Aberdeenshire League

 

including the North Eastern League

 

Page created: 21 August 2020

Updated:

 

An Aberdeenshire League composing of first team and reserve XIs was formed on 28 October 1899. Melrose were one of the original members, but appear to have dropped out before league actually began. The following were the elected officials,

 

President Mr Moir (Aberdeen)

Vice President Mr Barron (Orion)

Secretary and Treasurer Mr A Duncan (Aberdeen)

 

The league appears to have collapsed soon after Peterhead's 27-0 annhiliation of Fraserburgh Caledonian as no results or games were reported in the press thereafter, and Peterhead may have probably claimed the title.

 

The league was re-formed in 1919 as the North Eastern League and was renamed the Aberdeenshire League in 1921 although it was also reported as the Aberdeen & District League. The league was soon viewed as a secondary competition to the Highland League and disbanded in 1953. It reformed in 1994 as an Under-21 league.

 

 

Winners

 

Aberdeenshire League

1899-00 Peterhead

 

North Eastern League

1919-20 Aberdeen 'A'

1920-21 Aberdeen 'A'

 

 

 

Aberdeenshire League

1921-22 Aberdeen 'A'

1922-23 Fraserburgh

1923-24 Buckie Thistle

1924-25 Buckie Thistle

1925-26 Aberdeen 'A'

1926-27 Aberdeen 'A'

1927-28 Aberdeen 'A'

1928-29 Aberdeen 'A'

1929-30 Buckie Thistle

 

1930-31 Buckie Thistle

1931-32 Buckie Thistle

1932-33 Fraserburgh

1933-34 Fraserburgh

1934-35 Elgin City

1935-36 Keith

1936-37 unfinished

1937-38

1938-39 Buckie Thistle

 

1939-1945 no competition

1945-46 Buckie Thistle

1946-47 Aberdeen University

1947-48 Aberdeen 'A'

1948-49 Peterhead

1949-50 Buckie Thistle

1950-51 Fraserburgh

1951-52 Buckie Thistle

1952-53 Buckie Thistle

 

 

 

 

1899-1900 Aberdeenshire League

 

Aber

FC

Orion

Pete

Aberdeen 'A'

99 Max

9-9

Fraserburgh Caledonian

W-L

2 Dec

XX

Orion 'A'

W-L

99 Max

9-9

Peterhead

4 Nov

6-0

20 Jan

27-0

25 Nov

8-2

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Peterhead

4

4

0

0

41

2

8

Fraserburgh Caledonian

3

1

0

2

0

27

2

Orion 'A'

3

1

0

2

2

8

2

Aberdeen 'A'

2

0

0

2

0

6

0

 

Table as of 26 Nov 1899, with known subsequent results added

 

 

 

 

 

1919-20 North Eastern League

 

Aber

AbU

Buck

Fras

Pete

Aberdeen 'A'

7 Jan

0-2

27 Dec

1-0

22 Nov

4-0

10 Apr

8-1

Aberdeen University

6 Mar

1-2

15 Apr

0-0

27 Dec

1-0

21 Feb

2-2

Buckie Thistle

20 Dec

1-1

3 Jan

2-3

17 Apr

1-1

5 Apr

1-1

Fraserburgh

21 Feb

0-2

1 Nov

3-0

7 Feb

3-1

20 Dec

5-4

Peterhead

7 Feb

0-0

27 Mar

2-2

15 Nov

0-2

10 Jan

2-1

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Aberdeen 'A'

8

5

2

1

18

5

12

Aberdeen University

8

3

3

2

11

11

9

Fraserburgh

8

3

1

4

13

15

7

Buckie Thistle

8

1

4

3

8

10

6

Peterhead

8

1

4

3

12

21

6

 

 

 

 

1920-21 North Eastern League

 

Aber

AbU

Buck

Fras

Pete

Aberdeen 'A'

6 Apr

3-4

20 Apr

2-0

22 Jan

4-0

Aberdeen University

26 Apr

1-2

18 Dec

1-1

25 Dec

0-2

4 Dec

1-2

Buckie Thistle

16 Apr

0-4

30 Oct

1-0

11 Dec

2-1

Fraserburgh

13 Apr

1-4

11 Sep

0-2

2 Apr

1-2

8 Jan

3-1

Peterhead

19 Mar

2-2

16 Oct

4-2

25 Dec

1-3

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Aberdeen 'A'

7

5

1

1

21

8

11

Buckie Thistle

7

4

1

2

9

10

9

Aberdeen University

8

2

1

5

11

15

5

Peterhead

5

2

1

2

10

11

5

Fraserburgh

7

2

0

5

8

15

4

 

 

1921-22 Aberdeenshire League

 

Aber

AbU

BMU

Bre

Buck

Fras

Mont

Pete

Aberdeen 'A'

28 Sep

1-1

24 Aug

10-1

24 Apr

1-0

7 Sep

5-1

21 Sep

5-0

31 Aug

5-1

Aberdeen University

17 Dec

1-2

4 Mar

1-2

19 Apr

1-6

20 Aug

0-1

Banff-Macduff United

14 Sep

2-4

1 Oct

0-3

20 Aug

2-2

 

0-0

27 Aug

1-6

Brechin City

10 Sep

3-0

17 Sep

3-0

22 Oct

3-2

15 Oct

3-1

24 Dec

2-0

Buckie Thistle

17 Apr

3-2

19 Apr

2-1

2 Jan

7-2

7 Jan

1-2

31 Dec

2-0

24 Sep

3-0

Fraserburgh

18 Mar

1-5

24 Sep

7-3

18 Feb

8-2

10 Nov

 

2-1

17 Sep

2-1

10 Sep

5-0

Montrose

10 Sep

1-3

8 Apr

1-1

24 Sep

2-1

11 Feb

8-1

20 Aug

3-1

12 Nov

4-0

Peterhead

15 Oct

1-0

1 Oct

1-1

15 Apr

3-1

29 Oct

5-2

27 Aug

1-0

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Aberdeen 'A'

10

8

1

1

41

11

17

Brechin City

11

6

2

3

23

26

14

Fraserburgh

12

7

0

5

37

30

14

Montrose

12

5

1

6

27

20

11

Peterhead

10

5

1

4

13

21

11

Buckie Thistle

10

5

0

5

22

22

10

Aberdeen University

9

1

1

7

10

23

3

Banff-Macduff United

8

0

2

6

9

29

2

 

 

 

 

1922-23 Aberdeenshire League

 

Aber

AbU

Buck

Fras

Peter

Aberdeen 'A'

3 Mar

2-1

21 Oct

0-3

16 Aug

2-2

NOT

PLAYED

Aberdeen University

 

2-3

23 Dec

1-5

27 Jan

1-2

26 Aug

1-2

Buckie Thistle

 

1-1

30 Sep

6-1

10 Feb

2-2

24 Mar

4-0

Fraserburgh

23 Aug

2-2

2 Sep

3-1

21 Apr

1-0

9 Dec

2-1

Peterhead

11 Nov

1-6

10 Mar

3-1

30 Dec

5-2

21 Oct

1-1

 

Aberdeen Uni v Buckie played at Buckie

Aberdeen 'A' v Peterhead not played and Aberdeen awarded 2 points

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Fraserburgh

8

4

4

0

15

10

12

Aberdeen 'A'

8

4

3

1

16

12

11

Buckie Thistle

8

4

2

2

23

11

10

Peterhead

8

3

1

4

13

17

7

Aberdeen University

8

0

0

8

9

26

0

 

 

 

 

 

1923-24 Aberdeenshire League

 

Aber

AbU

Banf

Buck

Elgin

Fras

Pete

Aberdeen 'A'

