Thistle hold on to clinch all three point going into the international break

St Mirren 0

Partick Thistle 1

Thistle now sit a comfortable eigth in the league going into the international break following a late stike by Christie Elliott goal deep into the second half.

Captain Welsh was heavily involved in the opening exchanges of the game as Thistle made a bright start, but it was the home side that appeared slightly more threatening.

St Mirren constantly probed the Thistle defence in the opening half, but a resolute defence ensured nothing got through.

Only once was Scott Fox required to produce a save of any note and even then his save from a McLean free kick was pretty routine. Naismith lashed a shot well wide of goal and Frans blocked a Ball effort with his legs in the few other first half skirmishes in front of either goal that were remotely worthy of noting.

Into the second half and Thistle pressed the home defence as St Mirren offering little in return.

In the 74th minute Thistle made their third and final substitution, when Declan McDaid came on for Steven Lawless. The youngster had barely been on the park for 60 seconds when he played a big part in what would prove to be the game’s only goal.

McDaid collected the ball close to the bye line on the right hand side and was able to pick out Christie Elliott. Elliott took a touch before firing the ball low through a crowd of players and past Kello and into the St Mirren net.