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  • Date:06 Aug 2013
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Firhill Stadium
  • Attendance:2,145
  • O'Donnell (12) Balatoni (82)
  • Shankland (88)
Goal!

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90:56 +0.56

Mark Kerr takes the free kick.

90:52 +0.52

Gordon Pope challenges Steven Lawless unfairly and gives away a free kick.

89:16

Mark Shankland takes a brilliant shot and strikes the post.

88:23

Mark Shankland grabs a goal with a headed effort. Partick 2-1 Ayr.Assist by Michael Donald.

87:09

The ball is swung over by Aaron Sinclair.

85:46

John Baird takes a weak shot. David Hutton blocks the ball.

84:33

Craig Malcolm goes off and Mark Shankland comes on.

83:41

Corner taken by John Baird from the left by-line.

82:21

Conrad Balatoni heads the ball into the goal. Partick 2-0 Ayr.Steven Lawless provided the assist for the goal.

81:34

Corner taken by John Baird.

79:25

Free kick taken by Scott Fox.

78:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Moffat on Aaron Sinclair.

77:55

Shot by Gabriel De la Vega missed to the left of the net.

77:43

Clearance by Alan Lithgow.

77:32

Corner taken by John Baird from the left by-line.

76:52

Corner taken by John Baird.

76:18

Stephen O'Donnell takes a fantastic shot.

74:29

Gabriel De la Vega gets a header at goal. David Hutton turns it away with a finger tip save.

73:57

Corner from the right by-line taken by John Baird.

73:00

Corner taken by Sean Welsh from the left by-line.

70:44

John Baird is ruled offside.

70:36

Mark Kerr takes the free kick.

70:30

John Baird fouled by Josh McArthur, the ref awards a free kick.

68:48

Stuart Bannigan sends in a cross.

67:48

Foul by John Baird on Josh McArthur, free kick awarded.

66:58

Free kick taken by Gabriel De la Vega.

66:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Conrad Balatoni by Craig Malcolm.

64:55

Aaron Sinclair sends in a cross.

63:27

(Partick) makes a substitution, with Sean Welsh coming on for Isaac Osbourne.

61:18

Alan Lithgow restarts play with the free kick.

61:11

Foul by John Baird on Josh McArthur, free kick awarded.

60:02

Shot by Michael Moffat went wide of the left-hand post.

58:03

Stuart Bannigan comes on in place of Christie Elliot.

57:23

Christie Elliot takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

56:55

The offside flag is raised against Michael Moffat.

53:28

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ross Forbes.

51:18

The ball is delivered by Aaron Sinclair.

50:11

Alan Forrest on for Michael McGowan.

48:35

Shot by Michael McGowan went wide left of the goal.

47:22

The ball is delivered by Aaron Sinclair.

43:11

Free kick taken by David Hutton.

40:58

Free kick taken by Gabriel De la Vega.

40:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott McLaughlin on Ross Forbes.

36:58

Scott McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.

36:33

Isaac Osbourne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Marenghi.

36:07

Aaron Sinclair produces a cross.

35:02

Corner taken by Ross Forbes from the right by-line.

34:40

The ball is delivered by Stephen O'Donnell.

30:28

Corner taken by Anthony Marenghi.

29:53

Free kick crossed by Anthony Marenghi.

29:33

Foul by Aaron Sinclair on Michael McGowan, free kick awarded.

27:15

Stephen O'Donnell crosses the ball in from the free kick.

26:05

Michael Donald concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Sinclair.

25:31

Shot by Gordon Pope went wide left of the target.

25:09

Corner taken by Michael McGowan from the left by-line.

23:49

Christie Elliot produces a cross.

22:10

Ross Forbes crosses the ball in from the free kick.

22:00

Josh McArthur challenges Ross Forbes unfairly and gives away a free kick.

21:04

Josh McArthur is brought on as a substitute for Martyn Campbell.

20:24

Stephen O'Donnell takes a shot. David Hutton catches the ball.

18:53

John Baird takes a shot. David Hutton makes a block.

16:47

Free kick taken by Aaron Sinclair.

16:38

Foul by Michael McGowan on Aaron Sinclair, free kick awarded.

15:55

Craig Malcolm takes a shot and bounced off the bar.

14:34

The ball is swung over by Adam Hunter.

12:19

Stephen O'Donnell scores a right footed goal. Partick 1-0 Ayr.Assist on the goal came from Christie Elliot.

10:49

Corner taken by Ross Forbes.

8:07

David Hutton takes the free kick.

7:51

Aaron Sinclair concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Donald.

1:36

Corner taken by Michael McGowan from the left by-line.

Match Preview

Partick could make three changes Partick boss Alan Archibald could be forced to make three changes to the Thistle side which kicked-off their first top-flight campaign in nine years when they welcome Ayr to Firhill. The First Division champions drew 0-0 with Dundee United in their Scottish Premiership opener on Friday but striker Kris Doolan will miss the Scottish League Cup meeting after he picked up a dead leg while midfielder Steven Lawless (illness) and defender Aaron Muirhead (blisters) are both doubtsfor the match. Meanwhile, right-back Jordan McMillan - who missed the clash with the Arabs - has still to recover from an ankle knock and will also sit out the game. Ayr United manager Mark Roberts heads to the Firhill home of his former club with a fully-fit and suspension-free squad. Youngster Alan Forrest, 16, who scored the winner in Ayr's Ramsdens Cup success over Queen's Park, will feature against the Scottish Premiership side. Roberts said: "He is only 16 but he is a talent and will enjoy a game like this." On the match he added: "I really enjoyed playing with Partick and I will enjoy going there in this role, especially as there is no pressure on us. "Thistle are expected to win, so we can go give it our best and see where that takes us."

Formation:4231Manager:

Partick

Formation: 442Manager: Brian Reid

Ayr

  • Scott Fox
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • Aaron Sinclair
  • Isaac Osbourne
  • Conrad Balatoni
  • Gabriel De la Vega
  • Steven Lawless
  • Mark Kerr
  • John Baird
  • Ross Forbes
  • Christie Elliot
  • SUBS
  • Sean Welsh
  • James Craigen
  • Stuart Bannigan
  • Paul Gallacher
  • Henoc Mukendi

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