Too little too late for Thistle

The misery continued for Partick Thistle as they failed to win their first league match of the season, going down 1-0 to St Johnstone.

Stevie May’s goal in the 27th minute sealed Thistle’s fate as the visitors capped a dominant first half that could have seen them add a couple more.

May collected the ball following a mazy run by David Wotherspoon and made no mistakes powering the ball home.

However Thistle responded well and created plenty of chances but failed to find that elusive equaliser.

Midfielder Chris Erskine, onloan from Dundee United until the end of the season, was impressive, especially with his volleyed over shot. Kris Doolan’s was also on form with a hooked shot bouncing wide of the Saints goal to give the Firhill crowd some hope.

The second half was much more positive for Thistle with Gary Fraser testing Stevie Banks from distance. The Jags pressed hard as the minutes ticked away, with Erskine looking most likely to score with an audacious overhead kick that just went over. Doolan also came close.

On Saturday Thistle play St Mirren away.