Last gasp strike gives Thistle a point

Partick Thistle dominated this match against St Johnstone - coming away from McDiarmid Park with a point a piece after a 1-1 scoreline.

The hero of the game was Kris Doolan who scores at the end of the game after the home side’s Stevie May had fired in the opener after just nine minutes.

Thistle responded strongly to this, forcing no fewer than 11 corners in pursuit of a leveller.

With all of Thistle’s immediate rivals picking up points, this crucial point means Alan Archibald’s men remain in 10th spot, two points better off than St Mirren in the relegation play-off place.

May latched onto a loose ball at the edge of the box and fired past Paul Gallacher at his near post, with the aid of a deflection.

A short time later Partick Thistle almost equalised but Prince Buaben’s close range shot was comfortably saved by Mannus. The hosts then came close to almost doubling their lead on 20 minutes. A thunderous drive from Lee Croft was only parried by Gallacher and the follow up header from May came back off the bar before the keeper swiped the ball to safety.

The reminder of the first half was frustrating for Thistle as they struggled to create further chances.

Following the turnaround Gallacher had to bat away a shot on 57mins from Steven MacLean as the visitors were caught out by a long ball.

Then Erskine create a chance for Thistle but his shot flew too high before team-mate Gary Fraser had a strike deflected wide by Frazer Wright.

With the minutes ticking by the visitors continued to press for the equaliser with a deflected shot from striker Lyle Taylor being held by Mannus.

But Mannus was beaten right at the death as a loose ball fell to Doolan at the edge of the box who made no mistakes with the substitute firing into the net for what could be a crucial point for Thistle.

Thistle: Gallacher, McMillan, Taylor-Sinclair, Fraser, Mair, Gabriel, Elliott, Buaben (Doolan, 62), Taylor, Bannigan, Erskine (Lawless, 76). Subs not used: Fox, O’Donnell, Craigen, Moncur, Keenan.

Att: 2,999