Partick Thistle Reserves Season 1977-78
PTFC Kit 1977-78
1977-78 (Reserves)
The 103rd season of Partick Thistle F.C.
scorers in CAPS
1. Sat-06-Aug-1977 [a] W7-0 Girvan Amateurs (Peter Greig Testimonial)
MP 13/8/1977. MARR, HARDIE (2), WEIR, McQUADE, STEVENSON, McQUEEN. Line-up also included Johnston, Frame, Goodall, Davidson. Testimonial for family of late Girvan official Peter Greig. Nominal date.
2. Sat-13-Aug-1977 [a] L2-3 Ayr United (Premier Reserve League)
MP 27/8/1977. KELLY, WEIR. Line-up as yet unsourced, but also included Thomson.
Thistle were ahead twice in this match through Kelly and Weir but a late surge from Ayr produced a winner for the homesters.
3. Sat-20-Aug-1977 [h] D3-3 Motherwell (Premier Reserve League)
MP 27/8/1977. ANDERSON, TRIALIST (2). Line-up as yet unsourced, but also included McQuade and Johnston.
Weakened by injuries, Thistle fielded 3 trialists including a keeper. Anderson headed home the opener but Motherwell had a good spell and were 3-1 up at half-time. A fightback was rewarded with 2 goals from trialist No 9 and it could have been more on chances near the end.
4. Sat-27-Aug-1977 [a] L0-3 Rangers (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 27/8/1977. Line-up as yet unsourced.
5. Thu-08-Sep-1977 [h] D1-1 Clydebank (Premier Reserve League)
MP 17/9/1977. LOVE. Line-up as yet unsourced. Line-up also included Goodall, Devine, Kellachan, Gray, McGrain, Sheed.
A Weir cross from the right was helped on to Love who gave Thistle the lead from close in. Thistle were in control, looking good but a broken nose for McQueen signalled a reshuffle of the defence. It remained 1-0 until a lob deceived Rough leaving him stranded late on.
6. Sat-17-Sep-1977 [a] L1-3 Hibernian (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 17/9/1977. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
7. Sat-24-Sep-1977 [h] L0-3 Aberdeen (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 24/9/1977. Thomson, Brogan, Kellachan, Sheed, Gray, Newman, Davidson, Weir, Goodall, Stevenson, Hardie.
Thistle were on the back foot from the start. Aberdeen took the lead with a header at a corner (17) then another header doubled the lead (28). Thistle were seen more in attack after half-time but with no result. A third goal (61) saw them well beaten.
8. Sat-08-Oct-1977 [a] W3-1 Queen of the South (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 1st Round)
MP 15/10/1977. GOODALL, STEVENSON (2). Line-up as yet unsourced, but also included Kelly, Thomson.
After an early spell of Queens pressure Thistle got into their stride. Goodall headed home a Weir cross and substitute Stevenson slipped the ball past the keeper. A needless pen gifted Queens a goal but Stevenson fired home for 3-1.
9. Sat-15-Oct-1977 [a] D0-0 Dundee United (Premier Reserve League)
MP 29/10/1977. Line-up as yet unsourced.
Two youthful teams fought out a goalless draw that was mainly confined to midfield.
10. Sat-22-Oct-1977 [h] W1-0 Ayr United (Premier Reserve League)
MP 29/10/1977. WEIR. Line-up as yet unsourced.
Good defending by Brogan and Thomson meant early United pressure brought them no reward then a fine move was finished off by Weir for 1-0. It proved to be the ony goal of a tight game.
11. Sat-29-Oct-1977 [a] L2-3 Motherwell (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 29/10/1977. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
12. Sat-12-Nov-1977 [a] D0-0 Clydebank (Premier Reserve League)
13. Sat-19-Nov-1977 [h] L0-1 Hibernian (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 19/11/1977. Line-up as yet unsourced.
14. Sat-10-Dec-1977 [h] D1-1 Celtic (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 10/12/1977. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
15. Mon-12-Dec-1977 [a] L1-2 Celtic (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 2nd Round)
GH 13/12/1977. McQUADE. Line-up as yet unsourced.
16. Sat-17-Dec-1977 [h] D0-0 Dundee United (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 17/12/1977. Line-up as yet unsourced.
17. Tue-20-Dec-1977 [a] L1-5 Rangers (Premier Reserve League)
GH 21/12/1977. Thomson, McGrain, Trialist, Harvey, Nelson, Hansen, Johnston, Love, Goodall, McQUADE, Kelly.
Top v bottom was never a contest. Rangers had far too much firepower. Despite that it was McQuade who scored first from a short corner by McGrain. That only served to make Rangers more determined and by the half-hour they were 3-1 ahead. Two second half goals rubbed it in.
18. Tue-27-Dec-1977 [h] L2-3 St Mirren (Premier Reserve League)
APJ 28/12/1977. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
