Scottish Football Alliance

First version 1891-1897

 

See also

Main index

Club directory

Scottish Alliance overview

Ayrshire Combination

Midland League

Scottish Combination

Scottish Federation

 

The Scottish Alliance was one of a number of leagues set up a year after the Scottish League was formed in 1890.

The first General Meeting of the league took place on 16 June 1891 at the Religious Institution Rooms in Glasgow. Clubs which took part in the first season were Airdrieonians, Ayr, East Stirlingshire, Morton, Kilmarnock, King's Park, Linthouse, Northern, Partick Thistle, Port Glasgow Athletic, St Bernards and Thistle, Initially to consist of ten clubs, applications were received from Albion Rovers, Arthurlie, East Stirlingshire, Morton, Hurlford, Port Glasgow Athletic, St Bernards, Vale of Leven and Glasgow Wanderers. In 1892, several clubs left and the league was reconstituted with a smaller membership. In 1893 a number of clubs returned, but during the summer, the Alliance was used as the backbone of the new Second Division of the Scottish League. A number of clubs from the Scottish Federation, which subsequently disbanded, joined and the Alliance continued for four more years before disbanding.

 

 

Champions

1891-92 Linthouse

1892-93 Cowlairs

1893-94 Royal Albert

1894-95 Wishaw Thistle

1895-96 Wishaw Thistle

1896-97 Third Lanark 'A'

 

Membership

Airdrieonians

Albion Rovers

Arthurlie

Ayr

Blantyre Victoria

Burnbank Swifts

Cambuslang

 

Cameronians

Clyde 'A'

Cowlairs

Dykehead

East Stirlingshire

Hamilton Academical

Johnstone

Kilmarnock

King's Park

Linthouse

Morton

Neilston

Northern

 

Partick Thistle

Port Glasgow Athletic

Royal Albert

St Bernards

Third Lanark 'A'

Thistle

Vale of Leven

Wishaw Thistle

Seasons

1891-1894

1893-1896

1893-1896

1891-92

1896-97

1895-96

1892-1897

 

1896-97

1896-97

1892-93

1895-96

1891-92

1895-96

1894-95

1891-1893

1891-92

1891-1893

1891-92

1895-96

1891-1893,

1895-1897

1891-1893

1891-92

1893-1896

1891-1893

1896-97

1891-1893

1892-93

1893-1896

Came from

 

Scottish Federation

Scottish Federation

 

Lanarkshire Junior League 

 

Scottish League

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scottish Federation

 

 

 

Scottish League

Scottish Federation

Left for

Scottish League

 

 

 

 

 

Disbanded

 

 

 

Scottish League

 

 

Scottish Combination

 

Ayrshire Combination

Midland League

Scottish League

 

 

Scottish League

resigned during season

Scottish League

 

Scottish Combination

Scottish League

Scottish Combination

Scottish League

 

Scottish Combination

 

 

1891-92

Aird

Ayr

ES

Kil

KP

Lint

Mor

Nort

PT

PGA

StB

Th

Airdrieonians

X

10 Oct

6-1

9 Apr

3-3

7 May

5-2

7 Nov

7-2

26 Dec

4-5

12 Mar

6-3

21 May

2-2

17 Oct

5-1

15 Aug

1-1

29 Aug

4-3

19 Dec

5-3

Ayr

19 Mar

3-2

X

27 Feb

7-0

14 May

1-1

7 May

4-2

29 Aug

5-5

13 Feb

5-3

24 Oct

4-1

21 Nov

2-3

12 Sep

5-1

15 Aug

6-2

6 Feb

5-1

East Stirlingshire

6 Feb

4-1

19 Sep

5-2

X

29 Aug

3-4

5 Dec

2-4

19 Dec

6-6

16 Apr

5-2

23 Apr

6-2

15 Aug

1-2

9 Jan

3-2

24 Oct

3-3

19 Mar

6-2

Kilmarnock

12 Sep

4-0

5 Dec

7-0

26 Mar

5-0

X

27 Feb

4-1

24 Oct

2-0

6 Feb

8-1

26 Sep

5-2

30 Apr

5-0

10 Oct

0-0

9 Apr

1-0

15 Aug

5-1

King’s Park

19 Sep

5-1

20 Feb

4-2

10 Oct

2-3

2 Apr

5-3

X

12 Mar

1-2

19 Mar

3-5

15 Aug

3-8

23 Apr

2-3

30 Jan

6-3

26 Dec

0-2

29 Aug

3-4

Linthouse

23 Apr

4-1

30 Jan

6-0

23 Jan

5-1

5 Mar

3-1

22 Aug

6-4

X

3 Oct

6-0

5 Dec

1-3

9 Apr

3-1

7 May

3-1

12 Sep

1-2

30 Apr

7-0

Morton

24 Oct

4-1

26 Mar

3-1

30 Apr

3-1

23 Apr

3-3

9 Apr

3-2

 

