Partick Thistle Reserves Season 1947-48
PTFC Kit 1947-48
1947-48 (Reserves)
The 73rd season of Partick Thistle F.C.
scorers in CAPS
1. Sat-09-Aug-1947 [h] L1-3 Falkirk (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
FH 13/8/1947. Henderson, Pirrie, Gibb, Davidson, Forsyth, Lang, Glover, McKENNAN, Wright, Scott, Smith.
Falkirk reserves sparkle”. A 20-yard drive beat Smith all ends up then (8) then a second goal (14) made for a poor start. It was all about defence after that although McKennan scored on the half hour. The 2nd half was tough going and Thistle conceded once more.
2. Wed-13-Aug-1947 [h] W5-2 Queen of the South (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 14/8/1947. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
3. Sat-16-Aug-1947 [a] W6-2 Queen's Park (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
GH 18/8/1947. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
4. Sat-23-Aug-1947 [h] W3-0 Morton (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
GH 25/8/1947. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
5. Wed-27-Aug-1947 [a] L3-4 Rangers (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 28/8/1947. WRIGHT, SMITH, CHISHOLM. Line-up as yet unsourced.
6. Sat-30-Aug-1947 [a] L1-3 Falkirk (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
FH 3/9/1947. Henderson, Cummings, Gibb, Davidson, Forsyth, Condie, MacIntosh, O'Donnell, WRIGHT, McInnes, Lang.
A good start by Thistle petered out and goals 11, 12 and 28 made for an uphill task but Wright pounced on a defensive lapse to reduce the lead (32). The match deteriorated in quality after half-time but Falkirk easily coped with what Thistle had to offer.
7. Sat-06-Sep-1947 [h] W4-3 Queen's Park (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
GH 8/9/1947. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
8. Sat-13-Sep-1947 [a] L1-2 Morton (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
GH 15/9/1947. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced. Thistle failed to qualify but a win would have taken them to the top of the section.
9. Sat-20-Sep-1947 [h] W4-2 Clyde (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 22/9/1947. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
10. Sat-27-Sep-1947 [a] W4-2 Queen's Park (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 29/9/1947. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
11. Mon-29-Sep-1947 [h] L0-1 St Mirren (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 1st Round)
GH 30/9/1947. Line-up as yet unsourced.
12. Sat-04-Oct-1947 [h] L2-3 Morton (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 6/10/1947. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
13. Sat-11-Oct-1947 [a] W5-4 Airdrieonians (Scottish Reserve League)
CE 15/10/1947. Archibald, Pirie, Cumming, Davidson, Cameron, CANDLIN, MacBeath, McINNES, SMITH (3), Chisholm, Lang.
A 30-yarder (30 secs) by Smith put Thistle ahead then Candlin scored soon after. Airdrie scored, Smith scored, Airdrie scored. After half-time Smith completed his hat-trick, Airdrie scored, Chisholm hit the post then McInnes scored. Airdrie's No 9 scored his 4th late on.
14. Sat-18-Oct-1947 [h] L2-3 Heart of Midlothian (Scottish Reserve League)
SC 20/10/1947. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
15. Sat-25-Oct-1947 [a] W3-1 Aberdeen (Scottish Reserve League)
APJ 27/10/1947. McBEATH (2), LANG. Line-up as yet unsourced.
A poor Aberdeen side couldn't cope with Thistle's midfielders and their forwards were largely ineffective. Thistle were best down the left where Chisholm and Lang struck up a fine partnership. MacBeath (on the right wing) scored twice, Lang once.
16. Sat-01-Nov-1947 [h] L0-1 St Mirren (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 3/11/1947. Line-up as yet unsourced.
17. Sat-08-Nov-1947 [a] W2-1 Motherwell (Scottish Reserve League)
MT 14/11/1947. Archibald, Currie, Gibb, Hewitt, Davidson, CANDLIN, MacBeath, Glover, Scott, Chisholm, LANG.
Defences were on top in a goalless first half. A pen for hand-ball put Motherwell ahead then Lang equalised. A soft pen was fired wide by Motherwell and a magnificent free-kick from outside the box by Candlin won the points.
18. Sat-15-Nov-1947 [a] W3-2 Celtic (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 17/11/1947. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
