The Victorious Heart of Mid-Lothian Team
The five games played in 1878 for the EFA Cup established the Heart of Mid-Lothian and the Hibernians as the 2
major clubs in Edinburgh and the East of Scotland.
The interest in the 5 matches cemented the 'Edinburgh Derby' as the main contest in Edinburgh.
It is the 2nd oldest regularly played Derby in the world behind the Nottingham one.
We detail below the 5 contemporary match reports from the Scotsman and
how William Reid and Albert Mackie saw it in 1924 and 1959 respectively.
Also included are match reports from games taking place on the same day.
James Whitson's medal thanks to Gary Cowan
Sat 09 Feb 1878 Heart of Mid-Lothian 0 Hibernians 0
3rd ERV vs Edinburgh University
Sheffield vs Glasgow
Sat 16 Feb 1878 Heart of Mid-Lothian 1 Hibernians 1
Edinburgh University vs Glasgow Clyde
Nottingham Forest vs Rangers
Sat 23 Feb 1878 Heart of Mid-Lothian 1 Hibernians 1
International Trial Match
Probables vs Improbables
Sat 06 Apr 1878 Heart of Mid-Lothian 1 Hibernians 1
Queen's Park vs Birch Club Manchester
Sat 20 Apr 1878 Heart of Mid-Lothian 3 Hibernians 2
Rangers vs Nottingham Forest