Partick Thistle 2 - 4 Hearts

Saturday 5th April 2014
K Doolan (5)
J McMillan (88)
D Carrick (44)
B King (50)
R Stevenson (61, 68)
OfficialStephen Finnie
Attendance4,262
WeatherClear
VenueFirhill Stadium
Kick Off
Partick Thistle 0 - 0 Hearts
3:30
Free Kick by Kevin McHattie (Hearts)
3:42
Shot by Brad McKay (Hearts)
4:40
Partick Thistle 1 - 0 Hearts
GOAL scored by Kris Doolan
6:21
Corner by Gary Fraser (Partick Thistle)
7:14
Free Kick by Gary Fraser (Partick Thistle)
8:41
Free Kick by Kevin McHattie (Hearts)
11:13
Free Kick by Paul Gallacher (Partick Thistle)
13:29
Corner by Gary Fraser (Partick Thistle)
14:27
Free Kick by Kevin McHattie (Hearts)
14:56
Shot by Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle)
18:51
Shot by Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle)
18:54
Save by Jamie MacDonald (Hearts)
22:04
Free Kick by Gabriel Rojo de la Vega Piccolo (Partick Thistle)
23:47
Free Kick by Kallum Higginbotham (Partick Thistle)
25:19
Free Kick by Gary Fraser (Partick Thistle)
25:35
Shot by Gary Fraser (Partick Thistle)
28:10
Free Kick by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Partick Thistle)
29:57
Free Kick by Billy King (Hearts)
31:12
Corner by Billy King (Hearts)
32:23
Free Kick by Kevin McHattie (Hearts)
32:58
Corner by Kevin McHattie (Hearts)
33:04
Shot by Scott Robinson (Hearts)
33:08
Save by Paul Gallacher (Partick Thistle)
33:17
Corner by Billy King (Hearts)
33:47
Corner by Kevin McHattie (Hearts)
36:00
Free Kick by Gabriel Rojo de la Vega Piccolo (Partick Thistle)
36:14
Shot by Billy King (Hearts)
38:27
Free Kick by Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle)
39:01
Shot by Jason Holt (Hearts)
39:03
Save by Paul Gallacher (Partick Thistle)
39:50
Shot by Kallum Higginbotham (Partick Thistle)
39:52
Save by Jamie MacDonald (Hearts)
42:11
Shot by Billy King (Hearts)
42:17
Save by Paul Gallacher (Partick Thistle)
43:15
Partick Thistle 1 - 1 Hearts
GOAL scored by Dale Carrick
44:14
Free Kick by Gary Fraser (Partick Thistle)
Half Time
Partick Thistle 1 - 1 Hearts
Second Half Started
Partick Thistle 1 - 1 Hearts
46:35
Free Kick by Paul Gallacher (Partick Thistle)
48:29
Free Kick by Kevin McHattie (Hearts)
49:41
Free Kick by Brad McKay (Hearts)
49:51
Partick Thistle 1 - 2 Hearts
GOAL scored by Billy King
52:53
BOOKING: Jason Holt of Hearts given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
53:30
Substitution for Partick Thistle: Prince Buaben Abankwah on for Kallum Higginbotham
53:47
Free Kick by Gary Fraser (Partick Thistle)
54:27
Free Kick by Scott Robinson (Hearts)
56:20
Corner by Gary Fraser (Partick Thistle)
58:59
Free Kick by Kevin McHattie (Hearts)
59:46
Free Kick by Ryan Stevenson (Hearts)
60:36
Corner by Billy King (Hearts)
60:39
Partick Thistle 1 - 3 Hearts
GOAL scored by Ryan Stevenson
62:19
Free Kick by Kevin McHattie (Hearts)
64:30
BOOKING: Jamie Hamill of Hearts given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
65:00
Free Kick by Gary Fraser (Partick Thistle)
65:44
Substitution for Partick Thistle: Steven Lawless on for Chris Erskine
66:57
Free Kick by Scott Robinson (Hearts)
67:10
Partick Thistle 1 - 4 Hearts
GOAL scored by Ryan Stevenson
68:46
Corner by Gary Fraser (Partick Thistle)
70:00
Substitution for Hearts: David Smith on for Scott Robinson
70:51
Free Kick by Paul Gallacher (Partick Thistle)
73:25
Substitution for Hearts: Sam Nicholson on for Dale Carrick
75:39
Substitution for Partick Thistle: James Craigen on for Gary Fraser
82:25
BOOKING: Jordan McMillan of Partick Thistle given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
82:56
Free Kick by Jamie Hamill (Hearts)
83:00
Shot by Jamie Hamill (Hearts)
83:45
Shot by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Partick Thistle)
84:26
Substitution for Hearts: Gary Oliver on for Billy King
84:49
Free Kick by Jamie Hamill (Hearts)
85:54
Shot by Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle)
87:21
Partick Thistle 2 - 4 Hearts
GOAL scored by Jordan McMillan
89:25
Free Kick by Paul Gallacher (Partick Thistle)
90:00+1:14
Free Kick by Steven Lawless (Partick Thistle)
90:00+1:18
Shot by Steven Lawless (Partick Thistle)
90:00+1:23
Save by Jamie MacDonald (Hearts)
90:00+1:29
Shot by Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle)
90:00+2:03
Free Kick by Jamie MacDonald (Hearts)
90:00+3:12
Free Kick by Jamie Hamill (Hearts)
Full Time
Partick Thistle 2 - 4 Hearts

