Nothing to play for, but…

Thistle are in seventh place in the league and as has become normal have more games left than anybody else with three still to play. If they win them all they will hold on to 7th spot but can’t finish any higher, a disappointing end to what looked like a promising campaign for most of the season.

Each week, the match report has nominated a Man of the Match and this has been compiled into a table for the season so far, based on two points for MoM and one for anybody else mentioned in the Best for Thistle on the Day summary.

So it’s no consolation for not having promotion to go for, but with three games to go most of the first team squad are still in with a shout. Here’s how the table looks after the Benburb game:

MoM – Website
Innes 10
Gracie 9
Kelly 9
Brown 8
McLachlan 8
Reynolds 7
McEwan 6
Cassidy 6
Garcia 4
Canning 4
Moss 3
Marshall 3
McKeever 2
Clarke 2

 

We are in negotiations with Audi for a brand new top of the range A6 for the winner but if that falls through there will probably be a momento of some description from the wee trophy shop up the main street.

 

Dean Richardson

Dean Richardson
Dean Richardson

Former Larkhall Thistle left back “Deano” has been involved in an accident, he was  hit by a taxi whilst crossing the road.  Dean has a double fracture of his forehead, a dislocated eye socket and a fractured jaw.

Everybody associated with Larkhall Thistle would like to wish Dean a speedy recovery and hope he gets back playing again soon.

Thistle Squad news 2013- 2014

Details of the squad for the new season so far:
Players signed / Re-signed
Goalkeepers David McEwan and Lee Moss
Andy Brown
Mark Russell
Scott Nicol
Hugh Kelly
Peter Borg – signed from East Kilbride Thistle
Niall Reynolds – signed from St. Anthony’s
Jordan Marshall – signed from Dalziel Amateurs
Kevin McMinn – ex Cumnock (son of Rangers legend Ted)
J.P. Grant
Mark Canning
Brian Jack
Mark McKeever
Scott McLachlan
Graham Gracie
Ross McGeachie
Dean Richardson on trial with Peterhead and while we don’t want to lose him we wish him well in his attempt to play at a higher level but he will certainly be welcome back should things not work out.
Alan Fleming has still to put pen to paper due to personal circumstances.
Sandy Strang and Mark Weir are leaving the club and we would like to thank them for their efforts. Work commitments made it difficult for both Sandy and Mark.
Needless to say the coaching staff are currently running the eye over various trialists during pre season which started on 29th June, no doubt these guys will be involved in the pre season friendlies arranged.

Gow win takes promotion out of Thistle’s hands

Lesmahagow beat Benburb 4-1 tonight to set up a final day in the league that promises to be tension packed and nail-biting to say the least. Thistle take on Port Glasgow at home on Saturday, while at the same time phones will be pointed to Craighead to see how the Gow are doing in their final game at home to Dunipace.

Unfortunately the situation is now out of the Jags hands, if Lesmahagow win they go up – it is now as simple as that. If they don’t win and Thistle do win then the Jags are promoted. If neither team wins the league’s form team Shettleston go up thanks to their late surge which has seen them shoot up the standings to second place.

 

Thistle news

The accumulator this month was won by Peter Lang who wins £150. Booby prize of £30 to Hugh Kerr. There are eight slots available at the moment if anyone is interested in helping the club finances. Contact any committee member for details or you can reply here.
Race Night – Remember the race night is on 3rd November, there will be seven sponsored races with the eighth being an auction race. We are still looking for sponsors prizes for some of the races.
Good news on Davie McEwan, the big keeper has shown no after-effects from his heroics on Saturday. Johnny MacKay is also fully fit again. JP Grant misses the Lanark game, he got a two game ban so he finishes his suspension this Saturday.

New Players

Thistle have signed a new goalkeeper, Alan Colquohoun. He has previously played with Rutherglen Glencairn, Pollok. Shotts, Cumbernauld Forth and Lanark. We have also signed Ross McNab, a local midfielder / forward from Blackwood who has been training with us for a while. His previous club was Livingstone United. Ross came on late in the game on Saturday and gave a good account of himself for his first time out, albeit in difficult circumstances and also showed up well last night at Thistle’s friendly with Petershill.