Glasgow Merchants’ Charity Cup

1876-1966

 

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Wray Vamplew’s study of the Glasgow Charity Cup

In the early years of this tournament, entry appears to have been restricted to four teams. Vale of Leven were invited to participate in the inaugural contest, but declined the invitation.  Invitations were made by the Glasgow Charity Cup Committee (GCCC) at their discretion, but no criteria were ever published. [Source: Wray Vamplew, ‘Remembering Us Year After Year’: The Glasgow Charity Cup, 1876-1966 (University of Stirling, 2008)]. The first season’s contest was a three-cornered affair involving Third Lanark, Queen’s Park, and Rangers. 

 

 

 

Glasgow Charity Cup winners

1876-77 Queen’s Park

1877-78 Queen’s Park

1878-79 Rangers

1879-80 Queen’s Park

1880-81 Queen’s Park

1881-82 Vale of Leven

1882-83 Queen’s Park

1883-84 Queen’s Park

1884-85 Queen’s Park

1885-86 Renton

1886-87 Renton

1887-88 Renton

1888-89 Renton

1889-90 Third Lanark

1890-91 Renton

1891-92 Celtic

1892-93 Rangers

1893-94 Celtic

1894-95 Celtic

1895-96 Celtic

1896-97 Rangers

1897-98 Third Lanark

1898-99 Celtic

1899-00 Rangers

1900-01 Third Lanark

1901-02 Hibernian

1902-03 Celtic

1903-04 Rangers

1904-05 Celtic

1905-06 Rangers

1906-07 Rangers

1907-08 Celtic

1908-09 Rangers

1909-10 Clyde

1910-11 Rangers

1911-12 Celtic

1912-13 Celtic

1913-14 Celtic

1914-15 Celtic

1915-16 Celtic

1916-17 Celtic

1917-18 Celtic

1918-19 Rangers

1919-20 Celtic

1920-21 Celtic

1921-22 Rangers

 

1922-23 Rangers

1923-24 Celtic

1924-25 Rangers

1925-26 Celtic

1926-27 Partick Thistle

1927-28 Rangers

1928-29 Rangers

1929-30 Rangers

1930-31 Rangers

1931-32 Rangers

1932-33 Rangers

1933-34 Rangers

1934-35 Partick Thistle

1935-36 Celtic

1936-37 Celtic

1937-38 Celtic

1938-39 Rangers

1939-40 Clyde

1940-41 Rangers

1941-42 Rangers

1942-43 Celtic

1943-44 Rangers

1944-45 Rangers

1945-46 Rangers

1946-47 Rangers

1947-48 Rangers

1948-49 Partick Thistle

1949-50 Celtic

1950-51 Rangers

1951-52 Clyde & Third Lanark

1952-53 Celtic

1953-54 Third Lanark

1954-55 Rangers

1955-56 Third Lanark

1956-57 Rangers

1957-58 Clyde

1958-59 Celtic

1959-60 Rangers

1960-61 Celtic & Clyde

 

 

1961-62 Manchester United

1962-63 Manchester United

1963-64 Glasgow Select

1964-65 Chelsea

1965-66 Glasgow Select & Leeds United

 

 

1876-1877

 

21st April 1877                     Round 1               Queen’s Park 3, Third Lanark 0

28th April 1877                    Final:                     Queen’s Park 4, Rangers 0

 

1877-1878

 

6th April 1878                      Round 1               Third Lanark 2, Rangers 1 (at Hampden)

4th May 1878                       Final                       Queen’s Park 1, Vale of Leven 0

 

Note: It appears that the Secretary’s Report to the SFA was that “Owing to various circumstances the programme proposed by the Committee was not fully carried out.” (Stewart Davidson, “A Scottish Football Review of 1877-78”, quoted in E-mail from David Ross (5th October 2009)) The initial draw was Queen’s Park v Rangers and Third Lanark v Vale of Leven. For reasons which remain unclear Third Lanark played Rangers instead, but did so under protest, before withdrawing from the competition. Vale of Leven refused to play Rangers, but went straight through to the final. This may explain why the Scotsman Digital Archive appears to have no trace of any further matches between Round 1 and the Final.

 

1878-1879

 

3rd May 1879                      Semi-final            Third Lanark 1, Rangers 4

10th May 1879                    Semi-Final           Vale of Leven 4, Queen’s Park 0 (at Glasgow Green)

20th May 1879                    Final                       Rangers 2, Vale of Leven 1

 

 

1879-1880

 

10th April 1880                    Semi-Final           Rangers 3, Dumbarton 1

24th April 1880                    Semi-Final           Queen’s Park 4, Vale of Leven 0

8th May 1880                       Final                       Queen’s Park 1, Rangers 1 (at Hampden Park)

12th May 1880                    Replay                  Rangers 1, Queen’s Park 2 (at Kinning Park)

 

 

1880-1881

 

16th April 1881                    Semi-Final           Rangers 8, Dumbarton 0

23rd April 1881                    Semi-Final           Vale of Leven 0, Queen’s Park 3

30th April 1881                    Final                       Queen’s Park 1, Rangers 1 (at Hampden Park)

7th May 1881                       Replay                  Rangers 1, Queen’s Park 3 (at Kinning Park)

 

 

 

1881-1882

 

8th April 1882                      Round 1               Rangers 2, Dumbarton 2

29th April 1882                    Replay                  Rangers 0, Dumbarton 4

17th April 1882                    Semi-Final           Queen’s Park 2, Vale of Leven 2

6th May 1882                       Replay                  Queen’s Park 0, Vale of Leven 2

20th May 1882                    Final                       Vale of Leven 2, Dumbarton 2 (at Hampden)

5th June 1882                      Replay                  Vale of Leven 1, Dumbarton 0 (at Hampden)

 

1882-1883

 

28th April 1883                    Semi-Final           Queen’s Park 2, Dumbarton 1

5th May 1883                       Semi-Final           Rangers 3, Vale of Leven 2

