Fife Charity Cups

 

Page created: 13 July 2020

Updated: 26 February 2021

 

Several charity competitions were regularly played to help raise funds for local good causes.

Note that the Dunfermline Charity Cup was renamed the Fifeshire Charity Cup in 1890 when its scope was expanded.

The trophy awarded to the winners of the West Fife Charity Cup was previously used for the Dunfermline Cottage Hospital Charity Cup.

The East Fife Charity Cup of 1922-23 was held to help raise funds for the Wemyss Memorial Hospital. The Fife Charity Cup of 1925-26 was possibly related to this cause and appears to be a different competition to the Fifeshire Charity Cup which was held the same season.

 

 

 

Winners

 

Dunfermline Charity Cup

1887-88 Cowdenbeath

1888-89 Cowdenbeath

1889-90 Lassodie

 

Fifeshire Charity Cup

1890-91 Raith Rovers
1892-92 Dunfermline Athletic

1892-1898 no competition

1898-99 Cowdenbeath
1899-00 Cowdenbeath

1900-1924 no competition

1924-25 East Fife
1925-26 Cowdenbeath
1926-27 Cowdenbeath

 

Kirkcaldy Hospital Cup

1919-20 Raith Rovers / Fife XI

Dunfermline Cottage Hospital Charity Cup

1896-97 Dunfermline Athletic

1897-98 no competition

1898-99 Cowdenbeath

1899-00 Cowdenbeath

1900-01 Dunfermline Athletic

1901-02 no competition

1902-03 Lochgelly United

1903-04 Dunfermline Athletic 

 

Kirkcaldy Cottage Hospital Charity Cup

1896-97 Raith Rovers
1897-98 Raith Rovers
1898-99 Raith Rovers
1899-1902
no competition
1902-03 Raith Rovers

 

East Fife Charity Cup

1922-23 Raith Rovers

 

Fife Charity Cup

1925-26 East Fife

 

West Fife Charity Cup

1913-14 Cowdenbeath

1914-15 Cowdenbeath

1915-16 Cowdenbeath

1916-17 Cowdenbeath

1917-18 Cowdenbeath

1918-19 no competition

1919-20 Cowdenbeath / Dunfermline Athletic

1920-1922 no competition

1922-23 Dunfermline Athletic

1923-24 Cowdenbeath

 

 

1887-88 Dunfermline Charity Cup

First round

24 Mar Dunfermline v Strathforth 4-2

31 Mar Townhill v Kingseat 1-1 at Crawfords Park, Cowdenbeath, Kingseat later withdrew

 

Semi-final

14 Apr Lassodie v Townhill 4-1 at Lady's Mill, Dunfermline

14 Apr Cowdenbeath v Dunfermline 6-0

 

Final

Cowdenbeath v Lassodie wo-scr

 

 

 

 

1888-89 Dunfermline Charity Cup

First round

10 Nov Dunfermline v Kingseat 3-7

 

Semi-final

23 Mar Cowdenbeath v Kingseat 7-1 at Dunfermline

XXXXXBroomhall v Townhill

 

Final at East End Park, Dunfermline

20 May Cowdenbeath v Townhill 3-2

 

1889-90 Dunfermline Charity Cup

First round

17 May Lassodie v Raith Rovers 4-1 at North End Park, Cowdenbeath

 

Semi-final

Lassodie v Lochgelly Athletic

24 May Dunfermline Athletic v Cowdenbeath 3-2

 

Final

14 Jun Dunfermline Athletic v Lassodie 3-2 at East End Park, protest

XXXXXLassodie v Dunfermline Athletic Lassodie won at a neutral venue

 

 

 

1890-91 Fifeshire Charity Cup

First round

4 Apr Kirkcaldy Wanderers v Lassodie 0-2 friendly due to one of the officials not turning up

25 Apr Kirkcaldy Wanderers v Lassodie 1-2

4 Apr Dunfermline Athletic v Dunfermline 3-2

 

Semi-final

9 May Dunfermline Athletic v Lassodie 3-2

Raith Rovers

 

Final

23 May Dunfermline Athletic v Raith Rovers 2-2 at Dunfermline, abandoned after the crowd broke in when Raith scored a third goal

6 Jun Raith Rovers v Dunfermline Athletic 5-2 at Kirkcaldy

 

 

 

 

1891-92 Fifeshire Charity Cup

Semi-final

4 Jun Kirkcaldy Wanderers v Burntisland Thistle Burntisland Thistle failed to appear

Raith Rovers v Dunfermline Athletic due at North End Park, Cowdenbeath. Raith refused to play on the date arranged. The association requested three times that Raith return the trophy but were informed that it would not be returned unless it was played for. Raith were offered two dates, 24 September 1892 and 7 October 1892, but again said they couldn't play. It then contacted Kirkcaldy Wanderers and Dunfermline, who agreed to play for the cup, which was finally returned after the matter was placed in the hands of a lawyer

 

Final at Lady's Mill, Dunfermline

3 Oct 1892 Dunfermline Athletic v Kirkcaldy Wanderers 5-2

 

 

 

 

1898-99 Fifeshire Charity Cup

No competition

1898-99 Fifeshire Charity Cup

27 May Cowdenbeath v Raith Rovers 3-1 at East End Park, Dunfermline

 

 

 

 

1899-1900 Fifeshire Charity Cup

XXXXXCowdenbeath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1896-97 Dunfermline Cottage Hospital Charity Cup

First round

28 Apr Cowdenbeath v Lochgelly United 4-1 Cowdenbeath progressed to the final. Lochgelly United played off with Dunfermline Athletic for place in final

 

Semi-final

5 May Dunfermline Athletic v Lochgelly United 3-0

 

Final

12 May Dunfermline Athletic v Cowdenbeath 2-1

 

