Morton 1 - 2 Partick Thistle

Saturday 10th December 2011
D McGeouch (53)D Rowson (39)
K Doolan (88)

It's bliss for Kris

Substitute Kris Doolan grabbed an 88th-minute winner to hand Partick a 2-1 win at struggling Morton.

Partick took the lead after 39 minutes when midfielder David Rowson let fly from the edge of the box and the ball nestled into top corner.

Morton grabbed an equaliser eight minutes after half-time, Darren McGeouch firing his long-range effort into the bottom corner of Scott Fox's goal.

Aaron Sinclair unleashed a powerful drive from outside the area which was well saved by Dominic Cervi in the 60th minute, but the points were secured two minutes from time when Doolan neatly converted from close range following Sinclair's cross.

The result means the visitors move to within three points of third-placed Falkirk.

OfficialJohn McKendrick
Attendance1,849
VenueCappielow Park
Kick Off
Morton 0 - 0 Partick Thistle
0:28
Foul on Derek Young
0:40
Free Kick taken by Thomas O'Ware from the left wing
1:03
Goal Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
5:33
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the right byline
5:57
Clearance by Andrew Graham
6:01
Cross from Craig Dargo
6:08
Goal Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
6:48
Offside flag raised against Peter Weatherson
6:51
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
7:40
Foul on David O'Brien
7:44
Free Kick taken by Darren McGeouch from the left wing
8:07
Cross from Darren McGeouch
8:14
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
8:52
Offside flag raised against Craig Dargo
8:54
Free Kick taken by Marc Smyth
11:28
Cross from Thomas O'Ware
11:30
Shot taken by Peter Weatherson from the centre penalty area
11:42
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
13:06
Cross from Christie Elliot
13:09
Block taken by Thomas O'Ware
13:12
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
13:34
Shot taken by Craig Dargo with his right foot from the centre penalty area
13:50
Goal Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
14:58
Shot taken by David Rowson with his right foot
15:07
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
15:29
Save made by Dominic Cervi
15:44
Cross from Christie Elliot
15:48
Goal Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
16:44
Shot taken by Andrew Jackson with his right foot
16:52
Save made by Scott Fox
17:00
Cross from David O'Brien
17:05
Foul on Alan Archibald
17:16
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
17:39
Shot taken by Kyle Hutton with his right foot
17:59
Save made by Dominic Cervi
18:20
Foul on Andrew Jackson
18:25
Free Kick taken by Marc Smyth
20:40
Foul on Paul Cairney
20:43
Free Kick taken by Paul Cairney from the left wing
20:57
Cross from Paul Cairney
21:02
Save made by Dominic Cervi
22:04
Foul on Andrew Jackson
22:07
Free Kick taken by Derek Young
22:35
Shot taken by Peter Weatherson using his left foot from the left penalty area
22:46
Block taken by Conrad Balatoni
22:48
Corner taken by Darren McGeouch with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
23:04
Clearance by David Rowson
23:28
Cross from David O'Brien
23:30
Clearance by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
23:44
Cross from Sean Fitzharris
23:46
Clearance by Paul Paton
23:49
Shot taken by Darren McGeouch with his right foot from the centre penalty area
23:58
Block taken by Conrad Balatoni
24:02
Corner taken by Sean Fitzharris with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
24:28
Hand Ball taken by Andrew Jackson
24:32
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
27:55
Foul on David O'Brien
27:59
Free Kick taken by Thomas O'Ware
28:54
Offside flag raised against Paul Cairney
28:55
Free Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
29:48
Shot taken by Peter Weatherson using his left foot
29:59
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
31:39
Foul on David O'Brien
31:42
Free Kick taken by Derek Young
33:41
Foul on Marc Smyth
33:44
Free Kick taken by Marc Smyth
33:59
Foul on Sean Fitzharris
34:03
Free Kick taken by Sean Fitzharris from the right wing
34:30
Foul on Paul Paton
34:33
Free Kick taken by Conrad Balatoni
35:10
Foul on Kyle Hutton
35:14
Free Kick taken by Paul Paton
35:20
Cross from Stephen O'Donnell
35:25
Clearance by Andrew Graham
37:00
Foul on Paul Paton
37:02
Free Kick taken by Paul Paton
37:17
Shot taken by Craig Dargo with his right foot
37:26
Save made by Dominic Cervi
37:29
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
37:47
Cross from Paul Cairney
37:53
Shot taken by Craig Dargo using his left foot from the left penalty area
38:03
Block taken by Andrew Graham
38:06
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
38:21
Shot taken by David Rowson with his right foot
38:21
Morton 0 - 1 Partick Thistle
GOAL scored by David Rowson with his right foot to the top left of the goal.
39:29
Cross from David O'Brien
39:31
Save made by Scott Fox
41:52
Cross from David O'Brien
41:54
Clearance by Conrad Balatoni
42:21
Cross from Thomas O'Ware
42:24
Block taken by Stephen O'Donnell
42:29
