The Thistle announced their new management team of Allan Walker and Brian Gibson immediately following this contest and it was a fitting end to a hard fought game.
Despite going a goal behind against the run of play, the depleted squad fought for the full match and deservedly ended the game victorious.
A bullet Wilson header from a Chapman corner drew the sides equal on 25 mins and the first half ended 1-1.
Early into the second half, Cartwright converted a Chapman cross, before Lake scored a 25 yard drive on his debut.
With an abundance of chances to increase the scoreline, it was not to be and the exhausted team secured progression into the third round of the Centenary Cup.