Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Falkirk v East Stirlingshire Part I

I like to do things in parts I often have too much info on stuff to publish everything at once. So in honour of the "World's Greatest Derby" I have decided to eventually publish as much detail as I have of every single match between there two great rivals, in order -

27th August 1881 at Randyford Pk, Falkirk [Friendly]
East Stirlingshire 0 Falkirk 5
East Stirlingshire - Unknown.
Falkirk - Unknown.
Scorers - Unknown.

31st December 1881 at Blinkbonny Field, Falkirk [Friendly]
Falkirk 3 East Stirlingshire 1
Falkirk - Unknown.
East Stirlingshire - Unknown.
Scorers - Unknown.
Note - Another source states 3-0.

20th April 1882 at Bainsford [Friendly]
East Stirlingshire 1 Falkirk 6
East Stirlingshire - --: P.Mitchell & --; -- & --; -- & --, -- & --, -- & --.
Falkirk - --; -- & J.Leishman; -- & --; D.Fleming & --, R.Gibson & --, W.Gibson & A.Ferguson.
Scorers - Unknown : R.Gibson, Unknown (5)

2nd September 1882 at Merchiston Pk, Bainsford [Friendly]
East Stirlingshire 0 Falkirk 4
East Stirlingshire - G.Mitchell; P.Mitchell & J.Anderson; R.Kidston & R.Sharp; A.Cockburn & J.Stewart, L.McLachlan & ?.Taylor, P.McGregor & J.Neil.
Falkirk - A.Turnbull; J.Murphy & J.Mitchell; J.Balloch & H.Hendry; T.Hamilton & D.Fleming, R.Gibson & A.Hendry, G.Robb & W.Gibson.
Scorers - T.Hamilton, R.Gibson, A.Hendry, Unknown.
Notes - This was probably the first ever match to be played at Merchiston Pk. James Neil for East Stirlingshire had previously played for Falkirk, he was the first of many to cross that divide.

13th January 1883 at Blinkbonny Field, Falkirk [Friendly]
Falkirk 4 East Stirlingshire 1
Falkirk - --; J.Mitchell & --; -- & --; T.Hamilton & --, W.Sanderson & --, A.Ferguson & --.
East Stirlingshire - Unknown.
Scorers - T.Hamilton, A.Ferguson (2), W.Sanderson : Unknown.

18th August 1883 at Merchiston Pk, Bainsford [Friendly]
East Stirlingshire - Unknown.
Falkirk - Unknown.

27th October 1883 at Merchiston Pk, Bainsford [Friendly]
East Stirlingshire - A.Cockburn; -- & --; -- & --; -- & --, -- & --, -- & --.
Falkirk - --; -- & --; -- & --; -- & --, -- & --, -- & W.Gibson.
Scorers - Unknown : W.Gibson, Unknown.
Crowd - 500+.

29th March 1884 at Lock 16, Camelon [Stirlingshire Cup Final]
Falkirk 1 East Stirlingshire 1
Falkirk - A.Turnbull; W.Hamilton & J.Murphy; H.Hendry & J.Balloch; W.Taylor & A.Ferguson, T.Hamilton & A.Hendry, R.Gibson & W.Gibson.
East Stirlingshire - A.Cockburn; P.Mitchell & J.Anderson; T.Williamson, A.Inches & K.McKenzie; N.McLauchlan & L,McLachlan, P.McGregor, W.Dunn & R.Sharp.
Scorers - W.Taylor : W.Dunn.
Crowd - c2000.
Note - The Lock 16 ground was Tayavalla's home ground and was then generally accepted to be the best in Stirlingshire.

5th April 1884 at Lock 16, Camelon [Stirlingshire Cup Final Replay]
Falkirk 3 East Stirlingshire 1
Falkirk - A.Turnbull; W.Hamilton & J.Murphy; H.Hendry, R.Bishop & J.Balloch; W.Taylor & A.Ferguson, T.Hamilton, R.Gibson & W.Gibson.
East Stirlingshire - A.Cockburn; P.Mitchell & J.Anderson; T.Williamson, A.Inches & K.McKenzie; N.McLauchlan & L,McLachlan, P.McGregor, W.Dunn & R.Sharp.
Scorers - W.Taylor (2), R.Gibson : R.Sharp.
Crowd - c2500-3000.

I was going to do it in blocks of ten, but since this neatly fits three season I think I'll stop at nine for now, enjoy.

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