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Inverness 3-2 Partick Thistle: Jags rally but Inverness claim victory

Sean Welsh
Sean Welsh made it three for Inverness

Inverness recorded their first home victory of the season with a 3-2 win over Partick Thistle.

A Jordon White header and Shaun Rooney put the hosts into a strong lead before Sean Welsh made it three from the spot.

Thistle were awarded their own spot kick but Mark Ridgers saved from Miles Storey.

With eight minutes to go Blair Spittal pulled one back for the visitors before Kris Doolan's late effort ensured a narrow win for Inverness.

The result means John Robertson's men are perched top of the Championship pile after five games, a point ahead of Ross County and Ayr United.

For Thistle, Alan Archibald's men sit seventh.

'We were disappointed at 3-0 up at half-time' - reaction

Inverness manager John Robertson said: "I thought the first 65-70 minutes was magnificent. We pressed the ball, high intensity, won it back, created chances.

"We were a wee bit disappointed to come in only 3-0 up at half-time. When you are 3-0 up you tend to want to protect what you've got without taking any undue risks and I think that's kind of where we fell in a wee bit.

"I think the second goal slightly takes the shine off a really good performance, a commanding performance."

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald said: "Bizarrely enough we started the game really well.

"With bad defending we gave them three goals - bad goals to lose and we were well in the game at the time. We got a penalty before half time - we missed that.

"We always looked a threat. The second half we gave ourselves a mountain to climb and we've done it a couple of times away from home and we can't keep doing it."

Line-ups

Inverness CT

  • 1Ridgers
  • 2RooneySubstituted forMcCartat 43'minutes
  • 22McKay
  • 5Donaldson
  • 3Tremarco
  • 7PolworthBooked at 90mins
  • 4ChalmersBooked at 48mins
  • 15Welsh
  • 10Doran CoganSubstituted forCalderat 76'minutes
  • 11Walsh
  • 19WhiteSubstituted forOakleyat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6McCart
  • 9Austin
  • 14Oakley
  • 16Calder
  • 23Mackay
  • 24Trafford
  • 42Hoban

Partick Thistle

  • 1Bell
  • 2Elliott
  • 5Keown
  • 6McGinty
  • 3Penrice
  • 18Mbuyi-MutomboSubstituted forDoolanat 56'minutes
  • 39NtambweBooked at 32minsSubstituted forBanniganat 37'minutesBooked at 72mins
  • 17Slater
  • 7Spittal
  • 19StoreySubstituted forQuitongoat 71'minutes
  • 10Erskine

Substitutes

  • 8Bannigan
  • 9Doolan
  • 15Melbourne
  • 21Fitzpatrick
  • 23Sneddon
  • 30Jefferies
  • 33Quitongo
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
2,424

Match Stats

Home TeamInverness CTAway TeamPartick Thistle
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home8
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home16
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Inverness CT 3, Partick Thistle 2.

Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Inverness CT 3, Partick Thistle 2.

Goal!

Goal! Inverness CT 3, Partick Thistle 2. Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Blair Spittal.

Booking

Liam Polworth (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Liam Polworth (Inverness CT).

Foul by Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle).

Liam Polworth (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jai Quitongo (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Coll Donaldson (Inverness CT).

Attempt missed. Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Coll Donaldson.

Goal!

Goal! Inverness CT 3, Partick Thistle 1. Blair Spittal (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Liam Polworth (Inverness CT).

Craig Slater (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Oakley (Inverness CT).

Niall Keown (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Riccardo Calder replaces Aaron Doran.

Attempt missed. James Penrice (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Blair Spittal (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Coll Donaldson.

Booking

Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Liam Polworth (Inverness CT) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle).

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Jai Quitongo replaces Miles Storey.

Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Polworth (Inverness CT).

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. George Oakley replaces Jordan White.

Delay in match Jordan White (Inverness CT) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Blair Spittal (Partick Thistle) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie McCart (Inverness CT).

Attempt missed. Jordan White (Inverness CT) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Foul by Aaron Doran (Inverness CT).

Blair Spittal (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jordan White (Inverness CT).

Niall Keown (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Kris Doolan replaces Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Inverness CT532094511
2Ross County531173410
3Ayr531198110
4Queen of Sth522111478
5Dundee Utd52219728
6Morton52217528
7Partick Thistle520369-36
8Dunfermline5113512-74
9Alloa503236-33
10Falkirk5005311-80
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