19th May 1883                    Final                       Queen’s Park 4, Rangers 1

 

 

1883-1884

 

12th April 1884                    Semi-Final           Rangers 1, Queen’s Park 2

19th April 1884                    Semi-final            Third Lanark 1, Dumbarton 0

26th April 1884                    Final                       Third Lanark 1, Queen’s Park 1 (at Cathkin Park)

3rd May 1884                      Replay Queen’s Park 8, Third Lanark 0 (at Titwood Park)

 

1884-1885

 

11th April 1885                    Round 1 1             Rangers 2, Dumbarton 2

18th April 1885                    Replay                  Rangers 1, Dumbarton 1

2nd May 1885                      2nd Replay            Rangers 0, Dumbarton 2

25th April 1885                    Semi-Final           Queen’s Park 3, Renton 2

9th May 1885                       Final                       Queen’s Park 1, Dumbarton 0

 

1 Should this not be a Semi-Final? Not clear from Ferrier & McElroy.

 

1885-1886

 

16th April 1886                    Round 1 1             Rangers 0, Vale of Leven 1

1st May 1886                       Semi-Final           Queen’s Park 2, Renton 5

15th May 1886                    Final                       Renton 3, Vale of Leven 1 (at 2nd Hampden Park)

 

1 Should this not be a Semi-Final?  Not clear from Ferrier & McElroy.

 

 

1886-1887

 

6th April 1887                                      Round 1               Rangers 4, Cambuslang 2

16th April 1887                    Round 1               Queen’s Park 3, Dumbarton 0

4th May 1887                                       Semi-Final           Rangers 1, Renton 1

14th May 1887                                    Replay 1                Rangers 1, Renton 1

18th May 1887                                    2nd Replay            Rangers 1, Renton 2

7th May 1887                                       Semi-Final           Queen’s Park 2, Vale of Leven 3

21st May 1887                                     Final                       Renton 1, Vale of Leven 0  (at 2nd Hampden)

 

1 All Rangers’ ties played at 2nd Hampden.

 

 

1887-1888

 

14th April 1888                    Round 1               Rangers 3, Vale of Leven 3

23rd April 1888                    Replay  1              Rangers 5, Vale of Leven 3

19th April 1888                    Round 1               Queen’s Park 2, Renton 2

2nd May 1888                                      Replay                  Queen’s Park 0, Renton 2

4th May 1888                                       Semi-Final           Cambuslang 1, Dumbarton 1

(Dumbarton refused to play extra time in order to catch a train)

5th May 1888                                       Semi-Final           Rangers 1, Renton 5

9th May 1888                                       SF (Replay)         Dumbarton 0, Cambuslang 3

12th May 1888                                    Final                       Renton 4, Cambuslang 0 (at 2nd Hampden)

 

1 Match ended 10 minutes early by mutual agreement, to allow Vale of Leven to catch the train to Alexandria. All (Rangers?) ties played at 2nd Hampden. (Ferrier & McElroy, 624).

 

1888-1889

 

4th May 1889                                       Semi-final            Renton 5, Celtic 2

11th May 1889                                    Semi-final            Third Lanark 3, Queen’s Park 3 1

18th May 1889                                    Replay                  Third Lanark 1, Queen’s Park 3

 

1 Third Lanark protested on 16th May about the inclusion of Arnott in the Queen’s Park side. The protest was dismissed.

 

25th May 1889                                    Final                       Queen’s Park 2, Renton 2

28th May 1889                                    Replay                  Queen’s Park 1, Renton 3

 

 

1889-1890

 

12th April 1890                    Semi-Final           Queen’s Park 2, Renton 0

19th April 1890                    Semi-final            Third Lanark 2, Celtic 0 (neutral venue)

26th April 1890                    Final                       Queen’s Park 1, Third Lanark 2

 

 

1890-1891

Due to a disagreement with the GCCC concerning possible dates for fixtures, the Scottish League ordered Celtic, Rangers, and Third Lanark not to compete in this tournament for this season. "In 1891, in protest at the GCCC’s refusal to alter match dates, the newly-formed SFL insisted that Celtic, Rangers and Third Lanark drop out of the tournament. Without these leading teams, the Charity Cup, consisting of Airdrieonians, Partick Thistle, and Queen’s Park who played Northern in the final, raised only £150." (Vamplew, 6).

 

11th April 1891                    Semi-Final           Northern 3, Airdrieonians 1

18th April 1891                    Semi-Final           Queen’s Park 2, Partick Thistle 1

25th April 1891                    Final                       Queen’s Park 1, Northern 1

2nd May 1891                                      Replay                  Queen’s Park 9, Northern 1

 

Note: These were the official matches and should not be confused with the “League Charity Ties” involving Celtic, Third Lanark and Dumbarton which were played in May and June 1891.

 

 

1891-1892

 

2nd May 1892                                      Semi-Final           Celtic 3, Dumbarton 1 (at Ibrox)

14th May 1892                                    Semi-Final           Queen’s Park 3, Rangers 3

23rd May 1892                                    Replay                  Rangers 3, Queen’s Park 3 1

28th May 1892                                    2nd Replay            Rangers 7, Queen’s Park 1 (at Celtic Park)

1st June 1892                                      Final                       Celtic 2, Rangers 0 (at Celtic Park)

 

1 Robertson has no record of this match, but Ferrier & McElroy do (p 628)

 

 

 

1892-1893

 

13th May 1893                                    Semi-Final           Celtic 0, Dumbarton 0 (at Cathkin)

17th May 1893                                    Replay                  Celtic 3, Dumbarton 1 (at Cathkin)

20th May 1893                                    Semi-Final           Rangers 3, Third Lanark 2

27th May 1893                                    Final                       Celtic 5, Rangers 0

 

Lunney has no record of Celtic having competed!

SDA gives both 16th and 17th May as date for Semi-Final replay.

