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Partick Thistle 1-2 Dundee

By Alasdair LamontBBC Scotland at Firhill
Kane Hemmings
Kane Hemmings fires in from close range to score his 20th league goal of the season

Dundee continued their dominance over Partick Thistle at Firhill with a third away win against the Jags this season.

The teams were separated only by goal difference before the match and that was reflected in the closeness of the contest.

The difference was the presence of a proven match-winner in the visiting ranks.

Kane Hemmings' 24th and 25th goals of the season rendered Kris Doolan's effort meaningless.

The win moves Paul Hartley's side three points clear in seventh place, with the Premiership now split in two for the final weeks of the campaign.

Hemmings' first goal came marginally against the run of play, with Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain having earlier had to move sharply off his line to block Ryan Edwards' goal-bound shot.

But after Gary Harkins skewed a shot wide, team-mate Hemmings showed typically predatory skills to put his side ahead.

He darted towards the near post as Paul McGinn burst down the right, but as the cross came in, Hemmings checked his run and tapped in unmarked from close range.

Thistle were always well in the game and Doolan was denied by the impressive Bain, who tipped the striker's shot round the post.

But the Thistle frontman did notch his 10th goal of the season 20 minutes before the end to give his side hope of victory.

Kris Doolan
Doolan (number nine) heads home his 10th goal of the season to bring Partick level

Abdul Osman drifted a cross in from the Thistle left and Doolan headed past Bain to the delight of the home fans.

But they were to be disappointed before the end as the excellent Greg Stewart played a perfectly-weighted pass in behind the Thistle defence, allowing Hemmings to race through and slip a shot between the legs of keeper Ryan Scully.

David Amoo blasted over the bar from point-blank range in injury-time when he should have earned his side a draw, as Dundee again left Glasgow's west end with all three points.


Partick Thistle

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 12Scully
  • 14Elliott
  • 2Miller
  • 17Lindsay
  • 15Dumbuya
  • 6Osman
  • 4Welsh
  • 19EdwardsSubstituted forPogbaat 68'minutes
  • 16NesbittSubstituted forAmooat 59'minutes
  • 11Lawless
  • 9DoolanSubstituted forNisbetat 86'minutes


  • 7Amoo
  • 13Frans
  • 27Nisbet
  • 29Penrice
  • 35Gallacher
  • 99Pogba


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Bain
  • 19McGinn
  • 26Gadzhalov
  • 21O'Dea
  • 3Holt
  • 17Ross
  • 18McGowanBooked at 45mins
  • 7StewartBooked at 73mins
  • 29HarkinsSubstituted forColquhounat 90'minutes
  • 33WightonSubstituted forKerrat 71'minutes
  • 15Hemmings


  • 12Mitchell
  • 22Rodríguez Pérez Reverte
  • 30Kerr
  • 35Colquhoun
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Match Stats

Home TeamPartick ThistleAway TeamDundee
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Partick Thistle 1, Dundee 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Partick Thistle 1, Dundee 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Amoo (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Kevin Holt.

  5. Post update

    Mathias Pogba (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Kostadin Gadzhalov (Dundee).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Dundee. Calvin Colquhoun replaces Gary Harkins.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Nisbet (Partick Thistle).

  9. Post update

    Cameron Kerr (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Darren O'Dea (Dundee) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Gary Miller.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Greg Stewart (Dundee) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Partick Thistle. Kevin Nisbet replaces Kris Doolan.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sean Welsh (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Partick Thistle 1, Dundee 2. Kane Hemmings (Dundee) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Greg Stewart.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Ryan Scully.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kane Hemmings (Dundee) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Paul McGowan (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Greg Stewart (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Steven Lawless (Partick Thistle).

As It Stood

5St Johnstone34137145151046
6Ross County33134164855-743
8Partick Thistle34118153341-841
9Inverness CT331010134043-340
12Dundee Utd3366213358-2524
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