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A goalkeeping first?

Post by Alan McCabe » Thu Sep 08, 2022 4:12 pm

Actually bumped into the Hogarth brothers at work and wondered whether these young lads might be setting a first at the weekend?

Jay is goalkeeper for Alloa while Nicky has been signed on loan from Nottingham Forest by Falkirk.

If they are selected for their respective clubs on Saturday in the Falkirk v Alloa League 1 fixture, might they be the first goalkeeping brothers to face each other in a Scottish match?

It's certainly not unusual for outfield siblings to face each other but I'm struggling to recall a case involving goalies.

Assuming, of course, both are picked...

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Re: A goalkeeping first?

Post by Gordon Baird » Fri Sep 09, 2022 5:04 pm

Possibly the Latchfords back in the 1970's? Peter was with West Brom while Dave was at Birmingham (I think). Later Peter played for Celtic and Dave for Motherwell.

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Re: A goalkeeping first?

Post by ScottishFA » Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:28 am

Maybe Blair Currie and Max Currie. Both have been playing in the SPFL for the last few years. Not sure if they have crossed paths on the pitch, though.

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Post by bluedragon » Sun Sep 11, 2022 6:01 pm

One for the “almost but not quite” section.

Only two of the four Maclaren goalkeeping brothers from Perthshire played for Scottish League clubs. The oldest (Jim) had a short overlap in Scottish football with the youngest brother (Dave).

Jim Maclaren signed for Berwick Rangers in the Second Division on 8 October 1955. He played 27 league games together with another 5 cup games before being freed on 30 April 1957.

Dave signed for First Division Dundee in February 1956. He made one league appearance at Dens Park before joining Leicester City on 2 February 1957.

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Post by prorege » Mon Sep 12, 2022 6:05 am

The Latchford brothers played against each other for Motherwell and Celtic in August 1978.

The Currie brothers gave not, as yet, played against each other in a League game. However, they did play against each other in in the 2018/19 League Cup for Clyde and Stranraer.

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Post by SolaVirtusNobilitat » Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:40 pm

I think the Currie brothers also both got sent off, on the same day, in different matches a year or two ago!

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Re: A goalkeeping first?

Post by Partick Thistle » Thu Sep 15, 2022 8:01 pm

We had a case of Archie McDonald (Partick Thistle) vs. Hugh McDonald (Ayr) twice in 4 weeks back in 1899...

23.09.1899 Ayr [h] W4-1 (SFL Second Division - game 5)
21.10.1899 Ayr [a] L1-2 (SFL Second Division - game 9)

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Re: A goalkeeping first?

Post by gogsy1968 » Fri Sep 16, 2022 5:16 pm

Allan Fleming v Greg Fleming ever happened? Just came to mind because it is East Fife v Annan Athletic tomorrow.

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Post by Bristol Rovers » Mon Sep 19, 2022 5:55 pm

Partick Thistle wrote:
Thu Sep 15, 2022 8:01 pm
We had a case of Archie McDonald (Partick Thistle) vs. Hugh McDonald (Ayr) twice in 4 weeks back in 1899...

23.09.1899 Ayr [h] W4-1 (SFL Second Division - game 5)
21.10.1899 Ayr [a] L1-2 (SFL Second Division - game 9)
I am interested in Hugh McDonald's career and did not know that he had a brother at Partick Thistle. Which other clubs did Archie play for? And do you know how many games Hugh played for Ayr (I have him there from May 1899 to August 1903)? Much appreciated.

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Post by Alan McCabe » Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:46 am

With the match postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, we await whether the Hogarth brothers do indeed face each other.

