18th May 1905
Scottish Football Association Committee Meeting
It was agreed that all the fourteen clubs in the First League, namely – Celtic, Rangers, Third Lanark, Airdrieonians, Partick Thistle, Hibernians, Hearts, Dundee, Kilmarnock, St, Mirren, Port-Glasgow Athletic, Queen’s Park, Morton, and Motherwell – be exempted from the qualifying stage of the Scottish Cup competition, and in view of the suggested extension of the First League to sixteen clubs, the question of the other two clubs to be exempted was remitted to the office-bearers, with a recommendation to admit to exemption the two clubs which might be included in the extended First League.
Ref: Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser 20th May 1905
22nd May 1905
Scottish Football League
The annual meeting of the Scottish Football League was held in Glasgow last night, under the presidency of Mr Arthur Geake, Queen’s Park. At the outset it was agreed to extend the First League from 14 to 16 clubs. No fewer than eight clubs aspired for a place in the First Division viz. :- Aberdeen, Clyde, Falkirk, Hamilton Academicals, Morton, Motherwell, Leith Athletic, and Albion Rovers.
On a vote, Aberdeen came out on top with 12 votes. The others following were:-Motherwell, 11; Morton, 10; and Falkirk 7. The Clyde, who, it will be recalled, headed the Second League, received only 5 votes, and was therefore dropped with the remaining clubs.
The First League therefore comprises :- Rangers, Celtic, Third Lanark, Hibernians, Partick Thistle, Hearts of Midlothian, Airdrieonians, Dundee, Kilmarnock, St Mirren, Port-Glasgow, Queen’s Park, Morton, Motherwell, Aberdeen, and Falkirk.
Ref: Dundee Courier 23rd May 1905
Qualifying Cup First RoundAyrshireSep02 4-0 Ayr Academicals v Vale of CarrickSep02 6-1 Annbank v Kilwinning EglintonSep02 1-1 Hurlford v Ayr ParkhouseSep09 1-3 Ayr Parkhouse v HurlfordSep02 0-1 Girvan v GalstonSep02 2-0 Beith v MayboleSep02 7-0 Ayr v LanemarkBorder CountiesSep02 0-1 Newcastleton v SelkirkEast of ScotlandSep02 4-1 Broxburn Shamrock v Adventurers protested ineligible playerSep09 3-2 Broxburn Shamrock v AdventurersSep02 1-1 Broxburn v Leith AthleticSep16 2-0 Leith Athletic v BroxburnSep02 5-0 Bo'ness v Broxburn AthleticSep02 4-2 St Bernard's v BathgateSep02 3-5 West Calder Swifts v Berwick RangersFifeshireSep02 0-2 East Fife v Kirkcaldy UnitedSep02 2-1 Lochgelly United v CowdenbeathSep02 0-0 Dunfermline Athletic v Hearts of BeathSep09 0-0 Hearts of Beath v Dunfermline AthleticSep16 4-1 Dunfermline Athletic v Hearts of Beath at Alloabye Raith RoversGlasgow, Lanarkshire, and DumbartonshireSep02 6-1 Clyde v 2nd Scottish RiflesSep02 0-1 Dykehead v Vale of LevenSep02 4-3 Renton v Wishaw AmateursSep02 4-0 Dumbarton v* Carfin EmmettSep02 1-2 Royal Albert v Hamilton Academicalbye Albion RoversPerthshire EastSep02 3-1 Breadalbane v HuntingtowerSep02 w/o Scone v Vale of Atholl scrSep02 2-0 Star of Atholl v DunkeldSep09 4-1 Stanley v LuncartyPerthshire WestSep02 4-2 Dunblane v St JohnstoneSep02 2-0 Crieff Morrisonians v Duncrub ParkSep02 2-0 Tulloch v Auchterarder ThistleForfarshireSep02 3-1 Forfar Athletic v MontroseSep02 2-1 Arbroath v Dundee Wanderersbye Lochee UnitedStirlingshire, and ClackmannanshireSep02 