Season 1891/92

Season 1891/92 was a disappointing one for Queen's Park. Despite some good results in friendly matches, the club's campaigns in the three cup competitions, which were the real measures of success, failed to result in trophies.

Queen's Park got off to a good start in the Glasgow Cup, with a 7-1 victory over Battlefield. However, the Spiders exited the competition in the second round, going down 3-2 to Clyde.

In the Scottish Cup, Queen's Park went all the way to the final, beating Abercorn (Paisley), Bathgate Rovers, Dumbarton and Renton on the way. The Spiders' opponents in the final at the first Ibrox Park were Celtic. Queen's lost 1-0 but, due to encroachment by spectators, both teams agreed that the match should be regarded as a "friendly". Four weeks later, the sides tried again. Queen's Park were without full backs Walter Arnott and Bob Smellie. The makeshift Spiders' defence struggled to cope with the Celtic attackers and the Parkhead men ran out 5-1 winners.

Queen's Park were drawn against Rangers in the Glasgow Charity Cup. Despite being without five first team regulars, Queen's fought out a 3-3 draw with the Light Blues at Hampden Park. The match was replayed at Celtic Park two weeks later. Queen's Park had wanted the Charity Cup staged in April rather than May and fielded a weak side. Rangers won the tie 7-1. The Spiders were not helped by the fact that Jimmy Hamilton was sent off with the score at 5-1. The Queen's Park supporters had not expected to win the match but were far from happy at the scale of the defeat. Scottish Referee reported that one of Queen's Park's old and most honoured players was strongly of the opinion that, if the club committee had not been prepared to recognise the fixture as an official engagement, they should never have entered the competition in the first place. This view was widely shared by Spiders' fans.

Results 1891/92

First Eleven
29/08/1891 Queen's Park 6 Partick Thistle 5
05/09/1891 Kilmarnock 3 Queen's Park 5
12/09/1891 Queen's Park 1 Everton 1
19/09/1891 Rutherglen 0 Queen's Park 5
26/09/1891 Queen's Park 1 Nottingham Forest 3
03/10/1891 Queen's Park 9 Clydebank 0
10/10/1891 Battlefield 1 Queen's Park 7 - Glasgow Cup
17/10/1891 Queen's Park 4 Kilmarnock 3
24/10/1891 Queen's Park 6 Battlefield 1
07/11/1891 Rangers 0 Queen's Park 3
14/11/1891 Dykebar 1 Queen's Park 5
21/11/1891 Queen's Park 2 Clyde 3 - Glasgow Cup
28/11/1891 Abercorn 2 Queen's Park 3 - Scottish Cup
05/12/1891 Queen's Park 7 Linfield (Belfast) 2
12/12/1891 Edinburgh University 1 Queen's Park 8
19/12/1891 Queen's Park 6 Bathgate Rovers 0 - Scottish Cup
26/12/1891 Partick Thistle 0 Queen's Park 1
01/01/1892 Queen's Park 3 Corinthians (London) 5
02/01/1892 Queen of the South Wanderers 4 Queen's Park 12
23/01/1892 Dumbarton 2 Queen's Park 2 - Scottish Cup
30/01/1892 Queen's Park 4 Dumbarton 1 - Scottish Cup replay
06/02/1892 Dykebar 0 Queen's Park 4
13/02/1892 Renton 1 Queen's Park 1 - Scottish Cup semi-final
27/02/1892 Queen's Park 3 Renton 0 - Scottish Cup semi-final replay
12/03/1892 Queen's Park 0 Celtic 1*
19/03/1892 Queen's Park 6 Kilmarnock Athletic 1
04/04/1892 Kirkcaldy 0 Queen's Park 8
09/04/1892 Queen's Park 1 Celtic 5 - Scottish Cup Final
16/04/1892 Corinthians (London) 1 Queen's Park 3
23/04/1892 Queen's Park 5 Cowlairs 0
30/04/1892 Queen's Park 0 Preston North End 1
14/05/1892 Queen's Park 3 Rangers 3 - Glasgow Charity Cup
28/05/1892 Queen's Park 1 Rangers 7 - Glasgow Charity Cup replay

* Scottish Cup Final declared friendly due to encroachment by spectators.

Second Eleven - The Strollers
12/09/1891 Vale of Teith (Doune) 1 Strollers 7
19/09/1891 Alva 1 Strollers 1
26/09/1891 Alloa Athletic 1 Strollers 1
03/10/1891 Strollers 9 Clydebank 0 - Scottish Second XI Cup
24/10/1891 Strollers 7 2nd Heart of Midlothian 2 - Scottish Second XI Cup
07/11/1891 Strollers 7 Alloa Athletic 0
14/11/1891 Strollers 1 2nd Abercorn 1 - Scottish Second XI Cup
21/11/1891 2nd Abercorn 4 Strollers 3 - Scottish Second XI Cup replay
28/11/1891 Milton Rovers (Carluke) 1 Strollers 6
26/12/1891 Strollers 3 2nd Partick Thistle 2
23/01/1892 Strollers 13 Glasgow Perthshire 0
13/02/1892 Strollers 2 Beeston (Nottingham) 3
27/02/1892 Dunipace 3 Strollers 4
19/03/1892 Dunfermline Athletic 2 Strollers 3
26/03/1892 Queen of the South Wanderers 0 Strollers 4
16/04/1892 Dunblane 4 Strollers 3
30/04/1892 Alloa Athletic 1 Strollers 6

Third Eleven - The Hampden Eleven
29/08/1891 Largs Thistle 1 Hampden Eleven 6
05/09/1891 Bridge of Weir 0 Hampden Eleven 4
03/10/1891 1st ARV (Dunoon) 1 Hampden Eleven 3
21/11/1891 Kilsyth Standard 1 Hampden Eleven 4
05/12/1891 Beith Thistle 2 Hampden Eleven 2
01/01/1892 2nd Aberdeen 1 Hampden Eleven 8
06/02/1892 Baillieston Thistle 3 Hampden Eleven 1
13/02/1892 2nd East Stirlingshire 2 Hampden Eleven 5
20/02/1892 Victoria (Helensburgh) 1 Hampden Eleven 4
19/03/1892 Springbank (Cumnock) 3 Hampden Eleven 2
09/04/1892 Dunfermline Juniors 1 Hampden Eleven 5
16/04/1892 2nd Motherwell 3 Hampden Eleven 0
30/04/1892 Largs Thistle 2 Hampden Eleven 7

Fourth Eleven - The Victoria Eleven
05/09/1891 Campsie Black Watch 1 Victoria Eleven 3
12/09/1891 Victoria (Helensburgh) 3 Victoria Eleven 4
19/09/1891 East Lanark (Shotts) 7 Victoria Eleven 0
10/10/1891 Kilsyth Standard 6 Victoria Eleven 9
24/10/1891 Largs Neva 1 Victoria Eleven 7
07/11/1891 Johnstone Swifts 4 Victoria Eleven 5
09/04/1892 Troon 3 Victoria Eleven 3

Representative Matches
03/10/1891 Scotland 5 Canada 1
14/11/1891 Glasgow 2 East of Scotland 2
05/12/1891 Aberdeenshire 0 Glasgow 6
19/03/1892 Ireland 2 Scotland 3
26/03/1892 Wales 1 Scotland 6
02/04/1892 Scotland 1 England 4

Other Match
22/08/1891 Queen of the South Wanderers 5 Queen's Park XI 5


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