Glasgow Junior League

 

including the Glasgow Junior League Cup and Glasgow 2nd XI Junior League

 

Page created: 27 August 2020

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The Glasgow Junior League (GJL) can justifiably claim to have been the most successful Junior League of its time, both financially and from a playing point of view. Gates compared favourably with those of many senior teams and in competitions its clubs dominated the Scottish Junior Cup and had an almost total monopoly on the Glasgow Junior Cup.

 

The top Glasgow clubs were relatively slow in taking to League football. In the early 1890s local Leagues had been established in Lanarkshire, Edinburgh, Ayr and Perth but the only organisations based in Glasgow, the Scottish Junior League and the Scottish Junior Alliance had both failed primarily because the top city clubs had not become involved. By 1895, however, the obvious benefits of a regular competitive programme against top-class opposition persuaded the Glasgow clubs to take the plunge, and in July of that year eight clubs were invited to a meeting to form a League. The original eight were Ashfield, Benburb, Jordanhill, Maryhill, Parkhead, Glasgow Perthshire, Strathclyde and Vale of Clyde. In the event Perthshire declined to attend but the Glasgow Junior League was nevertheless formally established with eight clubs, St. Mungo (Springburn) making up the numbers. The GJL followed the example of other Leagues whereby the bottom two clubs would retire but be eligible for re-election which was increased to three clubs from 1900-01. As a mark of displeasure against their attitude, was that League clubs refused to play against Glasgow Perthshire except in cup-ties. At this time friendlies still formed an important element in the football calendar so that the boycott was a heavy punishment. Shortly afterwards, Ashfield also withdrew and had a similar boycott imposed upon them. They were replaced by Cambuslang Hibernian a Lanarkshire club who had recently joined the GJFA. August brought the news that Benburb had amalgamated with another Junior club, Crown Athletic. The new organisation took the name of Oatlands Juniors and kicked off in the GJL under that name. However a group of Benburb supporters, unhappy with the merger, got together and reformed the club. At this Oatlands Juniors reverted back to Crown Athletic whilst retaining their place in the GJL. In spite of this inauspicious beginning, the competition was a great success, the first championship going to Cambuslang Hibernian who also won the Scottish Junior Cup. Beaten finalists in the latter were Parkhead and the example set by these two clubs at the outset was often to be repeated thereafter.

 

The 1896-97 championship went to Strathclyde who were, strictly speaking, the first club to win the 'Evening Times' Trophy. This award was only presented to the League at the end of 1896-97 but Cambuslang Hibernian had their name inscribed on the trophy in recognition of their achievement the year before. The season also saw a record of a different kind being set by St. Mungo, who failed to register a single point and at the season's close, they became defunct. St Mungo would never re-emerge but their ground became the home of a new club who would be rather more successful, Petershill. At the same time, Crown Athletic also went to the wall and resigned from the League, thus creating two vacancies. Among the aspirants were the rehabilitated Glasgow Perthshire and Ashfield and the former, together with Rutherglen Glencairn were successful. A 2nd XI GJL was also organised between 1897 and 1899.

 

One year later came the final twist in the Benburb/Crown Athletic saga when Benburb themselves became defunct. A further two vacancies were created by the decision to increase the League to ten clubs and the three clubs admitted were Ashfield, Maryhill and Petershill. After only one season the League reverted to eight clubs again with the axe falling on Jordanhill and Petershill. Jordanhill's exclusion could hardly be counted as a great loss since they had finished in the re-election zone for the third successive year and were another declining club whose reputation had been won in the days before the GJL. There was also speculation that a Second Division or a district league would be formed. Nothing came of the former, but a Glasgow District Junior League was formed by Clyde Juniors, who were barred from the GJL due to a rule which prohibited Junior clubs that were affiliated with Senior ones. Petershill, on the other hand, were a little unfortunate but their period of exile lasted only one year before another change of heart saw the League once again increased to ten clubs, with three clubs having to retire each season. The other club admitted for the 1900-01 season was Co-operative United, the first club from Govan to be included. Indeed geography may have played a greater part in their selection than ability since there were other clubs around who, arguably, had a better claim. 1900-01 saw the first occasion in which two clubs finished level on points at the top of the table and, according to the rules, a play-off was necessary for the title. Maryhill and Parkhead fought out a 2-2 draw and, for the first and only time, were declared joint champions. This meant that after six years Parkhead had become the first club to win the title twice and, for good measure, they also lifted the Glasgow Cup. For Maryhill, also Junior Cup finalists, their performance justified the League's faith in them, for in the previous two seasons they had been forced to seek re-election.

 

In 1902 Co-operative United failed to gain re-election and their place in the League was taken by Renfrew Victoria, the first time a club outside the Glasgow Association had been admitted.

 

1904-05 was a time of radical change in the League, when the decision was taken to introduce a Second Division of ten clubs, primarily of the Glasgow District Junior League. The new Division One had twelve clubs, and, in addition, goal average was to come into operation. Although there were strong objections from Maryhill, Perthshire and Petershill, the changes agreed were widely applauded in the sporting press, and it was felt that Glasgow Junior football was in the dawn of a new era. Automatic promotion and relegation, first adopted by the Lanarkshire Junior League was also sanctioned.

 

The voting to decide on the make-up of the new Division One was done in two separate ballots. The first ballot was in accordance with normal procedure whereby the bottom three clubs retired and were considered for re-election along with any other applicants. Ashfield and Vale of Clyde were unanimously re-elected but Cambuslang Hibernian lost out by a single vote to Clydebank Juniors. A second ballot was then taken to choose the clubs who would fill the two vacancies created by the expansion of the Division and once again the Hibernian were passed over, this time by Shettleston and, significantly, Cambuslang Rangers, who had been attempting to gain entry to the League for some years and who would undoubtedly have succeeded had not Cambuslang already have been represented in the shape of Hibernian. Instead Hibs found themselves places in Division Two.

 

The Second Division included many of the top district teams outside the Lanarkshire Junior League. Apart from Cambuslang Hibernian there were two other names from the GJL's past in Co-operative United and the resuscitated Benburb. Other Glasgow clubs were 3rd Lanark RV, one of the many military Junior sides of the time; Parkhead Athletic, another example of a promising young team forced to live in the shadows of a more illustrious neighbours; and Port Juniors, a young club from Dennistoun (and not to be confused with Port Glasgow Athletic Juniors, who were often referred to at that time as 'Port Juniors'). From outside Glasgow there were Baillieston Thistle, Neilston Victoria, KirkintillochRob Roy and Yoker Athletic. However shortly after the start of the season Port Juniors lost their ground and were forced to resign, being replaced by Levern Victoria. In due course, however, the first rumblings of discontent began to appear from the old guard as the harsh realities of relegation began to dawn on them.

 

After that it was no surprise when the League reverted to a single Division. The justification put forward for this was that automatic promotion meant that clubs were unable to control the quality of those admitted to the top Division. The League honoured its promise on promotion and the top two clubs from the lower Division, Benburb and Baillieston Thistle, were admitted to a new fourteen club GJL. The other Division 2 clubs were cast adrift to fend for themselves, all of them except Parkhead Athletic forming a new Glasgow District Junior League. The championship itself was, for the first time, decided on goal average, Maryhill edging out Strathclyde.

 

In 1907-08 came the notorious episode which came to be known as the 'Great Betrayal'. The origins of this stretched back a number of years and stemmed from a growing feeling of frustration on the part of the Glasgow Junior FA (GJFA), which was of course dominated by the GJL clubs. The GJFA played a leading role in the formation of the Scottish Junior FA (SJFA) in 1886 but the representation on the SJFA was such that, together, outside districts could wield a degree of influence which was out of all proportion to the contribution that they node. This meant that any GJFA proposals which didn't suit the other clubs for example an earlier proposal by Maryhill to introduce a Qualifying Cup were liable to be thrown out as a matter of course. It is sufficient to say that the same thing happened in 1907 and the upshot was that the GJFA decided to split from the SJFA and opened up its membership, and that of the GJL, to any club within 16 miles of the city. Again the Glasgow District Junior League lost most of its clubs, there was also an application from Dunoon. Three Lanarkshire Junior League clubs, Bellshill Athletic, Blantyre Victoria and Burnbank Athletic, plus Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, were admitted to an expanded First Division while 16 clubs created the new Second Division. Again though the dispute was soon resolved, and again the GJL began dismantling the new set-up. However, this time they went one step further and actually expelled the four new Division 1 clubs despite only Burnbank Athletic finishing in the bottom four. The top two Second Division went as far as taking legal advice, but in the end the GJL reverted to its 1906-07 membership. The clubs cast adrift created two new leagues, the Second Glasgow Junior League, which had nothing to do with the GLJ and disbanded after a year, and the Scottish Junior League (SJL), which was more successful and would expand to two divisions and last until after WWII.

 

Unlike most other leagues, the GJL wasn't adversely affected by the Great War and after 1918 expanded to 18 clubs. In 1921 it 'poached' Shawfield and Shettleston from the SJL, which had lost a number of clubs before to the GJL. This time they demanded the return of the two clubs, but as they hadn't yet confirmed their own membership, there was nothing the SFJA could have done. In 1922, a similar thing happened and when SJL champions and Scottish Junior Cup holders St Roch's and Glasgow Junior Cup winners St Anthony's joined the GJL, the SJL again protested to the SJFA. When the smoke had cleared the GJFA had again split from the SJFA, opened its doors to 'outsiders' and another Second Division was formed. Stung by the events of 1907-08, top candidates for a place, Post Glasgow Athletic, Duntocher Hibernian etc, resisted, but there were enough other clubs, many of which were new to the Juniors, that were willing to join. Seven SJL members did defect, but the new division had a decidedly makeshift look about it. Again the set-up was dismantled at the end of the season and again another Second GJL was formed, which petered out after a couple of years.

 

The GJL continued for another five years when another dispute erupted. This time it affected most of the clubs in the West of Scotland and would be known as the Intermediate Dispute. The GJL disbanded and was reformed as the Scottish Intemediate League. Because of the high quality of the defectors, First and Second Divisions were ruled out and an East/West Divisional set-up was used instead. When this dispute was over four years later, the SIL was renamed the Scottish Central Junior League although the spirit of the GJL lived on. Its champion club were awarded the Evening Times Trophy, and the Central Junior League's first gathering in 1932 was described as the 32nd AGM.

 

This account of the league is taken from a variety of sources. The main part is an abridged version of Jackie Heaney's excellent history which appeared in issues 16, 17 and 18 (July to December 1984) of the Scottish Football Historian magazine and from Miscellany Volume 3 Scottish Junior Football Cup and League Competitions. (June 2006). Jackie also researched a large number of final tables, which have been supplied by Stewart Davidson, as has Martin Bain and Alistair Hay of the St Anthony's history site. The Second Division tables were taken from Scottish Non League Histories Volume 5 (June 1997).

 

 

 

Winners

 

Glasgow Junior League

1895-96 Cambuslang Hibernian

1896-97 Strathclyde

1897-98 Parkhead

1898-99 Rutherglen Glencairn

1899-00 Vale of Clyde

1900-01 Parkhead/Maryhill

1901-02 Rutherglen Glencairn

1902-03 Parkhead

1903-04 Maryhill

1904-05 Maryhill

1905-06 Ashfield

1906-07 Ashfield

1907-08 Ashfield

1908-09 Ashfield

1909-10 Ashfield

1910-11 Cambuslang Rangers

 

 

Glasgow 2nd XI Junior League

1897-98 Maryhill

1898-99 Parkhead 2nd XI

 

1911-12 Cambuslang Rangers

1912-13 Vale of Clyde

1913-14 Benburb

1914-15 Cambuslang Rangers

1915-16 Cambuslang Rangers

1916-17 Parkhead

1917-18 Vale of Clyde

1918-19 Rutherglen Glencairn

1919-20 Vale of Clyde

1920-21 Ashfield

1921-22 Rutherglen Glencairn

1922-23 Strathclyde

1923-24 Shettleston

1924-25 St Roch's

1925-26 St Roch's

1926-27 Shettleston

Division 2

1904-05 Baillieston Thistle

1905-1907 no competition

1907-08 Yoker Athletic

1908-1923 no competition

1923-24 Shettleston Celtic

 

 

Glasgow Junior League Cup finals

1921-22 Strathclyde v Clydebank Juniors 2-1

1922-23 Strathclyde v Pollok 3-0

1923-24 Kirkintilloch Rob Roy v St Roch's 4-2

1924-25 St Roch's v Benburb 3-0

1925-26 Shawfield v Strathclyde 3-2

1926-27 Ashfield v Strathclyde 2-0

 

 

 

1895-96 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Cambuslang Hibernian

14

9

3

2

42

21

21

Strathclyde

14

8

3

3

58

32

19

Parkhead

14

8

3

3

49

28

19

Jordanhill

14

7

1

6

32

32

15

Maryhill

14

5

3

6

47

47

13

St Mungo

14

4

1

9

20

52

9

Vale of Clyde

14

2

4

8

27

38

8

Crown Athletic

13

2

4

7

26

52

8

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Crown Athletic played one match as Oatlands (2-3 v Parkhead) before reverting to their original name following the collapse of their merger with Benburb

Glasgow Perthshire withdrew before the season began

Cambuslang Hibernian had replaced Ashfield who withdrew before the season began

 

 

 

1896-1897 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Strathclyde

14

12

1

1

69

19

25

Cambuslang Hibernian

14

12

0

2

53

30

24

Benburb

14

8

0

6

37

37

16

Parkhead

14

7

1

6

44

38

15

Crown Athletic

14

6

0

8

29

53

12

Vale of Clyde

14

5

0

9

32

46

10

Jordanhill

14

5

0

9

31

36

10

St Mungo

14

0

0

14

19

70

0

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1897-98 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Parkhead

13

8

3

2

36

19

19

Rutherglen Glencairn

14

8

3

3

30

23

17

Cambuslang Hibernian

14

5

6

3

26

25

16

Strathclyde

14

5

5

4

33

29

15

Glasgow Perthshire

14

3

6

5

32

33

12

Vale of Clyde

13

4

3

6

25

28

11

Jordanhill

14

4

3

7

29

34

11

Benburb

14

1

5

8

18

33

7

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Rutherglen Glencairn were deducted 2 points

 

 

 

 

1897-98 Glasgow 2nd XI Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Maryhill

18

14

2

2

81

24

30

Parkhead 2nd XI

18

14

2

2

72

17

28

Petershill

16

11

1

4

44

30

23

Glasgow Perthshire 2nd XI

16

10

2

4

35

37

22

Cambuslang Hibernian 2nd XI

18

6

3

9

37

53

15

Rutherglen Glencairn 2nd XI

18

7

1

10

40

44

13

Strathclyde 2nd XI

18

5

3

10

38

59

13

Redcliffe Thistle

18

5

2

11

31

44

12

Jordanhill 2nd XI

18

4

1

13

28

68

9

Benburb 2nd XI

18

3

1

14

22

68

7

 

Rutherglen Glencairn were deducted 2 points

 

 

 

 

1898-99 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Rutherglen Glencairn

18

12

5

1

72

27

29

Cambuslang Hibernian

18

12

3

3

56

28

27

Ashfield

18

10

3

5

51

41

23

Strathclyde

18

9

5

4

44

30

23

Parkhead

18

8

2

8

47

38

18

Vale of Clyde

18

6

4

8

47

54

16

Glasgow Perthshire

18

4

6

8

43

54

14

Maryhill

18

6

2

10

40

54

14

Petershill

18

5

1

12

43

72

11

Jordanhill

18

1

3

14

27

72

5

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1898-99 Glasgow 2nd XI Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Parkhead 2nd XI

11

8

0

3

33

16

16

Maryhill 2nd XI

13

6

2

5

31

31

14

Vale of Clyde 2nd XI

11

5

2

4

28

27

12

Rutherglen Glencairn 2nd XI

11

5

0

6

24

28

10

Strathclyde 2nd XI

12

4

2

6

29

35

10

Petershill 2nd XI

9

4

1

4

28

35

9

Ashfield 2nd XI

12

3

4

5

24

28

8

Glasgow Perthshire 2nd XI

8

2

1

5

16

21

1

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Table as of 29 April 1899

 

Ashfield were deducted 2 points

Glasgow Perthshire were deducted 4 points

 

Parkhead 2nd XI were eventual champions

 

 

 

 

1899-1900 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Vale of Clyde

14

9

5

0

41

19

23

Glasgow Perthshire

14

10

1

3

35

21

21

Strathclyde

14

8

3

3

40

23

19

Rutherglen Glencairn

14

5

4

5

25

24

14

Parkhead

14

4

4

6

27

33

12

Cambuslang Hibernian

14

3

4

7

21

39

10

Maryhill

14

2

3

9

18

33

7

Ashfield

14

2

2

10

27

42

6

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1900-01 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Maryhill

18

12

4

2

54

26

28

Parkhead

18

13

2

3

73

30

28

Petershill

18

11

1

6

53

35

23

Cambuslang Hibernian

18

8

3

7

44

51

19

Strathclyde

18

8

2

8

45

46

18

Co-operative United

18

7

1

10

35

47

15

Ashfield

18

6

3

9

42

53

15

Rutherglen Glencairn

18

5

4

9

42

48

14

Glasgow Perthshire

18

4

2

12

29

53

10

Vale of Clyde

18

3

4

11

35

63

10

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Play-off

Maryhill v Parkhead 2-2

Championship shared

 

 

 

 

1901-02 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Rutherglen Glencairn

18

12

4

2

53

19

28

Parkhead

18

9

6

3

52

31

24

Glasgow Perthshire

18

8

5

5

34

37

21

Strathclyde

18

8

3

7

46

36

19

Petershill

18

7

4

7

46

39

18

Cambuslang Hibernian

18

8

2

8

39

41

18

Vale of Clyde

18

6

4

8

44

48

16

Maryhill

18

5

5

8

35

41

15

Ashfield

18

6

2

10

39

57

14

Co-operative United

18

3

1

14

24

62

7

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1902-03 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Parkhead

18

14

1

3

48

27

29

Petershill

18

13

2

3

65

24

28

Glasgow Perthshire

18

13

2

3

54

20

28

Strathclyde

18

8

4

6

33

25

20

Renfrew Victoria

18

7

3

8

40

43

17

Maryhill

18

7

2

9

29

33

16

Vale of Clyde

18

4

6

8

35

54

14

Cambuslang Hibernian

18

6

2

10

37

48

14

Rutherglen Glencairn

18

4

3

11

29

45

11

Ashfield

18

0

3

15

25

66

3

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1903-04 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Maryhill

18

11

4

3

32

19

26

Petershill

18

11

1

6

50

40

23

Parkhead

18

8

4

6

34

34

20

Renfrew Victoria

18

10

0

8

33

35

20

Glasgow Perthshire

18

7

3

8

22

24

19

Strathclyde

18

7

3

8

35

29

17

Rutherglen Glencairn

18

7

2

9

23

22

16

Ashfield

18

5

6

7

34

37

16

Vale of Clyde

18

5

2

11

28

42

12

Cambuslang Hibernian

18

6

1

11

29

38

11

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Glasgow Perthshire were awarded 2 points

Cambuslang Hibernian were deducted 2 points

 

 

 

 

1902-03 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Parkhead

18

14

1

3

48

27

29

Petershill

18

13

2

3

65

24

28

Glasgow Perthshire

18

13

2

3

54

20

28

Strathclyde

18

8

4

6

33

25

20

Renfrew Victoria

18

7

3

8

40

43

17

Maryhill

18

7

2

9

29

33

16

Vale of Clyde

18

4

6

8

35

54

14

Cambuslang Hibernian

18

6

2

10

37

48

14

Rutherglen Glencairn

18

4

3

11

29

45

11

Ashfield

18

0

3

15

25

66

3

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1904-05 Glasgow Junior League

Division 1

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Maryhill

22

10

9

3

35

21

29

Strathclyde

22

13

3

6

42

35

29

Ashfield

22

12

4

6

45

20

28

Clydebank

22

9

6

7

37

29

24

Petershill

22

8

8

6

29

26

24

Cambuslang Rangers

22

10

2

10

30

33

22

Renfrew Victoria

22

7

6

9

37

33

20

Parkhead

22

6

7

9

30

42

19

Vale of Clyde

22

9

1

12

25

40

19

Rutherglen Glencairn

22

5

11

6

23

22

17

Glasgow Perthshire

22

6

4

12

24

42

16

Shettleston

22

4

5

13

24

38

13

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Rutherglen Glencairn were deducted 2 points

 

Maryhill won the championship on goal average

 

 

 

 

 

Division 2

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Baillieston Thistle

18

11

4

3

48

19

26

Benburb

16

11

3

2

34

13

25

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy

17

9

5

3

37

16

23

Neilston Victoria

17

9

4

4

36

23

22

Cambuslang Hibernian

18

7

2

9

29

28

16

Yoker Athletic

18

6

4

8

34

37

16

Co-operative United

16

5

5

6

27

30

15

Parkhead Athletic

18

4

3

11

26

52

11

Levern Victoria

17

3

5

9

21

41

11

3rd Lanark RV

17

3

1

13

14

70

7

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Table as of 27 May 1905

Parkhead Athletic eventually finished in 9th place

Neilston Victoria replaced Fairfield Shipyard before the season began

Levern Victoria replaced Port Juniors (Dennistoun) who withdrew during the season

 

 

1905-06 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Ashfield

26

20

4

2

67

24

44

Strathclyde

26

17

2

7

47

32

36

Baillieston Thistle

26

11

7

8

44

35

29

Benburb

26

11

5

10

45

40

27

Maryhill

26

11

4

11

39

40

26

Rutherglen Glencairn

26

10

6

10

40

42

26

Vale of Clyde

26

10

6

10

40

45

26

Renfrew Victoria

26

9

6

11

47

31

24

Petershill

26

8

8

10

33

38

24

Shettleston

26

9

6

11

46

54

24

Clydebank

26

8

7

11

51

48

21

Parkhead

26

4

12

10

39

47

20

Glasgow Perthshire

26

6

6

14

38

57

18

Cambuslang Rangers

26

5

7

14

32

55

17

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Clydebank were deducted 2 points

 

 

 

 

1906-07 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Ashfield

26

18

5

3

47

30

41

Maryhill

26

18

2

6

65

36

38

Clydebank

26

14

6

6

50

39

34

Petershill

26

12

6

8

53

39

30

Strathclyde

26

11

8

7

51

41

30

Baillieston Thistle

26

13

3

10

60

48

29

Shettleston

26

13

3

10

40

42

29

Glasgow Perthshire

26

8

7

11

49

43

23

Benburb

26

9

5

12

50

54

23

Vale of Clyde

26

8

4

14

31

45

20

Parkhead

26

7

5

14

40

62

19

Rutherglen Glencairn

26

6

4

16

34

48

16

Cambuslang Rangers

26

5

6

15

27

53

16

Renfrew Victoria

26

5

6

15

52

69

14

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Renfrew Victoria were deducted 2 points

 

 

 

 

