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Alloa 0-2 Partick Thistle: Scott McDonald scores as Jags move out of bottom two

Scott McDonald scores
Scott McDonald marked his first appearance since last May with a goal

Scott McDonald scored on his Partick Thistle debut as the Jags beat Alloa Athletic to move out of the Scottish Championship's bottom two.

The former Celtic and Motherwell forward came off the bench to double the visitors' lead with shot from inside the box.

The goal ended Alloa's hopes of climbing off bottom spot, with Blair Spittal having struck Thistle's opener early on.

The Wasps remain a point off Falkirk.

And the Bairns now trail Partick by the same margin, with Thistle and Falkirk both having played one game fewer than Alloa.

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 1Parry
  • 2Taggart
  • 4Roscoe
  • 5Graham
  • 3Dick
  • 7CawleySubstituted forKirkpatrickat 74'minutes
  • 11FlanniganBooked at 81mins
  • 10TroutenSubstituted forHamiltonat 81'minutes
  • 6HetheringtonBooked at 77minsSubstituted forRobertsonat 84'minutes
  • 19Zanatta
  • 23Shields

Substitutes

  • 8Robertson
  • 9Hamilton
  • 14Brown
  • 15Kirkpatrick
  • 31Henry

Partick Thistle

  • 15HazardBooked at 90mins
  • 2Elliott
  • 5Anderson
  • 31McMillan
  • 3Penrice
  • 8BanniganBooked at 63mins
  • 17Slater
  • 21FitzpatrickSubstituted forMcDonaldat 65'minutes
  • 11HarkinsSubstituted forWilsonat 87'minutes
  • 7Spittal
  • 9DoolanSubstituted forMansellat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6McGinty
  • 10McDonald
  • 20Wilson
  • 23Sneddon
  • 29Coulibaly
  • 30Mansell
  • 99Roy
Referee:
Gavin Ross
Attendance:
1,757

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamPartick Thistle
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home5
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Partick Thistle 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Partick Thistle 2.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Stuart Bannigan.

Foul by Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic).

Steven Anderson (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle).

Foul by Jack Hamilton (Alloa Athletic).

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

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Andy Graham.

Booking

Conor Hazard (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Jack McMillan.

Attempt blocked. Jack Hamilton (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Callum Wilson replaces Gary Harkins.

Attempt saved. Scott McDonald (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Jon Robertson replaces Steven Hetherington because of an injury.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Blair Spittal.

Booking

Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic).

Craig Slater (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Jack Hamilton replaces Alan Trouten.

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 0, Partick Thistle 2. Scott McDonald (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewis Mansell.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Lewis Mansell replaces Kris Doolan.

Booking

Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Jordan Kirkpatrick replaces Kevin Cawley.

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle).

Attempt missed. Scott McDonald (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Scott McDonald (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Andy Graham.

Scott McDonald (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Scott McDonald replaces Aidan Fitzpatrick.

Foul by Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic).

Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

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

Delay in match Sam Roscoe (Alloa Athletic) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Andy Graham (Alloa Athletic) header from a difficult angle on the right is too high.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County23136439211845
2Ayr24127540221843
3Dundee Utd2412663431342
4Inverness CT2471253329433
5Queen of Sth247983429530
6Morton247982532-730
7Dunfermline2477102430-628
8Partick Thistle2474132536-1125
9Falkirk2466122535-1024
10Alloa2558122539-1423
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