Both clubs entered the competition in the first round. Queen's Park won all its matches before the final at the first attempt, also without conceding a single goal. 3rd Lanark RV also managed similar success until the semi-final, conceding only a single goal. In the semi-final tie itself, however, the club required two replays to defeat Dumbarton after two consecutive 1–1 draws.
In only three years of the competition, Queen's Park had reached every final, even with a significant rise in the number of competitors. It was 3rd Lanark RV's début appearance.
The original match ended in a 1–1 draw with the first goal from Drinnan of 3rd Lanark in the second minute of the match. Queen's Park equalised in the 35th minute with a goal from Thomas Highet. In the replay a week later, played at Hampden Park, Queen's Park won 2–0 with a double from Highet to seal a hat-trick of cup final victories for Queen's Park.