Season 2000 - 2001

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Congratulations Largs United
Champions of Club Ties North Div 2
Season 2000 - 2001
 4th goal against Darvel - animated

Thistle are the premier Football side in Largs, and past Scottish Junior Cup Winners. Their home is Barrfields, and they are looking forward to more sponsorship next season in Division 2. Stuart McAulay's excellent Largs Thistle Site is the best source for online news.

North Ayrshire Cup Semi-final - 25th May 2001: Ardrossan 0-1 Largs Thistle
Final: Largs v Kilwinning Rangers 3pm Sunday 3rd June 2001 at Kilbirnie Valefield Park

Full match reports by Calum Corral are, as always, in the Largs and Millport Weekly News.

Monday 21st May 2001 Largs Thistle v Darvel 6-0

 Hart - Penalty against Darvel
 Hepburn - 4th Goal against Darvel
 Hart - 5th Goal against Darvel
 Wraith - 6th Goal against Darvel

Largs: Meechan, Sheridan, Graham, Wraith, Davidson,
Donaghy, Murray, Golsh, Hepburn, Hart, Love.
Subs: Quigg, Boland, Dunlop, Sarwar, Gray.
Manager: Frank Lovering, Coach: George Wall

Team Achieved PlayedPoints
Troon 84.8% 2256
Kello 74.6% 2248
Largs 68.2% 2245
Muirkirk 60.3% 2239
Ardeer 57.6% 2238
Dalry 43.9% 2229
Saltcoats 40.9% 2227
Ardrossan 33.3% 2222
Maybole 31.8% 2221
Darvel 27.3% 2218
Annbank 19.7% 2213
Whitletts 13.6% 229
 6th goal against Darvel - animated

Thistle reached the Junior Cup quarter finals this season (2000-2001), and after dumping Beith from the North Ayrshire Cup beat Ardrossan in the semi-finals by a late goal. They made a poor start in the Western League Division 2, but scored a rake of goals in their recent matches and after winnning the crucial Ardeer game, the Darvel one, and a goalless draw away at Muirkirk are now officially promoted back to the 1st division where they belong. The 6th goal against Darvel was the 100th this season! We look forward to the 101st.

They are now (3rd June) in 3rd place and are officially promoted. Our table (left) shows Thistle in 3rd place, if shown in order of percentage of possible points achieved. Check Stuart's recent results and coming fixtures.

Last Season (1999-2000) in Division 1, Thistle scored the last goal, in the 2nd leg of the playoff in an inspired 2nd half, after hitting the post twice and just missing with a beautiful inswinging corner. The 2-2 draw against Hurlford was just not enough to keep Largs from relegation.

Thistle Squad: Kenny Meechan, John Sheridan, Danny Boland, Billy Davidson, Robert Wraith,
Neil Murray, Gordon Graham, Bobby Donaghy, Michael Hart, Stephen Quigg, Graeme Hepburn,
Allan Blaikie, Gordon Dunlop, Alan Golsh, Derek Love, Derek Raeburn, Rashid Sarwar,
Ian Gray, Stuart Gray, Gordon Smith, Barry Fulton.
Manager: Frank Lovering, Coach: George Wall. President: Andy McPherson

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