Thistle go top

Galloway Thistle Under-13s 6, Mid -Annandale Under-13s 2

This was a great result for Galloway as it puts Thistle top of the league with just the home game against East End to come.

Mids are a good team and they came out of the blocks fast, going ahead after five minutes. But full credit to Thistle for fighting for every ball.

Jordan Hughes got them level with an outstanding goal after some great football from the team. After this Thistle started to pass their way through and it paid dividends with Marco Whyte yet again proving deadly in front of goal with two great finishes to put Galloway 3-1 up. Then a great one-two between Marco and Robbie Adair ended with Adair firing over the keeper to put Thistle 4-1 up at half-time.

During the first half Nathan Syed Tollan, who yet again played in goal due to Tyler Jolly’s injury. proved to be a great stand-in and showed some safe hands when needed. Indeed, he pulled off a great save just after half-time to keep Thistle three up.

With Parlane, McCaig, Wallace and McIlwraith keeping it tight at the back with some great defending, Thistle team never looked like losing goals and, in the middle, Hughes, Thornton, McCreath and Penrose were well on top of their opponents. Burnett, McMiken and Mottram yet again showed as subs that they are great players to call on and are well up for it when they get on the park.

Up front, Marco and Robbie proved a great partnership with some outstanding play between them and it was Marco who again got not only his hat-trick but a well deserved fourth goal. Mids pulled one back late on but this was an outstanding result against Mids who will finish third in the league.

Last Thursday saw Thistle win 6-2 away from home to Threave Rovers with scorers Whyte (3), McCreath (2) and Mottram.

This Sunday sees Thistle Under 13s travelling to Newcastle and leaving at 5.30am to train with Newcastle coaches, look round the stadium, have lunch and then be guests for the visit of Premier League leaders Manchester City with at least one player taking to the field as ball boy for yet another game at St James’s Park.