Inverness CT 0-4 Partick Thistle: Alan Archibald praises visitors

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald reflected on an "outstanding" performance following the Glasgow Jags' 4-0 victory over Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Two goals from Ryan Stevenson, as well as headers by Conrad Balatoni and Gary Fraser, gave Thistle all three points.

"I don't think anyone thought we'd come up here and win 4-0," said Archibald. "We had a game-plan and the boys stuck to it really well.

"We got the rub of the green today. We were more clinical and had more shots on goal than we've had in recent weeks.

"We've got to start looking up the way. We're starting to pull away, so there's a chance to build on that and catch one or two teams ahead of us."

Inverness CT manager John Hughes said: "From the first whistle, Partick Thistle deserved their victory. They were better on the ball, hungrier than us and their shape was better. We were unbeaten at home and we just need to take it on the chin.

"You get knocked off the bike sometimes and you have to pick yourselves up and get back on it.

"If we had scored the Marley Watkins chance and gone 1-0 up it might've put a different edge on the game but it wasn't to be.

"We got lucky last week. This week we gave ourselves too much to do. One on one, all over the pitch, we were second best."

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