David Alston
David Alston
David Alston
● David Alston, 1933 (EBY)

born in Scotland

David Alston was born on Sunday, 24th May, 1914, in Renfrew.

The forward signed for Donald Turner's Thistle on Thursday, 19th May, 1932, having most recently been with Rothesay Royal Victoria.

Aged 19, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 12th August, 1933, in a 7-3 win away to Hamilton Academical in the SFL First Division.

That day, David became a member of our scoring debutant's club.

He scored the last of his 8 goals on Saturday, 29th January, 1938, in a 1-1 draw away to Queen's Park in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Tuesday, 3rd January, 1939, in a 4-2 defeat at home to Rangers in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 27 occasions.

His club-list included Rothesay Royal Victoria, Partick Thistle, Arthurlie and St Mirren.

David died in 1989, in Renfrew, aged 74. *

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compiled from our All Games criteria.
Age Goal(s) Match
19y, 2m, 19d goal.png 12.08.1933 Hamilton Academical [a] W7-3 (SFL First Division - game 1)
23y, 7m, 10d goal.png 03.01.1938 Rangers [a] W3-1 (SFL First Division - game 21)
23y, 7m, 12d goal.png 05.01.1938 Arbroath [a] D1-1 (SFL First Division - game 22)
23y, 7m, 22d goal.pnggoal.png 15.01.1938 Heart of Midlothian [h] W3-1 (SFL First Division - game 24)
23y, 7m, 29d goal.png 22.01.1938 Stranraer [a] D2-2 (Scottish Cup 1st Round)
23y, 8m, 2d goal.png 26.01.1938 Stranraer [h] W8-0 (Scottish Cup 1st Round replay)
23y, 8m, 5d goal.png 29.01.1938 Queen's Park [a] D1-1 (SFL First Division - game 25)

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