Scottish Football Historical Archive

 

Fife Region Junior League

 

As a result of a commission of inquiry into the organisation of Scottish Junior football, the summer of 1968 saw an extensive rearrangement of the administration of the grade. The Scottish Junior Football Association remained in being and in charge of the national scene, subject as always to SFA supremacy. The complex and overlapping patterns of county associations, area associations, various leagues and a multiplicity of cup and shield competitions that grew independently of each other in the early years of the century was to be replaced by an ordered and logical chain of command based on large geographical areas - Junior football was to be regionalised.

 

The league continued a single division, but there was a number of season where a two section set-up was run. In 1972-73 and 1986-87, the league was split into regional divisions - West and East, while in seasons 1978-1980, 1987-1989 and 1990-91, first and second Divisions, with promotion and relegation, were in use.

 

By and large, Fife was untouched by the regionalization of 1968, and the main competitions all continued as before. But in 2002, the league was merged with the East and Tayside Regions to for the new East Region, and the Fife League became a feeder league.

 

Winners

Fife League champions

1968-69 Thornton Hibernian

1969-70 Glenrothes

1970-71 Glenrothes

1971-72 Oakley United

1972-73 Newburgh

1973-74 Lochgelly Albert

1974-75 Glenrothes

1975-76 Glenrothes

1976-77 Newburgh

1977-78 Glenrothes

1978-79 Oakley United

1979-80 Oakley United

1980-81 Halbeath

1981-82 Leven

1982-83 Dundonald Bluebell

1983-84 Glenrothes

1984-85 Glenrothes

1985-86 Oakley United

1986-87 Hill of Beath Hawthorn

1987-88 Oakley United

1988-89 Hill of Beath Hawthorn

1989-90 St Andrews United

1990-91 Kelty Hearts

1991-92 Kelty Hearts

1992-93 Kelty Hearts

1993-94 Hill of Beath Hawthorn

1994-95 Hill of Beath Hawthorn

1995-96 Hill of Beath Hawthorn

1996-97 Kelty Hearts

1997-98 Hill of Beath Hawthorn

1998-99 Kelty Hearts

1999-00 Hill of Beath Hawthorn

2000-01 Oakley United

2001-02 Hill of Beath Hawthorn

 

