The game got off to the worst possible start as a nervy St Mirren conceded a goal after only 10 minutes. For the next 25 minutes Hearts put them under the cosh, missing chance after chance as St Mirren failed to get to grips with the occasion..
And then suddenly in a flash of brilliance Thompson sent Teale off on a run on goal, with great awareness he passed to Goncalves to shoot into an empty net.
The second half had barely begun when fine work down the left led to a cross by Dummett and Thompson thumped home. Unbelievable!
St Mirren now began to dominate the game and more joy as Newton played a one-two with Goncalves and lashed the ball past a helpless Kello in goal.