1893–94 in Scottish football

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1893–94 in Scottish football
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Division One champions
Celtic
Division Two champions
Hibernian
Scottish Cup winners
Rangers
Junior Cup winners
Ashfield
Scotland national team
1894 BHC

1893–94 in Scottish football was the 21st season of competitive football in Scotland and the fourth season of Scottish league football. For the first time there were two divisions in the Scottish Football League, there was no automatic promotion and relegation but the bottom three clubs in Division One and the top three clubs in Division Two were subject to a vote of the remaining First Division clubs.[1] This season also saw the introduction of the Highland Football League.

Scottish Division One[edit]

Celtic became Scottish Division One champions. Renton were relegated, Dundee and Leith Athletic re-elected to Division One.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Celtic (C) 18 14 1 3 53 32 +21 29
2 Heart of Midlothian 18 11 4 3 46 32 +14 26
3 St Bernard's 18 11 1 6 53 39 +14 23
4 Rangers 18 8 4 6 44 30 +14 20
5 Dumbarton 18 7 5 6 32 35 −3 19
6 St Mirren 18 7 3 8 49 47 +2 17
6 Third Lanark 18 7 3 8 38 44 −6 17
8 Dundee 18 6 3 9 47 59 −12 15 Re-elected
9 Leith Athletic 18 4 2 12 36 46 −10 10
10 Renton (R) 18 1 2 15 23 57 −34 4 Not re-elected. Relegated to 1894–95 Scottish Division Two

Source: statto.com, SFHA
Rules for classification: Teams finish equal if level on points. Points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.


Scottish Division Two[edit]

Clyde were elected to Division One, Hibernian and Cowlairs remained in the Scottish Division Two. Port Glasgow Athletic were deducted seven points for fielding an ineligible player.[citation needed]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Hibernian (C) 18 13 3 2 83 29 +54 29
2 Cowlairs 18 13 1 4 72 32 +40 27
3 Clyde (P) 18 11 2 5 51 36 +15 24 Elected to 1894–95 Scottish Division One
4 Motherwell 18 11 1 6 61 46 +15 23
5 Partick Thistle 18 10 0 8 56 58 −2 20
6 Port Glasgow Athletic 18 9 2 7 52 52 0 013*
7 Abercorn 18 5 2 11 42 60 −18 12
8 Morton 18 4 1 13 36 62 −26 9 Re-elected
8 Northern 18 3 3 12 29 66 −37 9 Not re-elected ‡
10 Thistle 18 2 3 13 31 72 −41 7 Did not apply for re-election ‡

Source: statto.com, SFHA
Rules for classification: Teams finish equal if level on points. Points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.
* Port Glasgow Athletic were deducted 7 points for fielding an ineligible player.
Northern were not re-elected and Thistle did not apply for re-election. Dundee Wanderers and Airdrieonians were elected in their place.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.


Scottish Cup[edit]

Rangers were winners of the Scottish Cup after a 3–1 victory over rivals Celtic in an Old Firm final at Cathkin Park.

Other Honours[edit]

County Cups[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Aberdeenshire Cup Victoria United 6 – 3 Orion
Ayrshire Cup Hurlford 2 – 1 Saltcoats Vic
Dumbartonshire Cup Dumbarton 4 – 1 Duntocher Harp
East of Scotland Shield Hearts 4 – 2 Leith Athletic
Fife Cup Raith Rovers 6 –2 Lochgelly United
Forfarshire Cup Dundee 4 – 0 Dundee Harp
Glasgow Cup Rangers 1 – 0 Cowlairs
Lanarkshire Cup Royal Albert 2 – 1[2] Motherwell
Linlithgowshire Cup Broxburn Shamrock 4 – 0 Linlithgow Athletic
Perthshire Cup Fair City Athletic 1 – 0 St Johnstone
Renfrewshire Cup St Mirren 5 – 4 Port Glasgow Ath
Southern Counties Cup 5th KRV 4 – 1 Queen of the South Wanderers
Stirlingshire Cup East Stirling 5 – 0 Gairdoch

Highland League[edit]

Top Three

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Inverness Thistle 12 10 1 1 59 16 43 21
2 Inverness Caledonian 12 7 3 2 39 20 19 17
3 Clachnacuddin 12 7 1 4 26 22 4 15

Junior Cup[edit]

Ashfield were winners of the Junior Cup after a 3–0 win over Renfrew V.

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[3] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
24 March 1894 Rugby Park, Kilmarnock (H)  Wales 5–2 BHC Davidson Berry, John Barker, Thomas Chambers, David Alexander, John Johnstone
31 March 1894 Solitude, Belfast (A)  Ireland 2–1 BHC John Taylor (o.g.)
7 April 1894 Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)  England 2–2 BHC William Lambie, Sandy McMahon

Scotland were winners of the British Home Championship in 1894 after pipping England to the trophy.

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • BHC = British Home Championship

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Scottish League membership 1890-2004" (PDF). Scottishleague.net. Retrieved 17 April 2007. 
  2. ^ after replay
  3. ^ Scotland's score is shown first.

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