Cowdenbeath 0-3 Partick Thistle

Partick Thistle are one point clear at the top of Division One

Kris Doolan scored twice as Partick Thistle moved to the top of Division One with a win over 10-man Cowdenbeath.

Stephen O'Donnell fired in from close-range on 24 minutes and the Jags doubled their lead when Doolan headed in from a James Craigen corner.

Thomas O'Brien was dismissed in the 70th minute for unfairly denying Doolan a goalscoring opportunity.

And the striker soon capitalised on O'Brien's absence with a close-range header from a Steven Lawless cross.

The win for Alan Archibald's men lifts them one point above Morton, with a game in hand over their closest rivals.

Cowdenbeath: Colin Stewart, Brett,Armstrong, Naismith (O'Brien 37), Adamson, McKenzie, McAllister, Milne (Ramsay 46), Stevenson, Moore, Greg Stewart (Coult 68). Subs Not Used: Wilson, Miller.

Sent Off: O'Brien (70).

Partick Thistle: Fox, Stephen O'Donnell, Muirhead, Balatoni, Sinclair, Welsh, Paton (Bannigan 46), Craigen, Lawless (Elliot 82), Doolan (McGuigan 85), Erskine. Subs Not Used: Daniels, Forbes.

Goals: Stephen O'Donnell 24, Doolan 30,79. Booked: Lawless, Balatoni.

Att: 716

Ref: Craig Charleston

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