By Lars Norlin
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QPR Matches 1888 - 1898
 
 

This cartoon illustration was made for the QPR match against London Caledonianin illustrated 13 November 1898 in The Weekly Dispatch. This type of illustrations were common in the late 1890s. QPR in green and white stripes. Image © The British Library Board. All Rights Reserved.

For a seasonal description of events I recommend the very detailed and reliable overview in Gordon Macey's book ”The Official History of Queen’s Park Rangers, 2000 edition. What differs from my research is the number of grounds and the partly, the years they were used.

 

Quite a few matches were played during the amateur days. From the very beginning, it was probably mostly internal matches between the club members, to soon also include teams from nearby clubs. The first cup tournament QPR participated was the 1892-93: West London Observers Challenge Cup The first league was: same season and organized by the same newspaper as the cup: West London Observers League.

Statistics
Sources

I have mainly used statistics produced by Kenneth Westerlund, Helsinki, Finland. Source at QPR.net.The original source include dates, opponents, result, goalscorees.

Abbreviations

Competitions:
Empty Competitions fields means friendlies.

Cups
P,1,2,QF,SF,F, Rep. Preliminary round, First round, Second round, Quarter final, Semi final, Final, Replay.
WLCC: West London Challenge Cup
WLOC: West London Observer Cup
LSC: London Senior Cup
MSC: Middlesex Senior Cup
FACup: Football Association Challenge Cup
FAmC: Football Association Amateur Cup
LChC: London Charity Cup

Leagues
WLL: West London League
WLA: West London Alliance
LL: London League

Others
Empty Competitions fields means friendlies.
Second, reserves: Second or reserve team
Springtime T: In the beginning QPR made for several years a spring-time tour often to Berkshire.

Other notes:
Grey background color: Match did'nt played
Yellow background color: Uncertain. Has to be checked.
f = Fixture
H = Home game
A = Away game
c = ground location changed. Rather often the home club choosed to play on the opponents ground. The actually ground which the game were played to is shown with the c besides. This was a rule in cup tournament but it’s also used for friendlies. Sometime the teams found a neutral ground. A good passing team could have a bad home ground and their play could benefit from the oppenets better ground.


Date   Competition H/A Opponent Ground Result
Goalscorer Att. Comment
1888-1889







3 nov 88

H North Paddington Queen's Park






WLCC 1
Harlesden United
W 4-1


10 nov 88

A Hampstead Junior Hampstead Heath W 1-0


17 nov 88

A St John's Hammersmith Stamford Brook W



1 dec 88

H St Mary's Recreation


15 dec 88

H Acton Willesden W 1-0


22 dec 88

A Westminster Wandsworth




26 dec 88

A St Albans St Albans




26 dec 88

A Hatfield Hatfield Park W 4-0(1-0)


12 jan 89

A Christ Church Rangers





2 feb 89

A Hanwell





16 feb 88

A Kensal Kensal Green




16 feb 89
WLCC SF A Bayswater Rangers
L



22 apr 89
Springtime T. A Wallingford
D 2-2


Total matches 13






 
1889-1890







28 sep 89

A Hendon Rovers
L



5 okt 89

A Bohemians Polo Field L 2-4


2 nov 89
WLCC 1
A bye to the second round





9 nov 89

A Clivedan Villa
L 2-6


19 nov 89

H Kensington Rangers





30 nov 89

H Westminster Home Farm, Kensal Gr.




