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MATCH PREVIEW: Hibernian (H)

This Sunday 21st May, PTWFC take on Hibs at Petershill Park for a 16:10 kick off.

Thistle come off the back of a 2-1 defeat against Glasgow City in a tough defeat. A great showing from the Jags against the league leaders that nearly saw them take a point away from the game.

Focus now shifts onto the last game of the season as we look to finish the season with a bang here at Petershill Park.

ℹ️ Fixture Information

📍Petershill Park
🕐Sun 21st May, 4:10pm
🎟️Adults: £7 / o65’s: £5 / u16’s: FREE
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📺 Live Stream on PTWFC YouTube
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💻️Highlights and reaction post match

🆚 Our Opponents: Hibernian

Hibs have had a good season, picking up 36 points so far in the league from a possible 93. Securing 5th position, Dean Gibson will be looking to put on one last performance for the Hibees as he departs this summer having spent many years in charge of the green side of Edinburgh. Having suffered defeat against Celtic in their most recent match despite a strong performance, they’ll look to use this momentum as they make the trip to Petershill Park on Sunday afternoon.

The last meeting between the squads ended in a 3-1 defeat at Meadowbank Stadium in a tightly contested game between the sides. The Hibees came out on top when we went to the capital and the Jags will be hoping to exact revenge when we welcome them to Glasgow for this final fixture of the season.

📈Thistle so far

Thistle made the “away” trip to Petershill Park as we faced the current league leaders in what was a must win game for Glasgow City. With victories for Celtic and Rangers earlier in the day, the pressure was all on the top side. Thistle went in with a clear game plan, played to their strengths and frustrated City, which you could see from the way they played. Lauren Davidson increased her tally for the season in controversial fashion as Abbie Ferguson suffered what appeared to be a clear foul in the build up to the opener yet the referee saw no wrongdoing, something that infuriated the Jags and fans alike.

At around the 60th minute mark, Rebecca McGowan found herself on the end of a pinpoint cross from Amy Bulloch and volleyed the ball past Clachers in net,.

Heartbreak would strike late once more for Thistle as for the second time in as many weeks, a late goal would give the lead to City as Priscilla Chinchilla would put the ball past Megan Cunningham who couldn’t quite keep it out despite getting a hand on the ball.

Brian Graham touched in his post match reaction how proud he was once more that we could bring this fight and it again always goes back to that word belief that has become second nature to the girls. Considering just a couple short months ago we suffered a heavy 8-1 defeat to Glasgow City, for them to be forced to hold the ball in the corner to secure the victory shows just how far this club has come.

Strong followings from the Red and Yellow Army so far this season have really helped our girls. Your support has played a massive part helping the Jags and we hope to see as many of you as possible against Hibs at home on Sunday afternoon for our final game of this historic season


🗞 Team News

Skipper Demi Falconer’s perfect season unfortunately comes to an end here
as she is suspended after picking up her fourth yellow card of the season.

In more positive news, Cara Henderson and Linzi Taylor return from their suspensions with both in contention for this match.

with a limited squad in recent match there will be again a few knocks and niggles to be assessed by our physio and management team as we head into this
final game of the season.

💃Kim Murphy retires

Sunday marks the end of Kim Murphy’s playing career. A true Thistle legend loved by all involved with the club, it’ll be a sad moment as she laces her boots and pulls on the red and yellow for the last time. We will always be grateful that our left back was Kim Murphy and wish her the best of luck with her next steps going forward. #Don’tChaWish

6️⃣Taylor McGlashan departs

Another player hvaing her last bow in Red and Yellow is our longest serving player and someone who has moved through th divisions and been with us through this journey, defender Taylor McGlashan. It would be good to give both players a well deserved goodbye.

💬 Word From The Squad

⏮ Match Rewind

10th October 2021
(Bulloch, 52′, 66′) (McGowan, 64′)
(Hunter, 18′) (Cavanagh, 68′)

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