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  • Date:21 Jan 2014
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Firhill Stadium
  • Attendance:2,719

Live Commentary

The referee brings the game to a close.


Corner from the left by-line taken by Ross Forbes.


Kris Doolan takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.


Ross Forbes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kallum Higginbotham.


Shot by Chris Erskine went over the net.


(St Johnstone) makes a substitution, with Gary Miller coming on for Patrick Cregg.


Kallum Higginbotham restarts play with the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael O'Halloran on Christie Elliot.


Chris Erskine has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.


Lee Croft leaves the field to be replaced by Gary Miller.


Christie Elliot is brought on as a substitute for James Craigen.


Shot comes in from David Mackay from the free kick which clears the target.


Unfair challenge on David Wotherspoon by James Craigen results in a free kick.


A cross is delivered by Chris Millar.


David Mackay restarts play with the free kick.


Chris Erskine challenges Chris Millar unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Free kick taken by Gary Fraser.


Patrick Cregg challenges Chris Erskine unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Steven Lawless leaves the field to be replaced by Kris Doolan.


James Craigen takes the free kick.


James Craigen concedes a free kick for a foul on Stevie May.


James Craigen takes a shot.


The referee shows Steven Anderson a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.


Steven Anderson challenges Kallum Higginbotham unfairly and gives away a free kick.


James Craigen takes the free kick.


Unfair challenge on Lyle Taylor by Steven Anderson results in a free kick.


Corner taken by David Wotherspoon.


Corner taken by Lee Croft.


Tom Scobbie takes the free kick.


Lee Mair challenges Stevie May unfairly and gives away a free kick.


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


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

The second half begins.

The match has reached half-time.

45:07 +0.07

Free kick taken by Tom Scobbie.


Stevie May fouled by Lee Mair, the ref awards a free kick.


Steven Anderson makes a clearance.


Free kick crossed by Kallum Higginbotham.


Lee Croft challenges Jordan McMillan unfairly and gives away a free kick.


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


Shot comes in from Lyle Taylor from the free kick. A parry by Steve Banks prevents the goal.


The referee shows Frazer Wright a yellow card.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Erskine by Frazer Wright.


Clearance by Tom Scobbie.


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


Free kick crossed by Kallum Higginbotham.


Jordan McMillan fouled by Chris Millar, the ref awards a free kick.


Stevie May scores with their right foot. Partick 0-1 St Johnstone.Assist by David Wotherspoon.


The ball is swung over by Lee Croft.


Free kick taken by David Mackay.


Foul by Jordan McMillan on Gary McDonald, free kick awarded.


Conrad Balatoni restarts play with the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan McMillan by Lee Croft.


The ball is sent over by Tom Scobbie.


Shot by Jordan McMillan missed to the right of the net.


David Wotherspoon delivers the ball.


David Mackay restarts play with the free kick.


Lee Croft fouled by Jordan McMillan, the ref awards a free kick.


Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Croft.


Stephen O'Donnell manages to make a clearance.


The official flags Gary McDonald offside.


Gary Fraser has a direct shot on goal from the free kick. Patrick Cregg gets a block in.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Millar on Chris Erskine.


Paul Gallacher takes the free kick.


David Mackay crosses the ball in from the free kick.


Foul by Kallum Higginbotham on Lee Croft, free kick awarded.

The referee gets the game underway.

