Season 1908-09

12th May 1908
Scottish Football Association
The annual meeting of the Scottsh Football Association was held in their Rooms, 6 Carlton Place, Glasgow, on Tuesday night. Mr John Liddell, Queen’s Park, the president, was in the chair. A proposal of the Clyde and Hamilton Academical Clubs to reduce the exempted clubs from taking part in the Scottish Cup competition from sixteen to fourteen was lost, on a division, by two votes. Partick Thistle withdrew their proposal they had given notice of for the abolition of the consolation cup.
Ref: Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser 16th May 1908

28th May 1908
Scottish Football Association Meeting – Qualifying Cup Exemptions
The chief business, however, was the exempting of the clubs from taking part in the Qualifying Cup. It was, in accordance with custom, agreed without comment to exempt the semi-finalists of the Scottish Cup – Celtic (winners), St Mirren, Kilmarnock, and Aberdeen.
Mr Williamson then suggested that the first 16 League clubs form the exemptions. Although there was a desire by some members that the clubs should be nominated individually, Mr Williamson’s proposal carried the day, and the following clubs were then added to the semi-finalists:- Dundee, Hearts of Midlothian, Rangers, Third Lanark, Hibernians, Partick Thistle, Greenock Morton, Queen’s Park, Airdrieonians, Motherwell, Falkirk, and Hamilton Academicals. The last-named club applied in vain to be excluded from the select 16. The other First League clubs – Clyde and Port-Glasgow – will take part in the Qualifying Competition.
Ref: Dundee Courier 29th May 1908

Qualifying Cup First Round
Ayrshire
Sep05 1-0 Beith v Galston
Sep05 0-1 Hurlford v Ayr
Sep05 scr Kilwinning Eglinton v Lanemark w/o
Sep05 2-0 Ayr Parkhouse v Girvan Athletic
Sep05 3-1 Annbank v Maybole
Glasgow, and Dumbartonshire
Sep05 4-1 Dumbarton v Renton
Sep05 w/o Lennox Amateurs v 2nd K.O.S.B. scr
Sep05 10-0 Vale of Leven v Dumbarton Harp
bye Clyde
Lanarkshire
Sep05 1-4 Wishaw Thistle v Albion Rovers
Sep05 2-1 Dykehead v Royal Albert
Fifeshire
Sep05 2-5 Hearts of Beath v Dunfermline Athletic
Sep05 4-2 Lochgelly United v Kirkcaldy United
Sep05 1-0 Raith Rovers v East Fife
bye Cowdenbeath
Border Counties
Sep05 3-2 Berwick Rangers v Selkirk
Sep05 2-2 Vale of Leithen v Peebles Rovers
Sep12 1-1 Peebles Rovers v Vale of Leithen
Sep19 2-1 Peebles Rovers v Vale of Leithen at Peebles
East of Scotland
Sep05 5-1 St Bernard's v West Lothian Albion
Sep05 2-0 Leith v Bathgate
Sep05 2-0 Broxburn Athletic v Bo'ness
Sep05 3-0 Broxburn v Uphall
bye Edinburgh University, West Calder Swifts
Forfarshire
Sep05 0-2 Lochee United v Brechin City
Sep05 0-0 Dundee Wanderers v Montrose
Sep12 1-1 Montrose v Dundee Wanderers
Sep19 2-2 Dundee Wanderers v Montrose at Station Park, Forfar a.e.t. 2-2
Sep23 1-0 Dundee Wanderers v Montrose at Dens Park
Sep05 4-0 Arbroath v Forfar Athletic
Perthshire (East)
Sep05 5-0 Huntingtower v Our Boys (Blairgowrie)
Sep05 3-3 Stanley v Luncarty
Sep12 0-3 Luncarty v Stanley
Sep05 0-6 Dunkeld v Breadalbane