X

29 Aug

4-3

30 Jan

3-1

19 Sep

5-5

10 Oct

3-1

5 Dec

5-2

Northern

22 Aug

5-3

5 Mar

4-4

12 Sep

6-4

19 Mar

2-0

6 Feb

4-4

8 Aug

1-4

14 Nov

6-0

X

12 Dec

9-4

27 Feb

3-0

30 Apr

4-3

3 Oct

0-1

Partick Thistle

14 Nov

2-2

8 Aug

3-2

5 Mar

5-0

13 Feb

3-2

24 Oct

0-1

6 Feb

3-5

22 Aug

1-2

12 Mar

7-3

X

5 Dec

2-1

7 Nov

0-7

12 Sep

2-4

Port Glasgow Athletic

5 Mar

3-3

2 Apr

2-0

13 Feb

4-1

22 Aug

3-6

 

14 Nov

2-4

21 May

1-3

16 Apr

6-4

 

X

6 Feb

4-2

23 Apr

4-0

St Bernards

16 Apr

4-1

14 Nov

2-2

22 Aug

4-1

19 Sep

3-2

8 Aug

2-4

26 Mar

3-3

2 Apr

1-1

19 Dec

4-1

19 Mar

3-1

12 Mar

4-2

X

30 Jan

6-0

Thistle

8 Aug

0-2

22 Aug

7-4

14 Nov

4-4

16 Apr

2-3

23 Jan

0-2

12 Dec

3-2

31 Oct

6-4

21 Nov

4-4

 

24 Oct

4-4

5 Mar

1-2

X

 

26 Sep Morton v Airdrie 3-1 (SA?)

5 Dec St Bernards v Airdrieonians 3-2 friendly played as referee hadn’t appeared

13 Feb Linthouse v Thistle 6-5 replayed?

31 Oct Mort v Th 4-6

26 Mar Kilmarnock v East Stirlingshire 5-0 (ES refused to compete after half time due to sleet and Kilmarnock were awarded the tie)

 

 

1891-92

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Linthouse

Kilmarnock

Morton

St Bernards

Northern

Airdrieonians

Port Glasgow Athletic

Ayr

Partick Thistle

East Stirlingshire

King’s Park

Thistle

22

22

22

22

22

22

22

22

22

22

22

22

15

13

12

11

9

8

7

8

8

7

7

5

3

3

3

4

4

5

6

4

3

4

1

4

4

6

7

7

9

9

9

10

11

11

14

13

89

76

67

63

76

65

54

64

48

62

60

55

51

39

66

45

70

66

56

70

66

82

84

84

33

29

27

26

22

21

20

20

19

18

15

14

 

 

1892-93

Aird

Cam

Cow

Kil

Lint

Nort

PT

StB

Thi

VoL

Airdrieonians

X

22 Oct

2-2

22 Apr

4-1

10 Sep

4-0

11 Feb

2-5

28 Jan

3-1

11 Mar

2-2

15 Apr

5-3

8 Apr

4-3

20 Aug

7-1

Cambuslang

27 Aug

2-6

X

25 Feb

0-4

11 Feb

2-2

22 Apr

4-2

3 Dec

1-1

10 Sep

1-2

12 Nov

1-3

21 Jan

1-3

1 Oct

4-2

Cowlairs

4 Feb

2-3

15 Apr

1-1

X

1 Oct

3-1

11 Mar

1-0

18 Feb

6-0

8 Oct

8-3

13 Aug

7-3

27 Aug

4-2

12 Nov

3-0

Kilmarnock

 

