Thistle consolidate their position at top of league

IT was sweet revenge for Partick Thistle after they thumped Hamilton Accies 4-0.

The victory came four days after Accies dumped the Firhill side out of the League cup with an extra time goal the previous Tuesday.

However Thistle were back on form on Saturday afternoon to consolidate their position at the top of the league, although it did take them some time to get into their stride with goal number one not coming until the 40th minute from Sean Welsh.

Eleven minutes after the restart Thistle had a second goal in controversial circumstances. Hamilton keeper Kevin Cuthbert certainly felt that he was fouled as Paul Paton’s corner came over but play was allowed to continue and after Chris Erskine nodded the ball on, Steven Craig forced the ball home to make a scoring debut.

In the 64th minute Thistle made it Three. Erskine crossed the ball to Steven Lawless on the right and Lawless steered the ball into the bottom of the net.

The fourth Thistle goal in the 86th minute a bit of a bonus ball. Cuthbert saw his clearance strike Steven Craig and fly past him and into the back of the net.