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SPFL Trust Trophy
Fri 8 October, 2021. Kick Off: - 19:45
Palmerston Park, Dumfries

Match information

Ticketing information:

Tickets are available to purchase at Palmerston on Friday evening priced as follows:

Adults – £15

Concessions – £8

Under 16s – £5

 

Live Stream

Queen of the South will be live streaming Friday night’s game for just £10. As this game is not a 3pm Saturday kick off, the English FA ban on streaming sales to English addresses, does not apply and any Thistle supporter based in England will be able to purchase the stream.

Any Thistle supporter looking to watch Friday night’s game can purchase their pay per view pass from https://www.qostv.co.uk/

Any Jags supporter who watched our Betfred Cup tie last season against Queen of the South will be able to use the same log in to purchase their pass this weekend.

For any enquiries related to Friday night’s stream please contact  

 

Audio Commentary

Our JagZone audio commentary service returns on Friday night with audio coverage of our SPFL Trust Trophy match against Queen of the South.

Join our commentary team as they bring you comprehensive coverage of the match. The show gets underway at 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 – 17:00

Station Bar – 17:15

For seats call Duncan 07979496154 or e-mail  

 

John Lambie Jordanhill Branch:

Pick ups:

Jordanhill Station – 17:00

Thornwood Bar – 17:05

Prices:

Adults – £18

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 – 16:30

Esquire House, Anniesland – 16:50

Maryhill Community Central Halls – 17:05

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
12
Sol Brynn
3
Alex Cooper
5
Paul McKay
7
Ruari Paton (Ruben Soares Junior 81)
10
Lee Connelly (Euan East 81)
11
Aidan Fitzpatrick (Ally Roy 76)
13
Josh Debayo
14
Ben Liddle (Harry Cochrane 87)
20
Roberto Nditi
22
Max Johnston
33
Willie Gibson
 
Subs
30
Charlie Cowie
6
Harry Cochrane
8
Josh Todd
9
Ally Roy
15
Calvin McGrory
16
Euan East
17
Niyah Joseph
25
Scott Dunn
49
Ruben Soares Junior
Partick Thistle FC
Partick Thistle
1
Jamie Sneddon
3
Kevin Holt
6
Kyle Turner (Shea Gordon 72)
7
Scott Tiffoney
9
Brian Graham (Ross MacIver 82)
10
Zak Rudden (Stuart Bannigan 66)
11
Cammy Smith (Connor Murray 67)
16
Ciaran McKenna
18
Olatunji Akinola
23
Ross Docherty
33
Stephen Hendrie
 
Subs
28
Mason McCready
2
Richard Foster
8
Stuart Bannigan
14
Shea Gordon
17
Connor Murray
19
Ross MacIver
 
Subs
30
Charlie Cowie
6
Harry Cochrane
8
Josh Todd
9
Ally Roy
15
Calvin McGrory
16
Euan East
17
Niyah Joseph
25
Scott Dunn
49
Ruben Soares Junior
 
Subs
28
Mason McCready
2
Richard Foster
8
Stuart Bannigan
14
Shea Gordon
17
Connor Murray
19
Ross MacIver
Match Preview

Queen of the South v Partick Thistle – 8th October 2021

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.

It’s time for the third round of the SPFL Trust Trophy this week as Partick Thistle seek to reach the quarter-finals of the cup. If the Jags want to progress to the last eight, they’ll have to get a result from Palmerston Park as they face Queen of the South for the second time this season. The two teams previously met on the opening day of the cinch Championship season with Scott Tiffoney’s 85th minute winner deciding an end-to-end contest that afternoon. Thistle assistant manager Alan Archibald spoke to ptfc.co.uk ahead of the game:

“After last Saturday’s win against Ayr everyone’s itching to get back out there again and we just want to carry all the things we did well in that game into this one. Queens are a really good side who got an important win last week and they gave us a good game when we played them in the league earlier this season so we know it will difficult but we’re hopeful of progressing.”

Reflecting further on last weekend’s 4-0 win over Ayr United at Firhill, Archie said the management team were delighted with just about every aspect of the performance.

“Ayr came into the game in good form so to go out and win by four goals is some effort from the boys. They made it very tough for us during the first half hour or so but I think you saw us kick on after we got that first goal.

