Scottish Reserve League Competitions

 

Part 1 1895-1945

 

This page includes the following

 

the Scottish Reserve League (1895-96 version)

the Scottish Reserve League (1909-1915 version)

the Scottish Reserve League (1938-1939 version)

 

the Scottish Alliance (1919-1938 version)

the Scottish Alliance Shield

the Glasgow & District Reserve League

 

 

 

Page created: 7 October 2020

Updated: 17 February 2021

 

In December 1895 Rangers secretary, Mr Wilton, contacted Queen's Park asking whether the club would be agreeable to support the proposal to form a Glasgow Reserve Eleven League. Queen's were willing and resolved to attend any meeting called for the purpose. The Scottish Reserve League was formed 13 December 1895 and consisted of five clubs; Queen's Park, Rangers, Celtic, Heart of Midlothian, and Leith Athletic. On the 7 July 1896 the body was re-constituted as the Scottish Combination with a mixture of reserve and first-team sides. H Walker of Queen's Park Strollers was appointed honorary secretary.

 

Several 2nd XI sides of Scottish League clubs would thereafter compete in one of the several leagues, Combination, Union, Northern League etc, that were operating over the forthcoming decade.

 

The Scottish Reserve League was re-formed on 24 January 1909 at a meeting of representatives of Scottish League clubs in Glasgow and was sanctioned by the Scottish FA on 11 Mar 1909. One aspect of the league was having at least one non-reserve side in each of its seasons. It was generally regarded as a strong league and when Dumbarton Harp left the Scottish Union for it in 1912, it was regarded as a step up for them.

 

Although the Scottish Reserve League disbanded in 1915, it was virtually re-established in 1919 as the Scottish Alliance initially as a reserve league for Scottish League clubs. However like the Scottish Reserve League before it was to include of a number of non-League sides within its membership. Arbroath and Forfar Athletic were the first of these in 1920-21, before their elevation to full Scottish League status at the end of the season. The other 'first teams' during this early time were Dundee Hibernian in 1922-23 (Celtic 'A' actually gave up their place after the Dundee side's demotion from the Scottish League in 1923) and Leith Athletic in 1923-24.

 

After the Third Division of the Scottish League collapsed in 1926, there was a huge influx of clubs. To cater for this, the Alliance split into Northern and Southern sections. This only lasted for one season after which the league reverted to a single, all reserve, division. As this left a number of clubs without a league to play in, some of them formed a short-lived competition called the Provincial League.

During the Alliance's last ten years, six clubs entered their full sides:

 

Beith

1928-1938

Bo'ness

1933-34

Brechin City

1928-29

Galston

1932-1938

Montrose

1928-29

Nithsdale Wanderers

1928-1930

 

At the Alliance's AGM 24 June 1938 a motion first proposed by JC Lyon, chairman of Hamilton Academical on 10 May 1938 to remove the two remaining non-League sides, Beith and Galston, for financial reasons was put forward. At the meeting the motion to dissolve the league was defeated, but saw the intention for the withdrawal of the First Division clubs. The formation of a new reserve league was approved by 15 votes to 5 at a further meeting held on 4 July 1938. The Alliance was then effectively reformed as the Scottish Reserve League and was to be an exclusively First Division reserve body.

 

The following were elected to represent the league;

President: A Cuthbertson (Mothewell)

Vice- President: JC Lyon (Hamilton Academical)

Management Committee: AL Morton (Rangers), H Anderson (Hearts), R Kelly (Celtic) and JS Lock... (Partick Thistle)

 

The secretary was T Galbraith.

 

The gate guarantee remained at 20 GBP, with half gate if over 40 GBP. Hearts' proposal for home clubs to keep gate not carried. The Scottish FA granted permission to operate the new league on 10 August 1938 only three days before the start of the new season.

This version only lasted for one full season as the 1939-40 campaign was abandoned when war was declared in September 1939 after only five rounds of fixtures were played.

 

It was thought that the Scottish Alliance may have continued in 1938-39, Galston and Beith calling for a meeting with Girvan, Stranraer, Babcock & Wilcox, Queen's Park Victoria XI and Bo'ness all invited. Nothing came of this, although the Alliance did reform for 1939-40 season, but was disbanded due to the onset of WWII.

 

By 1942, several clubs had enough players to organize reserve sides. Rangers, Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian had managed to field two teams in the Southern League and North Eastern League, so in 1942, eight western club formed the Glasgow & District Reserve League. The first two seasons saw the league played over two series. Kilmarnock, who had not brrn operating since 1940, entered their first team in the league's last season in 1944-45. Hibernian's second string also entered this season.

