With the September holiday weekend putting paid to Arthurlie's weekend fixture we take the chance to have another wander down memory lane and look at Arthurlie's results through the years for the week of September 19th to 25th.

September 19th Arthurlie travelled to Parkside, to face Dykehead in the Scottish Qualifying Cup in 1908 and it was a day to forget in many ways. Leaving from the old Barrhead Station they swapped trains at St Enoch station to continue their journey, not till their arrival at Shotts did they realise that their bags containing the boots and kit had been left on the station platform in Glasgow.

Long before the days of sports superstores or second strips for that matter Arthurlie had to beg and borrow a kit together with many of the players playing in their long johns. After losing by six goals to nil a correspondent stated that McCormack in the home goal would have saved at least four of them of he'd had the aid of footwear, reports mention only four of the eleven Barrhead men managed to attain boots which had then to be stuffed with newspapers.

In 1925 Arthurlie met Broxburn United in another Old Second Division match, a home game which was played at Beith. To explain, on the 22nd August 1925 Arthurlie were playing against Third Lanark in another league fixture at Dunterlie Park, a goal behind they were awarded a penalty which McGowan put past the post, with time almost up and the game seemingly lost full back McMeekin heard a whistle and thinking it was time up caught the ball, the whistle had Infact came from the large crowd and the referee awarded a penalty which was duely converted. Some of the local support were outraged and invaded the pitch causing a delay which resulted in the Barrhead side having to play their home games away from Dunterlie Park. The switch didn't seem to affect Arthurlie however and they beat their East coast opposition by four goals to nil, George Rundell, Tommy Armstrong, and a double from George Jessiman earning the points. Incidentally Arthurlie's final game of their home suspension also ended in a victory, this time by four goals to one against East Stirlingshire two weeks later.

September 20th It was Qualifying Cup day at Dunterlie Park in 1913 when Renton arrived and were seen off by three goals to one, a double from Daniel Melville added to a strike from McLaren enough to see the home side through to the third round. Arthurlie went on to defeat Lanemark, Dumfries, after a replay, Leith Athletic, before falling to Albion Rovers by three to nil in front of six thousand supporters.

In 1952 Maryhill were the visitors to Barrhead in a pulsating league encounter won by the home side by the odd goal in eleven. Joe King, a double from Bertie Phillips and a hat trick from Willie McGettigan securing the win. Arthurlie's custodian on the day was a certain Frank Crampsey brother of the renowned sports journalist Bob.

September 21st Stewarts double against Bridgetown Waverly at Dunterlie Park in 1940 wasn't enough to keep the 'Lie in the West of Scotland Cup for the season as they went down by three to two.

It was a happier outcome in 1946 however as goal hungry Arthurlie hit seven in a league match while visitors St Anthony's were left with a single consolation strike. Jimmy Shields, Williams, James Mullen, Ian Cook and a treble from David Houston completing the rout.

September 22nd Esson was on the mark at Bainsford Park in 1906 and his goal was enough to see of hosts East Stirlingshire, in the Scottish Qualifying Cup. Charlie Scarffe hit three against Renfrew to ease past Renfrew three to two in a Renfrewshire Cup first round tie in 1951. Five years later in 56 Kilsyth Rangers left Barrhead with the points after a six, two league victory, Alex Piggot and Morrow on target for the hosts.

September 23rd Goals from Fairlie, Allison, Stirling and H Menzies secured a four one victory over Johnstone in the opening round of the Scottish Qualifying Cup in 1905. Johnstone had in fact won by a single goal the previous weekend but a protest by Arthurlie was upheld and the game replayed.

1911 saw Arthurlie beat Dumbarton at Dunterlie Park in front of 1500 in an Old Division Two fixture, Love with two while the other scorers are unknown. It was a Western League match in 1916 when Dumbarton Harp left Barrhead with the points after a three two victory, Leitch and Hannigan netting for the 'Lie.

September 24th Way back in 1898 Paisley Academicals visited Barrhead for a Qualifying Cup tie and left after a five nil defeat from the locals, Scottish Internationalist William Tennent hit a double as did Stirling while the last counter was an own goal. It was a long trip to Gayfield Park to play Arbroath in the Old Division Two in 1927 and a happy journey home followed a three two victory, Thomas Armstrong, William McInnes, and Nelson Black on the score sheet. It wasn't a happy ending in 1949 when goals from Charlie Scarffe and Jock Kelly were mere crumbs of comfort after a six two loss away to Strathclyde.

September 25th It was to Thornliebank's Summerlea Park in 1897 that Arthurlie travelled to contest a Qualifying Cup match with 2000 spectators in attendance and a victory was secured by two to nil, William Tennant James McGregor scoring.

1926 saw East Stirlingshire visit Dunterlie Park and the majority of the 200 in attendance will have gone home unhappy after the central belt side won by a single strike in an Old Division Two match.

Scottish Cup winning captain from the previous year, Bertie Bingham was on the score sheet in a six four Central League Cup win over Benburb at Dunterlie in 1937, James Whyte, James Kirkwood, and a treble from William Sim completing the scoring.