Scottish Premiership
Partick ThistlePartick Thistle2Inverness CTInverness Caledonian Thistle1
By John BarnesBBC Scotland at Firhill
Kris Doolan celebrates scoring for Partick Thistle
Kris Doolan struck to equalise for Partick Thistle

Substitute Ryan Stevenson's last-minute goal gave Partick Thistle the points against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

It was a bizarre effort, which looked more like a cross from the right, and eluded Owain Fon Williams in the Inverness goal.

It completed an amazing comeback for the home side, who went behind to an early Miles Storey strike.

Kris Doolan levelled just before half time before Stevenson' s first goal of the season clinched the victory.

The visitors came out of the traps flying and had two good efforts inside the first minute.

Iain Vigurs, who scored with a spectacular goal against Motherwell last time out, almost produced another when his left foot strike hit a Thistle defender to deflect it wide.

Seconds later Liam Polworth struck a 25-yard effort which swerved just past a post.

The Highlanders' early enterprise was rewarded in the sixth minute when Storey nipped behind the home defence to finish a neat move.

It took Partick Thistle until midway through the first half before they threatened.

A Kris Doolan header from a Callum Booth cross was superbly saved by Fon Williams, then Steven Lawless fired a left-foot shot from the edge of the box just wide.

But, just three minutes before the interval, Thistle equalised when Doolan clipped the ball past Fon Williams from a tight angle.

It was the home side who had the first real chance of the second period through Gary Fraser. His header from David Amoo's cross was well saved by Fon Williams.

Miles Storey celebrates opening the scoring
Miles Storey opened the scoring for Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Liam Lindsay was next to try his luck. The big defender came up for a corner kick and, when the ball broke to him ,he sidestepped a couple of Inverness players before firing an effort just wide of the keeper's right-hand post.

Fon Williams then made an excellent double save to deny Lawless and substitute Robbie Muirhead as the home side looked for a winner.

In the final minute they got it when Stevenson's cross-cum-shot crept in at the back post to seal Thistle's first win in four matches and their third league win of the season.

Line-ups

Partick Thistle

  • 12Scully
  • 15Dumbuya
  • 17LindsayBooked at 80mins
  • 3Seaborne
  • 5Booth
  • 22FraserSubstituted forStevensonat 82'minutes
  • 6Osman
  • 7AmooSubstituted forMuirheadat 60'minutes
  • 4Welsh
  • 11Lawless
  • 9DoolanSubstituted forPogbaat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 10Stevenson
  • 13Frans
  • 19Edwards
  • 23Muirhead
  • 35Gallacher
  • 99Pogba

Inverness CT

  • 25Fon Williams
  • 17Horner
  • 14Devine
  • 6Meekings
  • 3Tremarco
  • 20PolworthSubstituted forDraperat 76'minutes
  • 4Vincent
  • 16Tansey
  • 27VigursBooked at 88mins
  • 19WilliamsSubstituted forMbuyi-Mutomboat 66'minutes
  • 39StoreySubstituted forSho-Silvaat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Esson
  • 2Raven
  • 5Warren
  • 8Draper
  • 15Wedderburn
  • 18Sho-Silva
  • 28Mbuyi-Mutombo
Referee:
Don Robertson
Attendance:
2,864

Match Stats

Home TeamPartick ThistleAway TeamInverness CT
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home19
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Partick Thistle 2, Inverness CT 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Partick Thistle 2, Inverness CT 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Partick Thistle 2, Inverness CT 1. Ryan Stevenson (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mustapha Dumbuya.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Abdul Osman (Partick Thistle).

  5. Post update

    Josh Meekings (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Booking

    Iain Vigurs (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Mustapha Dumbuya (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Iain Vigurs (Inverness CT).

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryan Stevenson (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mathias Pogba (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Danny Seaborne.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Liam Lindsay (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Tobi Sho-Silva (Inverness CT).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Liam Lindsay (Partick Thistle).

  16. Post update

    James Vincent (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Carl Tremarco.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Callum Booth (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Partick Thistle. Ryan Stevenson replaces Gary Fraser.

  20. Post update

    Sean Welsh (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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