Rounding of the local amateur game
Whitburn Bluebell 2
Linlithgow Thistle 2
With the news that head coach Callum Nimmo had resigned from his post, Thistle made the short journey to East Whitburn to play West Lothian rivals and newly-promoted Whitburn Bluebell.
Despite both sides starting the season poorly, the game ebbed and flowed with periods of good football played by both teams.
The Thistle were fortunate with their first goal when Orr smashed a speculative free-kick into the box, only for a defender to turn it into his own net. It remained 1-0 at half time.
Into the second half, Thistle pressed for the first 15 minutes, G Deans determination paid off, with a crunching challenge falling favourably. His direct play led to an 18-yard strike that sailed over the stranded keeper.
However, the home side regrouped and claimed a share of the spoils through a blundered goal from a corner and a fantastic free-kick.
Thistle are now inviting applications for head coach/manager from suitably-qualified and experienced candidates. Please contact chairman Derek Oliver on 07515 331 837 for more information.
Queensferry Athletic 3
Armadale Thistle 1
LEAFA Edinburgh West
Queensferry recorded another impressive league victory in their first home game of the season.
After a tight opening 15 min-utes Stuart Ure rose at the back post to head home a Miller corner. Queensferry had to work hard to keep their 1-0 advan-tage until half -time as Armadale pushed for an equaliser.
The second half started with nothing between the sides until a good ‘Ferry’ midfield move released Norman Dunnet who scored an excellent finish on 56 minutes.
Armadale got a goal back on 65 minutes when their young striker slotted the ball under oncoming keeper, Haldane.
Queensferry secured the victory on 80 minutes when David Miller finished off another great midfield passing move to hammer the ball home from 18 yards.
Man of the match: Ryan Bedet
Their next fixture is away to Forth Community tomorrow (Saturday), 2pm kick off.