7 dec 89
WLCC 2 A Stanley Putney Lower Common D



21 dec 89
WLCC 2 Rep H Stanley





26 dec 90
A Hatfield
L 2-5


18 jan 90 f
H Westminster




18 jan 90
Second A Fulham Reserves Purser Cross, Fulham




8 feb 90 f
H Bohemians Kensal Green




7 apr 90
Springtime T. A Wallingford The Croft W 1-0


Total matches

12






 
1890-1891







27 sept 90     A Polytechnic Merton Park W 9-2      
4 okt 90     H Bostall   L 0-5      
11 okt 90

H St Bartholomew's Hospital Willesden Lane W 7-0,(3-0) Truth, Morris 4, Weller, 'melee'

18 okt 90

H St Mark's College
W 2-1


25 okt 90

A Clapton
W 8-3


1 nov 90
LSC 2 H Tottenham Hotspurs Brondesbury Park D 1-1 McDonald

8 nov 90
LSC2Rep A Tottenham Hotspurs White Hart Lane L 1-2,(1-0) McDonald 500
15 nov 90

H Clapham Brondesbury Park W 10-0


15 nov 90 f Second H Fulham Reserves Brondesbury Park W 4-2


22 nov 90

H Vulcan Brondesbury Park D 2-2 Teagle, Morris

29 nov 90

A East Surrey Regiment





29 nov 90 f Second H Stanley Second Kensal Rise




29 nov 90 f
A Polytchnic Merton Hall, Wimbledon




6 dec 90
(WLCC 1) H St John's Hammersmith
W 8-0

WLCC1. St John's scratched, played as a friendly
6 dec 90
Second A Hanwell





6 dec 90

H(c) King's College Hospital North Kensington




13 dec 90

A 1st Scots Guards Brondesbury Park L 1-4


13 dec 90
Second A(c) Hampstead Finchley




20 dec 90 f   H Clapton            
20 dec 90
WLOC 2 A(c) Kensington Rangers Barnes Elms



Match not played - QPR not informed of location
20 dec 90 f Reserves A Chelsea Pupil Teachers Kensington




26 dec 90

A Chesham





27 dec 90

A Fulham Fulham




27 dec 90 f Reserves A Brondesbury Brondesbury




3 jan 91

H(c) Southall Brondesbury




10 jan 91
WLOC 2-tie A(c) Kensington Rangers Barnes Elms



QPR objected - match replayed
10 jan 91 f
H(c) Polytchnic Kensal Rise




17 jan 91

H King's College Hospital Willesden




24 jan 91

A St Margarets





31 jan 91
WLOC 2 A(c) Kensington Rangers Barnes Elms W 5-1 Morris 2, Teagle, McDonald, Ridout

7 feb 91

A Fulham Fulham L 1-3,(1-2)

QPR arrived with only 9 men. Coleman & Arnott assisted.
7 feb 91 P
H Bohemians Kensal Rise




9 feb 91
Reserves A Vulcan reserves Willesden L 0-11


14 feb 91

A Polytechnic
W 2-1


21 feb 91
WLCC SF N Hanwell



400 Hanwell did not appear for the match
28 feb 91

A St Bartholomew's Hospital





7 mar 91

H Hampstead
L 3-4


14 mar 91
WLCCSF N Hanwell
W 4-2 Teagle, Stroud, McDonald 2

14 mar 91 P
H St Margarets Kensal Green




21 mar 91

A Stanley





27 mar 91

A Reading
L 0-3(0-2)


28 mar 91
WLOC SF A Stanley Half Moon grnd, Putney L 1-4,(1-2) Teagle

30 mar 91
Springtime T. A Wallingford
L 1-2


11 apr 91

H 1st Scots Guards





18 apr 91

A Stanley







WLC CF N





Not played
Total matches 42






 
1891-1892







28 sep 91
  A(c) Grange Park Leyton W
4-1



10 okt 91
  A Minerva Brondesbury Park L 0-7


31 okt 91
LSC 2
A Old St.Stephen's Brondesbury Park L 1-7


7 nov 91
WLOC 1
A Kensal
W 2-1


14 nov 91     A Vulcan Shepherd Bush L 0-1


21 nov 91

A Ilford Park Ilford W 4-1


21 91Nov f Reserves A Cricklewood Cricklewood
1-4


28 nov 91
WLOC 2
H Vulcan
L 1-2


28 nov 91 f
H Aldenham Institute Brondesbury Park




5 dec 91

H St Marys College





12 dec 91

A Kildare
D 1-1


19 dec 91

A Stanley Putney Lower Common L 2-3,(2-2) Morris 2

26 dec 91

A Maidenhead




Postponed due to frost
2 jan 92

A Fulham
L 2-3,(0-2)


