Season 1890/91

It was all change in Scottish football in season 1890/91. The Scottish Football League was now up and running and Queen's Park's absence from the league competition had a significant impact on the club's fixture list for the season. The Spiders had no ordinary (friendly) matches against Celtic, Hearts or Rangers, as would previously have been the case, and these were replaced by much less attractive fixtures.

The three cup competitions did, of course, continue and Queen's Park experienced mixed fortunes. In the season's first competition, the Glasgow Cup, Queen's had a big win over Maryhill before going down 4-2 to Third Lanark at Hampden Park in the second round. Third Lanark (proper name 3rd Lanark Rifle Volunteers) also scuppered the Spiders' Scottish Cup aspirations. Following wins over Thistle (Bridgeton), Northern (Springburn), Uddingston, Edinburgh University and St Mirren, Queen's were beaten 4-1 by Thirds in the quarter-finals after two replays.

Queen's Park rescued their season to some extent by winning the final cup competition of the season - the Glasgow Charity Cup. They were helped by the fact that the league clubs did not take part due to disagreement over dates. Following victory over Partick Thistle in the semi-final, the Spiders' opposition in the final was the Northern club. The first match ended in a 1-1 draw but Queen's Park made no mistake in the replay with a resounding 9-1 victory.

In challenge matches against English opposition, Queen's Park had notable home and away wins over the leading English amateur side Corinthians and a good draw with Everton in Liverpool.

Results 1890/91

First Eleven
23/08/1890 Falkirk 5 Queen's Park 10
27/08/1890 Hibernian 0 Queen's Park 9
30/08/1890 Queen's Park 3 Clyde 2
06/09/1890 Thistle (Glasgow) 3 Queen's Park 5 - Scottish Cup
13/09/1890 St Bernards 2 Queen's Park 2
20/09/1890 Queen's Park 13 Maryhill 1 - Glasgow Cup
27/09/1890 Queen's Park 5 Northern 1 - Scottish Cup
02/10/1890 Nottingham Forest 4 Queen's Park 2
11/10/1890 Queen's Park 2 Third Lanark 4 - Glasgow Cup
18/10/1890 Queen's Park 6 Uddingston 0 - Scottish Cup
25/10/1890 Queen's Park 7 Leith Athletic 1
01/11/1890 Queen's Park 8 Battlefield 2
08/11/1890 Edinburgh University 0 Queen's Park 7 - Scottish Cup
15/11/1890 Thistle (Glasgow) 2 Queen's Park 3
22/11/1890 Queen's Park 6 Edinburgh University 0
06/12/1890 St Mirren 2 Queen's Park 3 - Scottish Cup
13/12/1890 Queen's Park 4 Airdrieonians 2
01/01/1891 Queen's Park 3 Corinthians 1
03/01/1891 Queen's Park 9 Whitefield 2
10/01/1891 Third Lanark 1 Queen's Park 1 - Scottish Cup
17/01/1891 Queen's Park 2 Third Lanark 2 - Scottish Cup replay
24/01/1891 Queen's Park 1 Third Lanark 4 - Scottish Cup second replay
14/02/1891 Corinthians 0 Queen's Park 1
21/02/1891 Queen's Park 2 Northern 0
14/03/1891 Partick Thistle 1 Queen's Park 2
28/03/1891 Queen's Park 4 Kilmarnock 2
04/04/1891 Queen's Park 4 Thistle (Glasgow) 1
13/04/1891 Everton 1 Queen's Park 1
18/04/1891 Queen's Park 2 Partick Thistle 1 - Glasgow Charity Cup
25/04/1891 Queen's Park 1 Northern 1 - Glasgow Charity Cup Final
02/05/1891 Queen's Park 9 Northern 1 - Glasgow Charity Cup Final replay

Second Eleven - The Strollers
23/08/1890 Denny 3 Strollers 6
30/08/1890 2nd Clyde 1 Strollers 4
13/09/1890 Strollers 5 2nd Thistle (Glasgow) 2 - Scottish Second XI Cup
27/09/1890 Dunfermline Athletic 1 Strollers 2
04/10/1890 Strollers 9 2nd Dumbarton 0 - Scottish Second XI Cup
11/10/1890 Ayr Athletic 1 Strollers 3
25/10/1890 2nd Kirkcaldy Wanderers 1 Strollers 11 - Scottish Second XI Cup
06/12/1890 Strollers 4 2nd Annbank 3 - Scottish Second XI Cup
17/01/1891 2nd St Mirren 8 Strollers 3 - Scottish Second XI Cup semi-final
28/02/1891 Jamestown 4 Strollers 4
07/03/1891 Dunblane 1 Strollers 5
21/03/1891 Moffat 4 Strollers 4
28/03/1891 Milton Rovers (Carluke) 0 Strollers 5
28/04/1891 2nd Partick Thistle 2 Strollers 0

Third Eleven - The Hampden Eleven
23/08/1890 Braidwood Thistle 0 Hampden Eleven 1
13/09/1890 Anstruther (Lanark) 4 Hampden Eleven 8
20/09/1890 Bridge of Allan 2 Hampden Eleven 7
27/09/1890 Bonnybridge Grasshoppers 0 Hampden Eleven 6
18/10/1890 Largs Thistle 3 Hampden Eleven 6
01/11/1890 Linlithgow Athletic 0 Hampden Eleven 7
01/01/1891 Oban 1 Hampden Eleven 2
14/02/1891 Stenhousemuir 1 Hampden Eleven 8
28/02/1891 Largs Thistle 2 Hampden Eleven 3
14/03/1891 Bridge of Allan 2 Hampden Eleven 2

Fourth Eleven - The Victoria Eleven
06/09/1890 Campsie Black Watch 3 Victoria Eleven 4
04/10/1890 Linlithgow Athletic 1 Victoria Eleven 2
25/10/1890 2nd Victoria (Helensburgh) 4 Victoria Eleven 8
14/02/1891 Ardrossan Seafield 1 Victoria Eleven 2
18/04/1891 2nd Stenhousemuir 2 Victoria Eleven 7

Representative Matches
15/11/1890 East of Scotland 4 Glasgow 0
21/03/1891 Wales 3 Scotland 4
28/03/1891 Scotland 2 Ireland 1
04/04/1891 England 2 Scotland 1

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