National Soccer League

(Canadian) National Soccer League 1926-1997

1951 Season

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.

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

GPWLTGFGAPts
St. Andrews2417 5 2683036
Ulster United2416 5 3572435
Toronto Ukraina2413 8 3443029
East End Canadians2411 6 7342929
Hamilton Westinghouse24 710 7484321
Toronto Scottish24 416 4205512
Hamilton Austin24 220 21676 6

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
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
Ontario All-Stars 0
Fulham 3

June 5, 1951 C.N.E. Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 8,000
National Soccer League All-Stars 1
Glasgow Celtic 2
Read about the match here

June 27, 1951 Civic Stadium, Hamilton, Ontario
Hamilton & District All-Stars 0
A.I.K. Stockholm 2
Read about the match here.

June 29, 1951 Westmount Atheltic Gounds, Montreal, Quebec
Montreal All Stars
A.I.K. Stockholm 5
Read about the match here.

July 21, 1951 Beck’s Field, Buffalo, New York
Buffalo Becks 5
East End Canadians 3

October 21, 1951 Wigle Park, Windsor
Attendance: 1,000
Windsor All Stars 1
Hamilton Westinghouse 2

Other leagues and cups

1951 Dominion Cup

Ontario Semi-finals

August 18, 1951 Wigle Park, Windsor
U.A.W.-C.I.O
Toronto Hungaria

XX qualified for Ontario finals

XX
XX
XX

Ulster United qualified for Ontario finals

Ontario Finals

XX, 1951
Hamilton Westinghouse 0
Ulster United 1

September 3, 1951 Toronto
Ulster United 2
Hamilton Westinghouse 1

Ulster United won two-game total points final 3-1 and qualified for Eastern finals

Quebec Finals

XX
XX
XX

Montreal Italia qualified for Eastern finals

Dominion Cup Semi-finals

Eastern Canada Finals

September 8, 1951 Toronto
Ulster United 2
Montreal Italia 1

September 10, 1951 Toronto
Ulster United 1 (Johnny Douglas)
Montreal Italia 2 (Gino Sandrin, Vince Dilalla)

September 11, 1951 Toronto
Attendance: 4,500
Ulster United 3 (Alf Davis 2, Bobby Kennedy)
Montreal Italia 0

Ulster United qualified for Dominion Cup Finals

Western Canada Finals

September 8, 1951 Winnipeg
Winnipeg Scottish 0
Vancouver St. Andrews 2 (Johnny Halley 2)

September 10, 1951 Winnipeg
Winnipeg Scottish 2 (Jack Broadley, George James)
Vancouver St Andrews 4 (Art Hughes 4)

Vancouver St Andrews qualified for Dominion Cup Finals

Dominion Cup Finals

September 15, 1951 Montreal
Ulster United 1
Vancouver St Andrews 1
Ulster United: George Anderson; John Gifford, Jack Perrett; Sammy Davidson, Phil McKay, Archie McDowall; Johnny Douglas, Hugh Suttie, Vic Malcolmson, Jack Long. Subs: Tommy Smith, Johnny Aitken, Vance
St Andrews: Bobby Newbold; Johnny Webber, Roy Cairns; Wes Henderson, Nick Glover, Donny Matheson; Walter Novak, Paul Fabris, Popovitch, Johnny Halley, Art Hughes. Subs: Jack Jones, Jack Spry, Hunt

September 16, 1951 Toronto
Ulster United 2
Vancouver St Andrews 1
Ulster United:
St Andrews:

September 18, 1951 Toronto
Ulster United 2
Vancouver St Andrews 2
Ulster United:
St Andrews:

Ulster United won the best of three games Dominion Cup Finals

1951 Montreal Soccer League

Clubs: Cancar, Engineering, Hakoah, Hungaria, Stelco, Sparta

Final standings

Top 2GPPts
1. Montreal Stelco23
2. Montreal Hakoah22

1951 Southern Ontario League

Clubs: Niagara Falls Legion Celtic,

Champion:

1951 Hamilton & District

Herald Cup

Semi-finals:

Niagara Falls Legion Celtic vs Hamilton Westinghouse

XX vs XX

Finals:

XX vs XX

Spectator Cup

Finals:

XX vs XX

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