Falkirk FC Hat Tricks - Pre-League

I put together this list of all the Falkirk FC players who scored verifiable hat-tricks in the years before joining the football league.

This list will forever be incomplete, as too many games of the 19th Century were only reported partially in the press.

Player
Date
Opposition
Ground
Competition
James Leishman08/10/1881GrasshoppersMilnquarterScottish Cup 2nd Rd
J??? Love20/03/1886St AndrewsBrockville PkFriendly
Alex Ferguson17/04/1886LauriestonCrichton PkFalkirk Charity Cup 1st Rd
J??? Love17/04/1886LauriestonCrichton PkFalkirk Charity Cup 1st Rd
James McDonald28/08/1886Vale of BannockBrockville PkFriendly
David Fleming²09/10/1886AvondaleBrockville PkStirlingshire Cup 1st Rd Replay
James McDonald09/10/1886AvondaleBrockville PkStirlingshire Cup 1st Rd Replay
Alex Gillespie $29/01/1887GrahamstonBrockville PkFriendly
David Fleming²26/03/1887Rangers SwiftsBrockville PkFriendly
Thomas McDonald09/04/1887Falkirk HarpBrockville PkFalkirk Charity Cup 1st Rd
Alex Stark15/05/1888King’s ParkBrockville PkFriendly
Alex Stark07/09/1889TillicoultryBrockville PkScottish Cup 1st Rd
Alex Stark $07/12/1889StenhousemuirGoschen PkStirlingshire Cup 3rd Rd
Alex Stark21/12/1889A&S HighlandersBrockville PkFriendly
Alex Stark11/01/1890LauriestonZetland PkFriendly
George Barr22/02/1890LauriestonVictoria PkFalkirk Hospitals Shield Semi-Final
Daniel Daye £08/03/1890GairdochMerchiston PkStirlingshire Cup Final
David Ross08/03/1890GairdochMerchiston PkStirlingshire Cup Final
George Barr15/03/1890CamelonVictoria PkFriendly
Daniel Daye23/08/1890Queen’s ParkBrockville PkFriendly
Daniel Daye $11/10/1890Albion RoversBrockville PkFriendly
James McDonald11/10/1890Albion RoversBrockville PkFriendly
David Ross25/04/1891LauriestonBrockville PkFalkirk Charity Cup Semi-Final
Alex Stark10/10/1891Wishaw ThistleBrockville PkScottish Federation
???? Brown10/10/1891Wishaw ThistleBrockville PkScottish Federation
???? Brown27/02/1892LauriestonBrockville PkFriendly
???? Donaldson27/02/1892LauriestonBrockville PkFriendly
Andrew Hamilton12/04/1893LauriestonBrockville PkFalkirk Charity Cup 1st Rd
David Ross12/04/1893LauriestonBrockville PkFalkirk Charity Cup 1st Rd
James Tennant19/08/1893JohnstoneBrockville PkFriendly
Andrew Hamilton02/09/1893ClydebankBrockville PkFriendly
J??? McLaren $02/09/1893ClydebankBrockville PkFriendly
Andrew Hamilton23/09/1893LauriestonZetland PkScottish Cup 1st Prelim Rd
David Ross21/10/1893King’s ParkBrockville PkMidland League
Francis Kenny06/01/1894Hamilton AcademicalBrockville PkFriendly
Andrew Hamilton03/02/1894Paisley CelticBrockville PkFriendly
Francis Kenny $03/02/1894Paisley CelticBrockville PkFriendly
J??? McLaren11/04/1894CamelonBrockville PkFalkirk Charity Cup 1st Rd
Andrew Hamilton16/04/1894Arbroath WanderersBrockville PkFriendly
J??? McLaren16/04/1894Arbroath WanderersBrockville PkFriendly
Hugh McKinnon28/04/1894Bridge of AllanBrockville PkMidland League
J??? McLaren11/08/1894CartvaleBrockville PkFriendly
Andrew Hamilton *11/08/1894CartvaleBrockville PkFriendly
Richard Grieg01/09/1894Kilsyth HibsBrockville PkScottish Cup 1st Prelim Rd
Richard Grieg £08/09/1894DunblaneDuckburn PkMidland League
James Tennant20/10/1894AlvaBrockville PkMidland League
James Tennant27/10/1894GrasshoppersBrockville PkStirlingshire Cup 1st Rd
James Tennant17/11/1894King’s ParkBrockville PkStirlingshire Cup 2nd Rd
Andrew Hamilton08/12/1894GairdochBrockville PkMidland League
Peter Rae19/01/1895GairdochBrockville PkStirlingshire Cup Semi-Final
Andrew Hamilton $26/01/1895CamelonBrockville PkFriendly
J??? McLaren $09/03/1895Paisley AcademicalBrockville PkFriendly
James Tennant09/03/1895Paisley AcademicalBrockville PkFriendly
Richard Grieg $04/05/1895King’s ParkBrockville PkMidland League
???? Dunsmore $11/05/1895AlvaGlebe PkMidland League
Thomas Glegg26/10/1895CowlairsBrockville PkFriendly
James Tennant $26/10/1895CowlairsBrockville PkFriendly
Andrew Burt26/10/1895CowlairsBrockville PkFriendly
Thomas McDonald15/02/1896GrasshoppersBrockville PkStirlingshire Cup Semi-Final
Andrew Burt05/09/1896CamelonVictoria PkScottish Qualifying Cup 1st Rd Replay
David Gillespie07/11/1896ArthurlieBrockville PkScottish Qualifying Cup 7th Rd
Andrew Burt07/11/1896ArthurlieBrockville PkScottish Qualifying Cup 7th Rd
Andrew Burt01/01/1897King’s ParkForthbank PkFriendly
Neil Kerr16/01/1897Royal AlbertBrockville PkScottish Combination
???? Martin11/09/1897CamelonBrockville PkScottish Qualifying Cup 1st Rd
Andrew Burt16/10/1897Kilsyth WanderersGarrell Garden PkStirlingshire Cup 1st Rd 1st Leg
Andrew Burt26/02/1898CamelonMerchiston PkStirlingshire Cup Final
George McNicol27/08/1898StenhousemuirOchilview PkCentral Combination
James Henderson15/10/1898CamelonBrockville PkStirlingshire Cup 1st Rd 1st Leg
Andrew Hamilton18/04/1899CamelonMerchiston PkFalkirk Hospitals Shield Semi-Final
Thomas Baird14/10/1899CowdenbeathBrockville PkScottish Qualifying Cup 3rd Rd
???? Johnstone $03/03/1900ClydeBrockville PkFriendly
Andrew Burt $16/08/1900Bo’nessBrockville PkFriendly
???? Silcock16/02/1901King’s ParkBrockville PkCentral Combination
Alex Young23/02/1901CamelonVictoria PkCentral Combination
Andrew Burt04/05/1901Alloa AthleticBrockville PkCentral Combination
William Michael $21/09/1901ClackmannanChappelhill PkScottish Qualifying Cup 2nd Rd
William Michael28/09/1901Mossend SwiftsBrockville PkFriendly
Donald Cameron $02/11/1901DunblaneBrockville PkCentral Combination

Notes- There were two David Flemings playing in the mid 1880s.


$ Scored four goals
£ Scored five goals
* Scored seven goals