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  • End of season blues for Jags

    In the final game of the season last night, Thistle were soundly beaten at the Links by Invergordon Social Club.<br /><br />In a first half which ended in the favour of the Invergordon men, Thistle had no luck. Opening the scoring for the visitors, Rob MacCormack held off his man to slot home before a Paul Austin cross was diverted into the net by Thistle's Martyn Farquhar. <br /><br />Thistle were not without chances as Goller twice struck wide and Stephen Campbell in goal for Social did well to save when tested by Rostock. A third was added before half time to make it 3-0.<br /><br />Thistle never moved out of second gear and in the second half, two further goals followed. Robbie Ross powered home a consolation for the home side, however the result by this time was academic.<br /><br />The result wrapped up the shortest of seasons for Thistle in their sixth and final league game.<br /><br /><b>Team:</b><br />Wemyss, Durrand, Johnston (Matheson), Ross, Farquhar, Cowie, Brand, Rostock, Goller, D Christie, Maclellan (Munro)<br /><br /><b>Goals:</b><br />Ross

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  • Tain Thistle 1-1 Cromarty

    Turning up with only ten players, a valiant effort from Cromarty saw them defend well in a first half which saw Tain Thistle consistently attack their goal for 45 minutes.<br /><br />After four minutes Darran Goller hit the crossbar, before curling a shot wide moments later. Thistle thought they had scored shortly after with a header that appeared to be over the line and in the net but referee Gary McCarthy waved play on.<br /><br />A Rostock header went over and Goller again was unsuccessful with a shot saved by Maclean on the half hour mark. From a free kick, Chris Mailley came close with an effort and the resultant rebound before Rostock had a shot blocked on the line. Incredibly, the score finished 0-0 at half time, with goalkeeper Stephen Wemyss for the Jags finding the evening awfully quiet.<br /><br />Amazingly, from the start of the second half, Cromarty kicked into gear and found themselves 1-0, hitting Thistle on the counter to cut a shot back for Gordon Thompson to score.<br /><br />Paul Cowie hit straight back from the home side to make it 1-1 within a few minutes, however it was back to the drawing board as a resilient Cromarty side held on for the draw.<br /><br />Durrand had a shot destined for the top corner stopped by Maclean, and Cowie again looked like scoring - but the packed defence of the Black Isle men kept their resolve the game ended at 1-1.<br /><br /><b>Team:</b><br />Wemyss, Durrand, Johnston, Mailley, Farquhar, Cowie, Munro, Rostock, Goller, Maclellan (Matheson), Ripley<br /><br /><b>Goals:</b><br />Cowie 55

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  • Jags out of Cordiner Cup

    Alness exacted revenge for their third cup final defeat this season by dumping hosts Tain Thistle out of the Cordiner Cup on Saturday.<br /><br />Missing a host of players from the cup final winning team, including Liam Rostock, Arron Christie, Martyn Farquhar, Michael Brand, Chris Mailley and John Allan, Thistle brought only thirteen players to Academy Park, including Brian Cameron, who returned to the side on temporary duty since his departure for Orkney at the start of the season.<br /><br />The cup tie was not to prove history-changing for Thistle as they once again found themselves on the losing side in Alness, with goals from Mike Mckenzie, Keith Dingwall and Chris Graham putting the Jags to the sword.<br /><br /><b>Team:</b><br />Wemyss, Cameron, Durrand, Graham, Ross, Cowie (Matheson), Munro, D Christie (Johnston), Goller, Maclellan, Ripley

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  • Thistle enjoying unbeaten run

    As the first round of the Tain hosted Cordiner Cup approaches, the Jags will be looking to add to their current unbeaten run, as they enjoy the best form they have had since May 2011, when they won the Ross-shire Welfare League Cup.<br /><br />With only one blemish on their record in their last eight games, Thistle will hope for a reverse of their last visit to Academy Park in Alness, which saw them take the lead but ultimately lose 2-1 in the league this past June.<br /><br />Action between Alness Athletic and Tain Thistle has been tight this year, with a win, loss and a draw recorded for each side, across league and cup competitions.

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  • Ross Club 2-2 Tain Thistle

    Second half goals from Chris Mailley and John Maclellan cancelled out the first half lead of Ross Club at Jubilee Park last night, as the Jags recorded a point.<br /><br />Missing Mark Munro, John Allan and Martyn Farquhar from the Seaboard cup final winning squad, Thistle would also have to contend with injury to Liam Rostock and a groin irritated Darran Goller, both of whom took a place on the bench for the Dingwall visit. Stephen Wemyss came in for Allan, while Kev Graham also returned to action.<br /><br /><img class="imgleft" align="left" alt="" src="http://www.tainthistle.co.uk/news/data/upimages/ripley2.jpg">A slow to start Thistle looked as though they may have been suffering from a cup hangover in the first half, unable to make a breakthrough despite enjoying most of the play. Daniel Christie and Andy Ripley both unlocked the Ross Club defence but were thwarted by the quick hands of Steven Hyslop in the Ross-shire goal.<br /><br />At the other end, Arron Christie and Robbie Ross both did well to deal with the quick counter of the Dingwall side, but it was an unfortunate cut back in the 38th minute that led to the opener; Wemyss unable to prevent a certain goal.<br /><br />Within minutes, Ross Club had extended their lead, in the most fortunate of fashions. Wemyss, caught out of his goal, was lobbed from distance with a speculative effort and with that the Jags were 2-0 down.<br /><br />The Tain men will have felt aggrieved to be 2-0 down at half time, but they emerged for the second half with renewed vigour, and before long they had pulled a goal back. Midfield man Chris Mailley found the net with a stunning shot, rifled past Hyslop.<br /><br />Maclellan and Goller were soon introduced, and it was the latter who provided for the former, as he netted his seventh goal of the season to make it 2-2.<br /><br />Maclellan found himself through on goal late on, but failed to capitalize and Ripley had the only other chance of note, forcing a save from Hyslop on 80 minutes.<br /><br /><b>Team:</b><br />Wemyss, Durrand, Johnston (Graham), Ross, A Christie, Brand, Cowie (Maclellan), Mailley, Matheson (Goller), D Christie, Ripley<br /><br /><b>Subs not used:</b><br />Rostock<br /><br /><b>Goals:</b><br />Mailley 55, Maclellan 64<br /><br /><b>Bookings:</b><br />A Christie<br /><br /><b>Man of the Match:</b><br />Andy Ripley

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