Midland League

including the Central Combination, the Central League (1896-1898 and 1903-1905 versions) and the Eastern League (1904-1907 version)

 

Page created: 11 August 2020

Updated: 20 August 2020

 

After the original meeting to form a league was held at the Station Hotel in Larbert on 9 April 1891, the Midland League was officially constituted on 18 April 1891. A further meeting on 16 May was held by eight clubs at the Crown Hotel in Alloa, which was to be the league's headquarters. Representatives of Camelon, Dunblane, Alva, Alloa Athletic, Grangemouth and Dunfermline Athletic were all in attendance. Mr Murphy of Camelon FC was asked to communicate with Bridge of Allan, Clackmannan, Cowdenbeath and Raith Rovers to be asked to also join.

The league was officially dissolved in 1892 and reconstituted as a new league, but without the champions Raith Rovers. The Midland League lasted for six seasons in total and was superceded by the creation of the Central Combination on 25 June 1897 which included four of the Midland League clubs plus others from the Central League and Scottish Combination. At the same time a Central League was formed in 1896 by six clubs; Cowdenbeath, Dunfermline Athletic, Fair City Athletic, Kirkcaldy, Lochgelly United and St. Johnstone. In 1897 the Central League was also superseded by the formation of the Central Combination, and disbanded, unfinished, at the end of 1897-98.

In 1898, St Johnstone and Fair City Athletic left for the Perth City League and they were replaced by Alloa Athletic and Clackmannan. By 1903, the league was struggling after it had lost six of its strongest clubs including the Champions and runners-up to other bodies. East Stirlingshire and St Johnstone (who also played in the Northern League) rejoined, along with newly formed East Fife and Hearts of Beath. To try and maintain some quality, Celtic 'A' and West Calder were also approached, but they declined to compete. The Central Combination's last season was not completed and it disbanded soon after. Although Falkirk were the only Combination club to be elected to the Scottish League whilst still members (1902), nine others later gained admission to the national competition.

 

In 1903, several clubs were concerned about the future of the Central Combination and a proposal by Bathgate to form a new league was taken up and at a meeting in Glasgow the Midland League was re-formed. This league was wound up in 1904 though so another attempt was made at the Eastern League. Nine sides formed the new competition on 6 Aug 1904, although Hearts of Beath were replaced by Heart of Midlothian 'A' who ran away with the title. Early in the following season, the Scottish Alliance was reformed and Bo'ness, Broxburn and Broxburn Shamrock who were still Eastern League members at the time left for this league. The Eastern League soldiered on for one more season but it was very much the poor relation and was disbanded in 1907.

 

Following the collapse of the Central Combination in 1903, four clubs, Dunblane, King's Park, Strathallan and Vale of Teith formed a new Central League competition but Vale of Teith withdrew without playing a game. This lasted just one season but a new league was formed at the Station Hotel in Larbert during November 1904. Dunfermline Athletic considered joining but decided against it. As the clubs were also members of other established leagues, and the competition was seen as a supplementary league much like the Inter-City and Glasgow Leagues that existed at the time. Elected officials were President D Mackay (Alloa Athletic) and Secretary and Treasurer J Macnicol (King's Park).

 

The last time the Midland League was played was between 1908 and 1911 when Bo'ness, Broxburn Athletic, Clackmannan, Dunblane, Falkirk 'A', Stenhousemuir and West Lothian Albion banded together. Bo'ness, Broxburn Athletic and Stenhousemuir went on to help form the Central League in 1909, while champions Falkirk 'A' were one of the founder members of the Scottish Reserve League. Broxburn Shamrock joined and although the fixtures were unfinished Clackmannan were awarded the championship. The Midland League continued the following season but was wound up in 1911 unfinished.

 

 

Winners

 

Midland League (1)

1891-92 Raith Rovers

1892-93 King's Park

1893-94 East Stirlingshire

1894-95 Falkirk

1895-96 Stenhousemuir

1896-97 Clackmannan

 

Central League

1896-97 Cowdenbeath

1897-98 unfinished

1898-1903 no competition

1903-04 Dunblane

1904-05 King's Park

Central Combination

1897-98 East Stirlingshire

1898-99 Stenhousemuir

1899-00 Falkirk

1900-01 Stenhousemuir

1901-02 Stenhousemuir

1902-03 Alloa Athletic

Midland League (2)

1903-04 Bo'ness

 

Eastern League

1904-05 Heart of Midlothian 'A'

1905-06 Heart of Midlothian 'A'

1906-07 unfinished

 

