Berwick & District Competitions

 

Page created: 9 October 2023

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Competitions for Senior clubs in Berwick & district.

 

The Short Cup was a trophy presented by Mr. T B Short, a grain merchant in Tweedmouth, to be played for by clubs within a 30-mile radius of Berwick. The trophy was later reused for the Berwick Charity Cup.

 

After Berwick Rangers had left their old Pier Field ground they moved to the now disbanded Shielfield Athletic Association field in 1890, negotiating with Mr W Shiels Dods who had been the leading light of the SAA. He put up the Shiels Dods Medals and later Challenge Cup in the in memory of his Association. The competition was held at Mr Dods; field which later became Shielfield Park. After a number of years, the trophy was renamed the Shielfield Cup and from 1901 the was awarded to the winners of the newly founded Border Amateur League.

 

Winners

 

Short Cup

1888-89 Berwick Rangers

1889-90 Seaside Rovers

1890-91 Berwick Rangers

 

Berwick Athletic Medals

1895-96 Berwick Rangers

 

W Shiels Dods Medals

1889-90 Berwick Rangers

 

W Shiels Dods Challenge Cup

1890-91 Berwick Rangers

1891-92 Dock View Harriers

 

Shielfield Cup

1895-96 Berwick Rangers

1896-97 Berwick Rangers

1897-98 no competition

1898-99 Berwick Rangers

 

 

1888-89 Short Cup

First round

16 Feb Berwick Rangers 2nd XI v Eyemouth Fort 3-0

16 Feb Belford v Tweedside Wanderers 3-1 both qualified

16 Feb Swinton Athletic v Berwick Rangers 0-4

Duns bye

 

Second round

2 Mar Seaside Rovers v Duns 4-2

2 Mar Berwick Rangers v Tweedside Wanderers 3-0

Belford and Berwick Rangers 2nd XI byes

 

Semi-final

30 Mar Belford v Berwick Rangers 1-4

30 Mar Berwick Rangers 2nd XI v Seaside Rovers 1-1 abandoned, Seaside later scratched

 

Final at Pier Field, Berwick

20 Apr Berwick Rangers v Berwick Rangers 2nd XI 3-0

 

 

 

 

 

1889-90 Short Cup

First round

1 Feb Duns v Tweedside Wanderers 2nd XI 3-1

1 Feb Kelso Athletic v Seaside Rovers 3-3

15 Feb Seaside Rovers v Kelso Athletic 3-3

XXXXSeaside Rovers v Kelso Athletic

1 Feb Tweedside Wanderers v Swinton Athletic 4-1

Berwick Rangers 2nd XI v Berwick Rangers scr-wo

 

Semi-final

15 Feb Tweedside Wanderers v Berwick Rangers 4-5

8 Mar Tweedside Wanderers v Berwick Rangers 1-1, Berwick later scratched

22 Mar Seaside Rovers v Duns 5-4

 

Final at Shielfield Park, Berwick

5 Apr Seaside Rovers v Tweedside Wanderers 2-1

 

 

 

1889-90 W Shiel Dods Medals

First round

1 Jan Berwick Rangers v Tweedside Wanderers 2-1

1 Jan Seaside Rovers v Horncliffe Ramblers 10-1

 

Final

1 Jan Berwick Rangers v Seaside Rovers 6-2

 

All ties were played at Mr Dodís field on Etal Road, Berwick

1890-91 Short Cup

First round

25 Oct Berwick Rangers v KOSB Depot 9-1

1 Nov Berwick Rangers 2nd XI v Tweedside Wanderers 2nd XI 4-0

1 Nov Coldstream v Seaside Rovers 1-1

XXXXSeaside Rovers v Coldstream

1 Nov KOSB Depot 2nd XI v Kelso 0-1

1 Nov Tweedside Wanderers v Border Swifts 7-2

Duns and Swinton Athletic byes

 

Second round

22 Nov Duns v Kelso 9-1

22 Nov Seaside Rovers v Swinton Athletic 6-0 protest

6 Dec Swinton Athletic v Seaside Rovers 1-1

XXXXSwinton Athletic v Seaside Rovers

Berwick Rangers v Berwick Rangers 2nd XI wo-scr

Tweedside Wanderers bye

 

Semi-final

20 Dec Berwick Rangers v Tweedside Wanderers 4-4

17 Jan Berwick Rangers v Tweedside Wanderers 4-0

27 Dec Seaside Rovers v Duns 1-7

 

Final

14 Feb Berwick Rangers v Duns 5-3

 

The trophy was later re-used as the Berwick Charity Cup

 

 

 

 

1890-91 W Shiel Dods Challenge Cup

First round

29 Nov Tweedside Wanderers v Seaside Rovers 2nd XI 11-1

6 Dec Berwick Rangers v Tweedside Wanderers 2nd XI 6-2

Rest byes

 

Semi-final

1 Jan Berwick Rangers v Seaside Rovers 5-2

1 Jan Tweedside Wanderers v Border Swifts 3-2

 

Final

1 Jan Berwick Rangers v Tweedside Wanderers 7-3

 

All ties were played at Shielfield Park Berwick

 

1891-92 W Shiel Dods Challenge Cup

Winners Dock View Harriers

The trophy was later re-used as the Shielfield Cup

 

 

 

 

 

1895-96 Shielfield Cup

First round

1 Jan Berwick Athletic v Vale of Tweed 6-1

1 Jan Berwick Rangers v Tweedside United 1-0

 

Final at Shielfield, Berwick

1 Jan Berwick Rangers v Berwick Athletic 3-0

 

The trophy was previously played for as the Dodís Challenge Cup

 

1895-96 Berwick Athletic Medals

First round

Berwick Rangers 2nd XI v Woodyard

1 Feb Berwick Rangers v KOSB Depot 6-2

 

Semi-final

21 Mar Berwick Rangers v Tweedside United 2-1

Berwick Athletic v Berwick Rangers 2nd XI or Woodyard

 

Final at Shielfield, Berwick

28 Mar Berwick Rangers v Berwick Athletic 3-0

 

 

 

1896-97 Shielfield Cup

First round

1 Jan Berwick Rangers v Tweed Saw Mills 6-0

1 Jan Vale of Tweed v Tweedside United 2-1

 

Final at Shielfield, Berwick

1 Jan Berwick Rangers v Vale of Tweed 4-1

 

 

 

1897-98 Shielfield Cup

No competition

 

1898-99 Shielfield Cup

First round

15 Apr Tweedside United v Berwick Rangers 0-4

 

Semi-final

22 Apr KOSB Depot v Berwick Rangers 0-1 protest

27 Apr KOSB Depot v Berwick Rangers 1-2

 

Final at Shielfield, Berwick

28 Apr Berwick Rangers v Tweedside Albion 1-1

29 Apr Berwick Rangers v Tweedside Albion 2-0