22 Aug

3-1

16 Feb

9-0

28 Apr

1-3

24 Nov

2-2

Aberdeen University

16 Apr

5-2

29 Sep

2-1

27 Oct

2-4

29 Dec

3-3

23 Feb

1-2

10 Nov

3-5

Banff

15 Sep

3-6

1 Sep

2-2

13 Oct

2-4

29 Dec

0-5

22 Dec

5-5

Buckie Thistle

29 Dec

2-1

15 Dec

3-1

8 Sep

5-2

22 Dec

1-0

2 Apr

1-0

22 Sep

6-0

Elgin City

27 Oct

3-3

20 Oct

3-2

22 Sep

8-1

22 Aug

0-3

23 Apr

0-0

29 Sep

6-1

Fraserburgh

1 Dec

1-1

8 Sep

8-2

19 Jan

3-2

19 Apr

1-0

26 Apr

2-0

28 Apr

3-1

Peterhead

18 Aug

1-4

5 Jan

4-1

13 Oct

0-4

13 Oct

0-4

15 Sep

1-1

15 Mar

0-1

 

1 Jan Peterhead 3-2 Banff reported as Aberdeen District League fixture.

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Buckie Thistle

12

10

1

1

34

10

21

Fraserburgh

11

8

2

1

26

8

18

Elgin City

12

4

5

3

30

21

13

Aberdeen 'A'

10

4

3

3

32

21

11

Peterhead

11

2

2

7

18

38

6

Aberdeen University

11

2

1

8

23

38

5

Banff

11

1

2

8

22

49

4

 

 

1924-25 Aberdeenshire League

 

Aber

AbU

Buck

Elgin

Fras

Keith

Pete

Aberdeen 'A'

5 Nov

11-1

22 Nov

0-1

20 Aug

2-1

21 Mar

1-0

13 Dec

7-0

Aberdeen University

11 Oct

2-5*

31 Jan

0-4^

28 Mar

0-5

13 Sep

0-7

Buckie Thistle

15 Nov

1-1

16 Aug

4-0

20 Dec

1-1

27 Sep

2-1

21 Feb

8-2

Elgin City

1 Nov

5-3

13 Dec

2-1

11 Oct

6-0

15 Nov

0-0

Fraserburgh

27 Aug

1-4

25 Oct

1-3

4 Oct

1-3

22 Nov

2-0

13 Sep

4-1

20 Sep

2-0

Keith

24 Jan

2-3

 

Peterhead

4 Oct

2-1

17 Jan

4-1

18 Apr

0-2

7 Mar

0-0

1 Nov

3-0

 

 

 

Aberdeen Uni v Buckie and Elgin were played at the away club

8 Nov Fraserburgh v Banff 7-2 and 1 Jan Peterhead v Banff 3-2 reported as league matches although Banff apparently didn't enter this season

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Buckie Thistle

9

7

2

0

27

8

16

Aberdeen 'A'

9

5

1

3

30

12

11

Elgin City

9

4

3

2

19

9

11

Fraserburgh

12

5

0

7

20

23

10

Peterhead

10

4

2

4

16

21

8

Aberdeen University

9

1

0

8

8

43

2

Keith

2

0

0

2

3

7

0

 

 

1925-26 Aberdeenshire League

 

Aber

AbU

Banff

Elgin

Elg

Frase

Hunt

Pete

Aberdeen 'A'

 

28 Apr

10-0

26 Apr

4-0

27 Apr

5-0

2 Sep

0-0

Aberdeen University

12 Sep

0-4

13 Mar

1-2

2 Jan

1-0

5 Dec

3-1

Banff

9 Jan

1-2

17 Apr

0-6

24 Oct

1-6

23 Jan

3-?

 

3 Apr

2-2

Buckie Thistle

15 Aug

0-1

25 Dec

7-2

30 Jan

9-0

14 Apr

6-0

26 Sep

3-2

26 Dec

5-1

20 Feb

4-0

Elgin City

23 Jan

0-4

6 Mar

5-2

12 Sep

4-1

5 Dec

4-2

31 Oct

3-3

Fraserburgh

19 Aug

1-4

30 Jan

4-3

3 Oct

4-0

30 Apr

2-1

19 Sep

1-1

27 Mar

6-0

10 Apr

4-0

Huntly

10 Apr

0-4

3 Oct

1-1

16 Jan

10-0

3 Apr

1-1

24 Apr

2-0

31 Oct

0-0

 

17 Oct

1-2

Peterhead

27 Apr

0-4

29 Aug

1-0

22 Aug

7-1

13 Feb

1-3

26 Sep

1-1

12 Sep

3-0

12 Dec

3-2

 

