Midland Football League

 First version 1891-1897

 

See also

Main index

Club directory

Central Combination

Central League

Midland League overview

Scottish Alliance

Scottish Combination

Scottish Federation

Formed on 16 May 1891 by eight clubs clubs at the Crown Hotel in Alloa, which was to be the league’s headquarters. The original meeting to form a league was held at the Station Hotel in Larbert on 9 April 1891. Representatives of Camelon, Dunblane, Alva, Alloa Athletic, Grangemouth and Dunfermline Athletic were all in attendance. Mr Murphy of Camelon FC was asked to communicate with Bridge of Allan, Clackmannan, Cowdenbeath and Raith Rovers to be asked to also join.

 

The elected representatives of the league were as follows

 

President – John Duff (Alloa Athletic)

Vice president – James Brown (Dunfermline Athletic)

Secretary – Mr Murphy (Camelon)

Treasurer – Mr Minto (Alva)

 

After Raith Rovers had won the first championship, the league was officially dissolved, and reconstituted as a new league, but without the champions. Clackmannan also left but King’s Park, formerly of the Scottish Alliance, joined, and promptly won,  the eight team league. The collapse of the Scottish Federation in 1893 saw East Stirlingshire and Falkirk enter and both were to win the title in the following two seasons. They, and Stenhousemuir who won the league in 1896, then moved on to help form the stronger Scottish Combination. The Midland League lasted for six seasons in total, but was superseded by the creation of the Central Combination which included four of the Midland League clubs.

 

 

Champions

1891-92 Raith Rovers

1892-93 King's Park

1893-94 East Stirlingshire

1894-95 Falkirk

1895-96 Stenhousemuir

1896-97 Clackmannan

 

Membership

Alloa

Alva

Bridge of Allan

Camelon

Clackmannan

Cowdenbeath

Dunblane

Dunfermline Athletic

Dunipace

East Stirlingshire

Falkirk

Gairdoch

Grangemouth

Kilsyth Wanderers

King's Park

Raith Rovers

Stenhousemuir

Seasons

1891-1897

1891-1895

1891-1894

1891-1897

1891-92, 1896-97

1891-92

1891-1897

1891-1893

1896-97

1893-1896

1893-1896

1894-1896

1891-1893

1895-1897

1892-1897

1891-92

1893-1896

Came from

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scottish Federation

Scottish Federation

 

 

 

Scottish Alliance

Left for

Central League

    Disbanded

 

Central Combination

 

 

Central Combination

 

 

Scottish Combination

Scottish Combination

 

 

Central Combination

Central Combination

 

Scottish Combination

 

1891-92

All

Alv

BoA

Cam

Clac

Cow

Dunb

Df

Gra

RR

Alloa

X

9 Apr

1-3

27 Feb

2-4

26 Mar

5-1

19 Dec

1-3

31 Oct

5-1

26 Dec

1-3

20 Feb

2-3

6 Feb

4-0

22 Aug

1-2

Alva

5 Mar

4-4

X

6 Feb

4-1

 

19 Mar

3-0

 

23 Apr

4-2

21 May

7-1

26 Dec

10-1

3 Oct

5-6

Bridge of Allan

 

23 Jan

4-1

X

12 Mar

1-1

2 Apr

10-2

 

19 Dec

4-10

23 Apr

5-0

5 Dec

5-1

26 Mar

1-1

Camelon

28 Nov

7-2

27 Feb

4-3

19 Sep

12-1

X

6 Feb

0-0

 

 

14 May

9-1

13 Feb

2-5

14 Nov

2-1

Clackmannan

30 Jan

7-1

12 Sep

5-0

 

15 Aug

3-3

X

13 Feb

4-0

21 May

6-1

28 May

17-1

30 Apr

3-3

27 Feb

4-4

Cowdenbeath

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Dunblane

14 Nov

2-1

12 Mar

4-5

30 Jan

3-4

5 Dec

6-3

16 Jan

4-2

21 Aug

13-1

X

26 Mar

8-1

3 Oct

3-3

30 Apr

2-1

Dunfermline Athletic

21 May

6-1

14 Nov

7-1

13 Feb

6-0

22 Aug

6-2

29 Aug

8-1

12 Sep

1-1

15 Aug

1-11

X

16 Apr

2-1

28 May

3-2

Grangemouth

10 Oct

2-0

 

 

 

22 Aug

5-0

 

9 Apr

3-2

24 Oct

6-1

X

21 May

0-5

Raith Rovers

19 Mar

7-1

14 May

7-0

29 Aug

9-3

20 Feb

5-5

24 Oct

9-1

 

