Scottish Premiership
St Mirren0Partick Thistle0

St Mirren 0-0 Partick Thistle

Neither St Mirren nor Partick Thistle could find the net as the elements played their part in Paisley.

Adam Campbell threatened for the hosts in the first half but the best chance fell to team-mate Steven Thompson, who took a poor touch in front of goal.

At the other end, James Craigen fired high over the St Mirren bar from a promising position.

Paul McGowan came closest to breaking the deadlock, his shot rattling the frame of the Thistle goal.

The Jags, second bottom in the Scottish Premiership, move level on points with Ross County while St Mirren slip below Kilmarnock into ninth spot.

Under dark clouds the game began but there was little goalmouth action to brighten up the crowd in the opening 45 minutes.

Gregg Wylde, who was making his home debut for St Mirren, was looking lively down the left hand side and on a couple of occasions his crosses into the box were a cause for concern for Thistle but the Saints strikers failed to make any connection.

The Jags were dealt a blow after 26 minutes when Kallum Higginbotham was carried off on a stretcher with what looked like a serious leg injury to be replaced by Steven Lawless.

Campbell forced Paul Gallacher into a decent save but the best chance of the half fell to Buddies top scorer Steven Thomson.

The former Scotland international found himself clean through on goal just eight yards out but inexplicably failed to control the ball and Gallacher was able to collect with ease.

Thistle also had a chance when Chris Erskine flicked the ball through to Craigen but his effort was blasted high over the crossbar.

The home side were much better in the second period.

McGowan crashed a shot off the base of the post with Gallacher scrambling across his line.

However, Thistle almost stole victory when Kris Doolan got clear only for Darren McGregor to make a fine challenge to deny the Thistle striker.

Line-ups

St Mirren

  • 28Kello
  • 22NaismithBooked at 25mins
  • 18Kelly
  • 6Goodwin
  • 4McGregor
  • 14McAusland
  • 7McGinnBooked at 64mins
  • 10McGowan
  • 9Thompson
  • 12CampbellSubstituted forNewtonat 68'minutes
  • 39Wylde

Substitutes

  • 2van Zanten
  • 17Reilly
  • 24Newton
  • 26Brady
  • 27Grainger
  • 30Dilo
  • 34Williams

Partick Thistle

  • 12Gallacher
  • 16McMillanBooked at 19mins
  • 3Taylor-Sinclair
  • 5Muirhead
  • 15Mair
  • 6Balatoni
  • 28ErskineSubstituted forElliottat 71'minutes
  • 7Craigen
  • 21TaylorSubstituted forDoolanat 69'minutes
  • 8Bannigan
  • 23HigginbothamSubstituted forLawlessat 28'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fox
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 9Doolan
  • 10Forbes
  • 11Lawless
  • 14Elliott
  • 22Fraser
Referee:
John Beaton
Attendance:
4,660

Match Stats

Home TeamSt MirrenAway TeamPartick Thistle
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, St Mirren 0, Partick Thistle 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, St Mirren 0, Partick Thistle 0.

Attempt saved. James Craigen (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, St Mirren. Conceded by Lee Mair.

Attempt saved. Gregg Wylde (St Mirren) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Paul McGowan (St Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Mair (Partick Thistle).

Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Partick Thistle) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

John McGinn (St Mirren) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, St Mirren. Conceded by Aaron Muirhead.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Christie Elliott replaces Chris Erskine.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Kris Doolan replaces Lyle Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, St Mirren. Conor Newton replaces Adam Campbell.

Booking

John McGinn (St Mirren) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by John McGinn (St Mirren).

Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle).

Gregg Wylde (St Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle).

James Goodwin (St Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. James Goodwin (St Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Steven Lawless (Partick Thistle).

James Goodwin (St Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, St Mirren. Conceded by Paul Gallacher.

Attempt saved. Sean Kelly (St Mirren) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Paul McGowan (St Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle).

Steven Thompson (St Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Darren McGregor.

Second Half

Second Half begins St Mirren 0, Partick Thistle 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, St Mirren 0, Partick Thistle 0.

Attempt missed. Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul McGowan (St Mirren).

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Sean Kelly.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Marc McAusland.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Marc McAusland.

Attempt missed. John McGinn (St Mirren) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, St Mirren. Conceded by Paul Gallacher.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Celtic21183048123657
2Aberdeen24143735221345
3Motherwell2314273430444
4Inverness CT2211472921837
5Dundee Utd2397739271234
6St Johnstone239593126532
7Hibernian237792123-228
8Kilmarnock2374122835-725
9St Mirren2366112338-1524
10Ross County2363142741-1421
11Partick Thistle2449112138-1721
12Hearts2445152043-232
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