Showing posts with label Peter Rae. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Peter Rae. Show all posts

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Peter Rae - Falkirk FC Graves

Brought up in the 'rough and tumble' of Gairdoch, the senior club from Carronshore, Peter "The Stag" Rae was the cornerstone of the Falkirk defence for five Seasons. He did play a match for East Stirlingshire, which counts against him, but I shall gloss over that.

It could never be said Peter was an expansive player [until Thomas Townsley Falkirk never had an attacking No 5], he was solid, but I pity the Centre-Forwards who were up against him, he was, in every meaning of the word 'hard' just what we needed from a Centre-Half.

Though like all Centre-Halves, he was the emergency Centre-Forward [thus his one hat-trick]

In later years he became a coach at Falkirk FC from where I have the picture

Peter 'Stag' Rae

b 23rd November 1871, Carronshore, Stirlingshire
d 28th October 1952, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Debut – Saturday August 4th 1894 v Johnstone (A) Friendly

Positions – Centre-Half, Right-Half

Club Honours – Midland League RU 1895/96, Stirlingshire Cup W 1894/95, 1895/96, RU 1897/98, Falkirk Infirmary Shield RU 1895/96, 1897/98

Falkirk FC Career

Scottish Cup Matches /Goals [3/-]
Scottish Qualifying Cup Matches /Goals [11/-]
Minor League Matches/Goals [70/5]
Minor Cup Matches/Goals [23/4]
Other Matches/Goals [60/9]
Total Matches/Goals [167/18]

Hat-Tricks – 1 [Stirlingshire Cup [1]]

Known Career – Gairdoch [1891/92-1893/94], East Stirlingshire (guest) [1893/94], Falkirk [1894/95-1900/01]