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  • Date:16 Aug 2013
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Firhill Stadium
  • Attendance:6,540
  • Muirhead - pen (85)
  • Walker (87)
Goal!

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91:57 +1.57

Free kick taken by Kevin McHattie.

91:49 +1.49

The referee shows Kevin McHattie a yellow card.

91:39 +1.39

Booking for Kallum Higginbotham.

90:27 +0.27

Jamie Hamill restarts play with the free kick.

90:13 +0.13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen O'Donnell on Callum Paterson.

89:39

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

89:17

Kevin McHattie challenges John Baird unfairly and gives away a free kick.

87:43

Jamie Walker grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Partick 1-1 Hearts.Assist by Jamie Hamill.

85:48

Penalty scored by Aaron Muirhead. Partick 1-0 Hearts.

85:19

Jamie Walker concedes a Penalty for a foul on John Baird.

83:59

Corner taken by Gary Fraser.

83:34

Steven Lawless takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jamie MacDonald parries the effort to safety.

81:35

Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.

81:16

John Baird is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.

79:17

Jamie Walker takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

78:13

Jamie Hamill takes the free kick.

77:58

John Baird is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

75:27

John Baird takes a shot. Jamie MacDonald parries the effort to safety.

74:20

Aaron Muirhead takes the free kick.

73:50

Scott Robinson is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.

73:05

James Craigen concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy King.

72:42

Brad McKay takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Scott Fox catches the ball.

71:41

A cross is delivered by John Baird.

71:08

Shot by Callum Paterson went over the bar.

70:42

John Baird delivers the ball.

69:57

Shot by Gary Fraser cleared the net.

69:31

James Craigen crosses the ball.

68:37

Corner taken by Kevin McHattie.

67:39

Jamie Hamill crosses the ball in from the free kick.

67:20

Unfair challenge on Jason Holt by Gary Fraser results in a free kick.

66:46

John Baird comes on in place of Kris Doolan.

65:49

Billy King has an effort at goal.

64:23

Header at goal by Danny Wilson goes over the frame of the goal.

64:01

Brad McKay takes a shot.

63:32

Jamie Hamill crosses the ball in from the free kick.

63:12

Unfair challenge on Callum Paterson by Aaron Sinclair results in a free kick.

63:03

Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.

62:51

Unfair challenge on Brad McKay by Kallum Higginbotham results in a free kick.

59:22

Scott Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

59:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Hamill by James Craigen.

57:34

James Craigen crosses the ball.

55:52

Free kick taken by Gary Fraser.

55:34

Kevin McHattie concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Lawless.

54:16

Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.

53:35

Aaron Sinclair crosses the ball.

51:25

James Craigen produces a cross.

49:58

Centre by Aaron Sinclair.

48:22

The ball is sent over by Kevin McHattie.

47:17

James Craigen takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.

46:21

Kevin McHattie takes the free kick.

45:58 +0.58

The ball is crossed by David Smith.

45:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen O'Donnell on Jamie Hamill.

45:01

Kallum Higginbotham comes on in place of Sean Welsh.

44:48

Stephen O'Donnell delivers the ball.

42:30

Shot by Steven Lawless. Jamie MacDonald catches the ball.

39:09

David Smith takes a weak shot and went wide left of the goal.

37:58

Kris Doolan takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

37:16

Shot by James Craigen.

35:25

Shot by Sean Welsh went harmlessly over the bar.

33:42

Conrad Balatoni restarts play with the free kick.

33:36

Jason Holt concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Fraser.

32:56

Callum Paterson crosses the ball.

31:42

A cross is delivered by Stephen O'Donnell.

25:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kris Doolan by Brad McKay.

24:40

Header by Kris Doolan goes to the left of the goal.

24:11

Conrad Balatoni restarts play with the free kick.

24:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Callum Paterson on Conrad Balatoni.

22:50

Sean Welsh restarts play with the free kick.

22:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Lawless by Callum Paterson.

22:26

Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.

22:13

Kris Doolan concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Wilson.

20:50

Gary Fraser crosses the ball in from the free kick.

20:16

James Craigen fouled by Danny Wilson, the ref awards a free kick.

19:09

Header by Conrad Balatoni goes harmlessly over the bar.

