For the first time in the club’s history, Thistle are just 90 minutes away from the biggest prize in their history. Scotland’s most successful club side and current league champions Rangers stand in their way and few give the Firhill side much chance of causing an upset. The game is already causing a controversy with increased ticket prices leading to a proposed fans’ boycott for the game at Celtic Park.
Partick Thistle 1-0 Rangers – Att; 28,294
Thistle are Scottish Cup winners for the first time in their history.
It’s Thistle’s cup.
The Jags’ 11 heroes fight bravely to win the Scottish Cup for the first time in a hard fought encounter with league leaders and clear favourites Rangers.
A goal in the 23rd minute by John Blair from a Willie Salisbury cross after a magnificent through ball from captain Jimmy McMenemy was enough to secure the trophy.
Keeper Kenny Campbell performed heroics yet again to keep the Rangers’ stars out. Thistle were missing two of their top defenders Hamilton and McMullan but their replacements Wilson and Borthwick were stoic and unforgiving on the day.