1952–53 Scottish League Cup

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1952–53 Scottish League Cup
Country  Scotland
Champions Dundee
Runners-up Kilmarnock

The 1952–53 Scottish League Cup was the seventh season of Scotland's second football knockout competition. The competition was won Dundee for a second successive season, who defeated Kilmarnock in the Final.

First round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Hibernian 6 4 0 2 17 9 1.89 8
Celtic 6 4 0 2 9 9 1.00 8
St. Mirren 6 2 1 3 13 13 1.00 5
Partick Thistle 6 1 1 4 10 18 0.56 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Partick Thistle 1–5 Hibernian 9 August 1952
St. Mirren 0–1 Celtic 9 August 1952
Celtic 2–5 Partick Thistle 13 August 1952
Hibernian 5–2 St. Mirren 13 August 1952
Celtic 2–0 Hibernian 16 August 1952
St. Mirren 5–1 Partick Thistle 16 August 1952
Celtic 3–1 St. Mirren 23 August 1952
Hibernian 3–1 Partick Thistle 23 August 1952
Partick Thistle 0–1 Celtic 27 August 1952
St. Mirren 3–1 Hibernian 27 August 1952
Hibernian 3–0 Celtic 30 August 1952
Partick Thistle 2–2 St. Mirren 30 August 1952

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Third Lanark 6 4 0 2 12 7 1.71 8
East Fife 6 3 1 2 12 9 1.33 7
Falkirk 6 2 2 2 14 15 0.93 6
Queen of the South 6 1 1 4 8 15 0.53 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
East Fife 2–0 Queen of the South 9 August 1952
Third Lanark 2–4 Falkirk 9 August 1952
Falkirk 3–3 East Fife 13 August 1952
Queen of the South 0–3 Third Lanark 13 August 1952
East Fife 0–1 Third Lanark 16 August 1952
Queen of the South 2–2 Falkirk 16 August 1952
Falkirk 2–1 Third Lanark 23 August 1952
Queen of the South 2–3 East Fife 23 August 1952
East Fife 4–1 Falkirk 27 August 1952
Third Lanark 3–1 Queen of the South 27 August 1952
Falkirk 2–3 Queen of the South 30 August 1952
Third Lanark 2–0 East Fife 30 August 1952

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Rangers 6 4 1 1 12 10 1.20 9
Heart of Midlothian 6 3 1 2 12 7 1.71 7
Motherwell 6 3 1 2 11 9 1.22 7
Aberdeen 6 0 1 5 7 16 0.44 1
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Heart of Midlothian 5–0 Rangers 9 August 1952
Motherwell 5–2 Aberdeen 9 August 1952
Aberdeen 2–4 Heart of Midlothian 13 August 1952
Rangers 2–0 Motherwell 13 August 1952
Heart of Midlothian 0–1 Motherwell 16 August 1952
Rangers 3–1 Aberdeen 16 August 1952
Aberdeen 0–1 Motherwell 23 August 1952
Rangers 2–0 Heart of Midlothian 23 August 1952
Heart of Midlothian 1–1 Aberdeen 27 August 1952
Motherwell 3–3 Rangers 27 August 1952
Aberdeen 1–2 Rangers 30 August 1952
Motherwell 1–2 Heart of Midlothian 30 August 1952

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Dundee 6 4 2 0 15 10 1.50 10
Clyde 6 1 3 2 15 15 1.00 5
Raith Rovers 6 2 1 3 9 14 0.64 5
Airdrieonians 6 1 2 3 9 9 1.00 4
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Clyde 1–1 Airdrieonians 9 August 1952
Dundee 2–1 Raith Rovers 9 August 1952
Airdrieonians 1–3 Dundee 13 August 1952
Raith Rovers 4–3 Clyde 13 August 1952
Airdrieonians 0–1 Raith Rovers 16 August 1952
Dundee 2–2 Clyde 16 August 1952
Airdrieonians 4–0 Clyde 23 August 1952
Raith Rovers 1–2 Dundee 23 August 1952
Clyde 6–1 Raith Rovers 27 August 1952
Dundee 3–2 Airdrieonians 27 August 1952
Clyde 3–3 Dundee 30 August 1952
Raith Rovers 1–1 Airdrieonians 30 August 1952