“The game opened up a bit more in the second half and we could have scored a couple more goals than we got. Scott Tiffoney was brilliant with the crosses he was putting into the box and it made for a pretty comfortable win in the end.

“Defensively, we were very happy with the way the back four worked together. We shuffled things about a bit and it worked for us with Tunji and Lewis Mayo in the centre. The whole back four were doing all the basics right with getting blocks in and stopping crosses and that was very pleasing to see for us.”

Looking back to this week’s fixture, Alan reckons both the Jags and the Doonhamers will be looking to dominate proceedings following their respective wins last Saturday.

“They’re a team who tend to be quite attack-minded with plenty of pace and energy up front so it’s got the makings of quite an open game which was the case when we last played them. I think everyone knows at this point that we like to be on the front foot too, creating chances and scoring goals, so it could be an exciting game.”

In recent years, the Maryhill men have made it to the semi-finals and the final of the Challenge Cup and Archibald says the Jags are hopeful of going a long way again this season.

“There are a lot of different opinions on this competition but we remember how good it was to get to the final when we managed that and you want to be a part of those sorts of runs. Once you start to get to the latter stages, you feel like you’ve got a real chance of winning it all and we’re just one game away from the quarters so we want to go all the way.”

To finish, Archie gave us an update on team news ahead of the trip to Palmerston Park.

“As far as injuries are concerned, there hasn’t been anything new at this point. However, Jake Hastie will miss it because he’s cup-tied and Lewis Mayo is away with on international duty so he’ll also not be available.”

Exclusive video interviews with Cammy Smith and Thistle assistant manager Alan Archibald 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 also be a pay-per-view option provided by the home side, priced at £10, for any supporter who wishes to watch a livestream of the match – click here for more info.

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

Article Copyright © 2021. Permission to use quotations from this article online is only granted subject to appropriate source credit and hyperlink to ptfc.co.uk.

95’Full Time Report

Thistle exit the SPFL Trust Trophy. 

It's a game of two halves and the importance of taking your chances. 

Thistle dominate the first and don't take theirs. Queens dominate the second and take theirs. 

Lee Connelly opens the scoring in spectacular fashion before Roy completes the scoring on the break in injury time a few minutes after Ross MacIver missed Thistle's best chance of an equaliser. 

 
95’Full Time
 
90’+03’

Gordon fires over from MacIver's knock down. The full time whistle is seconds away. 

 
90’+02’

MacIver's flick is collected by Brynn. 

90’+01’Goal Queen of the South! Ally Roy
Queen of the South 2 - Thistle 0

That will seal it. Thistle are caught on the break. Roy is left with Sneddon to beat and he takes the ball round the Thistle keeper before rolling the ball home. 

 
90’

Tiffoney's corner is cleared. 

90’Thistle corner from the left
 
90’

We're into injury time and the ball is in the hands of the Queen of the South goalkeeper

 
89’

MacIver's flick is collected by Murray. Murray tries t0 find room for a shot and when he does shoot it is blocked by a defender. 

87’Thistle Booking - Kevin Holt
85’Queen of the South substitution: Harry Cochrane replaces Ben Liddle
84’Thistle corner from the right

What a chance for Thistle! Gordon plays in MacIver who can't get his shot from 8 yards out beyond Brynn. 

84’Queen of the South Booking - Ruben Soares Junior
 
83’

Almost an opening for MacIver in front of goal but the ball won't sit for him and a defender clears. 

81’Queen of the South substitution: Ruben Soares Junior replaces Lee Connelly
80’Queen of the South substitution: Euan East replaces Ruari Paton
 
80’

Time is not on Thistle's side as we go into the last 10 minutes. Nor is there much hint of a Jags equaliser. 

79’Thistle substitution: Ross MacIver replaces Brian Graham
 
78’

Thistle have a free kick in a dangerous position but Bannigan gets far too much curl on his delivery and it goes out for a goal kick. 

78’Queen of the South Booking - Ruari Paton
 
77’

Nditi shoots from a similar range as Connelly did for the game's only goal so far. This time Sneddon is untroubled as he saves Ndiiti's low effort. 

74’Queen of the South substitution: Ally Roy replaces Aidan Fitzpatrick
 
74’

A Gordon shot is charged down at the edge of the box. 

73’Thistle corner from the right

Tiffoney's cross is deflected wide. 

 
71’

McKenna pushes forward down the right but when Murray's ball lands at his feet he is unable to get it under control and Queens have a goal kick. 

71’Thistle substitution: Shea Gordon replaces Kyle Turner
 
70’

There is a chance for Tiffoney at the corner. It falls into his path and in space but he leans back as he shoots at the ball goes high over the bar. 

70’Thistle corner from the right
68’Goal Queen of the South! Lee Connelly
Queen of the South 1 - Thistle 0

The deadlock is broken and that goal, you have to say, was a bit special. Connelly collects a pass at least 25 yards from the Thistle goal. He looks up and fires a shot high into the net that Sneddon has now chance of saving. 

 
67’

Paton looks as if he is going to be able to get in behind the Thistle defence but Akinola is sharp across to nudge the ball to the relative safety of a Queens throw. 

65’Thistle substitution: Connor Murray replaces Cammy Smith
65’Thistle substitution: Stuart Bannigan replaces Zak Rudden
 
63’

There's some activity on the Thistle bench. It looks as if there is at least one change coming very shortly. 

 
57’

Under a bit of pressure, and with a hint of a foul, Sneddon holds on to a Fitzpatrick cross aimed deep into the Thistle box. 

 
56’

For just about the first time in the game, Thistle are on the back foot a bit at the moment. 

 
56’

The corner comes to nothing but Thistle are still under pressure. 

55’Queen of the South corner from the left

Holt nearly slices into his own net and would have done but for an excellent reaction save from Sneddon. 

 
54’

Turner floats over the corner but Brynn is sharply off his line to claim the ball and take charge of the situation. 

54’Thistle corner from the right
 
51’

The home side are a whisker away from taking the lead. Connelly crosses from the right deep to the back post where Paton's header slips wide of Sneddon's left hand post. 

 
50’

Turner's corner, Thistle's first of the night, is cleared. 

49’Thistle corner from the right
 
48’

The corner goes deep to the back post where Paton mis controls the ball and Thistle win a goal kick. 

47’Queen of the South corner from the left
 
45’

Back underway at Palmerston Park. 

 
45’Kick-Off (2nd half)
45’+01’Half Time Report

Thistle have been the better side and Tiffoney and Hendrie have both forced Brynn into smart saves but as the teams head in at half-time this tie remains goalless. 

Jamie Sneddon was called into action inside the game's first few seconds but a routine save from a Paton header aside he has been largely untroubled as Holt and Akinola have taken charge at the back. 

 
45’Half-Time
 
45’

Into first half injury time. 

 
42’

Tiffoney is back on his feet and looks okay to continue. 

 
40’

Tiffoney is down deep inside the Queens half and when the ball goes out of the play the physio is quickly on to attend to him. 

 
39’

Hendrie is keen to get forward from his left back role and does so again but can't find Graham with his pass into the box. 

 
37’

A cross comes over from the Queens left. Paton is on the end of the cross but his header is too direct to truly trouble Sneddon. 

 
36’

Tiffoney is able to collect a cross field pass from Docherty. Thistle are a little slow in offering support though and there is nobody to get on the end of his cross much to Tiffoney's frustration. 

 
35’

Tiffoney and Smith have swapped flanks with Smith moving to the left. 

 
33’

Tiffoney clips over a cross that Rudden challenges Brynn for but the home side win a free kick. Rudden looked perfectly entitled to challenge for that ball but there may have been a hint of offside as well. Thistle continuing to the bulk of the pressing. 

 
28’

A clever Docherty pass finds Smith to his right but Smith's cross is a poor one and Queens clear. 

 
27’

The Thistle fans are in good voice but they haven't a goal to celebrate yet. The Jags are looking the more likely to score though. If that isn't tempting fate...........

 
25’

A Hendrie drive nearly produces a goal with Brynn able to push it away from goal with Smith unable to force the loose ball home. 

 
23’

Thistle are seeing most of the ball at present but they haven't been able to create any clear cut openings. 

