Partick Thistle squandered any hopes that Kilmarnock cherished of returning to the top of the Championship table last night. Oli Shaw’s 59th minute goal for Killie gave them a lead throughout the match but unfortunately, Partick equalized last-minute. Ross Docherty scored an equalizer at 87 minutes, with just three minutes to go, for one point. In Friday’s Scottish Championship football news, Partick denied Kilmarnock a win by holding them down to a 1-1 draw.
Scottish Championship Football News – Partick Denied Kilmarnock a Win
Killie created the best of the early opportunities. Blair Alston broke forward from midfield in 20 minutes but Jamie Sneddon pushed his strike away.
Then, Zak Rudden forced Zach Hemming into smothering one effort after Cammy Smith had played him in.
Smith had Thistle’s biggest chance after Tiffoney’s run down the left wing. But Brandon Haunstrup got back to block the ball and thus ensured that the half time brought a scoreless deadlock.
Killie won a huge chance to take the lead on the hour mark. Referee Nick Walsh pointed to the spot, ruling that Richard Foster had handled the ball.
As a result, Oli Shaw stepped up and just as he did last week, he converted the penalty. His goal count has now gone into double figures for the campaign.
Daniel MacKay came on for his Killie debut for Chris Burke. And he forced Kevin Holt into picking up a yellow card after the winger beat him for pace.
After bringing down McGinn beside the dugouts, Foster joined him in the book moments later.
But even as Killie tried to see the game out, Thistle found their equaliser goal on 87 minutes.
Ross Docherty found space outside the box and his corner shot left Hemming no chance of saving the ball.
Both sides pushed for a winner during the four minutes of stoppage time. But neither team managed it reflecting what was a tight encounter throughout.