Partick Thistle Reserves Season 1954-55
PTFC Kit 1954-55
1954-55 (Reserves)
The 80th season of Partick Thistle F.C.
scorers in CAPS
1. Sat-14-Aug-1954 [a] W3-1 Clyde (SFL Division C Supplementary)
ET 14/8/1954. Smith, Brown, Kerr, Harvey, Crawford, Collins, Smith, Bell, Crowe, Henderson, McParland. Scorers as yet unsourced.
There were chances at both ends from the start. Thistle had the better teamwork but the forwards were not at their best. Nonetheless both defences were stretched to keep in goalless. Report only to half-time.
2. Sat-21-Aug-1954 [h] W4-2 Queen's Park (SFL Division C Supplementary)
ET 21/8/1954. Brodie, Collins, McNab, Steel, Brown, McCREDIE (pen), McKenzie, McLeod, McINTOSH, BELL (2), McParland.
QP took the lead (25) but a minute later McCreadie converted a penalty for 1-1. Thistle had Queens continually in defence until the break. Report only to half-time.
3. Mon-23-Aug-1954 [h] W4-3 Third Lanark (SFL Division C Supplementary)
GH 24/8/1954. McINTOSH (2), BELL, McCREDIE. Line-up as yet unsourced.
4. Sat-28-Aug-1954 [h] W6-2 Clyde (SFL Division C Supplementary)
ET 28/8/1954. Brodie, Collins, McNab, Steel, Brown, McCredie, SMITH, Crawford, McINTOSH, McDonald. McPARLAND (2). Remaining scorers as yet unsourced.
Two goals (6 and 16) put Clyde in a strong position but a McParland brace levelled things then Smith and McIntosh gave Thistle a 4-2 lead at the break. Report only to half-time.
5. Wed-01-Sep-1954 [a] W3-1 Third Lanark (SFL Division C Supplementary)
GH 2/9/1954. SMITH (2), McPARLAND. Line-up as yet unsourced.
6. Sat-11-Sep-1954 [h] W5-2 Airdrieonians (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 1st Round)
ET 11/9/1954. Brodie, Collins, McNab, Steel, Brown, Thomson, HENDERSON, Bell, McINTOSH, McDonald, McCREDIE (2). Remaining scorer as yet unsourced.
A 20-yard drive by McCredie (3) put Thistle on their way. Henderson skimmed the bar and Bell went close with a header. McIntosh (13), McCredie (40) and Henderson (41) ensured a big half-time lead. Airdrie were outplayed. Report only to half-time.
7. Mon-20-Sep-1954 [a] L2-4 St Mirren (SFL Division C Supplementary)
GH 21/9/1954. "NEWMAN" (2). Line-up as yet unsourced.
8. Sat-25-Sep-1954 [h] L3-4 Rangers (SFL Division C Supplementary)
ET 25/9/1954. Smith, Collins, McNab, Steel, Brown, Thomson, McIntosh, HENDERSON, Crowe, McDonald, McCredie. Remaining scorers as yet unsourced.
Thistle's forwards were “full of running” but it was the defence that was busier. Rangers took the lead but Henderson accepted a Crowe pass to make it 1-1 at the interval. Report only to half-time.
9. Sat-02-Oct-1954 [a] L0-2 Dumbarton (SFL Division C Supplementary)
ET 2/10/1954. Brodie, Brown, Collins, Steel, Crawford, McNab, McIntosh, Mathers, Sharp, McDonald, Crowe.
Dumbarton were the better team and had their forwards been more composed it might have been a bigger lead by half-time. Ex-JAG Anderson set up the opener when a header beat Brodie (5). Report only to half-time.
10. Sat-16-Oct-1954 [a] W4-0 Rangers (SFL Division C Supplementary)
ET 16/10/1954. Smith, Collins, McCredie, Steel, Crawford, Thomson, McInnes, McIntosh, SHARP, Henderson, Crowe. Remaining scorers as yet unsourced.
Henderson and Sharp went close early on. League leaders Rangers skimmed the bar then wasted a good chance from 6 yards. Sharp scored 5 mins from half-time then Smith dived full-length to hold the lead. Report only to half-time.
11. Sat-23-Oct-1954 [h] W2-1 St Mirren (SFL Division C Supplementary)
ET 23/10/1954. Smith, Brown, "Trialist", Steel, Crawford, Mathers, McInnes, "Junior", CROWE, Henderson, McCredie. Remaining scorer as yet unsourced.
Thistle did most of the attacking, St Mirren the defending. Fine defensive work by them restricted Thistle to a 1-goal lead at half-time thanks to a brilliant headed goal by Crowe from a McInnes cross (42). Report only to half-time.
12. Sat-06-Nov-1954 [h] W4-2 St Mirren (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 6/11/1954. Smith (W), Brown, Collins, Steel, Crawford, McNAB, Smith (G), "Trialist", Crowe, Henderson, McINNES. Remaining scorers as yet unsourced. Trialist No 8 (Hastings) was taken to hospital with fractured ribs just before half-time.
