Partick Thistle Reserves Season 1887-88
PTFC Kit 1887-88
1887-88 (Reserves)
The thirteenth season of Partick Thistle F.C.
scorers in CAPS
1. Sat-20-Aug-1887 [h] W6-2 Dumbarton Athletic (Friendly)
DH 24/8/1887. MILLER, WOODS. Line-up as yet unsourced.
Play was even with chances at both ends but it was Thistle who took a 2-goal lead before half-time through Miller and Woods. Ten mins into the second half it was 2-2 at which point Athletic faded and Thistle rattled in 4 more goals.
2. Sat-27-Aug-1887 [h] W5-2 Cambuslang (Friendly)
GEN 27/8/1887. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
3. Sat-03-Sep-1887 [a] W3-2 Motherwell (Friendly)
MT 10/9/1887. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
Pre-match favourites Thistle failed to deliver. It was 2-2 until the dying moments when Motherwell scored the winner.
4. Sat-10-Sep-1887 [a] W4-2 Elswick Rangers (Friendly)
YH 12/9/1887. Scorers as yet unsourced. Newcastle club. D Urquhart, Cooper, McGoughan, Flannelly, McLaughlan, Cochrane, J Miller, E Urquhart, McFarlane, McLucas, J Dodds.
Opening game of the season at Mill Lane, Newcastle. Rangers featured two former Jags - Jack Beattie and J. Campbell.
5. Sat-17-Sep-1887 [h] W7-1 Northern (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 1st Round)
GH 19/9/1887. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
On a dreadful surface, Thistle applied the pressure from the start and led 3-1 at half-time. They dominated the second half and scored three more in quick time. Wood dislocated his knee and was carried off (75) but they still managed a 7th goal.
6. Sat-24-Sep-1887 [a] L0-4 Rangers (Friendly)
EC 24/9/1887. Line-up as yet unsourced.
7. Sat-01-Oct-1887 [h] L1-5 Renton (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 2nd Round)
DH 5/10/1887. Urquhart, McGougan, Cooper, Cochrane, McLaughlin, Flannelly, Miller, McLean, Christie, McLucas, McFARLANE.
Renton took a quick 2-goal lead but McFarlane scored then McLucas “scored” but was off-side just on half-time. Three more goals underlined how superior Renton were in every department.
8. Sat-15-Oct-1887 [a] D1-1 Dumbarton Rangers (Friendly)
GEN 15/10/1887. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
9. Sat-22-Oct-1887 [a] W4-0 Airdrieonians (Friendly)
NBDM 24/10/1887. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
Played at Airdrie, the visitors playing with 10 men and a sub and the Airdrieonians only having a scratch team, the Thistle won by 4 goals to none.” (NBDM). “Thistle's combination perplexed the Airdrieonians” (LUWE).
10. Sat-29-Oct-1887 [h] W4-1 Motherwell (Friendly)
GH 31/10/1887. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
11. Sat-12-Nov-1887 [h] W4-1 Helensburgh Victoria (Friendly)
GH 14/11/1887. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
12. Sat-19-Nov-1887 [h] D2-2 Airdrieonians (Friendly)
LUWE 26/11/1887. Urquhart, McGougan, Milliken, Cochrane, Brown, Flannelly, McKay URQUHART, WEIR, McLucas, Galt.
A fine run down the left resulted in Airdrie going ahead (20) and two mins later it was 2-0. Urquhart and Weir hit back however and the teams crossed over at 2-2. In the second half Thistle hemmed Airdrie in but couldn't find a goal. 2 x 30 mins were played.
13. Sat-03-Dec-1887 [a] W2-0 Renfrew (Friendly)
GEN 3/12/1887. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
14. Sat-24-Dec-1887 [a] L1-3 Queen's Park (Friendly)
GH 26/12/1887. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
Play was confined to midfield for most of the first half then Thistle took the lead but goals just before and after half-time turned the game around. A late goal for Queens made sure of the win.
15. Mon-02-Jan-1888 [a] W3-1 Newcastle East End (Friendly)
MH 7/1/1888. Urquhart (D), McGOUGAN, Milliken, Flannelly, BROWN, McLaughlin, Millar, Urquhart (A), WEIR, Galt, McLucas.
The teams defended stoutly in turn as play ran from end to end in a goalless first half. McGougan scored for 1-0 but East End levelled before Brown and Weir put Thistle in command (“a capital shot”).
16. Sat-07-Jan-1888 [a] L3-4 Port Glasgow Athletic (Friendly)
GH 9/1/1888. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
17. Sat-14-Jan-1888 [a] D3-3 Queen's Park (Friendly)
GEP 14/1/1888. Urquhart, McGougan, Hendrie, Brown, Stewart, McLaughlin, Galt, McLucas, Buchanan, Miller, MacKay. Scorers as yet unsourced.
It was mainly Queens who had the pull in the first half and they took a 2-goal lead. Thistle managed to reduce it from a scrimmage. Queens increased the lead after half-time but Thistle fought back to earn a creditable draw.
18. Sat-04-Feb-1888 [a] L0-6 Alexandria Vale Rovers (Friendly)
GEP 4/2/1888. Line-up as yet unsourced
The Swifts were well beaten in Alexandria and trailed 2-0 at half-time. The main feature of the match was hat-tricks by Rovers players McGregor and Buchanan.
19. Sat-11-Feb-1888 [a] L1-5 Cambuslang (Friendly)
EC 11/2/1888. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
20. Sat-03-Mar-1888 [a] W5-4 Morton (Friendly)
GEP 3/3/1888. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
21. Sat-10-Mar-1888 [a] L3-5 Airdrieonians (Friendly)
NBDM 12/3/1888. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
22. Sat-07-Apr-1888 [a] D1-1 Dumbarton Athletic (Friendly)
DH 11/4/1888. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced. Reverse of the first-team fixture on the day.
23. Sat-14-Apr-1888 [h] W2-1 Kilbirnie (Friendly)
GH 16/4/1888. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
24. Sat-05-May-1888 [h] W4-1 Third Lanark (Friendly)
GH 7/5/1888. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
25. Sat-12-May-1888 [a] W5-0 Albion Rovers (Friendly)
NBDM 14/5/1888. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
26. Sat-12-May-1888 [a] D4-4 Stevenston Thistle (Friendly)
GEP 12/5/1888. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
1887-88 Reserves summary notes

P26 W14 D5 L7 (1.808 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.

see also:
1887-88 (first-team) →

PTFC Kit 1887-88

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