Scottish Football Historical Archive

 

Dumbartonshire & District Football League

 

The Dumbartonshire & District League was a short lived supplementary competition that operated in 1901-02 and 1902-03. The first meeting of the new league took place at the Religious Institute Rooms in Glasgow on 30 January 1902. The six clubs which composed the new league initially included Thornliebank, but as they subsequently dropped out, the first season therefore saw Vale of Leven, Camelon, Renton, Alloa, Bathgate and Renton compete. The league winners were awarded the Dumbartonshire Cup. The meeting saw the following elected as officials…

 

Honorary President - Col John M Denny, MP for Dumbarton

President – Peter Campbell, Renton FC

Vice-President – George Colquhoun Vale of Leven FC

Secretary and Treasurer – Allan McLean, 186 Middleton Street, Alexandria

Committee – DD Dalglish, Thornliebank FC and D Nicol, Camelon FC

 

Vale of Leven beat Camelon in the 1901-02 championship play-off after they tied on points

 

Contributions from

Stuart Robertson (results and tables), Alan McCabe, Graeme McGinty, Bernard Stocks.

 

Champions

1901-02 Vale of Leven

1902-03 Alloa Athletic

 

 

 1901-02

Alloa

Bath

Cam

Rent

VoL

Alloa Athletic

X

 

Mar 8

4-1

May 3

3-0

Mar 22

0-1

Bathgate

 

 

X

Apr 26

1-3

Mar 22

3-2

Mar 29

0-2

Camelon

 

Apr 19

3-1

Apr 12

1-1

X

Feb 15

3-2

Feb 22

4-3

Renton

 

Mar 1

1-1

18 Apr

2-3

Mar 29

0-1

X

Apr 19

1-1

Vale of Leven

Apr 12

3-0

Mar 1

4-0

Mar 20

2-3

Mar 15

3-2

X

 

Notes:

            Camelon v Alloa Athletic on Apr 19 – also noted as 2-1.

            Vale of Leven v Camelon on Feb 8 (2-2) was first game played in the competition – was this declared a friendly?

 

 

 1901-02

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

Camelon

Vale of Leven

Alloa Athletic

Bathgate

Renton

8

8

6

6

8

5

5

2

2

0

2

2

1

1

2

1

1

3

3

6

18

19

10

8

11

14

9

10

14

19

12

12

5

5

2

 

Play-off (at Tontine Park, Renton)

May 10  Vale of Leven v Camelon 3-1

 

 

 1902-03

Alloa

Bath

Carfin

Rent

Royal A

VoL

Alloa Athletic

X

Nov 22

2-0

Jan 3

2-1

20 Dec

1-2

Mar 28

3-1

Bathgate

 

X

Aug 23

4-2

Carfin Emmet

 

X

 

Renton

 

Jan 2

5-2

X

Mar 28

3-1

Apr 4

1-0

Royal Albert

Feb 14

0-1

Jan 24

7-0

Mar 14

2-1

X

Vale of Leven

Feb 21

1-3

Apr 18

1-3

Apr 25

X

 

 

 1901-02

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

Alloa Athletic

Renton

Royal Albert

Bathgate

Carfin Emmet

Vale of Leven

6

6

5

3

2

4

5

4

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

2

2

2

4

12

14

12

6

2

3

5

8

6

14

6

10

10

8

6

2

0

0