12th May 1891
S.F.A.A.G.M. – Preliminary & Final Stages Proposal
Mr Kennedy, Dumbarton, moved that the competition for the cup be divided into two parts – a preliminary and a final stage – the Committee to select sixteen clubs, composed of the semi-finalists of the preceding season, and the twelve other clubs they consider to be next in merit to be exempted for the preliminary stage of the competition should they so desire. Mr Maclachlan seconded. Mr Gardner, Airdrieonians, seconded by Mr Martin, Northern, moved the previous question. After an interesting debate a vote was taken, 54 voting for the motion, and a similar number for the amendment. The Chairman gave his casting vote in favour of the qualifying competitions.
Ref: Dundee Courier 13th May 1891
11th June 1891
Scottish Football Association
A special meeting of the new committee of the Scottish Football Association was held in the Association’s Rooms, Glasgow, last night – Mr G. Sneddon, president, in the chair. … The committee then proceeded with the selection of the sixteen clubs who, according to the new rule, should be exempted from the first four rounds of the Scottish ties. Altogether 28 clubs were nominated, and on a ballot the following were declared exempted:- Heart of Mid-Lothian, Third Lanark, Dumbarton, and Abercorn (by virtue of being last season’s semi-finalists), Queen’s Park, Rangers, Celtic, Renton, St Mirren, Vale of Leven, Clyde, Cambuslang, Our Boys, Kilmarnock, Northern, and Leith Athletic. In view of the new decision of the Scottish competition into preliminaries and principal stages it was found necessary to add another round to ties already arranged at the conference of secretaries. The final tie was postponed for two weeks.
Ref: The Scotsman 12th June 1891
18th August 1891
Scottish Football Association – Draw in First Round
The Dundee Our Boys were allowed to compete in the early ties. They wrote saying that they appreciated very much the honour conferred upon them in being exempted from the first four rounds ; but as they could not get early fixtures they wished to be drawn that night. Their request, as already stated, was granted.
Ref: Evening Telegraph 19th August 1891
Preliminary Stage First RoundGlasgow and LanarkshireSep05 scr Cambuslang St Brides v Carrington w/oSep05 5-1 Burnbank Swifts v Hamilton HarpSep05 w/o Kelvinside Athletic v Uddingston scrSep05 6-1 Thistle (Glasgow) v Shettleston SwiftsSep05 w/o Glengowan v Summerton Athletic S. failed to appearSep05 scr Fairfield v Whifflet Shamrock w/oSep05 12-0 Linthouse v Carfin HibernianSep05 7-3 Wishaw Thistle v Albion RoversSep05 1-4 Motherwell v CowlairsSep05 w/o Battlefield v United Abstainers scrSep05 scr Maryhill v Airdrieonians w/oSep05 1-2 Glasgow Wanderers v Partick ThistleSep05 1-6 Southern Athletic v Royal AlbertSep05 2-4 Hamilton Academical v 21st Royal Scots FusiliersSep05 2-2 Clydesdale v WhitefieldSep12 7-0 Whitefield v