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Scottish Cup
Sat 12 February, 2022. Kick Off: - 15:00
Firhill Stadium

Tickets are now on sale for our upcoming Scottish Cup tie against Dundee United which is scheduled to take place on Saturday 12th February.

Partick Thistle season tickets are not valid for this fixture. All supporters are required to purchase a ticket for this match to gain entry. 

All supporters are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase their tickets ahead of matchday to avoid lengthy Firhill queues. 

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Ticket prices for this match are priced at:

Adults – £20

Concessions (Over 65s, students, disabled supporter including carer, 16-18 year olds) £15

Under 16 – £5

 

Purchasing before matchday 

Ticket purchases before matchday (12th February) are available to buy through one of the methods below:

Matchday purchases

Tickets can be purchased on matchday through online sale. The Executive Offices will not be open on matchday.

Very limited provision will be made at the Jackie Husband ticket office for home supporters, without bank cards or online access, to use cash to purchase tickets for this game.

 

Away Supporters

Away fans can purchase their ticket for this Scottish Cup tie through one of the two methods below:

 

Away supporter ticket prices for this match are priced at:

Adults – £20

Concessions (Over 65s, students, disabled supporter including carer, 16-18 year olds) £15

Under 16 – £5

Online ticket sales for Dundee United fans will be available right up until kick-off.

There will be no provision available for physical in-person ticket sales for Dundee United supporters on matchday.

Partick Thistle FC
Partick Thistle
1
Jamie Sneddon
2
Ciaran McKenna
3
Stephen Hendrie
4
Kevin Holt
5
Lewis Mayo
6
Robbie Crawford (Connor Murray 88)
7
Scott Tiffoney
8
Stuart Bannigan (Kyle Turner 79)
9
Brian Graham (Ross MacIver 68)
10
Ross Docherty
11
Alex Jakubiak (Cammy Smith 79)
 
Subs
13
Andy Firth
12
Kyle Turner
14
Cammy Smith
15
Steven Bell
17
Connor Murray
19
Ross MacIver
20
Ben Stanway
Dundee United
1
Benjamin Siegrist
2
Liam Smith
6
Kevin McDonald (Scott McMann 53)
7
Ilmari Niskanen
9
Marc McNulty
12
Ryan Edwards
18
Callum Butcher (Archie Meekison 83)
19
Dylan Levitt (Nicky Clark 74)
23
Ian Harkes
29
Ross Graham
32
Tony Watt
 
Subs
13
Carljohan Eriksson
4
Charlie Mulgrew
10
Nicky Clark
15
Tim Akinola
17
Archie Meekison
20
Lewis Neilson
26
Christopher Mochrie
33
Scott McMann
52
Craig Moore
53
Rory MacLeod
58
Matt Cudjoe
 
Subs
13
Andy Firth
12
Kyle Turner
14
Cammy Smith
15
Steven Bell
17
Connor Murray
19
Ross MacIver
20
Ben Stanway
 
Subs
13
Carljohan Eriksson
4
Charlie Mulgrew
10
Nicky Clark
15
Tim Akinola
17
Archie Meekison
20
Lewis Neilson
26
Christopher Mochrie
33
Scott McMann
52
Craig Moore
53
Rory MacLeod
58
Matt Cudjoe
Match Preview

Partick Thistle v Dundee United – 12th February 2022

There’s a place in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals up for grabs this weekend as Partick Thistle host Dundee United in a fifth round tie. The two sides met in last year’s edition of Scotland’s oldest cup competition when the Tangerines ran out 2-1 winners thank to a late Nicky Clark goal at Tannadice. Now, Thistle are looking for revenge against the Premiership side as they visit Maryhill and Jags assistant manager Neil Scally spoke to ptfc.co.uk ahead of the match:

“It’s a big opportunity for us to get into the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup which is a very exciting proposition. It’ll be a difficult game against a team in the top flight who have been doing well recently but we back ourselves to do well considering how we’ve been playing as of late.”

Thistle most recent game was a 3-3 draw against Inverness on Wednesday night and Scally admitted that one was a tough one to take for the team with the Caley Jags scoring an injury time equaliser.

“Having been ahead three times in that game, to then not go on and win it was disappointing. On top of that, we felt the goals we gave away were a bit slack in terms of the set pieces and marking in key moments but there were still plenty of bright spots.

