Glasgow & West of Scotland Football League

1898-1907

 

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In the late 1890s, the Scottish League fixture list ran to only 18 games. Because of this several clubs banded together to form supplementary competitions. One of these was the Glasgow & West of Scotland League. Formed in April 1898, its original line-up consisted of St Mirren (the first champions), Ayr, Kilmarnock, Morton, Port Glasgow Athletic, Abercorn, Linthouse as well as a non-League member, Ayr Parkhouse. The latter three all left at the end of the season, and were replace by Clyde. 1899-1900 saw the only time the title was shared, when Morton and Kilmarnock finished equal on points. Morton won it outright the following season, but they had to fight to get it. Only two points separated the top five clubs as the table below shows.

In 1902-03, Motherwell and Airdrieonians replaced St Mirren and Partick Thistle, both of whom left to join another supplementary competition, the Inter City League. At the end of that season, the former both finished top with 13 points but it was Motherwell who triumphed on goal average. Airdrieonians left after this season, being replaced by Hamilton Academical – the last change in the league’s membership until it disbanded in 1906.

The steady expansion of the Scottish League after 1902 made it increasingly difficult for clubs to fulfil their fixtures, with the result that many games either had to be held over until the following season or double up as Scottish League matches with points counting towards both competitions.

The final blow for the league eventually fell after the Scottish League’s AGM on 23 May 1906. Hamilton Academical and Clyde were both elected into an expanded 18-club First Division. With all six Western League clubs in the top flight, this would have made it near impossible to fit in ten extra fixtures on top of a heavy League and Cup programme. Although the Glasgow & West of Scotland League was to disband, its final games were actually played in the August of the following season. In January 1907, a tournament was held to decide which club would retain the championship shield. It was perhaps fitting that Clyde, who won most outright championships, won that competition.

 

The accompanying results grids were researched and compiled by Stuart Robertson ©, with some final tables supplied by Stewart Davidson.

 

Champions

1898-99 St Mirren

1899-00 Morton & Kilmarnock

1900-01 Morton

1901-02 Port Glasgow Athletic

1902-03 Motherwell

1903-04

1904-05 Clyde

1905-06 Kilmarnock

 

Shield

1906-07 Clyde

 

Membership

Abercorn

Airdrieonians

Ayr

Ayr Parkhouse

Clyde

Hamilton Academical

Kilmarnock

Linthouse

Morton

Motherwell

Partick Thistle

Port Glasgow Athletic

St Mirren

Seasons

1898-99

1902-03

1898-99

1898-99

1899-1906

1903-1906

1898-1906

1898-99

1898-1906

1902-1906

1899-1902

1898-1906

1898-1902

 

 

Glasgow and West of Scotland League – 1898-99

Results:

 

Abercorn

Ayr

Ayr Parkhouse

Linthouse

Morton

Port Glasgow Athletic

St. Mirren

Abercorn

 

X

May 15

4-1

May 8

5-0

 

May 13

2-6

Mar 4

2-3

Sep 17

0-6

Ayr

 

Apr 29

3-3

X

May 3

2-3

 

May 9

0-3

May 5

3-2

Jan 3

2-3

Ayr

Parkhouse

Feb 18

2-0

May 7

0-3

X

Mar 4

5-3

Apr 15

2-2

Apr 26

4-2

May 15

1-4

Linthouse

 

Jan 14

2-1

 

May 5

2-1

X

Mar 11

1-2

Feb 18

0-1

May 1

3-5

Morton

 

Apr 26

9-2

Mar 18

2-0

Apr 22

2-1

Feb 25

9-3 %

X

Nov12

2-2

May 7

1-1

Port Glasgow

Athletic

Apr 15

0-0

May 13

9-3

Apr 29

12-2

Apr 22

3-1

May 15

3-1

X

Jan 21

3-3

St. Mirren

 

Sep 17

3-0

 

Feb 25

5-2

May 13

3-2

Jan 7

1-1

 

X

Notes:

May 10 – Morton 3 Ayr 1, May 13 – Morton 6 Abercorn 2,

% also noted as 9-1 and 3-3.

Kilmarnock withdrew from this league without playing a game.

 

Table based on available results

 

 

1898-99

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

 

Morton

St Mirren

Port Glasgow Athletic

Ayr Parkhouse

Abercorn

Ayr

Linthouse

12

10

11

12

11

9

9

7

7

6

3

2

2

2

4

3

3

2

2

1

0

1

0

2

7

6

6

7

40

34

40

23

19

17

17

18

15

21

42

35

29

30

18

17

15

8

6

5

4

 

Kilmarnock withdrew from this league without playing a game.

