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.

Overview[edit]

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]

Results[edit]

Scottish cup[edit]

Edinburgh FA Cup[edit]

See also[edit]

References[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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