Ayrshire Combination

 

Page created: 28 July 2020

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The Ayrshire League was formed by ten clubs in 1891 and two years later the Ayrshire Combination was founded by six of its member clubs.

 

When Kilmarnock left for the Scottish League in 1895 and they were joined by Ayr in 1897, the loss of the countyís two strongest clubs sounded the death knell of the Ayrshire Combination.

 

 

Winners

 

1893-94 Annbank

1894-95 Ayr

1895-96 Ayr

1896-97 Ayr

 

 

 

 

1893-94 Ayrshire Combination

 

 

Ann

Ayr

AyrP

Hurl

Kilb

Kilm

Stev

Annbank

 

27 Jan

3-1

2 Dec

2-6

20 Jan

1-0

4 Nov

2-0

24 Mar

4-2

26 Aug

6-2

Ayr

21 Oct

3-2

 

19 Aug

4-0

17 Feb

2-1

30 Sep

0-1

3 Apr

3-2

3 Feb

2-1

Ayr Parkhouse

10 Mar

1-7

13 Jan

1-2

 

21 Apr

7-5

25 Nov

3-1

14 Apr

2-5

31 Mar

3-1

Hurlford

30 Sep

3-0

31 Mar

5-2

7 Apr

1-1

 

12 May

8-1

3 Feb

3-1

28 Apr

2-2

Kilbirnie

31 Mar

0-2

10 Mar

0-4

24 Mar

1-2

12 Aug

0-8

 

30 Dec

3-2

14 Oct

9-2

Kilmarnock

7 Apr

2-0

26 Aug

4-2

17 Feb

3-4

5 May

1-1

27 Jan

3-0

 

16 Sep

6-0

Stevenston Thistle

10 Feb

0-3

9 Sep

2-3

30 Sep

2-2

10 Mar

0-3

20 Jan

10-1

23 Dec

3-2

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

 

Annbank

12

8

0

4

32

20

16

 

Ayr

12

8

0

4

28

22

16

 

Hurlford

12

6

3

3

39

18

15

 

Ayr Parkhouse

12

6

2

4

32

34

14

 

Kilmarnock

12

5

1

6

33

24

11

 

Stevenston Thistle

12

2

2

8

25

42

6

 

Kilbirnie

12

3

0

9

17

46

6

 

 

Play-off for the championship at Ayr

12 May Annbank v Ayr 4-3

 

 

 

 

1894-95 Ayrshire Combination

 

 

Ann

Ayr

AyrP

Hurl

Kilm

KilmA

Monk

Salt

Steve

Annbank

 

28 May

1-0

5 Jun

4-1

23 Feb

6-1

27 Apr

2-2

11 May

3-1

18 May

7-0

16 Feb

11-0

25 Aug

5-4

Ayr

27 Oct

3-1

 

20 Oct

1-4

9 Mar

2-1

18 May

2-1

27 Apr

2-0

13 Apr

4-0

23 Feb

6-1

8 Sep

1-2

Ayr Parkhouse

30 Mar

4-2

6 Apr

0-1

 

20 Apr

2-1

18 Aug

2-5

23 Mar

2-2

16 Mar

6-0

25 May

8-0

8 May

4-4

Hurlford

18 Aug

2-2

3 Nov

5-2

27 Apr

3-2

 

22 Dec

1-4

11 Aug

1-5

8 Sep

2-2

30 Mar

3-0

23 Mar

5-3

Kilmarnock

8 Sep

3-1

25 Aug

1-2

11 May

3-0

19 Jan

2-1

 

27 Oct

6-2

4 May

5-0

28 May

3-1

3 Nov

2-2

Kilmarnock Athletic

8 Dec

6-1

15 Dec

2-4

4 May

2-0

2 Mar

3-2

20 Apr

7-4

 

13 Oct

9-0

16 Mar

8-1

20 Oct

5-0

Monkcastle

3 Nov

3-7

20 Apr

2-3

21 May

2-3

20 Oct

1-2

11 Aug

1-5

22 Dec

5-7

 

11 May

2-4

8 Dec

1-6

Saltcoats Victoria

20 Oct

1-4

24 Nov

0-2

8 Sep

2-8

29 Sep

1-4

8 Dec

4-7

25 Aug

1-4

15 Dec

4-3

 

2 Mar

4-11

Stevenston Thistle

10 Nov

2-1

4 May

1-2

13 Apr

4-1

27 Oct

6-2

20 May

1-3

9 Mar

4-2

26 Jan

4-3

19 Jan

4-0

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

†† F

A

Pts

Ayr

16

12

0

4

37

22

24

Kilmarnock

16

11

2

3

56

29

21

Kilmarnock Athletic

16

10

1

5

65

36

21

Stevenston Thistle

16

9

2

5

58

41

20

Annbank

16

9

2

5

58

33

20

Ayr Parkhouse

16

7

2

7

47

36

16

Hurlford

16

6

2

8

36

43

14

Saltcoats Victoria

16

2

0

14

24

88

4

Monkcastle

16

0

1

15

25

78

1

 

