Archie Gillies
Archie Gillies
Archie Gillies
• Archie Gillies, 1922 (PIC)

probably born in Scotland

Archibald Gillies was probably born in Scotland, although his place and date of birth remain unknown to us. *

The forward temporarily transferred to George Easton's Thistle on Tuesday, 18th March, 1924, from his parent club, St Mirren.

He made his only appearance on Tuesday, 18th March, 1924, in a 2-1 neutral-venue defeat against Hibernian in the Scottish Cup.

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

His club-list included Duntocher Hibernian, St Mirren, Partick Thistle and Dumbarton.

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

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Archie Gillies's Summary Totals
appearances position won drew lost goals
League 0 0 0 0 0
Competitive 1 0 0 1 0
All Games 1 0 0 1 0

Bio Extra

Inside right Archie Gillies was signed by St Mirren from junior club Duntocher Hibs in May 1921 and soon became a regular for the Paisley side over the next six years. With Thistle struggling for players due to injury and flu, Archie was drafted in to Firhill on a one-match emergency loan in March 1924, specifically with the important Scottish Cup Quarter Final match against Hibs in mind. Played on a Tuesday afternoon at Celtic Park, the 2nd replay in the tie went to the wire. Thistle wasted an early free-kick then soaked up a lot of pressure but fell to 2 long shots (12 and 35). A Blair shot was half cleared and lobbed back in by Chatton and a Hibs defender headed in an og (52) but Hibs defended desperately until the end to go through.

Archie played in the first four matches of St Mirren's historic Scottish Cup run, he didn’t play in the 1926 Final triumph, when Alan Gebbie played at inside right. By the time he signed for Dumbarton in October 1927, he had scored 27 goals in 167 appearances for the Buddies. In two seasons at Boghead Park he scored 3 goals in 64 appearances for the Sons, but was released by Dumbarton in the 1929 close season.


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