Ayrshire League

 

Page created: 28 July 2020

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There have been four different versions of the Ayrshire League.

 

The first was formed in 1891 by Annbank, Ayr Parkhouse, Beith, Galston, Irvine, Kilwinning Monkcastle, Mauchline, Newmilns, Saltcoats Victoria and Stevenston Thistle.

In 1893 six of the stronger clubs broke away to form the Ayrshire Combination and the Ayrshire League continued with a weaker membership finally disbanding in 1895.

 

The league was briefly re-formed in 1896-97 with a membership which, although of only three clubs, they were the strongest of the county. Annbank were also due to participate in this but due to a dispute over gate guarantees they decide not to.

 

The third version was formed in 1900 by Ayr Parkhouse, Beith, Galston and, Maybole. Although they were later joined by Kilwinning Eglinton and Stevenston Thistle, the league was very much a secondary affair.  Beith and Galston had previously played in the North Ayrshire League, while Galston and Stevenston Thistle continued to do so.

 

The last version was formed on 20 February 1909 with Kilmarnock’s James Brice and Berrie Grice being elected president and secretary respectively and adopting the rules of the Scottish League Second Division. The league was sanctioned by the Scottish FA on 23 February 1909 with Kilmarnock putting up the cup for the winners. The championship was decided by a final tie between the top two clubs. The league continued for a further two seasons before being wound up.

 

 

Winners

 

1891-92 Annbank

1892-93 Annbank

1893-94 Saltcoats Victoria

1894-95 Dalry

1895-96  no competition

1896-97 Kilmarnock

1897-1900  no competition

1900-01

1901-02

1902-1908  no competition

1908-09 Kilmarnock

1909-10 Kilmarnock

1910-11 Ayr United

 

 

1891-92 Ayrshire League

 

 

Ann

AyrP

Beith

Gals

Irv

Mauc

Monk

Newm

Salt

Steve

Annbank

 

26 Dec

4-2

12 Mar

2-3

15 Aug

4-0

12 Sep

11-1

27 Feb

11-2

24 Oct

5-1

5 Dec

4-0

9 Apr

6-0

 

5-0

Ayr Parkhouse

10 Oct

1-4

 

22 Aug

7-1

20 Feb

5-1

30 Jan

4-2

13 Feb

4-3

5 Dec

4-2

19 Sep

4-3

28 Nov

3-1

12 Sep

5-1

Beith

29 Aug

6-4

3 Oct

2-1

 

28 Nov

1-5

19 Dec

3-2

30 Apr

5-1

24 May

2-0

6 Feb

3-4

26 Dec

5-4

5 Dec

6-2

Galston

30 May

2-0

2 Apr

4-0

17Oct

1-0

 

27 Feb

4-2

8 Aug

4-3

10 Oct

2-1

9 Apr

4-0

19 Mar

2-0

23 May

4-0

Irvine

6 Feb

1-1

9 Apr

2-3

20 Feb

5-1

7 Nov

4-2

 

14 Nov

4-1

19 Sep

0-8

26 Dec

4-4

10 Oct

3-1

24 Oct

1-7

Mauchline

19 Dec

2-9

24 Oct

2-2

7 May

1-0

6 Feb

2-3

23 Apr

1-0

 

3 Oct

1-3

10 Oct

4-1

19 Sep

3-1

22 Aug

3-1

Monkcastle

23 Apr

4-0

23 Jan

2-6

30 Jan

4-2

5 Mar

4-2

13 Feb

7-1

9 Apr

2-2

 

14 Nov

7-3

27 Feb

5-1

6 Feb

1-2

Newmilns

22 Aug

2-3

7 Nov

6-3

15 Aug

4-2

30 Apr

0-4

3 Oct

14-1

 

3-3

12 Mar

1-0

 

5 Mar

3-1

23 Apr

3-3

Saltcoats Victoria

20 Feb

3-3

29 Aug

2-6

24 Oct

5-6

22 Aug

2-2

12 Mar

5-4

2 Apr

3-3

28 May

3-3

12 Sep

1-2

 

14 May

3-7

Stevenston Thistle

30 Apr

1-4

16 Apr

4-1

19 Sep

6-1

30 Jan

5-1

5 Mar

4-2

12 Mar

5-3

26 Dec

3-2

29 Aug

4-1

7 Nov

0-3

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

 