Section* / Division 2**

-

-

-

-

Lochgelly Albert*

-

-

-

-

-

St Andrews United**

Leven**

-

-

-

-

-

-

Glenrothes*

Halbeath**

Thornton Hibernian**

-

Newburgh**

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

1968-69

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Thornton Hibernian 

30

21

6

3

106

44

48

2

Lochore Welfare 

30

19

7

4

98

48

45

3

Glenrothes 

30

19

4

7

94

44

42

4

St.Andrew's United 

30

18

5

7

83

57

41

5

Newburgh 

30

15

5

10

83

53

35

6

Tullialan Thistle 

30

13

7

10

76

56

33

7

Clackmannan 

30

14

3

13

79

72

31

8

Frances Colliery 

30

11

8

11

74

59

30

9

Oakley United 

30

12

5

13

77

82

29

10

Valleyfield Colliery

30

13

3

14

55

71

29

11

Comrie Colliery 

30

9

9

12

57

70

27

12

Dundonald Bluebell 

30

9

6

15

64

86

24

13

Jubilee Athletic 

30

9

3

18

60

85

21

14

Blairhall Colliery 

30

7

4

19

48

96

18

15

Lochgelly Albert 

30

5

8

17

73

117

18

16

Kelty Rangers 

30

3

3

24

41

117

9

1969-70

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Glenrothes

32

25

7

0

166

33

57

2

Newburgh

32

26

2

4

123

26

54

3

Oakley United

32

22

4

6

116

53

48

4

St Andrews United

32

19

6

7

78

53

44

5

Lochore Welfare

32

18

7

7

100

50

43

6

Thornton Hibernian

32

17

7

8

95

66

41

7

Comrie Colliery

32

15

7

10

67

65

37

8

Leven

32

16

3

13

85

69

35

9

Dundonald Bluebell

32

12

4

16

78

78

28

10

Jubilee Athletic

32

10

8

14

65

79

28

11

Clackmannan

32

11

5

16

65

85

27

12

Tullialan Thistle

32

11

4

17

70

87

26

13

Castlehill Colliery

32

11

3

18

54

101

25

14

Valleyfield Colliery

32

9

5

18

72

107

23

15

Lochgelly Albert

32

6

4

22

61

114

16

16

Kelty Rangers

32

1

4

27

31

136

6

17

Frances Colliery

32

1

4

27

45

169

6

1970-71

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Glenrothes

32

24

4

4

101

35

52

2

Oakley United

32

21

8

3

103

44

50

3

Newburgh

32

24

1

7

95

37

49

4

Leven

32

19

3

10

97

53

41

5

Thornton Hibernian

32

16

6

10

73

74

38

6

Jubilee Athletic

32

15

8

9

75

79

38

7

Lochore Welfare

32

14

7

11

89

60

35

8

Valleyfield Colliery

32

14

7

11

70

62

35

9

Lochgelly Albert

32

13

7

12

66

56

33

10

Tulliallan Thistle

32

11

7

14

75

71

29

11

Comrie Colliery

32

11

3

18

64

80

25

12

St Andrews United

32

10

3

19

66

98

23

13

Clackmannan

32

10

3

19

65

96

23

14

Kirkcaldy YMCA

32

6

11

15

49

62

23

15

Dundonald Bluebell

32

8

6

18

70

100

22

16

Frances Colliery

32

6

3

23

45

102

15

17

Castlehill Colliery

32

5

3

24

48

142

13

1971-72

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Oakley United

32

22

6

4

101

46

50

2

Lochgelly Albert

32

21

4

7

89

59

46

3

Glenrothes

32

18

6

8

98

55

42

4

Lochore Welfare

32

17

8

7

84

54

42

5

Newburgh

32

18

4

10

77

48

40

6

Jubilee Athletic

32

13

12

7

71

54

38

7

Tulliallan Thistle

32

15

7

10

62

47

37

8

Leven

32

11

8

13

77

78

30

9

Frances Colliery

32

12

6

14

67

78

30

10

St Andrews United

32

11

6

15

70

76

28

11

Kirkcaldy YMCA

32

11

6

15

59

74

28

12

Comrie Colliery

32

10

7

15

46

59

27

13

Thornton Hibernian

32

10

5

17

77

81

25

14

Valleyfield Colliery

32

10

5

17

59

78

25

15

Dundonald Bluebell

32

7

9

16

56

81

23

16

Clackmannan

32

9

1

22

51

104

19

17

Castlehill Colliery

32

5

4

23

32

104

14

1972-73

East

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Newburgh

14

10

1

3

42

23

21

2

Glenrothes

14

8

4

2

42

17

20

3

Leven

14

5

5

4

31

30

15

4

Frances Colliery

14

6

1

7

32

39

13

5

Thornton Hibernian

14

4

4

6

21

25

12

6

St Andrews United

14

5

2

7

21

27

12

7

Dundonald Bluebell

14

3

4

7

22

38

10

8

Kirkcaldy YMCA

14

3

3

8

25

37

9

West

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Lochgelly Albert

16

12

1

3

36

14

25

2

Lochore Welfare

16

10

2

4

43

22

22

3

Oakley United

16

8

3

5

42

26

19

4

Jubilee Athletic

16

8

2

6

31

32

18

5

Tullialan Thistle

16

7

2

7

30

19

16

6

Clackmannan

16

7

2

7

28

30

16

7

Comrie Colliery

16

6

2

8

29

38

14

8

Valleyfield Colliery

16

3

6

7

22

33

12

9

Castlehill Colliery

16

1

0

15

16

63

2

Championship Newburgh beat Lochgelly Albert

1973-74

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Lochgelly Albert

30

25

2

3

95

37

52

2

Glenrothes

30

18

7

5

79

39

43

3

Newburgh

30

17

5

8

65

39

39

4

Frances Colliery

30

15

3

12

60

63

33

5

Lochore Welfare

30

14

4

12

64

51

32

6

Leven

30

12

7

11

60

56

31

7

Jubilee Athletic

30

13

3

14

55

55

29

8

Comrie Colliery

30

11

6

13

53

69

28

9

Thornton Hibernian

30

12

4

14

64

61

28

10

Dundonald Bluebell

30

12

3

15

50

57

27

11

Kirkcaldy YMCA

30

10

6

14

41

55

26

12

Okaley United

30

11

3

16

54

54

25

13

Tullialan Thistle

30

10

4

16

61

69

24

14

Castlehill Colliery

30

9

4

17

35

73

22

15

Clackmannan

30

8

5

17

41

69

21

16

St Andrews United

30

9

2

19

41

71

20

1974-75

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Glenrothes 

30

22

3

5

88

32

47

2

Newburgh 

30

19

6

5

77

33

44

3

Leven 

30

18

7

5

72

32

43

4

Lochgelly Albert 

30

20

1

9

88

49

41

5

St.Andrew's United

30

18

5

7

70

53

41

6

Thornton Hibernian 

30

18

3

9

66

46

39

7

Dundonald Bluebell

30

13

5

12

72

55

31

8

Oakley United 

30

14

3

13

65

63

31

9

Kirkcaldy YMCA 

30

11

4

15

58

62

26

10

Comrie Colliery 

30

10

5

15

53

52

25

11

Frances Colliery 

30

8

9

13

65

69

25

12

Lochore Welfare 

30

10

5

15

51

71

25

13

Jubilee Athletic 

30

8

5

17

44

81

21

14

Clackmannan 

30

8

4

18

47

63

20

15

Tullialan Thistle 

30

4

6

20

32

82

14

16

Castlehill Colliery

30

3

1

26

25

130

7

1975-76

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Glenrothes 

28

21

4

3

73

27

46

2

Oakley United 

28

17

3

8

57

28

37

3

Comrie Colliery 

28

15

7

6

61

37

37

4

Newburgh 

28

16

4

8

69

40

36

5

St.Andrew's United

28

15

5

8

64

39

35

6

Leven 

28

16

1

11

75

46

33

7

Kirkcaldy YMCA 

28

11

9

8

92

44

31

8

Lochgelly Albert 

28

11

5

12

64

59

27

9

Lochore Welfare 

28

10

6

12

64

63

26

10

Dundonald Bluebell

28

10

5

13

43

58

25

11

Thornton Hibernian 

28

9

6

13

50

61

24

12

Jubilee Athletic 

28

8

4

16

39

67

20

13

Clackmannan 

28

9

1

18

60

