Partick Thistle 0 - 1 Raith Rovers

Saturday 17th December 2011
J Baird (66)

Rovers off bottom after win

Raith moved off the foot of the Division One table and out of the relegation zone after a 1-0 victory at Partick.

Striker John Baird got the game's only goal just after the hour mark.

A corner from Joe Hamill was flicked on by Laurence Ellis and Baird headed into the top corner at the back post.

The visitors had goalkeeper David McGurn to thank after he made two fine second-half saves to keep them in the game.

He tipped Paul Cairney's swirling corner around the post and stopped the same player shortly after Baird's goal.

It was the second time Rovers had defeated Partick this season following their 2-0 victory on the road earlier this year.

OfficialMike Tumilty
Attendance1,918
VenueFirhill Stadium
Kick Off
Partick Thistle 0 - 0 Raith Rovers
0:18
Foul on Alan Archibald
0:23
Free Kick taken by Alan Archibald
1:03
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
2:01
Offside flag raised against David Smith
2:05
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
4:42
Foul on Paul Paton
4:51
Free Kick taken by Paul Cairney
5:20
Cross from Paul Cairney
5:26
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
8:10
Shot taken by Paul Cairney using his left foot from the left penalty area
8:25
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
10:27
Cross from Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
11:41
Offside flag raised against Kris Doolan
11:42
Free Kick taken by David McGurn
13:50
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
14:46
Cross from Paul Paton
15:13
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
18:58
Offside flag raised against David Smith
19:00
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
19:54
Hand Ball taken by Allan Walker
20:00
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
20:34
Cross from Paul Paton
20:42
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
21:24
Cross from David Rowson
21:33
Shot taken by Paul Paton with his right foot
21:48
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
22:36
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
22:57
Clearance by David Smith
23:04
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the right byline
23:17
Clearance by Allan Walker
23:34
Foul on Kris Doolan
23:47
Free Kick taken by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
24:39
BOOKING: William Dyer of Raith Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
25:24
Shot taken by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair with his right foot
25:35
Block taken by Allan Walker
26:15
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
27:03
Corner taken by Allan Walker with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
27:43
Corner taken by Joseph Hamill using his left foot from the right byline
29:37
Foul on David Smith
29:47
Free Kick taken by William Dyer
34:04
Foul on William Dyer
34:09
Free Kick taken by David McGurn
34:51
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
36:12
Cross from William Dyer
36:18
Offside flag raised against John Baird
36:21
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
38:11
Foul on John Baird
38:22
Free Kick taken by Allan Walker
39:38
Foul on Joseph Hamill
39:48
Free Kick taken by William Dyer
40:24
Cross from Allan Walker
40:35
Foul on Douglas Hill
40:44
Free Kick taken by Allan Walker
41:34
Shot taken by Allan Walker with his right foot
41:49
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
Half Time
Partick Thistle 0 - 0 Raith Rovers
Second Half Started
Partick Thistle 0 - 0 Raith Rovers
45:02
Substitution for Partick Thistle: Christopher Erskine on for Craig Dargo
46:47
Cross from Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
46:53
Clearance by William Dyer
49:55
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
51:21
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
54:12
Cross from Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
54:22
Shot taken by Kris Doolan with his right foot from the right penalty area
54:25
Save made by David McGurn
54:31
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the left byline
54:37
Clearance by Douglas Hill
56:56
Foul on Laurence Ellis
57:06
Free Kick taken by David McGurn
57:59
Cross from Stephen O'Donnell
58:03
Clearance by Laurence Ellis
58:56
Shot taken by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair with his right foot
59:20
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
60:14
Cross from Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
60:20
Clearance by William Dyer
62:19
Shot taken by Joseph Hamill using his left foot
62:37
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
63:23
Corner taken by Joseph Hamill using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
65:09
Shot taken by John Baird from the left six yard line
65:09
Partick Thistle 0 - 1 Raith Rovers
GOAL scored by John Baird from the left six yard line to the top right of the goal.
66:37
BOOKING: Grant Murray of Raith Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
66:45
Foul on Kris Doolan
67:29
Free Kick taken by Conrad Balatoni
70:50
Cross from Paul Paton
71:06
Foul on John Baird
71:22
Free Kick taken by Laurence Ellis
72:38
Shot taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot
72:50
Save made by David McGurn
72:57
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the right byline
73:42
Cross from Paul Paton
74:12
Substitution for Partick Thistle: Thomas Stewart on for Christie Elliot
75:57
Substitution for Partick Thistle: Scott Robertson on for Alan Archibald
76:40
Corner taken by Allan Walker with his right foot from the left byline
77:03
Clearance by Conrad Balatoni
79:52
Offside flag raised against David Smith
79:54
Free Kick taken by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
81:43
Foul on Kris Doolan
81:54
Free Kick taken by Paul Paton
82:03
Cross from Stephen O'Donnell
82:08
Shot taken by Christopher Erskine from the centre penalty area
82:21
Save made by David McGurn
82:32
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the left byline
82:59
Clearance by Laurence Ellis
83:47
Shot taken by David Smith with his right foot from the right penalty area
84:03
Save made by Scott Fox
87:58
Substitution for Raith Rovers: Jamie Walker on for William Dyer
89:17
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
90:00+0:54
Foul on Jamie Walker
90:00+1:03
Free Kick taken by Allan Walker from the left wing
90:00+1:20
Offside flag raised against John Baird
90:00+1:22
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
90:00+2:23
BOOKING: Iain Williamson of Raith Rovers given yellow card for time wasting
90:00+3:26
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
Full Time
Partick Thistle 0 - 1 Raith Rovers

