Wed 2 November, 2022. Kick Off: - 20:00
Petershill Park, Glasgow
Entry for this fixture is via pay at the gate. Cash and card are accepted.
🎟️ Season Tickets
Season tickets are valid for this match. If you have already purchased your 22/23 season ticket you should have recieved your card.
Season tickets are still on sale priced at the great price of £60 or £40 if you already have a men’s season ticket.
Gates open at 7:15pm for the fixture and entry is through the gates at the car park side of the ground.
🚗 Getting There
There is parking available for free at Petershill Park. Spectators should use the lower two levels of parking at the stadium.
🌮 Food and 🥤 Drink
The pie stall at Petershill Park will be open before kick off selling a variaty of food and drink. Payment is by cash only.
📺 Live Stream
PTWFC will be providing a FREE live steam on our YouTube channel.
Coverage will begin around 10 minutes before kick off.
💻 Live Coverage
Live updates will be available on our Twitter account during the match.
🗣️ Post -Match
We’ll also have a full match photo gallery available after the game.
This Wednesday 2nd November, PTWFC take on Motherwell Women at Petershill for a 20:00 kick off.
Thistle come off the back of a 0-0 draw against Hibernian in the SWPL1 last weekend at Meadowbank in a hard fought and battling game. Brian Graham’s women deservedly took the point away from the capital as we look to bring the fight to Motherwell in our next league fixture.
Having had a number of girls out through injury or illness, it was something to be commended in what was a real squad effort, coming away with the result at Meadowbank in the heated affair.
A win for Brian Graham’s side in what is a game in hand would move the Jags up to 5th in the table.
🎟️Adults: £7 / Concession: £5
🆓Kids go FREE
💻Updates on Twitter
🗣️Highlights and reaction post match
👏Match Sponsor: The Jags Foundation
Motherwell have had a decent start to their season thus far, picking up 8 points from a possible 24.
Gaining victories over Hibs and Glasgow Women, like ourselves, Motherwell currently lie in 9th place in the SWPL1, 3 places and a point below the Jags.
This is a game which was postponed a few weeks ago due to the national mourning period, but it would be a huge 3 points for either squad with Thistle coming into some great form.
There are several club links between the squads, with Khym Ramsay, Claire Adams and top scorer Jordan McLintock all signing from the Steelmen in the summer and they’ll all be hoping to get one over on their former club under the floodlights.
A hard-fought draw against Hibs on Sunday showed another level to Brian Graham’s girls work ethic. There were plenty of positives that can only point out good signs for The Jags as we look to improve our already impressive form.
With a greatly reduced squad with likes of fan favourite Cara Henderson and top scorer Jordan McLintock out last weekend, going away to a fierce atmosphere that surrounded the Meadowbank Stadium and grabbing a point.
Strong home followings from the Red and Yellow Army so far this season have really helped our girls, and hopefully more of the Thistle faithful come along to support their Jags this Wednesday night at Petershill under the floodlights.
A number of players missed Sunday’s draw with Hibernian, Regulars Linzi Taylor and Cara Henderson and Top scorer Jordan McLintock all missed out and all three face a race against time to be back for the visit of Motherwell
Brian Graham will be hoping he can call on the players, however Sunday’s performance showed the depth within the squad and the squad’s chacacter.
19th September 2021
PARTICK THISTLE 3
(Greenshields, 10′) (McBrearty, 52′) (Macdonald, 88′)
(Gardner, 16′) (McDonald-Nguah, 23′)
Conditions were horrendous but the Thistle performance was full of grit and determination as they made it four league games unbeaten and climbed to 5th position with a narrow, but ultimately deserved, 1-0 win over Motherwell.
Following the demanding weekend fixture with Hibs, Brian Graham was in the happy position of being able to bring back Linzi Taylor and Cara Henderson, both absentees from the trip through to the capital, into the starting eleven, with Jordan McLintock, also missing that Hibs trip, making the bench and there was also a slot at left back for Kim Murphy.
The weather was always going to be in a factor in this game and after winning the toss it was Motherwell that elected to play with the advantage of the wind and often driving rain in the game’s opening 45 minutes.
In such conditions having a goalkeeper who demonstrates calmness and confidence is always an asset and Thistle with Megan Cunningham are highly fortunate in that respect. Although not having too many direct shots she dealt with ease all that the combination of Motherwell and the elements could throw at her. Those playing directly in front of her making significant contributions too in trying conditions.
When Cunningham was called into direct action she was not found wanting and her save in the 2nd minute when she pushed away a shot from Ronald as Motherwell looked to take early advantage of the benefit that the overhead conditions were giving them was crucial in allowing Thistle to settle into the game.
A McDonald-Nguah cross from the left hand side went right across the face of the Thistle goal without a touch as the visitors continued looked to establish an early lead.
It was anything but one way traffic despite the conditions. Building from the back and using the full width of the pitch on both flanks, Thistle had Motherwell on the back foot and Taylor was unlucky not to get a firmer touch with a header from a Henderson cross.
The best chance yet of the game came Thistle’s way after 23 minutes. The tireless and hardworking Abbie Ferguson was quick to pounce on a Motherwell error and her pace took her clear of Watson and then Motherwell keeper, Mutch but with a goal beckoning she perhaps took a touch too many and sent the ball wide of target.
The half finished with Demi Falconer making a timely interception to clear a dangerous cross from Hay who had been causing Thistle problems down the left hand side.
It was Thistle’s turn to have the advantage of the wind and rain after the interval and the deadlock was close to being broken just two minutes after the restart with Taylor seeing her shot from the right hand side of the Motherwell box hit the side netting.
A Thistle goal though was only delayed for a few minutes.
There were 54 minutes on the clock when Donaldson picked up a pass from Claire Adams wide on the left. Donaldson cut inside into the box and from the left hand side of the Motherwell penalty area curled a beauty of a right foot shot past Mutch and into the net.
There was nearly a second goal for Thistle 7 minutes later when Rice nearly diverted a Taylor cut back into her own net.
A one goal lead is always a precarious one but Thistle defended fantastically well as unit, as a record of just one goal conceded in the last four league games is evidence of, and restricted Motherwell to next to no opportunities near the Thistle goal.
Thistle could have extended their lead with 13 minutes remaining when substitute Kaitlyn Canavan was momentarily able to get clear of the Motherwell defence. Watson though was able to get back quickly and although Canavan was still able to get a shot away, Watson’s presence was enough to prevent Canavan from getting sufficient power in her shot to beat Mutch.
Thistle though would successfully negotiate the inevitable tense closing minutes that a one goal lead provides to collect a hugely important three points and complete a successful few day’s work.