League Challenge Cup
September 9, 2012
Three and easy for Partick
Partick sealed their spot in the semi-finals of the Ramsdens Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win over Raith.
The Jags, early pace-setters in the Scottish Football League, saw off their First Division opponents thanks to Chris Erskine's brace and another from Steven Craig in the space of eight second-half minutes.
Erskine finally broke the deadlock five minutes after the restart when he converted Craig's left-wing cross from 12 yards.
Craig then quickly got in on the act himself with a left-footed finish as Erskine turned provider inside the penalty area.
And the game was soon all over as a contest when Paul Paton set up Erskine, who showed his quality before beating Raith stopper Allan Fleming with a well-taken finish.
|Partick Thistle||Raith Rovers|
|1 Scott Fox||1 Allan Fleming|
|6 Alan Archibald||4 Grant Murray|
|5 Aaron Muirhead||2 Jason Thomson|
|2 Stephen O'Donnell||3 Reece Donaldson|
|10 Hugh Murray||5 Edward Malowne|
|4 Paul Paton||11 Joe Hamill|
|8 Sean Welsh||8 Allan Walker|
|11 Chris Erskene||7 Grant Anderson|
|3 Stuart Bannigan||6 Stuart Anderson|
|9 Steven Craig||10 Patrick Clarke|
|7 Steven Lawless||9 Brian Graham|
|12 Ryan Scully||Alasdair Adams 17|
|15 Aaron Sinclair||Laurie Ellis 16|
|16 Conrad Balatoni||Ross Callachan 15|
|14 Christie Elliot||David Smith 14|
|17 James Craigen||Greg Spence 12|
|Conrad Balatoni for Alan Archibald (65)||David Smith for Grant Anderson (66)|
|Aaron Sinclair for Hugh Murray (66)||Ross Callachan for Stuart Anderson (73)|
|Christie Elliot for Steven Craig (70)||Greg Spence for Patrick Clarke (76)|
|Sean Welsh (78)||Grant Murray (7)|
|Reece Donaldson (11)|
|Stuart Anderson (30)|
|· Squads: Partick Thistle | Raith Rovers|