A. Player

probably born in Scotland

Houston (forename unknown) was probably born in Scotland, although his place and date of birth remain unknown to us. *

The forward appeared for Thistle as a trialist in May, 1898, whilst a Copeland player.

He made his only known appearance on Wednesday, 4th May, 1898, in a 6-1 win at home to Rugby Rovers in a Benefit match.

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

His club-list included Copeland and Partick Thistle.

We don't know where or when Houston died. *

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Bio Extra

Played at outside left in his only known game for Thistle in May 1898, an unusual fixture played against Rugby Rovers (yes, a team made up of rugby players) in aid of the Partick Nurses Jubilee Fund. Five trialists played that evening: John Buchan (Alloa Seafield), Willie Ferguson (Ashton), George Drummond (Alloa Seafield), James Brydson (6th GRV) & Houston (Copeland). Copeland were a junior outfit from Govan, formed in the mid 1880s as an offshoot of Kinning Park Athletic seniors.


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