1907-08 Glasgow Junior League

Division 1

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Ashfield

34

25

5

4

93

23

55

Clydebank

34

25

4

5

93

37

54

Maryhill

34

19

8

7

66

38

46

Rutherglen Glencairn

34

18

5

11

67

56

41

Strathclyde

34

15

10

9

57

43

40

Vale of Clyde

34

17

5

12

59

48

39

Blantyre Victoria

34

14

4

16

68

69

32

Glasgow Perthshire

34

14

5

15

60

57

31

Bellshill Athletic

34

12

7

15

45

50

31

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy

34

11

9

14

45

53

31

Cambuslang Rangers

34

11

7

16

50

60

29

Petershill

34

9

11

14

49

63

29

Benburb

34

12

4

18

54

63

28

Shettleston

34

13

2

19

54

65

28

Renfrew Victoria

34

11

6

17

51

77

28

Burnbank Athletic

34

10

6

18

38

61

26

Baillieston Thistle

34

11

4

19

45

82

26

Parkhead

34

4

8

22

36

74

16

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Glasgow Perthshire were deducted 2 points

 

 

 

 

 

Division 2

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Yoker Athletic

28

23

1

4

109

25

47

Dumbarton Corinthians

28

20

2

6

91

40

42

Duntocher Hibernian

28

20

2

6

91

41

42

Kirkintilloch Harp

28

16

7

5

65

32

39

Cadder United

28

17

5

6

84

48

39

Campsie

28

13

5

10

58

58

31

St Anthony's

28

13

4

11

52

33

30

Levern Victoria

28

10

8

10

67

44

28

Corkerhill

28

12

1

15

68

81

25

Rockbank

28

8

5

15

43

55

21

Auburn Victoria

28

7

6

15

45

74

20

Postal & Telegraphic Athletic

28

8

3

17

38

85

19

Maryhill St Vincent's

28

6

4

18

42

99

16

Simmarians

28

6

0

22

46

84

12

Busby Rosemount

28

3

3

22

24

102

9

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Dumbarton Harp withdrew during the season and their record was expunged

 

 

 

 

1908-09 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Ashfield

26

17

7

2

51

16

41

Strathclyde

26

19

5

2

62

20

41

Petershill

26

12

9

5

48

29

33

Benburb

26

10

8

8

41

35

28

Clydebank

26

10

8

8

51

45

28

Rutherglen Glencairn

26

11

4

11

33

37

26

Glasgow Perthshire

26

11

3

12

45

44

25

Shettleston

26

7

11

8

37

38

25

Baillieston Thistle

26

10

5

11

44

58

25

Parkhead

26

10

4

12

34

41

24

Cambuslang Rangers

26

6

8

12

32

42

20

Vale of Clyde

26

7

3

16

34

47

17

Maryhill

26

8

1

17

25

51

17

Renfrew Victoria

26

3

6

17

30

64

12

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Strathclyde were deducted 2 points

 

Ashfield won the championship on goal average

 

 

 

1909-10 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Ashfield

26

15

8

3

61

31

38

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy

26

15

7

4

55

28

37

Vale of Clyde

26

12

11

3

41

23

35

Cambuslang Rangers

26

13

7

6

44

38

33

Clydebank

26

13

7

6

58

27

33

Rutherglen Glencairn

26

13

7

6

52

40

33

Petershill

26

9

9

8

44

42

27

Strathclyde

26

10

6

10

37

46

26

Shettleston

26

6

5

15

32

57

17

Maryhill

26

7

3

16

32

64

17

Glasgow Perthshire

26

7

5

14

43

48

17

Baillieston Thistle

26

5

8

13

49

67

16

Parkhead

26

5

6

15

34

66

16

Benburb

26

3

3

17

45

63

15

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Glasgow Perthshire and Baillieston Thistle were both deducted 2 points

 

 

 

 

1910-11 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Cambuslang Rangers

26

19

5

2

68

21

43

Strathclyde

26

15

5

6

55

29

35

Rutherglen Glencairn

26

15

4

7

43

34

34

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy

26

11

9

6

40

30

31

Glasgow Perthshire

26

12

6

8

52

35

30

Clydebank

26

12

3

11

56

47

27

Ashfield

26

10

6

10

48

42

26

Bellshill Athletic

26

10

4

12

49

45

24

Vale of Clyde

26

7

8

11

37

51

22

Parkhead

26

8

6

12

40

51

20

Benburb

26

7

5

14

44

65

19

Shettleston

26

7

4

15

32

64

18

Maryhill

26

6

5

15

31

58

17

Petershill

26

6

4

16

30

53

16

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Parkhead were deducted 2 points

 

 

 