Midland League (3)

1908-09 Falkirk 'A'

1909-10 Clackmannan

1910-11 unfinished

 

 

 

1891-92 Midland League

 

 

Alloa

Alva

BoA

Came

Clack

Dunb

Dunf

Grang

RR

Cowd

Alloa Athletic

 

9 Apr

1-3

27 Feb

2-4

26 Mar

5-1

19 Dec

1-3

 

20 Feb

2-3

29 Aug

0-2

22 Aug

1-2

31 Oct

5-1

Alva

5 Mar

4-4

 

6 Feb

4-1

21 Nov

1-6

19 Mar

3-0

23 Apr

4-2

21 May

7-1

26 Dec

10-1

3 Oct

5-6

 

Bridge of Allan

12 Sep

3-3

23 Jan

4-1

 

12 Mar

1-1

2 Apr

10-2

19 Dec

4-10

23 Apr

5-0

5 Dec

5-1

26 Mar

1-1

 

Camelon

28 Nov

7-2

27 Feb

4-3

19 Sep

11-1

 

6 Feb

0-0

19 Mar

1-7

14 May

9-1

13 Feb

2-5

14 Nov

2-1

 

Clackmannan

30 Jan

7-1

12 Sep

5-0

10 Oct

3-1

15 Aug

3-3

 

21 May

6-1

28 May

17-1

30 Apr

3-3

27 Feb

4-4

13 Feb

4-0

Dunblane

26 Dec

3-1

12 Mar

4-5

30 Jan

3-4

5 Dec

6-3

16 Jan

4-2

 

26 Mar

8-1

3 Oct

3-3

30 Apr

2-1

29 Aug

13-2

Dunfermline Athletic

21 May

6-1

14 Nov

7-1

13 Feb

6-0

22 Aug

6-2

29 Aug

8-1

15 Aug

1-11

 

16 Apr

2-1

28 May

3-2

12 Sep

1-1

Grangemouth

6 Feb

0-4

10 Oct

2-0

19 Mar

3-1

 

22 Aug

5-0

9 Apr

3-2

24 Oct

6-1

 

21 May

0-5

 

Raith Rovers

19 Mar

7-1

14 May

7-0

29 Aug

9-3

20 Feb

5-5

24 Oct

9-1

12 Sep

4-3

9 Apr

3-1

15 Aug

2-1

 

 

Cowdenbeath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The remaining games; Grangemouth v Camelon and Alloa Athletic v Dunblane were probably not played.

Cowdenbeath resigned in March 1892 and their results so far were expunged

Clackmannan were deducted 3 points on 3 Oct for violating the Registration Rule

Dunfermline Athletic and Cowdenbeath were both deducted 2 points on 5 Dec for violating the Registration Rule

In June 1892, the league was wound up and subsequently re-formed with ten clubs, including Falkirk and East Stirlingshire. These two latterly withdrew their membership

 

14 Nov Alloa Athletic v Dunblane 1-2 was declared void on 5 Dec due to'the referee's incompetence'

7 Nov Dunblane v Bridge of Allan 1-3 Dunblane played with only 4 recognized regular players

12 Dec Alva v Alloa 4-3 replay ordered

19 Dec Raith v Dunfemline 3-1 declared a friendly due to non-arrival of referee

9 Jan Alloa v Dunfermline 3-2 friendly played as Dunfermline only had 8 players

6 Feb Grangemouth v Alloa played at Alloa

On both 21 and 28 May, Dunfermline played two matches to finish their fixtures. Against Clackmannan, they fielded a local juvenile side, Ensign, hence the 17-1 defeat

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Raith Rovers

16

10

3

3

68

33

23

Dunblane

15

8

1

6

69

43

17

Camelon

15

6

4

5

58

47

16

Grangemouth

15

7

2

6

36

40

16

Alva

16

7

1

8

51

55

15

Bridge of Allan

16

6

3

7

48

61

15

Dunfermline Athletic

16

8

0

8

48

76

14

Clackmannan

16

6

4

6

57

54

13

Alloa Athletic

15

2

2

11

29

55

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

1892-93 Midland League

 

 

Alloa

Alva

Boa

Came

Dunb

Dunf

Grang

KP

Alloa Athletic

 

1 Oct

3-3

11 Feb

3-2

27 Aug

3-2

5 Nov

6-5

21 Jan

5-1

15 Apr

5-0

25 Mar

0-3

Alva

28 Jan

5-2

 

