Partick Thistle Reserves Season 1953-54
PTFC Kit 1953-54
1953-54 (Reserves)
The 79th season of Partick Thistle F.C.
scorers in CAPS
1. Sat-08-Aug-1953 [a] L1-2 Third Lanark (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 8/8/1953. Smith, Collins, McNab, Crawford, Kerr, McCredie, Smith, Harvey, STARK, Henderson, McInnes.
Thistle had the best of the early play and chances but it was Thirds who took the lead (26). The equaliser came when the Thirds keeper over-carried the ball and a free-kick just outside the box by Stark found the net. Report only to half-time.
2. Wed-12-Aug-1953 [h] L1-2 Stranraer (SFL Division C South-West)
GH 13/8/1953. CRAWFORD. Line-up as yet unsourced.
3. Sat-15-Aug-1953 [h] W1-0 Airdrieonians (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 15/8/1953. Smith, Collins, Kerr, Crawford, Brown, Harvey, McIntosh, McNab, Stott, Pollock, Henderson. Scorer as yet unsourced.
Stott and Pollock went close then Kerr's fine tackle averted some danger. Thistle's half-backs gave the forwards ample support but they made no impression against a stout Airdrie defence. Report only to half-time.
4. Wed-19-Aug-1953 [a] W3-1 St Mirren (SFL Division C South-West)
GH 20/8/1953. STOTT (2), McCREDIE (pen). Line-up as yet unsourced.
5. Sat-22-Aug-1953 [h] W1-0 Third Lanark (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 22/8/1953. Smith, Collins, Kerr, Crawford, Brown, Harvey, Henderson, McIntosh, Smith, Pollock, Walker. Scorer as yet unsourced.
It was largely about Thistle attacking in the first half. Walker had two excellent runs and crosses but no-one took advantage. He was lost him to injury (25) then Smith had a fine save. Henderson went close and Smith skimmed the bar. Report only to half-time.
6. Sat-29-Aug-1953 [a] D1-1 Kilmarnock (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 29/8/1953. Bell, Collins, Husband, Crawford, Brown, Harvey, McIntosh, McNab, Kerr. Pollok, McCredie. Scorer as yet unsourced.
7. Sat-05-Sep-1953 [h] W2-0 Clyde (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 1st Round)
ET 5/9/1953. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
8. Sat-12-Sep-1953 [a] D2-2 Queen's Park (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 12/9/1953. Bell, Husband, McNab, Harvey, Brown, Pollock, McINTOSH, Crawford, STOTT, Henderson, Smith.
Thistle went behind (5) but McIntosh raced through to level 3 mins later. Harvey set up Stott to put Thistle ahead from an acute angle. Playing fine football, only a double save prevented Thistle increasing their lead. Report only to half-time.
9. Sat-19-Sep-1953 [h] W2-0 Hamilton Academical (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 19/9/1953. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
10. Sat-26-Sep-1953 [a] L2-4 Clyde (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 26/9/1953. Bell, Collins, McNab, Davidson, Brown, Pollock, Smith, BELL, STOTT, McInnes, "Newman".
Bell gave Thistle the lead (10) then poor defending at a corner let in Clyde to equalise (15). Both teams were playing well. Stott scored in the 2nd half but Clyde had the best of things.
11. Sat-03-Oct-1953 [h] W5-1 East Fife (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 2nd Round)
LVM 7/10/1953. Smith (W), Collins, Kerr, Harvey, Brown, McCredie, Smith (G), Henderson, STOTT (3), POLLOCK, McINNES.
It was Thistle's forwards v East Fife's defence all afternoon. The visitors were no match for Thistle's “snappy interchanging and slick man to man passing”. Poor finishing let the visitors down in their occasional attacks.
12. Sat-10-Oct-1953 [a] L0-1 Hamilton Academical (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 10/10/1953. Line-up as yet unsourced.
13. Sat-17-Oct-1953 [h] W2-0 Clyde (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 17/10/1953. Smith (J), Collins, McNab, Harvey, Brown, Black, Smith (D), Henderson, Stott, "Newman", McInnes. Scorers as yet unsourced.
14. Sat-24-Oct-1953 [a] D1-1 Stranraer (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 24/10/1953. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
15. Sat-31-Oct-1953 [h] W3-0 Kilmarnock (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 31/10/1953. McINTOSH (2), McINNES. Line-up as yet unsourced.
Kilmarnock were pinned back for long spells. McIntosh finished off a Henderson cross (14) then McInnes (“in dazzling form”) scored at a corner (19). He tricked two opponents but was fouled and McIntosh headed in the free-kick (25). Report only to half-time.
16. Sat-07-Nov-1953 [a] W3-1 Airdrieonians (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 7/11/1953. POLLOCK, "NEWMAN", "JUNIOR". Line-up as yet unsourced. First sighting of club legend McParland (597 appearances).
McIntosh back-heeled a Collins free-kick to set up Pollock (30). Five minutes later it was 2-0 when triallist Goldie scored and Thistle's other triallist McParland made it 3-0 by half-time. Report only to half-time.
17. Sat-14-Nov-1953 [h] W9-0 Queen's Park (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 14/11/1953. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
18. Wed-18-Nov-1953 [a] D1-1 Ashfield (Friendly)
ET 19/11/1953. McDONALD. Line-up as yet unsourced.
