Premier Sports Cup
Tue 20 July, 2021. Kick Off: - 19:45
Tickets are available for the Jackie Husband Stand and John Lambie Stand.
The Colin Weir Stand will be closed for tonight’s game. The club have been trying to get in touch with a handful of supporters who have purchased tickets for the Colin Weir Stand to provide alternative seating arrangements. If you have a ticket for the Colin Weir Stand, please get in touch with the club.
Tickets for this fixture are priced as follows:
Adults – £12
Concessions – £6
Under 16s – £6
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Our coverage will begin at 19:15 and will take you through the full 90 minutes of action from Maryhill.
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Our JagZoneLIVE show will also be available to listen to with the build-up getting started at 19:15. The commentary team will bring you audio coverage of the full 90 minutes.
There will be the usual in-depth text commentary available here on ptfc.co.uk
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A match programme has not been produced for this fixture
Tickets cost £1 each to enter.
No physical 50/50 tickets will be available to purchase at the stadium. Please ask a member of our team for help if you need assistance to purchase a digital 50/50 ticket within Firhill.
Following the game, we’ll have reaction from the Thistle camp available to watch on JagZone.
There will also be match highlights and a full game replay on JagZone later.
It's a comfortable 2-0 win for a Thistle side that never hit any great heights in the course of securing the win.
Two goals from Brian Graham, one just before half-time and one just after half-time, proved to be the difference between the two teams.
The free kick is touched to Stokes who sees his shot blocked by Sneddon.
Sneddon handles an overhit Foster pass back and Dumbarton have an indirect free kick deep inside the Thistle box.
We're into added time.
Owens takes the free kick but there's no dream goal as it hits the top of the wall.
Ramsbottom comes out his goal and fouls the advancing Docherty.
A Murray ball in from the left is just too high for MacIver.
Ocholi twist away from his marker on the right and sends over a cross that is just a shade too high for MacIver.
Thistle Man of the Match: Brian Graham
Rudden touches the ball back to Murray at the edge of the box but Murray isn't able to get enough curl on the ball to beat Ramsbottom.
Duthie collects the ball inside the Thistle box and sends a shot wide of Sneddon's goal.
It's a low corner this time from Turner. It finds Holt and he is unlucky to see his effort cleared off the line.
Turner's free kick clips the wall and earns Thistle a corner.
Docherty is tugged to the ground after the corner is cleared and Thistle have a free kick in a dangerous central position
McKee takes the free kick and although he gets the ball beyond the Thistle wall he can't find a way past Sneddon who is well placed to make a comfortable save.
Dumbarton win a free kick close to let hand corner of the Thistle box after a foul from Docherty.
MacIver sends over an excellent cross from the right hand side but Rudden cant get his feet round the ball to provide the finish.
Sneddon does well to tip the ball over the bar after a cross deflects off Docherty.
Thistle double their lead and it is four goals in three games for Brian Graham. Murray gets the ball on the left and touches it inside to Graham whose low shot beats Ramsbottom.
McKenna does well on the right and gets over a cross that Rudden twists his body to reach but can't direct goalwards.
Rudden plays the ball up to the feet of MacIver at the edge of the box but MacIver's shot is blocked by a defender.
A Brian Graham header almost right on the stroke of half-time is enough to give Thistle an advantage that they deserve although they haven't had everything their own way in the first 45 minutes.
Turner forced Ramsbottom into a good stop inside the fiest minute and Holt did likewise with a header from a Turner corner.
Dumbarton though too came close. A Buchanan effort was cleared from the line by Foster and Graham had to clear from inside the Thistle six yard box when a Dumbarton touch would have produced a goal.
Thistle's passing at times has been slack and one goal or not improvement will be needed in the second half.
Right on the stroke of half time Thistle take the lead. MacIver creates the chance with him with an excellent chipped pass to the back post where Graham squeezes a header into the back of the net.
Holt is again able to get on the end of Turner's header but he is under pressure from a defender and his header doesn't threaten the Dumbarton goal.
Graham is on hand to clear the ball from near the Thistle goal line as a dangerous cross into the box isn't dealt with.
Sneddon collects a cross at his front post under a bit of pressure.
It's another dangerous looking corner from Turner but the referee spots a push from Niang and Dumbarton have a free kick.
Turner takes the corner and Holt produces a good stop from Ramsbottom with Graham sending the rebound over the bar.
Thistle have their first corner if the night.
From that corner Dumbarton nearly take the lead with Buchanan's low shot cleared off the line at the right hand post by Foster.
Turner slices an Orsi cross behind his own goal for a Dumbarton corner.
Bannigan and Turner stand over the free kick that follows. It's Turner that takes it and he tries to find the top corner but the ball is a foot or so too high.
MacLean trips Tiffoney as he heads towards the Dumbarton box.
McKenna gets into a good position on the right but can't find Rudden with his low cross.
It's just a bit slack from Thistle at the moment and McKee takes advantage of that slackness but his shot from distance is well wide.
McKee's corner is able to find the head of McGeever but he can't get his head over the ball and his header clears the bar.
Graham can't quite stretch far enough to reach McKenna's cross from the right. The ball falls to Tiffoney but his shot is half blocked by a defender before spinning into the arms of Ramsbottom.
There is a wee buzz every time Tiffoney gets the ball. There is again as he gets the ball near the left hand corner of the Dumbarton box but this time he misjudges his final pass and the ball is cleared.
Tiffoney collects the ball on the left. This time he cuts into the centre of the pitch before sending a shot from outside the box wide of Ramsbottom's left hand post.
Tiffoney accelerates past Lynch down the left hand side but his cross is cleared.
And Thistle are on the front foot from the off as Turner forces Ramsbottom into a good save low to his right.
Thistle kick the game off and are shooting towards the John Lambie Stand in the first half.
Thistle have made four changes ahead of tonigt's Premier Sports Cup match agaist League One rivals from last season, Dumbarton.
As promised Ian McCall is giving both keepers a chance to earn their place in goal for the start of the league season and tonight it is Jamie Sneddon's chance to stake his claim.
The other three changes see Mouhamed Niang, Scott Fiffoney and Ross MacIver start in what looks like a very attack minded Thistle side.
Ross Docherty, Steven Bell and Connor Murray are the three starters from the weekend that will begin this evening with a seat on the substitute bench.
It's a beautiful, if warm, night with increased numbers coming through the turnstyles bringing a further element of normality to proceedings.