Falkirk 2-1 Partick Thistle

Scottish Football League

Kris Doolan's missed penalty proved crucial as Partick Thistle lost to Falkirk in the First Division.

Farid El Alagui slotted home the Bairns' opener in the eighth minute after collecting Stewart Murdoch's pass.

Doolan equalised before half-time with a superb 25-yard strike but Kallum Higginbotham's header on 50 minutes restored Falkirk's advantage.

Thistle's Thomas Stewart was fouled by goalkeeper Michael McGovern but Doolan skewed his spot-kick wide.

Falkirk: McGovern, Duffie, Bennett, Wallace, Scobbie, Dale Fulton, Murdoch, Alston (Jay Fulton 54), Weatherston (Brisbane 65), El Alagui, Higginbotham. Subs Not Used: Turnbull, Graham, Bowman.

Goals: El Alagui 8, Higginbotham 50.

Partick: Fox, Paton, Kinniburgh, Archibald, Sinclair, Cairney, Rowson, Scott Robertson, Stewart, Doolan, Erskine (Flannigan 77). Subs Not Used: Burns, Lindsay, Balatoni, Scully.

Booked: Scott Robertson.

Goals: Doolan 36.

Att: 3,036

Ref: Crawford Allan