 

1893-1894

 

28th April 1894                    Semi-final            Rangers 0, Queen’s Park 2 (at Cathkin Park)

5th May 1894                                       Semi-final            Third Lanark 3, Celtic 3 (at Hampden) 2

9th May 1894                                       Replay                  Third Lanark 0, Celtic 2 (at Hampden)

14th May 1894                                    Final                       Celtic 2, Queen’s Park 1 (at Ibrox)

 

2 After extra time. Full time score was 1-1.

 

 

 

1894-1895

 

14th May 1895                                    Semi-final            Queen’s Park 0, Celtic 1

18th May 1895                                    Semi-final            Third Lanark 0, Rangers 4 (at Hampden)

25th May 1895                                    Final                       Celtic 4, Rangers 0 (at Cathkin)

 

1895-1896

 

2nd May 1896      1                              Semi-final            Third Lanark 2, Queen’s Park 3 (at Celtic Park)

9th May 1896                                       Semi-final            Celtic 6, Rangers 1 (at Hampden)

16th May 1896                                    Final                       Queen’s Park 1, Celtic 2 (at Ibrox)

 

1 This is the correct date, confirmed by Scotsman Digital Archive.

 

 

 

1896-1897

 

8th May 1897                                       Semi-final            Third Lanark 3, Queen’s Park 1 (at Ibrox)

11th May 1897                                    Semi-final            Rangers 4, Celtic 1 (at Hampden)

15th May 1897                                    Final                       Third Lanark 1, Rangers 6 (at Hampden)

 

1897-1898

 

4th May 1898                                       Semi-final 1         Third Lanark 3, Queen’s Park 1

7th May 1898                                       Semi-final            Rangers 2, Celtic 0 (at Cathkin)

14th May 1898                                    Final 2                    Third Lanark 1, Rangers 0

 

1 Robertson gives this as a home game for Queen’s Park.

2 Scotsman Digital Archive gives this as a home game at Cathkin.

 

1898-1899

 

20th May 1899                                    Semi-final            Celtic 4, Queen’s Park 0 (at Cathkin)

22nd May 1899                                    Semi-final            Third Lanark 1, Rangers 4 (at Hampden)

27th May 1899                                    Final                       Celtic 2, Rangers 0 (at Hampden)

 

 

 

1899-1900

 

8th May 1900                                       Semi-final 1         Celtic 3, Queen’s Park 2

9th May 1900                                       Replay                  Celtic 6, Queen’s Park 1

10th May 1900                                    Semi-final            Third Lanark 0, Rangers 2 (at Hampden)

12th May 1900                                    Final                       Rangers 5, Celtic 1 (at Hampden)

 

1 Referee stopped match nine minutes from time following a crowd invasion. Both this match and the replay were held at Cathkin.  Lunney has no record of this first match.

 

1900-1901

 

2nd May 1901                                      Semi-final 1         Rangers 0, Celtic 0 (at Gilmorehill)

3rd May 1901                                      Replay                  Celtic 1, Rangers 0 (at Gilmorehill)

4th May 1901                                       Semi-final            Third Lanark 1, Queen’s Park 0 (at Kelvingrove)

9th May 1901                                       Final                       Third Lanark 0, Celtic 0 (at Kelvingrove)

23rd May 1901                                    Replay                  Third Lanark 3, Celtic 0 (at Kelvingrove)

 

1 Ferrier & McElroy describe this as Round 1.

 

1901-1902

 

17th May 1902                                    Round 1               Morton 3, Queen’s Park 2

17th May 1902                                    Round 1               Rangers 0, Hibernian 1 (at Cathkin)

19th May 1902                                    Round 1               Celtic 3, Heart of Midlothian 1

27th May 1902                                    Semi-final            Third Lanark 0, Celtic 5 (at Hampden)

27th May 1902                                    Semi-final            Hibernian 3, Morton 0 (at Tynecastle)

31st May 1902                                     Final                       Hibernian 6, Celtic 2 (at 2nd Hampden)

 

 

 

1902-1903

 

13th May 1903                                    Round 1               Third Lanark 2, Queen’s Park 0

16th May 1903                                    Round 1               Rangers 0, St. Mirren 1

16th May 1903                                    Semi-final            Celtic 0, Hibernian 0 (at Cathkin)

20th May 1903                                    Semi-final            Third Lanark 0, St. Mirren 2

21st May 1903                                     SF Replay             Celtic 5, Hibernian 0 (at Cathkin)

23rd May 1903                                    Final                       Celtic 5, St. Mirren 2 (at Old Cathkin Park) 1

 

1 Forrest Robertson reports score as 3-2. Lunney, Scotsman Digital Archive and Wee Red Book (1970-71) all report the score as 5-2.

 

1903-1904

 

7th May 1904                                       Semi-Final           Third Lanark 0, Rangers 1 (at Hampden)

9th May 1904                                       Round 1               Queen’s Park 1, Celtic 2 (at New Cathkin Park) 1

14th May 1904                                    Final                       Rangers 5, Celtic 2 (at Hampden)

 

1 Lunney has this as a Semi-Final, and is probably correct.

 

1904-1905

 

15th May 1905                                    Round 1               Partick Thistle 5, Rangers 0

17th May 1905                                    Round 1               Queen’s Park 0, Celtic 3 (at Cathkin) 1

20th May 1905                                    Semi-final            Third Lanark 1, Partick Thistle 1 (at Hampden)

24th May 1905                                    Replay                  Third Lanark 1, Partick Thistle 1 (at Cathkin). [PT won 7-0 on corners.]

27th May 1905                                    Final                       Celtic 2, Partick Thistle 0 (at Ibrox)

 

1 Lunney has this as a Semi-Final.

 

1905-1906

 

2nd May 1906                                      Round 1               Third Lanark 2, Partick Thistle 0

5th May 1906                                       Semi-Final           Third Lanark 3, Queens Park 3 (Queen’s Park won 4-3 on corners: this was the subject of an unsuccessful protest by Third Lanark)

5th May 1906                                       Semi-Final           Celtic 3, Rangers 5

12th May 1906                                    Final                       Rangers 3, Queen’s Park 2

 

 

 

1906-1907

 

10th April 1907                    Round 1               Rangers 3, Partick Thistle 0

17th April 1907                    Round 1               Clyde 0, Third Lanark 1

4th May 1907                                       Semi-final            Third Lanark 0, Rangers 1 (at Hampden) SDA says Ibrox.

