We can see no official table criteria declared by the Tournament organizers, so we've prepared versions in both regular FIFA style as well as the "interesting" NASL style..

general notes
  • 2 points for a win as per FIFA norms, albeit an allowance has been made for the "no draws allowed" rule in North American soccer at this time.
  • Metro Selects v Scotia Olympics (22-Jul-1979) finished 4-4 at 90 mins, with the Selects winning 1-0 in a penalty shoot-off to make the final result (as inputted to this table) 5-4.
  • We presume the shoot-off to have been of the North American variety, whereby the player runs against the clock with the ball from the 35-yard-line, and tries to beat the advancing goalie.
  • Tabulated by The Thistle Archive via the results (below) from various Canadian press reports (HCL/NEW).


general notes
  • Based on the North American Soccer League criteria of 1979.
  • 6 points for a win in 90 mins. 1 point for a shoot-out win. 1 bonus point (BP) for every goal scored in 90 mins up to a maximum of 3 per game. Shoot-out goal(s) not included in the goals for / against columns.
  • Metro Selects v Scotia Olympics (22-Jul-1979) finished 4-4 at 90 mins, with the Selects winning 1-0 in a penalty shoot-off to salvage a win and therefore earn a point. As per NASL convention, we've tallied 4 goals each in the for & against columns.
  • We presume the shoot-off to have been of the North American variety, whereby the player runs against the clock with the ball from the 35-yard-line, and tries to beat the advancing goalie.
  • Tabulated by The Thistle Archive via the results (below) from various Canadian press reports (HCL/NEW).



For anyone wishing to create their own colourful razzmatazz table variation, here's the source data…

Thu–19–1979 @ St Mary's Stadium, Halifax
Metro Selects 0 Canada National Students 4 (4.00pm)
Scotia Olympics 0 Partick Thistle 6 (6.00pm)

Sat–21–1979 @ St Mary's Stadium, Halifax
Scotia Olympics 0 Canada National Students 2 (4.00pm)
Metro Selects 0 Partick Thistle 4 (6.00pm)

Sun–22–1979 @ St Mary's Stadium, Halifax
Scotia Olympics 4 Metro Selects 5 (2.00pm) after shoot-out, 4-4 90 mins
Canada National Students 0 Partick Thistle 2 (4.00pm)

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