Women’s Scottish Cup
Sun 4 February, 2024. Kick Off: - 16:00
Entry is via pay at the gate by cash or card.
KIDS GO FREE!
🎟️ Season Tickets
As this is a cup game, season tickets are not valid for this match.
Gates open at 3:15pm for the fixture and entry is through the turnstyles at the car park side of the ground.
🚗 Getting There
Firstbus services 10, 24, 27, 88, 89, 89A, 89B and 90 all stop on Springburn Road, a stones throw from Petershill Park.
Springburn and Barnhill are the nearest train stations, both just a 5 minute walk from the stadium. Both are serviced from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level by regular trains.
Plenty of free car parking is available at Petershill Park. The post code for Petershill Park is G21 4DD and the complex can be accessed from Adamswell Street, at the rear of North Glasgow College.
Parking is available at the stadium. Please use one of the two lower level car parks for this fixture.
🌮 Food and 🥤 Drink
The food kiosk at Petershill Park will be open before kick off selling a variaty of food and drink. Payment is by cash or card.
📺 Live Coverage
We will be streaming this match on our YouTube channel.
Highlights will be available on our YouTube channel.
💻 Live Updates
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 Sunday 4th February, PTWFC take on Queen’s Park in the Scottish Gas Women’s Scottish Cup at Petershill Park in a 16:00 kickoff.
Having secured top 6 with a victory over Montrose in league action for the second season running, a return to Petershill against lower division opposition in a cup allows for a break in league action.
Queen’s Park have had a great season in the SWPL2 sitting top of the table with 40 points, 10 clear of Kilmarnock in 2nd. Having won 5-1 against Glasgow Women on Sunday, head coache Craig Joyce will be hoping to cause an upset heading into this fixture having beat Bonnyrigg Rose 2-0 to progress to this point.
Queen’s Park have won a lot of plaudits for their performances this season as they look set for promotion to the SWPL1 next season. Their squad possesses a lot of talented individuals such as Ellie Kane and Abby Callaghan who have really taken the league in their stride this season.
They’ve also added to their ranks over the course of the January transfer window bringing in the likes of Olivia King and Hannah Cunningham to bolster their squad.
Last year, The Jags beat The Spiders 5-2 at New Tinto Park in the same competition that saw a memorable night for Leah Robinson who grabbed two for the Jags that evening.
Thistle made the trip to Montrose with a clear vision in their mind: win the match, hope
Aberdeen lose to Rangers and secure top six for the second year running. Brian Graham opted to field an unchanged lineup from the historic cup victory against Hibs the week before and confidence was sky high.
This confidence took a dent almost immediately though as Montrose took an early lead with a great goal from Jade McLaren, shocking the visitors. Knowing how difficult Montrose is as an away ground and exactly what they are capable of, Thistle knew they had to adapt, especially taking such an early goal to put us 1-0 down.
The Jags would grab their equaliser 10 minutes later as Clare Docherty found space and riffled the ball into the back of the net bringing terms level. Another 10 minutes after that, much like how she did against Dundee United last season, Cara Henderson scored the goal to put us ahead in what would prove to be the goal that got us the victory and top 6 once again, thanks to Rangers getting victory over Aberdeen.
A fantastic achievement from the girls to be the only part time team in the top 6 for the second year running, and securing with 4 games to spare is an even bigger credit to the playing and coaching staff.
Strong Followings from the Red and Yellow army have really helped our girls in recent times and a place in the next round of the cup awaits us with a victory over Queen’s Park. We broke our attendance record at Petershill Park last time out with 604 therefore we would love to see as many of you as we approach this Glasgow Derby.
Almost a full squad available for Brian Graham this weekend for this cup fixture. New signing Aimee Anderson made a cameo off the bench against Montrose and looked very sharp however, is cup tied for this game therefore will have to wait longer for her full debut. A touch of rotation could also be on the cards with some big league matches approaching against top 6 rivals.
With this huge cup tie approaching, and a chance for a spot in the quarter finals at stake, it will be up to Brian Graham and the rest of the management team to field their best possible side heading into this fixture.
