Scottish Football Historical Archive

 

Scottish Football League

C Division & League Cup, dates results & final tables 1952-53

 

Original results researched and compiled by Stuart Robertson

Other missing details were supplied by Tony Brown, Forrest Robertson, David Ross, Tom McGouran, John Treleven and Andy Mitchell

 

 

Scottish League ‘C’ Division – 1952-53

South and West

 

Airdrieonians A

Ayr United A

Clyde A

East Stirlingshire

Kilmarnock A

Morton A

Motherwell A

Partick Thistle A

Queen of the South A

Queen’s Park Strollers

Rangers A

St. Mirren A

Stranraer

Third Lanark A

Airdrieonians A

X

Sep 13

1-0

Aug 9

3-2

Oct 11

5-1

Nov 1

8-0

Aug 27

4-0

Oct 25

1-0

Aug 30

1-0

Sep 27

4-3

Nov 29

5-1

Dec 20

1-1

Jan 24

3-1

Jan 10

1-2

Dec 13

0-4

Ayr United A

Nov 15

3-5

X

Jan 3

5-1

Dec 6

5-0

Aug 30

4-0

Aug 9

6-2

Aug 27

4-1

Nov 29

1-2

Nov 8

5-1

Oct 4

5-3

Jan 17

1-2

Sep 20

1-3

Dec 27

1-3

Oct 18

4-0

Clyde A

Dec 27

3-1

Aug 12

0-2

X

Mar 28

3-0

Apr 11

6-1

Jan 17

3-1

Nov 8

3-1

Apr 15

3-3

Aug 16

2-0

Apr 28

5-4

Oct 18

1-3

Dec 13

2-0

Aug 23

4-2

Sep 20

4-4

East Stirlingshire

Sep 3

3-2

Nov 1

1-2

Aug 27

1-1

X

Aug 9

0-3

Dec 27

3-1

Jan 17

1-0

Oct 18

1-2

Jan 24

2-1

Aug 16

7-3

Jan 3

0-2

Feb 14

1-0

Sep 20

1-3

Nov 22

1-3

Kilmarnock A

Aug 13

0-3

Apr 27

1-4

Oct 11

1-3

Dec 20

5-1

X

Sep 13

4-0

Jan 31

0-1

Mar 28

0-2

Aug 23

5-3

Sep 27

2-1

Aug 16

1-0

Nov 1

0-2

Nov 22

5-2

Feb 7

1-4

Morton A

Oct 18

3-4

Dec 13

1-1

Nov 1

2-3

Aug 13

3-2

Nov 15

4-2

X

Sep 20

1-2

Jan 3

0-3

Feb 7

1-4

Aug 23

5-2

Apr 22

1-3

Aug 16

3-4

Apr 15

2-3

Sep 6

3-2

Motherwell A

Aug 16

1-0

Apr 25

0-1

Nov 22

3-1

Nov 15

1-1

Oct 4

5-0

Dec 6

6-5

X

Dec 27

1-1

Jan 3

2-1

Aug 13

5-1

Aug 23

1-3

Oct 18

1-0

Apr 11

4-1

Nov 1

3-0

Partick Thistle A

Nov 1

2-1

Dec 20

7-4

Sep 13

1-3

Aug 23

1-1

Dec 6

1-0

Oct 11

1-1

Sep 27

1-1

X

Aug 13

4-0

Oct 25

2-0

Jan 2

1-3

Nov 22

3-1

Aug 16

0-0

Jan 24

1-0

Queen of the

South A

Oct 4

1-2

Nov 22

4-3

Sep 3

1-1

Dec 13

7-1

Dec 27

5-0

Mar 21

2-3

Aug 9

4-2

Sep 20

0-1

X

Apr 11

1-2

Nov 1

3-1

Aug 27

3-1

Oct 18

2-0

Aug 30

0-6

Queen’s Park

Strollers

Sep 20

2-2

Jan 24

1-2

Aug 30

0-1

Aug 20

2-1

Oct 18

1-0

Sep 2

1-3

Dec 13

4-2

Aug 9

1-4

Jan 17

3-1

X

Nov 22

0-3

Sep 6

3-6

Nov 1

1-2

Aug 27

4-2

Rangers A

Apr 24

1-2

Sep 3

3-1

Nov 15

7-0

Nov 8

7-1

Sep 20

5-1

Aug 30

5-1

Mar 28

1-0

Aug 27

0-2

Nov 29

3-0*

Dec 27

1-0

X

Aug 9

0-4

Sep 6

2-0

Oct 4

5-0

St. Mirren A

Dec 6

1-1

Aug 23

4-2

Sep 27

0-1

Sep 13

3-2

Jan 10

4-5

Jan 31

0-1

Aug 30

0-1

Nov 8

0-1

Jan 1

0-4

Dec 20

0-4

Oct 11

4-1

X

Aug 12

1-1

Oct 25

0-3

Stranraer

Jan 17

1-3

Oct 11

0-1

Dec 6

1-3

Aug 30

4-5

Aug 27

4-4

Dec 20

4-4

Nov 29

2-0

Nov 15

1-1

Sep 13

7-2

Nov 8

0-1

Sep 27

1-4

Jan 3

4-1

X

Aug 9

5-1

Third Lanark A

Aug 23

0-0

Aug 16

1-4

Dec 20

1-4

Sep 27

6-0

Apr 4

2-4

Nov 8

1-2

Sep 13

5-1

Jan 10

2-1

Dec 6

4-2

Apr 15

1-2

Aug 13

1-4

Nov 15

3-5

Jan 31

4-2

X

 

Notes:

Rangers v Queen of the South on 29 November abandoned after 55 minutes, but result stood.

 

 

 

P

W

L

D

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

Rangers ‘A’

Partick Thistle ‘A’

Airdrieonians ‘A’

Clyde ‘A’

Ayr United ‘A’

Motherwell ‘A’

Stranraer

Third Lanark ‘A’

St. Mirren ‘A’

Queen of the South ‘A’

Morton ‘A’

Queen’s Park Strollers

Kilmarnock ‘A’

East Stirlingshire

26

26

26

26

26

26

26

26

26

26

26

26

26

26

19

15

16

15

15

12

9

10

9

9

8

9

9

7

6

4

6

6

10

10

12

14

15

16

15

16

16

16

1

7

4

5

1

4

5

2

2

1

3

1

1

3

70

48

63

61

72

45

55

60

45

55

53

47

45

38

28

26

36

48

47

40

58

62

54

65

75

68

75

75

39

37

36

35

31

28

23

22

20

19

19

19

19

17

 

 

North & East

 

Aberdeen A

Berwick

Rangers

Brechin City

Celtic A

Dundee A

Dunfermline Athletic A

East Fife A

Falkirk A

Heart of Midlothian A

Hibernian A

Leith Athletic

Montrose

Raith Rovers A

St. Johnstone A

Stirling

Albion A

Aberdeen A

X

Jan 3

1-1

Dec 27

0-0

Jan 17

5-3

Aug 27

3-2

Dec 6

4-1

Aug 16

6-0

Jan 24

2-1

Oct 4

2-5

Apr 18

1-3

Sep 20

4-1

Oct 18

6-4

Nov 8

5-1

Sep 6

4-2

Apr 29

1-0

Berwick Rangers

Aug 23

1-2

X

Dec 6

1-0

Nov 29

0-0

Sep 20

5-1

Jan 1

6-1

Jan 17

1-1

Nov 15

4-2

Dec 20

2-2

Aug 13

2-2

Aug 27

4-2

Aug 30

5-1

Oct 25

0-1

Dec 27

5-1

Oct 4

9-1

Brechin City

Nov15

1-5

Sep 13

0-0

X

Mar 28

2-2

Jan 17

0-0

Nov 1

1-3

Oct 18

2-0

Nov 29

5-2

Mar 21

2-0

Aug 23

1-2

Apr 25

6-0

Jan 1

8-2

Aug 30

3-3

Aug 13

1-2

Apr 11

2-2

Celtic A

Sep 13

1-3

Sep 27

0-2

Nov 22

1-0

X

Jan 31

2-4

Aug 30

2-1

Aug 26

1-2

Apr 20

3-2

Jan 10

2-3

Oct 25

3-1

Dec 6

2-0

Aug 9

2-1

Nov15

1-2

Feb 7

1-2

Nov 1

4-0

Dundee A

Oct 25

4-2

Apr 25

1-1

Sep 27

3-1

Oct 11

2-1

X

Apr 15

0-0

Nov 1

5-1

Aug 30

2-4

Sep 13

3-2

Nov 15

1-2

Jan 10

3-0

Aug 13

5-1

Aug 23

3-0

Nov 22

3-0

Dec 13

2-0

Dunfermline

Athletic A

Feb 21

1-3

Sep 6

2-4

Aug 16

3-2

Nov 8

1-2

Aug 9

1-4

X

Mar 21

0-2

Feb 14

0-4

Aug 20

3-2

Sep 20

1-4

Dec 27

5-3

Oct 4

7-3

Aug 27

2-2

Nov 29

1-3

Jan 17

6-2

East Fife A

Dec 13

1-2

Oct 11

1-4

Nov 8

1-0

Feb 21

2-0

Nov 29

1-1

Aug 13

4-2

X

Sep 27

4-2

Oct 25

1-0

Sep 3

2-1

Aug 23

4-2

Apr 18

3-1

Jan 10

1-0

Aug 30

5-1

Sep 13

4-1

Falkirk A

Nov 1

3-0

Aug 16

0-4

Aug 9

1-1

Sep 6

2-0

Jan 3

1-1

Oct 18

3-2

Dec 27

2-1

X

Nov 22

6-3

Jan 17

2-4

Apr 27

2-1

Dec 13

1-1

Feb 7

1-0

Sep 20

5-0

Aug 27

1-2

Heart of Midlothian A

Aug 30

2-3

Oct 18

2-1

Sep 19

1-1

Apr 25

3-1

Dec 6

2-3

Nov 15

5-3

Apr 22

3-0

Aug 13

5-0

X

Dec 25

2-4

Jan 2

2-0

Nov 29

7-1

Jan 24

6-2

Aug 23

1-1

Dec 27

4-0

Hibernian A

Dec 31

1-5

Dec 13

1-1

Jan 10

6-1

Apr 22

3-2

Aug 20

1-1

Jan 31

8-1

Aug 9

3-0

Sep 13

3-0

Aug 15

0-1

X

Oct 11

4-1

Nov 1

11-3

Sep 27

1-0

Dec 20

8-0

Nov 22

2-0

Leith Athletic

Apr 11

0-1

Nov 8

0-0

Oct 4

1-1

Dec 13

1-3

Aug 16

3-0

Oct 25

2-1

Nov 22

0-0

Dec 20

1-1

Aug 9

2-3

Feb 7

4-3

X

Sep 13

2-3

Jan 31

2-4

Aug 20

5-0

Oct 18

1-1

Montrose

Nov 22

4-6

Apr 11

5-2

Aug 27

3-3

Jan 3

2-5

Dec 27

5-2

Jan 10

6-3

Sep 20

6-5

Nov 8

2-3

Apr 15

0-2

Sep 6

3-6

Apr 22

1-2

X

Oct 11

3-4

Oct 25

5-1

Nov 15

1-0

Raith Rovers A

Apr 22

1-1

Aug 9

1-1

Jan 3

0-1

Sep 20

1-2

Apr 28

4-1

Nov 22

4-3

Oct 4

4-1

Dec 6

0-7

Nov 1

1-1

Dec 27

2-2

Sep 6

2-2

Jan 17

0-1

X

Oct 18

1-1

Aug 16

5-0

St. Johnstone A

Apr 15

0-1

Nov 1

1-3

Dec 13

1-3

Aug 16

5-2

Apr 22

1-0

Oct 11

4-2

Jan 24

1-4

Jan 31

1-3

Feb 21

0-1

Aug 27

1-0

Nov 15

3-2

Sep 27

4-1

Apr 25

2-2

X

Aug 9

3-0

Stirling Albion A

Aug 13

0-3

Jan 10

2-1

Oct 11

0-1

Aug 20

4-0

Nov 8

0-1

Jan 24

2-4

Jan 31

5-4

Oct 25

0-1

Sep 27

1-2

Nov 29

2-1

Aug 30

5-1

Aug 23 8-6

Dec 20

2-2

Dec 6

0-1

X

 

Note: St Johnstone A played two matches on 21 February, v Heart of Midlothian A (League), v Stirling Albion A (League Cup)     

 

 

 

P

W

L

D

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

Aberdeen ‘A’

Hibernian ‘A’

Berwick Rangers

Heart of Midlothian ‘A’

Dundee ‘A’

Falkirk ‘A’

East Fife ‘A’

Brechin City

Raith Rovers ‘A’

St. Johnstone ‘A’

Celtic ‘A’

Montrose

Stirling Albion

Dunfermline Athletic ‘A’

Leith Athletic

28

28

28

28

28

28

28

28

28

28

28

28

28

28

28

 21

17

13

16

14

14

14

  8

  8

11

11

  8

  7

  7

  5

  4

  7

  5

  8

  8

10

11

10

10

14

15

18

18

19

17

3

  4

10

  4

  6

  4

  3

10

10

  3

  2

  2

  3

  2

  6

81

87

70

72

58

62

55

49

49

42

48

74

40

60

41

44

  43

  34

  45

  44

  52

  56

  45

  56

  69

  56

113

73

  91

  67

45

38

36

36

34

32

31

26

26

25

24

18

17

16

16

 

 

Division C League Cup – 1952-53

Section A (N&E):

 

East

Fife ‘A’

Brechin

City

Berwick Rangers

Montrose

East

Fife ‘A’

X

Feb 7

1-2

Mar 14

1-1

Mar 28

1-2

Brechin

City

Mar 7

5-1

X

Feb 21

2-1

Mar 14

1-1

Berwick

Rangers

Feb 14

2-2

Feb 28

0-2

X

Mar 21

4-2

Montrose

 

Feb 28

0-3

Apr 4

0-1

Mar 7

1-1

X

 

 

 

P

W

L

D

F

A

Pts

Brechin City

Berwick Rangers

East Fife ‘A’

Montrose

6

6

6

6

5

1

1

1

0

2

3

3

1

3

2

2

13

  9

  9

  6

  4

10

12

11

11

  5

  4

  4

 

 

Section B (N&E):

 

Aberdeen ‘A’

Celtic ‘A’

Falkirk ‘A’

Dunfermline Athletic ‘A’

Aberdeen ‘A’

 

X

Feb 14

5-3

Mar 14

3-3

App 4

1-0

Celtic ‘A’

 

Feb 28

2-2

X

Apr 4

3-1

Mar 21

1-1

Falkirk ‘A’

 

Mar 21

1-3

Mar 7

5-1

X

Feb 28

6-1

Dunfermline

Athletic ‘A’

Mar 7

2-3

Mar 14

3-2

Mar 28

4-2

X

 

 

P

W

L

D

F

A

Pts

Aberdeen ‘A’

Falkirk ‘A’

Dunfermline Athletic ‘A’

Celtic ‘A’

6

6

6

6

4

2

2

1

0

3

3

3

2

1

1

2

17

18

11

12

11

15

15

17

10

  5

  5

  4

 

 

Section C (N&E):

 

Dundee ‘A’

Hibernian ‘A’

Leith

Athletic

Raith

Rovers ‘A’

Dundee ‘A’

 

X

Mar 28

2-0

Apr 18

6-0

Feb 28

3-4

Hibernian ‘A’

 

Apr 11

2-0

X

 Apr 15

2-1

Mar 21

3-1

Leith

Athletic

Mar 14

2-0

Feb 28

2-2

X

Mar 28

0-2

Raith

Rovers ‘A’

Mar 7

0-1

Apr 4

1-1

Feb 21

3-0

X

 

Notes:

                Hibernian ‘A’ beat Leith Athletic

 

 

P

W

L

D

F

A

Pts

Hibernian ‘A’

Raith Rovers ‘A’

Dundee ‘A’

Leith Athletic

6

6

6

6

3

3

3

1

1

2

3

4

2

1

0

1

10

11

12

  5

  7

  8

  8

15

8

7

6

3

 

Hibernian’s and Leith’s  goals for and against still to be amended

 

 

Section D (N&E):

 

Heart of Midlothian ‘A’

St. Johnstone ‘A’

Stirling

Albion ‘A’

Heart of

Midlothian ‘A’

X

Apr 18

1-1

Apr 4

2-1

St. Johnstone ‘A’

Feb 28

2-3

X

Mar 21

4-0

Stirling

Albion ‘A’

Mar 7

0-5

Feb 21

2-0

X

 

 

P

W

L

D

F

A

Pts

Heart of Midlothian ‘A’

4

3

0

1

11

4

7

St. Johnstone ‘A’

4

1

2

1

7

6

3

Stirling Albion ‘A’

4

1

3

0

3

11

2

 

 

Section A (S&W):

 

Ayr

United ‘A’

Queen of the South ‘A’

Stranraer

Third

Lanark ‘A’

Ayr

United ‘A’

X

Feb 21

0-0

Feb 7

0-3

Feb 14

5-1

Queen of the

South ‘A’

Feb 28

2-0

X

Feb 14

3-2

Mar 28

2-4

Stranraer

 

Mar 14

2-2

Mar 7

4-1

X

Feb 21

1-1

Third

Lanark ‘A’

Mar 21

2-3

Mar 14

4-0

Apr 18

4-0

X

 

 

P

W

L

D

F

A

Pts

Third Lanark ‘A’

6

3

2

1

16

11

7

Stranraer

6

2

2

2

12

11

6

Ayr United ‘A’

6

2

2

2

10

10

6

Queen of the South ‘A’

6

2

3

1

8

14

5

 

 

Section B (S&W):

 

Airdrieonians ‘A’

Motherwell ‘A’

Partick

Thistle ‘A’

St. Mirren ‘A’

Airdrieonians ‘A’

X

Apr 18

1-1

Jan 31

2-2 

Mar 28

1-1

Motherwell ‘A’

 

 Apr 15

2-0

X

Mar 21

0-0

Feb 28

2-0

Partick

Thistle ‘A’

Feb 28

4-0

Apr 4

3-1

X

Mar 7

2-0

St. Mirren ‘A’

 

Apr 11

2-0

Feb 21

2-3

Feb 7

3-2

X

 

 

P

W

L

D

F

A

Pts

Motherwell ‘A’

Partick Thistle ‘A’

6

6

3

3

1

2

2

1

9

13

6

6

8

8

St. Mirren ‘A’

6

2

3

1

8

10

5

Airdrieonians ‘A’

6

0

3

3

4

12

3

 

 

Section C (S&W):

 

Clyde ‘A’

East

Stirlingshire

Kilmarnock ‘A’

Clyde ‘A’

 

X

Apr 4

6-2

Feb 14

3-2

East

Stirlingshire

Feb 28

2-2

X

Mar 7

4-2

Kilmarnock ‘A’

 Jan 24

3-1

Mar 21

3-2

X

 

 

P

W

L

D

F

A

Pts

Clyde ‘A’

4

2

1

1

12

  9

5

East Stirlingshire

4

1

2

1

10

13

3

Kilmarnock ‘A’

4

2

2

0

10

10

4

 

 

Section D (S&W):

 

Morton ‘A’

Queen’s Park Strollers

Rangers ‘A’

Morton ‘A’

 

X

Mar 28

4-5

Feb 28

1-3

Queen’s Park

Strollers

Mar 7

2-1

X

Apr 18

1-3

Rangers ‘A’

 

Feb 14

2-0

Feb 21

1-2

X

 

 

P

W

L

D

F

A

Pts

Rangers ‘A’

4

3

1

0

  9

  4

6

Queen’s Park Strollers

4

3

1

0

10

  9

6

Morton ‘A’

4

0

4

0

  6

12

0

 

Quarter-finals:

     Brechin City                   5    Partick Thistle ‘A’       0              Apr 27

     Heart of Midlothian ‘A’    5                                 Clyde ‘A’     0             Apr 27

     Third Lanark ‘A’            0    Rangers ‘A’            1    Apr 28

     Aberdeen ‘A’                2    Hibernian ‘A’         1    May 2

(after a 3-3 draw at Edinburgh on Apr 27)

 

Semi-finals:

       Rangers ‘A’  1              Heart of Midlothian ‘A’  0              May 5

(at Ibrox Park, Glasgow)

      Aberdeen ‘A’               1              Brechin City                        0              May 6

(at Pittodrie Park, Aberdeen)

 

Final 1st leg:

                Rangers ‘A’                         Aberdeen ‘A’                     May 12

             Match not played as it was agreed to play only one game (at Pittodrie)

Final 2nd leg:

                Aberdeen ‘A’     1              Rangers ‘A’         1              May 14

Trophy shared

 

 

 

 

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