Partick Thistle Reserves Season 1978-79
PTFC Kit 1978-79
1978-79 (Reserves)
The 104th season of Partick Thistle F.C.
scorers in CAPS
1. Sat-19-Aug-1978 [a] L0-1 Dundee United (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 19/8/1978. Line-up as yet unsourced.
2. Sat-26-Aug-1978 [h] L1-2 Rangers (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 26/8/1978. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
3. Sat-02-Sep-1978 [h] D1-1 Dumbarton (Scottish Reserve League Cup 1st Round, 1st leg)
AEE 2/9/1978. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
4. ?Tue-05-Sep-1978 [a] W?-? Dumbarton (Scottish Reserve League Cup 1st Round, 2nd leg)
SFHA. Won, score unknown, although it's possible Dumbarton may have scratched.
5. Sat-09-Sep-1978 [a] L1-2 Heart of Midlothian (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 9/9/1978. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
6. Sat-16-Sep-1978 [h] W2-0 St Mirren (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 16/9/1978. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
7. Tue-19-Sep-1978 [h] W2-0 Motherwell (Premier Reserve League)
GH 20/9/1978.McDONALD (pen), SHEED. Line-up as yet unsourced.
8. Thu-21-Sep-1978 [a] L0-1 Celtic (Premier Reserve League)
GH 22/9/1978. Line-up as yet unsourced.
9. Sat-30-Sep-1978 [h] D2-2 Aberdeen (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 30/9/1978. McLean, Boyle, Greer, Creaney, Anderson, Rodman, Sheed, NEWMAN, Frame, CLARK, McDonald.
Newman finished off a Sheed cross from close in (1). Aberdeen hit back but they wasted several chances then Frame went on a mazy run and Clark finished off his pass. A penalty after h-t reduced the lead. McLean had some fine saves but the leveller came (86) from a poor clearance.
10. Sat-07-Oct-1978 [h] D2-2 Morton (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 7/10/1978. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
11. Sat-14-Oct-1978 [a] L0-1 Hibernian (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 14/10/1978. Line-up as yet unsourced.
12. Sat-21-Oct-1978 [a] L1-2 Motherwell (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 21/10/1978. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
13. Mon-23-Oct-1978 [h] W1-0 St Johnstone (Scottish Reserve League Cup 2nd Round, 1st leg)
MP 4/11/1978. O'HARA. Line-up as yet unsourced.
A goal by O'Hara in a tight match gave Thistle a slender lead for the 2nd leg.
14. Thu-26-Oct-1978 [a] W1-0 St Johnstone (Scottish Reserve League Cup 2nd Round, 2nd leg)
MP 4/11/1978. Agg 2-0. McDONALD. Line-up as yet unsourced.
Thistle we under a lot of pressure as Saints tried to get on level terms but a goal by McDonald relieved the pressure and Thistle saw the game out comfortably.
15. Sat-28-Oct-1978 [h] W3-1 Dundee United (Premier Reserve League)
MP 4/11/1978. DAVIDSON, FRAME (2). Line-up as yet unsourced.
Goals by Davidson and Frame gave Thistle a 2-goal lead at h-t. An exciting 2nd half saw United reduce the lead but Frame got his second for an impressive win.
16. Sat-04-Nov-1978 [a] L2-3 Rangers (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 4/11/1978. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
17. Sat-11-Nov-1978 [h] L1-2 Heart of Midlothian (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 11/11/1978. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
18. Sat-18-Nov-1978 [a] D0-0 St Mirren (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 18/11/1978. Line-up as yet unsourced.
19. Sat-02-Dec-1978 [a] L1-3 Aberdeen (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 2/12/1978. McLean, Mackie, Grier, Doyle, Rodman, Gibson, McDonald, Love, FRAME, Sheed, Clark.
In atrocious conditions, Aberdeen made all the running and took the lead with a curling free-kick (15). They were so much on top it was a mystery the 2nd goal didn't come until a penalty (72). Frame scored (80) but so did Aberdeen (83).
20. Sat-16-Dec-1978 [h] W3-0 Hibernian (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 9/12/1978. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
21. Tue-19-Dec-1978 [h] L1-2 Ayr United (Scottish 2nd XI Cup 2nd Round)
GH 20/12/1978. FRAME. Line-up as yet unsourced. First round bye.
22. Tue-30-Jan-1979 [a] L0-2 Celtic (Premier Reserve League)
GH 31/1/1979. Line-up as yet unsourced.
23. Wed-31-Jan-1979 [h] L0-1 St Mirren (Premier Reserve League)
GH 1/2/1979. Line-up as yet unsourced.
24. Wed-28-Feb-1979 [h] L0-1 Aberdeen (Premier Reserve League)
APJ 1/3/1979. McLean, Mackie, Stevenson, Sheed, Jackson, Rodman, Creaney, Newman, Frame, McGregor, Clark.
2nd bottom v 2nd top. Aberdeen were by far the better team but they missed chance after chance. McLean had some fine saves as well however. Just when it looked like Thistle might steal a point, the winner came (83).
25. Sat-03-Mar-1979 [a] W2-1 Motherwell (Premier Reserve League)
ET. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
26. Sat-10-Mar-1979 [h] L1-3 Dundee United (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 10/3/1979. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
27. Sat-24-Mar-1979 [h] D2-2 Heart of Midlothian (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 24/3/1979. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
28. Sat-31-Mar-1979 [a] W3-0 St Mirren (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 31/3/1979. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
29. Sat-07-Apr-1979 [h] W1-0 Celtic (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 7/4/1979. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
30. Sat-14-Apr-1979 [a] W2-1 Aberdeen (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 14/4/1979. McLean, Mackie, Greer, Rodman, Kay, Doyle, Newman, Creaney, Stevenson, McDonald, McGregor. Scorers as yet unsourced.
Aberdeen (playing a number of 1st XI regulars) went close several times but McLean had some tremendous saves. He was finally beaten from close in (17). On chances it should have been more at h-t. Report incomplete.
31. Sat-21-Apr-1979 [a] W1-0 Morton (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 21/4/1979. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
32. Thu-26-Apr-1979 [h] D0-0 Celtic (Premier Reserve League)
GH 27/4/1979. Line-up as yet unsourced.
33. Sat-28-Apr-1979 [h] D3-3 Hibernian (Premier Reserve League)
AEE 31/4/1979. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
34. Fri-04-May-1979 [a] L0-1 Stirling Albion (Scottish Reserve League Cup 3rd Round, 1st leg)
SFHA. Line-up as yet unsourced.
35. Tue-08-May-1979 [h] D0-0 Stirling Albion (Scottish Reserve League Cup 3rd Round, 2nd leg)
GH 9/5/1979. Agg 0-1. Line-up as yet unsourced.
36. Mon-14-May-1979 [a] W1-0 Rangers (Premier Reserve League)
GH 15/5/1979. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
1978-79 Reserves summary notes

P36 W13 D8 L15 (1.306 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: cannot be verified due to large number of postponements and the 3rd quarter of clubs' results being nullified. Most probably Thistle finished mid-table. Because of the large number of weather-related Reserve League postponements (and no prospect of these being slotted in) it was decided to disregard clubs’ results in the 3rd quarter of the season – meaning they would “play” their opponents 3 times ie 27 matches. No published table takes this decision into account however. In any case, Thistle only played Morton twice and Aberdeen, Celtic and St Mirren 4 times. In total Thistle are known to have played 29 matches taking 29 points from the 58 available. Rangers were champions.

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