Partick Thistle Reserves Season 1890-91
PTFC Kit 1890-91
1890-91 (Reserves)
The sixteenth season of Partick Thistle F.C.
scorers in CAPS
1. Sat-30-Aug-1890 [h] W7-0 Gourock Rangers (Friendly)
NBDM 1/9/1890. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced. GH reports score as 10-0.
2. Sat-06-Sep-1890 [a] W5-2 Milngavie (Friendly)
SR 8/9/1890. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
In the first half the local team held their own and the teams changed over standing at 2-2. Three second half goals saw Thistle get on top.
3. Sat-13-Sep-1890 [h] D0-0 Summerston Athletic (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 1st Round)
GH 15/9/1890. Line-up as yet unsourced.
4. Sat-20-Sep-1890 [a] W4-1 Summerston Athletic (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 1st Round replay)
NBDM 22/9/1890. Scorers as yet unsourced. Predicted line-up (GEP 19/9/1890): Sutherland, Freebairn, Little, Hill, Murray, McMillan, Rodgers, Proudfoot, Kerr, Martin, Sinton. We note that Kerr (per GH) played with the first team as it turned out.
5. Sat-27-Sep-1890 [a] L2-3 Arthurlie (Friendly)
NBDM 29/9/1890. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced. SR reports score as 0-2.
6. Sat-04-Oct-1890 [a] D?-? Clydebank FC (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 2nd Round)
SFHA. Draw. Score not known.
7. Sat-11-Oct-1890 [h] W4-0 Clydebank FC (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 2nd Round replay)
GH 13/10/1890. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
8. Sat-18-Oct-1890 [h] W4-2 Clyde (Friendly)
GH 20/10/1890. SINTON (2), BROWN, DONNELLY. Line-up as yet unsourced.
Thistle dominated the first half and goals by Sinton (2), Brown and Donnelly gave them a commanding lead. The second half saw Clyde score twice but they had to admit defeat.
9. Sat-25-Oct-1890 [h] W5-1 Dumbarton Union (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 3rd Round)
DH 29/10/1890. FREEBAIRN, WOODS (2), SINTON. Line-up and uncredited scorer as yet unsourced.
Union took an unexpected lead against the run of play but Freebairn equalised then Woods finished off a cross from the right to make it 2-1 at half-time. Second half goals by Sinton and Woods put the tie beyond doubt and a 5th goal is uncredited.
10. Sat-01-Nov-1890 [h] W8-0 Arthurlie (Friendly)
GH 3/11/1890. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
11. Sat-08-Nov-1890 [h] W1-0 Linthouse (Friendly)
GH 10/11/1890. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
12. Sat-22-Nov-1890 [a] L0-2 Heart of Midlothian (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 4th Round)
SC 24/11/1890. Line-up (predicted) per GEP 22/11/1890: Sutherland, Freebairn, Rodger, Hill, Murray, McMillan, Woods, Proudfoot, Brownlie, Donelly, Sinton. The same paper gives us a handy snippet that, to date, this season's PT Swifts have played 14, won 10, drawn 1, lost 3, so it looks like a few are yet to be found.
A poor match in dreadful weather. Hearts progressed to the next round but there was little between the teams. Thistle enjoyed no luck at all in front of goal.
13. Sat-29-Nov-1890 [h] W3-0 Mossend Swifts (Friendly)
SR 1/12/1890. DONNELLY. Line-up and remaining scorers as yet unsourced.
Quite a crowd” turned out and saw a closely fought first half, Donnelly giving Thistle the lead and Sutherland very busy in goal to protect it. The second half was less even and two more goals saw Thistle win comfortably.
14. Sat-06-Dec-1890 [h] W4-1 Glasgow Thistle (Friendly)
GH 8/12/1890. (Predicted) Sutherland, Freebairn, Rodger, Hill, Murray, McMillan, Woods, Brown, Proudfoot, Donnelly, Suter (GEP) Confirmed line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
Thistle “a splendid all-round team”, edged an even first half, play raging from end to end and they took a 1-0 lead into the second half. The other Thistle found Sutherland in fine form and eventually 3 goals in quick succession to one conceded won the day.