Partick Thistle

vs

Hearts

2
Goals
4
8
Shots
6
5
On Target
7
5
Off Target
3
4
Corners
5
3
Saves
3
15
Free Kicks
16
1
Yellow Cards
2

Partick Thistle

Formation: 4-2-3-1

12.Paul Gallacher
03.Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
13.Gabriel Rojo de la Vega Piccolo
15.Lee Mair
16.Jordan McMillan (83: unsporting behaviour)
08.Stuart Bannigan
09.Kris Doolan
22.Gary Fraser 76' tactical
23.Kallum Higginbotham 54' tactical
28.Chris Erskine 66' tactical
21.Lyle Taylor

Substitutes

01.Scott Fox
02.Stephen O'Donnell
07.James Craigen 76' tactical
10.Prince Buaben Abankwah 54' tactical
11.Steven Lawless 66' tactical
14.Christie Elliott
17.George Moncur

Hearts

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Jamie MacDonald
03.Kevin McHattie
05.Dylan McGowan
12.Callum Paterson
16.Brad McKay
02.Jamie Hamill (65: unsporting behaviour)
08.Scott Robinson 70' tactical
15.Jason Holt (53: unsporting behaviour)
07.Ryan Stevenson
18.Dale Carrick 74' tactical
19.Billy King 85' tactical

Substitutes

13.Mark Ridgers
14.Jamie Walker
17.David Smith 70' tactical
28.Sam Nicholson 74' tactical
29.Gary Oliver 85' tactical
30.Jordan McGhee
31.Angus Beith

Partick Thistle will be the side to relegate Hearts should they get at least a draw when the Edinburgh outfit pitch up at Firhill.

The fate of the Tynecastle side will not be paramount to the Jags who sit only two points ahead of second bottom St Mirren in the race to avoid the relegation play-offs.

Firhill manager Alan Archibald said: “It was great to grab a last minute point at St Johnstone and I have to praise the impact our substitutes made when they came on. We deserved a point and they helped us get it against a good team.”

“This game will be difficult as Hearts are really fighting to avoid going down. I watched them against Aberdeen and they have a strong spirit and a determination to do well for each other.”

“We need to match that and look to win the first of the six cup finals that are going to determine our season. Apart from the Celtic game which was a bit unique we have been strong at home recently and we need to use that to our advantage.”

Kallum Higginbotham returns after a one match ban however Thistle are again without the injured Aaron Muirhead, Conrad Balatoni, Sean Welsh and Isaac Osbourne.

Hearts have defeated Hibs and drawn with Aberdeen in their last two games to show that they are not willing to take relegation easily. Gary Locke’s side drew at Firhill earlier in the season and they lost 2-0 in January to Archibald’s side however they have to win and hope that St Mirren falter to keep hold of the Premiership status.

Danny Wilson is suspended after being sent off against the Dons and Paul McCallum is a doubt for Hearts after being ill however Dale Carrick and Jamie Walker could both return after injury.

Manager Locke said: “We have to go out and win at Partick. Whatever else happens elsewhere happens but all we can do and win and hope that keeps things going longer.”

“If we play like we did in the second half against Aberdeen then we have a good chance of winning.”

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As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Celtic 33 66 88
2 Aberdeen 32 15 60
3 Motherwell 33 5 60
4 Dundee United 33 17 54
5 Inverness CT 33 5 52
6 St Johnstone 33 7 48
7 Hibernian 32 -13 34
8 Kilmarnock 33 -16 33
9 Ross County 33 -18 31
10 Up St Mirren 33 -21 31
11 Down Partick Thistle 33 -21 30
12 Hearts 33 -26 13

Updated 5/04/2014 at 16:56