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Dunfermline Athletic 3-0 Partick Thistle: Anderson double helps keep Thistle at bottom

Dunfermline's Bruce Anderson scores
Bruce Anderson has scored three goals in four games for the Pars

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.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 40Scully
  • 2Williamson
  • 14Devine
  • 6AshcroftBooked at 56mins
  • 28Craigen
  • 8BeadlingBooked at 63mins
  • 7HigginbothamSubstituted forToddat 84'minutes
  • 35Blair
  • 17Thomson
  • 10LongridgeSubstituted forConnollyat 75'minutes
  • 12AndersonSubstituted forMuirheadat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Durnan
  • 11Connolly
  • 20Gill
  • 22Morrison
  • 23Smith
  • 26Todd
  • 36Muirhead

Partick Thistle

Formation 3-5-2

  • 15Hazard
  • 31McMillan
  • 5Anderson
  • 43SaundersSubstituted forFitzpatrickat 55'minutes
  • 2Elliott
  • 17SlaterBooked at 88mins
  • 11HarkinsBooked at 82mins
  • 7Spittal
  • 3Penrice
  • 9DoolanSubstituted forCoulibalyat 66'minutes
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forMansellat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6McGinty
  • 14Gordon
  • 21Fitzpatrick
  • 23Sneddon
  • 29Coulibaly
  • 30Mansell
  • 99Roy
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
4,904

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamPartick Thistle
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away3
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Partick Thistle 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Partick Thistle 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Robbie Muirhead replaces Bruce Anderson.

  4. Post update

    Foul by James Craigen (Dunfermline Athletic).

  5. Post update

    Lewis Mansell (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Booking

    Craig Slater (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Aidan Connolly (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Craig Slater (Partick Thistle).

  9. Goal!

    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.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Matthew Todd replaces Kallum Higginbotham.

  11. Booking

    Gary Harkins (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Gary Harkins (Partick Thistle).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Mansell (Partick Thistle).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Joseph Thomson.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Ryan Williamson.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Aidan Connolly replaces Louis Longridge.

  19. Goal!

    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.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Conor Hazard.

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