Clydesdalebye RutherglenRenfrewshire and AyrshireSep05 w/o Mauchline v Maybole scrSep05 6-3 Port Glasgow Athletic v LanemarkSep05 5-2 Stevenston Thistle v GalstonSep05 1-3 Cathcart v Ayr AthleticSep05 20-1 Johnstone v Greenock AbstainersSep05 10-0 Kilbarchan v 1st Argyll R.V.Sep05 3-4 Dalry v Catrine Thistle friendly referee did not appearSep12 5-0 Dalry v Catrine ThistleSep05 12-0 Ayr v PollockshawsSep05 3-4 Bute Rangers v MonkcastleSep05 2-2 Beith v ArthurlieSep12 3-1 Arthurlie v BeithSep05 1-7 Newmilns v DykebarSep05 2-4 Cronberry Eglinton v HurlfordSep05 6-3 Saltcoats Victoria v LochwinnochSep05 2-2 Kilbirnie v Greenock MortonSep12 8-1 Greenock Morton v KilbirnieSep05 3-2 Stewarton Cunninghame v IrvineSep05 8-3 Annbank v Ayr ParkhouseSep05 3-6 Neilston v Kilmarnock AthleticDumbartonshire, Stirlingshire and ClackmannanshireSep05 2-4 Laurieston v DennySep05 1-0 Alva v StenhousemuirSep05 w/o Falkirk v Tillicoultry scrSep05 1-3 Camelon v Dalmuir ThistleSep05 7-3 Campsie v Kilsyth WanderersSep05 5-3 King's Park v Clydebank AthleticSep05 2-4 Gairdoch v GrangemouthSep05 1-3 Methlan Park v Slamannan RoversSep05 6-3 Smithston Hibernians v Alloa AthleticSep05 5-3 Vale of Bannock v SlamannanSep05 3-4 Kilsyth Standard v DunipaceSep05 8-2 East Stirlingshire v JamestownSep05 0-3 Old Kilpatrick v Kirkintilloch AthleticSep05 7-2 Bridge of Allan v Union (Dumbarton)Sep05 7-1 Clydebank v Grasshoppersbye ClackmannanEast of Scotland and FifeshireSep05 1-6 Bonnyrigg Rose v Penicuik AthleticSep05 0-3 Lassodie v CowdenbeathSep05 2-3 Kirkcaldy Wanderers v Polton ValeSep05 3-3 Armadale v Bathgate RoversSep12 3-0 Bathgate Rovers v ArmadaleSep05 w/o Broxburn Shamrock v Lochgelly United scrSep05 4-6 Burntisland Thistle v Linlithgow AthleticSep05 1-7 Muirhouse Rovers v Mossend SwiftsSep05 4-0 Dunfermline Athletic v Bo'nessSep05 2-1 Broxburn v Raith RoversSep05 0-5 Adventurers v St Bernard'sbye Edinburgh UniversityForfarshireSep05 3-3 Harp (Dundee) v Our Boys (Dundee)Sep12 0-2 Our Boys (Dundee) v Harp (Dundee)Sep05 3-3 Broughty v MontroseSep12 5-1 Montrose v BroughtySep05 1-3 Forfar Athletic v East EndSep05 0-1 Arbroath v Brechin abandoned 87min protested - crowdSep19 3-9 Brechin v ArbroathSep05 3-4 Lochee United v Johnstone WanderersSep05 3-7 Strathmore (Dundee) v KirriemuirPerthshireSep05 0-5 Our Boys (Blairgowrie) v DunblaneSep05 2-3 St Johnstone v Fair City AthleticSep05 1-6 Vale of Ruthven v Coupar Angusbye Vale of AthollArgyllshireSep05 w/o Rangers (Oban) v Lochgilphead scrSep05 3-2 Inveraray v ObanAberdeenshire and KincardineshireSep05 0-0 Victoria United v OrionSep12 5-1 Orion v Victoria UnitedSep05 w/o Aberdeen v Caledonian (Aberdeen) scrSep05 0-8 Stonehaven v Bon AccordNorthern CountiesSep05 w/o Fort William v Inverness Union scrSep05 w/o Inverness Thistle v Wick Rovers scrSep05 0-5 Clachnacuddin v Inverness CaledonianSelkirkshireSep05 3-4 Vale of Gala v SelkirkSouthern CountiesSep05 2-2 