First-half goals by Chris Erskine and Steven Lawless gave Partick Thistle victory against Forfar Athletic in the Scottish Communities League Cup.

Erskine latched on to Stuart Bannigan's pass to fire home on 18 minutes.

And a low drive by Lawless doubled the lead for the visitors.

Hugh Murray was sent off for a professional foul on Gavin Swankie but the Forfar man blazed the resulting penalty over.

And the hosts could not overturn their deficit in the second half.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Forfar

  • 01 Scott
  • 02 McCulloch
  • 03 Campbell
  • 04 Bolochoweckyj Booked
  • 05 Dunlop
  • 08 Gibson
  • 10 Swankie
  • 11 Denholm
  • 06 Templeman (Motion - 64' )
  • 07 Kader (Campbell - 46' )
  • 09 King (Fotheringham - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 17 Salmon
  • 16 Tulloch
  • 14 Fotheringham
  • 15 Motion
  • 12 Campbell

Partick Thistle

  • 01 Fox
  • 02 O'Donnell
  • 03 Sinclair
  • 05 Muirhead
  • 06 Archibald
  • 04 Bannigan Booked
  • 08 Welsh
  • 10 Murray Dismissed
  • 11 Erskene (Craigen - 66' )
  • 07 Lawleff Booked (Halsman - 90' )
  • 09 Doohlan (McGuigan - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Scully
  • 14 Craigen
  • 15 McGuigan
  • 16 Halsman
  • 17 Black
Ref: Northcroft
Att: 693

Match Stats

Shots

13 22

On target

9 10

Corners

7 9

Fouls

6 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:02 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +2:27

The referee blows for offside against Gavin Swankie. Free kick taken by Scott Fox.

90:00 +0:15

Aaron Sinclair challenges Ross Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Martyn Fotheringham from the free kick, save made by Scott Fox.

90:00 +0:15 Substitution

Substitution (Partick) makes a substitution, with Bradley Halsman coming on for Steven Lawless.

89:12

Sean Welsh decides to take a short corner.

87:55

Unfair challenge on Iain Campbell by Steven Lawless results in a free kick. Free kick taken by David Scott.

87:32

Corner taken right-footed by Sean Welsh.

87:18

Stuart Bannigan takes a shot. David Scott makes a save.

86:28

Foul by Mick Dunlop on Steven Lawless, free kick awarded. Alan Archibald takes the free kick.

82:10

Inswinging corner taken by James Craigen from the left by-line, Michael Bolochoweckyj makes a clearance.

80:24

Mark McGuigan takes a shot. Save made by David Scott.

79:12

Kevin Motion takes a shot. Blocked by Aaron Muirhead.

78:38

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Martyn Fotheringham, clearance by Aaron Sinclair.

76:53

Corner from right by-line taken by Martyn Fotheringham.

75:40

Strike on goal comes in from Martyn Fotheringham from the free kick, save made by Scott Fox.

75:40 Booking

Booking Steven Lawless is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

75:18

Aaron Muirhead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Campbell.

74:54

Effort from inside the area by Steven Lawless misses to the right of the target.

74:08

Mark McGuigan is caught offside. Free kick taken by David Scott.

72:46 Substitution

Substitution Kris Doolan goes off and Mark McGuigan comes on.

71:30

Stephen O'Donnell has an effort at goal from inside the penalty box that bounces off the post.

69:56

The ball is delivered by Gavin Swankie.

69:25

Shot by Sean Welsh from deep inside the penalty area hits the post.

68:06

Gavin Swankie takes a shot. Save by Scott Fox.

66:53

Corner taken by Kevin Motion from the left by-line, Michael Bolochoweckyj takes a shot. Clearance made by Aaron Sinclair.

66:14

Kevin Motion takes a shot. Scott Fox makes a save.

65:32 Substitution

Substitution James Craigen replaces Chris Erskine.

65:22

Stephen O'Donnell produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

63:13 Substitution

Substitution Kevin Motion is brought on as a substitute for Christopher Templeman.

63:01

Effort on goal by Aaron Sinclair from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

59:27

Corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham, clearance by Sean Welsh.

59:17

Danny Denholm takes a shot. Aaron Muirhead gets a block in.

58:22

Steven Lawless fouled by Michael Bolochoweckyj, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen O'Donnell.

57:37

Effort on goal by Keith Gibson from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

56:42 Substitution

Substitution Charlie King goes off and Martyn Fotheringham comes on.

55:51

The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Erskine. David Scott takes the free kick.

55:46

Aaron Sinclair crosses the ball.

52:51

Charlie King is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Scott Fox.

52:01

Effort from outside the penalty box by Aaron Sinclair goes wide right of the goal.

50:31

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Erskine from the left by-line, save by David Scott.

50:17

Chris Erskine delivers the ball, clearance made by Gavin Swankie.

49:57

The referee penalises Gavin Swankie for handball. Scott Fox restarts play with the free kick.

48:53

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Erskine, Steven Lawless has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

48:48

Stephen O'Donnell produces a cross, clearance by Mark McCulloch.

47:29

Corner taken right-footed by Charlie King.

46:22

Corner taken by Charlie King from the right by-line, Effort from 18 yards by Keith Gibson.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Omar Kader goes off and Ross Campbell comes on.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Steven Lawless goes off and Ryan Scully comes on.

45:00 +2:01 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:17

The referee blows for offside. Scott Fox restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:03

Chris Erskine is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Iain Campbell.

43:22 Penalty

Power penalty missed by Gavin Swankie.

43:22 Dismissal

Dismissal Hugh Murray dismissed for professional foul.

43:16

Penalty awarded for a foul by Hugh Murray on Gavin Swankie.

42:26

Alan Archibald challenges Charlie King unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mick Dunlop.

42:12

Chris Erskine takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

41:59

Kris Doolan takes a shot. Save by David Scott.

41:05

The ball is sent over by Stephen O'Donnell, clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj.

40:44

Charlie King is caught offside. Aaron Muirhead takes the indirect free kick.

39:46

Iain Campbell concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Welsh. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Chris Erskine from right wing, Michael Bolochoweckyj manages to make a clearance.

38:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Lawless by Keith Gibson. Strike comes in from Aaron Sinclair from the free kick.

38:03

Stephen O'Donnell crosses the ball, clearance by Mark McCulloch.

36:54

Aaron Sinclair provided the assist for the goal.

36:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Steven Lawless - Forfar 0 - 2 Partick Goal scored by Steven Lawless from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Forfar 0-2 Partick.

35:23

Aaron Sinclair has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

34:02

Michael Bolochoweckyj concedes a free kick for a foul on Kris Doolan. Hugh Murray takes the free kick.

33:50

Charlie King takes a shot. Aaron Muirhead gets a block in.

32:00

The ball is sent over by Charlie King, Hugh Murray takes a shot. Save made by Scott Fox.

32:00 Booking

Booking The referee shows Stuart Bannigan a yellow card.

31:39

Omar Kader fouled by Stuart Bannigan, the ref awards a free kick.

29:42

The ball is delivered by Sean Welsh.

28:57

Shot by Sean Welsh from inside the box bounces off the post.

28:30

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Erskine played to the near post, clearance made by Mick Dunlop.

27:52

The offside flag is raised against Kris Doolan. Christopher Templeman restarts play with the free kick.

27:02

Stuart Bannigan takes a shot. Save by David Scott.

25:13

The free kick is swung in left-footed by Chris Erskine, save by David Scott.

25:13 Booking

Booking Michael Bolochoweckyj receives a caution.

25:06

Michael Bolochoweckyj gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Doolan.

24:14

The referee blows for offside. David Scott restarts play with the free kick.

22:13

Corner taken left-footed by Chris Erskine from the right by-line, Michael Bolochoweckyj manages to make a clearance.

21:59

The ball is delivered by Chris Erskine, clearance made by Iain Campbell.

21:06

Centre by Iain Campbell.

20:04

Kris Doolan takes a shot. David Scott makes a save.

18:20

Iain Campbell sends in a cross.

17:12

Assist on the goal came from Stuart Bannigan.

17:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Erskine - Forfar 0 - 1 Partick Chris Erskine scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Forfar 0-1 Partick.

16:40

Stephen O'Donnell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Denholm. Iain Campbell takes the free kick.

15:44

Danny Denholm crosses the ball, Christopher Templeman has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

15:11

Corner taken left-footed by Iain Campbell from the right by-line, save by Scott Fox.

14:16

The referee blows for offside against Stuart Bannigan. Free kick taken by David Scott.

13:43

Stuart Bannigan takes a shot. Save made by David Scott.

13:06

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Erskine, Christopher Templeman manages to make a clearance.

12:24

Shot from long distance by Mick Dunlop misses to the right of the target.

11:36

Foul by Aaron Muirhead on Charlie King, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gavin Swankie.

8:58

Sean Welsh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gavin Swankie. Iain Campbell restarts play with the free kick.

8:14

The ball is sent over by Stephen O'Donnell, David Scott makes a save.

7:08

Outswinging corner taken by Aaron Sinclair from the left by-line, clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj.

6:46

Mark McCulloch is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Bannigan.

5:58

Chris Erskine has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

4:39

Stuart Bannigan takes a shot. Iain Campbell gets a block in.

0:26

Danny Denholm produces a cross, Omar Kader takes a shot. Save made by Scott Fox.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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