Ross County 1
Partick Thistle 2
League (Premiership)


Ross County
1 - 2
Partick Thistle 

League (Premiership)
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
Global Energy Stadium. Att. 3,315
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Michael Gardyne (21)
Frederic Frans (26)
Stephen O'Donnell (54)

Team Managers
Jim McIntyre
Alan Archibald

Starting Eleven
21. Mark Brown
5. Scott Boyd
43. Paul Quinn
12. Jamie Reckord
44. Marcus Fraser
26. Martin Woods
40. Michael Gardyne
24. Raffaele De Vita
10. Filip Kiss
11. Craig Curran
16. Liam Boyce
Scott Fox
Stephen O'Donnell
Callum Booth
Conrad Balatoni
Frederic Frans
Stuart Bannigan
Steven Lawless
Kallum Higginbotham
Abdul Osman
Ryan Stevenson
Lyle Taylor

Bench
Antonio Reguero
Steven Saunders
4. Rocco Quinn
30. Tony Dingwall
Ruben Palazuelos
7. Joe Cardle
Darvydas Sernas
James Craigen
Kris Doolan
Paul Gallacher
Christie Elliott
Ben Richards-Everton
Gary Fraser
David Wilson

Substitutions
Rocco Quinn for Craig Curran (57)
Tony Dingwall for Raffaele De Vita (59)
Joe Cardle for Filip Kiss (77)
Christie Elliott for Kallum Higginbotham (78)
Kris Doolan for Lyle Taylor (82)

Cautions
Scott Boyd (44)
Rocco Quinn (72)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Don Robertson (Referee)




Match Report


Source unknown.

Ross County’s excellent run of results were brought to a halt, when they went down to Partick Thistle at the Global Energy Stadium.
County struck first when Michael Gardyne fired Jamie Reckord's cross low into the net with the aid of a deflection at the far post for the opener.
Thistle promptly responded with Frederic Frans stunning the County support with a stunning long range effort that found the net via the post.
Then Stephen O'Donnell edged Thistle ahead with another beauty.
It was an unusually flat performance from County as their nine game unbeaten run came to an end, but they remain six points ahead of second-bottom Motherwell.
Thistle quickly took control of the flow of play and came close when Ryan Stevenson fired a powerful effort narrowly over from inside the box.
However, Jim McIntyre's side struck first following a wonderful delivery from the left from Jamie Reckord which the impressive Michael Gardyne finished clinically at the far post..
Thistle would have felt aggrieved given the balance of play but demonstrated their strength by continue to dictate.
They were rewarded from an unlikely source when Frederic Frans equalised with a somewhat speculative strike that found the net via the inside of Mark Brown’s right hand post.
Thistle continued to press and went close again when Stuart Bannigan measured a curling left foot effort which narrowly evaded Mark Brown's post.
Into the second half, the visitors had a claim for a penalty when Steven Lawless appeared to be pulled as he drove into the box.
Thistle wouldn't be denied and O'Donnell fired his side ahead with a strike of real quality.
He gathered on the right side of the area and drove the ball fiercely, catching Brown out of position when the keeper perhaps anticipated a cross.
Substitute Tony Dingwall did claim for a penalty for the home side when he went down after surging into the box but the referee waved it away.
Given County's recent form you expected a late surge but it didn't materialise as Thistle on the day proved to be the better side.




Squad Statistics (as at April 25th, 2015)


2014/15 All Time
Age
Mark Brown (GK)34 23 - 69 -
Paul Quinn29 263263
Scott Boyd28 31 - 28412
Marcus Fraser20 121121
Jamie Reckord23 231231
Michael Gardyne29 22523352
Martin Woods29 241241
Filip Kiss24 31 - 486
Raffaele De Vita27 103103
Craig Curran25 155155
Liam Boyce24 298298
Joe Cardle (sub)28 24 - 24 -
Tony Dingwall (sub)20 162162
Rocco Quinn (sub)28 12 - 10911






League Table (as at April 25th, 2015)


No league table has been added for this season.