Frank Branscombe

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Frank Branscombe
● Frank Branscombe, c1913 (LLF)

born in Scotland

Francis Archer Branscombe was born on Monday, 6th May, 1889, in Dennistoun, Glasgow.

The 5' 8 (11st 7lbs) forward signed for George Easton's Thistle on Saturday, 16th January, 1909, having most recently been with Clydebank Juniors.

Aged 19, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 23rd January, 1909, in a 0-0 draw away to West Calder Swifts in the Scottish Cup.

Frank scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 20th March, 1909, in a 3-1 defeat at home to Port Glasgow Athletic in the SFL First Division.

He scored the last of his 60 goals on Saturday, 5th May, 1917, in a 3-1 win (aet) at home to Third Lanark in the Glasgow Charity Cup.

That turned out to be his last game for the club, having clocked up an impressive 224 appearances as a Jag.

His club-list included Clydebank Juniors, Partick Thistle, Rangers, Vale of Leven and Dunkeld & Birnam.

Frank died sometime between 1st January, 1942 and 5th May, 1942, aged 52. *

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compiled from our All Games criteria.
Age Goal(s) Match
19y, 10m, 14d goal.png 20.03.1909 Port Glasgow Athletic [h] L1-3 (SFL First Division - game 27)
19y, 11m, 2d goal.png 08.04.1909 Queen's Park [h] L1-2 (SFL First Division - game 31)
20y, 8m, 2d goal.png 08.01.1910 Kilmarnock [h] W3-0 (SFL First Division - game 20)
20y, 8m, 16d goal.pnggoal.png 22.01.1910 Morton [a] L3-4 (Scottish Cup 1st Round)
20y, 9m, 13d goal.png 19.02.1910 Kilmarnock [a] L1-2 (SFL First Division - game 24)
20y, 9m, 20d goal.pnggoal.png 26.02.1910 Port Glasgow Athletic [h] W3-1 (SFL First Division - game 25)
20y, 11m, 17d goal.png 23.04.1910 Raith Rovers [h] W3-0 (Friendly)
20y, 11m, 19d goal.png 25.04.1910 Maryhill / Glasgow Perthshire XI [h] L1-3 (Friendly)
21y, 5m, 27d goal.png 02.11.1910 Rangers [a] L2-3 (Boilermakers Lock-Out Benefit)
21y, 6m, 6d goal.png 12.11.1910 Clyde [a] W2-1 (SFL First Division - game 13)
21y, 6m, 27d goal.png 03.12.1910 Raith Rovers [h] W3-0 (SFL First Division - game 16)
21y, 7m, 21d goal.pnggoal.png 27.12.1910 Distillery [a] W6-3 (Friendly)
22y, 10m, 10d goal.png 16.03.1912 Celtic [h] D1-1 (SFL First Division - game 30)
22y, 10m, 17d goal.png 23.03.1912 Barrow [a] W2-0 (Friendly)
23y, 4m, 1d goal.png 07.09.1912 Falkirk [h] W2-1 (SFL First Division - game 4)
23y, 4m, 8d goal.pnggoal.png 14.09.1912 Third Lanark [h] W3-1 (Glasgow Cup Quarter Final)
23y, 4m, 24d goal.png 30.09.1912 Celtic [h] L2-3 (SFL First Division - game 6)
23y, 5m, 1d goal.png 07.10.1912 Rangers [a] D1-1 (Glasgow Cup Semi Final replay)
23y, 5m, 13d goal.png 19.10.1912 Dundee [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 9)
23y, 5m, 20d goal.pnggoal.png 26.10.1912 Raith Rovers [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 10)
23y, 6m, 3d goal.png 09.11.1912 Clyde [h] D2-2 (SFL First Division - game 12)
23y, 6m, 17d goal.png 23.11.1912 St Mirren [a] L1-2 (SFL First Division - game 14)
23y, 6m, 24d goal.png 30.11.1912 Kilmarnock [h] W4-1 (SFL First Division - game 15)
23y, 7m, 15d goal.png 21.12.1912 Queen's Park [h] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 18)
23y, 7m, 26d goal.pnggoal.png 01.01.1913 Third Lanark [h] W3-1 (SFL First Division - game 20)
23y, 7m, 27d goal.png 02.01.1913 Rangers [h] L2-3 (SFL First Division - game 21)
23y, 9m, 2d goal.pnggoal.png 08.02.1913 Caledonian [h] W4-1 (Scottish Cup 2nd Round)
23y, 9m, 26d goal.png 04.03.1913 Kilmarnock [h] L1-3 (Glasgow & District Mid-Week League - game 3)
23y, 10m, 9d goal.png 15.03.1913 Morton [h] W5-3 (SFL First Division - game 29)
23y, 10m, 23d goal.png 29.03.1913 Hibernian [h] L1-2 (SFL First Division - game 31)
23y, 11m, 1d goal.pnggoal.png 07.04.1913 Raith Rovers [a] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 32)
23y, 11m, 27d goal.png 03.05.1913 Rangers [a] L1-3 (Glasgow Charity Cup Semi Final)
24y, 3m, 17d goal.png 23.08.1913 Falkirk [a] L3-4 (SFL First Division - game 2)
24y, 4m, 14d goal.png 20.09.1913 Hibernian [a] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 5)
24y, 5m, 26d goal.png 01.11.1913 Dundee [h] W2-1 (SFL First Division - game 12)
24y, 6m, 16d goal.png 22.11.1913 Kilmarnock [h] W4-2 (SFL First Division - game 15)
24y, 9m, 15d goal.png 21.02.1914 Kilmarnock [a] W4-1 (Scottish Cup 3rd Round)
25y, 3m, 16d goal.png 22.08.1914 Dundee [h] W4-1 (SFL First Division - game 2)
25y, 3m, 18d goal.png 24.08.1914 Celtic [h] D2-2 (Partick Catholic School Fund Raiser)
25y, 3m, 30d goal.png 05.09.1914 Motherwell [h] W4-1 (SFL First Division - game 4)
25y, 4m, 20d goal.png 26.09.1914 Rangers [a] W2-0 (Glasgow Cup Semi Final)
25y, 5m, 25d goal.png 31.10.1914 Airdrieonians [h] W4-0 (SFL First Division - game 10)
25y, 6m, 1d goal.png 07.11.1914 Hamilton Academical [a] D2-2 (SFL First Division - game 11)
25y, 6m, 29d goal.png 05.12.1914 Dumbarton [a] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 15)
25y, 7m, 27d goal.png 02.01.1915 Rangers [h] W3-1 (SFL First Division - game 20)
25y, 8m, 17d goal.png 23.01.1915 Raith Rovers [a] D2-2 (SFL First Division - game 24)
26y, 11m, 27d goal.pnggoal.png 03.05.1916 Clyde [h] W3-1 (Glasgow Charity Cup Quarter Final)
27y, 0m, 0d goal.png 06.05.1916 Queen's Park [n] W4-0 (Glasgow Charity Cup Semi Final)
27y, 5m, 15d goal.png 21.10.1916 Dumbarton [h] W6-0 (SFL - game 9)
27y, 5m, 22d goal.png 28.10.1916 Raith Rovers [h] W2-0 (SFL - game 10)
27y, 11m, 29d goal.png 05.05.1917 Third Lanark [h] W3-1 (Glasgow Charity Cup Quarter Final) aet

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