Partick Thistle Reserves Season 1939-40
PTFC Kit 1939-40
1939-40 (Reserves)
The 65th season of Partick Thistle F.C.
scorers in CAPS
Sat-12-Aug-1939 [h] V4-1 Heart of Midlothian (Scottish Reserve League)
EEN 12/8/1939. Henderson, McGregor, McKinnon, Abbie, Sutherland, HUSBAND, MORRISON, CAMPBELL, Younger, McCRINDLE, Peat.
Hearts took the lead but goals by McCrindle and Morrison put Thistle ahead at half-time. The second half saw Husband and Campbell extend the lead and Thistle ran out comfortable winners.
Tue-15-Aug-1939 [h] V4-0 Celtic (Scottish Reserve League)
DR 16/8/1939. Henderson, Abbie, McKinnon, Busby, Sutherland, Husband, MORRISON, McCrindle, NEWALL, SHARP, PEAT. Debut of Willie Sharp. He went on to make 581 appearances for Thistle.
18,300 saw “brilliant Thistle reserves outplay punchless Celtic”. Debutant Sharp scored from close in (5) then Peat headed in a Newall cross (26). Henderson saved a penalty and had some work to do but Morrison then Newall finished of a good night's work.
Sat-19-Aug-1939 [a] V2-3 Albion Rovers (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 21/8/1939. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced. Two of Rovers' goals were scored by their No 11 George Campbell who was surprisingly given a free transfer at the end of 1938/39 by, you've guessed it, PTFC.
Wed-23-Aug-1939 [a] V3-2 Heart of Midlothian (Scottish Reserve League)
EEN & DR 24/8/1939. NEWALL, CAMPBELL (2). Line-up as yet unsourced.
Hearts, still looking for their first win, looked to be well set leading 2-0 at half time but they fell away and Thistle went back west with the points in the bag thanks to goals by Newall and Campbell (2).
Sat-26-Aug-1939 [h] V4-1 Queen of the South (Scottish Reserve League)
DGS 30/8/1939. Henderson, McKinnon, Stewart, Busby, Sutherland, Morrison (A), Morrison (R), McCRINDLE, NEWALL (3), Sharp, Peat.
Queens were the better team for half an hour but once McCrindle and Newall scored before half-time there was only one winner. Newall completed his hat-trick after half-time and Queens got a consolation goal in this very comfortable win.
Sat-02-Sep-1939 [a] V0-3 Alloa Athletic (Scottish Reserve League)
SP 3/9/1939. Line-up as yet unsourced. Reserve league football was abandoned for the duration in Sept 1939 following the pitch invasion by A. Hitler.
The scene was set when Newall shot past from 2 yards. Alloa took the lead (25) and Thistle woke up. “Junior” at No 9 was unlucky when his header hit the bar. Alloa scored (60) just as Thistle had their best spell then a penalty (almost saved by Henderson) made it 3.
1. Wed-20-Mar-1940 [a] D3-3 Morton (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 1st Round)
DR 21/3/1940. McSPADYEN, DOUGLAS, PICKEN. Line-up as yet unsourced.
McSpadyen gave Thistle the lead (10) but Morton drew level then went ahead to lead 3-1. Douglas reduced the lead before half-time. A blunder when two defenders left a clearing header to each other let in Picken to snatch a draw Thistle scarcely deserved (75).
2. Fri-29-Mar-1940 [h] W2-0 Morton (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 1st Round replay)
DR 30/3/1940. WALLACE (2). Line-up as yet unsourced.
It was a comfortable enough win in this Friday night replay. Wallace cracked in “a grand shot” having taken a Picken pass and beaten a few defenders (20). The Morton keeper was responsible for the slender lead but finally admitted defeat to Wallace near the end.
3. Wed-03-Apr-1940 [h] L1-2 Motherwell (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 2nd Round)
GH 4/4/1940 & MT 5/4/1940. SHARP. Line-up as yet unsourced.
Wallace was Thistle's main threat but he lacked support whereas his opposite number was and scored (5). McSpadyen went close and Peat hit the post then Sharp scored from 18 yards but soon it was 2-1. It was even after half-time by Thistle's forwards made little impression.
1939-40 Reserves summary notes

P3 W1 D1 L1 (1.333 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.
  • Competitive games which were abandoned (A) or voided (V) are listed for posterity but are excluded from the game count / stats summary.
  • In September, the Reserve League competition was declared null and void due to the outbreak of World War II.

see also: 1939-40 (first-team) →






PTFC Kit 1939-40

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