9 jan 92

A Tottenham
W 2-1


16 jan 92

A Hornsey
D 0-0


23 jan 92

A St Albans
W 4-1,(3-0) Ward, Enright, McDonald, Ridout
QPR were 3 short on arrival. Johnstone assisted
30 jan 92 f
H Canterbury
W 3-2


30 jan 92

A Old St. Stephen's




postponed due to influenza
6 feb 92

H London Caledonians





11 feb 92 f
H Hounslow
W



13 feb 92

H St Marys College





20 feb 92

H Scots Guards





27 feb 92

H Tottenham Park




27 feb 92
Second H Ealing Dean Barn Elms




5 mar 92

A Fulham res.





12 mar 92

H Crescent Hampstead
D 1-1


19 mar 92

A Vulcan





26 mar 92

H Stanley
L 1-5 Enright

9 apr 92 f   A Grange Park





11 apr 92
Springtime T.
A Wallingford





16 apr 92

A Forest Swifts





Total matches 31






 
1892-1893







24 sep 92
WLL A Kildare Acton L 0-3


1 okt 92
WLL
H West End
W 7-2  

8 okt 92
WLL
H Fulham
D 2-2,(2-1)

Mason, ?



14 okt 92 f Reserves H Fulham (Reserves)
W 3-1


15 okt 92
WLL A Paddington Paddington Recr. Grnd. L 0-2,(0-2)  

22 okt 92
Friendly H Oak Robins
W 3-1


28 okt 92
WLA A St Thomas
L 0-3


29 okt 92
WLL A Stanley Putney L 3-5,(1-4) Morris, Wallington, Davies

11 nov 92   Second
A West End (Second)
L 1-2


12 nov 92
LSC 2 A Old St. John's Rayner's Park L 0-2


19 nov 92
  H Noel Park Queen's Park W 2-0


26 nov 92
WLL
H Cavendish Kensal Rise W 2-0


26 nov 92 f WLA H Canterbury Wormwood Scrubs W 2-0


3 dec 92
WLL?
A Southall
D 1-1

Abandoned
9 dec 92
WLA A Kensal Willesden L 0-3


10 dec 92
WLL
H Stanley Kensal Rise L 0-3,(0-2)

match abandoned at 84 mins due to darkness
17 dec 92
WLL
A West End
D 1-1


26 dec 92
Friendly A Cricklewood
D 1-1


7 jan 93
WLL N Paddington Kensal Rise L 0-1
500 QPR refused to play due to condition of the pitch, match awarded to Paddington
14 jan 93

H Kildare
W 3-0

Kildare protested, match replayed
14 jan 83
WLA A Hammersmith Athletic Shepherd's Bush




21 jan 93
WLL
A Fulham
L 0-1


28 jan 93
  A St. Albans





4 feb 93
WLL
H Hounslow
W 3-1


11 feb 93
WLL
A Cavendish
W 5-0


11 feb 93 f Reserves H Fulham Kensal Rise




18 feb 93
WLL
A Southall
W



25 feb 93
WLL
H Grove House
W 8-0


11 mar 93
WLL
H Kildare
W 7-0  

18 mar 93
WLL (Re-play) A Stanley Putney L 1-2,(1-1) Morris

25 mar 93
WLOC SF N Stanley
W 4-0,(3-0) Morris, Ward, McKenzie, Wallington 80
25 mar 93
WLA H Brentford Kensal Rise L 0-1


31 mar 93
Springtime T. A Weymouth





Apr 93
WLL
A Grove House





Apr 1893
WLL
H Southall





15 apr 95
WLL
A Hounslow
L 0-6


22 apr 96
WLOC F N Fulham
W 3-2,(0-0) Ward 2, Wallington
At full time: 2-2
Total matches 37






 
1893-1894







23 sep 93

A Dartford
L 0-4


30 sep 93

A Hendon
L 0-1,(0-0)


