Partick Thistle scored two late goals to overturn St Mirren's lead and leave the Paisley side without a win this season.

An Aaron Muirhead clearance prevented a debut goal for Buddies forward Stephane Bahoken early on.

Kenny McLean tucked away the hosts' opener just after John Baird had missed an excellent chance for Thistle.

But Kallum Higginbotham levelled the match with a superb curling shot before sub Ross Forbes lashed home the winner.

St Mirren scorer Kenny McLean

Kenny McLean jumps for joy as his goal puts St Mirren in front

The Jags claim a second win in the Scottish Premiership, while the home side have only one point from four matches.

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon insisted before kick-off he was not under any additional pressure, with the Buddies' defence of the Scottish League Cup ending at the first hurdle with defeat by Queen of the South in midweek.

And the Paisley side were almost gifted the lead when Bahoken, who has joined on loan from Nice, robbed the hesitant Jags defence.

The Frenchman nudged the ball beyond advancing goalkeeper Scott Fox only for Muirhead's outstretched foot to scoop the shot over.

There was another anxious moment for the visiting defence when Bahoken tried to convert off a Steven Thompson header, with a combination of Conrad Balatoni and Fox getting the ball clear.

The Jags asserted themselves towards half-time and James Craigen headed over before Steven Lawless flashed a shot just wide of David Cornell's goal.

Baird should have fired the visitors ahead at the start of the second half. The former Dundee forward latched onto a wayward pass-back and had only the goalkeeper to beat as he swept the ball wide.

Within moments, St Mirren were ahead as David van Zanten's low cross was turned in by McLean in the box.

Thistle were determined in their response and Stuart Bannigan had a shot blocked during one of several frantic moments in the St Mirren box.

Craigen's controlled half-volley from 20 yards was superbly saved by Cornell and Baird's replacement, Kris Doolan, was also denied by the Buddies goalkeeper.

Cornell was finally beaten by Higginbotham's bending shot following Doolan's inviting lay-off on the right-hand edge of the box.

Doolan also had a hand in the decisive goal, teeing up Forbes for a clinical finish.

Forbes had come on for Isaac Osbourne when the visitors had been chasing a leveller and Lennon threw on recent signing Jake Caprice in the hope of stimulating a late rally from his side.

However, the hosts could not find an opening and the full-time whistle soon confirmed a third defeat inside eight days.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

St Mirren

  • 01 Cornell
  • 02 van Zanten
  • 06 Goodwin
  • 14 McAusland
  • 27 Grainger
  • 07 McGinn
  • 08 Harkins (McGowan - 60' )
  • 11 Mclean (Caprice - 87' )
  • 24 Newton
  • 09 Thompson
  • 19 Bahoken (Teale - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Dilo
  • 04 McGregor
  • 10 McGowan
  • 16 Caprice
  • 17 Reilly
  • 18 Kelly
  • 21 Teale

Partick Thistle

  • 01 Fox
  • 02 O'Donnell
  • 03 Sinclair
  • 05 Muirhead
  • 06 Balatoni
  • 07 Craigen
  • 08 Bannigan
  • 11 Lawless (Elliot - 78' )
  • 19 Osbourne (Forbes - 70' )
  • 23 Higginbotham
  • 17 Baird (Doolan - 61' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Gallacher
  • 13 De la Vega
  • 10 Forbes
  • 20 Kerr
  • 22 Fraser
  • 09 Doolan
  • 14 Elliot
Ref: Collum
Att: 5,601

Match Stats

Shots

10 17

On target

3 6

Corners

2 11

Fouls

8 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:04 Full time

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

90:00 +3:06

Ross Forbes restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:50

Conor Newton concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Sinclair.

89:30

Stephen O'Donnell delivers the ball.

88:20

Aaron Muirhead manages to make a clearance.

88:16

The ball is swung over by Gary Teale.

86:51

Steven Thompson has a headed effort at goal. Scott Fox safely holds on.

86:35

Free kick taken by Gary Teale.

86:29

Conrad Balatoni gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Thompson.

86:18

David Cornell restarts play with the free kick.

86:10 Substitution

Substitution Jake Caprice comes on in place of Kenny McLean.

85:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Sinclair on David van Zanten.

85:35

Corner from the left by-line taken by Aaron Sinclair.

83:45

Assist on the goal came from Kris Doolan.

83:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Ross Forbes - St Mirren 1 - 2 Partick Ross Forbes scores with a left foot finish. St Mirren 1-2 Partick.

82:51

Kris Doolan takes a shot. David Cornell safely holds on.

82:07

Clearance by Aaron Muirhead.

80:24

James Craigen provided the assist for the goal.

80:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Kallum Higginbotham - St Mirren 1 - 1 Partick Kallum Higginbotham scores with a left foot finish. St Mirren 1-1 Partick.

80:24

Assist on the goal came from Christie Elliot.

80:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Kallum Higginbotham - St Mirren 1 - 1 Partick Kallum Higginbotham scores with a left foot finish. St Mirren 1-1 Partick.

79:46

Stuart Bannigan restarts play with the free kick.

79:34

Jim Goodwin challenges Kris Doolan unfairly and gives away a free kick.

79:03

A cross is delivered by Christie Elliot.

78:48

Steven Thompson makes a clearance.

78:33

Free kick crossed by Ross Forbes.

78:26

John McGinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Forbes.

78:15

Clearance made by Danny Grainger.

78:03

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ross Forbes.

77:49 Substitution

Substitution Christie Elliot is brought on as a substitute for Steven Lawless.

77:03

Kris Doolan has an effort at goal. David Cornell parries the ball away.

76:29

Conor Newton makes a clearance.

76:24

Aaron Sinclair crosses the ball.

