Thistle boost survival hopes

Partick boosted their chances of remaining in the Scottish Premiership next season, as they collected only their second home win of the campiagn with a 3-1 victory over Hibs.

Last Updated: 15/03/14 at 20:03 Post Comment

Partick players celebrate their second goal at Firhill Stadium

Partick players celebrate their second goal at Firhill Stadium

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Chris Erskine and Lee Mair fired the hosts into a two-goal lead, Duncan Watmore pulled one back for the visitors, before Kallum Higginbotham sealed the points in second-half injury-time.

Partick broke the deadlock two minutes before half-time when Lyle Taylor fed Erskine who clinically found the top left-hand corner of the net from 15 yards.

And it was no less than Thistle deserved with both Higginbotham and Erskine offering plenty of threat during the opening 45 minutes.

Hibs, who had needed 38 minutes to create a decent strike on goal when James Collins fired inches wide of the left post, made a strong start to the second half by conjuring up a couple of decent efforts inside the opening two minutes.

First, a low shot from Jason Cummings was saved by keeper Paul Gallagher before Michael Nelson missed a close-range header as he nodded the ball over the bar.

But with an hour played, Partick extended their lead through Mair whose header found the bottom right-hand corner from Higginbotham's free-kick.

However, Hibs hit back less than two minutes later when Samuel Stanton laid the ball back to Watmore whose low shot sneaked just inside Gallagher's left-hand post.

As Hibs chased an equaliser Nelson nodded narrowly wide while, at the other end, Aaron Taylor-Sinclair came close to grabbing a third for Partick.

And with 91 minutes on the clock, man-of-the-match Higginbotham eased the home side's nerves as he slotted home from 12 yards, after latching on to Christie Elliott's pass.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Sunday, 24 May 2015
12:30
Aberdeen 0-1 St J'stone  
Celtic 5-0 Inverness Report
Dundee U 3-0 Dundee  
Saturday, 23 May 2015
15:00
Hamilton 1-0 St Mirren Report
Kilmarnock 1-2 Ross Co Report
Motherwell 0-0 Partick Report
Saturday, 16 May 2015
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen Report
Inverness 3-0 Dundee U Report
Partick 1-4 Kilmarnock  
Ross Co 2-1 Hamilton  

Footer 365

Eden Hazard is open to another 10 years at Chelsea

Eden Hazard wants to stay at Chelsea for years and join football's elite by leading the club to Champions League glory.

Rafael Benitez '99 per cent' certain to be next Real Madrid boss

Rafael Benitez is '99 per cent' certain to be Real Madrid boss, says Carlo Ancelotti's representative Ernesto Bronzetti.

Manuel Pellegrini confident Man City will be stronger next season

Manuel Pellegrini is confident Manchester City will regain the Premier League title next season.

Mail Box

Who Is The Most Complete Striker Ever..?

...the answer is the original Ronaldo, Gerd Muller, Cristiano or Alan Shearer, depending on who you talk to. We also have one signing per Premier League (and promoted team)...

Reviewing Every PL Side's Season...

Time to half-heartedly agree or furiously reject some ratings. The mails also discuss the most complete striker ever in football, as well as Rodgers, Falcao and Bill O'Herilhy.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company