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  • Date:25 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Firhill Stadium
  • Clarke (28) Kirk (69)
Goal!

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87:20

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Iain Flannigan, clearance by Chris Higgins.

86:22

Nick Phinn comes on in place of Paul Willis.

81:23

Simon Donnelly leaves the field to be replaced by Martin Grehan. Foul by Gary Mason on Bryan Hodge, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Kris Doolan. Patrick Boyle takes a shot. Save made by Chris Smith.

80:02

Foul by Paul Willis on Jackie McNamara, free kick awarded. Paul Willis booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Jackie McNamara.

77:14

Chris Erskine comes on in place of Liam Buchanan.

76:43

Liam Buchanan goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

76:17

Centre by Iain Flannigan, save made by Chris Smith.

71:45

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Cardle, clearance made by Iain Flannigan.

69:33

Andy Kirk finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Partick 0-2 Dunfermline.Assist by Steven McDougall.

69:07

Steven McDougall is brought on as a substitute for Patrick Clarke.

68:10

Corner from left by-line taken by Iain Flannigan.

65:35

Patrick Clarke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jackie McNamara. Iain Flannigan crosses the ball in from the free kick.

63:52

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Iain Flannigan from the right by-line, Chris Higgins makes a clearance.

57:38

Unfair challenge on Steven Bell by Bryan Hodge results in a free kick. Andy Dowie restarts play with the free kick.

55:48

Kris Doolan takes a shot. Chris Smith makes a save.

53:58

The ball is crossed by Iain Flannigan, Chris Higgins makes a clearance.

51:04

Bryan Hodge is brought on as a substitute for David Rowson.

50:17

Centre by Austin McCann, Jackie McNamara makes a clearance.

48:10

A cross is delivered by Paul Willis, Bryn Halliwell makes a clearance.

42:55

Iain Flannigan has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

40:09

Andy Dowie challenges Simon Donnelly unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick Boyle takes the free kick.

39:55

Andy Kirk has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

36:45

Calum Woods crosses the ball, save made by Bryn Halliwell.

33:45

Corner from the right by-line taken by Joe Cardle, fantastic save by Bryn Halliwell.

32:49

A cross is delivered by Paul Paton, Andy Dowie manages to make a clearance.

28:35

Patrick Clarke gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Partick 0-1 Dunfermline.

23:41

Corner from the left by-line taken by Iain Flannigan, Foul by Patrick Boyle on Austin McCann, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chris Smith.

22:50

Corner taken by Joe Cardle from the right by-line, William Kinniburgh manages to make a clearance.

22:10

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Joe Cardle, clearance by Iain Flannigan.

20:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrick Clarke by John Robertson. Free kick taken by Joe Cardle.

19:02

Corner taken by Iain Flannigan from the right by-line, Close range headed effort by David Rowson clears the crossbar.

14:53

Steven Bell fouled by William Kinniburgh, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Dowie takes the free kick.

13:43

Paul Paton produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

11:16

Unfair challenge on Patrick Clarke by William Kinniburgh results in a free kick. The ball is sent over by Austin McCann, Andy Kirk takes a shot. Save made by Bryn Halliwell.

8:28

Iain Flannigan takes the outswinging corner, Austin McCann makes a clearance.

8:03

Inswinging corner taken by David Rowson, Chris Smith makes a clearance.

4:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jackie McNamara on Andy Kirk. Free kick taken by Austin McCann.

2:40

Shot by Liam Buchanan from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

2:08

Foul by Steven Bell on William Kinniburgh, free kick awarded. Iain Flannigan restarts play with the free kick.

0:46

Corner taken right-footed by Iain Flannigan, clearance by Austin McCann.

0:08

Iain Flannigan takes a corner.

The match begins.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The game restarts for the second half.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Partick aiming to end rot Partick Thistle are out to end a run of four successive league defeats by toppling league leaders Dunfermline at Firhill. However, they will have to do so without club captain Alan Archibald, who is out after coming off early in his comeback game at Palmerston last weekend, along with midfielder Ryan MacBeth. Firhill assistant manager Ian Maxwell has admitted everyone in the Firhill camp is irritated by the way their league season has started, saying: "It is a really frustrating time as there is not much needed fixed and therefore we are just carrying on as normal. "We need a win to get some confidence about the place and doing that against Dunfermline would be excellent. Last week at Queen of the South we were winning comfortably and then they came out with two great goals from their first shots at goal." First Division leaders Dunfermline will be hoping their trip to Glasgow is more successful than their midweek jaunt to the city, in which they were beaten 7-2 by Rangers in the Co-operative Insurance Cup. Full back Jack Ross is still not fit enough to begin his Pars career and David Graham remains out after surgery, but Gary Mason is available again. East End Park assistant boss Gerry McCabe said: "We were happy with the way we attacked Rangers and we could have scored a couple of more goals, however, defensively we need to do better. "We went and had a go which we will no doubt do against Thistle but we have to tighten up at the back."

Formation:523Manager: Ian McCall

Partick

Formation: 442Manager:

Dunfermline

  • Bryn Halliwell
  • Paul Paton
  • John Robertson
  • Jackie McNamara
  • William Kinniburgh
  • Patrick Boyle
  • Iain Flannigan
  • David Rowson
  • Simon Donnelly
  • Liam Buchanan
  • Kris Doolan
  • SUBS
  • Craig Hinchcliffe
  • Bryan Hodge
  • Martin Grehan
  • Chris Erskine
  • Conrad Balatoni

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Match Report

Kirk gives Pars lift off Andy Kirk's second-half strike helped keep Dunfermline top of the table with a 2-0 win over Partick. Dunfermline opened the scoring on 28 minutes when Patrick Clarke scored from 25 yards. Joe Cardle could have made it two but for an excellent save by Bryn Halliwell in the Partick goal. Partick were limited with their chances as Kris Doolan shot straight at Chris Smith in the Pars goal, and Kirk made Thistle pay with his sixth league goal of the season on 70 minutes when he latched onto a Steven McDougall pass and calmly slotted the ball home. Patrick Boyle could have grabbed Partick a lifeline nine minutes from time but his shot was easily saved by Smith.

Form Guide

    LWLLLL
  • Partick
  • VS
  • Dunfermline
  • WWLWWW

Last Meetings

  • Dunfermline
  • 1 - 2
  • Partick
  • 23/03/2010
  • Partick
  • 1 - 4
  • Dunfermline
  • 23/01/2010
  • Dunfermline
  • 3 - 1
  • Partick
  • 14/11/2009
  • Partick
  • 2 - 0
  • Dunfermline
  • 19/09/2009
  • Dunfermline
  • 0 - 1
  • Partick
  • 14/03/2009
  • Partick
  • 2 - 3
  • Dunfermline
  • 14/02/2009

Top Scorers

Partick

  • K Doolan 2
  • P Boyle 1
  • I Flannigan 1

Dunfermline

  • A Kirk 5
  • S Bell 3
  • P Clarke 2
  • J Cardle 2

Goals

Partick

    • Total goals 16
    • Goals per game 4
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Dunfermline

    • Total goals 25
    • Goals per game 13
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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