Scottish Junior Football Association

The Scottish Junior Football Association (SJFA) is an affiliated national association of the Scottish Football Association and is the governing body for the junior grade of football in Scotland. The term "junior" refers to the level of football played, not the age of the players.[2][3][4] The closest equivalent terminology would be non-League football in England, the difference being that junior football in Scotland was not similarly integrated into its football league system until 2021.

Scottish Junior Football Association
Logo sjfa.png
Founded1886 (136 years ago) (1886)
HeadquartersHampden Park, Glasgow
Chief Operating OfficerAlex McDowall[1]
Websitehttp://www.scottishjuniorfa.com/

Founded in 1886, the SJFA is responsible for disciplinary matters within the grade, certain player registration procedures and organising the annual Scottish Junior Cup. Other league and cup competitions are organised by regional committees. The association headquarters are at Hampden Park, Glasgow, which is Scotland's national football stadium. There was an earlier Scottish Junior FA, which was founded in Glasgow in October 1880. This body also ran a Scottish Junior Cup competition during 1880–81 season but appears to have disbanded at the end of that season.

HistoryEdit

 
The first incarnation of the SJFA logo
 
The second incarnation of the SJFA logo

The SJFA was formed in Glasgow on 2 October 1886[5] and the first season's Junior Cup saw 39 clubs take part.[6] Junior football had existed since the early 1880s, initially as separate local associations across Scotland for clubs not in membership of the SFA. This new national association acted as an umbrella for these local junior associations, as well as establishing the Scottish Junior Cup, a national cup competition. The first three winners of the Scottish Junior Cup all joined the SFA and stepped up to senior level.[7] Gradually, a number of junior leagues grew in strength — particularly in Glasgow, where leading clubs drew large crowds. The Glasgow Junior FA, having seen a number of its proposals rejected at SJFA meetings, seceded from the SJFA in 1907 but returned a year later.[8] Further disputes occurred in 1922 over "poaching" clubs and, in 1927, the GJFA was instrumental in the Intermediate dispute which split the SJFA for four seasons. The record number of clubs to enter the Junior Cup was 412 in 1922–23.[9]

The local associations continued to run their leagues until 1968, when the SJFA instituted major reforms. This first phase of regionalisation removed the need for the many local associations, replacing them instead with six regional committees. These six regions — Ayrshire, Central, East, Fife, Tayside and North — still exist, to a certain extent, as divisions in the national league structure and as operators of certain cup competitions.

The last major league reform took place in 2002, with the six regions "merging" to create a three-pronged regional league setup consisting of East, North, and West regions (see "Organisation and regions").

Since the 2007–08 season, up to four Junior sides have been able to qualify for the Scottish Cup. The four teams are the three Superleague winners (West, East and North) and the Scottish Junior Cup winners, all from the previous season.[10] In the 2015–16 season, Linlithgow Rose became the first junior team to reach the last 16 of the Scottish Cup after beating Forfar Athletic.[11] (see "Juniors in the Scottish Cup").

In 2011, the Scottish Football Association created two new operational boards, Professional and Non-Professional, to provide more focused governance in these differing areas of the game. Junior football is represented on the Non-Professional Game Board alongside other organisations such as the East of Scotland Football League, South of Scotland Football League and Scottish Amateur Football Association.[12]

NameEdit

The term "junior" does not relate to the age of players. Football for young players is generally known as "Youth" (up to Under-19) or "Juvenile" (which is to Under-21 level) football. In the late 19th century, membership of the SFA conferred "senior" status on a club and the junior grade developed outside the SFA framework. Today, the senior grade of football in Scotland is played in the Scottish Professional Football League (until 2013 divided into the Scottish Premier League and the Scottish Football League), as well as the six senior non-leagues: the Highland Football League, the Lowland Football League, the North Caledonian League the East of Scotland Football League, the South of Scotland Football League and the West of Scotland Football League. Over time, as various local football associations and leagues — both junior and senior — have risen in strength, or in some cases disappeared completely, Scottish football developed its current pattern with either junior or senior non-leagues taking precedence in various parts of the country with some occasional overlap. Nowadays, membership of the SJFA automatically confers on a club registered membership of the SFA; however, junior and senior non-league clubs still play in separate competitions.

