The final match of contrasting seasons for these two teams was also a series of personal dramas.
The final match of the season ended up reflecting the respective campaigns of the two teams.
The flood of young players into the first team at Kilmarnock this season would seem more impressive were it to flow against the tide of goals the Ayrshire side have conceded of late.
Danny Lennon has conceded that there could be more departures from St Mirren this summer, the manager having told four players – thought to be Grant Adam, Lee Mair, Dougie Imrie and Lewis Guy – they are free to leave if they find clubs.
The summer will bring an opportunity to reflect for Danny Lennon, but also a series of problems to overcome.