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Hamilton Academical 0-0 Partick Thistle

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Highlights: Hamilton Academical 0-0 Partick Thistle

Partick Thistle moved off the bottom of the Scottish Premiership following a goalless stalemate with fellow strugglers Hamilton Academical.

Danny Devine's dipping volley was kept out by Hamilton goalkeeper Gary Woods early on.

Kris Doolan fired against the post for Thistle and Accies' Dougie Imrie headed wide just before the break.

Miles Storey's cross hit the Hamilton bar in the second half and the hosts' David Templeton also threatened.

The result ends Hamilton's six-game losing run and lifts Thistle off the bottom, though they have played two games more than basement side Kilmarnock, who visit Rangers on Wednesday.

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Partick Thistle denied clear penalty - Alan Archibald

A point apiece was no more than either side deserved from a game that was seriously low on quality.

It bore all the hallmarks of a contest between two teams desperate to avoid defeat - long balls, overhit passes and little composure.

Thistle had looked the more likely to make something happen early on, with Devine's volley from outside the box forcing a smart save from Woods in the opening minutes.

Partick Thistle and Hamilton players
Recent signing Antonio Rojano still awaits his first Hamilton goal

They went closer still when Accies gave up cheap possession deep in their own territory and Kris Doolan manoeuvred himself into a shooting position only to see his effort come off the post. Woods got down well to save Paul McGinn's rebound.

Accies gradually clawed their way into the match and claimed for a penalty when Jordan Turnbull clambered over Greg Docherty.

Referee Steven McLean saw nothing wrong with that but he did penalise Thistle's Niall Keown for bringing Antonio Rojano to the ground on the cusp of half-time.

But while Accies wanted a spot-kick, the official said the offence had taken place just outside the box and Imrie nodded Steven Boyd's delivery wide.

If the watching spectators thought the fare could only improve in the second period, they were to be disappointed.

The introduction of Templeton looked like it might give Accies the spark they were lacking as he fashioned a quick opportunity, but his final effort drifted narrowly wide.

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There was no quality in the game - Martin Canning

Storey became the second Thistle player to strike the woodwork, albeit from a wayward cross, though if a winning goal had come in such a manner it would have been fitting.

The visitors made a strong penalty claim of their own when Ryan Edwards insisted forlornly his goalbound effort had come off an Accies hand.

Martin Canning's side might have secured all three points in the closing stages had Templeton not hammered wide from Imrie's cutback.

The former Hearts and Rangers player should have at least hit the target but ultimately could not make Cerny work.

In truth a winner was more than the game deserved.

Line-ups

Hamilton

  • 1Woods
  • 13Gogic
  • 5TomasSubstituted forDonatiat 77'minutes
  • 3McMann
  • 2Skondras
  • 8Docherty
  • 18MacKinnon
  • 7Imrie
  • 30BoydBooked at 14minsSubstituted forTempletonat 50'minutes
  • 20Rojano
  • 14BiabiSubstituted forBinghamat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Bingham
  • 16Templeton
  • 17Longridge
  • 19Jamieson
  • 21Donati
  • 22Lyon
  • 25Ferguson

Partick Thistle

  • 1Cerny
  • 5KeownBooked at 45mins
  • 15Devine
  • 4TurnbullBooked at 65mins
  • 16McGinn
  • 7Spittal
  • 13Barton
  • 19Edwards
  • 11Lawless
  • 39Storey
  • 9Doolan

Substitutes

  • 10Erskine
  • 12Scully
  • 17Nitriansky
  • 18Sammon
  • 20Nisbet
  • 22Fraser
Referee:
Steven McLean
Attendance:
2,236

Match Stats

Home TeamHamiltonAway TeamPartick Thistle
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home6
Away12
Shots on Target
Home0
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Hamilton Academical 0, Partick Thistle 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hamilton Academical 0, Partick Thistle 0.

Attempt missed. Blair Spittal (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Massimo Donati (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Jordan Turnbull.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Danny Devine.

Attempt missed. Niall Keown (Partick Thistle) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Dougie Imrie.

Foul by Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical).

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

Foul by Giannis Skondras (Hamilton Academical).

Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Massimo Donati replaces Xavier Tomas.

Attempt missed. David Templeton (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Scott McMann.

Attempt saved. Paul McGinn (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Edwards (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Alexander Gogic.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Rakish Bingham replaces Botti Biabi.

Attempt missed. Miles Storey (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Jordan Turnbull (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

David Templeton (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Partick Thistle).

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Scott McMann.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Botti Biabi.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Alexander Gogic.

Foul by Antonio Rojano (Hamilton Academical).

Danny Devine (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Paul McGinn (Partick Thistle) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. David Templeton (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Greg Docherty (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Steven Lawless (Partick Thistle).

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. David Templeton replaces Steven Boyd.

Foul by Botti Biabi (Hamilton Academical).

Jordan Turnbull (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Antonio Rojano (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Partick Thistle).

Second Half

Second Half begins Hamilton Academical 0, Partick Thistle 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hamilton Academical 0, Partick Thistle 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Celtic97202151623
2Aberdeen97201661023
3Rangers95222011917
4Motherwell95131511416
5Hibernian104421513216
6St Johnstone114341315-215
7Hearts114341012-215
8Ross County113261017-711
9Hamilton112271421-78
10Dundee102261119-88
11Partick Thistle111461019-97
12Kilmarnock9135713-66
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