Ayr United 0 - 0 Partick Thistle

Wednesday 30th November 2011

All square at Ayr

Ayr and Partick played out an entertaining goalless draw at Somerset Park.

Partick defender Aaron Sinclair fired in a free-kick from distance which was easily gathered by Kevin Cuthbert early on, while at the other end, Chris Smith saw a header from Michael McGowan`s corner smack off the crossbar.

Thistle forward Chris Erskine sent a 12-yard shot wide of the left-hand upright after 35 minutes as the game remained goalless at the break.

Thomas Stewart let fly from the edge of the area but Cuthbert saved superbly, and Ayr`s response came from McGowan who drilled in a shot that Scott Fox did well to keep out.

Clear-cut chances dried up as time ticked on, with a late Sinclair free-kick clearing the crossbar.

OfficialBrian Colvin
Attendance1,122
VenueSomerset Park
Kick Off
Ayr United 0 - 0 Partick Thistle
2:05
Foul on Paul Paton
2:12
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
2:32
Cross from Mark Roberts
2:37
Cross from Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
2:40
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
3:56
Foul on Paul Cairney
4:21
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
7:38
Shot taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot
8:07
Block taken by Jonathan Tiffoney
8:14
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
8:40
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
8:52
Cross from Christie Elliot
8:55
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
9:51
Shot taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot
10:05
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
10:52
Foul on Paul Paton
10:56
Free Kick taken by Paul Paton from the right wing
11:58
Cross from Jonathan Tiffoney
12:03
Foul on Conrad Balatoni
12:11
Free Kick taken by Paul Paton
15:42
Foul on Kyle Hutton
15:45
Free Kick taken by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
16:07
Shot taken by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair using his left foot
16:14
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
17:36
Offside flag raised against Christopher Erskine
17:37
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
19:29
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
19:54
Clearance by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
24:19
Shot taken by Paul Paton with his right foot
24:36
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
28:52
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline
29:26
Shot taken by Christopher Smith from the centre penalty area
29:41
Foul on Micheal McGowan
29:51
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
32:19
Cross from Mark Roberts
32:22
Shot taken by Michael Moffat from the centre penalty area
32:34
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
34:56
Foul on Micheal McGowan
35:00
Free Kick taken by Micheal McGowan
35:34
Cross from Christie Elliot
35:38
Shot taken by Christopher Erskine using his left foot from the centre penalty area
35:48
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
38:11
Cross from Alan Trouten
38:12
Clearance by Conrad Balatoni
38:28
Foul on Jonathan Tiffoney
38:37
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
41:51
Cross from Alan Trouten
41:54
Block taken by Stephen O'Donnell
42:02
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
43:00
Offside flag raised against Christopher Erskine
43:01
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
45:00+0:18
Shot taken by Kyle Hutton with his right foot
45:00+0:36
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
45:00+0:52
Foul on Edward Malone
45:00+0:59
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone
Half Time
Ayr United 0 - 0 Partick Thistle
Second Half Started
Ayr United 0 - 0 Partick Thistle
45:32
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
47:07
Foul on Paul Paton
47:10
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
48:27
Foul on Jonathan Tiffoney
48:31
Free Kick taken by Jonathan Tiffoney from the right wing
48:47
Cross from Jonathan Tiffoney
50:00
Foul on Mark Roberts
50:09
BOOKING: Conrad Balatoni of Partick Thistle given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
50:28
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone from the left wing
53:09
Shot taken by Thomas Stewart with his right foot
53:18
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
53:31
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
53:40
Cross from Paul Cairney
53:45
Block taken by Alan Trouten
53:58
Foul on Paul Paton
54:03
Free Kick taken by Paul Cairney
56:06
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
56:34
Clearance by Paul Paton
56:50
Cross from Micheal McGowan
56:54
Clearance by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
58:42
Cross from Christie Elliot
58:45
Shot taken by Thomas Stewart from the centre penalty area
59:01
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
60:23
Cross from Edward Malone
60:28
Shot taken by Mark Roberts with his right foot
60:34
Block taken by Paul Paton
60:44
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the left byline
60:54
Clearance by Kyle Hutton
62:28
Corner taken by Paul Cairney with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
62:38
Clearance by Michael Moffat
63:03
Shot taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot
63:13
Save made by Scott Fox
63:27
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline
63:38
Clearance by Paul Paton
66:52
Cross from Christie Elliot
66:54
Clearance by John Robertson
66:58
Cross from Christie Elliot
68:02
Substitution for Ayr United: Gareth Wardlaw on for Mark Roberts
68:34
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
69:57
Substitution for Partick Thistle: Kris Doolan on for Paul Cairney
71:35
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
71:38
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
72:42
Cross from Edward Malone
72:44
Clearance by Conrad Balatoni
73:54
Substitution for Ayr United: Tom McManus on for Michael Moffat
75:16
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
75:57
Foul on Paul Paton
76:02
Free Kick taken by Paul Paton
76:24
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
76:59
Foul on Micheal McGowan
77:03
Free Kick taken by Micheal McGowan from the right wing
77:24
Foul on Jonathan Tiffoney
77:29
Free Kick taken by Gareth Wardlaw
77:36
Offside flag raised against Tom McManus
77:37
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
78:18
Cross from Gareth Wardlaw
78:20
Clearance by Paul Paton
78:28
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline
82:23
Shot taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot
82:31
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
82:56
Shot taken by Christie Elliot with his right foot
83:19
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
84:07
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
84:27
Cross from Micheal McGowan
84:28
Clearance by Conrad Balatoni
84:34
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
85:03
Offside flag raised against Christopher Erskine
85:05
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
86:28
Foul on Paul Paton
86:35
Free Kick taken by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
87:23
Foul on Kris Doolan
87:27
Free Kick taken by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
88:00
Shot taken by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair using his left foot
88:15
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
88:28
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
89:06
Shot taken by Kris Doolan using his left foot from the right penalty area
89:20
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
89:43
Foul on Paul Paton
89:47
Free Kick taken by Scott Fox
90:00+0:58
Corner taken by Paul Paton with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
90:00+1:12
Clearance by Christopher Smith
90:00+2:11
Offside flag raised against Tom McManus
90:00+2:13
Free Kick taken by Paul Paton
90:00+2:29
Offside flag raised against Craig Dargo
90:00+2:32
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
90:00+2:42
Cross from Micheal McGowan
90:00+2:46
Goal Kick taken by Scott Fox
Full Time
Ayr United 0 - 0 Partick Thistle

