Thistle looked to try and put their Royal albert performance behind them and finish the season on a high note as they looked for revenge for a 3-2 defeat at Johnstone in November.
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 looked to build on last week’s excellent performance at title-chasing Wishaw with another trip to North Lanarkshire to play fellow mid-table side Carluke. In the end, sadly the game was more like the St Anthony’s one a couple of weeks ago.
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 took on East Premier League opponents once again in this second round tie in what looked like being a very difficult game.
Thistle hosted neighbours Lesmahagow in this tough looking league match. As preparation for next week’s Scottish Cup second round tie, the derby promised to be as good a test as any the Jags could have had.
After no wins in the opening three games, the last thing you would probably want is a visit from the league leaders with a 100% record but that’s what the Jags got today.
Thistle held a minute’s silence in memory of lifelong supporter Tommy Ferguson before today’s game.