The Thistle got back to league duties and to winning ways with a solid, and much needed confidence boosting, performance against promotion rivals, Cramond.
The hosts started in blistering form and their efforts were rewarded with a penalty on 18 mins. Having dusted himself down, Jamie McLean coverted the spot kick with a rifled shot.
Shortly thereafter the Linlithgow side increased their lead. Following a melee in the box, Robert Taylor converted from 10 yards on 24 mins.
On the half hour, Callum Heeps had an opportunity to wrap the game up. Unfortunately, having rounded the keeper, the ball took a bobble and his strike ended up near the canal!
That lifted the visitors and they struck back with a rapid brace with minutes of the first half remaining.
Despite this set-back, Thistle regrouped and, putting the earlier miss to bed, Heeps cut in from the left and shot beyond the keeper from 18 yards with a fine effort just before the break. This goal was Heeps’ thirtieth of the season and it also gave the home side the confidence to see the game through, with a number of other efforts going abegging to the final whistle.