 

 

Winners

 

Scottish Reserve League (1)

1895-96 Celtic 'A'

 

Scottish Reserve League (2)

1909-10 Falkirk 'A'

1910-11 Heart of Midlothian 'A'

1911-12 Partick Thistle 'A'

1912-13 Motherwell 'A'

1913-14 Heart of Midlothian 'A'

1914-15 Kilmarnock 'A'

 

 

 

Scottish Alliance Shield

1932-33 Hamilton Academical 'A'

Scottish Alliance

1919-20 Kilmarnock 'A'

1920-21 St Mirren 'A'

1921-22 Celtic 'A'

1922-23 Airdrieonians 'A'

1923-24 Rangers 'A'

1924-25 Heart of Midlothian 'A'

1925-26 Airdrieonians 'A'

1926-27 Heart of Midlothian 'A'

1927-28 Rangers 'A'

1928-29 Rangers 'A'

1929-30 Rangers 'A'

1930-31 Rangers 'A'

1931-32 Rangers 'A'

1932-33 Aberdeen 'A'

1933-34 Celtic 'A'

1934-35 Rangers 'A'

1935-36 Aberdeen 'A'

1936-37 Celtic 'A'

1937-38 Celtic 'A'

Scottish Reserve League (3)

1938-39 Rangers 'A'

1939-40 unfinished

 

Glasgow & District Reserve League

1942-43 Motherwell 'A' (first series)

1942-43 Motherwell 'A' (second series)

1943-44 Motherwell 'A' (first series)

1943-44 Morton 'A' (second series)

1944-45 Motherwell 'A'

 

Glasgow & District Reserve League Cup

1942-43 Motherwell 'A'

 

 

 

 

 

1895-96 Scottish Reserve League

 

 

Celt

Hear

LA

QP

Rang

Celtic 'A'

 

14 Mar

3-1

9 May

4-0

22 Feb

2-1

29 Feb

2-1

Heart of Midlothian 'A'

11 Jan

1-1

 

8 Feb

6-2

1 Feb

5-3

28 Mar

2-0

Leith Athletic 'A'

25 Jan

3-1

20 Apr

2-3

 

21 Mar

3-4

11 Jan

2-5

Queen's Park Strollers

25 Apr

2-5

2 May

0-4

16 May

5-0

 

15 Feb

4-1

Rangers 'A'

21 Mar

0-4

18 Jan

1-3

30 May

 

9 May

1-2

 

 

Rangers v Leith was played at Beechwood Park, Leith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Celtic 'A'

8

6

1

1

22

9

13

Heart of Midlothian 'A'

8

6

1

1

25

12

13

Queen's Park Strollers

8

4

0

4

21

21

8

Rangers 'A'

7

1

0

6

9

19

2

Leith Athletic 'A'

7

1

0

6

12

28

2

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1896-1909 Scottish Reserve League

No competition

 

 

 

 

 

 

1909-10 Scottish Reserve League

 

 

Aber

Aird

Clyd

Dund

Falk

Ham

Hear

Kil

Moth

QP

Rang

StM

ThL

Aberdeen 'A'

 

NOT

PLAYED

16 Oct

3-1

1 Jan

2-0

30 Oct

2-3

13 Nov

2-4

2 Apr

3-0

26 Feb

2-0

8 Jan

2-2

28 Mar

4-1

20 Nov

1-1

NOT

PLAYED

28 Aug

3-0

Airdrieonians 'A'

9 Oct

1-1

 

18 Sep

2-0

18 Dec

5-0

1 Jan

7-1

 

15 Jan

5-0

28 Aug

1-2

11 Sep

2-0

12 Feb

4-0

6 Nov

0-2

5 Feb

1-1

23 Oct

8-1

Clyde 'A'

4 Dec

1-1

4 Sep

2-2

 

NOT

PLAYED

26 Mar

1-2

23 Oct

3-1

21 Aug

1-1

6 Nov

4-0

20 Nov

1-1

NOT

PLAYED

NOT

PLAYED

25 Sep

1-1

15 Jan

9-1

Dundee 'A'

NOT

PLAYED

25 Sep

3-0

NOT

PLAYED

 

11 Dec

4-4

8 Jan

2-1

28 Aug

4-0

12 Mar

1-1

27 Nov

4-1

NOT

PLAYED

11 Sep

2-2

23 Oct

1-1

25 Dec

4-1

Falkirk 'A'

12 Mar

8-0

28 Apr

5-0

18 Dec

7-0

12 Feb

4-1

 

19 Feb

2-0

6 Apr

3-1

5 Mar

2-1

NOT

PLAYED

5 Feb

5-3

26 Feb

1-0

20 Nov

3-1

8 Jan

10-1

Hamilton Academical 'A'

NOT

PLAYED

 

5 Feb

3-2

NOT

PLAYED

NOT

PLAYED

 

20 Nov

2-2

25 Sep

0-3

 

 

16 Oct

1-6

6 Nov

0-2

2 Oct

3-3

Heart of Midlothian 'A'

5 Feb

2-0

2 Apr

0-3

8 Jan

2-3

13 Nov

0-2

22 Jan

1-3

12 Mar

1-1

 

30 Apr

4-0

4 Dec

0-1

5 Mar

1-0

18 Dec

2-1

9 Oct

0-1

6 Nov

2-1

Kilmarnock 'A'

