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Colin Moffat

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  1. Post update

    Congratulations to St Mirren on their first win of the season. We'll be back tomorrow to do it all again. Make sure you join us. Good night...

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    Partick Thistle have a chance for revenge in just a few days since these teams meet at Firhill again in the League Cup on Tuesday.

  3. Text us on 80295

    Mark, a Buddie fae Paisley: "Just finished work and only got last 2 mins of game. Thank god Saints got a win. Can they keep it going? Not so sure."

    Anon (again!): Most team's first 11 wins games. 1 or 2 players missing and every team has problems. Jags are rank defensively when Muirhead/Balatoni get paired."

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    Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald

    "I thought we were very good in the first half and, if we take our chances, it's a different game."

    And he's not very happy about how the winning goal came about...

    "I didn't think it was a free-kick first and foremost and, for the penalty, he's a yard away and it's blasted off him. People will say it was an unnatural position and I understand that. I'm more upset about the free-kick."

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    St Mirren manager Tommy Craig

    "It's a very welcome three points. The backing from the fans was incredible and that's what summoned the extra energy we needed. The players and fans worked together and I hope they can keep that going. That puts paid to the innuendo about a split between the management team and the players. A point tonight would have been fine but the players were adamant (they could win)."

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    Anonymous: "No consistency from any team in the SPL is what makes our League poor. Thistle had a great result against Inverness, but now get beaten by a team struggling at the foot."

    Mr or Mrs Anon is dominating the interaction tonight. Please remember to add a name.

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    BBC Sportsound pundit Derek Ferguson

    "I thought the foul that led to Kenny McLean's free kick was very soft but that's the bit of luck St Mirren have been missing this season."

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    St Mirren captain and coach Jim Goodwin

    "Tommy (Craig) gave the boys a big lift at half-time. He told us to believe in ourselves and keep going and everyone was just outstanding. I'm really delighted for the young players in the dressing room because they are different class Monday to Friday. The gaffer has taken a lot of flak and I understand that but we can take so many positives from tonight."

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    St Mirren hit back from behind to take maximum points

    The introduction of Callum Ball (left) really changed the game for St Mirren. The striker is a big lad and really bullied the Thistle defence.


    Partick Thistle 1-2 St Mirren

    Wow! What an end to the game. That dramatic late penalty earns St Mirren their first points of the season.

  11. GOAL

    Partick Thistle 1-2 St Mirren (McLean)

    Kenny McLean is a picture of calm as he bangs the ball right down the middle.


    A free kick for St Mirren in stoppage time... Right on cue, Kenny Mclean powers a shot in from 30 yards and it needs a good save from Scott Fox. From the rebound, Abdul Osman is punished for handball as he stops an attempted cross.

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    Anonymous (correcting me on St Mirren set-piece practice at 21:24): "Mclean has been hopeless all season Tommy Craig admits it is bad execution by Mclean and he was looking at changing things around."

  14. Post update

    St Mirren are in no mood to settle for a point as Jeroen Tesselaar rampages into the penalty box and tees up Callum Ball. The big striker looks to have taken too long to get the ball under control but muscles his way into a shooting position and Scott Fox needs to make a good near-post save with his legs.

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    A drilled strike from Kallum Higginbotham pinballs off a few legs inside the penalty box before St Mirren keeper Marian Kello can pounce on it.

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    We're into the final five minutes. Can St Mirren press on and find a winner or will Partick Thistle find a second wind from somewhere?


    And now Thistle have used their full complement of replacements as Christie Elliot comes on for Steven Lawless.

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    Jim Goodwin tries his luck with a free-kick from 20 yards but it flashes low and wide, with everyone expecting Kenny McLean to take it. Maybe McLean should insists on the next one.


    Partick Thistle defender Jordan McMillan is cautioned for foul on former team-mate Isaac Osbourne.