14th May 1907                                    Semi-final            Queen’s Park 2, Celtic 6 (at Cathkin)

18th May 1907                                    Final                       Rangers 1, Celtic 0 (at Ibrox)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1907-1908

 

2nd May 1908                                      Round 1               Third Lanark 1, Rangers 1 (at Hampden)

2nd May 1908                                      Round 1               Celtic 3, Partick Thistle 2

6th May 1908                                       Replay                  Third Lanark 1, Rangers 3 (at Hampden)

9th May 1908                                       Semi-final            Rangers 1, Queen’s Park 3

9th May 1908                                       Semi-final            Celtic 2, Clyde 0

30th May 1908                                    Final                       Queen’s Park 0, Celtic 3

 

 

1908-1909

 

1st May 1909                                       Round 1               Queen’s Park 0, Clyde 2 (at Cathkin)

1st May 1909                                       Round 1               Rangers 3, Partick Thistle 1

8th May 1909                                       Semi-final            Third Lanark 2, Rangers 3

8th May 1909                                       Semi-final            Celtic 2, Clyde 1

15th May 1909                                    Final                       Celtic 2, Rangers 4

 

1909-1910

 

2nd May 1910                                      Round 1               Third Lanark 1, Celtic 0

4th May 1910                                       Round 1               Partick Thistle 0, Clyde 1

7th May 1910                                       Semi-Final           Third Lanark 2, Queen’s Park 0

7th May 1910                                       Semi-Final           Clyde 1, Rangers 0

14th May 1910                                    Final                       Third Lanark 1, Clyde 1  (at Hampden) 1

 

1  Clyde won 8-3 on corners.

 

 

1910-1911

 

1st May 1911                                       Round 1               Third Lanark 2, Partick Thistle 1

3rd May 1911                                      Round 1               Rangers 3, Clyde 2

6th May 1911                                       Semi-final            Celtic 5, Third Lanark 2

6th May 1911                                       Semi-final            Queen’s Park 0, Rangers 1

10th May 1911                                    Final                       Rangers 2, Celtic 1 (at Hampden)

 

 

1911-1912

 

1st May 1912                                       Round 1               Partick Thistle 0, Celtic 0 [Lunney says Celtic won 5-2 on corners, while PT history says Celtic won 8-3 on corners] Note: I wonder whether the discrepancy may be due to one source counting corners gained only in extra time, while the other may indicate the total gained over the whole 120 minutes?  Either way, Celtic went through to the next round.

4th May 1912                                       Round 1               Third Lanark 0, Rangers 1 (at Celtic Park)

4th May 1912                                       Semi-final            Queen’s Park 1, Celtic 2 (at Cathkin)

8th May 1912                                       Semi-final            Clyde 2, Rangers 1 (at Hampden)

11th May 1912                                    Final                       Celtic 0, Clyde 0 (Celtic won 8-3 on corners.)                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

1912-1913

 

2nd May 1913                                      Round 1               Third Lanark 2, Queen’s Park 1 (at Hampden)

3rd May 1913                                      Round 1               Celtic 1, Clyde 0

6th May 1913                                       Semi-final            Third Lanark 1, Celtic 2

3rd May 1913                                      Semi-final            Rangers 3, Partick Thistle 1

10th May 1913                                    Final                       Celtic 3, Rangers 2

 

1 Robertson gives this as an away tie.

 

1913-1914

 

2nd May 1914                                      Round 1               Rangers 2, Clyde 1 (at Celtic Park)

2nd May 1914                                      Round 1               Third Lanark 2, Partick Thistle 1 (at Hampden)

9th May 1914                                       Semi-final            Third Lanark 1, Rangers 1 1

9th May 1914                                       Semi-final            Queen’s Park 0, Celtic 3

 

1 Third Lanark won 4-3 on corners.

 

12th May 1914                                    Final                       Third Lanark 0, Celtic 6 (at Hampden)

 

 

1914-1915

 

1st May 1915                                       Round 1               Queen’s Park 1, Celtic 2

1st May 1915                                       Round 1               Third Lanark 1, Clyde 0

4th May 1915                                       Semi-final            Third Lanark 0, Rangers 3

5th May 1914                                       Semi-final            Celtic 1, Partick Thistle 1 (Celtic won 4-3 on corners)

8th May 1915                                       Final                       Rangers 2, Celtic 3 (at Ibrox)

 

 

1915-1916

 

2nd May 1916                                      Round 1               Queen’s Park 2. Third Lanark 1

3rd May 1916                                      Round 1               Partick Thistle 3, Clyde 1

6th May 1916                                       Semi-final            Queen’s Park 0, Partick Thistle 4 (at Ibrox)

6th May 1916                                       Semi-final            Celtic 3, Rangers 0

13th May 1916                                    Final                       Celtic 2, Partick Thistle 0 (at Hampden)

 

 

 

1916-1917

 

5th May 1917                                       Round 1               Queen’s Park 1, Clyde 0 (at Celtic Park)

5th May 1917                                       Round 1               Partick Thistle 3, Third Lanark 1

12th May 1917                                    Semi-final            Queen’s Park 4, Partick Thistle 1 (at Cathkin)

12th May 1917                                    Semi-final            Celtic 2, Rangers 0

19th May 1917                                    Final                       Queen’s Park 0, Celtic 1

 

 

1917-1918

 

11th May 1918                                    Round 1               Queen’s Park 1, Clyde 3

11th May 1918                                    Round 1               Partick Thistle 2, Rangers 0 (at Celtic Park)

18th May 1918                                    Semi-final            Clyde 0, Partick Thistle 4

18th May 1918                                    Semi-final            Third Lanark 1, Celtic 2 (at Hampden)

25th May 1918                                    Final                       Celtic 2, Partick Thistle 0 (at Hampden)

 

 

1918-1919

 

17th May 1919    1                              Round 1               Third Lanark 0, Rangers 3 (at Hampden)

17th May 1919                                    Round 1               Partick Thistle 2, Clyde 2 (Clyde won on corners)

24th May 1919                                    Semi-final            Queen’s Park 3, Celtic 1

24th May 1919                                    Semi-final            Rangers 2, Clyde 0

31st May 1919                                     Final                       Queen’s Park 1, Rangers 2

 

1 London Hearts and Ferrier & McElroy give the date as 17th May 1919. Date previously suggested (7th May) was probably a typo.

