1907–08 in Scottish football

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The 1907–08 season was the 35th season of competitive football in Scotland and the 18th season of the Scottish Football League. This season also saw the first playing of the Scottish Consolation Cup.

1907–08 in Scottish football
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Division One champions
Celtic
Division Two champions
Raith Rovers
Scottish Cup winners
Celtic
Junior Cup winners
Larkhall Thistle
Scotland national team
1908 BHC

Scottish League Division OneEdit

 
1908 Celtic team photo with the Glasgow Merchants Charity Cup, Scottish Cup and Glasgow Cup trophies

Celtic won the title ahead of Falkirk and Rangers. A 1–0 win at Rangers' home Ibrox in an Old Firm match on 25 April 1908 meant that they could not be caught by either pursuer. In the close season, the Celtic goalscorer Alec Bennett switched to Rangers, one of very few player moves directly between the rivals.[1]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Celtic 34 24 7 3 86 27 +59 55
2 Falkirk 34 22 7 5 103 42 +61 51
3 Rangers 34 21 8 5 74 40 +34 50
4 Dundee 33 20 8 5 74 40 +34 48
5 Hibernian 34 17 8 9 55 42 +13 42
6 Airdrieonians 34 18 5 11 58 41 +17 41
7 St Mirren 34 13 10 11 50 59 −9 36
8 Aberdeen 34 13 9 12 45 44 +1 35
9 Third Lanark 34 13 7 14 45 50 −5 33
10 Motherwell 34 12 7 15 61 53 +8 31
11 Hearts 34 11 6 17 50 62 −12 28
12 Hamilton Academical 34 10 8 16 55 65 −10 28
13 Morton 34 9 9 16 43 66 −23 27
14 Partick Thistle 34 8 9 17 43 69 −26 25
15 Kilmarnock 34 6 13 15 38 61 −23 25
16 Queen's Park 34 7 8 19 54 84 −30 22
17 Clyde 34 5 8 21 38 75 −37 18
18 Port Glasgow Athletic 34 5 7 22 39 98 −59 17

Champions: Celtic

Scottish League Division TwoEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Raith Rovers (C) 22 14 2 6 37 23 +14 30
2 Ayr 22 11 5 6 40 33 +7 27
2 Dumbarton 22 12 5 5 49 32 +17 27[a]
4 Abercorn 22 9 5 8 33 30 +3 23
4 East Stirlingshire 22 9 5 8 30 32 −2 23
6 Ayr Parkhouse 22 11 0 11 38 38 0 22
7 Leith Athletic 22 8 5 9 41 40 +1 21
7 St Bernard's 22 8 5 9 31 32 −1 21
9 Albion Rovers 22 7 5 10 36 48 −12 19
10 Vale of Leven 22 5 8 9 25 31 −6 18
11 Arthurlie 22 6 5 11 33 45 −12 17
12 Cowdenbeath 22 5 4 13 26 35 −9 14
Source: statto.com
Rules for classification: Teams finish equal if level on points. Points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Dumbarton were docked two points for fielding an ineligible player.

Scottish CupEdit

Division One champions Celtic were winners of the Scottish Cup after a 5–1 final win over St Mirren.

Other HonoursEdit

NationalEdit

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Qualifying Cup St Bernard's 3 – 1 Raith Rovers
Scottish Consolation Cup Alloa Athletic 2 – 0 Dumbarton

CountyEdit

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Aberdeenshire Cup Aberdeen 4 – 0 Peterhead
Ayrshire Cup Galston 2 – 1 * Kilmarnock
Dumbartonshire Cup Renton 2 – 0 Dumbarton
East of Scotland Shield Hibernian 2 – 1 * Leith Athletic
Fife Cup East Fife 4 – 2 * Lochgelly Un
Forfarshire Cup Forfar Athletic 4 – 1 Montrose
Glasgow Cup Celtic 2 – 1[2] Rangers
Lanarkshire Cup Motherwell 4 – 2 Wishaw Thistle
Linlithgowshire Cup Broxburn
Perthshire Cup St Johnstone 5 – 1 Vale of Teith
Renfrewshire Cup Morton 4 – 0[3] Johnstone
Southern Counties Cup Maxwelltown Volunteers 5 – 1 Dalbeattie Star
Stirlingshire Cup Alloa 1 – 0 * East Stirling

. *replay

Highland LeagueEdit

Top Three
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Clachnacuddin 12 10 1 1 30 15 +15 21
2 Highland Light Infantry 11 6 3 2 29 16 +13 15
3 Inverness Citadel 12 5 4 3 19 18 +1 14

Junior CupEdit

Larkhall Thistle were winners of the Junior Cup after a 1–0 win over QP Hampden XI.

Scotland national teamEdit

Scotland were joint winners of the 1908 British Home Championship with England.

Date Venue Opponents Score[4] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
7 March 1908 Dens Park, Dundee (H)   Wales 2–1 BHC Willie Lennie, Alex Bennett
14 March 1908 Dalymount Park, Dublin (A)   Ireland 5–0 BHC Jimmy Quinn (4), James Galt
4 April 1908 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   England 1–1 BHC Andrew Wilson

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • BHC = British Home Championship

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Celtic's Ibrox title-clinchers". Scottish Football Answers to Questions (archive). Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  2. ^ second replay
  3. ^ aggregate over two legs
  4. ^ Scotland's score is shown first.

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