RUTHERGLEN GLENCAIRN 1901-1903
On the 3rd August 1901 Alec Bennett signed for Rutherglen Glencairn, a 'professional' junior team.
In his two season involvement with Rutherglen Glencairn he played 39 times scoring 33 goals. Playing at Centre Forward he was top scorer in both 1901 –1902 (20) and 1902-1903(13)
Alec Bennett distinguished himself by playing four times and scoring three goals in junior internationals. He became one of the stars of his time, being noted for his rare turn of speed.
Season 1901/1902 - The 'Glens' big moment
Rutherglen Glencairn won the Scottish Junior Cup, the Glasgow League Championship, and the Glasgow Exhibition Championship.
The Scottish Junior Cup final against Maryhill was drawn 2-2 , Alec Bennett scoring both goals to equalise after Maryhill went 2-0 up.
The replay, played at Meadowside, was won 1-0 with McMenemy scoring the only goal
The team that proudly took the "Scottish" to Ru'glen for the first time by beating Maryhill 1-0 at Meadowside was about the greatest ever, namely - Tom Sinclair, John Kinnon, McLean, Brannan, Russell, Williamson, Leitch, McMenemy, Bennett, Underwood and McEwen.
| McMenemy & Bennett
|McMenemy was to join Celtic at the end of the season, one year before Bennett