Match Preview: Larkhall Thistle v Port Glasgow

Larkhall Thistle v Port Glasgow
22nd December 2012
Central District First Division

We go into this game in a healthier position in the league than we have been for some time, sitting third equal with Carluke with the same number of games played. After having completed the double against St Anthony’s last time out we were hoping to build on that momentum and pick up a few more points but once again we have had another frustrating spell of bad weather which has seen the team idle for the last three Saturdays. With the weather taking its toll on fixtures throughout the Central region in the last few weeks it is a minor victory in itself just to get the game on today and raise some much needed revenue for the club.

Thistle’s back to back wins against St Anthony’s and St Roch’s brought the terrible run of six defeats in a row to an end and saw us move back up towards the right end of the league table. We had of course been badly hampered by a fixture list that saw us play four consecutive away league games, as well as an away Scottish Cup tie at Super Premier League side Cumnock. The only home game during that run was the 5-3 loss in the West of Scotland Cup to Rutherglen Glencairn, also a league above us.

Port Glasgow have made a bit of a disappointing start to life at their new stadium and are currently sitting second bottom of the league with seven points, having lost seven out of their ten games, with wins only against Dunipace and Shettleston. The Port have been having a tough time of it this season but as we have found out there are no easy fixtures in this league and today once again we will be expecting a hard game.

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