Scottish Junior FA and Scottish Junior Cup

First Association 1880-81



See also

Main index

Six years prior to the formation of the present Association, an attempt was made in August 1880 to form a Scottish Junior FA. Of the 48 clubs which sent in for membership, 30 were admitted, 6 refused, 4 withdrew their application, 5 didn't send in the required particulars and 3 were expelled. Based primarily in the Glasgow and district area. The SJFA, like its successor also ran a Scottish Junior Cup competition before apparently disbanding at the end of the season.





Known results

First round (30 Oct)

23 Oct Newhall v Govanhill 0-0 (at Glasgow Green)

30 Oct Govanhill v Newhall (at Queen’s Park, Newhall failed to appear)

13 Nov Govanhill v Newhall 2-1 (at Queen’s Park, protested)

20 Nov Govanhill v Newhall 2-0 (at Cathkin Pk)

9 Oct Granton v Craigfield 1-2 (in Govan)

23 Oct Waterloo v Tollcross 1st XI 0-14 (at Mains Pk)

16 Oct Cambridge v Meadowbank 0-4 (at Glasgow Green)

? Oct/Nov Gowanlea v Woodvale L-W

9 Oct Parkgrove v Westfield 3-1 (at Moss Place, Govan)

? Oct/Nov Kilbrannan v Alma (Alma declared winners)

? Oct/Nov Pollokshields Juniors v Clydevale (Pollokshields declared winners)

? Oct/Nov Eastpark v Albany W-L

30 Oct Hawthorn (Kennyhill) v Heatherbell (Alexandria) 0-5 (at Public Pk)

16 Oct Mansion House XI (Alma) v Carradale 1-10

16 Oct Tollcross 2nd XI v Mayflower 0-3

23 Oct Blythswood v Luton 1-0 (protest upheld)

13 Nov Blythswood v Luton 1-1 (at Trinidad Park)

20 Nov Luton v Blythswood 2-0 (at Trinidad Park)

? Oct/Nov Shawlands v Houldsworth (protest upheld)

16 Oct Southpark v Oswald 6-2 (at Queen’s Park)


Second round (4 Dec)

27 Nov Woodvale v Luton 2-6 (at Copeland Pk, South Western FC)

? Nov/Dec Govanhill v Eastpark L-W

NOTE Govanhill look to have subsequently appeared in the semi final and final.

27 Nov Pollokshields Juniors v Mayflower 2-2 (at Dalmarnock Park)

? Dec Mayflower v Pollokshields Juniors

Nov/Dec Parkgrove v Heatherbell W-L

?? Dec Carradale v Alma (protested)

8 Jan Alma v Carradale 0-1

27 Nov Craigfield v Houldsworth 2-2 (at neutral ground)

? Dec Houldsworth v Craigfield W-L

27 Nov Meadowbank v Southpark 0-1 (at Queen’s Park)

Tollcross bye


Third round

18 Dec Eastpark v Parkgrove 0-1 (at Ruchill)

5 Feb Tollcross v Houldsworth 4-3

5 Feb Carradale v Southpark 6-3 
??Pollokshields Juniors or Mayflower v Luton?? 

Semi Final? 
26 Feb Tollcross v Govanhill 0-1 (at Carmyle)
??Parkgrove v Carradale??

Govanhill v Parkgrove or Carradale?