1920–21 Scottish Cup

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1920–21 Scottish Cup
Country  Scotland
Teams 44
Defending champions Kilmarnock
Champions Partick Thistle
Runners-up Rangers
Matches played 69
Goals scored 161 (2.33 per match)

The 1920–21 Scottish Cup was the 43rd staging of Scotland's most prestigious football knockout competition. The Cup was won for the first time in their history by Partick Thistle who defeated Rangers in the final.[1] Thistle played an astonishing 11 matches in there cup run. The defending champions Kilmarnock were defeated in the second round by Aberdeen.

Second Round[edit]

Partick Thistle had two goalless draws with Hibernian - the first at Easter Road and the second at Firhill in front of 25,000 fans, before a single goal from MacFarlane, who played no part in the final, saw off the Hibs in the 2nd replay. The second replay on Tuesday 21st February 1921 at Parkhead, Glasgow had an attendance of over 20,000 on a wet and stormy day. MacFarlane's second half goal was a header scored from a free-kick. Shortly afterwards the centre forward had a penalty saved by Hibs goalie Harper.

Third Round[edit]

Partick Thistle beat East Stirlingshire 2-0 with Jimmy Kinloch scoring both goals.

Fourth round[edit]

Team One Team Two Score
Dundee Albion Rovers 0-2
Celtic Hearts 1-2
Partick Thistle Motherwell 0-0 2-2 2-1
Dumbarton Rangers 0-3


Partick Thistle 0 – 0 Hearts
Attendance: 63,700


Partick Thistle 0 – 0 Hearts
Attendance: 21,000

Second replays[edit]

Partick Thistle 2 – 0 Hearts
Jimmy Kinloch (2)
Attendance: 40,000


Partick Thistle 1 – 0 Rangers
John Blair[1]
Attendance: 28,294

Partick Thistle team[edit]

Campbell, Crichton, Bulloch, Joe Harris, Wilson, Borthwick, John Blair, Jimmy Kinloch, Johnstone, Jimmy McMenemy, Salisbury. Manager- George Easton

Rangers team[edit]

Willie Robb, Bert Manderson, Billy McCandless, Davie Meiklejohn, Arthur Dixon, James Bowie, Sandy Archibald, Sandy Cunningham, Georgie Henderson, Tommy Cairns, Alan Morton.[1] Manager- Bill Struth

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "How Partick Thistle won the Scottish Cup". The Sunday Post via Partick Thistle History Archive. 17 April 1921. Retrieved 3 December 2017.