North Caledonian FA 19-20

The North Caledonian FA runs a league and variety of cup competitions for clubs in the far North of Scotland.

In theory, it provides a further tier to the senior pyramid in the north, sitting below the Highland League.  There is no promotion and relegation between the divisions, though the likes of Wick Academy and Fort William have moved up in the past.

It is not unusual for Highland League clubs to field reserve or development teams in the North Caledonian competitions.  Some North Caledonian clubs compete in the North of Scotland Cup, whilst Golspie Sutherland are full SFA members and enter the Scottish Cup.

Bonar Bridge are back in the league this season after a lengthy absence; however membership remains at nine clubs as Alness United have dropped out.

2019-20 LEAGUE (2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19)

  • Competing clubs: Bonar Bridge, Bunillidh Thistle, Golspie Sutherland, Halkirk United, Invergordon,  Inverness Athletic, Orkney, Tain St Duthus, Thurso

Saturday, August 31

  • Thurso P-P Halkirk United – unplayable pitch
  • Bonar Bridge P-P Orkney– unplayable pitch

Saturday, September 7

  • Invergordon 11-0 Bonar Bridge
  • Inverness Athletic 7-1 Bunillidh Thistle
  • Orkney 8-0 Halkirk United
  • Tain St Duthus 1-3 Thurso

Saturday, September 14

  • Bunillidh Thistle 1-3 Thurso

Saturday, September 21

  • Bonar Bridge 1-5 Thurso – new fixture
  • Halkirk United 1-4 Tain St Duthus
  • Orkney P-P Inverness Athletic – due to rearranged cup tie

Saturday, September 28

  • Halkirk United 11-1 Bonar Bridge
  • Invergordon 2-1 Golspie Sutherland
  • Inverness Athletic 2-5 Tain St Duthus

Saturday, October 5

  • Bonar Bridge 2-4 Halkirk United
  • Invergordon 8-0 Bunillidh Thistle

Saturday, October 12

  • Golspie Sutherland 2-2 Halkirk United
  • Orkney 3-0 Inverness Athletic (@ Dounby)
  • Tain St Duthus 4-1 Invergordon
  • Thurso 7-2 Bunillidh Thistle (@ Coupar Park, Helmsdale

Saturday, October 19

  • Bonar Bridge 0-4 Tain St Duthus
  • Bunillidh Thistle 0-7 Golspie Sutherland
  • Invergordon 3-1 Inverness Athletic
  • Thurso P-P Orkney – unplayable pitch

Saturday, October 26

  • Invergordon 8-0 Halkirk United
  • Inverness Athletic 5-0 Bonar Bridge (@ Bught Park)
  • Orkney 4-4 Golspie Sutherland
  • Tain St Duthus 5-0 Bunillidh Thistle

Saturday, November 2

  • Inverness Athletic 1-3 Halkirk United
  • Tain St Duthus P-P Orkney (12.45pm) – fixture reversed – due to cancelled ferry
  • Bunillidh Thistle P-P Invergordon – unplayable pitch
  • Thurso P-P Bonar Bridge (@ Navar 3G) – high winds

Saturday, November 9

  • Golspie Sutherland 13-0 Bonar Bridge – fixture reversed
  • Halkirk United 6-0 Bunillidh Thistle
  • Inverness Athletic 2-3 Thurso
  • Invergordon P-P Orkney – due to Jock Mackay Memorial Cup final

Saturday, November 16

  • Bunillidh Thistle 0-6 Inverness Athletic
  • Golspie Sutherland 5-2 Thurso
  • Halkirk United 1-3 Orkney
  • Tain St Duthus 12-0 Bonar Bridge

Saturday, November 23

  • Orkney 7-0 Bunillidh Thistle (@ Dounby) – fixture reversed

Saturday, November 30

  • Halkirk United 0-4 Invergordon
  • Tain St Duthus 3-1 Inverness Athletic

Saturday, December 7

  • Golspie Sutherland P-P Orkney – unplayable pitch

Saturday, December 14

  • Orkney 2-2 Thurso (@ Kirkwall Grammar)

Saturday, December 28

  • Bonar Bridge 1-13 Orkney (@ The Meadows, Dornoch)
  • Invergordon 1-0 Tain St Duthus

Saturday, January 4

  • Bonar Bridge 0-8 Invergordon (@ The Meadows, Dornoch)
  • Bunillidh Thistle 2-0 Halkirk United
  • Inverness Athletic 0-4 Golspie Sutherland
  • Thurso 1-0 Orkney (@ Morrison Park, Halkirk)

Saturday, January 11

  • Golspie Sutherland 3-2 Tain St Duthus
  • Halkirk United 3-2 Inverness Athletic
  • Bunillidh Thistle P-P Bonar Bridge – unplayable pitch
  • Invergordon P-P Orkney (12.45pm) – unplayable pitch

Saturday, January 18

  • Bonar Bridge 2-4 Inverness Athletic (@ The Meadows, Dornoch
  • Halkirk United 1-1 Thurso – fixture reversed
  • Bunillidh Thistle P-P Orkney (12.45pm) – unplayable pitch
  • Golspie Sutherland P-P Invergordon – due to Football Times Cup final

Saturday, January 25

  • Bonar Bridge 2-8 Golspie Sutherland (@ The Meadows, Dornoch)
  • Orkney 1-2 Invergordon
  • Tain St Duthus 5-1 Halkirk United
  • Thurso 4-2 Inverness Athletic (@ Navar 3G

