Partick Thistle Reserves Season 1975-76
PTFC Kit 1975-76
1975-76 (Reserves)
The 101st season of Partick Thistle F.C.
scorers in CAPS
1. Sat-09-Aug-1975 [h] W3-2 Kilmarnock (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
MP 23/8/1975. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
2. Tue-12-Aug-1975 [a] L0-3 Dundee United (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
MP 23/8/1975. Line-up as yet unsourced.
Thistle could not master a Dundee United side that had six first team regulars.
3. Sat-16-Aug-1975 [h] W3-2 St Johnstone (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
MP 23/8/1975. MELROSE, WEIR (2). Line-up as yet unsourced.
Thistle gave St Johnstone a 2-goal start (1-down in the first minute) but fought back to win 3-2.
4. Tue-19-Aug-1975 [h] D0-0 Dundee United (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
MP 23/8/1975. Line-up as yet unsourced.
Herriot in goal was in brilliant form. Melrose hit the post in the last minute.
5. Sat-23-Aug-1975 [a] W3-1 St Johnstone (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
GH 25/8/1975. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
6. Tue-26-Aug-1975 [a] L3-5 Kilmarnock (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
GH 27/8/1975 and MP 6/9/1975. LAWRIE (2, inc. 1 pen), KELLY. Line-up as yet unsourced. Final Position 2nd of 4, 7/12 pts.
A real cut and thrust match with goals galore - 5 of the 8 coming from rehearsed moves. It was 3-3 at half-time but it was the home side who got two more without replay in the 2nd half.
7. Sat-30-Aug-1975 [h] W2-0 Morton (Combined Reserve League)
MP 6/9/1975. MELROSE (2). Line-up as yet unsourced.
Mon-08-Sep-1975 [a] U?-? Duntocher Hibs (Friendly)
MP 27/9/1975. FRAME (2). Line-up and final score as yet unsourced.
8. Sat-13-Sep-1975 [h] W3-2 Kilmarnock (Combined Reserve League)
MP 27/9 & WEN 19/9/1975. FRAME (2), GIBSON. Line-up as yet unsourced.
A fine run by Frame, slotting past the keeper, made it 1-0. Kilmarnock equalised, chipping Herriot, then a rocket shot by Gibson made it 2-1. Killie equalised (looking off-side). The second half was towsy and poor quality but Frame scored from a Gibson pass.
9. Sat-20-Sep-1975 [h] W5-0 Dumbarton (Combined Reserve League)
MP 27/9 & WEN 26/9/1975. MELROSE, FRAME (3), FITZPATRICK. Line-up as yet unsourced, but also included Weir.
It was a one-sided contest and easy win with Melrose opening the scoring with a rising shot. A mazy run by Frame made it 2-0 then he rounded the keeper for 3-0. He rode a tackle to complete his hat-trick and Fitzpatrick got number 5 with a strong shot.
10. Sat-27-Sep-1975 [a] W3-1 Queen of the South (Combined Reserve League)
MP 11/10/1975. Line-up as yet unsourced. TRIALIST, FRAME, WEIR.
11. Sat-04-Oct-1975 [h] W1-0 Hamilton Academical (Combined Reserve League)
MP 11/10/1975. Line-up as yet unsourced. MELROSE.
12. Fri-17-Oct-1975 [a] L3-4 Airdrieonians (Combined Reserve League)
MP 1/11/1975. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
Airdrie took a 2-goal lead but Thistle fought back to 2-2 then went ahead. Airdrie equalised and were then gifted the winner.
13. Sat-25-Oct-1975 [h] W2-1 Arbroath (Combined Reserve League)
MP 1/11/1975. KELLY, McINTOSH. Line-up as yet unsourced, but also included Westwater, Thomson, Trialist, (Melrose).
Arbroath missed a pen, had a goal disallowed and missed an open goal before half-time. They finally took the lead soon after the break but goals from Kelly and McIntosh secured the rather fortunate points.
14. Thu-30-Oct-1975 [a] W3-1 Queen's Park (Combined Reserve League)
SFHA. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
15. Sat-08-Nov-1975 [h] W2-0 St Mirren (Combined Reserve League)
MP 15/11/1975. MELROSE, McINTOSH. Line-up as yet unsourced.
A dour St Mirren side seemed intent to stop Thistle playing and the game deteriorated into a long-ball affair. Goals by Melrose early on and McIntosh just before half-time settled things.
16. Sat-15-Nov-1975 [a] W3-0 Kilmarnock (Combined Reserve League)
GH 17/11/1975. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
17. Mon-08-Dec-1975 [h] W3-1 Celtic (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 2nd Round)
MP 27/12/1975. McINTOSH (2), MARR. Line-up as yet unsourced. First round bye.
