Churchill Cup

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Cup competition, the forerunner to the Southern Counties Cup, open to clubs in the Dumfries & Galloway region.

The trophy was donated by Rev A Churchill, an Englishman who resided for a time in of Moffat. When he left to live in Reigate in 1881, he, and his sister,donated a trophy for competition, initially to be played between clubs in Dumfries-shire, but soon extended to clubs from the whole region. Fifteen clubs entered the first tournament, and it became the south of Scotlandís premier competition. By the mid-1890s though, after 5th Kirkcudbrightshire RV won in 1895, the Churchill Cup was allowed to lapse. The trophy was soon returned to Rev Churchill who, from accounts was dismayed to find that football had atrophied somewhat in D&G area. He later returned the trophy to a silversmith who erased the names of the winners.

 

Winners

 

1881-82 Newton Stewart Athletic /

†††††††††††††† 5th Kirkcudbright RV
1882-83 Vale of Nith
1883-84 5th Kirkcudbright RV
1884-85 Queen of the South Wanderers

1885-86 Queen of the South Wanderers

1886-87 Mid-Annandale
1887-88 Moffat
1888-89 5th Kirkcudbright RV
1889-90 Moffat

1890-91 5th Kirkcudbright RV

1891-92 Mid-Annandale
1892-93 Queen of the South Wanderers
1893-94 5th Kirkcudbright RV
1894-95 5th Kirkcudbright RV

 

 

 

 


1881-82 Churchill Cup
First round

26 Nov Moffat v Gatehouse 9-0 at Nunfield, Dumfries

26 Nov Dumfries Herald v Thornhill 3-0 at Palmerston Park

3 Dec Newton Stewart Athletic v Bladnoch 7-0

3 Dec Queen of the South Wanderers v Dumfries Thistle 8-1

3 Dec Glenluce v Stranraer 0-4

26 Nov Kirkcudbright Athletic v Vale of Nith 1-1 ††††††††††††††

3 Dec Vale of Nith v Kirkcudbright Athletic 2-1

5th Kirkcudbright RV v Drumlanrig Rangers wo-scr

Garliestown bye

 

Second round

17 Dec Newton Stewart Athletic v Garliestown 3-0

24 Dec Moffat v Dumfries Herald 8-0

††††††††††† 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Stranraer

31 Dec Queen of the South Wanderers v Vale of Nith 6-0

 

Third round

4 Feb Queen of the South Wanderers v Moffat 4-3

11 Feb 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Newton Stewart Athletic 3-3

18 Feb 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Newton Stewart Athletic 3-3 both clubs progress

 

Semi-final

11 Mar 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Queen of the South Wanderers 5-1

Newton Stewart Athletic bye

 

Final

1 Apr 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Newton Stewart Athletic 3-3 at Moffat

22 Apr 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Newton Stewart Athletic 1-1aet at Nunholm, Dumfries

Both clubs shared the Cup

 

 

 

1882-83 Churchill Cup
First round

4 Nov East End Rovers v Mid-Annandale 1-2

4 Nov Vale of Nith v Dumfries Rob Roy 8-0

11 Nov Lochmaben v Moffat 1-11

11 Nov Vale of Annan (Moffat) v Southern Hibernian 3-2

11 Nov 5th KRV v Drumlanrig Rangers

11 Nov Thornhill v Vale of Fleet 1-1 at Dumfries, Thornhill later scratched

11 Nov Stranraer v Volunteer Athletic (Newton Stewart)

11 Nov Queen of the South Wanderers v St Cuthbert Wanderers

Garliestown bye

 

Second round

25 Nov Vale of Nith v Moffat 6-1

23 Dec Volunteer Athletic v Garliestown 5-0

23 Dec Queen of the South Wanderers v Drumlanrig Rangers 6-1

Mid-Annandale v Vale of Fleet wo-scr

Vale of Annan bye

 

Third round

13 Jan Vale of Nith v Vale of Annan 5-2

27 Jan Volunteer Athletic v Mid-Annandale 7-1 at Castle Douglas

Queen of the South Wanderers bye

 

Semi-final

24 Feb Queen of the South Wanderers v Volunteer Athletic 2-3

Vale of Nith bye

 

Final at Palmerston Park, Maxwelltown

24 Mar Vale of Nith v Volunteer Athletic 1-0

 

