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SPFL Ladbrokes Championship
Sat 2 November, 2019. Kick Off: - 15:00
Somerset Park

Admission Information: 

Thistle fans will be accommodated in the Railway End and the West Stand.

Adults: £18

Concessions(over 65/students/18-21/wheelchair users/certified ambulant): £12

Under 18s: – £6

Ayr United have the capacity for 6 away wheelchairs and their careers.

Tickets are available in advance courtesy of Ayr United FC, click here to purchase your ticket.

There will be no cash gates available on the day but Thistle fans will be able to purchase from the Lottery Office at Somerset Park on matchday. Lengthy queues are expected.

 

JagZoneLIVE v Ayr United

Our audio commentary service, JagZone LIVE, will be broadcasting from Somerset Park as as Ian McCall’s red and yellow army travel to Ayrshire this weekend.

The build-up to the game with our commentary team will begin at 2:45pm, 15 minutes ahead of kick-off.

In our first trip to Somerset since our 1-0 win back in April, the Jags will be looking to get back to winning ways after a couple of consecutive defeats.

To listen to the broadcast, simply log in to your Jagzone account, click on the audio commentary tab and press the play button on the player.

Jagzone LIVE is only available to Jagzone subscribers so sign up here to listen to the show.

 

Build-up to the Match

This week we’ve provided previews of this Saturday’s match against Ayr United from the players and management on both ptfc.co.uk and JagZone.

Website Previews

JagZone Previews

 

Supporters’ Buses:

City Centre Branch:

Pick ups:

Q Club – 11:45

Station Bar – 12:00

Non members welcome.

Please call 07979496154 or email   for any further information.

John Lambie Jordanhill Branch:

Pick ups:

Jordanhill Station – 13:15

Thornwood Bar – 13:20

Prices:

Adults – £14

Concessions – £7

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  

North-West Branch:

Pick ups:

Milngavie Station – 12:30

Esquire House – 12:50

Maryhill Community Halls – 13:05

Non-Members fares:

Concessions – £7.50

Full fare – £12

To reserve seats, please e-mail   or call 0141 632 3604.

Ayr United
1
Ross Doohan
2
Aaron Muirhead
3
Daniel Harvie
5
Sam Roscoe
7
Michael Moffat (Craig McGuffie 69)
9
Craig Moore (Kris Doolan 73)
10
Alan Forrest (Andy Geggan 81)
11
Luke McCowan
14
Jordan Houston
23
Ross Docherty
30
Stephen Kelly
 
Subs
19
Ellis Hare-Reid
6
Andy Geggan
8
Kris Doolan
12
Craig McGuffie
21
Finn Ecrepont
22
Mark McKenzie
Partick Thistle FC
Partick Thistle
22
Scott Fox
2
Ryan Williamson
3
James Penrice
6
Sean McGinty
7
Joe Cardle
8
Stuart Bannigan
9
Kenny Miller (Gary Harkins 71)
14
Shea Gordon (Lewis Mansell 28)
16
Cammy Palmer
19
Dario Zanatta (Craig Slater 58)
43
Steven Saunders
 
Subs
1
Jamie Sneddon
4
Tam O'Ware
11
Gary Harkins
15
Tommy Robson
17
Craig Slater
18
Lewis Mansell
25
Raffaele De Vita
 
Subs
19
Ellis Hare-Reid
6
Andy Geggan
8
Kris Doolan
12
Craig McGuffie
21
Finn Ecrepont
22
Mark McKenzie
 
Subs
1
Jamie Sneddon
4
Tam O'Ware
11
Gary Harkins
15
Tommy Robson
17
Craig Slater
18
Lewis Mansell
25
Raffaele De Vita
Match Preview

Ayr United v Partick Thistle – 2nd November 2019

As the season creeps over from October to November, Somerset Park prepares for the return of Ian McCall and Neil Scally. The former Ayr United management team are back this Saturday on what will be a big day personally for the pair, joined in the Thistle dugout by assistant manager, Alan Archibald. However, that return takes a backseat for McCall and co with all focus on the three points which will be on offer against the Honest Men. The Jags remain bottom of the Championship after 11 games and are looking for a win to get them moving up the division standings. The aforementioned Neil Scally spoke to ptfc.co.uk to preview the clash with Mark Kerr’s side beginning with a reflection on his time at Ayr:

“It’s a great club. I was there as a player for a long time and then obviously I was on the coaching staff as well so I think I’ve maybe got about eight or nine years there all in all but as soon as you move club you’ve got to put that to the back of your mind and when the game kicks off I’ll only be interested in getting three points for Partick Thistle.”

Scally then looked back to Tuesday night when Thistle were beaten 1-0 by Dundee United, explaining what he feels we need to add to the performance to turn it into points.

