1877–78 Hibernian F.C. season

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Hibernian
1877–78 season
Scottish Cup Fifth Round

Season 1877–78 was the first in which Hibernian competed at a Scottish national level, entering the Scottish Cup for the first time.

Overview[edit]

Hibs reached the fifth round of the Scottish Cup, losing 3–1 to South Western, they had defeated Edinburgh derby rivals Hearts in the first round after a replay. The fourth round match against Thornliebank was highly unusual. Hibs won the first match 2–1, but the Scottish Football Association decided to consider the result a draw and ordered a replay,[1] after the replay ended in a 2–2 draw, both clubs were admitted to the fifth round of the competition.[1]

Later that season, Hibs and Hearts contested the Final of the Edinburgh FA Cup.[2] 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,[2] the long running saga established Hibs and Hearts as the predominant clubs in Edinburgh.[2] 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.[2]

Results[edit]

All results are written with Hibs' score first.

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
22 September 1877 R1 Hearts A 0–0[3]
6 October 1877 R1 Hearts H 2–1[4]
20 October 1877 R2 Hanover A 1–1
27 October 1877 R2 Hanover H 3–0
10 November 1877 R3 Edinburgh Swifts H 2–0
8 December 1877 R4 Thornliebank A 2–1
15 December 1877 R4 Thornliebank H 2–2
29 December 1877 R5 South Western A 1–3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Scotland - Cup Results 1873/74-1877/78 and 1889/90-1995/96". RSSSF. 2 May 2007. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Sat 29 September 1877 Scottish Cup Hearts 0 Hibernian 0". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Sat 6 October 1877 Scottish Cup Hearts 1 Hibernian 2". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 

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