March 9, 2013
Lawless at the double
Steven Lawless struck a brace as Partick defeated Dumbarton 3-0 to keep up the pressure at the top of the league.
Dumbarton almost went ahead after five minutes but Garry Fleming's strike hit a post and bounced out of play.
They were punished three minutes later as Steven Craig's cushioned header fed Lawless who volleyed in emphatically from 12 yards.
Mark Gilhaney threatened for the visitors minutes later but his fierce 18-yard drive was palmed away by Scott Fox.
Lawless made the points safe 16 minutes from the end when he latched on to Stephen O'Donnell's pass to lash into the top corner from 20 yards.
Kris Doolan added a third late on, converting from six yards after good work from substitute Christie Elliot.
|1 Scott Fox||1 Stephen Grindlay|
|5 Aaron Muirhead||5 Alan Lithgow|
|3 Aaron Sinclair||4 Andrew Graham|
|2 Stephen O'Donnell||3 James Creaney|
|6 Conrad Balatoni||8 Scott Smith|
|7 Sean Welsh||2 Paul McGinn|
|8 Stuart Bannigan||6 Chris Turner|
|11 James Craigen||9 Garry Flening|
|9 Steven Craig||10 Robert Winters|
|4 Ross Forbes||7 Mark Gilhaney|
|10 Steven Lawless||11 Steven McDougall|
|12 Greg Daniels||Jamie Ewings 17|
|17 Alan Archibald||Scott Agnew 14|
|15 Mark McGuigan||Lamont 15|
|14 Kris Doohlan||Marc McCusker 16|
|16 Christie Elliot||James Lister 12|
|Christie Elliot for Ross Forbes (63)||Scott Agnew for Robert Winters (67)|
|Kris Doohlan for Steven Craig (75)||James Lister for James Creaney (75)|
|Mark McGuigan for Stuart Bannigan (84)||Marc McCusker for Garry Flening (82)|
|Stuart Bannigan (26)||Alan Lithgow (19)|
|· Squads: Partick Thistle | Dumbarton|