Scottish Cup - Fourth Round
Partick Thistle4Formartine United0

Partick Thistle 4-0 Formartine United

Steven Lawless scores
Steven Lawless scored one and set up another

Partick Thistle comfortably overcame Highland League side Formartine United in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.

Chris Erskine netted from close range for Thistle's first and third goals.

In between, Steven Lawless hit hard and low from just outside the box for the hosts' second.

Lawless had a hand in the Jags' fourth goal, lifting the ball in for captain Abdul Osman to volley past Ewen MacDonald.

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Scottish Cup highlights: Partick Thistle 4-0 Formartine United

Formartine had beaten League Two Annan Athletic in the last round but their hopes of causing another upset were dealt a blow when Erskine rolled the ball home from David Amoo's cut-back.

Erskine missed another chance shortly after but Lawless drilled past MacDonald after a neat exchange with Kris Doolan.

A fine solo run and finish by Erskine following another Doolan pass effectively ended the tie as a contest.

It was almost a hat-trick for Erskine when his ferocious shot went wide before Osman completed the scoring.

The visitors' Scott Barbour flashed a shot wide and Amoo and Mustapha Dumbuya came close for the hosts late on.

Line-ups

Partick Thistle

  • 1Cerny
  • 14Elliott
  • 15Devine
  • 13Barton
  • 3BoothSubstituted forDumbuyaat 45'minutes
  • 6Osman
  • 10Erskine
  • 4WelshSubstituted forMcCarthyat 76'minutes
  • 7AmooSubstituted forAzeezat 63'minutes
  • 9Doolan
  • 11Lawless

Substitutes

  • 2Dumbuya
  • 16Azeez
  • 19Edwards
  • 20McDaid
  • 23Gordon
  • 30McCarthy
  • 35Ridgers

Formartine United

  • 1MacDonald
  • 2YoungSubstituted forDingwallat 45'minutes
  • 5Crawford
  • 6Ferries
  • 3Smith
  • 7RodgerSubstituted forGauldat 82'minutes
  • 4Lawson
  • 8Masson
  • 10AndersonSubstituted forGethinsat 72'minutes
  • 11Barbour
  • 9Wood

Substitutes

  • 12Dingwall
  • 14Jamieson
  • 15Gethins
  • 16Gauld
  • 17Berton
  • 18Michie
  • 21Reid
Referee:
Craig Charleston
Attendance:
2,782

Match Stats

Home TeamPartick ThistleAway TeamFormartine United
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home19
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away0
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home6
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Partick Thistle 4, Formartine United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Partick Thistle 4, Formartine United 0.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (Partick Thistle).

Jonathan Crawford (Formartine United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Mustapha Dumbuya (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Azeez (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Conor Gethins (Formartine United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Jamie Masson (Formartine United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Andrew McCarthy (Partick Thistle).

Scott Ferries (Formartine United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jamie Masson (Formartine United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Danny Devine (Partick Thistle).

Neil Gauld (Formartine United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Formartine United. Neil Gauld replaces Graeme Rodger.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Garry Wood.

Andrew McCarthy (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Stuart Smith (Formartine United).

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Andrew McCarthy replaces Sean Welsh.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Jonathan Crawford.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Jamie Masson.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Stuart Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Formartine United. Conor Gethins replaces Stuart Anderson.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (Partick Thistle).

Stuart Smith (Formartine United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Stuart Smith.

Goal!

Goal! Partick Thistle 4, Formartine United 0. Abdul Osman (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Steven Lawless.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Graeme Rodger.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Adebayo Azeez replaces David Amoo.

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

Foul by Stuart Anderson (Formartine United).

Foul by Steven Lawless (Partick Thistle).

Graeme Rodger (Formartine United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Sean Welsh (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Stuart Anderson.

Attempt missed. Abdul Osman (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stuart Anderson (Formartine United).

Second Half

Second Half begins Partick Thistle 3, Formartine United 0.

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