18 Dec

0-1

27 Nov

5-1

30 Oct

2-2

16 Oct

5-1

13 Nov

0-2

9 Apr

1-1

4 Sep

4-1

 

2 Oct

0-0

2 Apr

3-2

8 Jan

5-0

21 Aug

4-2

4 Dec

3-1

Motherwell 'A'

23 Oct

5-1

 

23 Apr

3-1

21 Aug

2-0

25 Sep

2-0

 

11 Dec

1-2

15 Jan

2-2

 

13 Nov

1-2

26 Mar

0-1

19 Mar

0-0

12 Feb

4-1

Queen's Park Strollers

28 Sep

2-2

2 Oct

3-2

NOT

PLAYED

NOT

PLAYED

NOT

PLAYED

11 Dec

2-2

NOT

PLAYED

20 Nov

2-1

 

 

NOT

PLAYED

8 Jan

2-2

21 Aug

2-1

Rangers 'A'

5 Mar

1-1

21 Aug

3-1

13 Nov

4-2

5 Feb

1-0

26 Feb

0-1

15 Jan

1-0

NOT

PLAYED

25 Dec

1-1

NOT

PLAYED

25 Sep

0-2

 

12 Mar

1-0

11 Dec

4-0

St Mirren 'A'

2 Oct

3-0

30 Oct

0-0

19 Feb

2-0

15 Jan

2-0

4 Jan

1-3

12 Feb

4-0

27 Nov

5-1

11 Dec

2-1

16 Oct

6-0

1 Jan

4-1

18 Sep

1-2

 

13 Nov

3-1

Third Lanark 'A'

28 Aug

0-3

19 Feb

2-1

NOT

PLAYED

30 Oct

3-2

16 Oct

1-2

27 Nov

2-1

19 Mar

1-0

9 Oct

3-4

5 Mar

3-2

12 Mar

2-1

22 Jan

1-1

18 Dec

1-0

 

 

4 Dec Clyde v Aberdeen 1-1 was stopped but result stood

4 Dec Rangers v Dundee 2-0 was stopped but result stood

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Falkirk 'A'

21

18

1

2

71

27

37

St Mirren 'A'

23

11

6

6

44

23

28

Kilmarnock 'A'

24

11

5

8

49

37

27

Rangers 'A'

20

10

4

6

30

20

24

Airdrieonians 'A'

22

10

4

8

51

34

24

Aberdeen 'A'

20

8

6

6

34

35

22

Motherwell 'A'

20

8

5

7

33

32

21

Dundee 'A'

18

7

3

8

31

33

17

Third Lanark 'A'

23

7

2

14

31

72

16

Heart of Midlothian 'A'

22

6

3

13

23

45

15

Clyde 'A'

18

4

6

8

34

38

14

Queen's Park Strollers

16

4

3

9

23

36

11

Hamilton Academical 'A'

19

3

4

12

26

46

10

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1910-11 Scottish Reserve League

 

 

Aber

Beith

Clyd

Dund

Falk

Hear

PT

QP

Rang

StM

WT

Aberdeen 'A'

 

27 Aug

2-2

1 Oct

4-0

10 Sep

2-1

21 Jan

4-1

25 Mar

3-0

31 Dec

7-0

17 Apr

0-0

15 Oct

1-0

17 Dec

1-0

4 Jan

4-0

Beith

24 Sep

0-1

 

8 Oct

1-3

28 Jan

2-2

17 Dec

4-1

15 Apr

1-1

1 Oct

3-1

22 Oct

2-1

14 Jan

3-1

24 Dec

2-0

5 Nov

1-1

Clyde 'A'

 

7 Jan

4-2

 

5 Nov

1-1

15 Oct

3-3

3 Dec

1-3

29 Oct

0-1

 

17 Dec

1-2

 

19 Nov

0-2

Dundee 'A'

1 Apr

3-0

15 Oct

3-1

 

 

19 Nov

0-3

29 Oct

0-0

3 Dec

1-1

20 Aug

6-1

24 Dec

5-0

11 Feb

3-2

3 Jan

6-2

Falkirk 'A'

24 Dec

0-1

8 Apr

1-2

12 Nov

2-2

8 Oct

2-2

 

14 Jan

0-5

2 Jan

2-2

5 Nov

0-0

22 Oct

2-2

10 Dec

2-2

26 Nov

2-3

Heart of Midlothian 'A'

11 Mar

0-0

26 Nov

3-0

 

29 Apr

2-1

1 Oct

5-2

 

3 Jan

2-0

4 Mar

2-1

18 Feb

1-3

2 Jan

2-1

24 Dec

3-0

Partick Thistle 'A'

5 Nov

2-0

17 Sep

1-3

24 Dec

2-0

22 Oct

1-1

22 Apr

3-0

17 Apr

0-3

 

NOT

PLAYED

12 Nov

3-1

26 Nov

4-1

10 Dec

1-2

Queen's Park Strollers

26 Sep

1-1

29 Oct

1-3

26 Nov

3-3

24 Sep

1-1

18 Feb

5-3

11 Feb

2-3

18 Mar

0-0

 

10 Dec

0-2

12 Nov

3-1

15 Oct

3-0

Rangers 'A'

25 Feb

2-1

20 Aug

3-3

 

27 Aug

1-0

11 Mar

4-0

NOT

PLAYED

24 Sep

3-2

19 Nov

2-1

 

4 Mar

1-1

NOT

PLAYED

St Mirren 'A'

19 Nov

2-1

10 Sep

5-2

 

14 Jan

5-2

3 Dec

0-2

21 Jan

1-5

15 Oct

0-3

1 Oct

1-1

29 Oct

3-1

 

11 Mar

3-2

Wishaw Thistle

4 Mar

1-1

1 Apr

0-2

24 Sep

1-1

18 Mar

2-4

29 Oct

0-0

28 Jan

0-2

17 Dec

2-1

3 Dec

1-2

10 Sep

3-2

27 Aug

3-0

 

 

After initially not taking part, Clyde and Falkirk decided to rejoin the league in mid September along with Partick Thistle.

It is uncertain whether the remaining games were fulfilled as Clyde were having difficulties at the time.

Both Rangers v Beith games were played at Beith

 

At the League AGM in Glasgow on 6 June 1911, Hearts, Falkirk and St Mirren all withdrew although the latter two later changed their minds and stayed in the competition. Forfar Athletic gained admission on 26 July and Broxburn Athletic in August. Mr McEwan of Dundee was elected secretary and treasurer in place of Mr McCartney of Hearts who resigned.

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Heart of Midlothian 'A'

18

13

3

2

42

16

29

Aberdeen 'A'

19

10

5

4

33

15

25

Beith

20

9

5

6

39

35

23

Dundee 'A'

19

7

7

5

42

29

21

Rangers 'A'

17

8

3

6

30

30

19

Partick Thistle 'A'

19

7

4

8

28

31

18

Wishaw Thistle

19

6

4

9

25

38

16

Queen's Park Strollers

18

4

7

7

26

31

15

St Mirren 'A'

18

5

3

10

28

40

13

Falkirk 'A'

20

2

8

10

28

49

12

Clyde 'A'

13

2

5

6

19

27

9

XXXXXXXXXXxxxXXXX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1911-12 Scottish Reserve League

 

 

 

Aber

Beith

Bro

Dund

Falk

Forf

Moth

PT

QP

RR

Rang

St M

Aberdeen 'A'

 

NOT

PLAYED

NOT

PLAYED

23 Dec

0-1

23 Sep

1-0

11 Nov

3-0

20 Jan

3-2

2 Sep

0-0

2 Jan

1-2

18 Nov

3-2

27 Jan

0-1

28 Oct

4-1

Beith

4 Nov

1-1

 

NOT

PLAYED

NOT

PLAYED

7 Oct

4-2

NOT

PLAYED

28 Oct

3-2

30 Sep

2-1

6 Jan

1-1

20 Jan

1-3

26 Aug

1-7

25 Nov

2-5

Broxburn Athletic

26 Aug

1-2

NOT

PLAYED

 

NOT

PLAYED

NOT

PLAYED

NOT

PLAYED

NOT

PLAYED

NOT

PLAYED

NOT

PLAYED

NOT

PLAYED

9 Mar

0-4

20 Jan

3-1

Dundee 'A'

24 Feb

2-0

NOT

PLAYED

NOT

PLAYED

 

2 Jan

5-2

28 Oct

3-2

25 Nov

3-2

2 Mar

1-2

27 Apr

3-1

11 Nov

3-0

16 Dec

1-2

26 Aug

7-1

Falkirk 'A'

6 Jan

1-0

30 Dec

0-0

11 Nov

4-0

19 Aug

2-1

 

25 Nov

2-2

9 Dec

1-1

28 Oct

0-2

14 Oct

3-3

16 Dec

1-1

9 Sep

3-2

30 Sep

1-0

Forfar Athletic

19 Aug

0-1

NOT

PLAYED

NOT

PLAYED

30 Sep

1-0

4 Nov

2-3

 

NOT

PLAYED

1 Jan

1-1

26 Aug

1-0

2 Mar

1-2

18 Nov

0-1

14 Oct

0-0

Motherwell 'A'

2 Dec

1-1

16 Dec

0-0

NOT

PLAYED

7 Oct

1-3

3 Feb

1-0

NOT

PLAYED

 

6 Apr

3-2

24 Feb

3-2

NOT

PLAYED

21 Oct

3-1

27 Jan

1-2

Partick Thistle 'A'

NOT

PLAYED

18 Nov

3-0

3 Feb

2-0

13 Jan

3-1

26 Aug

2-1

9 Mar

3-2

23 Mar

2-0

 

