Season 1897-98Rangers

1st June 1897
Committee Meeting – Cup Exemptions
By virtue of their being semi-finalists, Dumbarton, Rangers, Kilmarnock and Greenock Morton were exempted without a vote being taken. The other Clubs proposed for exemption were – Queen’s [Park], Celtic, Third Lanark, Heart of Midlothian, Dundee, Clyde, St Bernard, Leith Athletic, Port-Glasgow Athletic, Hibernians, Abercorn, Partick Thistle, St Mirren, Airdrieonians, Motherwell, and Renton. Upon a ballot the following 12 clubs were selected to form the 16 Clubs exempted:- Queen’s Park, 20 votes; Celtic, 20; Third Lanark, 20; Dundee, 20; Hibernians, 20; St Bernard, 20; Heart of Midlothian, 19; St Mirren, 18; Partick Thistle, 17; Clyde, 15; Leith Athletic, 11; Abercorn, 9. The Renton and Port-Glasgow Athletic also had 9 votes, but the Chairman gave his casting vote to the Paisley Club [Abercorn]. The other votes were – Airdrieonians, 7; Motherwell, 6.
Ref: Evening Telegraph 2nd June 1897

 Qualifying Cup First Round
 Lanarkshire, and Glasgow
Sep11  3-1  Longriggend v 1st Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Sep11  3-4  Carfin v Albion Rovers
Sep11  w/o  Royal Albert v Airdriehill scr
Sep11  3-4  Hamilton Academical v Motherwell
Sep11  5-0  Wishaw Thistle v Blantyre
Sep11  3-0  Dykehead v Linthouse
Sep11  scr  Battlefield v Airdrieonians w/o
Sep11  w/o  Cameronians v Burnbank Swifts scr
Sep11  1-2  Galston v Stevenston Thistle
Sep11  3-1  Monkcastle v Irvine
Sep11  1-2  Maybole v Kilmarnock Athletic
Sep11  1-3  Lugar Boswell v Hurlford
Sep11  w/o  Lanemark v Girvan Athletic scr
Sep11  3-1  Ayr Parkhouse v Ayr
Sep11  w/o  Kilwinning Eglinton v Saltcoats Victoria scr
Sep11  6-0  Annbank v Beith
Sep11  7-0  Johnstone v Lochwinnoch
Sep11  2-2  Paisley Academicals v Arthurlie
Sep18  4-0  Arthurlie v Paisley Academicals
Sep11  2-2  Neilston v Port Glasgow Athletic
Sep18  4-1  Port Glasgow Athletic v Neilston
Sep11  1-3  Kilbarchan v Cartvale
Sep11  scr  Bridge of Weir v Thornliebank w/o
 East of Scotland, and Border Counties
Sep11  0-2  Adventurers v Polton Vale
Sep11  w/o  Trinity v Benburb scr
Sep11  2-3  Selkirk v* Broxburn Shamrock
Sep11  w/o  Penicuik v Kelso scr
Sep11  4-0  West Calder v Armadale Volunteers
Sep11  8-1  Bathgate v Vale of Leithen
Sep11  1-4  Mossend Swifts v Bo’ness
Sep11  3-1  Hearts of Beath v Dunfermline Athletic protested no nets
Sep18  4-2  Dunfermline Athletic v Hearts of Beath
Sep11  4-0  Cowdenbeath v Kirkcaldy
Sep11  1-2  Lochgelly United v Raith Rovers
Sep11  3-1  Alloa Athletic v* Dunipace
Sep11  3-4  Falkirk v Camelon
Sep11  2-0  King’s Park v Denny Athletic
Sep11  2-0  Kilsyth Wanderers v Grasshoppers
Sep11  1-6  Clackmannan v Stenhousemuir
Sep11  7-0  East Stirlingshire v Falkirk Amateurs
 Dumbartonshire, and Argyllshire
Sep11  6-1  Renton v* Newtown Thistle
Sep11  9-0  Vale of Leven v* West End (Oban)
Sep11 11-2  Dunblane v Duncrub Park
Sep11  w/o  St Johnstone v Rob Roy scr
Sep11  3-0  Fair City Athletic v* Vale of Atholl
Sep11  w/o  Huntingtower v Our Boys (Blairgowrie) scr
Sep11  4-1  Lochee United v Montrose
Sep11  2-1  Dundee Wanderers v Arbroath
Sep11  w/o  Forfar Athletic v* Arbroath Wanderers scr
Sep11  2-4  Peterhead v Orion
Sep11  2-1  Victoria United v Aberdeen
 Northern Counties
Sep11  4-4  Forres Mechanics v Clachnacuddin
Sep18  7-1  Clachnacuddin v Forres Mechanics
Sep11  3-0  Inverness Caledonian v Inverness Thistle
 Southern Counties
Sep11  5-0  Nithsdale v St Cuthbert Wanderers  at Cresswell
Sep11  2-5  Thornhill v 6th G.R.V.
