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cinch Championship
Fri 14 January, 2022. Kick Off: - 19:45
Firhill Stadium

Partick Thistle FC
Partick Thistle
1
Jamie Sneddon
2
Richard Foster
3
Kevin Holt
4
Lewis Mayo
7
Scott Tiffoney
8
Stuart Bannigan
10
Zak Rudden
11
Cammy Smith
18
Tunji Akinola
22
Robbie Crawford
23
Ross Docherty
 
Subs
28
Mason McCready
6
Kyle Turner
9
Brian Graham
16
Ciaran McKenna
17
Connor Murray
19
Ross MacIver
33
Stephen Hendrie
Kilmarnock
1
Zach Hemming
2
Lee Hodson
3
Brandon Haunstrup
4
Stephen McGinn
6
Chris Stokes
7
Rory McKenzie
8
Blair Alston
9
Oli Shaw
16
Callum Hendry
29
Chris Burke
55
Ash Taylor
 
Subs
12
Sam Walker
5
Euan Murray
15
Fraser Murray
18
Calum Waters
19
Liam Polworth
20
Innes Cameron
30
Daniel Mackay
 
Subs
28
Mason McCready
6
Kyle Turner
9
Brian Graham
16
Ciaran McKenna
17
Connor Murray
19
Ross MacIver
33
Stephen Hendrie
 
Subs
12
Sam Walker
5
Euan Murray
15
Fraser Murray
18
Calum Waters
19
Liam Polworth
20
Innes Cameron
30
Daniel Mackay
94’Full Time Report

Ross Docherty's equaliser 4 minutes from the end earned Thistle a point when it looked as if a controversial penalty for handball converted by Shaw just before the hour mark would be enough to give Kilmarnock the points. 

 

 
94’Full Time
 
90’+03’

Hemming palms the corner away and when Thistle return the ball into the box the most unpopular man inside Firhill collects it.

90’+03’Thistle corner from the left
 
90’+01’

Kilmarnock break and Thistle are under some pressure. The break of the ball looks going against Thistle and presenting Killie with a chance until Akinola steps in to clear. 

 
90’

There will be a minimum of 4 minutes additional time. 

89’Kilmarnock substitution: Fraser Murray replaces Stephen McGinn
 
88’

MacIver flicks on but Graham can't keep his shot down. 

 
87’

All of a sudden Thistle have the scent of a winner as Holt volleys over from the edge of the box. 

86’Goal Thistle! Ross Docherty
Thistle 1 - Kilmarnock 1

Thistle are level. Mayo charges forward from the back and pushes a pass to Docherty to his right. Docherty's effort from just outside the box leaves Hemming with no chance. 

 
83’

Hemming takes charge and claims Turner's corner while under little pressure. 

83’Thistle corner from the right
 
82’

Tiffoney manages to find space inside the box but makes a mess of his cross. 

 
81’

MacIver wins a flick on but Foster can't get on the end of it and Hemming collects. Thistle don't look like finding an equaliser at the moment. 

79’Kilmarnock Booking - Lee Hodson
78’Thistle substitution: Ross MacIver replaces Zak Rudden
77’Thistle Booking - Richard Foster
 
75’

Tiffoney gets the ball in a good position deep inside the Kilmarnock half but over hits his pass looking for Graham's forward run. 

74’Kilmarnock substitution: Euan Murray replaces Callum Hendry
74’Thistle Booking - Kevin Holt
 
70’

Some fairly blatant play attacking from the Killie keeper, which is fooling nobody, holds the game up. 

 
69’

Turner's corner is flicked away from goal by a Killie defender. 

69’Thistle corner from the left
 
68’

Graham is again involved for Thistle but he can't get enough curl on his shot from the left hand side of the Kilmarnock box is get the ball beyond Hemming. 

 
67’

Graham comes deep to win the ball and passes to Tiffoney. Tiffoney looks for a free kick as he tries to wriggle his way towards goal but referee Walsh is uninterested, 

 
65’

A low shot from the edge of the box from Graham is too straight to trouble Hemming. 

63’Thistle substitution: Kyle Turner replaces Cammy Smith
63’Thistle substitution: Brian Graham replaces Robbie Crawford
61’Kilmarnock substitution: Daniel Mackay replaces Chris Burke
 
60’

The corner finds Taylor at the back post but it is an easy save for Sneddon.

