Joe Shaughnessy netted 5 minutes into stoppage-time to safe St Mirren a spot among the many seeded groups within the Premier Sports activities Cup second spherical.
The Saints skipper’s aim made it 2-0 and ensured they bettered Dundee United’s document.
Jamie McGrath’s first-half penalty had put the Paisley facet on track to prime the group however they left it late to ensure themselves a spot among the many seeds.
Thistle needed to win by three objectives to leapfrog the Buddies and be part of Dunfermline in progressing from Group G.
However their job turned even harder when McGrath slotted dwelling a Twenty fifth-minute spot-kick after Richard Foster had been adjudged to have introduced down Jay Henderson.
The Jags responded and Jak Alnwick made saves from Brian Graham and Stuart Bannigan earlier than the break.
However the hosts dominated after the interval. McGrath’s shot skimmed the highest of the bar earlier than Curtis Primary missed a few first rate possibilities and Henderson shot straight on the goalkeeper.
Primary headed large from shut vary in stoppage-time however centre-back Shaughnessy discovered himself within the six-yard field moments later to faucet in Lee Erwin’s sq. ball.
Each St Mirren and Dundee United have similar aim distinction data of 9 for and one in opposition to, however Jim Goodwin’s facet moved forward courtesy of scoring extra away from dwelling.
They be part of Dundee among the many seeds for Sunday night’s draw together with European qualifiers Rangers, Celtic, St Johnstone, Hibernian and Aberdeen.
United have Inverness to thank too after they restricted Hearts to a 1-0 victory, and prevented Robbie Neilson’s facet overtaking their document and sealing the ultimate seeded place.
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