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  • Date:05 Apr 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Firhill Stadium
  • Attendance:4,262
  • Doolan (4) McMillan (87)
  • Carrick (43)
    King (49) Stevenson (60)
    Stevenson (67)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

94:01 +4.01

Unfair challenge on Brad McKay by Lyle Taylor results in a free kick.

93:12 +3.12

Jamie Hamill takes the free kick.

92:46 +2.46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson by Jordan McMillan.

92:03 +2.03

Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.

91:58 +1.58

Foul by Lyle Taylor on Dylan McGowan, free kick awarded.

91:18 +1.18

Steven Lawless has an effort at goal. Jamie MacDonald fumbles the ball.

91:14 +1.14

Steven Lawless restarts play with the free kick.

90:49 +0.49

Gary Oliver concedes a free kick for a foul on Prince Buaben.

89:25

Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

89:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Oliver on Gabriel Piccolo.

87:21

Jordan McMillan scores with a right foot finish. Partick 2-4 Hearts.Assist on the goal came from Stuart Bannigan.

84:49

Jamie Hamill takes the free kick.

84:26

Gary Oliver on for Billy King.

84:14

James Craigen challenges Billy King unfairly and gives away a free kick.

83:45

Aaron Sinclair takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.

82:56

Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.

82:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan McMillan on David Smith.

75:39

Gary Fraser goes off and James Craigen comes on.

73:25

Sam Nicholson replaces Dale Carrick.

70:51

Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.

70:00

(Hearts) makes a substitution, with David Smith coming on for Scott Robinson.

68:46

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

67:10

Ryan Stevenson scores a left footed goal. Partick 1-4 Hearts.Assist by Scott Robinson.

66:57

Free kick taken by Scott Robinson.

66:32

Unfair challenge on Callum Paterson by Lyle Taylor results in a free kick.

65:44

Chris Erskine leaves the field to be replaced by Steven Lawless.

65:00

Gary Fraser crosses the ball in from the free kick.

64:24

Unfair challenge on Aaron Sinclair by Jamie Hamill results in a free kick.

62:01

Ryan Stevenson fouled by Lee Mair, the ref awards a free kick.

60:39

Ryan Stevenson heads the ball into the goal. Partick 1-3 Hearts.Assist by Billy King.

60:36

Corner taken by Billy King from the left by-line.

59:12

Lee Mair gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson.

58:59

Kevin McHattie takes the free kick.

58:54

Prince Buaben gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson.

56:20

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

54:27

Scott Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

54:18

Chris Erskine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dale Carrick.

53:30

Prince Buaben is brought on as a substitute for Kallum Higginbotham.

52:53

Jason Holt receives a caution.

52:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Holt on Chris Erskine.

49:51

Billy King scores with their right foot. Partick 1-2 Hearts.Jamie MacDonald provided the assist for the goal.

49:41

Free kick taken by Brad McKay.

49:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lyle Taylor on Dylan McGowan.

48:29

Kevin McHattie restarts play with the free kick.

48:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dale Carrick by Gabriel Piccolo.

46:35

Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

46:16

Dale Carrick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Mair.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The match has reached half-time.

44:05

Unfair challenge on Gary Fraser by Dale Carrick results in a free kick.

43:15

Dale Carrick scores. Partick 1-1 Hearts.Assist on the goal came from Billy King.

42:11

Billy King takes a shot. Paul Gallacher parries the effort to safety.

39:50

Kallum Higginbotham has an effort at goal. Jamie MacDonald safely holds on.

38:27

Stuart Bannigan takes the free kick.

38:04

Scott Robinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Bannigan.

36:00

Gabriel Piccolo restarts play with the free kick.

35:33

Foul by Jamie Hamill on Stuart Bannigan, free kick awarded.

33:17

Corner taken by Billy King from the left by-line.

32:58

Corner taken by Kevin McHattie.

32:23

Free kick crossed by Kevin McHattie.

31:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy King by Jordan McMillan.

31:12

Corner taken by Billy King.

29:57

Free kick crossed by Billy King.

29:51

Chris Erskine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin McHattie.

27:40

The referee blows for offside.

25:19

Gary Fraser restarts play with the free kick.

24:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kallum Higginbotham by Brad McKay.

23:47

Free kick taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

23:41

Foul by Jamie Hamill on Kallum Higginbotham, free kick awarded.

22:04

Free kick taken by Gabriel Piccolo.

21:04

Jamie Hamill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Fraser.

18:51

Shot by Kris Doolan. Jamie MacDonald catches the ball.

14:27

Kevin McHattie takes the free kick.

14:11

Unfair challenge on Jamie Hamill by Gary Fraser results in a free kick.

13:29

Corner taken by Gary Fraser.

10:54

Dale Carrick is caught offside.

8:41

Kevin McHattie restarts play with the free kick.

8:20

Unfair challenge on Jason Holt by Stuart Bannigan results in a free kick.

7:14

Gary Fraser restarts play with the free kick.

7:07

Billy King concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan McMillan.

6:21

Corner taken by Gary Fraser.

4:40

Kris Doolan scores a left footed goal. Partick 1-0 Hearts.Lyle Taylor provided the assist for the goal.

3:30

Kevin McHattie restarts play with the free kick.

3:11

Unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson by Gabriel Piccolo results in a free kick.

The game kicks-off.

