Partick Thistle Reserves Season 1972-73
PTFC Kit 1972-73
1972-73 (Reserves)
The 98th season of Partick Thistle F.C.
scorers in CAPS
1. Sat-12-Aug-1972 [h] W5-1 Morton (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
ET 12/8/1972. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
2. Tue-15-Aug-1972 [a] L0-1 Rangers (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
ET 15/8/1972 (from) Wright, Gray, McKinnon, Kellachan, Ralston, Docherty, Houston, Stamp, McDowell, Craig, Lochrie, Mullin.
3. Sat-19-Aug-1972 [h] D1-1 Kilmarnock (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
SFHA. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
4. Tue-22-Aug-1972 [h] D3-3 Rangers (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
SFHA. Line-up as yet unsourced. MULLIN (2).
5. Sat-26-Aug-1972 [a] L0-3 Morton (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
ET 26/8/1972. Line-up as yet unsourced.
6. Mon-28-Aug-1972 [a] L1-3 Kilmarnock (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
ET 29/8/1972. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced. Final Position: 3rd of 4, 4/12 pts. Thistle were the only team to take a point off section winners Rangers.
7. Fri-01-Sep-1972 [a] D2-2 Dumbarton (Scottish Reserve League)
Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced. SFHA says played 1/9 and 1-2, although our original notes say it was 2-2. ET and AEE don’t list the score amongst the Saturday matches. We've gone with Friday night 1/9 and 2-2 agrees with ET published table 30/9 after 4 matches.
8. Fri-08-Sep-1972 [h] W2-1 Rangers (Scottish Reserve League)
MP 16/9/1972. SMITH, CRAIG. Line-up as yet unsourced.
An excellent win against Rangers who had £100,000 man Stein in their line-up. A Gibson corner was headed on by Craig to Smith who crashed it home but 5 mins later it was 1-1. On 55 mins Stamp went on a mazy run, beat three men and cut the ball back for Craig to score what proved to be the winner.
9. Sat-16-Sep-1972 [a] W2-1 Arbroath (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 16/9/1972. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
10. Sat-23-Sep-1972 [h] W6-1 Airdrieonians (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 23/9/1972. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
11. Sat-30-Sep-1972 [a] W5-0 Falkirk (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 30/9/1972. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
12. Sat-07-Oct-1972 [h] W3-0 Ayr United (Scottish Reserve League)
SFHA. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
13. Wed-11-Oct-1972 [a] W6-5 Celtic (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 12/10/1972. STAMP, ADAMS, CRAIG (3), GIBSON. Line-up as yet unsourced.
Tue-17-Oct-1972 [a] U?-? Queen's Park (Friendly)
ET 17/10/1972. Line-up and scorer(s) as yet unsourced.
14. Sat-21-Oct-1972 [a] W2-0 Hibernian (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 21/10/1972. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
15. Sat-28-Oct-1972 [h] W2-0 East Fife (Scottish Reserve League)
MP 4/11/1972. McDOWALL, STAMP. Line-up as yet unsourced. Line-up also included Munro (debut), McKinnon, Anderson and Lawrie.
Munro set up McDowall for the opener. Stamp got the second in inimitable fashion. He cut in on the right, sent several defenders the wrong way, feigned a shot the keeper tried to save only to find it never came leaving an open goal for Stamp to side foot the 2nd. Thistle were completely on top after h-t but it was goalless.
16. Sat-04-Nov-1972 [a] L1-3 Aberdeen (Scottish Reserve League)
AEE 4/11/1972. Gourlay, Reid, Gray, Docherty, McKinnon, Anderson, Lawrie, Smith, ADAMS, Houston, Munro.
A diving save denied Gray (4). A cross from the right was finished off by the Dons (6) then a header was cleared off the line. It was all Aberdeen pressure but Thistle hit back and Adams finished off a Lawrie cross for 1-1 (44). Smith missed a sitter and 2 quick goals late on meant a first defeat.
17. Sat-11-Nov-1972 [h] D2-2 Dundee United (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 11/11/1972. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
18. Sat-18-Nov-1972 [a] D2-2 Motherwell (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 18/11/1972. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
19. Sat-25-Nov-1972 [h] W4-2 Heart of Midlothian (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 25/11/1972 and HMFC. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
Thistle led 1-0 at half-time and although Hearts went ahead with goals in 67 and 69, three goals in the last 20 minutes saw the points in the bag. Still top of the league after 13 matches.
20. Mon-27-Nov-1972 [h] D1-1 Rangers (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 2nd Round)
MP 9/12/1972. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced. First round bye.
Thistle had the bulk of the pressure but had to settle for a 1-1 draw and a replay.
21. Thu-30-Nov-1972 [a] L0-2 Rangers (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 2nd Round replay)
}MP 9/12/1972. Line-up as yet unsourced.
{{With 2 players (McLean and Johnston) whose transfer fees combined were over £100,000, Rangers had much more to offer and ran out comfortable winners. The latter scored both goals.
