1951 National Soccer League

President:
Secretary-treasurer: W. B. Howie, Montreal

Review of the season

The annual general meeting was held in Toronto on Saturday April 7, 1951. Hamilton Austins joined the league.

Hamilton Westinghouse had a team composed of mostly young imported from Scotland.

Toronto Scottish had a tough season and by mid-September they had only registered one win.

East End Canadians clinched the fourth playoff spot by beating Hamilton Westinghouse 4-0 on October 25.

Toronto St. Andrews won the league championship. St. Andrews, Ulster United, Toronto Ukraina and East End Canadians qualified for the NSL Play-off finals. As it was very late in the season St. Andrews and Ulster United decided not play their game.

The play-off match between Toronto Ukraina and East End Canadians ended up as being the only play-off game being played. Ukraina won 1-0 and was awarded the NSL play-off championship.

Ulster United won the Dominion Cup finals.

Final standings

St. Andrews, Ulster United, Toronto Ukraina and East End Canadians qualified for the NSL Play-off finals.

National Soccer League Play-off final

?? 1951, Toronto
Attendance:
Referee:
Toronto Ukraina 1
East End Canadians 0

Toronto Ukraina won the NSL playoff championship.

Exhibition games

May 24, 1951 C.N.E. Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 8,000
Referee:
Ontario All-Stars 0
Fulham 3 (Beford Jezzard 2, Bobby Brenner)

June 5, 1951 C.N.E. Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 8,000
Referee:
National Soccer League All-Stars 1 (Alex Ptolomey)
Glasgow Celtic 2 (Charlie Tully, John McPhail)

June 27, 1951 Hamilton, Ontario
Attendance:
Referee:
Hamilton & District All-Stars 0
A.I.K. Stockholm 2 (Karl Ahlström 2)
Hamilton & District All-Stars: R. Pryde (Austins); Larry Johnstone (Westinghouse), G. Sinclair (Austins); C. Greenwood (Hamilton U.E.), Harold Smith (Austins), Max Johnston (Westinghouse); Alex Murdoch (Westinghouse), Johnny Burgoyne (Westinghouse), Jackie Davidson (Westinghouse), T. Gilbank (Austins), J. Forshaw (Guelph). Subs: Hugh Costello (Westinghouse), J. Dolan (Hamilton U.E.), D. McMurtrie (Niagara Falls).

July 21, 1951 Beck’s Field, Buffalo, New York
Attendance:
Referee:
Buffalo Becks
East End Canadians