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  • Date:03 May 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Easter Road Stadium
  • Attendance:10,740
  • Stanton (87)
  • Doolan (7)
Goal!

Live Commentary

90mins

The referee blows for the end of the match.

90mins

Liam Craig crosses the ball in from the free kick.

90mins

James Craigen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Duncan Watmore.

90mins

Kallum Higginbotham takes the free kick.

89mins

Sam Stanton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Sinclair.

88mins

Sam Stanton scores. Hibernian 1-1 Partick.Assist by James Collins.

86mins

James Collins takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Paul Gallacher parries the ball but the danger is not over.

86mins

Jason Cummings takes a shot.

85mins

The ball is delivered by Liam Craig.

84mins

Unfair challenge on Duncan Watmore by Stuart Bannigan results in a free kick.

84mins

Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

84mins

Scott Robertson leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Handling.

83mins

James Craigen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Duncan Watmore.

83mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Gary Fraser.

81mins

Shot comes in from Kallum Higginbotham from the free kick. Ben Williams safely holds on.

80mins

Unfair challenge on Lyle Taylor by Michael Nelson results in a free kick.

79mins

Christie Elliot has an effort at goal. Ben Williams safely holds on.

78mins

Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.

78mins

Gabriel Piccolo fouled by Liam Craig, the ref awards a free kick.

77mins

Centre by Lyle Taylor.

76mins

Lyle Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan McGivern.

74mins

Christie Elliot is brought on as a substitute for Chris Erskine.

74mins

Foul by Lewis Stevenson on Chris Erskine, free kick awarded.

72mins

Corner taken by Duncan Watmore from the right by-line.

70mins

Duncan Watmore crosses the ball in from the free kick.

70mins

Chris Erskine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Stevenson.

68mins

Alan Maybury produces a cross.

65mins

The ball is sent over by Kallum Higginbotham.

62mins

Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

62mins

Duncan Watmore joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alex Harris.

62mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Nelson by Gabriel Piccolo.

62mins

Corner taken by Gary Fraser.

59mins

Free kick taken by Gabriel Piccolo.

59mins

Gabriel Piccolo fouled by James Collins, the ref awards a free kick.

58mins

Michael Nelson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lyle Taylor.

57mins

Gary Fraser restarts play with the free kick.

56mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan McMillan by Liam Craig.

56mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Robertson on Kallum Higginbotham.

56mins

Gabriel Piccolo manages to make a clearance.

55mins

Gabriel Piccolo concedes a free kick for a foul on James Collins.

55mins

Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

54mins

James Collins challenges Gabriel Piccolo unfairly and gives away a free kick.

53mins

Ben Williams takes the free kick.

53mins

Unfair challenge on Scott Robertson by Lyle Taylor results in a free kick.

51mins

Corner taken by Gary Fraser from the right by-line.

51mins

Lyle Taylor takes a shot.

49mins

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

49mins

The referee calls an end to the first half.

49mins

Corner taken by Gary Fraser.

49mins

Corner taken by Gary Fraser from the right by-line.

49mins

Free kick crossed by Liam Craig.

48mins

Alan Maybury fouled by Kallum Higginbotham, the ref awards a free kick.

48mins

Lewis Stevenson delivers the ball.

48mins

Corner taken by Kevin Thomson from the right by-line.

47mins

James Collins on for Kevin Thomson.

47mins

Free kick taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

46mins

Michael Nelson challenges Lyle Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick.

46mins

Centre by Liam Craig.

45mins

Gabriel Piccolo on for Lee Mair.

42mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevin Thomson.

42mins

Free kick crossed by Liam Craig.

41mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Craig by Aaron Sinclair.

40mins

Corner taken by Gary Fraser.

36mins

Chris Erskine has an effort at goal. Ben Williams catches the ball.

36mins

Aaron Sinclair delivers the ball.

34mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Craigen by Kevin Thomson.

34mins

A cross is delivered by Liam Craig.

31mins

Paul Gallacher takes the free kick.

31mins

Unfair challenge on Chris Erskine by Jason Cummings results in a free kick.

