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  • Date:29 Mar 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:McDiarmid Park
  • Attendance:2,999
  • May (8)
  • Doolan (89)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The referee brings the game to a close.

91:08 +1.08

Unfair challenge on Lee Mair by Stevie May results in a free kick.

90:44 +0.44

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lyle Taylor.

89:42

Kris Doolan grabs a goal with a left foot finish. St Johnstone 1-1 Partick.Assist on the goal came from Lyle Taylor.

88:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Sinclair by Lee Croft.

88:25

Free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

88:00

Lyle Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick Cregg.

86:27

David Mackay takes the free kick.

86:15

Stevie May fouled by Gabriel Piccolo, the ref awards a free kick.

85:41

Shot by Lee Croft missed to the left of goal.

84:49

A cross is delivered by David Wotherspoon.

84:37

Patrick Cregg restarts play with the free kick.

84:27

Foul by Christie Elliot on Chris Millar, free kick awarded.

84:13

Clearance made by Lee Mair.

82:31

Alan Mannus makes a clearance.

81:23

Gary Fraser takes the free kick.

81:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Bannigan by Stevie May.

78:14

Free kick crossed by Gary Fraser.

78:00

Lee Croft challenges Aaron Sinclair unfairly and gives away a free kick.

77:34

Clearance by Alan Mannus.

76:39

The ball is swung over by Aaron Sinclair.

75:30

Steven Lawless replaces Chris Erskine.

74:58

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

74:41

Kris Doolan crosses the ball.

72:46

Shot from the free kick by Stevie May went wide of the left-hand post.

71:42

Foul by Gabriel Piccolo on Stevie May, free kick awarded.

71:10

Aaron Sinclair takes the free kick.

70:55

Clearance made by Gabriel Piccolo.

68:30

Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

68:19

Unfair challenge on Christie Elliot by Stevie May results in a free kick.

67:50

(St Johnstone) makes a substitution, with Patrick Cregg coming on for Steven MacLean.

67:14

Caution for Kris Doolan.

67:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kris Doolan on Chris Millar.

65:54

Strike comes in from James Dunne from the free kick. Paul Gallacher makes a block.

65:31

Booking for Aaron Sinclair.

65:26

Aaron Sinclair challenges Stevie May unfairly and gives away a free kick.

64:04

The ball is crossed by Lyle Taylor.

62:54

Corner taken by Gary Fraser.

62:26

Gary Fraser takes a shot. Alan Mannus fumbles the ball.

61:26

Prince Buaben goes off and Kris Doolan comes on.

61:07

Shot by Chris Erskine went over the crossbar.

59:33

Shot comes in from Stevie May from the free kick.

59:02

Unfair challenge on Stevie May by Gabriel Piccolo results in a free kick.

58:07

The ball is crossed by Christie Elliot.

57:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Sinclair on Stevie May.

56:47

David Wotherspoon on for Michael O'Halloran.

55:42

The ball is swung over by Aaron Sinclair.

50:53

David Mackay restarts play with the free kick.

50:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gabriel Piccolo on Lee Croft.

49:32

The ball is delivered by Aaron Sinclair.

47:43

Unfair challenge on Christie Elliot by James Dunne results in a free kick.

47:36

Gary Fraser makes a clearance.

46:55

Chris Erskine concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael O'Halloran.

46:08

The ball is swung over by Lee Croft.

The second half kicks off.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:19 +0.19

Free kick taken by Gabriel Piccolo.

45:06 +0.06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven MacLean on Stuart Bannigan.

44:21

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

43:51

Michael O'Halloran makes a clearance.

41:29

Clearance made by Gary Fraser.

40:56

The ball is delivered by Brian Easton.

39:48

Prince Buaben takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

39:29

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

37:02

Gary Fraser restarts play with the free kick.

36:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stevie May on Lee Mair.

35:16

Lee Croft goes into the book.

35:09

Lee Croft challenges Aaron Sinclair unfairly and gives away a free kick.

32:55

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

30:13

Stuart Bannigan takes the free kick.

30:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Bannigan by Steven MacLean.

28:41

Clearance by Steven MacLean.

28:29

Corner taken by Gary Fraser.

27:58

Lyle Taylor shoots direct from the free kick.

27:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Mackay on Chris Erskine.

26:25

Jordan McMillan manages to make a clearance.

25:09

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

24:51

Aaron Sinclair takes a shot.

24:30

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

22:59

Shot comes in from Aaron Sinclair from the free kick. Alan Mannus makes a block.

22:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christie Elliot by James Dunne.

20:44

Free kick crossed by Gary Fraser.

20:27

Unfair challenge on Christie Elliot by Brian Easton results in a free kick.

19:33

Header at goal by Stevie May hits the woodwork.

19:23

Lee Croft takes a shot. Parried by Paul Gallacher back into danger.

17:08

Chris Erskine sends in a cross.

15:29

Stevie May fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Paul Gallacher parries the effort to safety.

15:01

Gabriel Piccolo challenges Steven MacLean unfairly and gives away a free kick.

14:37

Clearance made by Aaron Sinclair.

12:44

Gary Fraser delivers the ball.

11:33

Gabriel Piccolo restarts play with the free kick.

11:19

Lee Mair fouled by Lee Croft, the ref awards a free kick.

10:07

Clearance by Brian Easton.

8:15

Stevie May scores a left footed goal. St Johnstone 1-0 Partick.Steven MacLean provided the assist for the goal.

7:48

Lee Mair makes a clearance.

7:23

Foul by Gabriel Piccolo on Stevie May, free kick awarded.