Points deducted for rule infringements:

Stevenston Thistle had 6 points

Saltcoats Victoria had 5 points

Galston, and Irvine each had 4 points

Monkcastle and Beith each had 2 points

 

Annbank

18

12

2

4

80

31

26

 

Ayr Parkhouse

18

11

1

6

61

46

23

 

Galston

18

12

1

5

47

33

21

 

Newmilns

18

7

3

8

54

55

17

 

Monkcastle

18

8

2

8

56

40

16

 

Beith

18

9

0

9

49

58

16

 

Stevenston Thistle

18

10

1

7

55

49

15

 

Mauchline

18

5

4

9

40

61

14

 

Irvine

18

4

2

12

39

81

6

 

Saltcoats Victoria

18

2

4

12

39

66

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1892-93 Ayrshire League

 

 

Ann

AyrP

Beith

Gals

Hurl

Irv

Kilb

KilmA

Monk

Newm

Salt

Stev

Annbank

 

2 May

4-2

27 May

3-3

18 Feb

9-2

28 Jan

15-4

6 May

6-0

27 Aug

12-0

11 Feb

8-0

12 Nov

13-1

14 Jan

16-2

8 Apr

7-3

20 Aug

6-0

Ayr Parkhouse

1 Apr

3-2

 

4 Mar

1-2

  

4-1

10 Sep

3-3

13 May

8-1

12 Nov

2-3

15 Apr

6-0

25 Mar

6-3

4 Feb

6-1

17 May

2-3

24 Dec

3-1

Beith

13 May

12-0

8 Apr

2-4

 

22 Apr

4-1

17 Dec

3-2

15 Apr

6-2

11 Mar

1-2

25 May

4-2

10 Sep

1-5

20 May

4-6

18 Feb

1-4

29 Apr

8-2

Galston

29 Apr

2-4

18 Mar

2-2

26 Nov

5-5

 

21 Jan

3-6

11 Mar

5-2

5 Nov

1-4

20 May

1-1

13 Aug

8-0

28 Jan

6-3

25 Mar

3-3

15 Apr

6-2

Hurlford

3 Dec

1-4

   May

4-3

1 Oct

9-0

20 Aug

2-3

 

12 Nov

4-0

   May

3-0

27 Aug

2-2

4 Feb

2-3

8 Apr

4-0

29 Apr

3-0

1 Apr

3-1

Irvine

1 Oct

0-4

22 Oct

3-2

4 Feb

1-0

11 Feb

3-2

4 Mar

1-4

 

17 Sep

4-3

18 Mar

2-1

29 Apr

2-0

29 Oct

5-3

17 Dec

2-2

5 Nov

3-2

Kilbirnie

18 Mar

2-5

11 Feb

4-0

13 Aug

5-2

27 May

5-2

26 Nov

8-2

25 Mar

4-4

 

28 Jan

8-3

6 May

3-1

4 Mar

3-3

31 May

6-5

9 May

5-2

Kilmarnock Athletic

10 Sep

5-9

18 Feb

6-4

30 May

3-5

1 Oct

3-5

25 Mar

4-0

15 Oct

2-4

22 Apr

4-3

 

11 Mar

3-2

26 Nov

3-1

4 Feb

1-2

21 Jan

5-3

Monkcastle

4 Mar

2-4

27 Aug

3-5

5 Nov

3-2

13 May

5-0

17 Sep

0-3

18 Feb

11-0

1 Apr

4-1

24 Sep

1-2

 

18 Mar

9-1

28 Jan

3-1

10 May

2-0

Newmilns

5 Nov

5-6

22 Apr

2-5

6 May

0-7

12 Nov

0-0

11 Feb

4-3

24 Sep

5-1

13 May

3-0

17 Dec

7-2

21 Jan

3-4

 

11 Mar

3-1

27 Aug

1-2

Saltcoats Victoria

21 Jan

2-3

20 Aug

8-2

27 Aug

7-1

10 Sep

6-1

5 Nov

4-1

1 Apr

5-2

15 Apr

4-2

17 Sep

7-4

30 May

7-1

25 Feb

8-3

 

