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Partick Thistle 0-0 Queen of the South: Bottom two fight out goalless draw

By John BarnesBBC Scotland at Firhill
Thistle thought they had won a penalty for this challenge on Dario Zanatta
Thistle thought they had won a penalty for this challenge on Dario Zanatta

Partick Thistle and Queen of the South remain without a victory in 2020 after the Scottish Championship's bottom two fought out a goalless draw at Firhill.

Neither side's relegation woes were eased, with Thistle still three adrift.

Both hit the frame of the goal after the break through Reece Cole and Darren Brownlie respectively.

And the hosts thought they had a late penalty when Dario Zanatta was pulled down, only for David Lowe to change his mind after speaking to his assistant.

Prior to that, the visitors had the better first-half chances, with Gary Oliver, Stephen Dobbie and Kevin Holt all denied.

But Thistle threatened in the second, with Zak Rudden twice going close and Brian Graham having a shot saved.

Queen of the South manager Allan Johnston: The boys worked incredibly hard tonight, there wasn't much between the teams.

"We played and defended a lot better than we have been recently. Thankfully the penalty decision went our way.

Partick Thistle manager Ian McCall: I'm gutted with the result. We had five, six or seven chances to win the game and we never took them, and a penalty that was given then wasn't given which you rarely see."

Line-ups

Partick Thistle

Formation 3-5-2

  • 22Fox
  • 5Brownlie
  • 4O'Ware
  • 6Mayo
  • 21O'Connor
  • 20BarjonasSubstituted forColeat 59'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 3PenriceSubstituted forGordonat 69'minutes
  • 8BanniganBooked at 90mins
  • 15Robson
  • 9Graham
  • 23RuddenSubstituted forZanattaat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Sneddon
  • 12Cole
  • 14Gordon
  • 16MacKinnon
  • 18Mansell
  • 19Zanatta
  • 43Saunders

Queen of Sth

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Stewart
  • 5Ledger
  • 4Kilday
  • 18Semple
  • 3Holt
  • 15Lyon
  • 8Kidd
  • 23Wilson
  • 6PybusBooked at 88mins
  • 10Oliver
  • 11DobbieSubstituted forPetraviciusat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Mercer
  • 9Hamilton
  • 19Petravicius
  • 20Leighfield
  • 21Irving
  • 22Gourlay
  • 25Paton
Referee:
David Lowe
Attendance:
2,122

Match Stats

Home TeamPartick ThistleAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Partick Thistle 0, Queen of the South 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Partick Thistle 0, Queen of the South 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Brian Graham (Partick Thistle).

  4. Post update

    Michael Ledger (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Kilday (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

  6. Booking

    Reece Cole (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Booking

    Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Reece Cole (Partick Thistle).

  9. Post update

    Dan Pybus (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shea Gordon (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  11. Post update

    Thomas O'Ware (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Deimantas Petravicius (Queen of the South).

  13. Post update

    Reece Cole (Partick Thistle) hits the bar with a right footed shot from long range on the left from a direct free kick.

  14. Booking

    Dan Pybus (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Thomas Robson (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Dan Pybus (Queen of the South).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Dario Zanatta (Partick Thistle).

  18. Post update

    Kevin Holt (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee O'Connor (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Reece Cole (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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