1917–18 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
1917–18 season
Chairman John Ure Primrose
Manager William Wilton
Ground Ibrox Park
Scottish League Division One 1st
P34 W25 D6 L3 F66 A24
Top goalscorer League:
Jimmy Gordon,
Tommy Cairns (11)

All:
Jimmy Gordon,
Tommy Cairns (11)

The 1917–18 season is the 28th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 34 competitive matches during the 1917–18 season. They finished top of the Scottish League Division One after winning 25 of the 34 league matches and collecting a total of 56 points (one more than second placed 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The Scottish Cup was not competed for this season as the Scottish Football Association had withdrawn the tournament due to the outbreak of the First World War.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
18 August 1917 Kilmarnock A 1–0 10,000 McDermid
29 August 1917 Third Lanark H 4–2 18,000 Cunningham (3, 1 pen), Cairns
1 September 1917 Partick Thistle A 0–2 20,000
15 September 1917 Hibernian H 3–0 10,000 Bowie, Cairns, Gordon (o.g.)
24 September 1917 Queen's Park H 3–0 12,000 Muirhead (2), Lawson
29 September 1917 Dumbarton A 4–2 8,000 Cairns (2), Muirhead (2)
13 October 1917 Greenock Morton A 1–1 10,000 Brown
20 October 1917 Celtic H 1–2 45,000 Bowie
27 October 1917 St Mirren A 0–0 10,00
3 November 1917 Ayr United H 0–0 8,000
10 November 1917 Heart of Midlothian A 3–0 12,000 Gordon (2), Archibald
17 November 1917 Airdrieonians H 4–0 12,000 Brown (3), Cairns
24 November 1917 Queen's Park A 3–2 12,000 Gordon (pen.), Archibald, Brown
1 December 1917 Dumbarton H 2–1 7,000 Cairns (2)
8 December 1917 Hamilton Academical A 2–1 9,000 Reid (2)
15 December 1917 Falkirk H 4–1 8,000 Brown (2), Archibald, Bowie
22 December 1917 Third Lanark A 1–0 12,000 [Muirhead
29 December 1917 St Mirren H 2–0 12,000 Bowie, Cairns
1 January 1918 Celtic A 0–0 55,000
2 January 1918 Partick Thistle H 1–0 18,000 Blair (pen.)
5 January 1918 Clydebank A 1–1 14,700 Archibald
12 January 1918 Heart of Midlothian H 2–0 8,000 Gordon (2)
26 January 1918 Ayr United A 2–0 5,000 Cairns, McDermid
2 February 1918 Greenock Morton H 4–2 25,000 Gordon (4)
9 February 1918 Hibernian A 1–0 8,000 McDermid
16 February 1918 Clyde A 3–0 8,000 Brown (2), Cairns
23 February 1918 Motherwell A 0–0 12,000
2 March 1918 Kilmarnock H 3–0 20,000 Archibald (2), McCulloch
9 March 1918 Falkirk A 0–2 8,000
16 March 1918 Hamilton Academical H 4–2 10,000 McDermid, Hart, Archibald, Martin
23 March 1918 Airdrieonians A 2–1 10,000 Hart, Cairns
30 March 1918 Clydebank H 1–0 10,000 Cunningham
6 April 1918 Motherwell H 2–1 25,000 Gordon (2)
13 April 1918 Clyde H 2–1 10,000 Archibald, Bowie

Appearances[edit]

Player Position Appearances Goals
Scotland Sandy Archibald MF 34 8
Scotland Tommy Cairns FW 34 11
Scotland James Bowie MF 33 5
England Arthur Dixon DF 32 0
Ireland Bert Manderson DF 29 0
Scotland Bob McDermid MF 28 4
Scotland James Blair DF 27 1
Scotland John Hempsey GK 25 0
Scotland Peter Pursell DF 24 0
Scotland James Martin MF 18 1
Scotland Jimmy Gordon DF 16 11
Scotland George McQueen DF 12 0
Scotland Harold McKenna MF 12 0
Scotland David Brown FW 11 9
Scotland Tommy Muirhead MF 7 5
England Herbert Lock GK 7 0
Scotland Hector Lawson MF 5 1
Scotland Andy Cunningham MF 4 4
Scotland James Young MF 4 0
Scotland Joseph Hart FW 3 2
Scotland James Riddell DF 2 0
Scotland Thomas Shingleton GK 2 0
Scotland John McCulloch FW 2 1
Scotland Dick Bell MF 1 0
Scotland Willie Reid FW 1 2
Scotland John Dick DF 1 0

See also[edit]