1877–78 Heart of Midlothian F.C. season

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Heart of Midlothian
1877–78 season
Scottish Cup First Round

Season 1877–78 was the third season in which Heart of Midlothian competed at a Scottish national level, entering the Scottish Cup for the third time.


Hearts only reached the first round of the Scottish Cup, being defeated by Edinburgh derby rivals Hibs in the first round after a replay.

Later that season, Hibs and Hearts contested the Final of the Edinburgh FA Cup.[1] Hearts eventually won the local competition after a fourth replay, with the decisive match (won 3–2 by Hearts) played over two months after the first attempt.[1] The long running saga established Hibs and Hearts as the predominant clubs in Edinburgh.[1] The Edinburgh derby, as it would become known, is the second oldest regularly played derby match, after the Nottingham derby between Notts County and Nottingham Forest.[1]


Scottish cup[edit]

29 September 1877 Scottish Cup R1Hearts0– 0Hibs

Edinburgh FA Cup[edit]

17 November 1877 Edinburgh FA Cup R1Brunswick1– 3Hearts

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "The First Great Edinburgh Derby - The Five Games for 1878 EFA Cup". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Archived from the original on 27 September 2010. Retrieved 31 October 2010.

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