Scottish Premiership
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Inverness CT 0-0 Partick Thistle

By Martin DowdenBBC Scotland at the Caledonian Stadium
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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Inverness CT 0, Partick Thistle 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by David Amoo (Partick Thistle).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Danny Seaborne (Partick Thistle).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Booking

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

  8. Post update

    Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by David Raven.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ross Draper (Inverness CT).

  11. Booking

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Callum Booth (Partick Thistle).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Danny Devine.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Iain Vigurs (Inverness CT).

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