1955–56 Scottish League Cup

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1955–56 Scottish League Cup
Country  Scotland
Champions Aberdeen
Runners-up St. Mirren

The 1955–56 Scottish League Cup was the tenth season of Scotland's second football knockout competition. The competition was won Aberdeen, who defeated St. Mirren in the Final.

First Round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
St. Mirren 6 3 1 2 10 9 1.11 7
Kilmarnock 6 2 3 1 7 7 1.00 7
Dundee 6 2 2 2 8 8 1.00 6
Airdrieonians 6 1 2 3 13 14 0.93 4
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Airdrieonians 4–0 Dundee 13-08-1955
Kilmarnock 0–0 St. Mirren 13-08-1955
Dundee 1–2 Kilmarnock 17-08-1955
St. Mirren 3–2 Airdrieonians 17-08-1955
Dundee 2–0 St. Mirren 20-08-1955
Kilmarnock 2–0 Airdrieonians 20-08-1955
Dundee 2–2 Airdrieonians 27-08-1955
St. Mirren 3–0 Kilmarnock 27-08-1955
Airdrieonians 2–4 St. Mirren 31-08-1955
Kilmarnock 0–0 Dundee 31-08-1955
Airdrieonians 3–3 Kilmarnock 03-09-1955
St. Mirren 0–3 Dundee 03-09-1955

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Heart of Midlothian 6 5 0 1 15 2 7.50 10
Partick Thistle 6 4 0 2 11 7 1.57 8
East Fife 6 2 0 4 8 13 0.61 4
Raith Rovers 6 1 0 5 4 16 0.25 2
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Partick Thistle 0–2 Heart of Midlothian 13-08-1955
Raith Rovers 2–4 East Fife 13-08-1955
East Fife 2–3 Partick Thistle 17-08-1955
Heart of Midlothian 5–0 Raith Rovers 17-08-1955
East Fife 1–0 Heart of Midlothian 20-08-1955
Partick Thistle 4–0 Raith Rovers 20-08-1955
East Fife 0–2 Raith Rovers 27-08-1955
Heart of Midlothian 2–1 Partick Thistle 27-08-1955
Partick Thistle 2–1 East Fife 31-08-1955
Raith Rovers 0–2 Heart of Midlothian 31-08-1955
Heart of Midlothian 4–0 East Fife 03-09-1955
Raith Rovers 0–1 Partick Thistle 03-09-1955

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Aberdeen 6 5 1 0 13 8 1.62 11
Hibernian 6 3 1 2 11 8 1.38 7
Dunfermline Athletic 6 1 1 4 12 16 0.75 3
Clyde 6 1 1 4 11 15 0.73 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dunfermline Athletic 4–2 Clyde 13-08-1955
Hibernian 0–1 Aberdeen 13-08-1955
Aberdeen 3–2 Dunfermline Athletic 17-08-1955
Clyde 2–2 Hibernian 17-08-1955
Aberdeen 3–2 Clyde 20-08-1955
Hibernian 3–1 Dunfermline Athletic 20-08-1955
Aberdeen 2–1 Hibernian 27-08-1955
Clyde 3–2 Dunfermline Athletic 27-08-1955
Dunfermline Athletic 2–2 Aberdeen 31-08-1955
Hibernian 2–1 Clyde 31-08-1955
Clyde 1–2 Aberdeen 03-09-1955
Dunfermline Athletic 1–3 Hibernian 03-09-1955

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Rangers 6 5 0 1 22 8 2.75 10
Celtic 6 4 1 1 16 9 1.78 9
Falkirk 6 2 1 3 12 15 0.80 5
Queen of the South 6 0 0 6 3 21 0.14 0
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Celtic 4–2 Queen of the South 13-08-1955
Falkirk 0–5 Rangers 13-08-1955
Queen of the South 0–2 Celtic 17-08-1955
Rangers 4–3 Falkirk 17-08-1955
Celtic 5–1 Falkirk 20-08-1955
Queen of the South 1–2 Rangers 20-08-1955
Queen of the South 0–3 Falkirk 27-08-1955
Rangers 1–4 Celtic 27-08-1955
Celtic 0–4 Rangers 31-08-1955
Falkirk 4–0 Queen of the South 31-08-1955
Falkirk 1–1 Celtic 03-09-1955
Rangers 6–0 Queen of the South 03-09-1955