7 okt 93

H St Martin





14 okt 93 f Reserves H Polytchnic (reserves) Wood Lane




14 okt 93

A Electric Athletic Priory Farm L 1-3


21 okt 93
LSC 1 A Old St. Stephen's
L 0-2


28 okt 93

H Sutherland Acton L 1-2


4 nov 93

H(c) Stanley North Kensington CG L 0-1,(0-1)

only 2 x 30 mins played
11 nov 93

H Royal Veterinary College Wormwood Scrubs W 3-0,(2-0) Ward 2, Cameron

11 nov 93

H Hendon Rovers Wormwood Scrubs




18 nov 93

H Old Argyle Wormwood Scrubs




25 nov 93

A St. Albans





23 dec 93

A Brentford
D 1-1


30 dec 93

H Vulcan
L 0-5


6 jan 94

A Slough





13 jan 94

A West Kilburn
D 2-2


17 jan 94

H(c) Hammersmith Athletic Kensal Rise




20 jan 94 f     Anchor Custom House          
27 jan 94

H Acton Rovers Wormwood Scrubs W
4-0



27 jan 94

H A bye to the second round





3 feb 94

A Clapton Wanderers
W 2-1


10 feb 94

H Fulham





17 feb 94

A Robin Hood





17 feb 94 f
H Hammersmith Athletic Wormwood Scrubs




24 feb 94

A Old Argyle





3 mar 94

H Vulcan





10 mar 94

N(c) Brentford Little Ealing L 2-3
350 Schedued Home game
17 mar 94

A St. John's Wood





17 mar 94

H St Thomas Queen's Park




24 mar 94

H West End





26 mar 94

A Yeovil Yeovil D 1-1, (0-0) Ricketts

31 mar 94

H Anchor Wormwood Scrubs






WLOC SF A West London or Burntwood







WLOC F N





Opponents could not play
Total matches 32






 
1894-1895







21 sep 94

A Metropolitan Railway
W 5-3


29 sep 94

A Slough
W 3-1


13 okt 94

H Brentford
W 3-0


20 okt 94

A Maidenhead
L 1-2,(1-0) Handford

27 okt 94
LSC 2 A Minerva
W 3-1


3 nov 94

A Marcians Rayners Park




10 nov 94

H St. Mary's College
W 1-0 Smith

17 nov 94
LSC 3 A Electric Athletic Winchmore Hill W 3-0 Davies, Smith, Ward

24 nov 94
MSC 2 H City Ramblers Kilburn Cricket Ground W 2-0 Smith 2 1,000
1 dec 94

A Vulcan
W 1-0 Smith

8 dec 94
LSC 4 H Woodford West Kilburn L 1-2 Wallington

15 dec 94

A Hounslow
D 1-1 Handford

22 dec 94

H Darfield





29 dec 94

A Wandsworth Athletic





5 jan 95

H Leytonstone
W 2-0 Ward, Smith

12 jan 95

A Bexley Heath





19 jan 95
Second H Crescent (Hampstead) Queen's Park L 3-4 Davies, Smith, Wallington

26 jan 95
MSC 3 A Harrow Athletic Harrow L 1-2 Smith 500
2 feb 95

H Marcians





16 feb 95

H Hounslow





23 feb 95

H Robin Hood





2 mar 95

H Old St. Stephens





9 mar 95

A Fulham





16 mar 95

H Harrow Athletic Harrow W 3-2 Woodbridge (og), ?, Knight 1,500
23 mar 95

H City Ramblers
W 3-2 Smith 2, Davies 1,500
30 mar 95

H Prairie Rangers West Kilburn W 7-3 Smith 5, ?, ?

6 apr 95

A Cray Wanderers





15 apr 95
Springtime T
A Wallingford
W 4-2


20 apr 95

A Bexley Heath





Total matches 29






 
1895-1896







21 sep 95

A Windsor & Eton
W 4-2 Handford 2, Burge, ?

28 sep 95

A Stanhope Institute
D 4-4,(2-2)


5 okt 95

A Woodford Kilburn L 1-4 Unknown (og)

12 okt 95
FACup Q1
H Old St. Stephens Queen's Park/ W. Kilburn D 1-1,(0-1) Ward 3,000
16 okt 95
FACup Q1 Rep
A Old St. Stephens Old Oak Farm L 0-1,(0-1)
1,500
19 okt 95
LSC 1
H Polytechnic
D 1-1 Davies 900
26 okt 95
LSC 1 Rep
A Polytechnic
W 2-1,(0-0) Handford, Smith

2 nov 95
FAmC Q2
H Surbiton Hill
W 2-1,(0-0) Ward 2 1,000
9 nov 95
LSC 2
H Leytonstone Harviest Road W 1-0 Davies 1,200
23 nov 95
FAmC Q3
H Casuals West Kilburn L 1-5,(1-3) Ward 2,000
30 nov 95
LSC 3
H Woodford
W 2-1,(0-0) Davies 2 , 500
7 dec 95
MSC Prel
A Fulham
L 0-1


14 dec 95
  A Ealing
L 0-10
4,000 Has to be checked
21 dec 95

H St. Matthews
W 7-1 Ward 2, Gilmore 2, Ware, Davies, Tyler 500
25 dec 95

H 1st Coldstream Guards





26 dec 95

H Stanley
W 9-1,(3-1)
600
28 dec 95

H Bowes Park
W 5-0 (or 3-0?)


Has to be checked
4 jan 96

H Crescent (Hampstead)
W 5-0
700
11 jan 96

H Leytonstone
D 1-1
3,000
11 jan 96 P
A Asplin Rovers Tottenham




18 jan 96

A Kildare
W 2-0 Davies, Wallington

25 jan 96
LSC 4
H Casuals Harviest Road L 3-4,(1-3) Gilmore, Carruthers, Wallington 1,800
1 feb 96

H 2nd Coldstream Guards Harviest Road W 5-0,(3-0) Gilmore, Syrad, Davies, Wallington, Ward 2,000
8 feb 96

A London Caledonians
W 4-1


15 feb 96

A Harrow Athletic
W 1-0


22 feb 96

H Old Weymouthians
W 4-1


29 feb 96

A Borough Road College
L 0-1


7 mar 96

H Slough
W 2-1


13 mar 96 f
A Croxley





14 mar 96

H Stanley
D 2-2


21 mar 96

H Swanscombe West Kilburn W 4-2


28 mar 96

H Civil Service
W 3-0


3 apr 96

A Sheppey U
L 1-2,(1-1) Unknown ("scrimmage")

6 apr 96

A Freemantle
L 0-5,(0-1)


11 apr 96

H Stanley
D 0-0
2,000
Total matches 35






 
1896-1897







5 sep 96

A Thames Ironworks
D 2-2,(1-0) Unknown (og), Musselwhite 300
12 sep 96

A Redhill
L 0-2


19 sep 96
LL A Bromley Bromley L 1-3,(0-2) Carr
 
26 sep 96
LL A Harrow Athletic
L 0-1,(0-1)
1,000

3 okt 96

H Chesham Generals
W 4-0 Wallington, Lee, Carr, Ward 1 500
10 okt 96

H 2nd Grenadier Guards
W 2-1 Musselwhite, Carr 2,000
17 okt 96
LSC 1 A Clapton Clifton West Kilburn W 2-1 Ward, ? 2,000

24 okt 96
MSC 1 H 1st Scots Guards
L 1-3
2,500

31 okt 96
FACup Q1 H Marlow
L 1-3,(0-3) Ward 4,000

7 nov 96
FAmC Q2 H Hammersmith Athletic West Kilburn W 3-1,(1-0) Smith, Ward, Galley 2,500

