Glasgow & West of Scotland League

previously called the Western League (1898-99)

including the Glasgow & West of Scotland Shield

 

Page created: 16 August 2020

Updated: 19 August 2020

 

In the late 1890s, the Scottish League fixture list ran to only 18 games. Because of this several clubs banded together to form supplementary competitions. One of these was the Glasgow & West of Scotland League. Formed in April 1898 as the Western League, its original line-up consisted of St Mirren (the first champions), Ayr, Kilmarnock, Morton, Port-Glasgow Athletic, Abercorn, Linthouse as well as a non-League member, Ayr Parkhouse. The latter three all left at the end of the season, and were replace by Clyde. 1899-1900 saw the new name being adopted and also the only time the title was shared, when Morton and Kilmarnock finished equal on points. Morton won it outright the following season, but they had to fight to get it with only two points separating the top five clubs.

 

 

In 1902-03, Motherwell and Airdrieonians replaced St Mirren and Partick Thistle, both of whom left to join another supplementary competition, the Inter-City League. At the end of that season, the former both finished top with 13 points but it was Motherwell who triumphed on goal average. Airdrieonians left after this season, being replaced by Hamilton Academical the last change in the league's membership until it disbanded in 1906.

 

The steady expansion of the Scottish League after 1902 made it increasingly difficult for clubs to fulfil their fixtures, with the result that many games either had to be held over until the following season or double up as Scottish League matches with points counting towards both competitions.

 

The final blow for the league eventually fell after the Scottish League's AGM on 23 May 1906. Hamilton Academical and Clyde were both elected into an expanded 18-club First Division. With all six member clubs in the top flight, this would have made it near impossible to fit in ten extra fixtures on top of a heavy League and Cup programme and the league was disbanded in September 1906. In January 1907, a tournament was held to decide which club would retain the championship shield, Clyde triumphing.

 

 

Winners

 

Western League

1898-99 St Mirren

 

 

 

Glasgow & West of Scotland League

1899-00 Morton / Kilmarnock

1900-01 Morton

1901-02 Port-Glasgow Athletic

1902-03 Motherwell

1903-04 Hamilton Academical

1904-05 Clyde

1905-06 Kilmarnock

Glasgow & West of Scotland Shield

1906-07 Clyde

 

 

 

 

1898-99 Western League

 

 

Aberc

Ayr

AyrP

Lint

Mort

PGA

StM

Abercorn

 

15 May

4-1

8 May

5-0

2 May

2-2

13 May

2-6

4 Mar

2-3

12 May

0-6

Ayr

29 Apr

3-3

 

3 May

2-3

NOT

PLAYED

10 May

0-3

6 May

3-2

3 Jan

2-3

Ayr Parkhouse

18 Feb

2-0

8 May

0-3

 

4 Mar

5-3

15 Apr

2-2

26 Apr

4-2

15 May

1-4

Linthouse

14 Jan

2-1

NOT

PLAYED

6 May

2-1

 

11 Mar

1-2

18 Feb

0-1

1 May

3-5

Morton

26 Apr

9-2

18 Mar

2-0

22 Apr

2-1

25 Feb

9-3

 

12 Nov

2-2

7 May

1-1

Port-Glasgow Athletic

15 Apr

0-0

13 May

9-3

29 Apr

12-2

22 Apr

3-1

15 May

3-1

 

21 Jan

3-3

St Mirren

17 Sep

3-0

11 May

6-0

25 Feb

5-2

13 May

3-2

7 Jan

1-1

3 May

2-2

 

 

Kilmarnock withdrew without playing a game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

St Mirren

12

8

4

0

42

17

20

Morton

12

7

4

1

40

18

18

Port-Glasgow Athletic

12

6

4

2

42

23

16

Ayr Parkhouse

12

4

1

7

23

42

9

Abercorn

12

2

3

7

21

37

7

Ayr

10

2

1

7

17

35

5

Linthouse

10

2

1

7

19

32

5

 

