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SPFL Development League
Tue 29 August, 2017. Kick Off: - 18:00
McDiarmid Park, Perth

St Johnstone U20
1
Mark Hurst
2
Cameron Lumsden
3
Cameron Thomson
4
Chris Millar
5
Ally Gilchrist
6
Ben Quigley
7
Euan O'Reilly (John Robertson 82)
8
Ally McCann
9
Denny Johnstone
10
Craig Thomson
11
Jamie Docherty
 
Subs
12
Ross Sinclair
14
Ciaran Brian
15
Jack Wilson
16
Shaun Struthers
17
John Robertson
18
Cameron Ballantyne
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Partick Thistle
1
Ryan Scully
2
Ian Stokes
3
Ross Fleming
4
Lee Duncanson
5
Harry Granger
6
Callum Wilson
7
Mark Lamont (Antony Eadie 68)
8
Andrew McCarthy
9
Kevin Nisbet (Connor Higgins 78)
10
Neil McLaughlin
11
James Stokes (Aidan Fitzpatrick 71)
 
Subs
12
Sam Kerr
14
Antony Eadie
15
Aidan Fitzpatrick
16
Connor Higgins
 
Subs
12
Ross Sinclair
14
Ciaran Brian
15
Jack Wilson
16
Shaun Struthers
17
John Robertson
18
Cameron Ballantyne
 
Subs
12
Sam Kerr
14
Antony Eadie
15
Aidan Fitzpatrick
16
Connor Higgins
 
92’Full Time
86’Thistle Booking - Antony Eadie
82’St Johnstone U20 substitution: John Robertson replaces Euan O'Reilly
 
81’

Saints are controlling the ball but Thistle are defending resolutely 

78’Thistle substitution: Connor Higgins replaces Kevin Nisbet
71’Thistle substitution: Aidan Fitzpatrick replaces James Stokes
68’Thistle substitution: Antony Eadie replaces Mark Lamont
 
67’

A header is glanced over from the Saints corner. 

It's going to be a long way back for the Young Jags 

 
67’St Johnstone U20 corner
66’Thistle Booking - Harry Granger

Granger gets tangled up with O'Reilly and is dismissed for a second yellow. 

 
64’St Johnstone U20 corner
 
64’

Saints break before Thomson fires a ball high into the empty stand

 
59’

Thistle have a free kick n a promising position but Saints clear. They race up the pitch and Thomson fires wide from six yards out. 

 
57’St Johnstone U20 corner
 
56’St Johnstone U20 corner

Millar has a St J free kick on the edge of the box but Scully is able to push it away from goal. 

 
54’St Johnstone U20 corner

Thomson curls an effort towards goal which Scully makes a terrific save to turn over for a corner. 

 
51’

A cross field ball finds Ian Stokes on the right. He cuts inside and cuts it back to Callum Wilson who is crowded out before he can set up Nisbet.

49’Goal Thistle! Neil McLaughlin
St Johnstone U20 4 - Thistle 2

Nisbet plays the ball through to McLaughlin who fires across goal and into the back of the net. 

 
45’Kick-Off (2nd half)
 
45’+01’Half-Time
 
44’

Nisbet knocks the ball down to McLaughlin who fires comfortably for Hurst. 

42’Goal St Johnstone U20! Denny Johnstone
St Johnstone U20 4 - Thistle 1

Docherty picks out the run of Johnstone who is clear on goal. He makes no mistake to fire past Scully. 

 
40’

McLaughlin cuts inside but finds the body of Hurst with his shot. 

 
38’St Johnstone U20 corner
 
37’St Johnstone U20 corner
36’Thistle Booking - Harry Granger
 
33’St Johnstone U20 corner
 
31’

McCarthy is hacked down 30 yards from goal and wins a free kick. Nisbet takes it but it is a comfortable claim for Hurst.

28’Goal St Johnstone U20! Craig Thomson
St Johnstone U20 3 - Thistle 1

Thomson picks up the ball inside the Jags half and advances towards the Jags goal before hitting an effort on target. It takes a deflection and spins into the corner of the net. 

26’Goal Thistle! Neil McLaughlin
St Johnstone U20 2 - Thistle 1

Another quick passing move sends Thistle up the park before Kevin Nisbet sets up Neil McLaughlin to smash it home from the edge of the box

20’Goal St Johnstone U20! Craig Thomson
St Johnstone U20 2 - Thistle 0

Thomson intercepts a loose pass and races through on goal before lifting the ball over Scully and into the net. 

16’Thistle corner from the left

A clever low delivery from Fleming reaches Nisbet and his shot is deflected past for another corner.

15’Thistle corner from the left
12’Goal St Johnstone U20! Denny Johnstone
St Johnstone U20 1 - Thistle 0

Thomson goes on a mazy run through the Jags defence before ending up wide on the left. His cross is scooped high and Johnstone makes no mistake to poke the ball home. 

 
08’

Thistle enjoying the bulk of the play at the moment. An enterprising run forward from Fleming ends with a clearance from his low cross. 

 
03’

A free header from McCann glances over the bar.

 
02’

A deep corner is nodded out for a Jags throw.

01’Thistle corner from the right

A first Thistle attack produces a lot of drama. McLaughlin drills an effort which is saved by the goalkeeper. The ball gets stuck for Lamont and Nisbet forcing it back to J Stokes. His effort is deflected by a Saints body onto the bar before McLaughlin has a second effort smothered wide for a corner.

 
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