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36y, 4m, 17d born in Scotland man-davie-mcparland.jpg Davie McParland Manager(s) Willie Ormond
The Little Report Partick Thistle hit back for place in last four of League Cup”. “A devastating display” (GH). Thistle huffed and puffed for the first thirty minutes, making no impact. It was St Johnstone who looked dangerous and likely to add to their aggregate lead. Things, however, were about to liven up. Bone rode two tackles before squeezing a shot in from a narrow angle (30). A minute later it was 2-0 when Coulston fired one in off a post from the edge of the box. Donaldson in the Saints goal was blameless for these goals but he had to take the blame for the third. He gathered a long lob safely but dropped it when under pressure from Coulston and Bone tapped the ball into the net. In the second half St Johnstone scored with a penalty when Rough impeded Connolly. Back level on aggregate, St Johnstone pressed for a winner and came close with shots from distance that went narrowly past. It looked however as if extra time would be needed to settle the tie but gradually Thistle built up some sustained pressure and when Donaldson went walkabout when he tried to gather a through ball out on the wing, Bone squared the ball to Coulston who found the empty net for Thistle's fourth. Five minutes from time Gibson beat two men and while under pressure from a third, hit a hard shot past the keeper. Thistle went through 5-3 on aggregate. (And, yes, J Lambie was booked during the match.)

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