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Western Junior League

Postby RobertB » Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:02 pm

Someone just handed me a picture of Springhill FC winners of the Western Junior League 1899, the fella said his grans brother is in the picture and that the team played in Barrhead, in the Springhill area funny enough.... anyway I looked on Brians site and nothing matches, can anyone shed any light on it?

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Re: Western Junior League

Postby BMCCOLL » Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:23 pm

I'm sure I have a note of this league somewhere, but I have Springhill FC being from Busby, so worth having a dig into!
http://scottish-football-historical-archive.co.uk
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Re: Western Junior League

Postby ScottishFA » Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:35 pm

There is a team photo of Springhill in the Scottish Junior Portfolio, published 1897, but unfortunately no details as to location, and not even a caption with names.
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Re: Western Junior League

Postby bluedragon » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:58 pm

In Brian’s website and in Norman Nicol’s Junior timelines under “downloads” there are two references to Springhill.

Renfrewshire Junior Football League 1897/98 – Springhill 2nd Place out of six clubs and the league table is complete. The clubs competing were Levern Victoria, Springhill, Arthurlie, Mearns Pollok, Thornliebank and Neilston.

Western Junior Football League 1898/99 - Springhill is shown in this league but there are no other details of clubs

Not much help but at least it places Springhill in the Western League in 1898/99.
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Re: Western Junior League

Postby ScottishFA » Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:32 pm

There are a couple of mentions on BNA of 'Barrhead Springhill' in reference to junior football in 1899 and 1900.
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Re: Western Junior League

Postby RobertB » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:46 pm

Thanks for the help so far, I will try and have a look at the Barrhead News this week.
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Re: Western Junior League

Postby sureitsza » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:39 pm

In season 1897-98 they played at Netherton Park The following season they shared Dunterlie Park.
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Re: Western Junior League

Postby RobertB » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:41 am

OH god no........... would that be Dunterlie 1? 2? 3? or 4? Haha Thanks for that.
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