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The match has reached full-time.
James Craigen is cautioned by the ref for persistent infringement.
The referee penalises Sean Kelly for handball.
Corner taken by Gary Fraser from the right by-line.
Sean Kelly manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Lyle Taylor.
Kallum Higginbotham crosses the ball.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Kenny McLean.
Gregg Wylde comes on in place of John McGinn.
Aaron Sinclair is given a yellow card.
Unfair challenge on Jim Goodwin by Aaron Sinclair results in a free kick.
Jason Naismith delivers the ball.
Christie Elliot takes a shot and cleared the bar.
Lyle Taylor heads at goal.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Kenny McLean.
Sean Kelly takes a shot. Paul Gallacher fumbles the ball.
Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.
A cross is delivered by Kallum Higginbotham.
(Partick) makes a substitution, with Lyle Taylor coming on for Kris Doolan.
James Craigen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Conor Newton.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Conrad Balatoni by Josh Magennis.
Kenny McLean sends in a cross.
Christie Elliot comes on in place of Chris Erskine.
The referee shows Sean Kelly a yellow card.
Jordan McMillan fouled by Sean Kelly, the ref awards a free kick.
Paul Gallacher takes the free kick.
Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Kenny McLean and misses to the left of the goal.
Josh Magennis on for Paul McGowan.
Steven Thompson fouled by Lee Mair, the ref awards a free kick.
Darren McGregor takes the free kick.
James Craigen challenges Paul McGowan unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The ball is sent over by Kenny McLean.
Clearance by Jim Goodwin.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Gary Fraser.
Christopher Dilo restarts play with the free kick.
Jim Goodwin fouled by Kallum Higginbotham, the ref awards a free kick.
Marc McAusland restarts play with the free kick.
James Craigen challenges Kenny McLean unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Paul McGowan sends in a cross.
The second half begins.
Gary Fraser replaces Prince Buaben.
The match has reached half-time.
Penalty scored by Kenny McLean. Partick 1-1 St Mirren.
Unfair challenge on Jason Naismith by Kallum Higginbotham results in a Penalty.
Lee Mair makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Paul McGowan.
Kallum Higginbotham produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Foul by Conor Newton on Aaron Sinclair, free kick awarded.
Stuart Bannigan restarts play with the free kick.
Paul McGowan challenges James Craigen unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against James Craigen.
Conrad Balatoni manages to make a clearance.
Kris Doolan scores a headed goal. Partick 1-0 St Mirren.Assist by Kallum Higginbotham.
Conrad Balatoni concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Thompson.
The ball is delivered by Kallum Higginbotham.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Kallum Higginbotham.
Free kick taken by Kallum Higginbotham.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kallum Higginbotham by Sean Kelly.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kenny McLean by Stuart Bannigan.
Kenny McLean takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jim Goodwin by Prince Buaben.
Aaron Sinclair produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Christopher Dilo catches the ball.
Sean Kelly concedes a free kick for a foul on Kallum Higginbotham.
The ball is sent over by Stuart Bannigan.
Free kick taken by Lee Mair.
Jim Goodwin challenges Chris Erskine unfairly and gives away a free kick.
John McGinn sends in a cross.
Chris Erskine takes a shot. Steven Thompson gets a block in.
Christopher Dilo takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham from the left by-line.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kallum Higginbotham on Sean Kelly.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Conrad Balatoni by Steven Thompson.
Clearance by Conrad Balatoni.
John McGinn takes a shot. Paul Gallacher catches the ball.
Handball decision goes against Kris Doolan.
The match gets underway.
Archibald: Players can handle heat
Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald feels his players' title-winning experience can stand them in good stead for the nerve-wracking battle to avoid the play-offs.
Thistle's young team kept ahead of Morton to win the First Division last season despite losing manager Jackie McNamara to Dundee United in January.
They continue their bid to retain their Scottish Premiership status when they host St Mirren, who sit a point above them, on Friday night.
"You learn the pressure," Archibald said. "The pressure comes with it.
"A lot of our lads haven't got the experience of being in a dogfight before, but they have a lot of experience of last year when they had to go out and win every single game, or match Morton's results.
"It's something they did really well, and hopefully they will draw on that experience and it will stand us in good stead during the run-in."
Thistle looked a team free of edginess when they went to Kilmarnock last weekend and secured a 2-1 win that took them off the dreaded second-bottom spot.
"You want the players to relax and go out and enjoy it as well, because when they get too uptight they don't play and they start making bad decisions," Archibald said.
"They did that last week. They were hungry for the game and they were up for it, but at the same time they were relaxed enough to pass the ball and at certain times we got that but of quality that got us the victory."
Partick have an unchanged squad for the clash.
Defender Aaron Muirhead is still out following knee surgery.
Stephen O'Donnell (hip), Isaac Osbourne (ankle) and Sean Welsh (groin) also remain on the sidelines.
St Mirren defender David van Zanten believes there are still "twists and turns" to be witnessed in the Scottish Premiership this season but is glad the Buddies go into the final stages of the campaign in good form.
Danny Lennon's side are unbeaten in three games with Saturday's 2-0 home win over Hibernian taking them into eighth place although they are only three points ahead of Ross County who currently occupy the relegation play-off spot.
Ahead of the game against Partick the 31-year-old full-back, in his second spell at the Paisley club, said: "It is a great time of the season to pick up some wins. It is vital that we do that and hopefully we can continue that run.
"Obviously we have found ourselves in a situation that we didn't want to be in but we will continue to fight to try to get out of it.
"There are so many twists and turns still to be had in the league, there are so many permutations and all we can do is take each game at a time and hopefully pick up as many wins as we can.
"Both teams will be desperate for the three points. We have Ross County chasing us with Kilmarnock and Hibs also fighting for their lives as well.
"Partick will be looking for the three points as well and after both teams winning last week, it is another important game."
Saints expect to have skipper Jim Goodwin available after they appealed the red card he picked up in the first half against Hibs for a tackle on Kevin Thomson.
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