A poor start saw Thistle fall behind at a corner (5) then brilliant saves denied Crowe and Henderson. Saints' keeper was inspired but he was eventually beaten by McInnes then McNab scored on half-time. Report only to half-time.
13. Sat-13-Nov-1954 [a] D0-0 Motherwell (SFL Division C South-West)
MT 19/11/1954. Smith, Brown, Collins, Steel, Crawford, Mathers, McDonald, McNab, McCredie, Henderson, McInnes.
A well-fought match where defences were on top. There were chances at both ends but neither team could break down the opposition in the final third.
14. Sat-20-Nov-1954 [a] W1-0 Queen's Park (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 20/11/1954. Brodie, Brown, Kerr, Collins, Crawford, Mathers, McDonald, Steel, McNab, Henderson, McInnes. Scorer as yet unsourced.
15. Sat-04-Dec-1954 [a] W5-2 Airdrieonians (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 4/12/1954. Smith, Brown, Collins, Steel, Kerr, McNab, McDonald, BELL (2), Crowe, Henderson, "Trialist". Remaining scorers as yet unsourced.
Bell gave Thistle an early lead but Airdrie equalised following a mistake in defence. Indeed, the state of the pitch was so bad there were mistakes all round. Bell put Thistle ahead (38) but an og by Collins (44) made it 2-2 at half-time. Report only to half-time.
16. Sat-11-Dec-1954 [h] W2-0 Clyde (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 11/12/1954. Smith, Brown, Collins, Thomson, Crawford, Mathers, McInnes, Bell, CROWE (2), Henderson, McCredie.
Crowe fired in an 18-yarder (15) to put Thistle ahead. Clyde were seldom seen in attack but they did hit the bar from 20 yards. Bell got his second 5 minutes from the break. Report only to half-time.
17. Sat-18-Dec-1954 [a] L0-1 Rangers (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 18/12/1954. Brodie, Brown, Collins, Steel, Crawford, Mathers, McInnes, Bell, Crowe, Henderson, McCredie.
Rangers replaced Thistle in 2nd place with this narrow win. They had several near things and Thistle were seldom seen in attack. McIntosh collapsed (36) and was helped off. Brodie saved a free-kick on the edge of the box (45). Report only to half-time.
18. Fri-31-Dec-1954 [h] W6-2 Queen of the South (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 31/12/1954. Smith, Brown, Wilkie, Steel, Crawford, McNab, McInnes, McINTOSH, CROWE (3), Pollock, Young. Remaining scorers as yet unsourced.
A fine run outpaced the Thistle defence but the shot hit the side netting. After that it was all Thistle. A Crowe pass was finished off by McIntosh (12) then Crow scored twice (14 and 20) and he nipped in to score from a short pass-back (35). Report only to half-time.
19. Mon-03-Jan-1955 [a] W2-1 Kilmarnock (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 3/1/1955. Smith, Brown, Gibb, Harvey, Crawford, McNab, McDonald, Steel, CROWE, Henderson, McInnes. Remaining scorer as yet unsourced.
Playing into a strong wind McDonald's shot was well saved then Kilmarnock missed a sitter in front of goal. Crowe scored against the run of play but the lead lasted only a few minutes with a header (43). Report only to half-time.
20. Sat-08-Jan-1955 [h] W5-1 Kilmarnock (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 8/1/1955. Smith, Brown, Gibb, Harvey, Thomson, McNab, McINNES (3), Pollock, Crowe, Henderson, "Trialist". Remaining scorers as yet unsourced.
McInnes opened the scoring (8) scooping the ball into the net while on the ground. He headed in a Crowe cross for 2-0 as Thistle dominated. Five minutes later he got his hat-trick firing home a Henderson pass. Report only to half-time.
21. Sat-15-Jan-1955 [a] W6-1 Queen of the South (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 15/1/1955. Smith, Brown, Gibb, Thomson, "Trialist", KERR (pen), McINNES (2), Bell, CROWE (2), McNab, HENDERSON.
Crowe's shot found the keeper (1) then Queens scored (3). Thistle fought back and levelled through McInnes. Smith had some fine saves then Kerr scored from the pen spot. Report only to half-time.
22. ?Sat-22-Jan-1955 [a] W?-? Morton (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 2nd Round)
SFHA. Score not known. Won. No trace of this match found. Morton may have scratched.
23. Sat-05-Feb-1955 [h] L1-2 Rangers (Scottish 2nd XI Cup Quarter Final)
ET 5/2/1955. Smith, Brown, Gibb, McNab, Thomson, Mathers, McInnes, BELL, Crowe, Henderson, Ewing.
Thistle forced 4 corners in the first 7 minutes then completely against the run of play a defensive blunder let in Rangers for the opener (15). Bell put things level finishing off a fine attacking move (26). Report only to half-time.