1883-84 Churchill Cup

First round

†††††††††† Vale of Nith v Lochmaben

3 Nov Drumlanrig Rangers v Moffat 3-3 at Nunholm, Dumfries

17 Nov Drumlanrig Rangers v Moffat 1-4 at Lochmaben

3 Nov 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Mid-Annandale 10-1

13 Oct Dumfries Thistle v Queen of the South Wanderers 0-14

†††††††††††† Garliestown v Stranraer

Volunteer Athletic originally received a bye but Vale of Fleet were allowed to compete after joining

3 Nov Volunteer Athletic (Newton Stewart) v Vale of Fleet 3-4

 

Second round

1 Dec Queen of the South Wanderers v 5th Kirkcudbright RV 4-5

15 Dec Vale of Nith v Moffat 1-2

15 Dec Stranraer v Vale of Fleet 3-1

 

Semi-final

12 Jan Moffat v 5th Kirkcudbright RV 2-3

Stranraer bye

 

Final

9 Feb 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Stranraer 3-3 at Dumfries

16 Feb 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Stranraer 1-0 at Stranraer

 

 

 

1884-85 Churchill Cup
First round

The initial draw was as follows

††††††††† Wigtownshire Wanderers v Stranraer Waverley

†††††††††† Stranraer v Garliestown

8 Nov Volunteer Athletic (Newton Stewart) v Vale of Fleet 1-1

††††††††† Vale of Fleet v Volunteer Athletic

††††††††† 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Mid-Annandale

††††††††† Jessiefield Swifts (Dumfries) v Thornhill

Vale of Nith bye

 

To allow Moffat and QoS Wanderers to enter part of the draw was revised as follows

1 Nov Queen of the South Wanderers v Mid-Annandale 10-1

8 Nov 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Moffat 5-1

 

Second round

6 Dec Jessiefield Swifts

†††††† v Queen of the South Wanderers 0-5 at 5th KRV FC

13 Dec Vale of Nith v 5th Kirkcudbright RV 1-3

†††††††††††† Stranraer v Waverley

Vale of Fleet bye

 

Semi-final

10 Jan Stranraer v Volunteer Athletic 2-0 Volunteer players left field in dispute and were disqualified

10 Jan Queen of the South Wanderers v 5th Kirkcudbright RV 5-1

 

Final at Nunholm, Dumfries

14 Feb Queen of the South Wanderers v Stranraer 6-1

 

 

 

1885-86 Churchill Cup

First round

7 Nov Vale of Nith v Queen of the South Wanderers 2-4 protest

14 Nov Vale of Nith v Queen of the South Wanderers 1-4

7 Nov Mid-Annandale v Thornhill 7-2

31 Oct 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Dumfries Rangers 10-0

7 Nov Moffat v Nithsdale (Dumfries) 6-1

St Cuthbert Wanderers v Stranraer

 

Second round

12 Dec Mid-Annandale v St Cuthbert Wanderers 9-0 at Dumfries

19 Dec 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Moffat 1-2

Queen of the South Wanderers bye

 

Semi-final

†††††††† Queen of the South Wanderers v Mid-Annandale

Moffat bye

 

Final

27 Feb Moffat v Queen of the South Wanderers 4-4 at Ballplay Road, Moffat

6 Mar Queen of the South Wanderers v Moffat 11-1 at Nunholm, Dumfries

 

 

 

1886-87 Churchill Cup

First round

6 Nov Queen of the South Wanderers v Vale of Urr 10-0

6 Nov Mid-Annandale v 5th Kirkcudbright RV 3-2 protest

27 NovMid-Annandale v 5th Kirkcudbright RV 4-4

11 Dec Mid-Annandale v 5th Kirkcudbright RV at Moffat, 5th KRV arrived late and the referee awarded Mid the tie

6 Nov Moffat v Nithsdale 11-1

6 Nov Vale of Nith v Dumfries Rangers 11-0

6 Nov Newton Stewart Athletic v Stranraer 1-2

Whithorn and Thornhill byes

 

Second round

††††††††† Whithorn v Stranraer

4 Dec Vale of Nith v Thornhill 4-1

11 Dec Queen of the South Wanderers v Moffat 6-3 protest

22 Jan Queen of the South Wanderers v Moffat 13-1

Mid-Annandale bye

 

Semi-final

29 Jan Mid-Annandale v Queen of the South Wanderers 4-2

29 Jan Vale of Nith v Stranraer 4-1

 