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Post by Partick Thistle » Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:25 am

Bristol Rovers wrote:
Mon Sep 19, 2022 5:55 pm
I am interested in Hugh McDonald's career and did not know that he had a brother at Partick Thistle. Which other clubs did Archie play for? And do you know how many games Hugh played for Ayr (I have him there from May 1899 to August 1903)? Much appreciated.
Litster's entry attached, showing League & Scottish Cup apps. Intriguingly, Hugh's also down for a Scottish Cup goal in 1902-03!
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Archie was at Ayr for a few seasons before seeing his first action at Thistle. Ayr & Thistle are his only known clubs to me. His full game list for us:
15.08.1899 Clyde [h] L3-4 (Friendly)
19.08.1899 Motherwell [a] W3-1 (SFL Second Division - game 1)
23.08.1899 Rangers [h] D2-2 (Friendly)
26.08.1899 Morton [h] W2-1 (SFL Second Division - game 2)
29.08.1899 Third Lanark [h] D1-1 (Friendly)
02.09.1899 Port Glasgow Athletic [h] W3-1 (SFL Second Division - game 3)
09.09.1899 Leith Athletic [a] L1-2 (SFL Second Division - game 4)
16.09.1899 Celtic [a] L1-5 (Glasgow Cup Quarter Final)
23.09.1899 Ayr [h] W4-1 (SFL Second Division - game 5)
30.09.1899 Linthouse [a] W5-1 (SFL Second Division - game 6)
07.10.1899 Airdrieonians [h] W3-2 (SFL Second Division - game 7)
14.10.1899 Port Glasgow Athletic [a] L1-4 (SFL Second Division - game 8 )
21.10.1899 Ayr [a] L1-2 (SFL Second Division - game 9)
28.10.1899 Morton [a] W3-2 (SFL Second Division - game 10)
04.11.1899 Airdrieonians [a] W2-0 (SFL Second Division - game 11)
11.11.1899 Leith Athletic [h] W4-0 (SFL Second Division - game 12)
18.11.1899 Port Glasgow Athletic [h] W4-0 (Western League - game 1)
25.11.1899 Queen's Park [a] L2-3 (Friendly)
02.12.1899 Hamilton Academical [h] W3-0 (SFL Second Division - game 13)
09.12.1899 Linthouse [h] W8-1 (SFL Second Division - game 14)
23.12.1899 St Mirren [h] W4-1 (Western League - game 2)
30.12.1899 Abercorn [a] D2-2 (SFL Second Division - game 15)
01.01.1900 Clachnacuddin [a] W5-0 (Friendly)
02.01.1900 Orion [a] W8-3 (Friendly)
06.01.1900 St Mirren [a] L3-4 (Western League - game 3)
13.01.1900 Galston [a] W2-1 (Scottish Cup 1st Round)
27.01.1900 St Bernard's [h] W2-1 (Scottish Cup 2nd Round)
03.02.1900 Motherwell [h] W2-1 (SFL Second Division - game 16)
17.02.1900 Rangers [h] L1-6 (Scottish Cup Quarter Final)

By the way, if you ever uncover birth details or a photie for Archie I'd be delighted to receive either!

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Re: A goalkeeping first?

Post by prorege » Tue Sep 20, 2022 10:47 am

The Fleming brothers, Greg and Allan, were opposition goalkeepers at Annan v East Fife on Saturday September 17th.

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Re: A goalkeeping first?

Post by Bristol Rovers » Tue Sep 20, 2022 10:48 am

Thank you. This is great information. Yes, of course - if I find anything at all about Archie, I will get straight back to you.

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Re: A goalkeeping first?

Post by Shawfield Boy » Thu Oct 06, 2022 9:28 pm

Just to clarify a few earlier posts, Blair and Max Currie played in goal for Clyde and Stranraer respectively in the League Cup match at Stair Park on the 24th of July 2018, Clyde won 3-0.

Meanwhile on the 23rd of March 2019, Max was sent off just before half-time in the Stranraer v Arbroath match, Blair stayed on the pitch a bit longer though, not getting sent off until the 83rd minute of Clyde's match against Annan!

In case anyone isn't aware, there is an excellent website www.goalkeepersaredifferent.com. I've sent these details to Neil, who runs the site, but he hasn't put them on as yet. Otherwise the site is worth a regular visit.

Cheers

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