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How Partick Thistle fans and players celebrated returning to the SPL

The Maryhill side clinched the First Division title beating Falkirk 2-0 with two games left of the season.

Partick Thistle players celebrate promotion to the SPL
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For the first time in a decade, Partick Thistle fans who gather in the famous Firhill stands next season will watch their team playing as part of Scotland's top flight in the Scottish Premier League.

After failing to seize the opportunity at home against Raith last Tuesday, the Jags travelled to Falkirk with three games left to play and nine points separating them and nearest rivals Morton.

The party started at Falkirk Stadium just five minutes into the second half when Andy Dowie headed in the opener of the game.

By the time Chris Erskine scored the second of the match, the travelling supporters had formed conga lines in the away end - and the job was done.

Players and staff donned T-shirts emblazoned with the slogan 'Kids v Experience #WeGotThis', the first a reference to the flavour of youth in the side which has achieved promotion ahead of the 'experienced' Morton side.

The second, a Twitter hashtag used by fans and players alike in the run up to clinching the title - by Saturday night they had it.

Fans managed to take time out of their celebrations to tweet congratulations to the Jags, with one message even coming from one of the Welsh football fans who attended Firhill in March:

Partick Thistle players also took time out of their celebrations to thank their fans.

Defender Aaron Muirhead even managed to take a video in one pub as the Jags fans partied long into the night.


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As well as tweets from fans and players, accounts for several football clubs also offered their congratulations.

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