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UPDATES

19 Sep - John Meffen has found a missing Stirlingshire Cup result from 1888-89 - 1st Dec 1888, replay, Alva 2 Dunipace 2. The first game which was won by Dunipace was protested and this replay ordered.

14 Sep - Hereford United historian, Ron Parrott, has  provided some information for the England v Wales Amateur International on 2 December 1972 for "Forgotten Glories".

England (0) 3 Butterfield 2 (54 mins, 71), Bass (86)
Wales (0) 1 Anthony (49)
J Waddell (Cardiff University) for Hancock after 38 mins

2 Sep - Alan has added the results grid for the 1954-55 East of Scotland League.

Derek Drennan of the St Mirren Programme Archive has supplies a number of goal times and attendances for the Drybrough Cup.

27 August - Alan McCabe has supplied a number of results in the senior Perthshire leagues (Perthshire League and North Perthshire League) and cups (Perthshire Cup and Atholl Cup).

22 August - a big thank you to Donald Pollock for pointing out that the score for the  Fife Cup  final of 1887-88 is wrong and should read 6-1 for Lassodie and not 6-5. The latter score was what was reported in the Glasgow Herald while the Dundee Courier stated the score as 6-0. The correct result could be found in the Fifeshire Advertiser proving match reports in the local press trump the nationals!

18 August - Davy Allan of Londonhearts has supplied the 1985 Tennent's Sixes  results.

And Rob R of scottishleague.net has also helped fill in a number of the blank goaltimes and scorers for the Drybrough Cup.

15 August - Andrew Hulett has corrected several results for the 1993 Tennent's Sixes...

Hibs 4-3 Aberdeen (NOT 1-0)
Celtic 5-3 Falkirk  (NOT 3-0)
Hibs 5-4 Falkirk (NOT 1-0)
Celtic 6-4 Aberdeen (NOT 3-0)
Hibs 2-3 St.Johnstone (NOT 2-4)
Falkirk 0-2 Aberdeen (NOT 0-1)
 
From 1987 Hearts beat Clydebank 5-2 in the last missing group tie, and the quarter-final score was Aberdeen 3-1 Falkirk.

13 August - I've updated the Drybrough Cup page, adding full line-ups, goalscorers etc.

12 August - Tom has helped complete the 1991 and 1992 Tennent's Sixes  results. We can now turn our attention to the outstanding results in the 1985 and 1986 tournaments plus the one we are missing from 1987..

11 August - Tom McGouran has filled in some of the missing scores and ties from the 1987  Tennent's Sixes  tournament - 

Group 2
Dundee v Motherwell 3-2
Dundee v Rangers 4-3
Motherwell v Rangers 4-2

Group 4
Celtic v Falkirk 6-0
 
Quarter-final
Heart of Midlothian v Motherwell
Aberdeen v Falkirk
 
Semi-final
Heart of Midlothian v Dundee

For the 1991 tournament I've found...

Group 1
Celtic 0, Motherwell 3 (note result, not 8-5)
Dundee United 2, Hibs 4.

Group 2
Aberdeen 2, Dunfermline 3
St Mirren 1, Hearts 6.

Semi-final
Motherwell 5, Airdrie 3
Hearts 3, St Johnstone 3, 5-4 pens

Final
Motherwell 2, Hearts 5 (note result, not 3-5)

8 August - The Tennent's Sixes indoor tournaments were a big attraction for  fans in  the early 1980s and early 1990s. Held over two days in January these attracted full houses to the American style razzmataz, with plenty of skills on display, non-stop play, continuous substitutions and penalty shoot-outs. They finished in 1993 when the sponsors pulled out.

1 August - Gordon Hunter has supplied the 1921 Western League Cup final result.

31 July - Alan Urquhart has completed the 1891-92 Scottish Federation  results grid and supplied more details of the 1922-23 Western League Cup.

Tom McGouran has supplied the missing 1989 Tennent's Sixes  results and I've uncovered the missing Group 1 results for the 1990 tournament.

30 July - Tennent's Sixes added. This indoor tournament ran from 1984 to 1993 and was competed for by Premier Division clubs. The competition was played over two days in January and was deemed a great success, attracting full houses to all the sessions. The tournament was discontinued when Tennent Caledonian Breweries withdrew their sponsorship in 1993.

Douglas Gorman has been contacted by Jim Hastie of Queen's Park regarding the missing Great Britain XI against England B in 1952. His late father Willie Hastie's memorabilia included Olympic football from the 1952 Helsinki Games. This includes a team photograph from "World Sports - Olympic Games Souvenir Number" of the Great Britain team that played England "B" before the Olympic Games.

