The First Scottish Junior Cup

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Six years prior to the formation of the present Association, an attempt was made in August 1880 to form a Scottish Junior FA. Of the 48 clubs which sent in for membership, 30 were admitted, 6 refused, 4 withdrew their application, 5 didn't send in the required particulars and 3 were expelled. Based primarily in the Glasgow and district area, this Scottish JFA, like its successor also ran a Scottish Junior Cup competition before apparently disbanding at the end of the season. Shown below are the known results of this long forgotten competition.










1880-81 Scottish Junior Cup

First round

23 Oct Newhall v Govanhill 0-0 at Glasgow Green

30 Oct Govanhill v Newhall at Queen's Park, Newhall failed to appear

13 Nov Govanhill v Newhall 2-1 at Queen's Park, protest

20 Nov Govanhill v Newhall 2-0 at Cathkin Park

9 Oct Granton v Craigfield 1-2 in Govan

23 Oct Waterloo v Tollcross 1st XI 0-14 at Mains Park

16 Oct Cambridge v Meadowbank 0-4 at Glasgow Green

? Oct/Nov Gowanlea v Woodvale

9 Oct Parkgrove v Westfield 3-1 at Moss Place, Govan

? Oct Kilbrannan v Alma Alma declared winners

? Oct Pollokshields Juniors v Clydevale Pollokshields declared winners

? Oct/Nov Eastpark v Albany

23 Oct Heatherbell Alexandria v Hawthorn Kennyhill 1-1

30 Oct Hawthorn Kennyhill v Heatherbell Alexandria 0-5 at Public Park

16 Oct Alma Mansion House XI v Carradale 1-10

16 Oct Tollcross 2nd XI v Mayflower 0-3

23 Oct Blythswood v Luton 1-0 protest

13 Nov Blythswood v Luton 1-1 at Trinidad Park

20 Nov Luton v Blythswood 2-0 at Trinidad Park

23 Oct Shawlands v Houldsworth 4-0 protest

16 Oct Southpark v Oswald 6-2 at Queen's Park, protest

6 Nov Southpark v Oswald 1-0






Second round

27 Nov Woodvale v Luton 2-6 at Copeland Pk, South Western FC

? Nov/Dec Govanhill v Eastpark NOTE Govanhill subsequently appeared in the semi final and final

27 Nov Pollokshields Juniors v Mayflower 2-2 at Dalmarnock Park

? Dec Mayflower v Pollokshields Juniors

Nov/Dec Parkgrove v Heatherbell Alexandria

?? Dec Carradale v Alma protest

8 Jan Alma v Carradale 0-1

27 Nov Craigfield v Houldsworth 2-2 at neutral ground

? Dec Houldsworth v Craigfield

27 Nov Meadowbank v Southpark 0-1 at Queen's Park

Tollcross bye


Third round

18 Dec Eastpark v Parkgrove 0-1 at Ruchill

5 Feb Tollcross v Houldsworth 4-3

5 Feb Carradale v Southpark 6-3

??Pollokshields Juniors or Mayflower v Luton??



26 Feb Tollcross v Govanhill 0-1 at Carmyle

??Parkgrove v Carradale??



Govanhill v Parkgrove or Carradale?