Boag, Jimmy

Birth Date

12th November 1937


Blairhall, Fife



Biographical Text

Jimmy Boag played for Exeter City in 1962 when the club's regular goalkeeper was injured. Having appeared for Bath City he later returned to Scotland and briefly played for Cowdenbeath.

Exeter City had a goalkeeping crisis in October 1962 when  regular keeper Colin Tinsley was injured and turned to Scottish-born Jim Boag who was on the books of Bath City. A former miner, with experience in Scottish junior football, he had been with Falkirk prior to signing for Bath.

Having spoken with Grecians boss Cyril Spiers on the Thursday, Jim was in the party that left for Lincolnshire the following day for the game against Lincoln City on 10 October 1962 when he made his Grecians debut in a 4-1 defeat. Appearing the following week for the home game against Barrow, he stepped aside when Colin Tinsley resumed his place but remained with the club playing for the reserves on a 'trial' basis until December 1962. 

Back in Scotland he appeared for Cowdenbeath during 1963/64 and died in 2017.


Exeter City league games only




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