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Churchill Cup

Competition, the forerunner to the Southern Counties Cup, open to clubs in the Dumfries & Galloway region.
 
The trophy was donated by Rev A Churchill, an Englishman who resided for a time in of Moffat. When he left to live in Reigate in 1881, he, and his sister,  donated a trophy for competition, initially to be played between clubs in Dumfries-shire, but soon extended to clubs from the whole region. Fifteen clubs entered the first tournament, and it became the south of Scotlandís premier competition. By the mid 1890s though, after 5th Kirkcudbrightshire RV won in 1895, the Churchill Cup was allowed to lapse. The trophy was soon returned to Rev Churchill who, from accounts was dismayed to find that football had atrophied somewhat in D&G area. He later returned the trophy to a silversmith who erased the names of the winners.
 

Winners
1881-82 Newton Stewart Athletic & 5th Kirkcudbrightshire RV (shared)
1882-83 Vale of Nith
1883-84 5th Kirkcudbrightshire RV
1884-85 Queen of the South Wanderers
1885-86 Queen of the South Wanderers
1886-87 Mid Annandale
1887-88 Moffat
1888-89 5th Kirkcudbrightshire RV
1889-90 Moffat
1890-91 5th Kirkcudbrightshire RV
1891-92 Mid Annandale
1892-93 Queen of the South Wanderers
1893-94 5th Kirkcudbrightshire RV
1894-95 5th Kirkcudbrightshire RV

 

Results

1881-82
First round
26 Nov Moffat v Gatehouse 9-0 (at Nunfield, Dumfries)
26 Nov Dumfries Herald v Thornhill 3-0 (at Palmerston)
3 Dec Newton Stewart Athletic v Bladnoch 7-0
3 Dec Queen of the South Wanderers v Dumfries Thistle 8-1
PlusÖ
Glenluce
Stranraer
St Cuthbert Wanderers
Vale of Nith
Drumlanrig Rangers
5th KRV
Garlieston
 
Second round
17 Dec Newton Stewart Athletic v Garliestown 3-0
24 Dec Moffat v Dumfries Herald 8-0
5th KRV v Stranraer
31 Dec Queen of the South Wanderers v Vale of Nith 6-0
 
Third round
4 Feb Queen of the South Wanderers v Moffat 4-3
11 Feb 5th KRV v Newton Stewart Athletic 3-3
18 Feb 5th KRV v Newton Stewart Athletic 3-3 (both clubs progress)
 
Semi final
11 Mar 5th KRV v Queen of the South Wanderers 5-1
Newton Stewart Athletic bye
 
Final
1 Apr 5th KRV v Newton Stewart Athletic 3-3 (at Moffat)
22 Apr 5th KRV v Newton Stewart Athletic 1-1aet (at Nunholm)
Both clubs shared the Cup.
 
1882-83
First round (11 Nov)
4 Nov East End Rovers v Mid Annandale 1-2
4 Nov Vale of Nith v Dumfries Rob Roy 8-0
11 Nov Lochmaben v Moffat 1-11
11 Nov Vale of Annan (Moffat) v Southern Hibernian 3-2
5th KRV v Drumlanrig Rangers
Thornhill v Vale of Fleet
Stranraer v Volunteer Athletic
Queen of the South Wanderers v St Cuthbert Wanderers
Garlieston bye
 
Second round
23 Dec Volunteer Athletic v Garlieston 5-0
25 Nov Vale of Nith v Moffat 6-1
23 Dec Queen of the South Wanderers v Drumlanrig Rangers
30 Dec Mid Annandale v Vale of Fleet wo-scr
Vale of Annan bye
 
Third round (27 Jan)
13 Jan Vale of Nith v Vale of Annan 5-2
Volunteer Athletic v Mid Annandale
Queen of the South Wanderers bye
 
Semi final
24 Feb Queen of the South Wanderers v Volunteer Athletic 2-3 (at Palmerston Pk)
Vale of Nith bye
 
Final
24 Mar Volunteer Athletic v Vale of Nith 0-1 (at Palmerston Park)
 
1883-84
First round (3 Nov)
Vale of Nith v Lochmaben
3 Nov Drumlanrig Rangers v Moffat 3-3 (at Nunholm, Dumfries)
17 Nov Drumlanrig Rangers v Moffat 1-4 (at Lochmaben)
3 Nov 5th KRV v Mid Annandale 10-1
13 Oct Dumfries Thistle v Queen of the South Wanderers 0-14
Garlieston v Stranraer
Volunteer Athletic (Newton Stewart) originally a bye
3 Nov Volunteer Athletic (Newton Stewart) v Vale of Fleet 3-4
 
Second round
1 Dec Queen of the South Wanderers v 5th KRV 4-5
15 Dec Vale of Nith v Moffat 1-2
Vale of Fleet v Stranraer
 
