skip to content
The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.
Corner taken by Brian Easton.
The official flags Kris Doolan offside.
Steven MacLean produces a cross.
Corner from the left by-line taken by James Craigen.
Corner taken by Stevie May.
The ball is sent over by Nigel Hasselbaink.
Isaac Osbourne takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
Shot by Kris Doolan went wide left of the target.
Centre by Christie Elliot.
Liam Caddis comes on in place of Patrick Cregg.
Free kick taken by Alan Mannus.
James Craigen comes on in place of Kallum Higginbotham.
David Wotherspoon goes off and Nigel Hasselbaink comes on.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Miller by Kris Doolan.
Corner taken by David Wotherspoon.
Free kick taken by Sean Welsh.
Murray Davidson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kallum Higginbotham.
Aaron Sinclair crosses the ball in from the free kick.
David Wotherspoon concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen O'Donnell.
Conrad Balatoni restarts play with the free kick.
Murray Davidson receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Murray Davidson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Sinclair.
Chris Millar takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Paul Gallacher turns it away with a finger tip save.
Free kick taken by Kallum Higginbotham.
Centre by Stephen O'Donnell.
Corner from the right by-line taken by David Wotherspoon.
The ball is sent over by Brian Easton.
Free kick taken by David Mackay.
Stuart Bannigan challenges Murray Davidson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Stevie May has an effort at goal.
Christie Elliot concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian Easton.
Chris Millar produces a cross.
The second half kicks off.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
Stephen O'Donnell crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Murray Davidson concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Welsh.
Aaron Sinclair delivers the ball.
Steven MacLean takes the free kick.
Conrad Balatoni gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven MacLean.
The ball is crossed by David Wotherspoon.
Steven MacLean scores with a right foot finish. St Johnstone 1-1 Partick.
David Wotherspoon delivers the ball.
Kris Doolan gets a header at goal. Alan Mannus safely holds on.
Header by Murray Davidson misses left.
Corner from the left by-line taken by David Wotherspoon.
Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wotherspoon on Isaac Osbourne.
Murray Davidson produces a cross.
Shot by Christie Elliot.
Shot by Kallum Higginbotham. Alan Mannus makes a block.
Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham from the left by-line.
Conrad Balatoni manages to make a clearance.
David Wotherspoon takes a shot. Paul Gallacher blocks the ball.
Sean Welsh takes the free kick.
Murray Davidson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Bannigan.
Kallum Higginbotham takes the free kick.
Isaac Osbourne fouled by Murray Davidson, the ref awards a free kick.
Brian Easton fouled by Christie Elliot, the ref awards a free kick.
David Mackay produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Paul Gallacher parries the effort to safety.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Conrad Balatoni on Stevie May.
Stephen O'Donnell crosses the ball.
Corner taken by David Wotherspoon from the left by-line.
Shot by Stevie May.
Gary Miller comes on in place of Steven Anderson.
Kris Doolan scores a left footed goal. St Johnstone 0-1 Partick.Assist on the goal came from Aaron Sinclair.
Kallum Higginbotham delivers the ball.
Shot by Conrad Balatoni.
The game kicks-off.
Davidson back for Thistle test
St Johnstone will welcome back Murray Davidson for Saturday's Scottish Premiership meeting with Partick Thistle at McDiarmid Park.
The Scotland midfielder injured a knee in the 2-1 defeat to Celtic last week and missed Tuesday night's League Cup win over Hamilton but has now been passed fit for Thistle's visit to Perth.
Only long-term broken leg victim David Robertson is unavailable to boss Tommy Wright but the midfielder is nearing a return to action.
Wright has told the Perth support to think again if they believe repeating last year's feats will be easy.
The McDiarmid manager saw his side bounce back from four Premiership matches without victory by beating Hamilton in the League Cup on Tuesday.
The Northern Irishman denied he felt under pressure during that run but did admit expectations have risen for Saints since their impressive displays in the Europa League qualifiers.
Now he has warned the club's fans that reaching the top six and qualifying for Europe for a third year in a row will be as hard as ever.
Wright saidt: "From that run of four games, the only disappointing performance - and even then it was only parts of the game - was against Hibs.
"We were never worried and I think we have still had a good start to the season and have won a cup game. Maybe expectation levels have risen among some supporters and some parts of the media.
"Maybe they think we are going to be a shoo-in for the top six and a European spot. But we never said that. We want to be there come the end of the season but we know it will be difficult.
"There will be games where we don't perform well and lose. That happens in the league. We will never get carried away or downbeat if we don't pick up one or two results."
Thistle boss Alan Archibald is hopeful Stuart Bannigan will be fit.
The Scotland Under-21 midfielder missed Wednesday's Scottish League Cup tie against Dundee United at Tannadice with a groin strain but expects to return.
Aaron Taylor-Sinclair picked up a knock against United but should be fine although Jordan MacMillan misses out again with an ankle knock.
Archibald's side have scored seven goals in seven league games to take them into seventh place.
But midfielder Stuart Bannigan believes they could be further up the table if more chances had been converted.
He said: "In most games we have played in, we have actually dominated possession or had the bulk of possession so we have to start converting that into goals.
"It has been hard. Teams are quicker and sharper around the box and they will punish you if you give them a chance. So you need to be on your guard at all times.
"Maybe last year we would have got away with a bit more. Defences were not as good and we maybe scored goals a bit more freely but this year if we don't take our chances, they go up the park and score against you.
"We have not won since beating St Mirren so we are looking for a good performance up in Perth."
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk