1923–24 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
1923–24 season
Chairman William Craig
Joseph Buchanan
(from November)
Manager Bill Struth
Ground Ibrox Park
Scottish League Division One 1st
P38 W25 D9 L4 F72 A29
Scottish Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer League:
Geordie Henderson (19)
All:
Geordie Henderson (23)

The 1923–24 season is the 34th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 41 competitive matches during the 1923–24 season. The team finished top of the league, nine points ahead of second placed Airdrieonians, after winning twenty-five of the 38 league games.

The side was knocked out of the Scottish Cup in the third round that season. After overcoming Lochgelly United and St Mirren, a 2-1 defeat to Hibernian ended the campaign.

Results[edit]

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish League Division One[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
18 August 1923 Motherwell A 3–0 22,000 Cunningham (2), Morton
21 August 1923 Falkirk H 2–2 18,000 Cunningham (pen), Morton
25 August 1923 St Mirren H 5–0 20,000 Cairns (2), Muirhead, Cunningham, Henderson
8 September 1923 Morton A 1–0 15,000 Cunningham
17 September 1923 Hearts A 0–0 24,000
22 September 1923 Aberdeen H 2–0 20,000 Cunningham (pen), Henderson
24 September 1923 Clyde H 2–1 12,000 Cairns, Craig
6 October 1923 Dundee A 4–1 22,000 Henderson (3), Archibald
13 October 1923 Ayr United H 5–0 15,000 Meiklejohn (2), Henderson (2), Craig
20 October 1923 Hibernian A 3–1 22,000 Meiklejohn, Henderson, Morton
27 October 1923 Celtic H 0–0 38,000
3 November 1923 Partick Thistle A 6–0 35,000 Morton (3), Cunningham, Henderson, Cairns
10 November 1923 Third Lanark H 2–0 15,000 Meiklejohn, Muirhead
17 November 1923 Falkirk A 1–0 16,000 Cunningham (pen)
24 November 1923 Airdrieonians H 0–0 20,000
1 December 1923 Clydebank A 2–1 10,000 Cunningham, Cairns
8 December 1923 Queen's Park H 1–1 15,000 Meiklejohn
15 December 1923 Raith Rovers A 1–0 20,000 Henderson
22 December 1923 Hamilton H 4–0 10,000 Henderson (3), Archibald
29 December 1923 St Mirren A 0–0 12,000
1 January 1924 Celtic A 2–2 60,000 Cairns, Archibald
2 January 1924 Partick Thistle H 1–0 30,000 Cunningham
5 January 1924 Ayr United A 1–2 14,000 Cairns
12 January 1924 Dundee H 1–1 10,000 Craig
19 January 1924 Hamilton A 3–2 12,000 Craig (2), Cairns
2 February 1924 Motherwell H 3–0 20,000 Craig (2), Cunningham
12 February 1924 Queen's Park A 2–0 10,000 Henderson (2)
19 February 1924 Kilmarnock H 2–0 10,000 Henderson (2)
26 February 1924 Clydebank H 3–0 6,000 Craig (3)
5 March 1924 Kilmarnock A 1–1 10,000 Archibald
11 March 1924 Hearts H 1–0 6,000 Henderson
19 March 1924 Aberdeen A 0–1 16,000
22 March 1924 Third Lanark A 3–1 10,000 Cunningham, Henderson, Cairns
29 March 1924 Raith Rovers H 0–1 10,000
5 April 1924 Hibernian H 2–1 12,000 Meiklejohn (pen), Cunningham
12 April 1924 Morton H 2–1 8,000 Craig, Cairns
18 April 1924 Clyde A 1–3 10,000 Craig
26 April 1924 Airdrieonians A 0–0 8,000

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
26 January 1924 R1 Lochgelly United H 4-1 6,000 Henderson (3), Craig
9 February 1924 R2 St Mirren A 1-0 40,291 Henderson
23 February 1924 R3 Hibernian H 1-2 54,000 Meiklejohn

Appearances[edit]

Player Position Appearances Goals
Scotland William Robb GK 41 0
Ireland Bert Manderson DF 34 0
Ireland Billy McCandless DF 36 0
Scotland David Meiklejohn DF 38 7
England Arthur Dixon DF 40 0
Scotland Tommy Muirhead MF 30 2
Scotland Sandy Archibald MF 37 4
Scotland Andy Cunnnigham MF 31 13
Scotland Geordie Henderson FW 33 23
Scotland Tommy Cairns FW 34 10
Scotland Alan Morton MF 37 6
Scotland Alexander Johnston DF 12 0
Scotland Thomas Reid DF 11 0
Scotland Tully Craig MF 20 13
Scotland James Walls MF 1 0
Scotland Hector Lawson MF 2 0
Scotland John Nicholson MF 3 0
Denmark Carl Hansen FW 2 0
Scotland Alexander Kirkwood DF 3 0
Scotland Murdoch McDonald FW 1 0
Scotland John Jamieson DF 1 0
Scotland John McGregor MF 2 0
Scotland James Kilpatrick MF 2 0

See also[edit]