Sep11  0-5  Barholm Rovers v Dumfries
Sep11  w/o  Tarff Rovers v Glenarnott Athletic scr
Sep11  7-2  Dumfries Hibernian v Newton Stewart Athletic
       bye  Douglas Wanderers
 Qualifying Cup Second Round
 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, and Dumbartonshire
Sep25  3-0  Albion Rovers v Longriggend
Sep25  3-1  Vale of Leven v Wishaw Thistle
Sep25  2-2  Royal Albert v Airdrieonians
Oct02  2-1  Airdrieonians v Royal Albert
Sep25  1-3  Cameronians v Dykehead
Sep25  0-3  Renton v Motherwell
Sep25  5-1  Ayr Parkhouse v Kilwinning Eglinton
Sep25  3-0  Kilmarnock Athletic v Stevenston Thistle
Sep25  5-0  Hurlford v Monkcastle
Sep25  3-3  Annbank v Lanemark
Oct02  1-4  Lanemark v Annbank
Sep25  4-1  Cartvale v Johnstone
Sep25  0-2  Thornliebank v Arthurlie
       bye  Port Glasgow Athletic
Sep25  3-0  Dundee Wanderers v Forfar Athletic
       bye  Lochee United
 East of Scotland, and Border Counties
Sep25  3-3  Penicuik v West Calder abandoned 70min bar broken & repaired, W.C. left to catch train. Awarded to P.
Sep25  w/o  Bo’ness v Broxburn Shamrock scr
Sep25  w/o  Bathgate v Trinity scr
       bye  Polton Vale
Sep25  1-2  Dunfermline Athletic v Raith Rovers
       bye  Cowdenbeath
 Stirlingshire, and Clackmannanshire
Sep25  4-5  Kilsyth Wanderers v East Stirlingshire abandoned 88min crowd break-in
Oct02  5-0  East Stirlingshire v Kilsyth Wanderers  at Ochilview Park
Sep25  6-0  Stenhousemuir v King’s Park
Sep25  3-2  Alloa Athletic v Camelon abandoned 77min crowd break-in. A.A. awarded tie
Sep25  4-2  Orion v Victoria United
 Northern Counties
Sep25  2-1  Inverness Caledonian v Clachnacuddin
Sep25  1-2  Fair City Athletic v Dunblane
Sep25  1-2  St Johnstone v Huntingtower
 Southern Counties
Sep25  w/o  Douglas Wanderers v Tarff Rovers scr
Sep25  2-4  Dumfries v 6th G.R.V.
Sep25  2-4  Nithsdale v Dumfries Hibernian
 Qualifying Cup Third Round
 Southern Counties, and Ayrshire
Oct09  2-4  Douglas Wanderers v Dumfries Hibernian
Oct09  6-3  Kilmarnock Athletic v Hurlford
Oct09  3-3  Annbank v Ayr Parkhouse
Oct16  6-1  Ayr Parkhouse v Annbank
       bye  6th G.R.V.