 

12 Sep Aberdeen Uni v Buckie played at Buckie

5 Dec Aberdeen Uni v Peterhead played at Peterhead

2 Jan Aberdeen Uni v Huntly played at Huntly

13 Mar Aberdeen Uni v Fraserburgh played at Fraserburgh

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Buckie Thistle

13

9

1

3

49

14

19

Aberdeen 'A'

9

8

1

0

36

1

17

Fraserburgh

11

6

3

3

29

19

14

Peterhead

14

5

4

5

24

28

14

Elgin City

10

4

3

3

24

23

11

Huntly

13

2

3

8

20

32

7

Aberdeen University

10

3

1

6

15

26

7

Banff

10

0

2

9

9

63

1

 

Aberdeen 'A' were eventual champions

 

 

1926-27 Aberdeenshire League

 

Aber

AbU

Buck

Elg

Frase

Hunt

Pete

Aberdeen 'A'

12 Mar

3-0

26 Feb

4-1

1 Sep

8-2

29 Jan

14-0

18 Apr

3-2

 

Aberdeen University

5 Mar

0-7

2 Apr

2-4

4 Dec

5-3

15 Jan

5-1

 

Buckie Thistle

13 Apr

2-3

25 Dec

4-2

18 Dec

4-1

27 Nov

7-0

19 Mar

7-0

 

Elgin City

11 Dec

0-4

1 Jan

1-1

26 Apr

8-1

25 Sep

3-1

27 Nov

8-1

11 Sep

8-1

Fraserburgh

6 Nov

0-1

22 Jan

5-3

19 Mar

0-1

9 Apr

2-1

18 Sep

4-1

Huntly

20 Nov

0-2

16 Oct

5-2

26 Mar

1-1

14 Apr

13 Nov

2-4

28 Aug

5-3

Peterhead

 

 

 

 

 

21 Aug

0-1

 

 

15 Jan Aberdeen Uni v Huntly played at Huntly

5 Mar Aberdeen Uni v Buckie played at Buckie

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Aberdeen 'A'

9

9

0

0

42

7

18

Elgin City

10

6

1

3

36

23

13

Buckie Thistle

9

5

1

3

34

19

11

Fraserburgh

10

4

0

6

19

38

8

Huntly

11

3

1

7

19

38

7

Aberdeen University

9

2

1

6

20

32

5

Peterhead

4

0

0

4

5

18

0

 

 

1927-28 Aberdeenshire League

 

Aber

AbU

Buck

Elg

Frase

Hunt

Pete

Aberdeen 'A'

18 Feb

5-0

2 May

5-1

25 Aug

10-0

WL

WL

17 Mar

2-1

Aberdeen University

7 Mar

0-3

24 Dec

3-2

10 Mar

1-4

7 Jan

3-1

Buckie Thistle

LW

24 Sep

2-1

28 Apr

1-1

3 Dec

0-0

29 Oct

1-1

26 Nov

5-1

Elgin City

24 Mar

1-1

2 Jan

1-2

28 Jan

0-4

10 Sep

1-5

19 Nov

1-1

29 Oct

3-1

Fraserburgh

LW

31 Dec

2-2

10 Dec

6-0

14 Jan

3-3

17 Dec

0-0

Huntly

10 Dec

0-8

8 Oct

3-1

18 Feb

1-1

17 Mar

0-0

7 Jan

4-3

25 Feb

2-1

Peterhead

LW

1 Oct

2-5

14 Jan

3-2

10 Dec

1-1

17 Sep

1-0

3 Mar

1-1

 

 

24 Dec Aberdeen Uni v Buckie was played at Buckie

3 Dec Peterhead v Huntly 1-2

7 Mar Aberdeen Uni v Aberdeen 'A' was played at Pittodrie

 

Aberdeen 'A' won the league by dropping just one point

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Aberdeen 'A'

12

11

1

0

34

3

23

Huntly

11

4

5

2

17

18

13

Buckie Thistle

12

3

4

5

19

21

10

Aberdeen University

10

4

1

5

18

25

9

Fraserburgh

10

2

4

4

18

11

8

Elgin City

11

1

6

4

12

29

8

Peterhead

12

2

3

7

13

24

7

 

