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27 Aug - Gordon Hunter has corrected the result of an 1919-20 Eastern Leaguematch; Forfar v Cowdenbeath should read 1-5. Gordon has also pointed out that the match on  17 Jan between Cowdenbeath and Arbroath was played as a friendly after the official referee failed to appear.

John Meffen has uncovered a first round match for the 1888-89 King Cup (24 Nov Linlithgow Ath 1 Broxburn Shamrock 7)

Stephen Bell has clarified the qualifying rounds of the 1935-36 and 1936-37 Dewar Shield.

1935-36 Dewar Shield
Qualifying Round
Monday, 12th August 1935
Aberdeen 'A' 9 Peterhead 4 at Pittodrie (second leg / match)
Blairgowrie v St. Johnstone - played at Foxhall Park, Coupar Angus

1936-37 Dewar Shield
Qualifying Round
St. Johnstone v Blairgowrie - played at Foxhall Park, Coupar Angus
11th Aug 1936 Keith 0 Aberdeen 'A' 7 at Kynoch Park, Keith (second leg / match)

26 July - Gordon has added a few more reserve results for season 1965-66.

Scottish (Reserve) League
Missing results
25th August Dunfermline Athletic  10-1 Motherwell
6th April Hamilton 3-4 Falkirk

Date changes/additions 
10th Sep Hearts 5-2 Dunfermline Athletic
24th Sep Dundee United 3-1 St Mirren
4th March Morton 1-2 Dundee (played Friday night)

Result alteration?
25th Aug St Johnstone 1-5 Rangers (small report also mentions 5 goalscorers)
29th Mar Dundee United 1-2 Morton
1st Apr Hibernian 1-1 Kilmarnock
27th Apr Rangers 4-0 Aberdeen

Reserve League Cup
31st Aug Dundee 8-2 Dundee United
1st Sep Dunfermline Athletic 4-6 St Johnstone (needs confirming)

Combined Reserve League
New date
14th Mar Jordanhill 1-3 Celtic
missing result
25th Apr East Fife 0-1 Jordanhill

Scottish 2nd XI Cup
2nd rd tie Celtic 4-0 Morton might be Monday 8th November as result is in Courier on 9th under previous night's results

28 June - More updates from Gordon, from 1967-68 season...

Fife Cup semi-final East Fife wo-scr Dunfermline Athletic (Athletic withdrew due to fixture congestion at end of season).

Forfarshire Cup Dundee v Brechin was played on 6th December 1967.

Reserve League Cup section matches; Kilmarnock 1-1 Airdrie and Partick Thistle 2-2 Dunfermline Athletic were both 16th August 1967. Semi-final 2nd leg result and date was 10th Apr 1968 Dundee 4-1 Airdrie.

Reserve League, Raith Rovers 1-1 St Johnstone was onFriday 29th September 1967. Stirling Albion 6-1 Dundee was 26th October 1967.

Combined Reserve League
13th March Clydebank 0-4 Glasgow University
24th Apr East Fife 2-0 Hearts
24th Apr Queens Park 4-1 Glasgow Corporation Transport
29th Apr Hearts 1-3 Clydebank
29th Apr Rangers 4-1 Glasgow Corporation Transport

19 June - Gordon Hunter has uncovered the missing semi-final matches of the 1966-67 Dewar Shield...

3 Oct Dundee v Deveronvale 7-0 (which I had as a first round tie)

10 Oct St Johnstone v Falkirk 4-1

We are continuing to work on the British Amateur Internationals and have uncovered many more line-ups as well as other stats (half-times, attendances etc.) We hope to have the final version ready by the middle of next month, all going well!


FORGOTTEN GLORIES - British Amateur Internationals 1901-1974

Completely updated, this new edition also features numerous trial matches  and representative fixtures.

The second edition is now available as a free pdf file. I also intend to make it available in print form for a nominal sum.

4 May - Fife Cup 2016-17 results added

George Aitken has noted that James Scott, who took part in the tour to North America in 1921, was actually a Third Lanark player, having been transfered from Dumbarton on 29 April 1921

5 Apr - Greenock Charity Cup - more results for the late 1890s added.

20 Mar - the 2014-15 and 2016-17 Fife Cup updated.

16 Mar - Bob Beresford has supplied the deciding match for the 1951-52 Lanarkshire Junior League - Larkhall Thistle beat Shotts Bon Accord by 4-0 at Wishaw.

21 Feb - The missing dates for Thistle's last two games in the 1891-92 Scottish Alliance added. This season's record for this competition is now completed.

George Aitken has also amended the 1905-06 Scottish Combination specifically Dumbarton's results.

The Eastern Alliance of 1891-92 now also shows Armadale's 2 point deduction after a breach of Rule. This competition still needs some work done on it...

Lastly, I've uploaded the 1897-1939 dates/results of the EOS Qualifying Cup.

20 Feb - a senior competition,  the   Greenock and District Cup  was ran by the Greenock & District FA, a short-lived association from the early 1880s.

17 Feb - Calder Shieldand  Gardener Cup  amended

16 Feb - Glasgow and West of Scotland Leagueresults grids  and final tables amended. 

Greenock Charity Cup - more results added.

1 Jan - The latest Scottish Junior Cup  NEEDS LIST (1887-1949)  is now available. Again any results are most welcome.  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.

Clackmannanshire Charity Cup


10 September 2017



Compiled by Douglas Gorman and Brian McColl

This is the FIFTH UPDATE to the original Excel spreadsheet, which can be obtained via the link above, It now includes international matches played by the breakaway Amateur FA between 1907 and 1914.


IT IS THE END OF AN ERA! This year see the 30th and last ever Scottish Non League Review, the essential football annual that has been published every year since 1988. As editor Stewart Davidson says in the introduction to the 2016-17 edition, the internet has made the details contained in the annual much more available than it was thirty years ago and with the availability of Rel8's Scottish Football Almanac which is now in its fourth year, Stewart made the decision last year that this would be the final one. This 30th 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. All previous editions are still available, contact Stewart for details on how to obtain copies.

Stewart will continue to work on his Scottish Junior Cup project and hopes to have the next instalment (the 1930s) within the next 12 months, with the remaining decades following soon after. Have a look at the Scottish Junior Cup  NEEDS LIST , any help at all will be gladly received!


The aforementioned (almost 600 page) Scottish Football Almanac for 2017-18 will be available from August direct from the publishers at Rel8 Media. Giving full details of last season's campaigns from international level right down to the grassroots, this is the must-have book for any supporter. The three previous editions, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 are all still available via the Rel8 Media website.


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


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