18:40

Free kick crossed by Stephen O'Donnell.

16:45

Dylan McGowan restarts play with the free kick.

16:31

Callum Paterson fouled by Aaron Sinclair, the ref awards a free kick.

15:40

The ball is swung over by Aaron Sinclair.

14:49

Jamie Walker takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Scott Fox catches the ball.

13:47

Kris Doolan takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.

13:31

Callum Paterson sends in a cross.

12:47

Steven Lawless takes a shot. Jamie MacDonald catches the ball.

10:52

Stephen O'Donnell sends in a cross.

9:46

James Craigen produces a cross.

9:22

Jamie Walker takes a shot.

8:49

Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.

8:45

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kris Doolan.

8:22

Shot on goal comes in from Aaron Sinclair from the free kick.

7:18

Kevin McHattie concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Lawless.

4:48

Stephen O'Donnell delivers the ball.

2:45

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

2:08

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

1:05

Clearance made by Sean Welsh.

0:57

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

Match Preview

Balatoni: Wounded Hearts a threat Partick defender Conrad Balatoni is braced for a meeting with a Hearts side who are determined to defy the odds in the same way as the Jags did last season. Balatoni and his team-mates delivered a message to the doubters when they clinched the First Division title last season after feeling they had been written off in some quarters as too inexperienced. Hearts have been classed as clear relegation favourites following their 15-point deduction for going into administration and the lossof most of their experienced players. But they clawed back the first three points of their punishment last weekend with a 1-0 win over Hibernian and former Hearts youth-team player Balatoni is well aware of the quality in the Tynecastle squad, six of whom were named in the Scotland Under-21 squad for this week's friendly defeat by England. "They have some of the best young talent in Scotland and that is proved by the Under-21 caps," the 22-year-old said. "A lot of people write them off just because of what's happened with the 15-point deduction but I know they are a good side and they will be going out to prove everyone wrong, just like we were last season. "Once people say you can't do something it just makes you want to do it even more. We will be ready for them coming out and trying to get the three points." Thistle boss Alan Archibald believes Hearts will use being written off as a motivation tool. "We definitely used that to our advantage," Archibald said. "People knocked us down and we used that to spur us on. "I can see a lot of similarities in the Hearts squad. They are very young but there is a togetherness and unity similar to our own. "You can see them all fighting for each other on the pitch. "I watched them last week and they have a very, very tight group of boys. They have a unity and something to fight for and that shows on the pitch." Hearts head into the game on a high following last weekend's derby win over Hibernian. But boss Gary Locke admits his preparations have been hit hard by a number of his youthful squad being away on international duty this week as they aim to further slash the deduction they started the season with for going into administration. He said: "Sunday was great but the rest of the week has been pretty much a disaster to be fair. "We've not had any players, we haven't had anyone on the training ground so the preparations for this game certainly have not been great at all. "Sunday was a huge plus for us, not just because it was Hibs, but because it was important to get three points. "We've got to try to dig into the 12 points and this will be another difficult game because Partick are absolutely flying at the moment. "I've seen them a couple of times myself and they have started the season really well. They have been fantastic in every game. "They have good, attacking players and I think they will do really well this season. It will be a tough test for us." Hearts will be without experienced campaigner Ryan Stevenson for the foreseeable future after he suffered medial ligament damage against Hibs. Locke said: "I'm gutted for the lad. I've seen it again and it was a poor challenge and I'm going to lose him for a number of weeks. "I've said all along we've got a good squad but injuries and suspensions are going to affect us and that's me lost one of the most influential and experienced players in the team for a good eight to 12 weeks. "Hopefully we can get him back sooner but it's a huge blow for us."

Formation:4231Manager: Alan Archibald

Partick

Formation: 4411Manager: Gary Locke

Hearts

  • Scott Fox
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • Aaron Muirhead
  • Conrad Balatoni
  • Aaron Sinclair
  • Gary Fraser
  • Sean Welsh
  • Steven Lawless
  • James Craigen
  • Stuart Bannigan
  • Kris Doolan
  • SUBS
  • Ross Forbes
  • Paul Gallacher
  • Christie Elliot
  • John Baird
  • Isaac Osbourne
  • Mark Kerr
  • Kallum Higginbotham

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