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Western Intermediate League

The Intermediate dispute was a major football split which lasted from 1925 to 1931 and concerned the compensation that Junior clubs received when one of their players moved to a Senior Scottish League side.

 

On 19 March 1926, 62 clubs formed the Scottish Intermediate Football Association and were immediately outlawed by the Scottish Football Association. In June 1927, the Western Junior Football League reformed as the Western Intermediate League while the powerful Glasgow Junior Football League (GJL) dissolved itself at its AGM and made way for the formation of the breakaway Scottish Intermediate League.

 

When a compromise was reached in 1931, the Western League reformed again as a Junior body.

The accompanying league tables were researched by Stuart Robertson and Dale Longyear.

Winners
1927-28 Kilwinning Rangers
1928-29 Irvine Meadow XI
1929-30 Kilwinning Rangers
1930-31 Kilwinning Rangers

 

 

1927-28

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

Kilwinning Rangers

Kilwinning Eglinton

Kilbirnie Ladeside

Ardrossan Winton Rovers

Ardeer Thistle

Dalry Thistle

Irvine Meadow XI

Cumnock

Troon Athletic

Irvine Victoria

Darvel

Newmilns

Glenburn Rovers

Largs Thistle

Galston

Stewarton Thistle

Glengarnock Vale

32

32

32

32

32

32

32

32

32

32

32

32

32

32

32

32

32

19

19

19

18

13

15

14

12

13

13

12

12

11

10

10

9

5

6

5

5

6

10

5

5

9

6

5

7

6

3

4

4

2

8

7

8

8

8

9

12

13

11

13

14

13

14

18

18

18

21

19

93

75

99

67

56

69

77

69

58

67

87

72

49

57

60

58

44

54

48

65

48

62

52

60

61

64

61

84

69

71

71

89

108

80

44

43

43

42

36

35

33

33

32

31

31

30

25

24

24

20

18

 

    

 

1928-29

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Irvine Meadow XI

30

22

1

7

 

 

45

2

Ardeer Thistle

30

20

3

7

 

 

43

3

Kilwinning Rangers

30

18

3

9

 

 

39

4

Kilbirnie Ladeside

30

19

0

11

 

 

38

5

Glengarnock Vale

30

15

2

13

 

 

32

6

Kilwinning Eglinton

30

14

3

13

 

 

31

7

Newmilns

30

12

7

11

 

 

31

8

Winton Rovers

30

12

6

12

 

 

30

9

Troon Athletic

30

12

6

12

 

 

30

10

Dalry Thistle

30

12

5

13

 

 

29

11

Glenburn Rovers

30

11

7

12

 

 

29

12

Darvel

30

8

8

14

 

 

24

13

Galston

30

8

8

14

 

 

24

14

Largs Thistle

30

8

6

16

 

 

22

15

Irvine Victoria

30

9

3

18

 

 

21

16

Stewarton Thistle

30

5

3

22

 

 

13

 

Ayr Ashfield withdrew in February 1929

 

 

 

1929-30

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

Kilwinning Eglinton

Troon Athletic

Irvine Meadow XI

Kilwinning Rangers

Glenburn Rovers

Darvel

Newmilns                                                 

Largs Thistle

Dalry Thistle

Kilbirnie Ladeside

Ardrossan Winton Rovers

Saltcoats Victoria

Galston

Irvine Victoria

26

26

26

26

26

26

26

26

26

26

26

26

26

26

18

17

17

13

13

11

12

11

10

9

8

7

7

3

3

4

1

3

1

4

2

3

4

5

7

4

3

4

5

5

8

10

12

11

12

12

12

12

11

15

16

19

73

86

93

55

53

71

56

74

50

57

57

60

52

31

48

44

45

49

56

48

55

75

58

62

69

65

86

86

39

38

35

29

27

26

26

25

24

23

23

18

17

10

 

 

 

1930-31

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

Kilwinning Rangers

Irvine Meadow XI

Troon Athletic

Darvel

Saltcoats Victoria

Ardrossan Winton Rovers

Dalry Thistle

Largs Thistle

Kilbirnie Ladeside

Kilwinning Eglinton

Irvine Victoria

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

11

13

11

11

8

9

6

5

5

4

5

6

2

4

3

7

3

3

5

3

5

3

3

5

5

6

5

8

11

10

12

11

12

50

44

52

50

36

44

38

40

37

38

35

27

27

44

41

30

35

40

53

51

57

67

28

28

26

25

23

21

15

15

13

13

13

 

Glenburn Rovers, Newmilns and Stewarton Thistle all resigned during the season

 

Championship play-off 26 June 1931 at Victoria Park, Saltcoats

Kilwinning Rangers 0 Irvine Meadow  XI 0

 

Replay 3 July 1931 at Victoria Park, Saltcoats

Kilwinning Rangers 4 Irvine Meadow XI 3