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cinch Championship
Fri 8 April, 2022. Kick Off: - 19:45
Palmerston Park

Match information

Ticketing information:

Tickets will be available to purchase at the BDS Stand ticket office on Friday night priced as follows:

Adults – £18

OAP/Concession – £10*

Student – £10*

Aged 16-21 – £10*

Under 16 – £5

Pre-School Children – FREE

*proof of ID verifying age/student status may be required at the turnstile.

Please note that the BDS Stand ticket office is CASH ONLY. If you wish to purchase your ticket by card then you should use the Arena ticket office

Thistle supporters will be located in the BDS Digital Stand sections 7, 8 and 9. Use turnstiles 3 and 4 to gain entry.

Please do not try and enter the ground via turnstiles 16 and 17 as no access can be gained to the BDS Stand from those turnstiles.

Turnstiles will be open for spectator entry at 18:30hrs.

As per Scottish Government guidance it is requested that you wear a mask whilst within the ground.

 

Livestream

There will be no livestream provided by Queen of the South for this Friday’s game at Palmerston Park.

The game is, however, being broadcast live on BBC Scotland with coverage starting at 7:30pm, 15 minutes before kick-off.

 

Audio Commentary

Our JagZone audio commentary service will be back on Friday night with full coverage of our cinch Championship clash with Queen of the South.

Join our commentary team as they bring you comprehensive coverage of the match from 7:15pm.

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.

 

Supporters’ Buses:

City Centre Branch:

Pick ups:

Q Club – 15:15

Station Bar – 15:30

For seats call Duncan 07979496154 or e-mail  

 

John Lambie Jordanhill Branch:

Pick ups:

Jordanhill Station – 17:00

Thornwood Bar – 17:05

Prices:

Adults – £16

Concessions – £10

Booking is essential and priority will be given to former members and regulars. Seating will be limited and face-coverings must worn: this follows instructions from the coach company.

To make a booking phone or e-mail Alistair on 07817612563 or   Alternatively phone or e-mail Iain on 07779668357 or  

 

North-West Branch:

Pick ups:

Milngavie Railway Station – 17:00

Esquire House, Anniesland – 17:20

Maryhill Community Central Halls – 17:35

Fares:

Full fare – £16

Concessions – £10

Please remember that the wearing of a face covering is mandatory at all times when on the North-West bus and will remain so until government guidelines are changed.

To book seats please email  

Queen of the South
1
Josh Rae
2
Darragh O'Connor
6
Harry Cochrane (Kieran McKechnie 73)
7
Ruari Paton
9
Ally Roy
10
Lee Connelly (Niyah Joseph 86)
13
Josh Debayo
15
Calvin McGrory (Ruben Soares Junior 85)
16
Euan East
19
Innes Cameron
33
Wullie Gibson
 
Subs
34
Konar Pietsch
17
Niyah Joseph
18
Kieran McKechnie
20
Roberto Nditi
29
Matthew Henderson
49
Ruben Soares Junior
Partick Thistle FC
Partick Thistle
1
Jamie Sneddon
3
Kevin Holt
4
Lewis Mayo
6
Kyle Turner (Robbie Crawford 64)
7
Scott Tiffoney (Steven Bell 90+2)
8
Stuart Bannigan
9
Brian Graham
11
Cammy Smith (Alex Jakubiak 45)
16
Ciaran McKenna
23
Ross Docherty
33
Stephen Hendrie
 
Subs
13
Andy Firth
10
Alex Jakubiak
15
Steven Bell
17
Connor Murray
18
Tunji Akinola
22
Robbie Crawford
25
Juan Alegria
30
Ben Stanway
 
Subs
34
Konar Pietsch
17
Niyah Joseph
18
Kieran McKechnie
20
Roberto Nditi
29
Matthew Henderson
49
Ruben Soares Junior
 
Subs
13
Andy Firth
10
Alex Jakubiak
15
Steven Bell
17
Connor Murray
18
Tunji Akinola
22
Robbie Crawford
25
Juan Alegria
30
Ben Stanway
Match Preview

Queen of the South v Partick Thistle – 8th April 2022

The management team’s written previews and reactions are presented by The Jags Trust. You can keep up to date with the latest from The Jags Trust by visiting their website, www.jagstrust.com.

