Scottish Reserve League

Fifth version (including the Scottish Premier Reserve League, Scottish Premier U21 League and various other competitions) 1975-date

 

See also

Main index

Club directory

Scottish Reserve League overview

Combined Reserve League 1975-76

Reserve Cup competitions

Reserve football overview

The reorganization of the Scottish League into Premier-First-Second Divisions in 1975 saw a restructured reserve set-up. The Premier Division clubs were place into a new Premier Reserve League, which mirrored the Premier Division membership, while the lower league clubs used varying set-ups such as East-West sections and midweek competitions. Because of the costs of running a reserve side, these latter competitions didn’t feature every club, and saw a wide variation in their memberships. After the formation of the Scottish Premier League in 1998, an under 21 league, with some overage players, replaced the Premier Reserve League, but this lasted only until 2004 when it reverted to a wholly reserve competition. The Reserve League (East) was abandoned after 2004 simply because of a lack of entries and while the West section continued its size diminished until in 2006-07 there were only four clubs competing. In 2007, the Scottish League decided to scrap the Reserve League completely and to replace it with U21 and U19 leagues.

In 1976-77, 1977-78, 1982-83, 1984-85 & 2001-02 seasons, the West and East sections combined to form a single division. The winners of these competitions are listed under Reserve League (West). Also the 1983-84 Reserve League (West) and (East) were both played as a mid-week competition with some Premier Division sides also entering their 2nd XIs.

For continuity, I’ve included the post 1998 Premier Reserve League although it is organized by a separate body from the Scottish League.

 

Many thanks to Stewart Davidson, Robert Bruce, Tom McGouran and Gordon Hunter, who have supplied a large number of final tables and also to Andy McGregor of Rel8 Media for the information on the 1976-77 Central Reserve League.

 

Premier Reserve League

Scottish Reserve League (West) / First Division / Supplementary Spring League (West)  / Scottish Reserve League

Scottish Reserve League (East) / Central reserve League / Supplementary Spring League (East)

1975-76 Rangers reserves

1976-77 [Scottish Reserve League] Rangers reserves  

1977-78 Rangers reserves

1978-79 Rangers reserves

1979-80 Celtic reserves

1980-81    no competition

1981-82    no competition

1982-83 Rangers reserves

 

1983-84 Rangers reserves

 

1984-85 Celtic reserves

1985-86 Rangers reserves

 

 

1986-87 Aberdeen reserves

1987-88 Dundee United reserves

1988-89 Dundee United reserves

1989-90 Dundee United reserves

1990-91 Celtic reserves

1991-92 Rangers reserves

1992-93 Heart of Midlothian reserves

1993-94 Celtic reserves

1994-95 Celtic reserves

1995-96 Rangers reserves

1996-97 Heart of Midlothian reserves

1997-98 Rangers reserves

1998-99 St Johnstone U21

1999-00 Heart of Midlothian U21

2000-01 Rangers U21

2001-02 Celtic U21

2002-03 Celtic U21

2003-04 Celtic U21

2004-05 Celtic reserves

2005-06 Celtic reserves

2006-07 Celtic reserves

2007-08 Celtic reserves

2008-09 Celtic reserves

2009-10 Celtic U19

2010-11 Celtic U19

2011-12 Celtic U19

 

2012-13 Celtic U20

   no competition

   no competition

[First Division]  Morton reserves

Hamilton Academical reserves (won play-off v Stirling Albion)

Hamilton Academical reserves

Celtic reserves

Rangers reserves

Airdrieonians reserves (first half of season)

Celtic reserves (second half of season)

Motherwell reserves (first half of season)

  unfinished  (second half of season)

Motherwell reserves

Airdrieonians reserves

[Supplementary Spring League]

Airdrieonians reserves  (won play-off 3-0)

Airdrieonians reserves

Clyde reserves

Celtic reserves

Ayr United

Rangers reserves

Clydebank reserves

Rangers reserves

Rangers reserves

Rangers reserves

St Mirren reserves

Airdrieonians reserves

Hamilton Academical reserves

Morton reserves

Ayr United reserves

Livingston reserves

Ayr United reserves

Falkirk reserves

Gretna reserves

Falkirk reserves

Gretna reserves

   no competition

   no competition

   no competition

   no competition

   no competition

   no competition

[Scottish Reserve League]

Rangers eserves

   no competition

[Central Reserve League] unfinished

------

Stirling Albion reserves

Falkirk reserves

Dundee United reserves

Aberdeen reserves

 

Dundee United reserves (second half of season)

 

Aberdeen reserves (first half of season)

                                    (second half of season)

Stenhousemuir reserves

[Supplementary Spring League]

Stenhousemuir reserves (lost play-off 3-0)

Dunfermline Athletic reserves

Raith Rovers reserves

Forfar Athletic reserves

St Johnstone reserves

Dundee reserves

Dundee United reserves

Dunfermline Athletic reserves

Falkirk reserves

Raith Rovers reserves

St Johnstone reserves

St Johnstone reserves

Forfar Athletic reserves

Raith Rovers reserves

Dunfermline Athletic reserves

Ross County reserves

------

Brechin City reserves

St Johnstone reserves

St Johnstone reserves

   no competition

   no competition

   no competition

   no competition

   no competition

   no competition

   no competition

   no competition

   no competition

 

Scottish Reserve League Cup winners

1975-76

1976-77

1977-78

1978-79

1979-80

1980-81

1981-82

1982-83

1983-84

1984-85

1985-86

1986-87

1987-88

1988-89

1989-90

1990-91

1991-92

1992-93

1993-94

1994-95

Rangers reserves

Rangers reserves

St Mirren reserves

Aberdeen reserves

Celtic reserves

Celtic reserves

Ayr United reserves

Airdrieonians reserves

Hamilton Academical reserves

Aberdeen reserves

Celtic reserves

Dundee reserves

Motherwell reserves

Heart of Midlothian reserves

Celtic reserves

Dundee United reserves

Celtic reserves

Rangers reserves

Celtic reserves

Celtic reserves

1995-96

1996-97

1997-98

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

Celtic reserves

Aberdeen reserves

Rangers reserves

Livingston reserves

Dunfermline Athletic reserves

Livingston reserves

Arbroath reserves

St Johnstone reserves

St Johnstone reserves

Gretna reserves

St Mirren reserves

St Johnstone reserves

Clyde reserves

Ross County reserves

Dunfermline Athletic reserves

Raith Rovers reserves

Hamilton Academical reserves

 

 

1975-76

Aber

Ayr

Cel

Dund

D Utd

Hear

Hib

Moth

Rang

St J

Aberdeen res

X

29 Nov

2-1

10 Apr

3-0

13 Dec

3-2

8 May

5-1

30 Aug

3-0

31 Mar

1-0

15 Nov

4-0

27 Mar

0-1

20 Sep

5-1

26 Apr

4-1

25 Oct

2-0

4 May

1-2

8 Nov

1-2

20 Mar

4-2

4 Oct

1-3

7 Feb

1-2

20 Dec

2-1

21 Apr

6-0

Ayr United res

27 Sep

1-8

31 Jan

3-3

X

27 Dec

1-2

24 Apr

1-3

22 Nov

 

3 Apr

1-1

4 Oct

0-4

7 Feb

2-0

18 Oct

3-1

28 Feb

0-0

13 Sep

 

10 Jan

 0-5

30 Aug

 

1 Apr

??-2

13 Dec

1-3

12 Apr

0-3

8 Nov

1-4

30 Apr

0-3

Celtic res

11 Oct

1-2

21 Feb

2-3

23 Oct

0-2

8 May

2-0

X

8 Nov

2-1

18 Mar

4-0

10 Apr

5-0

3 May

2-2

2 Dec

4-2

14 Apr

4-1

17 Dec

0-2

21 Apr

4-2

13 Sep

0-1

7 Jan

3-0

30 Aug

3-1

1 Nov

4-3

17 Jan

0-2

29 Apr

4-3

Dundee res

31 Oct

2-1

13 Mar

3-2

20 Sep

4-0

14 Feb

4-0

5 Sep

7-2

8 Apr

1-4

X

16 Oct

3-2

26 Feb

2-1

14 Nov

1-1

27 Mar

0-4

4 Oct

6-3

12 Feb

 3-1

23 Dec

 

24 Apr

1-1

29 Nov

2-1

10 Apr

3-2

 

Dundee United res

13 Sep

4-3

10 Jan

1-2

3 Mar

5-0

5 May

4-0

26 Sep

6-5

14 Feb

3-0

 

 

22 Apr

0-0

X

10 Oct

1-0

21 Feb

2-0

8 Nov

0-1

20 Mar

2-1

20 Nov

2-2

29 Apr

0-0

 

 

6 Mar

2-2

26 Aug

4-0

 

 

Heart of Midlothian res

22 Nov

2-2

19 Apr

20 Dec

1-3

21 Apr

3-4

4 Nov

0-0

7 Feb

1-1

13 Sep

2-4

10 Jan

0-1

13 Dec

3-3

17 Apr

1-1

X

9 Sep

2-3

10 May

4-1

27 Sep

2-1

31 Jan

1-0

8 Nov

4-2

20 Mar

0-2

25 Oct

7-1

6 Mar

4-3

Hibernian res

27 Dec

3-3

24 Apr

2-1

15 Nov

3-4

27 Mar

1-3

15 Oct

3-1

4 Mar

1-1

4 Dec

3-4

14 Apr

5-1

6 Sep

2-2

3 Jan

1-0

2 Mar

2-1

18 May

4-3

X

11 Oct

1-3

21 Feb

3-0

20 Sep

1-4

17 Jan

1-4

29 Nov

5-0

10 Apr

3-0

Motherwell res

6 Sep

2-2

1 May

1-2

 

 

13 Mar

2-3

14 Nov

1-3

27 Mar

0-1

25 Oct

1-1

4 May

2-0

18 Sep

3-0

14 Jan

1-1

18 Mar

3-4

10 Apr

2-1

11 Dec

1-0

17 Apr

3-3

X

20 Dec

4-5

21 Apr

1-1

4 Oct

 

5 Feb

3-1

Rangers res

6 Dec

 

7 Apr

2-1

11 Oct

 

25 Mar

1-2

1 Nov

3-4

27 Apr

0-1

27 Sep

2-0

31 Jan

3-0

27 Dec

 

24 Apr

2-1

6 Sep

3-1

3 Jan

2-1

22 Nov

4-1

3 Apr

1-3

 

 

2 Mar

3-1

X

15 Nov

3-0

27 Mar

7-1

St Johnstone res

16 Oct

2-1

 

7 Apr

2-3

27 Apr

1-2

19 Nov

1-2

1 Apr

1-1

11 Oct

1-5

18 Feb

0-1

 

 

12 Mar

1-3

23 Dec

4-1

23 Apr

1-1

27 Sep

0-2

DATE

1-3

3 Dec

1-2

14 Apr

1-2

10 Jan

0-8

24 Jan

0-1

X

 

29 Jan St Johnstone v Hearts 0-1

 

1975-76 Premier Reserves

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Rangers reserves

Celtic reserves

Aberdeen reserves

Dundee reserves

Hibernian reserves

Dundee United reserves

Motherwell reserves

Ayr United reserves

Heart of Midlothian reserves

St Johnstone reserves

36

36

36

36

36

36

36

36

36

36

24

20

20

18

17

14

12

13

8

6

3

5

4

7

4

10

8

3

8

4

9

11

12

11

15

12

16

20

20

26

97

81

89

69

76

57

64

50

61

40

46

63

53

60

70

53

72

89

80

98

51

45

44

43

38

38

32

29

24

16

 

1975-76 SCOTTISH RESERVE LEAGUE CUP

Section 1

Aird

Clyd

Moth

Rang

Airdrieonians

 

23 Aug

4-1

20 Aug

0-2

9 Aug

1-7

Clyde

16 Aug

3-3

 

9 Aug

0-1

20 Aug

1-11

Motherwell

13 Aug

2-1

27 Aug

3-2

16 Aug

0-2

Rangers

26 Aug

4-2

13 Aug

4-0

23 Aug

1-0

 

 

Section 2

Arb

Ayr

Dund

Hibs

Arbroath

27 Aug

4-2

13 Aug

4-2

16 Aug

1-4

Ayr United

9 Aug

2-0

 

23 Aug

3-2

20 Aug

4-0

Dundee

19 Aug

1-1

16 Aug

3-2

 

9 Aug

1-3

Hibernian

23 Aug

2-1

13 Aug

4-0

27 Aug

0-1

 

 

Section 3

Aber

Celt

Dumb

Hear

Aberdeen

 

9 Aug

4-1

20 Aug

2-1

23 Aug

3-0

Celtic

27 Aug

3-3

 

23 Aug

7-0

13 Aug

1-2

Dumbarton

13 Aug

0-2

15 Aug

2-2

 

27 Aug

0-6

Heart of Midlothian

16 Aug

4-2

20 Aug

5-1

9 Aug

2-0

 

Section 4

Dund U

Kilm

Part

St J

Dundee United

23 Aug

3-0

12 Aug

3-0

26 Aug

4-3

Kilmarnock

16 Aug

2-2

 

26 Aug

5-3

13 Aug

2-0

Partick Thistle

19 Aug

0-0

9 Aug

3-2

16 Aug

3-2

St Johnstone

9 Aug

2-3

NOT

PLAYED

23 Aug

1-3

 

 

Semi final – 2 legs

14 Oct Dundee United v Rangers 0-3

18 Nov Rangers v Dundee United 5-2

6 Apr Hibernian v Heart of Midlothian 3-0

12 Apr Heart of Midlothian v Hibernian 2-0

 

Final – 2 legs

5 May Hibernian v Rangers 3-4

7 May Rangers v Hibernian 2-0

 

 

1976-77

Aber

Aird

Ayr

Celt

Clb

Dum

Dund

D Utd

Hear

Hib

Kilm

Mwll

P Th

QoS

QP

RR

Rang

St M

Aberdeen

X

23 Apr

4-2

11 Sep

3-1

29 Jan

1-1

4 May

1-0

19 Mar

4-1

22 Feb

4-1

18 Apr

1-3

8 Jan

5-2

25 Sep

0-0

25 Dec

2-1

20 Nov

1-2

2 Oct

4-1

2 Apr

5-1

26 Feb

0-0

19 Feb

2-2

16 Oct

2-1

5 May

3-0

Airdrieonians

9 Oct

0-1

X

 

12 Nov

0-5

 

23 Sep

7-1

30 Oct

0-4

20 Nov

2-1

6 Apr

0-3

26 Feb

3-0

25 Dec

2-1

19 Feb

0-2

21 Feb

2-0

 

12 Feb

4-2

16 Oct

3-1

4 Apr

0-1

10 Mar

4-2

Ayr United

 

18 Dec

4-3

X

30 Mar

1-2

 

20 Nov

1-3

6 Apr

5-1

22 Jan

2-3

26 Jan

3-1

12 Nov

1-0

30 Oct

0-1

 

4 Sep

1-3

 

8 Mar

1-0

14 Apr

3-1

? Feb

0-2

30 Apr

1-1

Celtic

1 Mar

2-3

16 Apr

2-0

5 Nov

2-1

X

27 Mar

5-1

23 Oct

4-1

22 Mar

1-3

10 Sep

2-3

3 Mar

4-1

12 Apr

2-0

25 Sep

6-2

5 Apr

1-0

29 Nov

3-1

19 Mar

4-4

22 Feb

2-0

28 Apr

4-1a

13 Apr

2-3

2 Apr

6-0

Clydebank

16 Apr

1-1

14 Sep

6-4

13 Apr

3-1

16 Nov

2-2

X

11 Oct

1-1

30 Apr

2-1

27 Sep

7 Apr

4-0

1 Mar

4-1

5 Apr

0-0

3-0

16 Dec

 

3 May

4-1

8 Jan

0-1

2 May

1-0

 

23 Oct

4-1

Dumbarton

21 Apr

29 Jan

2-2

26 Mar

2-1

26 Feb

0-4

5 Feb

2-0

X

 

2 Apr

1-0

27 Nov

0-2

28 Oct

3-2

23 Apr

0-0

0-3

20 Apr

3-3

10 Jan

28 Apr

2-1

2 Oct

1-0

22 Mar

0-2

18 Sep

0-2

Dundee

22 Dec

0-2

25 Apr

1-0

29 Jan

2-1

23 Apr

0-2

28 Apr

2-3

8 Jan

3-0

X

21 Apr

14 Apr

2-1

2 Apr

1-3

11 Sep

0-0

6 Nov

0-4

20 Nov

1-3

11 Mar

3-?

25 Sep

0-1

19 Mar

1-0

8 Mar

2-3

26 Apr

2-4

Dundee United

30 Oct

1-1

26 Mar

2-1

18 Sep

1-1

25 Jan

3-0

29 Jan

1-0

10 Mar

2-1

30 Apr

1-1

X

26 Feb

4-0

4 Sep

3-1

30 Apr

1-0

24 Mar

13 Nov

2-1

6 Nov

 

6 Apr

2-2

30 Nov

1-0

12 Oct

1-2

28  Apr

1-0

Heart of Midlothian

4 Sep

1-1

7 Mar

2-1

28 Apr

1-2

18 Sep

3-3

30 Oct

2-1

25 Apr

0-2

19 Feb

0-1

21 Mar

1-1

X

20 Apr

1-3

26 Apr

3-1

16 Oct

1-3

7 Feb

1-0

16 Apr

1-2

23 Apr

6-0

13 Nov

2-0

25 Sep

2-1

26 Mar

0-0

Hibernian

27 Apr

1-5

29 Apr

1-1

19 Mar

2-0

2 Oct

1-3

9 Apr

0-0

5 Mar

2-1

30 Nov

2-3

8 Jan

2-2

6 Nov

2-1

X

4 May

1-0

11 Sep

5-1

30 Apr

2-0

20 Nov

4-0

18 Dec

1-0

22 Sep

7-1

6 Apr

2-2

26 Apr

3-2

Kilmarnock

18 Sep

0-2

28 Apr

1-1

5 Mar

2-2

27 Jan

3-3

27 Nov

0-1

22 Feb

3-1

29 Mar

2-1

16 Oct

3-2

2 Oct

1-4

5 Feb

3-3

X

8 Jan

1-3

23 Oct

1-1

19 Feb

1-1

6 Nov

3-0

26 Mar

0-0

19 Mar

0-4

12 Apr

0-0

Motherwell

26 Mar

1-3

8 Apr

0-4

18 Apr

3-3

30 Oct

0-2

11 Nov

0-2

7 Apr

3-4

12 Mar

5-0

2 Oct

2-0

30 Apr

0-1

8 Feb

4-4

4 Sep

1-1

X

17 Sep

2-3

20 apr

9 Oct

3-1

22 Apr

1-0

30 Nov

0-2

27 Nov

2-1

Partick Thistle

12 Feb

3-2

20 apr

8 Jan

3-1

9 Oct

4-1

22 Mar

0-0

26 Apr

3-4

4 Apr

1-1

19 Mar

1-0

11 Sep

1-0

16 Oct

6-0

26 Feb

3-0

29 Jan

2-1

X

7 Mar

6-5

23 Dec

1-1

2 Apr

1-2

12 Mar

3-1

25 Sep

1-1

Queen of the South

27 Nov

2-4

8 Jan

2-0

23 Oct

2-2

25 Apr

3-7

2 Oct

0-6

11 Sep

2-3

18 Sep

2-4

12 Mar

2-3

9 May

1-1

26 Mar

2-1

18 Dec

1-3

13 Apr

1-1

9 Apr

1-2

X

 

3 may

15 Dec

1-1

5 Feb

2-4

Queens Park

26 Feb

0-0

2 Oct

3-4

8 Mar

0-1

18 Apr

3-3

20 Sep

0-1

16 Oct

1-1

9 Apr

0-1

11 Mar

3-2

16 Feb

1-1

19 Feb

0-3

10 Mar

0-1

5 Feb

1-0

16 Apr

1-1

16 Nov

2-0

X

2 Mar

1-0

20 Nov

1-3

7 Sep

1-4

Raith Rovers

18 Dec

2-2

27 Apr

0-0

23 Apr

1-1

6 Apr

3-2

 

12 Feb

2-1

9 Oct

0-0

7 Mar

2-1

12 Mar

2-1

22 Jan

1-1

20 Nov

1-3

23 Oct

0-2

26 Mar

2-4

25 Sep

1-4

11 Sep

0-1

X

6 Nov

2-3

5 Mar

2-2

Rangers

30 Apr

2-1

 

2 Oct

3-0

4 Sep

6-1

7 Mar

7-0

18 Dec

0-1

23 Oct

3-1

5 Feb

4-1

28 Feb

3-0

21 Feb

2-1

13 Nov

7-0

28 Apr

1-0

30 Oct

3-1

23 Apr

7-0

26 Mar

6-1

14 Mar

1-0

X

25 Jan

1-1

St Mirren

6 Apr

1-2

9 Nov

3-1

16 Oct

1-2

21 Dec

1-1

24 Feb

1-2

14 Apr

0-0

12 Feb

2-1

19 Feb

2-1

20 Nov

2-3

23 Apr

0-0

22 Mar

1-0

29 Mar

3-1

15 Feb

1-2

9 Oct

3-0

8 Jan

0-3

26 Oct

0-4

11 Sep

0-3

X

 

a = played on opponents ground

13 Nov Dumbarton 1-1 Aberdeen match abandoned 81 mins.

4 Apr Partick v Dundee 1-1abandoned after 47 mins due to floodlight failure

9 May QoS played two games

 

1976-77 Scottish Reserve League

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Rangers reserves

Aberdeen reserves

Clydebank reserves

Celtic reserves

Partick Thistle reserves

Dundee United reserves

Motherwell reserves

Hibernian reserves

Dumbarton reserves

Heart of Midlothian reserves

Airdrieonians reserves

St Mirren reserves

Dundee reserves

Kilmarnock reserves

Ayr United reserves

Queens Park reserves

Raith Rovers reserves

Queen of the South reserves

34

34

34

34

34

34

34

34

34

34

34

34

34

34

34

34

34

34

27

21

19

19

16

16

17

13

14

13

12

10

13

9

9

10

6

3

3

9

7

6

7

6

4

9

6

6

6

9

3

9

7

4

6

11

4

4

8

9

11

12

13

12

14

15

16

15

18

16

18

20

22

20

91

80

63

93

67

54

65

62

48

49

63

46

43

39

46

32

35

46

28

36

44

60

54

43

52

58

39

57

69

59

56

61

66

63

80

97

57

51

45

44

39

38

38

35

34

32

30

29

29

27

25

24

18

17

 

1976-77 SCOTTISH RESERVE LEAGUE CUP

Section 1

Cel

PTh

QP

Rang

Celtic

 

21 Aug

4-0

14 Aug

3-2

14 Aug

0-1

Partick Thistle

30 Aug

0-1

 

24 Aug

2-1

14 Aug

0-2

Queen’s Park

27 Aug

0-6

17 Aug

2-3

21 Aug

0-3

Rangers

18 Aug

1-1

28 Aug

2-0

1 Sep

4-0

 

 

Section 2

Aird

Clb

Dum

Mwll

Airdrieonians

 

30 Aug

4-0

26 Aug

4-3

16 Aug

2-2

Clydebank

23 Aug

2-2

14 Aug

2-1

26 Aug

3-3

Dumbarton

 

2 Sep

0-2

 

28 Aug

0-1

Motherwell

2 Sep

1-2

19 Aug

1-0

21 Aug

1-0

 

 

Section 3

Ayr

Kilm

QoS

StM

Ayr United

 

18 Aug

1-1

21 Aug

2-1

1 Sep

3-1

Kilmarnock

25 Aug

1-3

 

14 Aug

1-5

28 Aug

1-2

Queen of the South

28 Aug

1-2

1 Sep

3-0

 

18 Aug

4-1

St Mirren

14 Aug

4-1

21 Aug

1-0

25 Aug

3-0

 

Section 4

Hear

Hib

RR

Heart of Midlothian

1 Sep

1-3

18 Aug

3-2

Hibernian

14 Aug

3-1

 

21 Aug

4-1

Raith Rovers

24 Aug

2-4

28 Aug

2-4

 

Section 5

Aber

Dund

D Utd

Aberdeen

1 Sep

2-1

28 Aug

0-3

Dundee

16 Aug

3-2

 

26 Aug

4-2

Dundee United

23 Aug

3-2

21 Aug

0-0

 

Semi final – 2 legs

DATE Dundee United v Rangers 0-1

28 Mar Rangers v Dundee United 1-0

24-27 Jan) Hibernian v Airdrieonians 5-0

14 Apr Airdrieonians v Hibernian 3-2

 

Final – 2 legs

3 May Hibernian v Rangers 0-0

10 May Rangers v Hibernian 1-0 aet

 

 

1976-77 Central Reserve League

Cowd

Dunf

E Fife

Falk

St  J

Stirl

Cowdenbeath

 

X

12 Oct

2-1

 

 

 

 

Dunfermline Athletic

 

16 Nov

2-1

X

19 Oct

5-0

2 Nov

3-1

 

30 Nov

0-0

East Fife

 

 

23 Nov

4-1

X

 

 

 

Falkirk

 

 

 

 

X

15 Feb

1-2

 

St Johnstone

 

 

9 Nov

2-2

 

 

X

 

Stirling Albion

 

26 Oct

0-0

 

 

 

X

 

1976-77 Central Reserve League

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

St Johnstone reserves

Cowdenbeath reserves

Dunfermline Athletic reserves

Stirling Albion reserves

East Fife reserves

Falkirk reserves

15

13

14

12

14

10

6

6

5

3

5

1

5

4

5

7

2

3

4

3

4

2

7

6

31

23

23

16

22

17

30

19

18

13

29

23

17

16

15

13

12

5

 

The absence of a reserve league for east coast clubs from the lower leagues prompted the formation of the Central Reserve League. Running for just one season, it was an unusual competition in that games were advertised but they were 'unofficial' in the sense that clubs organised and paid for their own referee and linesmen..  J McConville, Dunfermline Athletic Secretary, acted as League Secretary and results etc had to be supplied to the Dunfermline Athletic office. The only other comparable tournament from recent times was the Tayside Midweek Reserve League which operated in the mid 1980s, including the four Angus sides, St Johnstone and the two Dundee clubs. Scheduled from September until the end of March, the bad winter caused many postponements, and the league was wound up unfinished.

