Falkirk 1 - 1 Partick Thistle

Saturday 10th March 2012
M Millar (pen 52)P Cairney (45)

Partick pay the penalty

Partick missed the chance to take all three points as they squandered a second-half penalty in the 1-1 draw with 10-man Falkirk.

Paul Cairney put the Jags ahead on the stroke of half-time, collecting Chris Erskine's pass to fire home from 25 yards.

But the lead was short-lived and Falkirk pulled level from the penalty spot seven minutes after the restart.

Partick defender Aaron Sinclair handballed in the box and Mark Millar stepped up to slam the ball down the centre of the goal past Scott Fox.

The home side then suffered a setback when Kieran Duffie was shown a straight red for a dangerous challenge on Erskine.

But Partick were unable to capitalise on their numerical advantage as Bairns goalkeeper Michael McGovern saved Cairney's penalty 17 minutes from time before Sinclair rattled the bar with a volley late on.

OfficialWilliam Collum
Attendance3,257
VenueFalkirk Stadium
Kick Off
Falkirk 0 - 0 Partick Thistle
2:24
Foul on Stephen O'Donnell
2:37
Free Kick taken by Conrad Balatoni
3:18
Shot taken by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair using his left foot from the left penalty area
3:26
Block taken by Kieran Duffie
3:29
Corner taken by Christopher Erskine using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
3:38
Clearance by Darren Dods
3:56
Foul on Murray Wallace
4:02
Free Kick taken by Thomas Scobbie
5:33
Cross from Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
5:36
Clearance by Murray Wallace
6:19
Foul on Murray Wallace
6:29
Free Kick taken by Mark Millar from the left wing
6:51
Cross from Mark Millar
6:54
Clearance by Scott Robertson
7:07
Offside flag raised against Farid El Alagui
7:09
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
7:43
Cross from Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
7:46
Clearance by Thomas Scobbie
10:36
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
10:47
Foul on Paul Paton
10:57
Substitution for Partick Thistle: Sean Welsh on for Conrad Balatoni
11:27
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
12:06
Shot taken by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair using his left foot
12:30
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
13:16
Shot taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot
13:51
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
15:04
Offside flag raised against Farid El Alagui
15:13
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
16:01
Shot taken by Christopher Erskine with his right foot
16:25
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
16:40
Shot taken by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair using his left foot
16:52
Save made by Michael McGovern
18:06
Cross from Stephen O'Donnell
18:09
Clearance by Darren Dods
19:01
Foul on Paul Paton
19:27
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
20:11
Cross from Christopher Erskine
20:14
Block taken by Murray Wallace
20:18
Corner taken by Christopher Erskine using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
20:34
Clearance by Farid El Alagui
23:00
Foul on Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
23:12
Free Kick taken by Scott Robertson
23:21
Cross from Christopher Erskine
23:32
Shot taken by Kris Doolan using his left foot from the centre penalty area
23:55
Save made by Michael McGovern
23:59
Foul on William Gibson
24:02
Free Kick taken by Mark Millar from the left wing
24:09
Cross from Mark Millar
24:12
Clearance by Sean Welsh
24:31
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
25:04
Cross from Mark Millar
25:08
Clearance by Sean Welsh
25:11
Foul on Craig Sibbald
25:15
Free Kick taken by Kieran Duffie
25:47
Foul on Craig Sibbald
25:54
BOOKING: Sean Welsh of Partick Thistle given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
26:23
Free Kick taken by William Gibson
26:31
Cross from William Gibson
26:33
Clearance by Scott Robertson
27:01
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
27:10
Shot taken by William Gibson using his left foot from the right penalty area
27:21
Block taken by Paul Paton
27:44
Cross from Farid El Alagui
27:46
Clearance by Scott Robertson
28:12
Foul on Craig Sibbald
28:17
BOOKING: Scott Robertson of Partick Thistle given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
29:07
Free Kick taken by William Gibson
29:19
Shot taken by William Gibson with his right foot
29:27
Block taken by Paul Paton
31:34
Cross from Stephen O'Donnell
31:38
Clearance by Kieran Duffie
32:03
Cross from Sean Welsh
32:06
Clearance by Thomas Scobbie
32:11
Shot taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot
32:44
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
33:22
Cross from Jay Fulton
33:26
Clearance by Stephen O'Donnell
33:53
Cross from William Gibson
33:55
Clearance by Alan Archibald
35:07
Foul on Darren Dods
35:30
Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern
36:12
Cross from David Rowson
36:16
Clearance by Darren Dods
37:10
Shot taken by Kris Doolan with his right foot
37:34
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
37:55
Hand Ball taken by David Rowson
38:07
Free Kick taken by Mark Millar
38:33
Foul on Sean Welsh
38:38
Free Kick taken by Paul Paton
40:28
Foul on Paul Paton
40:51
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
41:50
Foul on Craig Sibbald
42:14
Free Kick taken by Mark Millar from the left wing
42:27
Cross from Mark Millar
42:29
Clearance by Stephen O'Donnell
42:40
Shot taken by Christopher Erskine with his right foot from the right penalty area
42:52
Save made by Michael McGovern
43:26
Hand Ball taken by Thomas Scobbie
43:35
Free Kick taken by Stephen O'Donnell from the right wing
43:51
Cross from Stephen O'Donnell
43:53
Clearance by Thomas Scobbie
44:11
Shot taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot
