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Friendly
Fri 2 October, 2020. Kick Off: - 14:00
Firhill Stadium

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12
Kieran Wright
3
James Penrice
4
Tam O'Ware
7
Joe Cardle
11
Blair Lyons
14
Shea Gordon
15
Rhys Breen
16
Ciaran McKenna
18
Charlie Reilly
19
Salim Kouider-Aissa
21
Mouhamed Niang
 
Subs
27
Luke Scullion
2
Ryan Williamson
6
Euan Cameron
10
Zak Rudden
22
James Lyons
23
Joe McDonald
28
Andy Rodden
29
Dean Watson
30
Bradley Renfrew
Hearts
1
Craig Gordon
2
Michael Smith
3
Cameron Logan
4
Craig Halkett
5
Mihai Popescu
6
Andy Halliday
7
Euan Henderson
8
Olly Lee
9
Craig Wighton
10
Steven Naismith
11
Jordan Roberts
 
Subs
13
Zdenek Zlamal
12
Liam Boyce
14
Andrew Irving
15
Peter Haring
16
Jamie Walker
17
Harry Cochrane
18
Josh Ginnelly
19
Lewis Moore
20
Scott McGill
25
Ross Stewart
 
Subs
27
Luke Scullion
2
Ryan Williamson
6
Euan Cameron
10
Zak Rudden
22
James Lyons
23
Joe McDonald
28
Andy Rodden
29
Dean Watson
30
Bradley Renfrew
 
Subs
13
Zdenek Zlamal
12
Liam Boyce
14
Andrew Irving
15
Peter Haring
16
Jamie Walker
17
Harry Cochrane
18
Josh Ginnelly
19
Lewis Moore
20
Scott McGill
25
Ross Stewart
91’Full Time Report

Thistle pre-season programme ends with a 2-0 defeat the hands of very strong looking Hearts squad. 

Thistle will regret missing a first half penalty and were frustrated when a Breen goal was ruled out for offside during the opening 45 minutes but Hearts took control after the break and were good value for their win. 

 
91’Full Time
 
89’

Thistle have a chance to net a late goal. Good work from young James Lyons gets the ball to Rudden who lifts a cross to the back post where Watson can't force the ball into the net. 

 
87’

Wright make another impressive stop this time spreading himself well to keep out Moore's effort. 

 
84’

Watson has an opportunity to find Rudden when he collects a loose ball near the edge of the Hearts box but he is unable to pick out his team mate to his right. 

82’Thistle substitution: Bradley Renfrew replaces Salim Kouider-Aissa
 
80’

Hearts have the ball in the Thistle net for a third time but after Boyce robs Niang of the ball and squares for Cochrane to net the flag goes up for offside. 

78’Thistle substitution: James Lyons replaces Joe Cardle
75’Thistle substitution: Dean Watson replaces Blair Lyons
74’Goal Hearts! Andrew Irving
Thistle 0 - Hearts 2

Hearts extend their lead as Irving completely side steps Reilly's challenge at the edge of the box before finding the net with an excellent finish. 

 
72’

Lyons' quick feet give him the chance to cross towards goal but Kouider-Aissa can't get enough power in his header to trouble Zlamal. 

 
71’

Hearts are pressing hard for a second goal and they come close to finding it but Smith's angled shot is wide of Wright's left hand post. 

 
65’

Boyce is at the centre of things again for Hearts but he is frustrated when he doesn't make clean contact with the ball and when his shot hits a defender that allows Wright to gather.

 
62’

Wright has had an impressive debut for Thistle and he called into action again saving at his near post to prevent Boyce from doubling the Hearts lead. 

61’Goal Hearts! Jamie Walker
Thistle 0 - Hearts 1

The deadlock is finally broken as Walker finds the net with an excellent finish from the edge of the Thistle box. 

60’Thistle substitution: Zak Rudden replaces Shea Gordon

Rudden is going to get the last 30 minutes of this game in his first taste of pre-season action. 

45’Hearts substitution: Josh Ginnelly replaces Jordan Roberts
45’Hearts substitution: Harry Cochrane replaces Craig Wighton
45’Hearts substitution: Jamie Walker replaces Olly Lee
45’Hearts substitution: Peter Haring replaces Euan Henderson
45’Hearts substitution: Andrew Irving replaces Mihai Popescu
45’Hearts substitution: Liam Boyce replaces Craig Halkett
45’Hearts substitution: Zdenek Zlamal replaces Craig Gordon
45’Thistle substitution: Andy Rodden replaces James Penrice
 
45’Kick-Off (2nd half)
40’Hearts substitution: Scott McGill replaces Andy Halliday
45’Half Time Report

It's somehow still 0-0 at the interval. 

Thistle missing a penalty and having a goal disallowed while Hearts have missed a number of excellent opportunities of their own. 

 
45’Half-Time
 
43’

Cardle and Williamson exchange passes at a free kick and when Cardle does cross the ball Gordon and Kouider-Aissa almost get in each others way and neither can convert the cross. 

40’Hearts corner from the right
 
40’

Thistle look for a second penalty when Lyons again hits the deck inside the box but despite a good look from the referee no award is forthcoming this time. 

 
39’

Gordon comes to the rescue for Hearts again and again it is Kouider-Aissa that he denies with a smart save low down. 

37’Thistle corner from the left
 
30’

Thistle think they have taken the lead when Breen heads home at the back post following a free kick but up goes the flag for offside to the player's obvious annoyance. 

26’Saved

Kouider-Aissa takes the penalty but Gordon guesses correctly and goes to his left and saves. For a split second it looks as if the ball might spin back over the line but Gordon is able to complete the save. 

26’Penalty Thistle

Some quick footwork from Lyons completely outwits a Hearts defender who brings Lyons down and Thistle have a chance to take the lead against the run of play. 

 
21’

Williamson is quickly involved in the action and he gets into space on the right hand side. He is unable to find a Thistle player with his cross though. Penrice does, however, collect the loose ball before shooting high over the Hearts crossbar. 

20’Thistle substitution: Ryan Williamson replaces Tam O'Ware

No surprise as Thistle take no chances and after a spot of treatment O'Ware is replaced by Williamson. 

 
18’

Hearts are even closer to a goal this time with Wighton's shot hitting the base of Wright's right hand post. 

Of perhaps greater to concern to Thistle is O'Ware going to ground holding his hamstring and in some apparent pain. 

 
17’

Hearts are close again when Halliday slips through a pass to Naismith but he can't get his shot beyond Wright who saves well. 

 
16’

Wrights slips as he attempts to clear the ball but he is able to recover to save Naismith's effort at his near post. 

 
07’

The first serious action of the game sees Wright pressed into action and he produces a good stop close to his right hand post to keep out Wighton's shot. 

 
00’Kick-Off
 
00’Introduction

Thistle welcome Hearts to Fihill in the final of a series of pre-season fixtures. 

Just 48 hours ago Thistle drew 2-2 with Ayr United here at Firhill and Ian McCall's starting eleven for this afternoon's fixture includes just three players who started that match, James Penrice, Tam O'Ware and Shea Gordon. 

Charlie Reilly makes his first appearance as a fully fledged Thistle player after signing yesterday following an impressive trial period. 

On the bench there is a welcome return for Zak Rudden, yet to feature pre-season, and slots for under 18 players Euan Cameron, James Lyons and Joe McDonald. 

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