 

 

1919-1920

 

4th May 1920                                       Round 1               Queen’s Park 2, Third Lanark 0

5th May 1920                                       Round 1               Rangers 4, Partick Thistle 0

8th May 1920                                       Semi-final            Queen’s Park 3, Clyde 1

8th May 1920                                       Semi-final            Rangers 1, Celtic 2

15th May 1920                                    Final                       Queen’s Park 0, Celtic 1

 

 

1920-1921

 

3rd May 1921                                      Round 1               Rangers 5, Queen’s Park 0

4th May 1921                                          Round 1               Clyde 3, Third Lanark 1

7th May 1921                                       Semi-final            Rangers 2, Clyde 0 (at Hampden)

7th May 1921                                       Semi-final            Celtic 2, Partick Thistle 0

14th May 1921                                    Final                       Rangers 0, Celtic 2 (at Hampden)

 

 

1921-1922

 

2nd May 1922                                      Round 1               Partick Thistle 3, Celtic 3 (after extra time) [Celtic won 8-6 on corners.]

3rd May 1922                                      Round 1               Third Lanark 3, Clyde 2

6th May 1922                                       Semi-Final           Third Lanark 0, Queen’s Park 2 (at Ibrox)

6th May 1922                                       Semi-Final           Rangers 0, Celtic 0 (at Hampden) [Rangers won 10-6 on corners.]

13th May 1922                                    Final                       Queen’s Park 1, Rangers 3

 

 

 

 

1922-1923

 

1st May 1923                                       Round 1               Celtic 1, Clyde 1 (at Firhill). After extra time.

(Celtic won 5-4 on corners.)

2nd May 1923                                      Round 1               Third Lanark 3, Partick Thistle 3 (PT won on toss of a coin)

5th May 1923                                       Semi-final            Queen’s Park 1, Partick Thistle 1 (Queen’s Park won 7-6 on corners)

5th May 1923                                       Semi-final            Celtic 0, Rangers 1 (after extra time)

12th May 1923                                    Final                       Rangers 4, Queen’s Park 0 (at Ibrox)

 

1923-1924

 

3rd May 1924                                      Round 1               Rangers 3, Clyde 0 (at Celtic Park)

3rd May 1924                                      Round 1               Partick Thistle 4, Third Lanark 1 (at Hampden)

6th May 1924                                       Semi-final            Queen’s Park 0, Celtic 2

7th May 1924                                       Semi-final            Rangers 1, Partick Thistle 0

10th May 1924                                    Final                       Rangers 1, Celtic 2 (at Hampden)

 

1924-1925

 

2nd May 1925                                      Round 1               Rangers 4, Third Lanark 1

2nd May 1925                                      Round 1               Celtic 1, Partick Thistle 2

5th May 1925                                       Semi-final            Clyde 2, Queen’s Park 1 (at Firhill)

9th May 1925                                       Semi-final            Rangers 2, Partick Thistle 1 (at Hampden)

16th May 1925                                    Final                       Rangers 1, Clyde 0 (at Ibrox)

 

 

1925-1926

 

1st May 1926                                       Round 1               Rangers 3,  Clyde 4

1st May 1926                                       Round 1               Partick Thistle 1, Celtic 2

8th May 1926                                       Semi-final            Third Lanark 0, Celtic 2

8th May 1926                                       Semi-final            Queen’s Park 3, Clyde 0

15th May 1926                                    Final                       Queen’s Park 1, Celtic 2

 

1926-1927

 

3rd May 1927                                      Round 1               Rangers 8, Queen’s Park 1

4th May 1927                                       Round 1               Third Lanark 1, Partick Thistle 1 (at Hampden) [PT won 3-0 on corners]

7th May 1927                                       Semi-final            Clyde 1, Partick Thistle 4 (at Ibrox)

7th May 1927                                       Semi-final            Celtic 1, Rangers 4

14th May 1927                                    Final                       Partick Thistle 6, Rangers 3 (at Hampden)

 

1927-1928

 

1st May 1928                                       Round 1               Partick Thistle 1, Queen’s Park 2

3rd May 1928                                      Round 1               Third Lanark 3, Clyde 1

5th May 1928                                       Semi-final            Celtic 0, Rangers 2

6th May 1928                                       Semi-final            Third Lanark 0, Queen’s Park 3 (at Firhill)

12th May 1928                                    Final                       Rangers 3, Queen’s Park 1 (at Celtic Park)

 

 

1928-1929

 

4th May 1929                                       Round 1               Queen’s Park 5, Celtic 6 (after extra time)

4th May 1929                                       Round 1               Rangers 2, Partick Thistle 1

7th May 1929                                       Semi-Final           Third Lanark 1, Rangers 2 (at Firhill)

8th May 1929                                       Semi-Final           Celtic 3, Clyde 1 (neutral venue)

11th May 1929                                    Final                       Rangers 4, Celtic 2 (at Firhill)

 

 

 

1929-1930

 

3rd May 1930                                      Round 1               Queen’s Park 1, Celtic 4

3rd May 1930                                      Round 1               Partick Thistle 1, Rangers 2

6th May 1930                                       Semi-final            Celtic 1, Clyde 0

7th May 1930                                       Semi-final            Third Lanark 1, Rangers 5

10th May 1930                                    Final                       Rangers 2, Celtic 2 (at Hampden) [after extra time: Rangers won on the toss of a coin].

 

 

1930-1931

 

2nd May 1931                                      Round 1               Rangers 2, Celtic 2 (at Hampden). [Rangers won 3-1 on corners.]

2nd May 1931                                      Round 1               Third Lanark 2, Clyde 2 (after extra time) [Clyde won 4-0 on corners.]

5th May 1931                                       Semi-final            Queen’s Park 2, Clyde 0

6th May 1931                                       Semi-final            Rangers 1, Partick Thistle 0

9th May 1931                                       Final                       Queen’s Park 1, Rangers 2

 

 

1931-1932

 

3rd May 1932                                      Round 1               Partick Thistle 1, Celtic 2

5th May 1932                                       Round 1               Clyde 1, Third Lanark 1 [Third Lanark won 1-0 on corners.]

7th May 1932                                       Semi-final            Queen’s Park 1, Rangers 3

7th May 1932                                       Semi-final            Third Lanark 2, Celtic 1

14th May 1932                                    Final                       Third Lanark 1, Rangers 6 (at Hampden)

 

 

1932-1933

 

2nd May 1933                                      Round 1               Celtic 3, Clyde 1

3rd May 1933                                      Round 1               Third Lanark 1, Rangers 3

6th May 1933                                       Semi-final            Queen’s Park 3, Celtic 2 (after extra time)

6th May 1933                                       Semi-final            Rangers 2, Partick Thistle 0

13th May 1933                                    Final                       Queen’s Park 0, Rangers 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1933-1934

 

1st May 1934                                       Round 1               Partick Thistle 4, Queen’s Park 2

2nd May 1934                                      Round 1               Celtic 2, Clyde 1

5th May 1934                                       Semi-final            Third Lanark 1, Celtic 4 (at Hampden)

5th May 1934                                       Semi-final            Rangers 1, Partick Thistle 1 [Rangers won 7-4 on corners.]

12th May 1934                                    Final                       Rangers 1, Celtic 0 (at Hampden)

 

 

1934-1935

 

4th May 1935                                       Round 1               Third Lanark 1, Rangers 3

4th May 1935                                       Round 1               Queen’s Park 1, Clyde 1 (QP won 3-2 on corners)

6th May 1935                                       Semi-final            Celtic 1, Queen’s Park 4

6th May 1935                                       Semi-final            Partick Thistle 1, Rangers 0

11th May 1935                                    Final                       Queen’s Park 1, Partick Thistle 2

 

 

1935-1936

 

2nd May 1936                                      Round 1               Partick Thistle 2, Queen’s Park 2 (PT won 6-4 on corners)

2nd May 1936                                      Round 1               Rangers 1, Third Lanark 0

5th May 1936                                       Semi-final            Rangers 1, Clyde 0 (at Cathkin)

5th May 1936                                       Semi-final            Celtic 1, Partick Thistle 0

9th May 1936                                       Final                       Celtic 4, Rangers 2 (at Hampden)

 

 

1936-1937

 

1st May 1937                                       Round 1               Rangers 0, Queen’s Park 3

1st May 1937                                       Round 1               Partick Thistle 2, Third Lanark 1

8th May 1937                                       Semi-final            Queen’s Park 1, Partick Thistle 1 (QP won 5-4 on corners)

8th May 1937                                       Semi-final            Celtic 3, Clyde 1

15th May 1937                                    Final                       Queen’s Park 3, Celtic 4

 

 

1937-1938

 

3rd May 1938                                      Round 1               Rangers 4, Clyde 1

4th May 1938                                       Round 1               Queen’s Park 2, Celtic 3

7th May 1938                                       Semi-final            Third Lanark 0, Rangers 1, Third Lanark 0

7th May 1938                                       Semi-final            Celtic 3, Partick Thistle 2

14th May 1938                                    Final                       Celtic 2, Rangers 0 (at Hampden)

 

 

 

 

1938-1939

 

2nd May 1939                                      Round 1               Partick Thistle 0, Queen’s Park 1

2nd May 1939                                      Round 1               Celtic 2, Clyde 3

6th May 1939                                       Semi-Final           Rangers 2, Queen’s Park 1

6th May 1939                                       Semi-Final           Third Lanark 4, Clyde 2

13th May 1939                                    Final 1                    Third Lanark 0, Rangers 0 (2 Rangers won 7-4 on corners.) At Hampden Park

 

 

 

1939-1940

 

18th May 1940                                    Round 1               Third Lanark 2, Celtic 3

21st May 1940                                     Round 1               Clyde 1, Partick Thistle 2

22nd May 1940                                    Semi-final            Rangers 5, Celtic 1

25th May 1940                                    Semi-final            Queen’s Park 2, Clyde 2 (Clyde won 11-8 on corners)

29th May 1940                                    Final                       Rangers 1, Clyde 1 (at Hampden), [Rangers won 7-2 on corners.]

