Andrew McCartney
Andrew McCartney
Andrew McCartney
● Andrew McCartney (SD)

probably born in Scotland

Andrew McCartney was born in Glasgow, although his date of birth remains unknown to us. *

The 5' 10 (12st 0lbs) midfielder signed for Donald Turner's Thistle on Wednesday, 24th May, 1933, having most recently been with Queen's Park.

He made his only appearance on Saturday, 26th August, 1933, in a 3-0 defeat away to Aberdeen in the SFL First Division.

There were no goals for Andrew in his one-off appearance for Thistle.

His club-list included Queen's Park, Partick Thistle, Cowdenbeath and Edinburgh City.

We don't know where or when Andrew died. *

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Bio Extra

After 5 full seasons at Queen's Park, this half back was brought to Firhill in May 1933. He had become a regular at Hampden and was capped 4 times for Scotland Amateurs, so he wasn't brought to make up the numbers but, as it turned out, he played just once in the first team. The optimisim of a 7-3 win at Hamilton in the opening League game of the season in August 1933 was severely betrayed as the Jags drew 1 and lost 10 of the next 11 competitive matches. McCartney's only game for the club was the third game of that negative sequence and it was the third straight loss for the club.

On 26th August, 1933 a period of heavy tinkering with the selection began with the trip to Pittodrie. McCartney played his only game for the club at right half and Miller was tried at No 9, but losing 3 goals a game was becoming a habit. Aberdeen took the lead (2) and from then on the result was never in doubt. It was 2-0 at half-time and a 3rd goal near the end wrapped it up.

The Jags recovered their form during the season and actually won 6-in-a-row in the League in the springtime, but there was to be no part for Andrew in the revival. Post-Firhill he had spells with second tier outfits Cowdenbeath (1934-35) and Edinburgh City (1935-36).


Historian's note: Place of birth given as Glasgow in the Athletic News season preview (QP) on 4/8/1930.

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