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  • Date:22 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Firhill Stadium
  • Attendance:2,851
  • Rowson (47)
    Erskine (90)
  • El Alagui (34) Higginbotham (84)
Goal!

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91:14 +1.14

Chris Erskine finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Partick 2-2 Falkirk.

89:09

Conrad Balatoni has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

87:22

Darren Dods fouled by Christie Elliot, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Michael McGovern.

84:00

Unfair challenge on Ryan Millar by Alan Archibald results in a free kick. Kallum Higginbotham hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Partick 1-2 Falkirk.

83:17

Shot from long range by Kallum Higginbotham goes wide of the left-hand post.

81:58

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Blair Alston, David Rowson manages to make a clearance.

81:47

The ball is sent over by Stewart Murdoch, Aaron Sinclair makes a clearance.

80:16

The referee blows for offside. Scott Fox takes the indirect free kick.

79:53

The ball is delivered by Kieran Duffie.

76:14

Aaron Sinclair fouled by Kieran Duffie, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Cairney takes the free kick. Kieran Duffie receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

75:29

Shot by Thomas Stewart from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

73:53

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Stewart Murdoch.

73:01

Corner taken right-footed by Blair Alston to the near post, save made by Scott Fox.

69:03

Foul by Kieran Duffie on Alan Archibald, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Fox.

68:19

Paul Cairney is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Michael McGovern.

65:33

Thomas Stewart is brought on as a substitute for Kris Doolan.

64:59

(Partick) makes a substitution, with Chris Erskine coming on for Stephen O'Donnell.

63:25

Blair Alston takes a outswinging corner.

63:03

Effort on goal by Kieran Duffie from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

62:05

Effort from the edge of the area by Murray Wallace goes wide of the right-hand upright.

61:49

Ryan Millar on for Jay Fulton.

60:43

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Paul Cairney, Michael McGovern makes a save.

57:40

Rhys Bennett replaces Thomas Scobbie.

55:53

Thomas Scobbie concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen O'Donnell. Aaron Sinclair crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Thomas Scobbie.

49:17

The ball is swung over by Kieran Duffie.

48:41

Centre by Aaron Sinclair, clearance made by Blair Alston.

48:16

Stephen O'Donnell produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and hits the post.

47:01

David Rowson fires in a goal from long distance to the bottom left corner of the goal. Partick 1-1 Falkirk.Paul Cairney provided the assist for the goal.

46:14

Stewart Murdoch takes a shot.

44:48

Kallum Higginbotham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Conrad Balatoni. Paul Paton takes the indirect free kick.

38:52

Darren Dods gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Doolan. The ball is sent over by Darren Dods, Shot from long range by Kyle Hutton goes wide of the left-hand upright.

36:45

Inswinging corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham from the left by-line.

36:25

Corner taken by Paul Cairney.

35:54

The referee shows Stewart Murdoch a yellow card.

34:39

Blair Alston delivers the ball, Farid El Alagui grabs a headed goal from close in. Partick 0-1 Falkirk.Blair Alston provided the assist for the goal.

30:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kallum Higginbotham on Aaron Sinclair. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Sinclair.

28:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Conrad Balatoni by Farid El Alagui. Conrad Balatoni takes the indirect free kick.

27:42

The ball is crossed by Stephen O'Donnell, save by Michael McGovern.

26:37

The ball is crossed by Aaron Sinclair, Headed effort from inside the area by Kris Doolan hits the post.

24:48

Blair Alston takes a outswinging corner to the near post.

24:12

David Rowson concedes a free kick for a foul on Blair Alston. Indirect free kick taken by Murray Wallace.

23:10

Kieran Duffie has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

20:31

Kris Doolan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Darren Dods.

16:07

Kallum Higginbotham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Hutton. Kyle Hutton restarts play with the free kick.

15:14

Christie Elliot gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stewart Murdoch. Michael McGovern takes the indirect free kick.

