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Partick Thistle 2-0 Dunfermline Athletic: Gary Caldwell's first win lifts side off bottom

Partick Thistle manager Gary Caldwell congratulates James Penrice
Gary Caldwell ended a run of six defeats since being appointed manager

Partick Thistle beat Dunfermline Athletic to claim their first win in 10 games and lift themselves off the bottom of the Scottish Championship.

Thistle's Blair Spittal arrowed a shot into the net from the edge of the box in the 12th minute.

Robbie Muirhead and Danny Devine were both denied equalisers by the woodwork and Miles Storey sealed the win.

Their first victory under Gary Caldwell lifts Thistle a point above Falkirk and Alloa Athletic.

Line-ups

Partick Thistle

  • 23Sneddon
  • 30Jefferies
  • 37Scobbie
  • 6McGinty
  • 7Spittal
  • 2Elliott
  • 3Penrice
  • 8BanniganBooked at 71mins
  • 18Mbuyi-MutomboSubstituted forMcCarthyat 45'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 9DoolanSubstituted forErskineat 80'minutes
  • 19StoreySubstituted forQuitongoat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Keown
  • 10Erskine
  • 11Storer
  • 16McCarthy
  • 26Stevenson
  • 33Quitongo
  • 39Ntambwe

Dunfermline

  • 16Robinson
  • 2Williamson
  • 6Ashcroft
  • 14Devine
  • 3Longridge
  • 28CraigenSubstituted forHippolyteat 59'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 19VincentSubstituted forBeadlingat 59'minutes
  • 17Thomson
  • 36MuirheadBooked at 57minsSubstituted forMcCannat 86'minutes
  • 35Keena
  • 18El Bakhtaoui

Substitutes

  • 4Martin
  • 5Durnan
  • 8Beadling
  • 12Martin
  • 15Hippolyte
  • 20Gill
  • 27McCann
Referee:
Kevin Clancy
Attendance:
2,566

Match Stats

Home TeamPartick ThistleAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Partick Thistle 2, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Partick Thistle 2, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

Attempt missed. Lewis McCann (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Jai Quitongo (Partick Thistle).

(Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Penrice (Partick Thistle).

Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Lewis McCann (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Hand ball by Sean McGinty (Partick Thistle).

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Ryan Williamson.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Tom Beadling.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Ryan Williamson.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Jai Quitongo replaces Miles Storey.

Joseph Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Blair Spittal (Partick Thistle).

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Lewis McCann replaces Robbie Muirhead.

Miles Storey (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Devine (Dunfermline Athletic).

Attempt missed. Myles Hippolyte (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Chris Erskine replaces Kris Doolan.

Attempt missed. Aidan Keena (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Aidan Keena (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Tom Beadling (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Robbie Muirhead (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Jefferies (Partick Thistle).

Booking

Andrew McCarthy (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew McCarthy (Partick Thistle).

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Tom Beadling.

Booking

Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jackson Longridge (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle).

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Lee Ashcroft.

Booking

Myles Hippolyte (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Andrew McCarthy (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Dunfermline Athletic).

Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Dunfermline Athletic).

Blair Spittal (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Myles Hippolyte (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Robbie Muirhead (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ayr15103230121833
2Ross County1695228111732
3Dundee Utd168442524128
4Queen of Sth165742619722
5Inverness CT1541012116522
6Morton165651925-621
7Dunfermline165381623-718
8Partick Thistle1641111426-1213
9Alloa162681324-1112
10Falkirk1633101325-1212
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