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Steven McDougall produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Effort on goal by Aaron Sinclair from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Sean Welsh takes a shot. Save made by Stephen Grindlay. Mark McGuigan comes on in place of Stuart Bannigan. Inswinging corner taken by Sean Welsh, James Lister manages to make a clearance.
(Dumbarton) makes a substitution, with Marc McCusker coming on for Garry Fleming.
Goal scored by Kris Doolan from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Partick 3-0 Dumbarton.Christie Elliot provided the assist for the goal.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Garry Fleming. Scott Fox takes the free kick.
Shot by Steven McDougall from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
James Lister replaces James Creaney. Kris Doolan replaces Steven Craig.
Goal scored by Steven Lawless from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Partick 2-0 Dumbarton.Assist by Stephen O'Donnell.
Shot from inside the area by Steven Craig clears the bar.
The referee blows for offside. Aaron Muirhead takes the indirect free kick.
Scott Agnew replaces Robert Winters.
Steven Craig takes a shot. Save made by Stephen Grindlay. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sean Welsh, free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Craig on Andrew Graham. Free kick taken by Stephen Grindlay.
Aaron Sinclair sends in a cross.
Christie Elliot joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ross Forbes.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Ross Forbes, clearance by Andrew Graham.
Stephen O'Donnell concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven McDougall. Chris Turner shoots direct from the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Scott Smith from the right by-line, Stuart Bannigan manages to make a clearance.
Scott Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen O'Donnell. Free kick crossed by Ross Forbes, save by Stephen Grindlay.
Sean Welsh concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Graham. Stephen Grindlay takes the free kick.
Steven Lawless takes a shot. Stephen Grindlay makes a save.
Garry Fleming fouled by Aaron Muirhead, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Turner delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Aaron Muirhead manages to make a clearance.
Effort on goal by Sean Welsh from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Shot from just outside the area by Sean Welsh misses to the right of the target.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Ross Forbes, clearance made by Andrew Graham.
Foul by Steven Craig on Paul McGinn, free kick awarded. Stephen Grindlay restarts play with the free kick.
Steven Craig is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Alan Lithgow.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Steven McDougall, clearance by Aaron Sinclair.
Stuart Bannigan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Gilhaney. Stuart Bannigan receives a yellow card. Chris Turner takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Scott Smith from the right by-line, save made by Scott Fox.
Alan Lithgow challenges Steven Craig unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Lithgow is shown a yellow card. Strike on goal comes in from Ross Forbes from the free kick, save by Stephen Grindlay.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Smith by Sean Welsh. Free kick taken by Stephen Grindlay.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Muirhead on Garry Fleming. Alan Lithgow restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Paul McGinn by James Craigen results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Graham.
Mark Gilhaney takes a shot. Scott Fox makes a save.
Steven Lawless finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Partick 1-0 Dumbarton.Assist by Steven Craig.
Sean Welsh takes a shot. Stephen Grindlay makes a save.
Garry Fleming takes a shot from a just insdie the penalty box and hits the post.
Paton out for Partick
Partick are without midfielder Paul Paton due to an ankle knock as they host Dumbarton looking for home win number 13 of the season.
The Jags have Hugh Murray available after suspension and the former St Mirren man looks set for a starting berth in Paton's absence, with interim player-manager Alan Archibald again restricting himself to a substitute role.
Archibald said: "We have been strong at home all season and we want to keep that going.
"We defeated Dumbarton 3-0 earlier in the season but Ian Murray has transformed them, as we know to our cost, as they won the last game 2-0.
"We will be out to make amends but they have good players and have a lot of confidence about them so this will be tough."
Dumbarton defender Andy Graham has had the cast removed from his broken wrist and is in the squad.
However, a four-week absence from playing means he may start on the bench.
Everyone else is available to Sons boss Murray, who again includes former Scotland international Robbie Winters as a trialist.
Murray said: "The pressure for results at both ends of the table is cranking up and we have to show that we can handle that.
"Thistle will see this as an opportunity to go top of the league if Morton slip up so we will have to stand tall.
"They have a strong record at Firhill but we have beaten them this season and we can use that for inspiration."
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