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Partick Thistle beat Raith Rovers 2-1 at Firhill to move within a point of cinch Championship leaders Ayr.

Thistle took a third-minute lead through Scott Tiffoney after skipper Ross Docherty’s blocked shot had sparked a goalmouth scramble in the Rovers box.

Harry Milne saw his effort ruled out for offside for the hosts.

But Steven Lawless doubled the home side’s lead three minutes before the break with a composed finish.

Ethan Ross halved the deficit a minute later, but the visitors could not salvage a point despite putting the hosts under late pressure.