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Hibs 2 Rangers 1 May 31st 1979

Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 8:14 pm
by bobby s
Davids :)

Got any details on this game? I believe it was the lowest ever Hibs v Rangers crowd at ER: 3242, but I dont suppose you have team line ups or scorers?

It's a missing edition in my Rothmans...


Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 10:33 pm
by Scottish
The reason for the low crowd, Bobby, was that it was just three nights after the second replay between Rangers and Hibs in the SCF.

Hibs: McArthur, Brazil, Duncan, Bremner, Stewart, McNamara, Rae, McLeod, Campbell, Brown (Farmer), Hutchinson (Lambie)

Rangers: McCloy, A Forsyth, Dawson, Miller, Morris, Watson, Strickland (Armour), Urquhart, Russell, Smith, Cooper (Robertson)

Scorers: Brazil (25) 1-0, Urquhart (57) 1-1, Rae (82) 2-1

Easily the lowest league crowd for the fixture at Easter Road.

Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 3:19 pm
by bobby s
Thanking you kindly David. :D

Hibs v. Rangers 31st May 1979

Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 12:30 pm
by roger campbell
I was actually at this game, and the three SC final games also, for the record these stats are taken from "Rangers The Complete Record" by Rangers Historian Robert McElroy & Bob Ferrier.
Rangers met Hibs on 4 occasions between May 12th and May 31st 1979, the attendances were 1st SC 50,610 (0-0) on 12th May, 33,504 (0-0, aet) on 16th May, 30,602 (3-2 aet to Rangers) on 28th May. Two days later they met at Easter Road in the final league match, 2-1 to Hibs with an attendance of 5,000. The Rangers team was; McCloy, A.Forsyth, Dawson, Miller, Morris, Watson, Strickland, Urquhart, Russell, Smith, Cooper. Subs were; Armour & Robertson.
A grand total of 114,716 attended the three SC games!!!