44:11
Falkirk 0 - 1 Partick Thistle
GOAL scored by Paul Cairney with his right foot to the top left of the goal.
Half Time
Falkirk 0 - 1 Partick Thistle
Second Half Started
Falkirk 0 - 1 Partick Thistle
46:05
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
46:27
Clearance by Thomas Scobbie
49:20
Cross from Thomas Scobbie
49:22
Clearance by Scott Robertson
50:05
Cross from Farid El Alagui
50:08
Block taken by Scott Robertson
50:13
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the right byline
50:30
Clearance by Paul Paton
50:34
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the left byline
51:27
Hand Ball taken by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
51:35
BOOKING: Aaron Taylor-Sinclair of Partick Thistle given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
51:50
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Mark Millar and scored with his right foot going centre low
51:50
Falkirk 1 - 1 Partick Thistle
GOAL scored by Mark Millar with his right foot from the penalty spot going centre low of the goal.
52:31
Foul on Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
52:36
Free Kick taken by Paul Paton
54:05
Foul on Farid El Alagui
54:13
BOOKING: Paul Paton of Partick Thistle given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
54:41
Free Kick taken by Thomas Scobbie
55:13
Foul on Christopher Erskine
55:27
DISMISSAL: Kieran Duffie of Falkirk sent off for serious foul play
56:19
Free Kick taken by Paul Cairney from the right penalty area
56:21
Cross from Paul Cairney
56:24
Clearance by Thomas Scobbie
56:28
Offside flag raised against Alan Archibald
56:31
Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern
56:57
Foul on Alan Archibald
57:34
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
59:11
Shot taken by Christopher Erskine using his left foot
59:22
Save made by Michael McGovern
59:27
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
59:30
Substitution for Falkirk: Rhys Bennett on for Craig Sibbald
61:45
Foul on Thomas Scobbie
62:01
Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern
62:41
Foul on David Rowson
62:50
Free Kick taken by Paul Paton from the right wing
64:01
Cross from Kris Doolan
64:05
Save made by Michael McGovern
65:56
Cross from Jay Fulton
65:59
Clearance by Sean Welsh
66:04
Foul on Sean Welsh
66:19
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
68:06
Shot taken by Paul Paton with his right foot
68:16
Substitution for Partick Thistle: Christie Elliot on for Stephen O'Donnell
68:41
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
69:38
Cross from Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
69:41
Clearance by Mark Millar
69:55
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
70:19
Cross from Paul Cairney
70:24
Shot taken by Alan Archibald using his left foot from the centre penalty area
70:35
Save made by Michael McGovern
70:40
Cross from David Rowson
70:44
Save made by Michael McGovern
71:58
Foul on Paul Cairney
72:53
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Paul Cairney and saved with his right foot to the bottom left
72:53
Save made by Michael McGovern
73:09
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the left byline
73:28
Shot taken by Christie Elliot with his right foot from the centre penalty area
73:40
Save made by Michael McGovern
73:56
Substitution for Falkirk: Jordan White on for William Gibson
74:54
Cross from Thomas Scobbie
74:56
Clearance by Alan Archibald
76:13
Cross from Jay Fulton
76:16
Shot taken by Farid El Alagui from the left six yard line
76:33
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
78:26
Cross from Paul Paton
78:29
Clearance by Rhys Bennett
78:46
Shot taken by Kris Doolan from the centre penalty area
78:55
Save made by Michael McGovern
79:00
Shot taken by Christie Elliot with his right foot
79:10
Save made by Michael McGovern
81:02
Cross from Kris Doolan
81:07
Save made by Michael McGovern
81:48
Cross from Thomas Scobbie
82:12
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
82:47
Shot taken by Christopher Erskine with his right foot
83:15
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
84:33
Cross from David Rowson
84:37
Shot taken by Kris Doolan from the centre penalty area
84:45
Save made by Michael McGovern
84:50
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the left byline
84:57
Clearance by Darren Dods
85:19
Cross from David Rowson
85:21
Clearance by Thomas Scobbie
85:24
Shot taken by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair using his left foot
85:36
Cross from Christopher Erskine
85:39
Clearance by Darren Dods
85:47
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the left byline
85:54
Clearance by Michael McGovern
85:57
Shot taken by David Rowson using his left foot
86:34
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
87:22
Cross from Farid El Alagui
87:25
Clearance by Alan Archibald
87:30
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
87:50
Clearance by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
88:01
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
89:28
Foul on Christie Elliot
89:55
Free Kick taken by Paul Cairney
90:00
Cross from Paul Cairney
90:00+0:03
Clearance by Darren Dods
90:00+0:09
Corner taken by Kris Doolan with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
90:00+0:26
Clearance by Jay Fulton
90:00+0:30
Cross from Christopher Erskine
90:00+0:33
Clearance by Darren Dods
90:00+0:56
Cross from Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
90:00+1:01
Shot taken by Christopher Erskine with his right foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+1:21
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
90:00+1:55
Cross from Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
90:00+1:58
Clearance by Darren Dods
Full Time
Falkirk 1 - 1 Partick Thistle

