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Falkirk 2-0 Partick Thistle

Scottish Football League

Falkirk maintained their slim promotion hopes with a win over Partick Thistle, who finished the match with 10 men.

Tam McManus slotted the ball home from Mark Stewart's cross to give the Bairns the lead in first-half injury time.

Thistle's Paul Cairney hit the post with a shot before the visitors' David Rowson was dismissed for picking up a second yellow card.

Stewart converted the hosts' second late on and Falkirk are now six points off Division One leaders Dunfermline.

Falkirk: Olejnik, Duffie, Scobbie, Murdoch, McLean, Flynn, Alston (Mitchell 70), Millar (Perry 46), Stewart, McManus (Jay Fulton 90), Higginbotham.
Subs Not Used: Barclay, Kingsley.

Booked: Millar, Scobbie. Goals: McManus 45, Stewart 90.

Partick: Fox, Kinniburgh, Balatoni, Archibald, Boyle, Cairney, Campbell, Rowson, Grehan (Stewart 83), Doolan, Erskine. Subs Not Used: Scully, McGrotty, McGeough, Fraser.

Sent Off: Rowson (75). Booked: Rowson, Kinniburgh.

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Ref: Matt Northcroft

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