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SPFL Ladbrokes Championship
Fri 23 August, 2019. Kick Off: - 19:05
Cappielow Park

Prices

Adults: £20

Concessions (over 65s, students and 18-20 year-olds): £15

Child (12-17): £10

Under 12s: £1

 

JagZoneLIVE v Greenock Morton

Our audio commentary service, JagZone LIVE, will be broadcasting from Cappielow Park as Partick Thistle return to league action against Greenock Morton.

The build-up to the game with our commentary team will begin at 6:50pm, 15 minutes ahead of kick-off.

In the Jags’ second Friday night outing of the season already, the Maryhill men will be hoping to secure their first league win of the season after an encouraging victory over Ross County in the Betfred Cup.

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.

 

Information for Disabled Supporters

The Main Stand at Cappielow is the location for all matchday disabled provision. The following is made available:

  • Fifteen (15) places for wheelchair users
  • Fifteen (15) places for carers
  • Twenty (20) places for ambulant/blind supporters and if required their guide dogs.
  • Separate purpose-built toilet facilities
  • Sufficient dedicated parking within the club car park at no charge

Access to the stadium is by the main gate in Sinclair Street. Supporters can be dropped off/picked up and cars parked in the club car park on Sinclair Street. Disabled supporters who drive themselves should notify the stewards of this fact and assistance will be provided if required from the car park to the main gate and return. Stadium safety and emergency contingency plans do not permit parking in Sinclair Street on match days.

At Cappielow, the admission price for a disabled supporter includes entry for one carer if needed.

 

Travel Options

By car:

From Firhill Road, get on the M8 from Garscube Road and follow the M8 to Greenock Road/A8 in Renfrewshire. From there, follow the A8 to Sinclair Street.

By train:

Take Gourock service from Glasgow Queen Street and get off at Cartsdyke. Then walk north-east to turn right on to East Hamilton Street. From there it’s a short walk to Sinclair Street and Cappielow.

Alternatively you can take one of the Partick Thistle Supporters’ Buses. Details can be found below.

 

Supporters’ Buses

City Centre Branch:

Pick ups:

Q Club – 17:15

Station Bar – 17:30

Non members welcome.

Please call 07979496154 or email   for any further information.

John Lambie Jordanhill Branch:

Pick ups:

Jordanhill Station – 17:45

Thornwood Bar – 17:50

Prices:

Adults – £10

Concessions – £6

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 – 17:30

Esquire House – 17:50

Maryhill Community Halls – 18:00

Non-Members fares:

Concessions – £6.50

Full fare – £11

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

If you intend to travel regularly and are not already a member, why not join the North-West?

The benefits of membership are:

1.  Your seat is guaranteed for every League, Betfred Cup, Challenge Cup (I’m reluctant to give it its’ latest name) and Scottish Cup match Thistle will play in Scotland (and Berwick) in season 2019-20 – apart from any played in Glasgow.

So, no need to e-mail or phone every time

2.  Your membership can be paid in one lump sum or spread throughout the season in amounts to suit your budget

3.  You could make a significant saving over the cost of travelling as a non-member.

After three years of holding membership prices, this year the North-West’s concession fare has again been held at £150 and the full fare actually reduced by £20 to £250 to bring about a fairer balance between the rates.

If, however, you are likely to be a less frequent traveller, we still look forward to having you aboard for a season which, hopefully, will see the excitement generated at the upper end of the table rather than in the cellar!

Greenock Morton
20
Danny Rogers
4
Brian McLean
5
Peter Grant
6
Kyle Jacobs
8
Jim McAlister
10
Aidan Nesbitt
11
Bob McHugh
16
Lewis Strapp
17
Reece Lyon
18
Cameron Blues
19
Nicky Cadden
 
Subs
1
Sam Ramsbottom
7
Chris Millar
9
Robbie Muirhead
12
Kalvin Orsi
14
Cameron Salkeld
21
John Sutton
29
Luca Colville
Partick Thistle FC
Partick Thistle
22
Scott Fox
2
Ryan Williamson
3
James Penrice
6
Sean McGinty
8
Stuart Bannigan
9
Kenny Miller
10
Alex Jones
16
Cammy Palmer
18
Lewis Mansell
23
Raffa De Vita
43
Steven Saunders
 