 

1899-1900 Glasgow & West of Scotland League

 

 

Clyde

Kilm

Mort

PT

PGA

StM

Clyde

 

28 Apr

1-2

24 Feb

2-2

17 Mar

0-4

7 May

4-1

28 Oct

3-1

Kilmarnock

31 Mar

2-1

 

5 May

1-0

7 Apr

4-2

10 May

4-0

21 Apr

1-1

Morton

11 Nov

3-0

12 May

3-1

 

14 Apr

3-0

15 May

2-1

3 Feb

1-0

Partick Thistle

21 Apr

3-0

3 Mar

1-4

9 May

2-1

 

18 Nov

4-0

23 Dec

4-1

Port-Glasgow Athletic

7 Apr

3-0

14 Apr

3-1

30 Dec

1-3

5 May

3-2

 

24 Mar

4-2

St Mirren

14 Apr

5-0

10 Mar

2-1

1 May

2-1

6 Jan

4-3

12 May

5-1

 

 

28 Oct Clyde v St Mirren 3-1 was played at Love Street, Paisley

6 Jan Clyde v Morton 1-2 was replayed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Morton

10

6

1

3

20

12

13

Kilmarnock

10

6

1

3

21

14

13

St Mirren

10

5

1

4

23

19

11

Partick Thistle

10

5

0

5

26

20

10

Port-Glasgow Athletic

10

4

0

6

17

28

8

Clyde

10

2

1

7

12

26

5

1900-01 Glasgow & West of Scotland League

 

 

Clyde

Kilm

Mort

PT

PGA

StM

Clyde

 

23 Mar

2-0

11 May

0-1

20 Apr

3-0

9 Mar

4-1

14 May

2-2

Kilmarnock

4 May

5-3

 

23 Feb

4-1

9 Mar

1-0

5 Jan

1-1

20 Apr

2-2

Morton

1 May

4-1

6 Apr

1-0

 

13 Apr

1-0

15 May

2-4

29 Sep

6-1

Partick Thistle

2 Mar

2-3

16 Feb

2-0

23 Mar

3-3

 

6 Apr

1-0

30 Apr

0-2

Port-Glasgow Athletic

27 Apr

2-0

2 Mar

2-1

8 Sep

3-3

23 Feb

2-1

 

13 Apr

4-4

St. Mirren

7 May

1-3

15 Apr

1-3

31 Dec

6-1

16 Mar

1-0

23 Apr

2-1

 

 

29 Sep Morton v St. Mirren 6-1 also reported as 7-1

11 May St Mirren v Partick Thistle 4-1 (or 4-2) was reported as a league match

15 Apr Morton v Port-Glasgow Athletic 2-3 was reported as a league match

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Morton

10

5

2

3

23

22

12

St Mirren

10

4

3

3

22

22

11

Clyde

10

5

1

4

21

18

11

Port-Glasgow Athletic

10

4

3

3

20

19

11

Kilmarnock

10

4

2

4

17

15

10

Partick Thistle

10

2

1

7

9

16

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1901-02 Glasgow & West of Scotland League

 

 

Clyde

Kilm

Mort

PT

PGA

StM

Clyde

 

12 Apr

0-0

6 May

3-1

26 Apr

1-3

19 Apr

1-2

12 May

2-1

Kilmarnock

5 Apr

3-1

 

4 Jan

1-2

19 Apr

2-1

26 Apr

1-3

8 Mar

4-1

Morton

30 Apr

0-3

13 May

1-3

 

10 May

0-1

1 Jan

1-2

22 Feb

2-3

Partick Thistle

29 Mar

3-2

1 Mar

4-1

15 Mar

2-1

 

12 May

1-0

31 Mar

2-1

Port-Glasgow Athletic

3 May

4-0

22 Mar

6-4

21 Dec

2-2

12 Apr

5-3

 

5 Apr

4-2

St. Mirren

 

2-2

10 May

1-2

1 Mar

3-1

8 May

2-0

21 Apr

2-1

 