19 Nov

6-2

18 Mar

7-1

25 Mar

3-2

27 May

4-2

10 Sep

2-2

11 Feb

0-4

Bridge of Allan

10 Sep

2-8

11 Mar

0-3

 

17 Sep

2-1

15 Apr

0-4

 

8 Oct

1-2

1 Apr

3-3

Camelon

11 Mar

1-1

15 Apr

0-1

17 Sep

7-0

 

1 Apr

3-1

25 Mar

3-0

21 Jan

2-0

18 Feb

2-2

Dunblane

8 Apr

1-2

17 Sep

1-1

29 Apr

2-1

20 May

2-2

xxxxxxxx

18 Feb

2-1

11 Mar

4-0

28 Jan

1-7

Dunfermline Athletic

15 Oct

3-1

 

18 Mar

0-1

20 Aug

5-3

27 Aug

2-7

 

1 Apr

4-3

29 Apr

1-4

Grangemouth

18 Feb

1-2

13 May

1-2

25 Mar

1-1

12 Nov

0-4

11 Feb

0-2

4 Mar

4-0

xxxxxxxx

17 Sep

2-3

King's Park

25 Feb

3-1

27 Aug

10-1

4 Mar

3-2

1 Oct

7-0

18 Mar

3-1

10 Sep

3-1

4 Feb

6-0

 

 

Alva v Dunfermline Athletic was scheduled for 6 May but no result has been found. The two clubs did play on 27 May, but whether this was a Midland League tie is uncertain

5 Nov Camelon v Alva 2-3 was replayed on 15 Apr

10 Dec Camelon v Grangemouth 3-0 was declared a friendly due to snow

18 Feb Dunfermline v Grangemouth 4-3 was replayed on 1 Apr

4 Mar Grangemouth v Dunfermline the latter left the pitch when the score reached 4-0 but the result stood

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

King's Park

14

12

2

0

61

15

26

Alva

13

8

3

2

38

30

19

Alloa Athletic

14

8

2

4

42

32

18

Dunblane

14

6

2

6

35

31

14

Camelon

14

5

3

6

31

31

13

Dunfermline Athletic

12

3

0

9

20

40

6

Grangemouth

14

2

2

10

16

38

6

Bridge of Allan

13

2

2

9

17

43

6

 

 

 

 

 

1893-94 Midland League

 

 

Alloa

Alva

BoA

Came

Dunb

ES

Falk

KP

Sten

Alloa Athletic

 

21 Apr

3-1

21 Oct

4-0

14 Apr

0-1

7 Apr

4-1

27 Jan

1-1

17 Feb

2-4

2 Dec

2-4

9 Sep

1-1

Alva

25 Nov

2-2

 

17 Feb

7-2

5 May

2-2

26 Aug

4-4

21 Oct

5-6

9 Sep

4-2

30 Sep

2-4

7 Oct

0-4

Bridge of Allan

24 Mar

1-3

14 Oct

3-0

 

31 Mar

0-0

10 Feb

0-3

2 Dec

0-7

7 Oct

1-2

17 Mar

1-5

3 Feb

0-7

Camelon

18 Nov

3-4

7 Apr

6-1

3 Mar

5-0

 

12 May

6-2

17 Feb

2-6

10 Feb

2-3

21 Apr

2-2

10 Mar

1-3

Dunblane

3 Mar

9-0

17 Mar

7-0

16 Sep

4-3

2 Dec

3-4

xxxxxxxx

23 Dec

7-2

26 May

1-4

28 Apr

7-0

31 Mar

5-6

East Stirlingshire

11 Nov

7-1

3 Feb

3-0

13 Jan

11-0

7 Oct

7-1

21 Apr

6-2

 

14 Apr

3-1

9 Sep

5-0

17 Mar

5-1

Falkirk

10 Mar

3-2

12 May

6-0

28 Apr

15-0

24 Mar

4-2

5 May

5-1

16 Sep

1-3

xxxxxxxx

21 Oct

7-2

21 Apr

4-0

King's Park

3 Feb

10-2

14 Apr

4-2

20 Jan

8-1

14 Oct

5-0

7 Oct

4-1

31 May

4-2

31 Mar

4-0

 

12 May

3-3

Stenhousemuir

20 Jan

12-1

24 Feb

5-2

30 Sep

5-0

21 Oct

6-0

11 Nov

2-2

19 Aug

3-5

27 Jan

3-0

24 Mar

4-4

 

 

