By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Steve Lovell's 71st minute goal was enough to condemn The Jags to the First Division.
Partick joint-managers Gerry Britton and Derek Whyte were resigned to relegation and they will now have to plan for next season in Division One.
Partick's only hope now is that the club who wins Division One fails to meet stadium criteria.
Dundee United fought back from two goals to earn an unlikely 3-3 with Rangers at Tannadice with Jason Scotland netting the equaliser in the final minute.
United got off to a dream start with Billy Dodds netting against his old club in the very first minute.
Tangerines old boy Steven Thompson then came back to haunt his old employers drawing Rangers level five minutes later and he fired them in front from the penalty spot on 14 minutes.
Hamed Namouchi added a third for Rangers a minute before the break to put them in control.
Scotland gave United hope pulling a goal back just before the hour and the Trinidad ace bagged the leveller in stoppage time.
Dunfermline closed the gap on third placed Hearts with an impressive 3-0 win over Motherwell at East End Park.
Barry Nicholson followed up his goal in the Scottish Cup semi-final win with the opener on 36 minutes.
Second half goals from Gary Dempsey (52) and Derek Young (74) wrapped up the win for The Pars.
Kilmarnock secured their safety with a 2-0 win over Hibernian at Rugby Park.
Kris Boyd grabbed both goals for Killie on 28 and 85 minutes to inflict defeat upon managerless Hibs.
Livingston moved into seventh spot with a 2-0 win over Aberdeen.
David McNamee netted the opener on 24 minutes and Colin McMenamin continued his rich vein of form with the second on 63 minutes.
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