 

8 Mar Port Glasgow v Clyde 0 2-0 abandoned after 70 mins as the ground was a quagmire due to heavy rain

19 Apr Kilmarnock v Partick Thistle 2-1 also noted as 1-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Port Glasgow Athletic

10

7

1

2

29

17

15

Partick Thistle

10

7

0

3

20

15

14

Kilmarnock

10

5

1

4

21

20

11

St Mirren

10

4

1

5

18

20

9

Clyde

10

3

2

5

15

19

8

Morton

10

1

1

8

11

23

3

1902-03 Glasgow & West of Scotland League

 

 

Aird

Clyde

Kilm

Mort

Moth

PGA

Airdrieonians

 

25 Apr

4-1

4 Apr

5-3

7 Nov

1-3

6 May

0-0

18 Apr

2-1

Clyde

9 May

5-0

 

28 Mar

0-2

11 Apr

0-1

14 May

1-0

2 May

4-1

Kilmarnock

21 Mar

1-1

21 Feb

0-2

 

1 Jan

0-1

25 Apr

2-5

19 Aug

4-2

Morton

21 Feb

3-1

31 Jan

3-1

18 Apr

3-2

 

4 May

2-3

11 May

0-2

Motherwell

2 May

2-1

19 Aug

0-0

9 May

2-0

13 May

0-0

 

31 Oct

1-0

Port-Glasgow Athletic

11 Apr

1-1

4 Apr

5-0

14 Mar

2-1

24 Jan

3-2

10 Oct

4-3

 

 

28 Feb Morton v Kilmarnock 0-3 stopped after 75 minutes due to storm.

7 Mar Kilmarnock v Clyde 2-0 was declared void as it should have been played at Shawfield Stadium, Glasgow.

4 Apr Port-Glasgow Athletic v Clyde 5-0 also noted as 2-0.

29 Apr Airdrieonians v Morton 2-0 was abandoned after 82 minutes due to darkness

 

The following were all held over until 1903-04 season

19 Aug 1903 Motherwell v Clyde 0-0

19 Aug 1903 Kilmarnock v Port-Glasgow 4-2

26 Aug 1903 Airdrieonians v Morton 0-0 stopped after 77 mins due to darkness

7 Nov 1903 Airdrieonians v Morton 1-3 (also a Scottish League match)

31 Aug 1903 Port-Glasgow v Motherwell 5-1 stopped a few mins before time due to darkness

10 Oct 1903 Port-Glasgow v Motherwell 4-3 (also a Scottish League match)

31 Oct 1903 Motherwell v Port-Glasgow 1-0 (also a Scottish League match)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Motherwell

10

5

3

2

16

10

13

Morton

10

6

1

3

18

13

13

Port-Glasgow Athletic

10

5

1

4

21

18

11

Clyde

10

4

1

5

14

16

9

Airdrieonians

10

3

3

4

16

20

9

Kilmarnock

10

2

1

7

15

23

5

 

 

1903-04 Glasgow & West of Scotland League

 

 

Clyde

Ham

Kilm

Mort

Moth

PGA

Clyde

 

15 Aug

0-1

3 May

2-0

4 Apr

0-1

7 May

3-0

23 Aug

2-0

Hamilton Academical

14 May

6-1

 

11 May

1-2

30 Aug

2-0

9 Apr

2-0

30 Apr

1-3

Kilmarnock

9 Apr

1-1

23 Aug

2-2

 

9 May

1-1

19 Mar

0-0

7 May

1-0

Morton

26 Apr

0-0

5 May

2-3

14 May

2-0

 

13 Feb

7-1

11 May

1-2

Motherwell

16 Apr

2-1

20 Feb

2-6

30 Apr

1-0

15 Aug

1-0

 

