Partick Thistle Reserves Season 1965-66
PTFC Kit 1965-66
1965-66 (Reserves)
The 91st season of Partick Thistle F.C.
scorers in CAPS
1. Sat-14-Aug-1965 [a] L1-4 Dunfermline Athletic (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
ET 14/8/1965. Gray, Closs, West, Cunningham, Gibb, Davidson, Gallagher, McLindon, Norman, Rae (W), DUNCAN.
A 20-yard shot beat Gray (14). When a cross from the right caught the Dunfermline defence flat-footed Duncan equalised with a header from 15 yards that looped over the keeper. Report only to h-t.
2. Wed-18-Aug-1965 [h] W2-1 Kilmarnock (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
ET 19/8/1965. McLINDON, RAE. Line-up as yet unsourced.
3. Sat-21-Aug-1965 [a] L0-1 St Johnstone (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
ET 21/8/1965. McLaughlin, Tinney, West, Closs, Gibb, Davidson, Cowan, Gallagher, McLindon, Cunningham, Duncan.
It was mostly St Johnstone but their forwards failed to take any of the chances they made. Towards the end of the half Thistle finally got into the game and Duncan went close when his effort was punched clear. Report only to h-t.
4. Sat-28-Aug-1965 [h] L0-7 Dunfermline Athletic (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
ET 28/8/1965. Gray, Flaney, West, Cumming, Harvey, Davidson, Cowan, McLindon, Mullen, Cunningham, Duncan.
It only took Dunfermline two minutes to go ahead (a header from a free-kick). A first-timed shot at a corner doubled the lead (9) but Thistle made three good chances well saved and Mullen's header went just past A solo effort made it 3-0 (22). Report only to h-t.
5. Wed-01-Sep-1965 [a] L3-5 Kilmarnock (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
GH 2/9/1965. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
6. Sat-04-Sep-1965 [h] W5-2 St Johnstone (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
ET 4/9/1965. McLaughlin, Closs, West, Cunningham, Norman, Borland, Menzies, RAE (W), CONWAY, McLINDON, Duncan. Remaining scorers as yet unsourced. Final Position: 4th of 4, 4/12 pts.
Cunningham set up Conway to open for Thistle (4). They kept up the pressure and when Rae rounded the onrushing keeper he made it 2-0. A deflected shot by McLindon put Thistle well in charge by half-time. Report only to h-t.
7. Sat-11-Sep-1965 [a] W2-1 Rangers (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 11/9/1965. McLaughlin, Closs, Tinney, Cummings, Cunningham, Norman, Brownlee, McLindon, Conway, Hainey, Duncan. Scorers as yet unsourced.
8. ?Sat-18-Sep-1965 [h] L1-2 Kilmarnock (Scottish Reserve League)
SFHA. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
There was no shortage of goalmouth action. Hainey's shot was parried, McLaughlin has some fine saves, Conway's shot beat the keeper but was cleared off the line, Rangers went close. McLaughlin pulled down a forward and Rangers converted the penalty (43). Report only to h-t.
9. Fri-24-Sep-1965 [a] W3-2 Motherwell (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 25/9/1965. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
10. Sat-02-Oct-1965 [h] W4-1 Dundee United (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 2/10/1965. McLaughlin, Closs, West, Cumming, Newman, CUNNINGHAM, Brownlie, Rae (T), Menzies, Rae (W), Duncan. Remaining scorers as yet unsourced.
United took the lead (15) but Cunningham equalised from 25 yards (43). Report only to h-t.
11. Sat-16-Oct-1965 [a] W4-1 Heart of Midlothian (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 16/10/1965. HAINEY, CONWAY (pen), McLINDON. Line-up and remaining scorer as yet unsourced.
Hainey capitalised on a mix-up in the Hearts defence and opened the scoring (9) then Conway converted a penalty for 2-0 (21). McLindon made it 3-0 on the half hour before Hearts pulled one back (40). Report only to h-t.
12. Sat-23-Oct-1965 [h] W4-1 Dunfermline Athletic (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 23/10/1965. Gray, Campbell, West, Cunningham, Cumming, Davidson, BROWNLIE, McLindon, Hainey, RAE, NUORANEN. Remaining scorer as yet unsourced.
A goalmouth scramble provided Nuoranen with the opener (15) then a well taken goal by Brownlie two minutes later put Thistle 2-up. Rae shot home from 10 yards (25) for 3-0 at half-time. Report only to h-t.
13. Sat-30-Oct-1965 [a] W6-4 Hibernian (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 30/10/1965. McLaughlin, Closs, West, Cumming, McKinnon, Davidson, Menzies, McLindon, Conway, Ewing, Kilpatrick. Scorers as yet unsourced.
