Falkirk v Partick Thistle ... as it happened

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Falkirk drew 1-1 with Partick Thistle on Saturday ... here’s how it happened with our live match updates.

2:24 Falkirk welcome Partick Thistle to The Falkirk Stadium today

Saturday March 10, 2012 2:24

2:25 Teams lines are as follows

Saturday March 10, 2012 2:25

2:26 Falkirk: Michael McGovern, Kieran Duffie, Thomas Scobbie, Darren Dods, Murray Wallace, Stewart Murdoch, Jay Fulton, Mark Millar, Farid El Alagui, Willie Gibson, Craig Sibbald

Saturday March 10, 2012 2:26

2:26 Subs are Rhys Bennett, Stephen Kingsley, Blair Alston, Jordan White, Graham Bowman

Saturday March 10, 2012 2:26

2:31 Partick: Scott Fox, Stephen O’Donnell, Aaron Sinclair, Scott Robertson, Conrad Balatoni, Alan Archibald, Paul Cairney, David Rowson, Kris Doolan, Paul Paton, Chris Erskine.

Subs: Christie Elliot, Thomas Stewart, Sean Welsh, Kai Naismith, Ryan Scully

Saturday March 10, 2012 2:31

2:38 After penning a two year contract, and making his debut Kris Faulds has fallen out of the last two squads

Saturday March 10, 2012 2:38

2:47 Falkirk will be keeping an eye on the latest scores from Hamilton, here Ross County face the Accies

Saturday March 10, 2012 2:47

2:48 Darren Dods is in today’s team, but will be in the stands - alongside boss Steven Pressley - for next week’s match against County in Dingwall

Saturday March 10, 2012 2:48

2:54 David Weatherston still has a groin problem and is missing again

Saturday March 10, 2012 2:54

3:01 Falkirk have kicked off

Saturday March 10, 2012 3:01

3:05 Partick’s Aaron Sinclair has a shot deflected wide by Darren Dods

Saturday March 10, 2012 3:05

3:08 A few tasty challenges going in already on Falkirk players, Wallace has twice been victim, Willie Gibson the other time

Saturday March 10, 2012 3:08

3:08 Both Ochilview based clubs have gone a goal ahead - Shire at Alloa, and Stenny against Stirling

Saturday March 10, 2012 3:08

3:13 Partick sub: Conrad Balatoni has gone off to be replaced by Sean Welsh

Saturday March 10, 2012 3:13

3:13 And Ross County have gone a goal up against Hamilton

Saturday March 10, 2012 3:13

3:17 Great one touch play between Sibbald Gibson and El Alagui but the Moroccan is flagged offside - looked onside from the main stand

Saturday March 10, 2012 3:17

3:22 El Alagui and Gibson are beginning to show signs of an understanding with some productive touches and lay-offs, though Scott Fox has yet to be troubled, while Partick have had three corners

Saturday March 10, 2012 3:22

3:26 Mark Millar and Farid El Alagui get in a muddle in the box, neither shootsm but earn a corner. Taken short, and plan doesn’t work

Saturday March 10, 2012 3:26

3:27 Archibald booked for Partick for a tug on Sibbald

Saturday March 10, 2012 3:27

3:30 Scott Robertson booked for a foul on edge of the box as Sibbald ran in on goal

Saturday March 10, 2012 3:30

3:33 Michael McGovern stands on his line as a low bouncing cross from Stephen Campbell spins across goal and is hooked away by Kieran Duffie no more than four yards out

Saturday March 10, 2012 3:33

3:44 Vital save from McGovern after Chris Erskine stayed onside and ran onto Cairney’s pass

Saturday March 10, 2012 3:44

3:45 Shot low and hard and effort would have gone inside the post, but McGovern was down quick to push wide.

Saturday March 10, 2012 3:45

3:46 GOAL PARTICK

Saturday March 10, 2012 3:46

3:46 Cairney 44 minutes

Saturday March 10, 2012 3:46

3:46 Lofted a ball delicately from 20 yards over the defence and McGovern for a wonderful goal

Saturday March 10, 2012 3:46

3:48 Half-time. Falkirk 0 Partick 1

Saturday March 10, 2012 3:48

4:02 Back under way at The Falkirk Stadium

Saturday March 10, 2012 4:02

4:07 Loose pass from Millar almost let O’Donnell in but good saving tackle from Wallace

Saturday March 10, 2012 4:07

4:08 PENALTY FALKIRK

Saturday March 10, 2012 4:08

4:09 Millar to take

Saturday March 10, 2012 4:09

4:09 GOAL FALKIRK

Saturday March 10, 2012 4:09

4:13 Kieran Duffie has been red-carded for Falkirk for an innocuous looking challeneg near the corner

Saturday March 10, 2012 4:13

4:18 David Rowson fizzes a good strike wide

Saturday March 10, 2012 4:18

4:19 Sibbald has been replaced by Bennet as Falkirk look to shore up the back-line. Bennet is at right-back where he played in the 4-0 cup win over Annan

Saturday March 10, 2012 4:19

4:19 Duffie, if the red card stands, will miss next week’s mooted title decider in Dingwall, along with Darren Dods.

Saturday March 10, 2012 4:19

4:24 Game, as a contest, has collapsed since Mr Collum’s decision to red card Kieran Duffie

Saturday March 10, 2012 4:24

4:28 Elliot swing a boot with the goal gaping but misses completely, and Alan Archibald’s tame side-foot clawed off the ground and out by McGovern

Saturday March 10, 2012 4:28

4:30 PENALTY FOR THISTLE

Saturday March 10, 2012 4:30

4:30 Bennett penalised for foul on Cairney

Saturday March 10, 2012 4:30

4:30 Midfielder takes the penalty and it’s beaten out by McGovern

Saturday March 10, 2012 4:30

4:31 Corner headed out by Bennett and rifled into the clutches of McGovern by Robertson

Saturday March 10, 2012 4:31

4:32 Bennett very clearly made contct with the ball and Cairney’s momentum took him over the ball

Saturday March 10, 2012 4:32

4:34 Great footwork from Jay Fulton to dig the ball out from the corner surrounded by three players to cross to the back-post El Alagui’s header floated onto the roof of the net

Saturday March 10, 2012 4:34

4:38 Farid El Alagui concedes a throw-in in front of the main stand in a tackle that was more ferocious than Duffie’s. A throw-in is awarded.

Saturday March 10, 2012 4:38

4:42 Great save McGovern to tip a Doolan header on to the bar

Saturday March 10, 2012 4:42

4:43 Thistle have played well but the decision to red-card Duffie will detract from the game, and result

Saturday March 10, 2012 4:43

4:43 Sinclair has flashed half-volley off the cross-bar.

Saturday March 10, 2012 4:43

4:45 Dods at the back-post just unable to cponvert Millar’s paced corner

Saturday March 10, 2012 4:45

4:48 Doolhan flashes ball across goal with mcGovern beaten

Saturday March 10, 2012 4:48

4:50 GAME OVER Falkirk 1 Partick Thistle 1

Saturday March 10, 2012 4:50

Join us again on Saturday whne Falkirk travel to Ross County