Despite the lesser media coverage the juniors get, many of the club sides are fairly popular, and some of the bigger games (such as the local derbies between Arthurlie and Pollok, and Cumnock Juniors vs. Auchinleck Talbot) can attract attendances in the thousands. Crowds were far bigger in the past (76,000 for the Junior Cup Final in 1951, with nearly 90,000 watching the semi finals (including a replay) compared to the level of support attracted now.

Organisation and regionsEdit

114 clubs are members of Scottish Junior Football Association, comprising: East Region (19 clubs), North Region (33 clubs) in SJFA-administered leagues, as well as 53 West of Scotland League and 8 East of Scotland League teams who have retained their membership of the SJFA after moving leagues.[13]

Member clubsEdit

East Region (19)

Arbroath Victoria, Blairgowrie, Brechin Victoria, Broughty Athletic, Carnoustie Panmure, Coupar Angus, Downfield, Dundee North End, Dundee St. James, Dundee Violet, East Craigie, Forfar United, Forfar West End, Kirriemuir Thistle, Letham, Lochee Harp, Lochee United, Scone Thistle, Tayport

North Region (33)

Aberdeen East End, Aberdeen University, Banchory St Ternan, Banks o' Dee [SFA], Bridge of Don Thistle, Buchanhaven Hearts, Buckie Rovers, Burghead Thistle, Colony Park, Cruden Bay, Culter, Deveronside, Dufftown, Dyce, Ellon United, Forres Thistle, Fraserburgh United, Glentanar, Hall Russell United, Hermes, Islavale, Longside, Maud, Montrose Roselea, Nairn St Ninian, New Elgin, Newmachar, Rothie Rovers, Spey Valley United, Stonehaven, Stoneywood Parkvale, Sunnybank, Whitehills

East of Scotland League (8)

Armadale Thistle, Bathgate Thistle, Fauldhouse United, Livingston United, Pumpherston, Stoneyburn, Syngenta, West Calder United

West of Scotland League (54)

Annbank United, Ardeer Thistle, Ardrossan Winton Rovers, Arthurlie, Ashfield, Auchinleck Talbot [SFA], Beith Juniors, Benburb, Blantyre Victoria, Cambuslang Rangers, Carluke Rovers, Craigmark Burntonians, Cumbernauld United, Cumnock Juniors [SFA], Dalry Thistle, East Kilbride Thistle, Gartcairn, Girvan [SFA], Glasgow Perthshire, Glasgow United, Glenafton Athletic, Greenock, Harthill Royal, Hurlford United, Irvine Meadow XI [SFA], Irvine Victoria, Johnstone Burgh, Kello Rovers, Kilbirnie Ladeside, Kilsyth Rangers, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, Lanark United, Largs Thistle, Larkhall Thistle, Lesmahagow, Lugar Boswell Thistle, Maryhill, Maybole, Muirkirk, Newmains United, Petershill, Pollok, Renfrew, Rossvale, St. Anthony's, St. Roch's, Saltcoats Victoria, Shotts Bon Accord, Thorniewood United, Troon, Vale of Leven, Whitletts Victoria, Wishaw, Yoker Athletic

Note

SFA Club with an SFA Licence[14]

League structureEdit

Currently there are two regional junior league systems: the East Region with a single division and the North Region with three divisions. The top division of each region sits at tier 6 of the Scottish football league system, with a play-off enabling promotion to the Highland League for clubs with an SFA licence.

There was previously a West Region league system which contained 63 clubs at the end of the 2019–20 season, prior to its members leaving the Juniors to join a new West of Scotland Football League in the senior pyramid.[15][16] 53 of those clubs kept their membership of the SJFA in order to enter the Scottish Junior Cup. A similar move had also greatly reduced the East Region's membership two years earlier when 25 clubs joined the East of Scotland Football League ahead of the 2018–19 season,[17] with a further 20 clubs making the move over the next three years.

Tier East Region (ERSJFA) North Region (NRJFA)
6 Midlands League

19 clubs playing 36 games

↑ 1 promotion playoff spot to Highland League

North Superleague

14 clubs playing 26 games

↑ 1 promotion playoff spot to Highland League

↓ 2 relegation spots

7 North First Division

8 clubs playing 28 games

↑ 2 promotion spots

↓ 1 relegation spot

8 North Second Division

9 clubs playing 24 games

↑ 2 promotion spots

Leagues by periodEdit

Before WWII After WWII 1st re-organisation 2nd re-organisation Pyramid
Dumfries & District Amateur Junior League

