Davey Haxton
Davey Haxton
Davey Haxton
● Davey Haxton, 2014 (FB)

born in Scotland

David Haxton was born on Friday, 27th February, 1959, in Dennistoun, Glasgow.

The goalkeeper joined Billy Lamont's Thistle for a trial in November, 1987, whilst an Ashfield player.

Aged 28, he made his only appearance on Saturday, 7th November, 1987, in a 4-1 defeat at home to Clyde in the SFL First Division.

Davey's club-list included Bellshill Athletic, St Roch's, Petershill, Ashfield, Partick Thistle, Arthurlie, Annbank United, Shettleston Juniors, Kilwinning Rangers, Ardeer Thistle and Baillieston Juniors.

Bio Extra

John Brough was stretchered off in the Hamilton game (17-Oct-1987) and Brian Scrimgeour stood in for more than half an hour for an heroic 1-0 win. From thereon it was crazy season as an exasperated Billy Lamont had to adlib his way through the forthcoming schedule, with backup 'keeper Archie MacLean also out of action. In the space of 30 days, 8 men kept goal for Thistle in just 7 games, all in the League, surely a world record. Davey was the second last of these 'keepers. As the Evening Times reported, he was a trialist from Ashfield. Although that paper never actually named him, Davey was Ashfield's number one at the time. The Sunday Post & Sunday Mail reported that John Thomson of Glasgow Perthshire had played, presumably picking up on some pre-match tip-off that never came to be. Haxton himself confirms that he played, so we can rest assured.

Davey was pleased that fate delivered the Thistle v Clyde senior Glasgow derby to his CV, the final result notwithstanding. He had a soft spot for the Jags and grew up just a bye-kick away from Shawfield. He was a man of many clubs in the junior game and did a bit of coaching at St Roch's in the late 2010s. Apologies for our photie of Davey being a wee bit out of his playing days timeframe; we shall endeavour to put this right if at all possible!

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