14 May

2-2

Port-Glasgow Athletic

30 Apr

4-1

12 Mar

1-0

16 Apr

0-1

27 Feb

2-2

23 Apr

1-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Hamilton Academical

10

6

1

3

24

13

13

Port-Glasgow Athletic

10

5

2

3

15

11

12

Kilmarnock

10

3

4

3

8

10

10

Morton

10

3

3

4

16

12

9

Clyde

10

3

2

5

11

15

8

Motherwell

10

3

2

5

9

22

8

1904-05 Glasgow & West of Scotland League

 

 

Clyde

Ham

Kilm

Mort

PGA

Moth

Clyde

 

1 Apr

2-2

15 Apr

1-0

13 May

1-0

29 Apr

2-1

 

Hamilton Academical

22 Apr

1-2

 

18 Mar

0-6

25 Mar

3-1

8 Apr

5-1

 

Kilmarnock

25 Mar

0-0

4 Mar

1-4

 

1 May

1-2

22 Apr

3-1

24 Apr

4-1

Morton

18 Mar

2-3

10 Apr

2-2

10 May

3-2

 

6 May

3-1

 

Port-Glasgow Athletic

8 May

0-4

15 Apr

1-2

1 Apr

3-3

25 Feb

2-2

 

 

Motherwell

 

 

25 Feb

2-2

22 Oct

1-1

 

 

 

Motherwell withdrew and their record expunged

 

22 Apr Hamilton v Clyde 1-2 also noted as 1-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Clyde

8

6

2

0

15

6

14

Hamilton Academical

8

4

2

2

19

16

10

Morton

8

3

2

3

15

15

8

Kilmarnock

8

1

3

4

16

14

5

Port-Glasgow Athletic

8

0

3

5

10

24

3

1905-06 Glasgow & West of Scotland League

 

 

Clyde

Ham

Kilm

Mort

Moth

PGA

Clyde

 

 

5 May

4-2

22 Aug

1-0

 

28 Apr

3-2

20 Aug

1-0

Hamilton Academical

12 May

2-0

 

30 Apr

0-0

20 Aug

4-2

21 Apr

1-0

24 Aug

4-2

Kilmarnock

21 Apr

4-0

22 Aug

3-1

 

17 Aug

1-1

5 May

1-0

28 Apr

3-2

Morton

9 May

1-1

7 Apr

3-0

 

 

9 Apr

1-3

Motherwell

31 Mar

2-0

3 Jan

4-1

15 Aug

0-4

 

 

 

Port-Glasgow Athletic

 

27 Aug

0-1

NOT

PLAYED

 

7 Apr

1-2

 

 

28 Apr Clyde v Motherwell was played at Motherwell

 

Scottish League fixtures that doubled up as Glasgow and West of Scotland League games:

7 Apr Morton 3 Kilmarnock 3-0

7 Apr Port-Glasgow Athletic v Motherwell 1-2

28 Apr Kilmarnock v Port-Glasgow 3-2 also counted for four points

 

The following matches were played durin 1906-07 season

15 Aug 1906 Motherwell v Kilmarnock

20 Aug 1906 Hamilton v Morton

20Aug 1906 Clyde v Motherwell

22 Aug 1906 Kilmarnock v Hamilton

27 Aug 1906 Port-Glasgow v Hamilton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Kilmarnock

9

5

2

2

16

8

14

Hamilton Academical

10

5

2

3

17

16

12

Clyde

7

4

0

3

9

12

8

Motherwell

7

3

0

4

10

11

6

Morton

5

1

2

2

8

9

4

Port-Glasgow Athletic

6

1

0

5

8

12

2

1906-07 Glasgow & West of Scotland Shield

First round

2 Jan Port-Glasgow Athletic v Motherwell 0-0

29 Apr Motherwell v Port-Glasgow Athletic 1-0

1 Apr Clyde v Kilmarnock 3-0

 

Semi-final

8 May Clyde v Motherwell 2-1

9 May Hamilton Academical v Morton 3-2

 

Final - 2 legs

12 May Hamilton Academical v Clyde 2-0

14 May Clyde v Hamilton Academical 3-0