Both clubs entered the competition in the first round. Queen's Park won all of their four matches before the final at first attempt whilst Clydesdale need two replays to see off 3rd Lanark RV in the quarter-finals.
Queen's Park entered the competition in the first round and defeated Dumbreck with an emphatic 7–0 victory. In the quarter-finals the club faced Eastern, producing a 1–0 win to progress to the first semi-final. The club eliminated Renton in a 2–0 win to complete a hat-trick of clean sheets in the tournament. The club qualified for the final of the first ever Scottish Cup.
Along with Queen's Park, Clydesdale produced an emphatic victory in the first round, defeating Granville 6–0. In the next round the club faced 3rd Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers where the first two matches ended in draws forcing replays. The original fixture ended 1–1 then the first replay 0–0. In the second replay of the fixture Clydesdale overcame their opponents 2–0 to progress the semi-final stage. The club faced Blythswood and won 4–0 to progress to the first Scottish Cup final.