Ernie Yard
Ernie Yard
Ernie Yard
● Ernie Yard, 1965 (HOL)

born in Scotland

Ernest John Yard was born on Saturday, 3rd May, 1941, in Stranraer, Wigtownshire.

The forward signed for Willie Thornton's Thistle on Friday, 13th September, 1963, having most recently been with Kilmarnock.

Aged 22, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 14th September, 1963, in a 3-0 defeat at home to Rangers in the SFL First Division.

Ernie scored his first two goals for Thistle on Monday, 16th September, 1963, in a 4-1 win away to Glentoran in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

He scored the last of his 9 goals on Monday, 23rd December, 1963, in a 2-1 defeat away to Celtic in the Glasgow Cup.

That turned out to be his last game for the club, having appeared as a Jag on 21 occasions.

His club-list included Stranraer, Kilmarnock, Partick Thistle, Bury, Crystal Palace, Reading and Cape Town City.

Ernie died on Tuesday, 23rd November, 2004, in South Africa, aged 63.

compiled from our All Games criteria.
Age Goal(s) Match
22y, 4m, 13d goal.pnggoal.png 16.09.1963 Glentoran [a] W4-1 (Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1st Round, 1st leg)
22y, 5m, 9d goal.png 12.10.1963 Dundee United [h] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 7)
22y, 5m, 30d goal.png 02.11.1963 Hibernian [h] W2-1 (SFL First Division - game 10)
22y, 6m, 15d goal.png 18.11.1963 Spartak ZJŠ Brno [h] W3-2 (Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 2nd Round, 1st leg)
22y, 7m, 4d goal.pnggoal.pnggoal.png 07.12.1963 Queen of the South [h] W6-1 (SFL First Division - game 15)
22y, 7m, 20d goal.png 23.12.1963 Celtic [a] L1-2 (Glasgow Cup Quarter Final replay)

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