Signed for Killie: 1969
Previous Club: Cambuslang Rangers
First Game: Aug 20th 1969 at St Johnsone (SLC)
Last Game: Aug 23rd 1972 at Dundee Utd (SLC)
After Killie: Sold to Dumbarton for £5,000
After scoring 15 league goals in 26 starts, in season 1971-72, Ross was dropped by manager Walter McRae after the 4th League Cup Sectional game (despite netting twice!), to start season 72-73. Ross never played a league match that season for Killie, however he did have a say in Killie's season.
Ross was sold to Dumbarton in Feb of 1973, and scored twice against Killie for the Sons in helping them beat us 4-2 at Boghead. Dumbarton went on to finish 1 point ahead of Killie that season, as Killie were relegated from the first division, for the first time in 19 years. Why Ross was sold no one knows!
“The League Cup was never that great a competition for me as a player but it did get my senior career off to a good start. Back in August, 1969, I made my debut as a Kilmarnock player and I scored both goals in a 2-0 win in the old style League Cup sections against Partick Thistle at Firhill.
“I never had a good run in the competition. However, I did enjoy better runs in the Scottish Cup although I did have the misfortune to lose in two Semi-Finals.
The first one came at the end of my first season (1969-70) when Aberdeen beat us 1-0 at Muirton Park with a goal from Derek McKay.”
Derek McKay would then go on to score twice in the Cup Final as Aberdeen defeated Celtic 3-1 with the Dons' player subsequently being known as ‘cup tie McKay', but it was another player who would go on to establish himself as one of the greatest players that this country has produced that put paid to Mathie’s hopes of a Cup Final place two years later.
“We lost that Semi-Final to Celtic 3-1 and a certain Kenny Dalglish scored twice in that one.”
July 2012: Ross Mathie ended over three decades of service to the SFA at the turn of the year and that move allowed him to dig out his blue and white Killie scarf and return to supporting the club that was his first senior club as a player.
As well as the Rugby Park side that Mathie joined from Cambuslang Rangers, he played for Dumbarton, Berwick Rangers, Falkirk and Shotts Bon Accord but Kilmarnock have remained his team and he was delighted when Kenny Shiels’ side reached the Hampden showpiece Cup Final by seeing off Ayr United 1-0 back in January.
That joy was quickly tempered and Mathie realised that the 18th March Cup Final date clashed with a long standing UEFA appointment and the 65-year-old said: “After leaving the SFA, I was able to get my scarf out and resume supporting Kilmarnock after a break of over 30 years.
“Not only can I wear my scarf but I can also pass comment on a referee’s performance!” joked Mathie before adding, “However, after attending the Semi-Final and watching Kilmarnock win over their local rivals, I realised it would clash with presenting a Technical Report to UEFA about a tournament in Serbia.”
“But when Dieter van Tornhout scored the goal, I had to have a chorus of Kilmarnock’s favourite song and the Serbians were pretty perplexed with what was going on as ‘Paper Roses’ was sung.”
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