ARDROSSAN VALE OF WINTON FOOTBALL CLUB 1903
The Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald of 9 October 1903 carried the report below.
VALE OF WINTON 3 - SALTCOATS SEASIDE THISTLE 4
Seaside Thistle travelled to Ardrossan on Saturday last (3 October 1903) and engaged Vale of Winton at Winton Park. Losing the toss, the visitors kicked off but could make little headway. The home team forced the Thistle back to their own quarters where the ball was sent past. Shortly after this, Seaside opened the scoring. The homesters pressed hard and equalised with a fast shot which was immediately followed by a second point. About twenty minutes after the resumption, Seaside notched number two and they scored other two goals in quick succession. Towards the close of the game, the Vale, from a scrimmage, got a third goal. No further scoring too place and the Thistle retired winners by four goals to three. Seaside expect to play Rosebank on Saturday (10 October 1903) at Montgomery Beach when a hard game should be the outcome.
It appears that Ardrossan Vale of Winton was formed in October 1903.