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  1. Doolan nods Thistle in front at Firhill
  2. Substitute Ball levels for St Mirren
  3. Stoppage-time penalty from McLean gives first win of season

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By Colin Moffat

All times stated are UK

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Congratulations to St Mirren on their first win of the season. We'll be back tomorrow to do it all again. Make sure you join us. Good night...

Partick Thistle have a chance for revenge in just a few days since these teams meet at Firhill again in the League Cup on Tuesday.

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Mark, a Buddie fae Paisley: "Just finished work and only got last 2 mins of game. Thank god Saints got a win. Can they keep it going? Not so sure."

Anon (again!): Most team's first 11 wins games. 1 or 2 players missing and every team has problems. Jags are rank defensively when Muirhead/Balatoni get paired."

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald

"I thought we were very good in the first half and, if we take our chances, it's a different game."

And he's not very happy about how the winning goal came about...

"I didn't think it was a free-kick first and foremost and, for the penalty, he's a yard away and it's blasted off him. People will say it was an unnatural position and I understand that. I'm more upset about the free-kick."

St Mirren manager Tommy Craig

"It's a very welcome three points. The backing from the fans was incredible and that's what summoned the extra energy we needed. The players and fans worked together and I hope they can keep that going. That puts paid to the innuendo about a split between the management team and the players. A point tonight would have been fine but the players were adamant (they could win)."

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Anonymous: "No consistency from any team in the SPL is what makes our League poor. Thistle had a great result against Inverness, but now get beaten by a team struggling at the foot."

Mr or Mrs Anon is dominating the interaction tonight. Please remember to add a name.

BBC Sportsound pundit Derek Ferguson

"I thought the foul that led to Kenny McLean's free kick was very soft but that's the bit of luck St Mirren have been missing this season."

St Mirren captain and coach Jim Goodwin

"Tommy (Craig) gave the boys a big lift at half-time. He told us to believe in ourselves and keep going and everyone was just outstanding. I'm really delighted for the young players in the dressing room because they are different class Monday to Friday. The gaffer has taken a lot of flak and I understand that but we can take so many positives from tonight."

St Mirren hit back from behind to take maximum points
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The introduction of Callum Ball (left) really changed the game for St Mirren. The striker is a big lad and really bullied the Thistle defence.


Partick Thistle 1-2 St Mirren

Wow! What an end to the game. That dramatic late penalty earns St Mirren their first points of the season.


Partick Thistle 1-2 St Mirren (McLean)

Kenny McLean is a picture of calm as he bangs the ball right down the middle.


A free kick for St Mirren in stoppage time... Right on cue, Kenny Mclean powers a shot in from 30 yards and it needs a good save from Scott Fox. From the rebound, Abdul Osman is punished for handball as he stops an attempted cross.

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Anonymous (correcting me on St Mirren set-piece practice at 21:24): "Mclean has been hopeless all season Tommy Craig admits it is bad execution by Mclean and he was looking at changing things around."

St Mirren are in no mood to settle for a point as Jeroen Tesselaar rampages into the penalty box and tees up Callum Ball. The big striker looks to have taken too long to get the ball under control but muscles his way into a shooting position and Scott Fox needs to make a good near-post save with his legs.

A drilled strike from Kallum Higginbotham pinballs off a few legs inside the penalty box before St Mirren keeper Marian Kello can pounce on it.

We're into the final five minutes. Can St Mirren press on and find a winner or will Partick Thistle find a second wind from somewhere?


And now Thistle have used their full complement of replacements as Christie Elliot comes on for Steven Lawless.

Jim Goodwin tries his luck with a free-kick from 20 yards but it flashes low and wide, with everyone expecting Kenny McLean to take it. Maybe McLean should insists on the next one.


Partick Thistle defender Jordan McMillan is cautioned for foul on former team-mate Isaac Osbourne.

BBC Sportsound pundit Murdo MacLeod

"I think Jim Goodwin has read the game very well. He looks comfortable in the centre of defence for St Mirren."


Another switch for the hosts as goalscorer Kris Doolan is replaced by Nathan Eccleston.


Partick Thistle make a change, with James Craigen on for Ryan Stevenson.

Kallum Higginbotham plays a one-two with Steven Lawless to dart into the penalty area. The Partick Thistle midfielder needs to get the head down and put the laces through it but instead miscues horribly with a side-foot effort and the ball is rolling out for a throw-in.

Callum Ball levels for St Mirren
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Here's a snap of Callum Ball's leveller. And thoroughly merited it is too after a much-improved second-half display from St Mirren.

St Mirren super-sub Callum Ball is in the mood as he steals a yard to get in behind the home defence and his shot is deflected wide by the outstretched leg of a defender.

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Calum in Kirkcaldy: "Jags performing well so far and could cause a few upsets this season. If they get past the Saints on Tuesday could be a good cup run too. 'Mon the Harry Wraggs!!"

Classic timing with your message Calum.

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St Mirren Official on Twitter: "Dig out those game of two halves cliches as this game has turned on its head since the break."

I've sorted that spelling for you...


Partick Thistle 1-1 St Mirren (Ball)

The Buddies are level as a wonderful Jereon Tesselaar cross from deep catches the home side on the hop and there is Callum Ball sliding in to guide the ball in with the outside of his boot. Lovely finish.


St Mirren send on their final replacement with more than half an hour remaining as Eli Plummer hobbles off in discomfort to be replaced by Marc McAusland.

Partick Thistle win a corner to relieve some of the pressure they are under and Conrad Balatoni sends a glancing header wide of the far post.

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Anonymous: "Six defeats in a row at any level is not good enough. 45 years of experience is not cutting it and I'm afraid that Tommy has to go and get replaced by someone with more modern views on the game and can get more out of the current squad. I appreciate we will always be fighting at the bottom of the league but 0 wins and 1 goal is poor no matter what way you want to spin it."


A double change for St Mirren, with James Marwood and Gregg Wylde trotting off to be replaced by Callum Ball and Thomas Reilly.

After a lengthy delay, John McGinn curls in the free kick, prompting another unconventional save from Scott Fox. It looked like an easy catch but the Jags keeper went for a double-handed punch.


Stuart Bannigan is cautioned for a lunge at Jim Goodwin just as the St Mirren skipper was ploughing into the penalty box with real determination. Much better from the Buddies.

Gary Teale beats his man to see some daylight behind the home defence but the St Mirren winger's cross is headed clear, with an off-balance Kenny McLean shooting wide from the loose ball.

Just before the restart, BBC Scotland's Chick Young reminds his fellow St Mirren fans that the Paisley club's next two games are against Celtic and Aberdeen. I'm not sure that's helping...


Partick Thistle get the game back up and running...

BBC Sportsound pundit Derek Ferguson

"Adbul Osman has been different class. He has run the show and he's been showboating a bit."

BBC Sportsound pundit Murdo MacLeod

"St Mirren need to work at getting their full-backs forward but even if they do manage to get into good positions there is no height in the team to get on the end of crosses."

There are 3821 souls at Firhill this evening and most of them will be pleased as Partick Thistle lead. There has been some crisp passing from the Jags and they are definitely the sharper side in the final third but St Mirren are by no means out of it at just one goal behind.