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SPFL Ladbrokes Championship
Sat 7 December, 2019. Kick Off: - 15:00
Palmerston Park

Admission Information: 

Adults – £18

Concessions – £10

Under 16s – £5

Concessions are: Over 65s, 16-21 year olds,  and Full Time Students

Please note that ID may be required for all concession tickets.

 

JagZoneLIVE v Queen of the South

Our audio commentary service, JagZone LIVE, will be broadcasting from Palmerston Park this weekend as the Jags take on Queen of the South.

The build-up to the game with our commentary team will begin at 2:45pm, 15 minutes ahead of kick-off.

To listen to the broadcast, simply log in to your Jagzone account, click on the audio commentary tab and press the play button on the player.

Jagzone LIVE is only available to Jagzone subscribers so sign up here to listen to the show.

Supporters’ Buses:

City Centre Branch:

Pick ups:

Q Club – 11:15

Station Bar – 11:30

Non members welcome.

Please call 07979496154 or email   for any further information.

John Lambie Jordanhill Branch:

Pick ups:

Jordanhill Station – 12:00

Thornwood Bar – 12:05

Prices:

£18 – Adults

£10 – Concessions

All Jags fans are welcome but booking is essential.

For seats please contact Alistair on 07817612563 or email  

For general enquires please contact Iain on 07779668357 or email  

North-West Branch:

Pick ups:

Milngavie Station – 12:00

Esquire House – 12:20

Maryhill Community Halls – 12:35

Non-Members fares:

Concessions – £10

Full fare – £16

To reserve seats, please e-mail   or call 0141 632 3604.

Queen of the South
1
Robby McCrorie
2
Scott Mercer
3
Kevin Holt
4
Lee Kilday
5
Darren Brownlie
7
Connor Murray
10
Gary Oliver
15
Darren Lyon (Lewis Kidd 35)
17
Abdul Osman
19
Faissal El Bakhtaoui
25
Michael Paton (Jack Hamilton 87)
 
Subs
20
Jack Leighfield
8
Lewis Kidd
9
Jack Hamilton
14
Andrew McCarthy
21
Ross Irving
22
Ewan Gourlay
Partick Thistle FC
Partick Thistle
1
Jamie Sneddon
3
James Penrice
6
Sean McGinty
7
Joe Cardle
8
Stuart Bannigan
9
Kenny Miller
10
Alex Jones (Gary Harkins 81)
12
Reece Cole
16
Tommy Robson (Dario Zanatta 45)
24
Osman Kakay
43
Steven Saunders
 
Subs
1
Scott Fox
2
Ryan Williamson
5
Ben Hall
11
Gary Harkins
16
Cammy Palmer
17
Craig Slater
19
Dario Zanatta
 
Subs
20
Jack Leighfield
8
Lewis Kidd
9
Jack Hamilton
14
Andrew McCarthy
21
Ross Irving
22
Ewan Gourlay
 
Subs
1
Scott Fox
2
Ryan Williamson
5
Ben Hall
11
Gary Harkins
16
Cammy Palmer
17
Craig Slater
19
Dario Zanatta
Match Preview

Queen of the South v Partick Thistle – 7th December 2019

As the calendar turns into December frost, wind and rain have been regular visitors to the Jags training this week as preparations hotted up for tomorrow’s trip to Dumfries. Assistant Manager Alan Archibald spoke to ptfc.co.uk to look ahead to the trip south.

“It’s been a good week of hard work off the back of a very disappointing result last weekend. We’ve been training on the 3G surface which will be very similar to what we will play on tomorrow afternoon so we are well prepared for the trip to Dumfries.”

Queen of the South enter this game on the back of a very impressive victory against Dundee and Alan knows the defence will have to be alert for a number of threats throughout the game.

“Queen’s are very good at what they do. They have a good pattern and style in how they play, especially away from home as they demonstrated with their win in Dundee last Saturday. They are always going to be a threat and it’s not just about Stephen Dobbie, they have guys like Faissal El Bahktaoui and Connor Murray who are equally dangerous going forward.

“I thought we gave them some real problems when we played them at Firhill in October, we were just in the door at that point but we feel we should have got at least a draw out the match. We are looking forward to the game and taking to the pitch.”

Thistle played a City of Glasgow Cup tie on Tuesday night, running out 9-1 winners against Clyde and Archie was pleased to see a few players returning to the grass after spells on the sidelines.

“It was great to see guys like Alex Jones and Mitch Austin getting onto the pitch, we’ve had them in the physio room for the entire duration of our spell here so it is great to finally get to see what they can do on the pitch. They both popped up with a goal which will do their confidence no harm at all as attacking players and it’ll give the manager different options in attack as well.”

Stuart Bannigan returned from suspension last weekend but Tam O’Ware will miss out tomorrow’s game due to his red card last week and Alan admits that it has been frustrating not to field the Jags strongest eleven in a match so far.

“I think so. If you ask the manager, I don’t think he’ll know his best eleven at the moment. It’s disappointing for Tam as his last few appearances have been good and it looked like he was nailing down his place in the team and returning to the form he had shown before his injury. It opens the door for someone else to come into the team and claim the spot with a good performance.

Finally, Archie updated us with team news.

