It was a tough day at the office for Thistle as struggled to get the ball down and play their usual style of football, writes Tom Scott.
Credit to Garnock for staying fairly resolute throughout the 90 minutes. The game started tight as both teams tried to take a foothold of the game. Early chances for Stuart MacNally and Logan Park went begging but Thistle kept plugging away.
It would be Logan Park who broke the deadlock after beating his man, eventually finishing into the bottom left corner. 1-0 Thistle.
They couldn’t keep control of the game, and Garnock replied with a goal of their own. A simple punt from the goal keeper, allowed to bounce – which allowed Garnock get in behind the Thistle defence, and their young striker hitting the back of the net.
Both teams would continue to threaten, with Thistle arguably edging the first half, and could have had a few more chances with Logan Park breaking the line and the referee judging him to be offside.
HALF TIME SCORELINE: 1-1.
The second half was much the same as the first. Both teams scrapping to gain control of the game, neither team really managing!
Thistle looked bright, with Ali Orr getting on the ball and trying to make things happen – but it wasn’t Thistle’s day.
Logan Park came close on a couple of occasions – on another day he’d be walking away with four goals.
Garnock came close from a corner, with the ball precariously close to going over the line after clattering the crossbar. Garnock would continue to threaten with the ball over the top, but Thistle adjusted well and dealt with it in the second half.
Aside from a couple of half chances from corners, Thistle allowed the game to fizzle out.
FULL TIME 1-1 – Garnock probably just edged the second half. On the day, a draw was probably a fair result – both teams will feel they had chances to win.
MOTM – Callum Dewar. Callum put in a captain’s performance today, saving their skins a couple of times to stop the Garnock counter attack.