WEST LOTHIAN YOUTH LEAGUE: Sunday 4 December, 2016, Craigswood Sports Centre

keetoooKieran’s bulleted header secured a draw for Bathgate in a below-par performance against Kirkfield at Craigswood.

The substitute rose to power home Billy’s cross at the back post on a day when Thistle very much played within themselves.

They fell behind early on after goalkeeper Barry conceded from a penalty-kick. However, a fine move down the left involving Leon and Billy ended with Bailey’s crisp finish into the net.

The second half belonged to Kirkfield initially and they moved 2-1 ahead when a cross from the left side was cushioned high into the Bathgate net.

The Thistle players showed character to respond and salvage a draw, although they were unsatisfied at full-time and must improve considerably over the coming weeks.