Season 1897/98

Season 1897/98 was a mixed one for Queen's Park, with disappointing displays in the three cup competitions but a sound performance in the Glasgow League. The season ended on a bright note with the club's first ever overseas tour.

The Glasgow Cup campaign got under way with a big win against Cameronians and was followed by victory over Third Lanark in the semi-final. However, the final went less well, with the Spiders going down 4-0 to Rangers at Cathkin Park. The Scottish Cup followed a similar pattern - two easy wins followed by yet another loss to Rangers. In the Glasgow Charity Cup, Queen's suffered a 3-1 home defeat to near-neighbours Third Lanark.

In the Glasgow League, Queen's Park could not quite equal the previous season's heroics, but finished in a very creditable second position, one point behind Rangers.

At the end of the season, Queen's Park embarked on the first ever tour to continental Europe by a Scottish club. Two games were played against Danish Football Union select sides, with the aim of improving the popularity and quality of football in that country.

The Queen's Park Strollers had a successful season in the Scottish Combination, finishing in second place behind Rangers 'A' with seven wins and five draws from their fourteen matches.

Results 1897/98

First Eleven
04/09/1897 Kirkcaldy 3 Queen's Park 6
11/09/1897 Queen's Park 2 Dumbarton 4
18/09/1897 Queen's Park 10 Cameronians 0 - Glasgow Cup
25/09/1897 Linthouse 2 Queen's Park 2
02/10/1897 Kilmarnock 1 Queen's Park 3
09/10/1897 Queen's Park 9 Renton 0
16/10/1897 Celtic 0 Queen's Park 1
23/10/1897 Queen's Park 1 Dumbarton 1
30/10/1897 Queen's Park 4 Third Lanark 2 - Glasgow Cup semi-final
13/11/1897 Queen's Park 3 St Bernard's 2
20/11/1897 Queen's Park 1 Sunderland 1
27/11/1897 Rangers 4 Queen's Park 0 (at Cathkin Park) - Glasgow Cup Final
04/12/1897 Port Glasgow Athletic 2 Queen's Park 6
11/12/1897 Queen's Park 9 Ayr 0
18/12/1897 Rangers 3 Queen's Park 2
25/12/1897 Abercorn (Paisley) 2 Queen's Park 6
01/01/1898 Queen's Park 5 Corinthians (London) 3
08/01/1898 Bo'ness 0 Queen's Park 6 - Scottish Cup
15/01/1898 Queen's Park 1 St Mirren 4
22/01/1898 St Bernard's 0 Queen's Park 5 - Scottish Cup
29/01/1898 Queen's Park 1 Linthouse 1
05/02/1898 Queen's Park 1 Rangers 3 - Scottish Cup
12/02/1898 Clyde 0 Queen's Park 4 - Glasgow League
19/02/1898 Queen's Park 4 Celtic 2 - Glasgow League
26/02/1898 Partick Thistle 0 Queen's Park 5
12/03/1898 Corinthians 5 Queen's Park 1
19/03/1898 Queen's Park 4 Clyde 3 - Glasgow League
09/04/1898 Dundee 3 Queen's Park 1
11/04/1898 Victoria United (Aberdeen) 1 Queen's Park 3
16/04/1898 Rangers 2 Queen's Park 0 - Glasgow League
18/04/1898 Queen's Park 1 Third Lanark 1 - Glasgow League
23/04/1898 Celtic 3 Queen's Park 4 - Glasgow League
27/04/1898 Rangers 4 Queen's Park 2 - Glasgow League
30/04/1898 Third Lanark 2 Queen's Park 4 - Glasgow League
04/05/1898 Queen's Park 1 Third Lanark 3 - Glasgow Charity Cup
17/05/1898 Celtic 1 Queen's Park 3 (charity match)
30/05/1898 Dansk Boldspil-Union* 0 Queen's Park 7 (in Copenhagen)
01/06/1898 Dansk Boldspil-Union* 0 Queen's Park 3 (in Copenhagen)

* Danish Football Union

Second Eleven - The Strollers
04/09/1897 Nithsdale (Dumfries) 0 Strollers 6
11/09/1897 Third Lanark 'A' 2 Strollers 4 - Scottish Combination
18/09/1887 Lochwinnoch 2 Strollers 2
02/10/1897 Strollers 3 Clyde 'A' 1 - Scottish 2nd XI Cup
09/10/1897 Stevenston Thistle 3 Strollers 3
16/10/1897 Strollers 2 Third Lanark 'A' 1
23/10/1897 Strollers 6 Hamilton Academical 1 - Scottish Combination *
30/10/1897 Rangers 'A' 7 Strollers 1 - Scottish 2nd XI Cup semi-final
06/11/1897 Albion Rovers 1 Strollers 4 - Scottish Combination
20/11/1897 Arthurlie 1 Strollers 1 - Scottish Combination
18/12/1897 Johnstone 3 Strollers 3
25/12/1897 Strollers 5 Royal Albert (Larkhall) 2 - Scottish Combination
08/01/1898 Strollers 2 Wishaw Thistle 1 - Scottish Combination
22/01/1898 Strollers 6 Rangers 'A' 1 - Scottish Combination
29/01/1898 Clackmannan 4 Strollers 1
12/02/1898 Wishaw Thistle 3 Strollers 4 - Scottish Combination
19/02/1898 Strollers 3 Albion Rovers 4 - Scottish Combination
05/03/1898 Royal Albert (Larkhall) 2 Strollers 2 - Scottish Combination
12/03/1898 Strollers 2 Third Lanark 'A' 2 - Scottish Combination
19/03/1898 Irvine 2 Strollers 5
26/03/1898 Maybole 3 Strollers 1
20/04/1898 Rangers 'A' 1 Strollers 1 - Scottish Combination
23/04/1898 Strollers 1 Thornliebank 4 - Scottish Combination
30/04/1898 Strollers 3 Arthurlie 3 - Scottish Combination

* Hamilton withdrew from the Combination after being elected to the Scottish League. Thornliebank took their place and inherited the results of the three games Accies had played in the competition.  

Third Eleven - The Hampden Eleven
04/09/1897 Largs Thistle 0 Hampden Eleven 2
11/09/1897 Vale of Grange (Bo'ness) 0 Hampden Eleven 3
16/10/1897 Dunfermline 2 Hampden Eleven 4
23/10/1897 Dalry Primrose (Edinburgh) 2 Hampden Eleven 1
18/12/1897 Glasgow Perthshire 1 Hampden Eleven 0
25/12/1897 Parkhead 4 Hampden Eleven 3
29/01/1898 Ashfield 4 Hampden Eleven 2

Fourth Eleven - The Victoria Eleven
11/09/1897 Ardencaple (Helensburgh) 4 Victoria Eleven 2
18/09/1897 Largs Thistle 0 Victoria Eleven 3
23/10/1897 Kilsyth Emmet 7 Victoria Eleven 2
11/12/1897 Arthurlie Juniors 2 Victoria Eleven 2
26/03/1898 Troon 3 Victoria Eleven 1
16/04/1898 Tillicoultry Victoria 2 Victoria Eleven 0

Representative Matches
06/11/1897 Glasgow 0 Sheffield 0
25/12/1897 Southern Counties 3 Glasgow 9
19/03/1898 Scotland 5 Wales 2
26/03/1898 Ireland 0 Scotland 3
02/04/1898 Scotland 1 England 3







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