Scottish Football Historical Archive

 

Glasgow & District Reserve League

 

By 1942, several clubs had enough players to organize reserve sides. Rangers, Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian had managed to field two teams in the Southern League and North Eastern League, so in 1942, eight western club formed the Glasgow & District Reserve League. The first two seasons saw the league played over two series. Kilmarnock, who were not operating since 1940, entered their first team in the league’s last season.

 

Research by Brian McColl, Tom McGouran and Ian Nannestad

 

 

Champions

              First Series

1942-43 Motherwell ‘A’

1943-44 Motherwell ‘A’

1944-45 Motherwell ‘A’

 

Second Series

Motherwell ‘A’

Morton ‘A’

-

League Cup

 

Motherwell ‘A’

-

-

 

Membership    

Airdrieonians 'A'

Celtic 'A'

Dumbarton 'A'

Kilmarnock

Morton 'A'

Motherwell 'A'

Partick Thistle 'A'

Queen's Park Strollers

St Mirren 'A'

Third Lanark 'A'

 

1944-45

1942-1945

1942-1945

1944-45

1943-1945

1942-1945

1944-45

1942-1945

1942-1945

1942-1945

 

 

1942-43 First  series

Cel

Dum

Mwll

QPS

St M

ThL

Celtic ‘A’

X

3 Oct

7-3

5 Sep

1-2

19 Sep

0-5

21 Nov

3-3

17 Oct

0-4

Dumbarton ‘A’

7 Nov

11-1

X

24 Oct

4-5

17 Oct

3-5

5 Sep

5-2

19 Sep

5-3

Motherwell ‘A’

31 Oct

8-2

12 Sep

6-2

X

3 Oct

4-0

17 Oct

8-1

26 Sep

9-2

Queen’s Park Strollers

14 Nov

3-7

26 Sep

4-6

7 Nov

1-1

X

31 Oct

3-1

5 Sep

1-1

St Mirren ‘A’

24 Oct

0-2

14 Nov

1-7

19 Sep

2-6

12 Sep

2-0

X

10 Oct

4-3

Third Lanark ‘A’

12 Sep

2-3

21 Nov

1-3

14 Nov

3-3

24 Oct

0-2

3 Oct

2-0

X

 

14 Nov Queen’s Park v Celtic at Celtic Park

14 Nov Third Lanark v Motherwell at Fir Park

 

 

1942-43 First Series

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

Motherwell 'A'

Dumbarton 'A'

Queen's Park Strollers

Celtic 'A'

Third Lanark 'A'

St Mirren 'A'

10

10

10

10

10

10

8

5

4

4

2

2

2

0

2

1

2

1

0

5

4

5

6

7

52

49

24

26

18

16

18

35

25

41

26

39

18

10

10

9

6

5

 

1942-43 Second series

Cel

Dum

Mwll

QPS

St M

ThL

Celtic ‘A’

X

20 Mar

1-6

3 Apr

2-5

6 Feb

3-2

Not

Played?

6 Mar

4-1

Dumbarton ‘A’

20 Feb

0-1

X

27 Feb

1-6

27 Mar

2-1

14 Apr

4-1

13 Mar

3-1

Motherwell ‘A’

24 Apr

0-1

17 Apr

3-3

X

13 Mar

5-1

6 Mar

1-2

20 Mar

6-2

Queen’s Park Strollers

10 Apr

2-3

6 Mar

2-1

20 Feb

1-3

X

30 Jan

4-2

3 Apr

3-0

St Mirren ‘A’

13 Mar

1-3

13 Feb

0-1

10 Apr

1-5

20 Mar

2-1

X

8 May

5-5

Third Lanark ‘A’

Not

Played?

1 May

2-2

3 Jan

2-6

13 Feb

1-4

27 Feb

0-4

X

 

 

 

 

1942-43 Second Series

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

Motherwell 'A'

Celtic 'A'

Dumbarton 'A'

Queen's Park Strollers

St Mirren 'A'

Third Lanark 'A'

10

8

10

10

9

9

7

6

4

5

3

0

1

0

2

0

1

2

2

2

4

5

5

7

39

18

23

23

18

14

16

17

20

22

23

37

15

12

10

10

7

2

 

 

LEAGUE CUP 1942-43

Section A

Cel

Mwll

QPS

Celtic ‘A’

X

5 Dec

0-3

9 Jan

3-1

Motherwell ‘A’

19 Dec

3-0

X

16 Jan

5-4

Queen’s Park Strollers

12 Dec

1-2

28 Nov

2-3

X

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Motherwell ‘A’

