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Scottish Championship: Falkirk and Partick Thistle share the points

By Charlie MannBBC Scotland at Falkirk Stadium
Scott McDonald's goal was his fourth in six games for Thistle
Scott McDonald's goal was his fourth in six games for Thistle

Falkirk and Partick Thistle shared the points for the third time this season in the only Championship fixture to survive Saturday's weather.

The visitors went ahead after just 10 minutes through Scott McDonald.

But Falkirk equalised just before half-time when Ian McShane slid in his third goal of the season from close range.

Despite further chances at either end, neither side could find a winner, so Falkirk stay eighth, one point ahead of Thistle, who have a game in hand.

Falkirk manager Ray McKinnon: "It was a frustrating result, but there were some nerves out there given the magnitude of the game.

"The standard wasn't where it should have been for both sides. Being at home, we are probably looking at it as two points dropped, but it is still just one defeat in nine."

Partick Thistle manager Gary Caldwell: "That was frustrating because we played better than Falkirk and should have been more than one goal in front before losing a sloppy goal.

"We were the only team trying to win the game in the second half, but we created our own problems. There was a lack of cutting edge from us and a lack of killing a team off when were were on top."

Line-ups

Falkirk

Formation 4-4-2

  • 43Burgoyne
  • 3McGhee
  • 28McKenna
  • 5Edjenguele
  • 23Dixon
  • 6PatonBooked at 57mins
  • 16McShaneSubstituted forMacLeanat 66'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 21Osman
  • 7PetraviciusSubstituted forKiddat 85'minutes
  • 10Keillor-DunnSubstituted forJarvisat 66'minutes
  • 19Rudden

Substitutes

  • 2Kidd
  • 8Todorov
  • 9Jarvis
  • 11MacLean
  • 12Mitchell
  • 14Robson
  • 27Waddington

Partick Thistle

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 15Hazard
  • 31McMillan
  • 43SaundersBooked at 45mins
  • 6McGinty
  • 3Penrice
  • 8Bannigan
  • 17Slater
  • 32CardleSubstituted forStoreyat 57'minutes
  • 10McDonald
  • 7SpittalSubstituted forHarkinsat 82'minutes
  • 30MansellSubstituted forFitzpatrickat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Doolan
  • 11Harkins
  • 14Gordon
  • 19Storey
  • 21Fitzpatrick
  • 23Sneddon
  • 99Roy
Referee:
Mike Roncone
Attendance:
4,896

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamPartick Thistle
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home5
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Falkirk 1, Partick Thistle 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Falkirk 1, Partick Thistle 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lewis Kidd (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Ross MacLean (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Steven Saunders (Partick Thistle).

  6. Post update

    Aaron Jarvis (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jack McMillan (Partick Thistle).

  8. Post update

    Paul Dixon (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Miles Storey (Partick Thistle).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Lewis Kidd replaces Deimantas Petravicius.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Partick Thistle. Gary Harkins replaces Blair Spittal.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

  13. Post update

    Zak Rudden (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by James Penrice (Partick Thistle).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Zak Rudden (Falkirk).

  16. Post update

    Blair Spittal (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott McDonald (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

  19. Booking

    Ross MacLean (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ross MacLean (Falkirk).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County27176450262457
2Dundee Utd2713773734346
3Ayr27127842281443
4Dunfermline28117103030040
5Inverness CT2791263630639
6Morton28810102736-934
7Queen of Sth2879123535030
8Falkirk2979133140-930
9Partick Thistle2885153045-1529
10Alloa2768132741-1426
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