1911-12 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Cambuslang Rangers

26

17

5

4

54

25

39

Vale of Clyde

26

16

6

4

47

18

38

Clydebank

26

16

3

7

67

38

35

Ashfield

26

12

8

6

40

23

32

Bellshill Athletic

26

12

5

9

46

40

29

Petershill

26

10

8

8

42

38

28

Parkhead

26

11

6

9

36

43

28

Glasgow Perthshire

26

10

6

10

41

41

26

Rutherglen Glencairn

26

10

5

11

47

44

25

Strathclyde

26

7

4

15

36

52

18

Shettleston

26

4

9

13

29

47

17

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy

26

6

5

15

27

48

17

Maryhill

26

6

5

15

27

54

17

Benburb

26

5

5

16

36

64

15

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1912-13 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Vale of Clyde

26

14

8

4

55

31

36

Glasgow Perthshire

26

12

8

6

43

39

32

Ashfield

26

12

6

8

43

42

30

Benburb

26

11

8

7

44

34

30

Shettleston

26

11

7

8

40

35

29

Clydebank

26

11

7

8

46

38

29

Cambuslang Rangers

26

11

6

9

38

38

28

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy

26

9

8

9

48

40

26

Bellshill Athletic

26

12

1

13

47

44

25

Petershill

26

10

5

11

36

38

25

Parkhead

26

10

3

13

46

44

23

Strathclyde

26

9

5

12

41

52

23

Maryhill

26

5

7

14

23

47

15

Rutherglen Glencairn

26

3

5

18

27

55

11

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Maryhill were deducted 2 points

 

 

 

1913-14 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Benburb

26

20

4

2

49

18

44

Cambuslang Rangers

26

20

3

3

58

26

43

Shettleston

26

12

8

6

63

44

32

Strathclyde

26

11

7

8

40

37

29

Parkhead

26

11

6

9

46

45

28

Petershill

26

11

5

10

45

35

27

Clydebank

26

9

6

11

42

46

24

Bellshill Athletic

26

9

6

11

39

44

24

Maryhill

26

8

6

12

36

40

22

Ashfield

26

7

7

12

32

41

21

Rutherglen Glencairn

26

7

6

13

35

55

20

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy

26

5

8

13

29

44

18

Vale of Clyde

26

7

4

15

34

52

18

Glasgow Perthshire

26

3

8

15

37

58

14

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1914-15 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Cambuslang Rangers

26

20

2

4

62

26

42

Vale of Clyde

26

16

7

3

48

26

39

Ashfield

26

15

6

5

65

29

36

Petershill

26

15

4

7

54

24

34

Parkhead

26

13

5

8

53

42

31

Clydebank Juniors

26

13

1

12

48

48

27

Maryhill

26

10

6

10

34

41

26

Bellshill Athletic

26

9

6

11

43

50

24

Glasgow Perthshire

26

9

5

12

40

47

23

Rutherglen Glencairn

26

5

11

10

34

50

21

Benburb

26

8

3

15

44

49

19

Shettleston

26

7

4

15

35

50

18

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy

26

7

4

15

31

64

18

Strathclyde

26

0

5

21

14

59

5

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1915-16 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Cambuslang Rangers

26

19

7

0

59

22

45

Clydebank Juniors

26

17

4

5

54

32

38

Ashfield

26

15

8

3

76

26

38

Strathclyde

26

14

7

5

47

27

35

Petershill

26

11

7

8

52

33

29

Parkhead

26

11

7

8

46

35

29

Bellshill Athletic

26

9

7

10

40

51

25

Rutherglen Glencairn

26

8

8

10

34

39

24

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy

26

7

6

13

35

54

20

Benburb

26

6

6

14

42

58

18

Glasgow Perthshire

26

6

5

15

40

59

17

Vale of Clyde

26

6

5

15

25

58

17

Maryhill

26

7

2

17

30

46

16

Shettleston

26

4

5

17

20

60

13

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Second place play-off

Clydebank Juniors v Ashfield 4-2

 

 

 

 

1916-17 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Parkhead

30

23

3

4

93

30

49

Petershill

30

21

7

2

75

31

49

Ashfield

30

20

2

8

72

32

42

Strathclyde

30

18

3

9

62

43

39

Bellshill Athletic

30

15

6

9

67

43

36

Cambuslang Rangers

30

14

8

8

54

32

36

Vale Of Clyde

30

15

5

10

40

43

35

Benburb

30

14

3

13

60

47

31

Rutherglen Glencairn

30

12

4

14

45

51

28

Larkhall Thistle

30

11

4

15

60

54

26

Pollok

30

8

7

15

45

62

23

Maryhill

30

9

4

17

44

69

22

Clydebank Juniors

30

6

6

18

37

63

18

Shettleston

30

8

2

20

35

72

18

Glasgow Perthshire

30

5

5

20

30

88

15

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy

30

5

1

24

20

78

11

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Play-off at Cathkin Park, Glasgow

