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cinch Championship
Sat 20 November, 2021. Kick Off: - 15:00
Firhill Stadium

Fixture Information: 

Ticketing Info: 

Partick Thistle supporters:

Tickets are available now to buy for our cinch Championship match against Hamilton Academical.

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 (20th November) are available to buy through one of the three methods below:

  • Purchase online here
  • Calling 0141 579 1971, selecting option 1
  • Visiting the Executive Offices at Firhill Stadium.

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 

Hamilton supporters can now purchase tickets for this Saturday’s cinch Championship encounter from the Firhill offices.

Away fans can purchase their ticket for this weekend’s match through one of the three methods below:

  • Purchase online here
  • Calling 0141 579 1971, selecting option 1
  • Visiting the Executive Offices at Firhill Stadium.

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

Last phone orders for delivery is Wednesday at 4pm. All tickets should be uplifted from Firhill by 4pm on Friday afternoon.

No ticket sales for Hamilton fans will be available on matchday.

 

Live Stream

We’ll be providing a livestream of the game which you can watch with a PPV pass, priced at £12.

To find out more about buying a PPV pass, click HERE.

 

Audio Commentary

Our JagZone audio commentary service will return this weekend with audio coverage of our cinch Championship match against Hamilton.

Join our commentary team on Saturday afternoon as they bring you comprehensive audio coverage of the match. The show gets underway at 2:30pm.

To listen to the broadcast, simply log in to your Jagzone account, click on the audio commentary tab and press the play button on the player.

 

50/50 Half-Time Draw

There are a couple of ways to enter Saturday’s draw with entries from both methods going into the draw for the cash prize jackpot.

Purchasing Online

Tickets can be purchased online through our ticketing platform until 2pm on Saturday.

To enter, simply head over to our ticketing platform and follow the link for the draw.

Purchasing at Firhill

Tickets will also be available to buy in-person at Firhill from our sellers who will be located around the ground. As Firhill moves towards becoming a cashless stadium, we encourage fans who can to use contactless payment when entering the draw. Supporters will be issued with a physical ticket upon their purchase.

The winner of the 50/50 draw will be announced at half time and will be contacted by the club next week.

Online entries will close at 2pm on Saturday 20th November 2021

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Partick Thistle
1
Jamie Sneddon
3
Kevin Holt
4
Lewis Mayo
6
Kyle Turner
7
Scott Tiffoney
8
Stuart Bannigan
9
Brian Graham (Ross MacIver 79)
10
Zak Rudden (Cammy Smith 58)
16
Ciaran McKenna
18
Tunji Akinola
23
Ross Docherty
 
Subs
12
Harry Stone
11
Cammy Smith
17
Connor Murray
19
Ross MacIver
32
Jake Hastie
33
Stephen Hendrie
Hamilton Academical
23
Joe Hilton
3
Mihai Popescu
5
Brian Easton
7
Kieran MacDonald
8
Scott Martin (Miko Virtanen 45)
9
Andy Ryan
11
Lewis Smith (Marley Redfern 82)
12
Shaun Want (Ben Stirling 67)
16
Josh Mullin
18
Reegan Mimnaugh
20
David Moyo
 
Subs
41
Ryan Scully
2
Miko Virtanen
4
Ben Stirling
15
Ronan Hughes
21
Kyle Munro
22
Luke Matheson
26
Marley Redfern
 
Subs
12
Harry Stone
11
Cammy Smith
17
Connor Murray
19
Ross MacIver
32
Jake Hastie
33
Stephen Hendrie
 
Subs
41
Ryan Scully
2
Miko Virtanen
4
Ben Stirling
15
Ronan Hughes
21
Kyle Munro
22
Luke Matheson
26
Marley Redfern
Match Preview

Partick Thistle v Hamilton Academical – 20th November 2021

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.

It’s back to Firhill this Saturday for Partick Thistle as they take on Hamilton Accies in the cinch Championship. The Jags come into the game on a seven game unbeaten run in the league which has included two 4-0 wins over Ayr United and a 6-1 win over this weekend’s opponents. On the other hand, Stuart Taylor’s Hamilton side will be looking to end their current stretch of four away games without victory and extend the three point gap they currently have over Dunfermline in bottom spot. Jags manager Ian McCall spoke to ptfc.co.uk ahead of the fixture:

“It’s a game we can go into with a lot of confidence. Last week’s win was a very pleasing one, especially the second half. I think the game was pretty tight before half-time and 2-0 flattered us a little bit but we came out for the second half and really controlled things which was excellent.

“As is always the case though, we can’t relax because we’ve got another tough game right around the corner. Hamilton had a difficult game at the weekend but prior to that they managed a couple of good draws so we’re not expecting it to be easy whatsoever.”

