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  • Date:16 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Firhill Stadium
  • Attendance:1,714
  • Doolan - pen (3)
  • Lawson (36)

Live Commentary

91:35 +1.35

Garry Wood takes a shot. Blocked by Patrick Boyle.


Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Paul Cairney.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Lawson on Chris Erskine. Direct free kick taken by Paul Cairney.


Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Paul Lawson. Scott Boyd produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.


Foul by Scott Boyd on Shaun Fraser, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Conrad Balatoni.


Paul Cairney is caught offside. Free kick taken by Michael McGovern.


Chris Erskine produces a cross, clearance made by Marc Fitzpatrick.


Kris Doolan takes a shot. Clearance by Scott Boyd.


Martin Grehan goes off and Shaun Fraser comes on.


Andrew Barrowman crosses the ball, William Kinniburgh manages to make a clearance. Paul Lawson takes a outswinging corner.


Foul by Paul Cairney on Paul Lawson, free kick awarded. The referee shows Paul Cairney a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Jonathan Flynn restarts play with the free kick.


Paul Lawson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Cairney. David Rowson takes the free kick.


Kris Doolan takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern.


The ball is crossed by Martin Grehan.


Jason Marr produces a cross, blocked by Conrad Balatoni.


Corner taken by Paul Lawson from the right by-line, Scott Boyd takes a shot.


Garry Wood joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steven Craig.


Foul by David Rowson on Michael Gardyne, free kick awarded. David Rowson booked for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Paul Lawson.


Paul Cairney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Miller. Michael McGovern takes the direct free kick.


Patrick Boyle produces a cross, clearance made by Stuart Kettlewell.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Cairney by Steven Craig. Free kick taken by William Kinniburgh.


Jason Marr takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.


The assistant referee signals for offside against Andrew Barrowman. Conrad Balatoni restarts play with the free kick.


Jason Marr on for Iain Vigurs.


Michael Gardyne crosses the ball, Effort from the edge of the box by Steven Craig goes wide of the left-hand upright.


Jamie Campbell produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and strikes the post.


Jamie Campbell sends in a cross. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Paul Cairney, Michael McGovern makes a clearance.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Barrowman by Alan Archibald. Paul Lawson scores a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Partick 1-1 Ross County.


Martin Grehan is ruled offside. Scott Boyd restarts play with the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Craig on Paul Cairney. Paul Cairney takes the free kick.


The ball is swung over by Iain Vigurs, David Rowson makes a clearance.


Jamie Campbell delivers the ball, clearance by Stuart Kettlewell.


Steven Craig delivers the ball.


Jamie Campbell concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Boyd. Iain Vigurs takes the direct free kick.


Michael Gardyne fouled by William Kinniburgh, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Iain Vigurs, clearance made by Alan Archibald.


Michael Gardyne is caught offside. Scott Fox takes the direct free kick.


Andrew Barrowman takes a shot. Alan Archibald gets a block in. Corner taken by Iain Vigurs.


David Rowson fouled by Stuart Kettlewell, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Archibald takes the direct free kick.


Unfair challenge on Steven Craig by Paul Cairney results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Miller.


Steven Craig takes a shot. Save by Scott Fox. Corner from right by-line taken by Iain Vigurs.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Erskine by Iain Vigurs. Iain Vigurs goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. David Rowson takes the direct free kick.


Patrick Boyle challenges Paul Lawson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Miller restarts play with the free kick. Unfair challenge on Michael Gardyne by William Kinniburgh results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Lawson.


The ball is crossed by Andrew Barrowman.


Corner taken by Iain Vigurs from the right by-line, clearance made by William Kinniburgh.


Steven Craig is penalised for a handball. Penalty taken left-footed by Kris Doolan and scored. Partick 1-0 Ross County.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Cairney by Gary Miller. Alan Archibald takes the free kick.


Martin Grehan challenges Jonathan Flynn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael McGovern restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

McNamara at the helm Partick Thistle will have former Celtic and Scotland defender Jackie McNamara in charge for the visit of ALBA Challenge Cup winners Ross County following the shock resignation of manager Ian McCall. The Jags welcome back exciting youngster Jamie Campbell and are hoping that Chris Erskine shakes off a hamstring problem to play. However, Simon Donnelly, Ryan MacBeth, Iain Flannigan, John Robertson, Bryan Hodge and McNamara himself have all been ruled out through injury. Relegation-threatened Ross County have skipper Richard Brittain suspended and defender Darren McCormack remains sidelined through injury. Dingwall manager Jimmy Calderwood was left perplexed by his opposite number Ian McCall's resignation. He said: "Thistle had a really good win at Falkirk last weekend and I was expecting him to be at Firhill but I do not expect too many changes in their line up. "It is not a surprise that Jackie is in charge as he has a great pedigree in the game." Calderwood said of his own team: "We have not won two games in a row all season and if we show the same standard of performance as we did last Sunday against Queen of the South we may well just beat that poor record."

Formation:532Manager: Ian McCall


Formation: 442Manager:

Ross County

  • Scott Fox
  • Jamie Campbell
  • William Kinniburgh
  • Conrad Balatoni
  • Alan Archibald
  • Patrick Boyle
  • Paul Cairney
  • David Rowson
  • Chris Erskine
  • Martin Grehan
  • Kris Doolan
  • SUBS
  • Ryan Scully
  • Jordan McGrotty
  • Ross McGeough
  • Shaun Fraser
  • Thomas Stewart



Match Report

McNamara begins with point Jackie McNamara's first game as Partick's caretaker manager ended in a 1-1 home draw with relegation-threatened Ross County. McNamara, who was appointed until the end of the season on Friday after Ian McCall's resignation, saw his reign start perfectly when Kris Doolan gave Thistle a fourth-minute lead, converting a penalty following Steven Craig's handball. The advantage lasted until eight minutes before half-time as County's Paul Lawson equalised with a stunning 20-yard free-kick. Partick were nearly back in front three minutes later when Jamie Campbell's long-range effort struck a post. County struck the woodwork themselves after 68 minutes, Scott Boyd nodding against the bar, before Doolan came close to winning it for Thistle when his close-range header was saved by goalkeeper Michael McGovern.

Form Guide

  • Partick
  • VS
  • Ross County

Last Meetings

  • Ross County
  • 0 - 0
  • Partick
  • 26/02/2011
  • Partick
  • 1 - 1
  • Ross County
  • 11/12/2010
  • Ross County
  • 0 - 2
  • Partick
  • 02/10/2010
  • Ross County
  • 1 - 2
  • Partick
  • 24/04/2010
  • Partick
  • 2 - 1
  • Ross County
  • 27/02/2010
  • Ross County
  • 2 - 2
  • Partick
  • 24/10/2009

Top Scorers


  • K Doolan 11
  • C Erskine 6
  • I Flannigan 4
  • P Boyle 3
  • S Fraser 2
  • P Paton 1
  • W Kinniburgh 1
  • B Hodge 1
  • M Grehan 1
  • C Balatoni 1
  • J Campbell 1

Ross County

  • A Barrowman 5
  • S Craig 2
  • M Gardyne 2
  • I Vigurs 2
  • S Boyd 2
  • G Wood 2
  • J Flynn 2
  • G Miller 1
  • S Milne 1
  • P Di Giacomo 1
  • R Brittain 1
  • J Marr 1



    • Total goals 69
    • Goals per game 36
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Ross County

    • Total goals 57
    • Goals per game 24
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins