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.
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)
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??
26 Feb Tollcross v Govanhill 0-1 (at Carmyle)
??Parkgrove v Carradale??
Govanhill v Parkgrove or Carradale?