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  • Date:18 Jan 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Firhill Stadium
  • Attendance:4,092
  • Higginbotham (3)
  • Muirhead (90)

Live Commentary

92:20 +2.20

Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.

The referee ends the match.

92:02 +2.02

William Gros challenges Kallum Higginbotham unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90:51 +0.51

Robbie Muirhead slots the ball right footed into the goal. Partick 1-1 Kilmarnock.


Aaron Sinclair is sent off by the referee for serious foul play.


Unfair challenge on William Gros by Aaron Sinclair results in a Penalty.


Manuel Pascali gets a header at goal. Paul Gallacher parries the effort to safety.


William Gros takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Mair.


Kris Boyd takes a shot.


Christie Elliot on for Steven Lawless.


Sammy Clingan takes the free kick.


Stephen O'Donnell concedes a free kick for a foul on Greg Kiltie.


Rory McKenzie leaves the field to be replaced by William Gros.


Aaron Muirhead on for Gary Fraser.


Steven Lawless has an effort at goal. Craig Samson catches the ball.


Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.


Sammy Clingan fouled by Stuart Bannigan, the ref awards a free kick.


Free kick crossed by Robbie Muirhead.


Foul by Stephen O'Donnell on Greg Kiltie, free kick awarded.


Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.


Jackson Irvine concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Sinclair.


Manuel Pascali is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.


James Craigen takes the chance to get an effort at goal.


Stephen O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.


Foul by Kris Boyd on Stephen O'Donnell, free kick awarded.


Lee Ashcroft restarts play with the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Sinclair on Kris Boyd.


Free kick taken by Lee Mair.


Foul by Kris Boyd on Lee Mair, free kick awarded.

The second half kicks off.


Greg Kiltie is brought on as a substitute for Chris Johnston.

The referee blows for half time.


Rory McKenzie is ruled offside.


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


Foul by Sammy Clingan on Lyle Taylor, free kick awarded.


Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.


Unfair challenge on Kris Boyd by Lee Mair results in a free kick.


Kallum Higginbotham takes the chance to get an effort at goal.


Unfair challenge on Lee Ashcroft by Lyle Taylor results in a free kick.


Robbie Muirhead shown a yellow card.


Free kick crossed by Kallum Higginbotham.


Stuart Bannigan fouled by Jackson Irvine, the ref awards a free kick.


Strike on goal comes in from Sammy Clingan from the free kick. Paul Gallacher catches the ball.


Lee Mair concedes a free kick for a foul on Kris Boyd.


Craig Samson manages to make a clearance.


Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham.


The assistant referee flags for offside against Lyle Taylor.


Manuel Pascali restarts play with the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Lyle Taylor on Jackson Irvine.


Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Mair on Kris Boyd.


Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham.


Paul Gallacher takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Mair by Kris Boyd.


Stephen O'Donnell takes a fantastic shot and cleared the bar.


Kallum Higginbotham scores with a right foot finish. Partick 1-0 Kilmarnock.


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

The referee gets the game underway.

