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  • Thistle tackle Melvich trip in low numbers

    A 70 plus mile trip to the North coast of Sutherland awaits the Jags this weekend as they travel to play Melvich in their first away game of the new North West Sutherland AFA season.

    Injuries and absences continue to haunt player manager Tony Farquhar in his pursuit of a squad for the game, as Thistle look to steer the ship back on track by recording a first win in 2018. Despite the stuttering start, Farquhar remains in buoyant mood ahead of Saturday's match.

    "It's a bit of a task for sure, but I'm sure there will be weeks when we have 20 players at our disposal and I'll be faced with a different dilemma then."
    Melvich will be no easy proposition, as was evidenced in their opening 4-4 draw against title contenders Lairg Rovers last weekend. A double from James Murray helped Melvich to the point, just a week after the same player had netted twice for Pentland United in the Highland Amateur Cup, against Thistle. 

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    Melvich 12 -6 15
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