Watty Keay
Watty Keay
Watty Keay
● Watty Keay, c1896 (WIK)

born in Scotland

Walter Keay was born on Monday, 16th January, 1871, in Whiteinch, Glasgow.

The forward joined Thistle in 1890, having most recently been with Whiteinch.

Aged 19, he made his first known appearance on Saturday, 29th November, 1890, in a 6-3 friendly defeat away to Mossend Swifts.

That day, Watty became a member of our scoring debutant's club, and even added a second for good measure.

He scored the last of his 17 known goals on Saturday, 30th January, 1892, in a 3-1 defeat away to Morton in the Scottish Alliance League.

He played his last known game for the club on Saturday, 6th February, 1892, in a 5-3 defeat at home to Linthouse in the Scottish Alliance League, having appeared for the Thistle on at least 41 occasions.

His club-list included Whitefield, Whiteinch, Partick Thistle, Darlington, Derby County and Southampton St Mary's.

Watty died on Saturday, 16th January, 1943, in Winchester, Hampshire, aged 72.

compiled from our All Games criteria.
Age Goal(s) Match
19y, 10m, 13d goal.pnggoal.png 29.11.1890 Mossend Swifts [a] L3-6 (Friendly)
19y, 11m, 11d goal.pnggoal.pnggoal.png 27.12.1890 Pollokshaws [h] W4-0 (Friendly)
19y, 11m, 18d goal.png 03.01.1891 The Wednesday [a] L2-3 (Friendly)
20y, 0m, 1d goal.png 17.01.1891 Methlan Park [h] D3-3 (Friendly)
20y, 0m, 8d goal.pnggoal.png 24.01.1891 Mossend Swifts [h] W3-2 (Friendly)
20y, 1m, 19d goal.png 07.03.1891 Linthouse [h] L2-8 (Friendly)
20y, 1m, 26d goal.png 14.03.1891 Queen's Park [h] L1-2 (Friendly)
20y, 6m, 23d goal.png 08.08.1891 Ayr [h] W3-2 (Scottish Alliance - game 1)
20y, 7m, 6d goal.png 22.08.1891 Morton [h] L1-2 (Scottish Alliance - game 3)
20y, 7m, 13d goal.png 29.08.1891 Queen's Park [a] L5-6 (Friendly)
20y, 7m, 20d goal.png 05.09.1891 Glasgow Wanderers [a] W2-1 (Scottish Cup 1st Preliminary Round)
20y, 11m, 24d goal.png 09.01.1892 Glasgow Wanderers [h] W2-1 (Friendly)
21y, 0m, 14d goal.png 30.01.1892 Morton [a] L1-3 (Scottish Alliance - game 13)

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