Clackmannanshire Cups

including Sauchie Colliery Band Charity Badge, Clackmannanshire Charity Cup and Clackmannanshire Championship

 

Page created: 22 June 2020

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In 1886-87, the Sauchie Colliery Band organized a successful charity badge competition. Because of their superiority over the other local clubs, Alloa Athletic entered their 2nd XI.

 

Spurred by the competition's success, clubs in the county formed the Clackmannanshire Charity FA in 1887 which organised a county competition. Local clubs and businesses plus JB Balfour, MP all contributed to the purchase of the trophy. Fifteen clubs entered the first contest and twelve played in the second. Soon though the numbers dropped, and by third tournament in 1890, only four teams were entering. By 1896, there were only two senior clubs left. When Clackmannan couldn't agree on a venue or date for the match, Alloa Athletic were awarded the trophy. As there had never been a Clackmannanshire FA, the charity cup could be seen as the county championship, similar to other county cups such as the Ayrshire Cup or Renfrewshire Cup. The trophy was given to the Clackmannanshire Junior FA in 1901 and was subsequently awarded to the winners of the Clackmannanshire Junior Cup.

 

On 2 September 1922 a match billed as the Clackmannanshire Championship was played between the two surviving Clackmannanshire clubs. This one-off match was primarily to fill in a blank Saturday for First Division Alloa who were without a League match due to Glasgow Cup games being played that day.

 

 

 

Winners

 

Sauchie Colliery Band Charity Badge

1886-87 Clackmannan

Clackmannanshire Charity Cup

1887-88 Alloa Athletic
1888-89 Alloa Athletic
1889-90 Alloa Athletic
1890-91 Clackmannan
1891-92 Clackmannan
1892-93 Alva
1893-94 Clackmannan
1894-95 Alloa Athletic
1895-96 Alloa Athletic

Clackmannanshire Championship

1922-23 Alloa Athletic

 

 

1886-87 Sauchie Colliery Band Charity Badge

First round

5 Mar Alva Athletic v Vale of Forth 4-4 at Sauchie

12 Mar Vale of Forth v Alva Athletic 4-0

12 Mar Alloa Athletic ĎA' v Clackmannan 1-1

26 Mar Clackmannan v Alloa Athletic ĎA' 4-1

12 Mar Alloa United v Tulliallan 8-1

12 Mar Tillicoutry v Grange (Alloa) 8-0 protest

26 Mar Tillicoutry v Grange (Alloa) 5-0

5 Mar Vale of Devon v Menstrie 7-0

Hillend Rangers, Alva Volunteers and Sauchie Volunteers byes

 

Second round

2 Apr Alloa United v Vale of Forth 0-1

9 Apr Sauchie Volunteers v Clackmannan 0-8

16 Apr Alva Volunteers v Vale of Devon 4-1

XXXXHillend Rangers v Tillicoultry

 

Semi-final

23 Apr Vale of Devon v Clackmannan 1-5

23 Apr Tillicoutry v Vale of Forth 6-0

 

Final at Gaberston Park, Alloa

7 May Clackmannan v Tillicoutry 2-1

 

1887-88 Clackmannanshire Charity Cup

First round

11 Feb Alloa Athletic v Menstrie Athletic 11-0

11 Feb Alva v Clackmannan 3-2 protest

25 Feb Alva v Clackmannan 1-2 at Gaberston Park, Alloa

3 Mar Alva v Clackmannan 1-0 at Bellevue Park

11 Feb Alva Athletic v Alloa Grange 5-0

11 Feb Vale of Forth v Alloa Hibernian 4-2 protest

25 Feb Vale of Forth v Alloa Hibernian 4-0 at Deer Park, Sauchie

4 Feb Tillicoutry v Coalsnaughton Swifts 16-0

11 Feb Coalsnaughton Hawthorn v Tullibody 2-0

11 Feb Sauchie Volunteers v Alloa Pottery 9-1

Alloa United bye

 

Second round

10 Mar Alloa Athletic v Alloa United 6-1

10 Mar Alva v Tillicoutry 3-0

10 Mar Coalsnaughton Hawthorn v Alva Athletic 0-1 protest

17 Mar Coalsnaughton Hawthorn v Alva Athletic 0-18

3 Mar Sauchie Volunteers v Vale of Forth 1-3 stopped due to alleged unfairness. Vale were awarded the tie

 