31mins

Centre by Aaron Sinclair.

27mins

Clearance by Conrad Balatoni.

27mins

Corner taken by Alex Harris.

26mins

Corner taken by Kevin Thomson from the right by-line.

25mins

Corner taken by Gary Fraser.

23mins

Corner taken by Gary Fraser from the right by-line.

21mins

Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

21mins

Sam Stanton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Mair.

21mins

Liam Craig has an effort at goal. A parry by Paul Gallacher prevents the goal.

19mins

Lyle Taylor on for Kris Doolan.

19mins

Header by Jason Cummings misses right.

19mins

Liam Craig sends in a cross.

16mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Gary Fraser.

16mins

Shot by Stuart Bannigan.

16mins

The ball is swung over by Scott Robertson.

14mins

Sam Stanton shoots direct from the free kick and goes left of the target.

14mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Erskine on Scott Robertson.

8mins

Kris Doolan slots the ball right footed into the goal. Hibernian 0-1 Partick.

7mins

Jordan McMillan restarts play with the free kick.

7mins

Chris Erskine fouled by Liam Craig, the ref awards a free kick.

6mins

Jason Cummings produces a cross.

4mins

Corner taken by Kevin Thomson from the right by-line.

3mins

Kevin Thomson restarts play with the free kick.

3mins

Unfair challenge on Kevin Thomson by Gary Fraser results in a free kick.

The referee gets the match started.

Match Preview

Balatoni sees a threat from Hibs Conrad Balatoni will go into Saturday's Scottish Premiership clash with struggling Hibernian at Easter Road fearing that the home side's dreadful form will come to an end against Partick Thistle. Hibs have lost their last six matches and are without a win in 11 as the scramble to avoid the play-off place enters its final three games. The Leith side's 2-1 defeat to already-relegated Edinburgh rivals Hearts last week left Terry Butcher's one point ahead of Kilmarnock, who currently occupy 11th place, level on points with Thistle. "They are playing off the back of a derby defeat," said 23-year-old defender Balatoni. "They will want to show everyone what they really can do. "A losing streak always has to come to an end. It is fact. They are due a win. "As much as they maybe haven't played great, they still have quality and they can still hurt teams. "The gaffer has drilled it into us, what their weaknesses and strengths are, hopefully we can match their effort and commitment and produce a bit of quality on the day." Balatoni, who was born in Leeds but who started his career at Hearts, has all but given up trying to predict the post-split results between the bottom six clubs but wants Thistle to take care of their own destiny. He said: "Anyone in the bottom six can beat anyone. Look at Hearts, they have gone on a ridiculous run of form and are taking points off everyone just now. "Kilmarnock have beaten teams around them and now they have lost two on the bounce. "So it is throwing up surprises but hopefully there won't be any surprises on Saturday and we can get the three points. "It is very tight but we have a bit of momentum, a win and a draw, and let's hope we can continue that to get the vital win. "A point is not the end of the world but you want to win and pull yourself away from the pack and hopefully guarantee safety in the next couple of games and it could be in our hands on Wednesday if we win on Saturday, depending on other results." Alan Archibald has three unnamed players struggling for fitness. Defender Aaron Muirhead (knee) and midfielders Isaac Osbourne (ankle) and Sean Welsh (groin) remain on the sidelines. However, the Jags boss has another trio of doubts who are rated 50-50 but who will be given every chance. Hibernian midfielder Scott Robertson still believes the Easter Road side are superior to city rivals Hearts - despite losing four Edinburgh derbies this season. But the former Scotland midfielder, who made his return to action in last Sunday's 2-1 defeat to the Jambos after almost four months out with a knee injury, claims Hearts have tried harder against the Leith side than the rest of the teams facing them in the Scottish Premiership. Hibs' latest derby defeat was another humiliation for a side that has triumphed just once from five local encounters this term. Despite their win, Gary Locke's men are destined for relegation after failing to overturn the 15-point punishment handed to them for going into administration. But Terry Butcher's team are in free-fall too, with a run of 10 matches without a win leaving them perched just a point above the relegation play-off spot. And were it not for Hearts' points deduction, Robertson's side would actually sit level with their Gorgie foes. But the former Dundee United man insists Hibs have been unlucky in their derby clashes so far. He said: "They say derbies normally take care of themselves. You see it all the time, it seems like underdogs raise their game for those type of games. It's not up to us to say that Hearts have been underdogs, but everybody has put them in that position all season. "However, if you tell me that they put in that much effort against every other team then I'd say you're lying because obviously they raise their game for the derby. They obviously got the right results but we feel like we've been the better team and not got the right result against them." Hibs' last derby success was January's 2-1 Easter Road triumph, but instead of taking a confident stride on from that result they stumbled from one nightmare to another. Only Ross County have been beaten since and the green and white half of the capital are now desperately worried they could be set for the same fate as their maroon rivals. "We've only won one game since we beat Hearts in January but I can't put a finger on why we haven't kicked on from that win," said Robertson. "It's just obviously not been good enough. "We haven't scored enough goals and kept enough clean sheets and it's a really bad combination, so we need to focus on keeping a clean sheet. If you don't lose goals you don't lose games so that would be a good start. "If there was a formula to follow everybody would be successful it's not as easy as that. The manager has been working hard, listening to a lot of what we've had to say, pulling advice from other people who have been in similar situations and trying to find the best solution" Robertson was a surprise starter last week after Butcher gambled on his fitness less than a fortnight after returning from damaged knee ligaments. But after a 67-minute run out, the 29-year-old now feels up to speed and is desperate to help his side get back to winning ways against Partick in Edinburgh on Saturday. He said: "I enjoyed being back on the pitch; it was just a shame we couldn't get the result that everybody craved so much. "After an hour of the derby my lack of game time was starting to tell a wee bit. I was making a couple of stray passes and my touch was not as good as it should have been and so the manager made the right call to take me off. "Results have not been great while I was out, but in all honesty the last two weeks in training have been quite buoyant and now we just want to get back out there this weekend." Hibernian will have to do without suspended defender Jordon Forster. Back-four colleague James McPake is unlikely to feature either as his back struggles linger on. Definitely unavailable are Paul Heffernan (thigh) and Paul Hanlon (knee), who are both out for the season.