1945–1951

Border Junior League

1912–1922

East of Scotland Junior League

1922–1929

Border Junior League

1926–1929

Edinburgh & District Junior League

1892–1897

Leith & District League

1897–1898

Midlothian Junior League

1929–1941

Edinburgh & District Junior League

1945–1968

East Region Junior League

1968–2002

SJFA East Region League

2002–2021

East of Scotland Junior League [a]

1904–1922

Midlothian Junior League

1892–1922

Linlithgowshire Junior League

1904–1922

East Lothian Junior League

1893–1915

Fife Junior League

1913–1919

Fife Junior League

1919–1921

Fife County Junior League

1921–1968

Fife Region Junior League

1968–2002

West of Fife Junior League

1919–1921

East Neuk Junior League

1908–1922

Angus Junior League [b]

1897–1969

Tayside Region Junior League [c]

1969–2002

Midlands League

2021–

Arbroath & District League

1893–1924

Montrose Junior League

1892–1906

Kincardineshire Junior League

1907–1932

Montrose and Kincardineshire League

1932–1936

Montrose & Kincardineshire Junior League

1936–1939

Kincardineshire Junior League [d]

1946–1955

Dundee & District Junior League

1894–1969

Perthshire Junior League [e]

1928–1969

Perthshire Junior League [f]

1899–1929

Aberdeenshire & District Junior League

1901–1968

North Region Junior League

1968–2001

SJFA North Region League

2001–

Morayshire Junior League

1905–1968

Buckie & District Junior League

1905–1936

Ross-shire Junior League

1920–1945

North of Scotland Junior League

1896–1935

North of Scotland Junior League

1935–1938

North of Scotland 2nd XI League

1935–

Kilmarnock & District Junior League

1895–1921

Ayrshire Region Junior League

1968–2002

SJFA West Region League

2002–2020

Ayr & District Junior League

1896–1922

South Ayrshire Junior League [g]

1926–1932

South Ayrshire Junior League

1920–1926

Ayrshire Junior League

1899–1905

Cumnock & District Junior League

1902–1914

Irvine & District Junior League

1907–1920

Western Junior League

1919–1927

Western Intermediate League

1927–1931

Western League

1931–1968

Central Region Junior League

1968–2002

Renfrewshire Junior League [h]

1897–1934

Glasgow Junior League

1895–1927

Scottish Intermediate League

1927–1931

Scottish Central Junior League

1931-1968

Lanarkshire Junior League

1891–1968

Stirlingshire Junior League [i]

1896–1927

Clackmannanshire Junior League

1896–1909

Dumbartonshire Junior League

1898–1913

Scottish Junior League

1908–1947

Campbeltown & District Junior League

1930–1940

  1. ^ Named Edinburgh Junior League between 1904 and 1912, Lothian Junior League between 1915 and 1918.
  2. ^ Named Segell Challenge Cup League between 1897 and 1900, Forfar & Brechin Junior League between 1900 and 1901, Forfar & District Junior League between 1902 and 1930.
  3. ^ Originally named Midland Region Junior League between 1969 and 1975.
  4. ^ Originally named Angus & Kincardineshire Junior League between 1946 and 1948.
  5. ^ Originally named Perth & District Junior League between 1928 and 1942.
  6. ^ Originally named Perth & District Junior League between 1899 and 1914.
  7. ^ Named Ayrshire Southern League between 1926 and 1928, Ayrshire Junior League between 1928 and 1931.
  8. ^ Originally Named Western Junior League between 1898 and 1902.
  9. ^ Originally named Stirling & District Junior League between 1896 and 1901.

Cup competitionsEdit

As well as the local leagues, there are a number of local cup competitions competed for; however, the biggest competition is the Scottish Junior Cup, which every junior club competes for annually, with the final generally held at the end of May. This cup was established in 1886. The final broadcast live on BBC Alba. The cup's sponsor for 18 years, until the start of the 2006–07 season, was OVD Demerara Rum, replaced at the semi final stage of the 2006–07 competition by Scottish coach operator Citylink. Emirates Airlines sponsored the tournament from 2009–2013[18] and ETHX Energy was the sponsor for 2015–16.[19] The current tournament sponsor is Macron.[20]

Juniors in the Scottish CupEdit

The first attempt by the Scottish Football Association to allow Junior representation in the Scottish Cup was voted down in June 2005.[21] In June 2007 however, the SFA did approve changes to the way that all non-league clubs entered the Scottish Cup. The North and South Qualifying Cups for full and associate member clubs in non-league football, which had both sent their four semi-finalists into the main competition, were scrapped and all these clubs now qualified automatically for the first round. In addition, the winners of the East of Scotland Football League, South of Scotland Football League and top two clubs in the Highland Football League all received a bye to the second round, even if that club was only a registered member of the SFA.

