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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

The referee blows for the end of the match.

89:57

Liam Craig crosses the ball in from the free kick.

89:44

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

89:20

Kallum Higginbotham takes the free kick.

88:52

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

87:49

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

85:58

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

85:19

Jason Cummings takes a shot.

84:29

The ball is delivered by Liam Craig.

83:40

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

83:33

Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

83:11

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

82:54

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

82:27

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

80:30

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

79:26

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

78:10

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

77:19

Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.

77:14

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

76:11

Centre by Lyle Taylor.

75:23

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

73:38

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

73:16

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

71:10

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

69:31

Duncan Watmore crosses the ball in from the free kick.

69:11

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

67:33

Alan Maybury produces a cross.

64:39

The ball is sent over by Kallum Higginbotham.

61:50

Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

61:30

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

61:16

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

61:10

Corner taken by Gary Fraser.

58:50

Free kick taken by Gabriel Piccolo.

58:25

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

57:06

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

56:13

Gary Fraser restarts play with the free kick.

56:00

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

55:20

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

55:06

Gabriel Piccolo manages to make a clearance.

54:53

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

54:08

Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

53:56

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

52:52

Ben Williams takes the free kick.

52:46

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

50:47

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

50:32

Lyle Taylor takes a shot.

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

48:25 +3.25

Corner taken by Gary Fraser.

48:09 +3.09

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

48:03

Free kick crossed by Liam Craig.

47:47

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

47:36

Lewis Stevenson delivers the ball.

47:19 +2.19

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

46:54

James Collins on for Kevin Thomson.

46:12 +1.12

Free kick taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

45:55 +0.55

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

45:55

Centre by Liam Craig.

44:40

Gabriel Piccolo on for Lee Mair.

42:00

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

41:12

Free kick crossed by Liam Craig.

40:57

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

39:09

Corner taken by Gary Fraser.

35:17

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

35:12

Aaron Sinclair delivers the ball.

33:42

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

33:30

A cross is delivered by Liam Craig.

30:54

Paul Gallacher takes the free kick.

30:43

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

30:11

Centre by Aaron Sinclair.

26:33

Clearance by Conrad Balatoni.

26:07

Corner taken by Alex Harris.

25:09

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

24:06

Corner taken by Gary Fraser.

22:53

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

20:37

Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

20:31

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

20:18

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

18:40

Lyle Taylor on for Kris Doolan.

18:20

Header by Jason Cummings misses right.

18:05

Liam Craig sends in a cross.

15:38

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

15:21

Shot by Stuart Bannigan.

15:08

The ball is swung over by Scott Robertson.

13:54

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

13:14

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

7:14

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

6:54

Jordan McMillan restarts play with the free kick.

6:35

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

5:12

Jason Cummings produces a cross.

3:48

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

2:07

Kevin Thomson restarts play with the free kick.

2:02

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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