Partick Thistle 0 - 0 Inverness CT

League - Championship
Saturday, October 30th, 2021, 3:00 PM at Firhll Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 2,527
Referee: Gavin Duncan
Partick Thistle Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Ian McCall Billy Dodds

Starting Eleven
Jamie Sneddon
Ricky Foster
Tunji Akinola
Lewis Mayo
Kevin Holt
Scott Tiffoney
Ross Docherty
Stuart Bannigan
Cammy Smith
Brian Graham
Zak Rudden
Mark Ridgers
Wallace Duffy
Kirk Broadfoot
Robbie Deas
Daniel Devine
Scott Allardice
Michael Gardyne
Tom Walsh
Sean Welsh
Aaron Doran
Billy Mckay

Bench
Kyle Turner
Shea Gordon
Ciaran McKenna
Connor Murray
Ross MacIver
Mason McCready
Jake Hastie
Cameron Mackay
Cameron Harper
Roddy MacGregor
Reece McAlear
Lewis Jamieson
Manny Duku
Anthony McDonald

Substitutions
Shea Gordon -> Cammy Smith (63)
Jake Hastie -> Brian Graham (63)
Connor Murray -> Scott Tiffoney (86)
Lewis Jamieson for Aaron Doran (79)
Roddy MacGregor for Tom Walsh (86)

Bookings
Ross Docherty (59)
Zak Rudden (82)
Robbie Deas (19)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 171 apps -
Robbie Deas 50 apps1 goal
Daniel Devine 127 apps4 goals
Wallace Duffy 23 apps1 goal
Kirk Broadfoot 16 apps1 goal
Tom Walsh 83 apps13 goals
Aaron Doran 305 apps50 goals
Sean Welsh 81 apps11 goals
Scott Allardice 50 apps3 goals
Michael Gardyne 13 apps4 goals
Billy Mckay 169 apps71 goals
Roddy MacGregor (sub) 74 apps4 goals
Lewis Jamieson (sub) 8 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Robbie Deas (21 years 251 days)
Oldest Player:Kirk Broadfoot (37 years 92 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 93 days
Domestic Players:8 (72.73 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lewis Jamieson (19 years 232 days)
Oldest Player:Kirk Broadfoot (37 years 92 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 90 days
Domestic Players:14 (77.78 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Robbie Deas played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.
Scott Allardice played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

Caley Jags pay the penalty

Partick Thistle survived to earn a point after the woodwork saved them twice and keeper Jamie Sneddon denied Sean Welsh from the spot after guessing the right way. Inverness were well on top but it's only a point which means Killie pull further away at the top. Performance of the day was from Arbroath who came from two down to beat Dunfermline Athletic 4-2.

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Inverness were looking to bounce back after their midweek shocker against Arbroath and being knocked off the top perch, and Partick were hoping to get back to winning ways after drawing with Morton and Dunfermline in their last two. Neither club would achieve what they were hoping for in a 0-0 draw.

David Carson was still on leave and Cammy Harper was not ready to return with Shane Sutherland posted missing.

RIG saw the game like this:

Obviously if you don't take your chances you can't really say you deserved to win but we should have got the three points yesterday. We had by far the better chances but for some good saves, desperate defending and a bit of bad luck we just couldn't force the ball into the net. Walsh, Gardyne and Mckay all had great chances in the first half (still don't know what happened with the Walsh effort as I was sure it had gone in and turned to celebrate). Welsh's penalty was poor but Sneddon timed his movement off his line well. I always feel that penalties should be struck high(er) rather than low as it makes it easier for the keeper to get a stop. Doran hit the bar / forced Sneddon into a save not long after and also had another "penalty" claim waved away (though it looked like it was outside the box) before MacGregor turned a close range effort over the top.

Partick seemed very subdued. Aside from a disallowed goal towards the end, which would have been oh so cruel, I can't really think of any time Ridgers was overly troubled. Sure he had saves to make but they were all pretty comfortable. Odd move from McCall to move Tiffoney over the ICT left after Deas got yellow carded. I assume he wanted Tiffoney to try and draw a foul and second yellow from Deas but he wasn't up for that and completely snuffed one of their better players out of the game. It was superb performance from a defender on a tightrope for so much of the game.

Duffy on the other side was also much improved, perhaps as a result of having Walsh in front of him. Allardice and Welsh dominated the middle of the park and we looked a lot better attacking with Mckay, Doran, Gardyne and Walsh although we still aimed a few aimless balls towards Mckay were he was dominated in the air by the Partick CBs. With MacGregor and Jamieson coming on later on this seemed to disrupt us more than anything but I guess the likes of Doran were tiring and we needed to freshen things up.

Despite not getting the win that was easily one of our best performances of recent weeks and I would have taken a point before the game but given how it played out it was definitely 2 points dropped.

Onto Ayr next week!

Although this was a much improved performance from Tuesday night's dismal showing against Arbroath, the lack of a cutting edge came back to haunt us. Walsh and Gardyne both hit the frame of the goal which denied access to the net and with Sneddon guessing the right way to dive we missed out on a glorious opportunity from the spot. Best on the day were Scott Allardice who was back in midfield, Aaron Doran and Wallace Duffy back in at right back.

Match report written by tm4tj/RIG



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Kilmarnock 12 8 2 2 18 7 11 26
2. Inverness CT 12 7 3 2 13 6 7 24
3. Arbroath 12 6 4 2 23 11 12 22
4. Raith Rovers 12 6 4 2 20 14 6 22
5. Partick Thistle 12 5 3 4 23 14 9 18
6. Ayr United 12 3 3 6 11 17 -6 12
7. Hamilton Academical 12 3 3 6 12 24 -12 12
8. Queen of the South 12 3 1 8 10 19 -9 10
9. Morton 12 1 6 5 8 15 -7 9
10. Dunfermline 12 0 7 5 9 20 -11 7