NEWTONGRANGE STAR
1976/77

DRYBOROUGH CUP WINNERS & 'B' DIVISION CHAMPIONS
Back row: W. Kidd, J. Pryde, E. Davidson, J. Ball, T. Cropley, C. Wood, D. Dick.
Front row: D. Small, M. Leetion, J. Logan, A. McLeod, A. Reid, G. Neilson.

EAST REGION 'B' DIVISION
PLD
W
D
L
F
A
GD
PTS
Newtongrange Star
22
17
0
5
34
Camelon Juniors
22
15
1
6
31
Tranent Juniors
22
13
4
5
30
Fauldhouse United
22
13
4
5
30
Whitburn Juniors
22
11
6
5
28
Dalkeith Thistle
22
11
5
6
27
Haddington Athletic
22
10
3
9
23
Musselburgh Athletic
22
7
4
11
18
West Calder United
22
5
3
14
13
Grangemouth Rovers
22
6
1
15
13
Pumpherston Juniors*
22
4
2
16
10
Bonnybridge Juniors
22
3
1
18
7
Relegated from
'A' Division:
Dunbar United
Bathgate Thistle
Polkemmet Juniors
Promoted to
'A' Division:

Newtongrange Star
Camelon Juniors
Tranent Juniors


*
Pumpherston Juniors withdrew from the league after 11 games. 2 points were awarded to unplayed opponents.
OPPONENTS
VENUE
SCORE
MATCH DETAILS
Bonnybridge Juniors
H
A
6-0
?
Camelon Juniors
H
A
Dalkeith Thistle
H
4-1
Pryde, Neilson, Logan, Davidson
A
3-0
?
Fauldhouse United
H
1-2
Davidson
A
3-1
?
Grangemouth Rovers
H
7-0
?
A
1-0
Dixon
Haddington Athletic
H
2-3
Logan, Neilson
A
3-0
?
Musselburgh Athletic
H
2-2
Pryde, Kidd
A
3-2
Pryde, Reid, OG
Pumpherston Juniors
H
9-1
Duthie 3, Reid 2, Pryde, Small, Davidson, McLeod   

Ball, Russell, Dick, Cropley, Begbie, McLeod, Small, Kidd, Duthie, Pryde, Neilson. Subs: Davidson, Reid.

A
7-1
Duthie 4, Logan, Russell, Reid
Tranent Juniors
H
3-1
?
A
1-0
?
West Calder United
H
3-1
Smalls 2, Davidson
A
4-1
Davidson 2, Small, Pryde
Whitburn Juniors
H
A
1-2
?

SCOTTISH JUNIOR CUP
ROUND
VENUE
OPPONENTS
SCORE
MATCH DETAILS
1
A
Carnoustie Panmure
0-2

FIFE & LOTHIANS CUP
ROUND
VENUE
OPPONENTS
SCORE
MATCH DETAILS
1
A
Bonnyrigg Rose
1-2
?

DRYBOROUGH CUP
ROUND
VENUE
OPPONENTS
SCORE
MATCH DETAILS
1
H
Camelon Juniors
1-1
Davidson   

Ball, Russell, Dick, Logan, McLeod, Davidson, Duthie, Pryde, Neilson, ?. Subs: Wood, Cropley.

A
Camelon Juniors
4-2
Kidd, Pryde, Davidson, OG
2
H
Whitburn Juniors
3-1
McLeod, Small, Reid
QF
H
Fauldhouse United
2-0
Dick, Davidson   

Ball, Dick, Kidd, Cropley, Logan, Leetion, Small, Reid, Duthie, Pryde, McLeod. Subs: Neilson, Wood.

SF
A
Dunbar United
3-0
Pryde, Logan, ?
F
N
Bonnyrigg Rose
1-0
Davidson
   

THE ROSE FAIL TO BLOSSOM
Advertiser

The meeting of these local rivals and leaders of their respective league division failed to produce the thrills expected in the final of the Dryborough Cup final at Olive Bank, Musselburgh on Saturday.

