County Tyrone vs Partick Thistle – Premier section match report

Jul 31, 2015 | Premier Section | 0 comments

The Salver final for the Premier section was a goal-filled affair, with Tyrone pipping Partick Thistle to the post, winning 3-2.

The opening stages were relatively uneventful, but McLaughlin delivered some great passes for Thistle, with Ethan Burns defending an early Thistle corner well for the Tyrone side.

With Alexander Lynn performing well for Thistle a seemingly dominant Scottish side conceded first, when Adam McCrea rifled a cross into the box to launch the Tyrone team into the lead.

And the second goal wasn’t long in coming either; Tyrone’s Calvin McKinley fired another shot through the Thistle defence, hitting the back of the net and increasing their lead to two goals.

Despite Thistle’s frantic attempts to draw one back, it was Keiffer Scott who nestled a third ball in the back of the net, and before half-time an impressive Tyrone were leading by three goals.

In the second half the Scottish team looked set to pull off a comeback, with Higgins clawing a goal back to reduce the lead to two goals, following an assist from the superb McLaughlin.  And their second goal was manoeuvred in on goal by McLaughlin from a corner kick to make it 3-2.

Despite the revival from Partick Thistle, they were unable to find the equaliser and it was Tyrone who almost scored a fourth thanks to Alex Carolan, but Harry Granger pulled off a spectacular clearance to save his Thistle side from conceding another.

Nicole McNicholl