 

 

Glasgow and West of Scotland League – 1899-1900

Results:

 

Clyde

Kilmarnock

Morton

Partick Thistle

Port Glasgow Athletic

St. Mirren

Clyde

 

X

Apr 28

1-2

Feb 24

2-2

Mar 17

0-4

May 7

4-1

Oct 28

3-1

Kilmarnock

 

Mar 31

2-1

X

May 5

1-0

Apr 7

4-2

 

4-0

Apr 21

1-1

Morton

 

Nov 11

3-0

May 12

3-1

X

Apr 14

3-0

15 May

2-1

Feb 3

1-0

Partick

Thistle

Apr 21

3-0

Mar 3

1-4

May 9

2-1

X

Nov 18

4-0

Dec 23

4-1

Port Glasgow

Athletic

Apr 7

3-0

Apr 14

3-1

Dec 30

1-3

May 5

3-2

X

Mar 24

4-2

St. Mirren

 

Apr 14

5-0

Mar 10

2-1

May 1

2-1

Jan 6

4-3

May 12

5-1

X

Notes:

Clyde 3 St Mirren 1 at Love Street on 28 Oct

Clyde 1  Morton 2 on Jan 6 ???

 

 

 

1899-1900

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

Morton

Kilmarnock

St Mirren

Partick Thistle

Port Glasgow Athletic

Clyde

10

10

10

10

10

10

6

6

5

5

4

2

1

1

1

0

0

1

3

3

4

5

6

7

20

21

23

26

17

12

12

14

19

20

28

26

13

13

11

10

8

5

 

 

Glasgow and West of Scotland League – 1900-01

Results:

 

Clyde

Kilmarnock

Morton

Partick Thistle

Port Glasgow Athletic

St. Mirren

Clyde

 

X

Mar 23

2-0

May 11

0-1

Apr 20

3-0

Mar 9

4-1

May 14

2-5

Kilmarnock

 

May 4

5-3

X

Feb 23

4-1

Mar 9

1-0

Jan 5

1-1

Apr 20

2-2

Morton

 

May 1

4-1

Apr 6

1-0

X

Apr 13

1-0

Apr 15

2-3

29 Sep

6-1

Partick

Thistle

Mar 2

2-3

Feb 16

2-0

Mar 23

3-3

X

Apr 6

1-0

Apr 30

0-2

Port Glasgow

Athletic

Apr 27

2-0

Mar 2

2-1

May 15

4-2

Feb 23

2-1

X

Apr 13

4-4

St. Mirren

 

May 7

1-3

Apr 15

1-3

Dec 31

6-1

Mar 16

1-0

Apr 23

2-1

X

Notes:

St. Mirren 4  Partick Thistle 1 (or 4-2) on May 11 – both games already played.

Port Glasgow Athletic 3  Morton 3 on Sep 8 – both games played later.

Morton v St. Mirren on Sep 29 – also noted as 7-1 for Morton

 

Table based on results

 

 

1900-01

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

St Mirren

10

5

2

3

25

22

12

2

Port Glasgow Athletic

10

5

2

3

20

18

12

3

Morton

10

5

1

4

22

22

11

4

Kilmarnock

10

4

2

4

17

15

10

5

Clyde

10

5

0

5

21

21

10

6

Partick Thistle

10

2

1

7

9

16

5

 

 

Published table

 

 

1900-01

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

Morton

St Mirren

Clyde

Port Glasgow Athletic

Kilmarnock

Partick Thistle

10

10

10

10

10

10

5

4

5

4

4

2

2

3

1

3

2

1

3

3

4

3

4

7

23

25

21

20

20

10

22

13

19

19

18

19

12

11

11

11

10

5

 

 

 

 

Glasgow and West of Scotland League – 1901-02

Results:

 

Clyde

Kilmarnock

Morton

Partick Thistle

Port Glasgow Athletic

St. Mirren

Clyde

 

X

Apr 12

0-0

May 6

3-1

Apr 26

1-3

Apr 19

1-2

May 12

2-1

Kilmarnock

 

Apr 5

3-1

X

Jan 4

1-2

Apr 19

2-1

Apr 26

1-3

Mar 8

4-1

Morton

 