12 Sep

4-3

9 Apr

3-1

15 Aug

2-1

X

 

29 Aug Alloa v Grangemouth 0-2

7 Nov Dunblane v Bridge of Allan 1-3, Dunblane played with only 4 recognized regular players

Date? Alloa v Dunblane 1-3 to be replayed

12 Dec Alva v Alloa 4-3

19 Dec Raith v Dunfemline 3-1 (friendly due to non-arrival of referee)

9 Jan Alloa v Dunfermline 3-2 friendly played as Dunfermline only had 8 players

 

Cowdenbeath resigned March 1892 and their  results expunged

NOTE: On both 21 & 28 May Dunfermline played two matches to finish their fixtures. Against Clackmannan, they fielded a local juvenile side, Ensign, hence the 17-1 defeat

 

1891-92

Raith Rovers

Alloa

Alva

Bridge of Allan

Camelon

Clackmannan

Cowdenbeath (resigned March 1892)

Dunblane

Dunfermline Athletic

Grangemouth

 

 

1892-93

All

Alv

BoA

Cam

Dunb

Dfl

Gra

KP

Alloa Athletic

X

1 Oct

3-3

11 Feb

3-2

27 Aug

3-2

5 Nov

6-5

21 Jan

5-1

15 Apr

5-0

25 Mar

0-3

Alva

28 Jan

5-2

X

19 Nov

6-2

18 Mar

7-1

25 Mar

3-2

27 May

4-2?

10 Sep

2-2

11 Feb

0-4

Bridge of Allan

10 Sep

2-8

11 Mar

0-3

X

17 Sep

2-1

15 Apr

0-4

 

 

1 Apr

3-3

Camelon

11 Mar

1-1

15 Apr

0-1

17 Sep

7-0

X

1 Apr

3-1

25 Mar

3-0

21 Jan

2-0

18 Feb

2-2

Dunblane

8 Apr

1-2

17 Sep

1-1

29 Apr

2-1

20 May

2-2

X

18 Feb

2-1

 

28 Jan

1-7

Dunfermline Athletic

15 Oct

3-1

 

 

20 Aug

5-3

27 Aug

2-7

X

1 Apr

4-3

29 Apr

1-4

Grangemouth

18 Feb

1-2

13 May

1-2

25 Mar

1-1

 

11 Feb

0-2

4 Mar

4-0

X

17 Sep

2-3

King’s Park

25 Feb

3-1

27 Aug

10-1

4 Mar

3-2

1 Oct

7-0

18 Mar

3-1

10 Sep

3-1

4 Feb

6-0

X

 

17 Sep Camelon v Bridge of Allan 7-0???

 

10 Sep Clackmannan v Tillicoutry 9-0

5 Nov Camelon v Alva 2-3 (replayed)

10 Dec Camelon v Grangemouth 3-0 (friendly played due to snow)

18 Feb Dunfermline v Grangemouth 4-3

4 Mar Grangemouth v Dunfermline, latter left the pitch when the score reached 4-0

 

 

1892-93

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

King’s Park

Alloa Athletic

Alva

Dunblane

Camelon

Dunfermline Athletic

Grangemouth

Bridge of Allan

13

13

10

12

11

11

12

12

11

8

5

6

4

3

2

2

2

2

3

1

2

0

1

1

0

3

2

5

5

8

9

9

59

42

36

31

25

18

14

19

16

29

25

26

27

38

35

42

24

18

13

13

10

6

5

5

 

 

1893-94

All

Alv

BoA

Cam

Dunb

ES

Fal

KP

Sten

Alloa Athletic

21 Apr

3-1

21 Oct

4-0

24 Feb

5-1

7 Apr

4-1

27 Jan

1-1

17 Feb

2-4

2 Dec

2-4

9 Sep

1-1

Alva

25 Nov

2-2

17 Feb

7-2

5 May

2-2

21 Oct

5-6

9 Sep

4-2

30 Sep

2-4

7 Oct

0-4

Bridge of Allan

24 Mar

1-3

14 Oct

3-0

 

31 Mar

0-0

10 Feb

0-3

2 Dec

0-7

7 Oct

1-2

17 Mar

1-5

3 Feb

0-7

Camelon

18 Nov

3-4

7 Apr

6-1

3 Mar

5-0

2 Dec

3-4

12 May

6-2

17 Feb

2-6

10 Feb

2-3

21 Apr

2-2

10 Mar

1-3

Dunblane

3 Mar

9-0

17 Mar

7-0

16 Sep

4-3

 

 