 

 

1940-1941

 

20th May 1941                                    Round 1               Partick Thistle 7, Clyde 5

21st May 1941                                     Round 1               Queen’s Park 2, Celtic 5

24th May 1941                                    Semi-Final           Rangers 3, Third Lanark 1

24th May 1941                                    Semi-Final           Celtic 1, Partick Thistle 2

31st May 1941                                     Final                       Rangers 3, Partick Thistle 0 (at Hampden)

 

 

1941-1942

 

25th April 1942                    Round 1               Third Lanark 0, Celtic 2

25th April 1942                    Round 1               Queen’s Park 0, Rangers 1

12th May 1942                                    Semi-final            Partick Thistle 2, Clyde 2 (Clyde qualified)

13th May 1942                                    Semi-final            Rangers 2, Celtic 1 (at Hampden)

16th May 1942                                    Final                       Rangers 3, Clyde 1 (at Hampden)

 

1942-1943

 

1st May 1943                                       Round 1               Celtic 3, Queen’s Park 0

1st May 1943                                       Round 1               Rangers 1, Clyde 2

15th May 1943? 1                               Semi-Final           Partick Thistle 2, Third Lanark 3

15th May 1943                                    Semi-Final           Celtic 3, Clyde 1

22nd May 1943                                    Final                       Third Lanark 0, Celtic 3 (at Hampden)

 

1 PT History has 15th April, but this cannot be correct. Probably a mistake for next year.

 

 

 

 

1943-1944

 

15th April 1944                    Round 1               Queen’s Park 1, Celtic 4

15th April 1944                    Round 1               Partick Thistle 4, Third Lanark 2

13th May 1944                                    Semi-final            Rangers 3, Partick Thistle 0

13th May 1944                                    Semi-final            Celtic 1, Clyde 4

27th May 1944                                    Final                       Rangers 2, Clyde 1 (at Hampden)

 

 

1944-1945

 

2nd April 1945                                      Round 1               Celtic 5, Third Lanark 0

28th April 1945                    Round 1               Rangers 1, Queen’s Park 0

5th May 1945                                       Semi-final            Rangers 4, Clyde 0

5th May 1945                                       Semi-final            Partick Thstle 1, Celtic 1 (at Hampden) [Celtic won 9-2 on corners.]

21st May 1945                                     Final                       Rangers 2, Celtic 1 (at Hampden)

 

 

1945-1946

 

6th May 1945                                       Round 1               Rangers 4, Queen’s Park 1

1st May 1946                                       Semi-Final           Partick Thistle 0, Third Lanark 1

13th May 1946                                    Semi-final            Celtic 1, Rangers 3

8th June 1946                                      Final                       Third Lanark 0, Rangers 2

 

 

1946-1947

 

23rd April 1947                    Round 1               Clyde 1, Partick Thistle 4

30th April 1947                    Round 1               Queen’s Park 0, Celtic 0 (Celtic won 6-1 on corners)

5th May 1947                                       Semi-Final           Third Lanark 1, Celtic 1 (Celtic won 7-2 on corners.)

7th May 1947                                       Semi-Final           Rangers 4, Partick Thistle 0

14th May 1947                                    Final                       Rangers 1, Celtic 0

 

 

1947-1948

 

1st May 1948                                       Round 1               Queen’s Park 0 Third Lanark 4

1st May 1948                                       Round 1               Partick Thistle 4, Clyde 1

4th May 1948                                       Semi-final            Celtic 1, Third Lanark 0

5th May 1948                                       Semi-final            Rangers 3, Partick Thistle 0

8th May 1948                                       Final                       Rangers 2,  Celtic 0 (at Hampden)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1948-1949

 

22nd April 1949                   Round 1               Celtic 0, Queen’s Park 0 (after extra time). Celtic won on toss of a coin.

30th April 1949                    Round 1               Partick Thistle 3, Clyde 1

2nd May 1949                                      Semi-final            Third Lanark 0, Celtic 2 (at Hampden)

4th May 1949                                       Semi-final            Rangers 0, Partick Thistle 1

7th May 1949                                       Final                       Partick Thistle 2, Celtic 1 (at Hampden)

 

 

1949-1950

 

29th April 1950                    Round 1               Celtic 1, Clyde 0

1st May 1950                                       Round 1               Partick Thistle 4, Queen’s Park 0

3rd May 1950                                      Semi-final            Celtic 1, Third Lanark 0 (at Hampden)

3rd May 1950                                      Semi-final            Rangers 4, Partick Thistle 0

6th May 1950                                       Final                       Celtic 3, Rangers 2 (at Hampden)

 

 

1950-1951

 

23rd April 1951                    Round 1               Partick Thistle 1, Queen’s Park 1 (PT won on toss of a coin)

2nd May 1951                                      Round 1               Rangers 2, Celtic 1 (at Hampden)

4th May 1951                                       Semi-final            Clyde 0, Partick Thistle 1 (at Celtic Park)

5th May 1951                                       Semi-Final           Third Lanark 1, Rangers 1 (at Hampden, Rangers won on toss of a coin).

7th May 1951                                       Final                       Rangers 2, Partick Thistle 0 (at Hampden)

 

 

1951-1952

 

3rd May 1952                                      Round 1               Rangers 4, Partick Thistle 3

3rd May 1952                                      Round 1               Celtic 0, Clyde 0 (Clyde won on toss of a coin)

6th May 1952                                       Semi-Final           Queen’s Park 4, Clyde 6

7th May 1952                                       Semi-Final           Rangers 0, Third Lanark 1

10th May 1952                                    Final                       Third Lanark 2, Clyde  2  (at Hampden) 1

 

1 Each club shared the trophy for a period of six months as joint winners.

 

 

 

1952-1953

 

27th April 1953                    Round 1               Partick Thistle 2, Queen’s Park 2 (QP won on toss of a coin)

28th April 1953                    Round 1               Celtic 4, Clyde 0

2nd May 1953                                      Semi-Final           Celtic  1 Third Lanark 1 (Celtic won on toss of a coin.)

3rd May 1953                                      Semi-Final           Rangers 1, Queen’s Park 1 (QP won on toss of a coin)

9th May 1953                                       Final                       Queen’s Park 1, Celtic 3

 

 

1953-1954

 

28th April 1954                    Round 1               Third Lanark 2, Clyde 2 (Third Lanark won on the toss of a coin.)

1st May 1954                                       Round 1               Rangers 1, Celtic 0 (at Hampden)

                                                               

3rd May 1954                                      Semi-Final           Third Lanark 1, Partick Thistle 1 (Third Lanark won on the toss of a coin.)