“It’s difficult to look at those bright spots when you draw the game in such a devastating way but we shouldn’t get too down about it. It was always going to be a tough place to go and, if we’re being completely honest, Inverness probably created enough in that second half to warrant a draw.”

With cup action upcoming this weekend, Neil thinks the team need to use this game as a chance to get the frustration of midweek out of their system.

“It’s a break from the league action and another big fixture for us. The positive thing is that it is such a sharp turnaround from Wednesday so we’ve not had to dwell on it. The best way to get over disappointment is to go out and put it right on the pitch and getting into a Scottish Cup quarter-final would be some way to do that.”

Since beating Kilmarnock in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup, Dundee United have lost just once in five Premiership games and Scally knows it’ll be a tough test for the team against Tam Courts’ side.

“They were having a tough time at the end of last year but things have picked up recently. They’ve got a lot of energy in their side and they’ve got a decent bit of physicality too and they’ve been very solid defensively as of late so it will be no easy task to beat them.

“Despite that, I think we have to go into the game with belief. There’s no point going into this game with fear and just letting them dictate things. We played them in the cup last year as a League One side and controlled the game in large parts so we’re hopeful that if we have that same approach tomorrow we’ll be able to do similar.”

For the third round in a row Thistle are the home team in the Scottish Cup and Neil says the Jags have to use that to their advantage as they did against Airdrieonians and Dunfermline earlier in the tournament.

“The crowd were a massive help in the Airdrie game, especially late on when we were battling to get over the line and we’re hopeful of a similar effect tomorrow. I think we expect a good crowd overall with United taking a good support as well but we’ll be looking to the home crowd to make plenty of noise.”

Finally, Scally gave us the latest team news ahead of the Tangerines’ visit.

“We’re a couple of bodies down this week unfortunately. Tunji’s suspended and Kyle McAllister is cup-tied because he played for St. Mirren in the last round so those two will drop out of the squad. Richard Foster is still going to be missing for us as well.

“Away from news for tomorrow, Darren Brownlie has been making a bit of progress over the past couple of weeks. He’s been doing a bit of running and has actually been coming along to training to do a bit of jogging so it’s good for him to be back around the squad. He’s still a long way from a return to full training but we knew it was going to be a gradual process with him so to see him slowly going in the right direction is encouraging.”

Exclusive video interviews with Ross Docherty and Thistle assistant manager Neil Scally will be available for JagZone subscribers to watch today – log in to view.

JagZone subscribers will be able to tune in to live audio commentary for our clash with Dundee United, starting at 2:30pm – click here to tune in.

We will be providing a pay-per-view option, priced at £12, for any supporter who wishes to watch our livestream of the match – click here for more info.

We’ll have extended highlights and a full game replay of the fixture on JagZone following the game.

Article Copyright © 2022. Permission to use quotations from this article online is only granted subject to appropriate source credit and hyperlink to ptfc.co.uk.

 
49’Full Time
87’Thistle substitution: Connor Murray replaces Robbie Crawford
 
86’

Thistle pushing forward in search of an equaliser. MacIver heads over from a Docherty cross.

83’Dundee United substitution: Archie Meekison replaces Callum Butcher
 
80’Thistle corner

Smith is denied by a smart low stop by Siegrist and Thistle have a corner. The United keeper punches away but Thistle keep possession and win a second corner.

 
80’Thistle corner
78’Thistle substitution: Cammy Smith replaces Alex Jakubiak
78’Thistle substitution: Kyle Turner replaces Stuart Bannigan
76’Dundee United Booking - Benjamin Siegrist
 
75’

The ball drops for Docherty around 10 yards out but the Jags skipper fires narrowly over the bar.

74’Dundee United substitution: Nicky Clark replaces Dylan Levitt
68’Thistle substitution: Ross MacIver replaces Brian Graham
 
67’Dundee United corner
 
67’

Great defending from McKenna denies Niskanen a shot at goal. Play rages up the park and Jakubiak fires over from the corner of the box.

 
57’

From a Thistle corner it is a classic stramash which ends up with the goalkeeper smothering the ball.

 
55’Thistle corner
 
55’Thistle corner
52’Dundee United substitution: Scott McMann replaces Kevin McDonald
 
51’

A last ditch block denies Brian Graham a certain goal. The corner is swung over by Mayo can't hit the target with his header.

