Ryan Williamson returned to the Partick Thistle starting line-up for the visit of Falkirk this afternoon. Williamson alongside Connor Murray and Joe Cardle made way for Mouhamed Niang, Richard Foster and Shea Gordon who dropped to the bench.
The hosts controlled the opening stages off the game, however having dominated possession early on it turned out to be the visitors who struck first. Callum Morrison’s shot which deflected off James Penrice’s leg, looped high into the air and into the net over Kieran Wright.
Robbie Leitch celebrates his teams opening goal. (Pic courtesy of Falkirk FC)
Not long after Williamson showed his class. Ryan was high up the pitch on the right flank to support the attack, hitting the touchline with the ball but before he could send in a cross, he was fouled by Falkirk defender Paul Dixon. Brian Graham missed from the spot and the visitors held on to their narrow lead at the break.
Twenty minutes into the second half Thistle were level. Blair Spittal sent in a cross which Brian Graham nodded down in the six-yard box. Connor Murray challenged Mark Durnan for the ball, but Joe Cardle came flying in to head the ball goalwards into the net. The home side got their second of the afternoon in quick succession. After Ross Docherty was picked out by Joe Cardle, his whipped cross was met by Brian Graham who headed home from close range to fire Thistle into the lead.
However, with a handful of minutes remaining, the Bairns snatched an equaliser. Connor Sammon got on the end of a looping deflected cross to tee up Charlie Telfer who powered a volley past Kieran Wright to level the scoring.
Partick Thistle 2-2 Falkirk FT
Next up for Partick Thistle is Greenock Morton in the Betfred Cup next Saturday at Firhill. As for Falkirk they travel to Dumbarton in their final Betfred Cup Group stage game.