0-3 King's Park v East StirlingshireSep02 4-0 Alloa Athletic v* Camelon C. had no fieldSep02 scr Clackmannan v Stenhousemuir w/obye Falkirk AmateursAberdeenshire, and BanffshireSep02 1-5 Buckie Thistle v Peterheadbye Aberdeen UniversityMorayshire, and ElginSep02 1-1 Forres Mechanics v Elgin CitySep09 3-3 Elgin City v Forres MechanicsSep16 1-2 Elgin City v Forres MechanicsNorthern CountiesSep02 1-1 Inverness Caledonian v Inverness ThistleSep09 3-0 Inverness Thistle v Inverness CaledonianSep09 2-3 Wick v* Black Watchbye ClachnacuddinRenfrewshireSep02 scr Kilbarchan v Cartvale w/oSep02 1-3 Thornliebank v JohnstoneSep02 3-0 Abercorn v Paisley Academicalsbye ArthurlieDumfries-shireSep02 2-0 Vale of Dryffe v DumfriesSep02 2-6 Thornhill v Nithsdale WanderersKirkcudbrightshireSep02 w/o 6th G.R.V. v Barholm Rovers scrSep02 10-1 Maxwelltown Volunteers v St Cuthbert WanderersSep02 2-7 Fleetside Rovers v Douglas WanderersWigtownshireSep02 3-3 Tarff Rovers v GarliestonSep09 4-3 Garlieston v Tarff RoversSep02 2-3 Stranraer v Newton Stewartbye WhithornQualifying Cup Second RoundAyrshire, and RenfrewshireSep16 1-0 Abercorn v AnnbankSep16 1-0 Beith v AyrSep16 0-1 Arthurlie v Johnstone protested ineligible playerSep23 4-1 Arthurlie v JohnstoneSep16 1-0 Galston v HurlfordSep16 1-1 Cartvale v Ayr AcademicalsSep23 2-2 Ayr Academicals v CartvaleSep30 6-0 Ayr Academicals v Cartvale at AyrEast of Scotland, and Border CountiesSep16 1-2 Berwick Rangers v Bo'nessSep16 7-0 Broxburn Shamrock v SelkirkSep23 0-1 St Bernard's v Leith AthleticFifeshire, and StirlingshireSep16 4-1 East Stirlingshire v Raith RoversSep16 8-0 Stenhousemuir v Falkirk AmateursSep16 3-3 Lochgelly United v Alloa AthleticSep23 2-2 Alloa Athletic v Lochgelly UnitedSep30 2-1 Lochgelly United v Alloa Athletic at Dunfermline a.e.t. 1-1Sep23 1-1 Dunfermline Athletic v Kirkcaldy UnitedSep30 0-1 Kirkcaldy United v Dunfermline AthleticGlasgow, Lanarkshire, and DumbartonshireSep16 1-4 Renton v ClydeSep16 0-2 Dumbarton v Hamilton AcademicalSep16 1-0 Albion Rovers v Vale of LevenPerthshire, and ForfarshireSep16 0-0 Tulloch v DunblaneSep23 3-1 Dunblane v TullochSep16 8-0 Arbroath v* Star of AthollSep16 7-1 Lochee United v BreadalbaneSep16 3-0 Forfar Athletic v Crieff MorrisoniansSep16 1-1 Stanley v SconeSep23 1-1 Scone v StanleySep30 3-2 Stanley v Scone at LuncartyAberdeenshire, and Northern CountiesSep23 0-2 Forres Mechanics v PeterheadSep16 1-2 Clachnacuddin v* Black Watchbye Aberdeen University, Inverness ThistleDumfries-shireSep16 8-0 Nithsdale Wanderers v Vale of DryffeGallowaySep16 4-0 Maxwelltown Volunteers v Douglas WanderersSep16 11-1 6th G.R.V. v GarliestonSep16 2-1 Newton Stewart v WhithornQualifying Cup Third RoundGlasgow, and LanarkshireSep30 1-0 Hamilton Academical v Albion Roversbye ClydeAyrshire, and RenfrewshireOct07 1-3 Ayr Academicals v BeithSep30 2-2 Arthurlie v AbercornOct07 2-1 Abercorn v Arthurlie abandoned 55min heavy rain washed out touchlinesOct14 1-3 Abercorn v Arthurliebye GalstonEast of Scotland, Fifeshire, and StirlingshireSep30 2-1 Leith Athletic v East StirlingshireOct07 2-0 Lochgelly United v StenhousemuirSep30 3-0 Bo'ness v Broxburn Shamrockbye Dunfermline AthleticForfarshire, and PerthshireSep30 2-0 Dunblane v Lochee