 
51’Thistle corner
 
49’

Siegrist flaps from a free kick. It is poked away before Brian Graham can send it goalwards. Mayo has an effort tipped over for a corner.

 
48’

Thistle start on the front foot. A corner is flicked on by Docherty but can't find a blue shirt. Tiffoney then crosses but it is claimed by the goalkeeper.

 
45’Kick-Off (2nd half)
 
44’Half-Time
 
41’Dundee United corner
 
39’Dundee United corner
 
35’Thistle corner
32’Goal Dundee United! Ian Harkes
Thistle 0 - Dundee United 1

an Harkes lashes it home from the edge of the box after Thistle fail to clear their lines

25’Dundee United Booking - Liam Smith

Liam Smith is booked for holding back Tiffoney. As clear a yellow card as you'll see. 

 
24’

A slack pass goes straight to Harkes but as he tries to play in a teammate his pass is overhit and goes out for a goal kick.

 
23’

Mayo is judged to have fouled a United player from the corner with the referee awarding a free kick.

 
22’Thistle corner

Brian Graham is denied by a last ditch block. Another Jags corner.

 
20’

It goes deep but Tiffoney fires it back in. Hendrie finds it and knocks across goal but Siegrist is judged to be fouled by a Thistle player.

 
18’Thistle corner

A fingertip save denies Tiffoney and Thistle have a corner.

 
15’

McKenna wins Thistle a corner which United clear at the back post. Tiffoney uses all his speed to recover and halt the United counter at the expense of a free kick.

 
14’Thistle corner
 
08’Dundee United corner
 
07’

Not much to report in the opening spell of the game. Thistle having more possession in the opposition half but United happy to build out from the back. 

 
00’Kick-Off

Thistle get the game underway as we shoot towards the John Lambie Stand in the first half. 

Match Report

Partick Thistle v Dundee United – 12th February 2022

Partick Thistle’s sights were firmly set on a place in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals as Dundee United came to Maryhill for a fifth round tie this afternoon.

Narrow victories over Dunfermline and Airdrieonians had earned Thistle their place in the last 16 while Dundee United had reached this point via a 2-1 extra-time win over Kilmarnock.

Ian McCall made two changes to the side which had drawn at Inverness in midweek with Alex Jakubiak making his first start as a Jag in place of Cammy Smith while Stephen Hendrie came in for the suspended Tunji Akinola.

The hosts started the livelier of the two sides and threatened for the first time in the 10th minute. A high ball forward by Lewis Mayo was misjudged by Ross Graham who guided the ball inadvertently into the path of Alex Jakubiak. There was a split second when it looked like the Englishman was in on goal but a great recovery challenge from Calum Butcher denied him a chance to score his first goal at his new club.

Thistle finally turned their positive start into a shot on goal after 19 minutes and unsurprisingly Scott Tiffoney was the man to get it. A diagonal ball from Ross Docherty got the winger into the United box and after jinking onto his right foot, the number seven curled a shot towards goal. In the end, his effort was too central and Benjamin Siegrist was able to touch it over the bar with relative ease.

There was another sight of goal in the 22nd minute for the Maryhill men and this time it was top scorer Brian Graham looking to make the breakthrough. Alex Jakubiak was given the ball near the half-way line and the ex-Watford man charged forward before feeding a pass to Graham to his right. The Thistle frontman collected before turning past Ross Graham and firing a shot goalwards with his left foot, however, Ryan Edwards was across quickly to deflect it away for a corner.

Then, out of pretty much nothing, Thistle were caught cold at the other end. Stephen Hendrie misjudged a lofted ball towards the right side of the United attack and Liam Smith took advantage, bursting into the space on the flank. He then cut the ball back towards the edge of the box where, after a sliced clearance by Robbie Crawford, Ian Harkes was on hand to rifle a half-volley into the far corner of Jamie Sneddon’s goal.

That was the last serious action of the first half but Thistle came out with renewed energy after the break. They weren’t far away from a leveller on 46 minutes when Ross Docherty flicked on a Stephen Hendrie corner, but Brian Graham was not quite able to reach the knock-on.

United were struggling to deal with the pace of Thistle’s play at the beginning of the second period and there was another good chance in the 48th minute. A Stephen Hendrie free-kick was lifted into the middle of the Tangerines’ box and Benjamin Siegrist punched it against the back of Brian Graham’s leg. Unfortunately for the home side, this meant he wasn’t facing the goal and thus couldn’t fire a shot towards the empty goal before the ball was cleared.