 

1977-78 Premier Division

Aber

Ayr

Celt

Clb

D Utd

Hibs

Mwll

P Th

Rang

St M

Aberdeen

X

10 Sep

2-2

7 Jan

4-1

19 Nov

3-3

1  Apr

0-0

20 Aug

1-0

4 May

1-0

3 Nov

1-0

18 Mar

0-2

17 Dec

1-1

29 Apr

4-0

1 Oct

2-3

17 Apr

1-1

7 Apr

1-0

8 Apr

0-5

22 Oct

1-2

4 Mar

1-1

8 Oct

6-1

30 Mar

3-1

Ayr United

3 Dec

0-2

21 Feb

2-0

X

10 Oct

0-0

10 Mar

4-1

17 Dec

4-0

27 Apr

1-4

3 Dec

0-2

15 Apr

2-1

8 Oct

2-1

11 Feb

0-1

17 Sep

1-5

14 Jan

5-3

13 Aug

3-2

14 Feb

4-1

24 Sep

0-3

21 Jan

2-2

27 Aug

0-1

 

 

Celtic

17 Sep

0-4

11 Jan

4-4

20 Aug

3-0

24 Apr

0-0

X

26 Nov

6-1

10 Apr

1 A 2

22 Oct

2-2

18 Apr

0-1

11 Apr

4-0

26 Apr

2-1

15 Mar

3-3

6 Apr

3-1

13 Apr

1-2

20 Apr

2-0

7 Jan

0-3

25 Apr

0-1

17 Dec

0-0

29 Apr

1-1

Clydebank

29 Oct

0-5

3 May

2-1

15 Oct

1-1

25 Feb

1-2

22 Sep

1-1

16 Jan

2-5

X

19 Nov

0-0

1 Apr

0-2

27 Aug

7-1

3 Apr

2-2

12 Dec

6-0

22 Apr

0-1

12 Nov

0-0

18 Apr

2-5

3 Oct

1-3

7 Mar

2-3

17 Oct

2-1

22 Dec

1-0

Dundee United

26 Aug

0-3

27 Dec

0-2

1 Oct

2-1

20 Apr

3-0

13 Aug

1-1

20 Dec

1-1

17 Sep

2-0

14 Jan

2-0

X

12 Nov

3-1

25 Mar

1-1

26 Nov

6-2

8 Apr

3-3

15 Oct

0-0

13 Mar

4-1

10 Dec

1-4

22 Apr

0-2

29 Oct

4-4

 

 

Hibernian

15 Oct

6-2

25 Feb

2-2

10 Dec

4-1

22 Apr

2-1

1 Oct

2-3

4 Feb

2-7

5 Nov

2-5

5 Apr

0-3

10 Sep

2-2

4 May

1-1

X

21 Oct

6-0

19 Apr

1-1

17 Sep

3-1

14 Jan

4-1

20 Aug

1-4

31 Dec

2-1

26 Nov

3-1

8 Apr

0-1

Motherwell

8 Mar

4-0

13 Apr

1-4

19 Nov

2-2

1  Apr

1-1

27 Aug

1-1

28 Dec

1-3

8 Oct

1-2

24 Apr

2-1

22 Sep

1-0

?? Jan

1-2

13 Aug

6-2

24 Dec

3-4

X

29 Oct

3-2

11 Mar

3-0

17 Dec

3-3

29 Apr

2-5

12 Nov

5-1

25 Mar

2-2

Partick Thistle

24 Sep

0-3

27 Apr

2-4

22 Oct

1-0

4 Mar

1-1

10 Dec

1-1

22 Apr

2-2

8 Sep

1-1

7 Jan

0-3

17 Dec

0-0

29 Apr

0-2

19 Nov

0-1

1  Apr

6-1

20 Aug

3-3

11 Apr

1-2

X

21 Mar

2-1

24 Apr

0-3

27 Dec

2-3

3 Apr

1-0

Rangers

13 Aug

2-3

24 Dec

6-0

26 Nov

0-1

8 Apr

3-0

12 Nov

4-0

19 Apr

4-0

7-14 Mar

2-0

15 Apr

4-1

8 Oct

6-2

7 Feb

2-0

29 Oct

6-1

29 Mar

3-1

15 Oct

2-1

25 Feb

4-1

27 Aug

3-0

20 Dec

5-1

X

17 Sep

6-1

14 Jan

3-1

St.Mirren

11 Mar

3-2

22 Apr

0-1

18 Mar

2-2

26 Apr

1-1

15 Oct

1-1

25 Feb

6-1

 

 

4 Mar

1-1

20 Aug

2-1

31 Dec

1-0

24 Sep

2-0

3 Apr

0-1

10 Sep

3-1

7 Jan

1-1

 

 

15 Apr

1-1

14 Feb

1-2

18 Apr

1-2

X

 

1977-78 Premier Reserves

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Rangers reserves

Aberdeen reserves

Dundee United reserves

Celtic reserves

Ayr United reserves

Motherwell reserves

St.Mirren reserves

Clydebank reserves

Hibernian reserves

Partick Thistle reserves

36

36

36

36

36

36

36

36

36

36

29

18

13

10

12

12

12

11

11

7

3

7

12

16

10

9

9

8

7

7

4

7

11

10

14

15

15

17

18

20

112

66

54

66

52

76

54

55

59

47

34

56

49

62

62

85

68

59

89

74

61

43

38

36

34

33

33

30

29

23

 

1977-78 First Division

Aird

Dumb

Dund

Falk

Hear

Kilm

 Mort

QoS

Q Pk

R R

St J

Airdrieonians

X

29 Oct

1-0

10 Mar

2-1

13 Aug

0-0

1  Apr

2-2

 

 

15 Oct

5-1

24 Sep

3-1

27 Dec

2-5

 

 

 

?? Feb

2-2

 

8 Feb

2-2

 

12 Nov

4-1

 

8 Oct

4-0

Dumbarton

20 Aug

1-3

X

17 Sep

0-0

 

22 Oct

2-1

3 Mar

1-1

2 May

0-3

10 Sep

1-2

18 Mar

1-0

 

19 Dec

0-0

26 Nov

4-0

8 Apr

0-2

3 Apr

1-0

15 Apr

0-0

Dundee

22 Oct

1-0

4 Mar

1-1

19 Nov

2-1

24 Apr

4-2

X

5 Nov

4-0

18 Mar

2-0

20 Aug

2-4

4 Apr

0-1

15 Apr

6-3

17 Dec

0-1

29 Apr

2-5

7 Jan

2-0

26 Apr

4-0

27 Dec

2-0

9 Sep

1-4

Falkirk

17 Sep

0-4

24 Dec

0-2

27 Aug

1-5

X

26 Nov

3-1

9 May

2-0

29 Oct

2-1

6 May

 

 

13 Aug

3-2

4 Mar

0-1

10 Apr

0-6

15 Apr

1-0

8 Oct

1-1

17 Dec

0-1

Heart of Midlothian

17 Dec

3-1

29 Apr

2-1

13 Aug

0-0

29 Oct

2-1

11 Mar

4-1

24 Sep

2-1

X

27 Aug

4-3

8 Oct

2-3

8 May

0-2

11 May

1-0

20 Apr

1-0

25 Mar

2-2

11 Apr

0-1

21 Mar

0-1

13 Apr

4-3

Kilmarnock

26 Nov

0-1

7 Apr

3-1

10 Dec

1-0

22 Apr

1-1

1 Oct

1-0

20 Aug

1-1

5 Nov

4-1

18 Mar

1-1

X

22 Oct

2-1

4 Mar

0-3

10 Sep

3-2

19 Nov

1-2

1  Apr

3-2

15 Oct

2-2

3 Feb

3-1

Morton

18 Mar

1-1

14 Nov

2-1

4 May

1-1

15 Oct

3-3

7 Jan

2-1

10 Dec

3-1

22 Apr

3-0

13 Aug

2-0

X

19 Nov

1-0

 

27 Aug

3-1

18 Apr

0-4

1 May

1-0

24 Sep

1-0

8 Apr

2-1

Queen of the South

24 Dec

2-1

 

27 Aug

3-2

 

24 Sep

2-5

8 Apr

2-3

 

26 Apr

2-2

12 Nov

1-0

25 Mar

1-5

17 Sep

2-2

X

14 Jan

1-4

18 Feb

0-2

11 Mar

0-1

29 Oct

1-0

28 Apr

0-1

Queen’s Park

10 Sep

1-1

17 Oct

3-1

19 Dec

0-0

18 Feb

1-1

22 Apr

0-1

1 Oct

3-4

31 Dec

3-2

4 Feb

0-4

17 Sep

1-0

5 Nov

2-3

28 Mar

 

24 Nov

1-1

25 Feb

3-0

X

6 Mar

0-2

20 Aug

3-1

24 Dec

4-0

Raith Rovers

7 Jan

1-1

24 Sep

0-1

21 Jan

1-3

13 Apr

1-0

19 Nov

3-0

24 Apr

0-2

1 Oct

1-3

27 Apr

6-2

29 Apr

0-1

29 Oct

1-3

15 Apr

0-0

22 Oct

0-2

4 Mar

2-0

X

27 Aug

2-2

18 Mar

 

St Johnstone

10 Dec

0-2

22 Apr

3-4

1 Oct

3-3

12 Nov

1-2

25 Mar

1-0

20 Apr

2-1

 

17 Sep

3-3

7 Jan

0-3

17 Apr

2-1

26 Nov

0-2

15 Oct

0-3

20 Aug

1-3

11 Mar

3-1

 

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