Semi final
12 Jan Moffat v 5th KRV 2-3
 
Final
16 Feb Stranraer v 5th KRV 0-1 (at Stranraer)
 
1884-85
First round (as drawn) (1 Nov)
Wigtownshire Wanderers v Stranraer Waverley
Stranraer v Garliestown
Volunteer Athletic (Newton Stewart) v Vale of Fleet
5th KRV v Mid Annandale
Jessiefield Swifts (Dumfries) v Thornhill
Vale of Nith bye
 
Revised draw?
1 Nov Queen of the South Wanderers v Mid Annandale 10-1
8 Nov Volunteer Athletic v Vale of Fleet 1-1
8 Nov 5th KRV v Moffat 5-1
 
Second round
6 Dec Jessiefield Swifts v Queen of the South Wanderers 0-5 (at 5th KRV FC)
13 Dec Vale of Nith v 5th KRV 1-3
Stranraer v Waverley
Vale of Fleet bye
 
Semi final
10 Jan Stranraer v Volunteer Athletic 2-0 (NS players left field in dispute)
10 Jan Queen of the South Wanderers v 5th KRV 5-1
 
Final
14 Feb Stranraer v Queen of the South Wanderers 1-6 (at Nunholm, Dumfries)
 
1885-86
First round (27 Nov)
7 Nov Vale of Nith v Queen of the South Wanderers 2-4 (at Mildamhead, protest upheld)
14 Nov Vale of Nith v Queen of the South Wanderers 1-4 (at Mildamhead)
7 Nov Mid Annandale v Thornhill 7-2
31 Oct 5th KRV v Dumfries Rangers 10-0
7 Nov Moffat v Nithsdale (Dumfries) 6-1
St Cuthbert Wanderers v Stranraer
 
Second round
12 Dec Mid Annandale v St Cuthbert Wanderers 9-0 (at Nunholm or Mildamhead, Dumfries)
 
Final
27 Feb Moffat v Queen of the South Wanderers 4-4 (at Moffat)
6 Mar Queen of the South Wanderers v Moffat 11-1 (at Nunholm)
 
 
1886-87
First round
6 Nov Queen of the South Wanderers v Dalbeattie (Vale of Urr?) 10-0
6 Nov Mid Annandale v 5th KRV (protest by 5th KRV upheld)
? Nov/Dec Mid Annandale v 5th KRV
11 Dec Mid Annandale v 5th KRV (at Moffat, KRV arrived late and the referee awarded Mid the tie)
6 Nov Moffat v Nithsdale 11-1
6 Nov Vale of Nith v Dumfries Rangers 11-0
6 Nov Newton Stewart Athletic v Stranraer 1-2
 
Second round
Whithorn v Stranraer
4 Dec Vale of Nith v Thornhill 4-1
11 Dec Queen of the South Wanderers v Moffat 6-3 (protest upheld)
22 Jan Queen of the South Wanderers v Moffat 13-1
Mid Annandale bye
 
Semi final
29 Jan Mid Annandale v Queen of the South Wanderers 4-2
29 Jan Vale of Nith v Stranraer 4-1
 
Final
26 Feb Vale of Nith v Mid Annandale 3-4 (at Mildamhead 2000)
 
 
1887-88
First round
5 Nov 5th KRV v All Scarlet 13-2
12 Nov Queen of the South Wanderers v Nithsdale 9-2
3 Dec Vale of Nith v Whithorn 5-2
10 Dec Mid Annandale v Vale of Fleet 9-0 (at Dumfries)
 
Second round
17 Dec 5th KRV v Nithsdale 12-2
 
Semi final
7 Jan 5th KRV v Moffat 1-6
14 Jan Vale of Nith v Mid Annandale 3-5 (protest upheld)
4 Feb Vale of Nith v Mid Annandale 2-4
 
Final
3 Mar Moffat v Mid Annandale 4-4 (at Moffat)
21 Apr Moffat v Mid Annandale 7-6? (at Dumfries)
 
1888-89
First round
24 Nov Vale of Nith v Thornhill 4-0
24 Nov 5th KRV v Nithsdale 9-1
24 Nov Newton Stewart Athletic v Wigtown 6-1
1 Dec Moffat v Queen of the South Wanderers 4-5
Mid Annandale bye
 
Second round
22 Dec 5th KRV v Queen of the South Wanderers 3-1
22 Dec Mid Annandale v Vale of Nith 19-1
 
Semi final
26 Jan Mid Annandale v Newton Stewart Athletic 4-3 (at Dumfries)
5th KRV bye
 
Final
23 Feb Mid Annandale v 5th KRV 2-2 (at Moffat)
2 Mar Mid Annandale v 5th KRV 2-4 (at Moffat)
 