24. Sat-26-Feb-1955 [a] W3-1 St Mirren (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 26/2/1955. Smith, Collins, "Trialist", Mathers, Thomson, Gibb, McInnes, Henderson, Smith (G), McNab, EWING. (1 og.) Remaining scorer as yet unsourced.
An og (7) put Thistle ahead and on 20 mins St Mirren lost a man to injury. Ewing increased the leas (36) but a few minutes later St Mirren pulled one back. Report only to half-time.
25. Sat-05-Mar-1955 [h] W6-1 Motherwell (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 5/3/1955. Smith, Collins "Trialist", Steel, Thomson, Gibb, McInnes, Henderson, Smith (G) McNab, Ewing. Scorers as yet unsourced.
Shots rained in on the Motherwell keeper and several were kicked off the line. Smith missed two 1-on-1s. Against the run of play Motherwell took the lead with a rising shot from 12 yards, Thistle caught out at a throw-in. Report only to half-time.
26. Sat-12-Mar-1955 [h] W2-1 Queen's Park (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 12/3/1955. MATHERS (pen). Line-up and remaining scorer as yet unsourced.
The early chances fell to Thistle but they were saved at the expense of corners. Queens lost a man to injury (25). The keeper saved Mathers' penalty kick but the referee ordered a retake and he scored second time round (36). Report only to half-time.
27. Sat-19-Mar-1955 [a] W4-3 Ayr United (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 19/5/1955. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
28. Sat-26-Mar-1955 [h] W10-2 Airdrieonians (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 26/3/1955. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
29. Sat-02-Apr-1955 [a] W5-2 Clyde (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 2/4/1955. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
30. Sat-09-Apr-1955 [h] L1-4 Dumbarton (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 9/4/1955. Smith, Collins, McNab, Steel, Brown, Gibb, McInnes, Bell, Sharp, Henderson, Ewing. Scorer as yet unsourced.
Second top Dumbarton reduced Thistle's lead at the top. They took the lead (14) and went further ahead (40) when a defensive mix-up was punished. Report only to half-time.
31. Tue-12-Apr-1955 [h] W5-2 Ayr United (SFL Division C South-West)
GH 13/4/1955. HARVEY (2), McINNES, SHARP, BELL. Line-up as yet unsourced.
32. Sat-16-Apr-1955 [a] L3-4 Third Lanark (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 16/4/1955. Brodie, Collins, McNab, Steel, Brown, Gibb, McInnes, Mathers, HARVEY, Bell, Ewing. Remaining scorers as yet unsourced.
Harvey gave Thistle the lead (13) but Thirds equalised with a shot from virtually the by-line (40). Report only to half-time.
33. Mon-18-Apr-1955 [a] L0-1 Queen's Park (SFL Division C Supplementary)
GH 19/4/1955. Line-up as yet unsourced.
34. Thu-21-Apr-1955 [h] L0-2 Rangers (SFL Division C South-West)
GH 22/4/1955. Line-up as yet unsourced.
35. Sat-23-Apr-1955 [h] W4-0 Third Lanark (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 23/4/1955. Brodie, Collins, McNab, Wright, Thomson, Mathers, McInnes, Henderson, SMITH, GIBB (3), Ewing.
It was a midfield struggle for a while in this top v bottom match then Thistle carved out some chances. A Smith effort was well saved then Wright's 20-yarder produced an even better save at the expense of a corner. Report only to half-time.
36. Mon-25-Apr-1955 [h] D1-1 Dumbarton (SFL Division C Supplementary)
GH 26/4/1955. McINNES. Line-up as yet unsourced.
Fri-29-Apr-1955 [a] U?-? Junior Select (Benefit)
Played at Shettleston Juniors FC. Testimonial for Shettleston treasurer.
37. Sat-30-Apr-1955 [a] W8-2 Dumbarton (SFL Division C South-West)
ET 30/4/1955. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
38. Mon-02-May-1955 [h] W5-0 Stranraer (SFL Division C South-West)
GH 3/5/1955. SMITH (2), WRIGHT, DAVIDSON (pen), BELL. Line-up as yet unsourced. Victory secured the Championship.
39. Wed-04-May-1955 [a] D2-2 Stranraer (SFL Division C South-West)
GH 6/5/1955. HARVEY, WRIGHT. Line-up as yet unsourced. Originally abandoned 19/2/1955 standing at 1-1.
1954-55 Reserves summary notes

P39 W27 D3 L9 (2.154 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.
  • All games where the outcome is unknown (U) are excluded from the game count / stats summary.
  • Final League Position: 1st of 13, 38/48 pts. Thistle also finished 3rd of 7 (15/24 pts) in the 'Supplementary League (South West Section B)', a strange one-off set of fixtures designed to compensate for no Reserve League Cup games.

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