23 Dec

7-2

26 May

1-4

28 Apr

7-0

31 Mar

5-6

East Stirlingshire

11 Nov

7-1

3 Feb

3-0

13 Jan

11-0

7 Oct

7-1

21 Apr

6-2

14 Apr

3-1

9 Sep

5-0

17 Mar

5-1

Falkirk

10 Mar

3-2

12 May

6-0

28 Apr

15-0

24 Mar

4-2

5 May

5-1

16 Sep

1-3

 

21 Oct

7-2

21 Apr

4-0

King’s Park

3 Feb

10-2

14 Apr

4-2

20 Jan

8-1

14 Oct

5-0

7 Oct

4-1

31 May

4-2

31 Mar

4-0

12 May

3-3

Stenhousemuir

20 Jan

12-1

24 Feb

5-2

30 Sep

5-0

21 Oct

6-0

11 Nov

2-2

19 Aug

3-5

27 Jan

3-0

24 Mar

4-4

 

30 Sep Falkirk v Dunblane 6-7 (stopped after 85 mins due to darkness, Dunblane arrived late)

25 Nov Falkirk v Stenhousemuir 1-4 (abandoned due to darkness, and a protest by Stenhousemuir about Falkirk’s late arrival was dismissed because it was submitted late)

9 Dec Camelon v Bridge of Allan 6-2 stopped early

24 Feb Dunblane v Falkirk 1-2 (protested?)

10 Mar King’s Park v East Stirlingshire 7-4 played as a friendly due to ground conditions

14 Apr Alloa v Camelon 0-1

 

 

1893-94

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

East Stirlingshire

King’s Park

Falkirk

Stenhousemuir

Dunblane

Camelon

Alloa Athletic

Alva

Bridge of Allan

16

16

16

16

16

16

16

16

16

13

10

11

9

6

5

5

3

1

1

3

0

4

2

3

3

3

1

2

3

5

3

8

8

8

10

14

79

63

61

65

59

37

31

39

12

29

41

29

33

54

48

62

64

85

27

23

22

22

14

13

13

9

3

 

 

1894-95

All

Alv

Cam

Dunb

ES

Fal

Gair

KP

Sten

Alloa Athletic

X

6 Apr

1-4

15 Sep

2-4

6 Oct

1-1

1 Dec

3-2

30 Mar

1-5

18 May

6-2

9 Mar

4-1

13 Apr

2-8

Alva

23 Feb

4-4

X

27 Apr

2-1

2 Mar

1-1

30 Mar

4-0

11 May

1-7

13 Oct

2-3

13 Apr

3-0

Camelon

20 Apr

2-2

9 Mar

2-2

X

22 Dec

2-6

24 Nov

1-4

29 Sep

1-0

2 Mar

4-1

4 May

1-1

Dunblane

4 May

7-3

1 Dec

4-1

X

 

8 Sep

0-8

13 Apr

3-0

29 Sep

3-1

15 Sep

1-5

East Stirlingshire

27 Apr

4-2

15 Dec

10-0

19 Jan

11-0

20 Oct

7-0

X

18 Aug

2-2

15 Sep

3-1

6 Apr

5-2

29 Sep

2-5

Falkirk

3 Nov

3-1

20 Oct

10-2

23 Mar

7-0

20 Apr

5-1

13 Apr

6-1

X

8 Dec

7-1

4 May

5-1

15 Dec

2-0

Gairdoch

8 Sep

5-2

31 May

1-3

X

23 Mar

2-5

King’s Park

25 Aug

3-1

20 Apr

3-0

16 Mar

5-4

27 Apr

8-2

6 Oct

1-4

10 Nov

4-2

22 Dec

3-0

X

11 May

2-3

Stenhousemuir

20 Oct

2-1

18 May

9-1

6 Oct

6-0

6 Apr

9-1

9 Mar

3-2

27 Apr

3-3

18 Aug

1-5

X

 

20 Oct Falkirk v Alva 10-2 Alva left field after 70 mins due to torrents of rain, result stood

16 Feb Alloa v King’s Park 2-3 friendly played due to state of the ground

 

 

 

1894-95

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Falkirk

Stenhousemuir

East Stirlingshire

King’s Park

Dunblane

Camelon

Alva

Alloa Athletic

Gairdoch

16

16

16

16

15

16

15

16

14

13

12

9

7

6

5

5

3

2

2

4

1

1

2

3

2

2

0

1

1

6

8

7

8

8

11

12

79

74

64

43

34

33

28

31

19

20

25

36

34

58

58

60

57

51

28

27

19

15

14

13

12

8

4

 

Gairdoch v Alva & Dunblane were never played.

