus Maddison join Blyth Spartans on a work experience loan and he started in their 1-1 draw at home to Nantwich.

But JJ Hooper wasn't involved for Darlington as they lost 2-0 at Team Northumbria.

Photograph courtesy of St. Mirren Football Club and Allan Picken Photography