Ayr United 0
Partick Thistle 4
League (Championship)


Ayr United
0 - 4
Partick Thistle 

League (Championship)
Saturday, November 13th, 2021
Somerset Park
Attendance: 2,037

Goalscorers
None. Docherty (30'minutes)
Graham (33'minutes, 81'minutes)
Gordon (90'+2minutes)

Team Managers
Jim Duffy
Ian McCall

Starting Eleven
1. Aiden McAdams
23. Markus Fjortoft
15. Jack Baird
3. Patrick Reading
14. James Maxwell
18. Joseph Chalmers
17. Nick McAllister
6. Andy Murdoch
22. Mark McKenzie
24. Jonathan Afolabi
9. Tomi Adeloye
1 Sneddon
16 McKenna
18 Akinola
3 Holt
2 Foster
6 Turner
8 Bannigan
23 Docherty
7 Tiffoney
10 Rudden
9 Graham

Bench
21. Charlie Albinson
5. Sean McGinty
2. Jordan Houston
16. Steven Bradley
10. Daire OConnor
11. Cameron Salkeld
7. Michael Moffat
11 Smith
12 Stone
14 Gordon
17 Murray
19 MacIver
32 Hastie
33 Hendrie

Substitutions
Daire OConnor for Mark McKenzie (58)
Steven Bradley for James Maxwell (71)
Michael Moffat for Tomi Adeloye (79)
None.

Cautions
Nick McAllister
Markus Fjortoft
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Gavin Duncan (Referee)




Photography by Dave Sargent

Match Report


Partick Thistle made it seven Scottish Championship matches without defeat as they thrashed Ayr United to go fourth.

The visitors took control on the half hour, scoring twice in two minutes thanks to Ross Docherty's deflected free-kick and a Brian Graham volley.

Patrick Reading almost pulled one back with a header that crept over, but Graham nooded in his ninth of the season 10 minutes from time.

Substitute Shea Gordon wrapped up the rout in stoppage time.

Thistle - who have won back-to-back games and gone five without conceding - are within two points of second place and five adrift of leaders Kilmarnock.

Sixth-place Ayr are five matches without victory and only three points above the bottom in a congested lower half of the table.

Ayr manager Jim Duffy: "We started well but it was shocking defending for their first goal. The wall turns and the ball goes right through it. We then lost a quick second and after that Thistle controlled the game.

"At times this season we have looked miles off it and that concerns me. We have to be stronger mentally."

Partick Thistle midfielder Stuart Bannigan: "It was comfortable in the last 15-20 minutes but we had to earn it. Maybe 4-0 flattered us a a bit.

"We're a good team when we hit the front. We're not conceding many and a good team is built from the back."

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at November 13th, 2021)


2021-22 All Time
Age
Aiden McAdams (GK) - 10 - 10 -
Jack Baird25 181521
Markus Fjortoft27 161161
Patrick Reading22 171412
Andy Murdoch - 181954
Nick McAllister20 9 - 9 -
Joseph Chalmers27 132443
James Maxwell19 131131
Mark McKenzie21 141513
Jonathan Afolabi21 121121
Tomi Adeloye25 187187
Steven Bradley (sub) - 8181
Daire OConnor (sub)24 9191
Michael Moffat (sub)36 10 - 12522






League Table (as at November 13th, 2021)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Kilmarnock 14 9 2 3 29
2. Raith Rovers 14 7 5 2 26
3. ICT 14 7 4 3 25
4. Partick Thistle 14 7 3 4 24
5. Arbroath 14 6 6 2 24
6. Ayr United 14 3 4 7 13
7. Hamilton Academical 14 3 4 7 13
8. Morton 14 2 6 6 12
9. Queen of the South 14 3 3 8 12
10. Dunfermline Athletic 14 1 7 6 10