Partick Thistle Reserves Season 2001-02
PTFC Kit 2001-02
2001-02 (Reserves)
The 127th season of Partick Thistle F.C.
scorers in CAPS • used subs in brackets
1. Mon-30-Jul-2001 [a] L0-3 Irvine Meadow XI (Friendly)
MP 7/8/2001. Gow, McKinstry, Brand, Smith, Easton, Nicol, Bennett, Lambie, Perriss, Lyle, Hampson. (Cannon, McBride, Hepburn.)
Meadow were far more experienced that the Thistle side that included several under-16 and 18 players.
2. Mon-03-Sep-2001 [a] L0-1 Hamilton Academical (Scottish Reserve League)
MP 8/9/2001. Klein, Brand, Easton, Huxford, Smith, Bennett, Lambie, Howie, McDowell, Walker, MacDonald. (Croall.)
454 saw Thistle begin the league programme with a defeat courtesy of the only goal (55). Several chances were wasted by Thistle - particularly by Walker. Sub Croall had some long-range efforts but it was a narrow defeat. Possibly a draw would have been fairer.
3. Wed-19-Sep-2001 [h] L0-5 Ayr United (Scottish Reserve League)
MP 29/9/2001. Gow, Brand, Milligan, Smith, Trialist, Bennett, Walker, McDowell, Howie, Gibson, Huxford.
4. Tue-02-Oct-2001 [a] L1-2 Queen's Park (Scottish Reserve League)
MP 20/10/2001. Arthur, Trialist, Milligan, Easton, Connaghan, Gibson, Lambie, Croall, McDowell, WALKER, Bennett. (Agnew, Towill, Barclay.)
Walker slotted coolly past the keeper (6) and it was 1-0 at half-time. Arthur was taken off with double vision to be replaced by Agnew. Queens levelled soon after the restart then Agnew twisted his ankle and was stretchered off to be replaced by Lambie. The winner came 10 minutes later.
5. Tue-23-Oct-2001 [h] D4-4 Hamilton Academical (Scottish Reserve League)
MP 3/11/2001. Trialist, Lambie, WATSON, Brand, Connaghan, Gibson, Mooney, Trialist, McDowell, HARDIE, WALKER (2). (Bennett, Easton, MacDonald.)
Thistle led 3-0 at half-time thanks to goals by Hardie (5) and a double by Walker. By 67 minutes it was 3-2 but a low drive by Watson restored the 2-goal lead. Goals 86 and 90 put paid to the prospect of a first league win and Thistle had to settle for a point.
6. Mon-29-Oct-2001 [h] L0-4 Ayr United (Scottish Reserve League)
MP 10/11/2001. Gow, Opinel, Brand, Huxford, Easton, Watson, Howie, Javary, Elliot, Harvie, Gibson. (Croall.)
It was goalless at half time. Two goals by future-JAG Grady (46 and 67) put Ayr on their way and two more towards the end made for an easy win, leaving Thistle still looking for a win. Both Ayr scorers had played for Ayr's 1st XI the previous week.
7. Tue-13-Nov-2001 [h] D2-2 Queen's Park (Scottish Reserve League)
MP 1/12/2001. Gow, Lambie, Brand, Huxford, Easton, McBride, Gibson, Howie, McLEAN, Kelly, ELLIOT. (MacDonald, Barclay, Milligan.)
A Queen's Park trialist opened the scoring but McLean equalised when Elliot's shot had been parried by the keeper (33). A long drive beat Gow (46) but a low shot by Elliot from 20 yards earned a point (63). A draw but still no win.
8. Tue-27-Nov-2001 [a] D3-3 Hamilton Academical (Scottish Reserve League)
MP 15/12/2001. Gow, Lambie, Bennett, Huxford, Easton, Kelly, Howie, Lennon, McLEAN, FLEMING (2), Roddie. (McIntyre, Barclay, Towill.)
Thistle were 2-down inside 10 minutes but McLean's deflected shot and a goal by Fleming put them on level teams. Hamilton went back in front (22) from close in looking off-side. After half-time Fleming fired a Lennon pass in for 3-3. It could have gone either way but it ended another draw.
