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Friendly
Sat 19 September, 2020. Kick Off: - 15:00
Firhill Stadium

In line with Scottish Government guidelines, this match is a closed doors match. It is imperative that all fans support the club and protect the squad by staying away from the stadium and enjoying all content safely from home.

Matchday Coverage:

Live Stream

This friendly will be available for all supporters to view as a free live stream. Full details including the link will be shared in a further update on Saturday ahead of kick-off.

Audio Commentary

Audio Commentary will be available for supporter on JagZone, which is currently available on a free offer. 

Starting at 2:30, tune in to hear Michael Max and Christopher Dobie take you through the ninety minutes of action. In our pre-game build up we’ll hear exclusively from Thistle gaffer Ian McCall and Jags CEO Gerry Britton to get their thoughts ahead of Thistle’s first game since March.

At half-time there is a not to be missed interview with Jags number seven, Joe Cardle, who we caught up with earlier this week to get his thoughts on all things Thistle.

In Game Coverage

We’ll have our usual in-depth text commentary right here on ptfc.co.uk. Social Media Updates will also be available through our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram channels.

Post Match

After the 90 minutes of action we’ll have post match reaction from the Jags camp on JagZone following the full time whistle. A full game replay and comprehensive highlights package will also follow on JagZone.

Match Programme

No match programme will be produced for this match. Our match programme will return for our opening Betfred Cup game against Queen’s Park. Full details on Thistle’s match programme for the 2020/21 season will follow in due course.

Half Time 50/50 draw

Our 50/50 draw will be conducted at half time during Saturday’s match. Tickets are available to purchase until 3:30 on Saturday afternoon.

Click here to purchase 50/50 tickets

As we approach a unique but exciting season we are looking forward to bringing you extensive matchday coverage throughout the campaign. Due to the current exceptional circumstances, our coverage may change or be impacted if a member of our media team is required to self-isolate at short notice. We thank you for your understanding and patience around this situation.

 

 

Partick Thistle FC
Partick Thistle
1
Jamie Sneddon
2
Ryan Williamson
8
Stuart Bannigan
9
Brian Graham
11
Blair Lyons
14
Shea Gordon
15
Rhys Breen
16
Ciaran McKenna
18
Trialist
19
Salim Kouider-Aissa
22
Richard Foster
 
Subs
12
Kieran Wright
4
Tam O'Ware
7
Joe Cardle
17
Connor Murray
21
Mouhamed Niang
23
Ross Docherty
26
Andy Rodden
BSC Glasgow
1
Stephen Barr
2
Jamie McCormack
3
Jamie Mills
5
Ross Smith
7
Jamie Hamilton
9
Ryan Tierney
10
Michael Anderson
11
Alfredo Agyeman
12
Ross Lindsay
17
Arran Ross
20
Ross Lyon
 
Subs
14
James Ballantyne
15
Declan Fitzpatrick
16
Conor McBrearty
18
Ben Reilly
19
Alexander Easdale
21
Saul McDermott
23
Cameron MacNair
 
Subs
12
Kieran Wright
4
Tam O'Ware
7
Joe Cardle
17
Connor Murray
21
Mouhamed Niang
23
Ross Docherty
26
Andy Rodden
 
Subs
14
James Ballantyne
15
Declan Fitzpatrick
16
Conor McBrearty
18
Ben Reilly
19
Alexander Easdale
21
Saul McDermott
23
Cameron MacNair
90’Full Time Report

Thistle start their pre-season build up with a comfortable win against Lowland League BSC Glasgow who ensured Thistle faced a competitive 90 minutes of football.

 
90’Full Time
 
88’

Gordon's effort from a Williamson cross goes over the BSC bar.

 
84’

Graham is denied by the legs of Barr after he is set up by a through ball from Docherty.

 
82’

Barr makes a good stop to deny O'Ware a goal and Thistle their 4th of the afternoon.

80’Goal Thistle! Connor Murray
Thistle 3 - BSC Glasgow 0

Murray finds the net with a neat and controlled finish after good work from Gordon created the opening for him.

 
79’

Cardle's cross finds the head of Graham but his header goes across goal rather than towards goal and the ball is cleared.

 
77’

Murray lifts a shot over the ball following a cut back from Williamson after some excellent work from Cardle.

 
73’

Cardle's delivery from the corner is good but BSC get the ball clear.

72’Thistle corner from the left
69’BSC Glasgow substitution: Alexander Easdale replaces Jamie Hamilton
69’BSC Glasgow substitution: Ben Reilly replaces Ross Lindsay
 
68’

Graham's dummy send Cardle clear but with only Barr to beat Cardle curls his shot wide of goal.

