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 08-08-1953
Queen of the South 0–4 Hibernian 08-08-1953
Falkirk 1–4 Hibernian 12-08-1953
St. Mirren 3–2 Queen of the South 12-08-1953
Queen of the South 1–4 Falkirk 15-08-1953
St. Mirren 2–2 Hibernian 15-08-1953
Hibernian 2–1 Queen of the South 22-08-1953
St. Mirren 1–1 Falkirk 22-08-1953
Hibernian 2–1 Falkirk 26-08-1953
Queen of the South 1–0 St. Mirren 26-08-1953
Falkirk 4–0 Queen of the South 29-08-1953
Hibernian 3–2 St. Mirren 29-08-1953

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 08-08-1953
Celtic 0–1 Aberdeen 08-08-1953
Aberdeen 2–0 Airdrieonians 12-08-1953
East Fife 1–1 Celtic 12-08-1953
Airdrieonians 2–1 Celtic 15-08-1953
East Fife 2–0 Aberdeen 15-08-1953
Aberdeen 5–2 Celtic 22-08-1953
East Fife 5–1 Airdrieonians 22-08-1953
Airdrieonians 4–3 Aberdeen 26-08-1953
Celtic 0–1 East Fife 26-08-1953
Aberdeen 3–4 East Fife 29-08-1953
Celtic 2–0 Airdrieonians 29-08-1953

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 08-08-1953
Raith Rovers 0–4 Rangers 08-08-1953
Hamilton Academical 1–2 Raith Rovers 12-08-1953
Rangers 4–1 Heart of Midlothian 12-08-1953
Heart of Midlothian 2–0 Raith Rovers 15-08-1953
Rangers 5–1 Hamilton Academical 15-08-1953
Hamilton Academical 1–1 Heart of Midlothian 22-08-1953
Rangers 3–1 Raith Rovers 22-08-1953
Heart of Midlothian 1–1 Rangers 26-08-1953
Raith Rovers 2–0 Hamilton Academical 26-08-1953
Hamilton Academical 0–5 Rangers 29-08-1953
Raith Rovers 3–1 Heart of Midlothian 29-08-1953

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 08-08-1953
Partick Thistle 4–1 Clyde 08-08-1953
Clyde 2–4 Dundee 12-08-1953
Stirling Albion 3–0 Partick Thistle 12-08-1953
Clyde 4–1 Stirling Albion 15-08-1953
Dundee 1–1 Partick Thistle 15-08-1953
Clyde 2–3 Partick Thistle 22-08-1953
Stirling Albion 0–2 Dundee 22-08-1953
Dundee 4–2 Clyde 26-08-1953
Partick Thistle 3–0 Stirling Albion 26-08-1953
Partick Thistle 4–0 Dundee 29-08-1953
Stirling Albion 3–3 Clyde 29-08-1953

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 08-08-1953
St. Johnstone 2–4 Cowdenbeath 08-08-1953
Cowdenbeath 2–1 Alloa Athletic 12-08-1953
Third Lanark 2–0 St. Johnstone 12-08-1953
Cowdenbeath 4–2 Third Lanark 15-08-1953
St. Johnstone 2–0 Alloa Athletic 15-08-1953
Cowdenbeath 2–1 St. Johnstone 22-08-1953
Third Lanark 3–1 Alloa Athletic 22-08-1953
Alloa Athletic 3–1 Cowdenbeath 26-08-1953
St. Johnstone 4–1 Third Lanark 26-08-1953
Alloa Athletic 0–3 St. Johnstone 29-08-1953
Third Lanark 7–0 Cowdenbeath 29-08-1953

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 08-08-1953
Queen's Park 4–0 Albion Rovers 08-08-1953
Albion Rovers 1–4 Ayr United 12-08-1953
Stenhousemuir 3–2 Queen's Park 12-08-1953
Queen's Park 0–0 Ayr United 15-08-1953
Stenhousemuir 4–0 Albion Rovers 15-08-1953
Albion Rovers 1–1 Queen's Park 22-08-1953
Stenhousemuir 4–2 Ayr United 22-08-1953
Ayr United 3–0 Albion Rovers 26-08-1953
Queen's Park 2–0 Stenhousemuir 26-08-1953
Albion Rovers 2–2 Stenhousemuir 29-08-1953
Ayr United 3–1 Queen's Park 29-08-1953

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 08-08-1953
Motherwell 3–0 Kilmarnock 08-08-1953
Dundee United 0–5 Motherwell 12-08-1953
Kilmarnock 1–0 Morton 12-08-1953
Kilmarnock 4–1 Dundee United 15-08-1953
Motherwell 2–0 Morton 15-08-1953
Dundee United 2–2 Morton 22-08-1953
Kilmarnock 4–1 Motherwell 22-08-1953
Morton 0–2 Kilmarnock 26-08-1953
Motherwell 3–1 Dundee United 26-08-1953
Dundee United 0–3 Kilmarnock 29-08-1953
Morton 2–3 Motherwell 29-08-1953

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 08-08-1953
Forfar Athletic 2–1 Dumbarton 08-08-1953
Arbroath 0–0 Forfar Athletic 12-08-1953
Dumbarton 1–3 Dunfermline Athletic 12-08-1953
Dumbarton 3–0 Arbroath 15-08-1953
Forfar Athletic 2–1 Dunfermline Athletic 15-08-1953
Arbroath 3–1 Dunfermline Athletic 22-08-1953
Dumbarton 0–0 Forfar Athletic 22-08-1953
Dunfermline Athletic 6–1 Dumbarton 26-08-1953
Forfar Athletic 1–2 Arbroath 26-08-1953
Arbroath 4–0 Dumbarton 29-08-1953
Dunfermline Athletic 3–0 Forfar Athletic 29-08-1953

Quarter-Finals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
East Fife 6–2 Dunfermline Athletic 12-09-1953
Kilmarnock 4–3 Partick Thistle 12-09-1953
Rangers 4–2 Ayr United 12-09-1953
Third Lanark 0–4 Hibernian 12-09-1953

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Ayr United 3–2 Rangers 16-09-1953 5–6
Dunfermline Athletic 2–3 East Fife 16-09-1953 4–9
Hibernian 4–0 Third Lanark 16-09-1953 8–0
Partick Thistle 4–0 Kilmarnock 16-09-1953 7–4

Semi-Finals[edit]

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

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 Scotland Johnny Curran
FB Wales Don Emery
FB Scotland Sammy Stewart
RH Scotland Frank Christie
CH Scotland Willie Finlay
LH Scotland Danny McLennan
RW Scotland Jackie Stewart
IF Scotland Charlie Fleming
CF Scotland Jimmy Bonthrone
IF Scotland Ian Gardiner
LW Scotland Andy Matthew
Manager:
Scotland Jerry Dawson
PARTICK THISTLE :
GK Scotland Tom Ledgerwood
FB Scotland Jimmy McGowan
FB Scotland Bobby Gibb
RH Scotland Willie Crawford
CH Scotland Jimmy Davidson
LH Scotland Andy Kerr
RW Scotland Johnny McKenzie
IF Scotland Bobby Howitt
CF Scotland Willie Sharp
IF Scotland Alex Wright
LW Scotland Jimmy Walker
Manager:
Scotland David Meiklejohn

References[edit]

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