Bennett EE, Southall
Paterson RP, Queen’s Park
Stratton LE, Walthamstow Avenue
Topp LR, Hendon
Fuller CE, Bromley
Slater WJ, Brentford
Shiells B, Cliftonville
McGarry Dr JK, Cliftonville
Lewis JL, Walthamstow Avenue
Facey K W, Leyton
Robb G, Finchley

This just leaves us only needing the following GB line-ups for a 100% record of every amateur cap; 14 May 1952 v West Germany, 16 Dec 1956 v Burma, 11 Aug 1967 v Republic of Ireland and 14 Aug 1967 v Iceland

27 July - Alun Urquhart has confirmed to me that Clydebank's games with Neilston and Pollokshaws in the 1892-93  Scottish Federation  were indeed left unplayed with the latter clubs being awarded two points apiece. Alun has also  noted a missing Western League game from 1915-16, Clydebank beating Dykehead 7-0 on 7 January 1916. This was erroneoulsy recorded as being not played.

26 July - the 1892-93  Scottish Federation updated. I've found virtually every game played for this season bar two; Clydebank's ties against Neilston and Pollokshaws. Given  Clydebank didn't play their return fixture against Falkirk, it's possible neither of these  games were actually played with both points being awarded to their opponents. The goals' columns in the final league table has also been drastically amended.

24 July - Eastern League page updated. In the Eastern Cup of 1917-18, East Fife scratched to Dundee 'A' after their drawn semi-final. I've also found the three missing games from the 1919-20 league season. Also found are a number of games for the 1921-22 campaign which shouldn't be confused with the  Eastern League that was operating this season in the Lothian and Borders region. I've also found the outstanding games in the second series competition played in 1946, as well as the missing scores for the second series League Cup.

21 July - John Meffen has found more on the Kirkintilloch Jubilee Cup, which was not a one-off competition as previously thought. The trophy was described as  "a very handsome cup, which, with the 9-inch pedestal that supports it, has an elevation of 25 inches. On the face of the pedestal is a silver plate for the names of whatever teams may win the trophy."

Also John has noted Bo'ness recieved a walkover in the 1887-88 Linlithgowshire Cupsemi-final against Bellstane.

18 July - Club Directory updated with this season's changes.

14 July - Forgotten Glories updates thanks to a friend of Douglas Gorman,

30 Apr 1952, Arsenal Stadium, London, att
Friendly
England ‘B’ ( ) 3 Stubbs ( mins), Hamer (pen ), French ( )
Great Britain (0) 0

Additional information:
Attendance 7,383
Half-time score 2-0
One of the England “B” goal scorers is listed as “Harmer” in the newspaper and I think that is correct as I think it is Tommy Harmer of Spurs.

14 May 1952, Fortunaplatz, Dusseldorf, att 45,000
Friendly
West Germany (1) 2 Zeitler 2 (19 mins, )
Great Britain (0) 1 Slater (78)

Additional information:
The newspaper report gives another GB player – Fuller (Bromley) - “Bennett (Southall goalkeeper), Fuller (Bromley centre half) were stars of the British team”.

8 July - Dumbarton Harp's resignation from the Third Division has been pinpointed to the 10 January 1925, with their league record being expunged on 4 February 1925. This has been reflected in the points alterationspage.

6 July - additional info of Leith Athletic's expulsion  from the League in 1953.

4 July - John  Meffen has added a number of missing Stirlingshire clubs' results in the 1886-87 Scottish Second XI Cup

The 1909-10 Midland League amended.

3 July - Further additions made to the  Scottish Second XI Cup, thanks to Tom McGouran.

2 July - I've made some amendments to the Scottish Second XI Cup. These are mainly confirming the cup draws from 1905 to 1939 but I'll be working through the other seasons in due course.

Meantime, John Meffen has sent me this regarding the Linlithgowshire Junior Cup of 1887...


First Rd
May 21st     Bathgate Harp         3-0     Kirkliston

First Rd Replay
May 28th     West Lothian           4-4     Winchburgh

Going on the article below, there were a 15 teams in the first round, meaning a maximum of 7 ties.

Falkirk Herald - Sat June 11th 1887

"A meeting of the Linlithgowshire Junior Football Association was held in the Strathbrock Hotel, Broxburn, on Saturday - Mr Robert Smith, president, in the chair. The secretary stated that Mr Peter McLagan MP, has consented to give a cup, and that he (the secretary) had received subscriptions from the Earl of Roseberry and the Earl of Hopetoun. Other three clubs were admitted, bringing the number up to 18. A number of protests in the first round of the McLagan Cup competition were disposed of. Winchburgh Thistle were disqualified for playing men who had never been registered, and Bathgate Harp were also disqualified for playing a man who had taken part in a 2nd XI competition. The ties in the second round of the Cup were drawn, with the result :- Armadale Athletic v Broxburn Emmet, Cardross Swifts v Fauldhouse Rovers, East Benhar Heatherbell v Deans, Broomhouse Valley v Kirkliston, Queensferry Hibernian Athletics v West Lothian Thistle, Blackburn a bye. Ties to be played on or before 18th June."

I have found none of the above ties in either the Falkirk or the Bo'ness Journal.