 
66’

Excellent defending from O'Ware sees him whips the ball away from the feet of an advancing Agyeman.

 
64’

Agyeman takes advantage of McKenna's error but can only find the side netting with his shot.

 
62’

Murray is able to get a shot away but his low effort doesn't pose Barr any problems who makes an easy save.

 
61’

Cardle's free kick clips the top of the wall.

60’BSC Glasgow substitution: Declan Fitzpatrick replaces Jamie Mills
60’BSC Glasgow substitution: James Ballantyne replaces Jamie McCormack
60’BSC Glasgow substitution: Alexander Easdale replaces Ryan Tierney
 
60’

Murray is fouled and Thistle have a free kick about 25 yards out.

58’Thistle substitution: Mouhamed Niang replaces Salim Kouider-Aissa
57’Thistle substitution: Joe Cardle replaces Trialist
 
56’

Lyon's cross from the right nearly sneaks under Sneddon's crossbar.

53’Goal Thistle! Brian Graham
Thistle 2 - BSC Glasgow 0

Thistle double their lead. Graham gets away from McCormack and knocks the past the advancing Barr.

51’BSC Glasgow substitution: Conor McBrearty replaces Arran Ross
46’Thistle corner from the right
45’Thistle substitution: Andy Rodden replaces Richard Foster
45’Thistle substitution: Tam O'Ware replaces Rhys Breen
45’Thistle substitution: Connor Murray replaces Blair Lyons
45’Thistle substitution: Ross Docherty replaces Stuart Bannigan
 
45’Kick-Off (2nd half)
 
00’

Back underway at Firhill. Now the difficult bit, figuring out all the changes.

45’Half Time Report

Stuart Bannigan's 10th minute free kick separates the teams at hlf-time. Thistle have had the better of things with Graham coming the closest to a second goal when his effort struck the post but BSC have not been without a threat and Sneddon had to tip a Tierney header over the bar.

 
45’Half-Time
 
44’

Graham is unable to direct his header from a Kouider-Aissa cross un target.

 
42’

Lindsay's shot after a free kick is cleared sails well wide of the Thistle goal.

 
37’

Another opportunity for Graham at the back post but on the stretch he is unable to covert Kouider-Aissa's low cross.

 
36’

Thistle come forward with pace and purpose but Graham's header from Williamson's cross goes wide.

34’BSC Glasgow corner from the right

Sneddon tips Tierney's header from a Mills cross over the bar.

 
31’

It's down the right that BSC look the greatest threat and this time it is a well judged challenge from Foster that halts the progress of Agyeman.

 
29’

BSC are a threat down the right hand side again but Lyons is back assisting the defence and he is able to rob McCormack of the ball before he is fouled with the BSC player picking up a yellow card for his crude challenge.

28’BSC Glasgow Booking - Jamie McCormack
 
23’

McCormack has room to get over a cross from the right but Breen is over sharply to clear. BSC enjoying their first period of sustained possession.

 
19’

Foster clears the corner.

19’BSC Glasgow corner from the right
 
16’

Thistle take a quick free kick after Kouider-Aissa is fouled and Graham is unlucky to see his shot strike the base of Barr's left hand post.

 
13’

Aggeman is just able to hold off the attention of Graham as he tries ro latch onto a long ball from McKenna but the defender has a shade too much pace for the Thistle skipper.

10’Goal Thistle! Stuart Bannigan
Thistle 1 - BSC Glasgow 0

Bannigan is the player to take the free kick and his low effort finds the bottom left hand corner of the net.

 
09’

Thistle have a free kick right on the edge of the BSC box after the trialist is fouled.

 
08’

Barr spreads himself well to keep out a Graham header as Thistle continue to press looking for the game's opening goal.

 
06’

Three quick corners fail to produce an opening goal for Thistle although two of Bannigan's three corners do pose problems for the BSC defence.

06’Thistle corner from the right
05’Thistle corner from the right
05’Thistle corner from the right
 
02’

Nearly an early goal for Thistle as Graham cuts in from the left hand side but Barr is able to get a hand to his cross with Kouider-Aissa waiting to apply a close range finish.

 
00’

thistle kick the game off and are shooting towards the John Lambie Stand in the first half.

 
00’Kick-Off
 
00’Introduction

Can you please forgive this writer for feeling a little emotional right now. Six long months have passed since a Thistle side were last in action here at Firhill.

This afternoon five players make their first Firhill appearance as a Jag. The 5 being Blair Lyons, Rhys Breen, Ciaran McKenna Richard Foster and Salim Kouider-Aissa.

The Jags starting eleven also includes one trialist.

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