It took place before the international break and St Mirren won 2-0.
A return to league action today brought Danny Lennon back in contact with the media this week and he sought to smooth out any feathers that had been ruffled by his comments; excusing himself from taking any questions before he had delivered an apology. He said sorry for accusing the media of writing off his team - which they had done - and for attempting to get inside the heads of some journalists as a result. This is not to be advised, but only for the St Mirren manager's own sanity.
Getting another win against St Johnstone this afternoon would also be of benefit to Lennon's sense of well-being, since Hearts remain just 12 points behind at the bottom of the SPFL Premiership and with nowhere else to go but up. Following a win against the Tynecastle side, the St Mirren players are of a far more optimistic disposition, though.
"It's great to see the boys with a smile on their faces because I think they get fed up with the media attention and what is written about them, the negativity," said Lennon. "It's important the players go out there and write their own story by showing their true value."
There are those who believe that the Paisley side are not too far off the standards of most of the other clubs in the Premiership. Gary McDonald, for one, has perceived a levelling out in the top flight since he ended a spell in England to sign for St Johnstone in the summer.
The midfielder was previously with Hamilton Academical in the top flight. "It has been fresh again for me after being away for a few years," he said. "Celtic apart will win the league but, outside of them, anybody can beat anybody else on their day.
"With the position you are in, there is a real chance of getting into Europe like the boys did last season, if you put together a good string of results. That gives confidence as well and that's the most important thing."