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  • Date:10 Aug 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Victoria Park
  • Attendance:3,331
  • Carey (70) Carey (70)
  • Doolan (17) Doolan (17)
    Lawless (52) Lawless (52)
    Lawless (52) Lawless (52)
    Higginbotham (88)
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93:25 +3.25

Corner from the right by-line taken by Steven Lawless.

90:56 +0.56

Kallum Higginbotham decides to take a short corner.

89:23

Stephen O'Donnell takes a shot. Mark Brown catches the ball.

88:15

Kallum Higginbotham scores with a right foot finish. Ross County 1-4 Partick.

86:12

Conrad Balatoni manages to make a clearance.

83:44

Free kick taken by Scott Fox.

83:22

Melvin De Leeuw goes into the referee's book.

83:17

Melvin De Leeuw concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen O'Donnell.

81:59

Corner taken by Rocco Quinn from the left by-line.

81:23

Shot comes in from Melvin De Leeuw from the free kick.

80:25

Sean Welsh sends in a cross.

79:04

Aaron Sinclair crosses the ball.

77:58

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

77:27

Graham Carey fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

76:50

Foul by Aaron Sinclair on Steven Ross, free kick awarded.

76:03

Shot by Melvin De Leeuw cleared the crossbar.

73:00

Scott Fox takes the free kick.

72:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Muirhead by Steven Ross.

71:14

Gary Glen is brought on as a substitute for Orhan Mustafi.

70:19

Graham Carey grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Ross County 1-3 Partick.The assist for the goal came from Mihael Kovacevic.

68:55

Gary Fraser takes a weak shot. Mark Brown blocks the ball.

67:02

Scott Fox takes the free kick.

66:51

Kallum Higginbotham comes on in place of Stuart Bannigan.

66:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Ross on Aaron Muirhead.

65:39

Melvin De Leeuw crosses the ball in from the free kick.

65:10

Foul by Steven Lawless on Ben Gordon, free kick awarded.

64:49

Free kick taken by Conrad Balatoni.

64:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Orhan Mustafi on Conrad Balatoni.

62:26

Shot by Steven Lawless. Mark Brown safely holds on.

61:54

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

59:09

John Baird is brought on as a substitute for Kris Doolan.

58:10

Graham Carey takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Scott Fox catches the ball.

57:21

Grant Munro restarts play with the free kick.

57:17

The assistant referee signals for offside against Steven Lawless.

56:42

Orhan Mustafi has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

55:59

The ball is sent over by James Craigen.

55:14

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

52:59

Steven Lawless scores with their left foot. Ross County 0-2 Partick.Assist by Kris Doolan.

51:56

Graham Carey takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.

51:11

James Craigen takes a shot. Mark Brown turns it away with a finger tip save.

48:26

Aaron Sinclair sends in a cross.

47:08

Ben Gordon manages to make a clearance.

47:06

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

45:01

Branislav Micic leaves the field to be replaced by Melvin De Leeuw.

44:20

Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.

43:12

Grant Munro takes the free kick.

42:43

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

42:18

Orhan Mustafi takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Conrad Balatoni gets a block in.

39:19

Clearance made by Grant Munro.

35:52

Free kick crossed by Stephen O'Donnell.

35:35

Foul by Orhan Mustafi on Stephen O'Donnell, free kick awarded.

33:36

The official flags Kris Doolan offside.

33:07

A cross is delivered by Stephen O'Donnell.

30:03

Shot by Steven Lawless went over the crossbar.

29:08

Steven Lawless has an effort at goal. Branislav Micic gets a block in.

28:29

Free kick taken by Scott Fox.

28:13

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

25:05

Rocco Quinn has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

23:15

Header at goal by Grant Munro goes right of the post.

23:04

Free kick crossed by Graham Carey.

22:41

Unfair challenge on Ben Gordon by Stephen O'Donnell results in a free kick.

