Partick Thistle through to cup second round despite scare

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Partick Thistle beat Ayr 2-1 on Tuesday night at Firhhill to throw their hat into the League Cup second round draw - despite a late scare.

Stephen O’Donnell had given Thistle the lead in the 12th minute, and Conrad Balatoni’s header 8 minutes from the end looked to have eased them into the next round.

But Ayr sub Mark Shankland, had other ideas, heading his side back into the game before almost getting the leveller when he smacking a shot off the Thistle post in the 90th minute.