The visitors had more of the ball in the early stages, however the Warriors remained firmly in the game as a contest. The first half chance was in the 10th minute as Turner broke through for Thistle, only for a stunning tackle from Jamieson preventing the shot.
Both Graham and Orr then had half chances for the Warriors as we began to come into the game even more. A huge chance to score was then squandered by the boys as a ball into the box fell to Graham, who’s shot was deflected into the path of Orr 5 yards out only for Stone to pull off an excellent save to preserve the scoreline.
Orr would then get another chance in the 31st minute, this time from the spot, as Graham was pushed in the box. Orr confidently dispatched the penalty, sending Stone the wrong way for 1-0 Warriors. Thistle almost responded immediately however, with only the post denying Docherty a wondergoal.
In the second half, Thistle rallied and their quality began to shine through. It was 1-1 on 52 minutes as Tiffony was able to make it to the by-line and square the ball to Rudden for a tap in.
The winner then also came from the Jags left flank, this time a high chipped cross was headed home comfortably by Graham in the 73rd minute.
The match finished in a 2-1 defeat for the Warriors, which although wasn’t the desired result, there were still plenty positives to take from what was a very strong performance.
Match Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f2kEusv1g8
Stephen Swift interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_qiLLdgTxM
Thomas Orr interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9dLvzudH5A
|July 17, 2021||3:00 pm||Premier Sports Cup||2021/22||90'|