30 Sep Falkirk v Dunblane 6-7 was stopped after 85 mins due to darkness and replayed later, Dunblane had arrived late

25 Nov Falkirk v Stenhousemuir 1-4 was abandoned due to darkness and replayed later, but a protest by Stenhousemuir about Falkirk's late arrival was dismissed because it was submitted late

9 Dec Camelon v Bridge of Allan 6-2 stopped early and replayed later

24 Feb Dunblane v Falkirk 1-2 friendly played due to ground conditions

10 Mar King's Park v East Stirlingshire 7-4 played as a friendly due to ground conditions

 

At the Midland League AGM on 16 June 1894, the following votes were cast regarding re-election

Gairdoch 12 votes (elected), Alloa Athletic 10 (re-elected), Alva 8 (re-elected), Grangemouth 4 (not elected), Kilsyth Wanderers 2 (not elected). Bridge of Allan had resigned their place.

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

East Stirlingshire

16

13

1

2

79

29

27

King's Park

16

10

3

3

63

41

23

Falkirk

16

11

0

5

61

30

22

Stenhousemuir

16

9

4

3

65

33

22

Dunblane

16

6

2

8

59

50

14

Camelon

16

5

3

8

37

48

13

Alloa Athletic

16

5

3

8

32

60

13

Alva

16

2

3

11

32

63

7

Bridge of Allan

16

1

1

14

12

86

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

1894-95 Midland League

 

 

Alloa

Alva

Came

Dunb

ES

Falk

Gaird

KP

Sten

Alloa Athletic

 

6 Apr

1-4

15 Sep

2-4

6 Oct

1-1

1 Dec

3-2

30 Mar

1-5

18 May

6-2

9 Mar

4-1

13 Apr

2-8

Alva

29 Sep

4-2

 

27 Apr

2-1

2 Mar

1-1

30 Mar

4-0

11 May

1-7

13 Oct

2-3

13 Apr

3-0

25 Aug

1-7

Camelon

20 Apr

2-2

9 Mar

2-3

 

8 Dec

2-3

22 Dec

2-6

24 Nov

1-4

29 Sep

1-0

2 Mar

4-1

4 May

1-1

Dunblane

4 May

7-3

1 Dec

4-1

18 May

4-5

 

16 Mar

3-2

8 Sep

0-8

13 Apr

3-0

29 Sep

3-1

15 Sep

1-5

East Stirlingshire

27 Apr

4-2

15 Dec

10-0

19 Jan

11-0

20 Oct

7-0

xxxxxxxx

18 Aug

2-2

15 Sep

3-1

6 Apr

5-2

29 Sep

2-5

Falkirk

3 Nov

3-1

20 Oct

10-2

23 Mar

7-0

20 Apr

5-1

13 Apr

6-1

 

8 Dec

7-1

4 May

5-1

15 Dec

2-0

Gairdoch

8 Sep

5-2

NOT

PLAYED

6 Apr

2-4

NOT

PLAYED

15 May

1-3

31 May

1-3

xxxxxxxx

23 Feb

0-4

23 Mar

2-5

King's Park

25 Aug

3-1

20 Apr

3-0

16 Mar

5-4

27 Apr

8-2

6 Oct

1-4

10 Nov

4-2

22 Dec

3-0

 

11 May

2-3

Stenhousemuir

20 Oct

2-1

18 May

9-1

6 Oct

6-0

6 Apr

9-1

9 Mar

3-2

27 Apr

3-3

18 Aug

5-1

8 Dec

3-3

 

 

20 Oct Falkirk v Alva 10-2 Alva left field after 70 mins due to torrential rain, result stood

16 Feb Alloa v King's Park 2-3 friendly played due to state of the ground and replayed on 9 Mar

16 Mar Dunblane v East Stirlingshire was also reported as 4-2

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Falkirk

16

13

2

1

79

20

28

Stenhousemuir

16

12

3

1

74

25

27

East Stirlingshire

16

9

1

6

64

35

19

King's Park

16

7

1

8

42

43

15

Dunblane

15

6

2

7

34

58

14

Alva

15

6

1

8

29

60

13

Camelon

16

5

2

9

33

59

12

Alloa Athletic

16

3

2

11

34

57

8

Gairdoch

14

2

0

12

19

51

4

 

 

 

 

 

1895-96 Midland League

 

 

Alloa

Came

Dunb

ES

Falk

Gaird

KW

KP

Sten

Alloa Athletic

 

7 Mar

2-3

4 Apr

1-2

8 Feb

2-3

21 Mar

2-1

11 Apr

6-3

18 Jan

4-4

21 Sep

4-4

22 Feb

2-7

Camelon

9 Nov

1-4

 

