National Soccer League

Remembering the highs and lows of the (Canadian) National Soccer League (1926-1997)

1922 Season

1922 INTER-CITY LEAGUE

President: Sam Farrant

League formation

The Inter-City League was formed in January 1922. It was said to be the first of its kind. The league was composed of five teams from Toronto and three from Hamilton. The teams that entered the league were Toronto All-Scots, Ulster United, Willys-Overland, Old Country and Toronto Scottish, from Toronto. Labor Party, Westinghouse and Thistles from Hamilton.

Later the league increased its membership clubs to 10. Six from Toronto and four for Hamilton. The clubs that were added were Davenport Albion and Hamilton Tigers.

Review of the season

Ulster United went through the season undefeated.

Ulster United won the league championship.

After the season Hamilton Tigers were dropped by the league.

Results and standings

Standings as of August 3, 1922

  1. Ulster United
  2. Davenport Albion
  3. Toronto Scottish
  4. Hamilton Independent Labour Party
  5. Hamilton Thistles
  6. Hamilton Westinghouse
  7. Old Country
  8. All Scots
  9. Hamilton Tigers
  10. Willys Overland

League champions: Ulster United

1922 Western Football Association

Champions:

1922 Ontario Cup

Semi-finals

September 16, 1922 St. Catharines, Ontario
St. Catharine’s McKinnons 1
Hamilton Independent Labour Party 1

September ??, 1922
Hamilton Independent Labour Party
St. Catharine’s McKinnons

Hamilton I.L.P. qualified for finals

September ??, 1922
Toronto Scottish
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Toronto Scottish qualified for finals

Finals

October 14, 1922 Toronto
Toronto Scottish 2 (McCall, Anderson)
Hamilton Independent Labour Party 0
Referee: W. S. Murchie, Toronto
Toronto Scottish: Bob Smith; Geordie Campbell, Houison; Harry A’Court, Thomson, Johnson; Harry Anderson, Bobby Bruce, Alex McCall, Ernie Fidler, Teddy Young.
Hamilton I.L.P.: Crompton; Roarke, McCulloch; Sinclair, Bingham, Cooper; Herbert Pogson, Duncan, Branscombe, Borthwick, Parker.

October 21, 1922 Hamilton, Ontario
Hamilton Independent Labour Party 1 (Borthwick)
Toronto Scottish 1 (Fidler)
Referee:
Hamilton I.L.P.: Crompton; Roarke, McCulloch; Sinclair, Bingham, Cooper; Branscombe, Duncan, Borthwick, Herbert Pogson, Parker.
Toronto Scottish: Bob Smith; Geordie Campbell, Houison; Harry A’Court, Thomson, Johnson; Harry Anderson, Bobby Bruce, Alex McCall, Ernie Fidler, Teddy Young.

Toronto Scottish won 1922 Ontario Cup.

1922 Robertson Cup

April 7, 1923 Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Scottish 2
Ulster United 0
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Hurley
Toronto Scottish: Bob Smith; Geordie Campbell, Brownlee; Harry A’Court, Harrison, Johnson; Young, McCall, MacDougall, Fidler, Allen.
Ulster United: Stansfield; Rankin, Johnson; Dierden, Sim, Bolan; Forsythe, Martin, B. Lavery, P. Lavery, Turnbull.

Toronto Scottish won the 1922 Robertson Cup. The final game was played in 1923 and only players that were signed in 1922 were eligible to play.

1922 Ontario Junior Cup

Winners: Crescents (Toronto)

1922 Hamilton Spectator Cup Final

??, 1922
Hamilton Independent Labour Party 
Hamilton Thistles

Hamilton I.L.P. won the 1922 Hamilton Spectator Cup

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