Further to this move, allowing registered member clubs to qualify for the Scottish Cup for the first time, it was announced that the winners of the Scottish Junior Cup, North Superleague, East Superleague and West of Scotland Super League Premier Division would qualify for the first round.[22] This process has continued with the winners of the Scottish Amateur Cup qualifying for the first round from 2015 onwards.[23] Girvan still qualified for the Scottish Cup from 2007 as a result of their historic full membership of the SFA. In 2014, they were joined as annual entrants to the competition by Banks O' Dee and Linlithgow Rose who achieved the SFA National Club Licensing criteria.[citation needed] Girvan themselves were awarded a National Club License in June 2016.[24]

If a Junior club does a "double" by winning their respective Superleague championship and the Junior Cup, runners-up do not qualify and the Juniors are only represented by three qualifying entrants. This occurred in the 2007–08 Scottish Cup which was the first competition since the changes as Linlithgow Rose had won both league and cup. Rose performed the best of all three Junior qualifiers in this inaugural season, reaching the fourth round before losing to eventual finalists, Queen of the South. Of the other early entrants, Pollok defeated St Cuthbert Wanderers before taking Montrose to a replay in Glasgow, watched by 1,873 spectators. North champions Culter defeated two East of Scotland League clubs before losing to Highland League side Huntly in the third round.

In the 2008–09 competition, Banks O' Dee achieved the first double figure scoreline by a Junior club, with a 10–0 defeat of Highland League Fort William.[25] This was bettered in the 2016–17 cup by Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic, whose 14–0 defeat of Burntisland Shipyard remains the largest margin of victory by a Junior side in the competition.[26]

Irvine Meadow became the first Junior side to knock out Scottish Football League opposition in 2009, defeating Arbroath in the third round and became the first side to face Premier League opposition when they drew Hibernian in the next round.[27] Linlithgow Rose's defeat of Forfar Athletic in the 2015–16 competition saw them become the first Junior side to reach the fifth round.[28] In 2016-17 Bonnyrigg defeated Scottish Championship side Dumbarton away from home in the third Round.

In the intervening years, Junior clubs have had reasonable success with several clubs defeating Scottish Football League opposition. These results are listed below:

28 November 2009 Irvine Meadow 1−0ArbroathIrvine
Barr   36' Report Stadium: Meadow Park
Attendance: 1,150
23 October 2010 Albion Rovers0−1 Sunnybank Coatbridge
15:00 Report   10' Gordon Stadium: Cliftonhill Stadium
Attendance: 357
23 October 2010 Bo'ness United 2−1Queen's ParkBo'ness
Fleming   45' (pen.)
Shields   75'
Report   9' Brough Stadium: Newtown Park
Attendance: 1,271
8 November 2014 Bo'ness United 5−4Elgin CityBo'ness
Gribben   4', 31'
Snowdon   17'
Campbell   65'
Walker   77'
Report   11' (pen.), 42' Sutherland
  72' Nicolson
  88' Andrews
Stadium: Newtown Park
Attendance: 1,280
26 January 2016 Forfar Athletic0−1 (a.e.t.) Linlithgow Rose Forfar
Report   115' Kelbie Stadium: Station Park
Attendance: 1,168
6 December 2016 Dumbarton0–1 Bonnyrigg Rose Dumbarton
19:45 Flashscores.com Nelson   86' Stadium: Dumbarton Football Stadium
Attendance: 632
19 January 2019 Auchinleck Talbot 1–0Ayr UnitedAuchinleck
12:15 McCracken   78' Report Stadium: Beechwood Park
Attendance: 3,100
Referee: Euan Anderson
19 October 2019 Auchinleck Talbot 1–0Cove RangersAuchinleck
14:30 Hyslop   88' [29] Stadium: Beechwood Park
Attendance: 750
Referee: Kevin Graham

Scotland Junior international teamEdit

Scotland Juniors
Head coachKeith Burgess
CaptainCraig Pettigrew
Most capsBert McNab (12)
Top scorerGeorge Wilson (7)
Dennis Gray (7)
 
