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Scottish Championship: Partick Thistle off bottom after draw away to Arbroath

Partick Thistle striker Kenny Miller scores the equaliser
Kenny Miller scored the equaliser for Partick Thistle at Gayfield Park

Arbroath moved into third in the Scottish Championship despite Kenny Miller's second-half equaliser for Partick Thistle at Gayfield Park.

The Red Lichties dominated the first half, with Jason Thomson heading the opener from close range on 14 minutes.

Thistle equalised just after the hour mark, with Miller confidently placing the ball into the bottom corner.

Arbroath's Michael McKenna thought he had a late winner, but his strike was controversially ruled out for offside.

Dick Campbell's hosts move into third place, although Inverness Caledonian Thistle have a game in hand and are just one point behind them.

Gary Caldwell's visitors are still in search of their first league win of the season and remain one of three sides yet to win in the Championship this season.

They are only above Dunfermline Athletic by courtesy of goals scored and will return to the foot of the table if the Pars avoid defeat at home to Caley Thistle on Saturday.

Thistle had goalkeeper Fox to thank for not being further behind at the break, tipping over superbly following a thundering drive from Thomas O'Brien, who also had a header cleared off the line.

Fox also tipped a free-kick on to the post from Bobby Linn before the veteran forward's cross set up Thomson's goal.

Line-ups

Arbroath

  • 1Jamieson
  • 2ThomsonBooked at 77mins
  • 5O'Brien
  • 4Little
  • 3Hamilton
  • 8McKenna
  • 6Whatley
  • 7GoldSubstituted forCampbellat 74'minutes
  • 18Murphy
  • 11LinnSubstituted forDonnellyat 82'minutes
  • 14SpenceSubstituted forDorisat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Doris
  • 12Kader
  • 15Donnelly
  • 19Stirling
  • 20Campbell
  • 21Gaston
  • 22Virtanen

Partick Thistle

  • 22Fox
  • 24Kakay
  • 4O'Ware
  • 6McGinty
  • 3PenriceBooked at 25mins
  • 12Cole
  • 16Palmer
  • 15RobsonSubstituted forDe Vitaat 40'minutes
  • 7CardleSubstituted forMansellat 63'minutes
  • 9Miller
  • 19ZanattaBooked at 62mins

Substitutes

  • 1Sneddon
  • 2Williamson
  • 5Hall
  • 18Mansell
  • 23De Vita
  • 30Niang
  • 43Saunders
Referee:
David Munro
Attendance:
1,214

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamPartick Thistle
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Arbroath 1, Partick Thistle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arbroath 1, Partick Thistle 1.

Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

Dario Zanatta (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

Lewis Mansell (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael McKenna (Arbroath).

Thomas O'Ware (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Lewis Mansell (Partick Thistle) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Luke Donnelly (Arbroath).

Sean McGinty (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Darren Jamieson.

Attempt saved. Reece Cole (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Thomas O'Brien (Arbroath).

Lewis Mansell (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Luke Donnelly replaces Bobby Linn.

Foul by James Murphy (Arbroath).

Thomas O'Ware (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

(Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Reece Cole (Partick Thistle).

Booking

Jason Thomson (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jason Thomson (Arbroath).

Dario Zanatta (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Josh Campbell replaces David Gold.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Steven Doris replaces Greig Spence.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Thomas O'Ware.

Ricky Little (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Mansell (Partick Thistle).

Attempt missed. Thomas O'Ware (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Michael McKenna (Arbroath).

Dario Zanatta (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 1, Partick Thistle 1. Kenny Miller (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dario Zanatta.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Lewis Mansell replaces Joe Cardle.

Foul by Ricky Little (Arbroath).

Kenny Miller (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Dario Zanatta (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dario Zanatta (Partick Thistle) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Thomas O'Ware.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by James Penrice.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Thomas O'Brien.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd44001441012
2Ayr43018539
3Arbroath52214318
4Inverness CT42118537
5Morton4202912-36
6Dundee412158-35
7Alloa411236-34
8Queen of Sth402213-22
9Partick Thistle5023710-32
10Dunfermline402236-32
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