WANDERERS FOOTBALL CLUB
The Ardrossan and Saltcoats
Herald of 30 November 1878 carried the report below.
ARDROSSAN - WANDERERS v ENSIGN
A match was played by these two clubs on Saturday last (23 November 1878) on the
ground of the former. The play was very even throughout but at the close, the
Ensign were the victors by three goals - and one disputed - to one.
The headline suggests that the game was played in Ardrossan on the ground of the
Wanderers, implying that there was a team called Ardrossan Wanderers. There were
no other Wanderers in the surrounding towns at that time. Ardrossan
Union Football Club was apparently founded in 1878 and played only one reported