Moments later the ball bounced to Kevin Holt after Scott Tiffoney had kept the attack alive and Holt tried to curl a right-footed attempt under the crossbar, however, as he did with Tiffoney’s shot in the first half, Siegrist was able to just help it over the bar with minimal fuss.

Ian McCall’s side continued to pile the pressure on and there was some last-ditch defending needed to deny them an equaliser in the 51st minute. A deflected Tiffoney cross bounced into the path of Brian Graham five yards from goal but Calum Butcher reached a foot in from behind the striker to poke the ball away for a corner.

At long last, the visitors had another chance moments before the hour mark. A Marc McNulty cross made its way to Tony Watt on the left side of the Jags’ box and the former Motherwell man tried to bend a shot into the far corner but put far too much height on his shot which sailed over the bar.

The pace of the game fizzled out a bit as the second half went on and opportunities became more infrequent for the home side. Ross Docherty, who scored the winner in the third round against Dunfermline, had the chance to be the cup hero again with 17 minutes left to play but when the ball fell to him from Ciaran McKenna’s long throw, he shot well over the bar with his left foot from 15 yards.

Suddenly, the hosts seemed to be turning up the heat a bit on Tam Courts’ team and another long throw was causing problems in the 80th minute. This one was flicked on by Ross MacIver and fired towards goal by Cammy Smith but Benjamin Siegrist was down sharply to his left to deny Smith at the near post.

Thistle’s final chance to take the game to extra-time game three minutes into added time and it came from a bit of typical Tiffoney trickery. Stephen Hendrie launched a ball down the left wing for the ex-Morton man to latch onto and latch onto it he did. He then used his incredible footwork to wriggle past Liam Smith and race along the by-line. The Jags had five other bodies in the box but Siegrist was out rapidly to deny Tiffoney the chance to pick any of them out.

So that was how it finished, 1-0 to the Tangerines who booked their place in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals. Thistle now look ahead to a busy upcoming league schedule which begins with a trip to East End Park to play Dunfermline next Friday, 18th February at 7:45pm.

Match Reaction

Partick Thistle v Dundee United – 12th February 2022

The management team’s written previews and reactions are presented by The Jags Trust. You can keep up to date with the latest from The Jags Trust by visiting their website, www.jagstrust.com.

Partick Thistle suffered a frustrating defeat at Firhill this afternoon when they took on Dundee United in the Scottish Cup fifth round. The Jags put on an impressive performance and created many chances but unfortunately Dundee United took the lead towards the end of the first half with a blistering shot from Ian Harkes which ended up being the only goal scored come the full-time whistle, knocking the Jags out of the cup. Thistle boss Ian McCall spoke to ptfc.co.uk following the game:

“It was a tough game overall, we were in charge of the game from the start and really took it to them. The chances just weren’t falling for us out there. It’s obviously frustrating to go out of the cup, but I can’t fault the performance of the players at all today.”

“The team played brilliantly out there today and I’d say we, at the very least, deserved to have the game go to extra-time.”

The gaffer had specific praise for winger Scott Tiffoney who was at the centre of much of the Jags’ attacking play.

“Tiffoney was in fantastic form and whenever he had the ball he was a threat. He was using the ball to move us up the pitch and he had a couple of decent half-chances himself. He’s been consistently threatening for us over the past few weeks and hopefully that’s something that carries on for the rest of the season.”

Although the Maryhill men lost the match, McCall said he was proud of the team’s defensive efforts.

“Defensively we were the great. When you look at their chances and consider that their only shot on goal was a half-volley from 20 yards, that tells you how well we defended. Not to take anything away from Harkes as it was a great strike but it’s disappointing that’s what beat us.”

The manager finished by looking ahead to an important run of upcoming games in the cinch Championship.

“We have a lot of games in a small space of time coming up and we are heading into them with a positive mindset. If we can play anywhere near as well as we did today in most games then we’ll be doing well. We now need to get ready for Friday night which will be a difficult game against Dunfermline.”

Further reaction from Thistle manager Ian McCall and Brian Graham will be available for JagZone subscribers to watch – log in to view.

We’ll also have extended highlights and a full game replay of today’s match on JagZone.

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