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  • Date:07 Oct 2013
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Firhill Stadium
  • Attendance:4,521
Goal!

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The referee signals the end of the game.

92:09 +2.09

Lewis Stevenson is given a yellow card.

92:03 +2.03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christie Elliot by Lewis Stevenson.

90:56 +0.56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Stevenson by Christie Elliot.

89:36

Aaron Sinclair delivers the ball.

89:18

Sam Stanton replaces Scott Robertson.

88:25

Christie Elliot sends in a cross.

86:52

Foul by Stephen O'Donnell on Liam Craig, free kick awarded.

86:07

Corner taken by Ross Forbes.

86:01

Corner taken by Ross Forbes from the .

84:55

Stephen O'Donnell produces a cross.

84:51

Free kick taken by Stephen O'Donnell.

84:40

Unfair challenge on Ross Forbes by Owain Tudur Jones results in a free kick.

83:51

Free kick taken by Liam Craig.

83:38

Christie Elliot challenges Kevin Thomson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

78:48

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ross Forbes.

78:41

Ross Forbes replaces Kallum Higginbotham.

77:38

Unfair challenge on John Baird by Owain Tudur Jones results in a free kick.

77:25

Scott Robertson is adjudged to have handled the ball.

77:05

Sean Welsh is given a yellow card.

76:56

Sean Welsh challenges Kevin Thomson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

74:56

Header at goal by John Baird goes over the bar.

74:45

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

72:34

John Baird joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stuart Bannigan.

70:12

Ryan McGivern sends in a cross.

68:53

Liam Craig scores with a right foot finish. Partick 0-1 Hibernian.Abdellah Zoubir provided the assist for the goal.

67:02

Aaron Sinclair delivers the ball.

64:29

The ball is sent over by Ryan McGivern.

63:23

Steven Lawless leaves the field to be replaced by Christie Elliot.

62:29

(Hibernian) makes a substitution, with Abdellah Zoubir coming on for Tom Taiwo.

62:03

Owain Tudur Jones comes on in place of James Collins.

59:32

The ball is sent over by Sean Welsh.

59:28

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

59:20

Clearance by Paul Hanlon.

57:04

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

56:12

Aaron Sinclair crosses the ball in from the free kick.

55:33

Sean Welsh fouled by Scott Robertson, the ref awards a free kick.

54:03

Free kick taken by Aaron Muirhead.

53:47

Ryan McGivern gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Muirhead.

51:08

Scott Robertson concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Welsh.

49:41

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kris Doolan.

47:44

Kevin Thomson takes the free kick.

47:37

Foul by Sean Welsh on Kevin Thomson, free kick awarded.

45:30

Aaron Sinclair fouled by James Collins, the ref awards a free kick.

The second half kicks off.

The first half comes to an end.

44:32

Aaron Sinclair sends in a cross.

42:36

Aaron Sinclair takes a shot. Ben Williams catches the ball.

42:10

Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

40:37

Sean Welsh takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.

39:40

Header by Kris Doolan goes over the bar.

38:37

Conrad Balatoni restarts play with the free kick.

38:31

Scott Robertson challenges Isaac Osbourne unfairly and gives away a free kick.

37:37

Michael Nelson takes the free kick.

37:29

Foul by Isaac Osbourne on Kevin Thomson, free kick awarded.

36:27

Paul Heffernan takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

35:07

Free kick taken by Scott Robertson.

34:37

The ball is sent over by Aaron Sinclair.

33:20

Michael Nelson takes the free kick.

33:01

Foul by Conrad Balatoni on James Collins, free kick awarded.

31:17

Sean Welsh has an effort at goal. Ben Williams safely holds on.

30:00

Sean Welsh takes the free kick.

29:35

Foul by Aaron Muirhead on James Collins, free kick awarded.

28:02

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

26:50

Lewis Stevenson takes the free kick.

26:35

Foul by Aaron Sinclair on Scott Robertson, free kick awarded.

26:08

The ball is crossed by Aaron Sinclair.

23:26

Paul Heffernan delivers the ball.

22:47

Corner taken by Liam Craig.

21:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Collins by Sean Welsh.

20:40

Centre by Kallum Higginbotham.

19:09

Sean Welsh takes the free kick.

18:58

Ryan McGivern gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Doolan.

17:53

Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

17:46

Unfair challenge on Tom Taiwo by Aaron Sinclair results in a free kick.

17:15

Stephen O'Donnell sends in a cross.

15:55

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

14:28

Kris Doolan is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

12:07

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

11:46

Clearance made by Conrad Balatoni.

11:42

The ball is swung over by Ryan McGivern.

