THE STROLLERS

The first record of the Queen's Park Second Eleven playing is in 1871, when they beat Southern Football Club by two goals to nil. The team was originally known as the second eleven, but on 7th July 1885 it was agreed to adopt the name of the "Strollers" for the team, a name which has been retained to this day

Organised leagues did not come into place until 1881, and it seems a bit strange that the club were happy to enter into a league for their second eleven but held back from entering the SFL in 1890. While the team has provided a route from the youth system to the first team for many players, it has also seen some famous names, such as Danny McGrain and Archie McPherson, play for them only not to reach the first team for a multitude of reasons.

The three main competitions that the Strollers have entered have been the Reserve League (under various competition names), the Reserve League Cup and the Second Eleven Cup (discontinued after 1987/88).

For many years the Reserve fixture list mirrored that of the first elevens and games were played on a Saturday, but since the 1970’s Reserve games have mainly been played on midweek dates, with Queen’s currently playing the majority of their Reserve fixtures on a Monday night, with home games being staged at Lesser Hampden.

The number of games has reduced in recent years as many clubs have cut back on the size of their squads and withdrawn from Reserve football, and for several seasons no League competition has been run, although season 2012/13 has seen an upsurge in the number of teams taking part and for the first time in over a decade both a League and Cup competition has been run.

Details of matches are listed below, with some seasons from the 1980's and 2005/06 onwards currently listed. 

Although the availability of information about fixtures, results, tables, teams and scorers can be somewhat erratic, details, where available, are given below:

Reserve League Reserve League Cup Second XI Cup
1984/85 Reserve League West Reserve League Cup Second XI Cup
1985/86 Reserve League West Reserve League Cup No Competition
1986/87 No Competition
1987/88
1988/89 Discontinued
1989/90 Reserve League West Reserve League Cup -
1990/91 -
1991/92 -
1992/93 -
1993/94 -
1994/95 -
1995/96 -
1996/97 -
1997/98 -
1998/99 -
1999/00 -
2000/01 Reserve League West Reserve League Cup -
2001/02 -
2002/03 Reserve League West Reserve League Cup -
2003/04 Reserve League West Reserve League Cup -
2004/05 Reserve League West Reserve League Cup -
2005/06 Reserve League West Reserve League Cup -
2006/07 No Competition Reserve League Cup -
2007/08 No Competition Reserve League Cup -
2008/09 No Competition Reserve League Cup -
2009/10 No Competition Reserve League Cup -
2010/11 No Competition Reserve League Cup -
2011/12 No Competition Reserve League Cup -
2012/13 Reserve League (West) - -
2013/14 Reserve League (West) Reserve League Cup -
2014/15 Development League (West) - -

 

   

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