4

4

0

0

14

6

8

Celtic ‘A’

4

2

0

2

5

8

4

Queen’s Park Strollers

4

0

0

4

8

13

0

 

Section B

Dum

St M

ThL

Dumbarton ‘A’

X

12 Dec

9-2

28 Nov

6-4

St Mirren ‘A’

23 Jan

1-0*

X

6 Feb

3-2

Third Lanark ‘A’

16 Jan

5-6

5 Dec

5-1

X

 

St Mirren ‘A’ v Dumbarton ‘A’  abd in 65 mins

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Dumbarton ‘A’

4

3

0

1

21

12

6

St Mirren ‘A’

4

2

0

2

7

16

4

Third Lanark ‘A’

4

1

0

3

16

16

2

 

Final - 2 legs

30  Jan Motherwell ‘A’ v Dumbarton ‘A’ 2-1

6 Feb Dumbarton ‘A’ v Motherwell ‘A’ 1-4

 

Motherwell win 6-2 on aggregate

 

 

1943-44 First series

Cel

Dum

Mwll

QPS

St M

ThL

Celtic ‘A’

X

16 Oct

1-1

20 Nov

1-1

11 Sep

2-2

25 Sep

3-3

18 Dec

3-3

Dumbarton ‘A’

4 Sep

3-2

X

6 Nov

1-2

20 Nov

3-0

2 Oct

3-2

18 Sep

4-3

Motherwell ‘A’

9 Oct

5-5

11 Sep

6-1

X

DATE

2-0

23 Oct

6-1

11 Sep

4-3

Queen’s Park Strollers

23 Oct

2-4

27 Nov

2-3

4 Sep

2-4

X

18 Sep

0-2

2 Oct

0-2

St Mirren ‘A’

19 Feb

2-4

11 Sep

8-3

30 Oct

3-8

16 Oct

1-1

X

4 Dec

4-2

Third Lanark ‘A’

30 Oct

4-3

13 Nov

2-4

16 Oct

1-3

25 Sep

4-4

9 Oct

0-2

X

 

 

 1943-44 First Series

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

Motherwell 'A'

Dumbarton 'A'

Celtic 'A'

St Mirren 'A'

Third Lanark 'A'

Queen's Park Strollers

10

10

10

10

10

10

8

6

2

4

1

0

2

1

6

2

2

3

0

3

2

4

7

7

41

26

28

28

24

13

18

28

26

30

31

27

18

13

10

10

4

3

 

1943-44 Second series

Cel

Dum

Mor

Mwll

QPS

St M

ThL

Celtic ‘A’

X

15 Apr

4-2

W-L

22 Jan

2-2

11 Mar

1-0

18 Mar

1-1

26 Feb

0-0

Dumbarton ‘A’

29 Jan

3-4

X

26 Feb

3-5

8 Jan

1-2

18 Mar

2-2

12 Feb

3-7

22 Jan

4-5

Morton ‘A’

L-W

19 Feb

7-2

X

5 Feb

3-2

8 Apr

6-0

Not

Played?

8 Jan

4-2

Motherwell ‘A’

25 Mar

4-1

Not

Played?

11 Mar

3-4

X

15 Jan

1-0

29 Jan

4-0

12 Feb

2-2

Queen’s Park Strollers

8 Jan

2-1

4 Mar

Played?

12 Feb

5-3

1 Apr

1-4

X

26 Feb

2-4

29 Jan

1-3

St Mirren ‘A’

1 Apr

1-2

15 Jan

2-1

22 Jan

1-3

Not

Played?

5 Feb

0-1

X

29 Apr

3-1

Third Lanark ‘A’

5 Feb

4-2

11 Mar

2-2

15 Apr

2-7

8 Apr

2-6

19 Feb

1-4

25 Mar

0-4

X

 

 

 1943-44 Second Series

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Morton 'A'

Celtic 'A'

Motherwell 'A'

St Mirren 'A'

Queen's Park Strollers

Third Lanark 'A'

Dumbarton 'A'

11

12

10

10

11

12

10

8

6

6

5

4

3

0

0

3

2

1

1

3

2

3

3

2

4

6

6

8

49

30

30

23

18

24

23

30

27

16

18

26

39

40

16

15

14

11

9

9

2

 

 

1944-45

Air

Cel

Dum

Hib

Kil

Mor

Mot

PT

QPS

St M

TL

Airdrieonians ‘A’

X

25 Nov

2-3

17 Mar

2-1

 

11 Nov

2-3

23 Dec

1-1

 

