National Soccer League

(Canadian) National Soccer League 1926-1997 & Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League 1961-1966

1930 Season

1930 National Soccer League

President: Len A. Peto, Montreal Secretary-treasurer: W. Gill

Preview

The annual general meeting was held in Toronto on Saturday February 1. Len A. Peto was elected as president and W. Gill was elected as secretary-treasurer. A total surplus of $1,241 was shown in the financial report. The eastern section was credited with $520 and the western section with $572.

Review of the season – Western Section

The NSL season opened on Saturday May 3. Hamilton City shocked Ulster United by winning 3-1 at Olympia Stadium in Hamilton. It was Ulster Uniteds first defeat in an opening game. Toronto T.T.C. and Hamilton Thistles played to a one-all draw in Toronto. Toronto Canadian National Railways defeated Cockshutts 3-2 in Brantford.

Hamilton Thistles beat Toronto Scottish 3-1 in Hamilton in their first home game of the season on May 10.

Toronto Scottish clinched the Western Section title on Saturday October 18 by beating Hamilton City 5-1 in Hamilton. 

Western Section – Final standings

GPWLTGFGAPts
Toronto Scottish13 9 2 2371320
Toronto C. N. R. 14 8 3 3322019
Ulster United14 6 4 4271816
Hamilton Thistles14 5 4 5211715
Hamilton City14 6 5 3283314
Toronto Transit C.14 4 8 2152710
Brantford Cockshutts13 4 8 21728 9
Toronto Maple Leafs14 310 11435 7

Western Section Final

October 18, 1930 Hamilton, Ontario
Hamilton City 1 (Connolly)
Toronto Scottish 5 (Dawson 2, McIntyre, Somers, Craig)
Hamilton City: Lawrence Rooke; Vickers, Craig; J. Rooke, Totten, Smith; Spurgeon, Ollie Sutton, Connolly, Wilson, Ashthorpe.
Toronto Scottish: Art Halliwell; McDonald, Noke; Graham, Somers, Muir; Spence, Cairns, Stevens, Dawson, McIntyre.

Toronto Scottish qualified for Lord Atholstan Cup finals

Review of the season – Eastern Section

Blue Bonnets, winners of the 1929 Montreal League Championship, joined the league.

Eastern Section – Final standings

GPWLTGFGAPts
Montreal C. N. R.10 9 1 019
Montreal Carsteel10 5 2 312
Verdun Park10 4 3 311
Blue Bonnets10 3 2 5 8
Montreal C. P. R.10 2 4 4 8
Canadian Vickers10 1 0 9 2

Montreal Canadian National Railways qualified for Lord Atholstan Cup finals

1930 Lord Atholstan Cup

April 25, 1931
Ulster Stadium, Toronto
Toronto Scottish 1 (Spence)
Montreal C.N.R. 1 (Reid)
Referee: A. McCullough, Hamilton
Scottish: Art Halliwell; Angus MacDonald, Jimmy Noke; Johnny Graham, Bill Somers, Dave Weir; Andy Spence, Johnny Cairns, Andy Stevens, McCleverty, Jimmy McIntyre
C.N.R.: Brown; Low, Burne; Ritchie, Nicholson, Campbell; Williams, Reid, Bill Finlayson, Frank Henderson, Bill Westwater

May 2, 1931 Second Leg
Angus Field, Montreal
Montreal CNR  3  (Horne, Westwater, Finlayson)
Toronto Scottish  4  (Rossiter, Stevens, McIntyre 2)
Referee: H.S. Dunk 
C.N.R.: Brown; Ron Low, James Duguid; Ritchie, Nicholson, Bob Campbell; Bill Westwater, Reid, Bill Finlayson, Frank Henderson, Horne.
Scottish: Art Halliwell; Angus McDonald, Jimmy Noke; Robert Manson, Bill Somers, Davie Weir; Andy Spence, Johnny Cairns, Andy Stevens, John Rossiter, Jimmy McIntyre.

Toronto Scottish won the 1930 Lord Atholstan Trophy. The finals were played in 1931.

