West of Scotland Cup

Page created: 2 July 2020

Updated: 10 December 2020

 

In September 1877, of the 44 clubs who had applied to join the Scottish FA, eight were refused, mainly on the condition that they didn’t have a ground of their own and played on public parks. This decision was generally criticised and the Scottish FA were blasted as ‘thinking shame of its birthplace’. One of the rejected clubs, Vale of Leven Wanderers, proposed the formation of a ‘Public Park’ FA, and on 30 October 1877 60 clubs sent representatives to Whyte’s Temperance Hotel in Glasgow and formed the West of Scotland FA.

 

In December 1877, the fledgling organisation decided to hold a Cup tournament. At least two competitions were run between 1877 and 1879 before the association was wound up.

 

Winners

 

1877-78 Marchton
1878-79 Partick Thistle

 

 

                    

1877-78 West of Scotland Cup

First round

5 Jan Arthurlie Rovers v Wellpark 0-1

5 Jan Barrhead St John’s v Glenkilloch 4-0

5 Jan Grafton v Surrey 8-0

8 Jan Cathkin v Violet 3-3

19 Jan Cathkin v Violet 1-1 both qualified

12 Jan Britannia v Vale of Leven Wanderers 2-0

12 Jan Crosshill v Oatlands 5-0

12 Jan Deaf & Dumb v Waverley 2-0

12 Jan Lancelot v Camden 0-2

12 Jan Lorne v Regent 3-0

12 Jan Lumsden v Firpark 2-3 protest upheld

19 Jan Firpark v Lumsden 1-0 after a protest Lumsden qualified

12 Jan Walworth v Marchton 0-0

16 Feb Marchton v Walworth 4-0

12 Jan Woodlands v Elgin 2-0

15 Jan Barrhead Rangers v Argyll 6-0

19 Jan Crossmyloof Wellpark v Western Rangers 4-0

19 Jan Hamilton St John’s v Barrhead Thistle 2-0 after a protest, Barrhead Thistle qualified

19 Jan Hopeton v Kerrland 0-1

19 Jan Huntingdon v Barrhead Argyle 2-0

19 Jan Palermo v Maryfield 7-1

19 Jan Partick Thistle v Cowlairs 4-1

19 Jan Windsor v Star of Leven 4-0

12 Jan * Florence v Camphill

19 Jan Florence v Camphill 0-0 both qualified

Springfield and Lendel also qualified

Renfrew Wanderers bye

 

Second round

26 Jan Lendel v Florence 5-2

26 Jan Wellpark v Crosshill 3-0

2 Feb Camphill v Cathkin 2-4

2 Feb Huntingdon v Palermo 2-0

2 Feb Lumsden v Britannia 1-1

9 Feb Britannia v Lumsden 3-0

2 Feb Violet v Camden 2-0

2 Feb Woodlands v Barrhead Thistle 0-0

9 Feb Woodlands v Barrhead Thistle 2-0

9 Feb Grafton v Windsor 6-0

9 Feb Lorne v Crossmyloof Wellpark 0-0

16 Feb Crossmyloof Wellpark v Lorne 5-0

         Deaf & Dumb v Barrhead Rangers

         Kerrland v Barrhead St John’s

         Renfrew Wanderers v Springfield

Marchton and Partick Thistle byes

 

Third round

23 Feb Partick Thistle v Huntingdon 4-1

2 Mar Britannia v Cathkin 0-2

2 Mar Crossmyloof Wellpark v Marchton 1-2

2 Mar Grafton v Woodlands 5-1

2 Mar Kerrland v Lendel 3-0

2 Mar Wellpark v Springfield 0-0

9 Mar Wellpark v Springfield

Barrhead Rangers bye

Violet bye

 

Fourth round

16 Mar Grafton v Springfield 1-3

16 Mar Cathkin v Violet 0-0 or 2-0 the result was disputed and a replay ordered

6 Apr 1878 Violet v Cathkin 1-0

23 Mar Barrhead Rangers v Marchton 1-4

23 Mar Partick Thistle v Kerrland 2-3

 

Semi-final

6 Apr Marchton v Kerrland 2-1

13 Mar Springfield v Violet 3-0

 

Final

           Marchton v Springfield

 

1878-79 West of Scotland Cup

First round

19 Oct Dennistoun v Partick Thistle 3-6

12 Oct Marchton v Windsor 5-0

12 Oct Violet v Kerrland 2-0

12 Oct Barrhead Rangers v Springvale 8-0

19 Oct Lorne v Britannia 0-0

19 Oct Kilbirnie v Kilmarnock Athletic 0-2

19 Oct Govanhill v Argyle 1-0 stopped due to a dispute about the goal

 

Second round

23 Nov Marchton v Barrhead Rangers 1-2 protest

30 Nov* Marchton v Barrhead Rangers

28 Dec Thornliebank Rainbow v Partick Thistle 1-2

 

 

 

Semi-final

     Mar Partick Thistle v Wellpark 1-1

29 Mar Partick Thistle v Wellpark 2-1 aet, at Queen’s Park

1 Mar Marchton v Violet 4-3

 

Final at Hampden Park, Glasgow

5 Apr Partick Thistle v Marchton 1-0