22. Sat-02-Dec-1972 [h] W5-1 Kilmarnock (Scottish Reserve League)
MP 9/12/1972. REID, DOCHERTY, SMITH (COLIN), JOHNSTON, MULLIN. Line-up as yet unsourced. Line-up also included Smith (Charlie), Munro.
Reid headed in a rebounded save off the keeper then Docherty increased the lead. Charlie Smith's cross was finished off by his namesake Colin before h-t. Stamp set up sub Johnston for the 4th then a shot through a ruck of players made it 4-1. Mullin ran on to a through ball and finished cooly for the 5th. Thistle remained top.
23. Mon-11-Dec-1972 [h] L1-2 Dumbarton (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 12/12/1972. STAMP. Line-up as yet unsourced.
24. Sat-16-Dec-1972 [h] W3-0 Dundee (Scottish Reserve League)
MP 23/12/1972. HANSEN (2), HOUSTON. Line-up as yet unsourced, but included, McKinnon, Kellachan, Rae (T), Stamp.
25. Sat-23-Dec-1972 [a] W1-0 St Johnstone (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 23/12/1972. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced. Thistle entered 1973 in first place 1 point ahead of Aberdeen.
26. Sat-06-Jan-1973 [h] L1-3 Arbroath (Scottish Reserve League)
MP 13/1/1973. ADAMS. Line-up as yet unsourced. Line-up also included Campbell and Anderson.
Defeat saw Thistle deposed at the top of the league by Aberdeen. The side was severely weakened by a flu virus and this upset the rhythm of the side. Arbroath took a 3-goal lead in the 1st half before Adams scored for 3-1.
27. Sat-13-Jan-1973 [a] W3-1 Airdrieonians (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 13/1/1973. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
28. Sat-27-Jan-1973 [a] W4-2 Ayr United (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 27/1/1973. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
29. Wed-31-Jan-1973 [h] W5-2 Celtic (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 1/2/1973. MUNRO, HANSEN, LAWRIE, RAE (T), McQUADE. Line-up also included Campbell, Rae (A).
30. Sat-24-Feb-1973 [h] D2-2 Albion Rovers (Friendly)
MP 3/3/1973. RALSTON, MUNRO. Line-up as yet unsourced.
After a long spell idle, Thistle took on an experienced Rovers side (most probably their 1st XI) and took the lead through Ralston. The visitors equalised and went ahead before Munro levelled in the 2nd half for a creditable draw.
31. Sat-03-Mar-1973 [a] W2-1 East Fife (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 5/3/1973. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
32. Sat-10-Mar-1973 [h] W2-1 Aberdeen (Scottish Reserve League)
AEE 10/3/1973 & MP 17/3/1973. Gourlay, Donald, Ralston, Houston, Clark, Adams, Rae (T), MULLEN, McQuade, Kellachan, LOCHRIE.
2nd v 1st lived up to expectation. The defence stood up well to early pressure then Mullin scored from close in. His cross set up Lochrie to head home for 2-0. Aberdeen scored mid-way through the 2nd half but couldn't find an equaliser.
33. Sat-17-Mar-1973 [a] D2-2 Dundee United (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 17/3/1973. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
34. Sat-24-Mar-1973 [h] L1-2 Motherwell (Scottish Reserve League)
MP 31/3/1973. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
Things were looking good when McDowell fired Thistle into the lead. Fine goalkeeping kept the lead down to one. A deflected shot put things all square then a fast ground shot proved to be the winner.
35. Mon-26-Mar-1973 [a] L1-3 Rangers (Scottish Reserve League)
MP 31/3/1973. SMITH. Line-up as yet unsourced.
Smith headed home a McQuade cross (13) to take a shock lead as Thistle dominated the first half. Rangers equalised (48) and a long shot cannoned off the keeper's body and went in. There was no way back.
36. Sat-31-Mar-1973 [a] L0-1 Heart of Midlothian (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 2/4/1973 and HMFC. Evening Times. Line-up as yet unsourced.
A goal mid-way through the second half from an intercepted pass-back by McKinnon that stuck in the mud was enough to take the points and severely dent Thistle's championship prospects.
37. Tue-03-Apr-1973 [a] D1-1 Morton (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 4/4/1973. McQUADE. Line-up as yet unsourced. Thistle hit the post 4 times in this match.
38. Sat-07-Apr-1973 [a] L2-4 Kilmarnock (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 7/4/1973. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
39. Sat-14-Apr-1973 [h] L0-2 Morton (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 14/4/1973. Line-up as yet unsourced.
40. Sat-21-Apr-1973 [a] L1-3 Dundee (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 21/4/1973. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
41. Tue-24-Apr-1973 [h] W1-0 Falkirk (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 25/4/1973. LOCHRIE. Line-up as yet unsourced.
42. Thu-26-Apr-1973 [h] L0-3 Hibernian (Scottish Reserve League)
GH 27/4/1973. Line-up as yet unsourced.
43. Sat-28-Apr-1973 [h] W2-0 St Johnstone (Scottish Reserve League)
ET 28/4/1973. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
1972-73 Reserves summary notes

P43 W20 D9 L14 (1.604 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: 4th of 18, 43/68 pts.

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