Formation:442Manager: Terry Butcher

Hibernian

Formation: 442Manager: Alan Archibald

Partick

  • Ben Williams
  • Alan Maybury
  • Michael Nelson
  • Ryan McGivern
  • Lewis Stevenson
  • Jason Cummings
  • Scott Robertson
  • Kevin Thomson
  • Liam Craig
  • Sam Stanton
  • Alex Harris
  • SUBS
  • James McPake
  • Paul Cairney
  • James Collins
  • Owain Tudur Jones
  • Danny Handling
  • Sean Murdoch
  • Duncan Watmore

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LLLLLL
  • Hibernian
  • VS
  • Partick
  • LLDLWD

Last Meetings

  • Partick
  • 3 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 15/03/2014
  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 1
  • Partick
  • 07/12/2013
  • Partick
  • 0 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 07/10/2013
  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 2
  • Partick
  • 05/05/2004
  • Partick
  • 1 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 27/03/2004
  • Hibernian
  • 3 - 2
  • Partick
  • 03/01/2004

Top Scorers

Hibernian

  • J Collins 6
  • P Heffernan 4
  • L Craig 4
  • J Forster 4
  • M Nelson 2
  • S Robertson 1
  • D Haynes 1
  • L Stevenson 1
  • P Cairney 1
  • T Taiwo 1
  • P Hanlon 1
  • S Stanton 1
  • D Watmore 1

Partick

  • K Doolan 10
  • K Higginbotham 6
  • L Taylor 5
  • S Lawless 4
  • A Sinclair 2
  • C Erskine 2
  • L Mair 1
  • J McMillan 1
  • G Fraser 1
  • C Balatoni 1
  • C Elliot 1

Goals

Hibernian

    • Total goals 78
    • Goals per game 30
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Partick

    • Total goals 87
    • Goals per game 39
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 11 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 10 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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