Partick Thistle 2 - 1 Livingston

Saturday 3rd December 2011
C Balatoni (26)
[OG] K Deuchar (33)
K Deuchar (45)

Deuchar at the `double'

Livingston's Kenny Deuchar scored at both ends as his side lost 2-1 at Partick.

Partick took the lead with the first meaningful attack after 25 minutes when Paul Cairney crossed from the right wing into the path of Conrad Balatoni who emphatically swept home his effort into bottom corner of the net.

They doubled their lead less than 10 minutes later from an unlikely source. Cairney was again involved, swinging a corner into the heart of the box, which was headed into his own net by the unfortunate Deuchar.

He made amends on the stroke of half-time, neatly finishing from a Mark Fotheringham cross.

Livingston pushed for an equaliser, but Robert Barr's wayward effort in the last five minutes was the closest they came.

OfficialAlan Muir
Attendance2,026
VenueFirhill Stadium
Kick Off
Partick Thistle 0 - 0 Livingston
1:26
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
5:10
Corner taken by Mark Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
5:43
Cross from Mark Fotheringham
5:46
Clearance by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
5:59
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
7:43
Shot taken by David Rowson with his right foot from the left penalty area
8:05
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
9:16
Foul on Keaghan Jacobs
9:21
Free Kick taken by Kyle Jacobs
9:56
Foul on Kenny Deuchar
10:02
Free Kick taken by Liam Fox
10:45
Offside flag raised against Kenny Deuchar
10:48
Free Kick taken by Kyle Hutton
13:18
Shot taken by Kyle Hutton with his right foot
13:27
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the right byline
14:07
Clearance by Kyle Jacobs
14:21
Shot taken by Craig Dargo with his right foot
14:33
Clearance by Liam Fox
14:37
Shot taken by David Rowson using his left foot
14:50
Save made by Andrew McNeil
14:57
Corner taken by Mark Fotheringham using his left foot from the right byline
15:37
Corner taken by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
16:37
Shot taken by Craig Dargo with his right foot
16:48
Save made by Andrew McNeil
17:30
Cross from Kyle Jacobs
17:38
Shot taken by Kenny Deuchar from the centre penalty area
18:55
Shot taken by Kenny Deuchar
19:23
Cross from Scott Fox
20:17
Offside flag raised against Craig Dargo
20:18
Free Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
23:36
Shot taken by Craig Dargo with his right foot
23:54
Clearance by Marc McNulty
24:02
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
24:54
Shot taken by Kyle Hutton using his left foot from the left penalty area
25:03
Clearance by Paul Watson
25:05
Corner taken by Paul Cairney using his left foot from the right byline
25:47
Shot taken by Conrad Balatoni with his right foot
25:47
Partick Thistle 1 - 0 Livingston
GOAL scored by Conrad Balatoni with his right foot to the bottom right of the goal.
27:46
Shot taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot from the centre penalty area
27:58
Save made by Andrew McNeil
29:08
Offside flag raised against Craig Dargo
29:09
Free Kick taken by Paul Watson
29:34
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
30:46
Foul on Cameron MacDonald
30:50
Free Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
31:34
Corner taken by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair using his left foot from the right byline
32:10
Shot taken by Craig Dargo from the centre penalty area
32:10
Partick Thistle 2 - 0 Livingston
OWN GOAL scored by Kenny Deuchar to the top right of the goal.
34:34
Foul on Liam Fox
34:38
Free Kick taken by Cameron MacDonald
36:02
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
38:20
Shot taken by Craig Dargo with his right foot
38:35
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
38:35
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
44:24
Foul on Keaghan Jacobs
44:31
Free Kick taken by Mark Fotheringham from the right wing
44:39
Shot taken by Kenny Deuchar with his right foot from the right wing
44:39
Partick Thistle 2 - 1 Livingston
GOAL scored by Kenny Deuchar with his right foot from the right wing to the top right of the goal.
Half Time
Partick Thistle 2 - 1 Livingston
Second Half Started
Partick Thistle 2 - 1 Livingston
46:23
Shot taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the centre penalty area
46:37
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
48:03
Hand Ball taken by Craig Dargo
48:05
Free Kick taken by Kyle Jacobs
48:42
Cross from Robert Barr
48:45
Save made by Scott Fox
49:04
Offside flag raised against Craig Dargo
49:05
Free Kick taken by Paul Watson
50:02
Cross from Mark Fotheringham
51:48
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
52:06
Foul on Paul Cairney
52:11
Free Kick taken by Paul Cairney
52:29
Offside flag raised against Craig Dargo
52:29
Free Kick taken by Liam Fox
53:03
Foul on Paul Cairney
53:11
Free Kick taken by Paul Cairney from the left wing
53:41
Cross from Paul Cairney
53:44
Clearance by Mark Fotheringham
56:03
Foul on Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
56:08
Free Kick taken by Paul Cairney from the right wing
56:15
BOOKING: Paul Watson of Livingston given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
58:25
Shot taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the left penalty area
58:47
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
60:08
Foul on Conrad Balatoni
60:14
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
60:48
Shot taken by Kyle Hutton with his right foot
61:00
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
61:44
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
62:10
Foul on Paul Cairney
62:19
BOOKING: Marc McNulty of Livingston given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
62:26
Free Kick taken by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
63:00
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
63:32
Cross from Liam Fox
63:38
Save made by Scott Fox
64:32
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
65:42
Shot taken by Marc McNulty with his right foot
65:54
Save made by Scott Fox
66:33
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
66:57
Offside flag raised against Robert Barr
67:00
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
70:00
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
71:10
Foul on Liam Fox
71:17
Free Kick taken by Cameron MacDonald
72:58
Foul on Craig Barr
73:02
Free Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
75:10
Shot taken by Kenny Deuchar with his right foot
75:20
Save made by Scott Fox
75:28
Foul on Liam Fox
75:34
Free Kick taken by Mark Fotheringham
75:44
Substitution for Livingston: Iain Russell on for Kenny Deuchar
77:06
Foul on Kyle Hutton
77:12
Free Kick taken by Kyle Hutton from the right wing
77:31
Cross from Kyle Hutton
77:35
Clearance by Paul Watson
78:01
Foul on David Rowson
79:06
Free Kick taken by David Rowson
79:06
Shot taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot
79:18
Clearance by Mark Fotheringham
80:26
Substitution for Partick Thistle: Christopher Erskine on for Craig Dargo
81:37
Shot taken by Paul Paton with his right foot
81:48
Corner taken by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair using his left foot from the right byline
82:34
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
83:27
Shot taken by Kyle Hutton
83:37
Save made by Andrew McNeil
84:44
Shot taken by Robert Barr with his right foot
85:01
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
86:15
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
87:36
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
88:33
Substitution for Partick Thistle: Kris Doolan on for Christie Elliot
89:18
Foul on Paul Watson
89:23
Free Kick taken by Craig Barr
90:00+0:31
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
90:00+1:24
Foul on Stephen O'Donnell
90:00+1:39
Free Kick taken by Conrad Balatoni
Full Time
Partick Thistle 2 - 1 Livingston