15. Sat-13-Dec-1890 [n] L0-2 Rangers (Friendly)
SR 15/12/1890. Line-up as yet unsourced. Played at United Abstainers FC ground.
Rangers had the best of the chances in the first half, keeper Sutherland equal to them until half-time. The second half saw Freebairn a stalwart in defence but eventually Rangers got on top to win comfortably.
16. Sat-20-Dec-1890 [a] L2-3 Abercorn (Friendly)
SC 22/12/1890. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
17. Sat-03-Jan-1891 [h] W4-0 Partick Virginia (Friendly)
GH 5/1/1891. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
18. Sat-17-Jan-1891 [a] W5-0 Fusiliers (Friendly)
SR 19/1/1891. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
It was an empty victory because much to Thistle's annoyance they discovered their opponents were a mixed bunch styling themselves as the Fusilier reserves. Ironically their keeper was one of their better players.
19. Sat-24-Jan-1891 [a] D3-3 Third Lanark (Friendly)
SR 26/1/1891. WOOD. Line-up and remaining scorers as yet unsourced.
Thistle played with 10 men in the first half (missing Sutherland their keeper) and trailed 2-3 at half-time but a late equaliser by Wood finished a fine game. “One of the best contested games played this season.
20. Sat-07-Feb-1891 [a] W4-0 Kilbirnie (Friendly)
IH 13/2/1891. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
Thistle struggled to break down a solid defence until 2 quick goals just on half-time. A third goal (46) and a fourth later on emphasised their superiority in every department - except perhaps for the home keeper who kept the score down.
21. Sat-14-Feb-1891 [a] W6-0 Dykebar (Friendly)
PRG 21/2/1891. Line-up (predicted) per GEP 13/2/1891: Sutherland, Rodgers, Freebairn, Hill, Murray, McMillan, Donnelly, Woods, Proudfoot, Martin, Brown. Scorers as yet unsourced. The reverse of the first team fixture on the day, the reserves making it a St Valentines Day double.
22. Sat-21-Feb-1891 [a] L1-5 Morton (Friendly)
GT 23/2/1891. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
Thistle were swept aside with a devastating 4-goal, 10-minute burst in the first half. They had no answer to the sweeping moves by Morton. 2 minutes into the second half and it was 5 before a late consolation and a strong but fruitless finish by Thistle.
23. Sat-28-Feb-1891 [h] L4-5 Motherwell (Friendly)
MT 7/3/1891. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
Thistle “played with great dash and spirit but they could not equalise matters.
24. Sat-14-Mar-1891 [a] L0-2 Queen's Park (Friendly)
SR 16/3/1891. Line-up as yet unsourced.
The 2nd Partick Thistle might have altered the result by a little more strength in front of goal.
25. Sat-21-Mar-1891 [a] W4-2 Glasgow Thistle (Friendly)
SCL 23/3/1891. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
26. Sat-28-Mar-1891 [h] W4-2 Rangers (Friendly)
SR 30/3/1891. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
Partick Thistle Swifts are improving and easily disposed of the once famous Rangers Swifts” (despite trailing at half-time). “Proudfoot and Martin were the best of a lively forward line.
27. Sat-04-Apr-1891 [h] W4-0 Abercorn (Friendly)
GH 6/4/1881. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
28. Sat-25-Apr-1891 [h] W3-2 Kilbirnie (Friendly)
GH 27/4/1881. PROUDFOOT. Line-up and remaining scorers as yet unsourced.
Fast and well contested” the teams stood at 2-2 at half-time but a goal by Proudfoot with full-time approaching proved to be the winner.
29. Tue-28-Apr-1891 [h] W2-0 Queen's Park (Friendly)
SR 4/5/1891. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
30. Sat-02-May-1891 [h] W3-2 Glasgow Thistle (Friendly)
SR 4/5/1891 & GEP 30/4/1891. (Predicted) Cullen, Freebairn, Roger, Murray, McMillan, Anderson, Donnelly, Martin, Woods, Proudfoot, Sinton. Confirmed line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
31. Sat-09-May-1891 [h] W8-2 Jordanhill (Friendly)
GH 11/5/1891. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
1890-91 Reserves summary notes

P31 W21 D3 L7 (2.129 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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