Newton Stewart v Annanw/o Annan v Newton Stewart scrSep05 2-3 Stranraer v 5th K.R.V.Sep05 5-4 Mid-Annandale v Dumfries St John'sSep05 w/o Newton Stewart Athletic v Rising Thistle scrSep05 14-0 Q.O.S. Wanderers v* Douglas Roversbye MoffatPreliminary Stage Second RoundEast of Scotland, Fifeshire, Dumbartonshire and StirlingshireSep26 3-0 Bridge of Allan v ClackmannanSep26 3-9 Alva v Mossend SwiftsSep26 3-0 East Stirlingshire v King's Park abandoned 42min blizzardOct03 7-2 East Stirlingshire v King's ParkSep26 4-2 Kirkintilloch Athletic v Polton ValeSep26 2-1 Denny v Dunfermline AthleticSep26 2-3 Penicuik Athletic v Dalmuir ThistleSep26 0-7 Vale of Bannock v ClydebankSep26 7-1 St Bernard's v DunipaceSep26 11-1 Smithston Hibernians v Linlithgow AthleticSep26 6-4 Broxburn Shamrock v Campsie protestedOct10 3-1 Broxburn Shamrock v CampsieSep26 0-2 Grangemouth v FalkirkSep26 8-1 Bathgate Rovers v Slamannan RoversSep26 4-2 Duntocher Harp v Broxburnbye Cowdenbeath, Edinburgh UniversityGlasgow, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire and AyrshireSep26 4-0 Annbank v RutherglenSep26 9-0 Dalry v Stewarton CunninghameSep26 2-8 Carrington v Burnbank SwiftsSep26 0-3 Partick Thistle v HurlfordSep26 5-2 Wishaw Thistle v ArthurlieSep26 3-1 Greenock Morton v AirdrieoniansSep26 3-3 Ayr v 21st Royal Scots FusiliersOct03 1-2 21st Royal Scots Fusiliers v AyrSep26 6-6 Royal Albert v CowlairsOct03 4-4 Cowlairs v Royal Albert both qualifiedSep26 1-4 Dykebar v MauchlineSep26 4-7 Johnstone v Thistle (Glasgow)Sep26 3-3 Ayr Athletic v KilbarchanOct03 4-1 Kilbarchan v Ayr AthleticSep26 3-3 Stevenston Thistle v Kilmarnock AthleticOct03 2-2 Kilmarnock Athletic v Stevenston Thistle both qualifiedSep26 9-0 Battlefield v Whitefieldscr Kelvinside Athletic v Monkcastle w/oSep26 4-1 Port Glasgow Athletic v Glengowanw/o Linthouse v Whifflet Shamrock scrbye Saltcoats VictoriaForfarshire and PerthshireSep26 1-7 Vale of Athole v East EndSep26 7-1 Arbroath v Fair City AthleticSep26 5-2 Harp (Dundee) v Johnstone WanderersSep26 4-0 Coupar Angus v MontroseSep26 1-8 Kirriemuir v DunblaneArgyllshireSep26 4-2 Inveraray v Rangers (Oban)AberdeenshireSep26 2-5 Bon Accord v Aberdeenbye OrionNorthern Countiesw/o Inverness Thistle v Fort William scrbye Inverness CaledonianSouthern Counties and SelkirkshireSep26 6-1 Q.O.S. Wanderers v MoffatSep26 1-1 Newton Stewart Athletic v Mid-AnnandaleOct03 w/o Mid-Annandale v Newton Stewart Athletic scrSep26 w/o 5th K.R.V. v Selkirk scrbye AnnanPreliminary Stage Third RoundGlasgow, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Ayrshire and ArgyllshireOct17 1-7 Saltcoats Victoria v LinthouseOct17 4-2 Monkcastle v Greenock MortonOct17 5-0 Cowlairs v* DalryOct17 6-1 Ayr v InverarayOct17 2-0 Annbank v HurlfordOct17 5-0 Burnbank Swifts v MauchlineOct17 9-1 Thistle (Glasgow) v KilbarchanOct17 5-4 Kilmarnock Athletic v Port Glasgow AthleticOct17 3-2 Wishaw Thistle v Royal