NEWTONGRANGE STAR
1969/70


EAST REGION MID/EAST DIVISION
PLD
W
D
L
F
A
PTS
Arniston Rangers
20
14
4
2
32
Newtongrange Star
20
13
2
5
28
Bonnyrigg Rose
20
13
2
5
28
Penicuik Athletic
20
12
3
5
27
Haddington Athletic
20
10
2
8
22
Tranent Juniors
20
8
4
8
20
Dalkeith Thistle
20
6
5
9
17
Peebles Rovers
20
5
4
11
14
Musselburgh Athletic
20
4
5
12
13
Dunbar United
20
4
3
13
11
Preston Athletic
20
4
1
15
9
 
OPPONENTS
VENUE
SCORE
MATCH DETAILS
Arniston Rangers
H
A
Bonnyrigg Rose
H
2-3
Hastie, Fraser
A
Dalkeith Thistle
H
3-1
Logan, Anderson, Stoddart
A
Dunbar United
H
5-2
Anderson 3, Hastie, Stoddart
A
3-0
?
Haddington Athletic
H
0-2
A
2-1
Anderson, Purcell
Musselburgh Athletic
H
3-0
Anderson, Aitchison, Hastie
A
6-2
?
Peebles Rovers
H
2-1
Aitchison, Logan
A
5-1
?
Penicuik Athletic
H
1-1
?
A
3-1
?
Preston Athletic
H
3-1
?
A
1-0
Hastie
Tranent Juniors
H
3-1
Greenan, Hastie, Anderson
A
3-5
Anderson, Gardiner, ?

SCOTTISH JUNIOR CUP
ROUND
VENUE
OPPONENTS
SCORE
MATCH DETAILS
1
Bye
2
H
Blantyre Victoria
1-3
?

FIFE & LOTHIANS CUP
ROUND
VENUE
OPPONENTS
SCORE
MATCH DETAILS
1
Bye
2
A
Valleyfield Colliery
5-1
Anderson 3, Knox, Hastie
3
Dalkeith Thistle
0-2

EAST OF SCOTLAND CUP
ROUND
VENUE
OPPONENTS
SCORE
MATCH DETAILS
1
H
Armadale Thistle
5-1
Greenan 3, Hastie, Stoddart
2
A
Preston Athletic
6-0
Hay 4, Anderson, ?
QF
A
Bonnybridge Juniors
4-3
Hastie, Hay, Knox, Anderson
SF
H
Musselburgh Athletic
5-0
Purcell 2, ?
F
N
Whitburn Juniors
1-1
Hay
N
Whitburn Juniors
0-3

ST MICHAELS CUP
ROUND
VENUE
OPPONENTS
SCORE
MATCH DETAILS
1
A
Dalkeith Thistle
0-1

BROWN CUP
ROUND
VENUE
OPPONENTS
SCORE
MATCH DETAILS
1
H
Arniston Rangers
2-5
Stoddart, Anderson

R L RAE CUP
ROUND
VENUE
OPPONENTS
SCORE
MATCH DETAILS
1
H
Fauldhouse United
4-2
Anderson 2, Purcell, Hastie
2
H
Preston Athletic
3-0
Anderson 3
QF
A
Whitburn Juniors
4-1
Anderson 2, Hastie, Hay
SF
H
Arniston Rangers
<draw>
A
Arniston Rangers
1-0
Hastie
F
N
Bo'ness United
2-1
Anderson, Stoddart   

Williamson, Dickson, Printy, Knox, Gardiner, Hancock, Stoddart, Purcell, Anderson, Aitchison, Hay. Sub: Middlemist.

   

FIRST CUP WIN IN EIGHT YEARS
Advertiser

In the first final of the season Newtongrange gained a major trophy success, their first for the past eight season. They defeated the United of Bo’ness in the R. L. Rae Cup (the only cup which the Star had never previously won), at Easter Road, Edinburgh. This success avenged the Star defeat in last season’s League championship play-off by the United.

In a goalless first period in which the respective defences were on top throughout. Play livened up on the restart and the United in 15 minutes gained the lead when, from a Donnelly free kick, Ure smashed home a first timed drive past a helpless Williamson.

Undaunted by this reverse the Star stormed into the attack and were rewarded in the 75th minute when Anderson headed past McCluskey to level the scores. This success spurred on the Star and seven minutes later from a well-placed corner Stoddart headed a glorious Star winning goal. Overall the Star fully merited their victory.

Teams:

Newtongrange Star: Williamson, Dickson, Printy, Knox, Gardiner, Hancock, Stoddart, Purcell, Anderson, Aitchison, Hay. Sub: Middlemist.
Bo'ness United: McCluskey, Simpson, McOwat, Ure, Hamilton, Donnelly, Lourie, Sneddon, Wodecki, Leitch, Martin. Sub: Ramsay.


FRIENDLY MATCH
Victoria Park, Newtongrange

Newtongrange Star 0

Celtic XI 5
Hall 3
Gorman
Dalglish
Williamson, Hunter, Fraser, Rennie, Logan, Aitchison, Hay, Purcell, Keddie. Sub: Knox. Simpson, McGrain, Gorman, Cattenach, Clarke, Murdoch, Wilson, Dalglish, Hall, Davidson, McSorley. Sub: White.