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It`s been a while since I`ve sung we want six as the final whistle finally comes round.
Re-start and Murdoch has it in his clutches. Free kick Pars after Smith is downed in the centre circle. Taken quickly by Higgy. Joe now is clocked and is holding his right lower leg. Walking off his injury. Free kick Pars 25 yards out.
Morris to higgy who cant get to it but Aaron Splaine can. He`s off and running and passes to Joe who fires it into the net from 20 yards out.
Free kick Caley, curls into the box and just a smidgeon past the right hand post. Goal kick Pars.
ICT forward, stopped by Ash who gets it to Smith but Caley have it back.
Corner taken, goes nowhere. Goal kick Pars.
Throw in Pars in our half. RyanW takes.
Joe to Shiels, back to Hoe, curls it in to Higgy stopped on the 18 yard line but his curling shot is just a few feet above the left hand post and the bar.
Headed down by Polworth but it`s back to Murdoch via Ash.
Higgy to take, short to Shiels, crosses in to the box headed away at the near post.
Not a lot of love for Nat from the Caley fans. Oh well.
Sub for Pars off goes Nat on is Splaine
Another Caley sub off goes Viguirs on is Raven
Pars throw in with Martin to Shiels. Free kick Pars after Higgy is fouls, he takes it and a shot on goal by Smith is saved at close range.
Morton 4 - 1 St Mirren
Ash leapt at the near post but it`s wide as Mckay puts the spare out for a pars throw in.
Free kick Pars 35 yards out. Higgy to take. Nat ok.
McKay trips up Nat who goes to ground. I felt the tremor fae here.
Fresh legs on.
Another pars sub off is Hoppy on is Lochhead.
A good stop by RyanW after a chance for Caley from close range by Baird. Murdoch clears downfield.
McKay on the end of a Murdoch punt. Long to Oakley, who fights with Morris at the Cowden corner flag. Out for a Caley throw in. Oakley takes, long to the pars box and a spare for Cooper who punts it across the face of goal but too far for Chalmers.,
That`s it, number 19 it is. I`m no even going to attempt to type his name oot.
Double substitution for Caley off is Mulraney on is Zschusschen, and Oakley replaced by Cooper.
Sub for Pars off Talbot on is Lewis Martin
Re-start and ICT are not getting any chances this time.
A cracking goal came out of nowhere for David Hopkirk as he took control of the fast moving play, first by Higgy then straight to Hoppy who put it away into the bottom left hand corner from just outside the box. Cracking scoreline!
PARS 4 - 1 ICT
Joe is fouled on the right hand side but the ref is not giving us anything here.
Ash annoying the hell out of Brad McKay.
From the right hand side it`s Oakley, a close call for Caley. Goal kick Pars after a good defensive action by the pars.
Joe loses it to Seedorf, then Mulraney runs the left hand wing. The linesman has his flag up despite Mulraney having the last touch. Hmm, throw in Caley. They`re deep in our box, and Morris put in a poor pass to Higgy who loses out to Mulraney and the visitors have a corner.
Throw in Pars. Joe takes the ball from Seedorf.
Morton 2 - 1 St Mirren
Long high ball headed down by leaping lizard Higgy.
Long ball down to the pars half, stopped by Ash. McKay gets it back and Morris defends well as the ball goes over the byline for a Pars goal kick.
McKay long to Morris, held by Oakley. Away to Polworth, taken back by RyanW and down the wing to Higgy but on to Ridgers ahead of a waiting Smith.
Higgy to take, right footed free kick cyrls it high and headed over and out for a pass by Ash. RyanW is taken down but perhaps slid on the wet grass. Ball to Ridgers for a goal kick.
Ball away to Caley who fire to our half, Calder slips on the now wet surface.
Joe on the wing, crosses in, falls to the feet of Higgy at the left hand post but he went down to his knees in a quick turn and anyway the offside flag is up.
Long punt to the head of Elsdon and out for a pars throw in at the NW.
Throw in further down the left wing for RyanW as the rain has got heavier.
Another round of hands on Smith this time by Calder, Nat gets through the middle and the ball is played out by the head of Elsdon. Throw in Pars at the halfway line.
Last touch by Oakley but the linesman says nope ,Throw in for Caley, taken quickly. Joe deemed to have fouled Mulraney. Free kick Caley 40 yards out.
Pars fans lamenting Brad McKay`s hands all over Higgy, nothing from McLean. Ash does well with Polworth taking it from him deep in our half, and its over to Morris and then to Murdoch.
Throw in for Caley after RyanW couldnt catch up with a loose ball.
Long to the head of RyanW. High ball bounces in front of Hoppy but rebounds out for a pars throw in.
First corner of the match to the pars after McKay puts it over the byline.
Hoppy short to Higgy. Ball forward to Smith, does well but surrounded by three middle men for Caley.
Pars to kick off !
How about Tequila lime green for oor keeper - a touch of salt, a tasty tequila and a sook of the ol lime.
Teams out for the second half.
other half time scores from the scottish championship
Murdoch to take.
McKay loses it to Nat, long ball to a running Hoppy but no where near our front man.
That`s more like it Pars, get intae thum!
JOE JOE SUPER JOE - what a song, what a player!
He cant get it back and its fired forward to the pars half. Only to Murdoch who clears it long.
Talbot with a throw in at the NE. Short to Hoppy, down and out for another pars throw in. We`ve got everyone forward.
Long to the head of Higgy, but Ridgers.