AlbertOct17 4-2 Battlefield v Stevenston ThistleDumbartonshire, Fifeshire, Stirlingshire and East of ScotlandOct17 0-3 Cowdenbeath v ClydebankOct17 6-1 Denny v Edinburgh UniversityOct17 4-2 Bridge of Allan v Duntocher HarpOct17 5-1 St Bernard's v Kirkintilloch AthleticOct17 5-5 Bathgate Rovers v FalkirkOct24 0-3 Falkirk v Bathgate RoversOct17 5-4 East Stirlingshire v Mossend SwiftsOct17 1-2 Smithston Hibernians v Broxburn Shamrockbye Dalmuir ThistleForfarshire and PerthshireOct17 1-1 Harp (Dundee) v East EndOct24 2-0 East End v Harp (Dundee)Oct17 3-3 Coupar Angus v DunblaneOct24 w/o Dunblane v Coupar Angus scrbye ArbroathAberdeenshireOct17 1-3 Orion v AberdeenNorthern CountiesOct17 2-1 Inverness Thistle v Inverness CaledonianSouthern CountiesOct17 4-7 Q.O.S. Wanderers v 5th K.R.V.w/o Mid-Annandale v Annan scrPreliminary Stage Fourth RoundNov07 2-1 Aberdeen v* Dalmuir ThistleNov07 10-0 Arbroath v DennyNov07 8-2 Annbank v Wishaw ThistleNov07 0-1 Inverness Thistle v Battlefield at PitlochryNov07 5-1 Bathgate Rovers v ClydebankNov07 3-6 East End v Monkcastle at ForthbankNov07 5-2 Thistle (Glasgow) v Burnbank SwiftsNov07 9-3 Cowlairs v 5th K.R.V. protestedDec05 7-3 Cowlairs v 5th K.R.V.bye Linthouse, Ayr, Bridge of Allan, East Stirlingshire,Mid-Annandale, Dunblane, Broxburn Shamrock,St Bernard's, Kilmarnock AthleticFinal Stage First RoundNov28 4-0 Dumbarton v Thistle (Glasgow)Nov28 1-6 East Stirlingshire v KilmarnockNov28 2-4 St Mirren v CelticNov28 7-2 Broxburn Shamrock v NorthernNov28 5-0 Leith Athletic v DunblaneNov28 3-1 Heart of Midlothian v Clyde abandoned 85min darknessDec05 8-0 Heart of Midlothian v ClydeNov28 7-2 Kilmarnock Athletic v Bridge of AllanNov28 2-1 Annbank v BattlefieldNov28 0-6 Linthouse v Bathgate RoversDec12 3-1 Cowlairs v CambuslangNov28 2-3 Abercorn v Queen's ParkNov28 3-0 3rd L.R.V. v Vale of LevenNov28 5-1 Rangers v St Bernard'sDec05 2-6 Aberdeen v Mid-Annandale at Forthbank ParkNov28 3-4 Monkcastle v Arbroath at Forthbank ParkNov28 7-4 Renton v AyrFinal Stage Second RoundDec19 1-3 3rd L.R.V. v DumbartonDec19 4-5 Broxburn Shamrock v Heart of MidlothianDec19 11-2 Cowlairs v Mid-AnnandaleDec19 2-1 Annbank v Leith AthleticDec19 6-0 Queen's Park v Bathgate RoversDec19 0-0 Rangers v KilmarnockDec26 1-1 Kilmarnock v RangersJan23 2-3 Kilmarnock v Rangers at WestmarchDec19 0-3 Arbroath v Renton at Carolina PortDec19 3-0 Celtic v Kilmarnock AthleticFinal Stage Third RoundJan30 2-0 Rangers v AnnbankJan23 4-1 Celtic v CowlairsJan23 4-4 Renton v Heart of MidlothianJan30 2-2 Heart of Midlothian v RentonFeb06 2-3 Heart of Midlothian v Renton at Hampden ParkJan23 2-2 Dumbarton v Queen's ParkJan30 4-1 Queen's Park v DumbartonSemi-finalsFeb13 1-1 Renton v Queen's Park at Tontine ParkFeb27 3-0 Queen's Park v Renton at Hampden ParkFeb06 5-3 Celtic v RangersFinalMar12 1-0 Celtic v Queen's Park at Ibrox Park decreed a friendlyApr09 5-1 Celtic v Queen's Park at Ibrox Park