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  • Date:10 May 2014
  • Kick-off:12:15
  • Venue:Firhill Stadium
  • Attendance:4,390
  • Taylor (50) Moncur (72)
  • Slew (21) Arquin (47)
    De Leeuw (76)

Live Commentary

92:43 +2.43

Alex Cooper leaves the field to be replaced by Marc Klok.

The referee ends the match.

91:43 +1.43

Conrad Balatoni shown a yellow card.


Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham.


Free kick crossed by Gary Fraser.


Foul by Graham Carey on Christie Elliot, free kick awarded.


Darren Maatsen challenges Jordan McMillan unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Kallum Higginbotham goes into the referee's book.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graham Carey by Kallum Higginbotham.


Free kick taken by Mark Brown.


Jordan Slew leaves the field to be replaced by Darren Maatsen.


Unfair challenge on Rocco Quinn by Lyle Taylor results in a free kick.


Melvin De Leeuw scores with a left foot finish. Partick 2-3 Ross County.


Corner taken by Graham Carey from the left by-line.


Gary Fraser takes the chance to get an effort at goal.


George Moncur scores with a left foot finish. Partick 2-2 Ross County.Assist on the goal came from Lyle Taylor.


Melvin De Leeuw joins the action as a substitute, replacing Yoann Arquin.


Chris Erskine leaves the field to be replaced by George Moncur.


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


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


Filip Kiss is shown a yellow card.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Filip Kiss on Gabriel Piccolo.


Free kick taken by Conrad Balatoni.


Foul by Yoann Arquin on Conrad Balatoni, free kick awarded.


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


Lyle Taylor is ruled offside.


Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot. Mark Brown blocks the ball.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Yoann Arquin on Jordan McMillan.


Lyle Taylor heads the ball into the goal. Partick 1-2 Ross County.Assist on the goal came from Christie Elliot.

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

The referee blows for half time.

48:32 +3.32

Header by Conrad Balatoni misses to the right of the target.

48:19 +3.19

Corner taken by Gary Fraser.

47:29 +2.29

Mark Brown takes the free kick.


Free kick taken by Graham Carey. Yoann Arquin scores. Partick 0-2 Ross County.


Free kick taken by Graham Carey. Yoann Arquin grabs a goal with a headed effort. Partick 0-2 Ross County.

47:13 +2.13

Graham Carey fouled by Lyle Taylor, the ref awards a free kick.


Chris Erskine concedes a free kick for a foul on Graham Carey.


Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.


Jordan Slew is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

45:14 +0.14

(Partick) makes a substitution, with Paul Gallacher coming on for Scott Fox.


Steven Lawless on for Gabriel Piccolo.


Kallum Higginbotham crosses the ball in from the free kick.


Ben Gordon challenges Christie Elliot unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Gary Fraser takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.


Corner taken by Alex Cooper.


Corner taken by Gary Fraser from the right by-line.


Gabriel Piccolo takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.


James Craigen takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.


Jordan Slew scores a left footed goal. Partick 0-1 Ross County.Assist on the goal came from Rocco Quinn.


Gary Fraser takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.


Yann Songo'o takes the free kick.


Kallum Higginbotham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Filip Kiss.


Jordan Slew takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.


Graham Carey takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by James Craigen on Filip Kiss.


Corner from the right by-line taken by Graham Carey.


Graham Carey crosses the ball in from the free kick.


Gabriel Piccolo concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Slew.

The referee gets the game started.

