Wally Ralston
Wally Ralston
Wally Ralston
● Wally Ralston, 1958 (HA)

born in Scotland

Walter Ralston was born on Thursday, 3rd October, 1935, in Glasgow.

The defender signed for David Meiklejohn's Thistle on Monday, 29th August, 1955, having most recently been with Ashfield.

Aged 20, he made his only appearance on Wednesday, 30th November, 1955, in a 4-3 friendly defeat at home to Royal Scots.

There were no goals for Wally in his one-off appearance for Thistle.

His club-list included Ashfield, Partick Thistle and Aldershot.

Wally died on Sunday, 4th October, 2009, in Glasgow, aged 74.

Bio Extra

David Meiklejohn took on this right back from Ashfield in the mid 1950s, but he was destined to remain in the reserves, excepting his one-off appearance in a midweek friendly against a Royal Scots army side which featured Donlevy and Mathers of Thistle. Trialist Alex Hastings scored on his debut with a powerful 20-yarder (40) then Davie McParland made it 2-0 at half-time, but 4 goals in the 2nd half more than cancelled out a 2nd McParland goal. Wally left Firhill for Aldershot in June, 1958.


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