skip to content
The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Steven Thompson scores with a left foot finish. Partick 0-3 St Mirren.The assist for the goal came from Danny Grainger.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Ross Forbes.
Unfair challenge on Aaron Sinclair by Conor Newton results in a free kick.
Aaron Muirhead challenges Sean Kelly unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Marian Kello takes the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Ross Forbes.
Danny Grainger is brought on as a substitute for Paul McGowan.
Kenny McLean takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.
Shot by Paul McGowan. Scott Fox blocks the ball.
Marian Kello makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Ross Forbes.
Free kick taken by Scott Fox.
Gary Harkins is brought on as a substitute for Jim Goodwin.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Sean Kelly.
Jim Goodwin restarts play with the free kick.
Aaron Muirhead is brought on as a substitute for Stuart Bannigan.
Kallum Higginbotham concedes a free kick for a foul on Jim Goodwin.
Corner taken by Ross Forbes from the right by-line.
Conor Newton slots the ball right footed into the goal. Partick 0-2 St Mirren.The assist for the goal came from Paul McGowan.
Shot by Kenny McLean missed to the left of the net.
Stephen O'Donnell shown a red card.
Stephen O'Donnell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John McGinn.
Ross Forbes restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Jim Goodwin on Aaron Sinclair, free kick awarded.
Jason Naismith leaves the field to be replaced by David van Zanten.
Ross Forbes comes on in place of Steven Lawless.
James Craigen takes a shot.
Kallum Higginbotham has an effort at goal.
Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham from the left by-line.
Unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by James Craigen results in a free kick.
Christie Elliot replaces Gabriel Piccolo.
Kenny McLean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kallum Higginbotham.
Kallum Higginbotham takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham from the right by-line.
Shot by Stephen O'Donnell.
Steven Thompson is ruled offside.
Jim Goodwin crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Conor Newton by Aaron Sinclair.
Conrad Balatoni takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside.
The referee starts the second half.
The referee blows for half time.
Corner taken by Kenny McLean.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Kallum Higginbotham.
Free kick taken by Kallum Higginbotham.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John McGinn on Kallum Higginbotham.
Free kick taken by Isaac Osbourne.
John McGinn challenges Isaac Osbourne unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick crossed by Kenny McLean.
Unfair challenge on John McGinn by Isaac Osbourne results in a free kick.
Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham.
Kris Doolan takes a shot. Marian Kello catches the ball.
Free kick taken by Conrad Balatoni.
Paul McGowan concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Bannigan.
Kenny McLean has a direct shot on goal from the free kick which goes over the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Thompson by Stuart Bannigan.
Marc McAusland fouled by Kris Doolan, the ref awards a free kick.
Aaron Sinclair takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Aaron Sinclair by Sean Kelly results in a free kick.
Unfair challenge on Aaron Sinclair by Steven Thompson results in a free kick.
Free kick crossed by Kallum Higginbotham.
Aaron Sinclair fouled by Sean Kelly, the ref awards a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Aaron Sinclair.
Stuart Bannigan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Kelly.
Corner taken by Kenny McLean from the left by-line. Steven Thompson grabs a goal with a headed effort. Partick 0-1 St Mirren.The assist for the goal came from Kenny McLean.
Stephen O'Donnell is cautioned.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen O'Donnell on John McGinn.
Kris Doolan fouled by Marc McAusland, the ref awards a free kick.
Aaron Sinclair delivers the ball.
Isaac Osbourne restarts play with the free kick.
Jason Naismith challenges James Craigen unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Kris Doolan has an effort at goal.
Aaron Sinclair restarts play with the free kick.
Steven Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Sinclair.
Jim Goodwin concedes a free kick for a foul on James Craigen.
Shot by James Craigen went wide of the left-hand post.
The referee starts the match.
Higginbotham: We're good enough
Kallum Higginbotham insists Partick have already proved they are good enough to compete in the Scottish Premiership despite a heavy defeat to Aberdeen in their last outing.
Thistle suffered a 4-0 reverse at Pittodrie on Monday night, having already slumped to a 3-0 loss to the Dons at Firhill earlier in the season.
But Higginbotham put the latest setback down to nothing more than an off day, as he backed Partick to survive their first season back in the top-flight.
The winger said: "The boys are still buzzing that we are playing in the Premiership.
"It's the first time for most of us and we are enjoying the experience.
"I think we have proved with our performances that we can compete at this level.
"And I'm pretty sure that we will be playing at this level next year as well."
Higginbotham is confident Partick will produce a positive response to the Aberdeen loss when they host St Mirren on Saturday.
He said: "It was a hard one to take. We went up there to get the three points and we go out every week to try to get the three points.
"They gave us a doing, like they did down here as well.
"The boys will just sweep it under the carpet and we will push on this weekend.
"We are not dwelling on the fact that we got beaten 4-0. It's a one-off game and hopefully we will get back to what we do best - and we will do that on Saturday."
The day after the drubbing at Pittodrie, Partick were paired with Aberdeen in the fourth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup - a draw Higginbotham would have preferred to avoid.
He said: "We were talking about who we would like to get in the car on the way back from training. We want a good run in the cup.
"I'm not saying we are going to get beaten by Aberdeen but it's probably one of the teams that we didn't want to see come out of the draw.
"But that's who we've got and we will be going out to win the tie."
Thistle head into the weekend action five points ahead of Saints, whose game against Ross County was abandoned last week when they were winning 2-0.
Higginbotham said: "It's going to be a hard game.
"But we have to get the win on Saturday and I'm 100 per cent sure that we can do that if we play the way we know we can play.
"They've not had much luck this season.
"They didn't start the season well and they perked up a bit and last week was a bit of sickener for them.
"It's worked well for us as it still gives us that little bit of a gap and hopefully we can win on Saturday and increase that gap."
Gary Fraser returns from suspension ahead of the game.
The midfielder has served an automatic two-match ban following a clash in an Under-20s match and is set to face a Scottish Football Association hearing on November 14. Sean Welsh is a slight doubt with a knock.
Gary Teale will remain on the sidelines for another four weeks as St Mirren prepare for the match.
Teale underwent a hernia operation on Monday and is expected to be out of action for another month.
David Barron is still recovering from an ankle injury, while the game comes too soon for goalkeeper Christopher Dilo, who has a knee problem.
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk