Partick Thistle finally get the monkey off their back

Partick Thistle V Aberdeen'Conrad Balatoni'Photo by Emma Mitchell'24/2/14
Partick Thistle V Aberdeen'Conrad Balatoni'Photo by Emma Mitchell'24/2/14

The cliche of football as a game of two halves has never been more true following Thistle’s second half

demolition of Aberdeen.

And the reaction from manager Alan Archibald equalled this, with anger turning to delight as the team finally recorded their first home win of the season in Saturday’s 3-1 win.

There are now high hopes of building on this as they travel to take on Ross County this Saturday afternoon.

Archibald said: “I thought that we were very poor by our standards in the first half and you could tell that we hadn’t won at home. Psychologically that has been affecting us.”

However, Archibald’s half-time team talk seemed to work wonders.

He said: “It wasn’t just the chances that we created. I felt that there was a whole change in their personality.

“It was the old Partick Thistle, the Partick Thistle that we’ve seen for most of the season. I thought in the first half that they looked a bit scared and afraid of Aberdeen but they didn’t in the second half. In the second half they took the game to Aberdeen and I thought that we deserved the win.”

And on getting their first home win of the season, Archibald said: “Hopefully that helps us mentally and psychologically and we can go and build on that now.

“The fans have have been great.”