Scottish Premiership
Partick Thistle1Dundee2

Partick Thistle 1-2 Dundee

Kane Hemmings
Kane Hemmings fires in from close range to score his 20th league goal of the season

Dundee continued their dominance over Partick Thistle at Firhill with a third away win against the Jags this season.

The teams were separated only by goal difference before the match and that was reflected in the closeness of the contest.

The difference was the presence of a proven match-winner in the visiting ranks.

Kane Hemmings' 24th and 25th goals of the season rendered Kris Doolan's effort meaningless.

The win moves Paul Hartley's side three points clear in seventh place, with the Premiership now split in two for the final weeks of the campaign.

Hemmings' first goal came marginally against the run of play, with Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain having earlier had to move sharply off his line to block Ryan Edwards' goal-bound shot.

But after Gary Harkins skewed a shot wide, team-mate Hemmings showed typically predatory skills to put his side ahead.

He darted towards the near post as Paul McGinn burst down the right, but as the cross came in, Hemmings checked his run and tapped in unmarked from close range.

Thistle were always well in the game and Doolan was denied by the impressive Bain, who tipped the striker's shot round the post.

But the Thistle frontman did notch his 10th goal of the season 20 minutes before the end to give his side hope of victory.

Kris Doolan
Doolan (number nine) heads home his 10th goal of the season to bring Partick level

Abdul Osman drifted a cross in from the Thistle left and Doolan headed past Bain to the delight of the home fans.

But they were to be disappointed before the end as the excellent Greg Stewart played a perfectly-weighted pass in behind the Thistle defence, allowing Hemmings to race through and slip a shot between the legs of keeper Ryan Scully.

David Amoo blasted over the bar from point-blank range in injury-time when he should have earned his side a draw, as Dundee again left Glasgow's west end with all three points.

Line-ups

Partick Thistle

  • 12Scully
  • 14Elliott
  • 2Miller
  • 17Lindsay
  • 15Dumbuya
  • 6Osman
  • 4Welsh
  • 19EdwardsSubstituted forPogbaat 68'minutes
  • 16NesbittSubstituted forAmooat 59'minutes
  • 11Lawless
  • 9DoolanSubstituted forNisbetat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Amoo
  • 13Frans
  • 27Nisbet
  • 29Penrice
  • 35Gallacher
  • 99Pogba

Dundee

  • 1Bain
  • 19McGinn
  • 26Gadzhalov
  • 21O'Dea
  • 3Holt
  • 17Ross
  • 18McGowanBooked at 45mins
  • 7StewartBooked at 73mins
  • 29HarkinsSubstituted forColquhounat 90'minutes
  • 33WightonSubstituted forKerrat 71'minutes
  • 15Hemmings

Substitutes

  • 12Mitchell
  • 22Rodríguez Pérez Reverte
  • 30Kerr
  • 35Colquhoun
Referee:
Nick Walsh
Attendance:
2,769

Match Stats

Home TeamPartick ThistleAway TeamDundee
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home8
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Partick Thistle 1, Dundee 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Partick Thistle 1, Dundee 2.

Attempt missed. David Amoo (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Kevin Holt.

Mathias Pogba (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kostadin Gadzhalov (Dundee).

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Calvin Colquhoun replaces Gary Harkins.

Foul by Kevin Nisbet (Partick Thistle).

Cameron Kerr (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Darren O'Dea (Dundee) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Gary Miller.

Attempt missed. Greg Stewart (Dundee) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Kevin Nisbet replaces Kris Doolan.

Attempt saved. Sean Welsh (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Partick Thistle 1, Dundee 2. Kane Hemmings (Dundee) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Greg Stewart.

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Ryan Scully.

Attempt saved. Kane Hemmings (Dundee) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Paul McGowan (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Greg Stewart (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Steven Lawless (Partick Thistle).

Kostadin Gadzhalov (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Steven Lawless.

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

Attempt blocked. Sean Welsh (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Greg Stewart (Dundee) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Abdul Osman (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Greg Stewart (Dundee).

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Cameron Kerr replaces Craig Wighton because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Partick Thistle 1, Dundee 1. Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Abdul Osman.

Attempt saved. Greg Stewart (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Mathias Pogba replaces Ryan Edwards.

Foul by Gary Miller (Partick Thistle).

Kane Hemmings (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Paul McGinn.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Partick Thistle).

Craig Wighton (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Sean Welsh (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Steven Lawless (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul McGinn (Dundee).

Attempt saved. Greg Stewart (Dundee) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Celtic33237378255376
2Aberdeen34215856391768
3Hearts34179854342060
4Motherwell34145154249-747
5St Johnstone34137145151046
6Ross County33134164855-743
7Dundee341014105050044
8Partick Thistle34118153341-841
9Inverness CT331010134043-340
10Hamilton3399153655-1936
11Kilmarnock3388173354-2132
12Dundee Utd3366213358-2524
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