Monday, 17 June 2013

Falkirk FC Graves - Robert Fearns

Another of the many players who seem to have slipped through the cracks in the history of the club, Robert "Bobby" Fearns was Falkirk FC's regular Left-Half from 1892 until 1895. However he was often used across the half-back line when circumstances need it. Again will not pretend he was great, but he spent along time with the club for the time, and his 150+ matches for the team was a lot back then [it is quite a lot today].

Towards the end of his time with Falkirk he was being tempted by offers to sign for Stenhousemuir, and although he did play one game as a guest for them he may have signed after his time with Falkirk FC, I just don't know.

He is interred in Camelon Cemetery. Like many of the Falkirk players of the time were.

Again I do not have a photograph of him, but am always looking for one.

Robert Fearns

b 3rd September 1871, Redding, Stirlingshire
d 22nd October 1962, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Debut – Saturday August 30th 1890 v Laurieston (A) Friendly

Positions – Left-Half, Right-Half

Representative Honours – Stirlingshire v Fife 1894/95

Club Honours – Midland League W 1894/95 RU 1895/96, Stirlingshire Cup W 1894/95, 1895/96, Falkirk District Charity Cup W 1893/94, RU 1894/95, Falkirk Infirmary Shield W 1892/93, 1893/94, RU 1895/96

Scottish Cup Matches /Goals [7/1]
Scottish Qualifying Cup Matches /Goals [1/-]
Minor League Matches/Goals [58/6]
Minor Cup Matches/Goals [29/6]
Other Matches [69/11]
Total Matches [164/24]

Known Career – Burnhouse, Falkirk [1890/91-1895/96]
Played for Stenhousemuir v Bo'ness, Friendly at Ochilview Pk, Stenhousemuir, 26th August 1893
Variable spellings - Ferns, Fernes, Fearnes