Partick Thistle Reserves Season 1936-37
PTFC Kit 1936-37
1936-37 (Reserves)
The 62nd season of Partick Thistle F.C.
scorers in CAPS
1. Sat-08-Aug-1936 [a] L2-5 Queen of the South (Scottish Alliance)
SC 10/8/1936. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
2. Tue-11-Aug-1936 [h] W5-2 Celtic (Scottish Alliance)
DC 12/8/1936. McNair, Johnstone, Stewart, Swann, Busby, Wyllie, McSpadyen, Campbell, Watson, WOOLLEY (2), SMITH (3).
15,000 saw fast and furious football. It was 1-1 at half-time, Celtic having equalised a Smith goal. He scored (65 and 80) for his hat-trick. Wooley scored twice, Celtic once (sequence not reported). Celtic's defence was ripped apart by Smith and McSpadyen and McNair "put up the shutters".
3. Sat-15-Aug-1936 [h] W6-1 Queen's Park (Scottish Alliance)
GH 17/8/1936. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
4. Sat-22-Aug-1936 [a] L1-5 Hamilton Academical (Scottish Alliance)
GH 24/8/1936. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
5. Sat-29-Aug-1936 [h] L1-5 Kilmarnock (Scottish Alliance)
GH 31/8/1936. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
6. Mon-31-Aug-1936 [h] L0-2 Rangers (Scottish Alliance)
GH & DC 1/9/1936. Line-up as yet unsourced. Line-up included Baigrie (who was the best Thistle player on show), McNair, Watson, Johnston, Busby, Smith and Stewart.
6,000 saw a hard-fought game. The teams were pretty well matched but Rangers always looked the more dangerous. Two goals (2 and 22) did the damage. Thistle had trialists at No 6 and No 8. Thistle were denied a blatant penalty in the second half.
7. Sat-05-Sep-1936 [a] L2-6 Aberdeen (Scottish Alliance)
APJ 7/9/1936. McNair, Allan, Stewart, Swann, Wilson, Busby, HINCHCLIFFE, Campbell, WATSON, Wooley, Christie.
Aberdeen were on top from the start. Their forwards were more decisive and took more of their chances. Hinchcliffe pulled the score back to 3-1 on half-time. Poor defending let in Watson for 5-2 but the 4-goal cushion was soon restored.
8. Sat-12-Sep-1936 [h] W4-2 St Johnstone (Scottish Alliance)
DC 14/9/1936. McNair, Johnstone, Stewart, Swann, Cumming, Wyllie, Hinchcliffe, Campbell, WOOLLEY (3), Hastie, CHRISTIE.
Bottom of the league St Johnstone took too long to settle and by then they were 2 goals down through Wooley and Christie at half-time. Wooley made it 3-0 before Saints struck but he completed his hat-trick then St Johnstone scored again.
9. Mon-14-Sep-1936 [n] L2-3 Celtic (Petershill Park Redemption Fundraiser)
GH 15/9/1936. Fund raiser for Petershill Park Redemption Fund. Original scorer source not found. May have been WOOLEY (2). Preview in the DR reported Celtic intended to play Salim, their bare-footed Indian player. EEN confirms that Salim played, and played well.
10. Sat-19-Sep-1936 [a] D3-3 Galston (Scottish Alliance)
GH 21/9/1936. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
11. Sat-26-Sep-1936 [h] D3-3 Heart of Midlothian (Scottish Alliance)
SC 28/9/1936. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
12. Sat-03-Oct-1936 [a] L1-8 Heart of Midlothian (Scottish Alliance)
SC 5/10/1936. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
13. Sat-17-Oct-1936 [a] L2-3 Beith (Scottish Alliance)
GH 19/10/1936. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
14. Sat-24-Oct-1936 [h] L0-3 Third Lanark (Scottish Alliance)
GH 26/10/1936. Line-up as yet unsourced.
