1915–16 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
1915-16 season
Chairman John Ure Primrose
Manager William Wilton
Ground Ibrox Park
Scottish League Division One 2nd
P38 W25 D6 L7 F87 A39
Top goalscorer League:
Willie Reid (21)
All:
Willie Reid (21)

The 1915–16 season is the 26th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 38 competitive matches during the 1915–16 season. They finished second in the Scottish League Division One after winning 25 of the 38 league matches and collecting a total of 56 points (11 behind league winners Celtic).

The Scottish Cup was not competed for this season as the Scottish Football Association had withdrawn the tournament due to the outbreak of the First World War.

Results[edit]

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish League Division One[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
21 August 1915 Dumbarton A 3–1 6,000 Reid (2), Cunningham
28 August 1915 Third Lanark H 4–0 16,000 Cunningham (2), Reid (2)
4 September 1915 Kilmarnock A 3–0 8,000 Reid, Cunningham, Cairns
18 September 1915 Ayr United H 5–2 16,000 Reid (2), Duncan, Cairns, Cunningham
2 October 1915 Airdrieonians A 1–0 7,000 Cunningham
16 October 1915 Hearts H 0–4 15,000
23 October 1915 Raith Rovers A 3–1 3,000 Reid (2), Hendry
30 October 1915 Celtic H 3–0 45,000 Duncan, Reid, Paterson
6 November 1915 Queen's Park A 6–0 14,000 Cairns (2), Cunningham (2, 1 pen.), Fleming, Duncan
13 November 1915 Hamilton H 3–0 15,000 Cunningham (2, 1 pen.), Duncan
20 November 1915 Falkirk A 0–2 3,000 Cairns
27 November 1915 Hibernian H 4–2 7,000 Cunningham (3), Paterson
4 December 1915 Morton A 0–2 10,000
11 December 1915 St Mirren H 4–0 6,000 Gordon (2), Cunningham (2)
18 December 1915 Clyde A 2–0 12,000 Reid, Cairns
25 December 1915 Falkirk H 1–0 10,000 Paterson
1 January 1916 Celtic A 2–2 8,000 Cunningham, Duncan
3 January 1916 Partick Thistle H 0–1 5,000
8 January 1916 Motherwell H 4–1 6,000 Reid (3), Cairns
15 January 1916 Dundee A 0–2 6,000
22 January 1916 Kilmarnock H 3–1 50,000 Bennett (2), Gordon
29 January 1916 Motherwell A 2–2 18,000 Cairns, Reid
5 February 1916 Morton H 1–0 25,000 Cairns
12 February 1916 Hearts A 2–1 17,500 Gordon (2, 1 pen.)
19 February 1916 Aberdeen H 4–0 15,000 Cunningham (2, 1 pen.), Reid, Cairns
26 February 1916 Ayr United A 0–1 7,000
4 March 1916 Airdrieonians H 3–0 12,000 Gordon, Duncan, Reid
11 March 1916 Hibernian A 3–2 5,000 Paterson (2), Reid
18 March 1916 Third Lanark A 1–0 22,000 Branscombe
1 April 1916 Hamilton A 1–0 10,000 Sneddon
8 April 1916 Raith Rovers H 3–0 10,000 Gordon (2), Paterson
10 April 1916 Dundee H 3–2 5,000 Lister, Cairns, Branscombe
15 April 1916 Partick Thistle A 2–5 30,000 Cairns (2)
17 April 1916 St Mirren A 1–1 4,000 Paterson
20 April 1916 Dumbarton H 2–2 3,000 Duncan, Branscombe
22 April 1916 Clyde H 2–2 5,000 Duncan, Branscombe
24 April 1916 Queen's Park H 6–0 6,000 Reid (3), Duncan (2), Branscombe
29 April 1916 Aberdeen A 0–0 6,000

Appearances[edit]

Player Position Appearances Goals
England Herbert Lock GK 16 0
Ireland Bert Manderson DF 32 0
Scotland Harry Muir DF 30 0
Scotland Jimmy Gordon DF 31 8
Scotland Peter Pursell DF 20 0
Scotland James Bowie MF 26 0
Scotland Scott Duncan MF 32 10
Scotland Andy Cunningham MF 20 18
Scotland Willie Reid FW 25 21
Scotland Tommy Cairns FW 34 12
Scotland Jimmy Paterson MF 31 7
Scotland John Hempsey GK 21 0
Ireland Alex Craig DF 5 0
Scotland James Logan DF 26 0
Scotland Joe Hendry MF 18 1
Scotland John Fleming MF 4 1
Scotland Alex Bennett MF 17 2
Scotland Robert Parker FW 1 0
Scotland Francis Branscombe MF 7 5
Scotland John Sneddon MF 5 1
Scotland Jimmy Lister FW 5 1
Scotland McCabe MF 3 0
Scotland William Bone DF 2 0
Scotland John Ballantyne MF 1 0
Scotland Thomas Brander MF 3 0
Scotland Taylor DF 1 0

See also[edit]