ARDROSSAN ACADEMY FOOTBALL CLUB 1902
Ardrossan and Saltcoats Heralds of October 1902 carried the reports below.
ARDROSSAN WINTON THISTLE 5 - SALTCOATS SEASIDE RANGERS 1 reported on 10 October 1902
The Winton Thistle played the understudies of the Saltcoats Seaside Rangers on Saturday (4 October 1902) at Seton Park and after a hard game, the young Jags retired victorious by five goals to one. This is a most credible result for the Thistle lads who were by far the lighter team and considering that they were defeated by the Seaside youths the preceding Saturday (27 September 1902). The Thistle hope to play a team representing Ardrossan Academy on Saturday (11 October 1901) prior to the latter playing Irvine Academy.
ARDROSSAN ACADEMY 2 - ARDROSSAN WINTON THISTLE 2 reported on 17 October 1902
Ardrossan Academy met Winton Thistle on Saturday (11 October 1902). At half-time, the score stood two to one in favour of the latter. One of the Thistle's goals was a foot from being over the line, however, but the referee granted it. The second half was rather a one-side affair, the Academy having nearly all the play. Their shooting was wretched and they only managed to score on one occasion, the game thus resulting in a draw, two goals each. Tomorrow, Saturday (18 October 1902), the Academy meets Irvine Academy at Irvine.
Ardrossan Academicals - presumably the same team as Ardrossan Academy - were mentioned in the Herald of 13 March 1903.
ARDROSSAN ACADEMICALS 3 - ARDROSSAN WINTON THISTLE 3
The Academicals met Winton Thistle at North Crescent Park, Ardrossan last Saturday (7 March 1903). The ground was very unfavourable for football. Winning the toss, Thistle played with the wind and at half-time, led by three goals to one. In the second half, the Academicals scored twice, the result being a draw of three goals each. With one or two exceptions, the Academy eleven played under their usual form.
Ardrossan Academy Football Club was apparently founded in 1902.
Another Ardrossan Academy Football Club played in 1896.