Match Preview

Mair: We need to be more streetwise New Partick defender Lee Mair believes the Jags need to show more savvy if they are to end their miserable record at home. The Jags have not tasted victory in a league match for nine months and blew their latest chance to end that long wait for a Firhill win when they allowed Kilmarnock to snatch a last-gasp equaliser on Saturday. That Scottish Premiership match was former St Mirren defender Mair's first glance at his new team-mates and the 33-year-old believes they need to learn to be more cunning when it comes to seeing games out, starting against St Johnstone when they visit Maryhill on Tuesday. "I can't understand why Thistle have struggled at home all season," said the centre-half after seeing his new side drop into the relegation play-off spot. "Having seen the way we played against Killie, we should have been out of sight by half-time. "Maybe we just need to add a bit of ruthlessness in front of goal and be a bit more streetwise. We've got St Johnstone on Tuesday and it's important we learn lessons quickly, especially with where we are in the table." Mair found himself frozen out of the Saints line-up by Buddies boss Danny Lennon before being finally released last week. But he was relieved to be back in action, saying: "It was good to get back to playing on Saturday and to get another 90 minutes under my belt. "It all happened so quickly. I was released by St Mirren on Thursday night, signed for Partick and trained with with boys on Friday before going straight into the game against Killie on Saturday. "But that is the way you want it, straight into the games. I wouldn't say I'm 100 per cent fit yet but that will come. "Unfortunately the game has not panned out the way I'd have liked because I felt we deserved the three points. it's a sore one to take." Meanwhile, Tommy Wright will not appeal the red card goalkeeper Alan Mannus picked up against Hearts on Saturday, leaving veteran Steve Banks to take over in goal for the trip. The McDiarmid Park boss will challenge referee Brian Colvin's decision to send off Steven Anderson for deeming the Saints defender had denied Dale Carrick an obvious goalscoring opportunity in the 21st minute of an incident-packed 3-3 draw with the Jambos which means he will feature at Firhill. However, Wright looked again at the Mannus incident which took place amid a mass brawl near the end of the game when his fellow Northern Irishman squared up to Ryan Stevenson before both were sent packing, and will take no action which means Banks, 41, will add to the three appearances he made at the start of the season. "We are going to appeal Steven Anderson's red card," Wright told Press Association Sport. "My mind hasn't changed from Saturday but we will not appeal Alan Mannus's one. "There is contact between two players and that can't be denied so the club and I don't think there are enough grounds to appeal. "Steven Banks will come into goal, he did extremely well when he played earlier in the season." Wright will also be without Murray Davidson after a serious knee injury saw the midfielder taken away in an ambulance at half-time, but he had more encouraging news about kit man Tommy Campbell who was also rushed to hospital with chest pains. The Saints manager said: "It is a massive blow, I thought Murray was getting back to his best. "He will have an operation tomorrow and we wish him a speed recovery but we don't know the time scale. "I spoke to Tommy's wife yesterday and I think he was being released from hospital last night. "They are still doing further tests and they are waiting on results to come back but I think he has stabilised and that is a good sign."

Formation:4231Manager: Alan Archibald


Formation: 433Manager: Tommy Wright

St Johnstone

  • Paul Gallacher
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • Lee Mair
  • Conrad Balatoni
  • Jordan McMillan
  • Gary Fraser
  • James Craigen
  • Steven Lawless
  • Kallum Higginbotham
  • Chris Erskine
  • Lyle Taylor
  • SUBS
  • Scott Fox
  • Aaron Muirhead
  • Kris Doolan
  • Ross Forbes
  • Gabriel Piccolo
  • Christie Elliot
  • David Wilson



Match Report

Form Guide

  • Partick
  • VS
  • St Johnstone

Last Meetings

  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 1
  • Partick
  • 28/09/2013
  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 0
  • Partick
  • 16/04/1994
  • Partick
  • 0 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 22/03/1994
  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 3
  • Partick
  • 13/11/1993
  • Partick
  • 4 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 02/10/1993
  • Partick
  • 1 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 13/03/1993

Top Scorers


  • K Doolan 7
  • S Lawless 4
  • L Taylor 3
  • K Higginbotham 2
  • R Forbes 1
  • A Sinclair 1

St Johnstone

  • S May 11
  • N Hasselbaink 5
  • S MacLean 4
  • D Mackay 2
  • R Fallon 1
  • D Wotherspoon 1
  • M Davidson 1



    • Total goals 58
    • Goals per game 21
  • 3 (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) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 67
    • Goals per game 30
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins