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Dunfermline Athletic 3-0 Partick Thistle: Anderson double helps keep Thistle at bottom

Dunfermline's Bruce Anderson scores
Bruce Anderson has scored three goals in four games for the Pars

On-loan Aberdeen striker Bruce Anderson's double gave Dunfermline Athletic a win that leaves Partick Thistle at the Championship's basement.

The Pars took the lead from a corner two minutes after half-time, Anderson with the decisive touch after Ryan Blair's delivery was not dealt with.

Another Blair corner led to the Pars' second goal as Danny Devine headed home.

Anderson wrapped up a convincing win with a close-range finish late on.

It was the 20-year-old's third goal in four games for the Pars, who move to within two points of fourth-top Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

After a second defeat in a row, Thistle remain behind Falkirk on goal difference but having played a game more.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 40Scully
  • 2Williamson
  • 14Devine
  • 6AshcroftBooked at 56mins
  • 28Craigen
  • 8BeadlingBooked at 63mins
  • 7HigginbothamSubstituted forToddat 84'minutes
  • 35Blair
  • 17Thomson
  • 10LongridgeSubstituted forConnollyat 75'minutes
  • 12AndersonSubstituted forMuirheadat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Durnan
  • 11Connolly
  • 20Gill
  • 22Morrison
  • 23Smith
  • 26Todd
  • 36Muirhead

Partick Thistle

  • 15Hazard
  • 31McMillan
  • 5Anderson
  • 43SaundersSubstituted forFitzpatrickat 55'minutes
  • 2Elliott
  • 17SlaterBooked at 88mins
  • 11HarkinsBooked at 82mins
  • 7Spittal
  • 3Penrice
  • 9DoolanSubstituted forCoulibalyat 66'minutes
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forMansellat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6McGinty
  • 14Gordon
  • 21Fitzpatrick
  • 23Sneddon
  • 29Coulibaly
  • 30Mansell
  • 99Roy
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
4,904

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamPartick Thistle
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away3
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Partick Thistle 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Partick Thistle 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Robbie Muirhead replaces Bruce Anderson.

Foul by James Craigen (Dunfermline Athletic).

Lewis Mansell (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Craig Slater (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Aidan Connolly (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Slater (Partick Thistle).

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 3, Partick Thistle 0. Bruce Anderson (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joseph Thomson.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Matthew Todd replaces Kallum Higginbotham.

Booking

Gary Harkins (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card.

Aidan Connolly (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Harkins (Partick Thistle).

Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Mansell (Partick Thistle).

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Joseph Thomson.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Ryan Williamson.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Aidan Connolly replaces Louis Longridge.

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 2, Partick Thistle 0. Danny Devine (Dunfermline Athletic) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Ryan Blair following a corner.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Conor Hazard.

Attempt saved. Joseph Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Louis Longridge (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle).

Foul by Louis Longridge (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by James Penrice.

Foul by Aidan Fitzpatrick (Partick Thistle).

Tom Beadling (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Bruce Anderson (Dunfermline Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Lewis Mansell replaces Scott McDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Souleymane Coulibaly replaces Kris Doolan.

Booking

Tom Beadling (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Beadling (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Attempt saved. Bruce Anderson (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Louis Longridge.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by James Craigen.

Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott McDonald (Partick Thistle).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County25156446252151
2Dundee Utd2613763632446
3Ayr26127742261643
4Inverness CT2681263430436
5Dunfermline2697102830-234
6Morton268992633-733
7Queen of Sth2679103532330
8Alloa2668122740-1326
9Falkirk2567122636-1025
10Partick Thistle2674152743-1625
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