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Wigtownshire League

Because of the distances involved, Wigtownshire clubs were not popular additions to the league competitions.

 

Winners
1913-14 Newton Stewart

1923-24 unfinished
1924-25 unfinished

 

In 1913 six of the county’s seven senior clubs decided to form their own league. Whithorn didn’t enter, but three other clubs had difficulties playing fixtures namely Stranraer (who had a dispute with the Wigtownshire FA), Creetown Volunteeers (who had no ground) and Garlieston Excelsior. Despite matches being fulfilled during the first part of the season, none were played after the New Year, and the league was eventually wound up. Although the fixtures were not completed, Newton Stewart were still awarded the League Championship flag.

 

 

1913-14

CV

Garl

NS

Tarff

Wig

Creetown Volunteers

 

X

 

 

 

 

Garlieston Excelsior

 

X

 

 

8 Nov

1-4

Newton Stewart

 

29 Nov

6-3

 

X

 

 

Tarff Rovers

18 Oct

6-1

 

15 Nov

3-2

X

1 Nov

5-5

Wigtown United

25 Oct

3-0

 

18 Oct

2-5

 

X

 

 

1913-14

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

Newton Stewart

Wigtown United

Stranraer

Tarff Rovers

Creetown Volunteers

Garlieston Excelsior

7

6

3

5

4

3

5

3

3

2

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

2

2

0

2

4

3

30

22

11

17

7

1

16

17

4

16

19

16

10

7

6

5

0

0

 

The Wigtownshire League was re-formed and played during two seasons from 1923 to 1925. Because of the large number of cup competitions being played at this time, it was impossible for the members clubs to fulfill their fixtures, and the league was wound up after two unfinished seasons. Despite this, Stranraer, St Cuthbert Wanderers and Newton Stewart still managed to play some matches in the Southern Counties League that was played during 1924-25.

 

1923-24

Cree

N S

SCW

Tarff

Whit

Wig

Creetown

X

 

19 Jan

1-1

 

 

16 Feb

5-2

Newton Stewart

 

X

 

 

19 Jan

5-2

 

St Cuthbert Wanderers

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

Tarff Rovers

 

 

16 Feb

3-6

X

 

 

Whithorn

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

Wigtown

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

1923-24 unfinished

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Newton Stewart

St Cuthbert Wanderers

Creetown

Whithorn

Tarff Rovers

Wigtown & Bladnoch

Stranraer

10

8

7

6

8

9

0

7

5

3

2

1

1

0

0

2

2

2

2

2

0

3

1

2

2

5

6

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

14

12

8

6

4

4

0

 

 

1924-25

Cree

NS

SCW

Stran

Tarff

Whit

Wig

Creetown

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Stewart

 

X

27 Dec

2-2

 

21 Feb

2-0

21 Mar

7-1

25 Apr

4-1

St Cuthbert Wanderers

 

3 Jan

3-1

X

 

 

 

 

Stranraer

 

29 Nov

3-1

 

X

13 Dec

4-3

17 Jan

3-0

 

Tarff Rovers

 

17 Jan

2-4

 

 

X

 

7 Mar

2-3

Whithorn

 

10 Jan

5-4

28 Feb

4-0

 

29 Nov

3-1

X

 

Wigtown & Bladnoch

 

 

 

 

21 Mar

5-4

21 Feb

3-6

X

14 Feb NS v Tarff 3-1 unfinished

21 Mar Wigtown v Tarff at Kirkcowan

 

 

1924-25 unfinished

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Stranraer

Whithorn

St Cuthbert Wanderers

Wigtown & Bladnoch

Creetown

Newton Stewart

Tarff Rovers

5

5

4

5

3

4

6

4

4

2

2

1

1

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

1

1

1

3

1

3

5

15

20

12

14

6

10

14

9

13

8

21

7

13

20

8

8

5

4

3

2

2

 

NOTE This table was supplied by Malcolm Pagan. However I have Newton Stewart playing at least eight matches to Malcolm’s four.

 

 

1925-26

I have a note of the Wigtownshire League being played during 1925-26, with one match being reported:

26 Sep St Cuthbert Wanderers v Newton Stewart 9-0