bye Vale of Atholl
Perthshire (West)
Sep05 5-0 Dunblane v Tulloch
Sep05 9-0 St Johnstone v Crieff Morrisonians
Renfrewshire
Sep05 3-1 Port Glasgow Athletic v* Paisley Academicals
Sep05 4-0 Johnstone v Abercorn abandoned 75min weather
Sep12 4-1 Johnstone v Abercorn
Sep05 w/o Arthurlie v Cartvale scr
Inverness-shire
Sep05 0-3 Inverness Caledonian v 2nd Highland Light Infantry
Sep05 2-3 Inverness Thistle v Clachnacuddin
Morayshire, and Elgin
Sep05 1-3 Forres Mechanics v Elgin City
Aberdeenshire
Sep05 2-1 Peterhead v* Aberdeen Harp
bye Aberdeen University
Dumfries-shire
Sep05 7-1 5th K.O.S.B. v Thornhill
Sep05 1-0 Dumfries v Nithsdale Wanderers
Galloway
Sep05 w/o Whithorn v Creetown Volunteers scr
Sep05 6-0 Dalbeattie Star v Newton Stewart
Sep05 1-1 Fleetside Rovers v Douglas Wanderers
Sep12 0-5 Douglas Wanderers v Fleetside Rovers
Sep05 1-5 Tarff Rovers v St Cuthbert Wanderers
Stirlingshire, and Clackmannanshire
Sep05 6-2 East Stirlingshire v Clackmannan
Sep05 1-2 Stenhousemuir v Alloa Athletic
bye King's Park
Qualifying Cup Second Round
Ayrshire
Sep19 1-1 Beith v Annbank
Sep26 1-4 Annbank v Beith
Sep19 0-0 Lanemark v Ayr
Sep26 3-1 Ayr v Lanemark
bye Ayr Parkhouse
Glasgow, Dumbartonshire, Renfrewshire, and Lanarkshire
Sep19 0-1 Albion Rovers v Clyde
Sep19 6-0 Dykehead v Arthurlie
Sep19 0-8 Lennox Amateurs v Port Glasgow Athletic
Sep19 4-1 Dumbarton v Johnstone
bye Vale of Leven
Perthshire, East of Scotland, and Stirlingshire
Sep19 2-0 Dunfermline Athletic v King's Park
Sep19 3-1 Alloa Athletic v Lochgelly United
Sep19 1-0 Broxburn v Raith Rovers
Sep19 1-0 East Stirlingshire v Cowdenbeath
Sep19 0-1 St Bernard's v Leith
Sep19 2-1 West Calder Swifts v Broxburn Athletic
bye Edinburgh University
Inverness-shire
Sep19 1-0 Clachnacuddin v* 2nd Highland Light Infantry
Aberdeenshire, and Elginshire
Sep19 4-0 Elgin City v Peterhead
bye Aberdeen University
Dumfries-shire, and Galloway
Sep19 6-1 Dumfries v Fleetside Rovers
Sep19 6-1 5th K.O.S.B. v Whithorn
Sep19 3-1 Dalbeattie Star v St Cuthbert Wanderers
South of Scotland
Sep26 2-1 Berwick Rangers v Peebles Rovers
Forfarshire, and Perthshire
Sep19 2-12 Vale of Atholl v St Johnstone
Sep19 5-2 Arbroath v* Huntingtower
Sep19 2-5 Stanley v Dunblane
Sep26 1-0 Brechin City v Dundee Wanderers
bye Breadalbane
Qualifying Cup Third Round
Fifeshire, Forfarshire, Stirlingshire, Perthshire, and North of Scotland
Oct03 4-1 Brechin City v Aberdeen University
Oct03 6-1 East Stirlingshire v Edinburgh University
Oct03 2-2 Dunblane v Breadalbane
Oct10 1-1 Breadalbane v Dunblane
Oct17 8-1 Dunblane v Breadalbane at Dunblane
Oct03 2-1 West Calder Swifts v Dunfermline Athletic
Oct03 1-2 Clachnacuddin v Elgin City
Oct03 3-1 Leith v Arbroath
bye Alloa Athletic, St Johnstone, Broxburn
Southern Counties, Glasgow, Ayrshire, Lanarkshire, Dumbartonshire, and Renfrewshire
Oct03 9-1 Beith v Dalbeattie Star
Oct03 2-2 Berwick Rangers v Vale of Leven
Oct10 3-0 Vale of Leven v Berwick Rangers
Oct03 0-2 Dumbarton v Ayr Parkhouse
Oct03 5-1 Port Glasgow Athletic v Dumfries
Oct03 3-0 Clyde v 5th K.O.S.B.
