Hamilton 0-2 Partick Thistle

Partick Thistle player Christie Elliot

Partick Thistle maintained the pressure on First Division leaders Morton with victory against Hamilton.

The hosts enjoyed the majority of first-half possession but fell behind before the break.

Conrad Balatoni met Ross Forbes' corner at the near post to head Thistle in front.

Sustained Hamilton pressure after the break failed to yield an equaliser and Christie Elliot's 18-yard strike sealed the points for the visitors.

Hamilton: Cuthbert, Gordon, Canning, Devlin, Gillespie (Hendrie 78), Neil (Crawford 74),Mackinnon (Ryan 75), Fisher, Routledge, Longridge, May. Subs Not Used: Christie, Page.

Booked: Gillespie, Gordon, May, Routledge, Ryan.

Partick: Fox, Stephen O'Donnell, Muirhead, Balatoni, Sinclair, Welsh, Forbes (Craigen 64), Bannigan, Lawless, Craig (Doolan 85), Erskine (Elliot 79). Subs Not Used: Daniels, Archibald.

Booked: Muirhead, Welsh.

Goals: Balatoni 44, Elliot 84.

Att: 1,852

Ref: Stephen Finnie

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