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  • Date:15 Mar 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Firhill Stadium
  • Attendance:4,448
  • Erskine (43) Mair (59)
    Higginbotham (90)
  • Watmore (61)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

91:49 +1.49

Kallum Higginbotham slots the ball right footed into the goal. Partick 3-1 Hibernian.Christie Elliot provided the assist for the goal.

89:00

Danny Haynes concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Mair.

88:31

Corner from the left by-line taken by Liam Craig.

87:50

Corner taken by Liam Craig from the right by-line.

87:38

Duncan Watmore takes a shot.

87:16

Corner taken by Liam Craig.

85:43

Kallum Higginbotham sends in a cross.

84:19

Steven Lawless joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Erskine.

82:47

Conrad Balatoni restarts play with the free kick.

82:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Haynes on Lee Mair.

80:40

The assistant referee signals for offside against Danny Haynes.

78:31

Christie Elliot replaces Lyle Taylor.

76:35

James Collins leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Haynes.

76:00

Header by Aaron Sinclair misses to the right of the target.

75:46

Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham from the right by-line.

75:19

Gary Fraser takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

73:13

Paul Heffernan challenges Prince Buaben unfairly and gives away a free kick.

71:03

Ryan McGivern crosses the ball in from the free kick.

70:48

Unfair challenge on Ryan McGivern by Kallum Higginbotham results in a free kick.

70:43

Kallum Higginbotham booked for unsporting behaviour.

67:46

Corner taken by Liam Craig from the left by-line.

66:50

The ball is sent over by Liam Craig.

65:50

Kallum Higginbotham produces a cross.

65:19

Paul Cairney leaves the field to be replaced by Liam Craig.

64:37

Unfair challenge on Lyle Taylor by Paul Hanlon results in a free kick.

64:14

Foul by Lyle Taylor on Jordon Forster, free kick awarded.

63:15

Lyle Taylor takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Ben Williams catches the ball.

61:57

Duncan Watmore scores with a right foot finish. Partick 2-1 Hibernian.Assist by Sam Stanton.

61:17

Jason Cummings leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Heffernan.

59:24

Kallum Higginbotham crosses the ball in from the free kick.

58:52

Free kick taken by Jordon Forster.

58:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordon Forster on Lyle Taylor.

57:37

Aaron Sinclair produces a cross.

55:58

Shot by Sam Stanton cleared the net.

54:12

Free kick taken by Ben Williams.

54:05

Foul by Kris Doolan on Paul Hanlon, free kick awarded.

51:04

Ben Williams takes the free kick.

50:48

Unfair challenge on Jason Cummings by Prince Buaben results in a free kick.

48:06

The ball is sent over by Kallum Higginbotham.

46:15

Corner taken by Sam Stanton.

45:56

Jason Cummings has an effort at goal. Fine finger tip save by Paul Gallacher.

The referee gets the second half started.

The half-time whistle blows.

43:00

Chris Erskine scores with a left foot finish. Partick 1-0 Hibernian.Assist on the goal came from Kris Doolan.

41:40

Jason Cummings delivers the ball.

38:50

James Collins takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.

36:45

Corner from the left by-line taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

35:37

Shot by Chris Erskine missed to the right of the target.

34:51

Chris Erskine has an effort at goal.

33:26

Gary Fraser restarts play with the free kick.

33:19

Paul Hanlon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lyle Taylor.

32:37

Corner taken by Paul Cairney from the left by-line.

31:36

Shot by Ryan McGivern.

30:28

Conrad Balatoni has an effort at goal. Ben Williams parries the effort to safety.

30:07

Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

27:38

Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

27:32

Lyle Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGivern.

25:59

Free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.

25:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lyle Taylor on Paul Hanlon.

24:38

Clearance by Ryan McGivern.

24:30

Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham from the right by-line.

22:17

Corner from the left by-line taken by Paul Cairney.

21:29

Michael Nelson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

21:07

Unfair challenge on Tom Taiwo by Prince Buaben results in a free kick.

19:26

Corner taken by Tom Taiwo.

16:21

Clearance by Lee Mair.

