In 1878 they travelled down to England and beat the FA Cup winners, The Wanderers, 3–1 at Kennington Oval. Vale won the Scottish Cup three times in succession (1877, 1878 and 1879). In their second season they failed to win a single game and finished last. Vale of Leven was a founder member of the Scottish Football League when it was formed in 1890. Daniel Laverty from Londonderry, outside left In 1939 as the political temperature in Europe rose and war drew inexorably closer, football played on, to all intents and purposes unaware of what was going on in the wider world.

The collapse of the Scottish Football Combination in 1937 had left Ocoba with only the West of Scotland Amateur League and 3 senior cup competitions to play in. Wood, R. Allan. Jan25 2-0 Queen of the South v Partick Thistle. This is more prevalent on the West Coast where no non-amateur Senior league exists any longer. Also in that season the ground record for an Ocoba game at Millburn was set at 5,500 when they played Dumbarton in the 1st Round of the Scottish Cup. The game went to extra time during which Ocoba took control to run out 4-2 winners. These teams included Stranraer, Dalbeattie Star, Bo’Ness, Edinburgh City “A”, Nithsdale Wanderers, so the travel expenses could not have been trivial. The opposing teams were hardly household names, and no doubt the Ocoba officials and players wanted to feel their way to begin with, but they performed pretty well in the first season. The replay was scheduled for the following Saturday 5th December 1936, again at Elgin, and again the Vale travelled up on the Friday. us if you require any clarification on this. Former professionals that played for the modern club include: Coordinates: 55°58′53″N 4°34′41″W / 55.98149°N 4.57794°W / 55.98149; -4.57794, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Scottish Junior Football Association, West Region, "Vale accepted into new West of Scotland Football League - Latest news - Vale of Leven Football & Athletic Club",, Scottish Junior Football Association clubs, Association football clubs established in 1872, Association football clubs disestablished in 1929, Association football clubs established in 1939, Scottish Football Association founder members, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles needing additional references from September 2014, All articles needing additional references, Articles needing additional references from May 2019, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, B Division winners / overall champions 1969–70, This page was last edited on 2 September 2020, at 01:25.

The goal-keeper, Dunlop, came in for special praise.