Final at Mildamhead, Dumfries

26 Feb Mid-Annandale v Vale of Nith 4-3

 

 

 

1887-88 Churchill Cup

First round

5 Nov 5th Kirkcudbright RV v All Scarlet 13-2

12 Nov Queen of the South Wanderers v Nithsdale 9-2 QoS were later suspended by the Scottish FA for professionalism and Nithsdale were re-instated

3 Dec Vale of Nith v Whithorn 5-2

10 Dec Mid-Annandale v Vale of Fleet 9-0 at Dumfries

Moffat bye

 

Second round

17 Dec 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Nithsdale 12-2

Vale of Nith and Mid-Annandale byes

 

Semi final

7 Jan 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Moffat 1-6

14 Jan Vale of Nith v Mid-Annandale 3-5 protest

4 Feb Vale of Nith v Mid-Annandale 2-4

 

Final

3 Mar Moffat v Mid-Annandale 4-4 at Ballplay Park, Moffat

21 Apr Moffat v Mid-Annandale 7-6 at Dumfries

 

 

 

1888-89 Churchill Cup

First round

24 Nov Vale of Nith v Thornhill 4-0

24 Nov 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Nithsdale 9-1

24 Nov Newton Stewart Athletic v Wigtown 6-1

1 Dec Moffat v Queen of the South Wanderers 4-5

Mid-Annandale and Whithorn byes

 

Second round

22 Dec 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Queen of the South Wanderers 3-1

22 Dec Mid-Annandale v Vale of Nith 19-1

††††††††††† Whithorn v Newton Stewart Athletic

 

Semi-final

26 Jan Mid-Annandale v Newton Stewart Athletic 4-3 at Dumfries

5th Kirkcudbright RV bye

 

Final at Ballplay Park, Moffat

23 Feb Mid-Annandale v 5th Kirkcudbright RV 2-2

2 Mar 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Mid-Annandale 4-2

 

1889-90 Churchill Cup

First round

16 Nov Newton Stewart Clerks v Whithorn 1-1†††††

††††††††††††††† Whithorn v Newton Stewart Clerks

16 Nov Wigtown v Newton Stewart Athletic 1-4

16 Nov Garliestown v Douglas Rovers 0-9

16 Nov Mid-Annandale v Blackwood Rangers 15-2

16 Nov Dumfries v Dumfries Harp 7-1

16 Nov Queen of the South Wanderers v Moffat 3-1 QoS were disqualified

9 Nov Annan Our Boys v 5th Kirkcudbright RV 6-12

Upper Nithsdale Wanderers v Thornhill

 

Second round

7 Dec Douglas Rovers v Newton Stewart Athletic 4-7

Mid-Annandale v 5th Kirkcudbright RV

Moffat v Mid-Annandale

7 Dec Dumfries v Upper Nithsdale Wanderers 12-3

Newton Stewart Clerks or Whithorn and Newton Stewart Athletic byes

 

 

Third round

28 Dec Dumfries v 5th Kirkcudbright RV 1-3

Newton Stewart Athletic v Newton Stewart Clerks or Whithorn

Moffat bye

 

Semi-final

25 Jan Moffat v 5th Kirkcudbright RV 4-1

Newton Stewart Athletic bye

 

Final at Dumfries

15 Feb Moffat v Newton Stewart Athletic 1-0

 

 

 

1890-91 Churchill Cup

First round

††††††††††† Stranraer v Whithorn

†††††††††† Wigtown v Newton Stewart Athletic

15 Nov Barholm Rovers v Douglas Rovers 1-2

†††††††††† Garliestown v Newton Stewart Clerks

8 Nov Dumfries v Rising Thistle 17-0

Rest byes

 

Second round

6 Dec Douglas Rovers v Whithorn 3-1 at Creetown

6 Dec Dumfries Wanderers v Dumfries 12-1

6 Dec Newton Stewart Athletic v Newton Stewart Clerks 2-1

24 Jan Mid-Annandale v 5th Kirkcudbright RV 2-7

6 Dec Annan v Moffat 1-4

††††††††† Upper Nithsdale Wanderers v Blackwood Rangers

 

Third round

27 Dec Newton Stewart Athletic v Douglas Rovers 7-4

31 Jan Moffat v 5th Kirkcudbright RV 2-5

Dumfries Wanderers v Blackwood Rangers wo-scr

 

Semi-final

7 Feb Dumfries Wanderers v 5th Kirkcudbright RV 1-2

Newton Stewart Athletic bye

 

Final at Dumfries

21 Feb 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Newton Stewart Athletic 13-0

 

1891-92 Churchill Cup

First round

31 Oct Gladstonians v Queen of the South Wanderers 2-14

31 Oct Dumfries St Johnís v Annan 2-5

31 Oct Mid-Annandale v Moffat 9-0

31 Oct Rising Thistle v 5th Kirkcudbright RV 0-13

31 Oct Barholm Rovers v Whithorn 8-2

31 Oct St Cuthbert Wanderers v Douglas Rovers 3-1

††††††††††† Stranraer v Garliestown

Newton Stewart Athletic bye

 

Second round

21 Nov Barholm Rovers v Newton Stewart Athletic 0-3

21 Nov 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Queen of the South Wanderers 4-2

Mid-Annandale v Annan wo-scr

St Cuthbert Wanderers v Garliestown wo-scr

 

Semi-final

12 Dec Mid-Annandale v St Cuthbert Wanderers 1-0 at Dumfries

19 Dec 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Newton Stewart Athletic 10-0

 

Final at Moffat

6 Feb Mid-Annandale v 5th Kirkcudbright RV 3-0

 

 

 

1892-93 Churchill Cup

First round

22 Oct Queen of the South Wanderers v 5th Kirkcudbright RV 3-3

29 Oct Queen of the South Wanderers v 5th Kirkcudbright RV 2-2

12 Nov Queen of the South Wanderers 5th Kirkcudbright RV 2-1 aet, stopped due to darkness

19 Nov Queen of the South Wanderers v 5th Kirkcudbright RV 4-0

22 Oct Annan v Sanquhar Rangers 7-0

22 Oct Stranraer v Newton Stewart Athletic 0-4

22 Oct Rising Thistle v Mid-Annandale 0-14 Rising protested that two of Midís players had played for Moffat in the Scottish Cup

22 Oct Moffat v Thornhill 3-3 at Lockerbie

29 Oct Thornhill v Moffat 1-9 at Dumfries

22 Oct Barholm Rovers v Douglas Rovers 3-1

St Cuthbert Wanderers v Garliestown

 

Second round

19 Nov Mid-Annandale v Annan 4-1

24 Dec Moffat v Queen of the South Wanderers 3-2 stopped after 84 mins due to darkness

21 Jan Moffat v Queen of the South Wanderers 0-4

19 Nov St Cuthbert Wanderers v Newton Stewart Athletic 5-7 at Castle Douglas

Barholm Rovers bye

 

Semi-final

24 Dec Newton Stewart Athletic v Mid-Annandale 3-2 at Castle Douglas, Mid left the field because of refereeís decisions

Queen of the South Wanderers v Barholm Rovers wo-scr

 

Final at Palmerston Park, Dumfries

11 Feb Queen of the South Wanderers v Newton Stewart Athletic 6-0

 

 

 

1893-94 Churchill Cup

First round

21 Oct Newton Stewart Athletic v 3rd Galloway RV 2-1

28 Oct 5th Kirkcudbright RV Queen of the South Wanderers 5-0

28 Oct St Cuthbert Wanderers v Garliestown 1-3 at Creetown

 

Second round

11 Nov 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Annan 4-1

††††††††††††††† Newton Stewart Athletic v Garliestown

Moffat bye

 

Semi-final

20 Jan Moffat v 5th Kirkcudbright RV 2-5

Garliestown bye

 

Final at Holm Park, Newton Stewart

10 Feb 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Garliestown 7-0

1894-95 Churchill Cup

First round

Tarff Rovers v Vale of Fleet

Rest byes

 

Second round

10 Nov 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Annan 4-1

17 Nov Maxwelltown Thistle v Mid-Annandale 5-2

17 Nov Tarff Rovers v Newton Stewart Athletic 1-4

17 Nov Garliestown v St Cuthbert Wanderers 1-3 at Newton Stewart

 

Semi-final

29 Dec 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Newton Stewart Athletic 2-0

29 Dec Maxwelltown Thistle v St Cuthbert Wanderers

 

Final at Palmerston Park, Dumfries

9 Mar 5th Kirkcudbright RV v Maxwelltown Thistle 3-2