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  • Date:31 Aug 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St Mirren Park
  • Attendance:5,601
  • McLean (49) McLean (49)
    McLean (49)
  • Higginbotham (80)
    Higginbotham (80) Higginbotham (80)
    Forbes (83) Forbes (83)
Goal!

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The final whistle is blown by the referee.

92:50 +2.50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Sinclair by Conor Newton.

89:30

The ball is crossed by Stephen O'Donnell.

88:16

The ball is sent over by Gary Teale.

86:51

Header at goal by Steven Thompson. Scott Fox safely holds on.

86:29

Conrad Balatoni challenges Steven Thompson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

86:10

Kenny McLean goes off and Jake Caprice comes on.

85:58

Aaron Sinclair challenges David van Zanten unfairly and gives away a free kick.

85:35

Corner taken by Aaron Sinclair from the left by-line.

83:45

Ross Forbes scores with a left foot finish. St Mirren 1-2 Partick.Assist by Kris Doolan.

82:51

Kris Doolan has an effort at goal. David Cornell safely holds on.

82:07

Aaron Muirhead manages to make a clearance.

80:24

Kallum Higginbotham scores with a left foot finish. St Mirren 1-1 Partick.Assist on the goal came from James Craigen.

79:46

Stuart Bannigan takes the free kick.

79:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jim Goodwin on Kris Doolan.

78:48

Clearance by Steven Thompson.

78:33

Ross Forbes crosses the ball in from the free kick.

78:15

Danny Grainger makes a clearance.

78:03

Corner taken by Ross Forbes from the left by-line.

77:49

Christie Elliot comes on in place of Steven Lawless.

77:03

Kris Doolan takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by David Cornell prevents the goal.

76:24

Centre by Aaron Sinclair.

75:37

Shot by Kallum Higginbotham cleared the net.

74:41

John McGinn takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

73:32

Aaron Muirhead restarts play with the free kick.

73:22

Unfair challenge on Stephen O'Donnell by Kenny McLean results in a free kick.

72:10

Free kick taken by David van Zanten.

71:53

John McGinn fouled by Conrad Balatoni, the ref awards a free kick.

71:10

Corner taken by Danny Grainger from the right by-line.

70:41

Strike comes in from Ross Forbes from the free kick. David Cornell catches the ball.

69:58

Ross Forbes is brought on as a substitute for Isaac Osbourne.

69:37

Jim Goodwin challenges Kallum Higginbotham unfairly and gives away a free kick.

67:55

Kenny McLean takes a shot and cleared the goal.

67:38

Free kick crossed by Gary Teale.

67:13

Aaron Sinclair concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Teale.

66:04

James Craigen has an effort at goal. A parry by David Cornell prevents the goal.

65:38

Free kick crossed by Stephen O'Donnell.

65:28

Handball decision goes against Danny Grainger.

62:38

David Cornell restarts play with the free kick.

62:30

Steven Lawless challenges John McGinn unfairly and gives away a free kick.

60:12

Kris Doolan replaces John Baird.

59:27

Paul McGowan replaces Gary Harkins.

57:20

Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

56:09

A cross is delivered by Aaron Sinclair.

52:48

Clearance by Marc McAusland.

52:28

Aaron Sinclair produces a cross.

50:42

David van Zanten takes a shot.

50:21

Jim Goodwin concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Lawless.

49:41

Kenny McLean scores a right footed goal. St Mirren 1-0 Partick.Assist by David van Zanten.

48:58

Stephen O'Donnell produces a cross.

48:05

The ball is crossed by John Baird.

46:51

Shot by John Baird went over the net.

46:17

David Cornell restarts play with the free kick.

46:11

Aaron Muirhead challenges Danny Grainger unfairly and gives away a free kick.

The referee starts the second half.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:04 +0.04

Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

45:01

Stephane Bahoken leaves the field to be replaced by Gary Teale.

44:48

Aaron Sinclair sends in a cross.

43:55

Steven Lawless has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

43:38

Kallum Higginbotham restarts play with the free kick.

42:53

Aaron Sinclair sends in a cross.

41:42

Header at goal by James Craigen goes over the bar.

40:56

Centre by Conor Newton.

38:27

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

36:24

Aaron Muirhead takes the free kick.

36:14

Gary Harkins concedes a free kick for a foul on Isaac Osbourne.

35:56

Shot by Aaron Sinclair cleared the crossbar.

35:27

Corner taken by John Baird from the right by-line.

34:35

Stephane Bahoken takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

33:44

Header at goal by Stuart Bannigan misses left of the target.