1889-90
First round (25 Feb)
16 Nov Newton Stewart Athletic v Whithorn D-D
16 Nov Wigtown v Newton Stewart Athletic 1-4
Garliestown v Douglas Rovers
16 Nov Mid Annandale v Blackwood Rangers 15-2
16 Nov Dumfries v Dumfries Harp 7-1
16 Nov Queen of the South Wanderers v Moffat 3-1
9 Nov Annan Our Boys v 5th KRV 6-12
Upper Nithsdale v Thornhill
 
Second round
7 Dec Douglas Rovers v Newton Stewart Athletic 4-7
 
Third round
28 Dec Dumfries v 5th KRV 1-3
 
Semi final
25 Jan Moffat v 5th KRV 4-1
 
Final
15 Feb Moffat v Newton Stewart Athletic 1-0 (at Dumfries)
 
 
1890-91
First round
8 Nov Dumfries v Rising Thistle 17-0
 
Second round
6 Dec Dumfries Wanderers v Dumfries 12-1
27 Dec Newton Stewart Athletic v Douglas Rovers 7-4
24 Jan Mid Annandale v 5th KRV 2-7
 
Third round
31 Jan Moffat v 5th KRV 2-5
 
Semi final
7 Feb Dumfries Wanderers v 5th KRV 1-2
 
Final
21 Feb 5th KRV v Newton Stewart Athletic 13-0 (at Dumfries)
 
 
1891-92
First round
31 Oct Gladstonians v Queen of the South Wanderers 2-14
31 Oct St Johnís v Annan 2-5
31 Oct Mid Annandale v Moffat 9-0
31 Oct Rising Thistle v 5th KRV 0-13
Barholm Rovers v Whithorn
St Cuthbert Wanderers v Douglas Rovers
Stranraer v Garliestown
Newton Stewart Athletic bye
 
Second round
St Cuthbert Wanderers v Garliestown
Creetown v Newton Stewart Athletic
14 Nov 5th KRV v Queen of the South Wanderers 4-3
Mid Annandale v Annan wo-scr
 
Semi final
12 Dec Mid Annandale v St Cuthbert Wanderers 1-0 (at Dumfries)
19 Dec 5th KRV v Newton Stewart Athletic 10-0 (at Castle Douglas)
 
Final
6 Feb Mid Annandale v 5th KRV 3-0 (at Moffat)
 
 
1892-93
First round
22 Oct Queen of the South Wanderers v 5th KRV 3-3
29 Oct Queen of the South Wanderers v 5th KRV 2-2
12 Nov Queen of the South Wanderers v 5th KRV 2-1 aet 30 mins (90 mins 1-1) (stopped due to darkness)
19 Nov Queen of the South Wanderers v 5th KRV 4-0
22 Oct Annan v Sanquhar Rangers 7-0 (at Hocklegarth Pk)
22 Oct Stranraer v Newton Stewart Athletic 0-4
22 Oct Rising Thistle v Mid Annandale 0-14 (Rising protested that two of Midís players had played for  Moffat in the Scottish Cup)
22 Oct Moffat v Thornhill 3-3 (at Lockerbie)
29 Oct Thornhill v Moffat 1-9 (at Dumfries)
Barholm Rovers v Douglas Rovers
St Cuthbert Wanderers v Garliestown
 
Second round
19 Nov Mid Annandale v Annan 4-1
 
Third round
Newton Stewart Athletic v Mid-Annandale v Barholm Rovers
Creetown v Moffat or Queen of the South Wanderers
 
 
Semi final
24 Dec Newton Stewart Athletic v Mid Annandale 3-2 (at Castle Douglas, Mid left the field because of refereeís decisions)
24 Dec Moffat v Queen of the South Wanderers 3-2 (stopped after 84 mins due to darkness)
21 Jan Moffat v Queen of the South Wanderers 0-4
 
Final
11 Feb Queen of the South Wanderers v Newton Stewart Athletic 6-0 (at Palmerston Park)
 
 
1893-94
First round
21 Oct Newton Stewart Athletic v 3rd GRV 2-1
28 Oct 5th KRV v Queen of the South Wanderers 5-0
28 Oct St Cuthbert Wanderers v Garliestown 1-3 (at Creetown)
 
Second round
18 Nov Annan v 5th KRV 2-4
Newton Stewart Athletic v Garliestown
Moffat bye
 
Semi final
20 Jan Moffat v 5th KRV 2-5
Garliestown bye
 
Final
10 Feb Garliestown v 5th KRV 0-7 (at Newton Stewart)
 
 
1894-95
Second round
10 Nov 5th KRV v Annan 4-1
 
Semi final
29 Dec 5th KRV v Newton Stewart Athletic 2-0
 
Final
9 Mar 5th KRV v Maxwelltown Thistle 3-2 (at Palmerston Park)