Saturday 15th August, 2015 at 3:18pm
With Thistle having just completed a pulsating Ladbrokes Premiership tie against Kilmarnock, which ultimately finished 2-2, Alan Archibald was understandably disappointed not to have come away with all three points after a first half which was entirely dominated by the team in red and yellow.
“I thought we were outstanding in the first half and created three or four really good chances. We haven’t really been creating a lot of clear opportunities in front of goal so, to have made so many, it was disappointing not to have had the game put to bed by half time.
“Even when we lost a man we knew we were at home and wanted to go and win it. We felt we were the better side. We dominated possession and created some really good chances so we have to be pleased with that.”
Kilmarnock’s first equaliser came after a Liam Lindsay foul on the half way line.
“I thought it was an intelligent foul from Liam given how they were breaking. I think it’s maybe just a bit of naivety from us. Liam should be standing in front of that ball straight away and stopping them from taking that early free kick. Game management like that is something we need to be aware of, especially when we have a younger squad. We’ll take it on board and move on.
”Despite not taking all three points, Archibald was pleased with his side’s performance. “We are delighted with the boys, It’s the first game we’ve dominated from the start and the players worked really hard for us. We lost a creative player in Steven Lawless early in the second half but we had a number of chances and we just needto be more clinical.”