Archie Low
Archie Low
Archie Low
● Archie Low, c1907 (ARS)

born in Scotland

Archibald Buchanan Low was born on Thursday, 24th September, 1885, in Forfar, Angus.

The midfielder signed for George Easton's Thistle on Thursday, 20th August, 1908, having most recently been with Woolwich Arsenal.

Aged 22, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 19th September, 1908, in a 4-0 defeat away to Third Lanark in the Glasgow Cup.

There were no goals for Archie during his time with Thistle.

He played his last game for the club on Wednesday, 28th April, 1909, in a 1-0 defeat away to Heart of Midlothian in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 19 occasions.

His club-list included Ashfield, Woolwich Arsenal, Partick Thistle and Johnstone.

Archie died on Tuesday, 6th March, 1951, in Leith, Edinburgh, aged 65.

Bio Extra

This left half came through at Ashfield who won the Junior Cup at Meadowside in May 1905, although Archie didn't feature on the day. Got a big move to Woolwich Arsenal for 1906-07 and the 21-year-old made his League on 1st December 1906, a 1-0 defeat at home to Sunderland in front of 20,000 at the Manor Ground. It became apparent that Archie was only ever going to be back-up for Invernesian Roddy McEachrane and, in August 1908, Archie landed back in Glasgow with Thistle. He could hardly have picked a worse time to do so, for the homeless Partick Thistle were just about to experience season horribilis flitting around nomadically and invariably being soundly beaten most weeks. Archie's personal record reads like a bit of a nightmare; P19 W0 D3 L16 F15 A51. He never played for the Jags again, and was placed on the Open to Transfer list the following season, during which he had a loan spell at Johnstone. It's thought that he landed back at Arsenal in April 1910, but made even less impact the second time around. From there, his footballing trail goes cold.


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