SPFL Development League
Mon 29 January, 2018. Kick Off: - 14:00
O'Reilly misses the target from 13 yards after Robertson picked him out
Stokes forces the ball home from close range to bring Thistle level
Robertson curls an excellent goal into the top corner from the edge of the box
An excellent tackle from Granger denies the Saints a shot as Thistle defend the corner.
A brilliant one handed save from Sneddon knocks the ball away from goal after Struthers header is goal bound
It's played short to Docherty who fires a shot from outside the box. Kelly blocks and knocks it out for a coener
It's another free kick for St Johnstone on the edge of the box.
St Johnstone carve the Thistle defence apart. Struthers is clean through with just the goalkeeper to beat but puts it past the post.
St Johnstone win a free kick 22 yards from goal
A through ball sends Robertson clear of the defence. Sneddon misjudges allowing Robertson to round him before sliding the ball home
McCarthy plays the ball out to Higgins who curls an effort towards goal from the corner of the box
What a save from Sneddon to deny Struthers a wondergoal from 20 yards
The free kick is played short but quick thinking from Eadie knocks it behind for a corner
St Johnstone win a free kick on the very edge of the box after a foul from Kelly
Sneddon gets a hand to Robertson's free kick but the power spins it into the top corner.
It was a great finish from Robertson but a needless free kick to concede
St Johnstone win a free kick in a central area around 25 yards from goal.
A great run from Fleming ends with a good cross but the goalkeeper claims under pressure
James Stokes is in behind St Johnstone immediately. With Wilson and McCarthy in the middle his cross is poor and goes out for a goal kick
A poor corner is caught on the wind and drifts straight out for a goal kick
A cross runs through to Ross Fleming at the back post but his shot is deflected and loops over the bar
Fitzpatrick volleys wide from a drifted cross from Duncanson
Sneddon deflects the ball away from goal after a Saints shot from a narrow angle. Thistle still two goals to the good
Another commanding catch from Sneddon before unleashing a throw to Nitriansky. He cuts back to Fitzpatrick who sends a shot over with his wrong foot from 16 yards
As the ball bounces around the box from the corner, Callum Wilson is wiped out as he tries to have a shot from six yards. The referee waves play on as the goalkeeper collects the ball
McCarthy has the ball in the net from the corner but he is penalised for handling the ball.
Callum Wilson gets in behind the defence again. An excellent pass finds Stokes but he miskicks his effort. It falls to Fitzpatrick who powers a shot on goal but a great save from Sinclair turns it over
Thistle strutting the ball about with real confidence at the moment. The pace of James Stokes is troubling the Saints defence with Duncanson and Fitzpatrick firing over plenty of crosses
Thistle make it two instantly. James Stokes plays the ball through to Fitzpatrick who finishes well beyond the goalkeeper.
The corner is recycled back to Fleming. He picks out Wilson who takes an excellent first touch before finding the back of the net with his second, drilling low across the goalkeeper
Sneddon claims the corner and his quick throw sends Duncanson away. His cross finds Stokes who can't outmuscle the defender to get his shot away without a block
St Johnstone keep the pressure on after the corner is cleared but Struthers fires straight at Sneddon
St Johnstone advance down the left hand side and send over a cross which is smothered by Sneddon
Wilson's pass through to Stokes sees the quick attacker evade a couple of opportunities before having a shot blocked inside the box.