Partick Thistle Reserves Season 1968-69
PTFC Kit 1968-69
1968-69 (Reserves)
The 94th season of Partick Thistle F.C.
scorers in CAPS • used subs in brackets
1. Sat-10-Aug-1968 [a] W3-1 Clydebank (Friendly)
MP 24/8/1968. Vance, Ross, Renfrew, Stewart, Hansen, Johnston, GIBSON, McParland, Walters, CLARIN (2), Brownlie.
2. Wed-14-Aug-1968 [a] L2-6 Rangers (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
GH 15/8/1968. Line-up as yet unsourced. WALTERS, GLAVIN.
3. Sat-17-Aug-1968 [h] L0-4 Celtic (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
ET 17/8/1968. Vance, Cunningham, Ross, Gray, Monan, Divers, Roxburgh, McParland, Brownlie, Glavin, Gibson.
Celtic missed an open goal in the opening seconds but it was only a reprieve. Future-JAG Chalmers shot high into the net (8) then Gibson and Glavin brought out fine saves by the Celtic keeper. A 30-yard strike through a ruck of players doubled the lead (39). Report only to half-time.
4. Wed-28-Aug-1968 [h] L1-5 Rangers (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
ET 29/8/1968. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
5. Sat-31-Aug-1968 [a] L0-12 Celtic (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
ET 31/8/1968. Ouch! Davidson, Rutherford, Stewart, Cunningham, Monan, Renfrew, Walters, Brownlie, Glavin, Divers, Gibson. Final Position: 3rd of 3, pointless.
Thistle didn't know what hit them. Future-JAG Wilson started the ball rolling (8) then former-JAG McBride scored twice (23 and 29). A fourth goal made it 4-0 before half-time but there was much worse to come. Report only to half-time.
6. Sat-07-Sep-1968 [h] L1-4 Rangers (Scottish Reserve League)
MP 14/9/1968. Vance, Rutherford, Renfrew, Ross, Gray, Stewart, Roxburgh, Divers, Glavin, Johnston, McCAFFERTY.
7. Sat-14-Sep-1968 [a] W8-4 Cumbernauld United (Friendly)
CUN 19/9/1968. Rough, Rutherford, Clark, Stewart, Monan, Renfrew, Roxburgh, JOHNSTON (3), DIVERS (2), GLAVIN, THORNTON (2).
Thornton had scored twice before a Rough error, a penalty and a header at a corner made it 3-2 at h-t. Johnston got 3, Glavin 1 and Divers 2 as stronger and fitter Thistle went up a gear before a late consolation for the Junior team.
8. Sat-21-Sep-1968 [h] L0-1 Stirling Albion (Friendly)
MP 28/9/1968. Rough, Rutherford, Clark, McKenzie, McKinnon, Divers, Stewart, Renfrew, Roxburgh, Johnston, McCafferty.
9. Sat-28-Sep-1968 [a] L0-2 Hibernian (Scottish Reserve League)
MP 12/10/1968. Niven, Clark, Renfrew, Smith, Monan, Johnston, Gibson, Divers, Roxburgh, Glavin, Thornton.
10. Mon-07-Oct-1968 [h] L0-2 Morton (Friendly)
AEE 12/10/1968. Line-up as yet unsourced.
11. Sat-12-Oct-1968 [a] D1-1 Aberdeen (Scottish Reserve League)
AEE 12/10/1968. Niven, Campbell, Renfrew, Rutherford, Gray, Johnston, Clark, Roxburgh, Divers, GLAVIN, McCafferty.
McCafferty made poor use of a headed chance (7) then when the keeper parried a Roxburgh shot he found the side netting (15). A poor pass-back was intercepted by Glavin and he shot home for 1-0 on the half-hour. Report only to half-time.
12. Sat-19-Oct-1968 [h] W4-2 Raith Rovers (Scottish Reserve League)
MP 2/11/1968. Niven, Campbell, Rutherford, Hansen, Gray, Clark, Gibson, MULLEN, GLAVIN, McCall, ROXBURGH (2). (Johnston.)
13. Wed-23-Oct-1968 [a] L0-3 Celtic (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 2nd Round)
SFHA. Line-up as yet unsourced. As yet unverified line-up may have been Niven, Clark, Rutherford, Renfrew, Monan, Johnston, Gibson, Divers, Glavin, McCall, Roxburgh. First round bye.
14. Sat-02-Nov-1968 [a] L1-6 Airdrieonians (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 2/11/1986. Niven, Renfrew, Rutherford, Stewart, Clark, Johnston, Gibson, McBlain, Glover, McCall, FORSYTH.
Glover missed two relatively easy chances early on and it proved costly. Goals 35 and 40 put Airdrie 2-up at the interval and a couple of minutes into the 2nd half it was 3-0. Report incomplete.
15. Thu-07-Nov-1968 [a] W1-0 Dundee (Scottish Reserve League)
SFHA. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
16. Sat-09-Nov-1968 [h] D3-3 Heart of Midlothian (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 9/11/1968. Niven, CUMMING (2), Rutherford, Ross, Monan, Johnston, Gibson, Roxburgh, GLAVIN, Divers, Forsyth.
