If You Know The History – 7th October 1905 Glasgow Cup Final

Celtic had a fairly comfortable passage to the final of the Glasgow Cup in 1905, overcoming Queen’s Park 3-0 in the first round and then Partick Thistle 4-0 in the semi-final, both ties having been played at Celtic Park.

The final was held at Hampden on this day in 1905 and Third Lanark were the opponents. Bad weather contributed to the disappointing attendance of 25,000, although the greasy surface of the pitch was more suited to Celtic, whose forwards seemed very sure-footed compared to the cumbersome Third’s defence. Jimmy Quinn scored the first early on and Peter Somers the second shortly afterwards, so it was 2-0 at half-time.

For the first 15 minutes of the second half, Third Lanark came back into it but Celtic soon took control again and Jimmy McMenemy got a third to make sure the trophy went back to Celtic Park. The team was Adams, Campbell, Orr, Young, Loney, Hay, Bennett, McMenemy, Quinn, Somers, Hamilton.


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