Partick Thistle 2-1 Cove Rangers

Ten-man Partick Thistle were given a scare by Highland League outfit Cove Rangers but held on to move into the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.

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.

Thistle 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 the Glasgow side held on to progress.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Partick Thistle

  • 01 Fox
  • 02 O'Donnell
  • 03 Sinclair
  • 05 Muirhead
  • 04 Paton
  • 06 Balatoni Booked
  • 11 Erskene (Rowson - 81' )
  • 07 Lawleff (Elliot - 62' )
  • 08 Doohlan (Slane - 62' Booked )
  • 09 Craig Dismissed
  • 10 Forbes

Substitutes

  • 12 Scully
  • 16 Archibald
  • 17 Rowson
  • 14 Elliot
  • 15 Slane

Cove Rangers

  • 01 McKenzie
  • 03 Lawrie
  • 05 Redford
  • 02 Yule
  • 04 Emslie
  • 06 Watson
  • 07 Singer Booked (McCulloch - 46' )
  • 08 Beajrie
  • 09 Johnston
  • 10 Leyden (Milne - 58' )
  • 11 Scully (Stott - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Capstick
  • 12 Stott
  • 16 McCulloch
  • 15 Black
  • 14 Milne
Ref: Tumilty
Att: 1,957

Match Stats

Shots

13 3

On target

7 3

Corners

10 0

Fouls

2 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:38 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +1:30

Ross Forbes takes a short corner.

90:00 +0:46

Foul by Danny Milne on Conrad Balatoni, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Conrad Balatoni.

89:13

The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Milne. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Fox.

87:30

Aaron Sinclair produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

85:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Milne - Partick 2 - 1 Cove Danny Milne scores a goal from long distance to the top right corner of the goal. Partick 2-1 Cove Rangers.

84:40

Ross Forbes takes a shot. Save made by Stuart McKenzie.

82:27

Ross Forbes takes a shot. Alan Redford gets a block in.

80:41 Substitution

Substitution David Rowson replaces Christopher Erskine.

78:02

Ryan Stott takes a shot. Save by Scott Fox.

74:01

Dean Lawrie concedes a free kick for a foul on Christopher Erskine. Shot comes in from Ross Forbes from the free kick.

72:40

Effort from deep inside the area by Christopher Erskine misses to the left of the goal.

68:21

Free kick taken by Stuart McKenzie.

68:21 Substitution

Substitution (Cove Rangers) makes a substitution, with Ryan Stott coming on for Connor Scully.

68:21 Booking

Booking Paul Slane is given a yellow card.

68:02

The assistant referee signals for offside against Paul Slane.

65:09

Martin Johnston takes a shot. Scott Fox makes a save.

63:19

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ross Forbes, Eric Watson manages to make a clearance.

61:44 Substitution

Substitution Paul Slane on for Kris Doolan.

61:44 Substitution

Substitution Christie Elliot replaces Steven Lawless.

59:41

Kris Doolan fouled by Eric Watson, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Paton takes the free kick.

58:57 Penalty

A save by Scott Fox from penalty by Danny Milne. Partick 2-0 Cove Rangers.

58:22 Booking

Booking Conrad Balatoni is cautioned.

58:08

The referee gives a against Conrad Balatoni for handball.

57:24 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Leyden goes off and Danny Milne comes on.

56:06

Centre by Aaron Sinclair.

55:17

Steven Lawless takes a shot. Save made by Stuart McKenzie.

53:24

Paul Emslie concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Paton. Aaron Sinclair takes the free kick.

47:56

The ball is delivered by Aaron Sinclair, Eric Watson manages to make a clearance.

45:03 Substitution

Substitution Murray McCulloch replaces Richie Singer.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:14 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

44:45

The assistant referee flags for offside against Christopher Erskine. Stuart McKenzie restarts play with the free kick.

44:02

Aaron Sinclair produces a cross, save by Stuart McKenzie.

42:57

Conrad Balatoni concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Johnston. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Richie Singer from right channel.

41:23

Shot by Conrad Balatoni from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

40:58

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ross Forbes from the left by-line, clearance by Eric Watson.

38:53

The ball is crossed by Connor Scully, save made by Scott Fox.

37:18

The assist for the goal came from Stephen O'Donnell.

37:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Alan Redford - Partick 2 - 0 Cove Own goal by Alan Redford. Partick 2-0 Cove Rangers.

36:26

The ball is sent over by Stephen O'Donnell.

33:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Forbes by Paul Emslie. Free kick crossed by Ross Forbes, Alan Redford makes a clearance.

30:54

Ross Forbes takes the outswinging corner, Eric Watson makes a clearance.

30:45

The ball is crossed by Aaron Sinclair, Jamie Beagrie gets a block in.

29:43

The ball is swung over by Jordan Leyden, clearance by Conrad Balatoni.

28:39

Outswinging corner taken by Ross Forbes from the left by-line, clearance by Alan Redford.

27:39

Ross Forbes delivers the ball, Aaron Sinclair takes a shot. Save by Stuart McKenzie.

27:39 Booking

Booking Richie Singer goes into the book.

27:24

Richie Singer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Sinclair.

26:23

Stephen O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.

26:23 Dismissal

Dismissal Steven Craig is shown a red card.

25:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Eric Watson on Steven Craig.

22:02

Outswinging corner taken by Ross Forbes, clearance by Eric Watson.

18:04

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ross Forbes from the left by-line to the near post, Jamie Beagrie makes a clearance.

17:02

Paul Paton takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

15:44

Stephen O'Donnell delivers the ball, Stuart McKenzie makes a save.

14:53

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart McKenzie.

12:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Ross Forbes - Partick 1 - 0 Cove Ross Forbes grabs a goal from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Partick 1-0 Cove Rangers.

11:34

The ball is delivered by Christopher Erskine, clearance by Eric Watson.

10:22

Christopher Erskine takes a shot. Blocked by Dean Lawrie. Inswinging corner taken by Ross Forbes, clearance made by Blair Yule.

9:42

Stephen O'Donnell takes a shot. Save by Stuart McKenzie. Corner taken by Ross Forbes played to the near post, Jamie Beagrie manages to make a clearance.

8:02

Ross Forbes takes the outswinging corner, Martin Johnston makes a clearance.

5:35

Richie Singer sends in a cross, save made by Scott Fox.

4:46

Christopher Erskine produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

3:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Craig on Eric Watson. Eric Watson takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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