 
 
 
 
First colours
First international
  Scotland 10–1 England  
(Hamilton, Scotland; 11 May 1889)
Biggest win
  Scotland 11–0 Ireland  
(Glasgow, Scotland; 15 February 1890)
Biggest defeat
  England 5–0 Scotland  
(Wolverhampton, England; 9 April 1927)

Juniors also play internationally, with the best players being picked to play for the Scottish Junior international team against other countries' non-league select teams. The Umbro-sponsored Junior International Quadrangular Tournament takes place every two years and is contested between teams from Scotland, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man.[30] The tournament is hosted in turn by each country, with matches taking place at the larger junior grounds in the host country, such as Dunterlie Park, Pollok's Newlandsfield and Petershill Park when the tournament was held in Scotland in 2005.[31] The team's most capped player is Bert McNab, of Petershill, who won 12 caps between 1951 and 1955.[32][33]

The team have been led since 2008 by former Glenrothes, Tayport and Kelty manager, Keith Burgess.[34][35]

Team historyEdit

After the formation of the Scottish Junior Football Association in 1886, officials began to explore opportunities for representative international matches. On receipt of a £17 guarantee, the Lancashire Junior League in England agreed to raise a team, and on 11 May 1889 the first junior international was played at Douglas Park, Hamilton, with Scotland winning 10–1. A return fixture could not be arranged as the Lancashire league could not provide a sufficient guarantee.[36]

On 15 February 1890, Scotland played their first match against Ireland at Hibernian Park, Glasgow.[37] The 11–0 scoreline in the hosts' favour remains a record victory for the Scottish Junior international team. This fixture did become an annual event, and on 14 February 1891 the team travelled to Belfast for their first away match, a 1–1 draw at Ulsterville, the home of Linfield.[38]

In 1894, games against England resumed with a fixture against Birmingham & District Counties F.A. in Leamington. These games continued until World War II, then were revived for a short period in the 1970s. Scotland suffered a record 5–0 defeat in the 1927 fixture at Molineux, Wolverhampton.[39] Games against Wales began in 1912 with a fixture against a representative side of the North Wales Coast F.A, the first game taking place in Bangor on 13 April, Scotland winning 2–1.[40]

In 1920, the Scottish Junior international side created history by being the first representative football side from Scotland to undertake a foreign tour. In June, a party of 13 players and three officials visited Norway and played three games each in Stavanger and Bergen.[41][42] The full Scottish national side did not play a match outwith the British Isles until 1929 when they also travelled to Norway.

A game against the Irish Free State was played on 9 March 1929 in Dublin with Scotland winning 2–1 but regular games against a Republic of Ireland side did not begin until 1947. The first game in this series was played at Dalymount Park, Dublin on 25 May, with Scotland winning 3–2.[43]

In September 1975, the team travelled to Osnabrück, West Germany, to play three matches against a BAOR Select side, winning two of the games.[44]

The number of games against the different home nations has varied in regularity over the years. From 1958 until 1967, Northern Ireland were Scotland's only opponents, while in the 1970s there was an eight-year gap between the two sides meeting. Currently, games against England and Wales are in abeyance, and the team contest the biannual Quadrangular Tournament with friendly and testimonial matches arranged intermittently in the intervening seasons.

Current squadEdit

The following players were selected for the Junior International Quadrangular Tournament which was held in Glasgow, from 11–14 October 2017.[45]

Position Name Club
GK Richie Barnard Linlithgow Rose
GK Andy Leishman Auchinleck Talbot
DF Jonathan Brown Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
DF Nicky Docherty Beith Juniors
DF Andy Forbes Penicuik Athletic
DF Dean Hoskins Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
DF Colin Leiper (withdrew) Linlithgow Rose
DF Richie McKillen (withdrew) Hurlford United
DF Ewan Moyes Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
DF Craig Pettigrew Auchinleck Talbot
DF Mark Sideserf Pollok
MF Ross Brash Pollok
MF Paul Burns Cumnock Juniors
MF Phil Johnston Clydebank
MF Lewis Mackenzie Dundonald Bluebell
MF Gary McCann Pollok
MF Colin Spence Arthurlie
MF Bryan Young Pollok
FW Bryan Boylan Kilwinning Rangers
FW David McKenna Beith Juniors
FW Keir Milliken Beith Juniors
FW Graham Wilson Auchinleck Talbot

