1947–48 Scottish League Cup

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1947–48 Scottish League Cup
Country  Scotland
Champions East Fife
Runners-up Falkirk

The 1947–48 Scottish League Cup was the second staging of Scotland's second football knockout competition. The competition was won by East Fife, who defeated Falkirk in the Final.

First round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Aberdeen 6 5 0 1 16 3 5.33 10
Motherwell 6 5 0 1 13 3 4.33 10
St. Mirren 6 1 0 5 9 18 0.50 2
Queen of the South 6 1 0 5 10 24 0.42 2
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Motherwell 4–0 Queen of the South 9 August 1947
St. Mirren 0–1 Aberdeen 9 August 1947
Aberdeen 2–0 Motherwell 16 August 1947
Queen of the South 8–1 St. Mirren 16 August 1947
Motherwell 3–1 St. Mirren 23 August 1947
Queen of the South 1–2 Aberdeen 23 August 1947
Aberdeen 2–0 St. Mirren 30 August 1947
Queen of the South 0–1 Motherwell 30 August 1947
Motherwell 2–0 Aberdeen 6 September 1947
St. Mirren 7–1 Queen of the South 6 September 1947
Aberdeen 9–0 Queen of the South 13 September 1947
St. Mirren 0–3 Motherwell 13 September 1947

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Falkirk 6 4 1 1 23 11 2.09 9
Partick Thistle 6 3 1 2 20 16 1.25 7
Queen's Park 6 2 0 4 11 18 0.61 4
Morton 6 2 0 4 8 17 0.47 4
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Falkirk 5–6 Partick Thistle 9 August 1947
Queen's Park 4–1 Morton 9 August 1947
Morton 1–2 Falkirk 16 August 1947
Partick Thistle 3–1 Queen's Park 16 August 1947
Morton 2–1 Partick Thistle 23 August 1947
Queen's Park 0–4 Falkirk 23 August 1947
Morton 3–1 Queen's Park 30 August 1947
Partick Thistle 3–3 Falkirk 30 August 1947
Falkirk 5–0 Morton 6 September 1947
Queen's Park 4–3 Partick Thistle 6 September 1947
Falkirk 4–1 Queen's Park 13 September 1947
Partick Thistle 4–1 Morton 13 September 1947

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Rangers 6 4 1 1 12 4 3.00 9
Dundee 6 2 2 2 12 11 1.09 6
Celtic 6 2 1 3 9 11 0.82 5
Third Lanark 6 2 0 4 10 17 0.59 4
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dundee 5–0 Third Lanark 9 August 1947
Rangers 2–0 Celtic 9 August 1947
Celtic 1–1 Dundee 16 August 1947
Third Lanark 1–3 Rangers 16 August 1947
Celtic 3–1 Third Lanark 23 August 1947
Rangers 3–0 Dundee 23 August 1947
Celtic 2–0 Rangers 30 August 1947
Third Lanark 5–1 Dundee 30 August 1947
Dundee 4–1 Celtic 6 September 1947
Rangers 3–0 Third Lanark 6 September 1947
Dundee 1–1 Rangers 13 September 1947
Third Lanark 3–2 Celtic 13 September 1947

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Heart of Midlothian 6 4 0 2 10 10 1.00 8
Hibernian 6 3 1 2 17 9 1.89 7
Airdrieonians 6 2 1 3 9 14 0.64 5
Clyde 6 2 0 4 14 17 0.82 4
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Clyde 4–2 Airdrieonians 9 August 1947
Heart of Midlothian 2–1 Hibernian 9 August 1947
Airdrieonians 3–2 Heart of Midlothian 16 August 1947
Hibernian 5–1 Clyde 16 August 1947
Airdrieonians 1–1 Hibernian 23 August 1947
Heart of Midlothian 1–0 Clyde 23 August 1947
Airdrieonians 3–1 Clyde 30 August 1947
Hibernian 1–2 Heart of Midlothian 30 August 1947
Clyde 3–4 Hibernian 6 September 1947
Heart of Midlothian 1–0 Airdrieonians 6 September 1947
Clyde 5–2 Heart of Midlothian 13 September 1947
Hibernian 5–0 Airdrieonians 13 September 1947