 

 

1895-96

All

Cam

Dunb

ES

Fal

Gair

Kils

KP

Sten

Alloa Athletic

X

7 Mar

2-3

4 Apr

1-2

8 Feb

2-3

21 Mar

2-1

11 Apr

6-3

18 Jan

4-4

21 Sep

4-4

22 Feb

2-7

Camelon

9 Nov

1-4

X

18 Apr

2-0

14 Mar

1-3

25 Apr

1-2

8 Feb

8-2

22 Feb

2-0

25 Jan

2-1

21 Sep

0-3

Dunblane

25 Jan

5-3

26 Oct

4-1

X

 

9 May

2-3

21 Sep

7-0

28 Mar

4-1

11 Apr

2-6

East Stirlingshire

2 Nov

3-3

5 Oct

7-2

1 Feb

1-1

X

11 Apr

2-2

30 Nov

6-1

17 Aug

4-1

24 Aug

5-2

21 Mar

1-1

Falkirk

18 Apr

4-3

30 Nov

2-0

7 Sep

4-3

10 Aug

4-3

X

16 May

5-2

14 Mar

1-0

22 Feb

8-1

29 Feb

4-3

Gairdoch

21 Mar

2-1

23 Nov

1-5

X

2 Nov

2-3

12 Oct

1-5

Kilsyth Wanderers

31 Aug

1-2

2 Nov

5-0

30 Nov

3-5

16 May

4-2

24 Aug

2-1

26 Oct

7-0

X

7 Dec

5-2

25 Apr

1-2

King’s Park

1 Feb

0-0

21 Mar

0-0

5 Oct

2-3

7 Mar

2-2

8 Feb

0-4

4 Apr

2-2

X

30 Nov

2-4

Stenhousemuir

14 Mar

6-2

 

2 Nov

5-2

5 Oct

3-3

18 Apr

4-1

X

 

14 Dec King’s Park v Gairdoch 1-1 (unfinished)

11 Apr  Kilsyth v Camelon 4-1

 

 

1895-96

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Stenhousemuir

Falkirk

East Stirlingshire

Dunblane

Kilsyth Wanderers

Camelon

Alloa Athletic

King’s Park

Gairdoch

16

16

16

16

16

16

16

16

16

13

12

7

9

7

5

4

2

1

2

1

6

2

3

2

4

5

1

1

3

3

5

6

9

8

9

14

73

53

49

43

45

27

43

23

20

23

30

36

39

33

39

50

50

57

28

25

20

20

17

12

12

9

3

 

 

1896-97

All

Cam

Clac

Dunb

Duni

Kils

KP

Alloa

X

27 Feb

0-0

26 Sep

1-4

14 Nov

3-0

6 Mar

0-1

21 Nov

1-2

12 Dec

0-4

Camelon

10 Apr

10-3

X

15 May

10-3

22 Aug

4-2

21 Nov

3-3

8 May

3-0

20 Mar

4-1

Clackmannan

27 Mar

5-2

W-L

X

NOT

PLAYED

22 Aug

8-2

10 Oct

2-4

17 Apr

3-1

Dunblane

5 Dec

4-0

27 Mar

2-1

NOT

PLAYED

X

13 Mar

6-1

3 Oct

2-0

19 Sep

6-4

Dunipace

20 Mar

1-2

3 Apr

2-2

20 Feb

1-2

5 Sep

2-1

X

9 Jan

3-2

10 Oct

3-1

Kilsyth Wanderers

24 Apr

1-1

12 Dec

2-0

3 Apr

1-2

20 Mar

4-1

27 Mar

6-0

X

10 Apr

4-0

King’s Park

17 Oct

1-3

3 Oct

4-1

24 Apr

3-0

6 Mar

4-2

27 Feb

3-2

1 May

6-1

X

 

14 Nov Dunipace v Kilsyth Wanderers 3-0 (stopped after 76 mins due to darkness)

6 Mar King’s Park v Dunblane 4-2 (ML?)

15 May King’s Park v Dunblane 3-2 (ML?)

15 May Camelon v Clackmannan also reported as 10-4

 

 

 

1896-97

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Clackmannan

Camelon

Kilsyth Wanderers

King’s Park

Dunipace

Dunblane

Alloa

10

12

12

12

12

10

12

7

5

6

6

4

5

3

0

3

1

0

2

0

2

3

4

5

6

6

5

7

32

40

27

32

21

26

16

21

25

21

29

36

23

33

14

13

13

12

10

10

8

 

 Clackmannan and Dunblane didn’t play each other

 

 

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