18 Apr

2-0

14 Mar

1-3

25 Apr

1-2

8 Feb

8-2

22 Feb

2-0

25 Jan

2-1

21 Sep

0-3

Dunblane

25 Jan

5-3

26 Oct

4-1

 

30 May

2-2

9 May

2-3

21 Sep

7-0

8 Feb

2-0

28 Mar

4-1

11 Apr

2-6

East Stirlingshire

2 Nov

3-3

5 Oct

7-2

1 Feb

1-1

 

11 Apr

2-2

30 Nov

6-1

17 Aug

4-1

24 Aug

5-2

21 Mar

1-1

Falkirk

18 Apr

4-3

30 Nov

2-0

7 Sep

4-3

10 Aug

4-3

xxxxxxxx

16 May

5-2

14 Mar

1-0

22 Feb

8-1

29 Feb

4-3

Gairdoch

15 Feb

1-4

24 Aug

2-2

21 Mar

2-1

28 May

2-5

23 Nov

1-5

 

28 Mar

1-6

2 Nov

2-3

12 Oct

1-5

Kilsyth Wanderers

31 Aug

1-2

11 Apr

4-1

30 Nov

3-5

16 May

4-2

24 Aug

2-1

26 Oct

7-0

xxxxxxxx

7 Dec

5-2

25 Apr

1-2

King's Park

1 Feb

0-0

21 Mar

0-0

5 Oct

2-3

7 Mar

2-2

8 Feb

0-5

14 Dec

1-1

4 Apr

2-2

 

30 Nov

2-4

Stenhousemuir

14 Mar

6-2

1 Feb

3-1

24 Aug

8-0

7 Sep

6-0

2 Nov

5-2

4 Apr

5-1

5 Oct

3-3

18 Apr

4-1

 

 

14 Dec King's Park v Gairdoch 1-1 was unfinished due to Gairdoch arriving late, King's Park being awarded two points

2 Nov Kilsyth v Camelon 5-0 was stopped after 70 minutes and replayed later

28 May Gairdoch v East Stirlingshire was played at Bainsford

 

At a special meeting of the league on 8 July 1896, the resignations of Falkirk, East Stirlingshire and Stenhousemuir were accepted, and applications from Clackmannan, Dunipace, Denny Athletic, Kilsyth Hibernian and St Johnstone considered. After a vote, Clackmannan, Dunipace and St Johnstone were all elected for the 1896-97 season after polling 7 votes each, Kilsyth (4 votes) and Denny (2 votes) were unsuccessful. At a subsequent meeting at Larbert on 15 July, St Johnstone declined to join and as there were no other applications, the vacancy would remain unfilled.

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Stenhousemuir

16

13

2

1

71

23

28

Falkirk

16

12

1

3

53

30

25

East Stirlingshire

16

7

6

3

49

36

20

Dunblane

16

8

2

6

43

39

18

Kilsyth Wanderers

16

6

3

7

43

34

15

Alloa Athletic

16

5

4

7

44

48

14

Camelon

16

5

2

9

27

39

12

King's Park

16

1

6

9

24

51

9

Gairdoch

16

1

2

13

22

76

3

 

 

 

 

 

1896-97 Midland League

 

 

Alloa

Came

Clack

Dunb

Duni

KW

KP

Alloa Athletic

 

27 Feb

0-0

26 Sep

1-4

14 Nov

3-0

6 Mar

0-1

21 Nov

1-2

12 Dec

0-4

Camelon

10 Apr

10-3

 

15 May

10-3

22 Aug

4-2

21 Nov

3-3

8 May

3-0

20 Mar

4-1

Clackmannan

27 Mar

5-2

13 Mar

3-2

 

NOT

PLAYED

22 Aug

8-2

10 Oct

2-4

17 Apr

3-1

Dunblane

5 Dec

4-0

27 Mar

2-1

NOT

PLAYED

 

13 Mar

6-1

3 Oct

2-0

19 Sep

6-4

Dunipace

20 Mar

1-2

3 Apr

2-2

20 Feb

1-2

5 Sep

2-1

xxxxxxxx

9 Jan

3-2

10 Oct

3-1

Kilsyth Wanderers

24 Apr

1-1

12 Dec

2-0

3 Apr

1-2

20 Mar

4-1

27 Mar

6-0

 

10 Apr

4-0

King's Park

17 Oct

1-3

3 Oct

4-1

24 Apr

3-0

6 Mar

4-2

27 Feb

3-2

1 May

6-1

xxxxxxxx

 

