On Wednesday night May 19, 1954, Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers played against the Hamilton & District All-Stars. It was the second game of Rangers’ 1954 tour of Canada. Three days prior to this game they had beaten English First Division club 1-0 in Toronto in fornt of 11,000 fans. Four of Rangers star players had been injured against Chelsea and did not play the match in Hamilton. Those four were centre-half Willie Woodburn (injured ankle), right wing Willie Waddell (injured ankle), fullback Jack Little (injured back) and forward Derek Grierson (twisted knee).

A bumper crowd of 10,000 turned up at Civic Stadium in Hamilton. The All-Stars played a good game in the first half by holding down Rangers to the odd goal, with Rangers outside right McCulloch scoring the goal.

In the second half Hubbard, Paton, W Simpson, Young and Thornton scored for Rangers to secure a 6-0 win.

Line-ups


Hamilton & District All-Stars: Dick Stevenson (British Imperials); W. Westwater (British Imperials), D. McDonald (Westinghouse); Cecil Harrison (Westinghouse), Dave McMurtrie (Niagara Falls), Max Johnston (Westinghouse); L. Talbot (British Imperials), T. Hann (London C.N.R.), Alex Murdoch (Westinghouse), J. Taylor (Hamilton United), Ernie Stanfield (British Imperials). Subs: E. McCarrie (British Imperials), J. Friel (Guelph City), A, Hunter (Brantford)

Glasgow Rangers: Niven; Young, Sammy Cox; McColl, Stanners, Rae; McCulloch, Paton, Thornton, Prentice, Hubbard.