Both clubs entered the competition in the first round. Neither club won all its matches before the final at the first attempt. Queen's Park needed two replays in the semi-final to eliminate Clydesdale, the team they defeated in the previous final. Renton also required a replay at the semi-final stage to see off Dumbarton.
The match was Queen's Park second consecutive appearance in the final following the creation of the competition the previous season, whilst it was Renton's début.