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Partick Thistle 1-2 Inverness CT: Tom Walsh volley earns Inverness victory

By Kenny Crawford at FirhillBBC Sport Scotland

Tom Walsh's thumping volley moved Inverness Caledonian Thistle into fourth in the Scottish Championship to heap misery on Partick Thistle.

The substitute benefited from Aaron Doran's neat flick-on to lash the ball beyond Jags goalkeeper Jamie Sneddon.

Doran had given Caley Thistle the lead after a wonderful dummy by Jordan White from Joe Chalmers' pass.

Stuart Bannigan's first goal since 2015 - a fine curled effort - brought Thistle level before Walsh's winner.

Like Doran, the attacking midfielder is now up to 10 for the season, as John Robertson's men aim to be involved in the promotion play-offs as well as having a Scottish Cup semi-final against Hearts look forward to.

This is only the Jags' third league defeat in 10 in 2019, but a win tonight would have moved them to the relative comfort of seventh in the league.

'We fell asleep, but got our deserved three points' - Reaction

Partick Thistle manager Gary Caldwell said: "I am very disappointed. The first half was poor from both teams, the second half was end to end but we were very much in the game at 1-1, and had some great opportunities.

"To get nothing from it is very disappointing."

Inverness boss John Robertson said: "It was a great first goal; great ball through by Joe Chalmers and a beautiful step-over from Jordan White, and the finish by Aaron Doran.

"But then we fell asleep, Thistle upped the tempo and got their equaliser. We weathered the storm and got another brilliant finish. It was a deserved three points.

"The next few weeks are a big ask but we showed tonight we have the players to handle it."

Line-ups

Partick Thistle

Formation 3-5-2

  • 23Sneddon
  • 5AndersonBooked at 23mins
  • 31McMillanBooked at 45mins
  • 43SaundersBooked at 43mins
  • 2ElliottSubstituted forCardleat 72'minutes
  • 8Bannigan
  • 17Slater
  • 11HarkinsSubstituted forSpittalat 61'minutes
  • 3Penrice
  • 10McDonald
  • 30MansellBooked at 33minsSubstituted forStoreyat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6McGinty
  • 7Spittal
  • 9Doolan
  • 12Lennox
  • 19Storey
  • 21Fitzpatrick
  • 32Cardle

Inverness CT

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Ridgers
  • 22McKay
  • 6McCart
  • 5DonaldsonBooked at 90mins
  • 3Tremarco
  • 4Chalmers
  • 15Welsh
  • 24TraffordBooked at 62minsSubstituted forWalshat 69'minutes
  • 10Doran CoganSubstituted forRooneyat 86'minutes
  • 7Polworth
  • 19White

Substitutes

  • 2Rooney
  • 8McCauley
  • 9Austin
  • 11Walsh
  • 21Mackay
  • 29McHattie
  • 45Machado
Referee:
John Beaton
Attendance:
2,149

Match Stats

Home TeamPartick ThistleAway TeamInverness CT
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Partick Thistle 1, Inverness CT 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Partick Thistle 1, Inverness CT 2.

  3. Booking

    Coll Donaldson (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Miles Storey (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Coll Donaldson (Inverness CT).

  6. Post update

    Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jordan White (Inverness CT).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Joe Cardle.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. Shaun Rooney replaces Aaron Doran.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Partick Thistle 1, Inverness CT 2. Tom Walsh (Inverness CT) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Aaron Doran.

  12. Post update

    Miles Storey (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jamie McCart (Inverness CT).

  14. Post update

    Blair Spittal (Partick Thistle) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Jack McMillan.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Partick Thistle. Joe Cardle replaces Christie Elliott.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Slater (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Coll Donaldson.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. Tom Walsh replaces Charlie Trafford.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County28176550272357
2Dundee Utd2814773834449
3Ayr27127842281443
4Inverness CT28101263831742
5Dunfermline28117103030040
6Morton28810102736-934
7Queen of Sth2879123535030
8Falkirk2979133140-930
9Partick Thistle2985163147-1629
10Alloa2768132741-1426
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