6:37

David Mackay takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

5:59

Clearance made by Gabriel Piccolo.

5:33

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Croft.

2:37

Lee Mair manages to make a clearance.

2:22

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Croft.

1:09

Free kick taken by David Mackay.

1:04

Foul by Lyle Taylor on Chris Millar, free kick awarded.

The referee gets the game started.

Match Preview

Millar planning welcome back party St Johnstone midfielder Chris Millar is aiming to welcome Tommy Wright back with another victory after winning both matches during the enforced absence of their manager. Wright is set to be at McDiarmid Park on Saturday for the visit of Partick Thistle after recovering from a gall bladder operation. The Perth club beat Hibernian and St Mirren while the Northern Irishman was in hospital, securing the final place in the Scottish Premiership's top six in the process. Millar believes the professionalism of the squad, coupled with the coaching of Callum Davidson and Alex Cleland, ensured they performed well despite Wright's absence, but he is sure his return will give them another lift. "We have an experienced squad here and boys who have been here for a number of years," the 30-year-old said. "When it comes to a Saturday, everyone is focused, and we train hard every week. "Callum and Eck (Cleland) generally do a lot of the coaching anyway and the gaffer manages it. "So nothing has changed there and Callum has been in contact with the gaffer throughout the week when he has not been here. "Everyone wants the manager to be about. He has had his operation and it will be good to have him about the boys again. Hopefully he can influence us and kick us on." Saints clinched third place last season after pipping Inverness on the final day and they are now only four points behind Caley Thistle. And with William Hill Scottish Cup glory in their sights, Millar is determined to keep their momentum going. "Obviously the teams in third are maybe a wee bit out of reach but that's four wins in six games in the league and if we can do that hopefully we can claw up another couple of places and finish as high as possible," he said. "We've still got a lot to play for. We've got a semi-final coming up against Aberdeen, there are places to play for, and it's bonus money and bonus position money as well. So we are looking to finish the season strongly." Saints left-back Brian Easton could return but fellow defender Tim Clancy will be assessed after going off with a knock midway through the midweek win at St Mirren. Kris Doolan spent five years scrapping with Partick Thistle to escape the Championship - and he does not fancy going back after just 12 months in top-flight. The former junior player only penned his first full-time deal as a professional when he signed for the Jags in 2009. But the 27-year-old's hard work paid off when he helped the Maryhill men end a nine-year wait for Scottish Premiership football by winning promotion last season. However, fast forward 10 months and Alan Archibald's team now find themselves in a four-team scrap to avoid the relegation play-off spot. But former Kello Rovers and Auchinleck Talbot frontman Doolan admits the thought of returning to the wildnerness of the Championship is the only motivation he needs to keep fighting for survival when they visit St Johnstone on Saturday. He said: "I think we've hopefully got a good chance of safety. We're always looking up the way and I think we can do well against the teams round about us. "We worked hard to get back up to the Premiership and we don't want it to be over after one season. This is a club that deserves to be in the top flight. Everything about it deserves to be in the Premier League and we're trying as hard as we can to keep them in the Premier League. "When you compare life at the bottom of the SPFL to the top of the Championship, there is no comparison. We'd still rather be here scrapping for our lives than playing down there. "We had a great time last year winning promotion. It's not been as much fun this year for the fans but I think they would still agree that there's been plenty good performances so I think we all want to stay in the Premier League and keep that going. "Staying up in the Premiership is everything. If we can stay up this season then we can build and the club will develop - but first and foremost we need to stay in the Premier League." Thistle boss Alan Archibald has a defensive crisis with Lee Mair set to join fellow centre-backs Conrad Balatoni and Aaron Muirhead on the sidelines. Mair (ankle) is rated as extremely doubtful after injuring himself in Wednesday's 5-1 hammering by Celtic, while Balatoni (hand) and Muirhead (knee) are definitely out. Kallum Higginbotham, meanwhile, is suspended while long-term absentees Isaac Osbourne (ankle) and Sean Welsh (groin) also remain on the sidelines.

Formation:442Manager: Tommy Wright

St Johnstone

Formation: 451Manager: Alan Archibald

Partick

  • Alan Mannus
  • David Mackay
  • Steven Anderson
  • Frazer Wright
  • Brian Easton
  • Lee Croft
  • James Dunne
  • Chris Millar
  • Michael O'Halloran
  • Stevie May
  • Steven MacLean
  • SUBS
  • Patrick Cregg
  • David Wotherspoon
  • Nigel Hasselbaink
  • Steve Banks
  • Gary Miller
  • Tim Clancy
  • Chris Iwelumo

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLWLWW
  • St Johnstone
  • VS
  • Partick
  • LWDWLL

Last Meetings

  • Partick
  • 0 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 21/01/2014
  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 1
  • Partick
  • 28/09/2013
  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 0
  • Partick
  • 16/04/1994
  • Partick
  • 0 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 22/03/1994
  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 3
  • Partick
  • 13/11/1993
  • Partick
  • 4 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 02/10/1993

Top Scorers

St Johnstone

  • S May 13
  • S MacLean 8
  • N Hasselbaink 5
  • D Mackay 2
  • G Miller 1
  • D Wotherspoon 1
  • M Davidson 1

Partick

  • K Doolan 7
  • K Higginbotham 5
  • L Taylor 5
  • S Lawless 4
  • C Erskine 2
  • L Mair 1
  • G Fraser 1
  • C Balatoni 1
  • A Sinclair 1
  • C Elliot 1

Goals

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 70
    • Goals per game 38
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Partick

    • Total goals 65
    • Goals per game 33
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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