Partick Thistle Reserves Season 1898-99
PTFC Kit 1898-99
1898-99 (Reserves)
The 24th season of Partick Thistle F.C.
scorers in CAPS
1. Sat-27-Aug-1898 [a] W7-4 Kilbarchan (Scottish Federation)
SR 26/8/1898. (Predicted) Gourlay, Hill, Cameron, Bruce, Cairns, Douglas, Drummond, Bryson, Moffat, Allan, Duncan. Confirmed line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
2. Sat-03-Sep-1898 [a] W7-4 Linthouse (Scottish Federation)
SR 5/9/1898. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
Thistle converted a penalty in each half. The first award “upset the equanimity of the Linthouse as after that point of the game, their play fell away considerably.
3. Sat-17-Sep-1898 [a] L1-2 St Mirren (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 1st Round)
SR 19/9/1898. Spence, Hill, Campbell, Bryce, Carney, Duncan, Drummond, Bryson, Currugh, Ferguson, Morrison. Thistle goal credited to BENNIE but he's not listed in reported line-up.
After some early St Mirren pressure Thistle broke away and Drummond latched on to a long clearance, crossed and it was tucked away. The second half was full of “stiff and close play” and St Mirren emerged the winners.
4. Sat-01-Oct-1898 [h] W4-1 Clyde (Scottish Federation)
SR 3/10/1898. CURRAGH. Line-up and remaining scorers as yet unsourced.
5. Sat-08-Oct-1898 [a] L1-3 Dykehead (Scottish Federation)
SR 10/10/1898. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
6. Sat-15-Oct-1898 [h] W3-0 Cameronians (Scottish Federation)
SR 17/10/1898. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
7. Sat-22-Oct-1898 [h] W3-2 Neilston (Scottish Federation)
BHN 28/10/1898. Thompson, Bryce, Campbell, Allan, Farquharson, Watson, Moffat, Brydson, Carragh, Mollins, LAMB. Remaining scorers as yet unsourced.
Lamb gave Thistle an early lead and they led 2-0 at half-time. The teams shared 3 goals after half-time but the scoring sequence is not known.
8. Sat-29-Oct-1898 [h] W4-0 Kilbarchan (Scottish Federation)
SR 31/10/1898. Gourlay, Bryce, Campbell, Cairney, Farquharson, Allan, Moffat, Bryson, Russell, Baker, Alexander. Scorers as yet unsourced.
Thistle played the football, Kilbarchan the kick and rush. It was 3-0 at half-time then Kilbarchan missed a penalty. A fourth goal added to their misery.
9. Sat-05-Nov-1898 [a] W1-0 Port Glasgow Athletic Juniors (Friendly)
SR 7/11/1898. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
A lucky goal scored in the early minutes was enough to win this friendly. It was well contested and both keepers has lots of work to do.
10. Sat-19-Nov-1898 [a] W4-3 Neilston (Scottish Federation)
HA. MOFFAT (2), BRYDON, BARKER. Line-up as yet unsourced.
11. Sat-03-Dec-1898 [a] L1-2 Irvine (Friendly)
ASH 9/12/1898. Line-up as yet unsourced. “In friendly interests, Irvine scored a victory over Partick Thistle 'A' team by 2 goals to 1 at Cochrane Park.” Saturday the 3rd match date is assumed, which is usually the case for weekly papers on a Friday.
12. Sat-17-Dec-1898 [a] W5-4 Clyde (Scottish Federation)
HH 23/12/1898. Line-up as yet unsourced.
13. Sat-24-Dec-1898 [h] W4-0 Dykehead (Scottish Federation)
SR 26/12/1898. Gourlay, Hill, Campbell, Cairney, Bryce, ALLAN, DRUMMOND (3), McNicol, Paul, McDermid, Lamb.
Allan converted a penalty in the first few minutes then Drummond helped himself to a hat-trick before half-time. The second half was goalless. The referee called both teams together at half-time and warned them about rough play.
14. Sat-11-Feb-1899 [a] W4-2 Port Glasgow Athletic Juniors (Friendly)
GT 13/2/1899. McNICOL (3). Line-up and remaining scorer as yet unsourced. Thistle line-up also included Lamb, Cairney, Hill, Campbell, Drummond and Caldwell.
Thistle led 2-0 at half-time but Port played creditably in the second half and the teams shared 4 goals. McNicol was in sparkling form and had the ball in the net 5 times but 2 were ruled offside.
15. Sat-18-Feb-1899 [a] L2-3 Strathclyde Rovers (Friendly)
SR 24/2/1899. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
Such was the display of the Rovers - and in particular their player Marshall - Thistle officials took a note of his address at the end of the match.
16. Sat-11-Mar-1899 [a] W4-2 Queen's Park (Glasgow 2nd XI Cup Semi Final)
SR 13/3/1899. Mackie, Hill, Campbell, McNicoll, Chirney, Allan, Drummond, Caldwell, Paul (J), Brydon, Lamb. Scorers as yet unsourced. Semi Final was the 1st Round as such.
Thistle “a weightier and more resolute team” surprised Queens with an early goal. Despite poor finishing they equalised but two goals (a free-kick then a ball fisted in and missed by the ref) put Thistle 3-1 up. Both teams scored once after half-time.
17. Sat-01-Apr-1899 [a] L1-3 St Mirren (Scottish Federation)
GH 3/4/1899. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
18. Sat-08-Apr-1899 [a] L2-7 Third Lanark (Friendly)
DR 10/4/1899. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
1898-99 Reserves summary notes

P18 W12 D0 L6 (2.0 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.
  • Thistle should have played 14 fixtures in the 8-team Scottish Federation, but three are either unfulfilled or unsourced; Cameronians (away), Linthouse (home) & St Mirren (home). The SFHA table confirms this unsatisfactory chaos, with teams playing anywhere from 6 to 11 games.

see also:
1898-99 (first-team) →

PTFC Kit 1898-99

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