15. Sat-31-Oct-1936 [a] W3-1 Dundee (Scottish Alliance)
DC 2/11/1936. McNair, Wood, Stewart, Swann, Duncan, Baigrie, Hinchcliffe, Campbell, WATSON, WOOLLEY (2), Gray.
Thistle enjoyed much of the play in the first half and Watson (12) and Woolley (20) put them in a strong position. A back header was missed by McNair and rolled into the net to give Dundee some hope but Woolley restored the 2-goal lead (73).
16. Sat-14-Nov-1936 [a] L1-5 Hibernian (Scottish Alliance)
EEN 14/11/1936. McNair, Allan, Johnston, Busby, Thomson, Corbett, Hinchcliffe, Baigrie, Walker, CHRISTIE, Smith.
It was 2-0 at half-time and 3-0 flattered Hibs in the second half. A long shot was parried and Christie prodded home with the sole of his boot for 3-1, but two late goals put paid to any faint hopes of a come-back.
17. Sat-21-Nov-1936 [h] D2-2 Hamilton Academical (Scottish Alliance)
GH 23/11/1936. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
18. Sat-28-Nov-1936 [a] W3-2 Motherwell (Scottish Alliance)
MT 4/12/1936. McNair, Allan, Anderson, Elliott, Thomson, BUSBY, Hinchcliffe, Campbell, WATSON, McCrindle, CHRISTIE.
Busby converted a pen for hand ball (18) then after some goalmouth action at both ends Christie latched on to a long punt for 2-0 just on half-time. Motherwell scored then Watson slotted home number 3. A glorious drive beat McNair all ends up near the end.
19. Sat-12-Dec-1936 [h] W6-2 Hibernian (Scottish Alliance)
SC 14/12/1936. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
20. Sat-19-Dec-1936 [h] W3-1 Queen of the South (Scottish Alliance)
SC 2112/1936. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
21. Sat-26-Dec-1936 [a] W5-2 Kilmarnock (Scottish Alliance)
KH 1/1/1937. McNair, Johnstone, Thomson, Corbett, Baigrie, Busby, Hinchcliffe, Campbell, WATSON (4), McCRINDLE, Smith.
Killie strike rock bottom. Watson scored twice before Kilmarnock lost a man to injury. Despite this they fought back to 2-2 but two more for Watson and one for McCrindle found it easy going against 10 men.
22. Sat-09-Jan-1937 [h] L1-2 Aberdeen (Scottish Alliance)
ET 9/1/1937 and APJ 11/1/1937. McNair, Johnstone, Thomson, Swann, Duncan, Stewart, Hinchcliffe, Abbie, Watson, McCrindle, SMITH.
It was a comfortable win for top of the league Aberdeen. They had more to offer. After some missed chances they went ahead (41). A second goal (65) strengthened their grip and although Smith scored, the points went north.
23. Sat-23-Jan-1937 [h] W3-1 Galston (Scottish Alliance)
ET 23/1/1937. McNair, Allan, Johnstone, Swan, Walker, Corbett, Hinchcliffe, ABBIE, WATSON, McCrindle, SMITH.
Both keepers had saves to make before Smith cut inside and scored (6). Smith set up Watson to double the lead (20) and shots rained in on the Galston keeper but it remained 2-0 at half-time. Galston had chances before Abbie made it 3 (56). Galston scored (84).
24. Sat-30-Jan-1937 [h] L1-3 Hamilton Academical (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 1st Round)
ET 30/1/1936. McNair, Allan, Johnstone, Swann, Baigrie, Busby, Hinchcliffe, Abbie, WATSON, McCrindle, Smith.
After some good play it was no surprise Accies went ahead (15). They doubled the lead (25). Thistle were unlucky in front of goal. Watson scored after half-time then the ref got pelters for cancelling a Thistle "goal" (not over the line). Hamilton scored again late on - the better team.
