Thistle had a bye in the New Coins Cup so they took on the young lads of Partick in a friendly and ran out convincing winners. The visitors had a couple of highly promising looking players but Larkhall’s physical presence played a big part in the end. Thistle took an early lead when Mark McKeever was presented with the ball right in front of goal and picked his spot then Ryan Innes made it 2-0 at half time when he swept in a knock down from Mark Canning.
After the break Canning got on the score sheet himself with a pot shot when the ball dropped to him at the edge of the box and he stuck it in the top corner. Graham Gracie set up Scott Nichol for the fourth with an unselfish ball after a great run down the left before wrapping up the scoring himself with a side foot across the keeper into the bottom corner.
Partick to their great credit never stopped plugging away and got a consolation with almost the last kick of the ball with a tidy finish round Jags keeper McAlpine after a good through ball.
Larkhall Thistle starting team:
McAlpine; Reynolds, Brown, Marshall, McPhee; Innes, Pirlo, Canning, Cooke; McKeever, McGeachie. Subs (all used at half-time): Gracie, Reid, Jack, Reynolds
(No photos this week due to the censors banning the shocking Partick Thistle strip)