1913 Scottish Cup Final

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1913 Scottish Cup Final
Event1912–13 Scottish Cup
Date12 April 1913[1]
VenueCeltic Park, Glasgow

The 1913 Scottish Cup Final was the 40th final of the Scottish Cup, Scottish football's most prestigious knockout association football competition. The match took place at Celtic Park on 12 April 1913 and was contested by Division One clubs Falkirk and Raith Rovers. It was both Falkirk's and Raith's début appearance in the Scottish Cup Final.

Both clubs entered the second round, receiving byes along with 28 of the 36 other clubs in the tournament. Neither club won all four of their ties at the first attempt, Falkirk requiring a replay to knock out fellow Division One club Morton in the second round. Falkirk went on to defeat Rangers, Dumbarton and Heart of Midlothian, all previous winners of the cup. Raith Rovers defeated non-league club Broxburn United before knocking out three Division One clubs, needing a replay to eliminate both Hibernian and the previous season's runners-up, Clyde, in the semi-finals.

Neither team had ever made an appearance in the final. The match remains Raith Rovers' only appearance in the Scottish Cup Final to date.[2]

Falkirk won the match 2–0.[1] They took the lead in the first half[3] when Jimmy Robertson scored. Their lead was then extended in the second half to 2–0 with a goal from Tom Logan to conclude victory for Falkirk.[4]

Route to the final[edit]

Round Opposition Score
Second round Morton 2–2
Second round replay Morton 3–1
Third round Rangers 3–1
Quarter-final Dumbarton 1–0
Semi-final Heart of Midlothian 1–0


Falkirk received a bye into the second round and faced Division One club Morton at Cappielow in Greenock, with the match ending in a 2–2 draw to force a replay.[5] The replay, a week later, was played at Falkirk's home of Brockville Park with the home team producing a 3–1 victory to progress to the next round.[6] The club's opponents in the third round were 10-time finalists of the tournament, Rangers. The tie was played at Rangers' home Ibrox Stadium and Falkirk scored three first-half goals in a shock 3–1 victory over the club.[7][8] The quarter-finals saw Division Two club Dumbarton travel to Falkirk, with the home team producing a 1–0 victory to progress to the semi-finals for only the second time in its history.[9] In the semi-final Falkirk faced Edinburgh club Heart of Midlothian at a neutral venue, travelling to Ibrox Park for a second time in the tournament.[10] Falkirk won the match 1–0 and booked a place in its first ever Scottish Cup Final.[11]

Raith Rovers[edit]

Round Opposition Score
Second round Broxburn United 5–0
Third round Hibernian 2–2
Third round replay Hibernian 1–0
Quarter-final St Mirren 2–1
Semi-final Clyde 1–1
Semi-final replay Clyde 1–0

Like their final opponents, Raith Rovers also received a bye into the second round, being drawn against non-league club Broxburn United away from home. The club produced an emphatic 5–0 victory to advance to the third round.[10] Division One club Hibernian from Edinburgh was the opposition provided for the club in the next round, the two clubs playing out a 2–2 draw in Kirkcaldy. In the replay at Hibernian, Raith emerged on top with a narrow 1–0 victory.[10] In the quarter-finals the club faced another Division One club, St Mirren. The match was played at home and the club won 2–1 to progress to the semi-finals.[10] The runners-up of the previous season's competition, Clyde, played the club for a place in the final. The match ended in 1–1 draw at the neutral venue of Tynecastle Stadium in Edinburgh and forced a replay, Clyde's fifth of the tournament. Rovers managed to overcome their opponents with 1–0 victory a week later, to advance to their first ever Scottish Cup Final.[10]

Match details[edit]

Falkirk2–0Raith Rovers
J Robertson Goal
T Logan Goal
Attendance: 45,000[1]
?? Scotland Bobby Orrock
?? Scotland John Donaldson
?? Scotland Steve McDonald
?? Scotland Tom Logan
?? Scotland James McMillan
?? Scotland Johnny McNaught
?? Scotland Mick Gibbons
?? Scotland Jimmy Robertson
?? Scotland Jimmy Croal
?? England Alex Stewart
?? Scotland Robert Terris
Scotland Willie Nicol[12]
?? Scotland Morrison
?? Scotland Cumming
?? Scotland J Gibson
?? Scotland Logan
?? Scotland McLeod
?? Scotland Harry Anderson
?? Scotland F Gibson
?? Scotland Cranston
?? Scotland Harry Graham
?? England Fred Martin
?? Scotland Jimmy C Gourlay
James Tod[13]


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  2. ^ Raith Rovers - Background, historicalkits.co.uk. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  3. ^ a b c Scottish Cup - Fixtures An Results - Falkirk F.C. v Raith Rovers F.C., Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  4. ^ Scottish FA Cup 1912/13, soccerbase.com. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  5. ^ Match Details - Scottish Cup Second Round, bettermeddle.org.uk. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  6. ^ Match Details - Scottish Cup Second Round Replay, bettermeddle.org.uk. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  7. ^ Scottish Cup: Memories of 1913, Falkirk Herald. 28 May 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  8. ^ Match Details - Scottish Cup Third Round, bettermeddle.org.uk. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  9. ^ Match Details - Scottish Cup Quarter-Final, bettermeddle.org.uk. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  10. ^ a b c d e Scotland - Cup Results 1873/74-1877/78 and 1889/90-1995/96, RSSSF. 2 May 2007. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  11. ^ Match Details - Scottish Cup Semi-Final, bettermeddle.org.uk. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  12. ^ Season 1912-1913 Team Photograph, bettermeddle.org.uk. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  13. ^ Gourlay, Ally. "Grant Murray is Championship Manager of the Month for September". Raith Rovers FC official website. Retrieved 21 March 2014.