Tommy Bryce Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1992-93 18 (8) 1 0 0 23.1% 30.8% 46.2%
1989-90 1 (1) 0 0 0 50.0% 0.0% 50.0%
1988-89 42 16 3 0 45.2% 28.6% 26.2%
1987-88 31 (8) 12 0 0 46.2% 17.9% 35.9%
Totals: 92 (17) 29


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 10/04/93 Division 1 vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1
 31/03/93 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (A) 1 - 0
 27/03/93 Division 1 vs. St Mirren (H) 0 - 3
 20/03/93 Division 1 vs. Dumbarton (A) 2 - 0
 13/03/93 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (A) 0 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 04/08/92 Division 1 vs. Morton (A) 1 - 5
 13/05/89 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (H) 4 - 1
 15/04/89 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (A) 2 - 1
 08/04/89 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (A) 4 - 2
 14/02/89 Division 1 vs. Queen of South (H) 3 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 04/08/92 Division 1 vs. Morton (A)  1 - 5
 13/05/89 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (H)  4 - 1
 13/05/89 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (H)  4 - 1
 15/04/89 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  2 - 1
 08/04/89 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  4 - 2
 08/04/89 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  4 - 2
 08/04/89 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  4 - 2
 14/02/89 Division 1 vs. Queen of South (H)  3 - 0
 21/01/89 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (H)  3 - 2
 18/01/89 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  5 - 1
 18/01/89 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  5 - 1
 18/01/89 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  5 - 1
 03/12/88 Division 1 vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 3
 29/10/88 Division 1 vs. Queen of South (A)  3 - 0
 22/10/88 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (H)  3 - 3
 10/09/88 Division 1 vs. Clyde (A)  5 - 0
 13/08/88 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 3
 07/05/88 Division 1 vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 1
 30/04/88 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  3 - 1
 23/04/88 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  3 - 2
 26/03/88 Division 1 vs. Dumbarton (H)  1 - 0
 05/03/88 Division 1 vs. Clyde (H)  1 - 2
 01/03/88 Division 1 vs. East Fife (H)  2 - 0
 20/02/88 4th Round vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 2
 09/01/88 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 1
 03/10/87 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 0
 15/09/87 Division 1 vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 0
 12/09/87 Division 1 vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 5
 19/08/87 2nd Round vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 2

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 01/05/93 Division 1 vs. Morton (H)  2 - 2
 10/04/93 Division 1 vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 1
 03/04/93 Division 1 vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 6
 31/03/93 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (A)  1 - 0
 27/03/93 Division 1 vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 3
 20/03/93 Division 1 vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 0
 13/03/93 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 0
 27/02/93 Division 1 vs. Stirling Albion (H)  1 - 1
 20/02/93 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  0 - 1
 16/02/93 Division 1 vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 0
 13/02/93 Division 1 vs. Morton (A)  0 - 2
 19/12/92 Division 1 vs. Morton (H)  2 - 2
 08/12/92 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  0 - 2
 28/11/92 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (H)  0 - 0
 21/11/92 Division 1 vs. Stirling Albion (A)  1 - 0
 14/11/92 Division 1 vs. Dumbarton (A)  1 - 3
 07/11/92 Division 1 vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 2
 19/09/92 Division 1 vs. Stirling Albion (H)  4 - 1
 12/09/92 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (A)  0 - 1
 29/08/92 Division 1 vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 1
 22/08/92 Division 1 vs. Dumbarton (H)  0 - 1
 15/08/92 Division 1 vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 0
 12/08/92 2nd Round vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 04/08/92 Division 1 vs. Morton (A)  1 - 5
 01/08/92 Division 1 vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  3 - 3
 25/07/92 1st Round vs. Dumbarton (A)  1 - 3
 16/08/89 2nd Round vs. Meadowbank Th (H)  3 - 1
 12/08/89 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 2
 13/05/89 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (H)  4 - 1
 29/04/89 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  0 - 3
 22/04/89 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (H)  4 - 2
 15/04/89 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  2 - 1
 08/04/89 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  4 - 2
 04/04/89 Division 1 vs. Morton (A)  0 - 1
 01/04/89 Division 1 vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 2
 25/03/89 Division 1 vs. Falkirk (H)  0 - 1
 11/03/89 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (A)  1 - 1
 04/03/89 Division 1 vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 1
 28/02/89 Division 1 vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 1
 18/02/89 4th Round vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 4
 14/02/89 Division 1 vs. Queen of South (H)  3 - 0
 04/02/89 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  4 - 2
 28/01/89 3rd Round vs. Montrose (H)  2 - 1
 21/01/89 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (H)  3 - 2
 18/01/89 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  5 - 1
 07/01/89 Division 1 vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 03/01/89 Division 1 vs. Morton (H)  1 - 1
 31/12/88 Division 1 vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 1
 24/12/88 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 1
 17/12/88 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 10/12/88 Division 1 vs. Queen of South (H)  4 - 2
 03/12/88 Division 1 vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 3
 26/11/88 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (H)  2 - 1
 19/11/88 Division 1 vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 2
 12/11/88 Division 1 vs. Clyde (H)  3 - 2
 05/11/88 Division 1 vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 29/10/88 Division 1 vs. Queen of South (A)  3 - 0
 22/10/88 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (H)  3 - 3
 15/10/88 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  3 - 1
 08/10/88 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 1
 01/10/88 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  2 - 2
 24/09/88 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (A)  0 - 0
 17/09/88 Division 1 vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 1
 10/09/88 Division 1 vs. Clyde (A)  5 - 0
 03/09/88 Division 1 vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 2
 27/08/88 Division 1 vs. Morton (A)  0 - 1
 24/08/88 3rd Round vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 6
 20/08/88 Division 1 vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 2
 17/08/88 2nd Round vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  2 - 0
 13/08/88 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 3
 07/05/88 Division 1 vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 1
 30/04/88 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  3 - 1
 23/04/88 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  3 - 2
 16/04/88 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (H)  0 - 2
 09/04/88 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  3 - 2
 02/04/88 Division 1 vs. Queen of South (A)  1 - 0
 26/03/88 Division 1 vs. Dumbarton (H)  1 - 0
 19/03/88 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (A)  0 - 1
 12/03/88 Division 1 vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 2
 05/03/88 Division 1 vs. Clyde (H)  1 - 2
 01/03/88 Division 1 vs. East Fife (H)  2 - 0
 27/02/88 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (A)  0 - 3
 23/02/88 4th Round Replay vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 4
 20/02/88 4th Round vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 2
 06/02/88 Division 1 vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 0
 30/01/88 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 0
 27/01/88 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  2 - 2
 16/01/88 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (A)  2 - 3
 09/01/88 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 1
 02/01/88 Division 1 vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 1
 26/12/87 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 1
 19/12/87 Division 1 vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 0
 21/11/87 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (H)  2 - 1
 14/11/87 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  0 - 1
 31/10/87 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 0
 28/10/87 Division 1 vs. East Fife (A)  2 - 1
 24/10/87 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  1 - 0
 10/10/87 Division 1 vs. Queen of South (A)  0 - 2
 06/10/87 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  0 - 2
 03/10/87 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 0
 29/09/87 Division 1 vs. East Fife (H)  2 - 1
 26/09/87 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (A)  0 - 0
 19/09/87 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (H)  1 - 2
 15/09/87 Division 1 vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 0
 12/09/87 Division 1 vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 5
 22/08/87 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (H)  0 - 2
 19/08/87 2nd Round vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 2
 11/08/87 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  2 - 3
 08/08/87 Division 1 vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 1


