Brough Fletcher
Brough Fletcher
Brough Fletcher
● Brough Fletcher, 1922 (CHA)

born in England

Brough Fletcher was born on Thursday, 9th March, 1893, in Mealsgate, Cumbria.

The 5' 8 midfielder temporarily transferred to George Easton's Thistle on Saturday, 17th March, 1917, from his parent club, Barnsley.

Aged 24, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 17th March, 1917, in a 1-1 draw at home to Motherwell in the Scottish Football League.

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

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 6th October, 1917, in a 4-1 defeat away to Rangers in the Glasgow Cup, having appeared as a Jag on 14 occasions.

His club-list included Shildon Athletic, Barnsley, Partick Thistle and The Wednesday.

Brough died on Friday, 12th May, 1972, in Bristol, aged 79.

Bio Extra

Inside forward Brough Fletcher was a Barnsley player who played on 14 occasions for Thistle as a wartime guest in 1917. Brough played in 10 SFL matches, 2 Glasgow Charity Cup matches and had 2 Glasgow Cup outings, the semi-final against Third Lanark (a 1-0 win) and the final against Rangers on 6 October 1917. Although Brough was on the losing team in the 4-1 Cup final defeat, he was on the winning side in Thistle’s 2-0 SFL victory over the same opposition at Firhill on 1 September 1917 in front of a 19,000 crowd. Described in the Sunday Post as “undeserved”, it’s doubtful Brough cared!

Brough joined Barnsley in 1913 and was a regular in the Barnsley side scoring 73 goals in 312 outings as a player. (Tarn Talk.) He was a Tykes player from 1913 to 1929, with a short spell at Sheffield Wednesday in 1926.

In 1930 he became manager of Barnsley and held this position till 1938 when he became manager of Bristol Rovers. During World War 1 he served as a gunner with the Royal Field Artillery. He stayed at the Eastville Stadium until 1949. He had a short spell as manager of Walsall in 1952/53.

On account of his service during WWI, Brough is included in our feature piece, The Partick Thistle returned →.


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