Partick Thistle 2 - 0 Hamilton Accies

Saturday 3rd March 2012
K Doolan (18)
C Erskine (65)

Partick ease past Hamilton

Kris Doolan and Chris Erskine were on target as Partick secured a 2-0 win over Hamilton, a result that saw them leapfrog their opponents in the Division One table.

Striker Doolan opened the scoring after 18 minutes when he fired Christie Elliot's left-wing cross from inside the box into the bottom-right corner of the net.

Elliot almost doubled his side's lead four minutes later but his powerful drive from the edge of the box was well held by David Hutton.

Midfielder Erskine sealed the points in the 65th minute when he let rip from 18 yards and the ball nestled into the bottom-right corner of the net.

Hamilton almost grabbed a consolation goal in second-half injury time but Scott Fox was equal to Jon Routledge's 35-yard effort.

OfficialStephen Finnie
Attendance2,111
VenueFirhill Stadium
Kick Off
Partick Thistle 0 - 0 Hamilton Accies
1:52
Foul on Jon McShane
1:56
Free Kick taken by Martin Canning
3:35
Foul on Jon Routledge
3:40
Free Kick taken by Martin Canning from the right wing
4:52
Foul on Mark Stewart
4:54
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond from the left wing
6:04
Foul on Kris Doolan
6:08
Free Kick taken by Conrad Balatoni
7:28
Shot taken by Kris Doolan using his left foot
7:40
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
8:07
Foul on Paul Cairney
8:12
Free Kick taken by Alan Archibald from the left wing
11:11
Corner taken by Christopher Erskine using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
11:37
Clearance by Jon McShane
13:28
Shot taken by Andrew Ryan with his right foot from the right penalty area
13:38
Save made by Scott Fox
14:25
Foul on Alexander Neil
14:29
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond from the right wing
15:07
Shot taken by Christie Elliot using his left foot
15:16
Block taken by Jon Routledge
15:22
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
15:45
Clearance by Martin Canning
17:33
Shot taken by Kris Doolan using his left foot from the centre penalty area
17:33
Partick Thistle 1 - 0 Hamilton Accies
GOAL scored by Kris Doolan using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
18:57
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
19:20
Clearance by Aaron Sekhon
22:29
Shot taken by Christie Elliot with his right foot from the left penalty area
22:36
Save made by David Hutton
22:48
Foul on Alan Archibald
22:51
Free Kick taken by Alan Archibald
25:35
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
27:04
Shot taken by Aaron Sekhon using his left foot from the left wing
27:23
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
28:17
Offside flag raised against Mark Stewart
28:18
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
30:36
Foul on Daniel Redmond
30:40
Free Kick taken by Mark McLaughlin
33:00
Shot taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot
33:23
Block taken by Mark McLaughlin
33:27
Shot taken by Christie Elliot with his right foot from the right penalty area
33:40
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
33:59
Shot taken by David Rowson with his right foot
34:11
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
34:49
Corner taken by Christopher Erskine using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
35:34
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
36:11
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
36:50
Offside flag raised against Lee Kilday
36:52
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
37:57
Cross from Andrew Ryan
38:05
Shot taken by Jon Routledge with his right foot from the centre penalty area
38:12
Save made by Scott Fox
38:45
Substitution for Partick Thistle: Thomas Stewart on for Kris Doolan
39:28
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
39:51
Save made by David Hutton
41:00
Shot taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot
41:10
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
41:33
Foul on Alexander Neil
41:38
Free Kick taken by Martin Canning
42:39
Shot taken by Aaron Sekhon using his left foot from the left penalty area
42:48
Block taken by Martin Canning
42:51
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
43:16
Shot taken by Christie Elliot with his right foot from the centre penalty area
43:34
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
45:00+0:26
Foul on Paul Cairney
45:00+0:31
Free Kick taken by Aaron Sekhon from the left wing
Half Time
Partick Thistle 1 - 0 Hamilton Accies
Second Half Started
Partick Thistle 1 - 0 Hamilton Accies
45:33
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
47:31
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
48:44
Foul on Paul Cairney
48:47
Free Kick taken by Paul Cairney from the right wing
49:04
Corner taken by Christopher Erskine using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
49:20
Clearance by Mark Stewart
49:27
Foul on Mark Stewart
49:32
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond
50:33
Substitution for Hamilton Accies: Grant Anderson on for Lee Kilday
50:53
Shot taken by Grant Anderson with his right foot from the right penalty area
51:04
Save made by Scott Fox
51:14
Foul on Jon Routledge
51:18
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond
52:30
Shot taken by Christopher Erskine using his left foot from the centre penalty area
52:45
Block taken by Mark McLaughlin
53:16
Substitution for Hamilton Accies: Stephen Hendrie on for Andrew Ryan
54:09
Foul on Mark Stewart
54:12
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond from the left wing
54:51
Foul on Christopher Erskine
54:55
Free Kick taken by Stephen O'Donnell from the right wing
55:27
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
56:14
Offside flag raised against Mark Stewart
56:15
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
57:05
Foul on Stephen Hendrie
57:08
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond
57:23
BOOKING: Stephen O'Donnell of Partick Thistle given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
57:47
Shot taken by Aaron Sekhon using his left foot
58:12
Shot taken by Martin Canning with his right foot from the right penalty area
58:28
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
60:30
Shot taken by Jon McShane with his right foot
61:33
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
61:54
Shot taken by Mark McLaughlin from the centre penalty area
62:03
Save made by Scott Fox
62:31
Substitution for Hamilton Accies: Greig Spence on for Mark Stewart
63:17
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
63:27
Hand Ball taken by Grant Anderson
63:29
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
64:45
Shot taken by Christopher Erskine using his left foot from the left penalty area
64:45
Partick Thistle 2 - 0 Hamilton Accies
GOAL scored by Christopher Erskine using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
67:18
Foul on Grant Anderson
67:21
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond
67:40
BOOKING: Alan Archibald of Partick Thistle given yellow card for dissent
68:13
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
68:59
Shot taken by Jon McShane with his right foot
69:08
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
70:48
Offside flag raised against Thomas Stewart
70:50
Free Kick taken by David Hutton
71:57
Foul on Christie Elliot
72:04
Free Kick taken by David Rowson
74:20
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
75:16
Offside flag raised against Jon McShane
75:18
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
76:28
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
77:01
Foul on Paul Cairney
77:06
Free Kick taken by Conrad Balatoni
77:35
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
79:02
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
79:23
Shot taken by Mark McLaughlin from the centre penalty area
79:53
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
81:44
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
83:12
Foul on James McAlister
83:21
BOOKING: Scott Robertson of Partick Thistle given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
83:26
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond
84:06
Shot taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot
84:23
Substitution for Partick Thistle: Kal Naismith on for Christopher Erskine
84:47
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
86:12
Offside flag raised against Grant Anderson
86:13
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
87:09
Foul on Christie Elliot
87:12
Free Kick taken by Paul Cairney
88:02
Shot taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot
88:08
Save made by David Hutton
88:22
Shot taken by Jon McShane with his right foot
88:29
Save made by Scott Fox
89:36
Substitution for Partick Thistle: Stuart Bannigan on for Paul Cairney
90:00+0:07
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
90:00+1:43
Shot taken by Jon Routledge with his right foot
90:00+1:53
Save made by Scott Fox
Full Time
Partick Thistle 2 - 0 Hamilton Accies