UnitedOct07 5-0 Forfar Athletic v* Stanleybye ArbroathNorthern CountiesSep30 1-1 Aberdeen University v Black Watch at PittodrieOct07 1-0 Black Watch v Aberdeen University at BuckieSep30 1-1 Peterhead v Inverness ThistleOct07 2-1 Inverness Thistle v PeterheadSouthern CountiesSep30 2-2 6th G.R.V. v Maxwelltown VolunteersOct07 5-1 Maxwelltown Volunteers v 6th G.R.V.Sep30 0-6 Newton Stewart v Nithsdale WanderersQualifying Cup Fourth Round - These 16 teams qualified for the First Round properAberdeenshire, and Inverness-shireOct14 0-2 Inverness Thistle v* Black WatchSouthern CountiesOct14 2-2 Maxwelltown Volunteers v Nithsdale WanderersOct21 1-1 Nithsdale Wanderers v Maxwelltown VolunteersOct28 5-1 Maxwelltown Volunteers v Nithsdale Wanderers at ThornhillRest of ScotlandOct14 5-0 Leith Athletic v Forfar AthleticOct21 1-0 Lochgelly United v ArthurlieOct14 1-2 Arbroath v ClydeOct14 3-1 Hamilton Academical v Bo'nessOct14 0-0 Galston v DunblaneOct21 2-0 Dunblane v GalstonOct14 2-0 Beith v Dunfermline AthleticQualifying Cup Fifth RoundNorth, and EastOct28 1-1 Dunblane v* Black WatchNov04 w/o Dunblane v Black Watch scr B.W. had an Army Cup tie - no extension given by SFAOct28 3-1 Leith Athletic v Lochgelly UnitedSouth, and WestNov04 2-2 Maxwelltown Volunteers v BeithNov11 2-1 Beith v Maxwelltown VolunteersOct28 2-1 Hamilton Academical v ClydeQualifying Cup Semi-finalsNov18 1-1 Hamilton Academical v BeithNov25 1-0 Beith v Hamilton AcademicalNov11 2-3 Dunblane v Leith AthleticQualifying Cup FinalDec04 0-2 Beith v Leith Athletic at Shawfield ParkFirst RoundJan27 1-2 Dundee v CelticJan27 4-3 Greenock Morton v Lochgelly UnitedJan27 9-2 Airdrieonians v* Maxwelltown VolunteersJan27 4-1 Heart of Midlothian v* Nithsdale WanderersJan27 0-4 Forfar Athletic v Queen's ParkJan27 3-0 Aberdeen v Dunfermline AthleticJan27 7-2 St Mirren v* Black WatchJan27 1-4 Arbroath v Bo'nessJan27 2-1 Kilmarnock v ClydeJan27 5-0 Third Lanark v* GalstonJan27 2-0 Beith v Inverness ThistleJan27 1-2 Leith Athletic v Partick ThistleJan27 2-3 Motherwell v Hamilton AcademicalJan27 1-7 Arthurlie v RangersJan27 1-2 Falkirk v HibernianJan27 6-1 Port Glasgow Athletic v DunblaneSecond RoundFeb10 0-3 Beith v Heart of MidlothianFeb10 1-2 Queen's Park v AirdrieoniansFeb10 2-2 Kilmarnock v Port Glasgow AthleticFeb17 0-0 Port Glasgow Athletic v KilmarnockFeb24 0-0 Kilmarnock v Port Glasgow Athletic at Cathkin Park aet 0-0Mar03 0-1 Kilmarnock v Port Glasgow Athletic at Celtic ParkFeb10 2-3 Aberdeen v RangersFeb10 3-0 Celtic v Bo'nessFeb10 1-1 Hibernian v Partick ThistleFeb17 1-1 Partick Thistle v HibernianFeb24 2-1 Hibernian v Partick Thistle at Ibrox ParkFeb10 2-2 Third Lanark v Hamilton AcademicalFeb17 1-3 Hamilton Academical v Third LanarkFeb10 3-1 St Mirren v Greenock MortonThird RoundFeb24 0-0 Airdrieonians v St MirrenMar03 2-0 St Mirren v AirdrieoniansFeb24 1-2 Celtic v Heart of MidlothianMar10 1-0 Port Glasgow Athletic v RangersMar10 2-3 Hibernian v Third LanarkSemi-finalsMar31 0-2 Port Glasgow Athletic v Heart of MidlothianMar31 1-1 St Mirren v Third Lanark at Love StreetApr14 0-0 Third Lanark v St Mirren at Cathkin ParkApr21 0-1 St Mirren v Third Lanark at Ibrox ParkFinalApr28 1-0 Heart of Midlothian v Third Lanark at Ibrox Park