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West of Scotland Cup

In September 1877, of the 44 clubs who applied to join the Scottish FA, eight were refused, mainly on the condition that they didn’t have a ground of their own and played on public parks. This decision was generally criticised and the SFA were blasted as ‘thinking shame of its birthplace’. One of the rejected clubs, Vale of Leven Wanderers, proposed the formation of a ‘Public Park’ FA, and on 30 October 1877 60 clubs sent representatives to Whyte’s Temperance Hotel in Glasgow and formed the West of Scotland FA.
In December 1877, the fledgling organization decided to hold a Cup tournament of which two were run between 1877 and 1879 before the association was wound up.
 
 
Winners
1877-78 Marchton
1878-79 Partick Thistle

 

Results

 

1877-78

First round

(  5 Jan 1878) Arthurlie Rovers v Wellpark

(  5 Jan 1878) Barrhead St John’s v Glenkilloch

(  5 Jan 1878) Grafton v Surrey

(  8 Jan 1878) Cathkin v Violet

(12 Jan 1878) Britannia v Vale of Leven Wanderers

(12 Jan 1878) Crosshill v Oatlands

(12 Jan 1878) Deaf & Dumb v Waverley

(12 Jan 1878) Lancelot v Camden

(12 Jan 1878) Lorne v Regent

(12 Jan 1878) Lumsden v Firpark

(12 Jan 1878) Walworth v Marchton

(12 Jan 1878) Woodlands v Elgin

(15 Jan 1878) Barrhead Rangers v Argyll

(19 Jan 1878) Crossmyloof Wellpark v Western Rangers

(19 Jan 1878) Hamilton St John’s v Barrhead Thistle

                      After a protest, Barrhead Thistle qualified

(19 Jan 1878) Hopeton v Kerrland

(19 Jan 1878) Huntingdon v Barrhead Argyle

(19 Jan 1878) Palermo v Maryfield

(19 Jan 1878) Partick Thistle v Cowlairs

(19 Jan 1878) Windsor v Star of Leven

(                   ) Florence v Camphill

 

First round replays

(19 Jan 1878) Cathkin v Violet

                      Both qualified

(19 Jan 1878) Firpark v Lumsden

                      After a protest Lumsden qualified

(19 Jan 1878) Florence v Camphill

                      Both qualified

(16 Feb 1878) Marchton v Walworth

 

Springfield and Lendel also qualified

BYE – Renfrew Wanderers

 

Second round

(26 Jan 1878) Lendel v Florence

(26 Jan 1878) Wellpark v Crosshill

(  2 Feb 1878) Camphill v Cathkin

(  2 Feb 1878) Huntingdon v Palermo

(  2 Feb 1878) Lumsden v Britannia

(  2 Feb 1878) Violet v Camden

(  2 Feb 1878) Woodlands v Barrhead Thistle

(  9 Feb 1878) Grafton v Windsor

(  9 Feb 1878) Lorne v Crossmyloof Wellpark

(                   ) Deaf & Dumb v Barrhead Rangers

(                   ) Kerrland v Barrhead Rangers

(                   ) Renfrew Wanderers v Springfield

 

Second round replays

(  9 Feb 1878) Britannia v Lumsden

(  9 Feb 1878) Woodlands v Barrhead Thistle

(16 Feb 1878) Crossmyloof Wellpark v Lorne

 

BYES – Marchton and Partick Thistle

 

Third round

(23 Feb 1878) Partick Thistle v Huntingdon

(  2 Mar 1878) Britannia v Cathkin

(  2 Mar 1878) Crossmyloof Wellpark v Marchton

(  2 Mar 1878) Grafton v Woodlands

(  2 Mar 1878) Kerrland v Lendel

(  2 Mar 1878) Wellpark v Springfield

 

Third round replay

( 9 Mar 1878) Wellpark v Springfield

 

BYES - Barrhead Rangers and Violet

 

Fourth round

(16 Mar 1878) Grafton v Springfield

(16 Mar 1878) Cathkin v Violet

    The result, either 0-0 or 2-0 was disputed and a replay ordered

(23 Mar 1878) Barrhead Rangers v Marchton

(23 Mar 1878) Partick Thistle v Kerrland

 

Fourth round replay

(  6 Apr 1878) Violet v Cathkin

 

Semi-Final

(  6 Apr 1878) Marchton v Kerrland

(13 Mar 1878) Springfield v Violet

 

Final

(                    ) Marchton v Springfield

 

 

0-1

4-0

8-0

3-3

2-0

5-0

2-0

0-2

3-0

2-3

0-0

2-0

6-0

4-0

2-0

 

0-1

2-0

7-1

4-1

4-0

D-D

 

 

1-1

 

1-0

 

0-0

 

4-0

 

 

 

 

 

5-2

3-0

2-4

2-0

1-1

2-0

0-0

6-0

0-0

L-W 

W-L 

L-W 

 

 

3-0

2-0

5-0

 

 

 

 

4-1

0-2

1-2

5-1

3-0

0-0

 

 

L-W

 

 

 

 

 1-3

 

 

1-4

2-3

 

 

1-0

 

 

2-1

3-0

 

 

W-L

 

 

1878-79

First round

(                    ) Partick Thistle v Dennistoun

(23 Nov 1878)  Marchton v Barrhead Rangers

(30 Nov 1878)  Marchton v Barrhead Rangers

 

Second round

(                        ) Thornliebank Rainbow v Partick Thistle

 

Semi-Final

(    Mar 1879) Partick Thistle v Wellpark

(    Mar 1879) Partick Thistle v Wellpark

            at Queen’s Park

(                   ) Marchton

 

Final at Hampden Park att 400

( 5 Apr 1879) Partick Thistle v Marchton

 

 

6-3

1-2

W-L

 

 

0-2

 

 

1-1

2-1aet

 

 

 

 

1-0