Partick Thistle Reserves Season 1963-64
PTFC Kit 1963-64
1963-64 (Reserves)
The 89th season of Partick Thistle F.C.
scorers in CAPS
1. Sat-10-Aug-1963 [a] W4-2 Motherwell (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
GH 12/8/1963. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
2. Wed-14-Aug-1963 [h] W2-1 Falkirk (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
GH 15/8/1963. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
3. Sat-17-Aug-1963 [a] W4-1 Heart of Midlothian (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
GH 19/8/1963. Ramsay, Muir, Fleming, Gibb, Harvey, Newman, Rae, Whitelaw, Gourlay, Closs, Fleming. Scorers as yet unsourced.
4. Wed-21-Aug-1963 [a] W3-1 Aberdeen (Scottish Reserve League)
APJ 22/8/1963. Gray, Muir, Wright, GIBB, Harvey, Tinney, RAE (2), McColl, Gourlay, Closs, Fleming.
A poor match although the 2nd half was slightly better than the first. A run by Gibb from half-way and his shot from 18 yards put Thistle ahead (43). Aberdeen levelled (48) but poor defending let in Rae (54) and he scored again (58) for a winning start to the league campaign.
5. Sat-24-Aug-1963 [h] W6-0 Motherwell (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
ET 24/8/1963. Ramsay, Wright, Tinney, Gibb, Harvey, Closs, RAE, McColl, GOURLAY (2), Hume, Fleming. Remaining scorers as yet unsourced.
A lovely ball by Fleming was side-footed in by Rae (4). Motherwell looked good up to the 18-yard line but the Thistle defence was strong. Fleming was again the provider for Gourlay (36) then he lobbed the keeper (38). Report only to h-t.
6. Wed-28-Aug-1963 [a] L1-6 Falkirk (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
GH 29/8/1963. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
7. Sat-31-Aug-1963 [h] D3-3 Heart of Midlothian (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
ET 31/8/1963. Ramsay, Muir, Wright, Ferguson, ?, Gibb, Rae, McColl, ?, Tinney, Hume. Scorers as yet unsourced. Report barely legible. Final Position: section winners 9/12 pts.
8. Sat-07-Sep-1963 [h] L0-1 Third Lanark (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 7/9/1963. Ramsay, Muir, McKinnon, Closs, Campbell, ?, Rae, Fleming, Gourlay, Tinney, Newman.
9. Sat-14-Sep-1963 [a] W2-1 Rangers (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 14/9/1963. Gray, Gibb, Tinney, FERGUSON (pen), Staite, Closs, Rae, Newman, Norman, Fleming, Gourlay.
A penalty for a foul was converted by Ferguson to give Thistle the lead (12). They were playing well but a poor clearance by Tinney was punished (27). "Newman" restored the lead from a Flemming pass - Rangers bitterly claiming for off-side. Report only to h-t.
10. Sat-21-Sep-1963 [h] L1-2 Heart of Midlothian (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 21/9/1963. Ramsay, Gibb, Tinney, Staite, Campbell, Closs, Rae, McColl, Norman, Fleming, Hume. Scorer as yet unsourced.
Norman shot straight at the keeper then Staite and Fleming went close. Norman shot straight at the keeper again and Staite's effort produced a magnificent save. Hearts took the lead with a low drive (42). Report only to h-t.
11. Tue-24-Sep-1963 [a] L0-2 Kilmarnock (Scottish Reserve League Cup Semi Final, 1st leg)
GH 25/9/1963. Line-up as yet unsourced.
12. Sat-28-Sep-1963 [a] D1-1 Motherwell (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 28/9/1963. Ramsay, Wright, Tinney, Gibb, Staite, Closs, Rae, Peacock, Norman, Duffy, Gourlay. OG.
Play was even with chances at both ends and Peacock who was prominent for Thistle went close. Ten minutes from half-time Thistle were awarded a penalty but Gibb shot weakly past the post. Report only to h-t.
