A long, long time ago there was a second Senior club in Falkirk [East Stirlingshire were in Bainsford], they were called Falkirk Amateurs. They played in many places round the town but at the start of their existence were mainly based at Tanners Park [the car Park across from the Cladhan] for football and Bells Meadow for Cricket.
They were always a club of likeminded folk, who just wished to play, so I am pleased to bring you the reported matches from their first full season 1897/98.
I am not saying these are the only matches that the club played this season, just the matches I have found in the press.
Sep 4th Dunblane A 4 5 Friendly Unknown Sep 11th East Stirlingshire A 0 7 Qualifying Cup 1st Rd Sep 18th Uddingston A 6 3 Friendly Unknown Sep 25th Grasshoppers A 0 4 Friendly Oct 2nd Alloa Athletic A 2 2 Friendly Unknown, ?.Kay Oct 9th Dunipace H 5 0 Friendly ?.Morrison, ?.Kay, Unknown 3 Oct 16th East Stirlingshire H wo scr Stirlingshire Cup 1st Rd Oct 16th Camelon A 1 3 Friendly ?.Morrison Oct 30th Dunfermline Athletic H 2 7 Friendly Unknown Nov 6th Rumford Rovers A 1 3 Friendly Unknown Nov 13th Camelon A 1 8 Stirlingshire Cup 2nd Rd 1st Leg R.Gillespie [pen] Nov 27th Camelon H 2 4 Stirlingshire Cup 2nd Rd 2nd Leg R.Gillespie 2 Dec 11th Dunipace A 0 2 Friendly Dec 18th Grasshoppers H 1 2 Friendly J.Callander Jan 15th Kilsyth Wanderers A 0 3 Stirlingshire Consolation Cup 1st Rd 1st Leg Jan 22nd Kilsyth Wanderers H 4 0 Stirlingshire Consolation Cup 1st Rd 2nd Leg T.McEwan 2, J.Callander, R.Gillespie [pen] Feb 5th Paisley Academicals H 1 4 Friendly Unknown Feb 12th Fair City Athletic A 3 2 Friendly Unknown Feb 19th Bo'ness A 2 2 Friendly Unknown Mar 12th Rumford Rovers A 2 0 Stirlingshire Consolation Cup 2nd Rd 1st Leg Unknown Apr 16th Stenhousemuir N 2 3 Stirlingshire Consolation Cup Final Unknown