Notable playersEdit

The following list, with one exception, notes players who all went on to gain full international honours for Scotland after winning junior international caps,[46] the junior club with which they played at the time and the year of their junior cap.[47][48]

Bob Foyers was a member of the team which played the first ever Scotland Junior international fixture in May 1889, and after joining St Bernard's the following year, became the first dual Junior/Senior international in 1893 when capped against Wales.[49]

Harry Rennie earned his Junior cap as a defender and signed for Morton as such, but became a goalkeeper aged 23 in 1897 and won ten Senior caps in his new position.[50]

The highest number of players from a Junior international match to go on to win Senior caps is four. In April 1896, Hugh Morgan, Willie Muir, Tommy Low and Bobby Walker, helped Scotland defeat England 4–0 at Aston Villa's Wellington Road ground. A further six players from the team also stepped up to Senior football.

The one exception noted on the list is Paul Wilson. The former Celtic forward was capped in 1980 after his Senior career while turning out for Blantyre Celtic, alongside another former Celt and dual international, Jimmy Johnstone.[51]

Two players also received full caps for other nations after playing for Scotland Juniors: Archie Blue for Australia and Tommy O'Hara for the United States.

Name Club Year(s)
Bob Foyers Burnbank Swifts 1889
Nicol Smith Darvel Juniors 1893
John Fyfe South Western 1893
Harry Rennie[52] Greenock Volunteers 1895
Hugh Morgan Longriggend Wanderers 1896
Willie Muir Glenbuck Athletic 1896
Tommy Low Parkhead 1896
Bobby Walker Dalry Primrose 1896
Bobby Templeton Kilmarnock Rugby XI 1898
David Lindsay Rutherglen Glencairn 1899
Jimmy Raeside Parkhead 1899
Donald Colman Maryhill 1899–1903
George Key Parkhead 1899
Willie Lennie Maryhill 1901
Alec Bennett Rutherglen Glencairn 1902–1903
Andrew Richmond Parkhead 1903
Jimmy Lawrence Glasgow Perthshire 1904
Jimmy Croal Falkirk Juniors 1905
Jimmy Brownlie Blantyre Victoria 1906
William Key Vale of Clyde 1899
Jimmy Gordon Renfrew Victoria 1907
Andy Cunningham Newmilns 1908
Peter Nellies Douglas Water Thistle 1908
Kenny Campbell Cambuslang Rangers 1911
Tommy McInally[53] St Anthony's 1919
John Gilchrist[53] St Anthony's 1919
Jimmy Dunn[53] St Anthony's 1920
James Hamilton Vale of Clyde 1922
Dougie Gray Mugiemoss 1925
Benny Yorston Mugiemoss 1925
Jimmy Connor Glasgow Perthshire 1926
Danny Liddle[54] Wallyford Bluebell 1929
Scot Symon[55] Dundee Violet 1930
Matt Armstrong Port Glasgow Athletic 1931
Bobby Hogg Royal Albert 1931
Johnny Crum[56] Ashfield 1932
Bobby Beattie Kilwinning Rangers 1933
Frank Murphy Maryhill Hibernians 1933
Jock Brown Prestwick Glenburn Rovers /
Shawfield
1934 /
1935
John Kelly Arthurlie 1939
Bobby Dougan Shawfield 1947
Johnny Anderson Arthurlie 1948
Dave Mackay Newtongrange Star 1953
George Mulhall[57] Kilsyth Rangers 1953
Alex Scott Bo'ness United 1953–1955
Andy Weir Arthurlie 1955
Pat Quinn Bridgeton Waverley 1956
Pat Crerand Duntocher Hibernian 1958
Stevie Chalmers Ashfield 1959
Jim Scott Bo'ness United 1959
Jimmy Johnstone Blantyre Celtic 1962
John "Dixie" Deans Neilston Juniors 1965
Drew Jarvie Kilsyth Rangers 1967
Willie Pettigrew East Kilbride Thistle 1973
Ian Wallace Yoker Athletic 1974
Paul Wilson[58] Blantyre Celtic 1980
Brian Martin[59] Shotts Bon Accord 1983

