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Tom McManus leaves the field to be replaced by Jay Fulton.
Mark Stewart scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Falkirk 2-0 Partick.Assist by Stewart Murdoch.
Kris Doolan concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Stewart. Free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.
The official flags Mark Stewart offside. Free kick taken by Alan Archibald.
Thomas Stewart on for Martin Grehan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Perry on Martin Grehan. Paul Cairney takes the free kick.
The referee gives a free kick against Thomas Scobbie for handball. Thomas Scobbie is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Patrick Boyle takes the free kick.
Mark Stewart is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Alan Archibald restarts play with the free kick.
Alan Archibald fouled by Mark Stewart, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Fox restarts play with the free kick.
Red card for David Rowson.
Shot by Kallum Higginbotham from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Foul by Chris Mitchell on David Rowson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Alan Archibald.
Chris Erskine fouled by Ryan Flynn, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Cairney takes the direct free kick.
Chris Mitchell on for Blair Alston.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Stewart from the right by-line, clearance made by Alan Archibald.
Foul by Paul Cairney on Blair Alston, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ross Perry.
Tom McManus has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
Mark Stewart takes the inswinging corner, save by Scott Fox.
Foul by William Kinniburgh on Mark Stewart, free kick awarded. The referee books William Kinniburgh for unsporting behaviour. Kallum Higginbotham crosses the ball, Header by Brian McLean from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
David Rowson is shown a yellow card.
The official flags Blair Alston offside. Scott Fox takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Kris Doolan by Ross Perry results in a free kick. Alan Archibald takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kris Doolan by Stewart Murdoch. Paul Cairney shoots direct from the free kick.
Kris Doolan fouled by Blair Alston, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Archibald.
Kallum Higginbotham takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Conrad Balatoni.
Tom McManus challenges Patrick Boyle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Fox.
Goal scored by Tom McManus from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Falkirk 1-0 Partick.The assist for the goal came from Mark Stewart.
Ryan Flynn takes a shot. Scott Fox makes a fantastic save.
Corner taken right-footed by Kallum Higginbotham from the right by-line, clearance made by Alan Archibald.
Ross Perry replaces Mark Millar.
Foul by Thomas Scobbie on Kris Doolan, free kick awarded. Paul Cairney takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Thomas Scobbie on Kris Doolan, free kick awarded. Conrad Balatoni takes the free kick.
Foul by Tom McManus on David Rowson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Conrad Balatoni.
Mark Millar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Erskine. Mark Millar booked for unsporting behaviour. Paul Cairney takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Chris Erskine by Kallum Higginbotham results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Rowson.
Shot by Tom McManus. Save by Scott Fox.
Stewart Murdoch fouled by Conrad Balatoni, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.
Unfair challenge on Ryan Flynn by Conrad Balatoni results in a free kick. Ryan Flynn takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Thomas Scobbie by Martin Grehan results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Millar on Kris Doolan. Free kick taken by David Rowson.
Handball decision goes against Paul Cairney. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Brian McLean from right wing, William Kinniburgh manages to make a clearance.
David Rowson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Flynn. Mark Millar takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Paul Cairney from the right by-line, Stewart Murdoch manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Patrick Boyle, Conrad Balatoni takes a shot. Blocked by Kieran Duffie.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kallum Higginbotham on Kris Doolan. Patrick Boyle restarts play with the free kick.
Tom McManus is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Fox.
Martin Grehan is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Thomas Scobbie.
Pressley to stick with youth
Boss Steven Pressley is set to continue with his policy of blooding youngsters as Falkirk take on Partick for the third time in 10 days.
Blair Alston and Stewart Murdoch have been included recently and Pressley will again seek talent from the youth ranks.
Defender Marc Twaddle remains suspended, while winger Jack Compton is again sidelined.
Despite the Bairns` hopes of winning the Division One title being slim, Pressley has urged his players to end the season on a high.
Pressley said: "We still have a very slim chance on winning the league so we have to go out and take it. We know Thistle well and they know us well but if we play like we did at Firhill last week I am sure we will do okay.
"There is a unity at Falkirk just now and the future is bright for this club with the young players we have."
Partick caretaker manager Jackie McNamara has ruled himself out of the contest.
McNamara, who continues to play for Thistle despite taking the managerial reins from Ian McCall, could be joined on the sidelines by a further nine players for his second game at the helm.
Martin Grehan is struggling with a thigh knock and Chris Erskine is doubtful with a hamstring problem, meaning they could join Paul Paton, Ryan MacBeth, Iain Flannigan, John Robertson, Bryan Hodge, Colin Stevenson and Simon Donnelly on the absentees list.
McNamara said: "One good thing is that this game is at Falkirk's place and their surface is a lot better than ours.
"I thought we were down to the bare bones on Saturday and we are beyond that now. We will welcome the change to a much better playing surface at Falkirk compared to our own one."
Falkirk still in promotion hunt
Falkirk kept their slim promotion hopes alive with a 2-0 win over 10-man Partick at the Falkirk Stadium.
Tom McManus, who had an earlier effort saved by Thistle goalkeeper Scott Fox, gave the Bairns the lead three minutes into first-half stoppage time when he got on the end of Mark Stewart's cross to slot home from close range.
Partick were almost level eight minutes into the second period when Paul Cairney's long-range free-kick hit a post.
However, their hopes of a leveller were ended when David Rowson was sent off for a second bookable offence 15 minutes from time.
Falkirk, who are now six points behind First Division leaders Dunfermline, made the game safe in injury time, Stewart converting from just inside the penalty area.
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