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    BBC Sportsound pundit Murdo MacLeod

    "I think Jim Goodwin has read the game very well. He looks comfortable in the centre of defence for St Mirren."


    Another switch for the hosts as goalscorer Kris Doolan is replaced by Nathan Eccleston.


    Partick Thistle make a change, with James Craigen on for Ryan Stevenson.

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    Kallum Higginbotham plays a one-two with Steven Lawless to dart into the penalty area. The Partick Thistle midfielder needs to get the head down and put the laces through it but instead miscues horribly with a side-foot effort and the ball is rolling out for a throw-in.

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    Callum Ball levels for St Mirren

    Here's a snap of Callum Ball's leveller. And thoroughly merited it is too after a much-improved second-half display from St Mirren.

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    St Mirren super-sub Callum Ball is in the mood as he steals a yard to get in behind the home defence and his shot is deflected wide by the outstretched leg of a defender.

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    Calum in Kirkcaldy: "Jags performing well so far and could cause a few upsets this season. If they get past the Saints on Tuesday could be a good cup run too. 'Mon the Harry Wraggs!!"

    Classic timing with your message Calum.

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    St Mirren Official on Twitter: "Dig out those game of two halves cliches as this game has turned on its head since the break."

    I've sorted that spelling for you...

  28. GOAL

    Partick Thistle 1-1 St Mirren (Ball)

    The Buddies are level as a wonderful Jereon Tesselaar cross from deep catches the home side on the hop and there is Callum Ball sliding in to guide the ball in with the outside of his boot. Lovely finish.


    St Mirren send on their final replacement with more than half an hour remaining as Eli Plummer hobbles off in discomfort to be replaced by Marc McAusland.

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    Partick Thistle win a corner to relieve some of the pressure they are under and Conrad Balatoni sends a glancing header wide of the far post.

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    Anonymous: "Six defeats in a row at any level is not good enough. 45 years of experience is not cutting it and I'm afraid that Tommy has to go and get replaced by someone with more modern views on the game and can get more out of the current squad. I appreciate we will always be fighting at the bottom of the league but 0 wins and 1 goal is poor no matter what way you want to spin it."


    A double change for St Mirren, with James Marwood and Gregg Wylde trotting off to be replaced by Callum Ball and Thomas Reilly.

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    After a lengthy delay, John McGinn curls in the free kick, prompting another unconventional save from Scott Fox. It looked like an easy catch but the Jags keeper went for a double-handed punch.


    Stuart Bannigan is cautioned for a lunge at Jim Goodwin just as the St Mirren skipper was ploughing into the penalty box with real determination. Much better from the Buddies.

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    Gary Teale beats his man to see some daylight behind the home defence but the St Mirren winger's cross is headed clear, with an off-balance Kenny McLean shooting wide from the loose ball.

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    Just before the restart, BBC Scotland's Chick Young reminds his fellow St Mirren fans that the Paisley club's next two games are against Celtic and Aberdeen. I'm not sure that's helping...

  37. KICK-OFF

    Partick Thistle get the game back up and running...

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    BBC Sportsound pundit Derek Ferguson

    "Adbul Osman has been different class. He has run the show and he's been showboating a bit."

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    BBC Sportsound pundit Murdo MacLeod

    "St Mirren need to work at getting their full-backs forward but even if they do manage to get into good positions there is no height in the team to get on the end of crosses."

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    There are 3821 souls at Firhill this evening and most of them will be pleased as Partick Thistle lead. There has been some crisp passing from the Jags and they are definitely the sharper side in the final third but St Mirren are by no means out of it at just one goal behind.

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    BBC Scotland trackside reporter and St Mirren cheerleader Chick Young reckons the visitors should have had a penalty when Kenny McLean crumpled to the turf at a corner. I'm not so sure, although I'll cover myself with the classic "I'd need to see it again" defence...


