Stevie May celebrates his late winner for St. Johnstone against former club Aberdeen. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

Substitute Stevie May scored the only goal of the game and returned with a low shot from the edge of the box to pursue his former club who looked like goalkeeper Joe Lewis should have saved him.

However, Davidson was more concerned about the result, saying, “It’s great. If you asked me what our worst performance in the league was, you would probably say it was. We stuck with it.”

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“I thought we were really good defensively. Our form and energy were good. We didn’t control the game enough in the first half, but we grew into the game and had some really good chances towards the end.”

“Efe Ambrose is a great addition to our defense, especially with Liam (Gordon) injured and Jason (Kerr) gone. I also thought James Brown was outstanding. It’s only the second time he’s played as a center-back and he’s been really good on the defensive. ” .

“Neither team really had the quality in the last third, but I was at the other end this season, so I’m happy with a positive result.”

Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass was disappointed and frustrated with his team’s performance.

“We didn’t have the quality in the final third and we weren’t good enough defensively when the game was at stake,” he said. “They have situations where they can fire shots and they have to be better off defense.

“You see two teams not doing what they should and the players feel it. There is a lot of quality in both teams, but they try to stop each other. We did a decent amount, but the quality in the final. ” third was missing.

“I’m disappointed, the players are disappointed and the fans go home frustrated. The team’s intent is there and I think it will change. You have to keep pushing and keep working. There is no reason for us to be in the group the players who are here. “

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