Thistle moved one step closer to the top of the table on Saturday when they defeated league leaders Dornoch City by 2 goals to nil at the Links. The match was won in comfortable fashion although the Jags left it late to finish the match off.
Darran Goller gave Tain an early lead when he finished well to give Cameron Hook no chance in the Dornoch goal. It could have been 2-0 soon after were it not for Paul Cowie shooting over the crossbar. Thistle rarely looked flustered during a busy first half, but they couldn't extend the lead before the break.
Shortly after the restart, Gordy Mackay was forced to withdraw due to injury and he was replaced by Dave Macgruer. The winner eventually came from Alan Duff after a great ball in field sent the defender clean through on goal and he beat Hook with a cool finish. Thistle had chances to add to the tally late on when Tony Farquhar headed over the bar and Goller hit the crossbar with a looped effort from an angle, but the score remained 2-0.
Team: Allan, Durrand, Duff, D Mackay, A Christie, Cowie (Ross 78), G Mackay (Macgruer 50), C Mackintosh, Rostock, Goller (T Farquhar 85), D Christie
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