Expanding on that, Ian said he thinks it’ll be a very different game this time round compared to the one which the two sides contested at the Fountain of Youth Stadium last month.

“Look, that was a sort of one-off game that doesn’t come around very often at all. They had an off-night and we were fantastic which made for a great result from our perspective but I don’t expect anything like that this weekend.

“Looking at their results, they’re usually tight games when they play away from home. From our point of view, we haven’t attacked in the way we’d have liked in our last two home games so we want to get back to being creative at Firhill.”

Saturday’s Somerset shutout made it five on the spin for the Maryhill men and the gaffer is delighted to see his side in such good defensive form.

“We’re delighted with the run we’re on at the moment defensively. The numbers speak for themselves; one goal conceded in seven league matches and that one was when we were 6-0 up!

“We’d had a really settled unit at the back for a good five or six games there so the question was could we continue it with Lewis Mayo away with Scotland but Ciaran McKenna came in and did an excellent job.

“Jamie Sneddon’s been in great form recently but it was pretty quiet for him against Ayr and that’s testament to the work the rest of the team did to keep them away from our goal. Everyone in the team buys into the defensive side of things and that’s showing in the scorelines at the moment.”

To finish, McCall gave us the latest news in terms of squad fitness ahead of Saturday’s cinch Championship game.

“The team news is pretty much the same which is great for us. Darren Brownlie is still out of course as is Steven Bell but he did take part in some light training this week so fingers crossed there’s no aggravation and he can be available again in the not too distant future.”

Exclusive video interviews with Jamie Sneddon 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 Hamilton, 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 © 2021. Permission to use quotations from this article online is only granted subject to appropriate source credit and hyperlink to ptfc.co.uk.

93’Full Time Report

You can't always win in style but they all count and all produce three points. 

All the action in this game came in the second half with Lewis Mayo's header from a Kyle Turner corner settling the issue in Thistle's favour. 

 
93’Full Time
90’+02’Thistle corner from the left
 
90’

Thistle can make nothing of their counter attach other than to win a free kick down by the Hamilton corner flag. 

 
89’

Docherty clears and Tiffoney breaks. 

89’Hamilton Academical corner from the right
88’Hamilton Academical corner from the right
88’Thistle Booking - Tunji Akinola
 
87’

Hamilton win a free kick near the left edge of the Thistle box. 

 
86’

That was a real chance for Hamilton. Sneddon does make a clean catch from a simple high ball into the Thistle box. The ball falls to Popescu at the edge of the box but he sends his shot tamely over the bar. 

 
85’

The fans in the John Lambie Stand are doing a tremendous job of getting behind the players as we enter the tense closing minutes. 

 
83’

Turner's corner is cleared. 

83’Thistle corner from the left
81’Hamilton Academical substitution: Marley Redfern replaces Lewis Smith
78’Thistle substitution: Ross MacIver replaces Brian Graham
 
76’

Smith catches Bannigan late but there is no card on this occasion. 

75’Thistle Booking - Ciaran McKenna
 
74’

Thistle break quickly. Docherty swings the ball out to Tiffoney on the left who advances into the box. He stumbles a little but regains his balance but gets his shot wrong and flies wide of target. 

 
72’

The referee spots an infringement as Turner's corner comes over. 

71’Thistle corner from the left
 
71’

A tame Ryan header drops well wide of Sneddon's goal. 

 
70’

Stirling puts over a cross from the right that Moyo isn't too far away from. 

69’Hamilton Academical Booking - Reegan Mimnaugh

Mimnaugh escapes a red card for a late challenge on Tiffoney. The referee consults with his assistant before deciding that a yellow card is sufficient. Few Thistle people agree. 

 
67’

Hilton gets a hand to Turner's corner to get the ball clear. 

66’Thistle corner from the left
66’Hamilton Academical substitution: Ben Stirling replaces Shaun Want
 
65’

Yellow card for Ian McCall

 
64’

Thistle look for a free kick as Tiffoney tries to get clear after a clever ball from Smith 

 
63’

Nearly a world class second for Thistle. Graham's flick finds Smith and his first time volley crashes off the underside of the bar and stays out. 

 
62’

Moyo is able to escape from Mayo but there is nobody offering any real support and Sneddon has an easy save to make. 

 
60’

That looked a very good shot for a penalty as Graham looks to be hauled to the ground inside the box. 

59’Hamilton Academical Booking - Miko Virtanen
59’Thistle Booking - Scott Tiffoney
 
58’

This is going to take some sorting out as Tiffoney reacts angerly to a poor challenge. There is a lot of pushing and shoving. 