Partick Thistle

vs

Hamilton Accies

2
Goals
0
2
Assists
0
14
Shots
12
7
On Target
6
7
Off Target
6
0
Crosses
1
7
Corners
4
36
Throw Ins
22
6
Saves
3
1
Clearances
3
12
Goal Kicks
9
0
Blocks
4
15
Free Kicks
13
1
Offside
5
0
Hand Balls
1
3
Yellow Cards
0

Partick Thistle

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Scott Fox
02.Stephen O'Donnell (58+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Alan Archibald (68+0: Dissent)
04.Aaron Sekhon
05.Conrad Balatoni
06.Paul Cairney 90+0' Tactical
07.Scott Robertson (84+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.David Rowson
09.Christopher Erskine 85+0' Tactical
10.Kris Doolan 39+0' Injury
11.Christie Elliot

Substitutes

12.Ryan Scully
13.Stuart Bannigan 90+0' Tactical
14.Kieran Burns
15.Thomas Stewart 39+0' Injury
16.Kal Naismith 85+0' Tactical

Hamilton Accies

Formation: 5-4-1

01.David Hutton
02.Martin Canning
03.Mark McLaughlin
04.Lee Kilday 51+0' Tactical
05.Daniel Redmond
06.Jon Routledge
07.Alexander Neil
08.James McAlister
09.Mark Stewart 63+0' Tactical
10.Andrew Ryan 54+0' Tactical
11.Jon McShane

Substitutes

12.Blair Currie
13.Stephen Hendrie 54+0' Tactical
14.Grant Gillespie
15.Grant Anderson 51+0' Tactical
16.Greig Spence 63+0' Tactical

Kinniburgh comeback boosts Partick

Partick add fit-again Willie Kinniburgh and recent signing Conrad Balatoni to their squad face Hamilton.

But the Jags will be missing Darren Cole and Sean Welsh through injury and Paul Paton begins a two-game ban to restrict boss Jackie McNamara's options

McNamara is looking for his men to hit back after a 2-1 defeat at Raith last weekend.

He said: "It was a frustrating afternoon at Kirkcaldy as we let a lead turn into a defeat but I am looking for us to bounce straight back.

"We also had a frustrating night at Hamilton in the Friday Night Football game when we played them the last time and lost a late goal so we have plenty of reasons for winning this game."

Hamilton will have Simon Mensing missing due to him serving a one-match ban.

Mark McLaughlin could return to cover Mensing's absence after six weeks out through a combination of illness and injury with Stephen Hendrie expected to feature despite a recent hamstring strain. But Ali Crawford remains out with a knee ligament injury.

Manager Billy Reid is looking for his men to get the win that will have them snapping at the heels of the leading trio.

He said: "We played well at Partick earlier in the season but came away with only a 1-1 draw. I am looking for us to build on out victory at Morton last week and start catching up with the teams above us."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 24 20 49
2 Falkirk 26 10 43
3 Dundee 26 11 41
4 Up Partick Thistle 25 7 34
5 Down Hamilton Accies 26 -2 33
6 Down Livingston 25 -2 32
7 Morton 25 -11 31
8 Raith Rovers 26 -5 28
9 Ayr United 25 -16 27
10 Queen of South 26 -12 23

Updated 3/03/2012 at 17:01

 

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