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SPFL League One
Tue 30 March, 2021. Kick Off: - 19:45
Firhill Stadium

In line with Scottish Government guidelines, this match is a closed doors match. It is imperative that all fans support the club and protect the squad by staying away from the stadium and enjoying all content safely from home.

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Audio Commentary

Audio Commentary will be available for supporters on JagZone.

Starting at 7:15, tune in to hear our commentary team take you through the ninety minutes of action, with thirty minutes of comprehensive build up before the game.

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Match Previews:

Written Management Preview: Neil Scally

Written Player Preview: Connor Murray

JagZone Management Preview: Neil Scally

JagZone Player Preview: Brian Graham

 

In Game Coverage

We’ll have our usual in-depth text commentary right here on ptfc.co.uk. 

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Post Match

After the 90 minutes of action we’ll have post match reaction from the Jags camp on JagZone. A full game replay and comprehensive highlights package will also follow on JagZone.

 

Match Programme

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As we get ready to re-start our League One season we are looking forward to bringing you extensive matchday coverage through the conclusion of the campaign. Due to the current exceptional circumstances, our coverage may change or be impacted if a member of our media team is required to self-isolate at short notice. We thank you for your understanding and patience around this situation.

Partick Thistle FC
Partick Thistle
1
Jamie Sneddon
2
Ryan Williamson
3
James Penrice
6
Steven Bell
7
Joe Cardle
8
Stuart Bannigan
10
Zak Rudden
17
Connor Murray
21
Mouhamed Niang
23
Ross Docherty
31
Ross MacIver
 
Subs
12
Kieran Wright
5
Darren Brownlie
9
Brian Graham
14
Shea Gordon
15
Chris Erskine
16
Ciaran McKenna
19
Scott Tiffoney
22
Richard Foster
88
Andy Geggan
Forfar Athletic
1
Daniel Hoban
2
Roberto Nditi
3
Bernard Coll
4
Ross Meechan
5
Andy Munro
6
Murray MacKintosh
7
Daniel Scally
8
Callum Moore
9
Scott Fenwick
10
Scott Shepherd
11
Grant Anderson
 
Subs
21
Trialist
12
Hamish Thomson
14
Kyle Dalling
15
Graeme Holmes
16
Gary Irvine
17
Chris Antoniazzi
18
Martin Scott
19
Jordan Allan
20
Jordan Northcott
 
Subs
12
Kieran Wright
5
Darren Brownlie
9
Brian Graham
14
Shea Gordon
15
Chris Erskine
16
Ciaran McKenna
19
Scott Tiffoney
22
Richard Foster
88
Andy Geggan
 
Subs
21
Trialist
12
Hamish Thomson
14
Kyle Dalling
15
Graeme Holmes
16
Gary Irvine
17
Chris Antoniazzi
18
Martin Scott
19
Jordan Allan
20
Jordan Northcott
95’Full Time Report

It's a real missed opportunity for Thistle who produce a poor display and have to twice come from behind to get even a single point from a 2-2 draw. 

Although Thistle pressed for a winner and twice came close in the latter stages of the game Forfar were every bit as likely as the home side to snatch a winner and may well have done so had a Moore shot not crashed off the Thistle crossbar. 

 
94’Full Time
90’+04’Forfar Athletic Booking - Graeme Holmes
 
90’+01’

Graham nods the ball on for Gordon whose effort is agonisingly wide of target. 

 
90’

Deep into injury time now. 

 
88’

Penrice shoots right footed from the edge of the box and his effort isn't only a foot or so wide. Time running out on Thistle though. 

88’Thistle Booking - Scott Tiffoney
 
87’

Tiffoney twists his way into the box and goes to ground looking for a penalty but only collects a yellow card for his efforts. 

 
86’

It's a poor free kick and Forfar try to break. 

