Partick Thistle Reserves Season 2008-09
PTFC Kit 2008-09
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2008-09 (Reserves)
The 134th season of Partick Thistle F.C.
scorers in CAPS • used subs in brackets
1. Thu-24-Jul-2008 [h] W1-0 Burnley (Friendly)
MP 5/8/2008. Weir, MacAulay, Sellars, McGeough, Robertson, McDermott, Ardalany, Cleland, TULLY, Trialist, Begg. (Quinn, Gillan, Trialist, Potts, Maguire.) Played at Balshagray playing fields.
A second half goal by Tully gave the Thistle youngsters an impressive win.
2. Mon-28-Jul-2008 [a] L0-5 Petershill (Friendly)
Petershill FC team-lines 28/7/2008. Weir, Vezza, Gullan, O'Keefe, McLean, McGuire, Stewart, McBeth, Potts, Higgins, Quinn.
?Thu-31-Jul-2008 [a] U?-? Arthurlie (Friendly)
Unreported. May not have been played. Nominal date.
?Sat-02-Aug-2008 [a] U?-? Kilmarnock (Friendly)
Unreported. May not have been played. Nominal date.
3. Sun-10-Aug-2008 [h] W5-1 East Stirlingshire (Scottish Reserve League U-19)
MP 30/8/2008. Trialist (3), MIDDLEMISS, BEGG. Line-up as yet unsourced.
4. Sun-17-Aug-2008 [h] L0-1 Stirling Albion (Scottish Reserve League U-19)
MP 30/8/2008. Line-up as yet unsourced. Line-up included McDermott. Vezza sent off early on.
5. Sun-24-Aug-2008 [h] D2-2 Greenock Morton (Scottish Reserve League U-19)
MP 30/8/2008. Trialist, BEGG. Line-up as yet unsourced.
6. Sun-31-Aug-2008 [a] L1-2 Raith Rovers (Scottish Reserve League U-19)
MP 20/9/2008. Trialist. Line-up as yet unsourced.
7. Sun-07-Sep-2008 [h] W2-0 Queen's Park (Scottish Reserve League U-19)
MP 20/9/2008. Trialist, TULLY. Line-up as yet unsourced.
8. Thu-11-Sep-2008 [a] D2-2 Ayr United (Scottish Reserve League U-19)
MP 20/9/2008. MIDDLEMISS, BEGG (pen). Line-up as yet unsourced.
9. Tue-16-Sep-2008 [h] W6-1 Airdrie United (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
MP 24/9/2008. Hinchcliffe, Little, McKinlay, Kinniburgh, Robertson, McKeown, McStay, TURNER, Buchanan, ROBERTS (2), GRAY. (MacBeth, EAGLESHAM (2), Ardalany.)
Airdrie took the lead (9) but McKinlay set up Roberts (23). The 2nd half was one-way traffic. Eaglesham slotted home a Gray pass (47) then his header made it 3-1 (48). Roberts headed in at the far post (53), Gray volleyed home (73) after Eaglesham's 50-yard run and Turner chipped the keeper (77).
10. Mon-29-Sep-2008 [a] L1-2 Stranraer (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
MP 4/10/2008. Samushonga, Vezza, Sellars, Robertson, McGeough, McDermott, Clelland, Ardalany, Middlemiss, Eaglesham, TULLY. (O'Keefe, McGuire.)
The U/19 squad played in this tie to give them some much needed game time. A good first half saw Tully give Thistle the lead but after half-time form dropped and Stranraer scored twice to take the points.
11. Sun-05-Oct-2008 [a] W4-0 Arbroath (Scottish Reserve League U-19)
MP 12/10/2008. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
12. Mon-13-Oct-2008 [a] D2-2 Queen's Park (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
MP 1/11/2008. Samushonga, Paton, Vezza, Kinniburgh, Robertson (M), Harkins, McStay, Chaplain, GRAY, Eaglesham, Lennon. (McGeough, Tully, ARDALANY.)
An unchallenged header at a corner put Queens ahead (6) and they doubled the lead (29). Half-time changes took effect and Gray slotted home a cut-back (54) then Ardalany's deflected shot made it 2-2 (57). He almost put Thistle ahead then Robertson's goal-line clearance secured the point.
13. Sun-26-Oct-2008 [a] L0-1 Ayr United (Scottish Reserve League U-19)
MP 1/11/2008. Line-up as yet unsourced.
14. Wed-29-Oct-2008 [a] W3-0 Stenhousemuir (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
MP 8/11/2008. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
15. Sun-02-Nov-2008 [h] L1-4 Alloa Athletic (Scottish Reserve League U-19)
MP 8/11/2008. Line-up and scorer as yet unsourced.
16. Sun-16-Nov-2008 [a] L0-2 Dumbarton (Scottish Reserve League U-19)
MP 22/11/2008. Line-up as yet unsourced.
17. Sun-23-Nov-2008 [h] W5-1 Cowdenbeath (Scottish Reserve League U-19)
MP 17/1/2009. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
18. Sun-14-Dec-2008 [h] W4-0 Dundee (Scottish Reserve League U-19)
MP 17/1/2009. Line-up and scorers as yet unsourced.
19. Tue-06-Jan-2009 [a] W2-1 Airdrie United (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
MP 17/1/2009. MacBETH, McGEOUGH. Line-up as yet unsourced. Line-up also included two trialists.
MacBeth gave Thistle the lead on the half-hour and they held it until Airdrie equalised (62). McGeough smashed home the winner late on then Hinchcliffe saved a penalty in the last minute.