25 Mar

3-3

29 Apr

3-3

X

22 Oct

2-3

22 Apr

3-2

20 Aug

6-2

24 Sep

1-3

18 Feb

2-3

17 Sep

2-2

Linthouse

25 Mar

2-1

5 Nov

2-1

28 Jan

4-7

27 Aug

6-4

X

10 Sep

1-0

29 Apr

3-2

1 Oct

3-1

4 Feb

5-3

25 Feb

5-1

Northern

29 Apr

9-3

24 Sep

1-2

5 Nov

2-5

3 Sep

3-5

15 Oct

4-3

X

13 May

6-1

6 May

3-0

18 Mar

3-3

21 Jan

2-5

Partick Thistle

21 Jan

6-3

8 Apr

2-1

25 Mar

3-5

25 Feb

2-0

18 Feb

5-2

4 Feb

1-2

X

27 Aug

3-4

22 Apr

4-0

4 Mar

1-3

St Bernards

17 Sep

4-2

3 Sep

7-0

10 Sep

2-3

1 Apr

0-0

20 Aug

5-1

8 Apr

5-0

18 Mar

7-0

X

15 Oct

7-3

22 Apr

3-2

Thistle

4 Mar

1-3

20 Aug

3-0

11 Feb

2-3

15 Apr

2-1

24 Sep

0-2

22 Oct

4-2

1 Oct

6-2

25 Mar

5-0

X

6 May

4-2

Vale of Leven

18 Feb

3-2

24 Dec

2-0

18 Mar

0-2

13 Aug

1-6

8 Apr

3-3

27 Aug

4-1

11 Feb

1-3

22 Oct

1-3

11 Mar

0-2

X

 

12 Nov Airdrie v Linthouse 2-3 (stopped after 80 mins due to darkness) 

12 Nov Thistle v Kilmarnock 0-2 (replayed)

24 Dec Northern v Thistle 2-2 (a friendly of 2x30s played due to the weather)

24 Dec Partick v Linthouse 0-2 (friendly played due to the frost)

21 Jan Cambuslang v Thistle also reported as 1-1

4 Mar Northern v St Bernards 6-4 (friendly played due to state of ground)

16 Jun AGM at Glasgow. Cambuslang and Kilmarnock re-elected. Morton and PGA elected in place of St Bernards (elected to Scottish League) and Vale of Leven (Failed re-election)

 

 

 

1892-93

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Cowlairs

St Bernards

Linthouse

Airdrieonians

Thistle

Partick Thistle

Northern

Vale of Leven

Kilmarnock

Cambuslang

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

14

11

11

10

9

7

6

5

3

3

2

1

1

2

1

1

2

2

5

5

2

6

6

6

8

10

10

11

10

10

68

60

52

62

49

43

46

33

41

30

31

40

46

48

44

61

57

53

51

52

30

23

23

22

19

15

14

12

11

11

 

 

1893-94

Aird

AR

Arth

Cam

RA

Wish

Airdrieonians

X

1 Jan

0-4

30 Sep

4-4

13 Jan

1-0

7 Oct

3-3

Albion Rovers

19 May

2-1

X

19 Aug

2-3

13 Jan

5-4

Arthurlie

5 May

4-1

X

28 Apr

2-1

9 Sep

2-4

26 Aug

3-2

Cambuslang

26 Aug

2-0

24 Feb

2-2

31 Mar

5-1

X

30 Sep

2-2

10 Mar

3-0

Royal Albert

16 Sep

4-3

26 Aug

3-4

12 May

3-2

14 Apr

2-1

X

Wishaw Thistle

31 Mar

3-1

30 Sep

4-3

9 Sep

3-3

19 Aug

1-3

X

 

3 Mar Wishaw v Airdrie 6-3 protested

26 Aug Cambuslang v Airdrie 2-0 Johnstone of Airdrie was ordered off for abusive language, but refused to leave, the referee awarded the game to Cambuslang

?5 May Airdrieonians v Arthurlie 4-1?

