1956–57 Scottish League Cup

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1956–57 Scottish League Cup
Country  Scotland
Champions Celtic
Runners-up Partick Thistle

The 1956–57 Scottish League Cup was the eleventh season of Scotland's second football knockout competition. The competition was won Celtic, who defeated Partick Thistle in the Final.

First Round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Dundee 6 5 1 0 16 5 3.20 11
Raith Rovers 6 3 1 2 12 10 1.20 7
Motherwell 6 2 0 4 12 10 1.20 4
Airdrieonians 6 1 0 5 9 24 0.38 2
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Motherwell 0–1 Dundee 11-08-1956
Raith Rovers 4–2 Airdrieonians 11-08-1956
Airdrieonians 1–3 Motherwell 15-08-1956
Dundee 1–0 Raith Rovers 15-08-1956
Dundee 3–1 Airdrieonians 18-08-1956
Raith Rovers 4–2 Motherwell 18-08-1956
Airdrieonians 3–1 Raith Rovers 25-08-1956
Dundee 2–1 Motherwell 25-08-1956
Motherwell 6–1 Airdrieonians 29-08-1956
Raith Rovers 2–2 Dundee 29-08-1956
Airdrieonians 1–7 Dundee 01-09-1956
Motherwell 0–1 Raith Rovers 01-09-1956

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Celtic 6 5 1 0 10 5 2.00 11
Rangers 6 4 1 1 18 6 3.00 9
Aberdeen 6 1 0 5 11 18 0.61 2
East Fife 6 1 0 5 5 15 0.33 2
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aberdeen 1–2 Celtic 11-08-1956
Rangers 3–0 East Fife 11-08-1956
Celtic 2–1 Rangers 15-08-1956
East Fife 2–1 Aberdeen 15-08-1956
Aberdeen 2–6 Rangers 18-08-1956
Celtic 2–1 East Fife 18-08-1956
Celtic 3–2 Aberdeen 25-08-1956
East Fife 1–4 Rangers 25-08-1956
Aberdeen 4–1 East Fife 29-08-1956
Rangers 0–0 Celtic 29-08-1956
East Fife 0–1 Celtic 01-09-1956
Rangers 4–1 Aberdeen 01-09-1956

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Dunfermline Athletic 6 3 2 1 10 5 2.00 8
St. Mirren 6 2 3 1 9 6 1.50 7
Queen of the South 6 1 3 2 6 8 0.75 5
Kilmarnock 6 1 2 3 8 14 0.57 4
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Kilmarnock 0–0 Dunfermline Athletic 11-08-1956
Queen of the South 0–0 St. Mirren 11-08-1956
Dunfermline Athletic 2–1 Queen of the South 15-08-1956
St. Mirren 2–2 Kilmarnock 15-08-1956
Kilmarnock 2–3 Queen of the South 18-08-1956
St. Mirren 2–0 Dunfermline Athletic 18-08-1956
Dunfermline Athletic 5–1 Kilmarnock 25-08-1956
St. Mirren 1–1 Queen of the South 25-08-1956
Kilmarnock 1–4 St. Mirren 29-08-1956
Queen of the South 1–1 Dunfermline Athletic 29-08-1956
Dunfermline Athletic 2–0 St. Mirren 01-09-1956
Queen of the South 0–2 Kilmarnock 01-09-1956

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Partick Thistle 6 4 2 0 15 6 2.50 10
Heart of Midlothian 6 3 2 1 17 8 2.12 8
Falkirk 6 2 1 3 6 10 0.60 5
Hibernian 6 0 1 5 5 19 0.26 1
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Falkirk 0–2 Partick Thistle 11-08-1956
Heart of Midlothian 6–1 Hibernian 11-08-1956
Hibernian 0–1 Falkirk 15-08-1956
Partick Thistle 3–1 Heart of Midlothian 15-08-1956
Heart of Midlothian 5–0 Falkirk 18-08-1956
Partick Thistle 4–1 Hibernian 18-08-1956
Hibernian 1–2 Heart of Midlothian 25-08-1956
Partick Thistle 2–0 Falkirk 25-08-1956
Falkirk 4–0 Hibernian 29-08-1956
Heart of Midlothian 2–2 Partick Thistle 29-08-1956
Falkirk 1–1 Heart of Midlothian 01-09-1956
Hibernian 2–2 Partick Thistle 01-09-1956

