Glasgow Rangers v Preston North End 1887
Glasgow 20-8-1887: All those ladies who got in for free would have seen Preston North End hammer Rangers 8-1, watched by a crowd well in excess of the 15,000 capacity (double according the cutting below). Some sources claim that the match had to be abandoned after 70 minutes due to a pitch invasion- this is not borne out by this contemporary report:
Some hooliganism though, as seen in this account:
It is a lasting shame and disgrace to the Glasgow public that an attempt should have been made to assault Goodall on Saturday. None of the North Enders did anything shady that I could see, and the only interpretation we can put on the attempt is that some of the Kinning Parkites* were mad with jealousy and rage.
*Kinning Park was Ranger's previous home.