 
21’

Graham has the ball at his feet at the right hand corner of the Queens box. He can't quite squeeze out a shot but the ball does break to Docherty who off balance and under pressure can't direct his effort on target. 

 
20’

Holt advances forward with the ball at his feet. He's scored a few this season but he isn't go to add to the tally this time with a shot from nearly 30 yards out that goes high over the crossbar. 

 
16’

Hendrie and Docherty initially link up well at the corner of the Queens box but Hendrie doesn't read Docherty's return pass and the home side have a goal kick. 

 
15’

The game's first corner is comfortably dealt with by the Thistle defence. 

14’Queen of the South corner from the right

Connelly is find bits of space and he again threatens the Thistle goal with his shot taking a deflection on its way wide of target. 

 
13’

Hendrie gets into a good position down the left. His cross is touched back to Smith whose shot is blocked by a defender. 

 
12’

Connelly finds space at the edge of the box but there is just too much pace on his pass looking for Fitzpatrick's forward run and Thistle have a goal kick. 

 
07’

Thistle are close to taking the lead and probably should be in front. Hendrie plays a great ball in over the top of the Queens defence for Tiffoney. Tiffoney holds off the challenge of a defender but Brynn spreads himself well to save. The loose ball breaks to Smith who shoots wide. 

 
06’

McKenna makes an interception at the edge of the Thistle box before powering down the right and sends over a cross that Brynn claims at his near post. 

 
04’

It's been a untidy opening as Brynn in the home goal slices a clearance out of play. 

 
00’

Queen of the South get the game underway and Sneddon is called ibto action to make a save low down inside the first few seconds. 

 
00’Kick-Off
 
00’Introduction

The search for league points is put to the side this weekend with the focus on SPFL Trust Trophy action. 

Thistle have made the trip down to Dumfries to face fellow Championship side Queen of the South. 

Ian McCall's starting eleven for this game shows three changes from the side that comfortably defeated Ayr United in the league last weekend. 

Stephen Hendrie is drafted in to make his Jags debut and there are also starts for Kyle Turner and Ciaran McKenna. 

Stuart Bannigan and Richard Foster drop to the bench this evening while Lewis Mayo is away on international duty with the Scotland Under 21 squad. 

Match Report

Queen of the South v Partick Thistle – 8th October 2021

Partick Thistle’s SPFL Trust Trophy campaign for the 2021/22 season continued this evening as they faced Queen of the South at Palmerston Park. Both teams came into the tie off the back of wins with the Jags beat Ayr United 4-0 last weekend while the Doonhamers edged out Dunfermline 1-0 on the same afternoon.

Thistle manager Ian McCall made three changes to the side which routed the Honest Men with Lewis Mayo the only enforced change as the centre-half missed out due to his Scotland under-21s call-up. Richard Foster and Stuart Bannigan were the other two to drop out of the starting line-up with Ciaran McKenna, Kyle Turner and the debuting Stephen Hendrie coming into the team.

The away side started the better of the two sides and were almost rewarded for their early pressure in the eighth minute. Stephen Hendrie lifted a terrific ball over the Queen of the South defence into Scott Tiffoney’s path with the winger able to evade Josh Debayo as he entered the box. He tried to fire the ball past Sol Brynn in the Doonhamers’ goal but the on-loan Middlesbrough ‘stopper was able to block the attempt.

Hendrie was at the centre of things again for the Jags as they went close again on 26 minutes. The left-back cut in from the flank and saw things open up for him at the edge of the box. He tried to rifle a shot into the far corner but Brynn was able to get across to it. The goalkeeper wasn’t able to hold though and had to be quick to punch the ball away from the waiting Cammy Smith.

The hosts’ only real chance of the opening 45 minutes came when Ruari Paton got on the end of a cross into the centre of the box after 38 minutes but his effort was tame and central meaning Jamie Sneddon saved comfortably.

Coming out for the second half, there seemed to have been a shift in momentum as the home side took control of things and they really should have been ahead seven minutes after the restart. Once again Ruari Paton was found with a cross which this time found him at the back post. The former Stranraer man tried to cushion the ball back across goal and into the far corner but he got the angle wrong and missed the target by a couple of yards.

