1890–91 Kilmarnock F.C. season

Season 1890–91 was the 18th season of competitive football by Kilmarnock.

1890–91 season
StadiumRugby Park
Scottish CupFirst round
Ayrshire CupWinners


Kilmarnock entered the Scottish Cup for the 18th time and also competed in the Ayrshire Cup. They were eliminated in the first round of the Scottish Cup in a replay by Annbank for the second consecutive season despite scoring six times in the two matches.

Killie fared better in the Ayrshire Cup. After defeating Irvine, 5–0, in the first round, they recorded a club-record 15–0 win against Lanemark in the second round, a record which still stands after 132 years. They overcame Kilbirnie 3–1 in a third round replay to reach the semi-finals where they defeated local rivals Kilmarnock Athletic, 3–2. In the final, Kilmarnock set another record as they defeated Hurlford 7–1 – the largest margin of victory in an Ayrshire Cup final.

After three seasons playing in black and white stripes, Kilmarnock changed their uniforms back to the original Oxford blue. The team would play the next five seasons decked all in blue.[1]

Scottish CupEdit

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
Scorers Attendance
6 September 1890 First round Annbank H 4–4[2] 4,000
13 September 1890 First round replay Annbank A 2–6[3]

Ayrshire CupEdit

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
Scorers Attendance
1 November 1890 First round Irvine H 5–0[4]
22 November 1890 Second round Lanemark A 15–0[4]
13 December 1890 Third round Kilbirnie H 1–1[4]
17 January 1891 Third round replay Kilbirnie A 3–1[4]
7 February 1891 Semi-final Kilmarnock Athletic A 3–2[4]
21 February 1891 Final Hurlford N 7–1[4]


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  3. ^ "Annbank United 6 - 2 Kilmarnock, Scottish Cup (13/09/1890)". Fitbastats.com. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Ayrshire Cup". Scottish Football Historical Archive. Archived from the original on 16 September 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2020.