17 Jun Parkhead v Petershill 1-1

27 Jun Parkhead v Petershill 3-2

 

 

 

 

1917-18 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Vale of Clyde

30

19

7

4

67

31

45

Ashfield

30

17

8

5

77

41

42

Parkhead

27

20

2

5

74

28

42

Rutherglen Glencairn

30

17

6

7

63

43

40

Larkhall Thistle

30

19

1

10

87

41

39

Pollok 

30

16

7

7

65

41

39

Cambuslang Rangers

29

13

7

9

49

34

33

Petershill 

30

13

7

10

63

43

33

Strathclyde

30

12

9

9

52

52

33

Bellshill Athletic

30

9

8

13

49

54

26

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy

30

7

8

15

35

49

22

Maryhill 

29

8

4

17

35

65

20

Benburb

30

7

6

17

21

54

20

Glasgow Perthshire

30

5

5

20

29

86

15

Clydebank Juniors

29

5

3

21

27

73

13

Shettleston

30

4

4

22

27

85

12

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Parkhead were suspended by the Scottish Junior FA and couldn't complete their fixtures

 

 

 

 

1918-19 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Rutherglen Glencairn

30

22

4

4

84

31

48

Ashfield

30

20

5

5

74

30

45

Pollok

30

18

4

8

64

30

40

Petershill

30

14

9

7

60

33

37

St Mirren

30

15

5

10

62

36

35

Vale of Clyde

30

12

10

8

56

47

34

Larkhall Thistle

30

15

2

13

59

64

32

Benburb

30

11

7

12

60

65

29

Parkhead

30

12

5

13

44

50

29

Cambuslang Rangers

30

10

8

12

40

42

28

Bellshill Athletic

30

12

3

15

52

71

27

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy

30

10

7

13

37

56

27

Maryhill

30

8

5

17

47

64

21

Glasgow Perthshire

30

6

6

18

30

60

18

Clydebank Juniors

30

6

3

21

30

71

15

Strathclyde

30

5

5

20

30

79

15

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1919-20 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Vale of Clyde 

30

23

2

5

67

25

48

Petershill 

30

21

3

6

62

38

45

Ashfield

30

19

4

7

79

40

42

Larkhall Thistle

30

19

2

9

73

50

40

Cambuslang Rangers

30

15

6

9

75

66

36

Pollok

30

14

7

9

62

36

35

Parkhead 

30

14

7

9

60

40

35

Benburb

30

10

7

13

48

49

27

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy

30

10

5

15

45

64

25

Rutherglen Glencairn

30

10

4

16

40

51

24

St Mirren

30

9

6

15

41

59

24

Strathclyde

30

9

6

15

39

62

24

Bellshill Athletic

30

8

7

15

44

59

23

Glasgow Perthshire

30

6

7

17

39

67

19

Clydebank Juniors

30

4

10

16

38

73

18

Maryhill

30

6

3

21

36

69

15

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1920-21 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Ashfield

30

18

6

6

68

39

42

Benburb

30

16

9

5

67

37

41

Cambuslang Rangers

30

19

2

9

59

42

40

Pollok

30

15

7

8

52

34

37

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy

30

14

8

8

55

43

36

Rutherglen Glencairn

30

14

6

10

57

42

34

Vale of Clyde

30

12

10

8

53

43

34

Larkhall Thistle

30

14

4

12

65

55

32

Parkhead

30

12

7

11

53

52

31

Clydebank Juniors

30

11

9

10

52

48

31

Bellshill Athletic

30

9

6

15

45

60

24

Renfrew

30

9

6

15

39

53

24

Petershill

30

8

6

16

48

60

22

Strathclyde

30

7

8

15

38

60

22

Maryhill

30

7

4

19

39

83

18

Glasgow Perthshire

30

4

4

22

29

75

12

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1921-22 Glasgow Junior League

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Rutherglen Glencairn

34

21

8

5

70

27

50

Parkhead

34

19

11

4

67

26

49

Bellshill Athletic

34

20

7

7

76

46

47

Cambuslang Rangers

34

17

9

8

66

45

43

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy

34

16

7

11

66

50

39

Shawfield

34

16

5

13

81

55

37

Renfrew

34

17

3

14

61

58

37

Pollok

34

14

4

16

54

56

32

Vale of Clyde 

34

11

10

13

50

53

32

Larkhall Thistle

34

14

3

17

61

69

31

Strathclyde

34

13

5

16

64

77

31

Ashfield

34

10

10

14

53

71

30

Clydebank Juniors

34

11

6

17

50

64

28

Glasgow Perthshire

34

9

10

15

53

72

28

Shettleston

34

11

5

18

46

62

27

Maryhill

34

6

12

16

48

71

24

Petershill

34

6

12

16

37

69

24

Benburb

34

7

9

18

37

69

23

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