Falkirk & District Charity Cup

1885-1896, 1913-14

 

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Nearly every senior team from Falkirk & District competed in this competition. The obvious exceptions were Denny & Dunipace who instead played in the Stirling & District Cup.. All matches were played at neutral venues with the exception of the 1886-87 First Round. For the first two seasons the Falkirk Charity Cup Committee arranged an extra match based upon how well players performed in the competition. The competition was resurrected for one year only in 1913-14.

 

The results etc on this page were researched and compiled by John Meffen (c)

 

Winners

 

1884-85 East Stirlingshire
1885-86 East Stirlingshire
1886-87 East Stirlingshire
1887-88 East Stirlingshire
1888-89 East Stirlingshire
1889-90 Falkirk
1890-91 East Stirlingshire
1891-92 Falkirk
1892-93 Stenhousemuir
1893-94 Falkirk
1894-95 Stenhousemuir
1895-96 East Stirlingshire
 

1913-14 Falkirk

 

 

1884-85

First round

15th Apr Grahamston 9 Tayavalla 0 (at Brockville Park)

Camelon, Falkirk & East Stirlingshire byes

 

Semi final

25th Apr East Stirlingshire 5 Grahamston 0 (at Brockville Park)

2nd May Camelon 2 Falkirk 1 (at Merchiston Pk [East Stirlingshire FC]

 

Final

9th May East Stirlingshire 2 Camelon 0 (Camelon left the field after 77 mins, due to heavy rain- match abandoned.           At Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC])

16th May East Stirlingshire 1 Camelon 1

23rd May East Stirlingshire 2 Camelon 1

 

30th May             Charity Match    Falkirk District XI 0 Rangers 4 (at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC])

Organised by the Falkirk & District Charity Cup Committee.                    

 

1885-86

First round

3rd Apr Grahamston 0 Camelon 5 * (at Merchiston Pk [East Stirlingshire FC])

Grahamston were awarded the game, as Camelon insisted on playing Nisbet & Burns, even though they knew both players were ineligible after playing with Glasgow Thistle in a North-Eastern Cup match earlier in the season.

17th Apr Falkirk 7 Laurieston 0 )at Crichton Pk [Grahamston FC])

Comely Park & East Stirlingshire byes

 

Semi final                    

8th May Falkirk 4 Comely Park 1(at Merchiston Pk [East Stirlingshire FC])

15th May East Stirlingshire 7 Grahamston 0 (at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC])

 

Final (at Victoria Pk [Camelon FC])

29th May East Stirlingshire 3 Falkirk 0

Falkirk Mitchell; Hamilton & 'James'; Bishop, Balloch & McVey; 'Anderson' & 'Craig', McDonald, Ferguson & W.Gibson.

East Stirlingshire Sharp; Mitchell & Rae; Johnston & Inch; Reid & Wilson, Brand & McLauchlan, Dunn & Stewart.

Scorers- Brand, McLauchlan, Reid.                                                                     

 

12th Jun Falkirk District XI 1 Linlithgowshire 2 (at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC])

Falkirk District Mercer(East Stirling); Mitchell(East Stirling) & 'James'(Falkirk); Inch(East Stirling), Balloch(Falkirk) & Miller(Grahamston); Fleming(Laurieston) & Reid(East Stirling), McLauchlan(East Stirling), Dunn(East Stirling) & Stewart(East Stirling).

Linlithgowshire Lynch(Bo'ness); Paterson(Broxburn Thistle) & Robertson(Grange Athletic); Simpson(Armadale), Pennykid(Uphall Blue Bell) & Pow(Bo'ness); C.Grant(Bo'ness) & Kirkwood(Broxburn Shamrock), Hutchison(Bathgate Vols), Murnin(Durhamston Rangers) & Mathieson(Armadale).

