Star had a poor season by their own high standards.
They lost defender Norrie McFarlane in a pre-season move to
Hibs but took half back Jimmy Walter on loan from Hearts –
the Tynecastle side had just signed him from Arniston but wanted
to farm him our for more experience. Another ex-Arniston player
Erskine Kidd came of a free from Alloa. . 27 points collected
from 24 league games in the Mid/East Division meant a top-half
inish, but a long way behind leaders Dalkeith Thistle. Dalkeith
went on to secure the overall championship with a win over Armadale
Thistle. Having drawn over two legs they won the Play off 4-1
Star’s best result of the league season was a 7-0 win
over Tranent at Victoria Park with Black scoring six of the
The Scottish Junior Cup was a further disappointment. After
a home win over Dundonald Bluebell in Round One, Star headed
for Fife in Round Two to play Lochgelly Albert. A poor performance
produced a poor result – a 4-1 defeat.
The Lanark and Lothians Cup was given a second (and last) run.
Star had a Bye in Round One and met Broxburn Athletic in Round
Two. This round was played on a two-legged basis with Star winning
7-5 on aggregate to set up a Third Round game with Bo’ness
United. Few fans held pout much hope as they made their way
to West Lothian but Star managed a 3-1 win. In the Quarter Final
they were on the road again, this time to Lanarkshire, to play
Thorniewood United from the village of Viewpark. A 1-1 draw
was enough to bring the tie back to Newtongrange where Star
won 2-0. The Semi Final draw matched Star with Loanhead Mayflower
at neutral Musselburgh. Mayflower won 4-3, but they went on
to lose the Final against Larkhall.
In the East of Scotland Cup star defeated Alva and Ormiston
before going out to Dunbar at the Semi Final stage. Four games
were played in the St Michael Cup, but all were in the first
round as Star locked horns with Arniston. The first game ended
in a 6-6 draw up at Newbyres, and after three replays the Arniston
side eventually went through.
Early exits from the Brown and RL Rae Cups and a disappointing
defeat to Bonnybridge in the Murray Park ensured there would
be no silverware for Star this season.
At the end of the season David Bogie was transferred to Third