21:02

Darren Maatsen takes a shot and cleared the bar.

20:54

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

20:20

Shot comes in from Graham Carey from the free kick that goes wide of the left-hand upright.

19:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rocco Quinn by Gary Fraser.

17:41

Kris Doolan scores with their left foot. Ross County 0-1 Partick.The assist for the goal came from Conrad Balatoni.

17:29

Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell.

14:42

Stuart Bannigan takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Brian McLean gets a block in.

11:22

The ball is crossed by Steven Lawless.

9:47

Darren Maatsen crosses the ball.

2:59

Free kick taken by Grant Munro.

1:41

Stephen O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.

1:19

Aaron Muirhead fouled by Orhan Mustafi, the ref awards a free kick.

Match Preview

Adams - Watch our for Thistle sting Ross County manager Derek Adams is wary of Partick Thistle's winning mentality as the First Division champions arrive at the Global Energy Stadium. Thistle started their Scottish Premiership season with a goalless draw against Dundee United in an enthusiastic return to the top flight following a nine-year absence. County, Thistle's predecessors as First Division champions, did not lose in their first six matches in the Scottish Premier League as they stretched an unbeaten league run to more than 12 months. And Adams knows that momentum is a factor they will need to guard against when they face the Jags tomorrow. Adams said: "Any promoted side when they are coming have that advanatage of being on a winning run, and they look to try to win every game "We went into last season on a long unbeaten run and kept that going for a while when we came up." Thistle have pointed to Ross County as the template for their top-flight bid. County strengthened in January before finishing in the top six. "We had a magnificent season last season finishing in fifth position," Adams said. "Partick will be the same as us last season, wanting to stay in the Premier League. We want to do the same this year as well. "If you set that target then you can move forward from there. "When you come up you want to be solid and Partick will be no different." Left-back Ben Gordon will make his home debut and he knows Thistle will have earmarked the game as a chance to get more points on the board. The former Kilmarnock player said: "Obviously I wasn't here last year but I always keep an eye on Scottish football and saw Ross County doing so well. "Any team that comes up to the Premiership will want to do what Ross County did last year. "Obviously to get top six was brilliant but for Partick to stay in the league, I'm sure that will be their main target. "I'm sure they will have certain games where they will target points. But all the teams won't like coming here this season. Our home performances are really important." Partick Thistle defender Stephen O'Donnell insists the Jags will take no notice of Hearts' plight as they look to survive their return to the top flight. Alan Archibald's newly-promoted team started life in the Scottish Premiership with an encouraging goalless draw against Dundee United at Firhill last Friday night. The point ultimately took them 16 clear of the beleaguered Gorgie club who started the season on minus 15 points and with a registration embargo after going into administration, and who lost their opening match at St Johnstone last Saturday with a threadbare squad. However, ahead of the trip to Ross County on Saturday, the Firhill right-back, 21, said: "We can't get too caught up in that. We want to look above us and not behind us. "We should look at it as one point gained just now and keep pushing. "If we keep playing like we did against United, I'm sure we won't be worried about the bottom but we will have to wait and see. "I have played one game in the Premiership so I can't really be claiming that we are going to be excellent, I don't know. "If we stay up the Thistle fans will be delighted."

Formation:4141Manager: Derek Adams

Ross County

Formation: 4231Manager:

Partick

  • Mark Brown
  • Mihael Kovacevic
  • Grant Munro
  • Brian McLean
  • Ben Gordon
  • Stuart Kettlewell
  • Darren Maatsen
  • Branislav Micic
  • Rocco Quinn
  • Graham Carey
  • Orhan Mustafi
  • SUBS
  • Melvin De Leeuw
  • Gary Glen
  • Alex Cooper
  • Steven Ross
  • Marc Klok
  • Michael Fraser
  • Steven Saunders

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    Ross County

      • Total goals 3
      • Goals per game 1
    • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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      • Total goals 2
      • Goals per game 0

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