Thistle pay the price for conceding injury time goal

PARTICK Thistle’s disappointing 2-2 away draw saw them drop to third in what is turning out to be a thrilling battle for the top spot when Livingston came back in injury time to level.

Both sides provided the fans with a great spectacle of football.

The first goal came in the 25th minute when Steven Craig crossed from the right and Kris Doolan tried to flick the ball goalwards. He was partially successful and enjoyed the break of the ball when it bounced back off him and trundled over the line.

It was a lead that Thistle enjoyed for just three minutes. Anthony Andreu’s shot from outside the box found the corner of the Thistle net despite Graeme Smith managing to get a hand to the ball.

In the 32nd minute Craig regained Thistle’s lead. Aaron Sinclair whipped over an excellent cross from the left flank and Craig was able to rise above the Livingston defence to bullet a header into the back of the net.

That completed the scoring for the first half although there were plenty of opportunities on both sides.

It wasn’t until two minutes into injury time that Livingston got their revenge.

Following the sending off of Sean Welsh for picking up his second yellow card, a 10 man Thistle could not stop a cross from the boot of Marc McNulty past the reach of Graeme Smith and into the far corner of the Thistle net to level the score.