Scorers- Fleming : Unknown.                                                                               

 

1886-87

First round

19th Feb East Stirling 6 Laurieston 0 (Merchiston Pk [East Stirling FC])

12th Feb Falkirk v Falkirk Harp (not played)

2nd Apr Grahamston 2 Camelon 3 (Crichton Pk [Grahamston FC])

9th Apr Falkirk 8 Falkirk Harp 0 (Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC])

 

Semi final

27th May Camelon 3 Carron 0 (Merchiston Pk [East Stirling FC])

4th May   East Stirling 2 (Merchiston Pk[East Stirling FC])

 

Final at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC]

14th Jun East Stirling 5 Camelon 0

 

 

1887-88

First round

7th Jan Falkirk 14 West Carron 0 (atMerchiston Pk [East Stirlingshire FC])

21st Jan Gairdoch 3 Grangemouth 4 (atBrockville Pk [Falkirk FC])

25th Feb Laurieston 6 Camelon 3 (atMerchiston Pk [East Stirlingshire FC])

3rd Mar East Stirlingshire 10 Stenhousemuir 0 (atBrockville Pk [Falkirk FC])

 

Semi final

7th Apr Laurieston 1 Grangemouth 3 (at Merchiston Pk [East Stirlingshire FC])

3rd May East Stirlingshire 2 Falkirk 1 (at Victoria Pk [Camelon FC])

 

Final (at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC])

16th May East Stirlingshire 5 Grangemouth 1

 

1888-89

First round

26th Jan Falkirk 2 Gairdoch 1 at Merchiston Pk [East Stirlingshire FC]

17th Apr East Stirlingshire wo Grahamston scr  (A friendly was played instead, East Stirlingshire 5 Grahamston 2 At Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC])

20th Apr Laurieston 8 Stenhousemuir 1 at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC]

27th Mar Camelon 3 Grangemouth 2 at Merchiston Pk [East Stirlingshire FC]

 

Semi final

8th May  Camelon 5 Laurieston 4 Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC]

15th May Falkirk 1 East Stirlingshire 1 at Victoria Pk [Camelon FC]

18th May East Stirlingshire 5 Falkirk 0 at Victoria Pk [Camelon FC]

 

Final at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC]

22nd May Camelon 4 East Stirlingshire 3

 

 

1889-90

Semi final

19th Apr   Falkirk 1 Camelon 0 at Merchiston Pk [E Stirling FC]

26th Apr   East Stirlingshire 4 Gairdoch 0 at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC]

 

Final

3rd May  Falkirk 1 East Stirlingshire 1 at Victoria Pk [Camelon FC]

15th May   Falkirk 4 East Stirlingshire 1 at Victoria Pk [Camelon FC]

 

 

1890-91

Semi final

18th Apr   East Stirlingshire 4 Camelon 0 at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC]

25th Apr   Falkirk 8 Laurieston 0     Merchiston Pk was barred from holding cup ties so the game was moved to Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC]

 

Final

2nd May  East Stirlingshire 2 Falkirk 0   at Victoria Pk [Camelon FC]

 

 

1891-92

Semi final

4th May   East Stirlingshire 3 Grangemouth 3 at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC]

17th May   Replay East Stirlingshire 3 Grangemouth 0 at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC]

18th May   Falkirk 7 Laurieston 0   at Merchiston Pk [E Stirling FC]

 

Final

25th May  Falkirk 7 East Stirlingshire 2   at Victoria Pk [Camelon FC]

 

 

1892-93

First round

12th Apr   Falkirk 12 Laurieston 0   at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC]

22nd Apr   Stenhousemuir 3 East Stirlingshire 2   at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC]

2nd May   Gairdoch 1 Grangemouth 0    at Merchiston Pk [E Stirling FC]

10th May  Camelon 6 Grasshoppers 3   at Merchiston Pk [E Stirling FC]

 

Semi final

16th May   Camelon 4 Falkirk 3 Merchiston Pk [E Stirling FC]

18th May   Stenhousemuir 0 Gairdoch 0 (Abandoned at half time, at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC])

24th May   Stenhousemuir 4 Gairdoch 4   at Merchiston Pk [E Stirling FC]

26th May   Stenhousemuir 6 Gairdoch 3  at Merchiston Pk [E Stirling FC]

 

