SPFL Ladbrokes Championship
Fri 13 September, 2019. Kick Off: - 19:05
Adult and child gate: £20
Supporters of both teams are asked to note that segregation will be in place for the fixture on Friday the 13th of September. Home supporters will occupy the Harbour/Town end of the stadium and the away support will occupy the Pleasureland end of the stadium. Supporters will enter the ground at the turnstiles at these sides of the stadium.
Arbroath Football Club asks that supporters ensure that they arrive in good time for the match to avoid delayed entrance into the stadium.
Disabled Supporters’ Information
“Gayfield Park, home of Arbroath FC has two enclosed disabled seating areas on either side of the main stand which are reserved for wheelchair users and their assistants / carers. Each area can accommodate up to 3 wheelchairs and 3 assistants / carers.
These areas also have wall attached seats which fold down in place for any assistant or carer that is present on the day.
Each side is accessible via a smooth flat surface suitable for wheel chairs with a disabled toilet on the opposite side of the stand.
Our match day stewards are always on hand to give assistance either into the ground, or to the accessible areas.
Unfortunately due to Gayfield’s location we don’t own any parking spaces around the ground, but there is plenty of spaces on either side of the ground to park which is all completely free.
If the distance from the main gate to the accessible area is too far, then we are happy to accommodate a vehicle into the ground for a close drop off. In this circumstance we would please ask that you contact the club a day or two before hand and arrive a little earlier than normal.
We offer a concession admission for those with a disability and free admission to any assistant or carer present.
We are a community club and hope to give all visiting and home fans the same experience as they are welcomed into our ground.”
If you have any questions, you can contact Arbraoth by calling 01241-872157 or emailing.
JagZoneLIVE v Arbroath
Our audio commentary service, JagZone LIVE, will be broadcasting from Gayfield Park as Partick Thistle return to Ladbrokes Championship action against Arbroath.
The build-up to the game with our commentary team will begin at 6:50pm, 15 minutes ahead of kick-off.
It’s been 17 years since the Jags and Red Lichties last faced off competitively when Thistle came back from two goals down to secure a 2-2 draw.
Jagzone LIVE is only available to Jagzone subscribers so sign up here to listen to the show.
City Centre Branch:
Q Club – 15:45
Station Bar – 16:00
Non members welcome.
Please call 07979496154 or emailfor any further information.
John Lambie Jordanhill Branch:
Jordanhill Station – 16:00
Thornwood Bar – 16:05
Adults – £17.50
All Jags fans are welcome but booking is essential.
For seats please contact Alistair on 07817612563 or email
For general enquires please contact Iain on 07779668357 or email
Milngavie Station – 16:00
Esquire House – 16:20
Maryhill Community Halls – 16:35
Concessions – £10.50
Full fare – £17
To reserve seats, please e-mailor call 0141 632 3604.
Ahead of this week’s fixture against Arbroath, we have had plenty of build-up from various members of the Jags playing department on both ptfc.co.uk and JagZone.
Click on the links below to find all our match previews from this week.
Partick Thistle returned to winning ways last Saturday in the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup against Montrose and are now looking to carry that into the league as they take on Arbroath at Gayfield Park. The Jags are yet to win a game in this season’s league campaign and, as a result, sit bottom of the Ladbrokes Championship after four fixtures. However, a win in Angus this week would carry the Maryhill Men up to seventh ahead of Saturday’s matches. Thistle boss, Gary Caldwell, spoke to ptfc.co.uk ahead of the clash, beginning by discussing the threat that the Red Lichties pose:
“They’re a team who have shown they know how to win games. Firstly, in gaining promotion from League One and then through their good start to this season. They’ve carried that momentum from winning the title and started the league season in good form so we’ll have to be ready to compete if we want to get the three points.
“Gayfield is an especially tough venue to go and play at. When I watched their game against Dunfermline, I thought that the weather really affected the match on that day so we know what could face us when we get up there and are ready for whatever environment we’re playing in.”
It’s Jags’ third Friday night game of the season in front of the BBC cameras but Caldwell is hoping for a better showing than in the previous two when Thistle managed to lose from winning position against Dundee United and Morton.
“It’s all about getting our first three points of the season. We really need something to kick-start our league season because although we haven’t performed terribly overall so far, we’ve been poor in the key moments and that’s cost us so we have to be aggressive and look to win this game.”
Despite Thistle’s league position, Gary feels that if his side can put together a run of results, then they will be battling at the top end of the table before long.
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned about this league since I’ve been here, it’s that two or three wins can make a huge difference to your position in the league and that’s especially true early on in the season as we are just now. However, to go on a run, we need that first win and we’re looking to set ourselves on the right path with a good performance and a win against Arbroath.”