bye Ayr, Dykehead
Qualifying Cup Fourth Round - These 16 teams qualified for the First Round proper
Oct17 2-0 Brechin City v Alloa Athletic
Oct17 2-2 Broxburn v Leith
Oct24 3-1 Leith v Broxburn
Oct24 1-0 St Johnstone v Dunblane
Oct17 2-1 West Calder Swifts v Elgin City
Oct17 1-1 Ayr v Vale of Leven
Oct24 4-0 Vale of Leven v Ayr
Oct17 0-4 Clyde v Ayr Parkhouse
Oct17 4-0 Dykehead v Port Glasgow Athletic
Oct17 3-3 Beith v East Stirlingshire
Oct24 3-0 East Stirlingshire v Beith
Qualifying Cup Fifth Round
Oct31 2-0 Leith v East Stirlingshire
Oct31 1-1 Dykehead v Vale of Leven
Nov07 2-0 Vale of Leven v Dykehead
Oct31 1-1 St Johnstone v Ayr Parkhouse
Nov07 2-1 Ayr Parkhouse v St Johnstone
Oct31 0-0 Brechin City v West Calder Swifts
Nov07 0-2 West Calder Swifts v Brechin City
Qualifying Cup Semi-finals
Nov14 0-0 Leith v Vale of Leven
Nov21 4-3 Vale of Leven v Leith
Nov14 1-1 Brechin City v Ayr Parkhouse
Nov21 1-2 Ayr Parkhouse v Brechin City
Qualifying Cup Final
Nov28 2-0 Vale of Leven v Brechin City at Cathkin Park protested ineligible player
Dec05 5-2 Vale of Leven v Brechin City at Easter Road
Consolation Cup First Round
Ayrshire
Jan09 7-1 Lanemark v Maybole
Jan09 2-4 Hurlford v Galston
Jan09 3-2 Annbank v Girvan Athletic
Renfrewshire
Jan09 0-4 Paisley Academicals v Johnstone
Jan09 w/o Arthurlie v Abercorn scr
Dumbartonshire
Jan09 2-1 Renton v Dumbarton Harp
Jan09 scr Dumbarton v Lennox Amateurs w/o
Lanarkshire
Jan09 scr Albion Rovers v Royal Albert w/o
bye Wishaw Thistle
East of Scotland
Jan09 scr Uphall v Bathgate w/o
Jan09 4-2 Broxburn Athletic v West Lothian Albion
Jan09 scr St Bernard's v Bo'ness w/o
bye Edinburgh University
Stirlingshire
Jan09 2-3 Clackmannan v King's Park
bye Stenhousemuir
Border Counties
w/o Berwick Rangers v Vale of Leithen scr
Jan09 5-3 Peebles Rovers v Selkirk
Forfarshire
Jan09 w/o Dundee Wanderers v Lochee United scr
Jan09 1-1 Montrose v Arbroath
Jan16 0-0 Arbroath v Montrose abandoned 48min unplayable due to onset of frost
Jan23 0-0 Arbroath v Montrose
Jan30 2-1 Arbroath v Montrose at Gayfield Park a.e.t. 1-1
bye Forfar Athletic
Perthshire
Jan09 0-1 Huntingtower v Crieff Morrisonians