Subs
1
Jamie Sneddon
4
Tam O'Ware
7
Joe Cardle
14
Shea Gordon
15
Tommy Robson
30
Mouhamed Niang
32
Evan Galasso
 
Subs
1
Sam Ramsbottom
7
Chris Millar
9
Robbie Muirhead
12
Kalvin Orsi
14
Cameron Salkeld
21
John Sutton
29
Luca Colville
 
Subs
1
Jamie Sneddon
4
Tam O'Ware
7
Joe Cardle
14
Shea Gordon
15
Tommy Robson
30
Mouhamed Niang
32
Evan Galasso
Match Preview

Greenock Morton v Partick Thistle – 23rd August 2019

Footballers (and football managers) being the superstitious animals that they are, it was once again Brian Kerr who spoke to ptfc.co.uk before tonight’s match against Morton to give Jags fans the view from inside the camp.

Starting with a review of the County game Brian made it clear that one win, albeit a dramatic, impressive and exciting one, is not enough, highlighting the importance of building on it with the trip to Cappielow.

He said:

“For everyone who has any link to Thistle, the feeling was unbelievable. It was a fantastic performance that felt like a big weight off our minds. I say that because it’s the first time where I think we have come together as a group and got anywhere near performing as we know we can.

“There are still things we know we need to be be better at, retaining possession and creating opportunities for example, but it felt like the first time where we have seen a real commitment from the players and a proper will to win. We were nasty and difficult to play against and that has been something we haven’t shown enough, not only this season, but last as well.

“The result was fantastic and it’s wonderful to be in the next round of the cup but it really was the performance that provided the biggest possible. It felt like we had a belief we were going to win which, especially against a Premiership team, is fantastic to see. Hopefully it can provide us with a boost and a springboard going into tonight’s match.”

As the team prepares for the trip to Cappielow Brian knows that, with the action being broadcast live on BBC Scotland, it is an occasion that all of the players should be excited about.

“I think if you can’t get up for a game that is live on telly and underneath the floodlights then football probably isn’t the game for you! The players are all looking forward to it and they can’t wait to get back on the pitch. The challenge for us is to make sure that the win on Saturday wasn’t a one off and that we can now go on a bit of a run.

“It’s been shown time and again that any team in this league that is capable of going on a bit of a run will be challenging at the top end of the division. That is where we want to be so obviously that is what we need to do.”

Although there has been an element of inconsistency to Morton’s start of the season, an impressive win against Alloa and a battling performance away to Hibs will see the Greenock side in good spirits going into the tie. Kerr knows form bitter experience that Cappielow can be a tough place to go and insists that his side will need to assert themselves on the game early if they are to come away with a result.

“It can be a very tough place to go, we found that out last season, but we will go there with our own game plan and look to assert ourselves early. the boys know what is expected and we’re ready for the challenge.

“Morton is a club that has undergone a lot of change since we last played them, with a new manager and a big change over in terms of players. we’ve seen enough of them this season to know what to expect though and it has been our aim this week to make sure the players are prepared for that challenge.”

Finally, Kerr gave an update on injury news, starting with Mitch Austin.

“Mitch isn’t quite there yet as he’s had a couple of setbacks. We’re hoping it will just be a couple of weeks though because, like the supporters, we are all desperate to see him in a Thistle shirt. Stuart Bannigan looks set to recover from a dead leg in time to play his part which is great news. Other than that it’s just Gary Harkins, Craig Slater and Callum Wilson, all of whom are making good progress.”

A more in-depth video interview with Thistle assistant manager, Brian Kerr, is available to watch on JagZone now as well interviews with Stuart Bannigan and Shea Gordon.

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

Can’t make it to Cappielow? Jagzone members can listen to live audio commentary of the match. JagZoneLIVE begins at 6:50 tonight.

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.

 
47’Full Time
80’Goal Greenock Morton! Brian McLean
Greenock Morton 3 - Thistle 2

McLean heads in a long throw. 