Falkirk Herald - Sat September 3rd 1887

"Final Linlithgowshire Junior McLagan Cup - The final for this cup was played off on the ground of the Erin Rovers, Bathgate, before a large gathering of spectators. This is the first season of this association, and it has been a very successful one. It was formed near the end of last season, and after a meeting was held and office-bearers appointed, it was agreed to go on with the competition, which has been postponed till now, eighteen clubs entered, and all the ties have been well-contested. The Broxburn Emmet and the Queensferry Hibernian Athletic played the final stage on Saturday. The game was not of a very exciting nature, the Emmet winning by 8 goals to 2. The cup and badges were presented to the winners in Mr Robert's refreshment room, after the game. Mr Laurie Gilbertson, honorary president, presided, and made the presentation to the Emmet. He referred in suitable terms to the object of junior associations, and concluded by referring to both the Edinburgh and Linlithgowshire Associations - Mr Fleming replying for the former, and Mr morton for the latter. Mr Wm Macleod, secretary, gave a few remarks on the state of the Association, and stated that it was his intention of getting up an extra competition for the benefit of the Association."

26 June - Some more updates for the book, this time from John Treleven who has supplied the names of referees for some of England's games.

France 5.4.52 - Charles E. Faultless (Giffnock, Scotland)

Spain 20.11.69 - Joaquim F. Campos (Lisbon, Portugal)

Denmark 1.8.71 - Kjell Wahlen (Nordstrandhogda, Oslo, Norway)

Denmark 10.5.72 - Karl Riegg (Augsburg, Germany)
note Riegg, not Reigg
also Tyskland is Danish for Germany

Against West Germany on 13.3.74 has the same referee as previous week v Malta - this is a possible error which I am looking at.

22 June - Örjan Hansson has sent me details covering two of Sweden's amateur international games that were omitted from Forgotten Glories.

12 June 1914  at Råsunda IP, Stockholm
Sweden v England Amateur  0-5   (HT 0-3)
Sweden:
John Karlsson Nottorp, Theodor Malm, Gösta Backlund, Ragnar Wicksell,
Knut Nilsson, Gustaf Ekberg, Rune Bergström, Eric Hjelm, Ivar Svensson,
Helge Ekroth, Karl Ansén.
Goals: John Prince (?') (30'), William G Moore (45'), Vivian Woodward (70') (80').
Referee: Herman Adriaan Tromp (Netherland)
Attendance: 4,500
 
8 Aug 1967  at  Nya Ullevi, Göteborg.
Sweden v Great Britain 0-1  (HT 0-0)
Sweden:
Jan Åberg (Skövde AIK), Hans Nordin (Örebro SK), Leif Leufstedt (IFK Malmö), Lennart Wing (Örgryte IS), Stig Johansson (IK Brage), Rolf Hansson (Örgryte IS), Torbjörn Jonsson (IFK Norrköping), Göran Karlsson (Halmia IS), Harry Bild (Östers IF), Dag Szepanski (Malmö FF), Rolf Andersson (Hammarby IF)
Subs: Yngve Samuelsson (GAIS) in / Stig Johansson out. Leif Wendt (GAIS) in /
Göran Karlsson out. both players played second half, no minutes for changes.
Great Britain:
J Swannell (Hendon), D Gamblin (Sutton U), E Powell (Sutton U), I Reid (Enfield), J Robertson (Tooting & Mitcham), G Cumming (Partick T), E Hunter (Queens Park), R Sleap (Hendon), N Hopper (Queens Park), M MacKay (Queens Park), L Pritchard (Sutton U).
 
Goal: Larry Pritchard (80')
Referee: Einar Espersen (Denmark)
Linesmen: Lars Jörnell Conny Glenberg (both Sweden)
Attendance: 11,477

 

 

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Morton v Queen's Park on 11 April 1914.
At this time, Morton played in striped, not hooped, shirts.

Markinch in Fife prior to World War One. The ground shown to the fore is Recreation Park, the home of Markinch Albion until 1911. The pitch now lies under  Brunton Gardens.

 

Markinch Victoria Rangers FC, 1939-40

Arbroath Victoria's triumphant 1953-54 team.

Back row - J Millar, J Smith (secretary), S Kennedy, J Craik, D Findlay
Middle row - W Millar (trainer), J Brown, P Mercer, J Angus, J Mowatt, H Cant, I Grant
Front row - J Parker (vice-president), J Cook, W Allan, A Annett, W Anderson (president), J Stewart, D Nicoll, J Watson, G Potter (treasurer)
Trophies - Forfarshire Junior Cup, Angus Junior League shield, Arbroath & District Cup

The Banffshire Cup

The Martin White Cup

The original trophy was stolen in 1907 by a local tinsmith and broken up, this was the replacement

Possibly the oldest photograph of Berwick Rangers, taken in 1891.

 

Dundee junior club, Anchorage FC, 1937-38

 

Championship trophy of the North Caledonian League