80

19

14

Frances Colliery 

28

7

4

17

34

64

18

15

Tullialan Thistle 

28

1

4

23

30

112

6

1976-77

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Newburgh 

30 

23

4

2

71

29

50

2

Glenrothes 

30 

21

6

3

67

26

48

3

Oakley United 

30 

18

6

6

81

42

42

4

Lochgelly Albert 

30 

18

6

6

80

46

42

5

Thornton Hibernian 

30 

15

7

8

75

47

37

6

Leven 

30 

16

5

9

59

41

37

7

St.Andrew's United 

30 

15

6

9

68

51

36

8

Halbeath 

30 

9

9

12

51

55

27

9

Lochore Welfare 

30 

9

8

13

48

57

26

10

Comrie Colliery 

30 

10

5

15

45

56

25

11

Jubilee Athletic 

30 

9

5

16

65

77

23

12

Kirkcaldy YMCA 

30 

10

3

17

51

68

23

13

Dundonald Bluebell 

30 

6

8

16

32

50

20

14

Frances Colliery 

30 

8

4

18

42

68

20

15

Clackmannan 

30 

7

4

19

40

75

18

16

Tullialan Thistle 

30 

2

2

26

20

107

6

1977-78

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Glenrothes

32

25

7

0

96

20

57

2

Newburgh

32

20

6

6

77

52

46

3

Lochgelly Albert

32

20

5

7

79

57

45

4

Oakley United

32

18

8

6

83

43

44

5

Thornton Hibernian

32

16

8

8

74

61

40

6

Halbeath

32

14

9

9

80

50

37

7

Dundonald Bluebell

32

14

8

10

62

50

36

8

Clackmannan

32

13

9

10

59

56

35

9

Kirkcaldy YM

32

12

8

12

69

77

32

10

Jubilee Athletic

32

12

7

13

62

65

31

11

Leven

32

11

7

14

58

53

29

12

Lochore Welfare

32

11

4

17

53

57

26

13

St Andrews United

32

9

6

17

49

64

24

14

Comrie Colliery

32

9

5

18

46

70

23

15

Tullialan Thistle

32

10

2

20

60

78

22

16

Frances Colliery

32

4

2

26

36

118

10

17

North Fife

32

2

3

27

40

112

7

1978-79

Division A

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Oakley United

14

9

5

0

40

19

21

2

Glenrothes

14

8

5

1

27

7

21

3

Newburgh

14

6

5

3

31

23

17

4

Lochgelly Albert

14

5

2

7

28

35

14

5

Dundonald Bluebell

14

3

6

5

27

29

12

6

Halbeath

14

5

2

7

27

31

12

7

Thornton Hibernian

14

4

1

9

20

34

9

8

Clackmannan

14

3

0

11

21

43

6

Oakley had 2 points deducted, Lochgelly had 2 points awarded

Division B

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

St.Andrew's United

16

10 

32

15 

24 

2

Lochore Welfare 

16

10 

32

15 

23 

3

Leven 

16

42

22 

21 

4

Kirkcaldy YMCA 

16

9

39

25 

21 

5

Jubilee Athletic 

16

32

29 

17 

6

Comrie Colliery 

16

34

35 

15 

7

Tullialan Thistle 

16

28

35 

15 

8

North Fife 

16

11 

19

39 

9

Frances Colliery 

16

14 

15

58 

1979-80

Division A

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Oakley United 

14 

10 

38

22 

22 

2

Halbeath 

14 

39

16 

20 

3

St.Andrew's United 

14 

28

23 

19 

4

Glenrothes 

14 

37

18 

18 

5

Lochgelly Albert 

14 

29

32 

14 

6

Newburgh 

14 

29

32 

13 

7

Lochore Welfare 

14 

11 

18

37 

8

Dundonald Bluebell 

14 

12 

13

52 

Division B

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Leven 

12 

11

0

1

34

13

22

2

Kirkcaldy YMCA 

12 

8

3

1

36

21

19

3

Comrie Colliery 

12 

5

2

5

35

36

12

4

Tullialan Thistle 

12 

4

3

5

27

32

11

5

Thornton Hibernian 

12 

3

2

7

18

28

8

6

Clackmannan 

12 

2

2

8

17

28

6

7

Jubilee Athletic 

12 

3

0

9

27

36

6

Frances Colliery 

withdrew 15 September 1979

North Fife 

withdrew 8 September 1979

1980-81

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Halbeath 

30

22 

88

37 

48

2

Kelty Hearts 

30

19 

74

44 

46

3

Glenrothes 

30

15 

10

47

26 

42

4

Jubilee Athletic 

30

19 

3

8

71

41 

41

5

Oakley United 

30

18 

9

97

56 

39

6

St.Andrew's United

30

13 

62

48 

35

7

Newburgh 

30

13 

 5 

12 

57

61 

31

8

Leven 

30

10 

10 

10 

73

60 

30

9

Dundonald Bluebell

30

10 

10 

10

55

61 

30

10

Kirkcaldy YMCA 

30

10 

11 

67

71 

29

11

Comrie Colliery

30

 8 

14 

56

79 

24

12

Tullialan Thistle 

30

19 

65

88 

19

13

Lochore Welfare 

30

17 

47

70 

19

14

Lochgelly Albert

30

18 

49

78 

18

15

Clackmannan 

30

10 

17 

36

79 

16

16

Thornton Hibernian 

30

18 

30

83 

13

1981-82

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Leven

30

21

7

2

79

38

49

2

Lochore Welfare

30

17

6

7

84

50

40

3

Kelty Hearts

30

16

7

7

75

41

39

4

Glenrothes

30

16

6

8

61

39

38

5

Lochgelly Albert

30

15

8

7

61

41

38

6

Halbeath

30

15

6

9

75

50

36

7

Oakley United

30

17

2

11

85

61

36

8

Jubilee Athletic

30

15

4

11

77

51

34

9

Dundonald Bluebell

30

14

4

12

56

61

32

10

Clackmannan

30

13

5

12

67

65

31

11

St Andrews United

30

11

2

17

65

64

24

12

Tullialan Thistle

30

10

2

18

55

85

22

13

Kirkcaldy MCA

30

7

6

17

56

84

20

14

Newburgh

30

5

7

18

43

87

17

15

Comrie Colliery

30

5

3

22

41

93

13

16

Thornton Hibernian

30

3

5

22

38

108

11

1982-83

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Dundonald Bluebell 

32

21

8

73

27

50

2

Kelty Hearts 

32

22

6

76

31

50

3

Halbeath 

32

20

6

83

39

46

4

Glenrothes 

32

18

8

83

38

44

5

Hill of Beath Hawthorn

32

19

5

73

46

43

6

Leven 

32

15

9

81

47

39

7

Lochore Welfare 

32

13

9

10 

69

60

35

8

St.Andrew's United 

32

13

8

11 

66

50

34

9

Jubilee Athletic 

32

12

8

12 

51

53

32

10

Oakley United 

32

12

6

14 

69

75

30

11

Lochgelly Albert 

32

11

4

17 

55

80

26

12

Thornton Hibernian 

32

9

8

15 

52

78

26

13

Tullialan Thistle 

32

9

8

15 

63

74

26

14

Newburgh 

32

9

6

17 

53

83

24

15

Clackmannan 

32

6

6

20 

48

80

18

16

Comrie Colliery 

32

6

1

25 

41

120

13

17

Kirkcaldy YMCA 

32

1

6

25 

35

90

8

1983-84

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Glenrothes

34

28

1

5

102

42

57

2

Oakley United

34

19

13

2

65

50

51

3

Halbeath

34

22

5

7

83

40

49

4

Kelty Hearts

34

20

6

8

84

50

46

5

St Andrews United

34

16

9

9

71

46

41

6

Hill Of Beath Hawthorn

34

16

9

9

61

45

41

7

Leven

34

14

9

11

57

48

37

8

Crossgates Primrose

34

14

9

11

62

57

37

9

Dundonald Bluebell

34

13

10

11

59

47

36

10

Kirkcaldy YMCA

34

10

13

11

57

46

33

11

Tullialan Thistle

34

11

7

16

72

77

29

12

Jubilee Athletic

34

12

4

18

58

67

28

13

Thornton Hibernian

34

10

8

16

52

64

28

14

Clackmannan

34

7

12

15

47

63

26

15

Lochgelly Albert

34

7

9

18

51

84

23

16

Lochore Welfare

34

6

10

18

49

74

22

17

Newburgh

34

8

5

21

44

75

21

18

Comrie Colliery

34

2

3

29

21

130

7

1984-85