Tournament recordsEdit

Quadrangular TournamentEdit

Year Host nation Round Position GP W D L GS GA
1993–94 Republic of Ireland Final 1st 2 2 0 0 3 1
1994–95 Scotland Final 2nd 2 1 0 1 7 4
1995–96 Isle of Man 3rd place play-off 3rd 2 1 0 1 4 1
1996–97 Northern Ireland Final 1st 2 2 0 0 6 3
1997–98 Republic of Ireland 3rd place play-off 3rd 2 1 0 1 4 2
1998–99 Scotland Final 2nd 2 1 1 0 5 1
1999–00 Isle of Man Final 2nd 2 1 0 1 2 3
2000–011 Northern Ireland 2nd 3 2 0 1 5 2
2003–04 Republic of Ireland 1st 3 1 2 0 6 4
2004–05 Scotland 1st 3 2 0 1 4 1
2007–08 Isle of Man 1st 3 2 1 0 8 6
2009–10 Northern Ireland 1st 3 2 1 0 6 3
2013 Republic of Ireland 2nd 3 2 0 1 10 4
2017 Scotland 2nd 3 2 1 0 5 3
Total 35 22 6 7 75 38

1Round-robin tournament format used from 2000–01 onwards.

NotesEdit

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  2. ^ The dutiful game: Welcome to the world of junior football in Scotland, The Scotsman, 23 May 2010
  3. ^ The Rise of the Juniors, Craig Anderson, In Bed With Maradona, 2 November 2010
  4. ^ Why Junior football should never grow up, Scott Fleming, Nutmeg Magazine, 1 December 2016
  5. ^ McGlone & McLure 1987, p. 25
  6. ^ McGlone & McLure 1987, p. 49
  7. ^ McGlone & McLure 1987, p. 37
  8. ^ McGlone & McLure 1987, p. 38
  9. ^ McGlone & McLure 1987, p. 80
  10. ^ "Juniors make mark in Scottish Cup". BBC Sport. 29 September 2007. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  11. ^ "Forfar Athletic 0-1 Linlithgow Rose". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  12. ^ "Structure and Strategy". www.scottishfa.co.uk. Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  13. ^ "Club Directory 2021-22" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ "Licensed Clubs - June 2020" (PDF). Scottish FA. Retrieved 3 July 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ Pyramid Update – 67 Applications Approved, Scottish Lowland Football League, 14 April 2020
  16. ^ Junior clubs in the west are about to get the best of both worlds, The Scotsman, 19 April 2020
  17. ^ McLauchlin, Brian (7 June 2018). "East of Scotland League vote signals exodus of 25 junior clubs". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  18. ^ "Emirates Airlines announce deal to sponsor Scottish Junior Cup at first round draw".
  19. ^ "Paisley firm ETHX Energy clinches Scottish Cup sponsorship deal as Troon ace Colin Spence revels in mouth-watering third-round draw". Evening Times. 4 November 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  20. ^ "Macron unveiled as sponsor of the Scottish Junior Cup". www.scottishjuniorfa.com. 28 August 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  21. ^ "Cup door closed on junior clubs". BBC Sport. 1 June 2005. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  22. ^ Geddes, Bob; Geddes, Drew (8 June 2007). "Cup changes welcomed". solwaypress.co.uk. Solway Press Services. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  23. ^ "History makers Harestanes fall at first hurdle". BBC Sport. 15 August 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  24. ^ "Girvan Football Club are excited to announce that we have been awarded The Scottish Football Association's National Club Licensing Certificate Entry Level Award". www.facebook.com. Girvan FC. Archived from the original on 26 February 2022. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  25. ^ "Locos land home Scottish Cup tie". BBC Sport. 3 September 2009. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  26. ^ Thomson, Scott (4 September 2016). "Bonnyrigg 14, Burntisland 0: Biggest Scottish Cup win since 1984". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  27. ^ Grahame, Ewing (1 December 2009). "Minnows Irvine Meadow prepare to enter 'fantasyland' as Hibernian cup tie looms". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  28. ^ "Linlithgow Rose bloom on their Scottish Cup travels". BBC Sport. 27 January 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  29. ^ "Scottish Cup Matches". Scottish FA. 19 October 2019. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  30. ^ Junior Scotland Representative Squad [Scotland details from 1994 to 2005], Non-League Scotland, 12 October 2007 (archived)
  31. ^ http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/sjfa/scottish_football.cfm?page=1739
  32. ^ McGlone & McLure 1987, p. 175
  33. ^ "History". Petershill F.C. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
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ReferencesEdit

  • McGlone, David; McLure, Bill (1987), The Juniors – 100 Years. A Centenary History of Scottish Junior Football, Mainstream, ISBN 1-85158-060-3

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