Partick Thistle v Celtic – Team News, Match Officials, KO time and Where to Watch

Celtic FC Women will be looking to bounce back from the hugely frustrating defeat on Thursday night in the Glasgow Derby when referee Gary Hanvidge (that’s with an ‘A’) decided to invent an infringement in his own mind after initially awarding Celtic a goal after Caitlin Hayes headed home a Jacynta corner from close range to give Celtic the vital breakthrough – or so it seemed – at the Excelsior Stadium.

The game ended in a 1-0 smash and grab win for theRangers and that leaves both sides five points behind leaders Glasgow City with four games to play. City have to play both Celtic and theRangers and if they fail to take points from these away games that could leave the door wide for their two rivals to grab the two Champions League points on the last day with the title going to the one with the best goal difference – currently Celtic have a five goal advantage.

Fran Alonso is very well aware of this scenario and regardless of what happens elsewhere will be looking for four victories – including against Glasgow City back by a huge crowd at Celtic Park on Thursday night – ahead of the Women’s Scottish Cup Final at the end of the month.

There was an excellent article on The Celtic Blog last night about the Scottish FA and their apparently block on Celtic fan media but NOT the fan media from their friends from Ibrox – it’s well worth a read…

READ THIS…Celtic Fan Site’s Hampden Shut Out Is A Disgrace Considering Who Does Get Access

The Celtic FC Women Head Coach will be determined to ensure that if goal difference is to become a factor, his free-scoring Celtic side will not be beaten. This afternoon all three of the SWPL1 title challengers are in action with Celtic away to Partick Thistle at Petershill Park, theRangers away to Hibs then it’s Glasgow City at home to Hearts later in the day.

All Celtic can do is win and score as many goals as possible, pushing for more all the way to the final whistle tomorrow (and in all four remaining SWPL1 matches).  Then the other two can try to match the Hoops.

Celtic Team News

Celtic have no new injury concerns after Thursday night but have plenty of tired legs. Liv Chance is unlikely to return for Sunday so Fran Alonso will look to the substitutes in the match against theRangers to freshen things up for the Partick Thistle match, with attacking options aplenty available with the likes of Maria McAnemy, Liv Fergusson, Kit Loferski and Tegan Bowie.

Predicted Celtic Team

Photo Malcolm Mackenzie PSI

Fran Alonso is likely to make two or three changes to his starting eleven so Chloe Craig, Tegan Bowie and Maria McAnemy could all get a start. We got 10/11 correct for Thursday night but it’s a harder call for tomorrow as much will depend on how the legs are after that gruelling and ultimately frustrating Glasgow Derby where the most remarkable of all Honest Mistakes cost Celtic a victory.

Celtic FC Women could like up against Partick Thistle as follows:  Pam Tajonar; Caitlin Hayes, Kelly Clark and Chloe Craig;  Hana Kerner and Tegan Bowie, Natalie Ross, Shen and Mengyu; Amy Gallacher, Tash Flint and Maria McAnemy.

On the bench for Celtic expect: Chloe Logan, Claire O’Riordan, Taylor Otto, Lisa Robertson, , Liv Fergusson, Kit Loferski, Shen Menglu and Jacynta, with the latter two getting a rest early on but expected to be introduced.

Match Officials

Steven MacDonald will have the whistle and he will be assisted by Christopher Irving and Adam Holley with their flags. The Fourth Official will be Regan Wallace. As usual there will be no VAR.

Kick-off Time and Entry Details for Supporters

Partick Thistle v Celtic in this vital SWPL1 match at Petershill Park (30, Adamswell Street, Glasgow, G21 4DD) kicks off just after midday at 12.10pm. Pay at the gate by card or cash, £7 for adults, £5 for concessions and kids go free. Gates open at 11:15pm for this SWPL1 fixture and entry is through the turnstiles at the car park side of the ground.

Getting To Peterhill Park 

By Bus: Firstbus services 10, 24, 27, 88, 89, 89A, 89B and 90 all stop on Springburn Road, a stones throw from Petershill Park.

By Train: Springburn and Barnhill are the nearest train stations, both just a 5 minute walk from the stadium. Both are serviced from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level by regular trains.

By Car:  There is plenty of free car parking is available at Petershill Park. The post code for Petershill Park is G21 4DD and the complex can be accessed from Adamswell Street, at the rear of North Glasgow College.

Parking: There is parking available for free at Petershill Park. Supporters should use the lower two levels of parking at the stadium.

Where to Watch Partick Thistle v Celtic 

The Patrick Thistle v Celtic match is live on BBC Alba, so if you don’t have a ticket for Tynecastle you can watch the SWPL1 game as you wait for the action to get underway in Edinburgh. Understandably with such a short turn-around there has been no media conferences but we have been speaking to Fran Alonso privately and fully expect Celtic to be going all out for the three points and as many goals as possible, with no let up for the entire match.


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About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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