Season 1892/93

The previous season had been a bit of a disappointment but season 1892/93 proved to be a good one for Queen's Park, with the club winning the Scottish Cup and being declared unofficial champions of Britain.

Once again, Queen's Park faltered in the Glasgow Cup, losing 4-2 at home to Rangers in the first round. However, it was a different story in the Scottish Cup. The Spiders defeated Cowlairs, Kilmarnock, Hearts and Broxburn Shamrock on the way to the final, where their opponents were Celtic - the side that had beaten them in the previous year's final.

The Scottish Cup Final was scheduled to take place at the first Ibrox Park on Saturday 25 February 1893. Prior to kick-off, both Celtic and Queen's Park agreed that the frozen pitch was unsuitable for a cup final. As there were already around 25,000 spectators in the ground, the two clubs decided to play a friendly game, which Celtic won 1-0. Two weeks later, the finalists returned to Ibrox. The ground was playable on this occasion but there was a strong wind blowing the length of the pitch. Underdogs Queen's Park had the benefit of the conditions in the first half and led 2-0 at the interval. Celtic pressed hard in the second period and halved the deficit. However, the Parkhead men could not find an equaliser and Queen's Park became proud holders of the Scottish Cup for the tenth time.

Queen's Park had taken the decision that their season would finish at the end of April. As the Glasgow Charity Cup was again to be staged in May, Queen's did not enter the competition.

Despite there being league titles to be won in both Scotland and England, the FA Cup and Scottish Cup were still the most prestigious competitions. On 17 April 1893, Queen's Park met Wolverhampton Wanderers, the holders of the FA Cup, at Hampden Park to determine the champion club of Great Britain. Queen's proved too strong for their English opponents and recorded a convincing 5-0 victory.

Queen's Park's second eleven, the Strollers, reached the final of the Scottish Second Eleven Cup but lost 4-3 to Leith Athletic's reserve side at Hibernian Park in Edinburgh.

Results 1892/93

First Eleven
13/08/1892 Airdrieonians 3 Queen's Park 5
20/08/1892 Caledonian (Inverness) 0 Queen's Park 11
27/08/1892 Queen's Park 6 Battlefield 1
03/09/1892 Queen's Park 4 Airdrieonians 0
10/09/1892 Thistle (Glasgow) 1 Queen's Park 6
17/09/1892 Queen's Park 3 Rangers 1
24/09/1892 Queen's Park 6 Dykebar 1
01/10/1892 Queen's Park 6 Morton 3
15/10/1892 Queen's Park 7 Kilmarnock 2
29/10/1892 Queen's Park 2 Rangers 4 - Glasgow Cup
05/11/1892 Queen's Park 3 Thistle (Glasgow) 5
12/11/1892 Queen's Park 2 Preston North End 1
19/11/1892 Queen's Park 1 St Mirren 2
26/11/1892 Cowlairs 2 Queen's Park 5
02/01/1893 Queen's Park 1 Corinthians (London) 2
21/01/1893 Cowlairs 1 Queen's Park 4 - Scottish Cup
28/01/1893 Kilmarnock 0 Queen's Park 8 - Scottish Cup
04/02/1893 Heart of Midlothian 1 Queen's Park 1 - Scottish Cup
11/02/1893 Queen's Park 5 Heart of Midlothian 2 - Scottish Cup replay
18/02/1893 Queen's Park 4 Broxburn Shamrock 2 - Scottish Cup semi-final
25/02/1893 Queen's Park 0 Celtic 1
11/03/1893 Queen's Park 2 Celtic 1 - Scottish Cup Final
03/04/1893 Sunderland 4 Queen's Park 2
08/04/1893 Queen's Park 3 Renton 3
15/04/1893 Third Lanark 1 Queen's Park 3
17/04/1893 Queen's Park 5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0
22/04/1893 Corinthians (London) 2 Queen's Park 1
29/04/1893 Queen's Park 3 Blackburn Rovers 1

