Partick Thistle 1-1 Falkirk

Falkirk battled back from a goal down to claim a draw against Partick Thistle in the Scottish First Division.

Mark McGuigan collected Paul Cairney's pass before finishing from close range to give Thistle the lead on 24 minutes.

The hosts' captain Alan Archibald, making his 400th Partick Thistle appearance, blazed an effort over from inside the penalty area.

The Bairns threatened little before the break but drew level on 71 minutes when Blair Alston fired home Craig Sibbald's cross.

Partick: Fox, O'Donnell, Balatoni, Archibald, Bannigan, Cairney, Halsman (Griffin 80), Robertson, Welsh, McGuigan (Elliot 80), Erskine (Doolan 65). Subs Not Used: Scully, Burns.

Booked: Balatoni, Welsh.

Goals: McGuigan 24.

Falkirk: McGovern, Rhys Bennett, Dods, Wallace, Kingsley, Sibbald, Mark Millar, Jay Fulton, Weatherston (Faulds 32), El Alagui, Alston. Subs Not Used: Bowman, Dick, Brisbane, White.

Booked: Mark Millar.

Goals: Alston 71.

Att: 2,586

Ref: Stevie O'Reilly.

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