Ross County v Partick Thistle - Live Text Updates 10/09/11

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89 mins: GOAL THISTLE. Chris Erskine bundles the ball home from close range.

82 mins: A Chris Erskine cross is just begging for a touch from a Thistle player. Pressure on the County goal is growing.

81 mins: Paul Paton tries his luck with a shot from distance. It's well hit but just a little too high.

74 mins: It's game on again. Paul Cairney slides the ball through to Christie Elliot who drags a shot wide of goal from a tight angle.

70 mins: THISTLE PENALTY and red card for County's Miller. Cairney to take the penalty and GOAL THISTLE. Paul Cairney played the ball through to Chris Erskine who was left with Fraser to beat. Erskine looked to have taken the ball to wide but still managed to squeeze the ball towards goal and was denied a goal by Miller's handball.

66 mins: Kris Doolan's shot from just outside the box is turned round the post for a Thistle corner.

65 mins: Thistle really struggling to make an impact at the moment.

56 mins: Chris Erskine comes on for Tommy Stewart. 

55 mins: County's Paul Lawson is booked for a foul on Kris Doolan.

53 min: Thistle showing little sign at the moment of finding a way back into the game. Chris Erskine is set to come on.

46 mins: GOAL COUNTY. Slack defending gives Michael Gardyne space inside the Thistle box and he finds the net despite Archibald's attempts to clear off the line.

Thistle kick the second half off.


41 mins: Kyle Hutton is booked for dissent. Thistle have been the wrong end of a few questionable calls throughout the half.

35 mins: Thistle a whisker away from an equaliser. The ball is played up to the feet of Christie Elliot who creates a bit of space for himself and is unlucky to see Fraser turn his shot round the post for a corner.

33 mins: Paul Cairney is able to connect with a Paul Paton cross but his header is wide of goal.

31 mins: Scott Fox makes a good stop low down to his right as he holds a Richard Brittain shot.

29 mins: County corner on the right as the home side start to take a grip on the game. Thistle get this corner clear though.

28 mins: Scott Robertson looks to be struggling with a knock.

22 mins: Paul Paton heads the ball behind for a Ross County corner on the left. Richard Briattain takes it and play is stopped for a Thistle free kick following a push from Scott Boyd.

16 mins: Paul Paton crosses from the right and Kris Doolan is a little unlucky to see his header go wide of goal.

13 mins: PENALTY COUNTY. Handball we think. Brittain takes it and scores. GOAL COUNTY

8 mins: First real chance of the game comes County's way. Gardyne gets clear down the right but Craig can't convert his cross at the back post.

6 mins: The far side assistant misses what looks an obvious offside as Craig comes forward with the ball but Thistle scramble the ball away from any danger.

5 mins: Good defensive header from Scott Robertson but County have the game's first corner. They make a complete mess of it.

1 min: As thought Thistle line-up in 4-3-3 formation . Scott Robertson in alongside Alan Archibald at the back. Front three of Doolan, Elliot and Stewart. Stewart playing perhaps a little off the other two.

0 mins: Ross County kick the game off and are shooting towards the hardy few Thistle fans behind the goal in the first half.

PRE-MATCH NEWS: New loan signing from Rangers Kyle Hutton goes straight into the Thistle team for today's game with Ross County. There is also a start for Tommy Stewart as Conrad Balatoni drops to the bench. Iain Flannigan is the other Thistle player to miss out as he drops out of the 16 entirely with Stuart Bannigan taking up a position on the bench.

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