April 20, 2013
Thistle are champions
Partick secured the Irn-Bru Scottish First Division title after a 2-0 win at Falkirk.
Over 2,000 Thistle fans made the trip with their side needing only a point for promotion, but they were almost silenced just four minutes into the game when Conor McGrandles forced Scott Fox into an early save.
Alan Archibald's men soon gained a foothold in the game, however, and should have opened the scoring in the 31st minute when Conrad Balatoni headed wide from close range.
Ross Forbes then struck the crossbar with a left-footed free-kick two minutes later as the Jags continued to threaten.
The visitors found the goal they were looking for five minutes into the second half when Andrew Dowie headed home Forbes' corner.
Christopher Erskine ensured the celebrations could really start with a clinical 78th-minute finish.
|1 Michael McGovern||1 Scott Fox|
|4 Darren Dods||5 Andrew Dowie|
|5 Jonathan Flynn||3 Aaron Sinclair|
|2 Kieran Duffy||2 Stephen O'Donnell|
|3 Stephen Kingsley||6 Conrad Balatoni|
|6 Stuart Murdoch||11 Chris Erskene|
|11 Blair Alston||4 Stuart Bannigan|
|10 Jay Fulton||8 James Craigen|
|8 Conor McGrandles||10 Ross Forbes|
|9 Lyle Taylor||9 Kris Doohlan|
|7 Craig Sibbald||7 Steven Lawless|
|17 Graham Bowman||Greg Daniels 12|
|16 Iain Flannigan||Jordan McMillan 15|
|15 Liam Dickinson||Mark McGuigan 17|
|14 Thomas Grant||Steven Craig 14|
|12 Sean Higgins||Christie Elliot 16|
|Sean Higgins for Blair Alston (60)||Christie Elliot for Ross Forbes (73)|
|Thomas Grant for Jay Fulton (71)||Steven Craig for Chris Erskene (81)|
|Mark McGuigan for Kris Doohlan (83)|
|Kieran Duffy (33)||Scott Fox (58)|
|Darren Dods (69)|
|Jonathan Flynn (73)|
|· Squads: Falkirk | Partick Thistle|