Jan09 2-1 Tulloch v Stanley
Jan09 3-3 Luncarty v Vale of Atholl
Jan23 4-2 Vale of Atholl v Luncarty
Jan09 3-1 Breadalbane v Our Boys (Blairgowrie)
bye Dunkeld
Jan09 scr Raith Rovers v East Fife w/o
Jan23 0-2 Hearts of Beath v Kirkcaldy United
Jan09 1-2 Dunfermline Athletic v Lochgelly United
bye Cowdenbeath
Inverness-shire
Jan09 scr 2nd Highland Light Infantry v Inverness Caledonian w/o
Jan09 3-3 Inverness Thistle v Clachnacuddin
Jan16 3-2 Clachnacuddin v Inverness Thistle abandoned xxmin stopped in second half stormy weather
Jan23 2-2 Clachnacuddin v Inverness Thistle
Jan28 0-2 Inverness Thistle v Clachnacuddin at Telford Street Park
Moray, and Aberdeenshire
Jan09 4-0 Peterhead v* Aberdeen University
Jan09 3-2 Forres Mechanics v Aberdeen Harp
Dumfriesshire
Jan09 7-1 5th K.O.S.B. v Thornhill
Jan09 3-0 Nithsdale Wanderers v Dumfries
Jan09 3-4 Whithorn v Dalbeattie Star
Jan09 6-3 Newton Stewart v Fleetside Rovers
Jan09 scr Tarff Rovers v Douglas Wanderers w/o
bye St Cuthbert Wanderers
Consolation Cup Second Round
Ayrshire
Jan23 - Annbank v Lanemark won by Annbank
bye Galston
Dumbartonshire, Renfrewshire, and Lanarkshire
scr Arthurlie v Royal Albert w/o
Jan23 2-1 Wishaw Thistle v Johnstone
Jan23+ - Lennox Amateurs v Renton at St James' Park, Dumbarton Renton went through
Fifeshire, and East of Scotland
Jan23 1-0 East Fife v Bathgate
Jan23 0-0 Lochgelly United v Bo'ness
Jan30 0-1 Bo'ness v Lochgelly United
Fifeshire
Jan30 0-2 Kirkcaldy United v Broxburn Athletic
scr Cowdenbeath v Edinburgh University w/o
Border Counties
Jan23 2-0 Berwick Rangers v Peebles Rovers
Forfarshire, Stirlingshire, and Perthshire
Jan23 1-0 Forfar Athletic v Breadalbane
Feb06 0-6 Crieff Morrisonians v Arbroath
Jan30 0-2 Vale of Atholl v King's Park
Jan23 2-1 Stenhousemuir v Dundee Wanderers
Jan23 4-2 Tulloch v Dunkeld
Inverness-shire
Jan30 4-1 Inverness Caledonian v Clachnacuddin
Moray, Elgin, and Aberdeenshire
Jan23 4-3 Forres Mechanics v Peterhead
Dumfriesshire, and Galloway
Jan23 5-0 Nithsdale Wanderers v Newton Stewart
Jan23 5-3 Douglas Wanderers v St Cuthbert Wanderers
Jan23 1-1 5th K.O.S.B. v Dalbeattie Star
Jan30 2-1 Dalbeattie Star v 5th K.O.S.B.