The Star were contesting their third successive final appearance in the tournament having won the first final and losing the trophy last season.

The Star opened strongly, a Kidd overlapping run looking dangerous until he was fouled by Alexander but the resultant free proved unproductive.

Okay raged quickly from goal to goal but the respective defences were mainly on top.

The Rose came near when Devlin headed over from a corner kick while at the other and a snap McLeod drive brought out a fine Sinclair save at the foot of the post.

Both sides were engaging in somewhat robust tackling and fouls were frequent but the interval came without an opening goal.

Play in the second period continued with petty fouling by both sides and neither goalkeeper was seriously troubled.

A draw looked a likely result until five minutes from time the stalemate was broken when Davidson notched the all-important winning goal to give the Star custody of the trophy for the second time in three years and equalled Tranent Juniors’ record of winning the East’s major trophy for the seventh time in the 80 years’ history of the tournament.

Teams:
Newtongrange Star: Ball, Kidd, Dick, Cropley, Logan, Leetion, Small, Reid, Davidson, Pryde, McLeod. Subs: Neilson, Wood.
Bonnyrigg Rose: Sinclair, Bertram, Henderson, Aitchison, Devlin, Reid, Buckley, Henry, Shiels, McQueen, Alexander. Subs: Eadie, Taylor.

Ref: A. Waddell (Edinburgh)


BROWN CUP
ROUND
VENUE
OPPONENTS
SCORE
MATCH DETAILS
1
A
Arniston Rangers
3-0
Flynn, Duthie, Pryde
2
A
Broxburn Athletic
3-0
?
QF
A
Linlithgow Rose
2-0
?   

Ball, Russell, Dick, Cropley, Logan, Leetion, Small, Reid, Duthie, Pryde, McLeod. Subs: Neilson, Wood

SF
A
Bo'ness United
3-0
Pryde 2, McLeod
F
N
Camelon Juniors
0-1

LEAGUE CUP
PLD
W
D
L
F
A
GD
PTS
Newtongrange Star
4
4
0
0
11
4
+7
8
Arniston Rangers
4
1
0
3
4
8
-4
2
Dalkeith Thistle
4
1
0
3
6
9
-3
2
 
OPPONENTS
VENUE
SCORE
MATCH DETAILS
Arniston Rangers
H
2-1
?
A
2-1
Neilson 2
Dalkeith Thistle
H
3-2
Flynn, Davidson, ?
A
4-0
Pryde 2, Neilson, Small   

McDonald, Kidd, Russell, Logan, Begbie, Dick, Small, McLeod, McLean, Pryde, Neilson. Subs: Dixon, Leetion.

ROUND
VENUE
OPPONENTS
SCORE
MATCH DETAILS
QF
H
Broxburn Athletic
3-3
Small, Flynn, Begbie
A
Broxburn Athletic
2-1
Reid, Davidson   

McDonald, Kidd, Dick, Logan, Begbie, Leetion, Small, Reid, Davidson, Pryde, Neilson. Subs: Flynn, Wood.

SF
?
Camelon Juniors
1-0
Neilson
F
N
Linlithgow Rose
1-1
Davidson
N
Linlithgow Rose
1-4
?

HADDOWS SILVER JUBILEE CUP
This tournament was organised as part of Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee celebrations.
ROUND
VENUE
OPPONENTS
SCORE
MATCH DETAILS
QF
H
Glasgow Perthshire
2-1
Neilson 2
SF
N
Shotts Bon Accord
(4) 1-1 (2)
Davidson
F
N
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy
1-3
Pryde

SQUAD LIST
Robert Hogg
John Ball
Kenneth Russell
George McGauley
Walter Kidd
Jim Begbie
Edward Carnegie
Alan Liddle
Mark Leetion
James Logan
Colin Wood
Allan McLeod
Thomas Cropley
Eric Davidson
James Pryde
David Dick
Charles Murphy
Ian Fairley
George Dixon
Thomas Docherty
George Neilson
David Small
Alan Reid