This time it comes from 1910 [when sadly Falkirk had a striped away top [though I still don't know the colours of the stripes]].
Nothing much unconventional about this match, except that it was played in only two periods of 35 minutes, I love these matches [Falkirk recently tried to re-introduce them but lack of turnout meant they have either stopped or only been played closed door!]]. The thing to understand is that with no pre-season friendlies this was the first place to see any closed season signings [[and triallists] and any up and coming reserves about which gossip...].
Anyway these are how the teams appear in the local press
Tuesday 9th August 1910, Trial Match at Brockville Pk, Falkirk
Blues - Adams [Queen's Park]; Stewart [Falkirk Amateurs] & Leishman; Orrock, Morison & Johnston; Simpson & Gilmour, A.Logan, T.Logan [Arthurlie] & Brown.
Stripes - Stewart; Davidson [South Shields Adelaide] & Gibson [Morton]; McDonald, Anderson & McMillan; Main & Morton, English, Croall & Smith.
Scorers - Unknown
Attendance - c4000
Note - To dissavert any criticism by Spiders' historians: out of the twenty two players Adams of Queen's Park appeared because the match was also played in benefit of the Falkirk Nursing Association [raising c£16] not because he was looking for a transfer.
In a break from the norm, one of my friends & confidents, when it comes to teasing out the delicacies of local football in Falkirk/Stirlingshire one of my most important devil's advocates is now collating the hellish weave of local club football over on his new website. I think all should give attention to his slavish attention to detail.
There is a whole shit load there, and there is a shit load needing done [says the person who promised to research early Falkirk Amateurs; hands up [still on it]] it is [as all are] a work in progress, work, laziness and 'stuff' get in the way, but we're on it, I promise you.