Partick Thistle Reserves Season 1885-86
PTFC Kit 1885-86
1885-86 (Reserves)
The eleventh season of Partick Thistle F.C.
scorers in CAPS
1. Sat-05-Sep-1885 [a] W8-1 King's Park (Friendly)
SO 10/9/1885. Stirling, McLean, Stewart, Lyon, Bryson, Mackay, Coldwell, SUTER, Hamilton, McDonald, Hannay. Remaining scorers as yet unsourced.
King's Park enjoyed a lot of pressure but Thistle were 4-1 ahead at half-time. The second half was largely a formality as the local resistance crumbled. By the end they were on the ropes. Suter scored after half-time.
2. Sat-19-Sep-1885 [h] W8-3 Cambuslang (Friendly)
LUWE 26/9/1885. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
3. Sat-03-Oct-1885 [a] W11-0 South Western (Friendly)
GEP 3/10/1885. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
4. ?Sat-17-Oct-1885 [a] W?-? Glasgow University YMCA AC (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 1st Round)
SFHA. Score not known. Won. Nominal date.
5. Sat-24-Oct-1885 [h] W6-2 Vale of Leven (Friendly)
DH 28/10/1885. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
Thistle had an excellent first half and led 5-0 at half-time. Vale (with two 1st XI regulars playing) had a better second half and scored twice but Thistle added one to their tally.
6. Sat-07-Nov-1885 [a] L1-3 Airdrieonians (Friendly)
LUWE 14/11/1885. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced. Thistle players argued the score was 2-2 (3rd goal disputed). 1-3 confirmed by the referee but 2-3 judging by number of kick-offs.
The Thistle keeper was “charged” early on, dropped the ball and it was 1-0. A header made it 2-0 but a back-heel at a scrimmage reduced the lead. Thistle claimed another goal and threatened to walk off. Airdrie restarted the game and scored again before half-time - Thistle disputing it as well.
7. Sat-12-Dec-1885 [h] W?-? Renton (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 2nd Round)
SFHA. Score not known. Won. 3rd Round for Thistle untraced, possibly received a bye.
8. Sat-20-Feb-1886 [a] L0-7 Wellshot (Friendly)
LUWE 27/2/1886. Line-up as yet unsourced.
At Cambuslang on Saturday. Wellshot had only two dangerous runs altogether and won by seven goals to nothing.
9. Sat-06-Mar-1886 [h] D2-2 Rangers (Scottish 2nd XI Cup Quarter Final)
GEP 6/3/1886. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
Thistle had all the early play and took a 2-goal lead but Rangers reduced the lead then scored a disputed goal the referee allowed. The tough second half was even in chances, but goalless.
10. Sat-13-Mar-1886 [a] L2-3 Rangers (Scottish 2nd XI Cup Quarter Final replay)
GEP 13/3/1886. Hamilton, McLean, Milligan, McDonald. Leckie, Hill, MacKay, Young, Paul, Hannah, Weir. Scorers as yet unsourced.
Thistle trailed 1-2 at half-time but fought back to level. Rangers found the winner just after the restart of extra time. They had the best of the latter stages.
11. Sat-24-Apr-1886 [a] L4-6 Airdrieonians (Friendly)
LUWE 1/5/1886. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
The home team proved themselves the better team by six goals to four.
12. Sat-08-May-1886 [a] D2-2 Morton (Friendly)
GT 10/5/1886. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
13. Mon-17-May-1886 [a] W1-0 Rangers (Friendly)
GEP 19/5/1886. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
In heavy rain and a strong wind on a “deplorable” surface, Thistle scored in the first half and withstood pressure from Rangers in the second half.
1885-86 Reserves summary notes

P13 W7 D2 L4 (1.769 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.

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