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Partick Thistle 2-1 Alloa Athletic

By Andrew SouthwickBBC Scotland at Firhill
Partick Thistle's Joe Cardle
Joe Cardle equalised for Partick Thistle early in the second half against Alloa

Partick Thistle moved off the bottom of the Championship after overturning a half-time deficit to beat Alloa.

With Falkirk losing at home to Morton, it is the Bairns who occupy bottom spot, with Thistle one point behind eighth-placed Alloa.

Jack Aitchson fired the visitors into an early lead, but Joe Cardle equalised shortly after the break.

After incessant pressure, Scott McDonald's free-kick gave the home side a deserved lead.

Alloa threatened an equaliser through Kevin Cawley and Jordan Kirkpatrick, but the home side held on.

Gary Caldwell's side could climb as high as sixth should they win their game in hand on Tuesday away to Ayr United.

Line-ups

Partick Thistle

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 23Sneddon
  • 31McMillanBooked at 33minsSubstituted forSaundersat 72'minutes
  • 5Anderson
  • 6McGinty
  • 2ElliottSubstituted forCardleat 45'minutes
  • 17Slater
  • 14GordonSubstituted forHarkinsat 45'minutes
  • 3Penrice
  • 7Spittal
  • 10McDonald
  • 9Doolan

Substitutes

  • 11Harkins
  • 15Hazard
  • 19Storey
  • 21Fitzpatrick
  • 30Mansell
  • 32Cardle
  • 43Saunders

Alloa

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Parry
  • 8RobertsonBooked at 65mins
  • 5Graham
  • 2Taggart
  • 3Dick
  • 11Flannigan
  • 6Hetherington
  • 23ShieldsSubstituted forCawleyat 78'minutes
  • 10TroutenSubstituted forKirkpatrickat 72'minutes
  • 19Zanatta
  • 12AitchisonSubstituted forHamiltonat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Roscoe
  • 7Cawley
  • 9Hamilton
  • 14Brown
  • 15Kirkpatrick
  • 17Peggie
  • 31Henry
Referee:
David Munro
Attendance:
3,578

Match Stats

Home TeamPartick ThistleAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Partick Thistle 2, Alloa Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Partick Thistle 2, Alloa Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Iain Flannigan.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Scott McDonald (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Joe Cardle (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Hamilton (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joe Cardle (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Jon Robertson.

  12. Post update

    Steven Anderson (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jack Hamilton (Alloa Athletic).

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Blair Spittal (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Kevin Cawley replaces Connor Shields.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Steven Saunders.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Craig Slater (Partick Thistle).

  18. Post update

    Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Partick Thistle. Steven Saunders replaces Jack McMillan because of an injury.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Jordan Kirkpatrick replaces Alan Trouten.

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