16 Dec

2-2

6 Jan

1-0

24 Feb

3-1

8 Apr

2-0

Queen's Park Strollers

25 Sep

0-1

19 Aug

3-0

18 Nov

3-1

23 Sep

0-0

21 Oct

4-2

7 Oct

2-0

23 Dec

2-1

27 Jan

4-0

 

25 Nov

3-2

30 Sep

1-2

16 Sep

1-0

Raith Rovers

7 Oct

2-0

NOT

PLAYED

23 Dec

1-1

21 Oct

6-0

13 Jan

5-1

3 Feb

1-0

NOT

PLAYED

10 Feb

2-2

6 Apr

3-1

 

4 Nov

3-2

9 Dec

0-2

Rangers 'A'

16 Mar

0-0

10 Feb

5-3

9 Dec

5-0

3 Feb

0-1

2 Dec

4-2

NOT

PLAYED

17 Feb

3-1

13 Apr

1-2

28 Oct

4-0

14 Oct

1-0

 

2 Mar

3-3

St Mirren 'A'

3 Feb

0-2

21 Oct

3-1

NOT

PLAYED

18 Nov

2-1

10 Feb

4-1

24 Feb

7-2

30 Dec

1-1

2 Dec

4-2

4 Nov

2-2

NOT

PLAYED

13 Jan

2-0

 

 

9 Sep report that Brechin City were to be admitted to the Reserve League, however this was refused by 28 September

21 Sep Raith Rovers applied for membership and were admitted on 2 October

By January, several clubs had intimated that they wouldn't play at Beith and Broxburn due to poor gate returns

3 Feb Raith v Forfar was 35 mins each way

23 Mar St Mirren v Queen's Park 3-0 was reported as a Reserve League match

 

27 Apr Scottish Junior League v Scottish Reserve League 4-2 in Glasgow

Mr Ritchie Robertson elected secretary at AGM

 

This (adjusted) table was published in the Falkirk Herald of 11 May 1912. It stated that this was the Reserve League as of 30th April and as that was the end of the season it was to be considered the final league table.

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Partick Thistle 'A'

20

12

4

4

37

25

28

Rangers 'A'

21

12

2

7

49

29

26

Queen's Park Strollers

21

9

5

7

37

32

23

Aberdeen 'A'

19

9

4

6

23

17

22

St. Mirren 'A'

20

9

4

7

40

36

22

Dundee 'A'

18

10

1

7

36

27

21

Raith Rovers 'A'

17

8

3

6

33

23

19

Falkirk 'A'

21

6

5

10

32

44

17

Motherwell 'A'

16

4

4

8

23

29

12

Beith

14

3

4

7

19

36

10

Forfar Athletic 'A'

15

2

3

10

14

29

7

Broxburn Athletic

8

1

1

6

6

22

3

XXXXXXxxxXXXXXXXX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1912-13 Scottish Reserve League

 

 

 

Aber

DbH

Falk

Kilm

Moth

PT

QP

Rang

Rent

StM

TL

Aberdeen 'A'

 

4 Jan

5-2

NOT

PLAYED

NOT

PLAYED

NOT

PLAYED

NOT

PLAYED

25 Dec

3-0

23 Nov

2-1

24 Mar

4-1

11 Jan

2-1

 

Dumbarton Harp

NOT

PLAYED

 

15 Feb

4-1

16 Nov

1-2

2 Nov

1-2

14 Dec

2-2

24 Aug

4-1

NOT

PLAYED

7 Dec

4-3

28 Dec

3-2

 

Falkirk 'A'

NOT

PLAYED

2 Jan

1-2

 

15 Mar

2-1

18 Jan

2-2

22 Feb

1-0

NOT

PLAYED

16 Nov

3-2

1 Jan

3-1

NOT

PLAYED

 

Kilmarnock 'A'

NOT

PLAYED

23 Nov

2-0

30 Nov

7-0

 

5 Apr

2-2

24 Aug

3-0

9 Nov

3-0

12 Oct

1-3

4 Jan

3-1

7 Sep

1-1

 

Motherwell 'A'

1 Mar

7-1

8 Mar

3-0

19 Apr

6-1

28 Dec

4-0

 

7 Sep

3-0

23 Nov

2-1

9 Nov

1-1

28 Sep

1-0

24 Aug

4-1

 

Partick Thistle 'A'

NOT

PLAYED

14 Dec

2-2

11 Jan

2-0

2 Nov

1-1

4 Jan

1-2

 

31 Aug

1-0

30 Apr

2-1

16 Nov

3-2

23 Nov

0-1

 

Queen's Park Strollers

21 Dec

2-0

22 Feb

1-1

4 Jan

3-4

5 Oct

1-0

19 Oct

2-0

7 Dec

3-1

 

11 Jan

4-1

2 Nov

2-2

28 Sep

0-2

 

Rangers 'A'

19 Oct

3-2

14 Sep

4-2

NOT

PLAYED

25 Jan

1-0

8 Feb

1-0

1 Mar

1-1

NOT

PLAYED

 

