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SPFL Development League
Tue 22 November, 2016. Kick Off: - 18:00
Forthbank Stadium, Stirling

Rangers U20
1
Robby McCrorie
2
David Bates
3
Myles Beerman
4
Philippe Senderos
5
Matt Crooks
6
Danny Wilson
7
Liam Burt
8
Max Ashmore (Jordan Gibson 75)
9
Zak Rudden
10
Josh Jeffries
11
Harry Forrester
 
Subs
21
Kieran Wright
12
Amin Abaradan
14
Serge Atakayi
15
Ross Lyon
16
Jamie Barjonas
17
Jordan Gibson
18
Ross McCrorie
Partick Thistle FC
Partick Thistle
1
Tomas Cerny (Struan Herd 46)
2
Matthew McInally
3
James Penrice
4
David Syme
5
Michael McMullin
6
Callum Wilson
7
Mark Lamont
8
Dominic Docherty
9
Declan McDaid (James Stokes 80)
10
Andrew McCarthy
11
Neil McLaughlin
 
Subs
12
Struan Herd
14
Ian Stokes
15
James Stokes
16
Ross Fleming
17
Jamie Hall
 
Subs
21
Kieran Wright
12
Amin Abaradan
14
Serge Atakayi
15
Ross Lyon
16
Jamie Barjonas
17
Jordan Gibson
18
Ross McCrorie
 
Subs
12
Struan Herd
14
Ian Stokes
15
James Stokes
16
Ross Fleming
17
Jamie Hall
47’Full Time Report

In Partick Thistle's 107th Development League fixture, the Jags have finally recorded a 0-0 draw.

It was an entertaining game even though defences were well on top during the course of the 90 minutes.

 
47’Full Time
 
88’

Rangers nod a free kick just over the bar with Crooks close to the action.

87’Thistle Booking - Dominic Docherty
 
86’

A deep free kick is headed out for a goal kick.

 
85’

JagZone man of the match - Matthew McInally

85’Rangers U20 corner from the left
 
85’

Loud claims for a Jags penalty as Docherty tumbles. It looked soft from here, but you've seen them given.

 
82’

Burt and Docherty collide in a clean 50/50 on the edge of the Thistle box. Both players remain down and the referee brings play to a halt. After a delay both players are fit to continue

 
81’

A Ranger free kick is deflected into the arms of Herd, who prevents a corner, and Thistle can breathe again.

80’Thistle substitution: James Stokes replaces Declan McDaid
 
80’

Thistle break through McDaid. His low fizzing cross is inches away from Lamont at the back post.

 
78’

Rangers clear the corner but Thistle keep possession deep in the home sides half.

77’Rangers U20 corner from the left
 
77’

McMullen wins the header ahead of Senderos to clear.

 
76’Rangers U20 corner
75’Rangers U20 substitution: Jordan Gibson replaces Max Ashmore
 
75’

Thistle clear the corner and keep possession patiently. McLaughlin advances into the Rangers box and tries to pick out McDaid but his pass is poor and Rangers can clear.

72’Rangers U20 corner from the left

Close from the home side. Rudden heads the ball back to Crooks, who beats Herd to the ball. His header hits off the woodwork before being hacked behind for a corner.

 
70’

Another decent cross from Lamont but neither McDaid or Wilson can send it goalwards.

 
65’

Burt whips the ball wide of target and Herd has another goal kick.

 
65’

McInally whips over a cross which is taken off the toes of McDaid by Senderos.

 
64’

Herd punches away from the corner but Thistle can't break away through McDaid.

63’Rangers U20 corner from the left
 
62’

Rangers whip the ball into the box through Ashmore but it's headed away by McMullin

61’Rangers U20 substitution: Ross McCrorie replaces Danny Wilson
60’Rangers U20 substitution: Jamie Barjonas replaces Harry Forrester
 
58’

Burt's rising effort just clears the bar.

 
54’

Forrester lashes over the bar from inside the box.

 
52’

Jeffries fizzes an effort inches over the bar from the corner of the box.

 
51’

McDaid trundles an effort towards goal but McCrorie gathers.

 
50’

Forrester battles with McInally before unleashing a powerful effort from inside the box. Herd pushs the ball away strongly.

 
48’

McMullin heads clear under pressure from Senderos.

Rangers have come out in the second half fired up for the 45 minutes ahead.

48’Rangers U20 corner from the left
 
47’

Thistle defend the corner comfortably and win a goal kick

 
46’

McLaughlin cuts into the box but can't pick out a Jags  body in the box.

 
46’

Lamont blazes over the bar from the edge of  the box.

46’Rangers U20 corner from the left
 
45’

Rudden fires wide of target from the edge of the box.

 
45’Kick-Off (2nd half)
00’Thistle substitution: Struan Herd replaces Tomas Cerny

Cerny gets 45 minutes of action under his belt on his return to competitive action.

 
45’Half-Time
 
44’

Rangers bring all the defensive threats forward for a free kick but Thistle manage to scramble clear.

 
42’

Forrester lashes a shot wildly over the bar from outside the box.

 
38’

McLaughlin latches on to a loose ball but can't pick out Wilson with his pass.

 
36’

Penrice cuts the ball back from the left hand side. Lamont meets it but can't direct it on target with enough power to beat McCrorie.

 
35’

Docherty whips over a free kick but it is comfortable for McCrorie.

 
34’

A long ball from Syme is destined for Penrice but the ball skids out of play for a goal kick.

 
31’

Bodies collapse in the box as the corner is swung over. McMullin holds off his marker to win the header but it is straight at McCrorie.

31’Thistle corner from the right

McInally's cross is headed behind for the first corner of the game by Wilson.

 
27’

The game has emerged into a gritty midfield battle with neither goalkeeper being tested well. Both teams are working hard to gain a grip in the game.

 
21’

Burt cuts the ball back for Rudden but the striker fails to connect and Thistle can clear.

 
16’

Forrester fires an effort from distance straight at Cerny.

 
14’

Penrice has been lively in the opening 15 minutes whipping over another dangerous cross which is just too deep for McCarthy.

 
13’

Jeffries fires wide from 25 yards with Cerny scrambling across goal.

 
11’

McInally advances down the right hand side charging into the box. He pokes the ball past the defender and goalkeeper, going parallel with the goalline. He can't quite catch up with the ball to poke it home from a couple of yards out.

 
06’

Docherty's free kick falls to McLaughlin but a Rangers toe pokes the ball away from danger. Penrice crosses the second ball into the box but McCrorie claims.

 
05’

McLaughlin's poor pass is picked upon by a Rangers attacker. Forrester cuts inside curling an effort over the bar from the edge of the box.

 
03’

First touch of the evening for Cerny as he grabs a cross from the left hand side.

 
02’

An encouraging start from the young Jags as they take an early control in the midfield. Penrice is harshly adjudged to have fouled a Gers attacker.

 
00’Kick-Off
 
00’Introduction

We're in Stirling for tonight's Development League clash with Rangers.

The headline news is that Tomas Cerny starts for the side this evening - his first game since September.

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