Sun 26 November, 2023. Kick Off: - 16:00
Entry is through pay at the gate
£3 Concession – over 65 /12-17 years old/students.
Under 11s – Free
🚗 Getting There
K-Park, East Kilbride, G75 0QZ
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This Sunday 26th November, PTWFC take on Motherwell in a SWPL1 fixture in a 4pm kick off.
Thistle will look to keep their form going as we face another away fixture in a short space of time.
Motherwell have had a decent season thus far. They currently take the 8th position in the table, with 13 points in as many games. Having only won 4 fixtures this season, it is important to note that all of them came at K-Park so they do have a slight advantage when it comes to playing at home.
Having already faced the Jags in September at Petershill Park and losing 1-0, ‘Well manager Paul Brownlie will be looking to make an improvement from that day and grab all 3 points against an inform Thistle side..
Last season saw some great fixtures between both sides, notably Rachel Donaldson doing what she does best and scoring worldies, including last season’s goal of the season against Motherwell. Hopefully a repeat can be found here as we make the trip to East Kilbride.
A 1-0 victory in Dundee on Sunday afternoon kept the good times rolling as the Jags continued their win streak. Having welcomed several players back to the squad after their absence against Aberdeen, Thistle played to their strengths once more and returned home with all 3 points.
As previously mentioned, Rachel Donaldson is known to score a worldie or two. This game was no different as she found the top corner from distance leaving the Tangerines stunned. It would prove to be the only goal of the match and what a strike it was.
Brian Graham would speak after the game of how proud he was of his girls,but again felt slightly deflated. Whilst proud that they would go away to Dundee and grab all 3 points, the squad felt annoyed they didn’t put the game to bed. He felt they could’ve put 4 or 5 away but regardless was pleased to get the victory.
Strong Followings from the Red and Yellow army have really helped our girls this season. We would love to see as many of you as possible as we make the journey out to East Kilbride for this league fixture..
A full squad is available for Brian Graham and the management team for this upcoming fixture so it will be up to them to make the best squad available.
Cheryl McCulloch has started light training and a video was published this week showing her finally back running on a pitch. The road is still long but it’s a great sight for our number 4 to be working away to return.
10th September 2023
PARTICK THISTLE 1 (Robb, 80′)
A simply outstanding month of November for Partick Thistle WFC was rounded off with a win away to Motherwell. The victory making it five wins on the bounce for Brian Graham’s squad, consolidating Thistle’s lofty position of 4th in the league.
And the strength of that squad of players was there to be seen with Graham making a number of changes from the side that had defeated Dundee United. Megan Cunningham, Clare Docherty and Kodie Hay all stepping into the starting eleven having been on the bench at Dundee.
Of that trio it was Cunningham that had the first telling impact on what would prove to be a thoroughly entertaining 90 minutes of football. The always dangerous McDonald-Nguah pushed through a pass for Boyce. Docherty did just enough to hold up Boyce’s run allowing Cunningham to save at the edge of her six yard box.
Play in the early stages of this match, as it was for much of the 90 minutes, was end to end and it was Thistle that had the next opportunity to snatch an early lead. Amy Bulloch’s ball down the right found Linzi Taylor with Imogen Longcake seeing her effort from Taylor’s cross hit the base of the Motherwell post.
The home side though took an 11th minute lead. A free kick on the right caused the Thistle’s defence problems and when Boyce’s hooked effort was blocked by Demi Falconer the referee adjudged that the Thistle captain had used a hand and pointed to the spot. Despite guessing correctly, such was the pace and precision with which Boyce hit her penalty Cunningham had little chance of saving it.
Thistle had recovered previously from conceding first in this impressive run of wins and they showed little sign of being negatively affected by the loss of that goal.
Rachel Donaldson had two efforts on the Motherwell goal. The first easily saved by Mutch, the second producing an altogether more impressive stop from the Motherwell keeper.
The Thistle equaliser though duly arrived after 27 minutes. Longcake used her not inconsiderable pace to get in behind the Motherwell defence to latch on to Falconer’s well-judged long ball forward. Longcake nipped the ball round Mutch before rolling it into the back of the net.
Within two minutes of the equaliser Thistle were in front much to the delight of the vociferous travelling support. Again Longcake was the scorer. This one a magnificent effort from just outside the Motherwell box that left Mutch grasping for air as the ball flew past her.
There could even have been a third for Thistle before half-time with Hay shooting over the bar at the back post following a cross from the Thistle left.
It didn’t take Thistle long after the restart though to establish a two goal advantage. Donaldson had already been unfortunate with a shot that just cleared the crossbar and Amy Bulloch wasn’t too far off target with a shot from outside the box as Thistle started the second 45 minutes firmly on the front foot.
It was those two players, Bulloch and Donaldson, that would combine to score the Thistle third after 48 minutes. Bulloch’s pass found Donaldson who turned to her right before sending a shot high into the net. It was another quite magnificent strike.
With their tails up Thistle pressed for more goals. Emma Lawton’s surging run down the right nearly created am opening and Donaldson nearly had her second when she turned away from her marker inside the box only to see her shot narrowly clear the bar.
Donaldson was even closer when after collecting a Longcake cross she was only denied by a quite stunning save from Mutch that drew applause from both sets of fans.
Thistle did have a fourth goal, however, with 10 minutes of this thrilling encounter remaining. Leah Robinson’s free kick from the right finding the head of Falconer at the back post and her downward header found in turn the corner of the net.
Motherwell’s response to that goal was rapid. Jardine appearing at the back post to steer a low header into the corner of the net.
That had the potential of setting up a grandstand finish but in truth it was Thistle that came closest to scoring again before the final whistle. Henderson not managing to get quite enough on her shot at the edge of the 6 yard box to find the net.