Ayr United

vs

Partick Thistle

0
Goals
0
5
Shots
11
2
On Target
3
3
Off Target
8
12
Crosses
7
7
Corners
4
47
Throw Ins
23
4
Saves
1
3
Clearances
9
16
Goal Kicks
5
2
Blocks
2
12
Free Kicks
13
2
Offside
4
0
Yellow Cards
1

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Kevin Cuthbert
02.John Robertson
03.Christopher Smith
04.Edward Malone
05.Edward Malone
06.Jonathan Tiffoney
07.Alan Trouten
08.Micheal McGowan
09.Jamie McKernon
10.Andrew Geggan
11.Andrew Geggan

Substitutes

12.Jamie McKernon
13.Michael Moffat 74+0' Tactical
14.Mark Roberts 69+0' Tactical
15.Ryan McWilliams
16.Ross Robertson
17.Ryan Connolly
18.Gareth Wardlaw 69+0' Tactical
19.Tom McManus 74+0' Tactical

Partick Thistle

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Scott Fox
02.Alan Archibald
03.Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
04.Kyle Hutton
05.Stephen O'Donnell
06.Paul Paton
07.Conrad Balatoni (51+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Paul Cairney 70+0' Tactical
09.Christopher Erskine
10.Thomas Stewart
11.Christie Elliot

Substitutes

12.Ryan Scully
13.Jonny Lindsay
14.Stuart Bannigan
15.Craig Dargo
16.Kris Doolan 70+0' Tactical

McManus set for Ayr bow

Ayr have re-signed striker Tam McManus on a short term deal and he goes straight into the squad for the visit of Partick Thistle.

Defender Martyn Campbell is manager Brian Reid's only injury absentee as the Honest Men look to regain form at Somerset Park after a run of four home games without a win.

Reid said: "We have had a few disappointments at home recently and this would be a good game to put that right in.

"Our away form is better now than it has been so it would be great to see off Partick and have the reputation of a really difficult team to face at home back again."

"It will be tough as all games in the First Division are."

Partick are sweating on the fitness of Scott Fox and David Rowson.

Goalkeeper Fox is struggling with a groin strain and experienced midfielder Rowson looks set to miss out with an ankle injury.

On-loan Rangers youngster Kyle Hutton returns to the squad after missing out on Scottish Cup duty at the Ibrox club's request, however Willie Kinniburgh, Iain Flannigan and Ryan MacBeth remain out.

Firhill manager Jackie McNamara is hoping that his players build on their Scottish Cup success over Culter at the weekend.

He said: "It was a good response after a disappointing performance the week before and now we head down to Ayr to face a more than decent side."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 14 13 31
2 Falkirk 14 1 22
3 Dundee 14 1 20
4 Livingston 14 1 19
5 Morton 14 -6 19
6 Hamilton Accies 14 4 18
7 Partick Thistle 14 5 17
8 Up Ayr United 14 -11 16
9 Down Raith Rovers 14 -3 15
10 Queen of South 14 -5 13

Updated 30/11/2011 at 21:41

 

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