Eastern Football League

Fourth version 1945-46

 

See also

Main index

Club directory

Eastern League overview

North Eastern League

Southern League

Southern League Cup

 

Compiled by

Stuart Robertson

Gordon Hunter

Brian McColl

Andrew Hulet

Tom McGouran

Andy McGregor

In 1945-46, the Scottish League was still in abeyance, so its member clubs continued with the Southern League. With the addition of North Eastern League, two divisions were set up, but this excluded five pre-War League clubs. They addressed this by creating a new league centred in the eastern counties. Founded in Perth on 20 July 1945, the leagues working title was the Central League before the Eastern League nane was settled on. Despite having an odd number of sides, an application from Boness was refused. They went on and merged with the local Junior club Cadora to form Boness United. Another new club was Stirling Albion, who were seen as a continuation of the towns pre-War League side Kings Park. The SFA were asked to perform the secretarial duties and the league modelled itself on the North Eastern League by playing over two series. It also organized two Cup competitions.

 

The second series saw the addition of St Johnstone A, which brought the membership up to eight clubs. However Stirling Albion were expelled after playing two games when they decided to participate in the Southern League Cup against the wishes of the other Eastern League clubs.

 

Champions

First series Dundee

Second series East Strilingshire

 

 

First Series

Bre

Dun

ES

Ed C

For

Mont

Stir

Brechin City

X

8 Sep

1-5

DATE

1-4

10 Nov

2-3

1 Dec

5-1

25 Aug

3-5

29 Sep

4-3

Dundee A

27 Oct

3-0

X

15 Sep

5-1

1 Sep

5-1

29 Dec

2-1

24 Nov

6-2

20 Oct

4-2

East Stirlingshire

15 Dec

5-0

10 Nov

3-1

X

22 Dec

2-0

NOT

PLAYED?

8 Sep

1-4

13 Oct

4-2

Edinburgh City

13 Oct

5-3

3 Nov

2-3

29 Sep

7-1

X

25 Aug

5-6

27 Oct

6-3

24 Nov

1-2

Forfar Athletic

DATE

3-1

13 Oct

2-2

1 Sep

3-3

8 Dec

5-1

X

29 Sep

7-3

10 Nov

4-8

Montrose

20 Oct

1-1

DATE

3-5

8 Dec

2-1

15 Sep

5-2

3 Nov

4-3

X

1 Sep

2-3

Stirling Albion

3 Nov

0-1

25 Aug

1-2

27 Oct

5-1

18 Aug

8-3

8 Sep

7-1

1 Dec

5-1

X

 

 

 

First Series

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Dundee A

12

10

1

1

43

19

21

2

Stirling Albion

12

7

0

5

46

28

14

3

East Stirlingshire

11

5

1

5

26

30

11

4

Montrose

12

5

1

6

35

43

11

5

Forfar Athletic

11

4

2

5

36

41

10

6

Edinburgh City

12

4

0

8

36

45

8

7

Brechin City

12

3

1

8

22

38

7

 

This table was printed in the press, but doesnt tally with the known results

 

First Series

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Dundee A

11

9

1

1

45

19

19

2

Stirling Albion

12

7

0

5

47

27

14

3

Montrose

12

5

1

6

36

42

11

4

East Stirlingshire

11

5

1

5

25

34

11

5

Edinburgh City

12

5

0

7

40

44

10

6

Forfar Athletic

10

3

2

5

33

44

8

7

Brechin City

12

3

1

8

22

38

7

  

 

Second Series

Bre

Dun

ES

Ed C

For

Mont

St J

Stir

Brechin City

X

12 Jan

1-0

16 Mar

1-1

16 Feb

1-1

 

9 Mar

4-3

26 Jan

2-1

 

Dundee A

30 Mar

5-1

X

23 Mar

5-2

14 May

2-2

8 May

3-2

23 Feb

6-1

9 Mar

7-0

5 Jan

5-4

East Stirlingshire

19 Jan

2-2

2 Mar

6-1

X

2 Feb

6-2

9 Mar

4-3

30 Mar

7-2

5 Jan

5-1

 

Edinburgh City

5 Jan

1-4

9 Feb

1-4

23 Feb

0-3

X

26 Jan

2-5

16 Mar

2-4

30 Mar

4-2

 

Forfar Athletic

23 Mar

1-1

2 Feb

7-3

9 Feb

3-2

2 Mar

4-2

X

5 Jan

3-1

16 Mar

4-4

 

Montrose

9 Feb

0-1

19 Jan

3-2

12 Jan

3-6

 

16 Feb

0-0

X

2 Mar

4-0

 

St Johnstone A

23 Feb

3-0

1 Jan

5-2

16 Feb

3-3

23 Mar

3-2

12 Jan

4-0

2 Feb

1-1

X

 

Stirling Albion

 

 

1 Jan

6-2

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

Stirling Albion resigned in January 1946 to compete in the Scottish Southern League Cup competition

 

 

Second Series

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

East Stirlingshire

12

7

3

2

47

26

17

2

Dundee A

12

6

1

5

40

31

13

3

Brechin City

11

5

4

2

18

18

14

4

Forfar Athletic

11

5

3

3

32

26

13

5

St Johnstone A

12

4

3

5

27

34

11

6

Montrose

11

3

2

6

22

32

8

7

Edinburgh City

11

1

2

8

19

38

4

 

 

Eastern League Cup First series

First round

8 Dec Forfar Athletic v Edinburgh City 5-1

8 Dec Stirling Albion v Brechin City 7-2

 

SemiFinal                                                                                           

15 Dec Montrose v Dundee A  3-5                                        

15 Dec Forfar Athletic v Stirling Albion   3-2                                         

 

Final

22 Dec Forfar Athletic v Dundee A        1-4

29 Dec Dundee A v Forfar Athletic        2-1

 

Eastern League Cup Second series

1st rd  2 legs

6th Apr Brechin City 0-1 East Stirlingshire

17th Apr East Stirlingshire 0-3 Brechin City

17th Apr Forfar Ath 6-0 Montrose

               Montrose ?-? Forfar Ath

6th Apr Edinburgh City 4-3 Dundee A

15th Apr Dundee A 5-0 Edinburgh City

St Johnstone A bye

 

Semi final    2 legs

24th Apr Dundee A 3-1 Brechin

27 Apr or 1st May Brechin ?-? Dundee A

20th Apr Forfar 3-4 St Johnstone A

27th Apr St Johnstone A 3-0 Forfar Ath

 

Final 2 legs

4th May St Johnstone A 5-0 Dundee A

11th May Dundee A 0-2 St Johnstone A

 

 

 

 

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