SCORING DEBUTS

There are 131 players who have scored for Queen’s Park on their first appearance for the club, a ratio of around one in eleven of the 1,500 or so players who have appeared in the hoops.

Twenty players have scored in their first two appearances for the club, the most recent being Aidan Connelly in 2012. The others are Andrew Aitken, Davidson Berry, W. Lindsay Cordiner, Robert Dalziel, Iain Denholm, Marc Falconer, Ian Fallis, Alex Ferguson, Mick Gillespie, Alexander Hamilton, C. Lawrie, James Mulgrew, Alexander Niven, George Ramsay, Hugh Stevenson, William Tennent, John Wilson, James Wylie and O. Wylie.

Just one player has scored in his first three appearances, Malky Mackay (Senior) opening with four against Queen of the South, followed by another three against East Fife just three days later and another two against Dumbarton a further seven days on.

There are four players who have gone one better and scored in their first four appearances, Andrew Fyfe, Peter Kane, J.H. McGee and Archibald McIndewar.

McIndewar is worthy of particular mention as, after scoring on his first four appearances, he never played for the club again.

Ten players have scored on their only appearance for the club; T. Anderson, P. Bates, “Clelland”, M. Edeleston, D. Hamilton, J. Hughes, J. McGregor, C.S. Ogilvie, A. Pedan and H. Young.

Six players have marked their debut with a hat-trick, William Anderson, T.Y. Brock, Graeme Cunningham, Graeme Eaglesham and Max Murray, while three have gone one better and scored four on their debut, the aforementioned Andrew Fyfe and Malcom Mackay, as well as Ian Denholm.

Also worthy of mention is David Brodie’s goal on his debut in 1993, which was scored with his first touch of the ball (after coming on as a substitute), the only Queen’s players known to have achieved this.

A full list of scoring debutants (to the end of the 2015/16 season) is here.

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