All Whites striker Alex Greive helps St Mirren through to fifth round of Scottish Cup

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All Whites striker Alex Greive has helped his St Mirren side through to the fifth round of the Scottish Cup after keeping his nerve to score during a penalty shootout.

Greive came off the bench against Dundee and got the ball into the net with one of his first touches but his effort was ruled offside.

With the teams scoreless after extra time, the tie went to penalties.

St Mirren goalkeeper Trevor Carson saved Dundee’s first three penalties while St Mirren scored their first two efforts.

Greive got the task of scoring St Mirren’s third and decisive penalty which he did to the joy of teammates and supporters.

After the match, St Mirren manager Stephen Robinson praised his three subs who helped get the side through, including Greive who “added energy and quality” when he came on at half-time.

How other All Whites strikers fared

Meanwhile, other All Whites strikers playing in the UK drew blanks in their Saturday games.

Chris Wood made his debut for Nottingham Forest in their 1-1 draw at Bournemouth but was substituted in the second half for Sam Surridge who scored his side’s equaliser.

In League One, Ben Waine was a second-half sub for Plymouth Argyle in their 4-2 win against Cheltenham Town.

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