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President's Trophy

One-off competition played during 1878-79 by members of the Edinburgh FA, won by Heart of Midlothian.

1878-79

First round

18 Jan) Edinburgh University v Buccleuch W-L

18 Jan) Swifts v Bellevue

25 Jan Hanover v Waverley 6-0

25 Jan) Thistle v Lancefield (both qualified)

1 Feb Edina v Burntisland Thistle 3-0 (at Powburn)

8 Feb Hibernian v Brunswick 6-0 (at Powburn) OR

15 Feb Heart of Midlothian v Dunfermline 4-2

 

Second round

22 Feb Edinburgh University v Swifts 3-0

8 Mar Hanover v Edina 3-1 (at Brunswick FC)

Rest byes

 

Third round

Hanover v Edinburgh University wo-scr

5 Apr Hibernian v Thistle 0-0

19 Apr Hibernian v Thistle 3-1 (at Powderhall)

22 Mar Lancefield v Heart of Midlothian 0-14

 

Semi final

3 May Hibernian v Heart of Midlothian 0-1 (at Powderhall 3000)

Hanover bye

 

Final

10 May Hanover v Heart of Midlothian 4-5 (at Powderhall)