Group 5[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Hamilton Academical 6 4 2 0 20 6 3.33 10
Alloa Athletic 6 3 2 1 18 15 1.20 8
Cowdenbeath 6 2 1 3 16 18 0.89 5
Arbroath 6 0 1 5 7 22 0.32 1
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Alloa Athletic 5–3 Arbroath 13-08-1955
Hamilton Academical 6–1 Cowdenbeath 13-08-1955
Arbroath 1–2 Hamilton Academical 17-08-1955
Cowdenbeath 5–3 Alloa Athletic 17-08-1955
Cowdenbeath 5–1 Arbroath 20-08-1955
Hamilton Academical 1–1 Alloa Athletic 20-08-1955
Arbroath 1–2 Alloa Athletic 27-08-1955
Cowdenbeath 1–2 Hamilton Academical 27-08-1955
Alloa Athletic 5–3 Cowdenbeath 31-08-1955
Hamilton Academical 7–0 Arbroath 31-08-1955
Alloa Athletic 2–2 Hamilton Academical 03-09-1955
Arbroath 1–1 Cowdenbeath 03-09-1955

Group 6[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
St. Johnstone 6 5 0 1 16 7 2.29 10
Stirling Albion 6 2 1 3 8 10 0.80 5
Ayr United 6 2 1 3 10 16 0.62 5
Queen's Park 6 2 0 4 8 9 0.89 4
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Queen's Park 3–0 Stirling Albion 13-08-1955
St. Johnstone 5–1 Ayr United 13-08-1955
Ayr United 3–2 Queen's Park 17-08-1955
Stirling Albion 0–1 St. Johnstone 17-08-1955
Queen's Park 1–2 St. Johnstone 20-08-1955
Stirling Albion 3–1 Ayr United 20-08-1955
Ayr United 3–2 St. Johnstone 27-08-1955
Stirling Albion 1–0 Queen's Park 27-08-1955
Queen's Park 2–0 Ayr United 31-08-1955
St. Johnstone 3–2 Stirling Albion 31-08-1955
Ayr United 2–2 Stirling Albion 03-09-1955
St. Johnstone 3–0 Queen's Park 03-09-1955

Group 7[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Motherwell 6 6 0 0 24 3 8.00 12
Albion Rovers 6 2 1 3 8 12 0.67 5
Dundee United 6 2 1 3 13 20 0.65 5
Forfar Athletic 6 1 0 5 8 18 0.44 2
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dundee United 1–3 Albion Rovers 13-08-1955
Forfar Athletic 1–6 Motherwell 13-08-1955
Albion Rovers 1–0 Forfar Athletic 17-08-1955
Motherwell 7–1 Dundee United 17-08-1955
Albion Rovers 0–2 Motherwell 20-08-1955
Forfar Athletic 2–5 Dundee United 20-08-1955
Albion Rovers 3–3 Dundee United 27-08-1955
Motherwell 2–1 Forfar Athletic 27-08-1955
Dundee United 0–3 Motherwell 31-08-1955
Forfar Athletic 2–1 Albion Rovers 31-08-1955
Dundee United 3–2 Forfar Athletic 03-09-1955
Motherwell 4–0 Albion Rovers 03-09-1955

