Thistle disappointed to lose last home game of season

3pm Partick Thistle v Kilmarnock at Firhill Stadium, Firhill Road, Glasgow G20 7AL.  Go to office and let them know you are covering for Milngavie and Bearsden Herald as regular photographer Roberto Cavieres is unwell.
3pm Partick Thistle v Kilmarnock at Firhill Stadium, Firhill Road, Glasgow G20 7AL. Go to office and let them know you are covering for Milngavie and Bearsden Herald as regular photographer Roberto Cavieres is unwell.

Partick Thistle 1

Kilmarnock 4

Although Partick Thistle are safe in the Scottish Premiership for next season, it was disappointing to lose their last home game so decisively.

Kilmarnock’s Jamie Hamill opened the scoring with a penalty rebound which was followed by two goals either side of the break by Tope Obadeyi.

Conrad Balatoni headed home a consolation for the Jags before Josh Magennis finished off the scoring.

The hosts started better, but Killie took the lead when Greg Kiltie was hauled down by Callum Booth just inside the box. Hamill stepped up and saw his weak effort saved by Scott Fox before slipping home the rebound.

Killie doubled their score after Obadeyi used his head to flash an Alexei Eremenko corner past Fox. Thistle dominated the early part of the second half with Lyle Taylor going close from a free-kick.

But Killie grabbed a third from a disputed Eremenko set piece. The Finn curled into the area and Obadeyi met it again with a low header for his second.

Thistle were not done though and skipper Balatoni headed home a Higginbotham corner to reduce the gap.

However Eremenko - who received a standing ovation from the boisterous Killie support when subbed - set up Magennis to slip the ball through the legs of Fox to seal a massive win for Kilmarnock.

commenting after the match Jags boss Alan Archibald said: “I was particularly disappointed with the fact that the things we have been doing well recently we didn’t do on Saturday.”