Group 5[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Brechin City 6 4 1 1 20 8 2.50 9
Hamilton Academical 6 3 1 2 14 14 1.00 7
Dumbarton 6 2 1 3 15 22 0.68 5
Alloa Athletic 6 1 1 4 9 14 0.64 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Alloa Athletic 3–1 Hamilton Academical 11-08-1956
Dumbarton 1–8 Brechin City 11-08-1956
Brechin City 3–1 Alloa Athletic 15-08-1956
Hamilton Academical 5–3 Dumbarton 15-08-1956
Dumbarton 1–1 Alloa Athletic 18-08-1956
Hamilton Academical 1–1 Brechin City 18-08-1956
Brechin City 3–4 Dumbarton 25-08-1956
Hamilton Academical 3–2 Alloa Athletic 25-08-1956
Alloa Athletic 1–3 Brechin City 29-08-1956
Dumbarton 3–4 Hamilton Academical 29-08-1956
Alloa Athletic 1–3 Dumbarton 01-09-1956
Brechin City 2–0 Hamilton Academical 01-09-1956

Group 6[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Cowdenbeath 6 4 1 1 11 4 2.75 9
Morton 6 2 3 1 8 5 1.60 7
Stranraer 6 1 2 3 9 12 0.75 4
6 1 2 3 6 13 0.46 4
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Cowdenbeath 1–1 Stranraer 11-08-1956
Morton 1–1 Berwick Rangers 11-08-1956
Berwick Rangers 0–3 Cowdenbeath 15-08-1956
Stranraer 1–4 Morton 15-08-1956
Cowdenbeath 0–1 Morton 18-08-1956
Stranraer 5–2 Berwick Rangers 18-08-1956
Berwick Rangers 1–1 Morton 25-08-1956
Stranraer 1–3 Cowdenbeath 25-08-1956
Cowdenbeath 3–1 Berwick Rangers 29-08-1956
Morton 1–1 Stranraer 29-08-1956
Berwick Rangers 1–0 Stranraer 01-09-1956
Morton 0–1 Cowdenbeath 01-09-1956

Group 7[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Clyde 6 5 1 0 19 5 3.80 11
St. Johnstone 6 3 1 2 7 12 0.58 7
Queen's Park 6 2 1 3 7 7 1.00 5
Stirling Albion 6 0 1 5 1 10 0.10 1
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Clyde 2–1 Stirling Albion 11-08-1956
St. Johnstone 2–1 Queen's Park 11-08-1956
Queen's Park 0–1 Clyde 15-08-1956
Stirling Albion 0–0 St. Johnstone 15-08-1956
St. Johnstone 1–6 Clyde 18-08-1956
Stirling Albion 0–2 Queen's Park 18-08-1956
Queen's Park 0–2 St. Johnstone 25-08-1956
Stirling Albion 0–3 Clyde 25-08-1956
Clyde 2–2 Queen's Park 29-08-1956
St. Johnstone 1–0 Stirling Albion 29-08-1956
Clyde 5–1 St. Johnstone 01-09-1956
Queen's Park 2–0 Stirling Albion 01-09-1956

Group 8[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Dundee United 6 3 1 2 16 11 1.46 7
Ayr United 6 2 3 1 14 13 1.08 7
Stenhousemuir 6 3 1 2 13 18 0.72 7
Third Lanark 6 1 1 4 15 16 0.94 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dundee United 6–1 Ayr United 11-08-1956
Third Lanark 8–2 Stenhousemuir 11-08-1956
Ayr United 3–3 Third Lanark 15-08-1956
Stenhousemuir 3–2 Dundee United 15-08-1956
Stenhousemuir 1–1 Ayr United 18-08-1956
Third Lanark 1–2 Dundee United 18-08-1956
Ayr United 1–1 Dundee United 25-08-1956
Stenhousemuir 2–1 Third Lanark 25-08-1956
Dundee United 3–4 Stenhousemuir 29-08-1956
Third Lanark 1–5 Ayr United 29-08-1956
Ayr United 3–1 Stenhousemuir 01-09-1956
Dundee United 2–1 Third Lanark 01-09-1956

