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u20s – Accies 2 Partick Thistle 1

Our development league side concluded 2016 with a 2-1 win over Partick Thistle at The SuperSeal on Wednesday evening (21st December).  Goals by Ryan Tierney either side of half time, (41st minute and 51st minute penalty) were enough for us to win despite Declan McDaid’s strike and a strong closing period from the Jags.

Ross Cunningham had a couple of early chances for us, while Thistle were threatening throughout. Rico Quitongo defended well at times but Tierney put us ahead with a good finish shortly before half time, running on to a good ball from Marc Kelly before running on to finish well.

Sean McKirdy replaced Lewis Ferguson at half time, who had picked up a knock, and it was McKirdy who was pulled in the box five minutes after the restart which saw ref Lloyd Wilson point to the spot and Ryan Tierney dispatched the spot kick beyond Struan Herd in the visitors goal. McDaid pulled one back in the 57th minute for Thistle, with a good move and finish down the right.

Our goal tended to lead a charmed life for spells in the closing half hour, with good saves from Robbie Thomson and some goalline clearances, but we held firm for another three points.

Craig Watson completed his first full 90 minutes on his comeback trail, following his cruciate ligament injury in February, and that was good to see. Several good performances from the young team again.

Accies: Thomson, Reilly, Quitongo, Breslin (c), McGregor, Hughes (Smith 59), Cunningham, Ferguson (McKirdy 45), Tierney, Watson, Kelly. subs unused O’Halloran, J Boyd, S Connelly, R Connelly

Referee: Lloyd Wilson Assistants: Kevin McElhinney & Drew Kirkland

Next week we were due to visit Hearts on Boxing Day, but this match has been postponed and rearranged for Monday 16th January 2017, at Stenhousemuir’s Ochilview Park, kick off 7.30pm.

Regular skipper Shaun Want, out with a broken nose, hopes to be back by then. We can also look forward to a come back early in the new year hopefully from Jesus Garcia Tena after he has been out since July, while Greg Docherty will look to play himself back in sometime in February hopefully.


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