Partick Thistle will be looking to strengthen their hold on fourth place in the cinch Championship as they travel to Dumfries to take on Queen of the South. Another featured Friday night game, the Jags will be looking to get the better of the Doonhamers as they did early last month when a late Kevin Holt penalty settled things at Firhill. It won’t be easy though with Queens desperate for points as they look to avoid automatic relegation to League One. Thistle assistant manager Neil Scally spoke to ptfc.co.uk ahead of the fixture:

“It’s a game to look forward to for us. Over the past month or so we’ve had a lot of injuries and illnesses but we’re starting to see guys coming back and that’s great to see for us as a management team but also for the other players as well.

“We’re hoping that we can now put those four defeats behind us now and focus on the games we’ve got left, all of which will be massively important as we look to get into the play-offs.”

The Jags drew with Arbroath at home on Saturday as they ended their run of losses and Neil felt there were plenty of positives to take from the game against the Red Lichties.

“It was a difficult game against a very good team but I thought we did well. There wasn’t much in the first half but coming out after half-time we created a few decent chances and on another day maybe we take one of them.

“We were delighted to get the clean sheet though because we’d been defending uncharacteristically in the four games before Arbroath but it was much more like it on Saturday. We did the basics well and cut out the silly mistakes. Now it’s up to the boys to build on that and take it up another notch for Friday.”

Brian Graham and Lewis Mayo both returned to the team at the weekend having missed out previously due to illness and international duty respectively and Scally felt they were both important parts of the improved performance.

“Brian had only trained once or twice in a number of weeks so it’s fair to say he was nowhere near 100% but he was desperate to play and help the team. His illness was still affecting him a bit but he was pressing as much as possible and he found space for a few chances including one which needed a great save to stop.

“As for Lewis, we moved him into midfield and we felt he was one of the best players on the park. We knew we were going to need to match them physically and he did a great job of that just in front of the defence, helping deal with high ball and putting tackles in when he needed to.”

Now, as the team prepare to head to Dumfries, Neil is expecting a tight game against a team who are fighting for their lives at the bottom of the table.

“We’ve played Queens four times already this season and they’ve never been easy games so we expect it to be similar this week especially when there is so much on the line for both teams.

“For us, we need to focus on ourselves. We’re more than capable of going away from home, being tough to break down and scoring goals but we’ve not shown that recently so it’s about getting back to that.”

Finally, Scally gave us the latest team news ahead of our Friday night fixture.

“Well, as I said earlier, we’re seeing more guys back in training which is fantastic. Ross Docherty, who missed the Arbroath game, has been back in as has Alex Jakubiak although he’s only had one day of training. Darren Brownlie has been doing more significant training with the squad though he’s still steadily building up his workload.

“On top of that it’s also been another week of training for guys like Brian Graham and Robbie Crawford who missed some time last month and that will be extremely valuable for them. Fingers crossed we’re on our way out of the other side of this spell of injuries and illnesses now.”

Exclusive video interviews with Kevin Holt and Thistle assistant manager Neil Scally will be available for JagZone subscribers to watch today – log in to view.

JagZone subscribers will be able to tune in to live audio commentary for our clash with Queen of the South, starting at 7:15pm – click here to tune in.

There will be no livestream provided by Queen of the South for this Friday’s game at Palmerston Park. The game is, however, being broadcast live on BBC Scotland with coverage starting at 7:30pm, 15 minutes before kick-off.

We’ll have extended highlights and a full game replay of the fixture on JagZone following the game.

Article Copyright © 2022. Permission to use quotations from this article online is only granted subject to appropriate source credit and hyperlink to ptfc.co.uk.

92’Full Time Report

It's a massive three points for Thistle in their quest to secure a play-off slot. 

