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SPFL Development League
Tue 28 March, 2017. Kick Off: - 19:00
The Falkirk Stadium, Falkirk

Falkirk U20
1
Lewis McMinn
2
Marky Munro
3
Mark Finlayson
4
Jonny Mitchell
5
Kyle Johnson
6
Reis Peggie
7
James Craigen
8
Cameron Blues
9
Scott Shepherd
10
Mark Stowe
11
Myles Hippolyte
 
Subs
12
Jay Cantley
14
Conor Langton
15
Liam Dunne
16
James Jarvis
17
Connor McBride
Partick Thistle FC
Partick Thistle
1
Conor Cullen
2
Andrew McCarthy
3
Ross Fleming
4
Ian Stokes
5
Michael McMullin
6
Callum Wilson
7
Lee Duncanson
8
Mark Lamont
9
Kevin Nisbet
10
Neil McLaughlin
11
Trialist
 
Subs
12
Struan Herd
14
James Stokes
15
John Kelly
16
Connor Higgins
 
Subs
12
Jay Cantley
14
Conor Langton
15
Liam Dunne
16
James Jarvis
17
Connor McBride
 
Subs
12
Struan Herd
14
James Stokes
15
John Kelly
16
Connor Higgins
 
94’Full Time
 
90’+04’

Falkirk down to nine men with two injured players having to hobble off

 
90’

Higgins drills a low effort across goal but neither McLaughlin or Nisbet can reach it

87’Goal Thistle! Callum Wilson
Falkirk U20 3 - Thistle 1

Wilson evades the offside trap and slots the ball beyon McMinn with the aid of a small deflection

 
85’

Jagzone Man of the Match: Conor Cullen

 
84’

Blues fires a shot which is easy for Cullen.

The game has died a death after Falkirk scored the third goal which sealed all three points.

77’Falkirk U20 substitution: Connor McBride replaces Myles Hippolyte
75’Falkirk U20 substitution: James Jarvis replaces James Craigen
74’Thistle substitution: Connor Higgins replaces Mark Lamont
74’Thistle substitution: John Kelly replaces Lee Duncanson
71’Thistle corner from the left
69’Goal Falkirk U20! Myles Hippolyte
Falkirk U20 3 - Thistle 0

Hippolyte rolls the ball into the corner of the net from 14 yards.

 
68’

Hippolyte splits the defence open with a pass to Peggie. Cullen parries the effort before Langton blazes over the bar

 
64’

McLaughlin drills a low effort straight into the arms of the goalkeeper

 
62’

Craigen interchanges with Shepherd before dinking a ball over the bar by about a foot.

61’Thistle corner from the left

Nisbet races towards goal but wins a corner from the edge of the box.

 
60’

Peggie blazes over the bar after the ball falls to him around 10 yards out

60’Falkirk U20 substitution: Conor Langton replaces Mark Stowe
59’Falkirk U20 Booking - Myles Hippolyte
59’Thistle Booking - Andrew McCarthy
57’Thistle substitution: James Stokes replaces Trialist
 
57’

Nisbet takes aim from distance but fires into the stand.

55’Thistle corner from the right
 
54’

Shepherd spins away from Stokes before forcing a good save from Cullen

53’Goal Falkirk U20! Scott Shepherd
Falkirk U20 2 - Thistle 0

Blues gets the ball wide in the penalty area. The ball is cut across to Shepherd who pokes the ball home.

51’Falkirk U20 corner from the left

Shepherd races into the box and forces a good one handed save from Cullen who tips over the bar.

 
48’

Lamont slides the ball into the path of the trialist. He has space to shoot but opts to square to Nisbet who can't reach the end of the pass.

 
46’

An early sight of goal for McLaughlin forces McMinn to parry the effort away

 
45’Kick-Off (2nd half)
 
45’Half-Time
 
38’

Shepherd forces a good save from Cullen from a tight angle. McCarthy saves the ball from a corner kick.

34’Falkirk U20 corner from the left
 
31’

Craigen's effort is a couple of feet over the bar.

30’Thistle Booking - Ian Stokes

Shepherd gets the wrong side of Stokes and the Jags defender halts his progress 25 yards from goal

 
28’

Nisbet meets Fleming's cross with a powerful steered header. It lands on the top of the net with the goalkeeper backpedalling. Thistle knocking on the door for an equaliser.

 
27’

Great movement and passing from Nisbet sends McLaughlin through. He steers his effort into the legs of the Falkirk goalkeeper

 
26’

Nisbet's shot is blocked before MCLaughlin grabs the scraps and sends a shot past the post.

 
25’

McLaughlin finds a pocket of space in the Falkirk half and tries to link up with Nisbet but the number 9 is offside

 
21’

Nisbet heads back for McLaughlin who volleys towards goal. Unfortunately for the Jags number 10 it is straight in the arms of McMinn

20’Thistle corner from the right

Nisbet and McLaughlin link up well before a Falkirk defender scoops the ball behind

 
17’

Hippolyte's free kick deflects off the wall prompting Cullen to quickly react and push the ball away from goal.

 
15’

Nisbet wins the ball and tries to play a ball through to the trialist. It takes a deflection into the path of Wilson who can't quite get on the end of it under defensive pressure.

 
12’

Blues flicks a header from the corner towards goal but it loops over the bar.

12’Falkirk U20 corner from the left
11’Thistle corner from the right
10’Thistle corner from the left

Nisbet works some space for himself on the edge of the box unleashing a shot which is deflected past for a corner.

 
09’

Shepherd holds off Stokes as he chases a long ball. He drills a low shot across goal which bobbles away from target.

05’Goal Falkirk U20! Myles Hippolyte
Falkirk U20 1 - Thistle 0

Hippolyte is able to skip away from Duncanson, racing into space in the box before firing high into the net.

 
03’

Clever play from Nisbet creates space just inside the Falkirk half allowing Neil McLaughlin to pick him out with a nice pass. With the trialist in the box, and McLaughlin just outside, Nisbet can't pick out the pass and Falkirk are able to clear.

 
01’

McCarthy, playing as part of the back three tonight, races away having intercepted a through ball. He clips a pass into the path of McLaughlin who scoops an effort high over the bar.

 
00’

Falkirk threaten in the opening 10 seconds. A long ball is played forward, landing between the defensive line and Conor Cullen. Hesitancy from the goalkeeper allows Shepherd hope that he will reach the ball but the goalkeeper recovers well to block the low effort.

 
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