“I think the key is just our finishing touches. During the game as a whole at Tannadice, the boys were fantastic and carried everything out exactly as we’d asked but just our final ball wasn’t quite there so I think if we can maintain the performance levels from Tuesday and add that bit of quality in attack then we’ll be in a great position to win.

“We try to work on that in training, of course, in terms of creating chances and finishing but a lot of it will be a confidence thing and once you get one goal you find a rhythm of taking those chances.”

Neil then gave us an update with regards to team news, including some good news regarding Reece Cole.

“The injury news is pretty much the same as it was for Tuesday night’s game except we have Reece Cole back; he was back in training today so we have another player available for selection which is great.

“Reece came on in the Queen of the South game and looked really good. His range of passing is great and you can see he has real quality on the ball so for him, he just needs to get his head down, work hard in training and try to get back in the team.”

Finally, Scally commented on the travelling Thistle support who he hopes will turn out in numbers to back the team in Ayrshire this weekend.

“Since I’ve been here, there’s been a fantastic away support and we’ve given them a couple of great results to enjoy in Inverness and Dundee. Obviously we would have loved to have got them a win at Tannadice on Tuesday but it wasn’t to be and hopefully they turn out again at Somerset and this time we can reward their loyalty.”

More exclusive preview interviews with Stuart Bannigan and Thistle assistant manager, Neil Scally, are now available to JagZone subscribers – log in to see them.

Jagzone members will also be able to watch extended highlights of the game.

Can’t make it to the match? JagzoneLIVE will bring you coverage of the full 90 minutes through our audio commentary service which begins begins at 2:45pm – you can listen in here.

For a full list of all the great content you can access from just £5.99 per month as a Jagzone member, click here.

Article Copyright © 2019. Permission to use quotations from this article online is only granted subject to appropriate source credit and hyperlink to ptfc.co.uk.

 
87’Full Time
76’Goal Thistle! Joe Cardle
Ayr United 4 - Thistle 1
 
60’Thistle corner
48’Goal Ayr United! Alan Forrest
Ayr United 4 - Thistle 0
48’Goal Ayr United! Craig Moore
Ayr United 3 - Thistle 0
 
45’Kick-Off (2nd half)
 
44’Half-Time
26’Thistle substitution: Lewis Mansell replaces Shea Gordon
16’Goal Ayr United! Michael Moffat
Ayr United 2 - Thistle 0
 
14’Thistle corner
09’Goal Ayr United! Craig Moore
Ayr United 1 - Thistle 0
 
03’Ayr United corner
 
03’Ayr United corner
 
01’Thistle corner
 
00’Kick-Off
Match Reaction

Ayr United v Partick Thistle – 2nd November 2019

Partick Thistle started their November fixtures with a trip to Somerset Park looking to get back to winning ways but in the end it was an afternoon to forget for the Jags. Two goals either side of half time saw Ayr fly into a convincing lead with Joe Cardle’s 79th minute goal the only consolation for the Maryhill men who remain bottom of the Championship after the defeat. Thistle boss, Ian McCall, spoke to ptfc.co.uk following the final whistle, beginning by giving his summary of the match:

“Ayr United were very good and we were very poor. We got much better in the second half, towards the end of the game, but that’s only because they took their foot off the gas; simple as that. It was nowhere near good enough from our perspective.”

The former Ayr gaffer quickly acknowledged that the performance was far from good enough and said that the blame falls at the feet of everyone involved.

“It’s not acceptable at the end of the day and I know these guys can do better. They’ve shown in other games this season that they have the ability to go and win matches but you can’t expect to get any points in this league playing like that.”

He was particularly disappointed to see a significant step backwards made by his players after an encouraging game at Tannadice on Tuesday night.

“We looked like a different team to the one that played in midweek against Dundee United and that’s something we have to address because although people might say the top four is still there, we are in a relegation fight as things stand and although there will be other teams dragged into the fight we need to start winning if we want to get away from it.

“We’ve been far too inconsistent since I’ve been here. Going to places like Inverness and Dundee and getting wins and then coming here and losing 4-1; we can’t continue like that and we have another chance to get another win next Saturday against Morton.”

Ian finished by complimenting the traveling Jags support who turned out in good numbers but were delivered a showing that didn’t match their backing.

“I can only apologise to the fans. Plenty of them made the trip again but we didn’t give them anything to cheer. Now we have to get back on the training pitch, make the improvements we need to make and then come out next Saturday and get a result for them.”

A more in depth video interview with Ian McCall is available to Jagzone subscribers now as well as reaction from Kenny Miller – log in to view.

Jagzone subscribers will also be able to watch extended highlights of the game.

For a full list of all the great content you can access from just £5.99 per month as a Jagzone member, click here.

Article Copyright © 2019. Permission to use quotations from this article online is only granted subject to appropriate source credit and hyperlink to ptfc.co.uk.

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