59’Kilmarnock corner from the right
58’Goal Kilmarnock! Oli Shaw
Thistle 0 - Kilmarnock 1

Shaw slams the penalty home. 

57’Penalty Kilmarnock

A cross strikes the trailing hand of Foster and the visitors are given the softest of soft penalties. 

 
55’

Great chance for Killie. After a Hendry shot is blocked the ball spins right to Shaw but he can only stab the ball straight at Sneddon. 

 
53’

A Tiffoney cross is a shade too high for Rudden. 

 
51’

A McKenzie shot is blocked by Foster near the edge of the Thistle 6 yard box. 

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

Thistle have got stronger as the game progressed and will feel slightly unfortunate not to take a narrow lead into the dressing room at half-time. 

A net bound Smith was deflected away from goal with half-time just two minutes away after Rudden had earlier spurned a good opportunity following a Docherty cross. 

It's been anything but one way traffic however and Sneddon had to be at his pest to push an Alston shot away on the 20 minute mark. 

 
45’Half-Time
 
44’

Sneddon gets a strong hand to a cross from the left with Bannigan on hand to complete the clearance. 

 
43’

Smith's corner is cleared. Thistle are well on top at the moment and probably don't want to hear the half-time whistle. 

42’Thistle corner from the left

Bannigan picks out Holt with a great pass. Holt in turn finds Smith with his cross and his shot is deflected wide. 

 
37’

Hemming is quickly off his line to claim Smith's corner at the edge of his 6 yard box. 

36’Thistle corner from the left
 
36’

A Foster cross is flicked on into the path of Holt but his touch is poor and isn't able to manage an effort on goal. 

 
32’

Best chance yet for Thistle. Docherty crosses from the right and Rudden has space as he gets away from his marker but he doesn't get enough on his shot allowing Hemming to save. 

 
30’

It's Bannigan with the corner on the right and it is a good one but the referee spots an infringement and awards Killie a free kick. 

29’Thistle corner from the right

Smith and Rudden exchange passes giving Rudden an opportunity but Hemming is quickly off his line to block Rudden's effort though Thistle do earn a corner. 

 
28’

A low Rudden cross is thumped to safety. 

 
25’

Foster crosses from the right that Smith is able to get his head too but his glancing header is well wide of Hemming's right hand post. 

 
20’

Shaw has an effort for Killie but as the ball bounces in front of him he can do little more than lift a shot tamely over Sneddon's crossbar. 

 
20’

Thistle are less than convincing in getting the corner away but the immediate danger is cleared. 

19’Kilmarnock corner from the left
 
19’

Killie are close to opening the scoring. Alston finds room inside the box and is takes an excellent save from Sneddon to palm the ball away from goal. 

 
17’

Taylor totally misjudges a ball lumped forward by Mayo. Rudden is quickly on the ball but the flag goes up for offside. 

 
16’

Thistle are able to threaten though and Bannigan touches the ball to Docherty whose shot is blocked by a defender. 

 
15’

The Thistle fans are trying to generate some kind of atmosphere but the action on the pitch is very scrappy at the moment. 

 
12’

Sneddon looses a grip of a cross as he is barged to the ground by Taylor with the referee awarding Thistle an obvious free kick despite Taylor's pleas of innocence. 

 
06’

There are shouts for handball at the edge of the box as Smith is challenged after collecting a Rudden flick on. 

 
05’

Tiffoney has a shot from outside the box that goes wide of target. 

 
04’

Smith takes the corner and it is delivered into a good area inside the six yard box but it is well defended and headed clear. 

03’Thistle corner from the left

Tiffoney wins Thistle the first corner of the game. 

 
00’

And Thistle are on the front foot early on as Smith sees a shot blocked by a defender. 

 
00’

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

 
00’Kick-Off
 
00’Introduction

Another calendar year of football at Firhill begins with the visit of Kilmarnock. 

Sadly Covid regulations means that there will be a maximum of just 500 Thistle fans inside the stadium for a fixture that under normal circumstances would have attracted a large and noisy crowd. 

It's still a potentially highly significant fixture despite the lack of numbers and Ian McCall has made two changes to the side that started at Hamilton at the weekend. 

Into the starting eleven come Stuart Bannigan and Cammy Smith while Kyle Turner and Brian Graham drop to the bench. 

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