Biography

Tommy Bryce will forever be remembered by Clydebank fans as one of the striking trio who terrorised defences up and down the land for one season only in 1988-89 with his partners in goals, Ken Eadie and Owen Coyle. He spent three seasons over two spells at Kilbowie, but it was that year where it all clicked and 56 goals were shared between the frontline.

Tommy was an intelligent player, and it is probably the reason that he was able to play into his 40s. He already had a substantial career before joining the Bankies in the summer of 1987 for a fee of £10,000 from Queen of the South.

His career began at Kilmarnock, but he moved to Stranraer after failing to break into the first team. After three improving years at Stair Park, he moved to Queen of the South where he began to shine, leading the goal scoring charts in his last two seasons for the club and helping the Palmerston outfit to promotion to the First Division in 1987.

At the same time, Clydebank had just been relegated from the Premier Division and Tommy was snapped up just a week prior to the season beginning with Queen of the South his debut opponents.

Clydebank made a horrific start to the season, failing to win any of the first seven league games, and Tommy was in and out of the team. Most of the Premier league strikers – Lex Grant, Stuart Gordon, and Mike Conroy – were moved on during the season, and Tommy began to cement his place in the side as the club climbed the table.

The signing of Ken Eadie in January 1988 saw the duo became the Bankies' strikeforce for the remainder of the season. Both players began to score goals as the club ended up an unlikely third in the table with Tommy top scorer with twelve goals to his name.

In the close season, two became three as promising striker Owen Coyle was signed from Dumbarton. In an ambitious attacking move, the Bankies played all three in just about every match that season with just the odd exception. Tommy became more of a provider, but still managed to net 16 goals including two hat tricks, both against Ayr United.

The football was scintillating, and the likes hadn’t been seen at Kilbowie since Cooper, Larnach and McCallan. The Bankies were far and away the highest scorers in the league but this gung-ho approach meant more goals going in at the other end.

The Bankies promotion bid faltered near the end of the season as another third place finish was recorded. Despite that, it was a truly memorable season and was without doubt one of the fondest remembered due to the exploits of Coyle, Eadie and Bryce.

It came as a shock to Bankies fans to hear that Tommy had moved to Ayr United after just two matches onto the following season for a reputed fee of £40,000 and the promise of full time football. It was a hard one to take as the strike force was so potent that promotion would easily have been achievable.

As it was Eadie and Coyle still scored a lot of goals, but that was split up in the middle of the following season as Coyle was sold to Airdrieonians much to the dismay of the supporters.

After three years at Somerset Park, Tommy made a surprise return to Kilbowie Park at the age of 32. Despite scoring at Morton early on, it was clear that this wasn't going to be the success of his first spell. Injuries and the emerging talent of John Henry limited his chances.

Tommy was given a free transfer at the end of the season with a Clydebank record of 109 appearances and 29 goals.

A return to Queen of the South was Tommy’s next move, and the drop in level gave him a new lease of life. It is during this spell that he broke the world record for the fastest hat-trick notching his goals in 1 minute and 46 seconds. He stayed at Palmerston Park for another 5 years and had subsequent spells at Arbroath, Partick Thistle Arbroath and Stranraer before hanging up his boots aged 41.

Tommy latterly had a brief foray into management with Partick Thistle and faced the Bankies as boss in the Juniors with Kilbirnie Ladeside and Glenafton.

Tommy’s time at Clydebank may have been relatively short, but the partnership he struck with Ken Eadie and Owen Coyle has left an indelible mark on anyone who saw them play. He was a tremendous talent in the lower leagues of Scotland and shone at his brightest at Kilbowie Park

Debut

August 8th, 1987
Clydebank 1 - 1 Queen of the South

League (Division 1)


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