6:36

Paul Hanlon takes the free kick.

6:08

Free kick taken by Kevin Thomson.

5:38

Conrad Balatoni takes the free kick.

5:31

James Collins challenges Aaron Sinclair unfairly and gives away a free kick.

5:09

Sean Welsh takes a shot.

3:52

Ryan McGivern takes the free kick.

2:40

Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

2:28

Ryan McGivern fouled by Conrad Balatoni, the ref awards a free kick.

2:11

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

1:47

Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

1:35

Ryan McGivern manages to make a clearance.

The game kicks-off.

Match Preview

Welsh out to prove Hibs wrong Sean Welsh is relishing the prospect of leading Partick Thistle out against former club Hibernian on Monday knowing he has finally proved he can hold his own at the top level. The midfielder came through the youth ranks at Easter Road but failed to make a first team appearance before his departure in May 2012. The 23-year-old felt there were doubts over his ability during his time at the Edinburgh club but he insists he has shown he is good enough to play in the Scottish Premiership. "It will be a good moment," said the Partick skipper, who penned a 12-month contract extension in August. "It's good that the gaffer has made me captain here and I'm looking forward to walking out against the former club that didn't have faith in me and thought I couldn't do this. "I'm here to prove everyone wrong. I've done it so far and hopefully I can keep going. "People doubted me at that club and didn't trust me but I've shown that I'm good enough and I'm here now. "I always believed in myself and knew I could be here. I've just got to believe in myself again and play the way I can." Welsh says he never once doubted his own ability despite others not showing the same faith in him. He said: "I always believed in myself. I knew I was good enough. "I could see some players playing who I thought I could do better than. "But that's down to a manager's opinion. "I voiced my opinion to a few managers there but it's their choice who they put on that park and I wasn't given the chance. "They didn't think I was good enough or didn't trust me but that's their opinion and I'm past that. "I'm here and I'm happy and I'm showing everyone that I can play at this level and that's all that matters to me." Partick expect to have goalkeeper Scott Fox back in contention for Monday's clash after he missed last week's draw against St Johnstone with a foot injury. Stephen O'Donnell has a slight niggle but should also be fine. Hibernian hope to have Alan Maybury back for the encounter after he missed the club's defeat at Inverness with a knock but Paul Cairney (ankle) is not yet ready. Hibs midfielder Lewis Stevenson believes the current Easter Road squad is as strong a pool of players as he has ever played in. Stevenson made his Hibs debut in 2005 and came through the ranks with the likes of Scotland striker Steven Fletcher and just after internationals Scott Brown, Steven Whittaker and Kevin Thomson. The latter is now back at Hibernian and Stevenson feels the crop of experienced summer signings such as Owain Tudur Jones, James Collins and Paul Heffernan, allied with young players like Alex Harris, can help Hibs enjoy improved fortunes in the Scottish Premiership this season. The 25-year-old said: "I have been ever-present this season and it would be nice to keep that going but we have got a strong squad and things can change, players are coming back from injuries and everyone needs to be on their toes. "I honestly think we've got as strong a squad as we have had since I've been here. "When I first came there were a lot of players who went on to play in England and play for the Old Firm. "That was probably the best squad I have played with but I see a lot of players here with a lot of ability and young boys with a lot of potential so I don't see why we can't kick on and be as good as we were then." Hibs have recovered from a poor start to the season when they shipped nine goals against Malmo in the Europa League before losing their first two league games, although a six-match unbeaten run came to an abrupt halt at Inverness last weekend. Stevenson said: "A lot of players came in in the summer and it maybe took us a bit of time to gel. "I was never worried it wasn't going to happen after the first two games. Even the Motherwell and Hearts games could have gone either way. "I thought the manager was getting a lot of unneeded pressure. We are all going in the right direction and everyone was behind him so it's nice that we turned it round for him. "The players and people behind the scenes know he is doing a good job."

Formation:4231Manager: Alan Archibald

Partick

Formation: 442Manager: Pat Fenlon

Hibernian

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

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DLWLDD
  • Partick
  • VS
  • Hibernian
  • DWDWWL

Last Meetings

  • 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
  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 3
  • Partick
  • 24/05/2003
  • Partick
  • 0 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 15/03/2003

Top Scorers

Partick

  • K Doolan 2
  • S Lawless 2
  • R Forbes 1
  • K Higginbotham 1

Hibernian

  • P Heffernan 2
  • J Collins 2
  • L Craig 2
  • S Robertson 1

Goals

Partick

    • Total goals 17
    • Goals per game 8
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hibernian

    • Total goals 16
    • Goals per game 7
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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