Final

31st May Final Stenhousemuir 2 Camelon 2    at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC]

7th June Final Replay Stenhousemuir 3 Camelon 0   at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC]

 

 

1893-94   

First round

11th Apr   Falkirk 7 Camelon 1   at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC]

18th Apr   East Stirlingshire 8 Laurieston 2   at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC]

25th Apr   Gairdoch 2 Stenhousemuir 1   at Merchiston Pk [E Stirling FC]

2nd May   Grangemouth 7 Grasshoppers 2   at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC]

 

Semi final

22nd May   Falkirk 2 Grangemouth 0   at Merchiston Pk [E Stirling FC]

24th May   Gairdoch 3 East Stirlingshire 3   at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC]

1st Jun   Gairdoch 2 East Stirlingshire 1   at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC]

 

Final

8th Jun   Falkirk 0 Gairdoch 0   at Victoria Pk [Camelon FC]

14th Jun   Falkirk 5 Gairdoch 0   at Victoria Pk [Camelon FC]

 

 

1894-95   

Semi final

15th May   Stenhousemuir 2 Grasshoppers 0   at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC]

22nd May   Falkirk 3 Camelon 2   at Goschen Pk [Stenhousemuir FC]

 

Final

5th Jun  Stenhousemuir 4 Falkirk 1   at Victoria Pk [Camelon FC]

 

 

1894-95

First round   

15th Apr   Stenhousemuir 6 Grasshoppers 1   at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC]

 

Semi final

1st May   Stenhousemuir 5 Camelon 5   at Merchiston Pk [E Stirling FC]

7th May   Falkirk 1 East Stirlingshire 0 (Aban 86 mins)   at Victoria Pk [Camelon FC]

 

Both Falkirk & Stenhousemuir refused to replay their semi-finals owing to fixture congestion, effectively leading to the end of the competition

 

Final

23rd May  East Stirlingshire 3 Camelon 2   at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC]

 

 

 

1913-14

Semi final   

2nd May   Falkirk 2 Stenhousemuir 1   at Brockville Pk [Falkirk FC]

East Stirlingshire bye

 

Final

9th May  Falkirk 2 East Stirlingshire 0   at Merchiston Pk [E Stirling FC]

 

 

Overall Match Results (Excluding Matches Abandoned)

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Ave

East Stirlingshire

Falkirk

Camelon

Stenhousemuir

Grangemouth

Gairdoch

Laurieston

Grahamston

Comely Park

Carron

Grasshoppers

Falkrk Harp

Tayavalla

West Carron

28

29

21

13

9

11

8

5

1

1

4

1

1

1

17

18

9

6

3

3

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

3

3

3

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

8

9

4

5

5

6

4

1

1

4

1

1

1

95

106

52

43

20

19

19

11

1

0

7

0

0

0

38

38

60

41

23

30

46

20

4

3

26

8

9

14

2.00

1.96

1.61

1.61

1.11

1.09

0.75

0.60

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

 

Notes -

Avge based on Win-3 pts, Draw-1 pt

In 1889 Grahamston scratched to East Stirling in the First Round the teams played a friendlyinstead, East Stirling winning 5-2.

East Stirling's first defeat was in their 14th match.

Carron & West Carron may have been the same team.

In the first round in 1886 Camelon defeated Grahamston 5-0 but were disqualified for fielding ineligible players.

The last years of the competition were a disaster, with withdrawals and teams refusing to play and although it was never officially ended it was allowed to lapse.

It was resurrected in 1913, but the First World War ended it after one season.

 

Largest Victories

1888

1893

1888

1885

1887

1891

1889

1886

1886

1892

Falkirk

Falkirk

East Stirlingshire

Grahamston

Falkirk

Falkirk

Lairieston

Falkirk

East Stirlingshire

Falkirk

West Carron

Laurieston

Stenhousemuir

Tayavalla

Falkirk Harp

Laurieston

Stenhousemuir

Laurieston

Grahamston

Laurieston

14-0

12-0

10-0

9-0

8-0

8-0

8-1

7-0

7-0

7-0