1 - 0
18 Akinola Booked at 65mins
2 Foster Substituted for Hendrie at 54'minutes
22 Crawford Substituted for Turner at 81'minutes
7 Tiffoney Booked at 90mins
11 Smith Substituted for Jakubiak at 73'minutes
9 Graham Booked at 77mins Substituted for MacIver at 81'minutes
Aiden McAdams .1
Jordan Houston .2
Patrick Reading .3
Aaron Muirhead .4
Sean McGinty .5
Andy Murdoch .6
James Maxwell .14
Jack Baird .15
Ben Dempsey .18
Sam Ashford .19
Mark McKenzie .22
Kerr McInroy .8
Tomi Adeloye .9
Daire OConnor .10
Blaine Rowe .12
Ryan Gondoh .16
Charlie Albinson .21
Markus Fjortoft .23
Finn Ecrepont .25
Fraser Bryden .30
Blaine Rowe for Jordan Houston (72)
Fraser Bryden for Aaron Muirhead (72)
Kerr McInroy for Ben Dempsey (81)
Tomi Adeloye for Sam Ashford (86)
Greg Aitken (Referee)
Brian Graham's 15th goal of the season ensured Partick Thistle took three precious Scottish Championship points against Ayr United.
The striker latched onto Robbie Crawford's through-ball and poked it into the net from just inside the box.
The win means Thistle are only one point behind fourth-placed Raith Rovers, with three games in hand over the Kirkcaldy side.
Ayr goalkeeper Aidan McAdams had earlier denied Graham and Cammy Smith.
Sam Ashford had Ayr's best chance but his effort was excellently saved by the increasingly reliable Jamie Sneddon.
The home fans were livid when penalty shouts for challenges on Cammy Smith and Scott Tiffoney yielded nothing.
Partick Thistle manager Ian McCall: "It was a battling win and a big three points. Hopefully Brian Graham will get above 20 goals. I was delighted with Alex Jakubiak as well, who was really bright, sharp and strong."
Ayr United manager Lee Bullen: "The margins were very fine. Partick took their opportunity and I've got a disappointed changing room in there because they know there was nothing in that game."
Match report written by BBC
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|Blaine Rowe (sub)||-||1||-||1||-|
|Kerr McInroy (sub)||-||1||-||1||-|
|Fraser Bryden (sub)||17||5||-||5||-|
|Tomi Adeloye (sub)||25||26||10||26||10|
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