7 nov 96

A Wembley
D 1-1


14 nov 96
LSC 2 H Orion Gymnasium
W 3-0 Smith, Davies, Galley 2,000

21 nov 96
LL A West Croydon West Croydon W 2-0

 
25 nov 96

H Stanley
D 1-1 Gilmore 3,000
28 nov 96
FAmC Q3 H 1st Scots Guards
D 1-1
800

3 dec 96
FAmC Q3 Rep A 1st Scots Guards
W 3-0,(2-0) Ward, Smith, Davies

5 dec 96
LSC 3 H London Welsh
L 1-3
3,000

12 dec 96
FAmC Q4 A Wandsworth
D 3-3,(1-2) Witheridge, Smith 2 700

19 dec 96
FAmC Q4 Rep H Wandsworth
L 0-2*, (0-0)  
* at Extra time, Full time: 0-0
26 dec 96

H Eastbourne Swifts
W 5-0
2,000
7 jan 97

H One & All West Kilburn W 13-0,(7-0) Musselwhite 3, Gilmore 4, McKenzie, Ward 3, Flint 2

9 jan 97
LL H Harrow Athletic
W 4-0 Smith 2, Musselwhite, Ward 2,000

16 jan 97
LL H Bromley West Kilburn W 2-1,(1-1) McKenzie (pen), ? 3,000
 
23 jan 97

A Fulham
D 2-2,(1-2) Witheridge, Davies 2,000 Should have been a London League Fixture but due to the state of the pitch played as a friendly. 2*30 min played only
30 jan 97

H Chesham Generals
W 2-1


4 feb 97

H Hillcrest
D 2-2


6 feb 97

H Slough
W 3-0


13 feb 97
LL A Hammersmith A & Chiswick
L 0-1,(0-0)
850
 
20 feb 97
LL A Stanley
W 1-0,(1-0) McKenzie 4,000

27 feb 97
LL H Stanley
L 0-1


6 mar 97
LL A Fulham
W 2-1, (0-1) Ward, Edgington 2,000
 
13 mar 97
LL H Forest Swifts
W 8-0 Hounsell 4, McKenzie, Ward 2, Musselwhite 2,000
 
20 mar 97
LL H Hammersmith Athletic West Kilburn L 1-2,(1-1) Edgington 3,000

25 mar 97
LL H Fulham West Kilburn W 2-0,(2-0) McKenzie (pen), Davies 1,000
 
27 mar 97

A 2nd Life Guards





3 apr 97
LL H West Croydon
W 2-1


10 apr 97
LL A Brentford West Kilburn D 2-2,(2-0)

 
12 apr 97

H Metropolitan Railway
L 1-2


19 apr 97

H West London Alliance





22 apr 97
LL H Brentford
W 3-1


24 apr 97
LL A Forest Swifts
W 1-0,(0-0) Wallington
 
Total matches 41






 
1897-1898







4 sep 97

H Uxbridge Kilburn W 2-1 Murrell, ? 6,000

11 sep 97

H Woolwich Arsenal res. Harviest Road L 0-1,(0-0)
6,000

18 sep 97
FACup Pr A* Windsor & Eton Harviest Road W 3-0,(1-0) Evans 2, Wallington A 4,000

25 sep 97
FACup Q1 A* Wolverton West Kilburn W 2-1 Wallington E, Evans 5,000
2 okt 97
LL H 2nd Grenadier Guards
L 2-4
4 000
9 okt 97
LL A Leyton
L 1-4,(0-2) McKenzie 1,500

16 okt 97
FACup Q2 A* Chesham Generals
W 4-0 (1-0) Wallington E, Hughes R, Wallington A, Musselwhite (pen) 6,000

23 okt 97
LL A Brentford
L 0-3
2,500

30 okt 97
FACup Q2 A Clapton
L 0-1,(0-0)
4,000

6 nov 97

H London Caledonians
L 0-2,(0-1)


13 nov 97
LChC 1 A Clapton
W 2-1, (2-1) McKenzie, McDavid 3,000

13 nov 97 P
A Stanley Shepherds Bush




20 nov 97
LL H Bromley
W 2-0,(2-0) Wallington A, Hadwick

27 nov 97
LSC Q3 H Leyton Harviest Road W 1-0,(1-0) McKenzie 4,000 game abandoned due to darkness at 80 min
4 dec 97
LCC SF A Casuals Queen´s Club, W. Kensing. D 0-0,(0-0)
3,000

