Scottish Cup

November 3, 2012


Partick Thistle

2 - 1

Cove Rangers

Scottish Cup

15:00 +00:00, November 3, 2012

Firhill Stadium, Scotland

Referee: M Tumilty

Thistle see off Rangers

Ten-man Partick were given a scare but held on for a 2-1 victory over Cove Rangers.

The visitors missed a penalty when 2-0 down, but pulled a late-goal back to set up a nervy finale for the First Division side.

Ross Forbes opened the scoring in spectacular fashion, firing into the back of the net from 25 yards out after 13 minutes.

Partick had Steven Craig sent-off in the 27th minute for his reaction after being fouled by Eric Watson.

But the 10-men went 2-0 up thanks to Alan Redford, who headed past his own goalkeeper from six yards out.

Cove were awarded a penalty in the 59th minute after Conrad Balatoni's handball but substitute Danny Milne's spot-kick was saved by Scott Fox.

Milne made amends with a superb finish from 30 yards out with four minutes left, but Partick held on to progress.

Scoring Summary

Partick Thistle Cove Rangers
Ross Forbes (13')D Milne (pen miss 59')
Alan Redford (og 38')D Milne (86')


Partick Thistle Cove Rangers
Scott Fox1 Stuart McKenzie
Aaron Muirhead5 Alan Redford
Aaron Sinclair3 Dean Lawrie
Stephen O'Donnell7 .. Singer
Paul Paton6 Eric Watson
Conrad Balatoni10 Jordan Leyden
11 Chris Erskene8 Jamie Beajrie
Steven Craig9 Martin Johnston
10 Ross Forbes2 Blair Yule
Kris Doohlan4 Paul Emslie
Steven Lawless11 Connor Scully
12 Ryan ScullyTimothy Capstick 13
16 Alan ArchibaldMurray McCulloch 16
17 David RowsonRyan Stott 12
15 Paul SlaneRoddy Black 15
14 Christie ElliotD Milne 14
Paul Slane for Kris Doohlan (62)
Murray McCulloch for .. Singer (46)
Christie Elliot for Steven Lawless (62)
D Milne for Jordan Leyden (58)
David Rowson for Chris Erskene (81)
Ryan Stott for Connor Scully (69)
Yellow Cards
Conrad Balatoni (59)
.. Singer (28)
Paul Slane (69)
Red Cards
Steven Craig (27)
· Squads: Partick Thistle | Cove Rangers