11 Feb

4-2

Stevenston Thistle

4 Feb

4-3

14 Jan

4-5

25 Mar

2-2

17 Sep

3-3

13 May

5-6

28 Jan

2-4

1 Oct

5-1

12 Nov

3-1

8 Apr

5-2

18 Feb

3-1

3 Dec

3-2

 

 

3 Dec Irvine v Monkcastle 3-3 stopped before time

Kilmarnock Athletic v Beith played at Irvine

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

   F

A

Pts

Annbank

22

18

1

3

143

55

37

Saltcoats Victoria

22

13

2

7

88

56

28

Ayr Parkhouse

22

11

2

9

78

62

24

Hurlford

22

11

2

9

71

66

24

Kilbirnie

22

11

2

9

72

72

24

Irvine

22

10

2

10

46

81

22

Beith

22

9

3

10

75

69

21

Monkcastle

22

10

0

12

65

72

20

Galston

22

6

6

10

62

76

18

Stevenston Thistle

22

7

2

13

56

76

16

Kilmarnock Athletic

22

7

2

13

57

87

16

Newmilns

22

6

2

14

57

98

14

 

 

 

 

 

1893-94 Ayrshire League

 

 

Beith

Dalry

Gals

Irv

KilmA

KilwE

Monk

New

Salt

Beith

 

19 Aug

7-1

17 Mar

3-4

16 Sep

3-3

21 Oct

3-2

30 Sep

9-0

26 Aug

6-2

2 Dec

3-1

3 Mar

1-2

Dalry

31 Mar

3-3

 

3 Mar

6-3

12 May

5-6

26 Aug

1-3

4 Nov

6-2

NOT

PLAYED

NOT

PLAYED

10 Mar

0-5

Galston

9 Sep

3-2

12 Aug

5-0

 

 

19 May

10-2

26 May

4-1

28 Apr

5-3

16 Sep

5-3

30 Sep

10-2

12 May

5-0

Irvine

16 Dec

2-2

30 Sep

5-2

25 Nov

3-2

 

14 Oct

2-5

21 Oct

3-8

2 Dec

3-1

9 Sep

6-1

2 Jun

8-1

Kilmarnock Athletic

14 Apr

3-0

3 Feb

6-1

13 Jan

4-4

31 Mar

11-0

 

21 Apr

7-2

10 Mar

9-0

11 Nov

2-3

9 Sep

3-1

Kilwinning Eglinton

26 May

0-3

17 Feb

6-5

14 Apr

4-2

10 Mar

5-3

16 Sep

0-3

 

 

23 Dec

3-2

14 Oct

2-1

12 Aug

2-4

Monkcastle

21 Apr

1-4

9 Sep

1-1

31 Mar

2-9

4 Nov

1-7

25 Nov

0-10

27 Jan

2-1

 

NOT

PLAYED

30 Sep

2-6

Newmilns

10 Mar

0-2

21 Oct

3-5

16 Dec

0-2

21 Apr

2-3

23 Dec

2-5

3 Mar

6-1

NOT

PLAYED

 

16 Sep

0-2

Saltcoats Victoria

4 Nov

5-2

5 May

6-4

26 Aug

6-1

28 Apr

3-4

17 Feb

6-2

31 Mar

6-2

20 Jan

9-1

3 Feb

7-2

 

 

Monkcastle v Galston played at Galston, Monkcastle v Beith played at Beith

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Saltcoats Victoria

16

12

0

4

69

39

24

Kilmarnock Athletic

16

11

1

4

76

29

23

Galston

16

11

1

4

74

41

23

Irvine

16

9

2

5

60

62

20

Beith

16

8

3

5

53

32

19

Kilwinning Eglinton

16

6

0

10

41

67

12

Dalry

14

3

2

9

40

61

8

Newmilns

13

2

0

11

23

50

4

Monkcastle

13

1

1

11

18

73

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

1894-95 Ayrshire League

 

Beith

Dalry

Galst

Irv

Kilb

KilE

Beith

29 Sep

0-6

27 Oct

3-2

20 Apr

3-1

15 Dec

4-0

16 Mar

5-2

Dalry

30 Mar

7-2

18 May

8-2

27 Oct

3-2

25 Aug

5-5

23 Mar

4-1

Galston

11 May

6-3

16 Mar

6-0

2 Mar

5-1

9 Mar

5-1

27 Apr

6-1

Irvine

3 Nov

2-4

27 Apr

3-3

29 Sep

7-3

13 Oct

6-2

19 Jan

2-1

Kilbirnie

8 Sep

2-3

8 Dec

3-4

3 Nov

3-2

18 May

3-1

29 Sep

4-3

Kilwinning Eglinton

2 Mar

4-3

15 Dec

2-1

31 Aug

4-2

22 Dec

5-1

NOT

PLAYED

 

