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John Baird fouled by Keith Lasley, the ref awards a free kick.
The match has reached full-time.
Paul Lawson takes a shot. Scott Fox makes a block.
Corner taken by Ross Forbes.
Free kick taken by Lionel Ainsworth.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Lawson by Stuart Bannigan.
Simon Ramsden restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Kris Doolan on Stephen McManus, free kick awarded.
Corner taken by Ross Forbes from the right by-line.
James Craigen takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Dan Twardzik makes a block.
Ross Forbes restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Forbes by Paul Lawson.
Robert McHugh joins the action as a substitute, replacing James McFadden.
Corner taken by Keith Lasley from the right by-line.
James McFadden makes a clearance.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Ross Forbes.
Paul Lawson replaces Stuart Carswell.
The assistant referee signals for offside against James McFadden.
Dan Twardzik restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Carswell by Aaron Sinclair.
Free kick taken by James Craigen.
Keith Lasley challenges James Craigen unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Lionel Ainsworth takes a shot. Scott Fox parries the effort to safety.
Stuart Bannigan takes the free kick.
Simon Ramsden challenges John Baird unfairly and gives away a free kick.
John Sutton scores with their right foot. Partick 1-5 Motherwell.Iain Vigurs provided the assist for the goal.
John Baird has a headed effort at goal. Dan Twardzik safely holds on.
Steven Hammell crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Keith Lasley by Kallum Higginbotham results in a free kick.
Scott Fox takes the free kick.
James McFadden challenges Gabriel Piccolo unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Foul by Keith Lasley on John Baird, free kick awarded.
Steven Lawless leaves the field to be replaced by John Baird.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Carswell by James Craigen.
The official flags Kris Doolan offside.
Stuart Carswell takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Carswell by Steven Lawless.
John Sutton is brought on as a substitute for Henri Anier.
Lionel Ainsworth slots the ball right footed into the goal. Partick 1-4 Motherwell.Assist by Keith Lasley.
Shot by Ross Forbes. Dan Twardzik parries the effort to safety.
Stuart Bannigan restarts play with the free kick.
Keith Lasley challenges Steven Lawless unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Foul by James McFadden on Conrad Balatoni, free kick awarded.
Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth from the right by-line.
Shot by James McFadden. Scott Fox parries the effort to safety.
The referee gets the second half started.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McFadden by Ross Forbes.
Header by James Craigen goes over the bar.
Keith Lasley fouled by Steven Lawless, the ref awards a free kick.
Conrad Balatoni restarts play with the free kick.
Conrad Balatoni fouled by James McFadden, the ref awards a free kick.
James McFadden scores with their left foot. Partick 1-3 Motherwell.The assist for the goal came from Zaine Francis-Angol.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Ross Forbes.
Ross Forbes has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Lawless by Simon Ramsden.
Scott Fox restarts play with the free kick.
Christie Elliot leaves the field to be replaced by Ross Forbes.
Iain Vigurs takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gabriel Piccolo on Zaine Francis-Angol.
Free kick taken by Gabriel Piccolo.
James McFadden gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gabriel Piccolo.
Free kick taken by Dan Twardzik.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kallum Higginbotham on James McFadden.
Zaine Francis-Angol grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Partick 1-2 Motherwell.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Lionel Ainsworth.
Stephen McManus takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kris Doolan on Stephen McManus.
Zaine Francis-Angol is caught offside.
Keith Lasley scores a right footed goal. Partick 1-1 Motherwell.Assist by Lionel Ainsworth.
Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth.
Steven Lawless takes a shot. Dan Twardzik parries the effort to safety.
Corner taken by Aaron Sinclair.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Aaron Sinclair.
Steven Lawless scores with their left foot. Partick 1-0 Motherwell.The assist for the goal came from James Craigen.
Free kick crossed by Aaron Sinclair.
Iain Vigurs concedes a free kick for a foul on Kallum Higginbotham.
The referee blows for offside against James McFadden.
The game kicks-off.
Balatoni: Confidence is fine
Partick Thistle defender Conrad Balatoni insists confidence is not a problem as they bid to end an eight-game run without victory when they host Motherwell on Sunday.
Alan Archibald's side are still searching for their first home win in the Scottish Premiership after they were held to a goalless draw against Inverness on Boxing Day.
But Balatoni was encouraged by the number of chances they created and the fact they kept a clean sheet.
The centre-back told his club's official website: "It hasn't been an issue, everyone's confident, it's just the results haven't been coming.
"We've been performing well and we just haven't been getting the breaks and conceding silly goals, it's not good.
"Obviously it might have a wee effect but the gaffer and Scott (Paterson) try and keep our confidence up and we have to go into each game confident and believing in ourselves. We've got a really good bunch of guys and we're all confident in our ability."
Balatoni is continuing to look ahead after Thistle once again missed a series of chances in their game against Inverness, days after doing the same in a 2-1 loss to Kilmarnock.
The former Hearts trainee said: "Christmas is a big period with loads of games in it. We were disappointed with how things went against Kilmarnock but we got a point against Inverness and it's a busy period with loads of games to play and plenty of points to pick up. It gives you the chance to move up the table.
"We've got to take our chances and continue to keep things tight and hopefully we'll start picking up some wins.
"Motherwell are a good side and we've got to take the performance from the Inverness match, especially defensively, into that game. We'll take confidence from the display and the way we defended."
Motherwell manager Stuart McCall has told his players that their lofty league position means nothing at this stage of the season.
McCall hailed the character of his squad on Boxing Day after they moved into second spot in the Scottish Premiership after bouncing back from adversity.
Motherwell began December on the back of one of the worst results in their history - a William Hill Scottish Cup defeat by League Two strugglers Albion Rovers - and followed that with a 5-0 home defeat by Celtic.
But they go into the final game of 2013 against Partick Thistle at Firhill on Sunday in second place following three consecutive wins.
After battling to victory against Ross County, they swept St Mirren aside 3-0 and kept the run going with an impressive 1-0 win at Aberdeen on Boxing Day.
But McCall does not want his team to be distracted by their league placing ahead of games against Thistle, St Johnstone and Inverness in the space of seven days.
McCall told MFCTV: "It means nothing at this stage. We have three more games in this festive period.
"It's the amount of points you amass that is important. We don't get carried away by league tables, especially when it's so tight. They can fluctuate from one week to another.
"The main thing was to go up there and win the game and it's a great tribute to the squad."
McCall added: "It's a terrific three points, three wins on the trot as well but it's a low profile from us because football can change so quickly, as it has proved in the last month.
"But I think what it has proved, after the two defeats we had and the flak that came our way, and rightly so, I think lesser squads might have crumbled.
"But they have shown a backbone and that's all important.
"We said we had a good dressing room and they have come out and shown that."
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