11 dec 97
LSC Q3 Rep H Leyton West Kilburn W 3-1,(1-1) McDavid, Evans 2 4,000

18 dec 97

H Fulham *
W 3-0 Wallington A 2, McDavid (pen) 3,000
Started as a LSC tie but abondoned before kick-off due to fog
25 dec 97

H Crouch End Vampires




Match abandoned before kick-off due to fog
27 dec 97

H Hove Athletic
W 4-0,(3-0) Wallington A 2, Evans 2

1 jan 98
LSC Q4 H Fulham West Kilburn L 3-4,(1-1) McKenzie, Musselwhite, Wallington E 4,000

8 jan 98

H West Bromwich
L 1-4,(0-2) McKenzie

15 jan 98
LCC SF Rep H Casuals
L 0-1,(0-1)
3,000

22 jan 98

A London Caledonians Caledonian Park L 0-3,(0-2)
3 000
29 jan 98
MSC 1 A Southall
W 2-1,(2-1) McDavid 3,000
Southall appealed, match replayed
5 feb 98

H Northfleet
D 1-1 McDavid 3,500

12 feb 98

H Thames Ironworks Kilburn D 1-1,(1-1) Evans

19 feb 98
MSC 1 Rep A Southall
W 5-0 Ward 2, Wallington A, Evans, McDavid

26 feb 98
MSC 2 A Old St. Stephen's
W 3-1 Evans 2, McKenzie (pen)

5 mar 98
MSC SF A 2nd Scots Guards Wormholt Farm L 0-1,(0-0)

QPR appealed, match replayed
19 mar 98
MSC SF Rep H 2nd Scots Guards
L 0-1,(0-1)


12 mar 98

H Crouch End Vampires
W 3-1,(3-1) Ward, McDavid 2

26 mar 98

H Eastleigh
W 7-0


2 apr 98

H Burton Swifts
L 2-3,(2-0) McDavid, Evans

8 apr 98

A Poole
D 1-1


9 apr 98

A Weymouth
W 2-1


11 apr 98

A Trowbridge
W 2-1,(1-1)


16 apr 98

H Trowbridge
L 0-2,(0-0)


23 apr 98

H Everton Kensal Rise Athletic Ground L 0-6,(0-2)
7,000
Opening of new ground
30 apr 98
Springtime T
H Weymouth Harviest Road W 4-1,(0-0) Wallington E 2, McDavid, Hadwick 2,000

Total matches 39






 
Not played.
QPR withdraw from London League on February 9th, 1898 due to many Cup matches and having compleated only four league matches, the remaining fixtures not played
4 dec 97
LL
A Barking Woodville





11 dec 97
LL
H 3rd Grenadier Guards





1 jan 98
LL
A 3rd Grenadier Guards





15 jan 98
LL
A 2nd Grenadier Guards





29 jan 98
LL
H Ilford





19 feb 98
LL
H Thames Ironworks





26 feb 98
LL
A Bromley





5 mar 98
LL
A Barking Woodville





12 mar 98
LL
A Stanley





19 mar 98
LL
H Brentford





26 mar 98
LL
A Ilford





2 apr 98
LL
H Leyton





9 apr 98
LL
H Stanley





16 apr 98
LL
A Thames Ironworks
















1898-1899







3 sep 98

H Richmond Association Kensal Green W 2-0,(2-0)


10 sep 98

A Millwall Athletic
L 0-7,(0-2)
3,000

17 sep 98

H Stanley
W 1-0, Jones

24 sep 98
FA Cup Pre
A Richmond Association
L 0-3,(0-0)
4,000

1 okt 98

H Brentford
L 0-2
4,000

8 okt 98

A Hitchin
D 1-1,(0-0) Evans B

15 okt 98

A Chesham Generals
L 0-1,(0-0)

abandoned in the second half
22 okt 98

H Maidstone
W 4-3,(3-2) Wallington E, Musselwhite 2, Hughes F

29 okt 98

H Chesham
L 0-1,(0-0)


