Kilsyth Rangers Host Caledonian Finals

The Caledonian League have confirmed Kilsyth Rangers’ Duncansfield Park – home of Kilsyth Rangers F.C. – will host two Cup Finals this month, writes Tom Scott.

Here are the full details:

William Turner Challenge Cup Season 2020-2021.
Saturday 19th June 2021 (2pm kick off).
Duncansfield Park.

Douglas Smith League Cup Season 2019-2020.
Friday 25th June 2021 (7pm kick off).
Duncansfield Park.

Caledonian Finals Heading For Kilsyth

Caledonian League chiefs have confirmed Kilsyth Rangers’ Duncansfield Park – home of Kilsyth Rangers F.C. – will host their Cup Finals, writes Tom Scott.

Here are the full details:

William Turner Challenge Cup Season 2020-2021.

Saturday 19th June 2021 (2pm kick off). Duncansfield Park.

Douglas Smith League Cup Season 2019-2020.

Friday 25th June 2021 (7pm kick off). Duncansfield Park.

Around The Amateur Football Scene (28/05/2021)

Two finals-dates have been confirmed by the Caledonian League, writes Tom Scott.

The 2019-2020 Douglas Smith League Cup Final, between Finnart and St Mungo’s, will take place on Friday, 25th June Kick-off 7pm.

A week earlier, the 2020-2021 William Turner Challenge Cup Final has been scheduled. I have been told that one will go ahead on Saturday, 19th June. Kick-off 2pm. A prominent ground venue will be revealed shortly.

I hear Stewarton United are planning four groups of 4 clubs for their summer tournament.

Irvine AFC have been looking for a Coach.

Dennistoun Thistle are also seeking an experienced Coach to join their backroom staff for Saturday Morning football.

E.K. Thistle Colts have announced they are seeking a new manager.

Kilbride Thistle have organised a home game against AS Airdrie on June 5th.

Tass Thistle AFC are playing Kilbirnie United away this Saturday.

Bearsden AFC and East Dunbartonshire AFC have been advertising for friendlies.

Saughton Sounders (Edinburgh) are looking to make new signings for their Saturday Afternoon team.

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Douglas Smith League Cup: Road To The Final

Caledonian League chiefs are hoping to reschedule the long awaited 2019-2020 Douglas Smith League Cup Final – alongside commencing last season’s (2020-2021) William Turner Challenge Cup as soon as possible, writes Tom Scott.

I have been looking at the League Cup Competition which will see First Division Finnart and Premier Division St Mungo go head-to-head in what should be cracker.

ROAD TO THE FINAL:

Finnart:
First Round- Finnart 5, Glasgow Harp 2.
Second Round – Finnart 5, Weir AFC 2.
Quarter-Final – Glasgow University 3, Finnart 4.
Semi-Final – Milton 0, Finnart 4.

St Mungo:
First Round – Bye.
Second Round – Strathclyde University 0, St Mungo 4.
Quarter-Final – St Mungo 9, FC Dal Riata 6.
Semi-Final – EKYM 0, St Mungo 0 ( 5-6 on pens).

Headline Makers Revisited: Caledonian AFL (Season 2006-2007)

Dalziel HSFP were crowned Caledonian League Premier Division champions in season 2006-2007, writes Tom Scott.

Bannockburn were runners-up.

Milton AFC were Division One winners, with East Kilbride YMCA in second place.

Newton Mearns Rovers took the Division Two Championship ahead of Bearsden.

Doune Castle won the Bedroom Planet East of Scotland Cup.

Glasgow Harp lifted the Douglas Smith League Cup, and Balmore AFC secured the Queen’s Park Challenge Cup.

Mungo Boosted By Cup Final Incentive

St Mungo AFC boss John McClymont reckons the prospect of having a Cup Final on the horizon is a big incentive for his players reporting back to Non-Contact Training this morning, writes Tom Scott.

The Caledonian League Premier Division Club, who will start to celebrate their 90th Anniversary with a Tournament this summer, have dramatically improved the Loretto outdoor structure at Bishopbriggs.

Said John: “We have really came on over the last six years. The place is looking great. You personally would not recognise it.”

“We’ve got floodlights and five pitches which have to be maintained financially.”

“The Mungo – it’s more than a wee Club.”

“The Caley League are also going to re-list the Douglas Smith League Cup Final against Finnart, which was about to take place exactly around the time the Scottish Government completely shut down competitive games last October.”

“That in itself is a great incentive for our squad of 21-22 players when we get back together. It will be a case of them reporting in to get the legs working again, and we find out Individually how the squad has been coping through this between 10.30am and noon.”

Dumbarton Academy FP AFC- League Cup Final Comeback

Andrew McDonald bagged a 77th minute winner as Dumbarton Academy FP AFC recorded their 2016 Douglas Smith League Cup success against Larkhall, writes Tom Scott.

Accies trailed to a 5th minute goal on the big Friday evening (February) clash at Broadwood, Cumbernauld.

Central midfielder Alan Filshie equalised following a corner kick.

Extra-Time was looming until hero McDonald struck with 13 minutes remaining.

Manager Jim George guided the team to wins against Milngavie Wanderers, Rannoch, Doune Castle, Glasgow Harp, and Semi-Finalists Gartcosh United (6-5 on penalties) to leave them 90 minutes away from glory.

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Headline Makers Revisited (Season 2006-2007)

Three players from the Caledonian League were called by the Scottish Amateur Football Association in 2006-2007, writes Tom Scott.

The trio were Paul Crumley (Dalziel HSFP), Scott McDonald (Drumchapel Amateurs) and Martin Gaughan (Giffnock North).

Dalziel HSFP were Premier champions, and Bannockburn runners-up.

Milton Amateurs took Division One ahead of East Kilbride YMCA.

Newton Mearns Rovers won Division Two, with Bearsden Amateurs in second place.

Doune Castle won the East of Scotland Cup.

Glasgow Harp beat Strathclyde University in the Douglas Smith League Cup Final.

Balmore won the Queen’s Park Challenge Cup, with Doune Castle runners-up

Viewfield Rovers were victorious in the Renfrewshire Cup.

Caley Chiefs Issue Cautious Re–Start Plan

Caledonian AFL Executive Committee members have prioritised playing a full  season of home and away two-division fixtures.

Using all available information, a possible return to Premier and First Division action was discussed at a recent meeting. While nothing is set in stone, October is being considered as a possible start point.

Every effort will be made to play all 26 games in both divisions amid a limited number  of Saturday afternoon and midweek dates running into 2021.

Significantly, two League Cup competitions, the William Turner Challenge Cup and Douglas Smith League Cup are being held back meantime, but my understanding is recently appointed League Vice President and Match Secretary Gus Yuille will monitor any significant progress in the hope that one of them can slotted into the new season.

Meanwhile, Scottish Women’s football will revert to a winter season from October 18, and run until June, 2021. The proposed dates are subject to Scottish Government guidelines and the Scottish FA lifting a ban on all competitions.

The Scottish Football League Championship, plus Divisions One and Two, have been issued with fixtures from Saturday, October 17.