Match Preview

Doolan welcomes competition Partick striker Kris Doolan is happy to fight for his spot in the team after being displaced by loan player Lyle Taylor. Doolan has been an ever-present in the Scottish Premiership this season and is Thistle's top scorer with seven goals. But the 27-year-old has had to settle for appearances off the bench in the last three matches after Taylor arrived from Sheffield United to hit three goals in as many games. Doolan also looks likely to be benched at home to Kilmarnock on Saturday after former Falkirk man Taylor struck twice against Ross County last weekend. But he said: "There's competition all over the pitch but that's healthy in any team and it can only make you a better player. I'm happy to keep fighting for my place. "Obviously I want to be playing but Lyle has come in and started great and I was delighted to see him get off the mark. "I'll bide my time until I'm needed and I'll be ready." Doolan understood why he was rested for the New Year's Day defeat at Celtic Park. "The games were thick and fast and it is a big task up front by yourself, you need to put in a power of work," said Doolan, whose solo goal against Hibernian was this week named SPFL goal of the month. "But between the two of us there are plenty of goals, whether one of us or both of us are playing, there will be goals." Manager Alan Archibald admitted it was difficult to leave Doolan out but he has assured the player he is central to his plans. Archibald said: "It was hard. When Lyle first came we gave him a run-out to get games and then he gave us that wee bit extra, and then he scored. He has given us a new dimension to be honest. "To be fair to Kris it has probably given him a chance to get a rest. Not that he would want a rest but there's been a big onus on him this season to perform in every game and produce the goods for us, which he has done. "Kris knows he is a big part of my plans. He was one of the first guys I wanted to sign (on an extended contract) when I got the job and he'll come again. No doubt he will start a game in the near future." Lee Mair could make his Partick debut against Kilmarnock after signing from St Mirren. Midfielder Stuart Bannigan returns from following his red card against Hearts, but he will miss the midweek visit of St Johnstone through suspension as it was his second dismissal of the season. Kilmarnock midfielder James Fowler has returned to training following a knee injury. Ismael Bouzid (knee) is also nearing a return but Darren Barr (hip) has been ruled out for a further two months. David Silva picked up another knock in training and will miss out again, but Jackson Irvine returns from illness. Irvine is happy to continue his learning curve at Kilmarnock after recovering from a harsh introduction to the Scottish Premiership. The Celtic player recently extended his loan spell until the end of the season after maturing in the high-pressure environment of Rugby Park. The Australian made a costly blunder at Fir Park in August when his fresh-air swipe allowed John Sutton to net a winner for Motherwell but he learned quickly from the error. The 20-year-old said: "I wanted to stay and keep trying to play every week and keep growing as a player. "In terms of playing games, there's lots of things you learn. You deal with criticism, not just from the press but the fans, and getting in tough situations like making mistakes. "Obviously I had my blunder against Motherwell at the start of the season. If I did that in an under-20s game it would have gone unnoticed, but when you make a mistake here you get punished for it. "You don't want to disappoint the fans and the team-mates. It's a different level of pressure and that's just as important as the technical side of the game, learning to deal with that on the park." Irvine forced himself to watch the mistake on television. "I didn't want to see it again but you have to pin-point what went wrong," he said. "At the same time, everyone makes mistakes, from the top to junior football. But the scrutiny at this level is a lot harsher. I've had to deal with it pretty early in my career and that's a good thing. "Luckily enough I haven't had anything like that again. The experienced players told me not to dwell on it because you will be nervous. That's how you learn - put it out your mind."

Formation:4231Manager: Alan Archibald


Formation: 4231Manager: Allan Johnston


  • Paul Gallacher
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • Conrad Balatoni
  • Lee Mair
  • Aaron Sinclair
  • James Craigen
  • Gary Fraser
  • Steven Lawless
  • Stuart Bannigan
  • Kallum Higginbotham
  • Lyle Taylor
  • SUBS
  • Aaron Muirhead
  • Kris Doolan
  • Ross Forbes
  • Christie Elliot
  • Jordan McMillan
  • David Wilson
  • Marc Waters



Match Report

Form Guide

  • Partick
  • VS
  • Kilmarnock

Last Meetings

  • Kilmarnock
  • 2 - 1
  • Partick
  • 21/12/2013
  • Partick
  • 1 - 1
  • Kilmarnock
  • 21/09/2013
  • Partick
  • 2 - 2
  • Kilmarnock
  • 15/05/2004
  • Kilmarnock
  • 2 - 1
  • Partick
  • 14/02/2004
  • Partick
  • 2 - 4
  • Kilmarnock
  • 22/11/2003
  • Kilmarnock
  • 2 - 1
  • Partick
  • 16/08/2003

Top Scorers


  • K Doolan 7
  • S Lawless 4
  • L Taylor 3
  • R Forbes 1
  • K Higginbotham 1
  • A Sinclair 1


  • K Boyd 12
  • C Johnston 3
  • B Nicholson 2
  • S Clohessy 2
  • R McKenzie 2
  • S Clingan 1
  • D Barr 1
  • J Irvine 1



    • Total goals 56
    • Goals per game 20
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 60
    • Goals per game 24
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins