James Collins' injury-time leveller saved Terry Butcher from defeat on his home debut as Hibernian manager.

A stunning solo effort from Kris Doolan had given Partick Thistle the lead; the striker dancing through a string of challenges before a cool finish.

The Jags held firm through a second-half bombardment with Collins and Jason Cummings passing up chances from close range.

But Hibs threw everyone forward, and Collins finally found the net.

Alan Archibald's men thought they had done enough to grab their fourth away win of the season, and Ross Forbes late chance could have sealed it.

To add to their misery Steven Lawless was carried off in the first half before Kallum Higginbotham also joined him on their growing injury list.

Hibs were looking to build on an encouraging display in the Scottish Cup win over Ross County last weekend, while Lewis Stevenson made his 200th appearance for the Leith side.

In Ben Williams and Scott Fox, two of the top goalkeepers in the Scottish Premiership were in action, and their skills were both tested early in a lively opening.

Paul Cairney cut inside his marker and fired a stinging shot at the Thistle goal as Hibs started on the front foot.

After weathering the early storm, the Jags began to find joy down the left-hand-side, with Higginbotham and Lawless both finding the target but failing to break the deadlock.

Ryan McGivern nearly sneaked in the opener with an audacious long range strike as the game approached half-time. The low spinning ball was heading for the bottom corner, but Fox was able to push it wide for a corner.

It was a quality goal that broke the deadlock for the visitors.

Doolan picked the ball up on the half-way line, lobbed it over Jordon Forster, cut inside then skipped past the challenge of Paul Hanlon, before dinking the ball over Williams.

It was inevitable that the Hibees would storm back, and Fox showed his Scotland credentials with another fine fingertip save on 65 minutes when Collins volley almost sneaked in. The Hibs striker didn't get a clean strike on the ball, but the bounce off the floor almost directed it into the net.

The hosts continued to threaten with two more chances within a minute.

Collins headed straight at Fox from point-blank range, then a free-kick was fired in towards Hanlon whose diving header was not too far wide of the left-hand post.

Forbes passed up the chance to win the game when he started and ended the attacking move, chasing his own lob forward. However he dragged his shot wide with just the goalkeeper to beat.

Then it was a horror miss from Hibs substitute Cummings. Forster met the corner and headed it down into his path, but with the goal gaping he failed to burst the net as it bounced agonisingly past him.

With the seconds ticking away, Williams sent a long free-kick into the box which Hanlon headed into the path of the unmarked Collins, and he rifled in from close range for a share of the points.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Hibernian

  • 01 Williams
  • 18 Maybury Booked (Nelson - 87' )
  • 03 McGivern Booked
  • 17 Tudur Jones
  • 23 Forster
  • 04 Hanlon
  • 11 Cairney
  • 16 Stevenson (Cummings - 77' )
  • 14 Collins Booked
  • 19 Handling (Zoubir - 60' )
  • 10 Craig

Substitutes

  • 05 Nelson
  • 20 Taiwo
  • 21 Murdoch
  • 27 Zoubir
  • 29 Caldwell
  • 35 Cummings
  • 38 Thomson

Partick Thistle

  • 01 Fox
  • 16 McMillan
  • 03 Taylor-Sinclair
  • 14 Elliott Booked
  • 05 Muirhead
  • 13 Gabriel
  • 23 Higginbotham (Baird - 70' )
  • 19 Osbourne
  • 07 Craigen
  • 09 Doolan Booked (Lindsay - 91' )
  • 11 Lawless (Forbes - 32' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Forbes
  • 12 Gallacher
  • 17 Baird
  • 20 Kerr
  • 26 Lindsay
  • 31 Wilson
  • 34 Meechan
Ref: John Beaton
Att: 10,431

Match Stats

Shots

16 5

On target

6 4

Corners

11 2

Fouls

11 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Hibernian 1, Partick Thistle 1.

90:00 +3:55 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Hibernian 1, Partick Thistle 1.

90:00 +2:54 Booking

Booking James Collins (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:50

Foul by James Collins (Hibernian).

90:00 +2:50

Jordan McMillan (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hibernian 1, Partick Thistle 1. James Collins (Hibernian) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Hanlon.

90:00 +1:33

Owain Tudur-Jones (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:33

Foul by Liam Lindsay (Partick Thistle).

