1897–98 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
1897-98 season
President John Robertson Gow
Match Secretary William Wilton
Ground Kinning Park
Scottish League Division One 2nd
P18 W13 D3 L2 F71 A15
Scottish Cup Winners
Top goalscorer League:
Robert Hamilton (18)

All:
Robert Hamilton (26)

The 1897-98 season is the 24th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 25 competitive matches during the 1897-98 season, they finished third in the Scottish League Division One with a record of 13 wins from 18 matches.

The club won the Scottish Cup that season. A 2-0 victory of Kilmarnock on 26 March 1898 saw them win the trophy for the second time in two seasons.

Results[edit]

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish League Division One[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
4 September 1897 St Bernard's A 4-2 7,000 Hamilton (2), J.Miller, Hyslop
11 September 1897 Hibernian H 1-0 15,000 Hamilton
20 September 1897 Heart of Midlothian A 2-2 13,000 Hamilton, A.Smith
25 September 1897 Third Lanark A 3-0 15,000 Hyslop (pen), A.Smith, Hyslop
27 September 1897 Celtic H 0-4 30,000
2 October 1897 Heart of Midlothian H 2-0 15,000 Hamilton (2)
9 October 1897 Partick Thistle A 5-1 8,000 Mitchell, Gibson, Neil, Hamilton, Hyslop
16 October 1897 Clyde A 8-1 6,000 A.Smith (3), J.Miller (2), Hamilton, Hyslop, J.McPherson
23 October 1897 Clyde H 7-0 3,000 Hyslop (3, 1 pen), McPherson, Hamilton, J.Miller, A.Smith
6 November 1897 St Mirren A 5-1 Turnbull (2), Low, McPherson, Hamilton
4 December 1897 St Mirren H 9-0 5,000 Hamilton (4), McPherson (3), Neil, J.Miller
11 December 1897 Hibernian A 5-0 9,000 Hamilton (3), Hyslop, A.Smith
25 December 1897 Dundee H 5-0 6,000 J.Miller (4), A.Smith
3 January 1898 Partick Thistle H 6-1 4,000 A.Smith (2), McPherson (2), J.Miller, Hyslop, Johnstone
12 February 1898 Dundee A 1-2 11,000 A.Smith
19 March 1898 St Bernard's H 8-1 5,000 Hyslop (3), McPherson (2), A.Smith, Neil, Turnbull
9 April 1898 Third Lanark H 0-0 3,000
11 April 1897 Celtic A 0-0 15,000

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
8 January 1898 R1 Polton Vale H 8-0 3,000 J.Miller (2), J.McPherson (2), A.Smith, Hamilton,
Goudie, Neil
22 January 1898 R2 Cartvale H 12-0 Hamilton (4), A.Smith (2), Neil (pen), Mitchell, Kerr,
N.Gibson, J.Miller, Coulrough (og)
5 February 1898 QF Queen's Park A 3-1 20,000 J.McPherson, Hamilton, J.Miller
19 February 1898 SF Third Lanark H 1-1 20,000 A.Smith
26 February 1898 SF Rpl Third Lanark A 2-2 16,000 Hamilton, A.Smith
12 March 1898 SF 2Rpl Third Lanark A 2-0 12,000 J.McPherson, N.Gibson (pen)
26 March 1898 F Kilmarnock N 2-0 14,000 A.Smith, Hamilton

Appearances[edit]

Player Position Appearances Goals
Scotland Matthew Dickie GK 24 0
Scotland Nicol Smith DF 16 0
Scotland Jock Drummond DF 21 0
Scotland Andrew McCreadie DF 4 0
Scotland Robert Neil DF 19 5
Scotland David Mitchell MF 17 2
Scotland Tommy Low MF 14 2
Scotland Jimmy Millar FW 22 14
Scotland Robert Hamilton FW 22 16
Scotland Tommy Hyslop FW 15 12
Scotland Alex Smith MF 24 18
Scotland Neilly Gibson MF 21 3
Scotland John McPherson MF 19 14
Scotland Robert Glen DF 5 0
Scotland Peter Turnbull FW 5 3
Scotland David Crawford DF 10 0
Scotland Jimmy Oswald FW 5 0
Scotland Jamieson MF 1 0
Scotland Murray DF 3 0
Scotland Yuille GK 1 0
Scotland Turner MF 1 0
Scotland Neil Kerr MF 3 1
Scotland Scott DF 2 0
Scotland Goudie MF 1 1

See also[edit]