Great teams: 1933 Toronto Scottish

The great Toronto Scottish team of the 1933 season retained the Dominion Cup trophy they had won in 1932. They also won the North American championship.

Won the Eastern Final of the Dominion Cup by defeating Montreal Canadian National Railways 4-1 in the third and deciding game. The two previous meeting had resulted in a 2-2 and a 1-1 draw.

In the 1933 Dominion Cup final they met Prince Albert Reds. The finals were held in Winnipeg. The first game ended in a 2-2 draw. The second ended scoreless. Toronto Scottish retained the Dominion Cup won in 1932 by beating the Prince Albert team 3-0 in the third and final game.

After the season Bill McManus went on a trial with Manchester United. Jimmy Winning had a trial with Bolton Wanderers.

Player sketches:

Hugh Wallace – goalkeeper. 26 years old. Played for Bradford City in the English Football League.

Seawright – Reserve goalkeeper.

Dave Weir – left fullback and half-back. Starred for Glasgow Rangers and Greenock Morton in the Scottish League before coming to Canada.

Jimmy Noke – fullback. Started his career with Dentonia.

Robert McAdam – fullback. Formerly of Portadown in the Irish League and Philadelphia in the American Soccer League.

Hector MacDonald – veteran utility player. 48 years old. Born in Scotland. Often filled in at fullback after McAdam left the club. Won the Dominion title with Scottish in 1921, 1932 and 1933.

John Graham – Right half. Jack played for Wishaw Juniors in Scotland prior to coming to Canada. Joined Toronto Scottish from Parkview Juniors.

Harry Phillips – Centre half. 20 years old. Joined the Scots from Parkview Juniors before the start of the 1933 season. Went on to become one of the greatest players in Toronto in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

Sammy Manson – utility player. Joined Toronto Scottish in 1933.

Billy Somers – outside right. Captain of the team. The son of former Glasgow Celtic star Pete Somers. Started his career with Colburn Juniors in Scotland.

Angus MacDonald – outside right. 19 years old. Scottish-born. Younger brother of Hec MacDonald. Joined Toronto Scottish from Parkview Juniors.

Jimmy Winning – inside right. Had a trial in English soccer after the season.

Jack Paterson – inside right. 20 years old. Joined Toronto Scottish from Parkview Juniors in 1933.

Andy Stevens – centre forward. English-born. One of the great stars of Canadian soccer. Had spells in the American Soccer League.

James McIntyre – inside left. Jimmy was from Scotland. Started his career with Troon Rovers.

Norman Donald – inside left. 22 years old. From Scotland. Started his career with C.N.R. Juniors.

Bill McManus – outside left. 23 years old. Canadian-born of Irish parentage. Had a trial with Manchester United after the 1933 season.

Other players that appeared for the Scots included Porter and Grassam.

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