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Friendly
Sun 14 March, 2021. Kick Off: - 13:00
Firhill Stadium

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12
Kieran Wright
3
James Penrice
5
Darren Brownlie
7
Joe Cardle
8
Stuart Bannigan
9
Brian Graham
14
Shea Gordon
16
Ciaran McKenna
21
Mouhamed Niang
22
Richard Foster
31
Ross MacIver
 
Subs
1
Jamie Sneddon
6
Steven Bell
10
Zak Rudden
15
Chris Erskine
17
Connor Murray
19
Adam Devine
20
Gospel Ocholi
26
James Lyon
28
Andrew Rodden
88
Andy Geggan
Hearts
25
Ross Stewart
2
Cammy Logan
3
Aidy White
4
Arron Darge
5
Peter Haring
6
Christophe Berra
7
Elliott Frear
8
Scott McGill
9
Euan Henderson
10
Jamie Walker
11
Gervane Kastaneer
 
Subs
13
Harry Stone
14
Chris Hamilton
15
Connor Smith
16
Harry Cochrane
17
Callum Flatman
18
Aidan Denholm
 
Subs
1
Jamie Sneddon
6
Steven Bell
10
Zak Rudden
15
Chris Erskine
17
Connor Murray
19
Adam Devine
20
Gospel Ocholi
26
James Lyon
28
Andrew Rodden
88
Andy Geggan
 
Subs
13
Harry Stone
14
Chris Hamilton
15
Connor Smith
16
Harry Cochrane
17
Callum Flatman
18
Aidan Denholm
90’Full Time Report

Thistle open the scoring through Shea Gordon but are pegged back by Euan Henderson's equaliser just before half-time wit Christophe Berra heading a winner for Hearts in the second half. 

Despite the defeat this was a more than useful exercise ahead of Thistle's return to competitive action next Saturday against Cove Rangers. 

 
90’Full Time
 
89’

Erskine lifts a pass into the direction of Murray in space in behind the Hearts defence but the pass is overhit slightly. 

 
85’

The free kick is a poor one as Hearts waste a chance to put the Thistle defence under a bit of pressure. As the rains starts to fall heavily, this game is drifting towards its conclusion. 

 
84’

Hearts will have a free kick on the Thistle right after afoul from Niang. 

79’Thistle substitution: Gospel Ocholi replaces Shea Gordon
76’Thistle substitution: James Lyon replaces Stuart Bannigan
 
75’

Henderson sends a shot high over the Thistle crossbar. 

72’Hearts substitution: Callum Flatman replaces Arron Darge
71’Thistle substitution: Andrew Rodden replaces James Penrice
 
70’

Murray's corner is headed clear at the front post. 

70’Thistle corner from the left
66’Hearts substitution: Aidan Denholm replaces Jamie Walker
66’Hearts substitution: Harry Cochrane replaces Gervane Kastaneer
66’Hearts substitution: Connor Smith replaces Scott McGill
66’Hearts substitution: Chris Hamilton replaces Elliott Frear
63’Thistle substitution: Adam Devine replaces Ciaran McKenna
62’Hearts corner from the left
 
61’

Thistle elect not to go direct for goal and from the free kick and the ball is worked quickly out to Murray on the left. His low cross is touched home by Niang butthe flag goes up for offside thus denying Thistle the equaliser. 

 
60’

Murray is fouled and Thistle are going to have a free kick in a central position about 10 yards outside the Hearts box. 

 
59’

Thistle are looking a bit ragged at the back and Sneddon makes a good stop to prevent Henderson netting a third Hearts goal. 

 
57’

Rodden shoots from an angle inside the Hearts box but Stewart makes a comfortable stop. 

57’Goal Hearts! Christophe Berra
Thistle 1 - Hearts 2

Thistle don't look too convincing as Walker's corner cokes over but Hearts can't, initially, make anything of the situation. Kastaneer does gather the ball on right though and this time Berra is able to head the cross beyond Penrice and into the net. 

56’Hearts corner from the left
 
54’

White powers forward down the Hearts right ad tries to curl a shot beyond Sneddon but like Geggan's effort at the other end there just isn't enough curl on the ball and it goes wide of target. 