Long ball heads out and a Caley throw in takes place. Morris defends and it`s out for another corner.
Throw in Caley. Short to Elsdon, over to Polworth, and cleared by Wedderburn. Down to Elsdon, with Smith chasing.
Viguirs to take from the left, right footed cross, bounces in front of Calder, headed down by Ash and out to Viguirs, booed by our fans. He is downed again, seriously min just sit doon.
ICT still prevalent in our half, short to Chalmers blocked pass but a corner for the visitors.
Kermit disnae do him justice.
Viguirs to take from 30 yards out.
Kermit disnae do him justice.
Goal kick Pars .
Right footed cross it`s headed over the bar from close range by Seedorf.
Free kick ICT after Viguirs is down again. Taken quickly, its a good run to Chalmers and fired out wide by Morris for a Caley corner.
Spencey chuffed at yer text Antonio! :-)
The sun comes out and shines brightly on Ridgers. We will lose him if it keeps shining. He`s a slim space hopper, if ye get ma drift.
Throw in for Caley at the NE.
It`s Spencey doing the BBC Twitter feed by the way - men cannae multitask as he`s just confirmed to me!
Ridgers clears it to the head of Calder, goes inside buit away to Hoppy and Joe cant keep his feet as he slides at the right hand post. The ball goes over the byline for a goal kick.
Higgy to take free kick, long to the head of the Mummy aka Ash but the assistant linesman raises his flag for offside.
Murdoch clears after the poor free kick from Caley.
Chalmers is fouled by Higgy and it`s a free kick for Caley taken quickly by Polworth.
Free kick Caley came to nothing and Viguirs is booed by our fans with every touch of the ball.
Morris yellow carded for a foul on the Caley captain after the corner was played short and easily defended.
Well Spencey and I are debating on Viguirs and I think I`ll change the scorer. So there.
Re-start and Hoppy is off and running to the visiting end and his shot is a mile over the bar.
I thought it was Viguirs who took the free kick n aw. Oh well.
Polworth to take.
Inside pass from Polworth to Viguirs but Murdoch ahead of him.He punts it down to the centre circle.
A cracking header from Ashcroft makes it two nil in 17 mins.
PARS 2 - 0 ICT
From the left it`s Higgy. Right footed cross headed down by Ash and into the right hand corner. Over the line it goes.
Right footed cross to the box, headed upwards and then downfield as a stonking run by Hoppy is on the cards. He shoots from close range and tipped over the bar by Ridgers. Corner Pars.
ICT forward and take a pot shot at our goal. Blocked by Morris and then another one over the bar from close range with a touch by Morris on the way out. Corner ICT>
Shiels plays a backheel pass to Higgy, stopped and fouled by Oakley. Free kick by Morris long to Joe on the wing. Down to Talbot back to Joe.
A spare ball is headed downfield and McKay clears it out wide.
Hoppy chases a spare and it`s out for a Pars throw in as the ball was played backwards to the Caley end by their defence.
Foul on Higgy sees a free kick for the Pars 40 yards out. Shiels takes, out to Higgy, back to Shiels.
Spencey remarking on the brilliant pitch and asking for the name of Groundsman Kev.
Free kick Caley and taken quickly by Chalmers. Long to the feet of Seedorf but he cant control it and it`s out for a pars throw in. Talbot to take at the NW.
Short to Polworth, a foul by Oakley on Smith sees a free kick to the Pars taken quickly by Higgy and an offside flag is raised in the box.
Ridgers, resplendent in tango orange and seen fae space, lumps it down the right hand wing and Talbot is fouled in the process. Free kick Pars in their own half. Taken by Ashcroft, down to Joe by Talbot and out for a Caley throw in at the NE.
Throw in deep in the ICT end. Oakley takes, punted long to the pars half, down to Wedderburn and away downfield by RyanW. It`s out for a pars throw in deep in the visitors half.
Re-start and ICT are forward to the pars half. Out wide for Polwarth and nearly a chance for an ICT goal but for the legs of Morris in front of a caught out Murdoch.
A terrible decision by Mark Ridgers to come off his line to stop Smith coming forward earned the Pars their first home game goal in less than 5 mins.
Free kick from a foul by Higgy, it`s just at the halfway line for ICT. Elsdon takes, goes long and down to Joe, He pings it to Smith, has a one on the keeper who comes off his line and Smith puts it away from close range.
Viguirs kicks everything off, plays it back and then a long ball is played to the NW stand. Throw in Pars, Talbot, great to see him back, takes. Forward to a running Hoppy but stopped en route by Polwarth.
Here we go ---- both teams enter the field of play to rapturous applause from both sets of fans.
12th man today is Fraser Meldrum
The home end is filing up nicely, I hope the new ticketing system is good to go and the bumps are ironed oot.
No security issues here today thank goodness. I`ll try no` to raise any when I take to the pitch at halftime in ma birthday suit..... kidding! Seriously! We need mair fans no` pit the wans off that are here!
Ola Antonio - ma wee ray of sunshine in Barca as well as the sunflower fae the Beeb sitting next to me today. Acht ye ken who I mean :-)
There`s a wee crowd fae the northern part of scotland sitting to the right of me here in the main stand, and a nice bunch they are (well the ones I ken onyway! --- I was oan their forum last night with some lovely messages from auld pals). I telt them to enjoy themselves today, but no` too much!
Good afternoon folks, it`s a cloudy but awfy warm day here at East End Park for today`s first home game against Highlanders, Inverness Caley Thistle.