The gaffer finished by giving us an update on the Jags squad with a couple of faces making a return this week.
“Cammy Palmer will come back in from international duty which is great and Dario Zanatta comes back in after being cup-tied last week. Unfortunately, both Shea Gordon and Stuart Bannigan are still suspended and Alex Jones had some bad news from his ankle scan. We’ve not spoken to a specialist yet but he’s likely to miss two or three months.
“I thought Dario was fantastic on his debut and he’s been great in training as well. The players are excited about the thought of playing alongside him and we need to find the best way to utilise him and get him on the ball because he’s the kind of players who can decide matches.”
More exclusive preview interviews with Kenny Miller, Tommy Robson and Jags manager, Gary Caldwell, are all available to JagZone subscribers – log in to see them.
Jagzone members will also be able to watch extended highlights of the game.
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Thistle win a free kick 40 yards from goal wide
We're into 3 minutes additonal time. Zanatta and Mansell try to get play moving quick after a free kick on the half way line but Arbroth survive
Mansell heads over from 12 yards after a crosss from the right
Donnelly has the ball in the back of the net but the flag is up for offside as they break from Thistle's corner.
Cole's free kick is well pushed away by Jamieson
Zanatta wins a free kick right on the edge of the box.
Zanatta nods a Cole free kick back across goal with Mansell inches away from poking home
A deep free kick from Cole is cleared before Arbroath win a free kick in their own half
O'Ware pushes forward and decides to have a shot on goal from distance that is high and wide
A free kick from Cole is headed goalwards by O'Ware but Jamieson claims
Kakay's cross. Mansell's lay off. Miller finishes beyond Jamieson.
Dario Zanatta is booked for simulation after beating three Arbroath players on the right hand side of the Arbroath defence
Spence on the attack again, pushes the ball wide for Linn. His cross is flicked away by O'Ware
Hamilton's deep cross is headed back across goal by McKenna but McGinty is there to clear away
The corner is cleared away as Miller looks to head home
De Vita wins Thistle a corner
Penrice is picked out by Cole. He cuts in side and lays the ball to Cardle who trundles a shot wide from 20 yards
Linn's cross is headed over by McKenna
McGinty knocks the ball down but Palmer volleys high over the bar from the edge of the box.
McKenna meets the free kick but his header is high over the bar.
As Raffaele De Vita gets ready to enter the action, Arbroath win another free kick wide of the box.
Thistle struggle to get the corner away but O'Ware is commanding with a header away from goal.
Another fantastic save from Fox denies McKenna from making it two
Robson is inches away from connecting with a cross from the right hand side
Arbroath spin on the edge of the box and fire a shot past Fox's goal.
The corner is delivered to Robson but he can't pick out a teammate and Arbroath are able to clear
Darren Jamieson produces a fantastic save to deny Cardle after Miller's effort was deflected to the wide man
Fox is alert to pounce on a poor Miller pass to prevent Arbroath breaking through. Miller tries to atone by teeing up Zanatta who finds no way through a resolute home defence.
Arbroath push forward again and Linn fires a shot wide from distance.
Fox punches clear and THistle break. Kakay picks out Zanatta who has a shot blocked at the edge of the box.
Linn gets to the byeline but McGinty knocks his cross behind
A corner routine works to get Jags the space inside the box but Miller misses his kick and Arbroath are able to clear.
Cardle's cross is intended for Zanatta but an Arbroath head knocks it behind for a corner.
Cole's freekick is headed clear and Arbroath break but Fox is off his line quickly to sweep up
A good period of play from Thistle down the right between Kakay and Cardle wins Thistle a free kick wide of the box,
Arbroath take the lead through a simple header from the set piece
Linn's free kick smacks theleft hand side post and it is scrambled behind for another Arbroath corner.
It's an Arbroath free kick in a central position 30 yards from goal...
We're only ten minutes into this game and already the North Sea has acquired two yellow Mitre footballs through defensive clearances.
A good period of possession for the Jags sees good one touch football heading into the Litchies half. Miller is picked out wide in the box but his shot is comfortable for Jamieson.
A cross from Linn on the left is met by an Arbroath head in the middle but it is high and over the bar.
Palmer tips the ball in the direction of Miller who has a shot blocked by Tam O'Brien on the edge of the box,
It appears to be a quiet Gayfield weatherwise this evening with a only a low amount of wind. The first booming McGinty diagonal finds Miller with no adjustment.
A deep corner is comfortable for Thistle and Zanatta carries the ball forward to the half way line
A shot from 40 yards fizzes towards goal but a top quality save from Fox tips the ball over the bar for a corner.