2 Sep

1-2

13 Jan

1-3

3 Mar

2-1

30 Sep

5-3

18 Nov

5-4

28 Oct

3-3

31 Mar

3-3

Celtic ‘A’

9 Dec

2-2

X

16 Sep

2-2

2 Jan

1-1

4 Nov

3-2

24 Mar

2-0

11 Nov

2-1

24 Feb

1-2

2 Sep

2-1

10 Mar

1-2

21 Oct

3-0

13 Jan

3-4

18 Nov

8-1

Dumbarton ‘A’

6 Dec

5-1

28 Oct

2-3

X

16 Dec

0-6

 

24 Feb

2-3

9 Sep

1-1

14 Oct

1-6

24 Mar

4-2

2 Dec

1-2

23 Sep

6-2

7 Apr

4-1

Hibernian ‘A’

24 Feb

3-1

7 Apr

4-3

14 Oct

2-1

2 Sep

6-2

X

30 Sep

2-0

28 Oct

2-0

25 Nov

0-0

17 Feb

6-2

16 Sep

7-1

23 Dec

2-0

31 Mar

7-0

24 Mar

4-3

Kilmarnock

9 Sep

4-2

23 Sep

2-3

7 Oct

6-0

3 Mar

2-4

X

17 Feb

4-2

21 Oct

1-1

10 Mar

2-0

10 Feb

0-2

18 Nov

5-1

16 Dec

7-0

2 Jan

2-3

Morton ‘A’

2 Dec

6-2

10 Mar

2-1

16 Dec

1-3

21 Oct

2-0

23 Sep

2-2

6 Jan

2-2

X

30 Dec

1-4

18 Nov

6-1

17 Mar

0-2

4 Nov

4-4

9 Sep

6-0

7 Oct

3-0

Motherwell ‘A’

7 Oct

4-1

3 Mar

7-0

9 Dec

7-3

17 Mar

6-0

18 Nov

3-1

14 Oct

5-2

30 Sep

4-0

31 Mar

2-2

X

28 Oct

2-1

2 Sep

7-0

11 Nov

3-4

10 Feb

3-2

Partick Thistle ‘A’

4 Nov

3-2

30 Sep

2-3

25 Nov

5-2

9 Dec

0-3

3 Feb

3-1

31 Mar

6-2

16 Sep

2-0

24 Mar

5-2

7 Apr

0-4

X

7 Oct

4-1

21 Oct

3-0

11 Nov

3-4

Queen’s Park Strollers

 

6 Jan

3-1

31 Mar

4-0

11 Nov

3-3

2 Dec

0-9

24 Feb

2-2

24 Mar

1-1

16 Dec

0-2

23 Sep

1-2

X

28 Oct

3-1

7 Apr

1-5

9 Sep

3-5

St Mirren ‘A’

3 Feb

4-3

17 Feb

3-3

4 Nov

3-0

10 Mar

1-1

7 Oct

1-1

2 Sep

4-4

25 Nov

0-7

24 Mar

1-1

16 Sep

0-1

24 Feb

1-5

 

9 Dec

3-4

X

14 Oct

7-1

Third Lanark ‘A’

16 Sep

4-2

 

23 Dec

3-2

21 Oct

1-2

10 Mar

3-2

9 Dec

3-3

3 Mar

2-1

4 Nov

1-10

13 Jan

0-3

25 Nov

3-0

17 Mar

5-1

30 Sep

1-2

X

 

All Kilmarnock home matches were played at Blair Park, Hurlford as Rugby Park was under military requisition from June 1940-April 1945

 

10 Feb Airdrieonians v Dumbarton 5-0 abd

10 Feb Queen’s Park v Morton 2-2 abd

 

 

 1944-45

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

Motherwell 'A'

Hibernian 'A'

Partick Thistle 'A

Celtic 'A'

Morton 'A'

St Mirren 'A'

Third Lanark 'A'

Kilmarnock

Dumbarton 'A'

Airdrieonians 'A'

Queen's Park Strollers

24

23

24

22

23

24

22

23

23

23

23

18

18

15

12

9

7

8

5

6

4

5

4

3

0

2

5

5

3

7

3

5

3

2

2

9

8

9

12

11

11

14

14

15

86

82

72

56

56

47

51

54

50

49

42

26

28

46

53

43

66

79

56

84

70

83

40

39

30

26

23

19

19

17

15

13

13

 

 

 

Description: C:\Users\Brian\Desktop\SFHA 8 Jan\SFHA OffLine\scottish-football-historical-archive.com\gdrl_files\visit.htmlDescription: setstats