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SPFL Ladbrokes Premiership
Tue 24 October, 2017. Kick Off: - 19:45
SuperSeal Stadium, Hamilton

Supporters Information:

Admission Prices:

Adults – £22

Concessions – £12

 

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City Centre Branch:

Pick ups:

Q Club – 17:50

Station Bar – 18:00

Non members welcome.

Please call 07979496154 or email  to book.

Jordanhill Branch:

Pick ups:

Jordanhill Station – 18:15

Thornwood Bar – 18:20

Prices:

£12 for adults

£6 for concessions

All Jags fans are welcome but booking is essential.

For seats please contact Alistair on 07817612563 or email 

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North-West Branch:

Pick ups:

Milngavie Station – 18:15

Esquire House – 18:35

Maryhill Community Halls – 18:45

Prices:

£11 for adults

£7 for concessions.

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Hamilton Academical
1
Gary Woods
2
Giannis Skondras
3
Scott McMann
5
Xavier Tomas
7
Dougie Imrie
8
Greg Docherty
13
Alex Gogic
14
Botti Biabi
18
Darian McKinnon
20
Antonio Rojano
30
Steven Boyd
 
Subs
19
Darren Jamieson
9
Rakish Bingham
16
David Templeton
17
Louis Longridge
21
Massimo Donati
22
Darren Lyon
25
Lewis Ferguson
Partick Thistle FC
Partick Thistle
1
Tomas Cerny
4
Jordan Turnbull
5
Niall Keown
7
Blair Spittal
9
Kris Doolan
11
Steven Lawless
13
Adam Barton
15
Daniel Devine
16
Paul McGinn
19
Ryan Edwards
39
Miles Storey
 
Subs
12
Ryan Scully
10
Chris Erskine
17
Milan Nitriansky
18
Conor Sammon
20
Kevin Nisbet
22
Gary Fraser
 
Subs
19
Darren Jamieson
9
Rakish Bingham
16
David Templeton
17
Louis Longridge
21
Massimo Donati
22
Darren Lyon
25
Lewis Ferguson
 
Subs
12
Ryan Scully
10
Chris Erskine
17
Milan Nitriansky
18
Conor Sammon
20
Kevin Nisbet
22
Gary Fraser
Match Preview

Hamilton Accies v Partick Thistle – 24th October 2017

After nine heart-wrenching league games without a win, Partick Thistle finally grabbed that elusive victory with a turnaround triumph against Dundee. Having fallen behind within ten minutes, it took goals from Ryan Edwards and Miles Storey in the final 15 minutes to secure the win for Thistle with the latter’s coming in the second minute of injury time at the end of the game. Suddenly, things are looking much rosier for the Maryhill men who travel to the SuperSeal Stadium tomorrow night looking for two victories on the bounce. Martin Canning’s Accies have lost six games in a row and a clash with Hamilton represents a good opportunity for the Jags to climb off the foot of the Ladbrokes Premiership table. Thistle boss, Alan Archibald, spoke to ptfc.co.uk ahead of his side’s trip to South Lanarkshire.

Archie started by emphasising just how relieving the win over Dundee was for not only him but the entire Thistle squad.

“The longer a winless run goes on, it can become unbearable. It’s great to finally take that weight off our shoulders. We’ve had a real tough start and it’s probably felt worse than in previous seasons because this squad is good enough to be doing much better but injuries have stopped that which has been frustrating.”

The gaffer admitted that his side’s performance wasn’t particularly good on Saturday but said that the points are so much more important that the performance in their situation.

“We’ve been on the other side of the fence before; when we’ve created good chances and played some good stuff but ultimately come away with no points and it’s not a good feeling. However, on Saturday we were the side who got away with some poor play and snatched the win even though it wasn’t our best showing.”

Alan also said that his squad are raring to go against Hamilton with only two days in between the late victory at the weekend and tomorrow night’s fixture.