75:37

Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

74:41

John McGinn takes a shot and cleared the bar.

73:32

Free kick taken by Aaron Muirhead.

73:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen O'Donnell by Kenny McLean.

72:10

David van Zanten restarts play with the free kick.

71:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John McGinn by Conrad Balatoni.

71:10

Corner taken by Danny Grainger.

70:41

Shot comes in from Ross Forbes from the free kick. David Cornell safely holds on.

69:58 Substitution

Substitution (Partick) makes a substitution, with Ross Forbes coming on for Isaac Osbourne.

69:37

Jim Goodwin concedes a free kick for a foul on Kallum Higginbotham.

67:55

Kenny McLean takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

67:38

Gary Teale crosses the ball in from the free kick.

67:13

Gary Teale fouled by Aaron Sinclair, the ref awards a free kick.

66:04

Shot by James Craigen. David Cornell parries the ball away.

65:50

Steven Thompson manages to make a clearance.

65:38

Stephen O'Donnell crosses the ball in from the free kick.

65:28

Danny Grainger handles the ball and concedes a free kick.

64:27

Kallum Higginbotham produces a cross.

63:39

Gary Teale delivers the ball.

62:38

Free kick taken by David Cornell.

62:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John McGinn by Steven Lawless.

60:12 Substitution

Substitution John Baird goes off and Kris Doolan comes on.

59:27 Substitution

Substitution Gary Harkins leaves the field to be replaced by Paul McGowan.

57:20

Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham from the right by-line.

56:13

Marc McAusland manages to make a clearance.

56:09

Aaron Sinclair produces a cross.

53:31

Header at goal by James Craigen misses to the right.

53:24

A cross is delivered by Steven Lawless.

52:48

Clearance made by Marc McAusland.

52:45

A cross is delivered by Isaac Osbourne.

52:35

Gary Teale manages to make a clearance.

52:28

Centre by Aaron Sinclair.

50:57

Clearance by Steven Thompson.

50:53

Corner taken by John Baird from the right by-line.

50:42

David van Zanten has an effort at goal.

50:29

Free kick taken by Stephen O'Donnell.

50:21

Jim Goodwin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Lawless.

49:41

The assist for the goal came from Marc McAusland.

49:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Kenny McLean - St Mirren 1 - 0 Partick Kenny McLean slots the ball right footed into the goal. St Mirren 1-0 Partick.

49:01

Clearance made by Jim Goodwin.

48:58

Centre by Stephen O'Donnell.

48:10

Clearance made by Gary Harkins.

48:05

John Baird crosses the ball.

46:51

John Baird takes a shot and cleared the net.

46:17

David Cornell restarts play with the free kick.

46:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Muirhead on Danny Grainger.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Stephane Bahoken goes off and Gary Teale comes on.

45:00 +0:37 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +0:28

James Craigen takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

45:00 +0:04

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

44:48

Aaron Sinclair delivers the ball.

43:55

Shot by Steven Lawless went wide right of the net.

43:38

Free kick taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

43:02

David van Zanten handles the ball and concedes a free kick.

42:53

The ball is crossed by Aaron Sinclair.

41:42

Header by James Craigen goes harmlessly over the bar.

40:56

A cross is delivered by Conor Newton.

40:02

David Cornell takes the free kick.

40:00

The referee blows for offside against Kallum Higginbotham.

39:41

Conrad Balatoni takes the free kick.

39:30

Stephane Bahoken is caught offside.

38:27

Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham from the right by-line.

37:53

Clearance made by Jim Goodwin.

37:49

Steven Lawless crosses the ball.

36:24

Free kick taken by Aaron Muirhead.

36:14

Unfair challenge on Isaac Osbourne by Gary Harkins results in a free kick.

35:56

Shot by Aaron Sinclair cleared the net.

35:27

Corner taken by John Baird.

34:35

Stephane Bahoken takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

33:44

Header at goal by Stuart Bannigan misses left of the target.

33:10

Corner from the left by-line taken by John Baird.

29:54

Clearance made by Jim Goodwin.

29:51

Centre by John Baird.

29:00

Clearance by Jim Goodwin.

28:48

Corner taken by John Baird from the right by-line.

28:21

Clearance by Aaron Sinclair.

28:07

Conor Newton sends in a cross.

27:24

Marc McAusland makes a clearance.

27:20

Centre by Aaron Sinclair.

26:26

Stephane Bahoken takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

25:56

David Cornell restarts play with the free kick.

25:44

The official flags John Baird offside.

25:00

Conor Newton takes a shot. Scott Fox safely holds on.

23:45

David Cornell restarts play with the free kick.

23:41

John Baird is caught offside.

22:40

Stephane Bahoken takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

21:45

Clearance made by Jim Goodwin.

21:37

Corner from the left by-line taken by John Baird.

19:42

James Craigen takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

18:24

Jim Goodwin makes a clearance.

18:20

Centre by Aaron Sinclair.

15:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Baird on Marc McAusland.

14:25

Corner taken by John Baird.

14:03

Conor Newton takes a shot.

13:52

Shot by Kallum Higginbotham.

13:19

Unfair challenge on Isaac Osbourne by Stephane Bahoken results in a free kick.

12:54

Conrad Balatoni manages to make a clearance.

12:51

The ball is swung over by Gary Harkins.

11:07

Clearance made by Conrad Balatoni.

11:00

Corner from the left by-line taken by Gary Harkins.

10:09

Free kick taken by David Cornell.

9:59

Foul by Kallum Higginbotham on Marc McAusland, free kick awarded.

9:07

Jim Goodwin manages to make a clearance.

9:04

James Craigen crosses the ball.

0:48

Shot by Kallum Higginbotham went over the crossbar.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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