Kilwinning Eglinton v Kilbirnie not played, Eglinton awarded 2 points

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Dalry

10

6

2

2

41

26

14

Beith

10

6

0

4

32

32

12

Galston

10

5

0

5

39

31

10

Kilwinning Eglinton

10

5

0

5

23

28

10

Irvine

10

3

1

6

26

34

7

Kilbirnie

10

3

1

6

23

33

7

 

 

 

 

 

1895-96 Ayrshire League

No competition

 

 

 

 

 

1896-97 Ayrshire League

 

Ayr

AyrP

Kilm

Ayr

 

33 m

10 May

9-1

28 Nov

3-4

Ayr Parkhouse

10 Apr

2-0

 

28 Apr

0-4

Kilmarnock

29 Apr

2-1

19 May

2-2

 

33 m

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Kilmarnock

4

3

1

0

12

6

7

Ayr Parkhouse

4

1

1

2

5

15

3

Ayr

4

1

0

3

13

9

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1897-1900 Ayrshire League

No competition

 

1900-01 Ayrshire League

 

AyrP

Bei

Gals

Mayb

Ayr Parkhouse

23 Feb

1-2

Beith

20 Apr

3-0

Galston

 

99 max

9-9

Maybole

23 Mar

4-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

1901-2 Ayrshire League

 

1901-02

AyrP

Bei

Gals

KilwE

Mayb

Stev

Ayr Parkhouse

19 Apr

3-1

Beith

 

Galston

 

Kilwinning Eglinton

 

1-1

Maybole

3 May

6-0

29 Mar

2-1

19 Oct

2-1

Stevenston Thistle

24 Aug

2-0

2 Nov

1-2

 

 

 

 

1902-1908 Ayrshire League

No competition

 

 

 

 

1908-09 Ayrshire League

 

Ayr

AyrP

Gals

Kilm

Ayr

31 Mar

1-0

14 Apr

1-1

7 Apr

3-3

Ayr Parkhouse

28 Apr

LW

21 Apr

24 Mar

0-2

Galston

24 Apr

2-1

Kilmarnock

10 Apr

2-1

14 Apr

4-2

 

4-0

 

 

24 Mar Ayr Parkhouse v Kilmarnock 0-2 stopped due to poor light

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Kilmarnock

6

4

1

1

16

7

9

Ayr

6

2

2

2

9

9

6

Galston

6

2

2

2

5

8

6

Ayr Parkhouse

6

1

1

4

6

11

3

 

Final

23 Aug 1909 Kilmarnock v Ayr 2-2 at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock

15 Sep 1909 Kilmarnock v Ayr 4-2 at Somerset Park, Ayr

 

 

 

 

1909-10 Ayrshire League

 

Ayr

AyrP

Gal

Kilm

Ayr

20 Apr

25 Apr

23 Apr

0-1

Ayr Parkhouse

16 Apr

2-4

Galston

16 Apr

3-0

2 Apr

2-0

13 Apr

1-4

Kilmarnock

26 Mar

0-1

28 Apr

2-0

20 Apr

1-0

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Kilmarnock

6

5

0

1

12

4

10

Ayr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Galston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ayr Parkhouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final

14 Sep 1910 Kilmarnock v Ayr 4-4 at Somerset Park, Ayr

26 Dec 1910 Kilmarnock v Ayr 3-1 at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock

 

 

 

1910-11 Ayrshire League

 

Ayr

Gals

Kilm

Ayr United

2 Jan

5-1

17 Apr

4-0

Galston

21 Jan

3-0

22 Apr

0-2

Kilmarnock

24 Apr

4-1

15 Apr

2-1

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Kilmarnock

4

3

0

1

8

6

6

Ayr United

4

2

0

2

10

8

4

Galston

4

1

0

3

5

9

2

 

Final at Somerset Park, Ayr

29 Apr Ayr United v Kilmarnock 1-0