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SPFL Ladbrokes Championship
Sat 28 December, 2019. Kick Off: - 15:00
Cappielow Park

Admission Information: 

Adults – £20

Concessions – £15

12-17 years old – £10

Under 12s – £1

Please note that ID may be required for all concession tickets.

JagZoneLIVE v Greenock Morton

Our audio commentary service, JagZone LIVE, will be broadcasting from Cappielow Park this weekend as the Jags take on Greenock Morton

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

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.

Supporters’ Buses:

City Centre Branch:

Pick ups:

Q Club – 13:15

Station Bar – 13:30

Non members welcome.

Please call 07979496154 or email   for any further information.

John Lambie Jordanhill Branch:

Pick ups:

Jordanhill Station – 13:45

Thornwood Bar – 13:50

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 – 13:15

Esquire House – 13:35

Maryhill Community Halls – 13:50

Non-Members fares:

Concessions – £6.50

Full fare – £11

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

Greenock Morton
20
Danny Rodgers
3
Stephen Welsh
5
Peter Grant (Robbie Muirhead 67)
6
Kyle Jacobs
8
Jim McAlister
10
Aidan Nesbitt
17
Reece Lyon
19
Nicky Cadden
21
John Sutton (Luca Colville 76)
28
Adam Livingstone (Lewis Strapp 62)
30
Jack Baird
 
Subs
1
Sam Ramsbottom
7
Chris Millar
9
Robbie Muirhead
12
Kalvin Orsi
16
Lewis Strapp
18
Cameron Blues
29
Luca Colville
Partick Thistle FC
Partick Thistle
22
Scott Fox
2
Ryan Williamson
3
James Penrice
4
Tam O'Ware
7
Joe Cardle (Dario Zanatta 72)
8
Stuart Bannigan
9
Kenny Miller
10
Alex Jones (Gary Harkins 83)
12
Reece Cole (Cameron Palmer 88)
24
Osman Kakay
43
Steven Saunders
 
Subs
1
Jamie Sneddon
6
Sean McGinty
11
Gary Harkins
15
Tommy Robson
16
Cammy Palmer
17
Craig Slater
19
Dario Zanatta
 
Subs
1
Sam Ramsbottom
7
Chris Millar
9
Robbie Muirhead
12
Kalvin Orsi
16
Lewis Strapp
18
Cameron Blues
29
Luca Colville
 
Subs
1
Jamie Sneddon
6
Sean McGinty
11
Gary Harkins
15
Tommy Robson
16
Cammy Palmer
17
Craig Slater
19
Dario Zanatta
Match Preview

Greenock Morton v Partick Thistle – 28th December 2019

Partick Thistle play their final game of the decade as they take on Greenock Morton away from home this Saturday. The Jags will be hoping to move ahead of their opposition with victory at Cappielow and dispel bad memories of their last trip to Inverclyde when David Hopkins’ side came from two down to win 3-2 in the final 20 minutes of the contest. Jags assistant manager, Neil Scally, spoke to ptfc.co.uk to preview the clash beginning by discussing the week’s training:

“It’s pretty much been a normal week for us. We usually don’t have the boys in on Wednesday and Christmas fell on a Wednesday so everyone got the chance to spend that with their families which was great and it means it’s been a standard week for the team in terms of training.”

We’ve had mixed fortunes against Morton so far this term but Scally feels there are a few key attributes we need to show to come away with three points this time round.

“We have to match their endeavour and physicality. They’ve been a very good home team this season and have a direct style of play so for us we’re preparing the boys for that and making sure we can meet the challenge head on.”

In the last game against the Ton, Thistle battled to a 2-1 victory despite losing Stuart Bannigan to a red card early in the second half and Neil is hoping the qualities shown that day are on show tomorrow.

“When we beat them at home I think we saw that endeavour that I’m talking about. Everyone was fighting for every ball and fighting for each other and a lot of the time in this league you need that. Having that spirit and drive to win those 50/50s and tackles is key.”

Neil then gave us a squad fitness update from the week.

“Steven Saunders took a nasty one to the face which is still bothering him but it shouldn’t stop him from playing. Lewis Mansell has been back in training this week after a bit of time out and Shea Gordon did a bit of running so is moving closer to a return to training but he’s now gone home to spend some time with his family.”

He finished by updating us on the progress of talks involving Reece Cole and Osman Kakay’s respective loan extensions.

“We’re trying to get something done for both of them and I think both would be happy to stay but it’s going to come down to what the parent clubs want so we just have to wait and see what happens on those fronts.”

More exclusive preview interviews with Ryan Williamson 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.

61’Goal Thistle! Tam O'Ware
Greenock Morton 1 - Thistle 2
 
45’Kick-Off (2nd half)
 
45’+01’Half-Time
30’Goal Greenock Morton! Kyle Jacobs
Greenock Morton 1 - Thistle 1
05’Goal Thistle! Alex Jones
Greenock Morton 0 - Thistle 1
 
00’Kick-Off
Match Reaction

Greenock Morton v Partick Thistle – 28th December 2019

It’s been a roller-coaster of a decade for Partick Thistle Football Club but the Jags ended the 2010s with a fantastic 2-1 victory away to Greenock Morton this afternoon. Alex Jones opened the scoring for the Maryhill men after just five minutes, however, a contentious penalty was awarded the way of the hosts and Kyle Jacobs levelled things on the half-hour mark. Then up steps Thistle skipper, Tam O’Ware, to score the winner on his return to Cappielow with a nice finish at the front post from a Reece Cole corner. The win sees the Jags leapfrog Morton into eighth place ahead of the New Year, moving back out of the relegation play-off spot in the final game before the January transfer window opens. Gaffer, Ian McCall, spoke to ptfc.co.uk after the match:

“I thought it was a brilliant result and one that we thoroughly deserved. We were well on top in the opening stages and rightly got the goal from Jonesy but then they got that penalty and suddenly it’s 1-1.

“In the second half, again we looked the better side and Tam does brilliantly to get on the end of that cross. He had one just before that the ‘keeper saved well but he wasn’t going to miss twice. It should have been more comfortable than it was but it a great win considering their home record.”

Once again McCall’s side dug deep to hold on for three points and the manager was very complimentary of the boys’ grit and determination in the closing stages.

“It was tough out there towards the end. They sent a lot of long balls our way but we stood up well to it; winning headers and tackles all over the pitch and they didn’t create much from open play at all over the piece.”

The Jags now move up into eighth place, overtaking Morton and moving a bit closer to the pack above, and McCall’s is feeling proud of his team’s form.

“Look, that’s nine games now with only two defeats but we can’t get ahead of ourselves. We’re still very close to those bottom two teams and we’ve now got a big game against Alloa on the 4th so we’ll now look forward to that game and see where we are after that.”

Finally, Ian McCall paid tribute to Colin Weir who passed away the day before the game.

“I mentioned Colin in the team talk and that game was for him and all he’s done for our football club in a number of facets over a number of years. It’s a great three points and we’re delighted to be able to dedicate them to him.”

A more in depth video interview with Ian McCall is available to Jagzone subscribers now as well as reaction from Stuart Bannigan and Osman Kakay – 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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