Dunfermline Athletic

Harry Melrose

Harry Melrose and Roy Barry
Harry Melrose and Roy Barry

Harry signed for Dunfermline on a free transfer from Rangers in May 1958. In all he spent 7 years at East End Park, making 275 appearances and scoring 106 goals. Harry played mainly on the wing for the Pars, and in April 1959, he set a record for a winger, scoring six times in a 10-1 victory over Partick Thistle.

Three of Harry's 106 goals were scored in European competitions, the most important of which was the goal 3 minutes from time, which knocked Everton out of the 1962/1963 Inter City Fairs Cup. Running on to a 50 yard defence splitting pass from Willie Cunnningham, Harry took the ball in his stride, and coolly ran in on goal to slot the ball past Gordon West in the Everton goal.

As well as the 1961 cup final, he also played and scored in the 1965 Scottish Cup Final, when the Pars narrowly lost 2-3 to Celtic. The following season, Harry made just one appearance for the Pars before he was transferred to Aberdeen for £10,000 in October 1965 .

With the club's fortunes in decline, Harry returned to East End Park to manage the Pars between 1975 and 1980. His finest moment in charge came in May 1979, when Dunfermline gained promotion to Division One, following a 1-1 draw against Falkirk in the last match of the season

Still a keen Pars supporter.



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