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Glenrothes

34

24

9

1

69

26

57

2

Oakley United

34

21

6

7

95

46

48

3

Leven

34

19

5

10

80

53

43

4

Dundonald Bluebell

34

15

11

8

74

55

41

5

Jubilee Athletic

34

16

9

9

59

45

41

6

Hill Of Beath Hawthorn

34

14

12

8

54

36

40

7

St Andrews United

34

11

15

8

54

45

37

8

Crossgates Primrose

34

13

11

10

57

51

37

9

Clackmannan

34

13

8

13

62

68

34

10

Kirkcaldy YMCA

34

11

9

14

62

65

31

11

Kelty Hearts

34

13

5

16

57

64

31

12

Thornton Hibernian

34

12

6

16

63

72

30

13

Lochgelly Albert

34

10

7

17

65

73

27

14

Lochore Welfare

34

7

13

14

55

73

27

15

Newburgh

34

8

10

16

46

60

26

16

Halbeath

34

7

11

16

69

81

25

17

Tullialan Thistle

34

9

6

19

52

83

24

18

Comrie Colliery

34

3

7

24

34

111

13

1985-86

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Oakley United

34

26

4

4

101

33

58

2

Glenrothes

34

25

3

6

90

32

53

3

Hill Of Beath Hawthorn

34

22

7

5

84

41

51

4

Kelty Hearts

34

20

10

4

94

38

48

5

St Andrews United

34

18

7

9

71

38

43

6

Thornton Hibernian

34

18

6

10

78

51

42

7

Kirkcaldy YMCA

34

19

2

13

74

68

40

8

Jubilee Athletic

34

12

11

11

56

46

35

9

Dundonald Bluebell

34

13

7

14

75

72

33

10

Leven

34

12

9

13

68

67

33

11

Clackmannan

34

13

7

14

74

79

33

12

Lochore Welfare

34

10

6

18

42

71

26

13

Comrie Colliery

34

8

8

18

53

84

24

14

Newburgh

34

9

6

19

46

79

24

15

Crossgates Primrose

34

8

7

19

58

83

23

16

Tullialan Thistle

34

6

9

19

43

81

21

17

Lochgelly Albert

34

3

7

24

47

138

13

18

Halbeath

34

3

6

25

53

106

12

Oakley had 2 points awarded and Kelty Hearts 2 points deducted

1986-87

East

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Glenrothes

24

 13

10 

 1

45

15

36

2

St.Andrew's United

24

 13

 2

55

26

33

3

Dundonald Bluebell

24

 10

10 

4

44

29

30

4

Thornton Hibernian

24

 8

8

41

34

24

5

Leven

24

 7

 8

36

64

23

6

Newburgh

24

 8

9

42

46

23

7

Lochore Welfare

24

 5

10 

 9

38

39

20

8

Kirkcaldy YMCA

24

 6

 14

37

55

16

9

Lochgelly Albert

24

 1

 16

37

87

9

West

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Hill of Beath Hawthorn

24

 16

7

1

52

23

39

2

Kelty Hearts

24

 14

5

5

50

23

33

3

Jubilee Athletic

24

 13

4

7

44

35

30

4

Oakley United

24

 12

5

7

46

36

29

5

Halbeath

24

 10

6

8

42

33

26

6

Crossgates Primrose

24

 9

7

8

46

43

25

7

Clackmannan

24

4

6

14

25

51

14

8

Comrie Colliery

24

 4

5

15

26

52

13

9

Tullialan Thistle

24

 1

5

18

27

62

7

1987-88

Division 1

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Oakley United

24

18

2

4

58

18

38

2

Kelty Hearts

24

15

3

6

48

31

33

3

Hill of Beath Hawthorn

24

11

9

4

43

24

31

4

St.Andrews United

24

10

10

4

43

25

30

5

Jubilee Athletic

24

9

7

8

29

32

25

6

Glenrothes

24

7

5

12

28

42

19

7

Newburgh

24

5

6

13

30

50

16

8

Dundonald Bluebell

24

5

4

15

33

57

14

9

Thornton Hibernian

24

3

4

17

23

54

10

Division 2

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Halbeath

24

17

1

6

64

42

33

2

Lochgelly Albert

24

12

8

4

52

40

32

3

Crossgates Primrose