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Midlothian League

A one-off competition, the first game was played on 16 January 1897, the winners were awarded a trophy put up by Sir Thomas Carmichael, MP. Although the fixture list was incomplete, thanks mainly to Penicuik’s successful cup runs, Polton Vale were declared champions. The Carmichael Cup continued as a knock-out competition for West and Mid Lothian clubs until 1903.

Champions

1896-97 Polton Vale

 

L Benb

MS

MR

Pen

PV

Loanhead Benburb

 

X

 

 

 

 

Mossend Swifts

 

X

 

 

20 Feb

0-0

Muirhouse Rovers

 

 

X

16 Jan

4-2

20 Mar

0-4

Penicuik Athletic

 

1 May

4-0

 

X

 

Polton Vale

1 May

3-0

6 Mar

4-2

13 Feb

9-1

 

X

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Polton Vale

7

5

2

0

 

 

12

2

Mossend Swifts

7

3

1

3

 

 

7

3

Muirhouse Rovers

6

3

0

3

 

 

6

4

Penicuik Athletic

3

1

1

1

 

 

3

5

Loanhead Benburb

5

0

0

5

 

 

0