One of the more extraordinary games that anybody watching is likely to witness, this was the proverbial rollercoaster of a match that left fans of both teams scratching their heads at what they’d just seen.
Thistle could not have had a more difficult tie being drawn away to the Holders Auchinleck Talbot. Date of the game has still to be decided. Great stadium good surface and large crowd something to look forward to
Thistle took on bottom team Ashfield in what on paper seemed like being a fairly straightforward home win. The Possil club had lost all but one of their league games so far with only a draw against Carluke preventing a complete blank but the Jags hadn’t exactly been pulling up trees themselves this seaon so were taking nothing for granted.
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An action packed match at Fullerton Park saw a flurry of goals in eight frantic first half minutes as Thistle took the lead then lost it but showed some fantastic fighting qualities to get back into the game.
The player stats page has been updated after the Darvel game.
Thistle began their Scottish Cup campaign in the second round today after getting a bye in the first. The two teams looked fairly evenly matched on paper and the bookies couldn’t separate them either, but the Jags had gone out of the cup to Ayrshire opposition in each of the last three seasons so this was going to be a difficult task.
Thistle had a bye in the New Coins Cup so they took on the young lads of Partick in a friendly and ran out convincing winners. The visitors had a couple of highly promising looking players but Larkhall’s physical presence played a big part in the end. Thistle took an early lead when Mark McKeever was presented with the ball right in front of goal and picked his spot then Ryan Innes made it 2-0 at half time when he swept in a knock down from Mark Canning.
After the break Canning got on the score sheet himself with a pot shot when the ball dropped to him at the edge of the box and he stuck it in the top corner. Graham Gracie set up Scott Nichol for the fourth with an unselfish ball after a great run down the left before wrapping up the scoring himself with a side foot across the keeper into the bottom corner.
Partick to their great credit never stopped plugging away and got a consolation with almost the last kick of the ball with a tidy finish round Jags keeper McAlpine after a good through ball.
Larkhall Thistle starting team:
McAlpine; Reynolds, Brown, Marshall, McPhee; Innes, Pirlo, Canning, Cooke; McKeever, McGeachie. Subs (all used at half-time): Gracie, Reid, Jack, Reynolds
(No photos this week due to the censors banning the shocking Partick Thistle strip)
The club are delighted to announce that the above final between CUMBERNAULD UNITED and BLANTYRE VICTORIA will take place on Sunday 2nd. November at Gasworks Park K.O. 2.30pm. The club would like to thank the West Region of the S.J.F.A for selecting our ground to host this final. This date is subject to change should either of the finalists draw in their Scottish ties the previous Saturday which would mean a replay on Sat. 1st. November as the Scottish takes precedence over all other competitions.