Ashfield (under their new, improved floodlights) surprised Thistle with the standard of their play. Smith misjudged a lob and Ashfield took the lead but McDonald equalised after half-time. Keeper Smith and Harvey at No 5 were best for a shade lucky Thistle.
19. Sat-21-Nov-1953 [a] W5-1 Rangers (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 21/11/1953. Smith (W), Collins, Gibb, Harvey, Brown, McCREDIE, SMITH (G) (2), HENDERSON, "Newman", McINTOSH, McInnes.
Smith scored twice inside 10 minutes then scored from 25 yards for 3-0. Rangers were seldom out of their own half. McIntosh and Henderson scored after half-time, Rangers getting on the scoresheet once.
20. Sat-28-Nov-1953 [h] W2-0 St Mirren (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 28/11/1953. Bell, Collins, Gibb, Harvey, Brown, McCredie, McInnes, Henderson, Stott, McIntosh, "Newman". Scorers as yet unsourced.
Thistle had early chances when newman No 11 skimmed the bar and a Harvey shot was deflected for a corner. Newman's header found the top of the net then St Mirren forced several corners but it was goalless at half-time. Report only to half-time.
21. Sat-12-Dec-1953 [a] D1-1 Motherwell (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 12/12/1953. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
Motherwell were the better moving team and were good value for their half-time lead. Their defence coped well with dangermen Stott and Walker. Report only to half-time.
22. Sat-19-Dec-1953 [a] L1-2 Ayr United (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 19/12/1953. Bell, Collins, McCredie, "Newman", Kerr, "Junior", Smith, Henderson, Stott, "NEWMAN", Walker.
The home keeper failed to hold a shot from Walker and Newman No 10 nipped in to score (10). Ayr besieged the Thistle goal. Bell saved a 30-yarder but it was Thistle who finished the half the stronger. Report only to half-time.
23. Fri-25-Dec-1953 [h] L1-2 Rangers (SFL Division C South-West)
GH 26/12/1953. McCREDIE (pen). Line-up as yet unsourced.
24. Thu-31-Dec-1953 [h] W3-1 Queen of the South (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 31/12/1953. Smith (W), Collins, Kerr, McIntosh, BROWN (2), McCredie, Smith (G), Crowe, "Junior", "Newman", Henderson. Remaining scorer as yet unsourced.
A strong shot by Brown out wide went under the keeper's body (35) for 1-0. Four minutes later he doubled the lead with a powerful drive. Thistle dominated the first half. Report only to half-time.
25. Sat-09-Jan-1954 [a] W4-0 East Stirlingshire (SFL Division C South-West)
FH 16/1/1954. Smith (W), Collins, Kerr, Thomson, Brown, Henderson, Smith (G), Crowe, STOTT (2), McIntosh, McPARLAND (2).
Thistle dominated from the start and McParland (looking off-side) scored easily. Shire went close but McParland again scored on the half-hour. Stott scored with a free-kick (45) and again (50) for an easy win.
26. Sat-16-Jan-1954 [h] W4-1 Ayr United (SFL Division C South-West)
GH 18/1/1954. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
27. Sat-06-Feb-1954 [h] D2-2 Heart of Midlothian (Scottish 2nd XI Cup Quarter Final)
GH 8/2/1954 & HMP 20/2/1954. SMITH, COLLINS. Line-up as yet unsourced.
28. Sat-20-Feb-1954 [a] L0-5 Stranraer (C Division League Cup section game)
ET 20/2/1954. Line-up as yet unsourced.
29. Wed-24-Feb-1954 [a] L0-4 Heart of Midlothian (Scottish 2nd XI Cup Quarter Final replay)
ET 24/2/1954. Smith, Collins, Gibb. Thomson, Kerr, McCredie, Smith (G), Crowe, Henderson, McIntosh, McParland.
30. Fri-02-Apr-1954 [h] W5-1 St Mirren (C Division League Cup section game)
GH 3/4/1954. McPARLAND (2), McCREDIE (pen), SMITH, CROWE. Line-up as yet unsourced.
31. Tue-06-Apr-1954 [a] W3-1 St Mirren (C Division League Cup section game)
GH 7/4/1954. CROWE, STEEL, HARVEY. Line-up as yet unsourced.
32. Mon-12-Apr-1954 [a] W5-1 Queen of the South (SFL Division C South-West)
GH 13/4/1954. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
33. Wed-14-Apr-1954 [h] W3-0 Stranraer (C Division League Cup section game)
GH 15/4/1954. McINTOSH, McPARLAND, CROWE. Line-up as yet unsourced.
34. Tue-20-Apr-1954 [a] D3-3 East Fife (C Division League Cup Quarter Final)
GH 21/4/1954. HENDERSON, McINTOSH, CRAWFORD. Line-up as yet unsourced.
35. Wed-21-Apr-1954 [h] W1-0 Motherwell (SFL Division C South-West)
GH 22/4/1954. WRIGHT (pen). Line-up as yet unsourced.
36. Fri-23-Apr-1954 [h] W1-0 East Fife (C Division League Cup Quarter Final replay)
DR 24/4/1954. Ledgerwood, McGowan, McCredie, Harvey, Crawford, Steel, Smith, McIntosh, Crowe, McDonald, McPARLAND.
The visitors' keeper was all but unbeatable on the night. McParland scrambled the ball home for the only goal (15). Crawford cleared off the line and the bar saved Thistle but overall the winning margin would have been greater but for the keeper.
37. Wed-28-Apr-1954 [h] W4-0 East Stirlingshire (SFL Division C South-West)
GH 29/4/1954. SMITH, McDONALD, CROWE, McINTOSH. Line-up as yet unsourced.
38. Fri-30-Apr-1954 [a] W3-1 Clyde (C Division League Cup Semi Final)
GH 1/5/1954. McINNES (2), KERR. Line-up as yet unsourced. Finalists but opponents Rangers went on tour to Canada instead. Cup shared.
1953-54 Reserves summary notes

P38 W23 D7 L8 (2 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 (1 point behind Rangers), 36/52 pts.

see also: 1953-54 (first-team) →






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