13. Sat-05-Oct-1963 [h] W2-1 Kilmarnock (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 5/10/1963. Ramsay, Staite, Tinney, Michie, McKinnon, Closs, RAE (2), McColl, Norman, Peacock, Hume.
It was a case of missed chances and poor finishing in a goalless first half. Peacock ran through the defence but shot past from close in then Kilmarnock missed two good chances to take the lead. Report only to h-t.
14. Sat-12-Oct-1963 [a] W4-1 Dundee United (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 12/10/1963. Gray, Muir, ?, Staite, McKinnon, Gibb, Cowan, McCOLL, ?, PEACOCK, GOURLAY.
It was scrappy to begin with but things improved and Peacock converted a Cowan cross for 1-0. Goals by Gourlay and McColl had Thistle 3-up before United pulled one back with a shot deflected past Gray by a defender. Report only to h-t.
15. Wed-16-Oct-1963 [h] L1-3 Kilmarnock (Scottish Reserve League Cup Semi Final, 2nd leg)
GH 17/10/1963. Agg 1-5. McCOLL. Line-up as yet unsourced.
16. Sat-19-Oct-1963 [h] L3-4 Dunfermline Athletic (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 19/10/1963. Ramsay, Staite, Wright, FERGUSON, Gibb, Hainey, Rae, McColl, SMITH (2), Hume, Gourlay.
A disputed penalty put the Pars ahead but Smith equalised (10). One minute later Thistle were behind. A succession of corners finally saw Smith score through a ruck of players for 2-2. Ferguson hit he bar with a penalty but he scored with a 25-yarder for 3-2. Report only to h-t.
17. Fri-25-Oct-1963 [h] W6-0 East Stirlingshire (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 26/10/1963. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
18. Sat-02-Nov-1963 [a] L2-3 Hibernian (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 2/11/1963. Ramsay, Campbell, Muir, Ferguson, Staite, Gibb, Smith, McColl, Norman, Peacock, Hume. Scorers as yet unsourced. First recorded sighting of Jackie Campbell (578 1st XI appearances).
A bright start by Thistle saw Thistle the more likely to score and McColl went close twice. Hibs eventually got on top and took the lead (19). A magnificent save by Ramsey soon after kept the deficit to one at half-time. Report only to h-t.
19. Fri-08-Nov-1963 [h] L1-3 Celtic (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 9/11/1963. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
20. Sat-16-Nov-1963 [a] W3-2 St Mirren (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 16/11/1963. Gray, Campbell, Wright, Ferguson, McKinnon, Gibb, Rae, Fleming, SMITH, PEACOCK (2), Hume.
Thistle were the better team from the start and it was no surprise when Peacock took a Fleming pass and scored from close in (15). When he headed home a Rae cross two minutes later it put Thistle in a commanding lead. Report only to h-t.
21. Sat-30-Nov-1963 [h] W3-2 Celtic (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 2nd Round)
ET 30/11/1963. Ramsay, Campbell, Wright, Ferguson, McKinnon, Gibb, Rae, McColl, STAITE (2), Fleming, Hume. Remaining scorer as yet unsourced. Second round bye.
Celtic took the lead (2) but Staite guided home a Rae pass for 1-1 (11). A shot diverted by McKinnon beat Ramsay (35) but Staite doubled his tally (39). Report only to h-t.
22. Sat-07-Dec-1963 [a] D1-1 Queen of the South (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 7/12/1963. Gray, Campbell, Wright, Robertson, McKinnon, Ferguson, Rae, Peacock, Staite, Fleming, O'Brien. Scorer as yet unsourced.
It was all Thistle from the start. Fleming went close from 20 yards. O'Brien and Staite almost broke their duck but the Queens keeper was equal to the task. Half-time 0-0. Report only to h-t.
23. Sat-14-Dec-1963 [a] D3-3 Dundee (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 14/12/1963. Ramsay, Campbell, Muir, FERGUSON, McKinnon, Gibb, Hume, PEACOCK, Staite, Fleming, O'Brien. Remaining scorer unknown.
Dundee had Thistle pinned back from the start but Peacock opened the scoring when a Staite header came off the bar (9). Ramsay went off injured for 15 minutes - McKinnon taking over - and Thistle held the lead to half-time. Report only to h-t.
