1933 National Soccer League

President: Len A. Peto, Montreal
1. Vice-president: Arthur Arnold, Hamilton
2. Vice-president: S. Mayes
Secretary-treasurer: W. Gill, Montreal.

Preview

The annual general meeting was held in Montreal January 28, 1933. Brantford, Hamilton City, Hamilton United, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Transportation and Toronto Scottish of the western section were represented by delegates. Canadian National Railway, Montreal Carsteel, Verdun, Blue Bonnets, Maisonneuve, Notre Dame de Grace, Iberville and Emard St. Paul United of the Eastern Section were represented by delegates. The main topic discussed was rules governing competitions.

Toronto Congasco joined the league.

Review of the season – Western Division

On Saturday June 10 Brantford City defeated Hamilton Thistles 2-1 in a twilight fixture at Mohawk Park in Brantford. It was Brantford’s first victory in the NSL in the 1933 season.

Ulster United defeated the Toronto Transport Commission eleven to take over the league leadership on July 25. Ulster United won 1-0 before what was reported to be a small crowd at Oakwood Stadium.

On Saturday September 16 Toronto Scottish defeated Brantford City 1-0. Toronto Maple Leafs defeated Hamilton City 1-0, and T.T.C. defeated Congasco 6-1.

Western Section      GP W  L  T  GF GA Pts
(Standings as of October 4, 1933)
Toronto Scottish     28 24  2  2 63 16  50
Ulster United        28 19  5  4 56 26  43
T.T.C. 28 14  8  6 39 39  34
Toronto Maple Leafs  28 11  7 10 31 31  32
Hamilton City        26  6 13  7 30 33  19
Hamilton Thistles    27  6 16  5 35 44  17
Toronto Congasco     26  6 19  1 27 70  13
Brantford City       23  2 19  2 18 40   6

Western Division Playoffs
October 9, 1933 Ulster Stadium, Toronto
Toronto Transport Commission 1
Ulster United 3

October 19, 1933 Toronto
Ulster United 1
Toronto Transport Commission 0

Ulster United qualified for Western Division finals

Western Division Finals

April 28, 1934 Toronto
Ulster United 1 (Sammy McNabney)
Toronto Scottish 0
Ulster United: Lake; Davison, Davidson; McGill, Singleton, Adams; S. McNabney, Aiken, Graham, R. McNabney, McBride.
Toronto Scottish: Wallace; Weir, Noke; Samson, Phillips, Graham; Bromley, Meldrum, Lindsay, Donald, McIntyre.

Ulster United qualified for Lord Atholstan Cup finals

Review of the season – Eastern Division

Notre Dame de Grace signed inside forward Chalmers from Hamilton City.

Jimmy Montgomery returned to Montreal after many seasons in the American Soccer League. He joined Verdun Park.

Carsteel player Alex Samson joined Toronto Scottish in September when his employer offered him a position in Toronto.

Carsteel won the Eastern Division championship.  

Eastern Section      GP W  L  T  GF GA Pts
(Standings as of August 21, 1933)
Carsteel             15 12 2 1 42 11 25
Emard-St. Paul       14 10 3 1 28 14 21
C.N.R.               13 9 3 1 26 10 19
Verdun Park          14 9 5 0 32 21 18
Maisonneuve 14 6 8 0 22 30 12
Glen Yards 11 5 6 0 15 22 10
N.D.G. 14 2 11 1 18 37  5
Blue Bonnets 14 0 12 2 14 43  2
 
Carsteel qualified for Lord Atholstan Cup finals

1933 Lord Atholstan Cup

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May 5, 1934 Toronto Attendance: 2,000
Ulster United 5 (Graham 3, McBride, McCullough)
Montreal Carsteel 0
Ulster United: Lake, Davison, R. McNabney, McGill, Singleton, Adams, S. McNabney, Aiken, Graham,  Gordon, McBride. Subs: Davidson, Harold McCullough
Carsteel: Dick Shorrock, Garner, Jack McArthur, Bob Campbell, Bill
Finlayson, Robert Stott, Sam Chedgzoy, Bardell, Melville, Frank
Henderson, Fox. Subs: Ford, McEwan

June 16, 1934 Baseball Stadium, Montreal
Montreal Carsteel 2 (Bardell, Finlayson)       
Ulster United 3 (Graham, S. McNabney, McBride)
Carsteel: Dick Shorrock, Bill McKean, Jack McArthur, Mills, Ferguson,
McEwan, Sam Chedgzoy, Patterson, Bardell, Frank Henderson, Fox. Subs: Melville, Robert Stott
Ulster: James Lake, Bill Davison, Bob McNabney, Harold McCullough,
George Singleton, Adams, Sam McNabney, Johnny Aitken, George
Graham, Gordon, Doug McBride. Sub: Partridge

Ulster United won the 1933 National Soccer League championship. The finals were played in 1934.

Exhibition games

October 9, 1933 Toronto
Toronto Scottish 2
Audax Italiano (Chile) 2

October 11, 1933 Toronto
Ulster United 2
Audax Italiano (Chile) 1

October 14, 1933 Toronto
Toronto Scottish 3
Audax Italiano (Chile) 0