IT was a shock defeat for Rangers, and a momentous occasion in the history of Greenock Morton.

Now, the author of a book all about the Scottish Cup final on April 15, 1922, is hoping Times Past readers can help him out.

Graeme Ross explains: “Morton upset the odds to beat Rangers 1-0 at Hampden in their first ever Scottish Cup final and it remains the only one they have ever won. The goal was scored by Jimmy Gourlay and it was the first time a goal had been scored directly from a free kick in a Scottish Cup final.”

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He adds: “I am in the process of writing a book celebrating the centenary of the game and I’m trying to trace relatives of the Glaswegian players in the squad, to see if they can provide any memories or information about the players.

“I do have quite a lot of information and experience has told me that I can usually tell relatives things they didn’t know rather than the other way around…”

The players in question are goalie David Edwards who was born in Glasgow, possibly Partick in 1900 and died in 1946; and captain Robert (Bob) McGregor, born in Govan in 1898, who died Fraserburgh 1978.

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Graeme is also looking for information on Bobby McKay, born Parkhead 1900, died 1977 (Morton transferred Bobby to Rangers); and George French, born Hutchesontown 1897, died 1980.

Glasgow Times: Bobby McKay

“George was the star centre forward but missed the final through injury,” explains Graeme.

“I’m also hoping to trace relatives for Alfred Brown, born in the Gorbals 1899, possibly served in World War One; John Hempsey, born in Greenock, who was a goalkeeper who played for Rangers for many years; and Peter Thorpe born in Glasgow 1895, died 1963, who also played for Queen’s Park.”

Graeme adds: “I know it is a long time ago and a bit of a long shot, but hopefully there are still some relatives out there who can help?”

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Are you able to help Graeme trace the Greenock Morton players with Glasgow connections?

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