14 Nov Dunipace v Kilsyth Wanderers 3-0 was stopped after 76 mins due to darkness

Clackmannan and Dunblane didn't play each other due to a dispute

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Clackmannan

10

7

0

3

32

27

14

Camelon

12

5

3

4

40

25

13

Kilsyth Wanderers

12

6

1

5

27

21

13

King's Park

12

6

0

6

32

29

12

Dunblane

10

5

0

5

26

23

10

Dunipace

12

4

2

6

21

36

10

Alloa Athletic

12

3

2

7

16

33

8

 

 

 

 

 

1896-97 Central League

 

 

Cowd

Dunf

FCA

Kirk

Lochg

StJ

Cowdenbeath

 

 

 

5 May

4-2

 

10 Oct

5-4

Dunfermline Athletic

2 Jan

1-4

 

 

8 May

6-2

 

22 Aug

0-3

Fair City Athletic

1 May

3-4

21 Nov

4-2

 

10 Oct

1-0

 

6 Feb

3-3

Kirkcaldy

19 Sep

1-5

10 Apr

4-0

24 Apr

1-1

 

23 Jan

1-2

21 Nov

3-0

Lochgelly United

 

 

 

20 Mar

xxx

xxxxxxxx

 

St Johnstone

20 Mar

2-2

 

6 Mar

2-4

26 Sep

1-3

 

 

 

12 Dec Kirkcaldy v Lochgelly 2-2 stopped after 70 mins due to darkness and was to be replayed later

23 Jan Kirkcaldy v Lochgelly 1-2 friendly played owing to the late arrival of Lochgelly

5 Dec Kirkcaldy v Dunfermline 2-4 was replayed later

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Cowdenbeath

6

5

1

0

24

13

11

Fair City Athletic

6

3

2

1

16

12

8

Kirkcaldy

9

3

1

5

17

20

7

St Johnstone

7

1

2

4

15

20

4

Dunfermline Athletic

5

1

0

4

9

17

2

Lochgelly United

1

1

0

0

2

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

1897-98 Central Combination

 

 

Came

Dunb

ES

FCA

Falk

KW

KP

StJ

Sten

Camelon

 

16 Apr

5-2

2 Apr

2-2

12 Mar

8-1

22 Jan

4-1

12 Feb

2-0

4 Dec

6-0

26 Mar

7-0

9 Apr

1-1

Dunblane

5 Feb

4-4

 

29 Jan

2-2

23 Apr

3-2

6 Nov

1-2

20 Nov

3-3

19 Feb

1-1

2 Oct

10-0

8 Jan

1-9

East Stirlingshire

11 Dec

5-2

19 Mar

5-0

 

4 Dec

6-1

23 Apr

3-2

12 Mar

3-0

15 Jan

7-3

4 Sep

5-4

28 Apr

7-0

Fair City Athletic

18 Dec

2-1

18 Sep

6-0

11 Apr

1-6

 

4 Sep

0-2

23 Oct

4-2

8 Jan

4-1

31 Oct

3-1

2 Apr

1-2

Falkirk

19 Feb

1-2

18 Dec

2-1

26 Mar

0-4

9 Apr

2-2

xxxxxxxxx

5 Feb

7-0

12 Mar

3-3

8 Jan

5-2

18 Sep

0-3

Kilsyth Wanderers

18 Sep

4-0

5 Mar

1-0

16 Apr

1-3

30 Apr

2-1

NOT

PLAYED

 

6 Nov

2-1

19 Feb

8-1

26 Feb

1-3

King's Park

19 Mar

1-3

11 Dec

5-5

26 Feb

1-8

26 Mar

2-2

16 Apr

3-2

9 Apr

5-0

xxxxxxxx

18 Sep

8-3

5 Feb

4-3

St Johnstone

6 Nov

5-2

27 Nov

4-2

25 Dec

2-3

29 Jan

2-1

19 Mar

4-0

4 Dec

1-1

30 Apr

1-4

 

12 Feb

2-6

Stenhousemuir

23 Apr

7-3

26 Mar

5-2

5 Mar

2-3

6 Nov

3-1

30 Apr

6-1

19 Mar

7-0

22 Jan

1-1

16 Apr

6-1

 

 

