By Des McKeown at Firhill
Partick Thistle made it four top flight wins in a row for the first time in 38 years with a hard fought victory over the Ross County.
This win now leaves Alan Archibald’s side in seventh position in the Premiership and are only outside of the top six on goal difference.
The game itself didn’t offer up too many goal attempts and was mainly a midfield battle that Thistle came out on top in.
The only goal of the game came in the 52nd minute when Stuart Bannigan’s delicious cross was diverted beyond his own goalkeeper Scott Fox by County captain Andrew Davies.
Kris Doolan almost doubled the Jags’ lead 15 minutes later when he headed a David Amoo cross goal wards and watched on as Scott Fox pushed it into the bar.
Doolan was first to react to the rebound but brought another save out of the Staggies’ keeper who once again pushed his header onto the bar again.
County’s best chance of the game came in the first half when an Andrew Davies volley from Martin Woods’ free-kick was brilliantly saved by Tomas Cerny in the Thistle goal.
Jim McIntyre was irate with referee Andrew Dallas when he denied a penalty after Abdul Osman appeared to pull County midfielder Jackson Irvine in the box.
That is now one defeat in nine games for Alan Archibald’s side and with confidence oozing out of his players the Jags are now fully focussed on reaching the top six.