Match Preview

Taylor-Sinclair set for move south Partick Thistle left-back Aaron Taylor-Sinclair is destined for a summer move to England, according to manager Alan Archibald. The left-back has been linked with Celtic and Aberdeen but Archibald expects him to move further afield when his contract expires after Saturday's game against Ross County. Thistle will miss out on compensation as the age limit is 23 for cross-border moves rather than 24 for internal transfers, but Archibald will remain grateful for the defender's contribution. "I think Aaron's going to go," said Archibald, who is expected to have an unchanged squad. "He has said that all along. He's been a credit to himself, his family and the club in the way he has carried out his business on the pitch. "He's stated that he wants to go and play down south. We wish him all the best, he's a true professional. I think he has only missed one game this year, through suspension. "He turned 23 last month so we'll lose out on that (compensation) but we have had three great years from him. He has barely missed a training session or a game." Taylor-Sinclair can have a memorable farewell at Firhill as Thistle bid to stay in seventh place in the Scottish Premiership. "Our remit was to stay in the league and we have done that fantastically well," Archibald said. "And now we have the chance to finish seventh, which would surpass any expectation. "It makes a massive difference. The chairman has already said that any more money we get will go right back into the player budget. So it can only help us to move forward. "It could be the difference between getting an extra player or someone we thought we couldn't afford." Some of the extra money is set to go Archibald's way after Jags chairman David Beattie stated his manager would be handed an improved contract after they secured their top-flight status with a 4-2 win at Hearts on Wednesday. Archibald joked: "The first I heard about a new deal was on the TV last night but I'll be holding him to it." The Thistle boss has impressed with the way he has guided a young group of players to safety while playing the expansive, passing football that got them promoted. "We have stuck to our principles and our beliefs and our young players," the 36-year-old said. "We've got a young group and umpteen people have come up to me in the street and said 'stop doing this, stop doing that, this is the way to go'. But you've got to always stick by your beliefs. "As soon as you change the way you want to do things and start doing it someone else's way, you're only going to fail." Ross County midfielder Filip Kiss has refused to rule out a return to Dingwall after the end of his loan stint. The Slovakian international is due to return to parent club Cardiff after his final Staggies run-out away to Partick on Saturday. But with the Bluebirds' relegation from the Barclays Premiership now confirmed, Kiss is unsure what boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has in plan for him. However, the 23-year-old has enjoyed his spell in the Highlands so much he is willing to listen to any offer County boss Derek Adams is prepared to make. He said: "I'm just focused on the last game with County. After that I have to go back to Cardiff, so we will see what happens after that. "You never know what might happen. I would love to come back because I have been treated so well here." County were second bottom of the Scottish Premiership at the turn of the year and appeared destined to finish in the relegation play-offs. But Kiss was one of seven new arrivals signed in January who have helped turn their season around. The 1-0 win over Hibernian on Wednesday confirmed the team's survival for the second season running. Now Kiss wants to repay Adams and the rest of the County coaching staff for the faith shown in him by helping them to finish as the best of the bottom six. Kiss said: "I've got a real connection with this club. They have treated me well and I've enjoyed my time here. It is completely different to my situation at Cardiff, where I wasn't getting an opportunity. "I'm grateful for the chance to play here and it has helped me improve as a player and a person as well. Now I want to give them back as much as I can. "There is still a lot to play for as we can move up to finish in seventh or eighth so I'm looking forward to the game with Partick."

Formation:4141Manager: Alan Archibald


Formation: 442Manager: Derek Adams

Ross County

  • Scott Fox
  • Jordan McMillan
  • Lee Mair
  • Gabriel Piccolo
  • Conrad Balatoni
  • Gary Fraser
  • Christie Elliot
  • James Craigen
  • Kallum Higginbotham
  • Chris Erskine
  • Lyle Taylor
  • SUBS
  • Steven Lawless
  • Paul Gallacher
  • George Moncur
  • Dale Keenan
  • David Wilson
  • Declan McDaid
  • Simon Colina Dominguez



Match Report

Form Guide

  • Partick
  • VS
  • Ross County

Last Meetings

  • Ross County
  • 1 - 1
  • Partick
  • 01/03/2014
  • Partick
  • 3 - 3
  • Ross County
  • 11/01/2014
  • Ross County
  • 1 - 3
  • Partick
  • 10/08/2013

Top Scorers


  • K Doolan 11
  • K Higginbotham 7
  • L Taylor 6
  • S Lawless 4
  • L Mair 2
  • G Fraser 2
  • A Sinclair 2
  • C Erskine 2
  • J McMillan 1
  • C Balatoni 1
  • C Elliot 1

Ross County

  • M De Leeuw 8
  • F Kiss 6
  • R Brittain 5
  • G Carey 3
  • Y Arquin 3
  • Y Songo'o 3
  • S Kettlewell 2
  • R Quinn 2
  • S Boyd 1
  • B Gordon 1
  • S Saunders 1
  • A Cooper 1
  • D Maatsen 1



    • Total goals 106
    • Goals per game 44
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 12 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Ross County

    • Total goals 103
    • Goals per game 41
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins