Scottish Football Historical Archive

 

Border Amateur League

 

 

1901-02

On 19 Sep 1901, a Berwickshire-based Border Amateur League was formed with clubs from both England and Scotland – Alnwick Percy Rovers. Kelso, Duns, Coldstream, Berwick Rangers and Tweedmouth Albion. Holders of the Shielfield Cup, Tweedside Albion, agreed to hand this over to the new body as the Championship trophy.

 

Alnwick

Percy Rovers

Berwick

Rangers

Coldstream

Duns

Eyemouth

Kelso

Tweedmouth

Albion

Alnwick Percy Rovers

X

1 Jan

3-5

8 Feb

8-2

12 Apr

1-1

19 Apr

4-1

 

 

Berwick Rangers

1 Feb

 

X

26 Oct

5-4

26 Apr

2-3

 

 

8 Feb

0-4

Coldstream

8 Mar

0-5

12 Apr

2-5

X

22 Feb

2-6

1 Mar

0-0

15 Mar

3-0

11 Jan

 

Duns

29 Mar

3-3

3 May

3-2

 

X

 

2 Nov

4-3

30 Nov

2-5

Eyemouth

15 Mar

1-1

 

29 Mar

5-2

8 Feb

4-1

X

 

12 Apr

1-5

Kelso

3 May

2-2

22 Feb

6-5

 

1-10

18 Jan

5-1

 

X

8 Mar

3-1

Tweedside Albion

22 Feb

12-0

19 Oct

2-2

18 Jan

8-1

15 Mar

2-0

14 Dec

10-1

21 Dec

4-0

X

 

The matches shown in italics are possible League matches

Duns v Alnwick played at Union Park, Tweedmouth

Alnwick v Duns played at Shielfield Park, Berwick

3 Oct Coldstream v Berwick 3-0 ordered to be replayed at Union Park, Berwick

2 Nov Duns v Kelso 4-3 unfinished due to the game staring half an hour late

Duns withdrew at the end of January, but were re-admitted two weeks later

 

This table was taken from a local newspaper, however the goals don’t balance being out by 2.

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Tweedside Albion

12

10

1

1

62

12

21

2

Alnwick Percy Rovers

12

5

4

3

36

31

14

3

Kelso

12

6

1

5

35

32

13

4

Duns

12

5

2

5

30

29

12

5

Berwick Rangers

12

5

2

5

30

31

12

6

Eyemouth

12

2

3

7

21

40

7

7

Coldstream

12

2

1

9

17

54

5

 

 

1902-03

 

Alnwick

Percy Rovers

Berwick

Rangers

Coldstream

Duns

Eyemouth

Kelso

Tweedmouth

Albion

Alnwick Percy Rovers

X

17 Jan

2-2

27 Sep

9-0

7 Feb

1-1

21 Mar

3-0

NOT

PLAYED

1 Nov

3-2

Berwick Rangers

29 Nov

2-2

X

21 Mar

5-2

31 Jan

4-0

21 Feb

6-2

4 Apr

7-0

11 Apr

3-4

Coldstream

11 Oct

1-2

7 Feb

0-5

X

NOT

PLAYED

7 Mar

4-2

 

1-4

25 Oct

1-3

Duns

13 Sep

1-1

18 Oct

1-2

6 Dec

10-1

X

10-1

3-1

28 Feb

3-1

4 Oct

3-2

Eyemouth

28 Feb

2-3

27 Dec

2-1

18 Oct

6-2

14 Mar

1-1

X

31 Jan

1-0

7 Feb

1-0

Kelso

14 Mar

2-3

18 Apr

0-5

15 Nov

7-1

4 Oct

2-1

NOT

PLAYED

X

25 Apr

0-3

Tweedside Albion

14 Feb

3-3

7 Mar

1-1

18 Apr

5-0

13 Dec

5-1

15 Nov

7-0

8 Nov

1-0

X

 

4 Oct Duns fielded two teams

Alnwick PR awarded 2 points when Kelso refused to play on the official date

 

21 Feb Border League v Northumberland League 1-1 (at Percy Park, Alnwick)

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Alnwick Percy Rovers

11

6

5

0

32

16

19

2

Berwick Rangers

12

7

3

2

43

16

17

3

Tweedside Albion

12

7

2

3

36

16

16

4

Duns

11

4

3

4

25

21

11

5

Eyemouth

11

4

1

6

18

30

9

6

Kelso

10

3

0

7

16

26

6

7

Coldstream

11

1

0

10

13

58

2

 

 

1903-04

 

Alnwick

Percy Rovers

Berwick

Rangers

Chirnside

Duns

Eyemouth

Tweedside

Albion

Tweedside

Villa

Alnwick Percy Rovers

X

24 Oct

3-1

19 Apr

5-0

26 Sep

4-2

16 Apr

2-1

12 Mar

2-0

5 Dec

3-2

Berwick Rangers

26 Mar

3-0

X

12 Mar

6-1

30 Jan

1-2

19 Sep

6-2

7 Nov

4-3

26 Sep

4-2

Chirnside

23 Apr

2-3

5 Dec

3-6

X

9 Jan

2-3

27 Feb

2-2

19 Mar

2-4

28 Nov

4-3

Duns

19 Mar

1-2

19 Apr

0-0

7  Nov

11-0

X

26 Mar

6-1

16 Apr

2-0

19 Sep

8-1

Eyemouth

20 Feb

2-1

19 Mar

0-2

3 Oct

4-3

26 Dec

4-5

X

NOT

PLAYED

19 Dec

3-6

Tweedside Albion

10 Oct

2-1

27 Feb

0-1

17 Oct

6-1

24 Oct

7-1

31 Oct

4-1

X

20 Feb

4-0

Tweedside Villa

15 Nov

1-4

23 Jan

0-6

30 Jan

3-1

12 Sep

2-5

23 Apr

0-1

26 Mar

0-1

X

 

2 Jan Tweedside Villa v Tweedside Albion 0-5 (unfinished and replayed later)

21 Nov APR v TV 4-1 (to be replayed)

5 Sep North of Tweed v South of Tweed 3-3 (opening of the league season, at Shielfield, Berwick)

3 Jan Eyemouth v Tweedmouth Albion 0-0 (friendly played due to Tweedmouth arriving an hour late)

19 Mar Chirnside v Tweedside Albion played at Tweedmouth

League AGM held on 21 May 1904

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Berwick Rangers

12

9

1

2

40

16

19

2

Alnwick Percy Rovers

12

9

0

3

30

17

18

3

Duns

12

8

1

3

46

24

17

4

Tweedside Albion

11

7

0

4

31

15

14

5

Eyemouth

11

3

1

7

21

37

7

6

Tweedside Villa

12

2

0

10

20

44

4

7

Chirnside

12

1

1

10

21

56

3

 

Match to raise funds for League

23 Apr Berwick v Berwickshire 5-3 (at Berwick Rangers)

 

 

 

1904-05

 

 

Berwick

Rangers ‘A’

Chirnside

Coldstream

Cumledge

Mills

Duns

Eyemouth

Tweedside

Albion

Berwick Rangers ‘A’

X

4 Mar

2-3

 

29 Oct

3-3

17 Dec

1-5

21 Jan

2-3

14 Jan

2-0

Chirnside

 

X

 

12 Nov

1-4

26 Nov

3-6

15 Oct

2-5

 

Coldstream

22 Oct

3-1

 

X

1 Oct

2-4

 

5 Nov

0-1

Cumledge Mills

 

 

14 Oct

1-0

X

24 Dec

2-1

5 Nov

4-0

 

Duns

12 Nov

7-2

 

29 Oct

4-0

 

X

22 Oct

3-1

8 Oct

3-3

Eyemouth

4 Feb

4-0

24 Dec

3-1

24 Sep

2-1

17 Dec

2-2

 

X

 

Tweedside Albion

26 Nov

4-2

29 Oct

3-1

 

22 Oct

4-0

25 Feb

2-1

12 Nov

1-0

X

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Tweedside Albion

12

10

1

1

33

12

21

Duns

12

9

1

2

42

18

19

Cumledge Mill

11

5

2

4

21

17

12

Eyemouth Thistle

12

5

1

6

22

24

11

Coldstream

12

5

0

7

21

25

10

Chirnside United

12

3

0

9

19

43

6

Berwick Rangers 'A'

11

1

1

9

18

36

3

 

 

 

1905-06

 

Berwick

Artillery

Berwick

Rangers ‘A’

Chirnside

Coldstream

Cumledge

Mills

Duns

Eyemouth

Swinton

Berwick Artillery

X

 

 

2 Sep

7-2

14 Oct

1-3

17 Mar

5-0

33 Mun

 

Berwick Rangers ‘A’

 

X

14 Apr

5-1

 

5 May

2-3

10 Mar

0-5

 

 

Chirnside

99 Mix

 

X

 

 

 

 

Coldstream

24 Mar

1-2

 

 

X

 

23 Sep

4-2

 

 

Cumledge Mills

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

Duns

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

7 Oct

4-2

Eyemouth

 

 

 

30 Sep

1-3

 

 

X

 

Swinton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

Tweedside Albion were dissolved in August 1905 and were replaced by Berwick Artillery who took over their ground

 

2 Dec Berwick Rangers v Duns 3-1

 

1905-06

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Duns

12

10

0

2

38

21

20

Coldstream

13

9

0

4

30

21

18

Cumledge Mill

12

8

1

3

33

13

18

Berwick Artillery

13

7

0

6

26

27

14

Swinton

14

6

1

7

34

21

13

Chirnside United

12

3

3

6

18

30

9

Berwick Rangers 'A'

13

2

1

10

24

38

5

Eyemouth Thistle

7

1

0

6

7

20

2

 

 

 

 

 

1906-07

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Berwick Rangers

8

5

1

2

18

12

11

Duns

3

3

0

0

12

7

6

Chirnside United

4

2

1

1

9

10

5

Coldstream

3

2

0

1

11

5

4

Cumledge Mills

1

0

0

1

1

4

0

Eyemouth Thistle

5

0

0

5

9

18

0

Swinton

2

0

0

2

1

5

0

 

Championship

Duns v Berwick Rangers 3-2

 

 

 

 

1907-08

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Berwick Rangers

7

5

0

2

24

13

10

Duns

6

3

1

2

18

14

7

Swinton

3

3

0

0

10

2

6

Spittal Rovers

5

2

1

2

14

14

5

Coldstream

4

1

0

3

6

14

2

Cumledge Mill

1

1

0

0

3

0

2

Kelso

5

1

0

4

11

13

2

Ayton Thistle

2

0

0

2

3

14

0

Chirnside United

1

0

0

1

1

6

0

 

Championship

Cumledge Mills v Swinton

 

 

1908-09

 

Berwick

Rangers ‘A’

Chirnside

United

Coldstream

Duns

Spittal

Rovers

Kelso

Berwick Rangers ‘A’

X

12 Sep

10-2

 

26 Dec

3-1

28 Nov

5-1

 

Chirnside United

 

X

 

 

24 Apr

5-1

 

Coldstream

 

 

X

 

 

7 Nov

4-2

Duns

24 Apr

1-0

 

20 Feb

5-2

X

16 Dec

6-3

 

Spittal Rovers

3 Apr

0-2*

 

 

14 Nov

1-4

X

5 Dec

2-0

Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

On 22 Aug Kelso were granted £1 from Cumledge Mills due to non fulfilment of fixture

On 10 Oct Cumledge Mills and Ayton Thistle resigned leaving 7 clubs in membership, then on 6 Feb Kelso also resigned

10 Oct Berwick v Spittal 4-1 (protested?)

31 Oct Duns v Berwick 9-5 (protested?)

 

 

1908-09

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Berwick Rangers 'A'

8

7

0

1

34

15

14

Duns

8

7

0

1

41

22

14

Coldstream

8

3

1

4

19

17

7

Spittal Rovers

7

1

0

6

9

25

2

Chirnside United

7

0

1

6

15

37

1

 

Kelso and Swinton withdrew

 

Championship

24 Apr Duns v Berwick Rangers 1-0

 

 

 

1909-10

 

 

Berwick

Rangers

Chirnside

United

Coldstream

Duns

Kelso

Swinton

Berwick Rangers ‘A’

X

23 Apr

2-0

16 Apr

2-0

13 Nov

6-0

18 Dec

4-0

12 Mar

4-1

Chirnside United

 

X

 

 

 

 

Coldstream

 

 

X

 

 

 

Duns

5 Mar

2-1

26 Mar

3-3

 

X

12 Feb

2-0

 

Kelso

20 Nov

2-2

 

 

 

X

 

Swinton

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

1909-10

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Swinton

7

5

0

2

25

9

10

Berwick Rangers 'A'

9

4

1

4

20

16

9

Coldstream

7

3

1

3

10

15

7

Kelso

8

2

2

4

18

21

6

Duns

3

2

1

0

8

4

5

Chirnside United

8

1

3

4

14

30

5

 

 

1910-11

 

Berwick

Rangers ‘A’

Chirnside

United

Coldstream

Gala

Fairydean

Kelso

Spittal

Rovers

Berwick Rangers ‘A’

X

10 Sep

4-0

17 Dec

1-2

 

19 Nov

3-0

29 Oct

5-1

Chirnside United

 

X

 

 

 

 

Coldstream

 

11 Feb

6-0

X

 

5 Nov

4-1

31 Dec

3-0

Gala Fairydean

 

 

 

X

 

 

Kelso

12 Nov

3-3

11 Mar

4-2

3 Dec

1-2

 

X

 

22 Oct

0-2

Spittal Rovers

 

1 Oct

3-3

 

 

 

X

 

7 Jan Berwick Rangers donate new Championship trophy, replacing the present small cup which was donated for schools’ competition.

