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

Live Commentary

93mins

Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.

93mins

The referee ends the match.

93mins

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

91mins

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

89mins

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

89mins

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

84mins

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

84mins

William Gros takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Mair.

83mins

Kris Boyd takes a shot.

80mins

Christie Elliot on for Steven Lawless.

79mins

Sammy Clingan takes the free kick.

79mins

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

76mins

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

75mins

Aaron Muirhead on for Gary Fraser.

71mins

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

63mins

Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.

63mins

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

60mins

Free kick crossed by Robbie Muirhead.

59mins

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

57mins

Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.

56mins

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

52mins

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

51mins

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

48mins

Stephen O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.

48mins

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

47mins

Lee Ashcroft restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

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

46mins

Free kick taken by Lee Mair.

46mins

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

46mins

The second half kicks off.

46mins

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

44mins

The referee blows for half time.

44mins

Rory McKenzie is ruled offside.

41mins

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

36mins

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

36mins

Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.

36mins

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

33mins

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

33mins

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

32mins

Robbie Muirhead shown a yellow card.

30mins

Free kick crossed by Kallum Higginbotham.

30mins

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

26mins

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

25mins

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

24mins

Craig Samson manages to make a clearance.

24mins

Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

21mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lyle Taylor.

19mins

Manuel Pascali restarts play with the free kick.

19mins

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

16mins

Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.

16mins

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

14mins

Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

8mins

Paul Gallacher takes the free kick.

8mins

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

6mins

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

3mins

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

2mins

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

Partick

Formation: 4231Manager: Allan Johnston

Kilmarnock

  • 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

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LDLLWD
  • Partick
  • VS
  • Kilmarnock
  • LWWLWL

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

Partick

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

Kilmarnock

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

Goals

Partick

    • 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

Kilmarnock

    • 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

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