86’Forfar Athletic substitution: Graeme Holmes replaces Grant Anderson
86’Forfar Athletic substitution: Martin Scott replaces Scott Fenwick
 
85’

Thistle have a free kick about 35 yards from the Forfar goal. Bannigan is over the ball. 

85’Forfar Athletic Booking - Murray MacKintosh
 
84’

The crossbar saves Thistle as Moore's effort beats Sneddon. 

 
81’

The Forfar sub is quickly involved in the action but he can't enough pace on the ball or divert it sufficiently away from Sneddon to find the net. 

80’Forfar Athletic substitution: Jordan Allan replaces Scott Shepherd
 
80’

Thistle are going to finish this game with 10 men s Erskine has to go off injured. Looks to be a hamstring injury. 

 
79’

With Thistle pressing there are gaps for Forfar to exploit on the break and on this break they have players over. Anderson has it at the right hand corner of the Thistle box but his shot is poor and goes wide. 

75’Thistle Booking - Chris Erskine
73’Thistle corner from the left
72’Thistle corner from the left

A powerful Erskine shot goes just over the bar via a deflection. 

71’Forfar Athletic substitution: Jordan Northcott replaces Daniel Scally
 
70’

Erskine feeds Tiffoney to his left and although his cross is cleared there is suddenly a bit of a zip to Thistle's play. 

 
69’

Williamson gets another cross over from the right but this time it is behind any Thistle player inside the box. 

67’Thistle substitution: Chris Erskine replaces Joe Cardle
66’Goal Thistle! Brian Graham
Thistle 2 - Forfar Athletic 2

From nowhere Thistle are level. Williamson crosses from right and Graham is there to steer the ball home. 

 
64’

Sneddon gets just enough of a fist to the corner to get it clear. 

63’Forfar Athletic corner from the left
 
63’

Brownlie gets away from his marker to meet Cardle's corner but his header is blocked close to the goal line. 

63’Thistle corner from the right
 
58’

Tiffoney has the ball at his feet inside the Forfar box, albeit at a angle, and sends a shot high over the bar. Still no hint of a Thistle equaliser. 

 
57’

Murray collects the ball at the left hand side of the Forfar box but his low cross is cleared. 

56’Thistle substitution: Scott Tiffoney replaces Ross MacIver
55’Forfar Athletic corner from the right
54’Forfar Athletic corner from the right

Thistle are lucky to still be in this game. Shepherd has too much pace for Brownlie and it takes a fine stop from Sneddon who spreads himself well to prevent a third Forfar goal. 

 
53’

Thistle have offered nothing since the restart. 

49’Forfar Athletic corner from the right

A Brownlie slip nearly gifts Forfar a third goal but they can't take advantage of the chance presented to them and have to settle for a corner. 

 
46’

Thistle make three changes at the break and win an early corner but can't make anything of it. 

46’Thistle corner from the right
45’Thistle substitution: Darren Brownlie replaces Mouhamed Niang
45’Thistle substitution: Shea Gordon replaces Ross Docherty
45’Thistle substitution: Brian Graham replaces Zak Rudden
 
45’Kick-Off (2nd half)
45’+04’Half Time Report

A dreadfully poor first half display is in danger of undoing the good work done at Airdrie at the weekend. 

For the second game in a row Thistle fell behind to an early goal and for the second game in a row fashioned an equaliser. 

This time Thistle were unable to build upon that and fell behind again with half-time approaching. 

Ian McCall will have much work to do at the interval and you wonder after making so many changes from Saturday's team how long it will be before he looks to his substitute bench. 

 
45’+04’Half-Time
 
45’

Forfar threaten the Thistle goal again as Moore has the ball on the left of the Thistle box but this time the ball is cleared. 

 
45’

We're into first half injury time of which there should be plenty. 

43’Goal Forfar Athletic! Scott Fenwick
Thistle 1 - Forfar Athletic 2

Thistle can't clear as Sneddon punches clear Scally's free kick. The ball is drilled back towards the Thistle goal where Fenwick grabs his second of the night. 