    Partick Thistle 1-0 St Mirren

    Kris Doolan was on target for Thistle

    Kris Doolan's second goal of the season separates the sides at Firhill. Partick Thistle are by far the brighter side, with St Mirren struggling to impose themselves as an attacking force.

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    John McGinn goes alone after robbing an opponent and cutting in from the right. The St Mirren midfielder's shot from 25 yards packs a punch and Jags keeper Scott Fox makes an awkward 'slappy' save, with no one in black and white to profit from the loose ball.

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    More neat, one-touch play from the hosts ends with Kallum Higginbotham teeing up Ryan Stevenson at the right-hand junction of the penalty area. The shot from the former Hearts man is always rising though and thunders into the sparsely-attended stand behind the goal.

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    A poor touch from Abdul Osman presents Kenny McLean with a shooting chance on the edge of the penalty box but the Partick midfielder recovers to make an important challenge and the deflected effort flies wide.

    From the corner, McLean takes a tumble and a half-hearted penalty appeal is waved away...

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    BBC Sportsound pundit Derek Ferguson

    "I'm seeing far too many hopeful lumps up the park from St Mirren. James Marwood is not a target man."

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    John McGinn and Kenny McLean are tidy, attacking midfield players but they are not getting into areas where they can hurt Partick Thistle.


    Kallum Higginbotham is booked for barging into Jim Goodwin as the St Mirren captain launches a long ball out of defence. Another foolish yellow card.


    Isaac Osbourne is the next Buddies man in the book as he needlessly crunches into Jake Carroll.

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    Thistle left-back Jordan McMillan surges into the penalty box and fires a low ball into the six yard area. A stretching Kris Doolan is inches away from making contact as St Mirren keeper Marian Kello flops down to gather.

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    Steven Lawless is buzzing around in that space just in front of the visiting defence and he's causing St Mirren all sorts of problems with his sharp movement.

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    Steven Lawless plays a lovely first-time pass in behind the St Mirren defence for Kris Doolan to run on to but the striker cannot double his tally, drilling his strike narrowly wide.

  53. GOAL

    Partick Thistle 1-0 St Mirren (Doolan)

    Steven Lawless skips away from an opponent on the left and fires in a lovely cross for Kris Doolan to nod in from 10 yards. The Thistle striker was left all alone right in front of goal, with defender Eli Plummer guilty of ball-watching.

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    Suddenly a large gap appears in the Thistle rearguard as John McGinn slips a pass to James Marwood. The St Mirren striker takes aim for the top corner from 20 yards but his eye is out and the ball flies a yard or two wide.

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    Another nifty passing sequence from the Jags culminates with a shot on the turn from Ryan Stevenson sliding wide from 20 yards.

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    Stuart Bannigan (right) finds himself under pressure from St Mirren's John McGinn

    Partick Thistle look more comfortable in possession, although there has been little to excite the fans at Firhill in the opening quarter of an hour.

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    Abdul Osman and Isaac Osbourne hammer into a 50-50 challenge, with the latter coming off worst. However, he's soon on his feet again and gets a sporting round of applause from both sets of fans.

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    A neat passing move from Thistle sees Kallum Higginbotham breaking into the penalty box from the left but St Mirren stalwart Jim Goodwin makes a good sliding interception on the winger's low delivery.

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    Former Thistle man Isaac Osbourne works the ball to John McGinn on the edge of the home penalty area but the midfielder scuffs his shot well wide of the mark.


    Jeroen Tesselaar is the first player cautioned by referee Willie Collum as the St Mirren left-back clatters into a late challenge on Jordan McMillan.

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    Gary Teale whips in a dangerous corner for St Mirren but the front-post runner can't get a significant touch. The ball breaks back to the former Scotland midfielder and his powerful shot is straight at home keeper Scott Fox.

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    Partick Thistle are on the attack right away and a shot from Kallum Higginbotham takes a deflection before bobbling wide for a corner. The hosts fail to threaten from the set-piece.

