Partick Thistle 0 - 0 Morton

Saturday 18th February 2012

Campbell miss proves costly for Ton

Archie Campbell's missed penalty proved costly as Morton were held to a goalless draw at Partick.

The striker had the chance to break the deadlock in the 60th minute but failed to hit the target, firing his spot-kick high over the bar after striker Peter MacDonald had been felled by Stephen O'Donnell inside the box.

Defeat would have been harsh on Partick, who dominated possession for the majority of the match without creating many clear cut chances.

Striker Kris Doolan squandered their best chance of the first half, ballooning a volley over the bar from six yards out.

And following Campbell's miss, midfielder Paul Cairney had the chance to clinch all three points for Partick, but he volleyed Chris Erskine's inswinging corner wide of Colin Stewart's left-hand post.

OfficialCrawford Allan
Attendance2,305
VenueFirhill Stadium
Kick Off
Partick Thistle 0 - 0 Morton
3:19
Offside flag raised against Peter MacDonald
3:21
Free Kick taken by Darren Cole
4:15
Shot taken by Peter MacDonald with his right foot
4:52
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
6:45
Foul on Christie Elliot
6:53
Free Kick taken by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair from the left wing
7:23
Corner taken by Christopher Erskine using his left foot from the right byline
7:54
Shot taken by Darren Cole using his left foot
8:06
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
9:52
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
10:44
Foul on Peter MacDonald
10:54
Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth
11:11
Shot taken by Kris Doolan using his left foot from the left penalty area
11:24
Save made by Colin Stewart
11:35
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the left byline
12:00
Clearance by Thomas O'Ware
12:15
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the left byline
17:44
Shot taken by Kris Doolan using his left foot from the left penalty area
18:06
Corner taken by Christopher Erskine using his left foot from the right byline
18:37
Clearance by Paul Di Giacomo
21:52
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
23:38
Cross from Kris Doolan
23:42
Clearance by Thomas O'Ware
23:44
Corner taken by Paul Cairney using his left foot from the left byline
24:15
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
25:26
Cross from Stephen O'Donnell
25:36
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
27:24
Foul on Michael Tidser
27:28
Free Kick taken by Grant Evans
28:20
Foul on Paul Di Giacomo
28:28
Free Kick taken by Peter Weatherson
29:01
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
29:45
Foul on Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
29:51
Free Kick taken by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
30:35
Foul on Michael Tidser
30:45
Free Kick taken by Grant Evans
31:31
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
34:08
BOOKING: Archibald Campbell of Morton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
36:44
Shot taken by Christopher Erskine using his left foot
37:42
Corner taken by Christopher Erskine using his left foot from the right byline
38:18
Clearance by David O'Brien
39:18
Foul on David Rowson
39:28
Free Kick taken by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
40:11
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
42:50
Shot taken by Kris Doolan using his left foot
43:09
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
43:44
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
44:53
Foul on Paul Cairney
44:56
Free Kick taken by Paul Cairney
Half Time
Partick Thistle 0 - 0 Morton
Second Half Started
Partick Thistle 0 - 0 Morton
46:29
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
48:29
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
52:47
Offside flag raised against Kris Doolan
52:51
Free Kick taken by Colin Stewart
54:31
Foul on Peter Weatherson
54:37
Free Kick taken by Colin Stewart
54:46
Substitution for Morton: Darren McGeouch on for Paul Di Giacomo
57:31
Cross from Darren McGeouch
57:40
Clearance by Paul Paton
57:58
Foul on Fouad Bachirou
58:03
Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth
58:38
Foul on Peter MacDonald
59:43
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
59:50
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Archibald Campbell and missed with his right foot going over the bar
62:21
Corner taken by Darren McGeouch with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
63:02
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
64:17
Cross from Paul Paton
64:21
Clearance by Colin Stewart
64:45
Cross from Darren McGeouch
66:42
Cross from Christopher Erskine
66:44
Clearance by Ross Forsyth
67:17
Corner taken by Christopher Erskine using his left foot from the right byline
67:45
Clearance by Ross Forsyth
69:13
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the right byline
69:42
Clearance by Alan Archibald
72:06
Shot taken by Archibald Campbell with his right foot from the centre penalty area
72:27
Clearance by Scott Fox
72:29
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
73:45
Corner taken by Christopher Erskine using his left foot from the right byline
74:15
Shot taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot
74:39
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
75:27
Substitution for Partick Thistle: Thomas Stewart on for Paul Cairney
76:54
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
77:08
Shot taken by David O'Brien using his left foot
77:20
Save made by Scott Fox
78:56
BOOKING: Fouad Bachirou of Morton given yellow card for dissent
81:57
Shot taken by Christie Elliot using his left foot from the right penalty area
82:27
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
82:39
Shot taken by David Rowson using his left foot
82:55
Substitution for Morton: Andrew Jackson on for Archibald Campbell
83:30
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
86:05
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
87:00
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
89:27
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the right byline
89:53
Clearance by Darren Cole
90:00+1:01
Corner taken by Christopher Erskine using his left foot from the left byline
Full Time
Partick Thistle 0 - 0 Morton