Apr 30

0-3

May 13

1-3

X

May 10

0-1

Jan 1

1-2

Feb 22

2-3

Partick Thistle

Mar 29

3-2

Mar 1

4-1

Mar 15

2-1

X

May 12

1-0

Mar 31

2-1

Port Glasgow Athletic

May 3

4-0

Mar 22

6-4

Dec 21

2-2

Apr 12

5-3

X

Apr 5

4-2

St. Mirren

 

 

2-2

May 10

1-2

Mar 1

3-1

May 8

2-0

Apr 21

2-1

X

Notes:

Port Glasgow 2  Clyde 0 on Mar 8 – abandoned after 70 mins as the ground was a quagmire due to heavy rain

Kilmarnock v Partick Thistle on Apr 19 – also noted as 1-0.

 

 

 

1901-02

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

Port Glasgow Athletic

Partick Thistle

Kilmarnock

St Mirren

Clyde

Morton

10

10

10

10

10

10

7

7

5

4

3

1

1

0

1

1

2

1

2

3

4

5

5

8

29

20

21

18

15

11

17

15

20

20

19

23

15

14

11

9

8

3

 

 

Glasgow and West of Scotland League – 1902-03

Results:

 

Airdrieonians

Clyde

Kilmarnock

Morton

Motherwell

Port Glasgow Athletic

Airdrieonians

 

X

Apr 25

4-1

Apr 4

5-3

 

May 6

0-0

Apr 18

2-1

Clyde

 

May 9

5-0

X

Mar 28

0-2

Apr 11

0-1

 

May 2

 

Kilmarnock

 

Mar 21

1-1

Feb 21

0-2

X

Jan 1

0-1

Apr 25

2-5

Aug 19

4-2

Morton

 

Feb 21

3-1

Jan 31

3-1

Apr 18

3-2

X

May 4

2-3

May 11

0-2

Motherwell

 

May 2

2-1

19 Aug

0-0

May 9

2-0

 

X

 

Port Glasgow Athletic

Apr 11

1-1

Apr 4

5-0

Mar 14

2-1

Jan 24

3-2

 

X

Notes:

Morton 0  Kilmarnock 3 - Feb 28 - game stopped after 75 minutes due to storm.

Kilmarnock 2  Clyde 0 - Mar 7 - game void – should have been played at Shawfield Stadium, Glasgow.

Port Glasgow Athletic v Clyde on Apr was also noted as 2-0.

Airdrieonians v Morton on Apr 29 was abandoned after 82 minutes due to darkness with Airdrieonians

leading 2-0.

19 Aug 1903 Motherwell v Clyde 0-0 played in 1903-04 season

19 Aug 1903 Kilmarnock v PGA played in 1903-04 season

 

 

 

1902-03

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

Morton

Motherwell

Clyde

Port Glasgow Athletic

Airdrieonians

Kilmarnock

9

7

10

8

9

10

5

4

5

4

3

2

1

2

0

1

3

1

3

1

5

3

3

7

15

12

18

14

15

15

12

6

13

14

17

23

11

10

10

9

9

5

 

Motherwell were eventual champions

 

 

Glasgow and West of Scotland League – 1903-04

Results:

 

Clyde

Hamilton Academical

Kilmarnock

Morton

Motherwell

Port Glasgow Athletic

Clyde

 

X

Apr 2

2-1

May 3

2-0

Apr 4

0-1

May 7

3-0

 

Hamilton Academical

May14

6-1

X

May 11

1-2

 

Apr 9

2-0

 

Kilmarnock

 

Apr 9

1-1

Aug 23

2-2

X

May 9

1-1

Mar19

0-0

May 7

1-0

Morton

 

Apr 26

0-0

 

May14

2-0

X

Feb13

7-1

May11

1-2

Motherwell

 

Apr 16

2-1

Feb 20

2-6

Apr 30

1-0

 

X

May 7

0-1

Port Glasgow Athletic

Apr 30

4-1

Mar12

1-0

Apr 16

0-1

Feb27

2-2

Apr 23

1-0

X

Notes:

Motherwell 2  Kilmarnock 0  Apr 2 – stopped due to the weather

Clyde 2 Hamilton Academical 1 Apr 2 – stopped due to the weather

Motherwell 2  Port Glasgow Athletic 2 May 14 ??