24 Aug

5-1

26 Oct

2-1

 

Renton

NOT

PLAYED

9 Nov

1-1

23 Nov

0-5

18 Jan

4-1

15 Mar

1-1

8 Mar

0-1

30 Nov

3-1

19 Apr

1-1

 

14 Sep

0-2

 

St Mirren 'A'

16 Nov

2-0

30 Nov

5-2

1 Mar

0-0

31 Aug

0-0

5 Oct

1-1

18 Jan

3-1

14 Dec

1-1

8 Mar

1-2

17 Aug

2-1

 

2 Nov

3-2

Third Lanark 'A'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XXX

XXX

 

Third Lanark 'A' withdrew after one match

 

9 Jun 1913 Scottish Reserve League AGM in Glasgow, proposal to confine the membership to within 50 miles of Glasgow was won by 6 votes to 2

Falkirk resigned while Clyde were admitted

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Motherwell 'A'

17

10

5

2

41

16

25

Rangers 'A'

15

8

3

4

29

22

19

St Mirren 'A'

17

7

5

5

26

20

19

Kilmarnock 'A'

16

6

4

6

27

21

16

Dumbarton Harp

16

5

4

7

31

37

14

Falkirk 'A'

13

6

2

5

23

30

14

Partick Thistle 'A'

16

5

4

7

18

25

14

Queen's Park Strollers

16

5

3

8

22

28

13

Aberdeen 'A'

9

5

0

4

19

19

10

Renton

17

2

4

11

22

40

8

XXXXXXXXXXXxxxXXX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1913-14 Scottish Reserve League

 

 

 

Ayr

Clyd

DbH

Galst

Hear

Kilm

Mort

Moth

PT

QP

Rang

Rent

StM

Steve

Ayr United 'A'

 

25 Oct

1-1

13 Sep

1-1

8 Apr

L-W

7 Mar

2-2

4 Oct

3-0

20 Sep

1-1

17 Jan

0-1

30 Aug

0-0

15 Nov

2-1

13 Dec

1-1

3 Jan

2-2

31 Jan

2-1

27 Sep

1-0

Clyde 'A'

10 Jan

0-0

 

21 Feb

3-0

21 Apr

W-L

24 Jan

2-0

30 Aug

3-0

18 Oct

2-0

14 Feb

0-1

30 Apr

W-L

6 Dec

7-2

14 Mar

0-4

D-D

16 Aug

2-2

28 Mar

0-0

Dumbarton Harp

20 Dec

4-1

7 Feb

1-1

 

18 Oct

2-2

27 Dec

1-2

22 Nov

0-0

30 Aug

3-1

28 Feb

2-2

24 Jan

4-3

8 Nov

3-4

6 Dec

4-0

21 Mar

1-0

13 Apr

2-0

1 Nov

1-1

Galston

18 Apr

1-0

6 Apr

L-W

29 Nov

3-1

 

16 Aug

1-1

27 Sep

2-5

23 Aug

1-0

25 Oct

2-1

25 Apr

4-4

11 Oct

4-2

27 Dec

1-0

13 Sep

5-0

8 Nov

6-1

D-D

Heart of Midlothian 'A'

23 Aug

2-0

17 Jan

1-1

20 Apr

3-0

7 Feb

4-0

 

10 Jan

2-1

21 Feb

4-1

22 Nov

4-1

11 Apr

2-1

25 Dec

5-1

18 Oct

4-3

1 Nov

1-0

6 Sep

2-0

22 Apr

1-0

Kilmarnock 'A'

4 Apr

1-0

15 Apr

0-2

23 Aug

1-2

6 Dec

3-1

14 Feb

3-1

 

8 Nov

5-2

21 Mar

1-0

14 Mar

0-2

29 Apr

1-0

17 Jan

1-2

2 Jan

3-0

20 Sep

W-L

20 Dec

0-0

Morton 'A'

14 Feb

1-3

13 Sep

1-1

28 Mar

3-3

20 Dec

1-0

27 Sep

1-0

22 Apr

2-4

 

24 Jan

3-2

16 Aug

2-0

25 Oct

1-4

31 Jan

3-5

11 Oct

4-0

22 Nov

0-2

3 Jan

0-1

Motherwell 'A'

6 Dec

4-1

27 Sep

3-2

2 Jan

3-1

21 Feb

10-1

20 Dec

1-0

7 Feb

5-1

4 Apr

1-1

 

1 Nov

1-1

18 Apr

3-0

15 Nov

3-0

16 Aug

4-2

11 Apr

1-0

D-D

Partick Thistle 'A'

21 Feb

0-2

8 Nov

1-2

25 Oct

3-1

4 Apr

3-1

15 Nov

3-2

13 Sep

1-1

13 Dec

1-0

11 Oct

2-0

 

