Latest details of the Thistle squad for the forthcoming season are now on the squad page:
Thistle were drawn away to Premier League club Glenafton Athletic, a very tough draw indeed. No date yet for this game.
The pre season friendly on Saturday 25th July has been moved to the 3g pitch at Coltness High School as Gasworks Park will not be ready at this stage.
The club held their AGM in the clubhouse today, Sunday 21st June. The following were elected as the club’s officials for the 2015-2016 season:
President – Chris Lenson
Vice President – Stevie Johnston
Secretary – Fiona Tierney
Treasurer – Hugh Kerr
Committee Members – Joe Tierney, Levi McPhee, Scott Gracie, Ross Dunn, Malcolm McKechnie, Willie Alston, Sandy Thomson
The annual general meeting will take place on Sunday 21st. June at noon in the club house. Important business on the agenda. Non members welcome.
Thistle’s last game of the 2014/2015 season was a crucial game for the Bens, only a win would save them from relegation to the Central Second Division. Thistle were safe and had nothing really to play for other than pride.
As Benburb were still awaiting completion of their new ground this game was played at Lochburn Park the home of Maryhill Juniors.
The date and venue for this delayed game is Wed. 3rd. June k.o. 7.30pm at lochburn Park, Maryhill the home of Maryhill Juniors our last game of the season.
The club held their awards ceremony in the club lounge today with a full house of players ,coaching staff ,committee and supporters the winners were as follows
Captains Award-Mark Canning presented by Jan Johnston
Top Goal-scorer- Graham Gracie presented by Aaron Stevenson
Website Award – Alan Colquhoun presented by Mary McKechnie
Sponsors player of the year -presented by Chris Lenson – Ryan Innes
Supporters Player of the Year Joint winners
Niall Reynolds -presented by John Coats
Neil Schoneville -presented by Tommy Williamson and his grandson
Club Player of the Year -Andy Brown – presented by Tommy Ewing
Special Award – Stuart McKechnie presented by Hugh Kerr
Many thanks to everyone who attended and Mary,Jan and Fiona for preparing and serving the buffet.
Thistle started the final home game of the season minus Mark Mckeever who was suspended , Graham Gracie who was ill, Ryan Innes who has a broken bone in his foot and ankle damage and Andy Brown although named on the bench was struggling with a hamstring injury.Once again like last week at Maryhill Thistle started very well and were soon 2 goals to the good through Ross McGeachie and Matty Clarke but should have gone in it the interval at least 4 in front but for missed chances .
Dunipace came out for the second half in determined fashion and quickly set about reducing the leeway which like last week was made easily by a horrendous second half display by the home team which resulted in a 5 3 defeat. The only highlight of the second 45 mins. was a tremendous finish by Brian Jack which capped a hard working display by the mid fielder so Brian is today’s man of the match.