23 Aug 1904 Kilmarnock v Hamilton played in 1904-05 season

 

 

 

1903-04

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Port Glasgow Athletic

8

5

1

2

11

6

11

2

Kilmarnock

10

3

4

3

8

10

10

3

Morton

7

3

3

1

14

6

9

4

Clyde

9

3

2

4

10

15

8

5

Hamilton Academical

7

3

1

3

18

10

7

6

Motherwell

9

2

1

6

6

21

5

 

 

Glasgow and West of Scotland League –1904-05

Results:

 

Clyde

Hamilton Academical

Kil,marnock

Morton

Motherwell

Port Glasgow Athletic

Clyde

 

X

Apr 1

2-2

Apr 15

1-0

May 13

1-0

 

Apr 29

2-1

Hamilton Academical

Apr 22

1-3

X

Mar 18

0-6

Mar 25

3-1

 

Apr 8

5-1

Kilmarnock

 

Mar 25

0-0

Mar 4

1-4

X

May 1

1-2

Apr 24

4-1

Apr 22

1-1

Morton

 

Mar 18

2-3

D-D

May 10

3-2

X

 

May 6

3-1

Motherwell

 

 

 

Feb 25

2-2

Oct 22

1-1

X

 

Port Glasgow Athletic

0-3

Apr 15

1-2

Apr 1

3-3

Feb 25

2-2

 

X

Notes:

Motherwell retired

 

Hamilton Academicals v Clyde on Apr 22 also noted as 1-2.

Kilmarnock 4  Port Glasgow Athletic 2 on Aug 19 noted as Glasgow and West of Scotland League game.

Airdrieonians(?) v Morton on Aug 28 was noted as Glasgow and West of Scotland League game but was

abandoned.

 

 

 

1904-05

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

Clyde

Hamilton Academical

Morton

Kilmarnock

Port Glasgow Athletic

8

8

8

8

8

6

4

3

1

0

2

2

2

3

3

0

2

3

4

5

15

19

15

14

10

6

16

15

14

21

14

10

8

5

3

 

Glasgow and West of Scotland League – 1905-06

Results:

 

Clyde

Hamilton Academical

Kilmarnock

Morton

Motherwell

Port Glasgow A.

Clyde

 

X

May 5

4-2

Aug 22

1-0

 

 

Aug 20

1-0  **

Hamilton Academical

May12

2-0

X

Apr 30

0-0

Aug 20

4-2  **

Apr 21

1-0

 

Kilmarnock

 

Apr 21

4-0

Aug 22

3-1 **

X

Aug 17

1-1

May 5

1-0

Apr 28

3-2

Morton

 

 

 

Apr7

3-0

X

 

Apr 9

1-3

Motherwell

 

Mar 31

2-0

 

Aug 15

0-4 **

 

X

 

Port Glasgow A.

 

 

NOT

PLAYED

 

Apr 7

1-2

X

Notes:

During the latter seasons of the competition some fixtures  doubled up with Scottish League fixtures and

the points counted towards both competitions.

** played in season 1906/07

Scottish League fixtures that doubled up as Glasgow and West of Scotland League games:

Kilmarnock 3 Port Glasgow Athletic 2 on Apr 28 (counted for four points)

Morton 3  Kilmarnock 0 on Apr 7

Port Glasgow Athletic 1  Motherwell 2 on Apr 7

 

 

1905-06

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Kilmarnock

9

5

2

2

16

8

14

2

Clyde

6

3

0

3

6

10

6

3

Hamilton Academical

6

3

1

2

10

9

5

4

Motherwell

5

2

0

3

4

7

4

5

Morton

4

1

1

2

7

8

3

6

Port Glasgow A.

4

1

0

3

6

7

2

 

Kimarnock v PGA, one game played, four points awarded to Kilmarnock for winning

 

 

Glasgow and West of Scotland Shield 1906-07

1st round

2 January 1907   Port Glasgow Athletic 0 Motherwell 0

29 April 1907                       Motherwell 1 Port Glasgow Athletic 0 (Replay)

1 April 1907                         Clyde 3 Kilmarnock 0

 

Semi-final

8 May 1907                         Clyde 2 Motherwell 1

9 May 1907                         Hamilton Academical 3 Morton 2

 

Final (1st leg) at Douglas Park

12 May 1907                       Hamilton Academical 2 Clyde 0

 

Final (2nd leg) at Shawfield Stadium

14 May 1907                       Clyde 3 Hamilton Academical 0

(Clyde won 3-2 on aggregate)