 Northern Counties
Oct09  0-2  Inverness Caledonian v Orion
 Perthshire, and Forfarshire
Oct09  3-0  Lochee United v Huntingtower
Oct09  4-0  Dundee Wanderers v Dunblane
 Renfrewshire, Lanarkshire, Dumbartonshire, and Glasgow
Oct09  4-2  Cartvale v Dykehead
Oct09  4-0  Motherwell v Vale of Leven
Oct09  2-4  Albion Rovers v Port Glasgow Athletic
Oct09  4-2  Arthurlie v Airdrieonians
 East of Scotland, Fifeshire, and Stirlingshire
Oct09  0-1  Alloa Athletic v Raith Rovers
Oct09  3-0  Polton Vale v Cowdenbeath
Oct09  3-3  Stenhousemuir v East Stirlingshire
Oct16  2-1  East Stirlingshire v Stenhousemuir
Oct09  1-0  Bo’ness v Penicuik
       bye  Bathgate
 Qualifying Cup Fourth Round – These 16 teams qualified for the First Round proper
 Ayrshire, and Southern Counties
Oct23  1-2  Kilmarnock Athletic v Ayr Parkhouse
Oct23  4-2  6th G.R.V. v Dumfries Hibernian
 Aberdeenshire, Perthshire, Forfarshire, and Fifeshire
Oct23 10-1  Orion v Lochee United
Oct23  1-2  Dundee Wanderers v Raith Rovers
 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, and Renfrewshire
Oct23  3-2  Cartvale v Arthurlie
Oct23  2-2  Motherwell v Port Glasgow Athletic
Oct30  3-2  Port Glasgow Athletic v Motherwell
 East of Scotland, and Stirlingshire
Oct23  7-0  Polton Vale v Bathgate
Oct30  2-2  Bo’ness v East Stirlingshire
Nov06  6-2  East Stirlingshire v Bo’ness
 Qualifying Cup Fifth Round
 South, and West
Nov06  1-3  6th G.R.V. v* Ayr Parkhouse
Nov06  1-1  Cartvale v Port Glasgow Athletic abandoned 88min C. refused to play on due to fisted equaliser
Nov13  4-2  Port Glasgow Athletic v Cartvale  at Cathkin Park
 North, and East
Nov13  1-0  East Stirlingshire v Raith Rovers
Nov06  5-0  Orion v Polton Vale
 Qualifying Cup Semi-finals
Nov27  3-4  Orion v East Stirlingshire
Nov20  1-2  Ayr Parkhouse v Port Glasgow Athletic A.P. protest that penalty should not have been given
Nov27  2-1  Port Glasgow Athletic v Ayr Parkhouse
 Qualifying Cup Final
Dec18  2-4  East Stirlingshire v Port Glasgow Athletic  at Hampden Park
 First Round
Jan08  8-0  Rangers v* Polton Vale
Jan08  0-8  Lochee United v Heart of Midlothian
Jan08  2-4  Raith Rovers v East Stirlingshire
Jan08  0-6  Bo’ness v Queen’s Park
Jan08  2-0  Leith Athletic v Port Glasgow Athletic
Jan08  7-1  Greenock Morton v Motherwell
Jan08  1-1  St Bernard’s v Dumbarton
Jan15  1-3  Dumbarton v St Bernard’s
Jan08  0-7  Arthurlie v Celtic
Jan08  2-7  Dumfries Hibernian v St Mirren
Jan08  2-1  Dundee v Partick Thistle
Jan08  2-1  Ayr Parkhouse v Kilmarnock Athletic
Jan08  1-1  Abercorn v Hibernian
Jan15  7-1  Hibernian v Abercorn
Jan15  1-3  Clyde v 3rd L.R.V.
Jan08  2-4  Bathgate v Cartvale
Jan08  3-1  Dundee Wanderers v Orion
Jan08  5-1  Kilmarnock v 6th G.R.V.
 Second Round
Jan22  3-1  Hibernian v East Stirlingshire
Jan22 12-0  Rangers v Cartvale
Jan22  4-1  Heart of Midlothian v Greenock Morton
Jan22  9-2  Kilmarnock v Leith Athletic
Jan22  3-2  3rd L.R.V. v Celtic
Jan22  3-6  Dundee Wanderers v Ayr Parkhouse
Jan22  2-0  Dundee v St Mirren
Jan22  0-5  St Bernard’s v Queen’s Park
 Third Round
Feb05  2-0  3rd L.R.V. v Hibernian
Feb05  3-0  Dundee v Heart of Midlothian
Feb05  2-7  Ayr Parkhouse v Kilmarnock
Feb05  1-3  Queen’s Park v Rangers
Feb19  1-1  Rangers v 3rd L.R.V.  at Ibrox Park
Feb26  2-2  3rd L.R.V. v Rangers  at Cathkin Park
Mar12  0-2  3rd L.R.V. v Rangers  at Cathkin Park
Feb19  3-2  Kilmarnock v Dundee  at Rugby Park
Mar26  0-2  Kilmarnock v Rangers  at Hampden Park