57’Thistle substitution: Cammy Smith replaces Zak Rudden
56’Goal Thistle! Lewis Mayo
Thistle 1 - Hamilton Academical 0

First Thistle effort on goal of the whole afternoon and the deadlock is broken. Turner's corner finds the head of Mayo who buries his header past Hlton. 

56’Thistle corner from the right
 
54’

I think we are about to see our first Thistle substitution. 

 
53’

Moyo misses a cross from the left and Ryan can't squeeze the ball home at the back post as Thistle still can't get going. 

 
52’

A free kick is flighted deep into the Thistle box. It is half cleared and Ryan slashes the loose ball well wide of goal

 
51’

Turner is able to get over a cross from the left but Hilton claims the ball. 

 
50’

A cross comes over from the Hamilton left and Smith's glancing header slides just wide. 

 
47’

A Tiffoney cross is cleared. 

45’Hamilton Academical substitution: Miko Virtanen replaces Scott Martin
 
45’

Back underway. Here's hoping for better stuff second half. 

 
45’Kick-Off (2nd half)
45’+01’Half Time Report

Well it can only get better I suppose. 

It's been a flat, flat first half performance from Thistle. 

The game's best chance, the game's only chance, came the way of Hamilton but Moyo dragged his shot well wide. 

Thistle didn't muster a single effort on goal in an instantly forgettable opening 45 minutes of football. 

 
45’+01’Half-Time
 
38’

The sun that has been causing us to shield our eyes since kick-off has dropped behind a cloud. The game isn't any better but we can at least see it now. 

 
38’

Thistle are starting to look a little ragged and Moyo gets in behind the defence but can do no better than drag a poor shot across goal and out for a goal kiick. 

 
36’

There are three Hamilton players over the free kick. Mullin is the one to take it but can't hit target. 

 
35’

Hamilton win a free kick at the right hand corner of the Thistle box. 

 
33’

The third of three quick corners is a short corner that produces the game's first shot at goal but Mullin's effort is nowhere near Sneddon's goal. 

32’Hamilton Academical corner from the right
32’Hamilton Academical corner from the right
31’Hamilton Academical corner from the left
 
30’

Hilton misjudges a punch as Graham challenges for a McKenna long throw but the ball is cleared. 

 
27’

This is a game that badly needs some spark to bring it to life. 

 
25’

After a long delay with Akinola ready to get back on he is eventually signalled back onto the pitch. 

 
22’

Akinola has to trot off for some treatment leaving Thistle with 10 men for now. 

 
16’

Some Tiffoney magic leaves Want on the ground but he overhits his cross. 

15’Thistle corner from the left

Tiffoney forces Thistle's first corner. 

 
14’

The Thistle fans in the John Lambie Stand are trying to get behind the team but it's all been a bit flat so far. 

 
08’

Mullin delivers the corner to almost right under Sneddon's crossbar and the Thistle keeper needs to get a strong hand to the ball to get it clear. 

07’Hamilton Academical corner from the left

First corner of the game goes the way of Hamilton. 

 
05’

It's been a fairly scrappy opening few minutes. Much of the game has been played in the Hamilton half though nowhere near the Accies goal. 

 
01’

Easton has to hurry to clear a long ball forward from Docherty with Rudden closing in on him all the time. 

 
00’

Thistle get the game underway and will be shooting towards the John Lambie Stand in the first half. 

 
00’Kick-Off
 
00’Introduction

Thistle make one change for the visit of Hamilton to Firhill. 

With Richard Foster missing out Lewis Mayo goes straight back into the starting eleven after his spell with the Scotland Under 21 squad. 

Match Report

Partick Thistle v Hamilton Academical – 20th November 2021

Partick Thistle looked to extend their unbeaten run in the league to eight as Hamilton Accies came to Firhill. Stuart Taylor’s side were hoping to avenge the 6-1 defeat the Jags inflicted upon them five weeks prior at the Fountain of Youth Stadium.

There was one change made by Ian McCall to the side which started the 4-0 win over Ayr United the previous weekend with Lewis Mayo, back from international duty, replacing Richard Foster who picked up a knock in training.

It was an extremely tepid start to the game as the two sides struggled to get the attacking juices flowing. Over-hit crosses provided the only semblance of excitement in the opening half an hour but thankfully things picked up a bit thereafter.

Thistle put Accies goalkeeper Joe Hilton under a bit of pressure after 31 minutes as a Ciaran McKenna long throw was sent into the away side’s box. Ross Docherty flicked the ball on and Hilton came to catch it, however, the number 23 spilled it under pressure from Brian Graham. Unfortunately for the hosts, no one was on hand to capitalise on the mishap and the danger was cleared.

Hamilton then came close a minute later as David Moyo who headed home from a corner in the 6-1 defeat last month almost did the same again. A delivery dropped into the back post area for Moyo to attack and the Zimbabwean striker managed to get his head to it. Lewis Mayo had tracked him closely though and was able to block the header at source, deflecting it behind for another corner kick.