Group 5[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Hamilton Academical 6 5 0 1 24 8 3.00 10
Raith Rovers 6 5 0 1 18 11 1.64 10
Dunfermline Athletic 6 1 1 4 6 15 0.40 3
Alloa Athletic 6 0 1 5 5 19 0.26 1
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Alloa Athletic 1–2 Hamilton Academical 9 August 1947
Dunfermline Athletic 0–2 Raith Rovers 9 August 1947
Hamilton Academical 3–2 Dunfermline Athletic 16 August 1947
Raith Rovers 4–2 Alloa Athletic 16 August 1947
Dunfermline Athletic 1–0 Alloa Athletic 23 August 1947
Raith Rovers 3–1 Hamilton Academical 23 August 1947
Hamilton Academical 9–0 Alloa Athletic 30 August 1947
Raith Rovers 6–1 Dunfermline Athletic 30 August 1947
Alloa Athletic 1–2 Raith Rovers 6 September 1947
Dunfermline Athletic 1–3 Hamilton Academical 6 September 1947
Alloa Athletic 1–1 Dunfermline Athletic 13 September 1947
Hamilton Academical 6–1 Raith Rovers 13 September 1947

Group 6[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Leith Athletic 6 3 3 0 11 7 1.57 9
Albion Rovers 6 3 2 1 14 8 1.75 8
Cowdenbeath 6 2 0 4 7 10 0.70 4
Dundee United 6 1 1 4 5 12 0.42 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Albion Rovers 3–0 Dundee United 9 August 1947
Leith Athletic 2–1 Cowdenbeath 9 August 1947
Cowdenbeath 2–3 Albion Rovers 16 August 1947
Dundee United 2–2 Leith Athletic 16 August 1947
Dundee United 0–2 Cowdenbeath 23 August 1947
Leith Athletic 2–2 Albion Rovers 23 August 1947
Cowdenbeath 0–1 Leith Athletic 30 August 1947
Dundee United 2–1 Albion Rovers 30 August 1947
Albion Rovers 4–1 Cowdenbeath 6 September 1947
Leith Athletic 3–1 Dundee United 6 September 1947
Albion Rovers 1–1 Leith Athletic 13 September 1947
Cowdenbeath 1–0 Dundee United 13 September 1947

Group 7[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Stenhousemuir 6 4 1 1 14 13 1.08 9
St. Johnstone 6 4 0 2 16 7 2.29 8
Dumbarton 6 2 1 3 14 17 0.82 5
Arbroath 6 1 0 5 10 17 0.59 2
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dumbarton 5–5 Stenhousemuir 9 August 1947
St. Johnstone 5–1 Arbroath 9 August 1947
Arbroath 1–3 Dumbarton 16 August 1947
Stenhousemuir 3–2 St. Johnstone 16 August 1947
St. Johnstone 1–0 Dumbarton 23 August 1947
Stenhousemuir 2–0 Arbroath 23 August 1947
Arbroath 1–2 St. Johnstone 30 August 1947
Stenhousemuir 2–1 Dumbarton 30 August 1947
Dumbarton 4–2 Arbroath 6 September 1947
St. Johnstone 0–1 Stenhousemuir 6 September 1947
Arbroath 5–1 Stenhousemuir 13 September 1947
Dumbarton 1–6 St. Johnstone 13 September 1947

Group 8[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
East Fife 6 4 1 1 19 9 2.11 9
Ayr United 6 3 1 2 14 16 0.88 7
Kilmarnock 6 2 2 2 12 12 1.00 6
Stirling Albion 6 1 0 5 14 22 0.64 2
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Ayr United 2–2 Kilmarnock 9 August 1947
East Fife 3–2 Stirling Albion 9 August 1947
Kilmarnock 0–0 East Fife 16 August 1947
Stirling Albion 1–5 Ayr United 16 August 1947
Ayr United 2–5 East Fife 23 August 1947
Stirling Albion 5–3 Kilmarnock 23 August 1947
Kilmarnock 1–2 Ayr United 30 August 1947
Stirling Albion 2–5 East Fife 30 August 1947
Ayr United 3–2 Stirling Albion 6 September 1947
East Fife 1–3 Kilmarnock 6 September 1947
East Fife 5–0 Ayr United 13 September 1947
Kilmarnock 3–2 Stirling Albion 13 September 1947

Quarter-finals[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aberdeen 8–2 Leith Athletic 27 September 1947
Falkirk 3–1 Hamilton Academical 27 September 1947
Heart of Midlothian 3–4 East Fife 27 September 1947
Rangers 2–0 Stenhousemuir 27 September 1947

Semi-finals[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aberdeen 0–1 East Fife 11-10-1947
Rangers 0–1 Falkirk 11-10-1947

Final[edit]

25 October 1947
Falkirk 0–0 East Fife
Hampden Park
Attendance: 53,785
Replay

1 November 1947
East Fife 4–1 Falkirk
Adams Goal
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Aikman Goal
Hampden Park
Attendance: 31,000

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