1953–54 Scottish League Cup

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1953–54 Scottish League Cup
Country  Scotland
Champions East Fife
Runners-up Partick Thistle

The 1953–54 Scottish League Cup was the eighth season of Scotland's second football knockout competition. The competition was won East Fife, who defeated Partick Thistle in the Final.

First round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Hibernian 6 5 1 0 17 7 2.43 11
Falkirk 6 2 2 2 12 9 1.33 6
St. Mirren 6 1 3 2 9 10 0.90 5
Queen of the South 6 1 0 5 5 17 0.29 2
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Falkirk 1–1 St. Mirren 8 August 1953
Queen of the South 0–4 Hibernian 8 August 1953
Falkirk 1–4 Hibernian 12 August 1953
St. Mirren 3–2 Queen of the South 12 August 1953
Queen of the South 1–4 Falkirk 15 August 1953
St. Mirren 2–2 Hibernian 15 August 1953
Hibernian 2–1 Queen of the South 22 August 1953
St. Mirren 1–1 Falkirk 22 August 1953
Hibernian 2–1 Falkirk 26 August 1953
Queen of the South 1–0 St. Mirren 26 August 1953
Falkirk 4–0 Queen of the South 29 August 1953
Hibernian 3–2 St. Mirren 29 August 1953

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
East Fife 6 4 1 1 14 9 1.56 9
Aberdeen 6 3 0 3 14 12 1.17 6
Airdrieonians 6 3 0 3 11 14 0.79 6
Celtic 6 1 1 4 6 10 0.60 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Airdrieonians 4–1 East Fife 8 August 1953
Celtic 0–1 Aberdeen 8 August 1953
Aberdeen 2–0 Airdrieonians 12 August 1953
East Fife 1–1 Celtic 12 August 1953
Airdrieonians 2–1 Celtic 15 August 1953
East Fife 2–0 Aberdeen 15 August 1953
Aberdeen 5–2 Celtic 22 August 1953
East Fife 5–1 Airdrieonians 22 August 1953
Airdrieonians 4–3 Aberdeen 26 August 1953
Celtic 0–1 East Fife 26 August 1953
Aberdeen 3–4 East Fife 29 August 1953
Celtic 2–0 Airdrieonians 29 August 1953

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Rangers 6 5 1 0 22 4 5.50 11
Heart of Midlothian 6 2 2 2 11 9 1.22 6
Raith Rovers 6 3 0 3 8 11 0.73 6
Hamilton Academical 6 0 1 5 3 20 0.15 1
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Heart of Midlothian 5–0 Hamilton Academical 8 August 1953
Raith Rovers 0–4 Rangers 8 August 1953
Hamilton Academical 1–2 Raith Rovers 12 August 1953
Rangers 4–1 Heart of Midlothian 12 August 1953
Heart of Midlothian 2–0 Raith Rovers 15 August 1953
Rangers 5–1 Hamilton Academical 15 August 1953
Hamilton Academical 1–1 Heart of Midlothian 22 August 1953
Rangers 3–1 Raith Rovers 22 August 1953
Heart of Midlothian 1–1 Rangers 26 August 1953
Raith Rovers 2–0 Hamilton Academical 26 August 1953
Hamilton Academical 0–5 Rangers 29 August 1953
Raith Rovers 3–1 Heart of Midlothian 29 August 1953

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Partick Thistle 6 4 1 1 15 7 2.14 9
Dundee 6 4 1 1 17 10 1.70 9
Clyde 6 1 1 4 14 19 0.74 3
Stirling Albion 6 1 1 4 8 18 0.44 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dundee 6–1 Stirling Albion 8 August 1953
Partick Thistle 4–1 Clyde 8 August 1953
Clyde 2–4 Dundee 12 August 1953
Stirling Albion 3–0 Partick Thistle 12 August 1953
Clyde 4–1 Stirling Albion 15 August 1953
Dundee 1–1 Partick Thistle 15 August 1953
Clyde 2–3 Partick Thistle 22 August 1953
Stirling Albion 0–2 Dundee 22 August 1953
Dundee 4–2 Clyde 26 August 1953
Partick Thistle 3–0 Stirling Albion 26 August 1953
Partick Thistle 4–0 Dundee 29 August 1953
Stirling Albion 3–3 Clyde 29 August 1953

Group 5[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Third Lanark 6 4 0 2 25 9 2.78 8
Cowdenbeath 6 4 0 2 13 16 0.81 8
St. Johnstone 6 3 0 3 12 9 1.33 6
Alloa Athletic 6 1 0 5 5 21 0.24 2
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Alloa Athletic 0–10 Third Lanark 8 August 1953
St. Johnstone 2–4 Cowdenbeath 8 August 1953
Cowdenbeath 2–1 Alloa Athletic 12 August 1953
Third Lanark 2–0 St. Johnstone 12 August 1953
Cowdenbeath 4–2 Third Lanark 15 August 1953
St. Johnstone 2–0 Alloa Athletic 15 August 1953
Cowdenbeath 2–1 St. Johnstone 22 August 1953
Third Lanark 3–1 Alloa Athletic 22 August 1953
Alloa Athletic 3–1 Cowdenbeath 26 August 1953
St. Johnstone 4–1 Third Lanark 26 August 1953
Alloa Athletic 0–3 St. Johnstone 29 August 1953
Third Lanark 7–0 Cowdenbeath 29 August 1953