23 Oct King's Park v Dunblane 1-1 replay ordered

5 Feb Fair City Athletic v East Stirlingshire 2-5 replay ordered

12 Feb East Stirlingshire v Falkirk 1-2 was abandoned after 70 mins and replayed later

2 Oct King's Park v Fair City 3-1 replay ordered

19 May AGM held in Stirling. Kilsyth were awarded both points for the unplayed match against Falkirk which was due to be played on 2 April. East Stirlingshire were ordered to pay the 3 they had withheld from Stenhousemuir. Fair City Athletic, St Johnstone and Dunblane all had to apply for re-election with Bo'ness, Dunipace, Clackmannan and Alloa Athletic. Alloa, Dunblane and Clackmannan were elected and the two Perth sides dropped out

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

East Stirlingshire

16

14

2

0

72

23

30

Stenhousemuir

16

11

2

3

64

29

24

Camelon

16

8

3

5

52

36

19

King's Park

16

5

5

6

43

51

15

Kilsyth Wanderers

16

6

2

8

25

41

14

Falkirk

16

5

2

9

30

38

12

Fair City Athletic

16

5

2

9

32

43

12

Dunblane

16

2

5

9

37

56

9

St Johnstone

16

4

1

11

33

71

9

 

 

 

 

 

1897-98 Central League

 

 

Alloa

Cowd

Dd

Dunf

HoB

Kirk

Lochg

Alloa Athletic

 

19 Mar

4-2

 

 

4 Dec

10-0

 

20 Nov

6-1

Cowdenbeath

 

 

26 Feb

5-2

 

19 Feb

9-2

 

27 Nov

7-2

Dundee 'A'

 

 

 

 

26 Mar

2-2

 

 

Dunfermline Athletic

 

2 Apr

6-6

 

9 xxxx

 

 

 

Hearts of Beath

29 Jan

3-3

 

5 Mar

1-3

 

xxxxxxxx

 

 

 

Kirkcaldy

 

4 Apr

3-2

 

 

13 Nov

5-6

99 ma

18 Dec

3-0

Lochgelly United

26 Feb

2-3

5 Mar

1-1

12 Feb

1-3

 

15 Jan

2-1

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Alloa Athletic

5

4

1

0

26

8

9

Cowdenbeath

6

3

1

2

26

14

7

Dundee 'A'

4

2

1

1

10

9

5

Kirkcaldy

3

2

0

1

11

8

4

Hearts of Beath

7

1

2

4

15

34

4

Lochgelly United

7

1

1

5

9

24

3

Dunfermline Athletic

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Competition unfinished

 

 

 

1898-99 Central Combination

 

 

Alloa

Came

Clack

Dunb

ES

Falk

KW

KP

Sten

Alloa Athletic

 

6 May

1-1

24 Dec

3-2

12 May

4-2

7 Jan

2-2

5 Nov

3-3

15 Oct

1-2

27 Aug

1-4

14 Jan

1-5

Camelon

25 Feb

6-2

 

29 Apr

1-2

1 Oct

6-0

22 Oct

3-3

4 Mar

3-0

18 Mar

5-2

11 May

4-0

9 May

3-4

Clackmannan

11 Mar

1-2

13 May

3-1

 

NOT

PLAYED

4 Mar

3-1

4 Feb

1-1

15 Apr

4-2

3 Sep

3-3

1 Oct

2-2

Dunblane

3 Sep

3-2

NOT

PLAYED

26 Nov

0-2

 

11 Mar

0-3

14 Jan

0-6

1 Apr

1-1

5 Nov

3-5

NOT

PLAYED

East Stirlingshire

8 Oct

5-0

1 Apr

3-2

27 Aug

4-0

NOT

PLAYED

xxxxxxxx

15 Apr

4-2

8 May

4-2

8 Apr

1-1

18 Mar

2-2

Falkirk

1 Apr

1-2

3 Sep

4-1

18 Feb

4-1

18 Mar

1-2

31Dec

1-3

 

10 Dec

3-1

29 Apr

5-3

6 May

5-9

Kilsyth Wanderers

11 Feb

2-2

22 Apr

1-0

22 Oct

3-3

24 Dec

5-1

6 May

3-1

1 Oct

2-0

xxxxxxxx

27 Sep

7-1

3 Sep

2-3

King's Park

17 Dec

3-1

15 Apr

1-2

18 Mar

1-3

4 Mar

4-0

2 May

0-3

8 Oct

3-2

18 Feb

1-2

 

25 Feb

2-3

Stenhousemuir

22 Oct

3-2

8 Oct

2-0

21 Jan

7-1

17 Sep

5-0

13 May

4-2

27 Aug

0-6

8 Apr

5-2

3 Dec

2-1

 

 