 
43’

A Niang push earns Forfar a free kick wide on the left. 

 
42’

Shepherd is able to fire a shot towards the Thistle goal but it comfortably clears the Thistle crossbar. Forfar are the side on top as we approach the 45 minute mark. 

41’Forfar Athletic corner from the left

Bell slices the ball over his own crossbar. 

41’Forfar Athletic corner from the right
 
38’

That long delay for treatment to Sneddon seems to have halted Thistle momentum having levelled the scores. 

 
31’

After a lengthy delay Sneddon is fit to continue and we are back underway. 

 
28’

Sneddon is still receiving treatment as Thistle could be forced into a change of goalkeeper. 

 
26’

This is a crazy game at the moment. Sneddon comes out his box to head clear but doesn't return to his box even though Forfar pick up the loose ball. Shepherd has the ball deep inside the Thistle box before Sneddon does get back an does well to whip the ball off the Forfar players toes but injures himself in the process. 

 
26’

Forfar appeal for a penalty for handball but the free kick goes Thistle's way just a split second before the ball is fired into the back of the Thistle net. 

 
25’

It's Docherty's turn to have an effort on goal but his shot from the edge of the box goes wide of Hoban's left hand post. 

 
24’

Penrice gets to the bye line but Rudden can't get on the edge of his cross. 

 
23’

It's all Thistle at the moment and a low Cardle shot produces another, much more comfortable save, from Hoban. 

 
23’

Cardle knocks this corner to Bannigan at the corner of the box who returns the ball to Cardle whose cross is cleared. 

22’Thistle corner from the right
 
22’

Cardle's corner is cleared as far as Murray at the edge of the box. His shot fuly tests Hoban who does well to push the ball to safety. 

21’Thistle corner from the right
15’Goal Thistle! Connor Murray
Thistle 1 - Forfar Athletic 1

Thistle are level and not a moment too soon and for the third came in a row Connor Murray gets his name on the scoresheet. It's an excellent curling finish from the left hand corner of the box that goes in off the post. 

 
15’

The second of two quick Cardle corners finds the head of Bell whose header comes off the crossbar. 

14’Thistle corner from the right
14’Thistle corner from the right

A Murray shot takes a deflection wide of goal.

 
11’

It is a good delivery from Cardle but Docherty can't get enough on his header and Hoban is able to save. 

 
10’

MacIver is fouled and Thistle win a free kick on the left with the chance to deliver a cross into the box. 

08’Thistle corner from the right
 
05’

Anderson drills a cross low to the front post where it is collected by Sneddon. Thistle not looking secure at all at the back at the moment. 

 
04’

A low shot from Penrice from outside the box forces Hoban into a save low to his right. It's a fairly comfortable save for the Forfar keeper. 

 
03’

Cardle has space inside the box as Thistle look to make an immediate response but he elects not to shoot first time and any chance is lost. 

01’Goal Forfar Athletic! Scott Fenwick
Thistle 0 - Forfar Athletic 1

Nightmare start for Thistle. Nditi crosses from the right and Fenwick shoots low past Sneddon and into the net. The Thistle keeper will feel he could have done better with that. 

 
00’

Thistle kick the game off and are shooting towards the John Lambie Stand in the first half. 

 
00’Kick-Off
 
00’Introduction

With so many games being played in a short space of time it is inevitable that there will be an element of squad rotation and Ian McCall's team selection this evening is reflective of that. 

The manager makes six changes to the side that started against Airdrie at the weekend, a luxury not open to him before the enforced break. 

Jamie Sneddon, James Penrice, Steven Bell, Zak Rudden, Ross MacIver and a fit again Ross Docherty, who skippers the side, all get a start tonight. 

Kieran Wright, Darren Brownlie, Brian Graham, Shea Gordon, Scott Tiffoney and Richard Foster are the players that will start this game on the bench.  

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