Harvey Juveniles U16 1-4 Bathgate Thistle U16

WEST LOTHIAN COUNTY CUP, QUARTER-FINAL: Sunday 11 December, 2016, Mosswood Community Complex, Livingston Two goals from Kieran inspired Bathgate to victory and a place in the County Cup semi-finals as Harvey were ruthlessly swept aside. On a somewhat small and inhibiting pitch in Knightsridge, the Thistle players adapted to the tight dimensions and played their own […]

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Bathgate Thistle U16 2-2 Kirkfield U16

WEST LOTHIAN YOUTH LEAGUE: Sunday 4 December, 2016, Craigswood Sports Centre Kieran’s bulleted header secured a draw for Bathgate in a below-par performance against Kirkfield at Craigswood. The substitute rose to power home Billy’s cross at the back post on a day when Thistle very much played within themselves. They fell behind early on after […]

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Bathgate Thistle U16 1-1 Forth Athletic U16

WEST LOTHIAN YOUTH LEAGUE: Sunday 27 November, 2016, Bathgate Sports Centre A late equaliser denied Bathgate all three points against visitors Forth on a wet and muddy morning in West Lothian. Thistle created chance after chance with a confident, passing display on a very difficult pitch. However, failure to find the net ultimately cost them […]

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Polbeth Utd U16 0-4 Bathgate Thistle U16

WEST LOTHIAN COUNTY CUP, SECOND ROUND: Limefield Park, Polbeth Patience and efficiency saw Bathgate into the third round of the County Cup against a well-organised and stubborn Polbeth side. Although the top-flight outfit monopolised possession against their B League opponents, they found it difficult to break through Polbeth’s 5-4-1 formation. Goals from Kieran and Bailey […]

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Bathgate Thistle U16s 8-0 Murieston Utd Red U16s

WEST LOTHIAN YOUTH LEAGUE: Sunday 23 October, 2016, Craigswood Sports Centre Eight different goalscorers featured in Bathgate’s convincing win against Murieston United Red as the home side delivered another commanding display. Ross, Craig, an own goal, David, Kieran O, Matty, Elliot and Bailey all etched their names on the scoresheet on a wet morning at […]

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Bathgate Thistle U16 4-1 Gartcairn FA U16

WEST LOTHIAN YOUTH LEAGUE: Sunday 9 October, 2016, Craigswood Sports Centre, Livingston Bathgate Thistle moved top of West Lothian’s A League after handing Gartcairn their first defeat of the season. Two goals by Dylan, one from Billy and one from Bailey secured a deserved 4-1 win on an excellent grass surface at Craigswood. All five […]

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Bathgate Thistle U16 1-0 Currie Star U16

SCOTTISH CUP SECOND ROUND: Sunday 25 September, 2016, Bathgate Sports Centre With eight minutes remaining, this Scottish Cup tie was tighter than two coats of paint. The teams were locked at 0-0, both had spurned scoring chances, and extra-time looked inevitable. Then came a goal which you don’t often see watching Bathgate Thistle’s Under-16s. The […]

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Broxburn Ath Colts U16 2-2 Bathgate Thistle U16

WEST LOTHIAN YOUTH LEAGUE: Sunday 18 September, 2016, Albyn Park, Broxburn A controlled performance in Broxburn saw Bathgate leave with a point thanks to Craig’s second-half equaliser. Although the visitors played the better football, they lacked enough incision in the final third to win the game against last year’s league champions. Billy’s fine run ended with […]

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Bathgate Thistle U16 5-3 Gairdoch Utd U16

WEST LOTHIAN YOUTH LEAGUE: Sunday 11 September, 2016, Bathgate Sports Centre Bailey surpassed the 100-goal mark for Bathgate Thistle with a hat-trick in a stirring victory over Gairdoch United. The striker was at his predatory best in a game which saw the home side create a flurry of chances and convert them with aplomb. Leading 5-1 […]

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Bathgate Thistle U16 4-1 Harvey Juveniles U16

SCOTTISH CUP FIRST ROUND: Sunday 28 August, 2016, Bathgate Sports Centre Bathgate’s passing game clicked into gear to take them into the Scottish Cup second round against a well-organised Harvey side. The hosts dominated much of the game, although it was their second-half display which really touched the heights. Before finding their rhythm, the boys in […]

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