Neill has today signed for Ashfield. On behalf of every one at the club we would like to thank Neill for his efforts both on and off the field during his 3 seasons with us and hope he enjoys his football at Ashfield. Many thanks big man.


Neill has asked the club to make him available for transfer. Any interested club should note we will not be difficult to deal with. Contact Duncan Sinclair on 07850536543 or Hugh Kerr on 07746875347.

Alan Colquhoun

Alan has advised the club that he has decided to retire from playing as he is suffering too much pain after games and training. Alan was appointed goalkeeping coach by Dunky at the start of this season but has also relinquished this role as he has been offered a  coaching position at Rutherglen Glencairn which involves him in the team selection process.

On behalf of everyone associated with Larkhall Thistle we thank Alan for his efforts and hope he enjoys his new challenge.

Johnstone Burgh v Larkhall Thistle Sat. 21st. November

A very much abbreviated report this week as myself and Ian not at the game but I should be okay for next week hopefully.

Only one change from last week with Matty Clarke replacing Mark McKeever. Thistle were a goal down after 15 mins  but within 5 minutes Brian Jack equalised netting from a Josh Payne cut back. They then took the lead from a Matty Clarke shot.  Thistle then proceeded to miss numerous opportunities before the break.

Thistle then lost 2 poor goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half while missing further chances to win the game comfortably.

From the views of supporters at the game this was 3 points thrown away on a very frustrating afternoon.

Man of the Match; Scott Nicol

St. Anthony v Larkhall Thistle Sat. 14th Nov.

Again this weeks report will be short on many of the match details as Hugh and Ian were both unable to attend.

A much changed team this Saturday with Graham Gracie and Gary McStay suspended, Niall Reynolds and Paul Burns not fit enough to start plus Bryan Felvus on holiday Dunky’s choice was somewhat limited. Young Declan Doyle started on the right side of defence with Andy Brown replacing Neill Schoneville in central defence.

Thistle were soon a goal down Duncan scoring for St Anthonys and got a yellow card for over celebrating his goal . This would come back to haunt him later in the game. Not a lot happening from the visitors at this stage in an attacking sense but with half time approaching Thistle were beginning to get a grip of the game. The game changed when the Ants no 8 Miller was sent off for kicking out at a Thistle player and 2 minutes later the Jags equalised with a Ryan Innes shot being deflected into his own net by Ants. defender O’Brien.

Thistle were now on top and went all out to get in front with Matty Clarke replacing Mark McKeever. The move paid of in 66 mins. when the substitute finished a fine passing move. Things went from bad to worse for the home team when Duncan received his 2nd. yellow in 70 mins. leaving the Ants with 9 players. With 76 minutes on the clock Div. Reid cut from the right past his marker and hit a crisp shot into the corner to put the Jags 3-1 up and looking good. Paul Burns then replaced Declan Doyle for the last 10 minutes. With time running out Matty Clarke struck the cross bar with a free kick. The game had a stormy ending with yet another Ants player being red carded.

Team ; Thomson, Doyle,Brown,Marshall,Nicol, Innes Kelly , Jack,Mckeever,Reid, Payne

Subs. Clarke,Schoneville,Burns, Reynolds

The players have been criticised in recent weeks as regards their discipline so it is only right and proper  that they are praised for keeping their cool in what at times was a bad tempered game especially at the end.

As far as man of the match is concerned good performances from Scot Nicol, Jordan Marshall, Hugh Kelly but today’s award goes to Andy Brown.

Next week away again to Johnstone Burgh k.o. 1.45pm

larkhall Thistle v Carluke Rovers Sat. 7th. Nov.

A much reduced report today as Ian is working away and I am injured so basically just a summary of the goals and major incidents. After last week’s dismal display at Arniston Dunky made changes. Stewart Thomson replaced Alan Colquhoun , Nial Reynolds replaced Andy Brown Neil Schoneville returned with Hugh Kelly replacing Mark Mckeever and Josh Payne and Gary McStay replacing Graham Gracie and Matty Clarke.

On a heavy pitch Thistle were soon under pressure with the Visitors taking the lead with a back post header. Niall Reynolds had to be replaced by Andy Brown after 21 minutes due to injury . Thistle equalised in 26 minutes with a great finish from Div. Reid which gave the Carluke keeper no chance. However from now till half time the home team conceded another 3 goals with  Neil Schoneville being replaced by Graham Gracie and Hugh Kelly moving into the back four. At half time the Thistle supporters feared the worst.

However the players came out determined to try and get back into the game and were rewarded with a second goal the ball coming back of the post after a melee in the box which resulted in an own goal after a Carluke defender in an attempt to clear only succeeded in smashing the ball of his own keeper and into the net. Thistle then once again shot themselves in the foot after Gary McStay was given a red card for dissent after the referee refused his penalty claim.

Carluke added a fifth goal in 70 minutes with a great strike giving Thomson no chance.

In 76 minutes Brian Felvus replaced Brian Jack and Thistle pulled one back in the 90th. minute from the penalty spot through Graham Gracie.

Team; Thomson,Reynolds(Brown) Marshall, Schoneville, (Gracie) Nicol, Innes, Kelly,Jack(Felvus) Payne, Reid Mcstay

subs not used Mckeever, Doyle Matty Clarke was attending a wedding.

On what was another disastrous day for the Jags especially conceding 4 goals in 45 minutes then staging a bit of a fightback and creating some chances in the second half the old failing of lack of discipline cost them in the end. This is a very competitive league to win games  with 11 on the park far less with 10.

Today’s man of the match Div. Reid.


Arniston Rangers v Larkhall Thistle, Scottish Cup


Thistle made the Halloween trip to Gorebridge to conclude their second round Scottich Cup match with Arniston Rangers, and as events unfolded one travelling Jags supporter was heard to enquire who the guy in the middle was dressed as a referee.

Full match report of Arniston Rangers v Thistle here