19. Sat-22-Nov-1947 [h] L3-4 Third Lanark (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 24/11/1947. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
20. Sat-29-Nov-1947 [a] L2-5 Falkirk (Scottish Reserve League)
FH 3/12/1947. Archibald, McInnes, Gibb, Candlin, Davidson "Newman", MacBeath, O'DONNELL, Scott, CHISHOLM, Walker.
After a good chance was missed Chisholm headed home for 1-0 (15). Three quick goals nearing half-time and two after it turned the match round completely. O'Donnell reduced the leeway then Chisholm fired a pen straight at the keeper.
21. Sat-06-Dec-1947 [a] L0-4 Hibernian (Scottish Reserve League)
SC 8/12/1947. Line-up as yet unsourced.
22. Sat-13-Dec-1947 [h] W8-3 Dundee (Scottish Reserve League)
SP 14/12/1947. WALKER (5), SHARP (3). Line-up as yet unsourced.
Had Dundee taken a couple of early chances it might have been a lot different. It was 3-2 at half-time then Thistle swept Dundee aside in the second half. Walker with 5 goals and Sharp with a hat-trick tormented Dundee who had ex-JAG Steadward in goals.
23. Sat-20-Dec-1947 [a] L2-3 Queen of the South (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 22/12/1947. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
24. Thu-25-Dec-1947 [h] W4-2 Rangers (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 26/12/1947. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
25. Fri-02-Jan-1948 [a] L1-6 Clyde (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 3/1/1948. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced. Lang and a Clyde player were sent off in the first half.
26. Sat-03-Jan-1948 [h] L2-3 Queen's Park (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 3/1/1948. Archibald, Curran, Gibb, ?, ?, ?, McIntosh, McCALLUM, O'DONNELL, Glover, Smith.
An 18-yarder by McCallum put Thistle ahead then O'Donnell made it 2-0, beating 2 defenders before shooting. Queens pulled one back when Archibald parried a shot and the loose ball was tapped in. 2nd half not reported.
27. Sat-10-Jan-1948 [a] L3-4 Morton (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 10/1/1948. Archibald, Curran, Cummings, Hewitt, Davidson, Wilson, MacBeath, McCallum, Scott, GLOVER, LANG.
Morton went 2-up in 3 minutes - the first a Curran og attempted pass-back. Hewitt fired a free-kick just wide but Morton made it 3-0 soon after. MacBeath finished off a Lang cross but Morton made it 4-1 then missed a penalty before Glover made it 4-2 at half-time. 2nd half not reported.
28. Sat-31-Jan-1948 [a] L1-3 Heart of Midlothian (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 31/1/1948. Archibald, Curran, Pirrie, Scott, Candlin, Gibb, McSpadyen, McCallum, Wright, Wilson, Sutherland. Scorer as yet unsourced.
29. Sat-14-Feb-1948 [h] L1-4 Aberdeen (Scottish Reserve League)
APJ 16/2/1948. SUTHERLAND. Line-up as yet unsourced.
30. Sat-28-Feb-1948 [h] W3-1 Motherwell (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 1/3/1948. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
31. Sat-06-Mar-1948 [h] L3-4 Celtic (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 8/3/1948. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
32. Sat-13-Mar-1948 [a] D1-1 Third Lanark (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 15/3/1948. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
33. Sat-03-Apr-1948 [a] L1-5 Dundee (Scottish Reserve League)
SP 4/4/1948. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
34. Thu-08-Apr-1948 [a] L1-8 St Mirren (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 9/4/1948. LANG. Line-up as yet unsourced
35. Sat-17-Apr-1948 [h] L0-2 Hibernian (Scottish Reserve League)
SC 19/4/1948. Line-up as yet unsourced.
36. Wed-21-Apr-1948 [h] W4-0 Airdrieonians (Scottish Reserve League)
SC 22/4/1948. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
37. Sat-24-Apr-1948 [h] W3-0 Falkirk (Scottish Reserve League)
FH 1/5/1948. Ledgerwood, Curran, Gibb, Davidson, Forsyth, McInnes, Wright, McCallum, KINNELL, Lang, SUTHERLAND (2).
Falkirk were mostly pinned back as McCallum blazed over and Kinnell shot softly straight at the keeper but Sutherland eventually headed home (30). Poor defending let him in again (31). Thistle eased off after half-time but Kinnell scored a third.
1947-48 Reserves summary notes

P37 W15 D1 L21 (1.243 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 16, 25/60 pts.

see also: 1947-48 (first-team) →






PTFC Kit 1947-48

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