“I hear a lot of people talk about the next three or four games but when you’re at the bottom of the table, you can only focus on one game at a time and that’s what we’ve been doing. Before the Dundee game we weren’t thinking about going to Hamilton but since Saturday, that’s all we’ve been focussed on and we’re ready to go. There’s a huge incentive for the players because a win would put us above them and mentally, getting off the bottom would be massive for us.”

Archie and his squad of Jags now prepare for tomorrow’s away trip to the SuperSeal Stadium as they look to lift themselves off the foot of the league table. Kick-off from South Lanarkshire is 19:45.

More exclusive video interviews with Daniel Devine and Jags gaffer, Alan Archibald are now available to Jagzone subscribers – log in now to see them.

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92’Full Time
 
89’

A headed clearance falls to Spittal who controls and then shoots. His effort is out of control and over the bar.

 
88’

Donati is fed the ball 30 yards from goal and he strikes it as he strides forward. He makes a mess of it and it's sliced well wide.

 
85’Hamilton Academical corner
 
84’Hamilton Academical corner

Imrie's corner is headed off the line by Devine.

 
81’Thistle corner

Spittal finds Keown with the delivery but the ex-Reading man heads over as he stoops to meet it.

76’Hamilton Academical substitution: Massimo Donati replaces Xavier Tomas
 
74’

Imrie gets to a loose ball in the box and pulls it back to Templeton. He's in agreat position and has the entire goal to aim at but he can't find the target.

 
72’Thistle corner

A series of half-chances for the likes of Doolan, McGinn and Edwards leads to the award of a corner. Appeals for a penalty too.

 
68’Thistle corner
66’Hamilton Academical substitution: Rakish Bingham replaces Botti Biabi
 
66’

McGinn plays a brilliant ball into Storey who is set in on goal. He shoots but is off-balance and lifts it well over the top.

64’Thistle Booking - Jordan Turnbull
 
63’Thistle corner
 
61’

Storey touches the ball to Doolan in the box wjo then passes to Spittal. Spittal tries a shot but it's cleared.

 
60’

Lawless finds Storey on the right wing and Storey tries a cross. It is miscued but in the end it comes off the bar before being cleared.

 
59’Thistle corner
 
59’Thistle corner
 
58’

Biabi turns Keown in the box but lifts a shot over the bar from a tight angle.

 
51’

Templeton cuts in from the Accies left and shoots. It looks dangerous but flies wide in the end.

48’Hamilton Academical substitution: David Templeton replaces Steven Boyd
 
45’Kick-Off (2nd half)

Thistle kick-off the second half as the score sits at 0-0.

 
45’+01’Half-Time
 
45’

Boyd's free-kick from the side of the box finds Imrie but he heads wide, running towards the near post.

44’Thistle Booking - Niall Keown
 
30’Hamilton Academical corner
 
24’

Greg Docherty hits a half-volley from 25 yards but it sails well over the bar.

 
23’

Storey shoots low from the corner of the box but his attempt goes comfortably wide of the near post.

 
21’

Penalty appeals for Hamilton as Docherty grapples with Turnbull in the box but nothing is given and the danger is cleared.

 
19’

Spittal gets down the left and finds Doolan with a low cross. Doolan shoots first time but it's blocked and the 'keeper catches the ball.

 
17’

Doolan shoots from 20 yards across goal and it comes back off the post. Miles Storey can't reach the rebound and it comes to McGinn at the edge of the Accies box. His low shot is held by Woods.

 
16’

Storey breaks down the wing and finds Doolan with a cross. He then lays it back to Spiital who sees a shot blocked.

13’Hamilton Academical Booking - Steven Boyd

Boyd booked for a tug-back on Adam Barton.

 
11’

Spittal's deep free-kick finds Niall Keown who heads on goal, however it goes well wide as he tries to direct it home.

