Partick Thistle 4-1 Falkirk

Partick Thistle players celebrating

Partick Thistle moved up to second in the First Division with an emphatic home victory against Falkirk.

Conrad Balatoni headed Thistle into an early lead but Lyle Taylor's drilled shot levelled matters on 18 minutes.

However, Chris Erskine soon nodded the hosts back into the lead.

And second-half strikes by Balatoni and Erskine in the space of two minutes completed the home side's win.

Partick: Fox, Paton, Balatoni, Archibald, Sinclair, Murray (Craigen 63), Forbes, Bannigan, Lawless (Welsh 25), Craig (Doolan 78),Erskine. Subs Not Used: Daniels, McGuigan.

Goals: Balatoni 4, Erskine 20, Balatoni 62, Erskine 64.

Falkirk: McGovern, Duffie, McGeever, Dods, Kingsley, Murdoch, McGrandles, Grant (Higgins 66), Alston, Jay Fulton, Taylor. Subs Not Used: Bowman, Dick, Dale Fulton, Small.

Goals: Taylor 18.

Att: 3,280

Ref: John Beaton

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