There are some “high”lights of last night’s game available:
For everybody connected with Thistle, today’s fixture was overshadowed by the news of committee man and lifelong fan Hugh Kerr being admitted to intensive care. It goes without saying that everybody is hoping for a full recovery and to see a man held in the highest affection by all, back fit and well and supporting the Jags.
As for the game, Dunipace went into it on the back of an 8-1 drubbing at Wishaw whilst Thistle had conceded seven goals in the last two games, so this never looked like defences were going to be on top.
Thistle made their first visit to Renfrew’s new ground, another fine old junior stadium gone and replaced by a soulless astroturf community facility on the edge of a retail park. It’s all about survival though and Renfrew have secured their future for a few years at least even though the only familiar thing was the sight of the planes taking off and landing.
There was some late season snow in Neilston as the two teams fought out a tightly contested game with little frills or much to satisfy the purists.
Thistle made the short trip across the Clyde to play high-flying neighbours Wishaw. In a week of remarkable turnarounds in the big football, Wishaw followed in the steps of Rangers Liverpool and Germany as they blew a two goal lead.
Thistle made the Halloween trip to Gorebridge to conclude their second round Scottich Cup match with Arniston Rangers, and as events unfolded one travelling Jags supporter was heard to enquire who the guy in the middle was dressed as a referee.
Thistle travelled to Ayrshire to take on Superleague Premier Division side Glenafton on a run of three 3-2 wins, the score was to turn out to be the same again for a fourth game in a row.
Thistle went in to what was shaping up to be a showdown for the Section 1 title and came out on top in what was a surprisingly one-sided contest. The result leaves the Jags waiting for Saturday’s fixtures to see if they are overhauled by either Lanark or Gow on goal difference.
(No video of the game due to technical difficulties, sorry)
Thistle travelled to Lanark for Game 3 of the Sectional League Cup and even though the hosts were poor in the league last season, the Jags must have expected much more of a test than Wednesday’s easy win against Forth.
So it proved to be and Section 1 is now wide open with everybody except the Albert in with a chance of winning it.