There was another nervy moment for the visitors four minutes later as Jamie Sneddon had to be on his toes to prevent an own goal. A low cross into the box looked set to be met by a Kevin Holt clearance but the number three sliced the ball and sent it towards the top corner of the Jags’ net. Luckily, Sneddon’s reactions were excellent and he was able to tip the ball over the bar.

The home side’s pressure eventually told when Lee Connolly struck the opener with 68 minutes on the clock. The midfielder picked up the ball in the Thistle half and sauntered forward into space before unleashing a spectacular shot from 30 yards which found the top left corner of the goal.

The goal seemed to wake Thistle up a bit with Scott Tiffoney firing a volley over the bar from a Kyle Turner corner shortly after Connolly’s opener.

Tiffoney threatened again as he drove down the left wing and drilled a dangerous ball into the Queens box with 17 minutes left to play. The ball ricocheted off Max Johnston, flashing narrowly wide of the defender’s own goal.

Substitute Ross MacIver had a great chance to level things in the 84th minute as Shea Gordon lifted a terrific ball over the opposition defence and into the striker’s path. MacIver waited for the ball to drop slightly before trying to find a way past Sol Brynn but the Queens custodian was once again able to foil the Jags.

In the end, as the Maryhill men continued their push for a goal, the Doonhamers hit on the break and sealed things with a second goal. Stephen Hendrie’s back pass towards Jamie Sneddon proved to have too little power on it and Ally Roy was the beneficiary. The former Thistle striker advanced into eh box, rounded Jamie Sneddon and slotted home into the empty net to make sure of the result and send his side into the quarter-finals at the Jags’ expense.

The game finished 2-0 with Thistle’s hopes of winning the SPFL Trust Trophy scuppered at the third round stage. Up next for the Firhill side is a trip to face Hamilton Accies next Friday night at the Fountain of Youth Stadium.

Match Reaction

Queen of the South v Partick Thistle – 8th October 2021

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 were knocked out of the SPFL Trust Trophy this evening as they lost 2-0 to Queen of the South at Palmerston Park. After a fairly low-key first half, a sensational Lee Connolly strike from 25 yards gave the home side the lead and as the Maryhill men pushed for an equaliser, they were hit on the counter with Ally Roy adding a second goal in injury time. Jags boss Ian McCall spoke to ptfc.co.uk following his side’s cup exit:

“It’s a disappointment for sure because we had our chances in that game. Tiff has one early on that he would usually score – he gets fouled before he gets a chance to hit it but stays up and doesn’t get the penalty. Cammy Smith wasn’t far away from a tap-in when the ‘keeper spilled Stephen Hendrie’s shot.

“I thought we were much the better side for the first half and had the better chances but for some reason we let our levels slip after the break. They were very well-organised with their five-at-the-back and we couldn’t find a way through which was very frustrating.

“At the end of the day though, it took a fantastic strike from their boy to open the scoring and then they hit us on the break when we’ve got everyone up for a corner for the second.”

Thistle turned the tempo up late on and put the Queens defence under some decent pressure but the gaffer wishes he’d seen that from his side a bit earlier in the second period.

“We made some changes and eventually we started getting into their final third but we didn’t test their goalkeeper enough, Ross MacIver had a really good chance and there were a couple of other half-chances but they were very stubborn with plenty of bodies behind the ball.”

Stephen Hendrie played the full 90 minutes as he made his Thistle debut and McCall was pleased to see him go the full distance.

“It was great to get him a full game because he’s not played a competitive game since last season. I was pretty impressed with him, especially in the first half when he was looking dangerous going forward. He definitely tired later in the game but I think it was a promising performance from him overall and the gametime will do him the world of good.”

The Jags now head to Hamilton next Friday night for the final game of the first round of Championship fixtures and the manager says it’ll be a big game at the Fountain of Youth Stadium.

“Every game is massively important for us in the league just now. It’s still very tight but we go to Hamilton with the chance to pick up three points that will make it a good first quarter.!

Further reaction from Thistle manager Ian McCall will be available for JagZone subscribers to watch tonight – log in to view.

We’ll also have extended highlights and a full game replay of today’s match on JagZone tonight.

Article Copyright © 2021. 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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