Preview: After Saturday’s disappointing 1-1 draw away to Raith, Thistle will be hoping to bounce back against East Fife in the reverse fixture of the 3-2 game from Bayview a week ago. The Jags are expecting a good crowd for tonight’s game which will see the Second Division title flag unfurled at Firhill in recognition of their title winning season. Denis McQuade took a knock early on at Starks Park but is expected to feature though Ronnie Glavin remains out. Jackie Campbell, who has played at right back for the Jags, comes into contention for the centre half spot after some great displays for the reserves as Nobby Clark has been suffering from a virus.
Report: Thistle unfurled the Second Division championship flag at Firhill last night but failed to seal their celebrations with a win over a plucky East Fife side. For much of the game. Thistle found the Fifers resolute in defence and threatening when they pushed further up the field. Playing in unfamiliar white shirts and red shorts, Thistle were pretty toothless throughout and it was no more than they deserved when East Fife took the lead with fifteen minutes left. The Jags, however, responded quickly and Alex Rae headed home a minute later to earn a point and keep the Jags unbeaten run in Group 7 going for another game.