Jim Docherty

Jim Docherty
Jim Docherty
● Jim Docherty, 1982 (ALA)

born in Scotland

James Docherty was born on Thursday, 8th November, 1956, in Broxburn, West Lothian.

The 5' 10 (10st 10lbs) forward signed for Peter Cormack's Thistle on Saturday, 24th July, 1982, having most recently been with St Johnstone.

Aged 25, he made his debut appearance on Wednesday, 28th July, 1982, in a 3-1 friendly defeat away to Linlithgow Rose.

Amazingly, Jim scored his first 3 goals for Thistle in the same match! His account-opening hat-trick was registered on Saturday, 13th August, 1983, in an 8-0 friendly win away to Hawick Royal Albert.

He scored the last of his 4 goals on Tuesday, 23rd August, 1983, in a 2-1 defeat away to Meadowbank Thistle in the League Cup.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 1st October, 1983, in a 2-0 defeat away to Brechin City in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 14 occasions.

Jim's club-list included Armadale Thistle, Bathgate Thistle, Fauldhouse United, East Stirlingshire, Chelsea, Dundee United, Heart of Midlothian, St Johnstone, Partick Thistle, Meadowbank Thistle, Dunfermline Athletic and Whitburn Junior.

Bio Extra

Previously with Hearts and St. Johnstone he was signed from the Perth club in 1982 but was unable to make much impact on the first team in his first season. In the first game of the following season he appeared as a substitute against Clyde. After falling over the small fence around the pitch at Shawfield he embarrassedly punched the ball away while lying on the ground and was sent off for this offence. Scored once against Meadowbank. Disappeared from Firhill soon after.

(NK)



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