James Ingram
James Ingram
A. Player

probably born in Scotland

James Ingram was probably born in Scotland, although his place and date of birth remain unknown to us. *

The forward signed for Thistle in April, 1892, having most recently been with Jordanhill Juniors.

He made his first known appearance on Saturday, 6th August, 1892, in a 5-2 friendly win at home to Celtic.

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

He scored his second (and final known) goal for us on Saturday, 20th August, 1892, in a 6-2 defeat away to Kilmarnock in the Scottish Alliance League.

That turned out to be his last known game for the club, having appeared for the Thistle on at least 3 occasions.

His club-list included Jordanhill Juniors and Partick Thistle.

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

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Bio Extra

Ingram, an inside left, played a small part in our history in August 1892 when he made his winning debut against Celtic, for the 5-2 scoreline was our first-ever victory over the Parkhead club - and he scored! Every report we’ve seen about this match tells us Celtic put out a scratch team – as if to somehow temper the euphoria of out first win over them. However, the Scottish Referee tells us that on discovering Celtic had turned up with barely a reserve XI, Thistle modified their selection and threw in some untried youngsters as well, so there are two sides to the story. The same paper also reported that, despite his goal, Ingram would be returning to Jordanhill for 1892/93, so presumably he had failed to impress in the 4 months he'd been in for training etc. He did play in the next two games though - a 6-2 friendly loss at Third Lanark being followed by a 6-2 loss at Kilmarnock in the Scottish Alliance. Any hopes James may have harboured of overturning the committee decision would have been dashed, but having scored on both his debut and his competitive debut, any disappointment felt would have been justified.

(WS/AFK)



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