8th January 2023
QUEEN’S PARK 2
(Callaghan, 39′) (McKee, 84′)
PARTICK THISTLE 5
(Ferguson, 15′) (Henderson, 38′) (Robinson, 43′, 90+’) (Donaldson, 85′)
Seven days on from confirming a second successive top six finish, Partick Thistle returned to Petershill for their third competition in as many weeks as they faced Queen’s Park in the Women’s Scottish Cup.
The SWPL2 visitors have had a successful season so far, sat top of the table with a ten-point gap over their nearest competition and with a convincing 5-1 win in their last league outing. The previous fixture saw Thistle run out 5-2 victors at New Tinto Park to confirm their place in the next round of the same competition last year and the Jags would be looking to do the same 12 months on.
There was a total of 8 changes to the Thistle side that defeated Montrose last Sunday. Ava Easdon joined Adams, Ferguson, Cowan, McQuillan and Longcake in their return to the starting eleven for the afternoon whilst two of Brian Graham’s January signings in Boyce and McAllister made their first starts for the Red and Yellow.
From kick off, Thistle were dominant in attack, forced the ball into dangerous areas and shut down the opposition to get themselves on the front foot. Their efforts were quickly rewarded as a turn of possession saw the ball make its way across goal and outwards of the box to McQuillan who fired the angled shot that bounded over the heads of the defence and into the bottom corner to give the Jags the lead in the fourth minute of play.
Despite the goal advantage and Thistle being the better side in possession, the opposition weren’t to be ruled out of this cup tie. The game had an end-to-end nature as the Spiders worked to get themselves reinstated back into contention which, when paired with Thistle’s push to claim a second, created an entertaining watch for both sets of fans that had made the visit to Petershill.
Shortly before the half hour mark, the cup tie resumed a deadlock as Queen’s Park broke down the pitch before the ball reached the Spiders’ current top scorer Kane whose sharp shot defeated Easdon and found the back of the net. An even game was reflected in the scoreline as both sides continued to push towards their respective goals before the conclusion of the first half.
With the clock hitting the 45th minute, Thistle began their final attacking press of the half. Worked from the back with a series of passes that saw them make use of the entire playing surface, the ball was eventually played from the cross on the right-hand side to Boyce who calmly slotted the ball beyond the Queen’s Park keeper to not only claim her first Partick Thistle goal but give the Jags the lead in the final action of the half.
With the elements worsening around Petershill, a triple substitution from the Jags saw Bulloch, Taylor and Hay enter play and immediately insert their presence across the right-hand side. The rain didn’t hamper the level of play however as both sides hosted their share of opportunities, both denied by the respective defences as the closely contested cup tie rolled over the hour.
The continual press and introduction of Donaldson and Henderson from Thistle had left the visitors working more defensively for a considerable period before they were able to find a break in space. Having been successful in this led to their successive long-range efforts towards Easdon’s goal, the latter forcing the Thistle number 1 to punch behind at the top corner. Undeterred by the attack, the Jags set on the counter, their series of passes left the ball in the box before it was swiftly collected by the Queens Park goal stopper. The intensity refused to falter in the final minutes as Queen’s kept their possession and forced the close range save before the final press in this action filled five minutes was rewarded with the goal in Thistle’s favour.
With two minutes from time, Thistle began their next charge towards goal, with a foul in the process that awarded the Jags a free kick from distance. Sent in towards the box by Bulloch and unable to be grabbed by McGregor, the ball fell to Henderson to lift high into the goal for the striker’s 10th of the season and with a strong goal cushion to the next round in the last moments of the tie.
The sounding of the referee’s whistle confirmed Partick Thistle’s place in the next round of the Women’s Scottish Cup in a closely fought match that served up opportunities for both sides in the less-than-ideal elements. There’s little time to celebrate however as the Jags find themselves back in league action on Wednesday as they travel to face the Spartans, kick off 19:45.
Partick Thistle: Easdon, Lawton, Falconer, Adams (Henderson), McAllister (Taylor), Ferguson, Cowan, McQuillan (Hay), Boyce, Longcake (Donaldson), Sinclair (Bulloch)