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UPDATES

29 Nov - Clackmannanshire Junior League  updated. I've found virtually every date and result of this competition, with extensive notes on abandoned and protested results. Missing are the details of a small number of  games in 1897-98 in 1898-99 seasons, if anyone can help please get in touch.

23 Nov -  1904-05 Scottish Combination updated

3 Nov - George Aitken has added more to the Kirkintilloch Jubilee Cup and  Kirkintilloch Junior Jubilee Cup

1 Nov - An updated Scottish Junior Cup  NEEDS LIST (1887-1949)  is now available. It's possible that the results of the games  shown may never be found but we'd be grateful if you take a look anyway. If you can help in any way, all additional results should be sent to either myself or Stewart Davidson via  his email address shown on the page.

29 Oct - Alun Urqhart has supplied results for the Kirkintilloch Junior Jubilee Cup of the 1900s.

John Meffen has amended the Sauchie Band Charity Badge  competition of 1887.

19 Oct - Clackmannanshire Junior League amended. Final tables for the 1897-98 and 1898-99 seasons added.  It  folded at the end of 1907-08 but several clubs attempted  to re-form the league in November 1908 although it appears no games were ever played. 

18 Oct - Clackmannanshire Junior Cup amended. As well as adding all the dates, I've also removed references to this competition for the early 1890s as these were  actually ties for  the Clackmannanshire Junior Charity Cup. At the Clacks JFA AGM in September 1908, the draw was made for the first round of the 1908-09 competition. By this time the county clubs had been admitted to the Stirlingshire JFA and it was decided to  rename the competition the Alloa & District Junior Cup.

16 Oct - Clackmannanshire Charity Cup amended with the following games...

1887-88
11 Feb Coalsnaughton Hawthorn v Tullibody 2-0
3 Mar Sauchie Volunteers v Vale of Forth 1-3 (at Deer Park, stopped due to alleged unfairness, Vale of Forth were awarded the tie)

1888-89
First round
22 Dec Sauchie Swifts v Tillicoutry Athletic 2-3
Second round
Alva Athletic v Tillicoutry Athletic score unknown
[protested replay] Alva v Clackmannan scr-wo

Third round (this round was missing)
9 Feb Alloa United v Alloa Athletic 5-0 (this was previously noted as a semi-final tie)
Rest byes

Semi-final
9 Mar Tillicoutry Athletic v Alloa Athletic 0-2

1894-95
Final at Chapelhill Park, Clackmannan
15 Jun Alloa Athletic v Alva 0-2

Clackmannanshire Charity Cup

John Meffen has also noted this about the Fife Cup of 1884-85: I have found a report of the First Round draw which includes two fixtures previously unknown. I can't help you with Kingsadam v Rossend, but I can tell you that although The Advertiser carried a piece on a Wellington AGM in July 1884, they never reported on a single Wellington match for the whole season.

I take from that that Wellington went defunct some time between the draw and the date the match was scheduled to be played. So was most likely a walkover for Lochleven Rangers [But can't be 100%]

13 Oct - Robert Watson, secretary of Wishaw has related a story concerning the lead up to the first Tennent's Sixes competition in 1984.

A number of 1880s results have been added to the Glasgow Charity Cup.

Finally, I've made a number of amendments to the  Club Directory...

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

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”.

2 July - 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

 

 

Graeme McGinty still has some copies of his book available. East of Scotland Junior Football - A Statistical History contains all the final tables and cup finals from 1886 to 2016 and be obtained directly from the author. For further details go to his post on scottishleague.net.

Set against the backdrop of the Swinging Sixties, "Scotland in the Sixties" is a 256 page account of Scotland's international matches, including the League and U-23 internationals.

By the author of "We'll Support You Evermore", "Except for Viewers in Scotland" and "More Than Argentina", the biography Ally MacLeod, Ronnie McDevitt has been watching Scottish football for more than forty years. Available now from Pitch Publishing, for £12.99.

Andy McGregor's Scottish Football Almanac for 2016-17 is now available. 

Into its  third year, this is the must-have book for any supporter with 500 pages of stats giving full details of last season's campaigns from international level right down to the grassroots.

Copies of this essential work are available from most outlets or direct from the publishers at Rel8 Media for only £19.99. The previous two editions covering seasons 2013-14 and 2014-15 can also be obtained from here.

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This year's Scottish Non League Review is now on sale. This 29th edition is packed with the usual stats and information about last season's non-league football, copies are available for just £4 (plus P&P) from Stewart Davidson at the SNLR.

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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