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Partick Thistle 0-1 Dundee: Host unveil pre-contract deals post-match

Dundee's Paul McGowan scored the only goal of the game
Dundee's Paul McGowan scored the only goal of the game

Paul McGowan's terrific close-range finish gave Dundee victory at Partick Thistle and lifted them into the Scottish Championship top four.

The midfielder turned Kane Hemmings' low centre into the top corner for his fourth goal of the season.

Hemmings later hit a post from distance and Dundee were also denied when Scott Fox twice saved well from Graham Dorrans on two occasions.

Thistle striker Kenny Miller's strike hit the underside of the crossbar.

Dundee's second consecutive win moves them three points clear of Dunfermline Athletic, while second-bottom Thistle are a point adrift of Greenock Morton having played a game more.

Partick Thistle manager Ian McCall: "We didn't deserve to get beaten and I think that shows the players have come a long way. They're under pressure at Dundee so it's a huge win for them."

McCall confirmed post-match that Ayr United midfielder Ross Docherty and Queen of the South defender Darren Brownlie have both agreed pre-contract deals with Partick Thistle and will join in the summer.

He said: "It is what it is and it [pre-contract deals] are not a pleasant thing but we've got to do our best for Partick Thistle."

Dundee manager James McPake: "For me, a comfortable win and their goalkeeper kept them in the game. We didn't look troubled at the end at all.

"Paul McGowan was excellent today - a great goal and we had loads of other chances. The boys were joking that every goalkeeper turns into David de Gea when Graham Dorrans starts shooting."

Line-ups

Partick Thistle

  • 22Fox
  • 2Williamson
  • 4O'Ware
  • 43SaundersSubstituted forRobsonat 83'minutes
  • 3Penrice
  • 7Cardle
  • 12Cole
  • 8Bannigan
  • 24KakaySubstituted forZanattaat 62'minutes
  • 10JonesSubstituted forHarkinsat 76'minutes
  • 9Miller

Substitutes

  • 1Sneddon
  • 6McGinty
  • 11Harkins
  • 15Robson
  • 16Palmer
  • 17Slater
  • 19Zanatta

Dundee

  • 1Hamilton
  • 2Kerr
  • 3McGhee
  • 6Meekings
  • 23Marshall
  • 19Robertson
  • 14Dorrans
  • 10McGowanSubstituted forNessat 77'minutes
  • 21Mackie
  • 18JohnsonSubstituted forNelsonat 63'minutes
  • 28HemmingsSubstituted forToddat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Ness
  • 5Forster
  • 7Todd
  • 8Byrne
  • 9Nelson
  • 12Ferrie
  • 22Moore
Referee:
Bobby Madden
Attendance:
2,957

Match Stats

Home TeamPartick ThistleAway TeamDundee
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Partick Thistle 0, Dundee 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Partick Thistle 0, Dundee 1.

Foul by Dario Zanatta (Partick Thistle).

Cammy Kerr (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Partick Thistle).

Andrew Nelson (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kenny Miller (Partick Thistle).

Finlay Robertson (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Josh Todd replaces Kane Hemmings.

Gary Harkins (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Meekings (Dundee).

Attempt saved. Thomas O'Ware (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Joe Cardle (Partick Thistle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Thomas Robson replaces Steven Saunders because of an injury.

Joe Cardle (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jordan Marshall (Dundee).

Gary Harkins (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Meekings (Dundee).

Dario Zanatta (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Graham Dorrans (Dundee).

Attempt blocked. Graham Dorrans (Dundee) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Jamie Ness replaces Paul McGowan.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Gary Harkins replaces Alexander Jones.

Attempt missed. Thomas O'Ware (Partick Thistle) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Jack Hamilton.

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

Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kane Hemmings (Dundee).

Foul by James Penrice (Partick Thistle).

Andrew Nelson (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Cammy Kerr.

Attempt missed. Alexander Jones (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Graham Dorrans (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Alexander Jones (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

James Penrice (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kane Hemmings (Dundee).

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Andrew Nelson replaces Danny Johnson.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Dario Zanatta replaces Osman Kakay.

Kane Hemmings (Dundee) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd18150342142845
2Inverness CT1810262721632
3Ayr189183128328
4Dundee188462525028
5Dunfermline187472823525
6Queen of Sth176471819-122
7Arbroath186481620-422
8Morton1761102234-1219
9Partick Thistle1853102434-1018
10Alloa1835101732-1514
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