The club have great pleasure in announcing that Jamie Sandilands has joined the coaching staff as goalkeeping coach. We are delighted to welcome Jamie on board at what is an exciting time for the club with their promotion to the super league set up.
Thistle have announced threee new signings for the forthcoming season to help with their step up to the Super League.
Daniel Terry ex Selkirk, Goalkeeper
Craig Forbes ex Thorniewood United, Defence/Midfield
Jonny McStay ex Lesmahagow, Striker
The club wishes all three players a warm welcome and hope they have a happy and successful stay.
The annual general meeting of Larkhall Thistle Football Club will be held in the clubhouse on Sunday 2nd. July at 11am. good attendance from season ticket holders is requested.
The annual awards were held in the club lounge Saturday 10th. June the winners as follows ;
Captain’s Award – Mark Canning
Top Goalscorer – Graham Gracie
Website Award – Ryan Innes
Players Player of the year – Brian Jack
Supporters player of the year – GrahamGracie
Club player of the year – Brian Jack
Also great to see the boys and girls from Levi’s Sunday Jags School receive their jerseys at the beginning of the awards.
Pictures to follow.
We are holding the awards for season 2016/2017 in the clubhouse on Saturday from 3pm onwards. It has been one of the club’s best seasons for sometime just losing the league title on goal difference but still being promoted to the super league 1st. division.
Levi currently runs the Jags soccer school on Sunday mornings at Gasworks Park so the first presentations of the day will be to the boys and girls who attend the soccer school followed by the main awards. We then plan to watch the Scotland – England game with a free buffet available. All supporters are invited plus off course the mums and dads of the kids. We plan to get things underway at about 3pm so come along and enjoy yourself .
The club have arranged the following friendlies.
We have been invited to the Kilbirnie Ladeside Tournament over Saturday 15th. July and Sunday 16th.July the four clubs taking part are the hosts Kilbirnie, Rutherglen Glencairn , Senor club Stranraer and ourselves.
Saturday 22nd. July our annual fixture against Abbey Vale for the Tommy Jamieson Memorial Trophy k.o.2pm. It is our turn to travel to Abbey Vale bus details at a later date.
Wednesday 26th. July home to Premier league runners up Kirkintilloch Rob Roy k.o. 7.30pm
Saturday 29th. July a trip doon to Ayr to play Whittlets Vics k.o.2pm travel details later.
Any further friendlies will be posted here.
Thistle were minutes away from being champions with the score 3 each Cambuslang were awarded a penalty in the 2nd. minute of injury time which they duly netted Straight from the restart the referee then blew for fulltime so Thistle lost out on the title on goal difference. Still been a great season for everyone associated with the club and to get back to Premier set up after an absence of seven was a great achievement for the staff ,players, committee and supporters . Lets hope we can push on next season and reach the super premier . With the real possibility of league reorganisation coming in at the end of next season the top six of the premier first would automatically be promoted to the top league.
The club would like to thank all our sponsors for their financial support and hope they will continue to assist the club.
Hard work starts now in preparation for next season.
This seasons awards ceremony will be held in the clubhouse on Saturday 10th. June with the presentations being completed in time for everyone to watch the Scotland v England clash from Hampden kick off 5pm. Their will be an Indian buffet during the game. All supporters are welcome to attend. Lets hope we are also celebrating being champions should Cambuslang not beat Neilston. Irrespective of this result it has been a magnificent season and our sincere thanks go to Dunky, Tam’ John Ross and the players. Some interesting trips for us next season.
This is the final league game of the season for the Jags in what is basically a game they must win which would secure promotion to the super 1st league and after discussions with the police the following measures will be put in place.
Strict segregation will be in place for this game with visiting supporters being housed on the dugout side of the ground with entry through the gate on that side of the ground. Visiting supporters will be directed along the lane between the houses and the park to reach this gate.
Home supporters will be housed in the enclosure with entry through normal gates.
The clubhouse and the shop will be closed to all supporters.
Lets make sure this vital match for both teams is remembered for all the right reasons and is in keeping with what we expect from junior football.
Again Ian working away so no video tonight. This was Thistle’ s 5th. game in 11 days then after Saturday no mid week games why all the rush plenty time.
DavidThomson continued in goal with Andy Brown and Josh Payne dropping to the bench.
Thorniewood opened strongly and went ahead in 11mins. through man of many clubs Keigan Parker Thistle equalised 5 minutes later with a shot by Ryan Innes which was cleared by a Thorniewood defender but the referee gave the goal saying the ball crossed the line.The visitors went ahead in 38 mins. with Welsh netting. Not to be outdone Thistle equalised in 44 mins. Niall Reynolds netting from inside the box.
Half Time 2-2.
Not much to write about for second half with Matty Clarke being replaced by Josh Payne then Mark McKeever replaced Gary McStay with both teams huffing and puffing with no real scoring opportunities at both ends. Top league now Thistle 51 pts 3 to play Cambuslang 50 pts 3 to play all away from home Roch 48 pts. with 4 to play with one of them Thistle at Larkhall on a date to be decided.
Team; David Thomson , Niall Reynolds, Liam Mushet ,Scott Nicol, Matty Clarke(Josh Payne ) Hugh Kelly, Brian Jack, Div, Reid, Graham Gracie, Gary McStay( Mark McKeever)
Subs not used Andy Brown,Declan Doyle, Stuart Thomson(gk)
Man of the Match goes to Hugh Kelly for a strong display in the middle of the park.