1950 Scottish League Cup Final

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1950 Scottish League Cup Final
Event 1950–51 Scottish League Cup
Date 28 October 1950
Venue Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance 64,074
1949
1951

The 1950 Scottish League Cup Final was played on 28 October 1950, at Hampden Park in Glasgow and was the final of the fifth Scottish League Cup competition. The final was contested by Hibernian and Motherwell. Motherwell won the match 3–0 thanks to goals by Jim Forrest, Archie Kelly and Willie Watters.

Background[edit]

Hibs had been 2/5 favourites to win the match and fielded seven full internationals in their side.[1] This match was played during Hibs' most successful era, as they went on to win the league championship by ten clear points, led by the Famous Five forward line of Smith, Johnstone, Reilly, Turnbull and Ormond. They suffered a blow in the build-up to the final, however, as Eddie Turnbull was injured.[1] Manager Hugh Shaw moved Willie Ormond from the left wing to inside left, and selected Jimmy Bradley in Ormond's normal position.[1] Bradley, who never played in a league match for Hibs, froze on the big occasion.[1]

Match report[edit]

Hibs controlled most of the match, but without threatening the Motherwell goal much,[1] prompting one journalist to report that:[1]

In the 74th minute, Tommy Younger could only parry a shot by Archie Kelly, who headed in the rebound to score the opening goal.[1] Two minutes later, a deep cross by Archie Shaw was headed back across by Willie Watters, and Forrest headed in Motherwell's second goal.[1] The third goal came when Younger miskicked a clearance into the path of Watters, who lobbed the Hibs' keeper.[1] Younger had to be consoled by his opposite number after the game, while the Motherwell players celebrated their victory.[1]

Match details[edit]

28 October 1950
Motherwell 3–0 Hibernian
Forrest Goal 74'
Kelly Goal 76'
Watters Goal
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 64,074
MOTHERWELL :
GK John Johnston
FB Willie Kilmarnock
FB Archie Shaw
RH Don McLeod
CH Andy Paton
LH Willie Redpath
RW Willie Watters
IF Jim Forrest
CF Archie Kelly
IF Jimmy Watson
LW Johnny Aitkenhead
Manager:
George Stevenson
HIBERNIAN :
GK Tommy Younger
FB Jock Govan
FB John Ogilvie
RH Archie Buchanan
CH Jock Paterson
LH Bobby Combe
RW Gordon Smith
IF Bobby Johnstone
CF Lawrie Reilly
IF Willie Ormond
LW Jimmy Bradley
Manager:
Hugh Shaw

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Jeffrey, pp22-23.
  • Jeffrey, Jim (2007). Classic Matches: Hibernian Football Club. Stadia. ISBN 0-7524-4452-2.