20. Sun-11-Jan-2009 [a] W4-2 Clyde (Scottish Reserve League U-19)
MP 17/1/2009. Tully (2), Middlemiss, Clelland. Line-up as yet unsourced.
21. Mon-12-Jan-2009 [a] W3-0 Queen's Park (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
MP 17/1 and website 12/1/2009. Hinchcliffe, Vezza, McGeough, Robertson, Little, Ardalany, MacBeth, McStay, Eaglesham, LENNON, DOOLAN (2). (McDermott, Middlemiss, Tully.)
New boy Doolan put Thistle ahead with a header then Eaglesham set up Lennon for 2-0. After half-time Doolan scored again from a cut-back by Eaglesham and but for straying off-side he might have had a hat-trick. It was an easy win.
22. Mon-19-Jan-2009 [h] L0-1 Clyde (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
MP 14/2/2009. Scully, McGeough, Vezza, Little, McDermott, McStay, Ardalany, MacBeth, Eaglesham, Tully, Middlemiss. (Clelland, Sellars, Hogg.) Played at Petershill FC.
A decent game in the snow. Almost entirely comprising U/19 players, Thistle were a trifle unlucky. A cross from the left was headed home for the only goal (24). Eaglesham went agonisingly close either side of half-time - the second being a chip over the keeper that was cleared off the line.
23. Mon-26-Jan-2009 [h] L0-1 Stenhousemuir (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
MP 14/2/2009. Hinchcliffe, McGeough, Vezza, Little, Robertson (M), Trialist, Ardalany, McStay, Akins, Roberts, McKinlay. (Eaglesham, Middlemiss, Tully.) Played at Petershill FC.
Same venue, same scoreline. A dragged shot by Akins was the only attempt in the first half. Trialist No 6 went close twice and Eaglesham shot wide. It looked like a goalless draw until a parried save by Hinchcliffe was tucked away (85). The senior management team watching on were not impressed!
24. Sun-01-Feb-2009 [h] W3-0 Elgin City (Scottish Reserve League U-19)
MP 14/2/2009. MIDDLEMISS, TULLY, MacBETH. Line-up as yet unsourced.
25. Sun-22-Feb-2009 [a] D2-2 Ross County (Scottish Reserve League U-19)
PTFC. McBETH, TULLY. Line-up as yet unsourced.
26. Tue-24-Feb-2009 [h] W5-2 Stranraer (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
MP 7/3/2009. Hinchcliffe, McGeough, Vezza, Little, MAXWELL, Chaplain, TULLY, MacBeth, EAGLESHAM, Akins, McKINLAY. (Sellars, Hogg, Middlemiss.) (1 og.). The Stranraer scorer scored a hat-trick - one at the wrong end.
Eaglesham pounced on a defensive error to open the scoring (8) then McKinlay doubled the lead (27). A misjudgement by Hinchcliffe and it was 2-1 (29) but Tully forced an Akins cut-back over the line (31). Maxwell's volley (53) and an og (63) made it 5 before Stranraer scored again (88).
27. Sun-01-Mar-2009 [a] L0-4 Livingston (Scottish Reserve League U-19)
MP 7/3/2009. Line-up as yet unsourced.
Needing just one point to become champions, Livingston claimed all 3. Thistle's cause wasn't helped when MacBeth was set off at 3-0.
28. Sun-08-Mar-2009 [h] D2-2 Montrose (Scottish Reserve League U-19)
PTFC. HOGG, CAMPBELL. Line-up as yet unsourced.
Hogg put Thistle ahead on the stroke of half-time and Campbell doubled the lead. Montrose pulled one back then missed a penalty but they weren't to be denied an equaliser.
29. Tue-17-Mar-2009 [a] L0-2 Clyde (Scottish Reserve League Cup section game)
MP 22/3/2009. Hinchcliffe, McGeough, Vezza, Little, Robertson (M), Maxwell, Chaplain, Trialist, Eaglesham, Trialist, Trialist.
Requiring a draw to qualify for the knock-out phase, Thistle fell behind to a deflected shot against the run of play. A few chances were created late on but a free-kick doubled the lead (75) and took Clyde into the play-offs.
?day-dd-mmm-yyyy [?] U?-? Dunfermline Athletic (Scottish Reserve League U-19)
No trace of this outstanding league fixture v Dunfermline. Last known table in PTFC prog suggests by February they had played 16 games (ie 2 to play) so unlikely they didn’t fulfil their fixtures. No trace of the fixture under “still to play” either. Looks like it was simply missed in the prog.
2008-09 Reserves summary notes

P29 W13 D5 L11 (1.517 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, no final table found. Fixture v Dunfermline not found. Most probably mid table, 25/51 pts.
  • 19 teams in the League, 18 matches home or away, although we can only find 17. No trace of league fixture v Dunfermline.
  • Final Scottish Reserve League Cup Position: 3rd of 6, 16/30 pts.
  • Unless stated otherwise, all home matches were played at McKenna Park, home to St Anthony's Juniors.

see also:
2008-09 (Scottish Youth Cup) →
2008-09 (SFL (U-19) Youth Cup) →
2008-09 (first-team) →


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