Queen of the South 0 Partick Thistle 2

Partick Thistle Manager Dick Campbell was delighted with the three points after seeing his side weather some Queen's attacks in which the Dumfries side had some better chances.

He said. "It took two wonderful goals to give us the point but I was more than happy to come away with a blank scoresheet for our defence."

Queens should certainly have broken the deadlock on the half hour when Willie Gibson broke down the wing and sent over a cross which left Andrew Barrowman with only the keeper to beat - but he headed wide.

And minutes later it was a similar situation as Gibson again sent over a cross and this time it was Paul Burns right in front of goal who headed over.

Thistle piled on the pressure after this and the Queen's goal had a charmed life just before the break as ball after ball was scrambled clear.

Keeper Barry-John Corr saved his side just after the break when he turned away a point blank range shot from Jimmy Gibson.

But that Thistle breakthrough was just delayed and in 53 minutes Mark Roberts took up the running just outside the box and weaved his way past two players to crack home a left foot drive.

Queens however tried desperately to hit back and keeper Kenny Arthur brought off a fine save from a 30 yard drive by Graham Weir.

But then Queens fluffed again in front of goal this time with Barrowman sending over the cross and John O'Neill heading over the bar.

Queens were unlucky when a free kick from Dermott McCaffrey was headed passed keeper Arthur by Sean O'Connor but the ball hit the bar and rebounded onto the post.

And with seven minutes to go Thistle put the game beyond doubt when Simon Donnelly ran in to slot the ball passed the keeper Corr.

Queen's Manager Ian McCall said:-

"If we'd won by four-nil it would not have flattered us - but we didn't take our chances."