 
53’

The free kick is delivered to the edge of the Thistle 6 yard box where it is headed away by Geggan. 

 
52’

Hearts have a free kick in from the right hand touchline 

 
52’

Berra gets his head to Walker's corner but it is a comfortable catch for Sneddon. 

51’Hearts corner from the left
 
50’

Geggan tries his luck from just outside the Hearts box but doesn't get enough curl on the ball and it goes out for a goal kick. 

 
47’

Sneddon marks his return to action with a smart save with his leg to deny Henderson after Penrice had been careless with possession of the ball. 

45’Thistle substitution: Andy Geggan replaces Ross MacIver
45’Thistle substitution: Connor Murray replaces Richard Foster
45’Thistle substitution: Zak Rudden replaces Brian Graham
45’Thistle substitution: Chris Erskine replaces Joe Cardle
45’Thistle substitution: Steven Bell replaces Darren Brownlie
45’Thistle substitution: Jamie Sneddon replaces Kieran Wright
 
45’Kick-Off (2nd half)
45’Half Time Report

It's all square at the break. 

Thistle have had the better of the chances and while there is certainly some understandable rustiness to their play there has been enough positives to feel encouraged about. 

 
45’Half-Time
43’Thistle Booking - Brian Graham
 
43’

It's a poor corner and Thistle clear. 

43’Hearts corner from the right
41’Goal Hearts! Euan Henderson
Thistle 1 - Hearts 1

Henderson has a shade too much room inside the Thistle box and he cuts in from the left before sending a low shot past Wright who might feel he could have done a little better. 

 
40’

Hearts make a mess of the free kick and Gordon clears. 

 
40’

Hearts have a free kick near the right hand corner of the Thistle box. 

39’Thistle Booking - Richard Foster
 
38’

Hearts look for the offside flag as Graham's flick finds MacIver but the Thistle striker lifts his shot over the bar avoiding further controversy. 

 
36’

Kastaneer whips over a cross from the left that Foster steers to safety with his head. 

 
29’

Wright is well positioned and is able to make a comfortable save from Kastaneer's long range effort after he collects a pass from Logan to his left. 

 
26’

Walker's corner drifts right across the Thistle six yard box and out for a goal kick at the far post. 

25’Hearts corner from the left

Gordon clears a Frear cross at the expense of the game's first corner. 

 
24’

Niang misjudges a long ball forward from Hearts which presents Henderson with a chance but Wright blocks with the ball coming off the Hearts player for a Thistle goal kick. 

 
22’

Midway through the first half and Thistle are good value for their one goal lead. 

14’Goal Thistle! Shea Gordon
Thistle 1 - Hearts 0

Thistle do take the lead. Graham threads through a perfectly weighted pass for Gordon who slides the ball past the advancing Stewart and into the corner of the net. 

 
12’

Thistle should be in front. Graham sends over an excellent cross from the left that finds MacIver unmarked six yards out. He dives to reach the ball and heads downwards with the bounce taking the ball over the bar. 

 
11’

MacIver is involved again this time collecting a neat pass from Cardle but his cross is poor. 

 
10’

Bannigan and MacIver link up well and MacIver gets the ball out wide to Cardle on the right hand side but his cross drifts away from Graham at the back post and out of play for a goal kick. 

 
05’

Wright has to come outside his box to make a neat clearance ahead of Henderson. The game, for a friendly, is being played at a brisk tempo. 

 
00’

Hearts are quickly on the attack and when Foster doesn't get enough distance on a clearance Walker has a shot from the edge of the box but his effort is well wide of target. 

 
00’

Hearts kick the game off and Thistle will be shooting towards the John Lambie Stand in the first half. 

 
00’Kick-Off
 
00’Introduction

Hearts provide the opposition for this friendly ahead of Thistle's return to action in six days time. 

Of Thistle's additions to the squad since the last outing way back on Boxing Day only Ross MacIver starts this afternoon. 

Steven Bell, Chris Erskine, Adam Devine and Andy Geggan are all listed among the ten Thistle substitutes. 

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