Partick Thistle v Glasgow Girls FC Report

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Match Description

Match report By Campbell Finlayson

Glasgow Girls are up to second in the SWPL 2 table after a hard fought 1-0 victory against Partick Thistle at Petershill.

An early goal from Lucy McEwan earned all three points against our Glasgow neighbours.

Chloe Docherty went close to putting Glasgow Girls ahead but her shot was saved by Sara Robson in the Thistle goal, however there was nothing she could do moments later when the Jags fell behind.

Lucy McEwan managed to evade the offside trap and found herself one on one with the keeper before coolly rolling the ball beyond Robson into the net.

With Thistle as the home team, Glasgow Girls had to adapt to the surroundings as the away side for a change at Petershill, but it didn’t seem to be a problem as they continued to dominate.

Midfielder Emma Porteous had a chance after quarter of an hour but her volley went wide of target. She did go closer later on in the half, but this time Robson was on hand to deny her.

Thistle were stronger in the second half and should have equalised midway through the half when the ball was cut back to Emma Lawton, but her shot was easily held by Toni Harkness.

Glasgow Girls rarely threatened in the second period with the best chance falling to Docherty, but her shot was high and wide.

With just under ten minutes remaining, Thistle came within inches of equalising as Bryony Ross’ ball across goal came back off the bar, with Becky Bisland’s curling rebound saved by Harkness.

Porteous shot wide in stoppage time as John Doyle’s side went in search of a second but although it didn’t come, Glasgow Girls held out to inflict Partick Thistle’s first defeat of the season and climb to top of the table with Hearts.

Next weekend sees Glasgow Girls back at Petershill as they host St Johnstone with a 4pm kick off.

Partick Thistle:Robson; Addie, Hughes (MacTaggart, 62), Ranes, McGlashan; Ross, Bisland, Rigden (Christie, 58), Mallon, Lawton; Lyle (Paterson, 70)

Glasgow Girls:Harkness; Jackson, Smith, McTear, Gallagher; Armit (Ferrol, 63), Kerr, McGuire, Porteous, Docherty (Saunders, 86); McEwan (MacDonald, 83)

 Highlights By Mark O’Brian

Interviews By Campbell Finlayson

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Photos By Gerry Lafferty

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