Saturday 7 September 2019 – Tollcross AFC 1 – 1 Dennistoun Thistle – Glasgow Green – KO 10am
Game three was a top of the table clash between ourselves and fellow league newcomers Tollcross AFC. With both teams going into the game having won their initial matches it was all to play for and a competitive game was expected, and it certainly didn’t disappoint
You could tell from the first 5 mins that it was going to be a battle – of skill, physicality and the will to win.
During the first half neither team could break the deadlock and at half time the teams went in all even at 0-0. It might be biased to say, but Thistle did have slightly more possession and a couple of extra shots on goal, but with neither team taking the lead there was everything to play for in the second half.
The second half kicked off and not long after at just 49 minutes Tollcross broke the deadlock and scored a goal. Thistle had totally switched off and given them an easy way to take the lead.
One thing that it could be said we were guilty of in pre-season was our heads going down when going a goal down, but that certainly couldn’t be said today. The team were challenging for every ball and pushing for the equaliser and at 63 mins it came thanks to Boab.
At this point it really was game on, even more so than before with both teams desperate to go on and seal the points. In the last 15 minutes it certainly seemed like Denny wanted it more, with attempt after attempt on goal, but sadly it just wasn’t to be.
The game finished 1-1 and while that might sound like the game was a little bit boring it was anything but, for a neutral it was a great game of football to watch and in fact had many of the spectators from the group on the adjacent field turning to watch our game instead of their own children.
Another point won leaving us on 7 points and still one of the teams at the top of the table, so all in a pleasing day. Not only that, but this was the first game in our history that we had drawn, with all our games before either being a win or a loss. Just in case anyone else enjoys a stat like I do!
Full time score: Tollcross AFC 1 – 1 Dennistoun Thistle
MOTM Opposition Choice – Alexander Hunter – sponsored by Sandy Nicoll
MOTM Manager Choice – Jordan Penny- sponsored by Cabin Cafe