Save made by Scott Fox
43:08
Cross from Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
44:05
Foul on Kyle Hutton
44:09
Free Kick taken by Conrad Balatoni
Half Time
Morton 0 - 1 Partick Thistle
Second Half Started
Morton 0 - 1 Partick Thistle
45:50
Cross from Andrew Jackson
45:53
Block taken by Paul Paton
45:55
Corner taken by Sean Fitzharris with his right foot from the right byline
46:56
Shot taken by Darren McGeouch with his right foot
47:11
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
47:57
Cross from Stephen O'Donnell
47:59
Clearance by Thomas O'Ware
48:08
Goal Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
49:23
Foul on Andrew Jackson
49:26
Free Kick taken by Andrew Jackson
49:59
Cross from Darren McGeouch
50:01
Shot taken by Peter Weatherson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
50:18
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
51:26
Cross from Andrew Jackson
51:28
Clearance by Conrad Balatoni
51:42
Foul on Kyle Hutton
51:48
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
52:42
Shot taken by Darren McGeouch with his right foot
52:42
Morton 1 - 1 Partick Thistle
GOAL scored by Darren McGeouch with his right foot to the bottom left of the goal.
55:27
Cross from Stephen O'Donnell
55:32
Clearance by Andrew Graham
55:38
Cross from Paul Paton
55:42
Shot taken by Christie Elliot with his right foot from the centre penalty area
55:59
Substitution for Morton: Fouad Bachirou on for Sean Fitzharris
56:25
Goal Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
59:03
Foul on Craig Dargo
59:06
Free Kick taken by Paul Cairney
59:39
Shot taken by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair using his left foot
59:50
Save made by Dominic Cervi
61:07
Cross from Peter Weatherson
61:09
Clearance by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
61:25
Hand Ball taken by Thomas O'Ware
61:27
Free Kick taken by Stephen O'Donnell from the right wing
61:44
Cross from Stephen O'Donnell
61:46
Clearance by Marc Smyth
62:40
Foul on Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
62:46
Free Kick taken by Kyle Hutton
65:48
Shot taken by Christie Elliot using his left foot from the left penalty area
65:59
Save made by Scott Fox
66:04
Shot taken by David O'Brien using his left foot from the left penalty area
66:29
Substitution for Morton: Michael Tidser on for Derek Young
67:52
Offside flag raised against Craig Dargo
67:53
Free Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
68:39
Foul on Peter Weatherson
68:42
Free Kick taken by Darren McGeouch
69:02
Cross from Darren McGeouch
69:05
Save made by Scott Fox
70:24
Offside flag raised against Craig Dargo
70:25
Substitution for Morton: Archibald Campbell on for Andrew Jackson
70:25
Free Kick taken by Marc Smyth
71:07
Offside flag raised against Peter Weatherson
71:09
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
72:20
Substitution for Partick Thistle: Christopher Erskine on for Craig Dargo
72:58
Foul on Kyle Hutton
73:00
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
73:44
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
74:57
Cross from Stephen O'Donnell
74:59
Block taken by David O'Brien
75:02
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
75:18
Cross from Stephen O'Donnell
75:22
Goal Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
76:12
Foul on Christie Elliot
76:16
Free Kick taken by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair from the left wing
77:16
Goal Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
78:05
Cross from Darren McGeouch
78:07
Clearance by Conrad Balatoni
79:50
Shot taken by David O'Brien with his right foot
79:56
Save made by Scott Fox
80:48
Foul on Paul Paton
81:12
BOOKING: David O'Brien of Morton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
81:42
Substitution for Partick Thistle: Kris Doolan on for Christie Elliot
81:59
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
82:32
Shot taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot
82:38
Block taken by Marc Smyth
82:45
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
83:07
Clearance by Michael Tidser
86:48
Foul on Fouad Bachirou
86:53
Free Kick taken by Marc Smyth
87:33
Shot taken by Kris Doolan with his right foot from the right six yard line
87:33
Morton 1 - 2 Partick Thistle
GOAL scored by Kris Doolan with his right foot from the right six yard line to the bottom right of the goal.
90:00+0:06
Foul on Michael Tidser
90:00+0:10
Free Kick taken by Michael Tidser
90:00+0:22
Cross from Darren McGeouch
90:00+0:24
Clearance by Conrad Balatoni
90:00+0:27
Corner taken by Darren McGeouch with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
90:00+0:55
Shot taken by Peter Weatherson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+1:01
Block taken by David Rowson
90:00+1:13
Foul on David O'Brien
90:00+1:13
BOOKING: Aaron Taylor-Sinclair of Partick Thistle given yellow card for time wasting
90:00+1:18
Free Kick taken by Peter Weatherson
90:00+2:16
Shot taken by Peter Weatherson with his right foot
Full Time
Morton 1 - 2 Partick Thistle
Result
Morton 1 - 2 Partick Thistle