90:00 +0:49

Attempt missed. Liam Craig (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

90:00 +0:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Partick Thistle. Liam Lindsay replaces Kris Doolan.

88:29

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Michael Nelson.

87:19 Booking

Booking Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card.

87:12

Michael Nelson (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:12

Foul by Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle).

86:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hibernian. Michael Nelson replaces Alan Maybury.

85:02

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair.

83:55 Booking

Booking Alan Maybury (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

83:50

Foul by Alan Maybury (Hibernian).

83:50

John Baird (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:42

Jason Cummings (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:42

Foul by Gabriel Rojo de la Vega (Partick Thistle).

80:11

Attempt missed. Jordan Forster (Hibernian) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

79:35

Abdellah Zoubir (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

79:35

Foul by Isaac Osbourne (Partick Thistle).

77:12

Attempt missed. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

76:47

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair.

76:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hibernian. Jason Cummings replaces Lewis Stevenson.

75:10

Attempt missed. Ross Forbes (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

74:11

Foul by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian).

74:11

Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

73:07

Abdellah Zoubir (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:07

Foul by Isaac Osbourne (Partick Thistle).

72:16

Attempt saved. James Collins (Hibernian) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

71:51

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Aaron Muirhead.

70:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Partick Thistle. John Baird replaces Kallum Higginbotham because of an injury.

69:37 Booking

Booking Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card.

69:33

Paul Cairney (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:33

Foul by Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle).

66:28 Booking

Booking Ryan McGivern (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

66:00

Kallum Higginbotham (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:58

Foul by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian).

65:31

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Scott Fox.

65:10

Attempt saved. James Collins (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

62:33

Attempt missed. Owain Tudur-Jones (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

59:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hibernian. Abdellah Zoubir replaces Daniel Handling.

59:00

Attempt missed. Owain Tudur-Jones (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

57:08

Liam Craig (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:08

Foul by James Craigen (Partick Thistle).

52:20

Foul by Paul Cairney (Hibernian).

52:20

Isaac Osbourne (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:44

Foul by Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian).

50:44

Jordan McMillan (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hibernian 0, Partick Thistle 1. Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair.

48:04

Attempt saved. Owain Tudur-Jones (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

47:26

Jordan Forster (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:26

Foul by Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle).

47:03

Attempt saved. Ross Forbes (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

46:20

Foul by Paul Cairney (Hibernian).

46:20

Isaac Osbourne (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Hibernian 0, Partick Thistle 0.

45:00 +3:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Hibernian 0, Partick Thistle 0.

45:00 +2:29

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Lewis Stevenson.

45:00 +1:35

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jordan McMillan.

42:47

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jordan McMillan.

42:23

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Scott Fox.

42:04

Attempt saved. Ryan McGivern (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

38:08

Attempt blocked. Daniel Handling (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

35:00

Paul Cairney (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:00

Foul by Isaac Osbourne (Partick Thistle).

31:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Partick Thistle. Ross Forbes replaces Steven Lawless because of an injury.

28:31

Ryan McGivern (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:31

Foul by Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle).

24:05

Foul by Daniel Handling (Hibernian).

24:05

Isaac Osbourne (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

22:05

Attempt missed. Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

21:18

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jordan McMillan.

21:07

Attempt blocked. Ryan McGivern (Hibernian) left footed shot from long range on the left is blocked.

19:00

Paul Cairney (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:58

Foul by Isaac Osbourne (Partick Thistle).

18:19

Daniel Handling (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:19

Foul by Isaac Osbourne (Partick Thistle).

15:56

Attempt missed. Daniel Handling (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

15:06

Jordan Forster (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:06

Foul by Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle).

12:23

Foul by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian).

12:23

Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:54

Attempt saved. Kallum Higginbotham (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

10:30

Attempt saved. Steven Lawless (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

9:00

Ryan McGivern (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:56

Foul by Kallum Higginbotham (Partick Thistle).

8:22

Foul by Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian).

8:22

Aaron Muirhead (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

7:39

Attempt missed. Jordan Forster (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

7:23

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by James Craigen.

4:53

Foul by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian).

4:53

Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:31

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Scott Fox.

3:09

Attempt saved. Paul Cairney (Hibernian) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

2:44

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Isaac Osbourne.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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