Moyo threatened again in the 36th minute as he passed up the best chance of the game up to that point. A long clearance over the top of the Thistle defence was missed by Lewis Mayo as he raced back towards his own goal and that allowed Moyo a bit of time to control the ball and shoot towards goal. He had to take a shot on from a tight angle in the end but he still would have been disappointed with his attempt which veered well wide of the far post.

Following a relatively flat first 45 minutes, the second half began with a bit more energy and Accies could very well have been ahead on 50 minutes. Kieran MacDonald swung a left-footed cross in from the wing directly onto the head of Lewis Smith. The Hamilton number 11 was coming onto the delivery but could only direct his header a yard or so wide of Jamie Sneddon’s left-hand post.

Another MacDonald cross wreaked havoc among the Thistle defenders in the 54th minute. The former Raith Rovers man curled a lovely low ball across the six-yard box which made its way through to Andy Ryan at the back post. Ryan tried to squeeze a first-time shot into the back of the net but saw his shot hit the side-netting.

The visitors would be made to rue these missed opportunities when Thistle hit the front after 57 minutes. The goal came through the oft-used route of Kyle Turner’s corner kicks as the midfielder floated the ball towards Lewis Mayo who was 10 yards from goal. The number four expertly guided his header across goal and into the far corner of the net for his first professional goal, breaking the deadlock in the process.

There was almost a spectacular second goal six minutes later as substitute Cammy Smith was cruelly denied by the crossbar. A long kick from Jamie Sneddon was flicked on by Brian Graham to Cammy Smith and after a quick glance up at goal, the number 11 sent a looping volley over Joe Hilton’s head. The strike looked as if it was going to dip into the net, however, it ended up crashing down off the crossbar in front of the goal line.

After that chance for Smith, Hamilton began to control things as they pushed for a late leveller but the on-from Thistle defence weren’t for folding and were able to limit Accies to just a handful of half-chances.

As such, the Jags were able to hold out for the three points and a club record sixth consecutive clean sheet in the league. The win didn’t see Thistle move from fourth position, though it did bring them to within two points of the top of the table.

Next up for Ian McCall’s side is a Scottish Cup tie against Dunfermline Athletic at Firhill – their fourth meeting with the Pars already this season.

Match Reaction

Partick Thistle v Hamilton Academical – 20th November 2021

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 made it three wins in a row today as they beat Hamilton 1-0 at Firhill thanks to Lewis Mayo’s first career goal. The number four headed home from Kyle Turner’s corner in the 57th minute for what proved to be the winner as Thistle moved to within two points of the top of the table. Accies pushed for an equaliser late on but the Jags’ rear-guard held firm to secure a club record sixth consecutive clean sheet in league action. Thistle boss Ian McCall gave his thoughts to ptfc.co.uk following the final whistle:

“I said at halftime that it was a horrible game and it wasn’t pleasant on the eye but at the end of the day it’s a huge three points and it could be one of our best results of the season so far considering the conditions and the opposition.

“The reason it was a particularly pleasing result was because it was a very hard game and we weren’t able to play the way we wanted to but still got the victory. It felt like a game that was going to be decided by a set piece or something and when you’ve got someone delivering balls like Kyle Turner does, you’re always in with a shout.”

The gaffer said that after a pretty poor first half he felt his side could have made more of the opening they got in the second half.

“After we got our goal it opened things up a bit for us. There were moments where we won the ball high up the pitch but then just didn’t work it quickly enough to create a chance which was disappointing. There was also that stunning hit by Cammy Smith which was really unlucky not to go in and could have made things more comfortable for us.”

Despite it not being a particularly pretty game, McCall emphasised the importance of the three points as things tighten up at the top of the table.

“We know we can produce better performances than that but on a day like this all that really matters is the three points. We’re on a good run at the moment and the win just continues that.

“I was really pleased for the fans at the end of the match as well because I think they understood that it was going to be one of those days where we’d have to grind out a result.”

In the process of securing the three points the team also broke a club record today as they made it six league clean sheets on the bounce for the first time in Thistle history and Ian credited the full line-up for the achievement.

“It’s been a very impressive run for us and it’s really been the basis of the unbeaten run that we’re on. The defence have been great but it’s a real team effort and everyone has played their part. It starts up front with Zak and Brian and then the midfielders and the defenders all the way back to Jamie in goals who has been terrific.

“Today we had to dig deep to defend some dangerous balls into the box but we got there in the end and that was the main thing.”

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

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

Article Copyright © 2021. Permission to use quotations from this article online is only granted subject to appropriate source credit and hyperlink to ptfc.co.uk.

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