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  • Date:06 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Victoria Park
  • Attendance:2,200
  • McMenamin (29) Vigurs (35)
    Gardyne (49)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:23 +1.23

Steven Craig produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area and strikes the post.

90:21 +0.21

Shot from long range by Jonathan Flynn misses to the right of the target.

89:27

Richard Brittain gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Welsh. Free kick taken by Aaron Sinclair.

89:10

Effort on goal by Steven Craig from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

87:19

Stuart Kettlewell goes off and Jonathan Flynn comes on.

86:54

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kal Naismith.

86:37

Sean Welsh takes a shot. Michael Fraser makes a save.

86:02

Foul by Paul Lawson on Paul Cairney, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Conrad Balatoni.

82:26

Mark Corcoran joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Morrison.

81:55

Kieran Burns takes a shot. Michael Fraser makes a save.

79:48

The ball is sent over by Iain Vigurs.

79:37

Paul Lawson sends in a cross, Scott Robertson makes a clearance.

79:21

Iain Vigurs crosses the ball.

77:24

Steven Craig on for Colin McMenamin.

76:46

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Lawson, Header from deep inside the area by Stuart Kettlewell goes over the bar.

76:38

A cross is delivered by Scott Morrison.

75:12

The ball is crossed by Aaron Sinclair, clearance by Grant Munro.

73:54

Sean Welsh joins the action as a substitute, replacing Christie Elliot. Thomas Stewart is brought on as a substitute for David Wilson.

73:42

Gary Miller takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

72:42

Centre by Aaron Sinclair, Grant Munro makes a clearance.

71:30

Michael Gardyne fouled by Aaron Sinclair, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Fraser takes the direct free kick.

67:07

Corner taken by Iain Vigurs from the right by-line, clearance by Kal Naismith.

67:02

Richard Brittain sends in a cross, Paul Cairney makes a clearance.

65:59

The referee books Aaron Sinclair for unsporting behaviour. Aaron Sinclair concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Morrison. Free kick taken by Michael Fraser.

65:33

Kal Naismith takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Stuart Kettlewell.

64:21

The official flags Christie Elliot offside. Free kick taken by Scott Morrison.

64:02

Chris Erskine takes a shot. Save by Michael Fraser.

63:15

William Kinniburgh goes off and Kieran Burns comes on. Kal Naismith takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Grant Munro makes a clearance.

62:46

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kal Naismith.

62:31

Chris Erskine takes a shot. Michael Fraser makes a save.

59:33

Kal Naismith fouled by Gary Miller, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Cairney takes the direct free kick.

58:32

Scott Morrison concedes a free kick for a foul on Conrad Balatoni. Scott Fox takes the free kick.

55:15

Scott Morrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Erskine. Kal Naismith fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

53:40

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Lawson, Scott Robertson makes a clearance.

53:27

Paul Lawson takes a shot. Scott Fox makes a save.

49:50

Centre by Colin McMenamin, Michael Gardyne scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ross County 3-0 Partick.Assist on the goal came from Colin McMenamin.

48:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wilson on Michael Gardyne. Direct free kick taken by Grant Munro.

45:03 +0.03

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Cairney from the left by-line, save made by Michael Fraser.

41:51

Iain Vigurs fouled by Paul Cairney, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Lawson takes the free kick.

39:13

Stuart Kettlewell is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Cairney by Stuart Kettlewell. Scott Robertson takes the free kick.

35:00

Conrad Balatoni challenges Iain Vigurs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick scored by Iain Vigurs from outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Ross County 2-0 Partick.

33:34

Effort from deep inside the area by Michael Gardyne misses to the right of the goal.

30:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Iain Vigurs on Paul Cairney. Free kick crossed left-footed by Kal Naismith from right wing, Richard Brittain makes a clearance.

29:35

Gary Miller produces a cross, Colin McMenamin scores a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Ross County 1-0 Partick.The assist for the goal came from Gary Miller.

28:25

Centre by Gary Miller, Stuart Kettlewell takes a shot. Save by Scott Fox.

26:52

Foul by Iain Vigurs on Chris Erskine, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by William Kinniburgh.

22:48

Stuart Kettlewell concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Cairney. Paul Cairney takes the free kick.

21:31

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Iain Vigurs, Headed effort from inside the area by Scott Boyd misses to the left of the target.

21:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kal Naismith on Stuart Kettlewell. Paul Lawson takes the direct free kick.

19:59

Centre by Scott Morrison.

18:56

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Iain Vigurs, save by Scott Fox.

17:17

Richard Brittain delivers the ball.

14:53

Foul by Colin McMenamin on William Kinniburgh, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Scott Robertson.

