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A cross is delivered by Stephen O'Donnell.
Stephen O'Donnell takes a shot. Save by Stephen Grindlay.
Long range shot from Scott Agnew misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Craigen by Alan Lithgow. Free kick taken by Paul Paton.
Corner taken right-footed by Mark Gilhaney from the left by-line, clearance made by Alan Archibald. Inswinging corner taken by Scott Agnew.
Stuart Bannigan fouled by Alan Lithgow, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Paton from left by-line, Alan Lithgow makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Paton by James Creaney. Paul Paton takes the direct free kick.
James Creaney comes on in place of Ross Forsyth.
James Craigen takes a shot. Stephen Grindlay makes a save.
Chris Erskine has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.
Christie Elliot takes a shot. Stephen Grindlay makes a save.
Stephen O'Donnell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Garry Flening. Chris Erskine is shown a yellow card. Christie Elliot replaces Kris Doolan. Steven Lawless goes off and James Craigen comes on. Direct free kick taken by Andy Graham.
Stuart Bannigan scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Partick 3-0 Dumbarton.Chris Erskine provided the assist for the goal.
Corner taken short by Paul Paton.
(Partick) makes a substitution, with Aaron Sinclair coming on for Sean Welsh.
(Dumbarton) makes a substitution, with Phillip Johnston coming on for James Lister. Scott Agnew replaces Mark Lamont.
Kris Doolan leaves the field to be replaced by Christie Elliot. Ryan Scully comes on in place of Chris Erskine.
Chris Erskine finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Partick 2-0 Dumbarton.Assist on the goal came from Paul Paton.
Unfair challenge on James Lister by Aaron Muirhead results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Ross Forbes from the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Mark Gilhaney, clearance by Aaron Muirhead.
Paul Paton concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Forbes. Paul Paton receives a caution. Andy Graham restarts play with the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Steven Lawless. Stephen Grindlay takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Muirhead by Alan Lithgow. Scott Fox takes the free kick.
Stuart Bannigan concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven McDougall. Direct free kick taken by Ross Forbes.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Paton, save by Stephen Grindlay.
Stuart Bannigan produces a cross, Mark Gilhaney gets a block in.
Corner taken by Steven Lawless.
Chris Erskine takes a shot. Blocked by Alan Lithgow.
The ball is delivered by Mark Lamont.
Mark Gilhaney takes a short corner.
James Lister takes a shot. Scott Fox makes a save.
Effort on goal by Sean Welsh from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
Ross Forsyth concedes a free kick for a foul on Kris Doolan. Paul Paton takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Devlin on Stuart Bannigan. Booking for Nicky Devlin. Stuart Bannigan takes the free kick.
Paul Paton decides to take a short corner.
Stephen O'Donnell takes a shot. Alan Lithgow gets a block in.
Corner taken by Paul Paton played to the near post, clearance made by James Lister.
Garry Flening concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Lawless. The referee shows Garry Flening a yellow card. Paul Paton takes the direct free kick.
Paul Paton fouled by Garry Flening, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Paton.
Kris Doolan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Stephen Grindlay takes the free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Ross Forbes, clearance made by Hugh Murray.
Kris Doolan grabs a headed goal from close in. Partick 1-0 Dumbarton.The assist for the goal came from Stuart Bannigan.
Stuart Bannigan delivers the ball, clearance made by Ross Forsyth.
Right-footed shot by Sean Welsh missed to the left of the net.
The ball is crossed by Nicky Devlin.
Corner taken short by Mark Gilhaney.
Foul by Stuart Bannigan on Mark Gilhaney, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Ross Forbes from the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Paul Paton.
Ross Forsyth fouled by Kris Doolan, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Graham takes the direct free kick.
Lawless cleared to play
Partick Thistle's in-form winger Steven Lawless is available to face Dumbarton after he recovered from the illness that saw him miss training earlier in this week.
David Rowson is the only absentee for the Jags as the former Aberdeen and Stoke City man is struggling with a back injury.
Thistle have won all of their five games so far this season and manager Jackie McNamara is asking his men to show that they can handle a growing sense of excitement at Firhill.
McNamara said: "Last season we really struggled in games that we were expected to win and this one probably falls into that bracket.
"I reckon that we have a stronger mind set now and this would be a great game to prove that to be the case."
Dumbarton will look to pick up their first points of the league season without midfielder Kevin Nicol and striker Pat Walker.
Nicol and Walker remain on the sidelines with groin and ankle injuries respectively.
Despite two defeats, Sons manager Alan Adamson is being upbeat about his side's prospects.
"I am happy with how we played last week against Cowdenbeath apart from the face that we never took our chances," he said. "If we start doing that then we will be okay in the First Division.
"Partick are flying just now and this will be a tough game but games like this one are the reason you work so hard to get promoted. It will not be easy but we will go out and do our best to get off the mark."
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