19. Sat-07-Jan-1978 [h] L0-3 Clydebank (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 7/1/1978. Line-up as yet unsourced.
20. Sat-14-Jan-1978 [a] L1-4 Hibernian (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 14/1/1978. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
21. Tue-14-Feb-1978 [a] L1-4 Ayr United (Premier Reserve League)
GH 15/2/1978. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
22. Tue-28-Feb-1978 [h] D1-1 Dundee United (Scottish Reserve League Cup 2nd Round, 1st leg)
GH 1/3/1978. MELROSE. Line-up as yet unsourced.
23. Sat-04-Mar-1978 [h] D1-1 Ayr United (Premier Reserve League)
ET. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
24. Mon-06-Mar-1978 [a] L0-2 Dundee United (Scottish Reserve League Cup 2nd Round, 2nd leg)
APJ 7/3/1978. Agg 1-3. Line-up as yet unsourced.
25. Thu-09-Mar-1978 [a] L1-3 St Mirren (Premier Reserve League)
APJ 10/3/1978. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
26. Sat-11-Mar-1978 [a] L0-3 Motherwell (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 11/3/1978. Line-up as yet unsourced.
27. Mon-13-Mar-1978 [a] L1-4 Dundee United (Premier Reserve League)
SFHA. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
28. Tue-21-Mar-1978 [h] W2-1 Rangers (Premier Reserve League)
GH 22/3/1978. SHEED, WEIR. Line-up as yet unsourced.
29. Sat-01-Apr-1978 [h] W6-0 Hibernian (Premier Reserve League)
MP 8/4/1978. McDONALD, WEIR, McQUADE (2, inc. 1 pen), FRAME (2). Line-up as yet unsourced. SFHA grid shows 6-1, but it was 6-0.
Thistle took a 2-goal lead into the second half, McDonald and Frame having scored. McQuade made it 3, then 4 from the pen spot then goals by Weir and Frame rounded off a surprisingly big win but still anchored at the bottom.
30. Mon-03-Apr-1978 [h] W1-0 St Mirren (Premier Reserve League)
MP 8/4/1978. SHEED. Line-up as yet unsourced.
The welcome upturn in fortunes continued thanks to a goal by Frame.
31. Fri-07-Apr-1978 [a] L0-1 Aberdeen (Premier Reserve League)
MP 15/4 & APJ 8/4/1978. Thomson, McGrain, Hardie, Gray, Kellachan, Sheed, McDonald, Hansen, Weir, Stevenson, Johnston.
A jaded and poor performance allowed Aberdeen to be on top for most of the match. Despite that they had to reply on an og when Sheed deflected a shot past Thomson (25) for the win.
32. Sat-08-Apr-1978 [a] W5-0 Aberdeen (Premier Reserve League)
MP 15/4 & AEE 8/4/1978. Thomson, Waugh, Kellachan, Hardie, Hansen, GRAY, Goodall, McDonald, SHEED (2), KELLY (2), Weir. Strange fixture pairing with two matches at the same venue Friday and Saturday.
Twenty-four hours after a lacklustre performance Thistle produced a fine result. Sheed volleyed home a Goodall pass (14) and Gray hammered home a loose ball (55). Aberdeen had a spell of pressure then Kelly scored from close in (70). Goals by Sheed and Kelly left Aberdeen well beaten.
33. Tue-11-Apr-1978 [h] L1-2 Motherwell (Premier Reserve League)
MP 15/4/1978. KELLY (pen). Line-up as yet unsourced.
Kelly gave Thistle the lead from the spot for the opener but it was 1-1 until the last few minutes when Motherwell snatched the winner. A draw would have been fairer.
34. Thu-13-Apr-1978 [a] W2-1 Celtic (Premier Reserve League)
GH 14/4/1978. Line-up as yet unsourced. KELLY (2, inc. 1 pen).
35. Sat-15-Apr-1978 [a] D1-1 St Mirren (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 15/4/1978. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
36. Tue-18-Apr-1978 [a] W5-2 Clydebank (Premier Reserve League)
GH 19/4/1978. GOODALL (3), CRAIG, STEVENSON. Line-up as yet unsourced.
37. Thu-20-Apr-1978 [a] L0-2 Celtic (Premier Reserve League)
GH 21/4/1978. Line-up as yet unsourced.
38. Sat-22-Apr-1978 [h] D2-2 Celtic (Premier Reserve League)
GH 24/4/1978. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
39. Mon-24-Apr-1978 [h] L0-3 Rangers (Premier Reserve League)
GH 25/4/1978. Line-up as yet unsourced.
40. Thu-27-Apr-1978 [h] L2-4 Aberdeen (Premier Reserve League)
GH 28/4/1978. KELLY. (1 og.) Line-up as yet unsourced.
41. Sat-29-Apr-1978 [h] L0-2 Dundee United (Premier Reserve League)
GH 1/5/1978. Line-up as yet unsourced.
1977-78 Reserves summary notes

P41 W9 D10 L22 (0.902 ppg)

Historical PT Reserves average: 1.462 ppg (@ 22-Aug-2023)
  • The points-per-game measurements (ppg) above are calculated on the same principle as the first-team's all games category, and are based on 1 point for a draw and 3 points for a win across all eras.
  • Final League Position: 10th of 10, 23/72 pts.

see also:
1977-78 (first-team) →

PTFC Kit 1977-78

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