November 10, 2012
Partick go top in style
Partick went to the top of the First Division with a resounding 5-1 victory over Dunfermline.
The two sides went into the game separated by just one goal, but the hosts handed out a thrashing to maintain their 100 per cent home record.
Partick took an early lead through Steven Lawless, who diverted Kris Doolan's volleyed effort into the net from close range.
Dunfermline hit back in the 24th minute as Ryan Wallace's free-kick was turned into his own net by Aaron Muirhead.
Balatoni restored Partick's lead 10 minutes later with a thumping header from Ross Forbes' corner.
Stephen O'Donnell dinked the ball over Paul Gallacher to make it 3-1 before half-time.
Forbes made it four in spectacular style, firing into the top corner from 30 yards out.
Lawless made it five with 15 minutes left with a well-placed effort into the bottom corner from 12 yards out.
|Partick Thistle||Dunfermline Athletic|
|1 Scott Fox||1 Paul Gallacher|
|17 Alan Archibald||4 Andrew Dowie|
|5 Aaron Muirhead||2 Jordan McMillan|
|6 Conrad Balatoni||5 Callum Morris|
|3 Aaron Sinclair||7 Ryan Thomson|
|2 Stephen O'Donnell||6 Andrew Geggan|
|4 Paul Paton||8 Stephen Husband|
|11 Chris Erskene||10 Ryan Wallace|
|10 Ross Forbes||11 Josh Falkingham|
|8 Kris Doohlan||3 Christopher Kane|
|7 Steven Lawless||9 Andrew Barrowman|
|12 Ryan Scully||Michal Hrivnak 20|
|15 David Rowson||John Potter 16|
|16 Hugh Murray||Joe Cardle 15|
|20 Mark McGuigan||Alex Whittle 14|
|14 Christie Elliot||Andy Kirk 12|
|Ryan Scully for Scott Fox (68)||Andy Kirk for Christopher Kane (46)|
|Mark McGuigan for Kris Doohlan (77)||Joe Cardle for Ryan Wallace (62)|
|Christie Elliot for Stephen O'Donnell (85)||Alex Whittle for Stephen Husband (78)|
|Paul Paton (62)||Andrew Geggan (33)|
|Stephen Husband (60)|
|Ryan Thomson (79)|
|Joe Cardle (84)|
|· Squads: Partick Thistle | Dunfermline Athletic|