25. Sat-20-Feb-1937 [h] D2-2 St Mirren (Scottish Alliance)
ET 20/2/1936. McNair, Stevenson, Johnstone, Swann, Cooper, Busby, Baigrie, Abbie, Watson, McCRINDLE, SMITH.
Despite being second best Saints took the lead with a header (20). "A clever solo effort" by McCrindle levelled things (48) but on 56 minutes it was 2-1, Thistle appealing for off-side in vain. Smith spooned a pen over the bar (60) but the kick was ordered re-taken and he scored for 2-2.
26. Sat-27-Feb-1937 [h] W7-1 Falkirk (Scottish Alliance)
ET 27/2/1937. McNair, Stevenson, Allan, BAIGRIE (pen), Campbell, Duncan, TURNBULL, Abbie, WATSON (2), McCRINDLE, CHRISTIE (2).
Thistle dominated from the start and led 5-1 at half-time with goals by McCrindle, Turnbull, Watson (2) and Baigrie (pen for hand ball). Falkirk's defence "seemed to crumble" but they scored on half-time. A double by Christie emphasised the gulf between the teams.
27. Sat-20-Mar-1937 [a] L0-4 Falkirk (Scottish Alliance)
FH 27/3/1937. McNair, Stevenson, Anderson, Swan, Campbell, Busby, Hinchcliffe, McCrindle, Watson, Christie, Thomson.
Two goals in each half flattered Falkirk - particularly at half-time. Thistle's all-round teamwork was better but defensive slips proved their downfall and Falkirk took full advantage.
28. Tue-30-Mar-1937 [a] L1-3 St Mirren (Scottish Alliance)
GH 1/4/1937. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
29. Fri-02-Apr-1937 [a] W4-2 Third Lanark (Scottish Alliance)
GH 2/4/1937. McCRINDLE (2), GRAY, WATSON. Line-up as yet unsourced.
30. Tue-06-Apr-1937 [h] W1-0 Dundee (Scottish Alliance)
DC 7/4/1937. McNair, Johnstone, Stewart, Wilson, Busby, Black, White, Smith, WATSON, Abbie, McCrindle.
A drab affair - especially the first half. After McNair had made a fine save to stop a 25-yarder, the only goal came two mins from time against the run of play when Watson ran 15 yards and shot home via the keeper's fingertips.
31. Thu-08-Apr-1937 [a] L2-3 Rangers (Scottish Alliance)
GH 9/4/1937. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
32. Sat-10-Apr-1937 [h] L0-3 Motherwell (Scottish Alliance)
MT 16/4/1937. McNair, Stewart, Johnstone, Corbett, Campbell, Busby, Gray, Hinchcliffe, Watson, McCrindle, Christie.
Motherwell's opener (43) had been coming for some time such was their superiority, although Thistle had struck the woodwork twice. On 55 mins, against the run of play, Motherwell got their second. The third goal (72) killed off any chance of a comeback.
33. Fri-16-Apr-1937 [a] L1-7 St Johnstone (Scottish Alliance)
PRA 17/4/1937. McNair, Johnstone, McKay, Swann, Busby, Baigrie, Abbie, Wilson, Watson, WOOLLEY, White.
It was all too easy in this Friday night match. Down 5-1 at half-time (Wooley having scored from distance) the second half was academic except that the St Johnstone No 10 took his tally to four.
34. Mon-19-Apr-1937 [h] L1-2 Beith (Scottish Alliance)
GH 20/4/1937. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
35. Fri-23-Apr-1937 [a] L1-6 Queen's Park (Scottish Alliance)
GH 24/4/1937. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
36. Mon-26-Apr-1937 [a] L2-4 Celtic (Scottish Alliance)
DC 27/4/1937. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
1936-37 Reserves summary notes

P36 W12 D4 L20 (1.111 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.
  • Final League Position: 13th of 18, 29/68 pts. All but 2 clubs of 18 fulfilled their fixtures. Thistle fulfilled all of theirs.

see also:
1936-37 (first-team) →

PTFC Kit 1936-37

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