12:14

The ball is sent over by David Weatherston, Kyle Hutton makes a clearance.

10:17

Stephen O'Donnell sends in a cross, Murray Wallace makes a clearance.

9:03

Farid El Alagui takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

6:38

Blair Alston is brought on as a substitute for Mark Millar.

1:06

The ball is swung over by Aaron Sinclair. Clearance by David Weatherston.

Match Preview

O'Donnell worry for Thistle Recent Partick signing Stephen O'Donnell is a doubt for the visit of Falkirk because of a calf injury but he will be given until kick-off to prove his fitness. Boss Jackie McNamara had already ruled out Willie Kinniburgh, Ryan McBeth, Scott Robertson and Iain Flannigan through injury to leave the Firhill squad stretched. McNamara is looking for an improvement following his side's loss to Raith last weekend. He said: "Both the performance and the result were disappointing and I am looking for a lot better in this one. "Falkirk are playing well and have shown great determination to keep playing to the final whistle. We need to match that as well as playing really well to get a win." Falkirk will be without talented youngster Craig Sibbald. The 16-year-old has ligament damage but manager Steven Pressley has everyone else available for the trip to Glasgow. Thistle will be dangerous opponents, according to Falkirk's technical director of football Alex Smith. He said: "Thistle are a better side than their league position would indicate. They have experienced players in key areas of the park and scored five past Morton in their last league game at home so we need to be wary. "Our boys stuck to their task well to get a really late winner against Queen of the South last weekend and I would imagine this game will be just as tight."

Formation:442Manager: Jackie McNamara

Partick

Formation: 442Manager: Steven Pressley

Falkirk

  • Scott Fox
  • Paul Paton
  • Conrad Balatoni
  • Alan Archibald
  • Aaron Sinclair
  • Paul Cairney
  • Kyle Hutton
  • David Rowson
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • Kris Doolan
  • Christie Elliot
  • SUBS
  • Ryan Scully
  • Thomas Stewart
  • Chris Erskine
  • Jonny Lindsay
  • Stuart Bannigan

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Match Report

Erskine salvages point for Partick Chris Erskine's injury-time equaliser rescued a 2-2 draw for Partick at home to Falkirk. Just five minutes earlier, Kallum Higginbotham thought he had grabbed a late winner for the Bairns. Striker Farid El Alagui gave the visitors the lead 10 minutes before half-time, heading home Blair Alston's cross. But David Rowson levelled for the hosts three minutes after the restart, firing home from way outside the box after Paul Cairney had played him in. Higginbotham looked to have scored the decisive goal after 85 minutes, the striker scoring from a free-kick after Alan Archibald had felled Ryan Millar. But second-half substitute Erskine snatched a point for his side two minutes into injury time, finding the top corner from 12 yards.

Form Guide

    WDWLWL
  • Partick
  • VS
  • Falkirk
  • DDWLWW

Last Meetings

  • Falkirk
  • 2 - 1
  • Partick
  • 13/08/2011
  • Falkirk
  • 2 - 0
  • Partick
  • 19/04/2011
  • Partick
  • 1 - 2
  • Falkirk
  • 12/04/2011
  • Falkirk
  • 2 - 3
  • Partick
  • 09/04/2011
  • Partick
  • 1 - 0
  • Falkirk
  • 16/10/2010
  • Falkirk
  • 2 - 1
  • Partick
  • 05/03/2005

Top Scorers

Partick

  • C Elliot 4
  • K Doolan 3
  • C Erskine 3
  • D Rowson 1
  • P Cairney 1
  • T Stewart 1
  • S O'Donnell 1

Falkirk

  • F El Alagui 5
  • D Weatherston 2
  • K Higginbotham 2
  • D Dods 1
  • B Alston 1

Goals

Partick

    • Total goals 27
    • Goals per game 16
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Falkirk

    • Total goals 23
    • Goals per game 12
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 81-90 mins

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