McLaughlin had several fine saves but he was eventually beaten by a long free-kick. He was beaten again by a snap shot five minutes later then a header just on half-time made it 3-0. Sadly, given the final score, report only to h-t.
14. Sat-06-Nov-1965 [h] L0-4 Celtic (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 6/11/1965. McLaughlin, Closs, West, Cumming, McKinnon, Davidson, Flanagan, McLindon, Rae, Ewing, Kilpatrick.
Play was even at first but once Celtic's experience began to show it was an uphill task. Future-JAG Divers rounded McLaughlin and shot into the empty net then a header five minutes later made it 2-0. Divers made it 3-0 (37). Report only to h-t.
15. Sat-13-Nov-1965 [a] D3-3 Aberdeen (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 13/11 & APJ 15/11//1965. McLaughlin, Hogan, West, Cumming, Norman, Closs, Brownlie, Rae (W), Menzies, Rae (T), DUNCAN. Remaining scorers as yet unsourced.
Duncan headed in a Menzies cross (28) to cancel Aberdeen's early lead. 1-1 at half-time. The sequence of goals and Thistle scorers went unreported. The Aberdeen keeper (at fault with the2nd goal) made amends by saving a penalty. Thistle remained 3rd.
16. Wed-17-Nov-1965 [a] W1-0 Dundee United (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 2nd Round)
GH 18/11/1965. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced. First round bye.
17. Sat-20-Nov-1965 [h] W2-1 St Mirren (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 20/11/1965. Gray, McKinnon, West, Norman, Newman, Closs, Brownlie, Ewing, Conway, Rae (W), Duncan. Scorers as yet unsourced.
The Thistle defence was split open by a neat pass to put St Mirren ahead (7). They then missed a glorious chance to double the lead. Thistle had lots of the play but wasted numerous chances to level. Report only to h-t.
18. Sat-27-Nov-1965 [a] D2-2 Hamilton Academical (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 27/11/1965. Gray, McKinnon, West, Closs, Norman, Dulsie, Brownlie, Rae (W), MENZIES, Gibb, Duncan. Remaining scorer as yet unsourced.
A low drive by Menzies put Thistle 1-up but Hamilton fought back and as defenders slithered in the snow (three of them were tricked) the ball was shot home. At least three good chances were wasted by Thistle before the break. Report only to h-t.
19. Wed-08-Dec-1965 [a] D3-3 Morton (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 9/12/1965. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
20. Sat-11-Dec-1965 [h] W3-0 St Johnstone (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 11/12/1965. Niven, Campbell, Muir, Cunningham, McKinnon, McParland, McLINDON, Roxburgh, Hogan, Ewing, Duncan. Remaining scorers as yet unsourced.
Thistle did most of the attacking but the forwards made heavy weather of a strong St Johnstone defence. The opener came in 25 minutes when McLindon's powerful drive (set up by Campbell's pass) put them ahead. Report only to h-t.
21. Sat-18-Dec-1965 [a] L1-4 Dundee (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 18/12/1965. Gray, Closs, West, Cumming, Norman, Gibb, Menzies, Flanagan, Conway, Rae (T), Kilpatrick. Scorer as yet unsourced.
4th v 3rd. A Conway shot had the Dundee keeper (future-JAG Arrol) in trouble and the resulting scramble saw him injure a hand. He had to go off. Ten-man Dundee fought on and two goals put them well ahead at the interval. Report only to h-t.
22. Fri-24-Dec-1965 [h] L4-7 Falkirk (Scottish Reserve League)
SFHA. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
23. Sat-08-Jan-1966 [a] W3-0 Kilmarnock (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 8/1/1966. Gray, West, Tinney, Cunningham, Harvey, Newman, Roxburgh, Flanagan, Menzies, GALLAGHER, BROWNLIE. Remaining scorer as yet unsourced.
Brownlie put Thistle in front from a Gallagher cross (19) and four minutes later Gallagher increased the lead from close in then Kilmarnock just failed to finish off a fine move, the shot going narrowly past. Thistle went top. Report only to h-t.
24. Sat-15-Jan-1966 [h] W4-0 Motherwell (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 15/1/1956. Gray, Hogan, Tinney, Harvey Newman, "j", Menzies, Flanagan, ROXBURGH, Rae (W), BROWNLIE. Remaining scorer was ROXBURGH who completed his hat-trick.
After a lively start by Motherwell, Brownlie scored from close in (5). Roxburgh missed an open goal but got on the scoresheet just on half-time when he rode two tackles to make it 2-0. Report only to h-t.
25. Sat-29-Jan-1966 [h] W3-2 Morton (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 29/1/1966. McLaughlin, Hogan, Tinney, Harvey, Cumming, O'Neill, Menzies, Flanagan, Rae (T), BROWNLIE, Duncan. (1 og.) Remaining scorer as yet unsourced.