 

1928-29 Aberdeenshire League

 

Aber

AbU

Buck

Elg

Frase

Hunt

Pete

Aberdeen 'A'

30 Jan

6-2

1 May

3-1

 

Aberdeen University

25 Dec

1-2

15 Dec

0-0

22 Dec

2-1

Buckie Thistle

9 Mar

1-1

12 Jan

3-2

15 Dec

1-0

22 Dec

4-0

17 Apr

3-1

9 Feb

5-2

Elgin City

2 Feb

2-5

2 Jan

4-2

22 Apr

0-1

3 Nov

1-2

13 Apr

2-1

5 Jan

1-0

Fraserburgh

9 Mar

3-0

13 Apr

2-0

27 Apr

3-1

 

Huntly

27 Apr

3-2

18 Apr

3-?

6 Oct

5-2

Peterhead

30 Mar

0-2

20 Oct

0-0

25 Aug

0-2

15 Sep

4-2

1 Dec

5-1

22 Sep

0-4

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Aberdeen University

11

8

1

2

23

12

17

Aberdeen 'A'

5

4

1

0

17

6

9

Elgin City

6

4

0

2

11

11

8

Fraserburgh

7

3

1

3

15

12

7

Huntly

11

3

1

7

17

25

7

Buckie Thistle

9

3

0

6

13

19

6

Peterhead

9

1

2

6

11

22

4

Aberdeen 'A' were eventual champions

 

 

1929-30 Aberdeenshire League

 

AbU

Buck

Elg

Frase

Hunt

Keith

Pete

Aberdeen University

26 Apr

0-4

11 Jan

5-4

18 Jan

0-3

22 Feb

4-6

12 Oct

1-2

5 Apr

1-2

Buckie Thistle

3 Apr

3-1

23 Apr

1-0

16 Apr

3-0

30 Apr

3-1

22 Apr

6-3

21 Dec

4-1

Elgin City

1 Jan

5-6

29 Apr

0-1

5 Apr

2-0

26 Oct

3-2

30 Apr

5-2

30 Nov

4-1

Fraserburgh

9 Nov

1-2

12 Apr

2-0

7 Dec

3-1

1 Mar

5-4

28 Dec

3-3

15 Mar

4-0

Huntly

5 Oct

4-1

D-D

1 Feb

4-0

21 Dec

5-4

15 Feb

4-3

Keith

12 Apr

1-3

9 Nov

3-3

8 Feb

2-0

17 Aug

0-2

16 Nov

2-2

Peterhead

28 Dec

1-3

26 Oct

1-1

23 Nov

3-1

4 Jan

1-2

12 Oct

2-3

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Buckie Thistle

12

8

2

2

29

12

18

Huntly

11

7

1

4

35

25

15

Fraserburgh

11

6

1

4

23

18

13

Aberdeen University

12

5

0

7

27

36

10

Elgin City

11

4

0

7

25

28

8

Keith

10

2

3

5

23

30

7

Peterhead

11

2

2

7

17

29

6

 

 

 

 

1930-31 Aberdeenshire League

 

AbU

Buck

Elg

Frase

Hunt

Pete

Aberdeen University

21 Apr

1-2

4 Apr

3-2

21 Mar

2-3

13 Dec

2-1

Buckie Thistle

1 Jan

3-0

24 Apr

1-1

27 Dec

0-0

4 Apr

2-2

Elgin City

3 Jan

5-4

XXXX

XX

Fraserburgh

14 Mar

4-5

28 Feb

5-2

21 Mar

6-0

Huntly

25 Oct

5-4

8 Nov

3-2

Peterhead

14 Feb

0-1

29 Nov

2-2

22 Nov

4-1

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Aberdeen University

9

4

0

5

22

25

8

Buckie Thistle

5

2

3

0

8

4

7

Huntly

6

3

1

2

14

17

7

Fraserburgh

7

2

2

3

22

16

6

Peterhead

6

1

2

3

9

14

4

Elgin City

1

1

0

0

5

4

2

 

Buckie Thistle were eventual champions

 