9. Mon-17-Dec-2001 [a] L0-6 Ayr United (Scottish Reserve League)
MP 26/12/2001. Connick, McKinstry, Milligan, Easton, Connaghan, Howie, Gibson, McClory, Pew, McLean, Bennett. (Barclay, Croall, MacDonald.)
Thistle trailed 1-0 at half-time but the second half was one-way traffic and Ayr rattled in another five for this heavy defeat going into the winter break.
10. Tue-15-Jan-2002 [a] L0-1 Queen's Park (Scottish Reserve League)
MP 26/1/2002. Gow, Brand, Laird, Dolan, Easton, Howie, Lambie, McKinstry, Gibson, Lyle, Milligan. (Barclay, Croall.)
Still no win but a better performance. A header 5 minutes before half-time proved to be the winner. There were chances to score but they were wasted, none more so than a penalty missed by Gibson. Kyle was red-carded and Thistle ran out options to find an equaliser.
11. Tue-12-Feb-2002 [a] W3-1 Ayr United (Scottish Reserve League)
MP 23/2/2002. Gow, McKinstry, RODDIE, Dolan, Trialist, Easton, Trialist, Howie, BROWN, Brand, Trialist. (Kelly, Croall, Milligan.)
A win at last! A Trialist headed in a Brand free-kick for 1-0 at half-time. A goal from close range levelled things (58) but Brown ran through and slotted home (74) to put Thistle ahead. Roddie's low shot beat the keeper (87) to inflict Ayr's first defeat of 2001/02.
12. Tue-12-Mar-2002 [h] L0-2 Hamilton Academical (Scottish Reserve League)
MP 16/3/2002. Gow, McAnespie, Roddie, Easton, Connaghan, Archibald, Gibson, Dolan, Cameron, McCulloch, Walker. (Budinauckas, Trialist, Trialist.)
The winning streak didn't last long. Accies went ahead (2) and Thistle replied with some close things and a good save denied McCulloch. A header doubled the lead (18). There were chances made after half-time but Thistle failed to turn any of them into goals.
13. Tue-02-Apr-2002 [h] W3-0 Cowdenbeath (Scottish Reserve League Cup Quarter Final)
MP 20/4/2002. 1st Round bye, straight to Quarter Finals. Gow, McAnespie, Fleming, McCulloch, Connaghan, McKinstry, GIBSON, Dolan, McLEAN, Brand, Walker. (BARCLAY, Cameron.)
Gibson netted from close range early on then McLean doubled the lead (35). Barclay scored near the end for a solid win and passage into the next round.
14. Tue-09-Apr-2002 [h] W1-0 Queen's Park (Scottish Reserve League)
MP 20/4/2002. Arthur, McAnespie, McKinstry, Dolan, Easton, Connaghan, Kerr, BRAND, McLean, Walker, Croall. (Barclay, Towill, Gibson.)
The last league game of the season ended in a narrow win with the goal coming from Brand (32).
15. Wed-17-Apr-2002 [a] L1-4 Ayr United (Scottish Reserve League Cup Semi Final)
MP 20/4/2002. Arthur, McAnespie, McKinstry, Dolan, Easton, Connaghan, Kerr, BRAND, McLean, Walker, Croall. (Barclay, Towill, Gibson.)
A solitary goal by Britton was all Thistle could muster against Ayr who won comfortably on the night (and were eventual league champions). McCallum broke his nose and both McAnespie and Croall failed to see the game out.
2001-02 Reserves summary notes

P15 W3 D3 L9 (0.8 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, no table found. Almost certainly 4th of 4, 9/36 pts.
  • For season 2001-02, the league comprised 5 teams playing each other 4 times.

see also:
2001-02 (Scottish Youth Cup) →
2001-02 (first-team) →

PTFC Kit 2001-02

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