  63. KICK-OFF

    St Mirren get the game started, with the Firhill pitch looking splendid under the floodlights.

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    BBC Scotland's trackside reporter Chick Young reckons talk of Tommy Craig getting the sack this early in the season is ridiculous. "There will be no panic," opines the veteran Buddies fan.

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    The teams are in the tunnel. Not long to go now...

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    BBC Sportsound pundit Murdo MacLeod

    "Partick Thistle are on a high, they are scoring goals and they're hard to beat. If St Mirren can get anything from this, it's a bonus."

  67. Post update

    We've got three more top flight matches tomorrow, all 15:00 BST kick-offs:

    Aberdeen v Ross County

    Hamilton v Kilmarnock

    Inverness CT v St Johnstone

    And on Sunday we have:

    Dundee v Dundee Utd (12:15)

    Celtic v Motherwell (15:00)

  68. Post update

    These teams shared the spoils last term, with two draws and an away win apiece, with only one point separating them over the campaign.

    And they meet again at Firhill on Tuesday with a place in the quarter-finals of the League Cup up for grabs.

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    Alan Archibald

    Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald: "It's just important that we concentrate on our performance and start really positively and take every advantage if they are low in confidence.

    "We are at home and we have to be positive from the first kick of the ball, and if there are any nerves there, we can put them under pressure and see how they handle it.

    "I have been in that position before when your luck is down and you don't get the breaks. That has certainly been the case for St Mirren this year.

    "It happened to us on a number of occasions last year, playing ever so well and you miss a chance and the other team goes up the park and snatches the three points."

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    SPLstats on Twitter: "St Mirren have not lost 6 consecutive league matches since Dec 2000-Jan 2001, a season in which they were relegated from the top flight.

    And more from the Internet's go-to-guy for Scottish football nuggets: "Partick Thistle have not won two consecutive Premiership matches since being promoted last summer."

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    Isaac Osbourne

    St Mirren midfielder Isaac Osbourne left Firhill in the summer after an injury-hit season with Thistle and he's looking forward to this one.

    "They are a good group of boys and it's going to be nice to bump heads with them," he said when previewing the match earlier this week.

    "I will be putting some challenges in and I think one or two of them know that."

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    St Mirren's league form is easier to sum up. Dismal. Played five, lost five, scored one, conceded nine.

    And the visitors must do with experienced striker Steven Thompson, who will be sidelined for the next three months as he recovers from groin surgery. "All of a sudden the talisman is not there but we just have to crack on," said manager Tommy Craig of the 35-year-old's absence.

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    It took the Jags forever to clinch a league win in front of their own fans last season (well, until February). But Alan Archibald's men got off to a flier this time, thumping Ross County on opening day and they completed a Highland double last weekend, seeing off Inverness Caley Thistle 3-1 in Maryhill. There has been one blip at Firhill though, a 2-1 loss to Hamilton Accies, who nabbed their goals in the final three minutes.

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    Partick Thistle make one change in defence, with Aaron Muirhead in for Danny Seaborne, while the Buddies bring in wingers Gary Teale and Gregg Wylde as Marc McAusland and Adam Drury drop to the bench.

  75. LINE-UPS

    Partick Thistle: Fox, Muirhead, Balatoni, McMillan, Carroll, Bannigan, Osman, Stevenson, Lawless, Higginbotham, Doolan. Subs: Gallacher, O'Donnell, Craigen, Elliott, Eccleston, Wilson, Keenan.

    St Mirren: Kello, Naismith, Tesselaar, Plummer, Goodwin, Osbourne, Teale, McLean, McGinn, Wylde, Marwood. Subs: Ridgers, McAusland, Drury, Kelly, Caldwell, Ball, Reilly.

  76. Post update

    Good evening and welcome to our Friday night coverage from the Scottish Premiership.

    St Mirren travel to Firhill without a point to their name and just one goal in five league matches, while Partick Thistle are aiming for a third home victory of the season.