Dunblane were unable to complete their fixtures so scratched against Stenhousemuir, East Stirlingshire, Clackmannan and Camelon, who were all awarded 2 points each

1 Oct Clackmannan v Stenhousemuir 2-2 was unfinished due to crowd encroachment and Stenhousemuir were awarded the points in early November

12 Nov East Stirlingshire v Falkirk 2-3 was replayed later

3 Dec Clackmannan v Falkirk 1-2 was stopped after 75 mins and replayed later

10 Dec Alloa v Stenhousemuir 3-5 was stopped after 80 mins due to darkness and replayed later

25 Feb Clackmannan v Kilsyth Wanderers 2-1 was played as a friendly as the referee failed to appear

8 Apr Clackmannan v Dunblane was postponed due to Dunblane arriving shorthanded and the tie was never fulfilled

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Stenhousemuir

15

12

2

1

56

31

28

East Stirlingshire

15

8

4

3

41

25

22

Kilsyth Wanderers

16

7

3

6

39

35

17

Clackmannan

15

6

4

5

31

35

16

Camelon

15

6

2

7

38

28

16

Falkirk

16

6

2

8

44

38

14

King's Park

16

5

2

9

33

42

12

Alloa Athletic

16

4

4

8

29

45

12

Dunblane

12

2

1

9

12

44

5

 

 

 

 

 

1899-1900 Central Combination

 

 

Alloa

Came

Clack

Dunb

Duni

Falk

KW

KP

Sten

Alloa Athletic

 

3 Mar

3-1

14 Apr

3-3

5 May

3-2

7 Oct

4-1

28 Oct

2-3

24 Feb

5-2

2 Dec

4-0

31 Mar

0-5

Camelon

7 Apr

3-0

 

16 Dec

3-2

2 Dec

3-1

4 Nov

2-2

2 Sep

0-0

NOT

PLAYED

18 Nov

4-2

13 Jan

2-0

Clackmannan

17 Mar

0-3

21 Apr

1-0

 

23 Dec

0-1

7 Apr

3-3

24 Feb

2-3

NOT

PLAYED

25 Nov

3-2

NOT

PLAYED

Dunblane

30 Sep

7-1

5 May

4-3

28 Apr

3-1

 

2 May

4-2

12 May

1-2

NOT

PLAYED

NOT

PLAYED

25 Nov

5-1

Dunipace

4 Nov

1-3

30 Apr

1-5

30 Sep

2-2

14 May

2-1

xxxxxxxx

21 Apr

2-4

NOT

PLAYED

NOT

PLAYED

7 May

1-3

Falkirk

10 Mar

3-3

17 Mar

3-3

2 Dec

2-3

27 Jan

5-1

28 Apr

5-0

 

18 Nov

1-1

7 Oct

3-1

26 Aug

3-0

Kilsyth Wanderers

14 Oct

4-1

NOT

PLAYED

10 Mar

2-1

2 Sep

2-5

16 Sep

3-2

24 Mar

1-2

xxxxxxxxx

4 Nov

3-0

NOT

PLAYED

King's Park

2 Sep

2-4

17 Feb

2-3

14 Oct

1-1

7 May

1-1

27 Jan

0-2

31 Mar

0-2

3 Mar

0-2

 

28 Apr

3-1

Stenhousemuir

9 Dec

4-1

10 Mar

1-2

11 Nov

3-2

6 Jan

3-0

28 Oct

8-0

17 Feb

5-4

NOT

PLAYED

17 Mar

2-0

 

 

2 Dec Stenhousemuir v Kilsyth 3-0 was stopped due to darkness as the game had started 30 mins late, it was never replayed

3 Mar Clackmannan v Stenhousemuir 1-3 friendly played as the referee didn't turn up, it was stopped after 60 mins due to ill feeling amongst the players but was not replayed

Dunipace v Camelon (30 Apr), v Stenhousemuir (7 May) and v Dunblane (14 May) were all played away as Dunipace had no home ground at the time

Kilsyth Wanderers withdrew and the fixtures were left unfinished. However Falkirk were declared champions as they could't be caught

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Falkirk

16

10

4

2

45

25

24

Camelon

14

8

3

3

34

22

19

Alloa Athletic

16

8

2

6

40

41

18

Stenhousemuir

13

8

0

5

36

23

16

Dunblane

14

7

1

6

36

29

15

Kilsyth Wanderers

9

5

1

3

20

17

11

Clackmannan

14

3

4

7

24

31

10

Dunipace

14

2

3

9

21

47