Second Eleven - The Strollers
27/08/1892 Denny 1 Strollers 5
03/09/1892 Milton Rovers (Carluke) 2 Strollers 7
10/09/1892 2nd Linthouse 2 Strollers 6 - Scottish Second XI Cup
24/09/1892 Alloa Athletic 0 Strollers 3
01/10/1892 2nd Rangers 4 Strollers 4 - Scottish Second XI Cup
08/10/1892 Strollers 3 2nd Rangers 2 - Scottish Second XI Cup replay
15/10/1892 Bridge of Allan 1 Strollers 6
22/10/1892 2nd Linlithgow Athletic 2 Strollers 10 - Scottish Second XI Cup
29/10/1892 Dunfermline Athletic 2 Strollers 6
12/11/1892 Dunipace 1 Strollers 2
19/11/1892 Lochwinnoch 2 Strollers 3
26/11/1892 Strollers 6 Denny 1
17/12/1892 2nd Third Lanark 1 Strollers 6
14/01/1893 Strollers 6 2nd Clyde 1
21/01/1893 2nd Abercorn 1 Strollers 5 - Scottish Second XI Cup semi-final
28/01/1893 Strollers 5 2nd Clyde 1 - Glasgow 2nd XI Cup
04/02/1893 Strollers 7 2nd Cambuslang 0 - Glasgow 2nd XI Cup
18/02/1893 Bridge of Allan 3 Strollers 7
11/03/1893 Girvan 0 Strollers 7
18/03/1893 2nd Leith Athletic 4 Strollers 3 (at Easter Road) - Scottish Second XI Cup Final
25/03/1893 Queen of the South Wanderers 4 Strollers 1 (or 4-0)
29/04/1893 Laurieston (Falkirk) 2 Strollers 14

Third Eleven - The Hampden Eleven
03/09/1892 Troon 5 Hampden Eleven 3
10/09/1892 2nd Dunblane 2 Hampden Eleven 4
17/09/1892 Dunfermline Juniors 1 Hampden Eleven 2
15/10/1892 Kilmacolm 1 Hampden Eleven 6
29/10/1892 Clackmannan (scratch) 5 Hampden Eleven 3
12/11/1892 Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 1 Hampden Eleven 4
19/11/1892 Bridge of Weir 2 Hampden Eleven 4
26/11/1892 Lenzie 2 Hampden Eleven 7
02/01/1893 Selkirk 1 Hampden Eleven 4
11/02/1893 Bonnybridge Grasshoppers 1 Hampden Eleven 2
18/02/1893 Dalry 5 Hampden Eleven 5
01/04/1893 Largs Thistle 3 Hampden Eleven 8
29/04/1893 Linlithgow Athletic 5 Hampden Eleven 4

Fourth Eleven - The Victoria Eleven
05/11/1892 Victoria (Helensburgh) 2 Victoria Eleven 5
26/11/1892 Victoria (Busby) 2 Victoria Eleven 1
11/02/1893 Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 4 Victoria Eleven 2
25/03/1893 Troon 5 Victoria Eleven 3
08/04/1893 Caledonia (Barrhead) 0 Victoria Eleven 3
15/04/1893 Largs Thistle 1 Victoria Eleven 4

Representative Matches
01/10/1892 Inverness 1 Glasgow 7
22/10/1892 Edinburgh 2 Glasgow 2
18/03/1893 Wales 0 Scotland 8
25/03/1893 Scotland 6 Ireland 1
01/04/1893 England 5 Scotland 2

Other Matches
24/09/1892 Bathgate Thistle 3 Queen's Park XI 4
03/05/1893 Falkirk 2 Queen's Park XI 2
04/05/1893 Partick Thistle 2 Queen's Park XI 0
13/05/1893 Queen of the South Wanderers 2 Queen's Park XI 2
20/05/1893 Stevenston Thistle 5 Queen's Park XI 1


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