 

 

 

1931-32 Aberdeenshire League

 

AbU

Banff

Buck

Elg

Frase

Hunt

Pete

Aberdeen University

21 Apr

4-6

25 Dec

4-2

23 Apr

2-4

6 Feb

0-4

Banff

5 Sep

4?-4

 

Buckie Thistle

27 Feb

4-2

29 Apr

3-1

26 Aug

2-1

25 Apr

6-1

Elgin City

30 Mar

3-2

XXXX

XX

 

Fraserburgh

16 Jan

4-1

9 Apr

0-4

 

Huntly

26 Mar

3-5?0?

2 Sep

0-1

2 Jan

2-6

 

Peterhead

2 Jan

3-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 Jan Buckie v Aberdeen Uni 1-2 was abandoned after 80 mins when the referee collapsed because of the cold weather

 

25 Apr Buckie Thistle won the championship

 

 

 

 

1932-33 Aberdeenshire League

 

AbU

Buck

Frase

Hunt

Pete

Aberdeen University

22 Apr

1-4

Buckie Thistle

25 Mar

6-1

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XX

12 Apr

5-0

25 Apr

0-2

17 Aug

3-1

Fraserburgh

14 Jan

6-2

26 Nov

4-0

Huntly

1 Apr

1-2

18 Feb

0-4

Peterhead

13 Apr

3-2

21 Jan

6-4

 

 

Fraserburgh were eventual champions

 

 

 

 

1933-34 Aberdeenshire League

 

AbU

Buck

Frase

Hunt

Pete

Aberdeen University

18 Apr

2-2

 

 

24 Mar

1-6

Buckie Thistle

25 Dec

4-2

27 Apr

2-2

31 Mar

2-1

16 Apr

2-1

Fraserburgh

21 Apr

6-0

13 Jan

3-3

Huntly

7 Apr

2-1

24 Mar

4-5

 

Peterhead

9 Dec

3-0?

 

 

 

 

 

Fraserburgh were eventual champions

 

 

 

 

1934-35 Aberdeenshire League

 

AbU

Buck

Elg

Frase

Hunt

Pete

Aberdeen University

20 Apr

3-7

27 Apr

4-4

Buckie Thistle

26 Apr

3-3

25 Apr

5-5

15 Apr

2-2

22 Apr

5-1

Elgin City

9 Mar

5-2

6 Apr

5-2

27 Apr

9-0

18 Apr

5-0

Fraserburgh

30 Mar

9-1

13 Apr

6-0

3 Apr

3-3

Huntly

6 Apr

4-1

20 Apr

2-2

Peterhead

XXXX

XX

 

27 Apr Huntly played 2 matches

 

Elgin City were eventual champions

 

 

 

 

1935-36 Aberdeenshire League

 

AbU

Buck

Elg

Frase

Hunt

Keith

Pete

Aberdeen University

28 Mar

0-4

11 Jan

4-6

 

Buckie Thistle

11 Apr

5-2

15 Apr

8-0

21 Aug

5-1

 

Elgin City

21 Dec

2-4

18 Apr

8-2

27 Apr

1-1

22 Feb

0-1

Fraserburgh

22 Apr

3-1

11 Apr

2-2

 

Huntly

28 Mar

2-6

25 Apr

2-2

14 Mar

2-3

 

Keith

14 Dec

3-0

9 Nov

3-1

28 Dec

3-1

 

Peterhead

1 Feb

3-1

15 Feb

2-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith were eventual champions

 

 

 

1936-37 Aberdeenshire League

 

AbU

Buck

Elg

Frase

Hunt

Keith

Pete

Rothes

Aberdeen University

12 Dec

0-1

 

Buckie Thistle

20 Mar

6-1

19 Aug

4-1

 

 

Elgin City

XXXX

XX

 

 

Fraserburgh

28 Nov

3-1

6 Mar

4-0

 

 

Huntly

31 Oct

4-2

26 Sep

1-4

 

 

Keith

 

 

 

Peterhead

31 Oct

3-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rothes

 

 

 

 

27 Mar

3-3

 

 

XXXX

XX

 

Competition unfinished