March 16, 2013
Partick maintain Morton pursuit
Partick continued their push for promotion with a 2-0 win at Hamilton.
The Jags went into the game having failed to register a victory at New Douglas Park since 2006, and it was the hosts who had the better of opening exchanges.
The Accies enjoyed the majority of the possession throughout the first half but failed to find a breakthrough and they were made to pay a minute before the break.
An outswinging corner from the left by Ross Forbes was met by Conrad Balatoni at the near post and his header went into the bottom left-hand corner of the net.
In the second half, Billy Reid's side continued to dominate possession without finding a way through Partick's defence.
And the visitors made sure of victory after 84 minutes when substitute Christie Elliot's strike found the top right-hand corner of the goal from 18 yards out to leave the Jags just two points behind league leaders Morton with two games in hand.
|Hamilton Academical||Partick Thistle|
|1 Kevin Cuthbert||1 Scott Fox|
|4 Martin Canning||5 Aaron Muirhead|
|5 Michael Devlin||3 Aaron Sinclair|
|8 Gary Fisher||2 Stephen O'Donnell|
|2 Ziggy Gordon||6 Conrad Balatoni|
|10 Alex Neil||7 Sean Welsh|
|3 Gillepsie||11 Chris Erskene|
|6 Jonathon Routledge||8 Stuart Bannigan|
|9 Steve May||9 Steven Craig|
|7 Lewis Longridge||4 Ross Forbes|
|11 Darian Mackinnon||10 Steven Lawless|
|19 Scott Christie||Greg Daniels 12|
|12 Jonathan Page||Alan Archibald 17|
|15 Steven Hendrie||James Craigen 14|
|16 Ali Crawford||Kris Doohlan 15|
|14 Andy Ryan||Christie Elliot 16|
|Ali Crawford for Alex Neil (74)||James Craigen for Ross Forbes (64)|
|Andy Ryan for Darian Mackinnon (75)||Christie Elliot for Chris Erskene (79)|
|Steven Hendrie for Gillepsie (78)||Kris Doohlan for Steven Craig (85)|
|Gillepsie (50)||Sean Welsh (89)|
|Ziggy Gordon (52)||Aaron Muirhead (89)|
|Steve May (56)|
|Jonathon Routledge (89)|
|Andy Ryan (89)|
|· Squads: Hamilton Academical | Partick Thistle|