1920–21 Scottish Cup

The 1920–21 Scottish Cup was the 43rd staging of Scotland's most prestigious football knockout competition. The Cup was won for the first time in their history by Partick Thistle who defeated Rangers in the final.[1] Thistle played 11 matches in their cup run. The defending champions Kilmarnock were defeated in the second round by Aberdeen.

1920–21 Scottish Cup
Country Scotland
Defending championsKilmarnock
ChampionsPartick Thistle
Matches played69
Goals scored161 (2.33 per match)

Second roundEdit

Partick Thistle had two goalless draws with Hibernian - the first at Easter Road and the second at Firhill in front of 25,000 fans, before a single goal from MacFarlane, who played no part in the final, saw off the Hibs in the 2nd replay. The second replay on Tuesday 21 February 1921 at Parkhead, Glasgow had an attendance of over 20,000 on a wet and stormy day. MacFarlane's second half goal was a header scored from a free-kick. Shortly afterwards the centre forward had a penalty saved by Hibs goalie Harper.

Third roundEdit

Partick Thistle beat East Stirlingshire 2-0 with Jimmy Kinloch scoring both goals.

Fourth roundEdit

Team One Team Two Score
Dundee Albion Rovers 0-2
Celtic Hearts 1-2
Partick Thistle Motherwell 0-0 2-2 2-1
Dumbarton Rangers 0-3


Partick Thistle0–0Hearts
Attendance: 63,700


Partick Thistle0–0Hearts
Attendance: 21,000

Second replaysEdit

Partick Thistle2–0Hearts
Jimmy Kinloch (2)
Attendance: 40,000


The match was dubbed the 'Boycott Final' after the Scottish Football Association raised the admission price from one shilling to two shillings. It was also played in the midst of a miners' strike.[1]

Partick Thistle1–0Rangers
John Blair[1]
Attendance: 28,294


Partick Thistle:
GK Kenny Campbell
RB Tom Crichton
LB Willie Bulloch
RH Joe Harris
CH Matt Wilson
LH Walter Borthwick
OR John Blair
IR Jimmy Kinloch
CF Davie Johnstone
IL Jimmy McMenemy
OL Willie Salisbury
George Easton
GK Willie Robb
RB Bert Manderson
LB Billy McCandless
RH Davie Meiklejohn
CH Arthur Dixon
LH James Bowie
OR Sandy Archibald
IR Andy Cunningham
CF Geordie Henderson
IL Tommy Cairns
OL Alan Morton
Bill Struth

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "How Partick Thistle won the Scottish Cup". The Sunday Post via Partick Thistle History Archive. 17 April 1921. Retrieved 3 December 2017.