Group 6[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Ayr United 6 4 1 1 14 7 2.00 9
Stenhousemuir 6 3 1 2 14 10 1.40 7
Queen's Park 6 2 2 2 10 7 1.43 6
6 0 2 4 4 18 0.22 2
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Ayr United 2–1 Stenhousemuir 8 August 1953
Queen's Park 4–0 Albion Rovers 8 August 1953
Albion Rovers 1–4 Ayr United 12 August 1953
Stenhousemuir 3–2 Queen's Park 12 August 1953
Queen's Park 0–0 Ayr United 15 August 1953
Stenhousemuir 4–0 Albion Rovers 15 August 1953
Albion Rovers 1–1 Queen's Park 22 August 1953
Stenhousemuir 4–2 Ayr United 22 August 1953
Ayr United 3–0 Albion Rovers 26 August 1953
Queen's Park 2–0 Stenhousemuir 26 August 1953
Albion Rovers 2–2 Stenhousemuir 29 August 1953
Ayr United 3–1 Queen's Park 29 August 1953

Group 7[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Kilmarnock 6 5 0 1 14 5 2.80 10
Motherwell 6 5 0 1 17 7 2.43 10
Morton 6 1 1 4 9 13 0.69 3
Dundee United 6 0 1 5 7 22 0.32 1
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Morton 5–3 Dundee United 8 August 1953
Motherwell 3–0 Kilmarnock 8 August 1953
Dundee United 0–5 Motherwell 12 August 1953
Kilmarnock 1–0 Morton 12 August 1953
Kilmarnock 4–1 Dundee United 15 August 1953
Motherwell 2–0 Morton 15 August 1953
Dundee United 2–2 Morton 22 August 1953
Kilmarnock 4–1 Motherwell 22 August 1953
Morton 0–2 Kilmarnock 26 August 1953
Motherwell 3–1 Dundee United 26 August 1953
Dundee United 0–3 Kilmarnock 29 August 1953
Morton 2–3 Motherwell 29 August 1953

Group 8[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Dunfermline Athletic 6 4 0 2 16 8 2.00 8
Arbroath 6 3 1 2 10 7 1.43 7
Forfar Athletic 6 2 2 2 5 7 0.71 6
Dumbarton 6 1 1 4 6 15 0.40 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dunfermline Athletic 2–1 Arbroath 8 August 1953
Forfar Athletic 2–1 Dumbarton 8 August 1953
Arbroath 0–0 Forfar Athletic 12 August 1953
Dumbarton 1–3 Dunfermline Athletic 12 August 1953
Dumbarton 3–0 Arbroath 15 August 1953
Forfar Athletic 2–1 Dunfermline Athletic 15 August 1953
Arbroath 3–1 Dunfermline Athletic 22 August 1953
Dumbarton 0–0 Forfar Athletic 22 August 1953
Dunfermline Athletic 6–1 Dumbarton 26 August 1953
Forfar Athletic 1–2 Arbroath 26 August 1953
Arbroath 4–0 Dumbarton 29 August 1953
Dunfermline Athletic 3–0 Forfar Athletic 29 August 1953

Quarter-finals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
East Fife 6–2 Dunfermline Athletic 12 September 1953
Kilmarnock 4–3 Partick Thistle 12 September 1953
Rangers 4–2 Ayr United 12 September 1953
Third Lanark 0–4 Hibernian 12 September 1953

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Ayr United 3–2 Rangers 16 September 1953 5–6
Dunfermline Athletic 2–3 East Fife 16 September 1953 4–9
Hibernian 4–0 Third Lanark 16 September 1953 8–0
Partick Thistle 4–0 Kilmarnock 16 September 1953 7–4

Semi-finals[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
East Fife 3–2 Hibernian 10 October 1953
Partick Thistle 2–0 Rangers 10 October 1953

Final[edit]

24 October 1953
East Fife 3–2 Partick Thistle
Christie Goal
Fleming Goal
Gardiner Goal
McKenzie Goal
Walker Goal
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 38,529
EAST FIFE :
GK Johnny Curran
FB Don Emery
FB Sammy Stewart
RH Frank Christie
CH Willie Finlay
LH Danny McLennan
RW Jackie Stewart
IF Charlie Fleming
CF Jimmy Bonthrone
IF Ian Gardiner
LW Andy Matthew
Manager:
Jerry Dawson
PARTICK THISTLE :
GK Tom Ledgerwood
FB Jimmy McGowan
FB Bobby Gibb
RH Willie Crawford
CH Jimmy Davidson
LH Andy Kerr
RW Johnny McKenzie
IF Bobby Howitt
CF Willie Sharp
IF Alex Wright
LW Jimmy Walker
Manager:
David Meiklejohn

References[edit]

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