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  • Latest News (29/3)

    Thistle continued their pre-season with a friendly win over Lairg Rovers at TRACC last night, winning by 2 goals to 1. Goals from Liam Rostock in the first and second half gave the Jags a 2-0 lead before a late and rather fortunate goal for Lairg reduced the deficit to one. Thistle now travel to Dornoch on Sunday for a 2pm kick off for their third test.<br /><br /><img class="imgleft" align="left" alt="" src="http://www.tainthistle.co.uk/news/data/upimages/isleburn.jpg">On Monday, Liam Rostock collected a cheque on behalf of the club from Evanton based Isleburn Ltd as part of the HSE Incentive Scheme funded by BP. The club wishes to extend many thanks to Isleburn and BP for this very kind donation.<br /><br />The first episode of JagsTV is now online <a href="http://www.tainthistle.co.uk/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1333020726&archive=&start_from=&ucat=&">here</a>, featuring first half highlights of the club's opening friendly against Golspie Stafford and an exclusive interview with last week's Tweeter of the Week, Chris Gordon.<br /><br />Anyone wishing to "Sponsor a Player" for just £20 this season, whether you are a club or an individual, please use the Contact Us link at the top of the page, or call 01862 892116.

  • Latest News | Tain Thistle AFC
  • JagsTV (29/3)

    The first episode from JagsTV, with first half highlights from Thistle's game against Golspie Stafford and an interview with Chris Gordon, with thanks to our sponsors Isleburn Ltd, Rearo Laminates and video producer Alan Forsyth.<br /><br /><iframe width="460" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/L52y6pK1jXw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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  • Tain Thistle 2-1 Lairg Rovers

    Tain Thistle ambled their way to victory against a Lairg Rovers side set up to contain the Jags. The match was the Jags' second friendly of the pre-season, having beaten Golspie Stafford two weeks ago.<br /><br />With manager Robert Ross himself unavailable and the only notable absentees being the vacationing Ayah Rattanaphithak, a work-hungry Martyn Farquhar and professional learners John Maclellan and Ryan Johnston, Thistle welcomed additions Andy Ripley, Chris Mailley and Mark Munro to the side.<br /><br />In goal for the first half, young John Allan enjoyed a quiet time of things as Thistle pressed. They struggled, however, to find their stride against a stubborn Lairg back line. <br /><br />Darran Goller could have scored early on with an impressive volley, forcing a save before Brand's effort on the rebound was also held. Only minutes later, Daniel Christie missed a chance to put Tain ahead when he sent a free kick over the bar. <br /><br />The Rovers nearly stunned Tain on the break after a quarter hour of play however, with a header that flew inches wide from close range.<br /><br />The quick forward play of Goller and Rostock paid off on 21 minutes, as the former laid off for the latter to tap home from close range. Goller could have extended the Jags lead moments later, but his effort flew over.<br /><br />Ian Christie, standing in for the gaffer, substituted six players at half time, introducing Ripley and Mailley, along with goalkeeper Steven Wemyss, Chris Gordon, Kieran Cunningham and in action for the first time this year, Andrew Sutherland.<br /><br />With the wind picking up and blowing in Lairg's favour, Thistle found themselves prone to the counter, but clever defensive positioning from Sutherland and Christie, later replaced by Munro, saw them quick to react.<br /><br />Despite the weather disadvantage, the Jags kept possession and pushed for a breakthrough amidst a packed Rovers' box.<br /><br />Despite efforts from Andy Durrand, Gordon and Goller, and some clever creative play from Cunningham, the second finally came from Rostock, as the forward's blistering run was finished with finesse, curling a right foot shot into the top corner.<br /><br />Any comfort that the second goal offered was quickly written off as a laxed Thistle defence allowed Lairg in behind to beat goalkeeper Wemyss to make it 2-1.<br /><br />With a few minutes left, Rostock could have had his hat-trick but his shot flew over.<br /><br /><b>Team:</b><br />Allan (Wemyss), Cameron (Gordon), Graham (Mailley), A Christie, Brand (Sutherland), Munro (Cunningham), Cowie, Rostock (Ripley), Goller, D Christie, Durrand<br /><br /><b>Goals:</b><br />Rostock 21, 82

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  • Latest News (24/3)

    The committee and members of the Ross-shire Welfare football association met on Thursday evening to kick off the new season, registering six of their existing member clubs. Balintore and Cromarty, the latter now having confirmed since the meeting that they will play this season, did not register. It is expected that Balintore will register in the next week. In other news, clubs agreed to keep the allowance of signed Second XI players at eight, with a limit of six named on a teamsheet.<br /><br />Thistle's next friendly will be against Lairg Rovers at the TRACC All-Weather pitch this Wednesday evening with a 7.05pm kick off. The match follows on from the Jags' victory over another Sutherland side in Golspie Stafford, two weeks ago.<br /><br />The Legends XI is expected to take to the field once again for a match in mid-April to mark the reopening of the Links playing field and the redeveloped showers in the changing rooms.<br /><br />Website visitors can expect the first episode of JagsTV to follow this week, with brief highlights of the friendly against Golspie Sutherland, club house update and a player interview.<br /><br />Finally, this week's Tweeter of the Week is Chris Gordon.<br /><br /><a href="https://twitter.com/ChrisGordonRFC" class="twitter-follow-button" data-show-count="false">Follow @ChrisGordonRFC</a><br /><script>!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s);if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");</script>

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