Partick Thistle Reserves Season 1952-53
PTFC Kit 1952-53
1952-53 (Reserves)
The 78th season of Partick Thistle F.C.
scorers in CAPS
1. Sat-09-Aug-1952 [a] W4-1 Queen's Park (SFL Division C South-West)
GH 11/8/1952. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
2. Wed-13-Aug-1952 [h] W4-0 Queen of the South (SFL Division C South-West)
GH 14/8/1952. HENDERSON (2), DUFF, MILLER. Line-up as yet unsourced.
3. Sat-16-Aug-1952 [h] D0-0 Stranraer (SFL Division C South-West)
GG 23/8/1952. Bell, Collins, Kerr, Harvey, McNab, McGuire, Duff, McIntosh, Miller, Henderson, "Newman".
2,000 saw grit, determination and good goalkeeping earn Stranraer a point in a match where they were more or less outplayed. Their keeper saved a Collins penalty and in the last 10 minutes they might have stolen both points.
4. Sat-23-Aug-1952 [h] D1-1 East Stirlingshire (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 23/8/1952. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
5. Wed-27-Aug-1952 [a] W2-0 Rangers (SFL Division C South-West)
GH 28/8/1952. MILLER, CRAWFORD. Line-up as yet unsourced.
6. Sat-30-Aug-1952 [a] L0-1 Airdrieonians (SFL Division C South-West)
ACA 6/9/1952. Line-up as yet unsourced.
Thistle's best chance of winning was before Airdrie settled down but they couldn't score. Once Airdrie took over - despite an injury to a player after half an hour - a glorious 20-yard drive in the second half settled the issue.
7. Sat-06-Sep-1952 [a] L1-3 Motherwell (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 1st Round)
MT 12/9/1952. MILLER. Line-up as yet unsourced.
Play was even for the first half-hour but Motherwell began to get on top. Bell had a marvellous save then a penalty for a foul by Collins was tucked away (37). A header (44) made it 2-0 then it was 3-0 soon after half-time. Miller scored late on in a breakaway.
8. Sat-13-Sep-1952 [h] L1-3 Clyde (SFL Division C South-West)
ET. 13/9/1952. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
9. Sat-20-Sep-1952 [a] W1-0 Queen of the South (SFL Division C South-West)
ET. 20/9/1952. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
10. Sat-27-Sep-1952 [h] D1-1 Motherwell (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 27/9/1952. Blair, Collins, Husband, Harvey, KERR (pen), McNab, Anderson, Crawford, Miller, Pollock, Henderson.
Thistle were early on the front foot and Crawford in particular was prominent - shaving a post. On 35 mins Motherwell hit the bar with a penalty then Miller's header was cleared off then line. Kerr scored with a penalty after half-time but it ended 1-1.
11. Sat-11-Oct-1952 [h] D1-1 Morton (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 11/10/1952. Bell, Collins, Cassells, McNab, Brown, Haugh, McCallum, Crawford, Miller, Mathers, HENDERSON.
A deflected shot beat Bell (25) then Henderson went close. Thistle had the best of things up to half-time and Henderson scored with a hooked shot from close in then Mathers hit the bar. Report only to half-time.
12. Sat-18-Oct-1952 [a] W2-1 East Stirlingshire (SFL Division C South-West)
ET.18/10/1952. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
13. Sat-25-Oct-1952 [h] W2-0 Queen's Park (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 25/10/1952. Bell, Collins, McNab, Crawford, Brown, Anderson, McCALLUM, McIntosh, Miller, Henderson, Ford. Remaining score as yet unsourced.
A goal by McCallum who was outstanding gave Thistle the lead (25). He might have doubled it soon after but he hit the post from 18 yards. Collins had a fine game in defence as Queens applied the pressure before half-time. Report only to half-time.
14. Sat-01-Nov-1952 [h] W2-1 Airdrieonians (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 1/11/1952. Bell, Collins, McNab, Crawford, Brown, Anderson, McCALLUM, McIntosh, Miller, MATHERS, Henderson.
15. Sat-08-Nov-1952 [a] W1-0 St Mirren (SFL Division C South-West)
ET. 8/11/1952. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
16. Sat-15-Nov-1952 [a] D1-1 Stranraer (SFL Division C South-West)
GG 15/11/1952. Bell, Collins, Gibb, Husband, Brown, Mathers, McCALLUM, McIntosh, Miller, Anderson, McInnes.
A defensive lapse in the second half let McCallum in for the opener, firing hard into the corner. A long ball up the park was chased, Bell was jostled and the ball broke to the scorer for a tap in. Stranraer were pressing strongly when the whistle blew.
17. Sat-22-Nov-1952 [h] W3-1 St Mirren (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 22/11/1952. MILLER, McCALLUM (pen). Line-up as yet unsourced.
Anderson set up Miller to put Thistle ahead (3). St Mirren hit the bar then Bell had a fine save to hold on to the lead. When McCallum was upended in the box he scored with the resultant penalty for 2-0 (30). Report only to half-time.
18. Sat-29-Nov-1952 [a] W2-1 Ayr United (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 29/11/1952. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
19. Sat-06-Dec-1952 [h] W1-0 Kilmarnock (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 6/12/1952. McCREDIE. Line-up as yet unsourced.
Thistle had most of the early play and almost scored with a 20-yard Thomson free-kick but a minute later McCredie put them ahead (21). Kilmarnock's strong defence was proving an obstacle but McCallum hit the bar just before half-time. Report only to half-time.