Falkirk

vs

Partick Thistle

1
Goals
1
0
Assists
1
3
Shots
21
2
On Target
10
1
Off Target
11
15
Crosses
23
6
Corners
8
33
Throw Ins
22
13
Saves
0
21
Clearances
14
10
Goal Kicks
3
2
Blocks
3
12
Free Kicks
15
2
Offside
1
1
Penalties
1
1
Hand Balls
2
0
Yellow Cards
4
1
Red Cards
0

Falkirk

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael McGovern
02.Kieran Duffie (56+0: Serious Foul Play)
03.Darren Dods
04.Murray Wallace
05.Thomas Scobbie
06.Jay Fulton
07.Stewart Murdoch
08.Mark Millar
09.William Gibson 74+0' Tactical
10.Craig Sibbald 60+0' Tactical
11.Farid El Alagui

Substitutes

12.Graham Bowman
13.Stephen Kingsley
14.Blair Alston
15.Rhys Bennett 60+0' Tactical
16.Jordan White 74+0' Tactical

Partick Thistle

Formation: 3-5-2

01.Scott Fox
02.Alan Archibald
03.Stephen O'Donnell 69+0' Tactical
04.Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (52+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Scott Robertson (29+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Conrad Balatoni 11+0' Injury
07.Paul Paton (55+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Paul Cairney
09.David Rowson
10.Christopher Erskine
11.Kris Doolan

Substitutes

12.Ryan Scully
13.Sean Welsh (26+0: Unsporting behaviour) 11+0' Injury
14.Thomas Stewart
15.Kal Naismith
16.Christie Elliot 69+0' Tactical

Scobie worry for Bairns

Falkirk defender Thomas Scobie is a doubt for the home contest with Partick Thistle due to the leg knock he picked up in last Saturday's 1-0 defeat from Ayr.

Everyone else is available with technical director Alex Smith looking for the players to bounce back and keep the pressure on leaders Ross County, despite the Dingwall men opening up a nine-point lead.

Smith said: "The Ayr game was our first defeat in 12 games and it was disappointing to lose a goal from a set-piece.

"Our home form has been good and it is important to keep that up by winning against Thistle.

"We really want a good result as we head to Ross County next Saturday and we want to be doing that on a high."

Partick welcome back captain Alan Archibald from injury as go looking for their first away victory in three months.

Paul Paton also returns from a two-game ban and Kris Doolan is available after missing out in the midweek 3-0 defeat to Ross County due to a knock.

However, on-loan Rangers youngster Darren Cole remains out.

Jags boss Jackie McNamara is hoping that it will be third time lucky against Falkirk this season.

"We have had two really good games against them this season but only have a point to show for it," he said. "We played well when we beat Hamilton last Saturday but were disappointing in midweek.

"If we play like we can then we may just get that win over Falkirk."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 26 25 55
2 Falkirk 27 10 44
3 Dundee 26 11 41
4 Partick Thistle 27 4 35
5 Up Livingston 27 -1 35
6 Down Hamilton Accies 27 -4 33
7 Morton 26 -13 31
8 Ayr United 26 -15 30
9 Raith Rovers 27 -6 28
10 Queen of South 27 -11 26

Updated 10/03/2012 at 16:56

 

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