 
92’Full Time
90’+02’Thistle Booking - Ross Docherty
90’+01’Thistle substitution: Steven Bell replaces Scott Tiffoney
 
90’

Minimum of 2 minutes of additional time to be played. 

 
88’

Sneddon spreads himself to save a Paton shot but the flag was up for offside in any case. 

88’Thistle Booking - Robbie Crawford
 
87’

Thistle don't go direct into the box with the free kick instead work it to Docherty outside the box who shoots over the bar. 

 
86’

Tiffoney wins Thistle a free kick wide on the left hand touchline. 

84’Queen of the South substitution: Ruben Soares Junior replaces Calvin McGrory
84’Queen of the South substitution: Niyah Joseph replaces Lee Connelly
 
83’

It's a poor free kick from Tiffoney. 

 
82’

Thistle have a free kick wide on the left following a foul on Docherty. 

 
78’

Queens clear the Bannigan corner. 

77’Thistle corner from the right
73’Queen of the South substitution: Kieran McKechnie replaces Harry Cochrane
 
72’

Roy skies a shot high over Sneddon's bar. 

62’Thistle substitution: Robbie Crawford replaces Kyle Turner
61’Goal Thistle! Scott Tiffoney
Queen of the South 0 - Thistle 1

Thistle score on the counter attack. Graham puts Tiffoney clear and he races clear before firing past Rae

 
60’

Docherty heads clear but Queens win a free kick after a clumsy challenge from Tiffoney who needs to be careful having been booked. 

59’Queen of the South corner from the right
 
59’

Thistle get the free kick clear and when the ball is returned into the box Sneddon punches clear. 

 
58’

Docherty fouls Gibson and Queens have a free kick near the right hand corner of the box. 

 
56’

Cochrane fails to punish Thistle for some more errant defending and lifts the ball over the bar when he really should score. 

 
52’

The ball sits up nicely for Connelly just outside the Thistle box but he sends his shot high into the night sky and over the crossbar. 

 
45’

Some terrible defending nearly gifts Queens a goal at the start of the half before McGrory finally sends a shot over the bar. 

45’Thistle substitution: Alex Jakubiak replaces Cammy Smith
 
45’Kick-Off (2nd half)
45’Half Time Report

Both sides have had spells of pressure but in terms of chances it has the been the home side that have by far the best of what few they've been, 

 
45’Half-Time
 
42’

Cochrane threads through a pass for Cameron who drags his shot wide of Sneddon's left hand post. A good chance for the home side as half-time nears. 

40’Thistle Booking - Scott Tiffoney

Silly yellow card for an attempt to win a free kick at the edge of the box. 

 
37’

That was a good chance for Thistle. Smith is able to find Tiffoney to his left but his finish is poor and goes over the bar. 

37’Thistle corner from the left
36’Thistle corner from the left

Turner's cross looks like finding Tiffoney at the back post but the ball is knocked behind by an alert defender. 

 
29’

It's a really good corner from McGrory that Hendrie heads clear from almost right under the Thistle crossbar. 

28’Queen of the South corner from the left
 
28’

Docherty clears the corner at the front post. 

27’Queen of the South corner from the left

Queens are so close to taking the lead as Docherty nearly slices the ball into his own net but Sneddon saves. 

 
26’

A flicked effort from Cameron is wide of Sneddon's left hand post as the home side start to mount some pressure on the Thistle goal. 

 
25’

Best chance yet for either side as the ball falls to Paton after Thistle fail to deal with a McGrory cross. Paton snatches at the opportunity though and Sneddon saves. 

 
22’

We are past the midway point of the first half and the lack of updates is reflective of the lac of action in front of either goal. Thistle have got into a number of promising positions but haven't been able to fashion an opening. 

 
02’

Early chance for the home side as Paton crosses from the right and Roy glances a header wide of goal. A difficult chance for the striker but an excellent cross. 

 
00’

It's Thistle that kick-off and will be shooting towards the covered terrace in the first half. 

