Thistle League 1987
Caledonian American Football League 1988
|Forth Valley Generals||10||6||4||0||166||137||.600|
|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|07.08.1988||Ness Monsters||Strathclyde Sheriffs|
The Thistle League was won by Dundee Whalers with a perfect 10-0 record, with Fife 49ners, Strathmore Scorpions and Ness Minsters finishing mid-table. Barrhead Redhawks and Capital Clansmen finished bottom, losing all games against the other teams, and only separated by the Redhawks forfeit win over the Clansmen (the other match between the clubs ended in a tie)
The League became the Caledonian American Football League in 1988, after Dundee Whalers and Fife 49ners moved the Budweiser League Division 1 (essentially a Promotion). The League, however, gained the Glasgow Diamonds, Forth Valley Generals and Inverclyde Comets. Another new side Strathclyde Sheriffs won the Regular Season with a perfect 10-0 record, meeting the Ness Monsters (Inverness) in the Final.
The League became part of the Combined Gridiron League in 1989, which was a league set up to unite all the different regional leagues below the Budweiser League.
The Thistle League and Caledonian American Football League were two related independent American Football Leagues in Scotland in the late 1980s. They were both essentially the fourth level of Scottish American Football, with the top teams competing in three levels of the Budweiser League, the main British League at the time.
Sources / Newspapers
 Anon. (1987) “Results Standings Fixtures” First Down. August 29, 1987. pg,. 17
 Anon. (1988) “Scoreboard” American Football News. August 4, 1988. pg.
Colm Murray & Patrick McDonald
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