33:10

Corner from the left by-line taken by John Baird.

28:48

Corner from the right by-line taken by John Baird.

27:20

The ball is crossed by Aaron Sinclair.

26:26

Stephane Bahoken takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

25:44

The referee blows for offside against John Baird.

25:00

Conor Newton takes a shot. Scott Fox safely holds on.

23:41

The assistant referee signals for offside against John Baird.

22:40

Stephane Bahoken takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

21:37

Corner taken by John Baird from the left by-line.

18:20

A cross is delivered by Aaron Sinclair.

15:09

Marc McAusland fouled by John Baird, the ref awards a free kick.

14:25

Corner taken by John Baird from the right by-line.

13:52

Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot.

13:19

Stephane Bahoken concedes a free kick for a foul on Isaac Osbourne.

11:07

Conrad Balatoni makes a clearance.

11:00

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

10:09

Free kick taken by David Cornell.

9:04

Centre by James Craigen.

2:01

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

0:48

Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

Match Preview

Lennon bullish over Buddies record Under-pressure St Mirren boss Danny Lennon has made an impassioned defence of his managerial record in the face of supporter unrest following the Buddies' miserable start to the season. The Paisley side have managed just one draw from their three opening Scottish Premiership games so far. And their defence of the Scottish League Cup fell at the first hurdle as the holders were knocked out by second-tier opposition Queen of the South on Tuesday night, just six months after they beat Hearts to claim their first major trophy since 1987. Lennon's woes have only been exacerbated by the fact they have won just once in the period since their Hampden victory back in March. But the former Cowdenbeath boss - who faces the biggest test of his three-year reign when newly-promoted Partick Thistle visit St Mirren Park on Saturday - insists he is capable of turning around Saints' stalled season. He said: "It's been a slow start from us and we need to improve. But I'm not naive. I'm like every other manger out there. It's a results-driven business. "My remit when I first came to this club was to make sure we stayed in the division and I've done that. In addition, I have also given the club national silverware for the first time in 26 years and their highest-ever SPL finish. "So to me, that demonstrates that I can achieve with this club. I believe in the players we have and myself and my own character. And I believe that with our wonderful supporters, we can turn this slow start around." Lennon has acted swiftly to strengthen his squad following this week's disappointments. Blackpool winger Jake Caprice made his debut as a late substitute against Queens following his arrival on a year-long loan, while 21-year-old French-Cameroonian Stephane Bahoken will touch down in Scotland on a similar arrangement from parent club Nice. Midfielder Jon Robertson, however, will play no further part for Saints after he was allowed to return to former club Cowdenbeath. Partick Thistle's English midfielder James Craigen is still thanking his lucky stars he chose Edinburgh University to further his education after his move north of the border began his journey into the Scottish Premiership. The 22-year-old started his career at home town club Preston before moving to Edinburgh to undertake a sports business management degree. He caught the eye playing for the university football team, while also featuring for the Scottish University side and the Great Britain university team. Craigen knocked back Conference side Tamworth to join Firhill outfit Partick last season and he is enjoying the start to life in the top-flight following Thistle's promotion from the First Division. "When I left Preston at 18 I decided to go to university in Edinburgh, was there until 21 and signed for Partick last year," he said. "It was one of the best decisions I ever made. I could have gone to other universities in England but Edinburgh turned out to be a good choice. "I always thought I had the ability to enter the game at some point. University standard football is not as bad as you think, there are some good players in higher education. "I didn't give up, I thought it might take me two or three years to get back into it." Sean Welsh is rated as a doubtful participant in the clash in Paisley on Saturday. The Jags midfielder is still struggling with a dead leg. Defender Aaron Taylor-Sinclair is also unlikely to be involved due to a calf complaint.

Formation:442Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

Formation: 4231Manager: Alan Archibald

Partick

  • David Cornell
  • Marc McAusland
  • Jim Goodwin
  • David van Zanten
  • Danny Grainger
  • John McGinn
  • Kenny McLean
  • Gary Harkins
  • Conor Newton
  • Steven Thompson
  • Stephane Bahoken
  • SUBS
  • Darren McGregor
  • Paul McGowan
  • Jake Caprice
  • Thomas Reilly
  • Sean Kelly
  • Gary Teale
  • Christopher Dilo

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  • Partick
  • DWDL

Last Meetings

Top Scorers

St Mirren

  • G Harkins 1

Partick

  • S Lawless 2
  • K Doolan 1

Goals

St Mirren

    • Total goals 8
    • Goals per game 1
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins

Partick

    • Total goals 11
    • Goals per game 4
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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