NEWTONGRANGE STAR
1979/80

Back row: G. Bates, M. Jones, W. Brown (Co-Manager), J. Ball, J. Pryde, P. Kerr (Trainer), D. Dick, R. McDonald (Co-Manager), A. Reid, K. Russell.
Front row: T. Balanowski, B. Turner, N. Forbes, T. Cropley, G. Grandison, J. Hislop.

LORIMER LEAGUE 'A' DIVISION
PLD
W
D
L
F
A
GD
PTS
Camelon Juniors
22
11
7
4
29
Linlithgow Rose
22
12
3
7
27
Penicuik Athletic
22
11
5
6
27
Bo'ness United
22
10
7
5
26
Whitburn Juniors
22
9
8
5
26
Sauchie Juniors
22
11
4
7
26
Tranent Juniors
22
7
8
7
22
Bonnyrigg Rose
22
7
5
9
19
Newtongrange Star
22
7
4
11
18
Dalkeith Thistle
22
5
8
9
18
Livingston United
22
6
4
12
17
Bonnybridge Juniors
22
2
5
15
9
Relegated from
'A' Division:
Livingston United
Bonnybridge Juniors
Promoted to
'A' Division:

Broxburn Athletic
Arniston Rangers

OPPONENTS
VENUE
SCORE
MATCH DETAILS
Bo'ness United
H
1-2
Aitchison
A
1-3
Hislop
Bonnyrigg Rose
H
2-1
Fleming, OG
A
0-1
Bonnybridge Juniors
H
4-0
Aitchison, Prentice, Lennie, ?
A
5-2
Balanowski 2, Reid, Fleming, Bell
Camelon Juniors
H
1-2
Reid
A
1-2
Brown
Dalkeith Thistle
H
1-0
Fleming
A
3-2
Hislop 2, Aitchison
Linlithgow Rose
H
0-1
A
1-0
Reid
Livingston United
H
4-6
?
A
2-3
Balanowski, Reid
Penicuik Athletic
H
A
2-2
Hislop, Gilmour
Sauchie Juniors
H
1-1
Hislop
A
1-2
Hislop
Tranent Juniors
H
2-2
Balanowski, Prentice
A
4-6
Balanowski 2, Alexander, OG   

At one point in this match, Star were leading 4-1.

Whitburn Juniors
H
0-0
A
3-0
Balanowski 2, Hislop

SCOTTISH JUNIOR CUP
ROUND
VENUE
OPPONENTS
SCORE
MATCH DETAILS
1
A
Sauchie Juniors
1-1
Hislop
H
Sauchie Juniors
1-0
Balanowski   

A tale of two penalties. Balanowski scores for the Star. Moran misses in the last minute for Sauchie.

2
H
Muirkirk Juniors
1-0
Fleming
3
A
Ardrossan Winton Rovers
0-1

SCOTTISH BREWERS CUP
ROUND
VENUE
OPPONENTS
SCORE
MATCH DETAILS
1
Bye
2
H
Kirkcaldy YMCA
5-0
Hislop 3, Gilmour, Alexander
3
A
Musselburgh Athletic
3-3
Brown, Hislop, Gilmour
H
Musselburgh Athletic
2-2
?
A
Musselburgh Athletic
4-2
Brown 2, Prentice, Lennie   

Ross, Jones, Russell, Grandison, Ramsay, Gilmour, Balanowski, Brown, Reid, Aitchison, Prentice. Subs: Lennie, Alexander.

QF
H
Armadale Thistle
2-1
?
SF
H
Broxburn Athletic
3-1
?
F
N
Linlithgow Rose
1-2
Balanowski

DRYBOROUGH CUP
ROUND
VENUE
OPPONENTS
SCORE
MATCH DETAILS
1
Bye
2
A
Bathgate Thistle
0-0
H
Bathgate Thistle
2-1
Brown, Grandison
QF
H
Camelon Juniors
2-0
Prentice, Balanowski
SF
A
Haddington Athletic
4-0
Balanowski 2, Aitchison, Brown
F
N
Penicuik Athletic
1-0
Hislop

NATIONAL DRYBOROUGH CUP
Winners of the Dryborough sponsored cups in all six Junior regions in Scotland then compete for the National Dryborough Cup.
ROUND
VENUE
OPPONENTS
SCORE
MATCH DETAILS
QF
A
Auchinleck Talbot
0-4

ROBERTSON HOMES CUP
ROUND
VENUE
OPPONENTS
SCORE
MATCH DETAILS
1
A
West Calder United
6-0
Hislop 3, Brown, Balanowski 2
2
H
Arniston Rangers
1-0
Balanowski   

Ball, Jones, Grandison, Brown, Ramsay, Aitchison, Balanowski, Cropley, Hislop, Fleming, Alexander. Subs: Russell, Lennie.

QF
A
Livingston United
7-0
Brown, Hislop, Cropley, Lennie, ?
SF
A
Bo'ness United
0-1

HIGHLAND QUEEN LEAGUE CUP
PLD
W
D
L
F
A
GD
PTS
Newtongrange Star
4
3
1
0
10
4
+6
7
Bonnyrigg Rose
4
2
1
1
10
7
+3
5
Arniston Rangers
4
0
0
4
4
13
-9
0
 
OPPONENTS
VENUE
SCORE
MATCH DETAILS
Arniston Rangers
H
2-1
Brown 2
A
3-1
Reid, Balanowski, Hislop
Bonnyrigg Rose
H
4-1
Balanowski 2, Reid, Aitchison   

Glynn, Jones, Fleming, Aitchison, Grandison, Cropley, Alexander, Brown, Reid, Gilmour, Balanowski. Subs: Lennie, Hislop.

A
1-1
Cropley
ROUND
VENUE
OPPONENTS
SCORE
MATCH DETAILS
QF
H
Penicuik Athletic
3-2
Hislop 2, Balanowski
SF
A
Musselburgh Athletic
1-2
Balanowski

TOP SCORERS
John Hislop
28
Thomas Balanowski
20

SQUAD LIST
John Ball
Derek Gowrie
Ian Ross
David Dick
Mervyn Jones
Kenneth Russell
Kenneth Donald
Neil Forbes
Thomas Cropley
Thomas Gilmour
Alan Reid
Alan Duthie
Gordon Grandison
John Hislop
Thomas Balanowski
James Fleming
George Downie
Robert Aitchison
Norrie Alexander
Gary Bates
Gordon Brown
James Lennie
Peter Ramsay

TESTIMONIAL
RAB AITCHISON
New Dundas Park, Bonnyrigg
Arniston, Bonnyrigg & Newtongrange XI ?
Rest of East of Scotland XI ?
Gowrie (Arniston), Bertram (Bonnyrigg), Devlin (Bonnyrigg), Cropley (Newtongrange), Lynch (Arniston), Aitchison (Newtongrange), Stephan (Bonnyrigg), Balanowski (Newtongrange), Robertson (Arniston), Hislop (Newtongrange), Buckley (Bonnyrigg)
Martin (Tranent), Finn (Broxburn), Drudge (Tranent), Ure (Linlithgow), McPherson (Camelon), Brand (Armadale), Harkin (Linlithgow), Forrest (Penicuik), Smith (Camelon), Temperley (Bo'ness), Park (Livingston)