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Glasgow Exhibition Cup

After the first event in 1888, Glasgow staged its second International Trade Fair in 1901, Like the first, a football competition was also included. Eight First Division sides were invited with all the matches taking place over August and September at a specially constructed site at Gilmorehill. Situated at the back of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, other games at this temporary stadium included the 1901 Glasgow Charity Cup and the Scottish Junior FA Cup final. Rangers insured the trophy for a massive £100 but hopes that the competition would become an annual event were dashed a year later. To raise money for the victims, the trophy was put up for a competition between the winners and runners up of the Scottish and English Football Leagues. The British League Cup, as it was called, was won by Celtic, and the trophy remains in their trophy room to this day.


First Round
  7 Aug   Third Lanark 3 Morton 1 (Wilson, Cross, Johnston : Clarkston)
13 Aug  Rangers 8 St Mirren 1 (Speedie, Hamilton 3          : Campbell)
21 Aug  Celtic 1 Hibernian 0 (Drummond)
27 Aug  Heart of Midlothian 2 Queen’s Park 1 (Hogg, Porteous : McColl (pen)         ) att 7000
 
Semi-final
   Sep Rangers 4 Third Lanark 1 (‘scrimmage’, Smith, Hamilton, Neil : McCoonnachie)
5 Sep Celtic 2 Heart of Midlothian 1 (Hodge, Drummond : Walker) att 8000
 
Final
9 Sep Rangers 3 Celtic 1 (Hamilton 2, Neil : Campbell)
 
Rangers: Dickie, N Smith, Drummond, Stark, Neil, Gibson, McDougall, Wilkie, Hamilton, Speedie, A Smith
Celtic: McFarlane, Davidson, Battles, Moir, Marshall, Hynds, Hodge, Livingstone, Campbell, Drummond, Quinn
 

Stadium constructed at the University to stage the sports events.