Liam Craig – 40th St Johnstone Goal

When Liam Craig scored the only goal of the match against Dundee United at Tannadice on Saturday past it was his 40th goal for St Johnstone.

This makes him only the 33rd Saints player to achieve such a feat in more than 100 years of Scottish League football.

Although significantly behind John Brogan’s all time record of 140 goals for Saints it does put Liam into something of an elite group.

1.         John Brogan             140 goals

2.         Ian Rodger                116

3.         Henry Hall                 114

4.         Paddy Buckley          105

The more recent additions include Jason Scotland with 42 goals, Steven Milne with 54 goals and Peter MacDonald with 57 goals.

Liam has scored 26 Premier League goals which puts him into 3rd place in the table of St Johnstone’s Premier League goalscorers.

1.         Paul Wright               38 goals

2.         Harry Curran             28

3.         Liam Craig                26

4.         Roddy Grant             19

5 =      Nathan Lowndes     14

5 =      Fran Sandaza           14

I have detailed below his goals by competition and of the 40 scored 12 of these have come from the penalty spot.

Premier League      26

Division 1                    7

League Cup               2

Scottish Cup               5

Total                           40

Clearly his departure in the summer to Hibernian will leave a substantial void for Steve Lomas to fill.