On 5th March 1872 Queen's Park met Wanderers in the FA Cup semi final at Kennington Oval. The game finished goalless. Queen's Park, however, could not afford to travel for the replay and withdrew from the competition.
In October 1875, Wanderers travelled to Scotland for the first time to play Queen's Park. Wanderers fielded their strongest side, but were beaten 5-0.A look at the programme above reveals the sophistication of Queen's Park in relation to their opponents.
Queen's Park effectively lined up 2-2-3-3, whereas Wanderers still had a primitive 1-2-7 set up. This reflects the way in which
Queen's Park relied on purposeful passing and back up.
The London club gained its revenge four months later, however, when Queen's Park travelled to London for a re-match and lost 2–0. This was the first match the Glasgow club had lost in their 9 year history.