Scottish Premiership
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Inverness CT 0-0 Partick Thistle

Inverness CT and Partick Thistle
Inverness CT and Partick Thistle drew 0-0

An uninspiring encounter saw Inverness edge into the Premiership top six and Partick move a point clear of the relegation play-off place.

The hosts started strongly with Miles Storey going through on goal, but Tomas Cerny raced forward and blocked well.

Chances became infrequent, Ross Draper unsuccessfully claiming a penalty when he went down at the back post.

Liam Polworth had a great opportunity to win it late on but somehow steered the ball wide of the post.

A win for either side would have been a significant step and Inverness seemed intent on earning that early on.

Andrea Mbuy-Mutombo tried exactly the same effort that opened the scoring against Stirling Albion in the Scottish Cup midweek win but dragged his strike wide.

Another chance arrived moments later when Storey found space in the box, tried to slot the ball under Cerny, but the goalkeeper came out swiftly to deny him.

Inverness looked on-form and a period of pressure allowed Iain Vigurs an opportunity from outside the box which crept narrowly over the bar.

Slack play from a throw in gave Vigurs the chance to square with Frederic Frans just clearing his own bar with an attempted clearance.

The quality on offer took a fairly dramatic downturn with neither side particularly threatening. though a challenging wind may have played a part.

Draper claimed for a penalty when Mutombo nodded to the back post, and then just before half-time saw a header creep narrowly over from close-range.

For all of Thistle's lack of threat, they did defend stoutly after the opening period.

Kris Doolan had a scooped effort on the stretch from the edge of the box which was saved comfortably.

The second half lacked action for long periods but Storey almost netted a sensational opener with a fierce long-range drive which Cerny had to tip over.

Storey created the next chance when he got to the bye-line and cut back for Polworth, who couldn't hit the target when a goal seemed inevitable.

Perhaps a better point for the visitors who defended well and ease themselves away from the bottom with games in hand.

Line-ups

Inverness CT

  • 25Fon Williams
  • 2Raven
  • 5Warren
  • 14Devine
  • 3Tremarco
  • 16Tansey
  • 27VigursBooked at 42mins
  • 28Mbuyi-MutomboBooked at 53minsSubstituted forPolworthat 70'minutes
  • 8Draper
  • 19Williams
  • 39Storey

Substitutes

  • 1Esson
  • 9Foran
  • 11Roberts
  • 15Wedderburn
  • 20Polworth
  • 34Brown
  • 37Sutherland

Partick Thistle

  • 1Cerny
  • 15Dumbuya
  • 13Frans
  • 3SeaborneBooked at 90mins
  • 5BoothBooked at 87mins
  • 4Welsh
  • 6Osman
  • 8Bannigan
  • 7Amoo
  • 9Doolan
  • 11LawlessSubstituted forElliottat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 12Scully
  • 14Elliott
  • 18Wilson
  • 21Leyden
  • 27Nisbet
  • 29Penrice
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
3,556

Match Stats

Home TeamInverness CTAway TeamPartick Thistle
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away3
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Inverness CT 0, Partick Thistle 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Inverness CT 0, Partick Thistle 0.

Foul by David Amoo (Partick Thistle).

David Raven (Inverness CT) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Seaborne (Partick Thistle).

Miles Storey (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Danny Seaborne (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by David Raven.

Abdul Osman (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Draper (Inverness CT).

Booking

Callum Booth (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Callum Booth (Partick Thistle).

Miles Storey (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Danny Devine.

Attempt blocked. Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Liam Polworth (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle).

Gary Warren (Inverness CT) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Abdul Osman (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Iain Vigurs (Inverness CT).

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Tomás Cerny.

Attempt saved. Miles Storey (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Liam Polworth replaces Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo.

Attempt missed. Sean Welsh (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Danny Devine.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Christie Elliott replaces Steven Lawless because of an injury.

Ross Draper (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle).

Booking

Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo (Inverness CT).

Callum Booth (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay in match Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle) because of an injury.

Ross Draper (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle).

Second Half

Second Half begins Inverness CT 0, Partick Thistle 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Inverness CT 0, Partick Thistle 0.

Attempt missed. Ross Draper (Inverness CT) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Ross Draper (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Seaborne (Partick Thistle).

Booking

Iain Vigurs (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Celtic23174263194455
2Aberdeen23154438221649
3Hearts22117442241840
4Ross County24103114037333
5St Johnstone229583634232
6Inverness CT237883032-229
7Dundee237883539-429
8Partick Thistle226792128-725
9Motherwell2274112436-1225
10Hamilton2366112945-1624
11Kilmarnock2466122747-2024
12Dundee Utd2334162446-2213
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