All ties played at East End Park, Dunfermline

 

 

 

 

1897-98 Dunfermline Cottage Hospital Charity Cup

No competition

1898-99 Dunfermline Cottage Hospital Charity Cup

2 legs

15 Apr Cowdenbeath v Lochgelly United 4-2

20 May Cowdenbeath v Lochgelly United 0-0 at East End Park, Dunfermline

 

 

 

 

 

1899-1900 Dunfermline Cottage Hospital Charity Cup

2 legs

16 May Lochgelly United v Cowdenbeath 3-1

19 May Cowdenbeath v Lochgelly United 3-0

 

1900-01 Dunfermline Cottage Hospital Charity Cup

18 May Dunfermline Athletic v Hearts of Beath 2-0 at East End Park, Dunfermline

 

 

 

 

1901-02 Dunfermline Cottage Hospital Charity Cup

Played as a Junior competition

 

 

 

 

 

1902-03 Dunfermline Cottage Hospital Charity Cup

First round

20 May Cowdenbeath v Dunfermline Athletic

22 May Lochgelly United v Hearts of Beath 4-0

 

Final

29 May Lochgelly United v Cowdenbeath 3-2

 

All ties played at North End Park, Cowdenbeath

 

 

 

 

 

1903-04 Dunfermline Cottage Hospital Charity Cup

First round

20 May Lochgelly United v Hearts of Beath 2-1 at North End Park, Cowdenbeath

Lochgelly qualified for the final and Heart of Beath entered the semi-final

 

Semi-final

25 May Dunfermline Athletic v Hearts of Beath 4-0

 

Final

Dunfermline Athletic v Lochgelly United

The final was supposed to be played at East End Park, Dunfermline on Friday 27 May but earlier in the day Lochgelly requested that the game be postponed until the following Tuesday and the venue switched to Cowdenbeath. As this was after the cut-off date imposed by the Scottish FA, the local newspaper reported that 'it is expected that the trophy will be awarded to the Athletic'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1896-97 Kirkcaldy Cottage Hospital Charity Cup

3 Apr Kirkcaldy v Raith Rovers 0-0

1 May Raith Rovers v Kirkcaldy 1-1

13 May Raith Rovers v Kirkcaldy 2-1 at Newton Park

 

 

1897-98 Kirkcaldy Cottage Hospital Charity Cup

2 legs

7 May Raith Rovers v Kirkcaldy 6-0

14 May Kirkcaldy v Raith Rovers 0-8

 

 

1897-98 Kirkcaldy Cottage Hospital Charity Cup

2 legs

29 Apr Raith Rovers v Kirkcaldy 3-2

10 May Kirkcaldy v Raith Rovers 0-3

 

 

 

 

1898-1902 Kirkcaldy Cottage Hospital Charity Cup

Played as a Junior competition

1902-03 Kirkcaldy Cottage Hospital Charity Cup

2 legs

23 May Kirkcaldy Amateurs v Raith Rovers 0-2

30 May Raith Rovers v Kirkcaldy Amateurs 4-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1916-17 West Fife Charity Cup

2 legs

5 May Cowdenbeath v Dunfermline Athletic 2-0

19 May Dunfermline Athletic v Cowdenbeath 0-1

 

 

 

 

1917-18 West Fife Charity Cup

2 legs

11 May Cowdenbeath v Dunfermline Athletic 3-0

25 May Cowdenbeath v Dunfermline Athletic 2-0

 

1918-19 West Fife Charity Cup

No competition

 

1919-20 West Fife Charity Cup

15 May Dunfermline Athletic v Cowdenbeath 1-1

22 May Cowdenbeath v Dunfermline Athletic 1-1

the trophy was shared

 

 

 

 

1920-1922 West Fife Charity Cup

No competition

 

1922-23 West Fife Charity Cup

2 legs

5 May Cowdenbeath v Dunfermline Athletic 4-0

12 May Dunfermline Athletic v Cowdenbeath 2-0

 

 

 

 

1923-24 West Fife Charity Cup

Semi-final

3 May Cowdenbeath v Dunfermline Athletic 6-0

3 May Raith Rovers v East Fife 7-2

 

Final at Central Park, Cowdenbeath

10 May Cowdenbeath v Raith Rovers 2-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1919-20 Kirkcaldy Hospital Cup

8 May 1920 Raith Rovers v Fife Select 1-1 at Starks Park, Kirkcaldy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1922-23 East Fife Charity Cup

2 legs

5 May 1923 Raith Rovers v East Fife 2-0

12 May 1923 East Fife v Raith Rovers 2-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1925-26 Fife Charity Cup

1 May East Fife v Raith Rovers 2-0 at Bayview Park, Methil

this match was described as concerning the 'Hospitals Competition'. It is uncertain if this is related to the Wemyss Memorial Hospital for which the 1922-23 East Fife Charity Cup was held.

1924-25 Fifeshire Charity Cup

First round

2 May Dunfermline Athletic v Cowdenbeath 4-4

9 May Cowdenbeath v Dunfermline Athletic 4-1

2 May East Fife v Raith Rovers 3-1

 

Final at Bayview Park, Methil

15 May East Fife v Cowdenbeath 2-1

 

 

 

 

1925-26 Fifeshire Charity Cup

2 legs

1 May Dunfermline Athletic v Cowdenbeath 1-2, 3-4 corners

XXXXXCowdenbeath v  Dunfermline Athletic

 

1926-27 Fifeshire Charity Cup

First round

7 May East Fife v Raith Rovers 3-3, 7-6 corners

7 May Cowdenbeath v Dunfermline Athletic 2-1

 

Final at Central Park, Cowdenbeath

14 May Cowdenbeath v East Fife 5-3