A. Player

probably born in Scotland

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

The forward appeared for Thistle in September, 1895, having most recently been with Ashfield.

He made his only known appearance on Saturday, 7th September, 1895, in a 2-2 draw at home to Kilmarnock in the SFL Second Division.

There were no goals for Scott in his only known appearance for Thistle.

His club-list included Ashfield, Partick Thistle, Bolton Wanderers and Glasgow Perthshire.

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

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Bio Extra

This centre forward played with the crack Ashfield junior side which won a few trophies in 1894-95, including the game's main prize, the Scottish Junior Cup. Scott played in the decisive final tie at Tynecastle on 15th June 1895; Ashfield 2 West Calder Wanderers 1. Many such gold medal winners would make their way into the seniors shortly afterwards, and Scott got a chance with Partick Thistle in early September 1895, appearing in a 2-2 league draw at Inchview versus Kilmarnock, in front of 2,000. There was a brisk start by both teams but Thistle had the edge. John Wilkie scored “a beauty” then Kilmarnock levelled with a daisy-cutter. They went ahead from a corner (35) and were inches away from adding to their lead after half-time, but John Proudfoot scored (77) “amidst deafening cheers”.

Scott didn't last too long as a Jag though, and was back with Ashfield the following month, where he was afforded a warm welcome back by the Saracen Park crowd. Further signs of his prowess are obvious from press reports that there was interest from down south in acquiring his services. Bolton Wanderers ventured north in February 1896, and Scott appeared for them in a friendly game on 8th February 1896; Celtic 4 Bolton Wanderers 1. Subsequent reports suggested that he would sign for the Trotters, but nothing came of it, and he continued as an Ashfield man. He made the switch to Glasgow Perthshire in August 1896, but didn't quite see it through to the new year. “Since Scott's desertion, Perthshire appear to have gone to pigs and whistles” said the Scottish Referee (2 December 1896).


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