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Match Reaction

Partick Thistle v Hamilton Academical – 23rd August 2014

A disappointing performance and result especially having scored so late in the game.

“Yeah, yeah we are very disappointed – that wasn’t the real Thistle out there today. Being fair to Hamilton they were the better side for a lot of the game I thought. They kept the pressure on and pushed us all game.

“I think we probably created enough chances to go and win the game but when we did score we didn’t defend well enough and that cost us. We scored a wonder goal with five minutes to go and that should be enough for us to win the game at home but you saw the same old mistakes and that’s why we ultimately lost the game.”

Thistle went 1-0 up with just five minutes left on the clock before Hamilton delivered a double body blow and took all three points. To say it was a disappointing end to the game is something of an understatement.

“Yep it certainly was very disappointing. We didn’t pass the ball at well today but to score a wonder goal like that with five minutes to go you think you’ve got the win.

“The way we started in pre-season and the first couple of games I think we’ve looked more streetwise than we did at times last season. However to lose two goals like that was criminal and the way we lost the goals as well was extremely disappointing. I thought we had enough chances to stop both goals – especially the first one, the boy has run too far with the ball and nobody has been able to take it off him.”

The old adage of a team being most vulnerable just after they scored was certainly true of Saturday.

“Yep, I didn’t really celebrate the goal because there were still  five minutes to go and sometimes you just know what’s round the corner. It just wasn’t there on Saturday. As you say, when you’ve scored it’s your most vulnerable time. As I said again the boy has run 40 yards with the ball, he should have been stopped before then.

“We have the opportunity to pick ourselves up on Tuesday and we’ll certainly be doing our best to ensure Thistle are in the next round of the League Cup. We don’t have any time to feel sorry for ourselves and neither should we. We’re all just keen to put this behind us and move on by playing as we know that we can.”


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