Group 8[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Morton 6 4 0 2 16 9 1.78 8
Brechin City 6 3 1 2 14 14 1.00 7
Third Lanark 6 2 1 3 7 9 0.78 5
Stenhousemuir 6 1 2 3 9 14 0.64 4
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Brechin City 2–1 Third Lanark 13-08-1955
Morton 3–1 Stenhousemuir 13-08-1955
Stenhousemuir 2–0 Brechin City 17-08-1955
Third Lanark 1–0 Morton 17-08-1955
Morton 7–1 Brechin City 20-08-1955
Stenhousemuir 1–1 Third Lanark 20-08-1955
Stenhousemuir 2–4 Morton 27-08-1955
Third Lanark 1–4 Brechin City 27-08-1955
Brechin City 3–3 Stenhousemuir 31-08-1955
Morton 2–0 Third Lanark 31-08-1955
Brechin City 4–0 Morton 03-09-1955
Third Lanark 3–0 Stenhousemuir 03-09-1955

Group 9[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Dumbarton 4 3 1 0 13 4 3.25 7
East Stirlingshire 4 3 0 1 14 12 1.17 6
Stranraer 4 1 1 2 8 12 0.67 3
Berwick Rangers 4 1 0 3 5 7 0.71 2
Montrose 4 1 0 3 6 11 0.55 2
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dumbarton 2–0 Berwick Rangers 13-08-1955
Stranraer 3–2 Montrose 13-08-1955
Berwick Rangers 2–0 Stranraer 17-08-1955
Montrose 2–5 East Stirlingshire 17-08-1955
East Stirlingshire 5–2 Stranraer 20-08-1955
Montrose 0–2 Dumbarton 20-08-1955
East Stirlingshire 3–2 Berwick Rangers 27-08-1955
Stranraer 3–3 Dumbarton 27-08-1955
Berwick Rangers 1–2 Montrose 03-09-1955
Dumbarton 6–1 East Stirlingshire 03-09-1955

Supplementary Round[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dumbarton 2–1 Morton 06-09-1955

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Morton 0–1 Dumbarton 08-09-1955 1–3

Quarter-Finals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aberdeen 5–3 Heart of Midlothian 14-09-1955
Hamilton Academical 1–2 Rangers 14-09-1955
St. Johnstone 1–2 Motherwell 14-09-1955
St. Mirren 5–1 Dumbarton 14-09-1955

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Dumbarton 1–1 St. Mirren 17-09-1955 2–6
Heart of Midlothian 2–4 Aberdeen 17-09-1955 5–9
Motherwell 0–1[1] St. Johnstone 17-09-1955 2–2
Rangers 8–0 Hamilton Academical 17-09-1955 10–1

Replay[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Motherwell 2–0 St. Johnstone 21-09-1955

Semi-Finals[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aberdeen 2–1 Rangers 01-10-1955
St. Mirren 3–3[1] Motherwell 01-10-1955

Replay[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
St. Mirren 2–0 Motherwell 08-10-1955

Final[edit]

22 October 1955
Aberdeen 2 – 1 St. Mirren
Mallan Goal o.g.'
Leggat Goal
Holmes Goal
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 44,106
ABERDEEN :
GK Scotland Fred Martin
FB Scotland Jimmy Mitchell
FB Scotland Dave Caldwell
RH Scotland Bob Wilson
CH Scotland Jim Clunie
LH Scotland Archie Glen
RW Scotland Graham Leggat
IF Scotland Harry Yorston
CF Scotland Paddy Buckley
IF Scotland Bobby Wishart
LW Scotland Jack Hather
Manager:
Scotland Davie Shaw
ST. MIRREN :
GK Scotland Jim Lornie
FB Scotland David Lapsley
FB Scotland Jim Mallan
RH Scotland Jackie Neilson
CH Scotland Willie Telfer
LH Scotland Bobby Holmes
RW Scotland Jim Rodger
IF Scotland Davie Laird
CF Scotland Jackie Brown
IF Scotland Tommy Gemmell
LW Scotland Brian Callan
Manager:
Scotland Willie Reid

References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ a b After Extra Time