Group 5[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Kilmarnock 6 5 0 1 15 8 1.88 10
Dunfermline Athletic 6 3 1 2 19 13 1.46 7
Alloa Athletic 6 1 2 3 10 12 0.83 4
Arbroath 6 1 1 4 5 16 0.31
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Arbroath 0–5 Dunfermline Athletic 9 August 1952
Kilmarnock 3–1 Alloa Athletic 9 August 1952
Alloa Athletic 3–1 Arbroath 13 August 1952
Dunfermline Athletic 3–4 Kilmarnock 13 August 1952
Alloa Athletic 2–2 Dunfermline Athletic 16 August 1952
Arbroath 2–0 Kilmarnock 16 August 1952
Alloa Athletic 0–1 Kilmarnock 23 August 1952
Dunfermline Athletic 3–1 Arbroath 23 August 1952
Arbroath 1–1 Alloa Athletic 27 August 1952
Kilmarnock 3–2 Dunfermline Athletic 27 August 1952
Dunfermline Athletic 4–3 Alloa Athletic 30 August 1952
Kilmarnock 4–0 Arbroath 30 August 1952

Group 6[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Stirling Albion 6 5 0 1 20 6 3.33 10
Ayr United 6 2 1 3 18 9 2.00 5
Dumbarton 6 2 1 3 7 18 0.39 5
Dundee United 6 2 0 4 8 20 0.40 4
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dumbarton 3–1 Dundee United 9 August 1952
Stirling Albion 2–0 Ayr United 9 August 1952
Ayr United 11–1 Dumbarton 13 August 1952
Dundee United 2–6 Stirling Albion 13 August 1952
Ayr United 4–1 Dundee United 16 August 1952
Stirling Albion 3–0 Dumbarton 16 August 1952
Ayr United 1–2 Stirling Albion 23 August 1952
Dundee United 1–0 Dumbarton 23 August 1952
Dumbarton 1–1 Ayr United 27 August 1952
Stirling Albion 6–1 Dundee United 27 August 1952
Dumbarton 2–1 Stirling Albion 30 August 1952
Dundee United 2–1 Ayr United 30 August 1952

Group 7[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Morton 6 5 1 0 19 9 2.11 11
Hamilton Academical 6 2 2 2 9 10 0.90 6
Forfar Athletic 6 1 2 3 8 13 0.61 4
Cowdenbeath 6 1 1 4 7 11 0.64 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Cowdenbeath 2–0 Forfar Athletic 9 August 1952
Morton 4–1 Hamilton Academical 9 August 1952
Forfar Athletic 0–2 Morton 13 August 1952
Hamilton Academical 2–0 Cowdenbeath 13 August 1952
Cowdenbeath 2–3 Morton 16 August 1952
Hamilton Academical 2–2 Forfar Athletic 16 August 1952
Forfar Athletic 3–1 Cowdenbeath 23 August 1952
Hamilton Academical 2–3 Morton 23 August 1952
Cowdenbeath 0–1 Hamilton Academical 27 August 1952
Morton 5–2 Forfar Athletic 27 August 1952
Forfar Athletic 1–1 Hamilton Academical 30 August 1952
Morton 2–2 Cowdenbeath 30 August 1952

Group 8[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
St. Johnstone 6 4 1 1 19 10 1.90 9
Queen's Park 6 3 1 2 8 7 1.14 7
Stenhousemuir 6 2 1 3 8 12 0.67 5
Albion Rovers 6 1 1 4 11 17 0.65 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Albion Rovers 2–0 Queen's Park 9 August 1952
Stenhousemuir 1–5 St. Johnstone 9 August 1952
Queen's Park 1–2 Stenhousemuir 13 August 1952
St. Johnstone 6–3 Albion Rovers 13 August 1952
Queen's Park 0–0 St. Johnstone 16 August 1952
Stenhousemuir 1–0 Albion Rovers 16 August 1952
Queen's Park 2–0 Albion Rovers 23 August 1952
St. Johnstone 1–0 Stenhousemuir 23 August 1952
Albion Rovers 2–4 St. Johnstone 27 August 1952
Stenhousemuir 0–1 Queen's Park 27 August 1952
Albion Rovers 4–4 Stenhousemuir 30 August 1952
St. Johnstone 3–4 Queen's Park 30 August 1952

Quarter-finals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Morton 0–6 Hibernian 13 September 1952
Rangers 0–0 Third Lanark 13 September 1952
St. Johnstone 1–3 Kilmarnock 13 September 1952
Stirling Albion 3–1 Dundee 13 September 1952

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Dundee 5–0 Stirling Albion 17 September 1952 6–3
Hibernian 6–3 Morton 17 September 1952 12–3
Kilmarnock 4–1 St. Johnstone 17 September 1952 7–2
Third Lanark 0–2 Rangers 17 September 1952 0–2

Semi-finals[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dundee 2–1 Hibernian 4 October 1952
Kilmarnock 1–0 Rangers 4 October 1952

Final[edit]

25 October 1952
Dundee 2–0 Kilmarnock
Flavell Goal Goal
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 51,830

References[edit]

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