QPaim forS­cots hallof fame

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

Queen’s Park hope to cel­e­brate their 150th birth­day by hav­ing the team that was robbed of suc­cess in an FA Cup fi­nal en­tered into the Scot­tish Foot­ball Hall of Fame.

In 1883/84 the Ham­p­den club won both the Scot­tish Cup and Glas­gow Mer­chants’ Char­ity Cup be­fore los­ing 2-1 to Black­burn in an FA Cup fi­nal dom­i­nated by con­tro­ver­sial de­ci­sions from ref Ma­jor Fran­cis Marindin.

Queen’s pres­i­dent Alan Hutchi­son said: “That team was very spe­cial in­deed. They won tro­phies in a sea­son where they played only three games at home and 15 away as the sec­ond Ham­p­den was not ready.

“Bob Christie’s goal re­mains the only one scored by a Scot­tish club in an FA Cup fi­nal but we ac­tu­ally scored two fur­ther goals in that game. They were ruled out as the ref ’s in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the off­side rule was dif­fer­ent to the Scot­tish one.

“It would be ter­rific if that team were re­warded with a place in the Scot­tish Foot­ball Mu­seum’s Hall of Fame.”

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