When the keeper palmed out a Duncan cross Brownlie made no mistake (12) and after a penalty box scramble, a clearance hit off a defender for an og. 2-0 at half-time. Report only to h-t.
26. Wed-02-Feb-1966 [a] L1-3 Motherwell (Scottish 2nd XI Cup Quarter Final)
GH 3/2/1966. RAE. Line-up as yet unsourced.
27. Sat-05-Feb-1966 [a] W4-2 Clydebank (Friendly)
ET 5/2/1966. McLaughlin, Cumming, West, Davidson, Norman, O'Neill, Flanagan, Conway, BROWNLIE (2), Rae (W), Kilpatrick. Remaining scorers as yet unsourced.
Clydebank shocked Thistle with two goals inside the first three minutes. Brownlie reduced the lead through a ruck of players (22). He scored again after a long run (45) to level things at the interval. Report only to h-t.
28. Sat-12-Feb-1966 [h] W2-1 Heart of Midlothian (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 12/2/1966. McLaughlin, West, Tinney, Norman, Harvey, O'Neill, Menzies, Flanagan, Conway, BROWNLIE, Duncan. Remaining scorer as yet unsourced.
In two minutes a ball from the left was nodded on by Conway and Brownlie finished off the move. Seven minutes later another cross from the left - this time for Hearts - was first timed past McLaughlin. Brownlie missed with a header approaching half-time. Report only to h-t.
29. Sat-26-Feb-1966 [h] W3-1 Hibernian (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 26/2/1966. Newman, West, Tinney, Cumming, Harvey, Closs, Flanagan, Fyfe, Norman, O'NEILL, Brownlie. Remaining scorers as yet unsourced.
After Fyfe had brought out a full-length save a Cumming free-kick was headed in by O'Neill for the opener (8). Hibs equalised 5 minutes later and it remained 1-1 at half-time. Report only to h-t. Thistle remained top.
30. Wed-02-Mar-1966 [a] L0-5 Celtic (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 3/3/1966. Line-up as yet unsourced.
31. Sat-12-Mar-1966 [h] L2-3 Aberdeen (Scottish Reserve League)
AEE 12/3/1966. Gray, West, Tinney, Norman, Harvey, Closs, Brownlie, Gallagher, CONWAY (2), Ewing, Kilpatrick.
Aberdeen took the lead (2) but a minute later Conway raced on to a Closs pass to draw Thistle level. Aberdeen were the better team and a header put them ahead (17). The keeper parried Ewing's shot and Conway tapped home (53) but another header earned the Dons the points (77).
32. Sat-19-Mar-1966 [a] D1-1 St Mirren (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 21/3/1966. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
33. Sat-26-Mar-1966 [h] W8-0 Hamilton Academical (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 28/3/1966. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
34. Fri-01-Apr-1966 [a] L2-3 Dunfermline Athletic (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 2/4/1966. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
35. Sat-09-Apr-1966 [h] W1-0 Stirling Albion (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 9/4/1966. Gray, Hogan, Tinney, Newman, Cumming, Davidson, Menzies, Gallagher, Kilpatrick, O'Neill, Brownlie. Scorer as yet unsourced.
Stirling Albion were seldom seen in attack and even then were content to shoot from distance. Menzies, Gallagher and Kilpatrick all had good chances but it was goalless at half-time. Report only to h-t.
36. Wed-13-Apr-1966 [h] W4-1 Rangers (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 14/4/1966. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
37. Thu-21-Apr-1966 [a] L1-3 St Johnstone (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 22/4/1966. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
38. Sat-23-Apr-1966 [h] W3-1 Dundee (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 23/4/1966. McLaughlin, West, Tinney, Mitchell, Harvey, Baillie, Menzies, Campbell, Conway, Rae, Brownlie. Scorers as yet unsourced.
Dundee had the best of the play and looked dangerous from the start. A free-kick narrowly flew past McLaughlin's post. On 20 minutes a free-kick was touched to the side and the ball was fired home for the opener. Report only to h-t.
39. Mon-25-Apr-1966 [a] L0-1 Dundee United (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 26/4/1966. Line-up as yet unsourced.
40. Wed-27-Apr-1966 [a] L2-3 Stirling Albion (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 28/4/1966. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
41. Sat-30-Apr-1966 [a] D2-2 Falkirk (Scottish Reserve League)
No trace of this result found. SFHA gives "D-D" and a nominal 2-2 score in their final table.
1965-66 Reserves summary notes

P41 W21 D5 L15 (1.659 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: Accepting the 30th April scoreline as outlined above, 5th of 17, 39/64 pts.

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