Showing posts with label John Mitchell. Show all posts
Showing posts with label John Mitchell. Show all posts

Monday, 18 November 2013

John 'Pitcher' Mitchell

I don't have much to say about John Mitchell, after all incredibly little was ever written about Goalkeepers, but I found this in The Falkirk Herald from 1976 which I found quite interesting.



Before taking over Harry Smith's place in goal, Mitchell had played a couple of games at Left-Back, but it was in goal that he made his own, barring injury, and I dare say work commitments, he was the regular goalie for about half a decade.
John 'Pitcher' Mitchell

b 9th September 1861, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Debut – Saturday September 2 1882 v East Stirlingshire (A) Friendly
Positions – Goalkeeper, Left-Back
Representative Honours – Stirlingshire v Fife 1886/87, 1887/88
Club Honours – Stirlingshire Cup RU 1886/87, 1887/88, Falkirk District Charity Cup RU 1885/86

Scottish Cup Matches /Goals [11/1]
Minor League Matches/Goals [2/-]
Minor Cup Matches/Goals [17/-]
Other Matches/Goals [71/-]
Total Matches/Goals [101/1]

Known Career – Falkirk [1882/83-1890/91, 1892/93]

Other Matches

Played for Alloa Athletic XI v Queen's Park, Friendly at West End Pk, Alloa, 28th April 1883
Played for 1st Stirlingshire Rifle Volunteers v Falkirk, Benefit Match at Brockville Pk, Falkirk, 13th April 1886
Played for 1st Stirlingshire Rifle Volunteers v East Stirlingshire, Benefit Match at Merchiston Pk, Bainsford, 27th April 1886
Played for 1st Stirlingshire Rifle Volunteers v Laurieston, Benefit Match at Zetland Pk, Laurieston, 4th May 1886
Played for Falkirk District XI v Partick Thistle, Benefit Match at Tannery Pk, Falkirk, 22nd May 1886
Played for Falkirk District XI v St Mirren, Friendly at Victoria Pk, Camelon, 12th June 1886
Played for Falkirk Caledonians v Falkirk Jubileeans, Friendly at Brockville Pk, Falkirk, 20th Apr 1887
Played for Clydesdale Harriers v Falkirk, Friendly at Brockville Pk, Falkirk, 5th January 1889