A late Charlie Telfer strike earned Falkirk a 2-2 draw with Partick Thistle in a breathless encounter at Firhill on Saturday afternoon.
Two Jags goals in the space of three second-half minutes from Joe Cardle and Brian Graham cancelled out a Callumn Morrison opener, but substitute Telfer had the final say in the dying embers of the game.
The two League One promotion hopefuls looked content to feel each other out in the opening stages but the visitors took the lead in the 13th minute in bizarre fashion.
Callumn Morrison was credited with the goal but the Bairns attacker benefitted from a huge slice of luck, as after a coming together on the edge of the area with James Penrice, the ball looped into the top left corner beyond a helplessly wrong-footed Kieran Wright.
The Jags had a chance to level things up almost immediately when the marauding Ryan Williamson was brought down in the box but Graham’s spot-kick was beaten away by a diving PJ Morrison.
Thistle dominated the ball for the remainder of the half but Falkirk continued to threaten on the break and Anton Dowds struck the post just prior to the interval following an error in possession from Williamson.
The hosts started the second half with purpose but initially struggled to find the breakthrough with Ross Docherty and Brian Graham both squandering chances following set-pieces.
An equaliser was coming, though, and it eventually arrived in the 66th minute, with Joe Cardle nodding home from a Graham knockdown.
Ian McCall’s men weren’t content with a point, though, and they struck again two minutes later, when Graham headed a volleyed cross from the outstanding Cardle beyond a scrambling Morrison.
Thistle weren’t able to close out the win, though, and substitute Telfer hammered home from inside the area in the 88th minute to earn his side a valuable point.