Saturday, February 1

  • Golspie Sutherland 10-0 Inverness Athletic
  • Invergordon 4-1 Thurso
  • Bunillidh Thistle P-P Tain St Duthus – unplayable pitch

Saturday, February 8

  • Bunillidh Thistle P-P Invergordon – due to adverse weather forecast
  • Orkney P-P Bonar Bridge – due to adverse weather forecast
  • Tain St Duthus P-P Golspie Sutherland – due to adverse weather forecast

Saturday, February 15

  • Bonar Bridge 1-6 Bunillidh Thistle (@ The Meadows, Dornoch) – fixture reversed

Saturday, February 22

  • Inverness Athletic 1-6 Invergordon
  • Bunillidh Thistle P-P Tain St Duthus – unplayable pitch
  • Golspie Sutherland P-P Orkney (12.30pm) – adverse weather
  • Thurso P-P Halkirk United (@ Morrison Park, Halkirk) – change of venue – unplayable pitch
  • Golspie Sutherland P-P Bunillidh Thistle – due to North Caledonian Cup tie, now Sat Apr 11

Wednesday, February 26

  • Thurso 2-1 Halkirk United (@ Morrison Park, Halkirk)

Saturday, February 29

  • Thurso 10-0 Bonar Bridge (@ Navar 3G)
  • Bunillidh Thistle P-P Tain St Duthus – new fixture – unplayable pitch

Saturday, March 7

  • Golspie Sutherland 3-2 Invergordon
  • Tain St Duthus 0-2 Orkney

Saturday, March 14

  • Bunillidh Thistle P-P Orkney Orkney fielding two teams – due to COVID-19 pandemic
  • Orkney P-P Bonar Bridge – Orkney fielding two teams – due to COVID-19 pandemic
  • Tain St Duthus P-P Golspie Sutherland – due to COVID-19 pandemic

SEASON SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

2019-20 FOOTBALL TIMES CUP

Group Stage

  • North – Bonar Bridge, Bunillidh Thistle, Golspie Sutherland, Halkirk United, Thurso
  • South –  Invergordon, Inverness Athletic, Lewis & Harris, Tain St Duthus, (Alness withdrawn)

Saturday, November 23

  • (N) Bonar Bridge 3-9 Halkirk United
  • (N) Thurso 0-1 Golspie Sutherland
  • (S) Invergordon 1-2 Tain St Duthus
  • (S) Inverness Athletic 1-1(2-3p) Lewis & Harris

Saturday, November 30

  • (N) Bunillidh Thistle 1-4 Thurso
  • (N) Golspie Sutherland 13-0 Bonar Bridge

Saturday, December 7

  • (N) Bunillidh Thistle 1-5 Halkirk United
  • (N) Thurso 6-1 Bonar Bridge (@ Navar 3G) 
  • (S) Invergordon 1-3 Inverness Athletic
  • (S) Tain St Duthus 4-2 Lewis & Harris

Saturday, December 14

  • (N) Bonar Bridge 0-6 Bunillidh Thistle (@ The Meadows, Dornoch)
  • (N) Halkirk United 0-4 Golspie Sutherland 
  • (S) Inverness Athletic 0-5 Tain St Duthus
  • (S) Lewis & Harris 1-5 Invergordon (@ Ullapool High Sch 3G)

Saturday, December 28

  • (N) Golspie Sutherland 5-1 Bunillidh Thistle
  • (N) Halkirk United 2-1 Thurso

Final

  • Golspie Sutherland 2-3 Tain St Duthus (Jan 18 @ Dudgeon Park)

2019-20 PENTLAND FERRIES NORTH CALEDONIAN CUP

First Round

  • Halkirk United 6-1 Bonar Bridge (Feb 1)
  • Orkney 5-3 Nairn County U20 (Feb 1)
  • Thurso wo-scr Inverness Athletic (post Feb 8 @ Navar 3G, Feb 15, Feb 29)

Second Round

  • Orkney 2-2(8-7p) Golspie Sutherland (Feb 29, post Feb 15)
  • Thurso 4-0 Bunillidh Thistle (Mar 7, post Feb 22)
  • Halkirk United – Invergordon (Mar 14, post Feb 15, Feb 29)
  • Tain St Duthus wo-scr Alness United

Semi Finals

  • Thurso – Tain St Duthus (Mar 21, post Feb 29)
  • Halkirk United or Invergordon – Orkney

2019-20 JOCK MACKAY MEMORIAL CUP

First Round

  • Tain St Duthus 4-1 Bunillidh Thistle (Aug 31)
  • Bonar Bridge 0-7 Golspie Sutherland (Sep 14)
  • Orkney 3-1 Lewis & Harris (Sep 21 @ Invergordon), post Sep 14)
  • Inverness Athletic wo-scr Alness United

Second Round

  • Inverness Athletic 8-1 Nairn County U20 (Sep 14)
  • Tain St Duthus 4-1 Halkirk United (Sep 14)
  • Golspie Sutherland 5-2 Invergordon (Sep 21)
  • Orkney 4-1 Thurso (Sep 28)

Semi Finals

  • Golspie Sutherland 2-4 Orkney (Oct 5)
  • Inverness Athletic 1-4 Tain St Duthus (Oct 5)

Final 

  • Tain St Duthus 1-3 Orkney (Nov 9 @ Invergordon)