Thistle’s first league game of the season was a potentially difficult looking tie against Renfrew. The visitors had spent a few seasons in the Superleagues and would be looking to try and bounce straight back.
With Lesmahagow’s ground being out of action due to last year’s flooding, Thistle were the visitors to their own park in this group decider. Home advantage probably played a part in the end as the Jags ran out decisive winners.
The quarter final will now be against Cumbernauld at Gasworks Park, this coming Wednesday 27th at 6:30pm
The club learned today that Martin was admitted to hospital yesterday. The club would like to send Martin our best wishes for a speedy recovery and hope to see him back in his usual spot at Gasworks.
This is a winner takes all game as whoever eventually wins, whether it be on Saturday or in the event of a draw a play-off on Monday night, will then face Cumbernauld at home the following Wednesday night with a 6:30pm kick off.
Thistle have problems with Scott Nicholl, David Reid and Jordan Marshall on holiday and Ross McGeachie and Andy Brown injury doubts.
Thistle play the Gow on Saturday in the final game of the Sectional League Cup with the teams going into the game dead level on points – and goals for and against. Lesmahagow’s park is still out of action due to last year’s flooding so the game has been switched to Larkhall. In the event of a draw, the teams will replay on Monday night and toss a coin for choice of venue.
If the Gow win the toss it could be Carluke, Stonehouse or even Gasworks Park again!
It’s winner takes all on Saturday and it should be a cracking cup tie with the Jags out to avenge last season’s 3-2 defeat at home in the decider.
Next week’s game with Lesmahagow who beat Lanark today will now decide the outcome of the group.
The club is sorry to announce that our iconic goalkeeper Davie McEwan has left by mutual agreement. Davie played 90 plus games over 4 seasons, injury preventing him from playing another 30 plus games.
At our level of the game, work and domestic arrangements will always come first. We thank Davie for his service both on and off the field wish him all the best for the future and look forward to welcoming him to Gasworks Park on any occasion.
Just a quick reminder for anybody who is going to tomorrow’s game with the Albert that it is being played at Tileworks Park in Stonehouse, where Albert are playing their home games this season.
It could well be the first time the fixture has ever taken place outside Larkhall.
Thistle had to fight back from a disastrous opening twelve minutes in their first Sectional League Cup match of the new season. With some key players missing and new faces having to try and fit in to the team it was always going to be a tough task.