 

 

1893-94

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Cambuslang

10

4

3

3

22

15

11

2

Royal Albert

8

5

1

2

25

20

11

3

Albion Rovers

7

4

1

2

20

17

9

4

Arthurlie

7

3

1

3

18

20

7

5

Wishaw Thistle

7

2

2

3

16

19

6

6

Airdrieonians

9

1

1

7

14

26

3

 

 

 

1894-95

AR

Arth

Camb

Dyke

Ham

Jne

RA

Wish

Albion Rovers

X

 

29 Sep

4-4

 

 

4 May

8-4

18 Aug

2-6

Arthurlie

13 Oct

1-3

X

8 Sep

1-1

 

16 Mar

0-1

15 Sep

7-1

13 Apr

2-4

Cambuslang

 

X

 

 

9 Mar

3-1

6 Oct

1-2

Dykehead

2 Mar

7-0

20 Oct

5-3

23 Mar

4-0

X

 

25 May

0-6

Hamilton Academical

29 Sep

2-2

X

8 Sep

6-4

 

Johnstone

25 Aug

0-6

2 Mar

1-2

20 Oct

4-0

16 Mar

2-1

 

X

20 Apr

0-3

29 Sep

2-3

Royal Albert

8 Sep

5-4

23 Mar

5-1

16 Mar

1-2

 

9 Mar

4-2

1 Dec

5-2

X

6 Apr

3-2

Wishaw Thistle

23 Mar

3-3

3 Nov

3-2

20 Apr

6-1

25 May

6-0

13 Oct

3-2

30 Mar

10-0

20 Oct

7-2

X

 

 

 

1894-95

 P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

 

Wishaw Thistle

Albion Rovers

Arthurlie

Cambuslang

Dykehead

Hamilton Academical

Johnstone

Royal Albert

 13

 11

1

1

61

20

23

 

 

1895-96

AR

Arth

Blan

Burn

Cam

Ham

Neil

Nort

RA

Wish

Albion Rovers

X

14 Mar

1-0

7 Mar

2-2

 

16 Nov

5-2

17 Aug

5-0

 

30 Nov

10-2

 

 

Arthurlie

7 Sep

3-2

X

1 Feb

1-0

7 Mar

4-1

15 Feb

3-0

11 Apr

1-0

 

 

26 Oct

3-3

23 Nov

2-3

Blantyre

21 Sep

4-4

X

 

23 Nov

3-1

21 Dec

6-4

 

24 Aug

1-2

 

Burnbank Swifts

24 Aug

2-1

X

 

 

 

 

 

Cambuslang

1 Feb

0-2

30 Nov

2-2

14 Dec

3-0

X

18 Jan

5-1

7 Mar

4-1

24 Aug

5-1

22 Feb

1-1

21 Dec

1-3

Hamilton Academical

 

14 Mar

2-1

X

24 Aug

4-2

 

 

 

Neilston

28 Mar

5-2

2 Nov

2-2

 

 

X

 

 

18 Jan

3-7

Northern

 

 

14 Sep

0-4

 

X

21 Dec

1-8

 

Royal Albert

19 Oct

7-1

17 Aug

4-4

15 Feb

5-0

28 Mar

6-1

7 Sep

2-1

2 May

0-0

 

 

X

18 Apr

3-1

Wishaw Thistle

9 Nov

6-3

28 Mar

6-2

16 Nov

11-1

14 Mar

9-3

25 Jan

3-2

15 Feb

3-0

26 Oct

5-2

 

7 Mar

2-1

X

 

21 Sep Royal Albert v Cambuslang 3-1

7 Dec Cambuslang v Wishaw 4-2

28 Dec Wishaw v Northern (Northern couldn’t raise a team so didn’t appear. The game kicked off without them and Wishaw ran the ball through to claim the match)

8 Feb Blantyre v Cambuslang 2-2

 

7 Mar Wishaw wins Championship after beating Royal Albert

 

 

 

1895-96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wishaw Thistle

Albion Rovers

Arthurlie

Blantyre

Burnbank Swifts

Cambuslang

Northern

Hamilton Academical

Neilston

Royal Albert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1896-97

Blan

Camb

Came

Clyd

North

ThL

Blantyre

X

 

10 Oct

3-1

16 Jan

4-4

 

28 Nov

2-4

Cambuslang

7 Nov

5-2

X

12 Dec

5-0

13 Feb

4-3

 

10 Oct

2-0

Cameronians

 

 

X

 

 

 

Clyde ‘A’

27 Feb

3-0

 

 

X

 

 

Northern

 

 

 

 

X

 

Third Lanark ‘A’

 

19 Dec

0-0

27 Feb

8-0

 

 

X

 

27 Feb Clyde v Blantyre played at Blantyre

 

 

1896-97

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Lanark ‘A’

Blantyre

Cambuslang

Cameronians

Clyde ‘A’

 

Northern resigned