Saturday 7 December 2019 – Dennistoun Thistle 5 – 1 Croftfoot– Alex Ferguson Park, Harmony Row – KO 10am
After a week off and a successful Christmas night out it was time to get preparations into full swing for our semi-final next weekend, and what better way to do that than with a friendly?!
Croftfoot very kindly agreed to be our opposition, a team who we’ve had some competitive games with before and the manager was looking forward to being able to try out some different formations and see how some of our newer signings fit into the team.
The first half was tight, with both teams having plenty of chances and Thistle being a bit overrun in midfield. 14 mins in Jimmy, our newest recruit opened the scoring and then shortly after Croftfoot scored, meaning that the sides went in 1-1 at half time.
Although the team never particularly looked in trouble during the first half it was clear that the formation we were trying wasn’t working and causing us more difficulty than necessary, so a few tweaks at half time and we were ready for the second half.
Those tweaks proved to be the difference and at 59 mins Lucas scored to put us in the lead, followed by his second at 71 mins. Jimmy also got another at 83 mins before Lucas got his third of the game in just before 90 to secure his hat trick! (not bad for someone that only came on at half time!)
Thank you to Croftfoot for the friendly and helping us prep for our semi-final next week!
Full time score: Dennistoun Thistle 5 – 1 Croftfoot
Man of the Match Awards sponsored by Martins Garage
MOTM Opposition Choice – Jimmy Martin – Sponsored by Marc Johnston
MOTM Manager Choice – Gerard Dawson