Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Partick Thistle 0.
On-loan Aberdeen striker Bruce Anderson's double gave Dunfermline Athletic a win that leaves Partick Thistle at the Championship's basement.
The Pars took the lead from a corner two minutes after half-time, Anderson with the decisive touch after Ryan Blair's delivery was not dealt with.
Another Blair corner led to the Pars' second goal as Danny Devine headed home.
Anderson wrapped up a convincing win with a close-range finish late on.
It was the 20-year-old's third goal in four games for the Pars, who move to within two points of fourth-top Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
After a second defeat in a row, Thistle remain behind Falkirk on goal difference but having played a game more.
- 6AshcroftBooked at 56mins
- 8BeadlingBooked at 63mins
- 7HigginbothamSubstituted forToddat 84'minutes
- 10LongridgeSubstituted forConnollyat 75'minutes
- 12AndersonSubstituted forMuirheadat 90'minutes
- 43SaundersSubstituted forFitzpatrickat 55'minutes
- 17SlaterBooked at 88mins
- 11HarkinsBooked at 82mins
- 9DoolanSubstituted forCoulibalyat 66'minutes
- 10McDonaldSubstituted forMansellat 66'minutes
- Greg Aitken
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Partick Thistle 0.
Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Robbie Muirhead replaces Bruce Anderson.
Foul by James Craigen (Dunfermline Athletic).
Lewis Mansell (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Craig Slater (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Aidan Connolly (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Craig Slater (Partick Thistle).
Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 3, Partick Thistle 0. Bruce Anderson (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joseph Thomson.
Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Matthew Todd replaces Kallum Higginbotham.
Gary Harkins (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card.
Aidan Connolly (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Gary Harkins (Partick Thistle).
Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Lewis Mansell (Partick Thistle).
Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Joseph Thomson.
Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Ryan Williamson.
Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Aidan Connolly replaces Louis Longridge.
Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 2, Partick Thistle 0. Danny Devine (Dunfermline Athletic) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Ryan Blair following a corner.
Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Conor Hazard.