24. Sat-21-Dec-1963 [h] W5-0 Airdrieonians (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 21/12/1964. Gray, Campbell, Muir, Ferguson, STAITE, Gibb, Rae, PEACOCK (2), BROWN, FLEMING, O'Brien.
Off-side denied Airdrie an early lead then Brown's header was expertly saved. The opener came when Brown fired home an O'Brien cross (23). Report only to h-t.
25. Sat-28-Dec-1963 [h] D1-1 Aberdeen (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 28/12 & APJ 30/12/1963. Gray, Campbell, Muir, McColl, Gibb, Wright, Rae, Peacock, Brown, Hume, O'BRIEN.
Continuous Thistle pressure paid off and O'Brien was well placed to finish off a Rae cross (23). Aberdeen equalised two minutes later when Gray let a 30-yard shot trickle over the line. Aberdeen earned the point mainly due to excellent goalkeeping after half-time.
26. Sat-11-Jan-1964 [h] L2-4 Rangers (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 11/1/1964. Ramsay, Campbell, Wright, McColl, Newman, Ferguson, RAE, Peacock, Newman, Newman, Hume. Remaining scorer as yet unsourced.
After constant Rangers pressure Thistle broke up field and Rae scored from a Hume cross (5). He went close soon after. It was a false dawn however and goals 34 ,40 and 43 put Rangers in a strong position at the interval. Report only to h-t.
27. Sat-18-Jan-1964 [h] W3-2 Motherwell (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 18/1/1964. Gray, Campbell, Wright, Newman, Staite, Gibb, Rae, Peacock, Smith, McColl, Hume. Scorers as yet unsourced.
Thistle trailed 1-0 at the interval having rarely been seen in attack. It was all about defending Motherwell's lively attacks. A goal from a headed pass beat Gray (23). Report only to h-t.
28. Sat-25-Jan-1964 [a] W3-2 St Johnstone (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 25/1/1964. Wilson, Campbell, Muir, McColl, McKinnon, Gibb, Smith, Peacock, ?, Ross, Hume. Scorers as yet unsourced. Report barely legible.
A header from close in and a second goal following a corner meant Thistle went in at the interval 2 goals behind. They had chances but couldn't take them and St Johnstone had been dangerous down both flanks. Report only to h-t.
29. Mon-03-Feb-1964 [a] W4-1 Dunfermline Athletic (Scottish 2nd XI Cup Quarter Final)
GH 5/2/1964. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
30. Sat-08-Feb-1964 [h] L1-3 Dundee United (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 8/2/1964. Wilson, Campbell, Muir, McColl, Gibb, Ferguson, Rae, Ross, STAITE, Peacock, McLaughlin.
Thistle attacked for the first quarter of an hour then totally against the run of play a long ball out of defence led to two defenders being beaten and the ball fired home from 15 yards. Staite put Thistle on level terms (45). Report only to h-t.
31. Sat-15-Feb-1964 [a] D1-1 Dunfermline Athletic (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 15/2/1964. Ramsay, Campbell, Gibb, McColl, McKinnon, Ferguson, Rae, Peacock, Staite, Norman, Hume. Scorer as yet unsourced.
32. Fri-21-Feb-1964 [a] W4-2 East Stirlingshire (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 22/2/1964. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
33. Sat-29-Feb-1964 [h] L1-3 Hibernian (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 29/2/1964. Wilson, Campbell, Gibb, McColl, McKinnon, Cunningham, Rae, Newman, Staite, Norman, Hume. Scorer as yet unsourced.
A good spell of attacking play was wasted by poor finishing and Thistle paid the penalty when future manager Cormack nodded home a corner (25). Worse followed when he doubled the lead on the stroke of half-time. Report only to h-t.
34. Wed-04-Mar-1964 [a] L0-1 Third Lanark (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 5/3/1964. Line-up as yet unsourced.