11:47

Corner taken right-footed by Paul Cairney, Grant Munro fouled by William Kinniburgh, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Fraser restarts play with the free kick.

11:17

Short corner taken by Paul Cairney.

9:45

Foul by Christie Elliot on Paul Lawson, free kick awarded. Grant Munro takes the direct free kick.

8:29

Stuart Kettlewell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Wilson. Scott Robertson takes the free kick.

6:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Boyd on William Kinniburgh. Scott Robertson restarts play with the free kick.

6:26

Unfair challenge on Michael Gardyne by Kal Naismith results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richard Brittain.

5:39

The ball is swung over by Richard Brittain, Iain Vigurs takes a shot. Scott Fox makes a save.

4:08

Iain Vigurs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kal Naismith. Paul Cairney restarts play with the free kick.

1:57

Corner taken by Iain Vigurs, save made by Scott Fox.

0:55

Colin McMenamin is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Fox takes the indirect free kick.

Match Preview

County still without injured duo Ross County are again without David McNamee and Marc Fitzpatrick through injury as they look to defeat Partick and open up a nine-point gap on second-placed Falkirk with one game still in hand. Manager Derek Adams has no interest of looking any further forward than Partick. He said: "There is still a third of the season to go so there is no point in getting excited. We will take things one game at a time as we have all season. "We have drawn 2-2 and beaten Thistle 1-0 so there has not been much between us all season. I have a lot of respect for them and we are in the middle of a really demanding schedule so it will be a difficult contest." Partick winger Chris Erskine has shaken off a back injury and will head north in manager Jackie McNamara's squad. Erskine featured prominently in their 2-0 success over Hamilton at the weekend. The Jags are, however, without Paul Paton through suspension with injuries ruling out Sean Welsh, Darren Cole and Kris Doolan. McNamara said: "Ross County are obviously having a great season and they have a good squad full of experienced players but we will give it a real go. "I was delighted with how we played against Hamilton but I am now looking for consistency in our results. We are fourth but I want us to climb higher between now and the end of the season."

Formation:442Manager: Derek Adams

Ross County

Formation: 442Manager: Jackie McNamara

Partick

  • Michael Fraser
  • Gary Miller
  • Scott Boyd
  • Grant Munro
  • Scott Morrison
  • Richard Brittain
  • Paul Lawson
  • Stuart Kettlewell
  • Iain Vigurs
  • Michael Gardyne
  • Colin McMenamin
  • SUBS
  • Joseph Malin
  • Mark Corcoran
  • Steven Craig
  • Rocco Quinn
  • Jonathan Flynn

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Match Report

Staggies win again League leaders Ross County extended their advantage at the top with a 3-0 win over Partick. The hosts took the lead on the half-hour mark when Colin McMenamin rose highest to head home Gary Miller's cross. And the advantage was doubled six minutes later courtesy of a fine free-kick by Iain Vigurs from distance. Michael Gardyne added the third just after the restart when he was on hand to fire home McMenamin's cross. The Jags came close to a consolation goal five minutes from time but Sean Welsh's drive was tipped over by Michael Fraser. Substitute Steven Craig almost added a fourth in closing stages but his effort came back off a post. Victory moves Derek Adams' side nine points clear of second-placed Falkirk while Partick remain in fourth.

Form Guide

    WDDDWW
  • Ross County
  • VS
  • Partick
  • DLDWLW

Last Meetings

  • Partick
  • 0 - 1
  • Ross County
  • 05/11/2011
  • Ross County
  • 2 - 2
  • Partick
  • 10/09/2011
  • Partick
  • 1 - 1
  • Ross County
  • 16/04/2011
  • Ross County
  • 0 - 0
  • Partick
  • 26/02/2011
  • Partick
  • 1 - 1
  • Ross County
  • 11/12/2010
  • Ross County
  • 0 - 2
  • Partick
  • 02/10/2010

Top Scorers

Ross County

  • C McMenamin 9
  • M Gardyne 5
  • S Craig 4
  • R Brittain 3
  • S Kettlewell 3
  • I Vigurs 3
  • G Munro 2
  • S Morrow 2
  • R Quinn 2
  • G Miller 1
  • P Lawson 1
  • S Boyd 1
  • K Byrne 1

Partick

  • K Doolan 9
  • C Erskine 5
  • C Elliot 4
  • D Rowson 3
  • P Cairney 3
  • C Balatoni 1
  • T Stewart 1
  • S O'Donnell 1

Goals

Ross County

    • Total goals 62
    • Goals per game 41
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Partick

    • Total goals 53
    • Goals per game 32
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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