Larkhall Thistle’s 5-0 thumping of league leaders Greenock on their own patch has made the junior world sit up and take notice.
Our win last week sent shock waves throughout the First Division and beyond in the junior circles. To go to the home of the runaway leaders and win so convincingly was a remarkable achievement by any standards and the fact that it was one of the very few games that went ahead on a frozen day placed it even more in the spotlight.
The Evening Times ran a feature on the Jags triumph and you can see it here:Evening Times report of Greenock v Larkhall Thistle
The fixtures are out for the next four games, weather permitting of course.
East Kilbride Thistle v Larkhall Thistle
Larkhall Thistle v Shettleston
Larkhall Thistle v Port Glasgow Juniors
BENBURB v Larkhall Thistle **
** Note this fixture has been changed due to Port Glasgow’s facitity being closed for the Christmas period.
All kick off times 1:45pm
Today’s game at Greenock is OFF due to ice.
In an interview with the Greenock Telegraph, Greenock manager Stevie Mooney has thrown out accusations that Thistle are their bogey team – although the Jags have been the only team to beat Greenock in the league this season. Not only that but both of last season’s matches between the teams were drawn.
Fate has also thrown up a strange quirk in the run up to today’s game at Port Glasgow. Thistle went to St Anthony’s on the Saturday before the 5-2 win against Greenock in September and won the game 3-2 and last week the Jags once again beat the Ants 3-2 on the Saturday before playing Greenock.
So is fate set to repeat itself today? Mooney says “We mustn’t look too far ahead and need to fully focus on the game. It was certainly a bad day at the office for us when we lost at Larkhall in September.
“They were well up for it then and it will no doubt be the same again tomorrow, so we will need to be on our toes.”
Thistle travel to play Greenock on Saturday looking to do the double on the league leaders. The Jags produced their best performance of the season so far in the corresponding fixture at home in September, running out 5-2 winners. Read report of Larkhall Thistle v Greenock.
After back to back home wins Thistle are sitting handily placed in fourth and level on points with third placed Carluke Rovers, a win would see the Jags only three points from the top of the table.
Greenock are sharing Port Glasgow’s new ground at Parklea, just off the roundabout on the A8, while Ravenscraig Park is being upgraded for the Commonwealth Games. Kick off is 1:45pm