Scottish Football Historical Archive

 

Eastern Alliance

 

This early league was formed in May 1891 by, initially, six clubs based in West Lothian, Edinburgh and Fife. Broxburn Shamrock and Kirkcaldy were later admitted but Leith Hibernian, a club related to the original Hibernian club, actually disbanded before the competition started and were replaced by Adventurers. Midway through, Kirkcaldy appear to have dropped out, but the league was abandoned anyway with only three clubs completing their fixtures.

 

 

1891-92

Adv

Arm

Bath

Bo’

Bro

Br S

Kirk

MS

Adventurers

X

5 Mar

7 May

24 Oct

23 Apr

1-5

23 Jan

3-3

20 Feb

9 Apr

1-5

Armadale

15 Aug

5-2

X

6 Feb

22 Aug

5-1

23 Jan

5-9

30 Apr

3-2

12 Mar

24 Oct

5-2

Bathgate Rovers

2 Apr

15 Apr

4-3

X

23 Apr

7-0

14 May

3-1

14 Nov

21 May

3-5

Bo’ness

26 Mar

30 Jan

4-2

12 Mar

X

6 Feb

2-3

29 Aug

3-3

15 Aug

2-8

Broxburn

5 Mar

4-5

31 Oct

7-2

30 Apr

0-2

13 Feb

9-1

X

16 Apr

4-1

15 Aug

3-2

28 May

5-5

Broxburn Shamrock

8 Aug

5-3

27 Feb

6-2

9 Apr

7-2

16 Apr

14 Nov

2-1

X

26 Mar

23 Apr

7-5

Kirkcaldy

22 Aug

2-2

19 Sep

3-2

9 Apr

6 Feb

30 Jan

1-5

 

X

19 Mar

1-4

Mossend Swifts

19 Dec

6-1

16 Jan

4-2

22 Aug

4-1

2 Apr

5-0

6 Feb

29 Aug

4-1

XXX

X

 

15 Aug Bathgate Rovers v Broxburn Shamrock 0-1 (referee at first allowed and then disallowed a Rovers’ goal forcing a crowd invasion after 85 mins. He declared the game to be over)

22 Aug Broxburn Shamrock v Broxburn 0-1 abandoned after 40 mins due to rainstorm

24 Oct Bathgate Rov v Broxburn 4-0

9 Jan Kirkcaldy v Broxburn Shamrock 1-2 (friendly due to snow)

5 Mar Adventurers v Broxburn (First game in EA)

26 Mar Broxburn v Mossend 0-1 friendly played due to stormy weather

 

 

1891-92

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Mossend Swifts

Broxburn Shamrock

Broxburn

Bathgate Rovers

Adventurers

Armadale

Bo’ness

12

11

12

9

10

12

10

9

8

7

4

3

3

1

1

1

1

0

2

0

1

2

2

4

5

5

9

8

58

46

53

22

30

37

19

29

26

31

23

46

57

55

19

17

15

8

8

4

3

 

Armadale were deducted 2 points for fielding an ineligible player

 

 

Sources include Gus Martin