Consolation Cup Third Round
Feb06 1-1 Galston v Wishaw Thistle
Feb13 0-1 Wishaw Thistle v Galston played under protest by both clubs
Feb20 2-0 Wishaw Thistle v Galston
Feb06 4-2 Lochgelly United v Edinburgh University
Feb06 1-0 Forfar Athletic v Stenhousemuir
Feb13 3-1 Douglas Wanderers v Nithsdale Wanderers
bye Annbank, Renton, Royal Albert,
East Fife, Berwick Rangers, Broxburn Athletic,
Tulloch, King's Park, Inverness Caledonian,
Arbroath, Forres Mechanics, Dalbeattie Star
Consolation Cup Fourth Round
Feb20 2-0 Inverness Caledonian v Forres Mechanics
Feb20 1-1 Annbank v Renton
Feb27 2-0 Renton v Annbank
Feb27 0-2 Royal Albert v Wishaw Thistle
Feb20 2-2 Berwick Rangers v East Fife
Feb27 1-0 East Fife v Berwick Rangers
Feb20 3-0 Broxburn Athletic v Lochgelly United
Feb20 3-1 King's Park v Forfar Athletic
Feb20 6-0 Arbroath v Tulloch
Feb20 2-0 Dalbeattie Star v Douglas Wanderers
Consolation Cup Fifth Round
Mar13 2-1 Arbroath v Broxburn Athletic
Mar13 0-0 Dalbeattie Star v King's Park
Mar20 2-0 King's Park v Dalbeattie Star
Mar13 2-1 East Fife v Renton
Mar06 2-0 Wishaw Thistle v Inverness Caledonian
Consolation Cup Semi-finals
Mar27 0-1 King's Park v Wishaw Thistle
Mar20 1-1 Arbroath v East Fife
Mar27 2-2 East Fife v Arbroath
Apr03 2-2 Arbroath v East Fife at Cowdenbeath a.e.t. 2-2
Apr07 2-1 Arbroath v East Fife at Recreation Grounds, Perth
Consolation Cup Final
Apr17 2-1 Wishaw Thistle v Arbroath at Brockville Park, Falkirk
First Round
Jan23 0-4 Greenock Morton v Aberdeen
Jan23 9-0 Dundee v Ayr Parkhouse
Jan23 0-0 West Calder Swifts v* Partick Thistle
Jan30 w/o Partick Thistle v West Calder Swifts W.C.S. refused to play at Shawfield Park
Jan23 6-1 Motherwell v* Elgin City
Jan23 2-1 Hibernian v Ayr
Jan23 0-0 Vale of Leven v Airdrieonians
Jan30 1-0 Airdrieonians v Vale of Leven
Jan23 0-3 St Johnstone v Rangers
Jan23 5-0 Port Glasgow Athletic v Dunblane
Jan23 4-0 Clyde v Dykehead
Jan23 1-1 Broxburn v Beith
Jan30 0-0 Beith v Broxburn
Feb03 1-1 Beith v Broxburn at Ibrox Park a.e.t. 1-1
Feb04 1-1 Beith v Broxburn at Ibrox Park a.e.t. 1-1
Feb05 4-2 Beith v Broxburn at Love Street
Jan23 2-4 Leith Athletic v Celtic
Jan23 2-2 Alloa Athletic v St Mirren
Jan30 5-0 St Mirren v Alloa Athletic
Jan23 2-1 Heart of Midlothian v Kilmarnock
Jan23 2-1 Falkirk v East Stirlingshire
Jan23 5-1 Third Lanark v Brechin City
Jan23 0-0 Hamilton Academical v Queen's Park
Jan30 2-0 Queen's Park v Hamilton Academical
Second Round
Feb06 4-1 Third Lanark v Aberdeen
Feb06 1-0 Clyde v Hibernian
Feb06 3-0 Queen's Park v* Partick Thistle
Feb06 4-0 Celtic v Port Glasgow Athletic
Feb06 3-0 St Mirren v Beith
Feb06 0-0 Dundee v Rangers
Feb13 1-0 Rangers v Dundee
Feb06 2-0 Airdrieonians v Heart of Midlothian
Feb06 1-3 Motherwell v Falkirk
Third Round
Feb20 3-1 Celtic v Airdrieonians
Feb20 3-1 Clyde v St Mirren
Feb20 1-0 Rangers v Queen's Park
Feb20 1-2 Third Lanark v Falkirk
Semi-finals
Mar20 0-0 Celtic v* Clyde at Celtic Park
Mar27 2-0 Celtic v Clyde at Celtic Park
Mar20 0-1 Falkirk v Rangers at Brockville Park
Final
Apr10 2-2 Celtic v Rangers at Hampden Park
Apr17 1-1 Celtic v Rangers at Hampden Park cup withheld owing to riot