Partick Thistle

vs

Raith Rovers

0
Goals
1
0
Assists
1
7
Shots
4
3
On Target
2
4
Off Target
2
12
Crosses
2
6
Corners
4
19
Throw Ins
13
1
Saves
3
1
Clearances
7
2
Goal Kicks
13
0
Blocks
1
11
Free Kicks
9
1
Offside
5
0
Hand Balls
1
0
Yellow Cards
3

Partick Thistle

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Scott Fox
02.Alan Archibald 76+0' Tactical
03.Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
04.Stephen O'Donnell
05.Paul Paton
06.Conrad Balatoni
07.Paul Cairney
08.David Rowson
09.Kris Doolan
10.Craig Dargo 45+0' Tactical
11.Christie Elliot 75+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Ryan Scully
13.Stuart Bannigan
14.Christopher Erskine 45+0' Tactical
15.Scott Robertson 76+0' Tactical
16.Thomas Stewart 75+0' Tactical

Raith Rovers

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David McGurn
02.Reece Donaldson
03.Douglas Hill
04.Laurence Ellis
05.William Dyer (25+0: Unsporting behaviour) 88+0' Injury
06.Grant Murray (67+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Iain Davidson
08.Allan Walker
09.David Smith
10.Joseph Hamill
11.John Baird

Substitutes

12.Ludovic Roy
13.Iain Williamson (90+3: Time wasting)
14.Jason Holt
15.Stephen Reynolds
16.Jamie Walker 88+0' Injury

Hutton absent for Thistle

Partick have lost midfielder Kyle Hutton from their squad to face Raith after the youngster returned to Rangers at the end of his loan period this week.

Jonathan Lindsay is also unavailable due to a knee injury and he joins Ryan MacBeth and Willie Kinniburgh in missing out with fit-again Iain Flannigan a doubt through illness.

Scott Robertson is included to give manager Jackie McNamara options with the Firhill chief also thinking about giving striker Kris Doolan a starting berth after his match-winning role as a substitute against Morton last weekend.

McNamara said: "I will need to shuffle things around with Kyle leaving and I will decide on my team at Saturday lunchtime. Raith will be well organised and I need a side that can break them down."

Bottom-of-the-table Raith have been dealt a double injury blow with strikers Brian Graham and Dennis Prychynenko ruled out with groin injuries.

Back-up goalkeeper Ross Laidlaw and winger Scott McBride continue to be absent through knocks as Kirkcaldy boss John McGlynn looks for his men to repeat their 2-0 success over the Glasgow side earlier this season.

McGlynn said: "We are not detached by any means and it keeps being said that we are only a couple of wins away from moving to a mid-table position. It would be nice to get one of those wins and start moving up the way.

"Thistle have been good at home all season but this is a game we can win."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 16 15 35
2 Up Falkirk 17 6 29
3 Down Dundee 17 7 27
4 Partick Thistle 17 6 23
5 Livingston 16 1 22
6 Hamilton Accies 16 -1 19
7 Morton 16 -8 19
8 Up Raith Rovers 17 -5 18
9 Down Queen of South 17 -7 16
10 Down Ayr United 15 -14 16

Updated 17/12/2011 at 17:05

 
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