Niven was beaten from close in following a free-kick (4) then a defensive mix-up almost made it 2-0. A good move resulted in Roxburgh's header going close. Report only to half-time.
17. Sat-16-Nov-1968 [a] L1-2 Kilmarnock (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 18/11/1968. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
18. Fri-22-Nov-1968 [a] W3-1 Celtic (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 23/11/1968. Niven, Ross, Clark, Stewart, Monan, Johnston, Gibson, McCALL, GLAVIN, FORSYTH, Gallagher.
19. Sat-30-Nov-1968 [h] L1-2 Dundee (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 30/11/1968. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
20. Tue-03-Dec-1968 [h] W2-1 St Johnstone (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 4/12/1968. Line-up as yet unsourced. GALLAGHER, STEWART.
21. Sat-07-Dec-1968 [a] L0-4 Dunfermline Athletic (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 7/12/1968. Line-up as yet unsourced.
22. Sat-21-Dec-1968 [h] W3-2 Dundee United (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 21/12/1968. Niven, Rutherford, Black, McPARLAND, Cumming, Cunningham, Gibson, Roxburgh, GLAVIN, Forsyth, GALLAGHER.
23. Mon-23-Dec-1968 [a] L0-5 Rangers (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 24/12/1968. Niven, Ross, Clark, McParland, Cumming, Cunningham, Gibson, Coulston, Glavin, Forsyth, Gallagher.
Thistle were never in this game once Rangers scored in the first minute. They trailed 3-0 at the interval, 4-0 just after the restart and a 5th (81) finished off a miserable night.
24. Sat-11-Jan-1969 [h] D2-2 Hibernian (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 11/1/1969. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
25. Sat-01-Feb-1969 [h] L1-5 Aberdeen (Scottish Reserve League)
AEE 1/2/1969. Niven, Ross, Black, Cunningham, Monan, Johnston, Gibson, Divers, Glavin, Forsyth, Gallagher. (1 og.)
After Gallagher had gone close from 25 yards, a run down the wing and along the by-line saw a cut-back fired home (5). Goals 21 and 23 had Thistle floundering and Cunningham booted clear off the line. An og made it 3-1 (51) but goals 55 and 65 completed the rout.
26. Fri-28-Feb-1969 [a] W2-1 Heart of Midlothian (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 1/3/1969. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
27. Sat-08-Mar-1969 [h] L1-2 Kilmarnock (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 8/3/1969. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
28. Sat-15-Mar-1969 [h] W3-1 Celtic (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 15/3/1969. Niven, Ross, Rutherford, Stewart, Monan, Johnston, Gibson, Divers, ROXBURGH (2), GLAVIN, Gallagher. (Forsyth.)
Divers went close and at the other end Rutherford cleared off the line. When Glavin's shot was parried, Roxburgh scored (20). It was end to end stuff then Glavin tapped in a Roxburgh pass (40). Report only to half-time. Niven saved a pen in the 2nd half.
29. Sat-29-Mar-1969 [h] D1-1 Dunfermline Athletic (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 29/3/1969. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
30. Sat-12-Apr-1969 [a] W1-0 Dundee United (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 12/4/1969. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
31. Tue-15-Apr-1969 [h] W5-3 Falkirk (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 16/4/1969. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
32. Mon-21-Apr-1969 [a] D1-1 Raith Rovers (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 22/4/1969. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
33. Thu-24-Apr-1969 [h] W5-1 Airdrieonians (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 25/4/1969. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
34. Sat-26-Apr-1969 [a] L1-4 St Johnstone (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 28/4/1969. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
35. Wed-30-Apr-1969 [a] D1-1 Falkirk (Scottish Reserve League)
SFHA. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
1968-69 Reserves summary notes

P35 W12 D6 L17 (1.2 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: 6th of 14, 26/52 pts.

see also:
1968-69 (first-team) →

PTFC Kit 1968-69

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