Who Put The Ball In The Rangers Net?

by William Sheridan
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CHRIS ERSKINE

15.09.2017 Rangers [h] D2-2 (SPFL Premiership - game 6)
Blair Spittal (1-1, 50 mins); Chris Erskine (2-1, 60 mins)

As Thistle played their fifth successive season in the top-flight for the first time in nearly 40 years, only the lack of wins against the Old Firm was preventing the feel-good factor from soaring to the levels of the late 1970s.

There were some near misses, and it was especially incredible that a win against Rangers had not been forthcoming, with leading positions having been surrendered regularly.

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Under the lights, we looked to be heading for a famous come-from-behind League victory on Friday, 15th September, 2017, as goals from Blair Spittal and Chris Erskine put Thistle 2-1 ahead, but eventually had to settle for a share of the spoils when our sometime Pelé was sent-off after a mis-timed tackle, and Rangers made the extra man count, coming back for the 2-2 draw.

Still, it was simply marvellous to see one of Firhill’s most-loved sons get his first goal against Rangers, ghosting in at the back post to tap in an excellent delivery from the on-fire Blair Spittal, putting Jags 2-1 up.

Normally, Squiddy would be running to the Jackie Husband stand to celebrate; this time his JHS-bound mission culminated in a big sssshhh to the antithesis of Jagskind.

It’s all about those magic moments.

Legend!

Publishing date Originally published on 02-Dec-2017 (WAT).
Thistle Archive publishing date Republished here on The Thistle Archive, 07-Sep-2020.
Latest edit date Latest edit version 13-Aug-2020.





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