 
00’Kick-Off
 
00’Introduction

After halting a losing run last weekend with an encouraging display albeit in a goalless draw, Thistle will be aiming to boost their play-off hopes with three points against Queen of the South who are desperate for points themselves for entirely different reasons. 

Ian McCall makes just one personnel change to the side that started against Arbroath although that will likely mean a slight shift in how certain players are deployed. 

Ross Docherty returns to the team with Tunji Akinola dropping to the bench. 

On the bench there is also a return for Alex Jakubiak, missing since being injured in the warm up before the Hamilton game, and he joins the other listed 7 subs. 

Match Report

Queen of the South v Partick Thistle – 8th April 2022

Partick Thistle were looking to put a couple of winless runs to an end this evening as they travelled to face Queen of the South in the cinch Championship. The Jags were five games without a win in the league coming into the match and also hadn’t won in their last three visits to Palmerston Park, failing to score in each of those games.

Neither team came into the contest in great form with Queen of the South matching Thistle’s streak of five games without a win, most recently in the SPFL Trust Trophy final against Raith Rovers at the Penny Cars Stadium.

There was only one change made by Ian McCall to the team which started against Arbroath at Firhill six days prior with Ross Docherty returning to the team after illness allowing Lewis Mayo to drop back into defence at the expense of Tunji Akinola who took a place on the bench. Another returning face was Alex Jakubiak who was named among the substitutes having missed the previous four games with a groin issue.

Despite the hosts being rock bottom of the division, six points adrift of ninth place, they started the game as the better side. Just two minutes in they came close to an opener as Ally Roy met a Ruari Paton cross, however, the former Jag couldn’t find the target with a glancing header.

Chances then quickly dried up for a spell as Thistle dominated the ball without creating much at all. Eventually the pendulum swung back in Queen of the South’s direction with another decent chance presenting itself in the 25th minute. A Calvin McGrory cross caused chaos in the Thistle defence as a couple of Jags failed to properly clear the low delivery. The ball fell to Ruari Paton but his snapshot was saved relatively comfortably by Jamie Sneddon.

They then had an even better opportunity with 27 minutes on the clock as another low cross spelled danger for the visitors. This time it was Ally Roy delivering the ball as he ran down the right channel before drilling a ball across the six-yard box. With Innes Cameron waiting for a tap-in, Ross Docherty had to get something on it but he could only send it towards his own goal from close range. Thankfully, Jamie Sneddon was alert to the situation and was able to claw the ball off the goal-line before Ciaran McKenna cleared.

Thistle finally threatened the Doonhamers’ goal with nine minutes left of the first half and it came through a swift passing move. Stuart Bannigan carried the ball over the half-way line and fed it into Brian Graham’s feet on the right flank. Kyle Turner made the underlapping run beyond Graham and the number nine played it into the midfielder’s path. Turner played it across the face of goal with Scott Tiffoney ready at the ack post, but Darragh O’Connor was able to produce a quite remarkable last-ditch clearance to send it safely behind for a corner from the goalmouth.

The last big chance of the first half fell three minutes before the break and it was once again for the home side. Harry Cochrane rolled a pass into Innes Cameron in the Thistle box and the former Stranraer striker tried to slot it past Jamie Sneddon into the far corner. Plenty in the ground thought it was creeping inside the post, however, it just went wide possibly via a Sneddon touch which the referee didn’t notice.

The pattern of the first half continued at the start of the second half with Queen of the South making the most of the possession they managed in the final third. A matter of seconds after the restart they were putting Ian McCall’s side under more pressure as a blocked Harry Cochrane shot fell back to Calvin McGrory in good position although the number 15 rifled a shot a few yards too high.

Wullie Gibson’s men had another guilt-edged chance to go in front 11 minutes into the second half. It was courtesy of a Ciaran McKenna clearance which ricocheted off his teammate Lewis Mayo and towards Harry Cochrane. The former Hearts player spotted Jamie Sneddon coming off his line and tried to lob the goalkeeper but his effort soared over the target.