3rd May 1954                                      Semi-Final           Queen’s Park 0, Rangers 3

 

7th May 1954                                       Final                       Third Lanark 1, Rangers 0 (at Hampden)

 

 

1954-1955

 

3rd May 1955                                      Round 1               Rangers 3, Third Lanark 1

3rd May 1955                                      Round 1               Clyde 2, Partick Thistle 1

7th May 1955                                       Semi-Final           Queen’s Park 1, Clyde 1 (QP won on toss of a coin)

7th May 1955                                       Semi-Final           Celtic 0, Rangers 1

9th May 1955                                       Final                       Queen’s Park 1, Rangers 3

 

 

1955-1956

 

4th May 1956                                       Round 1               Celtic 4, Clyde 1

5th May 1956                                       Round 1               Rangers 1, Third Lanark 1  1

8th May 1956                                       Semi-Final           Queen’s Park 0, Partick Thistle 2

9th May 1956                                       Semi-Final           Celtic 0, Third Lanark 0  2

 

1 Third Lanark won on the toss of a coin (Ferrier & McElroy, 702).

2 I have followed Lunney’s claim that Third Lanark’s Semi-final opponents were Celtic, and not Rangers, and that Thirds won the tie by the toss of a coin. There is no trace of such a match in Bell or Laird. Both claim that Thirds’ opponents in the Semi-final were Rangers, but must be wrong.  The New York Times for 10th May and the Glasgow Herald for that date both confirm that Lunney is correct.

 

12th May 1956                                    Final                       Third Lanark 4, Partick Thistle 2 (at Hampden)

 

 

 

1956-1957

 

1st May 1957                                       Round 1               Rangers 1, Celtic 0

1st May 1957                                       Round 1               Partick Thistle 1, Third Lanark 1 (Third Lanark won on the toss of a coin.)

4th May 1957                                       Semi-Final           Queen’s Park 4, Third Lanark 1

4th May 1957                                       Semi-Final           Rangers 2, Clyde 0

6th May 1957                                       Final                       Rangers 2, Queen’s Park 1 (at Ibrox)

 

 

 

 

 

1957-1958

 

2nd May 1958                                      Round 1               Queen’s Park 3, Third Lanark 1

(Hampden? So says Robertson)

3rd May 1958                                      Round 1               Celtic 1, Partick Thistle 0

8th May 1958                                       Semi-Final           Clyde 4, Queen’s Park 0

8th May 1958                                       Semi-Final           Rangers 1, Celtic 1 (Rangers won on toss of a coin)

12th May 1958                                    Final                       Clyde 4, Rangers 0 (at Hampden)

 

 

1958-1959

 

28th April 1959                    Round 1               Third Lanark 1, Clyde 3

30th April 1959                    Round 1               Partick Thistle 3, Queen’s Park 1

2nd May 1959                                      Semi-final            Rangers 1, Celtic 1 (Celtic won on toss of a coin)

2nd May 1959                                      Semi-final            Partick Thistle 1, Clyde 3

9th May 1959                                       Final                       Celtic 5, Clyde 0 (at Hampden)

 

 

 

1959-1960

 

2nd May 1960                                      Round 1               Third Lanark 3, Queen’s Park 0

7th May 1960                                       Round 1               Celtic 3, Clyde 3 (Celtic won on toss of a coin)

9th May 1960                                       Semi-Final           Third Lanark 2, Partick Thistle 3

9th May 1960                                       Semi-Final           Rangers 1, Celtic 1 (Rangers won on toss of a coin.) Lunney says Celtic won on toss of a coin, but the next result shows he must be wrong.

11th May 1960                                    Final                       Rangers 2, Partick Thistle 0 (at Hampden)            

 

 

 

1960-1961

 

24th April 1961                    Round 1               Third Lanark 5, Partick Thistle 2

25th April 1961                    Round 1               Rangers 3, Clyde 4

1st May 1961                                       Semi-Final           Celtic 3, Queen’s Park 3 (Celtic won on toss of a coin)

1st May 1961                                       Semi-Final           Third Lanark 1, Clyde 2

9th May 1961                                       Final                       Celtic 1, Clyde 1 (at Hampden) (Joint Winners)

 

Competition thereafter ceased.

 

However, there were four further Charity matches, the results of which are as follows:

 

8th August 1962 Glasgow Select 2, Manchester United 4

7th August 1963 Glasgow Select 2, Manchester United 1

5th August 1964 Glasgow Select 4, Tottenham Hotspur 3

11th August 1965               Glasgow Select 0, Chelsea 3

10th August 1966               Glasgow Select 1, Leeds United 1.

 

A match against Arsenal was planned for the start of Season 1967-68, but was not played due to bad weather, and difficulties in finding an acceptable alternative date.

 

Sources:

B Bell, Still Seeing Red (Glasgow: Glasgow City Libraries and Archives, 1996)

B Ferrier and R McElroy, Rangers: The Complete Record (Derby, Breedon Books, 2005).

Glasgow Herald

[accessed via details posted on the Scottish League Website: http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19380806&b_mode=2 and Microfiche versions in National Library of Scotland]

B Laird, Third Lanark Athletic Club (Stroud, Tempus Publishing, 2004)

P Lunney, Celtic: A Complete Record, 1888-1992  (Breedon Books, 1992)

New York Times for 10th May 1959 [accessed via same on-line source as Glasgow Herald]

R Reid, et al, Partick Thistle Football Club, 1876-2002: The Official History (Yore Publications, Harefield, Middlesex, 2002)

F H C Robertson, The Men with the Educated Feet (Glasgow,  Queen’s Park Supporters Association,  2nd Edition, 1985)

David Ross, E-mail to author, 5th October 2009.

Scotsman Digital Archive (SDA) [accessed via London Hearts website and National Library of Scotland]

W Vamplew, ‘Remembering us Year After Year’: The Glasgow Charity Cup, 1876-1966 (University of Stirling, 2008) PDF document available on line.

 

End Note:

Throughout this document I have referred to Third Lanark by their more familiar name, although early reports from the 1870s and 1880s tend to describe them as 3rd LRV.