Exhibition games

May 19, 1930 Montreal, Quebec
Montreal Carsteel 0
Kilmarnock F.C. 3 (Ramsey 3)
Attendance:
Read about the match here

May 21, 1930 Ulster Stadium, Toronto, Ontario
Ulster United 3
Glasgow Rangers 4
Attendance: 9,000
Read about the match and watch the video from the match here

May 22, 1930 Oshawa, Ontario
Oshawa Nationals 0
Kilmarnock 5
Read about the match here

May 24, 1930 Hamilton, Ontario
Hamilton Thistles 0
Glasgow Rangers 3 (Nicholson, Fleming 2)
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: A. McCulloch
Hamilton Thistles: Jimmy Wallace; Bobby Lodge, Billy Dunlop; George Munroe, Jock Crawford, Marshall; Jimmy Tennant, Charlie McMillan, Jennings, Tommy McKean, Red McDonald.
Rangers: T. Hamilton; Gray, R. Hamilton; Bob McDonald, Meiklejohn, Craig; Archibald, Brown, Fleming, Tommy Muirhead, Nicholson.

May 24, 1930 Toronto, Ontario
Ulster United 1
Kilmarnock 1
Attendance:
Read about the match here

May 26, 1930 London, Ontario
London & District All-Stars 1 (Simpson)
Kilmarnock F.C. 3 (M. Smith 2, Wales)
Attendance: 3000 Ref: I. Thorne (London)
Referee: I. Thorne, London
London: E. Bickford (London C.N.R.); C. McArthur (London Thistles), C. Johnston (Sarnia Imperials); S. Barr (Sarnia Imperials), J. Skillen (London C.N.R.), Goodfellow (London C.N.R.); A. Wright (Ontario Hospital), A, Forrester (Sarnia Imperials), Bernard Maule (London Thistles), G. Simpson (R.C.R.), A. Thomson (London C.N.R.)
Kilmarnock: Clemie; Nibloe, Leslie; Irvine, Stewart, Clark; Wales, Smith, Maxwell, Williamson, Aitken.

May 29, 1930 Guelph, Ontario
Ulster United 1
Kilmarnock F. C. 6
Read about the match here

May 31, 1930 Montreal, Quebec
Montreal Carsteel 2 (Lorimer, Eddie McLaine)
Glasgow Rangers 5 (Brown 2, Smith 2, McPhail)
Attendance:
Read about the match here

May 31, 1930 Hamilton, Ontario
Hamilton City 0
Kilmarnock 6 (M. Smith 2, Ramsey, Aitken, Cunningham, Irvine)
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: A. Turnbull, Hamilton
Hamilton City: Lawrence Rooke; Arthur Vickers, Henry Craig; Gowans, George Totten, Andy Smith; Ollie Sutton, Jimmy Connelly, Brookson, Matt MacFarlane, Allan Ashthorpe.
Kilmarnock: Clemie; Robertson, Nibloe; Irvine, T. Smith, McEwan; Walters, M. Smith, Cunningham, Ramsey, Aitken.

June 4, 1930 Kitchener, Ontario
Western Football Association 0
Kilmarnock 7 (Ramsey 3, Cunningham 3, Walters)
Attendance: 5,000
Read about the match here

June 7, 1930 Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Scottish 0
Kilmarnock F.C. 3 (Walter, Wales, McEwan penalty)
Attendance: 5,000
Referee:
Toronto Scottish: Art Halliwell; MacDonald, Jimmy Noke; Johnny Graham, Billy Somers, Muir; Andy Spence, Johnny Cairns, Andy Stevens, Moore, Jimmy McIntyre.
Kilmarnock: Clemie; Robertson, Nibloe; Irvine, T. Smith, McEwan; Wales, M. Smith, Cunningham, Ramsey, Walters.

June 12, 1930 St. Catharines, Ontario
St. Catharines 1
Kilmarnock F.C. 4
Read about the match here

June 18, 1930 Brantford, Ontario
Brantford Cockshutt Blues 1 (Kerr)
Kilmarnock 1 (T. Smith, own goal)
Attendance: 2,500
Read about the match here

June 21, 1930 Civic Stadium, Hamilton, Ontario
Hamilton Thistles 1 (George Chambers)
Kilmarnock F.C. 4 (Wales 2, McEwan 2)
Attendance: 1,500
Read about the match here

June 23, 1930 Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Canadian National Railways 1 (McManus)
Kilmarnock F.C. 1 (Cunningham)
Attendance:
Read about the match here

June 25, 1930 Toronto, Ontario
Ulster United 4 (George Graham, Dick Pryor, Jimmy Hagan, John Paxton)
Kilmarnock F.C. 3 (T. Smith 2, Maxwell)
Read about the match here

June 26, 1930 Montreal, Quebec
Montreal Canadian National Railways 0
Kilmarnock F.C. 1 (McEwan penalty)
Read about the match here

September 20, 1930 Woodstock, Ontario
Woodstock (W.F.A.) 4
Hamilton Thistles 7

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