Scottish Premiership
Partick ThistlePartick Thistle1HamiltonHamilton Academical1

Partick Thistle 1-1 Hamilton Academical

By John BarnesBBC Scotland at Firhill
Mathias Pogba
Mathias Pogba opens the scoring for Partick Thistle

Ten-man Hamilton Accies fought back to earn a point against Partick Thistle, after Lucas Tagliapietra was sent off just before the interval.

Thistle, seeking a third straight win, took the lead through Mathias Pogba.

The visitors were always dangerous despite their one-man deficit, though, and experienced Dougie Imrie pounced on a lax home defence to level.

And only a fine late save from Thistle substitute goalkeeper Ryan Scully denied Grant Gillespie a winner.

There was a tentative start made by both sides, and the first real chance fell the way of the hosts.

Pogba found Ryan Edwards wide on the left and his deep cross was volleyed high and wide by David Amoo.

Tomas Cerny
Tomas Cerny had to retire injured in the first half

At the other end Imrie tried his luck from 25 yards, but the seasoned Accies winger was wide of the target.

The visitors were willing to shoot on sight around the edge of the box early on, and while Greg Docherty knocked a volley over the bar, Antons Kurakins sent a left-foot strike wide of the post and Gramoz Kurtaj saw his effort parried away by Tomas Cerny.

Thistle had a great chance to make the breakthrough but Steven Lawless managed to send a header from a Callum Booth cross over the bar from six yards.

The hosts then had to replace Cerny with Scully on the half hour mark, after the keeper seemed to suffer an injury as he dispatched a long clearance.

Amoo wasted an another opportunity just before the interval when he dallied on the ball instead of shooting.

In stoppage time at the end of the first half Accies were reduced to ten men after Tagliapietra was red carded by referee Euan Anderson for pulling back Amoo.

The Accies defender took a poor touch 23 yards out and then made sure Amoo was going no further as he looked to take advantage of the mistake.

With an hour gone, Thistle broke the deadlock, Pogba tapping home Amoo's cross from close range to notch his first goal for the club.

Accies player/manager Martin Canning decided he needed to put himself into the action to assist his defence and replaced Greg Docherty.

Lucas Tagliapietra fouls David Amoo
Lucas Tagliapietra fouls David Amoo, earning himself a red card

Despite having inferior numbers Accies were still a major threat with the probing combination of Imrie and Kurtaj always creative.

And it was no surprise when Imrie got in behind the Thistle defence to equalise 12 minutes from the end, ensuring four of the last five meetings between these sides have finished all-square.

Line-ups

Partick Thistle

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1CernySubstituted forScullyat 33'minutes
  • 15Dumbuya
  • 17Lindsay
  • 3Seaborne
  • 5Booth
  • 4WelshBooked at 7mins
  • 8Bannigan
  • 7Amoo
  • 19EdwardsSubstituted forMuirheadat 52'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 11Lawless
  • 99PogbaSubstituted forDoolanat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 9Doolan
  • 10Stevenson
  • 12Scully
  • 13Frans
  • 22Fraser
  • 23Muirhead

Hamilton

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1McGovern
  • 2Gordon
  • 24Tena
  • 44De Lima TagliapietraBooked at 45mins
  • 3Kurakins
  • 6GillespieBooked at 35mins
  • 7Imrie
  • 17LongridgeSubstituted forD'Acolat 90'minutes
  • 21DochertySubstituted forCanningat 63'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 12Kurtaj
  • 14MorrisSubstituted forNadeat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Canning
  • 8Turner
  • 9D'Acol
  • 23McMann
  • 26Martin
  • 27Nade
  • 30Boyd
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
3,122

Match Stats

Home TeamPartick ThistleAway TeamHamilton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Partick Thistle 1, Hamilton Academical 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Partick Thistle 1, Hamilton Academical 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robbie Muirhead (Partick Thistle) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Alejandro D'Acol replaces Louis Longridge.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robbie Muirhead (Partick Thistle) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

  7. Booking

    Robbie Muirhead (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Partick Thistle. Kris Doolan replaces Mathias Pogba.

  9. Booking

    Martin Canning (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Gramoz Kurtaj (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Grant Gillespie (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Sean Welsh.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Steven Lawless (Partick Thistle).

  16. Post update

    Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Steven Lawless (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical).

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Partick Thistle 1, Hamilton Academical 1. Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gramoz Kurtaj.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.