Partick Thistle put Hibs to the sword

Partick Thistle 3 v Hibernian 1, Saturday 15th March,'23 Kallum Higginbotham scored 90th min.'Photo by Paul Mc Sherry Sat 15th March 2014.
Partick Thistle 3 v Hibernian 1, Saturday 15th March,'23 Kallum Higginbotham scored 90th min.'Photo by Paul Mc Sherry Sat 15th March 2014.

Partick Thistle made it back to back home wins following their previous win against Aberdeen, when they beat Hibs 3-1 on Saturday.

In tricky conditions Thistle made a great start with Chris Erskine opening the scoring just two minutes from half time.

Lyle Taylor got space down the right, and his cut back was expertly dummied by Kris Doolan, who then fed it to Erskine who took a moment to steady himself before firing high past Williams and into the net.

Although Hibs looked the more likely to score at the start of the second half it was Lee Mair who nodding home Thistle’s second on the hour mark. Mair took advantage after Lyle Taylor had been fouled close to the touchline. Kallum Higginbotham sent over a free kick which picked out Mair at the back post and the central defender did the rest.

However Thistle were only able to enjoy the comfort of a two goal lead for just three minutes; Duncan Watmore’s shot finding the corner of the Thistle net to put Hibs right back into the game.

Pushing men forward at every opportunity Hibs put Thistle’s defence under great pressure but the home side looked a real threat on the breaks.

With the game deep into the final 10 minutes Thistle hearts were in their mouths when Stephen O’Donnell diverted a Heffernan cross back towards his own goal and had it not been for an excellent stop from Paul Gallacher, Hibs would have found themselves back on level terms.

As the game entered the 90 minute mark Thistle fans were lifted when Kallum Higginbotham scored.

Christie Elliott sent a crossfield pass to the impressive Higginbotham who was left with a clear run on goal, albeit with plenty of work still to do. He was able to cap his man-of-the-match with a goal that it richly deserved when he tucked the ball into the back of the Hibs net for his sixth goal of the season.