1874 Scottish Cup Final
|Event||1873–74 Scottish Cup|
|Date||21 March 1874|
|Venue||Hampden Park, Glasgow|
The 1874 Scottish Cup Final was the inaugural season of Scottish football's most prestigious knockout association football competition, the Scottish Cup. The match took place at Hampden Park on 21 March 1874 and was contested by Queen's Park and Clydesdale.
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.
Route to the final
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.
|Quarter-final||3rd Lanark RV||1–1|
|Quarter-final replay||3rd Lanark RV||0–0|
|Quarter-final second replay||3rd Lanark RV||2–0|
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.
21 March 1874
- Scottish Cup - Fixtures And Results - Queen's Park F.C. v Clydesdale F.C., Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 14 July 2012.