Robertson Cup

including the High Cup

 

Page created: 18 June 2020

Updated:

 

The High Cup was awarded in April 1906 by John High of Dundee to the winners of a series of matches between Dundee and Aberdeen and was superceded in 1908-09 by the Robertson Cup. It was briefly resumed nearly 25 years later with the first leg of the Robertson Cup between Dundee and Dundee United being billed as the High Cup..

The Robertson Cup was sanctioned by David Wallace on 19 October 1908 and was an extension of the High Cup which was competed for by Dundee and Aberdeen. It was initiated as a counter to the Glasgow Cup ties which took preference to Scottish League fixtures and left the big clubs outside Glasgow with no competitive fixtures. Aberdeen, Dundee, Falkirk and Airdrieonians took part in the meeting, although the latter eventually withdrew after one game. Some sources have erroneously called this the Inter-City League.

In 1926-27, the competition was resurrected as a Second XI competition, but it is uncertain if the trophy was the original or a different one. The first leg of the 1932-33 edition between Dundee and Dundee United was also billed as a High Cup tie.

 

 

Winners

 

High Cup

1905-06 Dundee

1906-07 Dundee

1907-08 Aberdeen

1908-09 Dundee

1909-1932 no competition

1932-33 Dundee

 

Robertson Cup

1908-09 unfinished

1909-10 unfinished

1910-11 Dundee /

Aberdeen

1911-12 unfinished

1912-13 no competition

1913-14 Dundee

1914-15 Dundee



1915-16 Dundee /

Aberdeen

1916-1919 no competition

1919-20 Dundee

1920-1926 no competition

1926-27 unfinished

1927-28 unfinished

1928-1932 no competition

1932-33 Dundee

 

 

 

1905-06 High Cup

2 legs

28 Apr Dundee v Aberdeen 1-0

7 May Aberdeen v Dundee 1-2

 

 

1906-07 High Cup

2 legs

2 Jan Dundee v Aberdeen 0-0 friendly played due to the weather

11 May Aberdeen v Dundee 0-0

13 May Dundee v Aberdeen 1-1

 

 

 

1907-08 High Cup

2 legs

15 Apr Dundee v Aberdeen 0-2

Second game not played

 

 

 

 

1908-09 High Cup

2 legs

19 Aug Dundee v Aberdeen 2-1 (4500)

Second game not played

 

 

 

1908-09 Robertson Cup

5 Oct Dundee v Airdrieonians 3-1

7 Apr Falkirk v Aberdeen 2-5

12 Apr Dundee v Aberdeen 3-1

21 Apr Aberdeen v Falkirk 2-1

26 Apr Dundee v Falkirk 2-2

30 Apr Falkirk v Dundee 1-3

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Dundee

3

2

1

0

8

4

5

Aberdeen

3

2

0

1

8

6

4

Falkirk

4

0

1

3

6

12

1

 

Airdrieonians withdrew after one match

Competition unfinished

 

 

 

1909-10 Robertson Cup

13 Aug Falkirk v Aberdeen 3-1

16 Aug Dundee v Falkirk 1-0

25 Aug Falkirk v Dundee 5-1

13 Sep Falkirk v Aberdeen 3-1

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Falkirk

4

3

0

1

11

3

6

Dundee

2

1

0

1

2

5

2

Aberdeen

2

0

0

2

2

6

0

 

Competition unfinished

 

 

 

1910-11 Robertson Cup

2 legs, both games at Dens Park, Dundee

15 Aug Dundee v Aberdeen 2-1

3 Oct Dundee v Aberdeen 2-3

 

 

1911-12 Robertson Cup

2 legs

2 Oct Dundee v Falkirk 2-1

Second game not played

 

Competition unfinished

 

 

 

1913-14 Robertson Cup

13 Apr Dundee v Aberdeen 2-1

 

1914-15

2 legs

24 Apr Dundee v Aberdeen 1-0

1 May Aberdeen v Dundee 1-1

 

 

 

1915-16 Robertson Cup

2 legs

6 May Dundee v Aberdeen 3-4

13 May Aberdeen v Dundee 0-1

 

 

 

1915-1919 Robertson Cup

No competition

 

 

 

1919-20 Robertson Cup

3 May Aberdeen v Dundee 0-1

 

1920-1926 Robertson Cup

No competition

 

 

1926-27 Robertson Cup

First round - 2 legs

5 Feb Aberdeen A v St Johnstone A 2-1

26 Feb Heart of Midlothian A v Leith Athletic A 4-2

8 Apr Leith Athletic A v Heart of Midlothian A 1-3

Dundee A and Falkirk A byes

 

Semi-final

20 Apr Aberdeen A v Heart of Midlothian A 4-1

Dundee A v Falkirk A

 

Competition unfinished

The competition was resurrected in order to provide fixtures for First Divsion clubs who were members of the North Section of the Scottish Alliance

 

 

 

1927-28 Robertson Cup

14 Apr Dundee v St Johnstone 3-2

Aberdeen v St Johnstone not played

 

Competition unfinished

 

 

 

1928-1932 Robertson Cup

No competition

1932-33 Robertson Cup

2 legs

15 Mar Dundee United v Dundee 3-5

10 Apr Dundee v Dundee United 2-2

 

First leg was played for the High Cup