Semi-final

7 Apr Alva Athletic v Alloa Athletic 0-6

14 Apr Vale of Forth v Alva 1-2

 

Final at Bellevue Park, Alloa

5 May Alloa Athletic v Alva 6-1

 

 

 

 

1888-89 Clackmannanshire Charity Cup

First round

22 Dec Tillicoultry v Naughton Athletic 7-0

22 Dec Ochil Rangers (Tillicoultry) v Alloa Star 3-5

22 Dec Alloa Grasshoppers v Alloa Grange 6-1 also reported as 5-1

22 Dec Tullibody v Sauchie Voluntees 2-6

22 Dec Alva Athletic v Alloa Hibernian 12-0

22 Dec Sauchie Swifts v Tillicoultry Athletic 2-3

 

Second round

12 Jan Sauchie Volunteers v Alloa Star 6-2

12 Jan Alloa United v Alloa Grasshoppers 9-0

19 Jan Tillicoutry v Alloa Athletic 0-2

19 Jan Alva v Clackmannan 3-1 protest upheld but Alva scratched

XXXXAlva Athletic v Tillicoultry Athletic

 

Third round

9 Feb Alloa Athletic v Alloa United 5-0

Rest byes

 

Semi-final

9 Mar Tillicoultry Athletic v Alloa Athletic 0-2

9 Mar Clackmannan v Sauchie Volunteers 4-0 at Bellvue Park, Alloa

 

Final 

Alloa Athletic v Clackmannan wo-scr

Clackmannan refused to play on the grounds that the final wasn't being played on a neutral ground, Bellevue Park being Alloa Athletic's ground at the time

 

 

 

 

1889-90 Clackmannanshire Charity Cup

First round

8 Mar Tillicoutry v Clackmannan 1-6 at Alva

15 Mar Alloa Athletic v Alva 6-5 at Clackmannan

 

Final at Craigleith Park, Alva

29 Mar Alloa Athletic v Clackmannan 2-1

 

1890-91 Clackmannanshire Charity Cup

First round

28 Mar Alloa Athletic v Tillicoutry 1-0 protest, one of the officials was drunk

18 Apr Alloa Athletic v Tillicoutry 2-1 at Chapelhill Park, Clackmannan

14 Mar Clackmannan v Alva 2-0 at Bellvue Park, Alloa

 

Final at Ochilview Park, Tillicoutry

2 May Clackmannan v Alloa Athletic 5-1

 

 

 

 

1891-92 Clackmannanshire Charity Cup

First round

2 Apr Alloa Athletic v Alva 0-2 at Clackmannan, protest

16 Apr Alva v Alloa Athletic 8-2 at Ochilview Park,Tillicoutry

12 Mar Clackmannan v Tillicoutry 2-0

 

Final  at Bellevue Park, Alloa

7 May Clackmannan v Alva 4-1

 

1892-93 Clackmannanshire Charity Cup

First round

13 May Alloa Athletic v Clackmannan 1-1 at Glebe Park, Alva

20 May Alloa Athletic v Clackmannan 2-1 at Glebe Park, Alva

8 Apr Alva v Tillicoutry 7-1 at Bellevue Park, Alloa

 

Final at Recreation Park, Alloa

3 Jun Alva v Alloa Athletic 5-0

 

 

 

 

1893-94 Clackmannanshire Charity Cup

The first round winners went into the final and the losers played off in the semi-final

First round

31 Mar Alloa Athletic v Clackmannan 1-5 at Glebe Park, Alva

 

Semi-final

28 Apr Alva v Alloa Athletic 3-5 at Chapelhill Park, Clackmannan

 

Final at Glebe Park, Alva

12 May Clackmannan v Alloa Athletic 2-0

 

 

 

1894-95 Clackmannanshire Charity Cup

The first round winners went into the final, the losers played off the semi-final

First round

23 Mar Alloa Athletic v Alva 2-0 at Chapelhill Park,Clackmannan

 

Semi-final

1 Jun Clackmannan v Alva 0-2 at Alloa

 

Final at Chapelhill Park, Clackmannan

15 Jun Alloa Athletic v Alva 2-1

 

 

 

 

1895-96 Clackmannanshire Charity Cup

Alloa Athletic v Clackmannan

When Clackmannan couldn't agree to a date or venue, Alloa were awarded the trophy

 

1922-23 Clackmannanshire Championship

2 Sep Alloa Athletic v Clackmannan 3-2 at Alloa