Shawfield Amateurs F.C.

Shawfield Amateurs Football Club were a Scottish football team located in the town of Rutherglen that competed in the Scottish Amateur Football League, and also the Scottish Cup in the 1940s and 1950s.

Scottish CupEdit

They came to prominence in the 1930s and won the Third Division of the Scottish Amateur Football League in 1935–36, followed by the Second Division in 1936–37.[1] For most of their history they played in blue.[2] Another local team, Clyde Paper – based at a paper mill in the Farme Cross district – were also fairly successful in the amateur league in the same period.[1]

They participated in the 1st round proper of the Scottish Cup on four occasions, in 1947–48, 1954–55, 1955–56 and 1956–57; their 1950s appearances were at a time when the Scottish Qualifying Cup was temporarily not held, thus making it easier to appear in the main cup.[3]

Works teamEdit

Shawfield Amateurs appears to have been a works team associated with the large J & J White chemical processing plant in the Shawfield district of Rutherglen.[2] The pitch and other facilities formed part of the recreational provision provided by the works.[4][5][6][7] Incidentally, the 1955 Scottish Cup competition in which the Amateurs competed was won by Clyde F.C., whose ground Shawfield Stadium was just a few hundred yards away.

They appear to have disbanded in 1964, around the same time the works ceased operating.[3]

Coordinates: 55°49′56″N 4°13′01″W / 55.832321°N 4.216933°W / 55.832321; -4.216933

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Scottish Amateur Football League winners
  2. ^ a b "Scotland Football Club Directory 1829-2009". Scottish Football Historical Archive. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b David Ross. "Shawfield Amateurs". scottishleague.net. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Index Of Glasgow Men 1909 - Baron Overtoun".
  5. ^ "Stewarts and Lloyds Ltd. Phoenix Tube Works, Dalmarnock Road, Glasgow, facing west, 1950 (ground is in upper centre)". RCAHMS - Britain from Above. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Stewarts and Lloyds Ltd. Phoenix Tube Works, Dalmarnock Road, Glasgow, facing south-west, 1950 (ground is in upper centre)". RCAHMS - Britain from Above. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  7. ^ "British Ropes Ltd. Rutherglen Works, Lloyd Street, Glasgow, facing west, 1936 (ground is in top left)". RCAHMS - Britain from Above. Retrieved 30 September 2017.

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