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Posted March 23, 2021

Our long delayed Scottish Cup Second Round tie with Partick Thistle finally goes ahead at Firhill on Tuesday night. The match was of course twice postponed in January due to the weather and delayed due to the lockdown of lower league football. The prize for both sides is an away game with Dundee United.

After relegation last season Thistle find themselves in fifth place in League One with 16 points from their opening 11 games, eight behind leaders Falkirk who have played a game more, but just out of the play off spots on goal difference. On Saturday Ian McCall’s side returned to action with a 1-1 home draw against Cove. Joe Cardle had given the Jags the lead before Mitch Megginson grabbed a late equaliser for the Aberdeen side.

Although the first season the clubs met was 1924/25 it wasn’t until 1937/38 that we met in the Scottish Cup with the Jags winning 1-0 at Firhill. The following season we were paired again and after 3-3 draw at Central Park we won the replay 2-1.

It was to be 39 years before the next cup meeting when we drew 1-1 at Firhill in February 1978 just 24 hours after playing a league game at Stenhousemuir! Premier Division Thistle had equalised deep into injury time and ran out 1-0 in the replay which had been postponed multiple times due to snow during the month.

In January 1993, as we struggled at the foot of the First Division, we famously beat the top flight jags 1-0 at Firhill. Six years later we were at Firhill once again as Thistle had slipped into the Second Division and ran out 5-2 winners.

A Foot In Both Camps

Keeper Jamie Sneddon is Partick’s third longest serving player after signing from us in the summer of 2017. Jamie played in 35 (+1 sub) games for us with the last being in the play off game with East Kilbride when he saved a penalty in the shoot out to help preserve our SPFL status.

Defender Darren Brownlie spent seasons 2013/14 & 2014/15 with us in the Championship after signing from the Jags initially on loan. He played in 35 (+7 sub) games for us scoring once. He then moved to QOS before returning to Thistle in the summer.

Our recent signing Ryan Finnie had a short spell with the Jags in 2015 after leaving Rangers but never played for the first team.

Previewer: Andrew Mullen. 

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