“Tam O’Ware is suspended so he won’t play a part in the match. Alex Jones will return to the first team squad for tomorrow’s trip to Dumfries. Mitch is a little bit further behind him so we’ll have to nurse him back slowly so he doesn’t break down. Callum Wilson has returned to training so he is targeting the Glasgow Cup tie against Celtic in a couple of weeks for his return to action.

“Scott Fox will travel with the squad as well but Lewis Mansell continues to miss out with a knock.”

More exclusive preview interviews with Osman Kakay and Thistle assistant manager, Alan Archibald, are now available to JagZone subscribers – log in to see them.

Jagzone members will also be able to watch extended highlights of the game.

Can’t make it to the match? JagzoneLIVE will bring you coverage of the full 90 minutes through our audio commentary service which begins begins at 2:45pm – you can listen in here.

For a full list of all the great content you can access from just £5.99 per month as a Jagzone member, click here.

Article Copyright © 2019. Permission to use quotations from this article online is only granted subject to appropriate source credit and hyperlink to ptfc.co.uk.

 
94’Full Time
86’Queen of the South substitution: Jack Hamilton replaces Michael Paton
86’Goal Thistle! Reece Cole
Queen of the South 1 - Thistle 2

It's that man again! Reece COLE finds space before firing in a shot the keeper can only palm in off the crossbar.

 
83’Thistle corner
81’Thistle substitution: Gary Harkins replaces Alex Jones
73’Thistle Booking - Joe Cardle
71’Goal Thistle! Joe Cardle
Queen of the South 1 - Thistle 1

Reece Cole's free kick is saved by McCrorie but Joe CARDLE is there to slam home the equaliser.

 
69’

Good play from Thistle ends in a free kick right on the edge after Cardle is fouled.

 
67’

Miller creates space for himself and is through on goal but from a tight angle pulls his shot wide.

 
64’Queen of the South corner
 
64’

Good link up play between Miller, Zanatta and Jones but Jones can't get a good shot away.

 
50’

Thistle free kick about 25 yards out, Cole hits it low, it takes a few deflections but the keeper holds well.

45’Thistle substitution: Dario Zanatta replaces Tommy Robson
 
45’Kick-Off (2nd half)
 
45’+06’Half-Time
 
43’Queen of the South corner
 
43’Queen of the South corner
20’Goal Queen of the South! Connor Murray
Queen of the South 1 - Thistle 0

The ball drops to Murray at the edge of the box and on the half volley he beats Sneddon.

 
13’

Miller chests down and turns before firing a well struck shot towards goal but McCrorie makes a good save.

 
10’

A good run cutting inside form Kakay but he can't get enough curl with his left foot and his shot is past the post.

 
06’Thistle corner
 
06’Thistle corner
 
06’

Not far away from Miller who curls a shot towards the top corner but the keeper gets a touch.

 
00’Kick-Off
Match Reaction

Queen of the South v Partick Thistle – 7th December 2019

Partick Thistle started their December games with a trip to Queen of the South looking to put their 5-1 loss to Dunfermline behind them at Palmerston Park and that’s exactly what the Maryhill men did. Second half goals from Joe Cardle and Reece Cole flipped the game on its head after the Doonhamers had taken the lead through Conor Murray early on. The winning goal came six minutes from time as Cole fired a long-range effort past Robby McCrorie off the underside of the bar after the Queens ‘keeper had got a touch on it. The win takes the Jags off the bottom of the Championship and to within four points of the day’s opposition. Thistle gaffer, Ian McCall, spoke to ptfc.co.uk after the final whistle:

“It wasn’t a great game of football but I’m proud of what the boys showed in that second half. We felt like we started the game pretty well but after 15 minutes or so Queens took over and it was like that until half-time.

“We got there in the end though and at this point of the season, it doesn’t matter how you do it, you just need to win and we did that though we understand that there was still a lot to work on there.”

On top of the win, Thistle now move above Alloa into ninth place and McCall admitted he was pleased to see his side move off the foot of the table.

“I actually didn’t know the other results until someone told me in the press area. The points were the most important thing because we needed a result to lift us but to see that we’re off the bottom of the table as well is brilliant. It closes the gap to a few of the teams above us as well, including Queens, so it’s up to us to build on it in the coming weeks.”

Ian had individual praise for Reece Cole who produced the all-important goal in the 84th minute.

“I didn’t think he had one of his best games today but now he’s got four goals in five games and he hit the bar in the game he didn’t score so he’s become a real goal threat for us which is great and when the game isn’t as frenzied he can really pass the ball so we’re hoping we’ll be able to hang on to him for the rest of the season.”

Finally, the manager complimented the fans who he was very appreciative of for their support throughout the game.

“The fans were excellent. After last week, I wouldn’t have blamed them for staying at home but more than 300 turned out and even when we were one down, they were singing and encouraging us to go and get back into it which was great to hear.”

A more in depth video interview with Ian McCall is available to Jagzone subscribers now as well as reaction from Alex Jones and James Penrice – log in to view.

Jagzone subscribers will also be able to watch extended highlights of the game.

For a full list of all the great content you can access from just £5.99 per month as a Jagzone member, click here.

Article Copyright © 2019. Permission to use quotations from this article online is only granted subject to appropriate source credit and hyperlink to ptfc.co.uk.

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