Steven Lawless and Freddie Frans struck as Partick kicked off their pre-season campaign with a comfortable 2-0 win over Eastleigh on England's south coast.

The Jags, spending this week training at Bisham Abbey near London, were too strong for their Vanarama Conference hosts in their first proper game of the summer.

Boss Alan Archibald gave debuts to his two summer signings Tomas Cerny and David Amoo, while ex-St Johnstone defender Gary Miller and released Stoke City forward James Alabi, 20, started as trialists.

Terrell Miller, a 20-year-old Montserrat internationalist, was also listed as a trialist but the left-sided attacker only got off the bench for the last five minutes.

Thistle took the lead after seven minutes when Lawless tucked away a Callum Booth cutback from ten yards out.

The Maryhill men threatened again in 14 minutes but Booth drilled a low shot inches wide after being picked out at the back post by Amoo's cross from the right.

Sean Welsh then rasped a low 20-yarder agonisingly wide in the 20th minute.

At the other end, Eastleigh's Michael Green smashed a low free-kick from just outside the box inches past Cerny's left-hand post.

Amoo almost doubled Thistle's lead when he danced into the box and had a low shot saved by Lewis Noice.

But the second goal came on the half hour when Frans powered a six-yard header into the net from an Amoo corner.

Lawless had a strike from the edge of the box tipped over by Noice on the hour mark but that was as close as they came in a low-key second half disrupted by substitutions.

Partick: Cerny, Trialist - G Miller, Booth, Osman, Frans, Lindsay, Amoo, Bannigan, Trialist - Alabi, Welsh, Lawless. Subs: Scully, Hendry, Fraser, Wilson, Leyden, Stevenson, Doolan, McDaid, Trialist - T Miller.