Lanarkshire League

 

Page created: 23 August 2020

Updated:

 

An earlier attempt at a county league was taken in 1893 when on 4 July six Scottish Federation members from Lanarkshire met at the Brandon Hotel in Motherwell; Carfin Shamrock, Wishaw Thistle, Hamilton Academical, Albion Rovers, Royal Albert and Motherwell. The next day, Motherwell intimated that they would need to withdraw if their application to join the Scottish League was successful. The opinion was that the league couldn't be viable without them and with Motherwell being elected to the Scottish League on 10 July 1893, the Lanarkshire League concept was abandoned.

 

The Lanarkshire League was formed on 1 October 1898 at the Brandon Restaurant in Motherwell with Mr Griffiths of Motherwell as President. With the exception of Carfin Emmet, the clubs were also members of either the Scottish League or Scottish Combination.

 

 

 

Winners

 

1898-99 Motherwell

1899-00 unfinished

1900-01 Albion Rovers

 

 

 

1898-99 Lanarkshire League

 

AR

Aird

Ham

Mwll

RA

Albion Rovers

6 May

0-2

8 Apr

2-5

15 Apr

1-2

13 May

4-0

Airdrieonians

1 Apr

5-1

29 Apr

4-1

11 Mar

4-0

8 Apr

3-1

Hamilton Academical

18 Mar

3-0

15 Apr

2-5

4 Mar

0-2

25 Jan

2-2

Motherwell

2 May

1-2

13 May

2-1

11 Feb

3-2

10 May

4-0

Royal Albert

29 Apr

0-3

4 Mar

2-0

11 Mar

2-2

6 May

0-1

 

 

18 Feb Airdrieonians v Hamilton Academicals 9-1 was declared a friendly

at half time when thick fog rolled in

6 May Albion Rovers v Airdrieonians was played at Airdrie

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Motherwell

8

6

0

2

15

10

12

Airdrieonians

8

6

0

2

24

9

12

Hamilton Academicals

8

2

2

4

17

20

6

Albion Rovers

8

3

0

5

13

18

6

Royal Albert

8

1

2

5

7

19

4

 

Play-off at Fir Park, Motherwell

5 May 1900 Motherwell v Airdrieonians 3-2

 

 

 

1899-1900 Lanarkshire League

 

AR

Carf

RA

Wish

WishT

Albion Rovers

31 Mar

3-0

13 Jan

2-1

5 May

2-0

17 Feb

3-0

Carfin Emmet

14 Apr

1-3

 

NOT

PLAYED

 

1-0

10 May

7-1

Royal Albert

21 Apr

2-1

15 May

 

NOT

PLAYED

Wishaw

10 May

2-1

3 Mar

2-4

12 May

 

27 Jan

1-5

Wishaw Thistle

28 Apr

1-1

NOT

PLAYED

31 Mar

0-3

NOT

PLAYED

 

 

20 Jan Wishaw v Carfin 2-4 declared a friendly

20 Jan Albion Rovers v Wishaw Thistle 1-1 finished in semi darkness and was replayed

At the start of May 1900, Wishaw and Wishaw Thistle amalgamated as Wishaw United and it is probable the remaining fixtures were unplayed

Royal Albert were awarded 2 points after Carfin failed to appear on 28 Apr and from Wishaw Thistle for the unplayed match on 11 May.

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Albion Rovers

8

5

1

2

16

7

11

Royal Albert

3

2

0

1

6

3

8

Carfin Emmet

5

3

0

2

13

9

6

Wishaw Thistle

5

1

1

3

7

15

3

Wishaw

5

1

0

4

5

13

2

 

Competition unfinished

 

 

 

1900-01 Lanarkshire League

 

AR

Aird

Ham

Mwll

Wish

Albion Rovers

6 Apr

2-1

29 Mar

2-2

27 Apr

2-0

 

3-1

Airdrieonians

 

1-1

27 Apr

4-1

23 Mar

2-0

23 Feb

4-1

Hamilton Academical

10 May

3-1

14 May

2-2

15 Aug

2-4

16 Feb

3-0

Motherwell

11 May

1-1

13 Apr

4-0

2 Mar

3-3

6 Apr

5-1

Wishaw United

20 Apr

0-1

9 Mar

2-4

4 May

3-5

 

Hamilton v Motherwell (15 Aug 1901) and both games against Albion Rovers (29 Mar 1902 and 10 May 1902) were played during the 1901-02 season.

 

Albion Rovers have been noted as being champions during 1901-02, however this actually refers to the 1900-01 competition which over-spilled into the subsequent season. Albion would therefore have to had beaten, or have been awarded two points from the outstanding match against Wishaw United.

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Albion Rovers

Motherwell

Airdrieonians

Hamilton Academical

Wishaw United

8

8

8

8

8

4

4

4

3

0

3

2

2

2

0

1

2

2

3

8

12

22

15

20

8

9

14

11

18

28

11

10

10

9

0