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This Sunday 26th March, PTWFC take on Hearts at Petershill Park for a 13:00 kick off.

Thistle come off the back of a historic 1-0 victory against Dundee United in a match that secured our place in the top six of the SWPL. The girls put in an inspiring performance showing great determination to hold on and get the all-important 3 points that claimed their place.

A result here for Brian Graham’s side would be huge as we look to prove ourselves against the top teams in the division and it starts here.

ℹ️ Fixture Information

📍Petershill Park
🕐Sun 26th March, 1pm
🎟️Adults: £7 / Cons: £5
🆓Kids Go Free!
🎫Mens ST Holders: £5
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Our Opponents: Hearts

Hearts have had a good season, picking up 40 points so far in the league from a possible 66.

Sitting in 4th position, they’ve earned their place within the top six as they sit two places and nine points above the jags in 6th.  Having just been knocked out of the Scottish cup by Celtic, they’ll be looking to bounce straight back as they return to league competition.

Speaking of the Scottish Cup, the previous match between Hearts and PTWFC ended in a 4-1 victory for the Edinburgh side at Petershill Park following a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes with Clare Docherty picking up the only goal in the match for the Jags. The scoreline did not reflect the performance on the day and the girls are eager to get one back on the Jam Tarts heading into this game.

Thistle so far

The match against Dundee United secured what could only have been described as a fantasy a year ago. The girls proved their doubters wrong and secured top six in the SWPL, a brilliant achievement considering the short amount of time the club has been around. Whilst we have achieved our goals and effectively the pressure is off, Brian Graham will certainly not go into these matches without putting up a fight and the manager will almost certainly have other targets as we approach the final ten games.

Cara Henderson scored her eighth goal of the season as she continues to impress in her first campaign in the SWPL1. The goal that secured our spot was a fantastic goal as well with on loan striker Abbie Ferguson, making an impact once again while putting a brilliant ball through for Henderson, who calmly slotted the ball past the United keeper. Brian Graham described the performance as difficult in the “good old Partick Thistle way” as the Jags had several chances that just could not find the back of the net. As well as this, a red card from Dundee United likely should have seen the orange side of Dundee concede more but the single goal at Gussie Park was enough to make history.

On the topic of making history, Abbie Ferguson became the first PTWFC player to receive a call up to the national squad whilst playing at the club as she received her call-up to the Scotland u19s squad. A fine reward for her fantastic form, showing how much she has improved from the start of the season up until now. Hopefully the first of many for our number 22.

Strong followings from the Red and Yellow Army so far this season have really helped our girls. Your support played a big part and helped us secure the top six and now we have our opportunity to bring the fight to some of the best clubs in the country, and that starts at Petershill on Sunday.

Team News

Rebecca McGowan and Cheryl McCulloch will likely remain out again for this fixture following their respective injuries against Rangers earlier in the season. Taylor McGlashan made her return to the bench against Dundee United as she continues to improve her fitness following her injury struggles. All our girls are raring to go out and impress against these massive clubs , and it will be up to our management team to select the best squad available as we approach this match against Hearts.

Word From The Squad

⏮ Match Rewind

27th February 2022
(Anderson, 9′) (Hunter, 20′)
(Taylor, 10′) (Falconer, 18′) (McCulloch, 47′) (McCann, 88′)

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