35. Sat-07-Mar-1964 [h] W3-0 Dundee (Scottish 2nd XI Cup Semi Final)
ET 7/3/1964. Gray, Campbell, Gibb, McColl, McKinnon, Ferguson, Cowan, CUNNINGHAM, Rae, Fleming, Hume. Remaining scorers as yet unsourced.
Seconds into the match McKinnon misjudged a high ball, a shot ran along the line which Ferguson tried to clear but hit the post. Fleming went close twice but both keepers were in good form. Cunningham broke through to score (40). Report only to h-t.
36. Sat-14-Mar-1964 [h] W5-0 St Mirren (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 14/3/1964. Gray, Michie, Curran, Gibb, McKinnon, Staite, RAE, McCOLL (2), Peacock, Cunningham, Hume. Remaining scorers as yet unsourced.
Thistle took the lead through McColl after an outrageous dummy had caught the Saints defenders out (10). Rae prodded in a goalmouth scramble then McColl got his second just on the break for a commanding lead. Report only to h-t.
37. Fri-27-Mar-1964 [a] W4-1 Falkirk (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 28/3/1964. CUNNINGHAM (3), HARVEY (pen). Line-up as yet unsourced.
38. Wed-01-Apr-1964 [h] L3-5 St Johnstone (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 2/4/1964. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
39. Sat-04-Apr-1964 [h] W5-0 Queen of the South (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 4/4/1964. Wilson, Muir, Gibb, HENDERSON, McKinnon, STAITE, Michie, Closs, DAVIDSON, PEACOCK, Hume. Remaining scorer as yet unsourced.
Peacock's deflected free-kick gave Thistle the lead (2) and when the Queens keeper failed to hold a shot, Staite hammered the ball home (10). Davidson and Henderson made it 4 in a one-sided first half. Report only to h-t.
40. Mon-06-Apr-1964 [a] W2-1 Celtic (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 7/4/1964. DAVIDSON, FERGUSON (pen). Line-up as yet unsourced.
41. Fri-10-Apr-1964 [h] L1-4 Rangers (Scottish 2nd XI Cup Final, 1st leg)
GH 11/4/1964. Wilson, Muir, Gibb, Ferguson, McKinnon, Closs, RAE, McColl, Davidson, Fleming, Hume.
It was a tighter game than the score suggested. The match lacked quality but it swung from end to end. Timing and sequence of goals not recorded. Rangers converted two penalties.
42. Wed-15-Apr-1964 [a] L0-7 Kilmarnock (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 16/4/1964. Line-up as yet unsourced.
43. Fri-17-Apr-1964 [h] L1-2 Dundee (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 18/4/1964. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
44. Wed-22-Apr-1964 [a] L1-3 Heart of Midlothian (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 23/4/1964. McCOLL. Line-up as yet unsourced.
45. Sat-25-Apr-1964 [a] W2-1 Airdrieonians (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 25/4/1964. Wilson, Welsh, Gibb, FERGUSON (pen), McKinnon, Staite, Muir, Heaney, Newman, Tinney, Hume. Remaining scorer as yet unsourced.
Football of any decent standard was almost impossible on the near-waterlogged pitch. When Hume was fouled in the box Ferguson tucked the penalty away. Airdrie missed a sitter to equalise soon after. Report only to h-t.
46. Mon-27-Apr-1964 [a] D0-0 Rangers (Scottish 2nd XI Cup Final, 2nd leg)
GH 28/4/1964. Agg 1-4. Gray, Campbell, Gibb, McColl, McKinnon, Ferguson, Muir, Closs, Staite, Fleming, Rae.
Thistle were seldom in this game in an attacking sense. Even when they were, the forwards were ineffectual. Mostly forced back in defence, McKinnon plugged defensive gaps everywhere. The wonder was Rangers (Reserve League Champions) didn't manage to score.
47. Wed-29-Apr-1964 [h] W3-2 Falkirk (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 30/4/1964. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
1963-64 Reserves summary notes

P47 W23 D7 L17 (1.617 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: 7th of 18, 37/68 pts.

see also: 1963-64 (first-team) →






PTFC Kit 1963-64

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