Kilmarnock had 3 points deducted for fielding an ineligible player

 

 

 

 

 

1895-96 Ayrshire Combination

 

 

Ayr

AyrP

Beith

Hurl

Irvine

KilmA

Monk

Steve

Ayr

 

7 Mar

5-1

30 Nov

0-0

2 May

7-0

NOT

PLAYED

22 Feb

3-1

23 Nov

3-0

29 Feb

4-0

Ayr Parkhouse

19 Oct

1-2

 

16 Nov

3-3

11 Apr

3-1

28 Mar

6-0

17 Aug

5-3

26 Oct

6-4

13 May

2-1

Beith

25 Apr

1-2

18 Apr

2-1

 

12 Oct

7-2

28 Sep

5-0

23 Nov

6-2

11 Apr

2-4

24 Aug

2-2

Hurlford

NOT

PLAYED

21 Mar

4-2

4 Apr

3-3

 

 

29 Feb

1-2

10 Aug

4-5

18 Apr

1-2

28 Sep

4-1

Irvine

16 Nov

5-3

7 Sep

1-7

15 Feb

3-3

28 Dec

6-2

 

25 Jan

3-2

14 Dec

3-3

12 Oct

0-5

Kilmarnock Athletic

14 Mar

1-2

18 Jan

4-2

21 Dec

1-1

16 Nov

3-2

19 Oct

5-0

 

29 Feb

4-2

18 Apr

5-0

Monkcastle

15 Feb

2-2

14 Mar

5-1

17 Aug

2-1

7 Mar

4-2

18 Jan

2-3

12 Oct

7-1

 

16 May

1-0

Stevenston Thistle

17 Aug

3-2

9 Nov

0-1

7 Mar

3-1

14 Sep

2-0

7 Dec

3-1≠≠

2 Nov

4-3

25 Jan

5-3

 

 

Ayrís matches against Hurlford and Irvine were not played, Ayr being awarded all 4 points

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Ayr

12

8

2

2

35

15

22

Monkcastle

14

7

2

5

46

34

16

Ayr Parkhouse

14

7

1

6

41

35

15

Stevenston Thistle

14

7

1

6

29

34

15

Beith

14

4

6

4

37

28

14

Kilmarnock Athletic

14

6

1

7

40

41

13

Irvine

13

5

2

6

27

47

12

Hurlford

13

2

1

10

26

47

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

1896-97 Ayrshire Combination

 

Ayr

Beith

Galst

Hurl

Irvine

Monk

Steve

Ayr

3 Apr

3-4

14-20 May

4-3

NOT

PLAYED

5 Sep

4-1

21 Nov

4-2

17 Apr

4-2

Beith

22 Aug

2-1

NOT

PLAYED

15 Aug

3-3

20 Feb

2-0

17 Oct

3-3

21 Nov

3-2

Galston

17 Oct

2-1

NOT

PLAYED

14 Nov

2-3

3 Apr

7-1

17 Apr

2-2

22 Aug

3-2

Hurlford

27 Mar

4-1

28 Nov

4-0

27 Feb

1-0

7-13 May

13 Mar

4-0

20 Feb

2-4

Irvine

7-13 May

0-2

7 Nov

4-0

21 Nov

4-3

7-13 May

27 Feb

0-4

14 May

2-1

Monkcastle

24 Oct

0-0

NOT

PLAYED

3 Oct

6-1

7-13 May

3-3

14 Nov

4-0

5 Dec

5-2

Stevenston Thistle

14 Nov

2-3

24 Apr

1-0

10 Oct

3-1

19 Sep

3-1

20 Mar

3-1

9 Jan

3-1

 

 

Saltcoats Victoria resigned after playing one match, an 8-2 defeat to Galston on 15 August 1896. Rule 6 stated that all clubs could claim the points so all the clubs could be awarded 4 points each but whether this occurred is open to question.

Ayr awarded 2 points from Beith after the latter fielded an ineligible player

Both Beith v Galston matches were not played awarded a win and 2 points

Monkcastle v Beith not played, Monkcastle being awarded 2 points

7 Nov Stevenston v Monkcastle 3-1 stopped after 80, Ayr v Hurlford 5-0 after 75 mins, both due to poor light. Ayr were awarded those 2 points, and the championship, when Hurlford failed to replay them in May when ordered.

26 Dec Irvine v Stevenston 1-0 stopped after 30mins due to a storm

Ayr v Beith played at Beith

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Ayr

11

6

1

4

27

22

17

Hurlford

11

7

2

2

34

18

16

Monkcastle

12

5

4

3

27

19

14

Stevenston Thistle

12

6

0

6

28

26

12

Beith

12

5

2

5

17

21

10

Galston

12

4

1

7

24

27

9

Irvine

12

3

0

9

15

39

6