Livingston 1-2 Partick Thistle

Steven Lawless scores for Partick Thistle against Livingston

Steven Lawless struck twice as Partick Thistle defeated Livingston to stay at the top of the table.

An unstoppable drilled shot by Lawless from 20 yards gave the visitors the lead nine minutes before half-time.

Thistle's Chris Erskine and Livi's Jordan Morton and Iain Russell all hit the goal frame before half-time.

Lawless swept in his second just after the break and the visitors held firm after Morton slammed home the hosts' reply.

Livingston: McNeil, Fordyce (Easton 81), Tena, Craig Barr, Booth, Ross Docherty, Andreu, Robert Barr, Scougall (McNulty 61), Morton, Iain Russell. Subs Not Used: Jamieson, McDonald, McCann.

Booked: Tena, Ross Docherty, Booth.

Goals: Morton 59.

Partick: Fox, O'Donnell, Muirhead, Archibald, Bannigan, Paton, Murray, Welsh, Lawless (Sinclair 85), Erskine, Craig (Elliot 9). Subs Not Used: Smith, Balatoni, Craigen.

Booked: Murray.

Goals: Lawless 36, 48.

Att: 1,745

Ref: Craig Thomson