29 Nov

2-1

20 Sep

1-1

23 Aug

0-0

17 Jan

2-0

6 Dec

0-0

Queen's Park Strollers

24 Jan

0-1

16 Apr

L-W

8 Apr

1-1

1 Nov

2-0

30 Aug

0-2

28 Mar

0-0

14 Mar

3-0

13 Dec

1-1

4 Oct

2-1

 

25 Apr

0-1

20 Dec

3-0

18 Oct

2-2

13 Sep

1-1

Rangers 'A'

1 Nov

0-0

28 Feb

2-0

4 Oct

5-0

30 Aug

3-0

29 Apr

2-0

16 Aug

2-3

29 Nov

3-1

10 Jan

3-0

20 Dec

2-1

21 Feb

6-0

 

27 Sep

4-1

14 Feb

0-1

22 Nov

1-1

Renton

18 Oct

1-2

25 Apr

1-2

4 Apr

3-2

NOT

PLAYED

6 Dec

1-2

24 Jan

2-4

7 Mar

1-4

8 Nov

1-2

22 Nov

1-2

7 Feb

1-2

25 Oct

1-1

 

4 Oct

4-1

14 Feb

1-2

St Mirren 'A'

21 Mar

1-0

24 Mar

0-1

15 Nov

3-1

20 Apr

0-4

13 Dec

1-0

27 Dec

4-2

10 Jan

0-1

14 Mar

4-2

7 Apr

0-0

23 Apr

2-2

28 Mar

1-0

21 Feb

3-2

 

4 Apr

2-0

Stevenston United

27 Dec

3-0

15 Nov

2-0

16 Aug

0-1

13 Dec

3-1

29 Nov

1-1

25 Oct

0-1

4 Oct

1-0

25 Apr

3-1

7 Feb

1-0

10 Jan

4-1

11 Oct

1-0

17 Jan

3-2

23 Aug

2-0

 

 

On 13 December 1913 a newspaper report that Partick had lost 0-1 at home to Morton may have been erroneous. This score has been reversed in order to make the final table balance.

7 Mar Central League v Scottish Reserve League 1-2 at Brockville Park, Falkirk

25 Apr Scottish Junior League v Scottish Reserve League 0-2 at Beresford Park, Ayr

 

19 June Scottish Reserve League AGM in Glasgow

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Heart of Midlothian 'A'

26

15

4

7

48

28

34

Clyde 'A'

26

13

8

5

32

22

34

Stevenston United

26

12

9

5

30

16

33

Motherwell 'A'

26

13

5

8

54

38

31

Rangers 'A'

26

12

7

7

51

29

31

Kilmarnock 'A'

26

13

4

9

41

38

30

Partick Thistle 'A'

26

9

8

9

34

30

26

Ayr United 'A'

26

8

9

9

26

29

25

Dumbarton Harp

26

8

8

10

42

49

24

St Mirren 'A'

26

10

4

12

31

40

24

Galston

25

10

4

11

42

47

24

Queen's Park Strollers

26

7

6

13

35

51

20

Morton 'A'

26

7

4

15

34

51

18

Renton

25

2

4

19

27

59

8

XXXXXXXxxxXXXXXXX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Play-off

22 Aug 1914 Heart of Midlothian 'A' v Clyde 'A' 1-0

 

 

 

 

1914-15 Scottish Reserve League

 

 

 

Ayr

Clyd

DbH

Falk

Gals

Heart

Kilm

Mort

Moth

PT

QP

RR

Rang

StM

Stev

TL

Ayr United 'A'

 

23 Jan

1-1

13 Feb

2-2

24 Oct

6-1

1 Jan

4-0

27 Feb

1-0

12 Dec

2-0

7 Nov

1-1

26 Dec

1-5

21 Nov

3-2

28 Nov

2-2

22 Aug

4-1

16 Jan

4-0

19 Sep

2-1

9 Jan

4-1

 

Clyde 'A'

6 Feb

1-1

 

26 Dec

3-1

27 Feb

1-1

 

27 Mar

0-0

17 Oct

0-1

10 Apr

3-0

24 Apr

3-0

 

3 Apr

5-1

 

6 Mar

1-0

26 Apr

1-1

13 Feb

3-1

 

Dumbarton Harp

13 Mar

1-1

24 Oct

3-0

 

15 Aug

0-1

 

12 Dec

0-2

7 Nov

0-3

12 Sep

2-0

 

10 Oct

0-0

29 Aug

3-4

16 Jan

3-4

 

21 Nov

3-1

1 Nov

1-1

26 Sep

4-0

Falkirk 'A'

6 Mar

3-2

9 Jan

3-3

6 Feb

4-2

 

24 Apr

2-1

5 Dec

0-3

22 Aug

0-0

 

20 Feb

3-1

31 Oct

0-1

12 Sep

6-2

26 Dec

3-0

17 Apr

4-1

 

 

 

Galston

27 Mar

1-0

15 Aug

2-3

27 Feb

4-1

10 Oct

3-0

 

24 Oct

2-4

16 Jan

1-3

29 Aug

4-0

 

