Scott Houston
Scott Houston
Scott Houston
● Scott Houston, c2005 (GAFC)

born in Scotland

Scott Edward Houston was born on Friday, 20th March, 1981, in New Cumnock, East Ayrshire.

The forward signed for John McVeigh's Thistle in 1997, having most recently been with Partick Thistle Boys Club.

Aged 17, he made his debut appearance on Friday, 3rd April, 1998, in a 4-0 friendly defeat at home to Motherwell.

Scott scored his first goal for Thistle on Monday, 20th July, 1998, in a 2-1 friendly win away to Stenhousemuir.

He scored his second and final goal for the club on Saturday, 10th April, 1999, in a 2-2 draw at home to East Fife in the SFL Second Division.

That turned out to be his last game for Thistle, having appeared as a Jag on 4 occasions.

Scott's club-list included Partick Thistle, Glenafton Athletic, Cumnock Juniors, Auchinleck Talbot and Craigmark Burntonians.

Bio Extra

Part of the Thistle youth set up for a number of years, Scott was given his opportunity in the Thistle first team towards the end of 98/99 season. Scored against East Fife and impressed the Thistle fans but was surprisingly given a free transfer at the end of the season, and then went off radar for a while.

He played under player-boss Tommy Bryce at Glenafton and then had spells with a number of other clubs in the Ayrshire region, before rejoining Glenafton again in 2004-05. It was there he closed his footballing account early, with a fine double in 2005-06 as Gerry Collins's team lifted both the Ayrshire League Cup and the West of Scotland Cup. It was a bit of a Thistle re-union at Glens, with Willie Howie also being part of the winning team that season.

Not to be confused with defender Scott Houston (Ardeer Thistle, Beith Juniors, Ardrossan Winton Rovers) who was also around in the 2000s.


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