20. Sat-20-Dec-1952 [h] W7-4 Ayr United (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 20/12/1952. Bell, Collins, Gibb, Crawford, Husband, Mathers, MacKENZIE, McINTOSH, Miller, Wright, McCredie. Remaining scorers as yet unsourced.
Miller set up McIntosh for the opener (8). Thistle could have been 2 or 3-up before MacKenzie outstripped the defence to score (28). A pen for a trip reduced the lead (32) and an equaliser came (43). Report only to half-time.
21. Sat-27-Dec-1952 [a] D1-1 Motherwell (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 27/12/1952. Bell, Brown, McCredie, Crawford, Harvey, McNab, MacKenzie, WRIGHT, Dunlop, McIntosh, McCallum.
22. Fri-02-Jan-1953 [h] L1-3 Rangers (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 2/1/1953. Bell, Collins, McCredie, Harvey, Kerr, Mathers, McInnes, Wright, "Newman", McINTOSH, McCallum.
Rangers had the early chances but Thistle came into it and Wright headed just over. A cut-back was finished off (20) then an effort was cleared off the Rangers line before McIntosh headed home. Report only to half-time.
23. Sat-03-Jan-1953 [a] W3-0 Morton (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 3/1/1953. "Newman", Collins, Kerr, Harvey, Brown, Anderson, McINNES, Wright, Miller, Pollock, Henderson. Remaining scorers as yet unsourced.
Several good chances were wasted then the Morton keeper collapsed and was taken off. McInnes finally gave Thistle the lead against the 10 men (35). Report only to half-time.
24. Sat-10-Jan-1953 [a] L1-2 Third Lanark (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 10/1/1953. "Newman", Collins, McCredie, McNab, Brown, Kerr, McInnes. Wright, McCALLUM, Pollock, Ford.
Clever play by McInnes set up McCallum in 5 minutes then Thirds wasted several good chances to level but finally scored (40). Report only to half-time.
25. Sat-24-Jan-1953 [h] W1-0 Third Lanark (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 24/1/1953. Ledgerwood, Collins, McCredie, Harvey, Brown, McNab, McCallum, Wright, Miller, Crawford, Henderson. Scorer as yet unsourced.
Thirds were hardly out of their own half as Thistle had them on the backfoot. McCallum went close, the keeper saved a Miller effort on the line, then one from Crawford. Three efforts were kicked off the line in the one attack. Report only to half-time.
26. Sat-31-Jan-1953 [a] D2-2 Airdrieonians (C Division League Cup section game)
ET 31/1/1953. Bell, Fallon, McCredie, Crawford, Brown, McNab, McCallum, WRIGHT (2), Duff, Pollock, Henderson.
27. Sat-07-Feb-1953 [a] L2-3 St Mirren (C Division League Cup section game)
ET 7/2/1953. WRIGHT, MILLER. Line-up as yet unsourced. Line-up as yet unsourced.
A header put St Mirren ahead but Miller headed home to level (20). Thistle had the best of things and the Saints keeper was busy but he was beaten by Wright (35). Report only to half-time.
28. Sat-28-Feb-1953 [h] W4-0 Airdrieonians (C Division League Cup section game)
ET 28/2/1953. HENDERSON (2), WRIGHT, ANDERSON. Line-upas yet unsourced.
29. Sat-07-Mar-1953 [h] W2-0 St Mirren (C Division League Cup section game)
ET 7/3/1953. Ledgerwood, Collins, McCredie, Thomson, Kerr, Brown, McInnes, Anderson, WRIGHT, Harvey, Henderson.
30. Sat-21-Mar-1953 [a] D0-0 Motherwell (C Division League Cup section game)
ET 21/3/1953. Line-up as yet unsourced.
31. Sat-28-Mar-1953 [a] W2-0 Kilmarnock (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 28/3/1953. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
32. Sat-04-Apr-1953 [h] W3-1 Motherwell (C Division League Cup section game)
ET 4/4/1953. Smith, Husband, Kerr, Thomson, Brown, McNab, DUFF, McInnes, WRIGHT, Pollock, Forbes. The win meant Thistle drew level with Motherwell on points but they won the section by +0.7 goal average.
Wright headed in a Duff cross (1) then Motherwell hit the bar. A brilliant 12-yard shot by Duff made it 2-0. After that it was end to end play until half-time. Report only to half-time.
33. Wed-15-Apr-1953 [a] D3-3 Clyde (SFL Division C South-West)
GH 16/4/1953. McCREDIE (2), WRIGHT. Line-up as yet unsourced.
34. Fri-24-Apr-1953 [a] L2-3 Linlithgow Rose (Friendly)
WLC 1/5/1953. Smith, Husband, Kerr, Steel, Brown, Anderson, SMITH (2), Hewitt, Wright, Pollock, McCrindle.
The score at half-time (3-0) didn't flatter the Rose. Thistle players didn't seem to be taking it too seriously. Smith scored twice after half-time but this Friday night friendly in support of Rose's floodlight fund was all about the locals' win.
35. Mon-27-Apr-1953 [a] L0-5 Brechin City (C Division League Cup Quarter Final)
BA 28/4/1953. Smith, Collins, Husband, McNab, Kerr, McGuire, McCallum, McIntosh, Wright, Henderson, McCredie.
Thistle made nothing a stout defence and couldn't cope with a livewire forward line. Down 1-0 at half-time, four second half goals (the third through Smith's legs) meant there was no way back.
1952-53 Reserves summary notes

P35 W18 D9 L8 (1.8 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: 2nd of 14 (2 points behind winners Rangers), 37/52 pts.

see also: 1952-53 (first-team) →






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