Partick went to the top of the First Division with a resounding 5-1 victory over Dunfermline.
The two sides went into the game separated by just one goal, but the hosts handed out a thrashing to maintain their 100 per cent home record.
Partick took an early lead through Steven Lawless, who diverted Kris Doolan's volleyed effort into the net from close range.
Dunfermline hit back in the 24th minute as Ryan Wallace's free-kick was turned into his own net by Aaron Muirhead.
Balatoni restored Partick's lead 10 minutes later with a thumping header from Ross Forbes' corner.
Stephen O'Donnell dinked the ball over Paul Gallacher to make it 3-1 before half-time.
Forbes made it four in spectacular style, firing into the top corner from 30 yards out.
Lawless made it five with 15 minutes left with a well-placed effort into the bottom corner from 12 yards out.