1876 Scottish Cup Final

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1876 Scottish Cup Final
Event 1875–76 Scottish Cup
Date 11 March 1876
Venue Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow
Date 18 March 1876
Venue Hampden Park, Glasgow

The 1876 Scottish Cup Final was the 3rd final of Scottish football's most prestigious knockout association football competition, the Scottish Cup. The match took place at Hamilton Crescent on 11 March 1876 and was contested by Queen's Park and 3rd Lanark Rifle Volunteers. The match was the first final to be held at a neutral venue and also the first to require a replay to decide a winner.[1]

Both clubs entered the competition in the first round. Queen's Park won all its matches before the final at the first attempt, also without conceding a single goal. 3rd Lanark RV also managed similar success until the semi-final, conceding only a single goal. In the semi-final tie itself, however, the club required two replays to defeat Dumbarton after two consecutive 1–1 draws.

In only three years of the competition, Queen's Park had reached every final, even with a significant rise in the number of competitors. It was 3rd Lanark RV's début appearance.

The original match ended in a 1–1 draw with the first goal from Drinnan of 3rd Lanark in the second minute of the match. Queen's Park equalised in the 35th minute with a goal from Thomas Highet. In the replay a week later, played at Hampden Park, Queen's Park won 2–0 with a double from Highet to seal a hat-trick of cup final victories for Queen's Park.

Route to the final[edit]

Round Opposition Score
First round Alexandra Athletic 3–0
Second round Northern 5–0
Third round Clydesdale 2–0
Quarter-final Dumbreck 2–0
Semi-final Vale of Leven 2–1

Queen's Park[edit]

3rd Lanark RV[edit]

Round Opposition Score
First round Havelock 2–0
Second round Rangers 2–1
Third round Levern Hurlet 3–0
Quarter-final Western 5–0
Semi-final Dumbarton 1–1
Semi-final replay Dumbarton 1–1
Semi-final second replay Dumbarton 3–0

Match details[edit]


Queen's Park 1–1 3rd Lanark RV
Highet Goal 35' W. Drinnan Goal 2'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: A. S. McBride (Vale of Leven)


Queen's Park 2–0 3rd Lanark RV
Highet Goal 15'46'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: A. S. McBride (Vale of Leven)