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Most spectacular one man show?

Post by Partick Thistle » Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:35 pm

The "7 different scorers" thread got me to thinking about the opposite. How about one man feats?

For Thistle, I find 8 historical instances where one man has scored all four, most recently as below. No instances of five or more.

SFL First Division - game 27
Sat-26-Dec-1987
East Fife [h] W4-2
scorer: Billy Dodds (4)

Great achievement, although I don't imagine for a second that a Thistle player will challenge for this record.

So, who has the accolade?
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Re: Most spectacular one man show?

Post by Scottish » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:26 pm

I don't quite understand the premise here. Do you mean a player who has scored ALL their side's goals in a game? Or the player with the most goals in a game? The first instance would involve matches where a club scored no more than seven goals (as in every instance where a player has scored eight or more the total scored has been nine or more). If the latter then once again out's John Petrie with his thirteen for Arbroath v Bob Accord.

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Re: Most spectacular one man show?

Post by Partick Thistle » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:46 pm

Yes, where all the team's goals have been scored by one man in a match, who has the record tally?
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Re: Most spectacular one man show?

Post by nightfire » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:47 pm

Scottish Cup Round 2 - 29th February 1960

Celtic 5 (Neil Mochan scored all 5 goals)

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Re: Most spectacular one man show?

Post by ScottishFA » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:04 pm

Brian Third scored all six of Montrose's goals in a 6-3 win at Stranraer on 17 November 1973.

A couple that spring to mind are Marco Negri scoring all five for Rangers v Dundee Utd, 23 August 1997, and Ally McLeod scoring all four for St Mirren at Ibrox in a League Cup tie on 23 August 1972. Now there's a coincidence, both feats on 23 August at the same stadium!

And for youth, Joe Baker was only 17 when he scored all four for Hibs against Hearts in the Scottish Cup quarter final of 1958.

Close to the record is Jimmy McGrory scoring 8 out of 9 for Celtic v Dunfermline in 1928.

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Re: Most spectacular one man show?

Post by Scottish » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:35 pm

Kris Boyd scored all five for Killie v Dundee United in a 5-2 victory in an SPL match on Sep 25th 2004. He also had what looked like a perfectly good goal chalked off.

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Re: Most spectacular one man show?

Post by Bristol Rovers » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:40 am

In 1938-39, King's Park won 6-5 at home to Forfar Athletic. Walker scored five for King's Park and Reid scored five for Forfar.

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Re: Most spectacular one man show?

Post by Alan McCabe » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:41 pm

Stand out winner here I reckon is A.Mitchell who scored all ten of Inverness Caledonian's goals in a 10-2 Qualifying Cup win over Fraserburgh on 6 February 1952.

Hugh Maxwell also scored all 7 for Falkirk in a 7-3 win over Clyde in the early 60s.

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Re: Most spectacular one man show?

Post by Snuff » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:20 pm

One-man shows are not always about goal-scoring.

What about Jimmy Cowan at Wembley, in 1949?

On a personal level, I have never seen a single player put on a one-man show to equal that of John Cumming, in a losing cause, in a Scottish Cup replay, against Kilmarnock, at Rugby Park in 1960. That was one of the games in which Cumming bled for his club - and, as he said: "blood doesn't show on a maroon jersey". He gave everything and more and, while I was delighted to see Killie win, no man; who put as much into a game as Cumming did that night.
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Re: Most spectacular one man show?

Post by Scottish » Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:28 pm

Snuff wrote:One-man shows are not always about goal-scoring.

What about Jimmy Cowan at Wembley, in 1949?
Or, at the same venue, Jan Tomaszewski in 1973?

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Re: Most spectacular one man show?

Post by LEATHERSTOCKING » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:20 pm

In the Qualifying Cup 1st Round tie of 6/9/1952, Caledonian beat Fraserburgh 10-3. Andy "Jupp" Mitchell scored all 10 of Caley`s goals & Murray netted Fraserburgh`s three.

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Re: Most spectacular one man show?

Post by Snuff » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:13 am

Scottish wrote:
Or, at the same venue, Jan Tomaszewski in 1973?


Shilton's terrible attempt to prevent the Polish goal in that game is, along with his even-worse boob in letting Maradona get to that cross before him in Mexico, is, along with Clemence's embarrassing slip to Kenny Dalglish's nutmeg the three principal reasons I put up to deflect the flak whenever English acquaintances start belittling Scottish goalkeepers. Of late, in addition, some of Joe Hart's efforts have given me added ammunition.

Anent great One-Man Wembley shows - Gunther Netzer, for West Germany . in a European Championship match, back in 1971 (I think).
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Re: Most spectacular one man show?

Post by Scottish » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:32 am

Or Willie Johnston, World Cup 1978. Most definitely a one-man banned.

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Re: Most spectacular one man show?

Post by Rob R » Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:54 am

Snuff mentioned One man show on the loosing side, I would have to mention Bert Slater in the 1964 Scottish Cup Final, although it wasn't a one man performance and surrounded by very good teammates,he certainly kept Dundee in the contest until the last 2 minutes.

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Re: Most spectacular one man show?

Post by Rob R » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:11 am

And on the winning side , but not scoring all the goals, Jimmy Johnstone against Red Star Belgrade. A performance by John Grieg one spring evening at Cappielow as Morton were 3-1 up and Rangers 1968 league title hopes are slipping away, Morton going for their only European, league placing, Grieg played them on his own that night to salvage a 3-3 draw. and on the subject of England, a mid thirties something Uwe Seeler in the mid-day heat of Leon dragging himself all over the park at 2-0 down to get West Germany a victory

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