Lord Provost's Rent Relief Cup

The Lord Provost's Rent Relief Cup comprised two separate football tournaments played in aid of the Lord Provost's Rent Relief Fund in 1921. Held in Edinburgh and Glasgow, both were one-off competitions. Various other tournaments and events were held to help the unemployed in 1921.


The six member clubs (Celtic, Clyde, Queen's Park, Partick Thistle, Rangers, and Third Lanark) of both the Glasgow FA and the Scottish Football League competed in the Glasgow tournament. All six teams were used to playing against each other in city knockout competitions, with both the Glasgow Cup and Glasgow Charity Cup held on an annual basis. The tournament was completed in a month.


First Round

Partick Thistle4 – 2Clyde
Report McClure  
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: J. M. Dickson

Queen's Park2 – 3Rangers
Fyfe   15'
Grove   65'
Report Hansen   5' (pen)    
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: T. McMillan

Celtic2 – 1Third Lanark
McInally   15'   40' Report Paterson   20'
Celtic Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: A. A. Jackson

Rangers2 – 0Partick Thistle
Henderson   6'
Hansen   16'
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: A. Allan

Rangers2 – 0Celtic
Hansen   pen'
Cairns   85'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: J. M. Dickson


The four member clubs (Heart of Midlothian, Hibernian, Leith Athletic, and St Bernard's) of both the Edinburgh FA and the Scottish Football League decided to compete in a one-off tournament. The final of the Edinburgh tournament was delayed by almost two years due to continuous postponements.




Heart of Midlothian2 – 1Hibernian
Jo. White   43'   67' (pen) Report Dunn  
Attendance: 5000

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "v Clyde (H) LPRC November 1921". PTFC History Archive. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  2. ^ "A Danish Drama Waiting to be Translated". Scottish Sporting History. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  3. ^ a b "The Emergence of Rangers 1920-29". Football 50. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  4. ^ "v Rangers (A) RRC 1921". PTFC History Archive. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Vorsprung durch Technik for Germany's Euro class". Evening Times. 31 October 2007. Retrieved 31 July 2020.

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