Partick Thistle 1 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, March 11th, 2017, 3:00 PM at Firhill Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 3,082
Referee: Willie Collum
Partick Thistle Inverness CT

Kris Doolan (56) Gary Warren (92)

Team Managers
Alan Archibald Richie Foran

Starting Eleven
Tomas Cerny
Mustapha Dumbuya
Niall Keown
Liam Lindsay
Callum Booth
Adam Barton
Abdul Osman
Chris Erskine
Ryan Edwards
Steven Lawless
Kris Doolan
Owain Fon Williams
Gary Warren
David Raven
Brad Mckay
Jamie McCart
Louis Laing
Iain Vigurs
Liam Polworth
Greg Tansey
Billy Mckay
Henri Anier

Mark Ridgers
David Amoo
Christie Elliott
Adebayo Azeez
Kevin Nisbet
Andrew McCarthy
Mark Lamont
Daniel Hoban
Kevin McNaughton
Larnell Cole
Alex Fisher
Scott Boden
Billy King
Dean Ebbe

David Amoo -> Abdul Osman (33)
Adebayo Azeez -> Steven Lawless (43)
Christie Elliott -> Chris Erskine (89)
Billy King for Liam Polworth (62)
Larnell Cole for Iain Vigurs (81)
Scott Boden for Henri Anier (81)

David Amoo (83) Iain Vigurs (21)
Jamie McCart (45)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Owain Fon Williams (GK) 77 apps -
Jamie McCart 4 apps -
David Raven 158 apps4 goals
Gary Warren 183 apps15 goals
Louis Laing 4 apps -
Brad Mckay 22 apps -
Liam Polworth 105 apps10 goals
Greg Tansey 181 apps29 goals
Iain Vigurs 94 apps16 goals
Henri Anier 8 apps -
Billy Mckay 148 apps64 goals
Larnell Cole (sub) 19 apps2 goals
Billy King (sub) 27 apps3 goals
Scott Boden (sub) 17 apps5 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Jamie McCart (19 years 269 days)
Oldest Player:Greg Tansey (2018 years 226 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 92 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Daniel Hoban (18 years 345 days)
Oldest Player:Greg Tansey (2018 years 226 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 120 days
Domestic Players:14 (77.78 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Gary has the final say:

Inverness snatched a draw from the jaws of defeat at Firhill thanks to a last second Gary Warren header. It could prove to be a crucial point for Foran's men as late goals in other games around the country kept us in touch at the foot of the table. Kris Doolan looked to have given a dominant Partick all three points but Warren answered his critics in the best possible fashion.

Immortal Howden Ender ventured North to the bistro's and wine bars of Maryhill and has this report for us. Read on.

Gary Warren's last-minute, last touch, injury time (offside :wink:) header saved our bacon in Maryhill. Great sliding celebration and 194 Invernessians went ballistic once again. We don't usually have any luck at Firhill but we got dollops of it yesterday. We didn't deserve a point but WTF :ictscarf: Kris Doolan's 10th goal of the season looked to have earned Plastic Whistle their fourth straight Premiership win. They actually looked like a good footballing team but more like a Spanish outfit than from the hipster West End of Glesga. But good old Gary Warren nodded home at the far post for the Highlanders, who had a first-half strike from Henri Anier disallowed with Billy Mckay standing offside.

We had the first effort of the match when Greg Tansey fired a 25-yard shot wide and he followed that up with 3 or 4 others which all went off target, other than a tame back-pass free kick. But at least he had a go !!. But that was their our only real threat as the Maryhill Magyars totally dominated possession and we either hoofed or gave them the ball back. "Musthavea Walrus look-alike, sound alike" was proving to be a handful and got the home fans MOM. Warren was the man to mark him but he was played wide right of a three man defence !! Early injuries to Abdul Osman and Lawless should have helped us to but feckin didn't. Lawless hadn't even be replaced and they were down to 10 men when Anier produced his only "effort" of the day and we thought that we had stolen an equaliser. But the flag went up for offside against wee Billy. Need to see the highlights BUT if he didn't touch it that would have been mightily harsh. It would have been great to have gone in 1-0 up but 0-0 was undeserved but happy to take it.
But in the 56th minute the DOOLAN inevitably put the Whistle ahead and many of us braced ourselves fer a Hamilton away repeat. Thankfully our shaky defence all of a sudden began to look resolute or did the Whistle sit back on their Laurel or Hardy's. And even the shaky Fon Williams looked safer and produced what I can only describe as a "World Cup save" and it probably also saved our season. AND THEN two minutes into the two minute allotted stoppage time Gary Warren rose at the back post (looking suspiciously offside :wink:) to head in the equaliser from Billy King's cross. 194 Invernessians applauded the sliding celebration an "oh, oh Gary Warren filled the Maryhill air and many Plastic Whistle supporters were either on their way oot or had feckin left already.

Match report written by Immortal Howden Ender

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 27 26 1 0 73 16 57 79
2. Aberdeen 28 17 4 7 51 24 27 55
3. Rangers 27 13 7 7 37 32 5 46
4. Hearts 28 11 8 9 50 35 15 41
5. St. Johnstone 28 11 7 10 37 36 1 40
6. Partick Thistle 28 8 9 11 30 33 -3 33
7. Kilmarnock 28 7 10 11 27 44 -17 31
8. Dundee 28 8 6 14 31 39 -8 30
9. Ross County 28 6 9 13 30 47 -17 27
10. Motherwell 28 7 6 15 32 55 -23 27
11. Hamilton Academical 28 4 12 12 26 43 -17 24
12. Inverness CT 28 4 11 13 32 52 -20 23