Morton

vs

Partick Thistle

1
Goals
2
1
Assists
2
12
Shots
11
6
On Target
8
6
Off Target
3
15
Crosses
13
4
Corners
7
36
Throw Ins
37
5
Saves
6
6
Clearances
8
8
Goal Kicks
6
4
Blocks
5
17
Free Kicks
16
2
Offside
4
2
Hand Balls
0
1
Yellow Cards
1

Morton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Dominic Cervi
02.Grant Evans
03.Andrew Graham
04.Marc Smyth
05.Thomas O'Ware
06.Darren McGeouch
07.Derek Young 67+0' Tactical
08.David O'Brien (82+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Sean Fitzharris 56+0' Tactical
10.Peter Weatherson
11.Andrew Jackson 71+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Colin Stewart
13.Fouad Bachirou 56+0' Tactical
14.Michael Tidser 67+0' Tactical
15.Paul Di Giacomo
16.Archibald Campbell 71+0' Tactical

Partick Thistle

Formation: 4-1-3-2

01.Scott Fox
02.Stephen O'Donnell
03.Alan Archibald
04.Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (90+2: Time wasting)
05.Kyle Hutton
06.Conrad Balatoni
07.Paul Paton
08.Paul Cairney
09.David Rowson
10.Christie Elliot 82+0' Tactical
11.Craig Dargo 73+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Ryan Scully
13.Stuart Bannigan
14.Christopher Erskine 73+0' Tactical
15.Thomas Stewart
16.Kris Doolan 82+0' Tactical

Keeper conundrum for Moore

Morton manager Allan Moore must choose between goalkeepers Colin Stewart and Celtic loanee Dominic Cervi when they face Partick.

Moore said: "Colin returned to training on Thursday so I could have a decision to make."

Midfielder Michael Tidser may be fit enough for a place on the bench after knee and thigh injuries but defenders Stuart McCaffrey and Ross Forsyth remain out with knocks.

"Thistle beat us 5-0 in our last meeting and while there were never five goals in it there is an element of revenge in our minds," added Moore.

"We have been playing well but what we have to do is score when we are on top during games, as too often recently we have ended up chasing things."

Partick welcome back midfielder Scott Robertson after a hamstring injury.

However, Iain Flannigan, Ryan MacBeth and Willie Kinniburgh remain sidelined with knocks.

Thistle beat Morton 5-0 in their last meeting but manager Jackie McNamara said: "That win is well in the past now.

"And to be honest Morton played really well until they had a man sent off so there is not a great deal of benefit by going back into it.

"More important to me is last week's performance against Livingston where we played really well but made a mistake defensively that cost us a goal. I will be speaking about cutting that out."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 15 15 34
2 Up Dundee 16 7 26
3 Down Falkirk 16 2 26
4 Partick Thistle 16 7 23
5 Livingston 16 1 22
6 Up Hamilton 16 -1 19
7 Down Morton 16 -8 19
8 Queen of South 16 -3 16
9 Ayr United 15 -14 16
10 Raith Rovers 16 -6 15

Updated 10/12/2011 at 17:00

 

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