5 nov 98

H Watford
D 2-2,(1-2) Musselwhite, ? 3,000

10 nov 98

H Thames Ironworks
L 0-6,(0-2)
1,000

12 nov 98
LChc 1
A London Caledonians
D 1-1,(0-0) Musselwhite 4,000

19 nov 98
LChC 1 Rep
H London Caledonians
L 0-2,(0-2)
4,000

26 nov 98

H Ilford
W 3-2,(1-1) Jordan F, Hadwick, Spackman F 700

3 dec 98
  H 2nd Scots Guards
D 1-1


10 dec 98

H Southampton
L 2-3,(0-2) Edwards, Hadwick 5,000

17 dec 98

A Ilford
D 1-1,(0-1) Musselwhite

24 dec 98

H West Norwood
L 0-2,(0-1)
2 500
26 dec 98

H Richmond Association
L 1-2


31 dec 98

H Crouch End Vampires
D 0-0


7 jan 99
MSC 2
H Stanley
W 2-1,(1-0) Spackman F, Jordan F 4,000

14 jan 99
LSC 1
H Ilford *
W 5-1,(3-1) Spackman F 2, Ward, Edwards, Musselwhite (pen) 5,000

Ilford protested. QPR resigned on January 28th and Ilford progressed to play v. Barnet.

21 jan 99
  H Swindon Town
L 0-6,(0-4)
3,000

28 jan 99
  H 1st Coldstream Guards
W 5-1


4 feb 99

H Civil Service
D 1-1,(1-1) Hadwick

11 feb 99

H London Caledonians
L 0-1,(0-1)
6,000

18 feb 99

H London Welsh
W 8-2,(5-0) Brooks, Evans B 2, Nicholson 3, Hadwick

25 feb 99

H Luton Town
L 0-1,(0-1)
6,000

4 mar 99

H Kettering
L 0-2,(0-0)
4,000

11 mar 99

A Clapton
L 1-2


18 mar 99

H Grays United
L 3-4
2,000

25 mar 99
  H Ealing
W 3-2


31 mar 99
  A King's Lynn
W 3-0,(1-0) Jordan F, ?, ?

1 apr 99

A Northampton
L 0-3


3 apr 99

A Eastbourne
D 1-1
1,500

8 apr 99

A Crouch End Vampires
W 2-0,(0-0) Hadwick, Wallington E

15 apr 99
MSC3 A Watford
L 0-2
1,200

22 apr 99

H Shepherd's Bush
L 0-1,(0-0)
3,000

29 apr 99

H London Caledonians
W 2-1,(2-0) Evans B 2

Total matches 39






Most played teams

Most games had been played against Stanley FC. This was a club from Putney whose worst rivals were Fulham. In the early 1890s it was one of the stronger clubs in West London.

It’s not always possible to determine in detail which teams were better or worse. In addition to a first team, the bigger clubs also had a second and third team. Sometimes a mixture of the first and second teams could play. For some early matches against Brentford, it was usual for Rangers' second team to face Brentford's first team. This also applies to matches against some other clubs. The clubs prioritized the cups, while friendlies and league matches were less valuable. In the matches against the best teams, Rangers played with the best possible teams, e.g. against Fulham and Stanley.

Teams Played Win Draw Lost
Stanley 21 5 4 8
Fulham 16 4 2 5
Old St.Stephen's /Shepherds Bush 8 1 1 4
London Caledonians 8 2 1 4
Brentford 8 2 2 4
Vulcan 7 1 1 3
1st Scots Guards 6 1 1 2
Southall 6 3 1 0
Hammersmith Athletic 6 1 0 2
Hanwell 5 2 0 0
Wallingford 5 3 1 0
Polytechnic 5 2 1 0
Kildare 5 3 1 1
Hounslow 5 2 1 1
Harrow Athletic 5 3 0 2