 
09’

A long ball finds Rojano who chests and hits a volley pn the turn. He meets it well but it goes a few yards wide of the near post.

 
04’Thistle corner

Spittal's corner is cleared but it comes to Devine. He chests and volleys but it's saved. The 'keeper can't hold and it is forced away for another corner which comes to nothing.

 
03’

Biabi almost gets the break of the ball in behind Jordan Turnbull but Cerny is off his line quickly to claim.

 
00’Kick-Off

The hosts get the game underway here at the SuperSeal Stadium.

 
00’Introduction

Hello and welcome to the ptfc.co.uk live text commentary for Partick Thistle's trip to the SuperSeal Stadium to take on Hamilton Academical.

The Jags are coming off the back of their first league win of the season after Miles Storey's 92nd minute goal secured the three points for Thistle against Dundee three days ago.

Their opponents Hamilton aren't in such a good mood as the Jags' South Lanarkshire adversaries have lost all of their last six games despite having led in the most recent four. A Jags win tonight would send the Maryhill men above Accies in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

Alan Archibald starts the team that ended the match against Dundee as Blair Spittal, Kris Doolan and match-winning hero, Miles Storey, come into the first eleven. Chris Erskine and Conor Sammon drop to the bench while Andrew McCarthy misses out on a place in the squad having picked up a minor injury.

The team are set to begin with a three centre-half set-up that sees Niall Keown, Daniel Devine and Jordan Turnbull start in the centre of defence. Paul McGinn and Steven Lawless are the wing-backs while Ryan Edwards and Adam Barton go back to a midfield two in Andy McCarthy's absense. Blair Spittal is expected to begin in a number ten role in behind Kris Doolan and Miles Storey but there is scope for the frontline to turn into more of a flat three.

The players are warming-up and kick-off is just 15 minutes away here at the SuperSeal Stadium.

Match Reaction

Hamilton Accies v Partick Thistle – 24th October 2017

Following Partick Thistle’s first league win of the season against Dundee on Saturday, the Maryhill side looked to make it two victories on the bounce as they travelled to the SuperSeal Stadium this evening to take on Hamilton Academical. It was not to be, though, as the Jags battled their way to a 0-0 draw in South Lanarkshire. Kris Doolan and Miles Storey both struck the woodwork but the visiting Thistle side ultimately failed to make a breakthrough. They did, however, keep their first league clean sheet of the season as they shut out the hosts. Jags boss, Alan Archibald, spoke to ptfc.co.uk following the full-time whistle.

To begin, Archie gave us his summation of the match at the SuperSeal Stadium as his side were lifted off the bottom of the table.

“It was frantic at times but it was also certainly not a classic. I think the conditions and the pitch limited the football that we could play but I thought that we edged it in chances. We had a couple of really good opportunities that we might have scored from on another night. We had a couple of penalty claims too, one of which I felt was a stone wall penalty.”

The gaffer saw plenty of improvement in his side in both the defence and the midfield, where they have struggled recently.

“We were much better defensively, more organised. We were less open, allowing them less space and that kept them at bay for long periods. They had one chance near the end when they really opened us up but that was a fairly isolated occurrence. Overall, I think we looked much better and performance-wise we were better tonight than we were Saturday, so plenty of positives.”

Alan also spoke about his side getting off the bottom of the Ladbrokes Premiership standings having been rooted to the foot of the table for a number of weeks.

“It’s good to get off the bottom for now at least. It can have an effect psychologically on the players so it is nice to get rid of that. No one likes looking at the table and seeing us at the very bottom but it’s now up to us to keep picking up points and staying off 12th. We’ve now played everyone once and we’ll do another cycle of fixtures before the winter break so it’s up to us to keep improving and getting more points to allow us to climb the table.”

It’s another quick turnover for Alan Archibald’s squad as they now look towards the weekend’s meeting with St. Johnstone. Kick-off is 15:00 on Saturday from the Energy Check Stadium at Firhill.

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