4 Mar Berwickshire v Berwick Borough 3-1 (at Tweedmouth for the benefit of the league)

 

1910-11

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Coldstream

8

8

0

0

28

5

16

Duns

8

5

2

1

21

19

12

Berwick Rangers

9

4

1

4

22

18

9

Kelso

8

2

2

4

18

21

6

Spittal Rovers

9

1

3

5

14

19

5

Chirnside United

7

1

1

5

9

27

3

 

As of 14 Apr 1911

 

 

1911-12

 

Berwick

Rangers ‘A’

Chirnside

United

Coldstream

Duns

Kelso

Spittal

Rovers

Berwick Rangers ‘A’

X

11 Nov

4-2

7 Oct

0-0

30 Dec

1-2

9 Dec

7-0

2 Mar

2-2

Chirnside United

24 Feb

3-1

X

16 Mar

1-1

21 Oct

2-5

NOT

PLAYED

30 Sep

2-2

Coldstream

13 Apr

5-3

6 Apr

4-3

X

NOT

PLAYED

11 Nov

5-0

17 Feb

6-1

Duns

16 Dec

3-2

14 Oct

3-1

30 Apr

2-0

X

17 Feb

1-2

11 Nov

0-0

Kelso

16 Mar

1-3

13 Apr

2-1

21 Oct

0-1

23 Mar

1-1

X

2 Dec

0-1

Spittal Rovers

30 Mar

1-3

28 Oct

5-2

25 Nov

2-2

16 Mar

0-3

18 Nov

3-0

X

 

14 Oct Spittal v Berwick 2-0 - full time not played due to mistake by referee

Duns v Coldstream played at Chirnside for four points

 

 

 

1912-13

 

Berwick

Rangers ‘A’

Coldstream

Chirnside United

Duns

Kelso

Spittal

Rovers

Berwick Rangers ‘A’

X

12 Apr

6-1

 

2 Nov

1-1

9 Nov

11-0

16 Nov

8-0

Coldstream

5 Apr

4-3

X

 

27 Sep 13

5-0

22 Mar

1-0

15 Mar

3-0

Chirnside United

 

 

X

7 Dec

0-3

 

11 Jan

3-0

Duns

5 Oct

3-2

 

28 Dec

8-2

X

28 Sep

1-1

29 Mar

2-1

Kelso

14 Sep

2-5

29 Mar

0-4

 

15 Feb

1-1

X

26 Oct

3-3

Spittal Rovers

7 Dec

0-1

14 Sep

3-2

15 Feb

6-1

23 Nov

1-4

12 Oct

8-1

X

 

REPORT 1 May

League unfinished, Duns and Coldstream still to play each other, decision to be made early next season

Coldstream v Duns played in 1912-13, points awarded to Duns as Coldstream played ineligible players

 

Decider between Berwick and Duns due in March 1914 was postponed due to weather. It was never played.

 

 

 

1913-14

 

Coldstream

Duns

Kelso

Coldstream

X

27 Sep

6-0

Duns

99 Mix

 

X

 

Kelso

20 Dec

1-1

X

 

Competition abandoned

 

 

In September 1905 another Border League was formed with Newcastleton, Longtown, Gretna and two Carlisle clubs in membership

 

1905-06

Carlisle

East End

Carlisle

Teachers

Gretna

Longtown

Newcastleton

Carlisle East End

X

13 Jan

 

9 Dec

5-2

16 Sep

3-1

Carlisle Teachers

14 Oct

 

27 Jan

6-3

X

16 Sep

3-2

25 Nov

5-1

30 Sep

 

6 Jan

3-0

Gretna

4 Nov

 

X

 

Longtown

 

 

 

X

24 Dec

1-0

Newcastleton

20 Jan

5-3

7 Apr

1-1

16 Dec

2-2

17 Mar

5-0

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

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