Partick Thistle

vs

Livingston

2
Goals
1
2
Assists
1
17
Shots
6
9
On Target
3
8
Off Target
3
3
Crosses
5
6
Corners
2
39
Throw Ins
27
4
Saves
4
1
Clearances
7
7
Goal Kicks
14
10
Free Kicks
14
4
Offside
2
1
Hand Balls
0
0
Yellow Cards
2

Partick Thistle

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Scott Fox
02.Alan Archibald
03.Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
04.Kyle Hutton
05.Stephen O'Donnell
06.Christie Elliot 89+0' Tactical
07.Paul Paton
08.Conrad Balatoni
09.Paul Cairney
10.David Rowson
11.Craig Dargo 81+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Ryan Scully
13.Stuart Bannigan
14.Christopher Erskine 81+0' Tactical
15.Thomas Stewart
16.Kris Doolan 89+0' Tactical

Livingston

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Andrew McNeil
02.Cameron MacDonald
03.Craig Barr
04.Paul Watson (57+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Kyle Jacobs
06.Keaghan Jacobs
07.Liam Fox
08.Robert Barr
09.Marc McNulty (63+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Mark Fotheringham
11.Kenny Deuchar 76+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Darren Jamieson
13.David Sinclair
14.Callum Fordyce
15.Andrew Russell
16.Iain Russell 76+0' Tactical

Thistle duo doubtful

Partick could be without Kyle Hutton and Paul Cairney for their home clash with Livingston.

Hutton and fellow midfielder Cairney both missed training this week due to illness.

Firhill manager Jackie McNamara also revealed Scott Robertson is doubtful because of a hamstring injury and David Rowson is struggling with an ankle problem.

McNamara will continue with Paul Paton in a new role as a holding midfielder.

He said: "Paul has moved from full-back into that role in our last couple of games and done well as he reads the game well and that has helped with our defensive side of the game.

"We still need to improve up front as we are creating chances but not taking them."

Livingston have striker Rory Boulding banned.

Manager Gary Bollan is also concerned about the availability of defenders Jason Talbot and Jonathan Brown, who are struggling with knocks, while top goalscorer Iain Russell is a doubt after going down with a virus.

There is some good news for the Lions squad, though, as Cameron MacDonald and David Sinclair have been included after injuries.

Bollan said: "This will be a real test for us as Thistle are probably still aggrieved at the 2-1 win we had over them at our place when they played really well.

"I went down and watched them at Ayr in Wednesday night's goalless draw and learned very little due to the atrocious conditions they played in."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 15 15 34
2 Falkirk 15 2 25
3 Dundee 15 6 23
4 Up Partick Thistle 15 6 20
5 Down Livingston 15 0 19
6 Down Morton 15 -7 19
7 Down Hamilton Accies 15 -1 18
8 Up Queen of South 15 -2 16
9 Down Ayr United 15 -14 16
10 Down Raith Rovers 15 -5 15

Updated 3/12/2011 at 16:58

 

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