77’Thistle substitution: Joe Cardle replaces Stuart Bannigan
75’Goal Greenock Morton! John Sutton
Greenock Morton 2 - Thistle 2

Sutton knocks a corner in at the back post

 
74’Greenock Morton corner
72’Goal Greenock Morton! Nicky Cadden
Greenock Morton 1 - Thistle 2

Cadden scores with a free kick in off the bar from 20 yards

67’Thistle substitution: Tommy Robson replaces Raffa De Vita
66’Greenock Morton substitution: Luca Colville replaces Peter Grant
 
66’

Morton have a free kick 19 yards out. Nesbitt steps up but it's high over the bar

61’Thistle Booking - Ryan Williamson
 
60’Thistle corner
59’Thistle substitution: Shea Gordon replaces Lewis Mansell
56’Greenock Morton substitution: John Sutton replaces Cameron Blues
 
45’Kick-Off (2nd half)
 
45’+02’Half-Time
40’Thistle Booking - Stuart Bannigan
28’Goal Thistle! Raffa De Vita
Greenock Morton 0 - Thistle 2

Great build up by Thistle before Palmer puts a perfect ball across for Raffa DE VITA to double Thistle's lead

26’Goal Thistle! Kenny Miller
Greenock Morton 0 - Thistle 1

A Mcginty header is into the path of Kenny MILLER who races through and slots past Rodgers.

 
14’Greenock Morton corner
 
13’Greenock Morton corner
 
12’Thistle corner
 
09’

Great chance for Thistle. McGinty slides a great ball through to Miller but he couldn't guide his effort on target.

 
06’Thistle corner
03’Greenock Morton substitution: Chris Millar replaces Reece Lyon
 
00’Thistle corner
 
00’Kick-Off
Match Reaction

Greenock Morton v Partick Thistle – 23rd August 2019

A second half collapse saw Greenock Morton keep all three points at Cappielow this evening as Partick Thistle let a two-goal lead slip in the second half of their third Championship game of the season. Goals from Kenny Miller and Raffa De Vita had put the Jags in a great position with less than 20 minutes to play but three goals in eight minutes turned the result on its head as Nicky Cadden, John Sutton and Brian McLean got on the scoresheet late on. Thistle manager, Gary Caldwell, spoke to ptfc.co.uk after the game.

“We were given a two-goal lead and we’ve let it slip. We weren’t great in the first half yet we have that lead at half-time and I told the players that we need to step it up or we could still easily lose the game, but they didn’t heed that warning.

“We didn’t have enough bravery in possession and we didn’t deal with John Sutton at all and for any single player to have as much impact as he did is not acceptable. There were a few home truths said in the changing room because we all know that the performance wasn’t good enough.”

The gaffer expanded on the point about not really deserving the advantage that the Maryhill men held going into the interval.

“I didn’t think we were really on top at any point. We didn’t put our foot on the ball or try to pass it enough and we got two goals from their poor defending more than anything. As I’ve said, we told them at half-time that we hadn’t played all that well in the opening 45 and that Morton were very much still in the game.”

Caldwell stressed the importance of playing football in tough moments rather than resorting to panicked clearances and long balls when under a bit of pressure.

“It’s key to the way we want to play and it was missing tonight. We’re not asking them to play risky football but we do want them to show that bravery on the ball and pass it about in the middle of the pitch. Keep possession in their half and put them under some real pressure but we could barely string two passes together in their half after half-time and that’s the frustrating thing for me.”

The squad were hoping to back up the win over Ross County in the Betfred Cup with a league win but after failing to do so, the manager said that the team need to start getting results sooner rather than later.

“We’ve let the fans down with that performance. We build up the expectations with that great win against County last week but we need to start backing that up with a run of games and that means four, five, six games where we are on the front foot, playing aggressive football and winning games.”

A more in depth video interview with Gary Caldwell is available to Jagzone subscribers now and reaction from Raffa De Vita and Cammy Palmer will be online shortly.

Highlights will also be available to view later and will be free for Jagzone subscribers.

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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