Second Division Champions 2000-2001
|Partick Thistle were
promoted as champions of Scottish Division 2 on Saturday 14th April 2001
due to a 2-2 draw at Forfar Athletic. After scoring early in
the first half, they surrendered the lead to the home team with two goals
before half time. However a late equaliser, and the
loss of Arbroath at Queen of the South ensured that Partick were declared
Champions at the end of the match. Fortunately the Forfar
staff were well prepared and there was a quick blast of Queen's "We
are the Champions" during the lap of honour. It didn't
matter that the bridies had run out before half time, Partick were back in
the big time.
ball. Forfar Athletic's main stand has been strategically
built such that most spectators only see about 90% of the
pitch. Partick were already leading 1-0 when this view was
taken in the middle of the first half.
|Partick fans take
advantage of some pre-match refreshment at the C mmercial Hotel opposite
the Forfar stadium.
||After the final
whistle, the team reappeared to the jubilation of the sizeable travelling