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Ross County 0-0 Partick Thistle: Dingwall side wait on title

Ross County v Partick Thistle
Ross County struggled to create chances

Ross County edged a further point closer to the Scottish Championship title and Partick Thistle a point nearer safety after a draw in Dingwall.

The Highlanders now need four points in their final three games to clinch an immediate return to the top flight.

Despite the draw, Thistle slip to the bottom of the division but still move a point closer to 10th after Falkirk won and Queen of the South lost.

Thistle had the best chances, Blair Spittal and Shea Gordon going close.

Scott Fox also had to look sharp to deny Scott McDonald and Steven Anderson, while County were denied a penalty when Steven Anderson challenged Ross Stewart.

County could now win the title next weekend if they win at Ayr United on Friday and Dundee United fail to win at Inverness Caledonian Thistle the following day.

Ross County co-manager Steven Ferguson: "We've had better performances, but the schedule of games we've had in the last month kind of took its toll again a little bit.

"But we can't question our players and the way that they keep putting their bodies on the line and trying their very best. We're so close to where we want to be."

Partick Thistle manager Gary Caldwell: "I thought we played extremely well and, if anything, deserved more and, if we had been more clinical in the final third, could have got more.

"The game in hand we have is very important and the league table will only matter after the last game of the season."

Line-ups

Ross County

  • 1Fox
  • 2Fraser
  • 12Boyle
  • 44Grivosti
  • 3KellyBooked at 82mins
  • 14Mullin
  • 16SpenceSubstituted forGrahamat 59'minutes
  • 26Cowie
  • 8Lindsay
  • 7Gardyne
  • 27StewartSubstituted forMcManusat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Fontaine
  • 10McManus
  • 19Graham
  • 21Munro
  • 24Paton
  • 31Armstrong
  • 46Murray

Partick Thistle

  • 23Sneddon
  • 2Elliott
  • 5Anderson
  • 6McGinty
  • 31McMillan
  • 7Spittal
  • 14GordonBooked at 72minsSubstituted forFitzpatrickat 77'minutes
  • 17Slater
  • 3Penrice
  • 9DoolanSubstituted forStoreyat 84'minutes
  • 10McDonald

Substitutes

  • 15Hazard
  • 19Storey
  • 21Fitzpatrick
  • 29Coulibaly
  • 30Mansell
  • 32Cardle
  • 43Saunders
Referee:
Gavin Duncan
Attendance:
4,031

Match Stats

Home TeamRoss CountyAway TeamPartick Thistle
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home7
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Ross County 0, Partick Thistle 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ross County 0, Partick Thistle 0.

Foul by Sean Kelly (Ross County).

Blair Spittal (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Andrew Boyle (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott McDonald (Partick Thistle).

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Miles Storey replaces Kris Doolan.

Foul by Declan McManus (Ross County).

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

Attempt saved. Steven Anderson (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Sean Kelly (Ross County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sean Kelly (Ross County).

Aidan Fitzpatrick (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Scott McDonald (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Declan McManus replaces Ross Stewart.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Aidan Fitzpatrick replaces Shea Gordon.

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by James Penrice.

Booking

Shea Gordon (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jamie Lindsay (Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shea Gordon (Partick Thistle).

Foul by Marcus Fraser (Ross County).

Scott McDonald (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Blair Spittal.

(Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shea Gordon (Partick Thistle).

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Tom Grivosti.

Don Cowie (Ross County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott McDonald (Partick Thistle).

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Brian Graham replaces Lewis Spence.

Attempt missed. Michael Gardyne (Ross County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Tom Grivosti (Ross County) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Ross Stewart (Ross County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sean McGinty (Partick Thistle).

Foul by Lewis Spence (Ross County).

James Penrice (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Tom Grivosti (Ross County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Scott McDonald (Partick Thistle).

Second Half

Second Half begins Ross County 0, Partick Thistle 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Ross County 0, Partick Thistle 0.

Foul by Ross Stewart (Ross County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County33198654302465
2Dundee Utd3317884539659
3Ayr321481046321450
4Inverness CT32121374335849
5Dunfermline33118143236-441
6Alloa33108153648-1238
7Morton32812123043-1336
8Queen of Sth33811143940-135
9Falkirk33811143443-935
10Partick Thistle3297163649-1334
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