This was the only fixture on the cards from the First Division today and that gave the chance of the winner moving up to second place in the league. An unlikely turn of events for Thistle after their poor start to the league and this game had it all as it swung one way then the other.
Thistle got a bit of practice in with this friendly at Dalziel Park against Thorniewood and more than matched their higher league opponents with a good win. Graham Gracie and Alan Colquhoun were fit to play and David McPhee slotted in well in the right back position, getting the third and decisive goal as it turned out.
Ex-Thistle players Alan Fleming and Joe Doyle were the centre half pairing for Thorniewood.
Next game is on Saturday at home to Lesmahagow, weather permitting of course.
Today’s game with St Anthony’s has been postponed due to a flooded park.
Next game is next Saturday 27th against Lesmahagow so switch off the old films for a couple of hours and get down to Gasworks to see the derby!
On behalf of the committee, players, coaching and medical staff we would like to wish our supporters, sponsors and everyone who have contributed to the running of the club during 2014 a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Your support is very much appreciated.
Thistle have arranged a friendly match on Tuesday 23rd December against Premier First Division side Thorniewood United, kick off 7:45pm at Dalziel playing fields.
Thistle’s game against Bellshill today has been called off due to the adverse weather. Next game is St Anthony’s at home next Saturday.
Thistle travelled to Ayrshire more in hope than expectation to play a Talbot team that is right at the top of junior football in Scotland. In the end there were positives to take from the performance and a goal to remember from captain Mark Canning.