Group 9[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Arbroath 4 3 0 1 13 3 4.33 6
Albion Rovers 4 3 0 1 18 10 1.80 6
Forfar Athletic 4 2 0 2 7 8 0.88 4
East Stirlingshire 4 2 0 2 6 12 0.50 4
Montrose 4 0 0 4 6 17 0.35 0
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Albion Rovers 2–1 Arbroath 11-08-1956
Montrose 2–3 Forfar Athletic 11-08-1956
East Stirlingshire 3–0 Montrose 15-08-1956
Forfar Athletic 4–2 Albion Rovers 15-08-1956
Albion Rovers 9–2 East Stirlingshire 18-08-1956
Arbroath 3–0 Forfar Athletic 18-08-1956
East Stirlingshire 0–3 Arbroath 25-08-1956
Montrose 3–5 Albion Rovers 25-08-1956
Arbroath 6–1 Montrose 01-09-1956
Forfar Athletic 0–1 East Stirlingshire 01-09-1956

Supplementary Round[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Arbroath 2–0 Dundee United 03-09-1956

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Dundee United 5–0 Arbroath 05-09-1956 5–2

Quarter-Finals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Brechin City 3–2 Clyde 12-09-1956
Celtic 6–0 Dunfermline Athletic 12-09-1956
Cowdenbeath 1–2 Partick Thistle 12-09-1956
Dundee 7–3 Dundee United 12-09-1956

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Clyde 3–1 Brechin City 15-09-1956 5–4
Dundee United 2–1 Dundee 15-09-1956 5–8
Dunfermline Athletic 3–0 Celtic 15-09-1956 3–6
Partick Thistle 2–1 Cowdenbeath 18-09-1956 4–2

Semi-Finals[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Celtic 2–0 Clyde 06-10-1956
Dundee 0–0[1] Partick Thistle 06-10-1956

Replay[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Partick Thistle 3–2 Dundee 09-10-1956

Final[edit]

27 October 1956
Celtic 0–0 Partick Thistle
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 59,000
CELTIC:
GK Scotland Dick Beattie
FB Scotland Mike Haughney
FB Republic of Ireland Sean Fallon
RH Scotland Bobby Evans
CH Scotland John Jack
LH Northern Ireland Bertie Peacock
RW Scotland Jimmy Walsh
IF Scotland Bobby Collins
CF Scotland John McPhail
IF Northern Ireland Charlie Tully
LW Scotland Willie Fernie
Manager:
Scotland Jimmy McGrory
PARTICK THISTLE :
GK Scotland Tom Ledgerwood
FB Scotland Andy Kerr
FB Scotland Bobby Gibb
RH Scotland Peter Collins
CH Scotland Jimmy Davidson
LH Scotland David Mathers
RW Scotland Johnny McKenzie
IF Scotland George Smith
CF Scotland Joe Hogan
IF Scotland Alex Wright
LW Scotland Tommy Ewing
Manager:
Scotland David Meiklejohn

Replay[edit]

CELTIC:
GK Scotland Dick Beattie
FB Scotland Mike Haughney
FB Republic of Ireland Sean Fallon
RH Scotland Bobby Evans
CH Scotland John Jack
LH Northern Ireland Bertie Peacock
RW Scotland Jimmy Walsh
IF Scotland Bobby Collins
CF Scotland John McPhail
IF Northern Ireland Charlie Tully
LW Scotland Willie Fernie
Manager:
Scotland Jimmy McGrory
PARTICK THISTLE :
GK Scotland Tom Ledgerwood
FB Scotland Andy Kerr
FB Scotland Bobby Gibb
RH Scotland Peter Collins
CH Scotland Jimmy Davidson
LH Scotland David Mathers
RW Scotland Johnny McKenzie
IF Scotland George Smith
CF Scotland Joe Hogan
IF Scotland Alex Wright
LW Scotland Tommy Ewing
Manager:
Scotland David Meiklejohn

References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ After Extra Time