Match Preview

Locke desperate for Hearts solution Hearts boss Gary Locke admits he is praying creditors of the club's failed owners "see sense" and do not kill off the administration-hit Tynecastle outfit. The Jambos manager is keeping his fingers crossed that a B#2.5million rescue package being funded by Edinburgh businesswoman Ann Budge is given the green light at a crucial meeting in Lithuania on Monday. Administrators hope to complete a deal to hand majority shareholders UBIG and Ukio Bankas' 80 per cent stake to fans group the Foundation of Hearts but need blessing from the creditors of the two Kaunas-based firms. There were fears that Sualiu Bank - owed money by UBIG - were unhappy with the terms of the FoH offer, sparking speculation Hearts could be liquidated before the season is out. But Ukio's bankruptcy administrator Gintaras Adomonis told the Scottish Daily Mail on Thursday that the share transfer "should be approved" on Monday. Now Locke hopes his words prove correct. He said: "We will have a few sleepless nights before Monday. It is our biggest battle yet. We're all praying that there's a positive outcome. "I'm not sure if the people in Lithuania pay any attention to the Scottish media but I am speaking on behalf of everyone at Hearts when I say that I just hope they see sense and make a positive decision. "Then we can all get on with our lives and try to make Heart of Midlothian a top football club in Scotland." Before Hearts even get to Monday's meeting, their football fate could be decided on Saturday. Having twice staved off confirmation of their relegation from the Scottish Premiership, they now face a trip to Partick where failure to win will send Locke's men down to the Championship. A point for St Mirren at home to Motherwell will also be enough to end their 31-year run in the top flight. Locke has had to contend with a 15-point penalty and transfer restrictions this season but has not been immune to criticism of his management. The rookie boss admits he has made mistakes in his first full season in charge but insists he has improved the young players under his charge. He said: "Over the course of the season we have all made mistakes as some point. "I can look back at some team selections that with hindsight I'd do differently now. But I'm not going to be the only manager sitting here saying that. "But in the main we have tried our very best to put the strongest team available out on the pitch most weeks. "I've said all along that our biggest problem would be that our young lads would take a dip. Unfortunately for us, they all took a dip at the same time. Without making excuses, we just genuinely did not have the players to come in and replace them. "We had to keep playing them while doing our best to keep their confidence up. But if you look at those same players now, compared to the start of the season, they are all physically better and better footballers as well. So from that point of view I think we have done a good job." Locke could welcome back derby hero Dale Carrick for Saturday's trip after the midfielder recovered from a dead leg. The 19-year-old struck the opening goal in last week's 2-0 win over Hibernian but then missed Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Aberdeen. The Jambos need to win and hope St Mirren lose at home to Inverness to again stave off relegation but Paul McCallum is a doubt through illness, while Jamie Walker may feature for the first time since mid-January, despite being short of full fitness after a foot injury. On-loan Dundee United winger Chris Erskine admits Tannadice boss Jackie McNamara may have lost faith in him - but insists he has now proved to himself he is good enough to be a top-flight player. The 27-year-old won his Tangerines move last summer on the back of his part in Partick Thistle's successful First Division title push. However, his Tayside switched proved to be a let down and Erskine was allowed to return to Firhill on loan in January. Since then, the midfielder has rediscovered his magic touch and now finally believes he has what it takes to thrive in the Scottish Premiership. He said: "I've enjoyed being back. I have featured in every game since I re-signed and I feel like I'm getting my form back. "It obviously never worked out at United and it was important for me to start enjoying my football again. "I had to prove that I can play at this level first of all and I think I've done that since I came back to Thistle. I had to prove that to myself and to Jackie as well. "I'm not sure if they have lost a wee bit of faith in me up there. When that happens you can start doubting yourself a bit too. But I have proved to myself I can do it. "Coming up with Thistle last year, I still feel that I have earned my right to be here in the Premiership but now it's good to be playing regularly and playing well." Partick forward Kallum Higginbotham will return from suspension for the hosts.

Formation:4231Manager: Alan Archibald

Partick

Formation: 433Manager: Gary Locke

Hearts

  • Paul Gallacher
  • Jordan McMillan
  • Gabriel Piccolo
  • Lee Mair
  • Aaron Sinclair
  • Gary Fraser
  • Stuart Bannigan
  • Kallum Higginbotham
  • Kris Doolan
  • Chris Erskine
  • Lyle Taylor
  • SUBS
  • Scott Fox
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • James Craigen
  • Prince Buaben
  • Steven Lawless
  • Christie Elliot
  • George Moncur

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WDWLLD
  • Partick
  • VS
  • Hearts
  • LLLLWD

Last Meetings

  • Hearts
  • 0 - 2
  • Partick
  • 05/01/2014
  • Partick
  • 1 - 1
  • Hearts
  • 16/08/2013
  • Partick
  • 1 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 10/04/2004
  • Hearts
  • 2 - 0
  • Partick
  • 24/01/2004
  • Partick
  • 1 - 4
  • Hearts
  • 25/10/2003
  • Partick
  • 1 - 1
  • Hearts
  • 12/04/2003

Top Scorers

Partick

  • K Doolan 8
  • K Higginbotham 5
  • L Taylor 5
  • S Lawless 4
  • C Erskine 2
  • L Mair 1
  • G Fraser 1
  • C Balatoni 1
  • A Sinclair 1
  • C Elliot 1

Hearts

  • C Paterson 7
  • D Wilson 3
  • J Walker 3
  • D Carrick 3
  • R Stevenson 2
  • S Nicholson 2
  • J Hamill 1
  • S Robinson 1
  • J Holt 1
  • D Smith 1
  • B King 1
  • J McGhee 1

Goals

Partick

    • Total goals 87
    • Goals per game 34
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hearts

    • Total goals 82
    • Goals per game 29
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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