1878–79 Scottish Cup

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1878–79 Scottish Cup
Country Scotland
Champions Vale of Leven
Runners-up Rangers F.C.

The 1878–79 Scottish Cup was the 6th playing of the Scottish Cup knockout tournament. Vale of Leven beat Rangers in the final.[1] After a 1-1 draw in the original match, the replay was scrached and Vale of Leven were awarded the Cup when Rangers objected to a goal being disallowed in the original match and refused to play.

First round[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Barrhead 2–0 Wellington Park
Jamestown 3–1 Lenzie
Possil Bluebell 8–0 19th Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers
Queen's Park 8–0 Kelvinbank
Thistle 2–0 Possilpark
Vale of Leven 6–0 Alclutha
1st Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers 0–0 Parkgrove
Alexandria 2–2 Renton Thistle
Arbroath 3–0 Our Boys
Dumbarton 8–1 10th Dumbartonshire Rifle Volunteers
Havelock 1–7 3rd Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers
Kilmarnock 0–2 Kilbirnie
Lanemark 2–2 Kilmarnock Athletic
Lenzie 3–0 Milngavie Thistle
Rangers 3–0 Shaftesbury
Union 1–0 Rosslyn
Upper Clydesdale 12–0 Newmains
Annan 0–3 Queen of the South Wanderers
Caledonian 0–2 South Western
Shotts 3–0 Drumpellier
Strathblane 8–1 Grasshoppers
3rd Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers 3–1 Brunswick
Airdrie 7–0 Avondale
Alexandra Athletic 3–1 Jordanhill
Arthurlie 4–1 Cartvale
Ayr Academicals 4–1 Cumnock
Ayr Thistle 2–0 Auchinleck
Beith 1–0 Hurlford
Busby 3–1 Morton
Catrine w/o Girvan
Clyde w/o Blythswood
Clydesdale v Dennistoun
Cree Rovers w/o Stranraer
Edinburgh Thistle 2–1 Hanover
Falkirk 1–0 Campsie Glen
Glengowan 4–3 Mount Vernon
Govan 7–0 Ailsa
Hamilton Academical 3–1 Uddingston
Heart of Midlothian 3–1 Swifts
Helensburgh 4–0 Kilmaronock Thistle
Hibernian 5–2 Dunfermline
John Elder 7–0 Blackfriars
Levern 1–1 23rd Renfrewshire Rifle Volunteers
Mauchline w/o Maybole Carrick
Maybole Ladywell 3–0 Tarbolton Bruntonians
Oxford 0–0 Derby
Partick 2–2 Northern
Petershill 4–2 Albatross
Portland 9–0 Dean
Renfrew 1–1 17th Renfrewshire Rifle Volunteers
Renton w/o Star of Leven
Rob Roy 1–0 Coupar Angus
Stonefield w/o 4th Renfrewshire Rifle Volunteers
Stonelaw 4–0 East Kilbride
Thornliebank 3–0 Glenkilloch
Vale of Teith 1–0 Clifton & Strathfillan
Wellpark w/o Govanhill
Whitefield 10–0 Telegraphists
Whiteinch 3–3 Pollokshields Athletic

First round replays[edit]

Home team Score Away team
17th Renfrewshire Rifle Volunteers 1–2 Renfrew
Kilmarnock Athletic 4–0 Lanemark
Parkgrove 6–2 1st Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers
Renton Thistle 1–1 Alexandria
23rd Renfrewshire Rifle Volunteers 0–1 Levern
Oxford 1–1 Derby
Northern 0–2 Partick
Pollokshields Athletic 3–3 Whiteinch

Second round[edit]

Third round[edit]

Fourth round[edit]

Fifth round[edit]

Sixth Round[edit]

Team One Team Two Score
Rangers Queens Park 1-0
Vale of Leven Dumbarton 3-1
Helensburgh bye

Semi finals[edit]

Team One Team Two Score
Rangers bye
Vale of Leven Helensburgh 3-0


Vale of Leven 1 – 1 Rangers
Ferguson Willie Struthers Goal 12'
Attendance: 9 000

Rangers team[edit]

Alex Vallance, Tom Vallance, George Gillespie, Willie Struthers, James Drinnan, Willie Dunlop, David Hill, Moses McNeil, Peter Campbell, Hugh McIntyre, A Steel


1878–79 Scottish Cup
Vale of Leven F.C.
(3rd title)


  1. ^ http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/scottish_football.cfm?page=710[permanent dead link] Scottish Cup - Previous Winners: 1873/74 - 1999/00