Then, all of a sudden, after a positive start to the second period Queens found themselves behind. A Stephen Hendrie clearance went straight to Brian Graham and he laid the ball towards Scott Tiffoney who was bursting into the hosts’ half. The wideman took the ball in his stride and raced towards goal, keeping the ball away from the chasing defender Gibson. Having carried the ball 50 yards all that was left to do was finish the chance and he did that confidently with his left foot to give the Jags the lead.

That goal seemed to knock the stuffing out of the home side as after going behind their goal threat faded completely. Despite having around half an hour to respond, an Ally Roy shot from 16 yards which nearly cleared the stand behind the goal was about as close as they got.

As such, Thistle were able to pretty easily see out the win to end their winless run and secure a vital three points in the race to secure a play-off spot. Next up for them will be a massive clash with Raith Rovers at Firhill next Saturday as they take on their closest challengers for fourth spot. That one is a 3pm kick-off on 16th March.

Match Reaction

Queen of the South v Partick Thistle – 8th April 2022

The management team’s written previews and reactions are presented by The Jags Trust. You can keep up to date with the latest from The Jags Trust by visiting their website, www.jagstrust.com.

Partick Thistle returned to winning ways this evening as they beat Queen of the South 1-0 at Palmerston Park in the cinch Championship. A goal from Scott Tiffoney on the hour mark decided the game as he latched on to a Brian Graham lay off before advancing into the Queens box and slotting past Joshua Rae. The win moves Thistle six points clear of Raith Rovers in fifth ahead of the rest of the division’s games tomorrow. Thistle boss Ian McCall spoke to ptfc.co.uk after the match:

“It feels great to get that winning feeling back but it wasn’t a brilliant performance to be honest. I felt Queens were actually the better team and probably deserved to win based on the chances they created.

“That being said, at this stage of the season it’s all about points and we’re delighted to get three more on the board tonight. We’ve got a lot more than that to offer in terms of performance but we’ll take the win every day of the week.

“It’s been a tough few weeks but we’re hoping that now we’ve got guys back we can get back to winning games at just the right time and tonight was a start.”

The gaffer went on to expand on his thoughts about how the home side put his team under pressure.

“They were energetic and didn’t give us much space to play at all. Obviously, they’re fighting for their lives at the moment so we expected them to attack but we didn’t really deal with it how we’d have liked.

“We needed Jamie a couple of times in that first half and then they came out lightning quick for the second half. For those 10 or 15 minutes it was pretty much one way traffic but thankfully we hung on through that spell.

Thistle got their goal after 60 minutes as Scott Tiffoney got his name back on the scoresheet and the manager thought the goal helped his team settle.

“It had been such a frantic start to the second half that we hadn’t really had a chance to just gather ourselves but then we hit them on the break and score and it probably came at the perfect time.

“The goal itself was great play from Brian and Tiff does really well to carry it from the half-way line and then finish like that. That just shows you what we’ve been missing when those two guys have been missing.

“After that, we felt comfortable. The goal just calmed us down and we got back to defending as a unit and keeping them in front of us. Towards the end of the game we didn’t really feel under pressure which was a complete switch from the start of the second half.”

Alex Jakubiak made his return to the team at half-time and McCall says he’s expecting the striker to play an important role for the remainder of the season.

“We’re really happy to see Alex back because we think he and Brian make a really good pair. He offers a bit of a different threat with his pace which just opens things up a lot more.

“We brought him on tonight because we wanted to get more bodies around Brian and they worked well together. Once we had the lead they both worked their socks off to press Queens and hold the ball up when they could.”

Finally, the manager praised the travelling Thistle support who made their voices heard throughout tonight’s match.

“They were fantastic all game long, I thought. We didn’t exactly give them much to cheer about but they were singing from start to finish. It’s been a difficult few weeks for everyone at the club but we hope they enjoyed that result.”

Further reaction from Thistle manager Ian McCall and Jamie Sneddon will be available to watch on JagZone tonight – log in to view.

We’ll have extended highlights and a full game replay of the fixture on JagZone later tonight.

Article Copyright © 2022. 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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