1918–19 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
1918–19 season
Chairman John Ure Primrose
Manager William Wilton
Ground Ibrox Park
Scottish League Division One 1st
P34 W26 D5 L3 F86 A16 Pts57
Top goalscorer League:
David McLean (29)

All:
David McLean (29)

The 1918–19 season is the 45th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 34 competitive matches during the 1918–19 season. They finished second in the Scottish League Division One after winning 26 of the 34 league matches and collecting a total of 57 points (one less than top 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The Scottish Cup was not competed for this season as the Scottish Football Association had withdrawn the tournament due to the outbreak of the First World War.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
17 August 1918 Falkirk H 1–0 30,000 McLean (pen.)
24 August 1918 Heart of Midlothian A 4–1 14,500 McLean (3), Cairns
31 August 1918 St Mirren H 2–0 12,000 Aitken, McLean
7 September 1918 Hamilton Academical A 3–0 12,000 McLean (2), Manderson
14 September 1918 Partick Thistle H 2–0 25,000 McLean (2)
28 September 1918 Ayr United H 6–2 10,000 Bowie (3), Hart (2), Cairns
30 September 1918 Queen's Park A 2–0 25,000 Hart, Cairns
12 October 1918 Dumbarton H 3–0 12,000 McLean (2), Aitken
19 October 1918 Celtic A 3–0 36,000 Cairns, Bowie, McDermid
26 October 1918 Motherwell H 0–0 22,000
2 November 1918 Third Lanark A 2–1 25,000 Bowie, McLean
9 November 1918 Clyde H 3–0 20,000 Cairns (2), McLean
16 November 1918 Airdrieonians A 0–0 7,000
23 November 1918 Morton A 0–1 10,000
7 December 1918 Hibernian H 5–1 12,000 Bowie (3), McLean, Cairns
14 December 1918 Clydebank A 5–0 20,000 McLean (3), Cairns, Lawson
21 December 1918 Kilmarnock H 8–0 15,000 McLean (4), Bowie (2), Cairns, Lawson
28 December 1918 Motherwell A 1–0 20,000 Bowie
1 January 1919 Celtic H 1–1 65,000 Bowie
2 January 1919 Partick Thistle A 0–1 30,000
4 January 1919 Airdrieonians H 2–1 18,000 Blair (2, 2 pens)
11 January 1919 Kilmarnock A 0–1 10,000
18 January 1919 Queen's Park H 4–0 20,000 Cairns, McDermid
25 January 1919 Hibernian A 2–1 12,000 Archibald, Gordon
1 February 1919 Dumbarton A 2–0 10,000 Cairns, McLean
8 February 1919 Morton H 1–0 40,000 McLean
15 February 1919 St Mirren A 2–2 15,000 Cairns, Manderson
22 February 1919 Clydebank H 3–0 14,000 Brown (3)
1 March 1919 Heart of Midlothian H 3–2 35,000 Brown, Archibald, Cunningham
8 March 1919 Hamilton Academical H 3–0 15,000 Archibald, Brown, Dixon
22 March 1919 Ayr United A 1–1 12,000 Blair (pen.)
12 April 1918 Falkirk A 4–0 12,000 Gordon (2), McLean, Bowie
21 April 1918 Third Lanark H 4–0 15,000 McLean (2), Dixon, Gordon
10 May 1918 Clyde A 4–0 35,000 McLean (3), Bowie

Appearances[edit]

Player Position Appearances Goals
Scotland John Hempsey GK 29 0
Ireland Bert Manderson DF 30 2
Scotland James Blair DF 29 3
Scotland Peter Pursell DF 23 0
England Arthur Dixon DF 34 2
Scotland James Walls MF 34 0
Scotland William Aitken MF 21 2
Scotland James Bowie MF 26 14
Scotland David McLean FW 24 29
Scotland Tommy Cairns FW 28 11
Scotland Bob McDermid MF 7 1
Scotland Andy Cunnnigham MF 15 4
Scotland Jimmy Gordon DF 16 5
Scotland Sandy Archibald MF 15 3
Scotland George McQueen DF 7 0
Scotland Joseph Hart FW 3 3
Scotland Hector Lawson MF 9 2
Scotland James Riddell DF 4 0
Scotland David Brown FW 9 5
England Herbert Lock GK 4 0
Scotland Scott Duncan MF 1 0
Scotland Joe Donnachie MF 5 0
Scotland John Miller GK 1 0

See also[edit]