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Blantyre (Hearts, Scottish Cup 1896)

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:52 pm
by Henry Smith
Hi,

Hope you can help. Hearts defeated Blantyre 12-1 in the Scottish Cup of 1896.

However, having been through Brian McColl' excellent database I can't find a matching entry for this Blantyre side?

Can anyone confirm details and where the match may have been played?

Thanks in advance

Henry

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:45 pm
by Scottish
January 11th 1896. Blantyre were the home team. Report and line-ups on London Hearts

Re: Blantyre (Hearts, Scottish Cup 1896)

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:45 pm
by gogsy1968
Henry Smith wrote:Hi,

Hope you can help. Hearts defeated Blantyre 12-1 in the Scottish Cup of 1896.

However, having been through Brian McColl' excellent database I can't find a matching entry for this Blantyre side?

Can anyone confirm details and where the match may have been played?

Thanks in advance

Henry
It could tie in with the entries for Blantyre Vics (senior/junior) though. Stuart Davidsons book on the Scottish Qualifying Cup has Blantyre entering in 95/6, 96/7 and 98/9.

Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:06 am
by BMCCOLL
Blantyre Victoria were Senior between 1895 and 1899, joining the Scottish Alliance from the Lanarkshire Junior League. After their brief tenure, they reformed as Juveniles before rejoining the Juniors in 1901. It's been suggested that 'Victoria' was dropped from the club's title during this time.

Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:25 pm
by Henry Smith
Hi,

Been away from the PC for a few days but thanks for your replies.

Would this mean the tie took place at Castle Park? Had a look at the Vics website and it seems to suggest they have been there since formation.

Henry