16:14

Corner from the left by-line taken by Paul Cairney.

11:55

Ryan McGivern crosses the ball.

10:03

Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

9:58

Unfair challenge on Sam Stanton by Kris Doolan results in a free kick.

9:45

Kallum Higginbotham produces a cross.

7:52

Ryan McGivern restarts play with the free kick.

7:35

Unfair challenge on Ryan McGivern by Kallum Higginbotham results in a free kick.

6:02

Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

5:26

The ball is swung over by Paul Cairney.

4:29

Corner taken by Paul Cairney from the left by-line.

3:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Hanlon on Lyle Taylor.

3:10

Lee Mair makes a clearance.

2:30

Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

2:13

Prince Buaben fouled by Paul Cairney, the ref awards a free kick.

0:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan McGivern on Lyle Taylor.

The game begins.

Match Preview

Bannigan's banned Partick midfielder Stuart Bannigan misses the Scottish Premiership visit of Hibernian through suspension. Bannigan picked up a one-match ban following his sixth single booking. Defender Aaron Muirhead again joins long-term absentees Isaac Osbourne (ankle) and Sean Welsh (groin) on the sidelines. Thistle player-coach Paul Gallacher is happy to keep Scott Fox out of the team - despite being responsible for the goalkeeper's development. Gallacher has made seven consecutive appearances even though Fox has now recovered from the injury that forced him out of the side. Gallacher was brought to Firhill on a dual role last summer and believes both he and Fox can push each other to higher standards if they continue to work together. The 34-year-old said: "It's fantastic to get a run of games. It's been a long time coming. Obviously Scott started the season and did fantastically well and got a Scotland call-up as well. "But a bit of misfortune on his part opened the door for me and I have come in and feel I have done reasonably well. I will just look to continue my form and hopefully stay in the team." Hibernian have an unchanged squad. On-loan Sunderland winger Duncan Watmore returned to action at Inverness on Wednesday following a foot injury but is not certain to feature, while Kevin Thomson is pushing for involvement. Midfielders Scott Robertson (knee) and Owain Tudur Jones (hamstring) remain on the sidelines while defender James McPake has returned to training following back surgery but is nowhere near playing. Manager Terry Butcher is still focused on the top six and is not worried about being drawn into the battle to avoid a relegation play-off. Hibs slipped four points off the top six on Wednesday night and have played a game more than St Johnstone, although they clash at McDiarmid Park before the split. But the former England captain insists he is not looking over his shoulder at the four teams who are embroiled in the scrap. "We don't look at that at all," Butcher said. "People might say: 'Well you should be'. But we always look up and try to catch teams. "We got our first clean sheet of 2014 on Wednesday night and we want to build on that. "I feel confident we can string together four good results or four wins, whatever it takes, to try and pip St Johnstone to the top six."

Formation:442Manager: Alan Archibald

Partick

Formation: 442Manager: Terry Butcher

Hibernian

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

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Form Guide

    LDDLWD
  • Partick
  • VS
  • Hibernian
  • LWDLDD

Last Meetings

  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 1
  • Partick
  • 07/12/2013
  • Partick
  • 0 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 07/10/2013
  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 2
  • Partick
  • 05/05/2004
  • Partick
  • 1 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 27/03/2004
  • Hibernian
  • 3 - 2
  • Partick
  • 03/01/2004
  • Partick
  • 0 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 04/10/2003

Top Scorers

Partick

  • K Doolan 7
  • L Taylor 5
  • K Higginbotham 4
  • S Lawless 4
  • G Fraser 1
  • C Balatoni 1
  • A Sinclair 1
  • C Erskine 1

Hibernian

  • J Collins 6
  • P Heffernan 4
  • L Craig 4
  • J Forster 3
  • M Nelson 2
  • S Robertson 1
  • D Haynes 1
  • L Stevenson 1
  • P Cairney 1
  • T Taiwo 1
  • P Hanlon 1
  • S Stanton 1

Goals

Partick

    • Total goals 74
    • Goals per game 29
  • 4 (For) 1 (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
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hibernian

    • Total goals 73
    • Goals per game 28
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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