Scottish Reserve League

1895-96

 

See also

Main index

Club directory

Scottish Reserve League overview

Reserve Cup competitions

Reserve football overview

 

 

 

 

Mr. Wilton, secretary of the Rangers, telephoned Queen’s Park in December, 1895, asking whether the club would be agreeable to support the proposal to form a Glasgow Reserve Eleven League. Queen's was willing, and resolved to attend any meeting called for the purpose. The Scottish Reserve League was formed 13th December, 1895, and consisted of five clubs — Queen's Park, Rangers, Celtic, Heart of Midlothian, and Leith Athletic. On the 7th July, 1896, the body was changed to the Scottish Football Combination, with ten clubs, Mr. H. Walker, of Queen’s Park Strollers, having been appointed honorary secretary.

 

Robert Bruce, according to a club handbook, gives Rangers reserves as winning Second XI League titles in 1898-99, 1905-06, 1909-10, 1910-11, 1911-12, 1912-13 and 1914-15. Apart from the first two, It is unclear as to which leagues the latter titles were for, as they don’t correspond to the leagues that were operating at the time.

 

Tom McGouran supplied the results grid for the 1895-96 championship.

 

 

 RESERVE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

 1895-96

Celtic

Hearts

Leith

Q.Park

Rangers

Celtic ‘A’

 

Mar-14

May-09

Feb-22

Feb-29

 

3-1

4-0

2-1

2-1

Heart of Midlothian ‘A’

Jan-11

 

Feb-08

Feb-01

Mar-28

1-1

 

6-2

5-3

2-0

Leith Athletic ‘A’

Jan-25

Apr-20

 

Mar-21

Jan-11

3-1

2-3

 

3-4

2-5

Queen's Park Strollers

Apr-25

May-02

May-16

 

Feb-15

2-5

0-4

5-0

 

4-1

Rangers ‘A’

Mar-21

Jan-18

 

May-09

 

0-4

1-3

 

1-2

 

 

 

1895-96

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Celtic 'A'

8

6

1

1

22

9

13

2

Heart of Midlothian 'A'

8

6

1

1

25

12

13

3

Queen's Park Strollers

8

4

0

4

21

21

8

4

Rangers 'A'

7

1

0

6

9

19

2

5

Leith Athletic 'A'

7

1

0

6

12

28

2