Partick Thistle

vs

Morton

0
Goals
0
8
Shots
3
1
On Target
0
7
Off Target
3
4
Crosses
2
9
Corners
4
22
Throw Ins
16
1
Saves
1
4
Clearances
7
10
Goal Kicks
11
5
Free Kicks
7
1
Offside
1
0
Penalties
1
0
Yellow Cards
2

Partick Thistle

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Scott Fox
02.Stephen O'Donnell
03.Darren Cole
04.Alan Archibald
05.Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
06.Paul Cairney 76+0' Tactical
07.Paul Paton
08.David Rowson
09.Christopher Erskine
10.Kris Doolan
11.Christie Elliot

Substitutes

12.Ryan Scully
13.Scott Robertson
14.Sean Welsh
15.Kal Naismith
16.Thomas Stewart 76+0' Tactical

Morton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Colin Stewart
02.Thomas O'Ware
03.Grant Evans
04.Ross Forsyth
05.Fouad Bachirou (79+0: Dissent)
06.David O'Brien
07.Michael Tidser
08.Paul Di Giacomo 55+0' Tactical
09.Peter Weatherson
10.Peter MacDonald
11.Archibald Campbell (35+0: Unsporting behaviour) 83+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Matthew McGinley
13.Craig Little
14.Darren McGeouch 55+0' Tactical
15.Joel Kasubandi
16.Andrew Jackson 83+0' Tactical

Balatoni boost for Partick

Partick include defender Conrad Balatoni in their squad to face Morton at Firhill after their former loan player signed on a permanent basis following his release from Hearts.

But he may have to be content with a substitute's role while the game has come too soon for Willie Kinniburgh.

Skipper Alan Archibald is available following a two-game suspension with full-back Aaron Sinclair returning after a hamstring injury.

Boss Jackie McNamara said: "We looked nervous in defence last week at Livingston as we lost 3-1 and hopefully we will not look as nervous again.

"We have had two good results against Morton already this season and it would be great to make it three although it will not be easy as they were good against Hamilton in midweek."

Morton's long-serving striker Peter Weatherson looks set to continue as a stand-in centre-half as Andy Graham has been ruled out with a foot injury.

Fellow defender Stuart McCaffrey remains out long term with manager Allan Moore saying: "I have to praise Peter for what he is giving to the cause. He has been up front, right-back and now centre-half for us this season.

"He was excellent in midweek against Hamilton in the centre of our defence and I am sure he will be the same against Partick.

"We have picked up our results recently after the heavy defeat from Motherwell in the Scottish Cup and will go to Firhill looking for the three points."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 21 18 42
2 Falkirk 23 8 39
3 Dundee 23 10 36
4 Up Livingston 23 1 32
5 Down Morton 23 -5 31
6 Partick Thistle 22 4 28
7 Hamilton Accies 23 -2 27
8 Up Queen of South 24 -8 23
9 Down Raith Rovers 23 -10 22
10 Ayr United 21 -16 21

Updated 18/02/2012 at 16:57

 

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