1874 Scottish Cup Final

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1874 Scottish Cup Final
Event 1873–74 Scottish Cup
Date 21 March 1874
Venue Hampden Park, Glasgow

The 1874 Scottish Cup Final was the inaugural season of Scottish football's most prestigious knockout association football competition, the Scottish Cup. The match took place at Hampden Park on 21 March 1874 and was contested by Queen's Park and Clydesdale.[1]

Both clubs entered the competition in the first round. Queen's Park won all of their four matches before the final at first attempt whilst Clydesdale need two replays to see off 3rd Lanark RV in the quarter-finals.

Queen's Park won the match 2–0 with goals from Billy MacKinnon and Robert Leckie.

Route to the final[edit]

Round Opposition Score
First round Dumbreck 7–0
Quarter-final Eastern 1–0
Semi-final Renton 2–0

Queen's Park[edit]

Queen's Park entered the competition in the first round and defeated Dumbreck with an emphatic 7–0 victory. In the quarter-finals the club faced Eastern, producing a 1–0 win to progress to the first semi-final. The club eliminated Renton in a 2–0 win to complete a hat-trick of clean sheets in the tournament. The club qualified for the final of the first ever Scottish Cup.


Round Opposition Score
First round Granville 6–0
Quarter-final 3rd Lanark RV 1–1
Quarter-final replay 3rd Lanark RV 0–0
Quarter-final second replay 3rd Lanark RV 2–0
Semi-final Blythswood 4–0

Along with Queen's Park, Clydesdale produced an emphatic victory in the first round, defeating Granville 6–0. In the next round the club faced 3rd Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers where the first two matches ended in draws forcing replays. The original fixture ended 1–1 then the first replay 0–0. In the second replay of the fixture Clydesdale overcame their opponents 2–0 to progress the semi-final stage. The club faced Blythswood and won 4–0 to progress to the first Scottish Cup final.

Match details[edit]

Queen's Park 2–0 Clydesdale
MacKinnon Goal
Leckie Goal
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: James McIntyre
John Dickson
Joseph Taylor
Robert Neill
Charles Campbell
James Thomson
Robert Leckie
James Weir
Angus MacKinnon
Billy MacKinnon capt
Henry McNeil
Thomas Lawrie
Archibald Rae coach
Robert Gardner capt
David Wotherspoon
James McAulay
AH Raeburn
Frederick Anderson
James Lang
John McPherson
William Gibb
James Kennedy
James Wilson