The young Thistle side (with 10 teenagers and Herriot) got a standing ovation after an excellent performance against a more experienced Celtic XI. McIntosh scored either side of half-time then Marr smashed in number three late on only for Celtic to pull one back even later.
18. Sat-27-Dec-1975 [a] W2-1 Arbroath (Combined Reserve League)
SP 28/12/1975 & BFG 3/1/1976. KELLY, CLARK. Line-up as yet unsourced.
Kelly scored from 10 yards after 15 mins and Clark doubled the lead (54). Arbroath got on the scoresheet (89).
Tue-13-Jan-1976 [a] U?-? Hamilton Academical (Combined Reserve League)
SFHA. Line-up and score/scorer(s) as yet unsourced. Date uncertain.
19. ?Tue-20-Jan-1976 [a] W4-1 Dumbarton (Combined Reserve League)
MP 7/2/1976. McQUEEN (2), MELROSE (2). Line-up as yet unsourced. Date uncertain.
20. Tue-27-Jan-1976 [h] W1-1 Dumbarton (Scottish 2nd XI Cup Quarter Final)
MP 31/1/1976. McDONALD. Won 3-1 on penalties. Line-up as yet unsourced. Date uncertain.
McDonald scored when the keeper failed to hold a McIntosh effort and it remained 1-0 until Dumbarton equalised 2 minutes from time. Extra time was goalless and the 3-1 win on penalties was thanks to a converted pen by keeper Herriot!
21. Sat-31-Jan-1976 [a] W1-0 Clyde (Combined Reserve League)
MP 7/2/1976. McDonald. Line-up as yet unsourced. Date uncertain.
22. Sat-07-Feb-1976 [a] D2-2 Morton (Combined Reserve League)
MP 14/2/1976. KELLY (2). Line-up as yet unsourced.
Two first half goals by Kelly put Thistle in a strong position but sloppy play developed. Melrose missed an excellent chance, Morton scored (looking offside) then again (definitely offside!). To be fair, it was a fair result.
23. Thu-19-Feb-1976 [h] W1-0 Queen's Park (Combined Reserve League)
MP 28/2/1976. MELROSE. Line-up as yet unsourced.
A solitary goal from Melrose was enough to beat Queen's Park and secure the championship.
24. Tue-24-Feb-1976 [h] W4-1 Scottish Youth Select (Friendly)
MP 28/2/1976. McINTOSH (2), McDONALD (pen), MELROSE. Line-up as yet unsourced.
Two goals from McIntosh, a McDonald penalty and a spectacular 30-yarder from Melrose shattered the highly rated Scottish Youth XI who scored with the last kick of the ball.
25. Mon-08-Mar-1976 [h] L1-2 Dundee (Scottish 2nd XI Cup Semi Final)
GH 9/3/1976. AET. MELROSE. Line-up as yet unsourced.
26. Tue-09-Mar-1976 [h] W3-1 Airdrieonians (Combined Reserve League)
GH 10/3/1976. McQUADE, CRAIG (JOHN), MELROSE. Line-up as yet unsourced. Final Position 1st of 11. Points total not known due to missing scores/fixtures.
27. Sat-13-Mar-1976 [a] L1-2 Dumbarton (Combined Reserve League Cup section game)
GH 15/3/1976. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
28. Tue-16-Mar-1976 [h] W2-1 Queen of the South (Combined Reserve League Cup section game)
GH 17/3/1976. KELLY, NEWMAN. Line-up as yet unsourced. May have been 3-1 but only 2 scorers listed.
29. Sat-20-Mar-1976 [a] D3-3 Arbroath (Combined Reserve League Cup section game)
GH 22/3/1976. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
30. Sat-27-Mar-1976 [h] D1-1 Queen's Park (Combined Reserve League Cup section game)
GH 29/3/1976. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
31. Sat-10-Apr-1976 [a] D1-1 St Mirren (Combined Reserve League Cup section game)
GH 12/4/1976. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
32. Sat-17-Apr-1976 [h] L0-2 Airdrieonians (Combined Reserve League Cup section game)
GH 19/4/1976. Line-up as yet unsourced.
33. Tue-27-Apr-1976 [h] L1-3 Clyde (Combined Reserve League Cup section game)
GH 28/4/1976. CRAIG (JOE). Line-up as yet unsourced.
1975-76 Reserves summary notes

P33 W21 D5 L7 (2.06 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: unknown, competition not completed. Unable to provide final position of the Combined Reserve league and its cup competition at the end of the season due to virtually no coverage in the press. There are no published tables, uncertain dates, confusion over naming of competitions in the press and missing scores. Towards the end of the season League and Cup results may have “doubled up” to apply to both competitions – perhaps in an effort to fulfil all fixtures - but this proved impossible.

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