Partick Thistle 2-1 Inverness CT: Stevenson happy with 'fluke'

Partick Thistle beat Inverness 2-1 at Firhill
Stevenson knocked in a late winner as Thistle came from behind at Firhill

Ryan Stevenson admits the goal he scored which gave Partick Thistle victory over Inverness was "a fluke".

A last-minute cross from the substitute eluded team mate Mathias Pogba and visiting keeper Owain Fon Williams to sneak into the net.

"A big part of my game is scoring goals and even though it's a fluke I'll have it just to get off the mark," he said.

"When I picked the ball up it's just about putting it into an area and it was in my weaker foot as well."

The 31-year-old forward was delighted to score his first goal of the season to help the Jags leapfrog Motherwell to vacate the relegation play-off spot.

"When you're growing up you get coached to just try and put the ball in at the back post," he added.

"Lucky enough Mathias's finishing is that bad it's managed to creep in."

Stevenson has made only seven starts this term, while this was the fourth time he had come off the bench, so he was keen to make an impression.

"I've not played as much as I would have wanted this season so when I come on I've got to try and make an impact and show the manager that I should be playing and that's what I'll continue trying to do," he told BBC Scotland.

Thistle came from behind to clinch the victory after Miles Storey's early counter for Caley Thistle was cancelled out by Kris Doolan just before half time.

"It was bit of a patchy performance but I'm delighted to get the result," said manager Alan Archibald.

"Inverness were good in the first half. We couldn't get near them in the first 20 minutes but once we bedded into the game we got a good response."

Miles Storey scored during a good opening spell for Inverness
Storey scored during a good opening spell for Inverness

Inverness boss John Hughes felt his team's failing was due to a lack of consistency to their play for the full 90 minutes.

"It's the same old story," he groaned. "We did enough throughout the game to take at least something from the game.

"Once again our Achilles heel is losing goals in injury time; that's about five or six times now. You have to have character to see a game out and if that means taking a point then so be it.

"No disrespect to Partick but you'll not see a worse goal throughout Scotland than their winner - it's gut wrenching!

"If we want to get to where we want to go we are going to have to be more ruthless and have a wee bit more game knowledge just to ensure we get over the line."

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