12 Sep

3-2

2 Jan

3-2

6 Mar

2-0

13 Feb

2-2

20 Mar

4-1

30 Jan

1-1

 

Heart of Midlothian 'A'

31 Oct

2-0

7 Nov

3-1

3 Oct

2-1

19 Dec

2-1

13 Mar

1-1

 

13 Feb

3-3

21 Nov

1-1

 

17 Oct

4-2

30 Jan

4-0

28 Nov

2-1

23 Jan

1-0

10 Apr

1-2

2 Jan

5-0

19 Sep

5-2

Kilmarnock 'A'

2 Jan

1-1

5 Dec

4-2

29 Apr

5-1

13 Mar

2-0

10 Apr

2-1

3 Apr

3-0

 

15 Aug

2-1

31 Oct

2-0

26 Sep

1-1

14 Nov

3-1

10 Oct

5-0

19 Dec

2-1

29 Aug

3-3

21 Nov

4-0

 

Morton 'A'

17 Oct

2-2

19 Sep

2-2

23 Jan

1-0

 

20 Feb

6-3

9 Jan

1-1

NOT

PLAYED

 

 

19 Dec

2-2

3 Oct

1-5

14 Nov

0-0

13 Mar

0-1

31 Oct

3-2

5 Dec

1-3

22 Aug

3-2

Motherwell 'A'

 

13 Mar

4-1

3 Apr

2-0

28 Nov

7-3

 

 

 

6 Mar

4-2

 

9 Jan

2-0

7 Nov

3-3

19 Dec

0-3

6 Feb

4-1

14 Nov

1-2

23 Jan

1-0

 

Partick Thistle 'A'

17 Apr

0-1

 

5 Dec

4-0

29 Aug

3-0

 

6 Mar

0-4

28 Nov

4-3

27 Mar

0-3

13 Feb

1-2

 

23 Jan

5-2

6 Feb

6-4

12 Dec

3-2

 

7 Nov

3-2

 

Queen's Park Strollers

10 Oct

2-0

15 Apr

1-4

10 Apr

1-3

13 Feb

2-1

22 Aug

3-0

20 Mar

4-3

9 Jan

1-3

26 Dec

1-3

27 Feb

1-3

23 Jan

2-5

 

19 Sep

0-1

21 Nov

0-2

17 Apr

1-2

1 May

1-4

 

Raith Rovers

5 Dec

0-1

29 Aug

3-1

17 Apr

6-1

7 Nov

2-1

9 Jan

2-2

15 Aug

1-1

30 Jan

1-2

13 Feb

2-1

21 Nov

0-1

24 Apr

1-1

13 Mar

2-1

 

27 Mar

5-2

27 Feb

2-3

24 Oct

2-1

 

Rangers 'A'

1 Nov

0-0

3 Apr

2-2

14 Nov

4-1

30 Jan

3-1

3 Apr

2-2

 

27 Feb

3-1

 

 

12 Dec

2-3

20 Feb

4-2

 

 

 

20 Mar

0-1

 

St Mirren 'A'

24 Apr

1-0

28 Nov

2-1

22 Aug

3-0

26 Sep

2-3

7 Nov

4-2

12 Sep

0-1

19 Apr

4-2

3 Apr

3-0

27 Mar

2-3

 

6 Mar

2-0

17 Oct

2-1

5 Dec

1-1

 

3 Oct

1-0

 

Stevenston United

29 Aug

4-1

12 Sep

6-0

17 Oct

5-0

27 Mar

1-1

30 Jan

1-0

14 Nov

1-1

26 Dec

1-0

26 Sep

5-2

12 Dec

0-1

22 Aug

1-2

15 Aug

2-0

31 Oct

3-2

28 Nov

1-0

13 Mar

4-2

 

 

Third Lanark 'A'

15 Aug

2-1

 

 

 

17 Oct

0-2

29 Aug

0-0

3 Oct

0-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is not certain at this time if all the remaining fixtures were completed

 

Third Lanark withdrew in late October 1914 with Motherwell filling the vacancy and taking over their fixtures

Rangers were admitted in early November

St Mirren resigned on 29 December but were re-admitted on 22 February after depositing funds with the league

14 Nov Stevenston v Hearts 1-1 finished as a friendly owing to injury to the referee

21 Nov Hearts v Morton 1-1 abandoned

1 May Queen's Park v Stevenston played at Stevenston

 

The annual match with the Scottish Junior League was not played due to a lack of available dates

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Kilmarnock 'A'

27

17

5

5

61

32

39

Heart of Midlothian 'A'

27

15

8

4

56

28

38

Stevenston United

27

14

4

9

50

39

32

Motherwell 'A'

26

15

1

10

50

44

31

Ayr United 'A'

28

11

9

8

48

37

31

St. Mirren 'A'

24

12

3

9

47

39

27

Partick Thistle 'A'

23

11

4

8

50

44

26

Clyde 'A'

24

8

8

8

42

43

24

Raith Rovers 'A'

26

10

4

12

46

49

24

Galston

24

9