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Partick Thistle 1

Scally 57

Queen's Park 3

Miller 47, Dunn 67, McAninch 85
  • Friday, 13 October 2017
  • Lochinch
  • Under 17´s
  • City of Glasgow Cup - Group Stage
Queen's Park secured a vital three points in the Glasgow Cup with a gritty team performance against an unlucky Partick side. It was a miserable evening at Lochinch with both teams desperate to bounce back from their setbacks in the last round against the old firm, Queen’s Park being thumped 8-0 at the hands of Rangers and Partick being defeated 4-3 in a tight affair at Lennoxtown against Celtic.
The game began at a very high tempo with slick passing from both teams. However, there was no real end product for either team. The only real chances fell to Queens Park defender Nicholas McAllister who headed wide from a corner before Partick’s Aidan Fitzpatrick had his effort saved at the front post by Queen’s Park stopper Luke Paul, after showing good skill to get by his marker on the left hand side.
It became a scrappy affair with both teams not really being able to get any decent spells of possession, both defences holding firm when any attacks came their way. However, one minute from the break, Ian last was presented with the best chance of the match to put Partick ahead. Jordan Kemoe with a lovely through ball to Last who could only guide it off the post.
  • Half Time:
  • Partick Thistle
  • 0-0
  • Queen's Park
Two minutes after the re-start Queen’s took the lead. Steven Bradley with some quick feet to get away from his man slipped in Simon Miller who guided the ball into the bottom corner. Queen’s Park seemed to become more confident with the aid of Miller’s strike. Partick however were to be the next team to find the net. The ball broke from a Partick corner and came to Shea Scally who leathered the ball into the top left hand corner of Paul’s goal who was helpless to prevent Partick drawing level.
The game became a scrap once more with some high paced attacking play mixed through it. On the 67th minute, it was Queen’s Park who got back in the lead. The ball was swung in from a corner resulting in a melee in the middle of the Partick box. Jamie Stevenson came off his line to claim the ball but missed, leaving Queen’s Park defender Scott Dunn having the easiest of finishes to put his side back in the lead.
Queen’s Park began to look more of a team, Partick seeming to be slightly deflated after conceding for a second time, which allowed Queens to put together some nice team moves. Five minutes from time it was game over, a great team effort from Queen’s Park allowed Lee Whitmore to put in Ciaran McAninch to fire home, capping off a great team move for Queen’s Park.
It was a solid performance from Queen’s Park who will be hoping to have a similar display against Celtic in the next round of fixtures. Partick will need to gather points off Rangers in their next round if they want any chance of being in with a shout of winning the Glasgow cup after a disappointing second half cost them the points at Lochinch.  
  • Full Time:
  • Partick Thistle
  • 1-3
  • Queen's Park


Partick Thistle
Queen's Park
1.Mason McCready
2.Bradley Renfrew
3.Adam Moss
6.Dylan Tait
7.Ian Last
8.Andy Rodden
9.Jordan Kemoe
10.Evan Gallasso
11.Aidan Fitzpatrick
12.Jamie Stevenson
14.Shea Scally
15.Albert Orr
16.Blair Craig
17.Ruiraidh McIntyre
19.Euan Cameron
20.Domonic Reilly
1.Luke Paul
2.Scott Dunn
3.Joel Taylor
4.Ross Paton
5.Nicholas McAllister
6.Mark McQuade
7.Lee Whitmore
8.Luke Main
9.Simon Miller
10.Ciaran McAninch
11.Steven Bradley
12.Robert Perrie
14.Aidan McDonald
15.Murray McKeown
16.Matthew McConachie
17.Euan Ross
20.David Saurman
Star Player
Partick Thistle
Queen's Park
Despite defeat Right back Bradley Renfrew was a key player in this game. He all but stopped all attacking play down the left hand side for the majority of the match and always looked to provide an attacking force from the back with long surging runs from the Partick box to the Queen's Park box.
Simon Miller was one of many key men for Queen's Park. The formation was changed at half time and this paid dividends for Miller who thrived in the lone striker role, with great hold up play and runs in behind, one of which led to the first goal for his side.
Magic Moment
Partick Thistle
Queen's Park
Shea Scally’s thumping effort to draw his side level was as good as it got for his side, his effort fizzing over the heads of multiple players into the top corner.
The final goal for Queen's Park was the pick of the bunch. Lots of close passing near the Partick penalty area resulted in a Lee Whitmore finish. The move really epitomised what Queen's Parks second half performance was all about, hard work and determination, with real fight to ensure they picked up a massive three points.
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