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Partick Thistle 0-1 Ayr Utd: Gary Caldwell still waits for first win

By Chick YoungBBC Scotland at Firhill
Ayr United celebrate their opening goal
Ayr United remain just one point off the top of the table

Ayr United maintained their pursuit of the Championship title with a dramatic late victory over Partick Thistle.

Michael Rose's effort was adjudged to be in after a stramash in the box.

United continue to be relentless under Ian McCall, but new Thistle boss Gary Caldwell still searches for his first win as manager of the Firhill club.

Thistle's Blair Spittal spurned a fine chance but there was no cutting edge to the Jags and Ross Doohan in the Ayr goal was hardly troubled.

Line-ups

Partick Thistle

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Bell
  • 2Elliott
  • 5Keown
  • 6McGintyBooked at 56mins
  • 3Penrice
  • 7Spittal
  • 17Slater
  • 8BanniganSubstituted forStorerat 80'minutes
  • 19Storey
  • 33QuitongoSubstituted forCoulibalyat 70'minutes
  • 18Mbuyi-MutomboSubstituted forErskineat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Erskine
  • 11Storer
  • 15Melbourne
  • 16McCarthy
  • 23Sneddon
  • 29Coulibaly
  • 39Ntambwe

Ayr

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Doohan
  • 6GegganBooked at 62minsSubstituted forHarvieat 71'minutes
  • 16Adams
  • 5Rose
  • 27Smith
  • 11McDaid
  • 18MurdochBooked at 45minsSubstituted forForrestat 66'minutes
  • 4Kerr
  • 8CrawfordSubstituted forBellat 81'minutes
  • 9Moore
  • 17ShanklandBooked at 56mins

Substitutes

  • 3Harvie
  • 7Moffat
  • 10Forrest
  • 12McGuffie
  • 15Bell
  • 19Hare-Reid
  • 23Docherty
Referee:
Bobby Madden
Attendance:
3,491

Match Stats

Home TeamPartick ThistleAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home17
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Partick Thistle 0, Ayr United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Partick Thistle 0, Ayr United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Slater (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Mark Kerr (Ayr United).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jack Storer (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Jamie Adams.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jamie Adams (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Niall Keown.

  10. Post update

    Jamie Adams (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jack Storer (Partick Thistle).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Souleymane Coulibaly (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  13. Post update

    Daniel Harvie (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Craig Slater (Partick Thistle).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Steven Bell replaces Robbie Crawford.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Partick Thistle. Jack Storer replaces Stuart Bannigan.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Craig Moore (Ayr United).

  18. Post update

    Sean McGinty (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Partick Thistle 0, Ayr United 1. Michael Rose (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Declan McDaid.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Niall Keown.

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